PACK LEADER TECHNIQUES Testimonials
DOG BEHAVIOURIST AND HUMAN TRAINER
When we collected our cocker spaniel puppy Eva at the tender age of 10 weeks little did we know what was instore. She was full of energy and mischief and was very strong willed, she pretty much pulled us around the streets when we went out. We were recommended to contact Gilliana by a previous client and we have not looked back. We now have a dog who feels comfortable and safe because she knows what we want her to do. She is responsive to our commands but is still full of fun! We cannot thank Gilli enough for the help we have received and we know that if we have a little set back she will come and support both us and Eva through it. Eva also loves the monthly group walks led by Gilliana where she can learn some short lead techniques whilst enjoying a lovely walk.
Cath, Paul and Eva.
"We were recommended to contact Gilliana soon after we got our husky pup Nanuk. She was very timid, hiding every time someone came to the house. Gilliana came to the house to teach us not Nanuk, and almost straight away, following all her tips and advice, our pup became the confident, calm and well behaved dog we have now. I can't recommend her highly enough. She knew straight away how sensitive our dog is and how she would learn from our behaviour. We had to take a leap of faith and implemented all the techniques. Since then we are complimented on her behaviour regularly. We are very proud and grateful !" Sara and Ian & Nanuk the Husky
"We took Ollie on a works Charity Pack Walk over at Henley today (a thing my firm organise every year), she met lots of other dogs, didn't eat anyone and even got a rosette! This wouldn't have happened pre-Gilliana!" Ellie & Ollie the Lurcher
“ Gilliana is a godsend!
We rescued a Springer Spaniel and, having had a previous very bad experience with the dog, wanted to do things correctly this time so we could have a positive outcome, as well as rebuilding our confidence as dog owners.
Our dog had a couple of issues that needed sorting i.e. pulling hard on the lead, and being very reactive to cats. As he is a strong dog (physically and mentally), we wanted to find a way of positively controlling him on walks. Gilliana visited 3 times, giving us various straightforward techniques to combat these problems. Even after the first session, walking was miraculously easier!
Although we have no more 1-2-1 sessions planned, Gilliana is always there for us if we have a question. She is very approachable, and always has something positive to say/try.
She also runs twice monthly get-togethers, which are great fun occasions to meet up with other dogs and owners and have a nice walk.
I have already recommended her to several people.” Jessica & Hugo the Springer Spaniel
I was really struggling with my border collie pup, when someone recommended Gilliana. Max is an anxious soul, whose fears were manifesting in reactive behaviour, starting in puppy class, and then out on walks etc. Both he & I were getting more & more stressed, so when Gilliana stepped in with her calm positive approach and practical advice, it saved us both really, as I was seriously considering giving him up, something I believe I would have regretted. Thanks to Gilliana I now have not only direction and strategies, but support too. She has listened to me venting my frustrations and despair, and helped me focus on the sweet sensitive dog that he is. Looking back over the last 9 months, I can see he & I have both come on in leaps & bounds, on his general obedience and coping strategies for his anxiety. Her dedication has also gone beyond the role of trainer. She’s found me contacts for agility, specialized collie training, and even a shepherd to try him out at sheep herding! So a HUGE thank you to Gilliana. I would thoroughly recommend her, from general training to more challenging behavioral issues. She’s a star!! Sue & Max (woof woof)