what our clients say about Sharon Chapman
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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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
12th June 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Although Sharon tried her best with Dexter he is going to take a lot more time and patience for him to get what he is supposed to achieve...
There is no quick fix in dog training and Dexter has proved this to his owner. However his owner has now been given clear guidance and with consistent practise he will improve over time.
11th June 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Has been absolutely fantastic. Sharon has been a great help and Theo is like a different dog. He has stopped biting around food and is no longer aggressive. He walks beautifully and we are well on our way to walking him off the lead - something I wouldn't have even considered before. He's changed from a dog I was scared of to a lovely little puppy!
10th June 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon was very thorough with the assessment of Sally, although we are in the early stages of training we are seeing an improvement in Sally's behaviour which we are very pleased with.
Having only had the one meeting and lesson with Sharon we feel after getting the professional advice and Sharon's knowledge and understanding of border collies Sally will be a better well behaved dog when Sharon has finished.
9th June 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Gaining confidence when out and about. Change of diet recommended by Sharon. Wilson seems to be responding well as I feel more confident when other dogs are close by. I need to spend more time with Archie applying the techniques suggested.
4th June 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Dog responded really well with Sharon. Very happy with how well Sharon worked with Lucy and after one visit learned at lot about how to train her.
Lucy is a lovely little Sheltie pup, She has an experienced owner but it has been a while since she has had a puppy and she just needed some guidance and reminders about the best way to work with the Lucy. It is a joy to work with both of them