We’re first time dog owners, so we knew we had a lot to learn but the only thing we did know was that we wanted to raise Olive with kindness and not fear based techniques. Ryan is such a lovely person who is very knowledgeable, calming and patient - you can see he is passionate about what he does and adores dogs. We asked a LOT of questions about a number of puppy issues which he addressed with practical, easy to understand techniques (some that worked immediately) but he also provided explanations as to what motivated the behaviour. Having this deeper understanding of the causes and/or reactions has allowed us greater tolerance and patience when training and also given us the confidence to tackle any new unwanted behaviour.
I highly recommend Ryan to anyone wanting to nurture a relationship with their dog, so that they have a happy, loving and loyal champion.
Owner of Olive and two less well trained young children!
Owner of Lily the Cockapoo
As first time dog owners, and having a puppy that had been unwell, we needed a trainer that would help us to understand basic training and also be able to adapt that to her health problems and what she was able to do at the time. Ryan totally understood both our and our puppy’s needs- helping us through any problems or questions we had. His calm and kind approach helped Lily to feel comfortable and confident in the sessions, improving her trust and therefore our confidence in it too.
We would highly recommend Ryan to anyone seeking a calm, trustworthy and knowledgeable dog trainer.
Owner of Ronnie the Cockapoo
We would highly recommend RL Dog training, when we started training with Ryan we had a very excitable 6 month cockapoo going through teething and early adolescence. We were looking for a dog trainer who could help us train through this stage.
Ryan taught us and Ronnie some really valuable training exercises, helped with jumping up, loose lead walking, emergency stop, recall and how to calm/ manage Ronnie when he gets so excited meeting other dogs. Ryan also gave us lots of other great tips how to easily keep your dog entertained.
We would really recommend RL Dog Training he has a very calm, friendly postive reinforcement approach, which is how to train your dog the right way. Ryan is very knowledgeable about dogs and always had an answer for us about dog behaviour and other things. If you are looking for a caring and passionate dog trainer we would recommend RL Dog Training