what our clients say about Sharon Chapman
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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11th October 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Didn't know what to expect had no experience of trainers before. Felt at ease with Sharon straight away. She explained everything in a simple way so I could understand what she was doing with Smudge. He responded to Sharon brilliantly, she made him feel relaxed as well. Hope to continue training in 2 weeks looking forward to it.
Little Sutton, Merseyside
27th September 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
We had a very good session. Sharon was able to see some of our and Hattie's problems. Constructive advice was given with on-going strategies to further direct and manage Hattie's behaviour. We are looking forward to a better behaved doggie down the line and can see some improvement already.
Hattie is a lovely dachshund who sometimes feels overwhelmed by what is happening around her. Her owners needed some direction in how to help her cope with situations and become more confident.
17th September 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
I found the training very helpful and Sharon put me at ease straight away. In the past I have been made to feel bad for my dogs agression, but Sharon reassured me that with time and training all of the problems Charlie had would be resolved.
After our initial training I found that I relaxed more whilst taking Charlie for a walk which in turn relaxed Charlie around other dogs. I am now looking forward to progessing further with our training.
28th August 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
It has been a great help to us Louis has been a completely improved dog. We are still training him but have seen so much improvement in his behaviour.
19th August 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
We are absolutely made up with the progress after just one session. Sharon was brilliant and took her time to explain everything clearly. We feel very confident with our training program and can't wait to build a happier future with our dogs knowing we are in control. I would highly recommend Sharon to anyone.
Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside
7th August 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Training was ok, but we only came across two friendly dogs, which ran away from us. Our main problem is dogs following us, and coming right up to us.
In this case the training is both for the owner and the dogs as both are lacking confidence in dealing with off lead dogs approaching and invading their space. The dogs need to have confidence in their owner so that they don't over react and the owner needed some advice on how to act to keep the situation under control and her own dogs calm.
15th July 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Ben is a different dog. He seems alot calmer in his manner. We have been working his brain more so than simply physical exercise. We have now got him to 'sit and wait' whilst we hide his toys so that he can go and find them. He still goes loopy when he sees the neighbours although sometimes not so much (if that makes sense. We have got him a 'canny collar' and he is responding well to having it on. Overall he's a changed lad. Many many thanks he is definitely improving.
Ben is a very nervous collie cross who due to his owners circumstances hasn't had much experience of the outside world and very restricted exercise. So I needed to put a plan in place to exercise his mind while we work on their confidence in taking him out. I have since been back to see them and they are all progressing well and we managed to take him out for a very short walk.
8th July 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Myself and Fudge thoroughly enjoyed our training session with Sharon. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble.
7th July 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Although Sharon has only had one contact with Sam and myself I feel that Sam is responding well to the training. Sharon has given me the confidence to be less nervous when visitors visit, by asking visitors to ignore Sam on the lead and praise/reassure and treat him as necessary. We have also been advised to practise door control which has improved so much over the last 2 weeks. I'm so pleased I contacted Bark Busters.
Sam is a lovely but nervous collie, his owners just needed guidance in how to make him feel more confident and secure
Rhostrehwfa, Isle of Anglesey
12th June 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon has now visited Diesel and I 3 times, on her first visit I was impressed by her relaxed manner and relieved that she in no way appointed any blame onto myself or my dog for his behaviour problems (he shows nervous aggression toward other dogs). Sharon was here for 3 hours and in that time we discussed reasons for the behaviour and devised an action plan, we went out for a walk where she assessed Diesel and myself and assured me that he was not a 'bad' dog just scared.
Since then diesel and I have progressed well although slowly, I know there is no quick fix to this problem. He is building up his confidence, as am I and we're really starting to see a marked improvement. I no longer dread taking him out as I know how to deal with situations as they arise.
Sharon is always on hand via e mail to help with any queries between visits and is happy to listen to me if I feel that something is not quite working and we tweak the training until it does.
I am extremely happy with and grateful for the help I'm having in getting 'my dog back'.
Initially the price seemed expensive but when you consider that most trainers charge Ã‚Â£30/hr for one to one and I have Sharon for a year if I need her I now realise that the price I paid is very reasonable.
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire