Millie Puppy

Rochelle and Millie, the Sproodle

Online Puppy Course (in person for last 2 sessions)

We joined the Pippin Pets dog training when Millie turned 10 weeks old, 2 weeks after we got her.  The training has not only helped us with the initial training to base the rest of her training on as she grows, however, we have learnt so much about how to look after her, tips and tricks with feeding, toys and games, and we have gained confidence along the way to know that we are doing everything in the right way, being the best puppy parents we can be!  Jo has been really helpful with all of our questions and worries, and tailored the course each week to what we need as a group, ensuring we get what we need out of the course.  We hope to use Pippin Pets again in the future and would recommend Jo to any new puppy parents who want to ensure they are getting it right 🙂

Rochelle and Millie, the Sproodle

Online Puppy Course (in person for last 2 sessions)

We joined the Pippin Pets dog training when Millie turned 10 weeks old, 2 weeks after we got her.  The training has not only helped us with the initial training to base the rest of her training on as she grows, however, we have learnt so much about how to look after her, tips and tricks with feeding, toys and games, and we have gained confidence along the way to know that we are doing everything in the right way, being the best puppy parents we can be!  Jo has been really helpful with all of our questions and worries, and tailored the course each week to what we need as a group, ensuring we get what we need out of the course.  We hope to use Pippin Pets again in the future and would recommend Jo to any new puppy parents who want to ensure they are getting it right 🙂

Millie Puppy

Irene and Otis, the Toy Poodle

Joined our online beginners scent course

Otis has grown in confidence and has developed his scenting skills considerably, giving a new dimension to his training.  We feel we have found a fun and challenging aspect to his training which he is going to really enjoy.  And also the perfect wet weather activity.  The scenting games and techniques we have learnt are going to give us so much fun improving his and our skills.

Otis scent dog
Zach scent dog

Annie and Zach, the Labrador

Online Beginners Scent class
Zach is an intelligent and very inquisitive dog who needs to have his brain worked as he gets into mischief !
Have completed 3 x half day scent awareness courses in 2019 I realised this was something Zach enjoyed. I then discovered Jo at Pippin Pets and Zach successfully completed a six week scent course. Jo’s methods of teaching are varied to suit individual dogs and their owners. I would highly recommend her.

Annie and Zach, the Labrador

Online Beginners Scent class
Zach is an intelligent and very inquisitive dog who needs to have his brain worked as he gets into mischief !
Have completed 3 x half day scent awareness courses in 2019 I realised this was something Zach enjoyed. I then discovered Jo at Pippin Pets and Zach successfully completed a six week scent course. Jo’s methods of teaching are varied to suit individual dogs and their owners. I would highly recommend her.
Zach scent dog

Rob and Bailey, the Cocker Spaniel

Before starting with Jo, our Cocker Spaniel puppy ‘Bailey’ was very playful, as we expected; however, as this was our first puppy it was difficult to understand how to channel this energy and how to build the play into structured learning. The numerous reward based exercises and the introduction of a ‘cue word’ allowed us to start to help train both Bailey and us.

This continued through the puppy course with Jo and we now have the foundations to further enjoy our time with Bailey with a better understanding of what works well and what will continue to develop over the coming weeks and months.

We better understand the investment needed and more importantly, the rewards for years to come.

Bailey puppy
Jasper puppy

Jackie and Jasper, the Dachshund

Having had a well behaved dachshund for 15 years, I wasn’t sure there was much I could learn but I soon realised that each individual dachshund is very different! Jo reminded me how to use the clicker and how to work with our puppies so that owner and dog gain in confidence. Jo is kind, patient and truly loves dogs – so much so that when I was listening to a video she had done, my pup went hunting round the room trying to find her! Her advice on problems we were experiencing at home was invaluable. My pup, Jasper, matured greatly through the course and has become a much more steady dog and I am more relaxed and confident with him. I would love to do it all over again! I’m sure, due to Jo’s guidance that Jasper will become an excellent dog. Thank you, Jo.

Jackie and Jasper, the Dachshund

Having had a well behaved dachshund for 15 years, I wasn’t sure there was much I could learn but I soon realised that each individual dachshund is very different! Jo reminded me how to use the clicker and how to work with our puppies so that owner and dog gain in confidence. Jo is kind, patient and truly loves dogs – so much so that when I was listening to a video she had done, my pup went hunting round the room trying to find her! Her advice on problems we were experiencing at home was invaluable. My pup, Jasper, matured greatly through the course and has become a much more steady dog and I am more relaxed and confident with him. I would love to do it all over again! I’m sure, due to Jo’s guidance that Jasper will become an excellent dog. Thank you, Jo.

Jasper puppy

Elizabeth and Teddy, the Cavapoochon

Teddy came to us during lockdown so we did not have many opportunities for socialising with other people and animals. He was nervous around strangers and fearful with other dogs. He flat out refused to walk on the lead, would not settle or come when called (except at meal times). He was a bundle of unharnessed energy and thought he would be a hopeless case. I was amazed how easy it was to change his little ways using the right approach and Teddy’s transformation has been remarkable.  It was a pleasure to learn from Jo, who really knows her stuff and shares her knowledge and experience with professionalism and humour. We miss going to puppy classes and look forward to attending further workshops. Thank you so much!!

Teddy
Steffi scent work

Nada and Steffi, the Mastiff x

Joined our online beginners scent work course.

My dog Steffi recently had a hip operation and needed a low impact activity to work her brain and help tire her out in a good way.  The on-line format worked really well as we could learn and work on the exercises at home without other distractions.  We both learned a lot and had fun while doing so!  A classroom may have been too distracting while we learned the foundations.  The course was the right pace and could see week on week we were able to put the exercises together to get the goal behaviour – indicating for clove scent on her own

Nada and Steffi, the Mastiff x

Joined our online beginners scent work course.

My dog Steffi recently had a hip operation and needed a low impact activity to work her brain and help tire her out in a good way.  The on-line format worked really well as we could learn and work on the exercises at home without other distractions.  We both learned a lot and had fun while doing so!  A classroom may have been too distracting while we learned the foundations.  The course was the right pace and could see week on week we were able to put the exercises together to get the goal behaviour – indicating for clove scent on her own

Steffi scent work

Simon, Charlee and Max, the Cavapoochon

Joined our online puppy course.

Because of the lockdown, the online course allowed us to have time  you and others on the weekly calls. The videos were great demonstrations and the clicker training worked great for Max. We could refer back to the videos for follow up if needed, and the weekly calls allowed useful discussion on issues or learnings, and shared challenges of puppies with the other owners.  It was a good amount of content over the weeks covering basic obedience and an introduction to handling and husbandry.  The bite size chunks have been just right for applying during the week.
With Max being only 10 weeks when we started the course, we wanted to start with the basics as soon a possible so we were drawn towards Pippin Pets training due to the clicker and rewards based training. Over the course of the 6 weeks, Max became more confident with his lead walking and quickly took to his training. The course has given us the method and mindset to continue his training in a positive manner.
Max puppy
Louis Border Terrier

Lesley and Louis, the Border Terrier

Jo is very calm and patient.  If you don’t understand something, she will go over it with you individually and would never make you feel like a failure.  You really feel she just wants you to make training with your dog fun as well as learning.

Lesley and Louis, the Border Terrier

Jo is very calm and patient.  If you don’t understand something, she will go over it with you individually and would never make you feel like a failure.  You really feel she just wants you to make training with your dog fun as well as learning.

Louis Border Terrier

Laura and Chase, the Border Collie

Fantastic course for little pups to teach them early manners – and to teach us adults how to teach us to teach them!  We particularly enjoyed learning about dog behaviour.

Louis Border Terrier Puppy

Miranda and Arthur, the Cavapoo

Attended our Online Puppy Skills course.

Jo has been brilliant for us and is helping us so much with our new addition. With lockdown in place it has been different I suppose but couldn’t fault Jo and she makes us laugh too. She makes training fun and not a chore!! Whenever I send a message over with worries or questions she comes straight back with brilliant advice! Can’t wait until lockdown is lifted fully to meet! Thanks so much Jo we will be recommending you!!

Miranda and Arthur, the Cavapoo

Attended our Online Puppy Skills course.

Jo has been brilliant for us and is helping us so much with our new addition. With lockdown in place it has been different I suppose but couldn’t fault Jo and she makes us laugh too. She makes training fun and not a chore!! Whenever I send a message over with worries or questions she comes straight back with brilliant advice! Can’t wait until lockdown is lifted fully to meet! Thanks so much Jo we will be recommending you!!

Louis Border Terrier Puppy

Kristine and Joey, the Cockerpoo

We’re on our last week of online puppy training with Jo and she’s been absolutely brilliant.
Owning a puppy can be daunting and overwhelming but her weekly videos and units are great manageable chunks!
She’s also always there to support us with any issues we may be having.
Great trainer and will definitely recommend!

Irene, John and Otis, the Poodle

Attended our Online Puppy Skills course.

I was amazed how much you managed to film and post, and to have got so much information on line so quickly.  I think an incredible achievement and I’m so grateful to you that I don’t feel we got behind with Otis’ training at all, and you kept us focused.   The live calls were very useful to see how everyone was getting on with their puppies, and to feel we’re not struggling through the lock down and all the challenges it has brought on our own.  The content has been incredibly useful and has given us so many ideas we wouldn’t have thought of.  Being able to re-watch your videos to see how we should be training has been so incredibly helpful.

We have thoroughly enjoyed Jo’s excellent on line puppy training course and are so pleased we found her just as the lock down began.  Jo has covered so much and has given us lots of help and advice with our toy poodle Otis.  The lessons have been fun and we have been amazed by how much information we have been given, and how much we have learnt over the past six weeks.  We thoroughly recommend Jo’s classes and can’t wait for the time when we can meet Jo and the other puppies and owners in our class for a face to face meet up. Thank you so much.

Irene, John and Otis, the Poodle

Attended our Online Puppy Skills course.

I was amazed how much you managed to film and post, and to have got so much information on line so quickly.  I think an incredible achievement and I’m so grateful to you that I don’t feel we got behind with Otis’ training at all, and you kept us focused.   The live calls were very useful to see how everyone was getting on with their puppies, and to feel we’re not struggling through the lock down and all the challenges it has brought on our own.  The content has been incredibly useful and has given us so many ideas we wouldn’t have thought of.  Being able to re-watch your videos to see how we should be training has been so incredibly helpful.

We have thoroughly enjoyed Jo’s excellent on line puppy training course and are so pleased we found her just as the lock down began.  Jo has covered so much and has given us lots of help and advice with our toy poodle Otis.  The lessons have been fun and we have been amazed by how much information we have been given, and how much we have learnt over the past six weeks.  We thoroughly recommend Jo’s classes and can’t wait for the time when we can meet Jo and the other puppies and owners in our class for a face to face meet up. Thank you so much.

Sophie and Alfie, the Miniature Dachshund

We found the course incredibly useful, although both of us have been around dogs most of our lives this is the first time we had a puppy.  Jo’s course covered not just the basic training needed but also included useful tips on all aspects of puppy ownership such as toys, handling & behaviour.  It also gave us a lot more confidence as dog owners.  Thanks a lot Jo for all your help!

Sue and Lottie, the Labrador

Attended our Beginners Scent work course.

The course with Jo was interesting and Lottie really seemed to take to ‘scenting’.  It’s a fun course which the dogs enjoyed.

Sue and Lottie, the Labrador

Attended our Beginners Scent work course.

The course with Jo was interesting and Lottie really seemed to take to ‘scenting’.  It’s a fun course which the dogs enjoyed.

Helen (and family) and Lady, the German Shepherd

Lady has really enjoyed the course!  She is much better with sitting, staying and walking sensibly on the lead.  She has learnt how to behave with other dogs which is really important for a larger dog.  Looking forward to the next course!

Tania and Chase, the French Bulldog

Thank you for doing so much and teaching us how to enjoy our puppy more, while training them the basics.  Hopefully see you in the future for further training.

Tania and Chase, the French Bulldog

Thank you for doing so much and teaching us how to enjoy our puppy more, while training them the basics.  Hopefully see you in the future for further training.

Steph and Woody, the Cocker Spaniel

We really enjoyed puppy class and they have definitely helped Woody and us.  He has progressed lots and he has learnt so much.  We feel better educated and prepared for a happy life with our dog.

Sean, Katie and Arthur, the Border Collie

A great beginners class for puppies!  Jo is a calm and patient trainer who knows how to get good results.  Would highly recommend.

Sean, Katie and Arthur, the Border Collie

A great beginners class for puppies!  Jo is a calm and patient trainer who knows how to get good results.  Would highly recommend.

Chris, Sue and Paddy, the Wheaten Terrier

Attended the Puppy Life Skills course and 121 training.

Thank you for helping us start training Paddy.  The classes were very useful and helpful in learning how to train Paddy, so that we will hopefully (!) have a well behaved pup going forwards.  Learning to walk nicely on the lead and stop jumping up were particularly useful.

Melanie and Elsie, the Australian Labradoodle

Elsie enjoyed the puppy course, it gave us some really useful ideas of exercises to do with Elsie at home and what we need to work on.

Melanie and Elsie, the Australian Labradoodle

Elsie enjoyed the puppy course, it gave us some really useful ideas of exercises to do with Elsie at home and what we need to work on.

Sue and Diesel, the Labrador

Attended the Scent Work Beginners course.

Really enjoyed our 8 weeks of scentwork.  Such a lovely relaxing way to spend an hour on Saturday mornings.  Jo was super helpful and encouraging, and it was lovely to see how all of the dogs improved over the weeks.    We really enjoyed the last few weeks doing ‘blind’ searches and learning to read the dog’s body language.  A lovey supportive atmosphere and I would highly recommend Jo as a first step into scentwork training.

Kate and Bunty, the Cavapoo

Bunty had our Top Dog 121 training, and then attended our Puppy Intermediate Course.

Jo has been brilliant in helping us to grasp the basics with Bunty.  She is very patient and makes the classes fun and informative.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her workshops to anyone.

Kate and Bunty, the Cavapoo

Bunty had our Top Dog 121 training, and then attended our Puppy Intermediate Course.

Jo has been brilliant in helping us to grasp the basics with Bunty.  She is very patient and makes the classes fun and informative.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her workshops to anyone.

Debbie and Buddy, the Cockerpoo

Attended the Puppy Beginners Class.

The classes were really helpful.  Jo helped me recognise my dog’s needs and how to interact with him.  I understand much more dog language now which helps a lot as he interacts with other dogs.  Jo also helped with Buddy’s food guarding issues with great 121 tips to stop him growling if we went near his food while eating.  Thank you.

Sarah and Dusty, the Cocker Spaniel

Dusty attended our Puppy Beginners course.

Dusty’s training with Jo at Pippin Pets was excellent.  We have learnt so much in a short space of time and seen the difference in Dusty each week.  I particularly enjoyed the techniques and seeing how they worked during the exercises.

I would recommend Jo as her training style is very relaxed and fun to learn it the way she teaches it.

Sarah and Dusty, the Cocker Spaniel

Dusty attended our Puppy Beginners course.

Dusty’s training with Jo at Pippin Pets was excellent.  We have learnt so much in a short space of time and seen the difference in Dusty each week.  I particularly enjoyed the techniques and seeing how they worked during the exercises.

I would recommend Jo as her training style is very relaxed and fun to learn it the way she teaches it.

Amy, Tom and Wilf, the Mini Dachshund

Attended the Puppy Beginners Class.

We loved our puppy classes!  Wilf has improved so much and we love teaching him new things once learning them from Jo.  We are still working on ‘lie down’ but he’s so low to the ground already that it doesn’t really matter!

Amber, Harrison and Guvnor, the English Bull Terrier

Guvnor attended both our Puppy Beginners and Puppy Intermediate courses.

The change and development through the two courses has been amazing.  Guvnor has loved his time with Jo.  Having an EBT, we were prepared for a stubborn pup so training was a must.  Jo has helped develop Guvnor into a pup we can be confident in.  We have also learnt how to keep him safe too.  His recall has improved beyond words, and the courses have been so much fun.  Thank you!!

We would not hesitate to recommend Jo to anyone with a puppy who wants to learn alongside their fur baby!

Amber, Harrison and Guvnor, the English Bull Terrier

Guvnor attended both our Puppy Beginners and Puppy Intermediate courses.

The change and development through the two courses has been amazing.  Guvnor has loved his time with Jo.  Having an EBT, we were prepared for a stubborn pup so training was a must.  Jo has helped develop Guvnor into a pup we can be confident in.  We have also learnt how to keep him safe too.  His recall has improved beyond words, and the courses have been so much fun.  Thank you!!

We would not hesitate to recommend Jo to anyone with a puppy who wants to learn alongside their fur baby!

Ian, Anna and Juno, the Labradoodle

Attended the Puppy Beginners Class.

Juno loved coming to these classes and responded so well to Jo.  As owners, we learnt so much from Jo’s calm and positive approach.  Jo was friendly and approachable and full of wisdom.  We particularly enjoyed the body language section and we had time to ask questions and bring up topics we wanted to improve on.  Highly recommended!

Nigel, Sue and Arthur, the Show Cocker

Having added another Cocker Spaniel puppy to our household, we felt that we needed to engage a trainer to help train our puppy and ourselves.
We searched online and found Jo from Pippin Pets Services.  After speaking to Jo we decided to engage her services for three sessions which has been invaluable for our puppy and gave us some very useful tips of what we were doing wrong.
At the end of the third session, our puppy was responding well to various commands and it has to be said, it is now down to us to continue with the training.
We would certainly highly recommend Jo and we would have no hesitation in calling on her again for a refresher course.

Nigel, Sue and Arthur, the Show Cocker

Having added another Cocker Spaniel puppy to our household, we felt that we needed to engage a trainer to help train our puppy and ourselves.
We searched online and found Jo from Pippin Pets Services.  After speaking to Jo we decided to engage her services for three sessions which has been invaluable for our puppy and gave us some very useful tips of what we were doing wrong.
At the end of the third session, our puppy was responding well to various commands and it has to be said, it is now down to us to continue with the training.
We would certainly highly recommend Jo and we would have no hesitation in calling on her again for a refresher course.

Richard, Joan and Cassie, the Sprocker Spaniel

Thank you for your help and care, and the training of both Richard and Cassie!

Sarah and Theo (puppy) and Bertie (big bro), the Show Cockers

I would like to thank Jo so much for her amazing training skills. I have never met someone who understands dogs so well. Her patience is second to none. She is reliable, kind, thoughtful and gave me the confidence to implement the training methods she suggested. I would not hesitate to recommend.
Thanks Jo.

Sarah and Theo (puppy) and Bertie (big bro), the Show Cockers

I would like to thank Jo so much for her amazing training skills. I have never met someone who understands dogs so well. Her patience is second to none. She is reliable, kind, thoughtful and gave me the confidence to implement the training methods she suggested. I would not hesitate to recommend.
Thanks Jo.

Kirsten and Cooper, the Labrador

I booked the Top Dog Training sessions as we had just welcomed Cooper, a 10 week old Fox Red Labrador, into our family and I knew we’d need some expert advice and guidance.  We were keen to have a well-trained, polite and sociable dog and Jo’s training has certainly helped us with the foundations for that.  The clicker training works so well with Cooper.  He has learnt good behaviours through us acknowledging and rewarding them as they happen, and then repeating that process over and over so he starts to do it naturally.

Jo was great at helping me to not feel so overwhelmed by this new born toddler, particularly with advising on toilet training!  Jo is very calm and has bundles of knowledge that she imparts at just the right level and pace in order for it to stick!  I’d definitely recommend the one to one at home training, and now we are continuing to practice what we’ve learned so far.

Janet and Rufus, the Cavapoo

Rufus enjoyed his three sessions with Jo and she gave us useful advice and tips on training. Jo was very responsive and adaptable regarding our needs. I would recommend her services.

Janet and Rufus, the Cavapoo

Rufus enjoyed his three sessions with Jo and she gave us useful advice and tips on training. Jo was very responsive and adaptable regarding our needs. I would recommend her services.

Gail and Marty, the Labradoodle

Having never had a dog before, we thought it a good idea to get some friendly advice. Jo came and visited us a few days before our labradoodle puppy Marty arrived and got us well and truly prepared. Then, after a few days his training began. It was amazing and we can’t thank Jo enough. We shall definitely see her for a top up as he grows. Clever dog training worked brilliantly for our puppy and us!

Robin and Ferdie, the Dachshund

We contacted Jo at Pippin Pet Services after we re-homed a one year old Dachshund. We didn’t know too much of the behavioural history or what training had been completed in the past. With Jo’s help we were able to address a few little issues and begin building on his training, session by session. Each lesson was informative and tailored to our specific needs. We now have a very happy, well behaved little dog who is a great addition to our family. Would definitely highly recommend Pippin Pet Services.

Robin and Ferdie, the Dachshund

We contacted Jo at Pippin Pet Services after we re-homed a one year old Dachshund. We didn’t know too much of the behavioural history or what training had been completed in the past. With Jo’s help we were able to address a few little issues and begin building on his training, session by session. Each lesson was informative and tailored to our specific needs. We now have a very happy, well behaved little dog who is a great addition to our family. Would definitely highly recommend Pippin Pet Services.

Graham and Barley, the Cairn Terrier

Having had a Cairn before I knew they could be a challenge to train and so when our 9 week Cairn puppy arrived I soon realised I needed help. Jo from Pippin Pet Services was just the help we needed. As I cannot drive pet training was always going to need to be local. So what is more local than the training coming to your home! Brilliant! My dog and I were on familiar ground and Jo could see the behaviour that I needed help with (mine and the puppy’s!). We had five tailored sessions which included the basics of recall and attention along with other fun stuff. The plan l have now is to go back to Jo to develop the training so that I and my young dog are better equipped to be responsible and polite in public. I recommend you give PIPPIN a go!

Victoria and Indi, the Labrador

We came across Jo by accident whilst looking for a harness for our new lab puppy. I’m so glad we found her. Jo provided us with a lot of advice for buying a harness and socialising our new puppy. We were thinking about puppy training classes when Jo mentioned one on one training in our own home. We had 5 sessions and they were really great. Jo helped teach us how to train Indi, demonstrated what to do until we got it and introduced us to frankfurter which Indi loves. Jo was very patient and invested time explaining techniques to us and dog body language and behaviour. Jo is committed, she even came back after being jumped on and having her shoe lace chewed in half. Indi is doing really well and thank you to Jo has quickly picked up the essential skills.

Victoria and Indi, the Labrador

We came across Jo by accident whilst looking for a harness for our new lab puppy. I’m so glad we found her. Jo provided us with a lot of advice for buying a harness and socialising our new puppy. We were thinking about puppy training classes when Jo mentioned one on one training in our own home. We had 5 sessions and they were really great. Jo helped teach us how to train Indi, demonstrated what to do until we got it and introduced us to frankfurter which Indi loves. Jo was very patient and invested time explaining techniques to us and dog body language and behaviour. Jo is committed, she even came back after being jumped on and having her shoe lace chewed in half. Indi is doing really well and thank you to Jo has quickly picked up the essential skills.

Philippa and Dougal, the long haired Pointer

I was very impressed with Jo’s calm approach to training using the clicker / reward technique – and to the calming effect that Jo had when walking in to a room. My dog (and my sanity) benefitted massively from the lessons we learnt and Dougal looked forward to the sessions with great enthusiasm!
I would not hesitate to recommend Jo’s one-to-one classes that take place within the dogs familiar environment.

Helen and Mollie, the Shih Tzu x

Molly is a lively dog, Jo’s training techniques kept her calm and captivated and soon she was quietly following all her commands beautifully. The range of behavoiurs covered during the session was superb – from sitting and walking to heel, to getting her attention and keeping her concentration and so much more, I was extremely impressed. She also worked with me, teaching me how to work with her to see great results. Myself and Molly have since been working together using her techniques and already I have seen a great improvement and I am confident that Jo has set us up with the tools to enjoy a calm and happy life together.

Helen and Mollie, the Shih Tzu x

Molly is a lively dog, Jo’s training techniques kept her calm and captivated and soon she was quietly following all her commands beautifully. The range of behavoiurs covered during the session was superb – from sitting and walking to heel, to getting her attention and keeping her concentration and so much more, I was extremely impressed. She also worked with me, teaching me how to work with her to see great results. Myself and Molly have since been working together using her techniques and already I have seen a great improvement and I am confident that Jo has set us up with the tools to enjoy a calm and happy life together.

Wilma and Barney, the Schnocker

Recommended – Jo has helped us navigate puppyhood with lots of help training both puppy and his human family!