what dog owners say about Alex Fraser

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30th July 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Other

The training was amazing! Alex made me feel really comfortable and not daft for how I was feeling or how Nigel was reacting. Alex taught me many ways, easily and thoroughly, that I can train Nigel with to be a better behaved dog so we can both live a happy stress free life. Nigel learnt quite quickly during the session but we still have a way to go but with the tools I was given I’m sure we will be fine, Thankyou again to Alex for giving me the confidence and knowledge I needed :)

Trainer note from Alex:

Often when we take on a rescue dog we over compensate with love and affection so that they realise they have found their forever home. However in doing so we sometimes make them a little more stressed. By building in some simple ground rules and giving them attention on your terms, not theirs, we should have a much happier dog and owner. Keep up the good work!


C.C.
Oldham, Lancashire (Testimonial)

25th July 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Separation Anxiety
Photo of T.B.'s dog

From the first contact Alex made us feel easy. His mannerism and overall development of the lesson made perfect sense from the onset. We felt so at ease as did Poppy. The explanations and instructions were clear and concise and built logically with explanation at each stage. Since the lesson (2 days) we have noticed a difference with out 9 month old Weimaraner, she is much more relaxed and seems to have an overall calmer demeanour. She is adapting well to the instructions and training followups we have been given. Can't wait for the next session (oh and we will have smaller cups for the brew??). Gail & Tony & Poppy

Trainer note from Alex:

Even if we have had dogs before, a puppy can be quite hard work. Some one on one training can certainly get owners back in the right direction, and follow up support can be useful to make sure we address any other issues that might crop up. I’m looking forward to catching up with them all in a few weeks. 


T.B.
Oldham, Lancashire (Testimonial)

23rd July 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Separation Anxiety Toileting

We are first time dog owners and got a cockerpoo puppy during lockdown. I was concerned that we should be using the time to train our puppy but no one seemed to be available. I contacted Alex and he fitted us in as soon as possible. He was very reassuring and had a wealth of knowledge both personal and professional. He talked with us and demonstrated a number of techniques. He also talked through more general issues such as diet and leads. After the lesson we received a number of documents covering different areas that were very useful. It can be difficult to absorb all the information in the session so having the follow up documents was very useful. We are all trying to follow the advice given.


J.M.
Bury, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)

23rd July 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety
Photo of S.H.'s dog

Alex was very patient with Charlie jumping up at him. Was clear that he will train us to train Charlie and that we all need to be committed. Had a walk outside so he could see Charlie in action and did some training inside. Bah technique is working in letting Charlie know who is in charge. Tips on sleeping and food have been introduced and we are seeing improving behaviour already.


S.H.
Prestwich, Lancashire (Testimonial)

15th July 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Barking at people, dogs and animals or barking for attention or at noises Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead
Photo of S.J.'s dog

Alex was friendly, professional and non judgemental. He equipped us with tips and tactics to address elements of our dogs behaviour. He demonstrated techniques and allowed us to practise with the onus being on our continued effort in maintaining the new behaviours going forward. We practised techniques both in the house, in the garden and on walks. Bark busters won’t “cure” your dog’s behaviour but it will give you the tools to change your behaviour and address issues with your dog- we can see a difference already!

Trainer note from Alex:

Couldn’t have put it better myself!! Great session, great results. Lovely owners and a really lovely little dog


S.J.
Bury, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)

12th July 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Puppy Management

Alex answered all of my concerns and really helped with some guidance on corrective behaviour. We are practicing what we were taught which is going well. Really enjoyed the session

Trainer note from Alex:

I love working with puppies but it has to be noted that there is no quick fix for teaching a puppy what they can and can’t do. Time, patience, consistency and the correct techniques will get the desired results in the long run. I’m looking forward to catching up with them all soon.


F.M.
Stockport, Cheshire (Testimonial)

9th July 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Digging Puppy Management
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We have had Taco (12 weeks old) for 4 weeks, I love dogs but my husband is scared of them. We have had a few hard weeks with him as we are just getting used to having a puppy and we have found it hard finding how to apply the correct training methods, acceptable actions and behaviours that we should be doing around him. Today was our first lesson with Alex, he was very friendly and very knowledgeable. He taught us how to train Taco, how to calm him down and have gave my husband a lot more confidence when he is around Taco. After Alex left Taco has been so much better behaved, a lot more obedient and calm. I cant recommend Alex enough, he is GREAT!!

Trainer note from Alex:

Over the past 5 weeks I have possibly worked with more puppies than saw in the 6 months before lockdown!! I’ve helped both experienced dog owners and first time puppy owners. Puppies can be really hard work and there is no quick fix, but with ongoing support we can train any puppy. Today’s session went really well and I’m delighted that the owners have already seen a difference. I can’t wait to catch up with Taco in a few weeks to see how he and his parents are getting on. 


M.P.
Manchester, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)

16th June 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs and animals or barking for attention or at noises Separation Anxiety Other

Really enjoyed the session, made me feel so much more positive without situation, and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My dogs are already following some instructions that I've implemented on Alex instructions. Feeling really positive.


C.S.
Manchester, Lancashire (Testimonial)

9th June 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs and animals or barking for attention or at noises Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety

Alex was very supportive and gave us clear instructions with what to do which we are using and it's helping. We are going to have a follow up lesson with in 2-3 weeks and will also arrange a walk with his 2 dogs to help with the control of our dog with other dogs. Weare very pleased with all the help we have been given, we would recommend Alex to anyone we know to be having problems.

Trainer note from Alex:

Great session. It was really nice to be able to work with customers in their homes again (social distancing of course) but having the option of doing some virtual session and revisits will great help moving forward.

Although the session went really well follow up support is generally needed so that we can build on their training. It also gives customers the option to bring their dog to my home and we can do a walk with my 2. Some controlled exposure to dogs they don’t know can be really beneficial.

Cant wait to catch up in a few weeks.


S.A.
Shaw, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)

2nd May 2020

Alex Fraser dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs and animals or barking for attention or at noises Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead

We had a remote session with Alex (due to the coronavirus pandemic) and managed to successfully start work on a lot more than I expected. He showed us some helpful videos to understand more about why Leo thinks and acts as he does and how the training techniques he taught us can help him worry less and find his rightful position in the family. Within the first session I was amazed to see how Leo responded to the training and after just a week have already seen an improvement. We will definitely continue to work with the training Alex showed us and can't wait to meet in person and practise lead work and consolidate what we've already done.

Trainer note from Alex:

The remote sessions are working really well and we are able to do far more than I first envisaged. Obviously I’m looking forward to meeting them face to face once I am allowed to visit customers in their homes, but moving forward the remote sessions will be good for a quick catch up and will allow customers to show me how well they are doing .


C.S.
Oldham, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)

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