Following are extracts from some of the many testimonials I have received.
Hi Alessina, you should know that Mason is walking beautifully with the harness. Thank you.
“Alessina provided various strategies to assist us in taking care of our dog. These strategies helped us understand commands, the use of treats, managing distractions and ensuring we were able to walk with a loose lead. Alessina comes highly recommended.”
Billy has been making great progress and although not perfect he now responds to us off lead in the park and in general around the house. Thank you for your help in achieving this, we were struggling a little until you arrived on the scene! If we find we need more help after these difficult times we will definitely call on you for your help again.
Alessina is such a passionate and kind hearted trainer. She helped us with our 1 year old Samoyed called Inka who pulls on the leash and is jumpy to visitors. Not only was she very understanding but so supportive and concerned when Inka had a surgery. I would strongly recommend her to anyone as her humane way of training and teaching us to enjoy and have a lovely mutual respect relationship with our dog.
After training with Alessina "Zoe" our two year Spoodle is a significantly calmer and happier member of the family who is much more content with her place in the pack.
Walks and trips to the park are much less stressful for all concerned with many friendly encounters with other dogs. Recall, if only in the backyard at this stage, is vastly improved thanks to Alessina's guidance.
Alessina has worked with us as a family providing us with the tools, techniques and the skills to apply them to ensure that our time with Zoe is a really enjoyable experience for all especially for Zoe.
We have no hesitation in recommending Alessina and her training methods to anyone looking to get the most out of their relationship with their four legged friend.
Thanks so much for following up and for your help. Jigsaw is doing really well at the moment.
My partner and I were very stressed and at our wits’ end when it came to figuring out and helping Hiro with his behavioural problems. Before reaching out to Alessina, Hiro was a stressed and anxious puppy. As modern day fur-parents we fell into the trap of treating Hiro like a child and overlooked the fact that he was a dog. Alesssina’s training methodology focuses on building a trusting relationship between humans and dogs.
Her approach is to educate owners and their pets on how to re-establish a happy and trusting bond. She helped us understand how dogs act and think.
Her strategies were effective yet gentle and this helped Hiro find his place in our household.
The first session focused a lot on establishing leadership in our household and fostering trust between us and Hiro. She guided us as we executed strategies together and by the end of the first session Hiro was a calmer dog. Our second session with Alessina focused on walking. We practised indoors first and implemented strategies to calm Hiro down before commencing our walk. Once he was calmed, we walked together to the park and back focusing on positive and relaxed walking techniques. Nowadays when we take Hiro out for walks, you can tell that he is a happier and more relaxed dog.
Hiro is improving and making progress each day. Patience is the key. Thank you for your amazing efforts with Hiro. We would highly recommend Alessina and her gentle approach to helping pets and their owners.
As a first time puppy owner with an adorable, but high energy 9 month old cavoodle, I have found Alessina's training sessions invaluable. Alessina's sessions have been great, she has wonderful expertise, and a gentle and caring approach. Immediately I felt at ease, and Rosie! Alessina guided me through successful and positive tips on the five golden rules of leadership. After just one visit and putting these skills and strategies into practice, along with referring back to Alessina's fantastic notes, progress has been fantastic, in settling a highly energetic and excited puppy, to immediately solving dinner time behaviors!
I would definitely recommend Alessina to my family and friends, and look forward to future sessions when required! Thank you!
I will let you know if we need further sessions in the future. Best wishes, Pam
Thanks again for your guidance in training Bobby. We all feel so much more confidence in our training. And she is responding so well to the tips you have given.
Bella has Bobby rolling over now! She’s a clever dog.
Hi Alessina, we’ve made great progress with Daisy, she is pretty good with the kids now and is more aware of her position in the pack…She is such a great pup, lots of energy and love!
Alessina trained our Rottweiler and us when our dog was two years old. Our dog is now so well behaved and so good with our young children (3yr old and 5mth old). We can’t thank Alessina enough for the dedication and care she gave in training such a big and stubborn dog!
We recommend Alessina to anyone who requires assistance with dog training. Her skill is paramount.
Hi Alessina, thank you for taking the time to do a SKYPE call with us it was very kind of you.
We have already started employing the approaches you discussed with us to help with our puppy training. We'll keep you posted with progress! Thanks again.
And then another from Toby…
following employing your puppy training tips that you gave us over SKYPE, we have seen a marked improvement in our Labrador Polly with far less mouthing. Furthermore, she is beginning to heel nicely both on the lead and off it. She is also beginning to follow the command 'stay' as the photo shows. I gather 'teenage' puppies can regress and I would be keen to arrange another SKYPE call in due course to have an update and also get some advice on how to handle this regression! Thanks.
Thank you so much for teaching me how to stop my dog barking at the window. I also really appreciate you helping me understand that I need to start using hand signals with my dog as he is getting old and a little deaf.
Please come back to Japan and help me and my dog some more! Many thanks!!!!
A thousand thanks for helping me with my two dogs. I must admit, I was a bit curious about your good doooog/good girrrrl
technique. But, I must admit also, it made a big, big difference in the attitude of my two pooches!!! So once again, thank you very much for a job well done, Gooood Girl, Alessina!!!
LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE TRAINING
Thank you so much for your assistance over the phone with Odie’s bathroom habits…the instructions were easy to follow and very clear…amazing how dog training can be done at a distance.
The modulated voice commands really work like a charm, as the neighbours could hear me chanting…’GOOD BOY GOOD BOY’…etc. each day. He really took notice of the positive reinforcement of the voice and happily went outside to do his business. After a week or two I didn’t even need to follow him. Just send him out with the GOOD BOY instruction.