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.
Within minutes Oliver had Lenny walking at his side perfectly. Then I was shown how to walk Lenny correctly. Oliver showed the problem was with me not the dog. As with the problem of attacking other dogs, this was also down to my fault. I was introducing the dogs in the wrong way. Oliver showed me how to allow the dogs to introduce themselves. Oliver not only showed me how to correct Lennys behaviour, but how to change my attitude (energy) towards Lenny, to get the correct actions. I found this also showed me a fault in myself, which I am now trying to correct.
I have been incredibly impressed with Oliver’s knowledge and ability. He knew what the problems were and put them right whilst showing my faults as causing the problems in the first place. This could be tricky to put to a worried dog owner without causing frictions between them, but Oliver handled it professionally and we got on extremely well. I know I can phone Oliver for any advice on Lenny.”
Thanks for all your help
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. However even after the first lesson we could tell that Simba was calming down and was walking properly. Oliver was extremely friendly, kind and very informative. he helped with every question and problem we had and stayed for as long as we needed him for the first session.
He taught us how to walk Simba properly and become more of a leader figure, alongside this he also showed us how to nature him without being too lenient. After this short time simba has become the perfect household pet and seems happier than he was before! simba has completely transformed from his energetic, biting former self into a controlled and happy dog.”
Thanks, Kush Shah
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 she 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.”
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.”
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.
Somehow, Oli commanded immense respect from my dog within minutes and to my great surprise, had him walking near traffic within an hour, without pulling. I was astonished by the transformation. I seriously didn’t think it would be possible to achieve. Sadly I am not yet as proficient as Oli and still have some way to go with my own training but with his ongoing support and advice, I have so much more confidence walking my energetic dog now and am happy to lead walk him anywhere at last.
It is always difficult owning a dog and fitting in work, especially a very energetic dog who needs a great deal of exercise and training. Having met Oli and watched him work so efficiently with my one year old collie, I found out that he also took dogs out on morning walks. Well for my dog, these ‘walks’ are definitely more like exciting adventures!! You can see how excited he becomes as he waits eagerly for Oli to arrive, jumps happily into his car and enjoys every minute of his mornings exercise. He has such fun, socialises with other dogs, runs for miles, enjoys playing in the water, skateboarding and ball games.
Personally I feel so happy when I know my precious dog is safely out with Oli having such a good time, keeping fit and returning home exhausted. What more could we ask for?
I can honestly say that Canine Karma i.e. Oli, has undoubtedly changed our lives for the better. Thank you“
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.
My dog can’t wait for an Oliver walk and the things they get up to on the walk like skateboarding and back packing seems to have really given him a sense of purpose… and there’s also the fact that it’s usually a couple of hours at a time which really seems to get him settled for the day.
Oliver is a young man with a knowledge and interest in dogs which is admirable and Buddy and I wish him continued success and will be working with him again in the future…. as you have to keep practising!!! M . Poust”