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  • 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!

  • Beth Windsor (Wednesday, June 23 21 09:48 pm BST)

    I am absolutely thrilled with how young Raven is coming on since you came out to us, can't thank you enough!

    Almost 2 weeks ago, on recommendation Jon came out to meet and assess my 9 month old Dobermann, Raven. A lovely natured girl, she is so excitable in every way, leaps at people, jumps up at every opportunity and a real puller on a lead. So much so, I went from a half choke collar to a halti, purely for safety reasons while out as she's strong enough to pull you over, which she did once.

    The remarkable change in her in less than 2 weeks is quite unbelievable...

    Jon quickly sized her up and could see that she was indeed very excitable but also so keen to please and a quick learner.

    After being shown how to play the 'prey' mode chase game and the swap 2 toys game, both which she absolutely loves, I find that the 10mins routine before a walk has calmed her and helped hugely in such a positive and importantly, safe way.

    I took it back to basics as advised by Jon by walking only very short distances several times a day for the first week and also concentrating on coming out of the front door quietly.

    Week 2 and she waits until she's given 'ok' before she leaves the house, we stroll round the village already and the halti is nowhere to be seen.

    Still ongoing work, but I'm thrilled with how she's getting on, she's becoming an absolute pleasure to take out and we're both really enjoying our walks!

    Thank you so much Jon, a 'drag around' is fast becoming a distant memory!

    Beth and Raven 😁♥️

  • Martha Wilso (Friday, June 18 21 02:53 pm BST)

    I am so glad we decided to get Jon's help in training our baby girl. She is 8 weeks and we've just started working on training with her. As an Autistic first time dog AND puppy owner, I can sometimes struggle taking instruction but Jon is clear with his descriptions and is great at ensuring myself and my partner understand what he is explaining. Even without thinking about training, having him to reassure and help us in doing the best we can to set our puppy up for a great confident life is a godsend. Before he came for our first session I felt like crying and very overwhelmed with the different and contradicting bits of information I was gettnig from friends, family and the internet (I'm never googling a dog problem again!!!).Without a doubt, enlisting Jon is the best choice we have or could make at this point in our Puppy's life. Thank you Jon!

  • Louise (Friday, June 18 21 02:52 pm BST)

    We love our cockapoo Murphy. He’s playful, adorable, a real bundle of fluffy fun. That is until he goes outdoors. Then Murphy turns into a lead pulling, bike chasing, barking ball of energy!We spoke with Jon originally to help us understand how to help Murphy to walk nicely on lead, and how to help him refrain from barking at every dog, cat and postman that we meet on our daily walks. Jon quickly built a good rapport with all of us (Murphy included), and had a really easy going manner, putting us all at ease. He provided clear direction throughout the morning he spent with Murphy, at a pace that ensured we were able to follow. We have a clear route forward and a plan to follow, and feel confident that before long those we encounter on our walks will see the ‘real’ Murphy :-)

  • Maria (Friday, June 11 21 07:38 am BST)

    Absolutely fantastic. Can’t recommend Jon highly enough! So enthusiastic and knowledgable and explained everything so well. Nothing seemed to phase Jon and he was patient and kind with both us and our fur baby! It was a pleasure to see him work and we felt reassured and confident in our future training and progress.

  • Sammie Sam (Friday, June 11 21 07:35 am BST)

    Jon is such a friendly bloke.
    He’s helped us so much with our Springerdor who likes to chase lights and shadows.
    I couldn’t recommend him enough, genuinely lovely man. Very very knowledgable and passionate about his work. It was a pleasure to meet him.

  • Lauren Perkins (Friday, June 11 21 07:35 am BST)

    Jon is such a patient, friendly & approachable man. He’s helped us so so much in getting our Cockapoo on the path to a happier, calmer life! Nothing is too much for him, and he’s always on hand to give support. I couldn’t recommend him enough !

  • Kate Gray (Monday, June 07 21 07:35 am BST)

    Unbelievable Results!
    My dog - a 20month old 'covid puppy' Springador - has been labelled 'untrainable' by other dog trainers. Having worked through Jon's online training provision and a heap of Whatsapp support, we had our first face to face session yesterday. And I honestly can't believe the results! A dog that was a complete pulling and lungeing nightmare to walk is now loose lead walking like a champion and - more importantly - I now know how to better handle him. Jon has sent through a comprehensive training plan for me to follow, and any questions I have he answers quickly and clearly. I honestly can't believe the difference two hours with him has made and I'm definitely booking in for more!

  • Sam Proctor (Monday, June 07 21 07:34 am BST)

    First time I’ve met Jon today. Needed help with my Springerdor, who has been chasing lights and shadows recently. Jon’s knowledge was immense and I learnt so much. Nothing was too much trouble. Genuine lovely bloke, very passionate about his work.

  • Leah (Monday, June 07 21 07:33 am BST)

    Great session
    The session with Jon was great, he was very knowledgeable and was able to address our concerns from the outset. It was very interesting to watch him interacting with our dog, who he formed an almost instantaneous bond with. Can’t wait to see how things move forward.

  • Andi (Monday, June 07 21 07:23 am BST)

    Jon gave us so much help and followed up with techniques we could use after the initial 2 hour slot. Tips and tricks to help with toileting and stress management . I think Dinky and Dino missed him when he left.

  • Mia (Monday, June 07 21 07:22 am BST)

    !!! Excellent dog trainer !!!
    Jon is a fantastic dog trainer who has really helped not only our 9month old German Shepard but also has restored our confidence back into dog trainers and what are dogs full potential is. He really knows what he’s doing and has the ability to put you (the owner) at ease if you are feeling a little nervous or stressed. He is full of patience and all round the best dog trainer we’ve found so far as well as reliable as he really puts effort into the sessions and time he has with your dog. Our dogs main issue was socialisation due to lock down so there is a lot of work to still do but moving forward with Jon we now feel hopeful and excited about what’s to come.

  • Carter (Monday, June 07 21 07:21 am BST)

    Absolutely fantastic what Jon got my dog carter to do within 5 mins of meeting him I was amazed. Has given us great tools to continue training and now I am actually looking for to walks rather than that feeling of dread. Thank you Jon

  • Jane Webster (Saturday, May 29 21 09:24 am BST)

    Since jon Davidson came to see me , I think my dog as changed personality. He was very guarding of objects that he would bare teeth , growl and getting near him (well you had to be careful) . Then jon came did work with me ,explained why fudge was doing what he was doing , show us how to help fudge. Then bingo , fudge was doing as jon had told us he would . We still work with fudge it calmed him down and I have a new fudge. We would not have been able to do this without jon. 10 stars jon. Would recommend jon to anyone . I am so grateful. And jon talks to you not at you.

  • Mia (Saturday, May 29 21 09:21 am BST)

    Jon is a fantastic dog trainer who has really helped not only our 9month old German Shepard but also has restored our confidence back into dog trainers and what are dogs full potential is. He really knows what he’s doing and has the ability to put you (the owner) at ease if you are feeling a little nervous or stressed. He is full of patience and all round the best dog trainer we’ve found so far as well as reliable as he really puts effort into the sessions and time he has with your dog. Our dogs main issue was socialisation due to lock down so there is a lot of work to still do but moving forward with Jon we now feel hopeful and excited about what’s to come.

  • Rachel (Friday, May 21 21 08:23 am BST)

    The most amazing, awesome and inspirational session with Jon today. This was our 2nd Session with Jon, and I was again overwhelmed with his Training. Lester responded to Jon's Guidance and Techniques and he provided us with the Skills to nature our adorable Puppy Lester. JON - Thank You for the session today - We have already practiced the "Watch Me" Technique and will be continuing tomorrow with the Door Protocol - You are Simply BRILLIANT 😁

  • Hayley & Robert (Wednesday, May 19 21 07:42 am BST)

    ** highly recommend ** Thank you Jon for all your help with us and Samuel. We learnt so much and you were just great at explaining things. We can’t wait to train Samuel.

  • Lauren (Wednesday, May 19 21 07:40 am BST)

    Jon is such a patient, friendly & approachable man. He’s helped us so so much in getting our Cockapoo on the path to a happier, calmer life! After 1 session Rolo is a different Dog. Nothing is too much for him, and he’s always on hand to give support. I couldn’t recommend him enough !

  • Serena Cox (Friday, April 30 21 04:56 pm BST)

    Before we met Jon we were struggling with our 15 month old labrador. He pulled constantly on the lead, was unpredictable with other dogs and his recall was very hit and miss. We have been using Jon's training methods consitently for just over six weeks now and have seen huge improvements in our dog's behaviour. He is calmer and happier, and so are we! I no longer dread taking him out for a walk and have a much clearer understanding of his cues and how to manage situations to achieve a better outcome for him. Jon offers a range of packages and online courses and we have met with him twice so far, once on zoom and once in person. We are following several of the online courses, which are excellent. Everything is broken down into segments and it's such a joy to see our dog develop and to see the training progress. Jon is very highly qualified and experienced and his methods work. I only wish we had met him a year ago. Thanks Jon, you've really changed things for us.

  • Jamie Wadsworth (Wednesday, April 28 21 09:10 am BST)

    I couldn’t recommend Jon Davison & Canine Assist more - please head over and visit his page if you have ANY struggles with your dog, old or new, puppy or grown up.
    Jon’s methods come from a HUGE wealth of knowledge and accreditation (he’s studied dogs and dog behaviour for the last 20 years or so) and so understands what you may be going through and HAS A SOLUTION FOR YOU!
    Don’t struggle alone - be the best owner for your dog and let Jon help you on that journey.

  • Leanne Simpson (Tuesday, April 27 21 01:30 pm BST)

    I got in touch with Jon and from the moment he answered the phone ( during lockdown) we had found the one 5* dog trainer in our eye. We can’t recommend him enough! He give some amazing things to work on including links to help us of videos of himself with his pride and joys (dogs). Soon as Jon knew he could get back to work he booked us in. Jon gives you plenty of options of training packages to choose from and at an amazing price. He is worth his weight in gold. We had our first one to one session and the progress we have seen from our puppy from that day moving forward is amazing.

  • Jane - Elizabeth Taylor (Tuesday, April 20 21 08:30 am BST)

    I’m impressed! Jon has had years of experience training and working with dogs and it shows. Speaking to him you can tell he keeps up to date with the latest dog training techniques and understands how dogs minds work. Not outdated methods but an approach that works and literally had my Golden Retriever, Henry, eating out of his hand! He accomplished so much within the 2 hour consultation and even though I’ve read books and watched videos on dog training he taught me so much. I was amazed to see such a fast response and great results that I can build on over the next 8 weeks through the resources Jon sends me and the ongoing support he offers. I feel confident that Henry’s jumping up, door charging and resource guarding will be helped.
    If you have any training needs or behavioural issues with your dog, call Jon at Canine Assist! You won’t be disappointed!

  • Mabel Labrador-Litchfield (Friday, April 16 21 08:55 am BST)

    Highly recommended. I’d tried various trainers previously but Jon was like a breath of fresh air. Simple instructions (for dog and owner).
    Easy to repeat once he’s gone.
    And more importantly great results.
    Thank you.

  • James Harvey (Friday, April 16 21 08:55 am BST)

    Jon is clearly a professional. Very patient and understanding with you and your dogs needs. I had the 4 session package and was perfect!

  • Andrea Hill (Friday, March 26 21 10:12 am GMT)

    From the moment Jon came to the door his training of our 6mnth rescue Cockapoo had begun. He very quickly got a measure of our dog and the appropriate way how to gain her trust as she's quite anxious and skittish. With clever play and a very calm approach she began to settle and he could move on to assess our main concerns resource guarding , lead work, and how to handle difficult situations. It was such a full session we are grateful that Jon follows up what we covered in an email and things we can continue working on at home. The initial meeting was to see if we were comfortable with his way of training which was a resounding Yes. !! His patience with her and the no pressure approach just reinforcing with praise and treats is absolutely the right way for us . His experience and insight is impressive and we can't wait to organise further sessions. Jon was recommended by a friend and I would have no hesitation in doing the same.

  • Dean & Rachel (Friday, March 26 21 10:11 am GMT)

    Jon came for the first consultation with our 3 Month Puppy this Morning. It was truly amazing to watch Jon with Lester. Jon is AMAZING and BRILLIANT. A lot to take in, but Jon was very personable, friendly and inspiring - We can not Thank You enough Jon .

  • Rachel McInally (Friday, March 26 21 10:11 am GMT)

    Jon came to see our 3 Month Old Puppy Lester this Morning. Jon is truly amazing. He has given us easy and achievable (hopefully!) techniques to help stimulate and train Lester. Jon had such a gentle and calming persona about him. Jon is nothing but AWESOME - We can not wait to work with Jon so that we can become the best Owners of such an amazing Dog - Jon is an Inspirational Trainer.

  • Alison (Friday, March 19 21 12:53 pm GMT)

    I must share a proud Mum moment. Since your visit we have been working on distract, mark, treat and desensitisation to large black dogs with Reggie, following all your advice. Today she achieved a beach walk and play session with 4 big dogs. I was really so very proud of her. She had never been this close to Big Black dogs before; such a long way from the major barker we had at the beginning. Big up to you as we were really lost and despondent when we came to you. I just wanted to let you know that we also watch all your videos and we really appreciate them greatly. Thank you for your advice. Have a great weekend. Alison

  • Emma Walker (Friday, March 19 21 08:56 am GMT)

    His attention to detail is amazing!! Sprinkles is a cross breed mastiff so is big and strong even at 8 months I swear she walks me!! After just 2 hours we were at a really good point where I could walk up and down outside our house with no pulling.....I was actually in control!!! Can't wait to practice and get more confident to tackle a proper walk with the whole family 😊

  • Becky Caplan (Friday, March 19 21 08:51 am GMT)

    Jon came out to me as a welfare case, been in touch for a while. soon as it got to much he was there to assist me. had an Amazing 2 hour session tailored to my pups needs. lots of games to carry on practicing at home and very positive to get my pups bad habits stopped. very happy

  • Sharon (Friday, February 19 21 12:11 pm GMT)

    I would highly recommend Jon of Canine Assist. Over the years Jon has helped with a range of situations with my Rottweiler Kayleigh as well as having her as a holiday boarder on many occasions.Kayleigh was a re-home and only knew a few commands. I had a couple of 1-2-1’s on West Park with Jon and her heel walking and recall are now brilliant. She is not really food motivated so we found that a squeaky toy did the trick!She is scared of a lot of dogs so when we asked Jon if she could come stay while we were going on holiday, he introduced her gradually to Rebel and the other guests and she became a regular visitor.One of the most kind and accommodating things was when my elderly father had a kitchen fire that left his house uninhabitable. My Dad went into a care home and Jon took my dads dog, Winston in without a blink of an eye. Winston was with Jon for some weeks and he arranged times when I could pick him up and take him to the Care home to visit my father and the other residents. Then when my father passed away, Jon stepped up again and look after Winston for a few days while we got sorted and then again on the day of the funeral. Then, as we relocated to France, Jon has helped me with advise on explaining Kayleigh’s behaviour to the French trainer who also has lodgings.And then as if he hasn’t helped enough - recently I was able to join in with a Q&A session for my friends extremely naughty young dog that I was looking after and I am pleased to say I have him walking nicely on his new harness and not lunging and passing cars although I haven’t cured the barking in the car! Yet!

  • Chantelle Cox (Friday, February 19 21 12:10 pm GMT)

    I didn't realise how valuable a dog trainer of Jon's ability would be until I took on two German Shepherds!! Having had dogs all my life, mostly Labradors, I thought I was quite a good dog owner and knew how to train dogs until Hilda and Gary the German Shepherds arrived! I knew I needed a dog trainer to help me and having spoken to quite a few Jon was the only one that was not only interested in the dogs but also me. I cannot tell you how grateful I am I have found him, he is so kind, understanding and really gets where my anxiety comes from. From the first moment he met Gary and Hilda they were so taken with him. The reason I had called him was because they had been attacked by a neighbours dog at 14 weeks and they appeared to be showing signs of stress. Immediately I could relax, it felt like they had known him forever. We spent a lot of time going over the issues I had and Jon had so much patience it was incredible. This man is just brilliant, not only does he help the dog but he also helps the owner. Yes I was arrogant to think I knew about training dogs but Jon has been brilliant and taught me so much, I have to say that thanks to Jon I am now more 'dog'.My journey was not complete though, I have had issues with Hilda and have had to call on Jon several times for advice. He always takes my call, we can discuss the issues and he is so generous with his knowledge, expertise and time. When I call him it is fantastic that I can talk through my worries with him and he not only gives me help but can also back it up with genuine examples.I can honestly say that I have learnt more about dogs than I thought possible since I have known Jon and feel like he is a really safe pair of hands for when I have problems. I never recommend anybody however, I have recommended Jon to several friends knowing that they will not be let down. I have followed his online tutorials and they have been invaluable, each lesson is easy to understand and at a pace that really helps the dog and owner. Having a GSD that has been diagnosed with bi-lateral hip dysplasia my first port of call was Jon. We talked it through and I signed up to a couple of courses where he would learn new skills with his nose! He loves it and it wears him out without any stress on his hips. How brilliant is that!!Please believe me when I say I do not know where I would be without Jon (to the point he is now on my speed dial). I cannot recommend him highly enough - brilliant guy. Thank you Jon

  • Greg (Friday, February 19 21 12:09 pm GMT)

    Jon is brilliant. His knowledge and willingness to share and genuine desire to help us over the years has been incredible. He has helped us so much with our troubled boy for over 5 years now, where others have been unable to help or simply suggest we give up on him. His commitment and determination to help us never waivers and our boy has come on leaps and bounds as a result over the years, he has and continues to teach us so much! The work jon puts into him and the work and development he puts into himself to continue to learn and develop himself to better help our boy continue to amaze me.

  • Gem Smith (Friday, February 19 21 10:38 am GMT)

    I have had the pleasure of knowing Jon for many years now, and in the last four years especially he has been a massive influence over my own training. He kindly allowed me to shadow his work when I was studying for my own canine behaviour qualification and has provided me with constant support ever since. Jon is constantly studying and learning so if you want the most scientifically up to date help for your dog then Canine Assist is the place to go.If Jon cannot help your dog then no one can, he is an amazing trainer and behaviourist and a true inspiration to the rest of us.Gemma, Red Robin Dog Training

  • Sarah (Friday, February 19 21 10:38 am GMT)

    I was so lucky to be referred to Jon when my puppy was rejected by another daycare provider, who labelled him as aggressive and unmanageable. In reality, he was a young pup learning boundaries and once he was under Jon's patient supervision he was able to learn how to socialise with other dogs and happily be separated from me for extended periods while I work or go on holiday.Whilst the primary service that I use is daycare and boarding, Jon has taught me many positive training methods to work and play with my dog which has turned him into the well-rounded 6-year old family pet that he now is. He isn't perfect but, thanks to Jon, I have a lot more understanding and insight into his behaviour and how to manage issues, which helps to reduce stress levels for both me - and my dog.I wouldn't hestitate to recommend Jon to anyone who wants to have a better relationship with their dog, or who is struggling with unwanted behaviour. He clearly adores dogs and cares about their welfare - you only have to see the relationship he has with his own dogs for evidence. Take a look at his facebook page for other rave reviews from happy guardians.

  • Dawn Burns (Friday, February 19 21 10:37 am GMT)

    I have found the course extremely helpful. The clear, concise instructions help you to feel the training is achievable in a happy, positive way. The videos are short and sweet which is paramount when caring for a lively puppy.In such a short space of time I have quite a well mannered puppy and tools to distract him when he is having his ‘wild’ time. The course is also very useful to create a good routine in your dogs daily life. Each day we have something to work towards, we’re bonding and using up excess energy.

  • Dawn (Friday, February 19 21 10:27 am GMT)

    I have found the course extremely helpful. The clear, concise instructions help you to feel the training is achievable in a happy, positive way. The videos are short and sweet which is paramount when caring for a lively puppy.In such a short space of time I have quite a well mannered puppy and tools to distract him when he is having his ‘wild’ time. The course is also very useful to create a good routine in your dogs daily life. Each day we have something to work towards, we’re bonding and using up excess energy.

  • Holly (Friday, February 19 21 10:26 am GMT)

    Jon has been absolutely amazing with our very nervous border collie from the very first meeting. Our collie was nervous of everything and became reactive in most situations especially around strangers and Jon has helped us using his expert knowledge to train her to be more confident and taught us to understand how we can help her to not react in situations. Jon has such a huge passion for dogs which is clear as soon as you meet him and his friendly, calm manner combined with his amazing knowledge of canine behaviour makes the perfect dog trainer. We are forever grateful to Jon for helping us with Merry and I will 100% recommend Jon to anyone who is looking for a dog trainer but particularly anyone who feels like there is no hope for their nervous dog, there is and it is Jon.

  • Jessie (Friday, February 19 21 10:25 am GMT)

    We've been sending our Dog to Jon's for around 4ish years now and i wouldn't trust anybody else to have my dog. Jarvis is quite an extreme case with some of his issues yet when hes with Jon hes so much better. To be able to have someone close to home who is more than capable of looking after Jarvis at daycare and over night stays is amazing.The training Jon has showed us has helped massively with Jarvis, his behavior has got so much better since we've had training sessiosns and since Jarvis has been going to day care.He goes to Jon's for Day Care every Monday and he has the best time, its the only place Jarvis gets to be around other dogs, in a controlled environment and he feels safe there and i feel hes very well cared for and treated like a family pet like he does all the dogs he has.I recommend Jon/Canine Assist to anyone who is having trouble with their dogs behavior or just needs day care or simple training help :)

 
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

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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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