What our customers said about training with us...
"Canine Comprehension is the best decision I have ever made. Our German Shepard is such a well behaved boy now and our lives are so much easier!!! I would and do recommend them to EVERYONE."
"I adopted a rescue dog with some issues around hear aggression. I had private lessons with Sarah before attending dog training classes. It takes tie but I am so pleased and happy with the progress Molly has shown. My dog no longer reacts in fear to other dogs and has learnt how to behave appropriately around other dogs and new situations. I was told I could only adopt Molly if I had no children or other dogs, Molly now lives with a young toddler and is around other dogs all the time. This method of training is amazing."
"We absolutely loved puppy school with Canine Comprehension. Our pup learnt so many valuable lessons which have set her up to be a well-behaved and well-socialised dog. Thank you Canine Comprehension!!"
"Sarah is always so understanding and patient, and has never ending solutions for puppy problems. Thanks Sarah, you've definitely made out house a calmer and more relaxed place to be."
"Canine Comprehension training provides highly experienced, expert advice with a trainer who is down to earth, practical and patient. I very much recommend this service."
"With such a big and challenging puppy I really needed a clear and effective training method to help me integrate our new doggy family member into our young family. Canine Comprehension has taught me techniques which have worked extremely well and now we have a big teenage dog who behaves in the house and when we are our and about. We still have some training to do to have the prefect manners but I know that if I stick with Canine Comprehension training we will get there. Thanks Sarah."
"I recommend Canine Comprehension, in particular Sarah's training classes to all my friends. At times I listen to my friends speak about the issues they have with their dogs and I feel so thankful that I begun training (at home visits and classes) with Sarah when I first go my puppy. We have continued to the adult classes with her and I fully support and endorse Canine Comprehensions methodology and vision."
"When we adopted Ted we knew he had some problems, but the complexity of his issues took some time to surface. After some failed starts with other trainers and a general sense of 'we need to accept that Ted needs to be managed as a dysfunctional dog til the end of his days', I was lucky to meet Sarah at an event and immediately felt that this was someone who could help us get through to him. Sarah's 5 lessons package got us to a level of good behaviour that I had not even imagined was possible, and has improved Ted's life and our relationship with him immensely. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved under Sarah's unique guidance and we now have a long tern plan for continuing his training and socialisation for a pretty normal doggy future."
Vanessa and Ted
"My Labrador and I have worked with Canine Comprehension through puppy school, dog obedience classes and several private lessons over the past 9 months. Sarah and Sue have been absolutely fantastic instructors on every occasion. Puppy school was a brilliant place to lay down the foundations for a good dog and attendance at further obedience classes has set us on track for Chloe to be a great dog. In all the classes we were taught how to work well with our dog, being shown first on a demo dog followed by lost of time to practice the new technique/training tip. The trainers always have time and patience in class for questions and to go over challenging behaviours that some dogs show. My dog has recently been showing some particularly challenging behaviours and through a couple of 1:1 home lessons and many more problem solving sessions with Sarah, she has transformed my dog into a lovable, respectable and much more obedient pup.
Her determination to see our dog succeed and the hard work she put in for us is truely commendable and I would recommend her to anyone. The super obedient dogs that both Sarah and Sue own are further testament to their amazing dog training skills. With hard work in between each lesson and the continued expertise, guidance and great instruction from Canine Comprehension we are well on the way to having a beautifully obedient and well trained dog. We can't thank them enough."
Clare and Chloe
"We live on a corner near a park, where locals frequently walk their dogs. I have two small dogs plus Rosie a young Rhodesian Ridgeback who was a guest for a couple of years while my daughter and her husband completed work in outback Queensland.
Rosie is a good natured, intelligent dog with basic training. However, she tended to dominate other dogs when she was playing and she would not come back when she was called. She also loved to bark at the fence when people walked past. Neither dogs would take heed of mu rebukes, no matter how fierce I was. With Rosie, she was firm, consistent and kind, always quick to reward with praise. I was amazed by how quickly the dog learnt the new rules and looked for the signals. Molly sat and watched during the lesson, and was learning too. I would recommend Sarah to anyone who needed assistance on any level with their dogs. After just a few lessons and some practice, Rosie learnt to enjoy play without dominating and is no longer barking at our fence.
All that is required now is the occasional warning tone from me just as a reminder."
Molly the Show Poodle's Transformation
"Molly was a show poodle, who was 12 months old when she came to live with Jenny. Although Jenny has 45 years experience with poodles she was at a loss when it came to training Molly. Molly's only experience was in a show ring. She was taught to act excited and happy, but that was about it. She had no manners, she was not socialised to real life scenarios and was frightened of anything new. Her fear reactions were becoming difficult to live with. Each week Molly was also becoming more and more attached to Jenny and separation anxiety was becoming an issue.
Jenny called Canine Comprehension and completed 'A bit of help' package. Jenny and Molly have worked hard, but see for yourself. Molly has gone from being a dog who didn't know sit, drop or boundaries to a dog whose family loves having her around. As Jenny told me "the dog isn't controlling the house anymore."
Take a look at Molly's progress - she is now a happy, well mannered dog who is a pleasure to live with.