Brilliant! Our greyhound Rocky had been freezing outside our house for maximum 2 hours at a time and this had been going on everyday for at least two months! We tried absolutely everything to get him to move but nothing would work! We were recommended Angela through the Greyhound Trust and she managed to fix this within an hours visit and now it takes no longer than a minute to get him in the house! She has also given us great advice on his toilet training. I would advise anyone who needs behaviour advice to contact Angela, she’s amazing! - Paul
One of the best £s I’ve ever spent!
I booked a one to one session with Angela to assist with my lovely labradoodle puppy, Hamish. The experience was fantastic from the moment I contacted her. Angela was approachable, flexible and efficient with booking a session.
From the moment Angela arrived at our house it was clear that she had a wonderful touch with dogs and was very knowledgeable. In 1.5 hours we covered all my concerns from mouthing/biting, recall, jumping up, recreational barking and crate training.
Angela’s techniques are based upon positive reinforcement which was important to me. I found that there was no need to repeat commands or tell Hamish to “stop”, which had previously been so demoralising for me and probably not great for Hamish either.
I was able to put the techniques Angela taught me into practice straightaway and I was astounded by how effective they were, so quickly. Within 24 hours my relationship with Hamish was transformed and we have continued to build upon that ever since thanks to Angela.
I only wish I had contacted Angela sooner and recommend everyone books a one to one session with her in the early stages of having a puppy to start on the right footing.
I had attended other puppy training classes (small group sessions) with Hamish before contacting Angela and I must say that not all trainers are the same and advice we were given elsewhere from trainers caused more problems than it solved.
Angela also gave me a really useful puppy training guide which I read from cover to cover and still refer to - her services are great value for money.
I cannot recommend this lady highly enough.- Sarah
We can not recommend Angela enough! We were at the end of our tether with our out of control Frenchie, barking and showing aggression towards dogs and people! Angela completely transformed him and gave us the help and support we needed! She is calm, reassuring and incredibly knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much for all your help :) - Jon
Highly recommend Greatest K9, I've been to and had advice for bad reactivity with other trainers to no avail.
Within half an hour my Labrador Brent was walking beautifully on the lead and found ways to reduce the reactivity.
After the training session I've received a detailed plan with lots of ways to work with Brent to make him less reactive and generally a calmer, happier dog.
Couldn't be any happier with the help. - Ben
We can highly recommend Angela from Greatest K9 having recently sought her help to curb some behaviours that our Goldendoodle, had developed over the last 18 months or so - the most pressing one being barking at anything and everything that came within earshot of our home.
Angela clearly has both vast knowledge and experience which enabled her to diagnose the problem on her first visit and to guide us on the changes we needed to make to eliminate the excessive barking.
The impact of the changes Angela recommended were immediate and transformative. The barking has stopped and he is now an altogether much calmer and more relaxed doodle. We had not dared hope that something that had become so ingrained (he is 4 years old) could be solved so quickly and simply. Angela's second visit has been equally as valuable on a broader range of subjects. Her advice is always simple to follow, logical and successful. Her visit was followed up with a detailed written report which was so useful to refer back to. Unsurprisingly, much of the work is about training the humans rather than the dogs. Thank you Angela - we will definitely be using your service again. - Penny
Angela is the best! Bath's very own dog whisperer! We worked with her both in our home and at her puppy classes and her advice was invaluable in teaching me and my two children how to train our new puppy. I would recommend her without hesitation and can't wait for the next round of classes. - Charlie
I would give Angela more than 5 stars if I could. She has been so helpful with our Frenchie who is obsessed with food and has a problem with resource guarding! Angela is incredible value for money too, and provides ongoing help virtually which helps during these times. If you're on the fence with who to go to to help your pooch, I would highly recommend choosing Angela!! - Amy
I would HIGHLY recommend Angela to anyone that wants a well-trained and a happy dog. I got in contact with Angela when I got my fearful border collie puppy. Angela has helped us so much with all the training, from the very basic to now working on some more advanced practices. Every time I got more training advice from Angela, I was amazed at how much I can do to challenge my dog and how knowledgable Angela is. Email support is such a savior too... I was great to know that Angela was there for us during the dark times where I wanted to pull my hair out. I have also learnt how much there is with training since I met Angela, and that training does not just give you a well-behaved dog, but it also makes your dog more mentally stimulated and happy! - Annalise
I cannot rate higher but if I could I definitely would. Angela helped us with our new puppy Indie. Only one session with Angela and I can see changes and progress already. She helped us with basic puppy training, recall and lead walking. It was 1.5h and that was enough to start with! If anyone is having problems or need help with new puppy I would recommend 100%! Angela is a true dog whisperer! Thank you!!!! - Justyna
Angela was great from the moment I contacted her she was so thorough down to the consultation form, booking etc. As soon as she stepped in the door training started. Angela was so calm and patient. I got so much information from only an hour and a half with her and I got the correct training I needed to help my french bulldog in just that one session I felt a sigh of relief that I could help my dog with her reactivity and instantly we both relaxed. I’m so happy with the help that was received. She was just what we needed and I would highly recommend! - Stef
Angela’s vast knowledge and advice had given me the confidence to raise my first ever puppy. I started with three 121 sessions and was provided with many activities, training ideas as well as breed specific information. As my puppy approached adolescence, she was there to help with any questions I threw at her and really made sense with all of her suggestions. She breaks down behaviours in a very easy understandable way and fits in the personal lifestyle aspect of the client. The ongoing email support is such a great lifeline and I will not hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing help. Thanks Angela for helping me shape my dog into a wonderful companion. - Ollie
We highly recommend Angela! We had a Behaviour Consultation for our two year old Dachshound that has been struggling with lead walking and separation anxiety and our experience with Angela was just amazing! She was patient, positive and kind, and throughout the session we got lots of tips and techniques. After only one session we can see a big difference in our dogs behaviour – he is more confident and happy – and also in how we as owners behave and communicate. After our consultation we received a thorough report on what we should continue working on. All Angela’s feedback makes so much sense and we left the session feeling very optimistic about the future! This is a great investment for a long life with dogs. Thank you! - Johanne
We had a one on one session with Angela where she evaluated the behaviour of our three dogs and then wrote us a detailed report on how to go about changing some unwanted behaviours. During the hour session in our home Angela managed to get the dogs to do things we never thought possible (waiting patiently for a command to eat, when a food bowl was in front of them) and then a few days later we received a report on how to address lots of other issues. I'm very pleased to say that our dogs are now behaving so much better and me and my wife feel that we have control of them rather than being the other way round. Recall, walking calmly on a lead, not jumping up at guest and staying off the sofa's are all areas we have seen massive improvement. Angela's advice has been invaluable and i would definitely recommend her. My wife and I had been sceptical about getting someone to help us as we believed that dogs aged over 6 would find it hard to be retrained, but after just one week we started to see results and are very pleased with Angela's service!!! - Tom
Angela has been such a great help with our golden retriever puppy. We have done both puppy and adolescent classes along with 1-2-1 training and her insight has been invaluable. We have seen huge improvements with her help and I would highly recommend her to anyone! - Tom
I first heard of Angela when a friend bought a Border Collie puppy and remembered how he enthused what an amazing dog trainer she was and how she stopped him getting into bad habits from the outset. So, when I was mad enough to buy two male (brother) Working Cocker Spaniel puppies, I booked Angela for 3 puppy training sessions at my home to start 3 days after we bought them home and she immediately had an impact on us and them. She is so calm, encouraging and makes the training (the humans get trained!!) so simple and completely common sense. I genuinely can’t recommend her enough and know we’ll be asking her to return again when our puppies are nearly a year to work on new skills. - Lisa
Angela has been a godsend! Her training techniques have worked wonders on my puppy and doing 1:1 sessions during COVID has been fantastic in place of puppy classes. I can’t recommend or thank her enough. She is patient, friendly and makes training really easy. Thank you for your help! - Gillian
I would highly recommend Angela. She helped me with my Border Collie cross puppy Magic. As a first time puppy owner I felt quite overwhelmed but Angela explained the reasons for Magic’s behaviour to me, and how to channel her working breed energy positively. The training also put my mind at rest because I was reassured that everything about her behaviour is completely normal and to be expected.
The things that were most valuable and that Angela helped me manage/explained to me in one Skype and one in person meeting were:
- How to manage extreme puppy biting/hanging on clothes
- How to play and with what items to play to avoid biting people
- How to teach a puppy to settle without being in the crate
- The importance of regular sleep time for puppies and how to create a clear structure
- How to correct a puppy when biting and other unwanted behaviour gets out of control
- How to build confidence and calmness outside on the lead before moving on to the next level of obedience training
- How long and what to train with a puppy and what an appropriate exercise schedule is
- Managing my own expectations and being reassured that her progress to date is sufficient
I got far more out of the two sessions than I ever expected, and it has allowed me to train my puppy with consistency and confidence, thus improving the relationship with her. As we progress I will definitely be seeking Angela’s help again. - Sabine
We have recently adopted a rescue dog and needed some guidance. Angela gave us insight about the breed. We were trying to train a hound in the same way we did with our Labrador! It was not working! Angela observed the dogs at the house and told us what we were doing wrong and how to correct it. She did the same when we take our walk outside in the park. In the two days which followed the consultation, I could already see a big difference and I am quickly building a bond with my dog. Angela sent us a detailed report after the consultation and it is now our "bible" to refer to. We would highly recommend Angela: she is patient, knowledgeable and she clearly loves her job! Dank Angela! - Francesca
I used to be so stressed to go for outside with my new puppy and let her off the lead, but now I’m more confident and we are enjoying our walks together! It only took a session for me to realise what I was doing wrong. I’m hoping I won’t have any issues with my dog in the future but if I will I’m contacting Angela straight away! Worth any money!
Thank you Angela - Kicia
Angela has such a lovely calm approach to my 7 month old Labrador. He was turning into bit of a lad, running up to other dogs and lunging on the lead. So I booked 3 sessions at home. The training Angela gave both myself and Maverick made perfect sense and was easy to bring into our daily routine. He is doing amazingly well and we are both still enjoying learning. It has made such a strong bond between us. I would most definitely use her services again and would highly recommend her. Many Thanks Angela! - Helen
Angela has got us and our puppy Layla off to the best possible start. From the first Skype session we had before Layla even arrived, to our most recent 121 session 10 weeks on - all of Angela’s insights have been invaluable. We’ve built a great foundation with Layla thanks to her; now it’s up to us to keep practicing! If you are looking for a dog trainer, I really couldn’t recommend her highly enough. - Catrin
Have just finished a 6 week group course with Angela and couldn’t recommend it enough. We have learnt so much and can’t believe how much improvement our spaniel has made in such a short period. Angela is just brilliant, super knowledgeable, relaxed and friendly. We will miss going every Monday night - Adam
I've hardly ever written a review on here but can’t recommend Angela highly enough. She’s been of so much help with my cocker spaniel puppy during 1:1s, I feel so much more confident in training him after Angela’s sessions. She’s super patient with all my questions and so knowledgeable about all things dog! We’ve been going to the group puppy classes too which are great fun. Would recommend the 1:1 sessions without any hesitation :) - Beth
We booked a set of 3 1-2-1 sessions with Angela for our 15 week old cockapoo puppy, Teddy. Angela was very responsive and flexible when booking the sessions, particularly in a lockdown world where we needed to meet outside to train. We were very impressed with Angela's knowledge, straight away and throughout all of our sessions, and felt we could really trust her advice. We covered many different areas of concern as a first time puppy owners and Teddy had a great time. We now continue to use all of the tips and tricks Angela taught us as Teddy grows. We would definitely recommend Angela to others! - Laura
Angela came to visit my self and my German Shepard today I feel like she has really helped for our first session already, She has a magic touch to dogs! Angela is a very lovely lady who puts her heart in to dog training. I would 100% definitely recommend :) - Baily
We've just wrapped up our final puppy class with Angela, and we couldn't have hoped for a more knowledgeable, informative and engaging set of sessions. Angela is very supportive, patient and we can't thank Angela enough for all the answered questions and extremely helpful guidance. Thank you again :) - William
Angela was absolutely wonderful. She responded the same day to our initial contact and was able to schedule a visit within the same week. Over the 1hr and a half, she talked through with us all the issues we were having with puppy training our 13 week old dachshund and was extremely knowledgeable in explaining key details relevant to our puppy's age and breed. There was a lovely mix of her modelling how to interact with our puppy, as well as coaching us on how to pair commands to behaviour. She left us with a puppy training guide and has provided email support since our session.
Both my partner and I feel so much more confident in how to train our puppy and she has made absolutely stunning progress. For example, she sleeps through the night in her crate without needing to go out for the toilet and we are much better at watching the warning signs of when she needs to go out in the day. Our puppy has become more independent, listens to command and her recall has developed massively.
We would thoroughly recommend Angela's service to anyone feeling a bit lost on how to train their puppy. - Gemma
Angela is brilliant - very knowledgeable and supportive and she really helped us when we needed it most. Especially with so many different opinions/advice being given with regard to our new puppy, Angela gave us sensible, logical and easy to use ideas that worked instantly in engaging our puppy in a more positive way. I can't thank her enough and would highly recommend her services to anyone needing advice/support with their dogs. - Sacha
I recently contacted Angela regarding my 18 week old whippet/lurcher. We where having some guarding issues and general nipping/jumping problems. I was desperate for some reassurance and guidance and Angela absolutely put me at ease, all my concerns and worries she helped with lots of information and techniques regarding training. Having someone come to your home to see your puppy and how he acts in his home environment is a god send, everything felt very relaxed.
Within 24 hours and me feeling a lot more confident you can really see a difference in Lenny already, this evening he has seemed more relaxed in a room for 10 weeks he’s had literally just bounced off the walls in.
I was also emailed a really detailed report that is really useful to refer back to, I’ve already recommended to my doggy friends.
I’ve no doubt that we will see improvements daily with Lenny, I also feel a lot more braver since puppy behaviour was explained to me.
I can’t thank you enough! Lenny also thanks you! Lots more treats for the positive behaviour which I was totally missing as I was overwhelmed in the unwanted behaviour. Thank you! - Liz
Just finished puppy classes and also had some 1-1 sessions with Angela and couldn't recommend her enough. amongst other things she helped me understand my dog more and gave me hope for continuing training. really grateful, thank you. - Andrea
I had my first session with Angela today with Mala, my 12 month Shepard/Akita mix. Angela was brilliant with Mala and myself! I felt like I had tried everything with Mala and felt like we would never get anywhere. I now feel confident that we have a plan to work from and that Mala is on the right track! - Fen
Angela has been amazing at helping me and my dog Reu, she has transformed how Reu walks on the lead and walks are now very calm and enjoyable for both of us. - Anna
After comparing a few dog training classes online, we discovered Greatest K9 - Angela's Puppy classes through "Bark" .
My daughter and I took our non stop growing Lab cross - Eddie - to puppy classes, then after a little more growing had been done we attended the adult classes.
Eddie has thrived in all of these classes. Angela maintained a calm, fun, and controlled atmosphere and environment for the dogs (and owners) to learn key communication skills. I'd recommend that anyone who has a new puppy or dog to attend Angela's classes as it has really helped deepen our communication and bond with Eddie. Should we have any issues with Eddie as he matures I won't hesitate to contact Angela.
I just wish there were more classes...We miss them! - Alix
We came across Greatest K9 after signing up to Angela's 6-week puppy class. Our Rescue Dog Mabel learnt all aspects of training. From walking nicely on a lead, Sit, down, wait... The list goes on. Further to completing the course, we had a nice long break before signing up to the 6-week Adult class. Mabel is a much calmer, more focused dog now. Who you can see, has really enjoyed all the training. - Me included! Me and My partner would defiantly recommend using Angela's services. Her understanding and knowledge have proved vital for us. - Lee
We’ve had 1 to 1 sessions at home and in the park, group training classes and group walk through the city - all have been amazing and have learnt so much. Angela has provided such great insight and taken time to understand what we have specifically needed help with, which has made a big difference with our dog. Thanks so much Angela!! - Liam
We had a 30 minute Skype call with Angela on crate training our 9 week old German Shepeherd pup and Angela was absolutely fantastic. She was very understanding, helpful and considerate but most of of all she gave us the confidence and guidance to successfully progress with our crate training within a matter of days. It seemed like a battle we weren't going to win and we were reading too much differing information online. But with Angela's advice and techniques, it became clear and simple. We can't thank her enough, she was lovely! - Ben
We didn't know what to expect as we've never had a dog behaviourist round before. Angela was lovely and so easy to talk to. We got so much out of our 1.5hours with her and learnt so much. The tools she has given us has made life abit easier with our dachshund Boo and already seeing results in a few weeks. We would highly recommend Angela and would like to thank you again for seeing Boo. - Lauren
Angela came to see us at a pivotal point with our Alpha male puppy and was amazing! She equipped us with all the tools we needed to get him on track and we couldn’t be more grateful. We cannot rate her services highly enough. - Jane
I'm so glad I found Angela to help me with my new puppy, she brought a calm, knowledgeable and understanding space into the house and, not having owned dogs before, she gave me so much information and good advice that worked straight away with our little pup, making the whole experience much easier to manage. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Angela to anyone looking for guidance and support with their dogs. - Sacha
Angela is a great trainer and is so patient with both humans and puppies! Her tips have been invaluable with training our very calm but very stubborn 5 month old Curly! It was so nice to find classes where Winston could train with other puppies and didn’t have to go to adolescent classes due to his age. We look forward to carrying on the training at home and attending adult classes in a few months time :) - Laura
If you’re looking for advice and reassurance in training your dog, I highly recommend Angela. Within half an hour of my enquiry, Angela had replied with a ‘no pressure’, friendly and personalised email with full details of her services. I was able to book a consultation for the next morning where she came to my home to meet me and my puppy and spent 90 minutes with us answering any questions and giving a huge variety of tips and techniques. I wanted help specifically with crate training and Angela seemed to have a wealth of knowledge and experience in this. Angela helped me to understand the positive things I had already been doing and how to build on this and didn’t make me feel patronised at all, I felt much more empowered to get the training right. By the time she left, I felt a lot more positive and confident that my pup will be happy and confident when on her own and I have already started to see improvement. Angela also provided me with a email summary of the consultation that evening and gave me her in depth puppy training pack. Wouldn’t hesitate to call her again in the future if needed, and would definitely recommend. - Khea
Nelly has just finished a course of Puppy training classes. Angela was welcoming and engaging and clearly very knowledgable! She made me feel at ease and now we’re very sad classes have ended! - Louise
Loved puppy classes and learnt so much! Angela was brilliant and Mabel loved every second! - Sophia
Very friendly & professional service, replied to my email quickly and managed to fit us in for a one to one session the next day. Clearly has a lot of experience in her field and there is no pressure for any follow up sessions. Very happy with the service so far, thanks Angela :) - Hollie
Fantastic training sessions, and Angela is so lovely and patient - Nikki
Very professional, calm and knowledgeable. Communicated effectively via email which let us get straight to work when visiting our home. Lots of advice was given and explained clearly to us. Followed up by an extensive document to work from.
I would highly recommend, and would use again. - George
Thank you for all the training and additional support you gave to us. Millie really enjoyed Monday evenings at class with a lovely group of people and of course their dogs. We have seen such a huge improvement with her and will continue with her training. Thank you Angela. - Lorraine
Angela helped us so much with our spaniel. He was completely exuberant and hyperactive on walks, but now we can finally take him as a family without feeling embarrassed and don't have to worry about him running off! Really glad we reached out! - Sarah