what our clients say about Sharon Chapman
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
You can filter these results to find reviews related to behavior problems of interest.
15th November 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
After a number of different incidents with other dogs attacking/fighting with Nando, he became quite nervous of strange dogs when on-lead, and would bark and lunge. It was quite upsetting, and because of his large size was probably quite scary for other dog owners, too! Other than his nervousness and jumping up at visitors, I felt I was quite confident at training my own dog so I was quite embarassed to enlist the help of a professional.
From the outset Sharon was fantastic with my dog and I needn't have worried about feeling embarassed of Nando's problems. From the moment Sharon entered the house it was clear to see she had a real affinity with dogs, and Nando responded really well to her.
Immediately she was able to spot a number of things I was doing which was further re-inforcing his jumping up, and it was light-bulb moment when she explained why Nando continued to jump up.
The real results however have been with his reactivity outside of the home. Usually I couldn't have one walk without him reacting to another dog if it got too close whilst he was on the lead. After just a few weeks of using Sharon's techniques, I am finding we can go 9/10 walks without a single reaction, which I'm sure with further practise we can improve on.
Sharon also helped with a few different problems such as barking in the car, and getting bored in the house and managed to look at the problems from a new viewpoint which really helped to open my eyes!
Overall, I would (and have!!) recommended her to many of my friends with dogs.
5th November 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon was really attentive to mine and Willow's needs. From the 3 hours Sharon spent with us as I felt l had learnt a lot and got to understand Willow's behaviour a lot more. After my first session I felt a lot more in control of Willow and now can look forward to the future and Willows progress.
Willow is a beautiful if powerful young lady and her owner just needed some direction in how to make her into a happy family pet. Looking forward to working with both of them.
31st October 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon was very knowledgeable about the behavioural problems which Eddie has and which training techniques to use. The training techniques are straight forward to follow and dog friendly which I wanted. I was also very impressed that Eddie was responding to the training straight away. Thanks Sharon
West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside
28th October 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
A very constructive lesson. Sharon put us at ease straight away. She gave some insure into Hattie's behaviour and how it can be managed and modified. We are seeing some early results and hope to progress. Knowing that Sharon is there when ever we need input is very reassuring.
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.