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​LENNY


 I had recently bought a beautiful black Labrador, 2 years old and it had never been trained to walk on a lead. He had also attacked various dogs as I was trying to train him on the lead.


I asked Oliver to help me with him.  After assessing Lenny at doggy day care, we made an appointment for a 2hr session with Oliver.

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​SIMBA


​​Dear Oliver,


I would like to thank you first because Simba is doing a lot better now and he listens a lot than before. Simba was quite energetic and was biting quite a lot, he also wouldn’t go for walks properly.

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​SUMMER


​​Dear Oliver,


​After the first session we could see improvement, she can approach the park in a nice calm manner, and will allow men to talk to me without growling, but if summer does growl, I correct her and s​​​​he stops! All summer needed was for me to step up and take control of the situation and become that lead figure in summer’s life. Summer is still a work in progress but has come on leaps and bounds. Thanks Oliver.”

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​MARLEY


​I seriously can’t thank Ollie enough, I would recommend him to every person I speak to about dogs! From the first session he taught me so much, he had my mad 8 month old extremely large, hard to control puppy walking next to my side without pulling in the first 20 minutes! He’s made me understand why my dog was not behaving and how to correct it straight away! I couldn’t have asked for a friendlier, dog loving person to of helped me, Ollie has a gift! Thanks for all your help.”

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​RORY


When I first met Oli from Canine Karma, I have to admit that I was not enjoying taking my one year old collie out for walks at all. He had a fairly common trait seen in some collies – that of a desperate need to jump in front of cars, but I had no idea how to control him and could never risk walking near a road. 

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​BUDDY


 ​I have had dogs for over 40 years but have found Oliver’s advise and guidance very useful when experiencing a recent issue with my dog. He is professional and polite at all times and really cares about the dogs he is dealing with.


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​ROCKY


 We tried other dog trainers, different methods, different leads but everyone said he was a lost cause. This year when we realised how much of effect it was having we found Oliver@Canine Karma and decided to give it one more solid effort for all of our sakes. 2 weeks’ worth of intensive training with Rocky and some serious rules.


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​DUG


 ​We have continued with Oliver’s services and Dug enjoys going on regular walks with Oliver & Ashley, where I get photos or videos text to me so I can see his progress – which makes my day!!   I trust Oliver with my dog and keys to my house and I would highly recommend Canine Karma to anyone – Thank you!!
Sarah, Siani & Dug

Watford​

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​BAILEY


 ​​Thank you so much for your help with Bailey today! Bailey was proclaiming his authority and getting quite out of hand on walks. He would pull so much my back would hurt, swerving from side to side, doing his own thing and totally ignoring our commands, along with several other things including jumping up.


Well what can I say, from the moment you took bailey out he was walking right by your side, we couldn’t believe it, it was an incredible sight to see.

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​BERTIE


Oliver worked miracles with our bulldog Bertie. Berts would not walk along roads and was terrified of noises and traffic. Literally within minutes Oliver got Bertie out and taught us how to manage this problem.

Two months later, Bertie happily goes for his walks making family life a lot easier, we can’t believe he goes for walks now! We would highly recommend Oliver and his service. He is professional, punctual and has an unbelievable understanding of dogs. We feel truly grateful to him and can’t thanks him enough for his services.

Paul. Gill and Bertie (Southgate)

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​MIA


We have a lovely toy poodle called Mia who is a bundle of joy, but every time the doorbell went, or she met other dogs on the walk she would become out of control! Thanks to Oliver we now have a much calmer Mia.

I would recommend Oliver to everyone as he has an incredible way with dogs that I’ve never seen before, Mia also goes on Oliver’s walk and loves it with him and all the other dogs. Oliver you have a real gift and we can thank you enough!

Kim and Mia  (Elstree)


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PADDINGTON


I didn’t know what to expect when I asked Oliver to come and help me with my dog, Paddington. We had problems with pulling on the lead and trying to escape the house at every opportunity!

As soon as Oliver arrived, Paddington gave him real respect! I could see straight away that I’d done the right thing! Oliver helped me understand why Paddington was behaving the way he was on the lead and he gave me masses of information that helped.

He took Paddington out for a walk for 10 minutes and as soon as I saw them walk up the drive, I could tell that he was in charge, not the dog!  When they came back, it was my turn. All the strategies Oliver had taught me worked! Paddington​​​​

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​DEXTER


We have a now 9-month-old Japanese Akita, German Shepherd, Leon Berger cross called Dexter, he has been hard work to say the least and is still very young. I was recommended to seek Oliver's help, we have been in touch for four months now and thanks to Canine Karma Dexter is beginning to show real progress. His lead walking has improved massively he now walks calmly on a lead and is a lot easier to control.


I also find him easier to control at home when he gets over excited, because we put him in a place and he stays there another one of Ollie's fab and extremely helpful techniques.

I know if I need any advice I can contact Ollie and he will have some good advice to give. Hopefully Dexter's behavior will carry on improving. Many thanks for your help so far.


Jennie Kirbyshire (Ware)


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​HARLEY


 ​I approached Oliver to help me with my 17 month old Beagle (Harley). Although Harley had been trained and for a Beagle was reasonably well behaved he had developed some aggressive behaviors such as jumping up at people on walks. Oliver immediately built up a relationship with Harley and literally Harley was immediate a lot calmer and well behaved.

Oliver provided me and my partner with tips and advice on how to ingrain these behaviors and so far Harley has responded really well. Oliver really has a deep understanding of Canine behavior and how to help improve the behavior of any dog...if he can do it with my excitable Beagle then anything is possible !!


Brian and Harley (crouch end)

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​ZEUS


 ​Oliver’s training session was absolutely brilliant! My three-year-old Shih Tzu couldn’t walk near another dog or person without barking and trying to nip them. Now, Zeus and I are calm, and I can enjoy our walks again together.

I definitely feel more confident and in control. Xena, our mischievous Pug x Shih Tzu, also responded fantastically to Oliver’s brilliant training techniques and we cannot thank him enough!

Thanks Oliver!
Serise and Alex with Xena and Zeus (Rochester).

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​DEMI


I rescued Demi a little over a year ago from Cyprus, when I got her she was around one and I had no idea of her past. She came in to my home and joined my rescue GSD Bella who I'd had since a 4 month old puppy and who had been fully socialised since the first day I got her, Demi it appears though had not and once I put a lead on her, I quickly realised she had never been taught to walk on one!

For the first few months she would always bark at other dogs when we I had her on lead, she became progressively worse though, over the past year resulting in her literally seeing red whenever we'd see another dog on our walks and she'd start to then re-direct her anger and would nip at Bella as i would always walk them together and finally she nipped me and that was when I had to get professional help and wow did my prayers get answered when I found Oliver on Google

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​ENZO


​​We have recently adopted Enzo, a 1 year old Rescue German Shepherd Dog that has never been socialised properly and has a panicked reaction to any new dog. Just seeing another dog would set him off barking, lunging and snapping like mad and trying to walk him was always a case of avoiding other dogs and people and being embarrassed by his behaviour.

Additionally, at home he was very boisterous and energetic, would bully our other, female dog, run around the house like mad and on walks would pay no attention to us and pull on his lead. Oliver has worked with us to instil discipline and confidence in both us and the dogs, taught us some very useful techniques to calm them down and gain obedience, as well as improve their focus.

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​WILBUR


 ​​Wilbur is my 18 month old German Shepherd.   He's a very sociable happy dog with such an immense lust for life that he can become just too much, greeting every dog and person we met with excitement and kisses that nobody expected or wanted to get from a 40kg unknown dog!   I'd managed to work through this and he became much calmer meeting people, but what I couldn't do was stop him pulling like a steam train on a lead whenever he felt like it.   I have a large collection of leads, halti's and harnesses, all of which made no difference.  Oli took Wilbur out on his own to get the measure of him with a slip leash, and 35 minutes later I watched as they sedately walked up my drive.   I did wonder whether Oli had swapped my dog for another one before he came back.

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​TED


 ​​I first contacted Oliver to help with our German shepherd puppy - Ted, when he reached his terrible teens and had become a bit of a handful to manage. When out and about, Ted pulled on the lead and lunged at other dogs in excitement. At home he was boisterous, bad mannered and always pushing the boundaries. He knew he was boss!

We tried a few trainers who gave us useful tips but never seemed to change his behaviour long term, which is when I got in touch with Oliver. Oliver helped us understand the structure and boundaries that we needed to put in place for Ted to respect us and see us as the leaders. He began by teaching us that it all stems from the basic lead walk. Within the first 10 minutes, Ted was walking calmly by our sides in a follower state, even with the distraction of other dogs.

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