"You must socialise your puppy" - what does it mean?! Socialisation is not simply about running around being a social butterfly. In fact, that can cause all sorts of problems (fearfulness and a mad lack of self-control). Socialisation involves … [Read more...] about Puppy Socialisation!
Archives for August 2017
We’ve just finished a puppy foundation course with Alison at pet potential our puppy Daisie has had a great time learning and as a family we have too! Daisie is our first dog so its a whole learning journey for us! Alison is so patient and calm in how she teaches you it really is such a relaxed place to be with a puppy and children! Our kids have loved learning new skills with Daisie and have really taken on board what Alison taught them.Would 100% recommended Pet Potential.We will be back for more courses in the future if need be! Thankyou from the Atkins and Daisie x
The Atkins family, North Hykeham
Not only are Alison and the team amazing puppy trainers, they also potentially saved my puppy Bailey's life by spotting a problem with his gait. Turns out he has spinal fusion that could have gone un noticed and paralysed him. I can't thank them enough for the quality of training and care offered. Won't find any other trainers like them! Thanks again x
Emily Moreton, Lincoln
Thoroughly enjoyed the beginners puppy class with Bruce, our lab/collie cross puppy. We weren't sure whether puppy class would be worth the money but having gone home for Christmas and met lots of other dogs... it DEFINITELY was. We had the best behaved pup and it was completely down to learning how to teach Bruce properly - we were even giving out tips to our friends and family! Looking forward to more of the socialisation hours to help him learn how to behave with other dogs and have booked onto the foundation class to continue our learning. Thank you!
Hollie Wilson, Lincoln
Alison and Maxine are fantastic! Have just finished the beginner agility class with my Sprocker Ollie having previously done her puppy, follow on and recall classes! They are always considering what is best for the dog and showing us how to get the best from them! Looking forward to more agility in April.
Hannah Brumby, Lincoln
We have just completed a loose lead and recall training with Alison and have come away so much more confident. Milo was a bit older than the other dogs but Alison just adjusted training to suit him rather than a one size fits all training schedule. Although its a group session it very much feels tailored to your dog. The training area is also secure so you dont have to worry about the dogs running off. Alison not only trains the dogs but is very good at training their owners too!! Im a lot more confident with Milo now than I was before!
Katie Duncan, Lincoln
Phoebe , Kaya and myself have loved doing the beginners agility course . Kaya might not be the best at agility but the three of us have had so much fun . Alison and Maxine are patient and kind and never rush you or your dog. Thank you so much from Phoebe and myself and see you in a few weeks to do the loose lead/recall and follow on agility course.
Lynn Helliwell, Lincoln
We took our 2 year old stubborn Shar Pei to Alison for loose lead walking and recall classes after being stuck with what to do with our dog who pulled on walks and seems to forget her own name when she’s off her lead. Despite Peppa being extremely stubborn and hard to motivate, Alison and Maxine couldn’t have been more helpful and we have seen so much improvement in Peppa already! These classes were amazing and so helpful, really recommend to anyone considering as Alison and Maxine have so much knowledge to share and couldn’t have been more helpful for us!
Paris Coussens, Lincoln
Alison is a really lovely person who is just a fantastic trainer. I would highly recommend Pet Potential to anyone and everyone both of my puppies have had training with Pet Potential and that will not be the end of my training with Alison as they also do other fab courses.
Jess Page, Lincoln
My partner and I recently welcomed a miniature dachshund called Dexter to our family. We decided that we'd like to get Dexter off to the best start and asked Alison from Pet Potential for The Home Puppy Package. Words cannot express how impressed we were with the service. Alison showed a genuine interest in Dexter from the start and was immediately able to give us advice, teach us how dogs learn and how to begin training. We worked on his anxiety and confidence when going for walks as well as teaching him to stay, leave and drop unwanted items. Alison also advised us on how to get Dexter to start getting used to being alone and also how to spot signs of stress and anxiety. We are so grateful for the knowlege and wisdom Alison gave us, which has reassured us about the path we're taking with Dexter's training and has made it much easier to execute. Thanks Alison!
Ash & Paul, Newark
ALISON IS AMAZING!!!!!! Highly recommend!!! Can't praise her enough she is calm, approachable, incredibly knowledgeable. She works from a positive perspective and the training she gives is understandable, manageable and enjoyable.
Jemma Coleman, Metheringham
Just finished puppy class and glad we went. Alison and her team were amazing. Looking forward to doing more with pet potential in the future.
Suzanne Terry, North Hykeham
We thought we would have to rehome our dog Beau after struggling and spending a lot of money on previous training classes. Since having one to one private training with Alison, we cannot believe the marked improvement in his behaviour - even friends and neighbours are commenting. We would highly recommend.
Mr & Mrs Elcock, Bardney