what our clients say about Lynn Prentice
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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6th November 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
We are currently going through the adoption process and have a small friendly yorkie. He jumps up to greet people and can get excited but not all the time, but we have to prove to social services he will never be a risk to a small child. (which of course he is less dominent for that). Lynn has helped us and instructed us on how to calm him down and not to jump up when people visit and for us to take on the role of being the leader and being more in control of him. He now walks on the lead at our side, hardly barks (a yorkie trait), appears calmer in himself and is getting to learn his role in the family. He is on raw food which is helping too as advised. Lynn is helping us with the problems we are having with social services to convince them that Bertie is a loving family dog (which of course he is) and we cannot thank her enough. He now has continual training to learn more and giving Bertie a role with direction and he now knows who is the leader. The training is fantastic thank you so much Lynn for all your help and support.
4th November 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Me and my partner Emily were having problems with our French bulldog, Roux. He was toileting eveywhere, wouldn't sleep and wasn't very keen on walking. Lynn came in and within two and a half hours made us feel like we were in control of our lives, rather than Roux in control of ours.
Lynn has a firm but fair hand. Admittedly we'd been doing a lot of things wrong with Roux, but Lynn explained why they were problematic and how to correct them. Sometimes we felt a little bit sheepish about our choices, but Lynn helped us see that if we wanted a different dog, we'd have to make a different choice.
Admittedly, we felt overwhelmed by the size of the task at hand, and the amount of information that we had to take in on the first, but having all the leaflets about each aspect of dog behaviour we wanted to change, it made it feel much more manageable.
I think the most profound aspect for us was Lynn's recommendation on the food we were feeding Roux. We've started to transition Roux onto raw foods, and I think within just 24 hours, his poos are a little less stinky and as frequent.
Also, having Lynn on hand to help us going forward takes the pressure off getting it right first time.
An amazing experience, and one that is leaps and bounds above puppy training, which is an experience that we have to tailor ourselves to rather than the training tailored to us.
10th October 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable about canine behaviour as I have worked in Veterinary Practice for over 20 years but when Murphy started to act aggressively towards other people's pets. I was at a complete loss. Having tried other cheaper behaviourists and got nowhere, I contacted Lynn Prentice as she had been recommended to me by other staff at my Practice. Lynn arrived on time, assessed Murphy and over the next few hours very tactfully assessed all the mistakes I have been making. When pointed out, I became extremely aware of all the things I had been doing to make Murphy feel the need to protect me as I had unwillingly put him in charge. At no time did Lynn ever make me feel bad or embarrassed even though if the truth be told, I should have know better! Lynn suggested many small things I could do to put me back as Pack Leader and within only 2 weeks, the difference in Murphy has been astounding. He obedience level has improved 100 fold and not once, has he shown even the slightest sign of being uncomfortable/aggressive to any other animal. As someone who see's many "professional" behaviourists within my work environment, I can say, hand on heart, try Lynn first as you will not need to go anywhere else. Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for.
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
5th October 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Very pleased with all that Lynn advised
Potters bar, Hertfordshire
2nd October 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
The training was excellent and our dog made amazing progress within days. All our dogs issues have been resolved he is like a different dog.The whole family has benefitted as a result as well we are so relaxed and happy now.
1st October 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Date of first appointment is a guess as I cannot find first form, sorry
St Albans, Hertfordshire
20th September 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Very good and clear. We can understand why Boris barks etc.
5th September 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
very informative and helpful, full explanation on all training methods, I think zeus is a quick learner me on the other hand not so quick but with Lynns help and guidance and Zeus's pataince we should all get there
26th August 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Very pleased with my first session with Lynn. Ella is already responding very well. She was getting to be totally impossible to walk, almost pulling me over. She is now much quieter and a pleasure to take out.
10th August 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Firstly, apologies to Lynn for the delay in leaving feedback, but we got quite behind as my Dad passed away.
However I am pleased to say I am now walking both girls together , Foxy has made friends with other dogs and can sit or lay down quite happily while I talk to other dog walkers.
The jumping up at visitors to the house is at a minimum , and recall is approx 80 per cent.
We still have a little way to go, but we are back on track and all is going well.