what dog owners say about Alex Fraser
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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18th April 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
Alex was a pleasure to have in our home & managed to get our very nervous & vocal dog Olive to seem as if she wanted to sit in his lap by the end of the session which is remarkable for a dog who is not a fan of strangers, men in particular. We are continuing to follow all of Alex’s advice & have seen a real change in Olive already. She is much calmer, sleeping more & is barking much less. Thanks Alex!
I really enjoyed this session and Olive did really well. Initially she was very stressed when I first entered their home, but towards the end of the session she had certainly started to relax with me around. Early days, but I’m confident that if her parents are consistent she will continue to improve.
Oldham, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)
28th February 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
We have a different dog already. Alex was very knowledgeable. Lily was a terrible barker, jumping at people when we were out walking but very nervous around the house. I should mention she was a rescue dog so we have no idea what she has been through before. We went for a walk with Alex, on a new harness and where she would normally be pulling we learnt techniques to stop that. The biggy was seeing our neighbours. She barked, Alex controlled her, we stood and chatted. I had to keep checking she was still there, amazing.
With other training techniques Lily is a lot more chilled and even walks from one room to the other with more confidence.
She’s not perfect (what dog is) but we’re confident we’ll get there with her now and that helps her as well.
Absolutely recommend Alex Fraser.
Oldham, Lancashire (Testimonial)
26th February 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
Having used various dog trainers, which havnt been the best experiences, I was slightly hesitant when first getting in touch with Alex.
First impressions were great and any questions I had were explained before I went forward with the booking the session. Alex was polite when entering my home and my dog Deizel was very pleased with the new visitor.
Having had a rough start in life Diezel needed quite a bit of reassurance when I first bought him home with me and strangers he can still sometimes be reserved but he was instantly up for his tummy to be scratched which was very surprising.
Diezel had a rough start in life before I found him. I began my own work with him but due to a personal decline in my health I began to struggle with keeping up with some things and he began running circles around me especially with walks. Deizel is so strong for his size and will easily drag me to whatever he would like to have a sniff of and that seems to be absolutely everything. Im sure hes just making up for lost time but even so it was becoming too much and began taking a toll on me. This meant I wasnt able to take him out as much as I would have liked to for both Diezel and my safety incase I accidently dropped the lead or me getting pulled over.
Alex showed me how to build up Diezels attentiveness towards me which will hopefully help with his concentration on walks as he is easily distraced and is aways on the go which is fine for him but not so much my shoulders and hands.
Whilst I explained everything Alex was very understanding and patient. I felt comfortable which is not something ive had in the past with dog trainers. I was able to go over everything that I would like help on and it was all answered and explained so I could implement the different techniques into daily life.
All in all I was extremely pleased with the help and advice. Deizel also had a great time eating lots of treats and getting all the extra attention.
I feel confident again in going forward and working with Diezel but even if I feel like things are becoming difficult I would be more than happy to get back in touch with Alex for any help that may be needed in the future.
If you are in areas that Alex covers and you need any help with your dog I am more than comfortable in saying the help you would get would be top class!
Deizel is a really lovely dog - but can jump as high as my head and has amazing strength which makes walking him extremely difficult. Although not fixed, he responded really well to the training we did and I’m confident with the ongoing training, he will make his Mum very proud.
Keep up the good work
Rochdale, Lancashire (Testimonial)
26th February 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
We had the BEST session with Alex:)
Chuck was already a less stressed little chihuahua by the end of just one session! The support/training we have been emailed is incredible and we have such a clear view of what we need to do to progress with him!! Everything was explained perfectly and we were left with such a sense of more confidence:)
Thank you so much!!!!
Really enjoyed meeting Chuck and his family today. He was a little stressed when I first turned up, but by the end of the training session he was far more chilled and no longer barked at me when I came in or moved around. Generally we can make a difference by the end of the initial session, but even I was pleasantly surprised with how relaxed Chuck was by the time I left.
Manchester, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)
25th February 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
As soon as Alex arrived our puppy made us look like liars; from being a boisterous, bold, willful and unruly puppy,he suddenly became very well behaved and listened! I believe it was Alex' demeanour, he is very calm and for the rest of the day we had a lovely well behaved Bruno.
Alex is very patient and knowledgeable, he clearly loves dogs and advised us on all things doggy from food recommendations to poop.
We are under no illusions that this is a work in progress. You watch dog programs on the telly and miraculously get a dog that is 'trained' in minutes. He is a baby and still learning, as are we. I am confident with the guidance from Alex we will get there.
I would 100% recommend Alex to anyone looking for a dog trainer.
Bruno is a lovely puppy - but he is going to be a very big puppy. Big puppies are always more of a challenge than smaller breeds for obvious reasons. He did really well on his first training session, but it is early days as the first 12 months with any puppy can have it’s challenges as well as many joyful moments. I love big dogs, so I’m looking forward to watching him grow up.
Middleton, Manchester, Lancashire (Testimonial)
22nd February 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
Jack was an only pup and hasn't had the opportunity to socialise with other dogs. He is over-excited if we try to walk him outside the house, barking at everything and everyone and pulling constantly on the lead. The added restrictions of the pandemic lockdowns haven't helped us to be able to address the issue. It was good to meet our trainer, Alex. He took the time to chat with us and asked about the issues we were having with Jack. He advised us on feeding, sleep requirement and demonstrated basic training commands. Alex then saw Jack's behaviour when we try to walk him. He answered all our queries and gave us commands to practice and a plan to take things at a steady pace. We are hopeful that we can overcome the issues with Jack's excited behaviour in time and with Alex's support.
Jack is a really lovely puppy, but very nervous when he steps out of the front door. Nerves / excitement takes over and it’s very difficult to get his focus. Training needs to take place around the home and back garden and slowly introduce him to areas that worry him.Also need to increase his confidence in his owners. I’m really looking forward to catching up with Jack in few weeks.
Thornham, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)
18th February 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
Enjoyed the session and so did my puppy. alex was approachable, friendly and informative. Also emailed lots of useful information to read and tips to sucessful training thoroughly enjoyed and would reccommend.
9th February 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
Was a great session which we learned a lot and immediately saw the benefits. Alex was very friendly and provided lots of different advice.
It was a very enjoyable session for all, including the dogs.
It’s nice to work with older dogs and puppies in one session, and this was no exception. Both dogs did really well and I’m looking forward to catching up with them all soon.
Royton oldham, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)
7th January 2021Alex Fraser dealt with:
Alex is amazing. We had our introductory lesson and already saw how we can make a difference to Pedro’s stress/reactive nature. He has given us a structure to work on regularly and we have the reassurance he is there to support us over the next year!
Really enjoyed meeting Pedro and his parents, although he was a little stressed about my arrival, hence being asked to help. By the end of the first session, he was far less stressed by me being there, and didn’t seem to mind me leaving or entering the room he was in. Looking forward to catching up with him soon to see if the homework I’ve left the pays off. I’m confident it will.
Salford, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)
17th December 2020Alex Fraser dealt with:
I am really happy with the training and all the tips. I am able to take a better control of my dog. Alex was able to explain everything to me and show me some techniques to teach my dog which were really helpful.
Really great session and the owners dog responded really well. I’m delighted with the feedback I received in regards to how well she is behaving on her walks. She is far less stressed when out and about. But to achieve a happier less stressed dog on walks, it’s important to change the dynamic between the owner and their dog within the home first. Keep up the good work!!
Manchester, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)