Mr and Mrs Jenkins and Hansel
I first began looking for a dog behaviourist when I adopted my rescue dog. Having little previous knowledge, I chose Ali because of her extensive qualifications and professional website and I have not been disappointed.
Hansel had been a street dog in Greece up until the age of approximately 9 months of age and was consequently very nervous particularly of people and certain situations. Ali helped me to anticipate and interpret his behaviour and provided strategies to help to reduce his anxiety. Ali always uses positive reinforcement and was always gentle and kind, which for a nervous dog like mine was essential.
One year on we now have a much more well balanced affectionate member of the family who we understand and who understands us. Using Ali’s methods Hansel's confidence is growing all the time and the scared dog who would once bolt at the sight of a high viz jacket or a group of people on bikes, can now tolerate such things and watch with interest until they have passed rather than with abject fear. We know we still have some things to work on but with Ali's help, we now feel we can achieve it. Thank you Ali for everything you have done for us.
Mr and Mrs Jenkins and Hansel.