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  • Susan Haynes (Friday, May 13 22 09:36 am BST)

    Worked with Jon today in a one to one home session. Straight away he was engaged with what I was trying to achieve and listened to my goals. He talked me though his methods and the science and psychology behind his approach which I found so interesting. He worked with my dog and I in our garden and instantly she was with him interested and listening. He gained her trust and he worked with her to show me the techniques I could follow to achieve my goals with her. I took over and we did some exercises and I felt in a short space of time I made some real progress. Jon was kind non judgmental informative and friendly. He clearly has a passion and it comes across. I’m looking forward to beginning my training program.

  • Jackie Knipe (Friday, May 13 22 09:13 am BST)

    Saw Jon this morning for help with my reactive Romanian rescue dog. Was an excellent session, and he gave me great, constructive guidance. Was super surprised that Jon was able to give my dog treats by hand and even stroke him, in such a short space of time, and still have all his fingers!

  • Laura Helen (Friday, May 13 22 09:13 am BST)

    Jon came to work with my 2 yr old labradoodle to help manage a number of issues. He started working with Hugo the minute he arrived and dedicated the whole time to ensuring that I was getting the support I needed to work with Hugo. It was a packed session and was amazing to see Jon work with Hugo in such a supportive way and see how his approach can yield positive results. The session was very practical, with lots of hints and tips and I feel equipped to continue the work with Hugo. Afterwards Jon sent lots of information and resources to provide further support

  • Alison (Friday, May 13 22 09:12 am BST)

    Jon is the person you want in your phone - I cannot tell you how thankful we are for the support he gives even following on from his visits, My boy Boris has been a challenge from the moment we got him I just persevered and did what I could; I found Canine Assist on Facebook and started watching, following and trying -- I finally decided to book in - Best decision ever - the improvement is amazing - Boris still has his little foibles but I quite like them - his behaviour is so much better and when its not perfect I can now manage it. Even now Jon will take my calls and help - This Man is a saint - Thank you so much for what you have done for us both.

  • Rebecca (Friday, May 13 22 08:24 am BST)

    Jon is just what you want in a trainer. He was fantastic with our pup and made the session really relaxed, fun and engaging for us all. He visited us to help with our ongoing struggles with our dogs reactivity to men and visitors to the house. Jon made us feel at ease straight away and the training started as soon as we met him with our pup on the pavement. Within a few minutes he'd gained our dogs trust and was able to hold his lead and show us how to best help support our pup with uncomfortable situations. We learnt an enormous amount and Jon has provided us with a great training strategy, pack of information and multitude of resources to support us. It is also great to know Jon is available as we progress through this to reassure and help with queries. We'll definitely be booking a follow up with Jon at some point too.

  • Lisa Chamber (Friday, May 13 22 08:23 am BST)

    We were recommended to give Jon a call by friends and it was the best thing we could have done. Our young dog has an injury to her spine so we’ve had to be so careful with training. Jon instantly befriended Sia and listened to our concerns. He truly understands dogs and he was able to cover:Loose Lead WalkingScentwork (to mentally stimulate)engage / disengage gameDisengagement Managing her barking Car Desensitisation All in one morning! Jon follows up with email information and what’s app messages, including sending Jon videos of your progress with any questions you may have as you continue the training yourself. We have a follow up appointment arranged for when we feel we have made some progress. Love Jon’s training methods and more importantly so did Sia.

  • Lucy (Friday, May 13 22 08:22 am BST)

    Thank you so much Jon.... I cannot believe that we now have a dog that is engaging with us - from that first visit here even in the garden she just was not interested in us - to now as a family we had our first outing and she is now interacting with us all rather than the environment! It's been hard work with two little people. You have had to teach me and then I've had to teach the whole family how to train/interact with her. To be honest, she listens more to the bossy 4 year old than anyone else???? . We still have to put limitations in place (long line) for now but it's so nice seeing her play in a field with the kids. We will get there!!!X

  • Heather Bailey (Monday, April 18 22 03:10 pm BST)

    Hello - I will be holidaying in the area and may need doggy day care for my labradoodle for one day in August - Please provide details of availability and cost etc. for one day 9th-12th August. Thank you

  • Lizzie (Friday, April 01 22 07:38 pm BST)

    Jon was absolutely brilliant during our session. My dog Edie is a very nervous and easily spooked rescue and spent the first 30 minutes barking and growling. Jon took this in stride and was so patient and understanding, taking time to let her get used to him and trust him. He really took time to understand Edie and listened to my concerns and was very respectful of what I understood her boundaries to be. He spent time listening to gage how she behaves in numerous situations to get a real feel for her character.

    Edie really struggles with normal training techniques as they immediately make her feel stressed and frightened. Jon knew alternative methods, which she responded to brilliantly, without any distress. My main concern was her reactivity and lead pulling and how to work with her in a way that would not set her confidence back. Jon showed me methods to work with her on this, and she was engaged and even seemed to be enjoying herself - something I thought was impossible before our session and she was walking on a loose lead and 100% engaged by the end.

    Jon was kind, patient and highly knowledgeable. I left our session feeling really supported and look forward to working with him more going forward.

  • Kerry Clay (Tuesday, March 22 22 06:52 pm GMT)

    Bella is coming on so much we left her for 2.5hrs last week with no Barks!! Its incredible. We’re playing lots more games and we purchased some of your online courses. She can do put em up and bang but not so quick at joining them together, we’re getting there though! You’ve been truly amazing and have changed our lives. Bella is a lot more settled being by herself and even seems to enjoy the down time. She sometimes sneaks off to have a nap away from us now we walk into the living room with her fast asleep on the sofa, legs in the air! Thank you so much.

  • Lynsey (Sunday, March 20 22 06:09 pm GMT)

    Jon came to visit me and my 9 month old working cocker spaniel just this week. I was blown away with his knowledge and total understanding of dogs. We are only a few days into using his methods and I can already see positive changes. I would 100% recommend Canine Assist. And I am looking forward to learning more from Jon.

  • Stacy (Sunday, March 20 22 05:58 pm GMT)

    I really cannot thank you enough for the time you spent with us and for helping me and Bow. Ironically the cue word; "thank you", that you taught us is working a treat (pardon the pun). We were also able to watch Police Camera Action which had some barking dogs on; Bow was absolutely fabulous and responded to me so well! The TV and her reaction to animals is great - we still need to work on leaving the house calmly but its early days. Outside she is now greeting people calmly and had a few sniffs of other dogs which is lovely to see and such a huge improvement as she could not even get near before!!Thank you again for putting us on the right path.

  • Emily (Sunday, March 20 22 05:57 pm GMT)

    Jon is probably one of the most experienced trainers I've been fortunate to meet. Not only have we had a 1:1 session that helped our nervous rescue but we continue to learn more daily from his fantastic posts and videos. Jon has inspired me for many years and was one of the reasons I chose to become a dog trainer myself. I can only aspire to one day have the breadth of knowledge and experience that Jon has.

  • Lesley (Sunday, March 20 22 05:55 pm GMT)

    Had a fab intense training consultation for my high energy, resource guarding GR, I was taught games to engage him and expel the energy, how to leave the house calmly, how to get him to approach people in a more polite manner and how to let people enter the home without him jumping all over them. The session was made fun and exciting to fully engage him, we both got immense knowledge and tools from the session and we both cannot express how pleased and grateful we are

  • Emma Ayres (Thursday, March 17 22 09:51 am GMT)

    After an incident at daycare where my German Shepherd lashed out at another dog - thankfully, with no injuries involved - we got in touch with Jon to figure out what we need to do to help our Suki. Jon's a fantastic trainer and gave us a ton of advice for working on disengagement and her arousal levels, and the report he sent the following day was amazing. He even reviewed the CCTV from daycare and factored that into her assessment. He really goes the extra mile - can't recommend him enough!

  • Carla (Thursday, March 10 22 07:57 am GMT)

    Thank you so so much Jon. It’s felt like an emotional evening. Finally getting some proper help for this girl after a hard, life-changing and stressful 7ish months trying to bring this overseas rescue out of her shell and adjusting lives around her. It’s been intense, she clings to me and I've had little time away from her - as its just her an I; it’s been pretty tough to think about the next 15 years. So it’s great to know there’s hope - Mr Canine Assist (Jon) was fantastic with her this evening! It was amazing to watch the progress within just a couple of hours. I didn’t expect such a brilliant start. Jon was completely booked up when I first contacted him last July, and I worried she would be set back without the help she/we needed straight off- better a bit later than never though! She’s still only just 1 year and 3 months old and after Jon’s visit tonight l feel much more hopeful about the future with her - looking forward to seeing what can be done in the next sessions

  • Shelley (Thursday, March 10 22 07:57 am GMT)

    I have a very gorgeous but energetic pup whom I had been struggling to train and has separation anxiety, I had seen many reviews for Jon and decided to get touch. Jon has a great approach to training and made it easy for me and Phoebe, she picked everything up in no time and it's been a joy in seeing the change in her behaviour after one session!!I highly recommend Jon and I'm looking forward to our next one to one.

  • Pat (Thursday, February 24 22 12:14 pm GMT)

    We contacted Jon regarding lead training alongside reactivity issues with our newly adopted Malinois. He came to our home and spent more than 2 hours working with us and Roxy. He showed us so many ways of engaging with her to facilitate her training. He is extremely knowledgable and left us with a number of ideas of how to give our dog plenty of mental stimulation. He then emailed us so much information and ideas of activities we could work through with our dog. It gave us the confidence to continue with the training and has already shown positive results.

  • Elena Khabarova (Friday, February 11 22 06:36 pm GMT)

    We contacted Jon to help us with recall for our 1yo terrier – she has never been off the long training lead, all our efforts to teach her how to manage her chasing instincts and prey drive didn’t produce much improvement. After a telephone conversation with Jon where we discussed our needs, and he explained his approach to dog coaching, we booked a home visit session with him. The session was an eye opener to us on many levels - it was very hands on, with lots of demos, insights into dog physiology and psychology. Jon is very experienced, extremely dedicated and knowledgeable, and it was clear that he tailored his approach to our dog and to our needs. We got lots of tips and a lot of information about on how to improve her recall and disengagement from distractions, and most importantly – how we can do this holistically through enhancing her characteristics and giving her opportunities to be her real self. We feel very grateful and inspired to continue training her on a different level. Thank you Jon – we are so happy that we made contact with you!

  • Joanne Rees (Wednesday, February 09 22 11:21 am GMT)

    After a really helpful conversation I decided I needed a home visit from Jon. He was so patient with my gorgeous dog Vera and me too! I was a nervous wreck! He is so knowledgeable and really understood Vera. We have a plan to follow and I can already on day 2 see a change in her behaviour with other dogs. I feel more confident too. I can’t thank Jon enough. I know we have a way to go but Jon is always willing to help and advise. I am amazed and truly grateful to him. Highly recommended!

  • Maz Tinsley (Tuesday, February 01 22 03:02 pm GMT)

    After a telephone consultation with Jon, we decided that we would have a home visit and further telephone consultation and a follow up visit.We have a 4 year old French bulldog called Cookie, whom recently had surgery on his neck. Cookie has always pulled on his lead and was a complete nightmare to take out for walks, we needed help!! Jon visited us in our home, he made us and cookie feel really at ease, Jon did some disengagement and engagement training with cookie, cookie was soon getting to grip’s with this, we learnt that this is the basis, getting you dog to to engage and to understand the dogs levels of arousal. We went through putting on cookies hardness and lead, to getting to the front door and getting outside and walking calmly. Jon explained that it about the quality of the walk not the length of time your out walking. Watching cookie walk with my partner engaging appropriately was amazing, we’ve got a long way to go, but who said you can’t teach a old dog new tricks

  • Stacey (Tuesday, February 01 22 02:47 pm GMT)

    My beautiful girl has a real dislike for men, I contacted Jon who even on the discovery was very helpful and gave me some tips to start helping her; he even suggested that I start work with a female trainer to start the core process (he even recommended some excellent female trainers he knew personally). However I knew Jon was the person I needed - so we organised our first meeting (I was not sure how it would go) but I need not have worried as Jon took his time and allowed Daphne to grow in her confidence, I was totally shocked by how well she did with him and by the end of the session she was giving him full on Staffy kisses - something I never thought I would see. Jon has so much compassion, patience and understanding; not just of the dog but of me too. I cannot thank you or recommend you enough !!

  • Nicola (Tuesday, February 01 22 02:46 pm GMT)

    Jon came round on Friday to help me with my dog and her anxiety issues. He gave great advice and put a plan together for me to work with. Day 1 and we are making great progress … I really thought I’d never be able to go out the house again without her howling. I can actually see a light at the end of a tunnel.

  • Lucretia (Tuesday, February 01 22 02:46 pm GMT)

    I honestly couldn’t recommend Jon more!! I was a nervous wreck when he walked in and when he left I was so confident! He’s worked wonders and taught me so much!! And more then that he’s so lovely and made me feel so comfortable

  • Mrs F (Tuesday, January 11 22 01:29 pm GMT)

    I would highly recommend Jon. We’ve had a great start in helping my dog overcome her anxiety. We do have a long way to go but after just 1 week we are starting to see positive results and look forward to progressing this further. It is so reassuring to know that Jon is just a phone call away should we need any advice or variations to the plan - Jon clearly explained that the plan is not "rigid" and may need to flex as our girl develops and fresh challenges appear - so having the ongoing support for a few months puts me at ease. Thank you so so much !!!

  • Simone & Alistair (Tuesday, January 11 22 01:28 pm GMT)

    Jon is a Wizard!!!
    Björn, Simone and I had our first session with Jon at Canine Assist last night. Jon's ability to assess what work a dog needs, quickly build a bond and communicate ideas in ways that we could understand is fantastic #DogWizardBjörn (and we) made some great progress in just 2 hours and it really gave us a boost to know that we will be able to overcome some struggles we've been facing. We're really excited about what we will achieve working with Jon in the future. Let's go Björn! #DogTraining #PositiveDogTraining #EthicalDogTraining

  • Jo O'Connor (Tuesday, January 11 22 01:26 pm GMT)

    Jon came to see me and my rescue dog Hector for the first time today and what progress we made, I wouldn’t have thought it possible! Hector used to get over excited when he was going for a walk which resulted in me being dragged to the fields at the back of us, well no more, within about 45 mins he was waiting at the open front door for me to say he could come out and when he did we worked on him walking with me on a loose lead which he did really well, Hector is quite reactive with other dogs when he’s on his lead and we did work with that and made unbelievable progress which is great as it’s one of the things that was getting to me the most. I can’t believe we found Jon, he is so easy to work with and so knowledgeable in every aspect of training and the psychology of dogs, I feel so much more positive now I know I can call on him if I have a problem! Thanks again Jon!

  • Brittany (Monday, November 15 21 10:53 pm GMT)

    Jon is very knowledgeable and made the session fun for our 2 Labrador puppies. We were very happy with the amount of information we were given, and the detailed plan to follow is amazing! We have seen great results already and can't wait to continue working with Jon. Thank you

  • Emma Holmes (Monday, November 15 21 10:45 pm GMT)

    Jon has been amazing support to us and our fur baby Alfie. It’s been a tough few months adjusting to a new house and it’s taken it’s toll. But having Jon with us offering support, advice and guidance has been brilliant. I don’t think we could do it without him. Always available in some form, whether it’s in person, on the phone or checking in via text.
    Thank you Jon so much. Looking forward to our next session with you.

  • Jemma (Tuesday, November 09 21 07:35 am GMT)

    Highly recommended. Such a fab morning. Jon is incredibly patient, very knowledgable and explained things, the whys, how’s etc so well. I’ve seen fab, positive steps just from the first session and am feeling confident and encouraged. I can’t wait to keep working on what Doogs and I have been taught. Thank you so much Jon.

  • Carla Bonnington (Tuesday, November 09 21 07:35 am GMT)

    Jon is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to and I felt nothing was too much when I was asking so many questions. He helped me have an understanding on how to work with Link. I honestly cannot recommend him enough and that's after just one session!

  • Wendy Twells (Tuesday, November 09 21 07:34 am GMT)

    Jon came to work on our Labrador Milo who is struggling socially with people and other dogs. He was amazing, very knowledgeable, incredibly patient, we could not believe the results after just one session. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone whose dog has issues
    Thank you so much 😊

  • Chloe Marriot (Wednesday, October 27 21 12:44 pm BST)

    Jon is such a lovely person and is very calming and patient. He made the session fun and never once judged or got annoyed with our dogs initial reaction when he walked through the door (barking jumping up leg humping etc). We learnt a lot of useful tricks throughout and the access to follow up support after the session is also great as i’m sure we wil utilise this. We asked a LOT of questions about a number of behavioural issues and concerns which he was able to answer and show us techniques to use. He also stayed past the session time just so we weren’t worried and could practice one of the techniques ourselves which was so kind. By the end of the session Arnie was laid down in such a relaxed state. We feel confident we have the tools to practice now! Thank you Jon 🙂 Chloe, Brett & Arnie 🐶

  • Danielle Maher (Thursday, October 21 21 08:05 am BST)

    Wow! We are amazed. We was so worried prior to your visit how Milo would react, but we are honestly so amazed with the outcome and how much Milo has improved just from the one session. You made us feel so relaxed. Your perseverance, knowledge and professionalism is honestly amazing, and we look toward to another session! Thank you so much again!

  • Jo and Kevin (Thursday, October 21 21 08:04 am BST)

    We were overwhelmed by our 5 month old Chowski, and not coping with his biting behaviour. From our first phone call with Jon, things improved. Jon is incredibly calm, positive and knowledgeable. Our first visit was outstanding. Rupert engaged wonderfully with Jon and enjoyed the session enormously. Jon is also great at teaching humans too! We are now enjoying our puppy. Really, really grateful to Jon-can't recommend him highly enough!

  • Kirstie Michler (Sunday, October 10 21 02:01 pm BST)

    Jon was phenomenal today with our 4 border collies. His patience & love for animals was so natural while he explained what he was doing & why he was doing it. He put us at ease with his knowledge & actions demonstrated towards our pups, and made the daunting task of training seem like a breeze. He took time to re-explain tasks if needed and focused on one-on-one training per dog with a variety of games. We are now confident in the games shown, toy suggestions given and the training needed to make our mad house a calm house with thanks to Jon. Bear, Nirvana, Oasis & Blink say thank you!!!

  • Janet (Sunday, October 10 21 02:00 pm BST)

    We had a very useful first session with Jon which was reassuring for us and gave us lots to work on. Jon really understood our nervous collie who doesn’t like new people but at the end they were best friends! Still away to go but with all the support he has given us we feel much more optimistic!

  • Helen (Friday, September 24 21 09:16 am BST)

    WOW WOW WOW. thank you so much Jon. I didn't think we were going to be able to do anything with Mylo today as he was so anxious and scared, but your perseverance paid off and actually got to walk Mylo without being hurt.
    You have taught me so much this morning and made me aware of the things I was doing unintentionally that were rewarding Mylo's unwanted behaviour.
    Thank you Jon I'm looking forward to the continued journey in Mylo's training.

  • Svetlana (Sunday, September 19 21 12:17 pm BST)

    Cannot recommend Jon enough! During the two hours that he spent with our dog Ace, we got so much information, knowledge and techniques to help us understand our dog's behaviour and motivations, and learn how to train him the right way. Jon is a great and knowledgable trainer. Ace absolutely loved Jon and we can't wait to learn and develop and show Jon our progress. Thank you Jon!

  • Svetlana (Sunday, September 19 21 12:16 pm BST)

    Cannot recommend Jon enough! During the two hours that he spent with our dog Ace, we got so much information, knowledge and techniques to help us understand our dog's behaviour and motivations, and learn how to train him the right way. Jon is a great and knowledgable trainer. Ace absolutely loved Jon and we can't wait to learn and develop and show Jon our progress. Thank you Jon!

  • Amie Elliott (Monday, September 13 21 08:14 pm BST)

    Incredible Trainer!!
    We needed help with our 15 month rescue - he would guard the house - barking at everything that passed by the house, growl and bark at visitors, pull on the lead and run from his harness like some Benny Hill chase round the house! Jon helped us from the word go to understand how our pup thinks and views the world and how we can best communicate with him. The training is done on a reward basis (treats and praise) and on the same night during the 2 hour consultation visit we had amazing results getting our dog to leave the house calmly without pulling on the lead which I never thought would happen! 3 days on we're still having brilliant results following his guidance and detailed plan.

  • Alex (Monday, September 13 21 04:59 pm BST)

    What an amazing dog trainer! Within 1/2 an hour of being at our house Jon had our American Bulldog cross doing things we have been trying to do since we got him nearly 2 years ago. Jon has a wealth of knowledge experience and has left us with skills and techniques that we feel we can continue to help bring real change for us abs Rufus. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone needing a dog trainer and we would definitely use him again. 5* service.

  • Carla, Bill and Luna (Tuesday, August 24 21 06:18 pm BST)

    Jon comes highly recommended from us and our wee pooch Luna. From the outset of the first call Jon exuded knowledge and experience and gave us some initial techniques to put in place ready for our two hour session. Jon’s style of training suited what we wanted for Luna - not compliance but to build Lunas confidence to make decisions for herself, de regulate and self regulate and build a more confident dog. From the outset Jon worked at Lunas pace throughout the consultation and has given us a wide range of techniques, strategies and guidance for building this with Luna in a manageable and structured way. Both my hubby and I highly recommend Jon and Luna gives a ‘paws up’ too. Thanks Jon for listening, providing a non judgemental response and for giving us the confidence to work proactively with our wee nervous pooch.

  • Andrea Tuffs (Tuesday, August 17 21 08:08 am BST)

    Had a two hour session with Jon and our 10 month old cocker spaniel. Jon took the time to familiarise himself with our dog and listened to my “expectations” of the session. With his kind and gentle approach he soon had the measure of our dog. We covered an enormous amount of training including energy zapping games, jumping up, calmness, loose lead walking. This was all backed up with a comprehensive written plan with numerous links to videos and further information.
    I would highly recommend Jon and Canine Assist.

  • Tom (Thursday, July 22 21 09:09 am BST)

    We can't speak highly enough of Jon. After a year of trying to train through YouTube videos and training classes we turned to Jon to try and help calm our excitable terrier down. After 10 minutes Jon had our dog lying on a bed, relaxing and not even budging for treats all without uttering a word. He showed us that our dog is capable of it and gave us the knowledge and tools to help him ourselves. highly recommended him.

  • Mini & Amber (Thursday, July 22 21 08:59 am BST)

    Jon has recently helped me with my lovely Amber who is nervous around men, resulting in her biting on occasion! Jon has given us some great strategies and advice to reduce this behaviour and make Amber feel more at ease around men. Other valuable advice was provided to support with other training and I’m looking forward to seeing the positive outcomes Amber can achieve. Thanks Jon 🙏😊

  • Gina & Wilson (Thursday, July 22 21 08:56 am BST)

    Would highly recommend. Jon managed to calm Wilson and go at Wilsons pace. Wilson went from not wanting anything to do with Jon to eating thrown treats to approaching him of his own choice and then taking food from him (I had never seen Wilson do this before). He also went from pulling and lunging to walking calmly, something I thought I would never see. Incredible.

  • Ray Cole (Thursday, July 15 21 07:43 am BST)

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED _ WHOLEHEARTED TRAINING

    Jon has blown my mind! This incredible man is a delight to learn from, he has allowed my big pup and I to coordinate and work better TOGETHER. Jon brought and adapted his awesome techniques for our situation, he was pacient, calm and brought so much fun to training. I finally feel like me and my fur best friend are working in line with one another, and just increasing our bond ~ Thank you Jon.

  • Gloria (Thursday, July 15 21 07:42 am BST)

    Jon came to our house to visit our 5 month old German sheperd who is very vocal towards other dogs. Jon spoke through the psychology of her behaviour which helped us understand our dog alot better. He provided a range of games and stepped through the all exercises. Jon spent a good few hours with us and provide up to 2 months worth of training materials (videos, tailored plan) and has checked in with us a good few weeks after our training. I would highly recommend Jon to anyone looking to understand their dog better and provide positive training and guidance.

  • Lucy King (Thursday, June 24 21 01:52 pm BST)

    Wow....Just wow. We have had over a years worth of trying to get our ESS engaged outdoors. Nothing beats outside, no toys, treats, rewards...zero recall, zero interest in us. It felt impossible to train a dog whos top reward is outdoors!Nothing we tried worked. She's a very clever dog, you name it, she can do it indoors but the moment she's one step outside we've lost her!!!She's super sensitive and needs real gentle handling. Well Jon just got her within minutes. Took it very steady and gently with her and within a very short time got her fully engaged with both of us outside, playing, toys,recall, middle recall, loads of treats and having fun instead of just charging around. We were at a complete loss of what to do with her to be able to get the dog we need/want as a family with young kids. Lots to work on but he knew exactly what would work with this pretty complex pup. I wish we found him sooner. Feeling really positive for getting the best out of her and getting the family dog we can truly enjoy outside. I can not thank you enough for your time today!

 
Holly Messines McDade reviewed CanineAssist — 5 star
 

Had our first training session at home. Just fantastic. Jon answered all our questions and supported us in getting Bane's training started. Highly recommend to friends, family actually anyone!!

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Susan Buck reviewed CanineAssist — 5 star

May 2 at 5:27pm
 

Fantastic, Jon has helped several of our rescue dogs and today my daughters dog Red .Wonderful advice for Ash to work on and a chance for Red to learn to meet and play in a relaxed calm manner. Jon is a  quiet calm trainer,very impressed!!

 

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Andrew Glisson reviewed CanineAssist — 5 star

Jon is very knowledgeable about modern training techniques and was really good looking after my 14 week old English Springer, Archer. Thanks

 

 

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Patricia Cragg(Monday, April 24 17 09:33 am BST)

Jon came to our rescue on 19th April,'re concerns about our rescue Springer Spaniel age 5. His excitablity was leading to hard mouthing. We have young grandchildren so this was a real concern. Jon's calm knowledge and instruction which we are following to the letter has led to an amazing transformation in both our lovely Springer and ourselves. A BIG Thank You Jon :) Would highly recommend.

 

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Sarah(Monday, April 17 17 12:37 pm BST)

Highly recommend . Willow is not good with other dogs and some people . She was very wary of Jon at first but she gradually allowed him to stroke her and bonded well with him. He worked with her in the garden also and was able to hold her at the fence whilst next doors dog was there and she didn't bark. Thankyou.

 

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Kate(Saturday, March 11 17 04:50 pm GMT)

Jon has helped us with Milo's fear towards other dogs. The improvement we have seen in him is amazing! He even stayed with Jon while we went away and had the best time! I would 100% recommend these services to anyone with a dog! Jon is brilliant.

 

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Joanna Repton(Wednesday, March 08 17 07:33 am GMT)

Had first consultation for our Beagle Beau! Found Jon to be very knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging. We have been given lots of tips to start us on our journey. Highly recommend!!

 

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Rosemary(Tuesday, March 07 17 04:12 pm GMT)

Jon has been amazing in putting us on the right path, the transformation within the session was fantastic...although we know that we have a long way to go still. We're looking forward to working with Jon more in the future and whilst Ethel is a lovely (to us!) little dog we can't wait to see what she becomes with the support of Canine Assist!

 

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Michelle Wright(Friday, October 21 16 06:58 am BST)

Jon was great with our beagle Alfie really explains and demonstrated everything well, taught us a lot and was very informative, gave us lots to work on with Alfie but made it easy to follow and was
great all round. Time for us to do the real hard work now but I highly recommend

 

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Keith Griffiths(Tuesday, September 20 16 07:41 am BST)

Wouldn't trust anyone else with my little guy Maverick

 

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Jemma Edwards(Sunday, June 05 16 06:30 pm BST)

We have been working with Jon since January with our highly reactive and excitable cocker spaniel. Since getting Louie he has always barked excessively at the sight of other dogs making walks
somewhat unbearable. After only a few sessions with Jon Louie's behaviour has improved dramatically. Jon has gently socialised him using stooge dogs building up to a short visit in the day care, then
a full afternoon where he was off lead and playing with Rebel and Chi Chi. We never thought he would ever be able to do that! Jon has since visited us at home with the gorgeous Dora and patiently
built up socialisation on a walk and then a run around the garden. Again we were so impressed this was possible! The barking is still an issue we are working on but it is reassuring to know that it
is pure over excitement and not aggression. We look forward to continuing working with Jon. He is so knowledgable and dedicated, he has been a massive help to us and Louie. I would definitely
recommend him to anyone with doggy issues.

 

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Kim McAree(Friday, April 15 16 12:32 pm BST)

I just wanted to say many thanks to Jon for all his help with my dogs Max and Izzy. I have followed his training plan for the last 2 months and already seen a huge improvement with the problems we
were having . I realise that it will be a long road but feel confident that with his advice we will get there in the end . I would highly recommend his services. He is very professional with a very
reasonable pricing policy.

 

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Margaret(Tuesday, March 08 16 08:45 am GMT)

The first consultation with Jon on a couple of problems we were having with our rescue dog, Bella, was really good and has given us the confidence to work with her and her issues. I would have no
hesitation in recommending Jon to anyone who has issues with their dog, big or small.

 

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Hannah Walch(Wednesday, December 23 15 10:57 am GMT)

Hi Jon....wanted to give you an update as it's been a while since you visited. Gem and Bella had one more scuffle following your visit but we stuck to the advice of removing ourselves if it was safe
to do so and it stopped within seconds. We thought about the discussion we had about leaving them alone together and after a week of no fighting decided to leave them together overnight so we could
still intervene if needed. Pleased to say that went well so after a week of being alone with us upstairs we tried our first short trip out leaving them in the kitchen. Again that seemed to go ok. Now
Gem will not leave Bella alone...but not in a negative way, they play together constantly until the fun police (Taz) breaks them up!! We've still got issues to work on with Gem which we'll get in
touch about in the new year but as far as my two dualling bitches goes...we've cracked it!! :)

 

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Ralph & Vanessa Anderson (& Monty)(Tuesday, December 01 15 09:41 pm GMT)

The visit was a great help to my confidence with Monty. It is slow progress, taking it in small chunks, but we are getting there.
Long walks seem to help. We still have some lead biting, we just try to be patient.

 

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Katie Hopewell(Monday, August 17 15 12:53 pm BST)

Hi Jon,

I just wanted to give you an update and also give you another huge thank you.

This weekend my parents have gone away from Thursday evening until this afternoon for the first time since we have got Duncan.

They left me with Duncan in complete confidence that there would be know problems. Which is thanks to the training you have provided us.

My sister came over a few times to keep me company but I was mainly on my own with Duncan, I didn't have any problems what so ever and he exceeded everyone's expectations.

I tried to keep him in his normal routine and it worked he was the most relaxed and happy he has ever been with me. The bond between me and Duncan has grown massively and he is now happy to come to
me while mum is sat next to me which he has never done before.

He has been a fantastic boy this weekend and I am glad I took time off work and got the opportunity to spend some quality time with Duncan while my parents got a well deserved break.

It has boosted all our confidence that my parents can have weekends/breaks away and trust Duncan with me or my sister.

This is all thanks to the help and advise you have provided us. It has changed our household as we aren't worried about how Duncan will react about things.

I can't thank you enough for what you have done for us, you have helped us find the true Duncan who is now comfortable and happy around all of us.

I would like to make a form of donation towards the doggy hotel/day care you run as this is an amazing service. If there is any equipment you would like for your garden please let me know otherwise I
would like to make a cash donation.

Thank you again for everything you have done for us and Duncan. I would highly recommend you to anyone and everyone who has any issue with their dog or puppy.

 

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Dave Bryan(Tuesday, July 21 15 06:41 pm BST)

Absolutely brilliant advice Jon, thank you!
Claire, Ruby and I really appreciated your help and advice. We learnt more in 2 hours, than we could have ever imagined.
HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended!!

 

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Katie Hopewell(Monday, May 25 15 09:38 am BST)

Our nervous unpredictable dog has finally turned a corner after one session with Jon.

This weekend for the first time since we got Duncan we have been able to have guests round. We have had a fantastic weekend with know problems thanks to the training and support we have
received.

I would recommend Jon to anyone who has a nervous dog and needs support. I look forward to our next session!!

 

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Carole Scholes(Friday, March 06 15 10:58 pm GMT)

We met Jon when we sought help for one of our puppies. Along with sound positive advice we were given, my puppies now attend daycare once a week and we are regular users of the dog hotel. I love
watching them in day care on Facebook. I just can\'t believe we\'ve been so lucky to find such overall care. Thank you.

 

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Ray Ferg(Wednesday, March 04 15 10:55 am GMT)

Jon is very knowledgeable with the dogs and their behavior and he provides an all round great service.
My Rottweiler/Bullmastiff got to spend time with a pack of dogs whilst we were away and I could access Facebook updates and photographs each day. It was brilliant to see her playing and relaxing with
other dogs. We initially took Freya to Jon because we felt she had developed a slight lead aggression on walks and Jon had a whole load of tips and advice. she has since improved and we are very
happy to know that she gets on with most other dogs and people. I would recommend Canine Assist to anyone!!

 

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Kathryn(Monday, March 02 15 09:49 am GMT)

5 star - Brilliant advice and training techniques! Ella (our dog) has many behaviour issues which we thought would be impossible to solve but within the consultation Jon showed us what Ella really
could do and it was fantastic! I would definatly recommend Jon 100%!

 

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Ann(Thursday, February 05 15 08:24 am GMT)

He is really good behavioural therapist he taught us a lot of things about our dogs behaviour that we could not work out why she was doing it like barking chewing her behaviour towards others her
behaviour towards us why she runs to door when some one comes why she runs around people when they come in so yes he is good at his job

 

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Karen & Kieron(Monday, January 26 15 12:14 pm GMT)

Great dog behaviourist really helped settle our worries over a new rescue dog. Fantastic day care too she loves it there and we know she very well cared for

 

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Wendy(Monday, January 26 15 12:13 pm GMT)

My first puppy, and I’m an over anxious first time Mum! Lottie loves spending time with Jon and all the other members of the household. From her first stay they have been brilliant with both her and
me making sure neither of us are stressed. Fabulous day and overnight care. Thank you.

 

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Steph(Thursday, October 09 14 05:04 pm BST)

I needed some back to basics training with my two dogs as I was beginning to lose confidence when out walking with them. Alfie my eldest dog developed a habit of barking at other dogs when out
walking, through not fault of his own, more to do with me developing a lack of confidence. After meeting Jon and listening to his sound advice we went out walking with him. It was clear to see the
issue lay with me, as I had no problems when I was walking with a calm approach. Since my first meeting I have had good days and bad days, but with more help from Jon in the coming months I hope to
improve so dog walking can become more enjoyable again. I would recommend Jon to anyone having dog related issues, it is so good to talk and listen with someone who understands and cares.

 

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Rebecca(Wednesday, October 01 14 05:07 pm BST)

Finlay absolutely loves his visits to Jon and the family. It's also proved fab for us to get snippets of how we can improve Finlay's overall environment and relationships with other dogs. Thank you
for all your help!

 

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Nicole(Monday, July 14 14 06:24 pm BST)

Jon and his family have been caring for our Lexie for around a year now. They provide an excellent service and are always there to support us whenever we need any advice or training. Lexie always
enjoys going to both doggy day care and the dog hotel, she sees it as her second home and always comes back to us smiling. I really Couldn't ask for a better family to care for out dog. Thank you so
much.

 

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Dawn Burns(Sunday, May 11 14 04:34 pm BST)

Our mum was a nervous pack leader, which wasn't a good disposition to have with us two youngsters. Luckily mum found Jon at Canine Assist. We all took to Jon's calm, positive approach, especially
mum! Jon even came to school with me one evening. We met Rebel for a long walk one day,
he"s cool. We feel mum has come on in leaps and bounds in confidence, I do test her occasionally, just to make sure, Boosh says thats a naughty thing to do but she's a goody two shoes. Anyway, thank
you Jon, our mum now really enjoys her walks and we're happy to tag along! love from Rowdy

 

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Sunny & Annie Hallam(Sunday, May 04 14 05:13 pm BST)

Mum arranged for me to spend a few days with Jon and his family and Rugus and Rebel while she was off partying with her mates. This was a much better idea as I got to meet some other nice dogs and
was taken proper walks instead of being turned out in an exercise area. Even got to one of my favourite swimming places- and I could get in a sofa if I felt like it.. Luxury!! Jon seems to think a
bit like me which is ace. I can't wait for mum to go off partying again as I had a fab time. Thanks Jon &co big licks all round! Sunny

 

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Lee Marshall(Tuesday, April 22 14 12:34 pm BST)

Canine assist has been a wonderful experience for us, a breath of fresh air. Our dog, Chester is very anxious and fearful and Jon has worked wonders in a short space of time and given us hope that
over time he will become the dog we want. Jon is extremely caring and has a real passion for dogs. I will certainly use his excellent dog hotel again in the future.

 

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Deb & Gary(Friday, April 11 14 08:53 am BST)

Dylan loves doggy hotel and cant wait to come again in June for 8 days, we struggle to get him past the end of the road he is so eager to visit again!

 

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Sheryll & Steve(Sunday, April 06 14 09:57 am BST)

Henry loves coming to stay at jon's he has ha so much fun playing with rebel and rufus. We can go away happy knowing that Henry is well looked after and treated as one of the family we wouldn't leave
him with anyone else. Thank you Jon

 

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les gladdin(Saturday, April 05 14 06:06 pm BST)

Les Sandiacre, at our wits end with our dogs fighting the vets recommended canine assist and jons first visit really gave us hope and confidence we are still in the process of working with jon but so
far there as been a significant change for the good in our dogs would recommend jons services to any dog owner

 

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Carla Etches(Friday, April 04 14 02:37 pm BST)

My hero!
Every dog owner needs a canine assist in their life! I can go away and relax knowing Riley is having fun in his 'second home'!
You have also helped me help Riley over come separation anxiety and basically given me an incite in to his mind.
I would, and do, recommend you to everyone :)

 

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Angie(Saturday, November 09 13 09:47 am GMT)

Canine Assist were flexible to fit into our busy lifestyle, Jon listened to our concerns and addressed each one in turn. Jon had a calm, patient and firm approach with Alfie and we have already
recommended Canine Assist to our family and friends.

 

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Dawn(Friday, May 24 13 05:04 pm BST)

Jon delivered a calm, patient, kind and positive approach with very clear 1 to 1 guidance - the treatment plan was easy to follow. The service we received from Canine Assist was excellent.

 

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Annabel - Long Eaton(Thursday, November 22 12 09:46 pm GMT)

The service was fantastic, well worth every penny!
Advice given was practical and straight forward, the one to one training was extremely clear, the children are now much more at ease. Jon interacted brilliantly with Archie (he made it look so
easy)and Without a doubt, if anyone had any issues I would highly recommend Jon to visit.

 

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Dawn - Long Eaton(Monday, June 18 12 05:24 pm BST)

The overall service was excellent. An easy to follow treatment plan & 1 to 1 training that was excellent. Jon had great interaction with Saffi. I will certainly be recommending Canine Assist.

 

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Anne - Stapleford(Saturday, March 24 12 08:19 pm GMT)

I was realy pleased with the advice Jon gave me and it made what seemed a impossible task possible, It was very easy once I was shown and told the correct way to deal with the problems. It was
clearly explained and anything I didn’t fully understand was explained in detail to me. Jon's interaction with my dogs was very good, I would definitely recommend Canine Assist

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