101 Dog Solutions
"Alex was recommended to us and has been amazing" – Tom and Lucy
"Alex was recommended to us and has been amazing" – Tom and Lucy
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What People Say
What People Say
At 101 Dog Solutions, I go the extra mile to provide my clients with excellent customer service. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from referrals. Please feel free to browse through my testimonials.
“We worked with Alex when our 12 month old whippets nerves got the better of her. We stopped puppy classes which were doing nothing for her nerves and saw alex periodically. He is so patient and has an agreed respect with Twiggy. He also has trained us as a family how to help her! We have worked on strategies that fit with the families needs and twiggy's and she is so much happier now she knows what she is doing when for example visitors or bouncy children arrive! We're going to see him again in spring to help us and Twiggy manage her passion for other people's picnics!”
- Louise, Nottingham
“Alex helped with my dog barney when he he would bark at and chase dogs running around in the park. He sorted the problem in no time at all using various techniques in different situations and also taught barney to come back to the whistle. Alex worked with me as well showing me how to deal with any related issues and was very calm and patient with both myself and barney. Our walks now are massively easier and we both enjoy ourselves so much more!”
- Jane, Nottingham
“Alex was recommended to us to help us with our Labrador who was around 6 months old and very nervous. Alex showed us how we could be in control from everything to walking, feeding and around the house, all of which helped with our original problem of really early waking in the morning. Alex also solved the problem of Milo suddenly refusing to get in the car. He has helped the whole family with his patience and given us the techniques to use going forward. We would highly recommend him”
- Elaine, Nottingham
“We had alex out to our house to work with Murphy, a 5 month old dalmation cross springer who'd got too big for his boots. He was biting hard, snarling and tormenting the kids, and us, at every opportunity. Alex showed us how to calmly deal with these situations and how to bring Murphy down from 'pack leader' status he gave us advice on lead walking, feeding regimes and distraction techniques and when things got really heated how to make Murphy back down, this took serious determination when Murphy was wound up.. but after weeks of perseverance we have now been able to take Murphy to socialisation classes and we are starting to sing from the same page.
We would definitely recommend his services, he is calm reassuring and uses kind techniques that are achievable”
- Katrina, Nottingham
“Ruby was never a confident dog however when she was 6 months old she started growling when strangers tried to stroke her and then when we did too in certain circumstances. She became possessive of areas in the house and of food and certain toys. I was really concerned that this aggression may escalate especially at home with the boys or one of their friends. Alex was recommended to us by a mutual friend and he has been amazing. He has been calm and patient and taught us all how to behave around ruby and how to treat her to get the best out of her. Our journey has been a long one and there have been a couple of setbacks but each time Alex reassessed and readjusted things to get us all back on track. He regularly checked in with us giving us reminders and positive encouragement to continue even when we felt things weren't going according to plan. He has spent a lot of time with us ensuring that in the end we have a calmer more confident dog. I cannot thank Alex enough, if it wasn't for him I'm sure ruby wouldn't be with us now. Thanks Alex!”
- Tom and Lucy, Nottingham
“I am not joking when I say that 101 Dog Solutions has made an incredible difference to our lives. Having two rescued lurchers, each with his own peculiar issues, had been taking a toll on our lives for the past couple of years. Walking Bonzo, who is extremely powerful, on the lead was extremely difficult. Too many times have I been pulled off my feet or through hedges when he has spotted another dog or anything that he regards as prey. His recall was non-existent, to the extent that once off the lead he would disappear into the sunset, running across the roads with a Canada goose between his jaws and then ending up being chased by a fisherman, after Bonzo had run off with his keep-net of fish. I could understand why Bonzo had been repeatedly returned to the rescue centre, as previous adopters could not cope with him. Our other dog, Bertie, had his own problems: barking and reacting to every dog that he saw.
Thank goodness 101 Dog Solutions came to the rescue; both dogs have been transformed. Instead of it taking a couple of hours of hard work to recall Bonzo, he now stops in his tracks, sits down and waits while we put him back on his lead. His pulling on the lead has been greatly reduced (unless it's raining or bitterly cold) to the extent that other dog owners are commenting on his walking to heel. Bertie is now far more sociable and easy with other dogs and we know how to pre-empt any aggressive behaviour. What has impressed me so much is the time, kindness and patience that Alex devoted to us and our hounds. He is so easy and reassuring to work with. He has enabled us to understand our dogs and their needs and importantly how our behaviour impacts on their behaviour. We have worked with other dog behaviourists in the past, but 101 Dog Solutions is simply the best and in a class of its own. Truly, I cannot recommend 101 Dog Solutions highly enough.”
- Pamela Rees
“Alex helped me with my 5 year old Border Collie who was a rescue dog, I had got to the point where I did not know what to do next with him. Due to whatever had happened to him previously, he was reactive to people and other dogs. Alex started with leash training so that I finally had a dog who did not pull on the lead, which despite my trying various methods previously from dog training books I had not managed to do. He then worked with Cracker on his own initially and then with me, in order to show me what to do with him in various situations and how I could also demonstrate that I was taking the lead. This meant that the dog no longer felt that he had to deal with situations that in his mind were a threat. Thanks to Alex I am now progressing with Cracker and he is gradually learning to deal with situations that previously he would react to. He is also a lot calmer at home as he no longer feels he has to be in charge and is happier to have me dealing with situations. Cannot thank him enough for his patience and support.”
“I used Alex when my terrier was about 5 months old, to build my confidence to let him off the lead. Alex had been recommended to my by two people independently, and he was really great to work with. I now feel confident to let my dog off the lead, and have a closer bond with him as I understand him better having learnt a lot about dog behaviour. We did 7 sessions in total. I really liked the fact the sessions were so practical, sometimes initially going through a specific issue at home, but mainly meeting for a walk so I could see him interacting with other dogs whilst Alex explained and showed me techniques and tips. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alex. He covered so much more than my initial plea for help. Every time we met I would have a long list of questions he would patiently work his way through as we walked! I now have a contented dog, happily running off lead (and coming back!), thanks to Alex's support.”
- Caroline Bolt
“Just wanted to say thank you for the training you gave my two miniature schnauzers. I was very impressed the way you showed me how to control their barking when someone rang the doorbell, stopping them barking at known family and friends when they were in the house. Lead control when walking and how to calm there behaviour prior to putting there leads on to go walking. Thanks once again and i wish you every success with you new business. Kind Regards”
- Mick, Nottingham
“Alex was great with our dog and helped us no end. He knew exactly what to do, it seemed so simple yet worked like a treat. He was professional and extremely knowledgeable. He was recommended to me personally, and I have passed the recommendation on to numerous colleagues / friends.”
“If you ever need any help when training your dog, I recommend contacting 101 Dog Solutions. We were at the end of our tether, especially with my Chocolate Labrador. We have two Labradors one four and the other three. We had tried several different dog trainers and lost count of the amount of money it was costing. This was the last resort. We got in touch with 101 Dog Solutions and Alex Walsh rang back within a couple of days. Alex came out to assess the dogs and see what we wanted to achieve. Within two days of taking on board everything we were told to do my family and friends could see a huge difference with both dogs, especially the youngest dog. They were a lot calmer and not pulling on the lead as much. Alex and myself would meet up with one dog at a time for several weeks, then we had both dogs. I am now able to walk both dogs together which was impossible before I contacted 101 Dog Solutions. Alex is very professional and caring. Even though the training has finished, I know that if I need any help Alex will be there. Thank you for all the hard work and patience. Highly recommended.”
“Alex worked with ‘US’ and our Cocker Spaniel “FLOYD” on various issues. Floyd is quite the headstrong little character and has from a pup tried to demand control. The first point of call was meal times. The ballistic jumping at the kitchen cupboards in haste for his food or the sheer excitement for meal times became a little taxing and out of control. Patience and lots of repetitive training resulted in him sitting patiently and waiting at his meal times. He has also overcome barking around a vacuum cleaner which made him a little anxious.
Alex’s knowledgable and patient approach presents instant results when he is demonstrating so you can witness the result right before your eyes. The majority of the work is done in the ‘homework!’ Dogs have to learn who is in charge and will challenge you with the cute ‘puppy eyes’. It’s hard work ! Alex is very accurate with his advice and is, at the same time, very adaptable offering lots of variations to get the desired result. His honesty & positive outlook is very motivating and encouraging. He gives you the hope that life with your puppy will all be wonderful once you follow the advice and are comfortable with it.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Alex to assist you and your puppy or dog.” – Sally
“Fantastic company - Alex is a natural with dogs and mine adored/respected him from the moment they met. I soon realised it was about training me as much as the dog and Alex is non judgemental, patient and achieves fantastic results. I would highly recommend him. He is
known in our area as the dog whisper :-) - Jane