I 100% recommend Mark. My only regret is we didn't do this sooner. Our crazy reactive Staffy x Kelpie has rapidly improved. For context, we have taken our rescue Staffy Cross to weekly dog training for eight months and she is amazing. However we had serious reactivity and leash issues where she became very protective & difficult to take to social events and have friends come to our house because of her reactivity. Mark, instantly spotted mistakes we were making. Within 30 mins we were seeing improvements. Its been 2 weeks since his visit and Poppy is a different dog. Our walks are more enjoyable & we just took her to an event which we previously had Poppy reacting constantly and lunging. This weekend was a joy to see her not responding to screaming kids or people running by. Family members have commented that she is behaving like a different dog.
Mark was absolutely incredible. Our little puppy has very bad separation anxiety and we have been working on it for months. Within one session Mark was able to double the amount of time we could leave her alone, and she seemed a lot less anxious. I highly recommend Mark to anyone who needs some help!
Mark is a very knowledgeable trainer. He provided an amazing support to Flick (kelpie/border collie) and myself while in training. Whenever I needed advice during the training period, including Saturdays and Sundays, he would make himself available (phone or messages), with constructive advice and positive approach. We made such great progress with Flick with recall, checking in and focus on me when in the park! I would recommend Mark to anyone!
I genuinely cannot thank Mark enough. He even had me sitting and staying. Quick effective and supportive. I now feel confident that I am communicating with my dog and am in control.
I called Mark in a panic this morning as my brand new puppy was raising hell in his crate and I didn’t know what to do. Mark left 1 hour ago and for the past 30 minutes, my puppy has been having a nap in his crate with no barking or whining. Mark is fantastic, gets to know your home and life and provides training to suit your needs!
Literally was on the verge with my rescue dog until Sydney Dog Trainers stepped in and provided training. I can safely say 5 days later Ive come to understand my rescue dog soo much more. Sydney Dogs taught me where I was going wrong and gave me the necessary tools to help me succeed and can safely say now that, I would highly recommend him for all future services.
Mark was absolutely fantastic with our 1 yr old Cavoodle. He was incredibly patient, and provided useful, actionable advice which has made a huge difference. Cannot recommend him highly enough!
We were at our wits end with our 6 month old Golden retriever. He was constantly jumping and biting us and ripping our clothes. We were so frustrated and upset with our beautiful boy when we rang Mark for help. Within minutes of Mark arriving our pup was engaged and learning. Mark taught us to understand our dogs perspective and once his behaviour was reframed and we adjusted our interactions, he was a different boy. It really was incredible, since that afternoon he has become a much calmer and “nicer to be around” pup. It’s like we all understand one another now. He sits next to us quietly now and no longer jumps all over us bringing in the washing. Mark also helped us with some lead walking issues which are now completely resolved. From the start Mark said it was all about communication and not the dogs fault, which I really liked. I definitely recommend Mark as an excellent trainer and behaviourist. We are so grateful for his expertise.
Wow, transformational! Mark sorted our ‘muscle dog’ (staffy vizla cross) within about 2 minutes of arriving at our place (on a Sunday too!) He then proceeded to teach us many of his ‘dog whispering’ skills. He made sure all of us had the hang of them too. He is also available to text afterwards. Eg, What brand collar was that? WELL worth it