What our clients say about Alex Fraser
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist
5th June 2013Alex Fraser dealt with:
I enjoyed working with Alex, he is very easy going and I felt comfortable. My Cairn terrier Bobbi was adopted from manchester dogs home in december 2012. Her main problem is aggression towards any new dogs she meets on our walks. She is my fourth dog and I've never experienced this problem before so it came as a shock as she is such a sweetie in many ways. Her behaviour knocked my confidence and though I tried not to be, I found I was getting anxious on walks which didn't help. I had searched the internet for tips and tried different ways of managing Bobbi, but came to realise I couldn't handle her without some one to one help. Alex reminded me to be 'pack leader' and when he told me about using 'Bah' I was self conscious at first but I knew I'd have to get over it. I find it also deters other dogs off the lead, as well as controlling Bobbi. She used to bark wildly and lunge snapping and growling. Now we can mostly pass by unknown dogs without a problem! Bobbi has lots of off lead time and gets along fine with dogs she knows and she was ok with Alex's dog Max the first time they met. She's still a work in progress and as I'm an early riser we go out around 7am when there a only a few other dog walkers up and about and we all know each other now. I feel much more confident and able to manage situations. Bobbi responds to 'Bah' very well even if she happens to be off lead in the park and an unknown dog appears, she will come back to me instead of charging off to attack. We're still practicing front door work and her barking at the many neighbourhood cats! All in all were happy and Bobbi seems much more content now I'm in charge.
I am really pleased that Bobbi's owner has her confidence back which will really help both of them when they are out on walk. It was also great involving my dog Max in my work and it was lovely to see them interacting together on a walk. I look forwards to visiting them both in a month or two and will certainly be taking Max with me!
Manchester, Greater Manchester