Reviews & Testimonials For Alex FraserBack to Trainer
17th November 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Puppy management, Recall, Other
Following covid I have met a lot of foreign rescue dogs and in the main they tend to be more nervous than the average UK rescue and the majority are more nervous of males than females. The session went really well and she did really well on her walk, although we didn’t encounter many other dogs on the walk. This is why follow up support is so important as we can plan a walk where we will encounter more dogs in a controlled way. Follow upon sessions are also important to make sure the family are being consistent with their daily ground rules etc. Looking forward to catching up with them all in the future.
12th October 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Puppy management, Separation anxiety
I have met some excitable and chatty GSDs over the past 10 years, and this little lady was certainly one of them. However after some barking and jumping up when I initially entered the home, she soon calmed down and really seemed to enjoy the training (as did her owners). I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly she started to listen and I was delighted with how calm she was when we took her for a short walk. Looking forward to catching up with them all agin to see how they are getting on.
26th July 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up
This was a great session and Lady did really really well! She used to jump up a lot when people entered her home and could bark i when nervous. By the end of the first session Lady started to realise that she didn’t have to worry about people entering her home as it wasn’t her responsibility and she felt safe sitting away from the front door when people came in. Following the first session I have been sent a video of the owners daughter walking her on a loose lead, head in line with toes. She is making amazing progress. Keep up the good work!
17th March 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Pulling, Separation anxiety
Really enjoyed this session and although their dog barked at me when I first entered their home, he quickly started to listen to his owners and he did really well both inside the home and on his walk. I was really impressed with how well he did. There is no quick fix, but with some consistency and some simple ground rules, we can make our dogs listen better and worry less. Please work hard and work together to make him the best version of himself and keep me posted on how you get on.
22nd February 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Pulling, Separation anxiety
Really enjoyed meeting Poppy and her parents and I’m really impressed with how she did on the session and I’m even more excited about the fact she is continuing to be calmer on her walks. When working with any dog with behavioural issues it’s important to work out the route cause as to why they are behaving in the way they are. With the correct training and some management , we can then start to improve their behaviour. As her owner mentioned, the reason Poppy barked on walks was mainly down to the fact that she spent a lot of her time at home barking out of the window. Once she was no longer barking at home, she became so much calmer on walks.That’s why its so important that we look at everything they do, both inside and outside the home. Keep up the good work!
27th February 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall, Separation anxiety
23rd January 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Barking, Chewing, Other
Over the last 3 years I have worked with a lot of foreign rescue dogs, some from a street background and some from a domesticated background. In the main they all tend to be far more nervous than the average UK rescue dog. But this doesn’t mean that we can’t help them adjust to their new home and teach them that they no longer have to worry and that their owners are going to keep them safe. This session went better than I could have hoped and Im delighted with how well she has done following the initial session. Im looking forward to catching up with them next week.
10th January 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Jumping up, Pulling
Really enjoyed this session. Initially I wasn’t sure how much we would be able to get done as its important that the training is taken at the dogs pace and not then owners, and to start with he was quite excitable and mouthy. But he quickly started to listen and I really was pleasantly surprised with how well he did - especially inside the home. There is no quick fix or magic wand, but with some consistency ands the correct techniques, I am confident he will grow up to be a well behave boy. Can’t wait to catch up with them all soon.
4th December 2022 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
As always I really enjoyed this session and enjoyed meeting Teddy. His owners had been told by their vet that he was an aggressive dog, however I honestly believe he was simply unnerved by the vet. Yes he was very excitable when I first turned up, but he really is a lovely little dog and showed no signs of nervous aggression when I met them all. He did really well on the first training session and I can’t wait to catch up with them al in the New Year.
5th October 2022 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Barking, Chewing, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Separation anxiety, Sibling rivalry, Toileting
This was one of the most rewarding sessions I have ever done and I have met a large number of challenging dogs. Trying to do the initial chat was a challenge as it was difficult to hear each other due to the amount of barking. Daschunds may be small but can bark very loudly. By the end of the session even I was surprised at how well we had done and I can’t wait tom catch up with them all in a few weeks.
25th July 2022 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall, Separation anxiety
Really enjoyed this session like always. Rudi is quite an excitable young dog and doesn’t know how to settle. With any dog its important we get the basics correct - plenty of sleep and the right food and right amount of food.
I was impressed with how he did on the initial session recently I went back to see them for their first follow up session. I was delighted with his progress. He is still an excitable young dog, but he did settle quicker. Looking forward to catching up with them all again.
27th June 2022 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Pulling, Recall, Separation anxiety
The initial session is a longer session and a lot can be achieved, in general follow up support is required to build on the training and develop the owners skills. This initial session went really well and I am delighted to hear from Lunar’s parents that she is doing so much better. Keep up the good work!