Reviews about dogsandpups.co.uk- Glasgow based Dog and puppy trainer Highest rated Dog Trainer in Glasgow on www.yell.com All 4 and 5* reviews on google. Some of the reviews below
Chris, Glasgow, September 2023
Alasdair's expertise shone through as he skillfully guided us in ensuring the optimal care for our two adorable puppies.
His vast knowledge and professionalism were evident as he assisted us in every step of our puppies' journey, all while maintaining a warm and composed demeanor. I wholeheartedly endorse his services and highly recommend him without hesitation.
Thomas, West Stirlingshire, August 2023
I called Alasdair to help me learn to control, in public, my rescued Frenchie Dotty. From the start he was reassuring and supportive both to Dotty and myself. He quickly grasped Dottys temperament and was able to provide effective training and within a few months we were able to walk comfortably and confidently around Milngavie. We still have some small flair ups from time to time but with the training Alasdair provided I know how to manage those situations so our days out are no longer ruined
Sam, West Stirlingshire, August 2023
"Helping a reactive Labrador"
"Very happy with all the help Alasdair has given/taught us. Completely changed our walks on and off lead and massively chilled our dog out making walks so much more enjoyable, meeting other dogs and having a much better recall. Before our training we would actively avoid dogs and go in the opposite direction and after a good few months of work it is now the exact opposite!!! Over the moon "
Marion, Glasgow, August 2023
Cannot recommend Alasdair highly enough! He has been so helpful and patient! Marion Blairdardie
Catherine, East Dunbartonshire, July 2023
"Like a different dog"
We worked with Alasdair with our puppy who we had received a little late from the litter and was very energetic. Alasdair was brilliant at providing advice and training and gave us the confidence to work with our dog. Our puppy is like a completely different dog having him comfortably off lead and able to manage his excitement a lot more. Thank you Alasdair for all of your work with Benji!!
Arlene, East Dunbartonshire, July 2023
"Tailored training for a special pup"
I was directed to dogsandpups by a local puppy training class after bringing home an 8 month old, untrained, Wire Fox terrier. Anyone familiar with this breed knows that they have a strong will and quite a lot of energy. This particular dog had spent most of his time being considered for showing and not really trained or socialised. He presented slightly more unusual challenges than most pups, taken on later in life.
Considering that my dog presented a range of issues in light of his past story, the training was tailored and considered to meet his individual training needs.
In addition to reassuring and sound training the service was really convenient and flexible around the dogs requirements and my own busy schedule.
I would definitely recommend dogsandpups to anyone looking for any advice and support, from wanting the best dog in the neighbourhood to just learning to create a workable balance with a highly strung and energetic, notoriously single minded breed of dog..
Sharon, West Dunbartonshire, June 2023
Alisdair was great with us! I wont say he trained my Cocker Spaniel…more like he trained me and my husband 🤣 all we needed was a few pointers from him and it all made sense. Everything fell into place after just 2 private sessions. Cant thank you enough
Collette, West Dunbartonshire, April 2023
I’ve been working with Alasdair for a few months now and I can highly recommend his services. He’s made a stressed puppy dog mum much calmer and taught me invaluable tips and tricks to raise a very happy and well behaved dog. 100% recommend for your dog training needs. Thank you Alasdair!
Lynsey, East Dunbartonshire December 2022
5 Stars just isn’t enough to praise Alasdair. He is an expert and complete professional, and put both us and our anxious dog at ease. Cannot believe in just 3 sessions the difference in our 3 year old dog and our confidence in training him. We had a dog who had rarely left a field and couldn’t walk on a lead, in such little time we have a happy dog who doesn’t pull and doesn’t panic when out in busy places. Thank you Alasdair!
Barbara, West End Glasgow November 2022
Intuitive and reassuring
Alasdair was a really great support and helped us with our 2 rescue dogs. One is very anxious, frightened of men and noises, and the other is a large puppy who was pulling on the lead. It was a lot to deal with and Alasdair was very intuitive with both the dogs.
Sandra, East Dunbartonshire, September 2022
After having a very large over excited Lab puppy who was hard to control and in danger of causing harm due to his size and exuberance Alistair has transformed Bailie. He is now a pleasure to walk. We cannot thank Alistair enough for his knowledge and patience and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his service
A five star trainer
Bryony, Bearsden August 2022
Alistair was great to deal with! Professional, punctual and happy to help us with any elements of training that we were having issues with. We needed puppy training for our new cocker spaniel and by the end of our sessions we saw a remarkable difference in Mia’s confidence! We are still using the tools in ongoing training today and would definitely use Alistair again!
Denise, Kelvindale August 2022
Helped us understand our 6 year old dog a lot more and gave us some good techniques to practice that are helping.
Really nice guy and very knowledgeable
Paula, West Dunbartonshire, July 2022
I cannot recommend this dog trainer enough. I honestly cannot believe the difference in my dog in only 3 sessions. It's also helped us to understand why our dog behaves as he does. Alistair is so patient and gives great hints and tips that actually work.
Linden and Lorna Anniesland June 2022
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DOG TRAINER
Alasdair was recommended to us as someone who could help us train our Irish Terrier pup with recall...and he has indeed been brilliant! He has been really helpful, giving us lots of great advice and tips. He observed us interacting with our pup and tailored his advice accordingly. He kept us motivated when we felt like we were sometimes getting nowhere and has always been very encouraging and positive. We now feel confident in letting the dog off the lead to play with other dogs, and her lead walking is much improved too. Alasdair was generous with his time and his fees are lower than most. We would not hesitate to recommend him
Kathryn, East Dunbartonshire June 2022
When I contacted Alistair, I was a new puppy mum to a cheeky Cocker Spaniel. We'd hit a training wall and I was in complete dispair, not quite sure how to move forward and we were getting more frustrated by the day. The waiting time for a lesson with Alistair was a few weeks - well worth the wait. By the time we met, pup and I had knuckled down and resolved a lot of the issues we had but there were still a few more to go and that's where Alistair came in. Our meeting / walk was held somewhere local and working with Alistair gave me immediate ease; he knows his stuff and found the best methods of training for me and puppers. He gave me lots of tips for the specific training points we required and sent me off filled with confidence. I, myself, met with Alistair one more time after this and my partner met with Alistair individually too, so that he could feel more confident with the training we were doing. I would recommend Alistair to anyone who needs support in dog training
WALTER WITH ROSIE Jordanhill May 2022
Alasdair was excellent. He responded promptly to our enquiry and quickly struck up a great relationship with our puppy. Full of helpful hints and personalised the sessions to cover the issues we were having. We would recommend him as an excellent dog trainer.
Gildea, Bearsden May 2022
EXCELLENT Alisdair was fantastic with my two dogs. One in particular was very nervous and I was finding it difficult to leave them alone without them destroying things. They are now much calmer (as amI) and no more pulling on lead wonderf
Great personal service, really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful
Fiona- Clydebank May 2022
Professional Puppy Guidance
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Alasdair. Having just added a new puppy to the family (Orla) we were keen to get on track quickly. I contacted Alasdair for a one to one session with our pup as I was struggling to secure a place in puppy classes. Alasdair was great when he came to the house to see our Orla. His advice and instructions were invaluable at this crucial stage and reassured us that we were on track with our training whilst offering additional help and guidance . Needless to say within one day our pup was introduced to two new commands with great success. I would highly recommend Alasdair and I certainly would not hesitate to use him again .
Marie- Glasgow April 2022
REALLY POSITIVE DOG TRAINING SERVICE! Very professional service from Alasdair over a series of sessions. He crafted a training plan for me to work on with my dog Vince, and we have now overcome the problems we were initially having. He has given me the understanding and tools to continue to develop and build on obedience training with Vince. I am an anxious dog mum and was pleased that he was very understanding and supportive about this. I now feel more connected to my lovely wee dog and we are both much happier as a result! Very good value too and I’m so pleased with the service and outcome overall.
Angela- Glasgow April 2022
REMARKABLE RESULTS. HIGHLY RECOMMEND I stumbled across Dogs and Pups training on Facebook, and so glad I did. Alasdair is just a terrific trainer. I had several issues with my dogs, and it's just amazing how quickly I'm seeingresults from the training sessions with Alasdair. All at a very reasonable price.
Chris- Glasgow March 2022
YELL'S BEST DOG TRAINER IN GLASGOW RANK IS WELL DESERVED Can't recommend Alasdair enough. He's very patient and observant of the dog's behavior and triggers. Our border collie had gotten into a habit of biting his lead when he got frustrated. Alasdair understood this straight away and gave us the confidence to stick with a training routine. He was also very keen to hear updates and provide help and advice outside the sessions. With Alasdair’s guidance we've been able to break a year long battle with lead biting and now able to have pleasant calm walks with our dog. As a result of this we've also noticed or dog is much calmer returning home from a walk - usually having a nice sleep on the sofa whilst we have a cup of tea
Gillian, Glasgow March 2022
VERY EFFECTIVE LEAD TRAINING Alasdair spent two sessions with us and was absolutely fantastic. The first was when my pup was a few weeks old and refused to walk. He helped with this, and gave us general training advice.Today Alasdair helped me with lead training. My now 9 month springer spaniel pulled badly on her lead. Alasdair spent a session helping with this and already it has made a difference. I now feel equipped to continue with this training, and know what to do, and Alasdair has said I can contact him any time for further support. I would highly recommend him.
Lynn, Cambuslang March 2022
MY 10 MONTH GREAT DANE I have a 10 month Great Dane pup who has a few issues, so with one session Alister was amazing he gave us so much of his time in one session , we are so great full to show us new training tips to help coco thrive thank you and I will not hesitate to call you again
Claire -Glasgow March 2022
Alasdair from ‘Dogs and Pups’ comes highly recommended! As a family of novice dog owners Alasdair’s advice for our new puppy was invaluable. He shared great advice & tips on many areas including training & walking and we found it particularly helpful that he visited us in our own home. Advice was therefore really tailored to our circumstances and was great having the whole family involved. Alasdair is extremely professional & friendly and arranging a visit was very straightforward and promptly organised. We will definitely have him on stand by as our puppy grows & would have no hesitation in recommending Alasdair from ‘Dogs and Pups’!
Chris- Bearsden- March 2022
Yell's best dog trainer in Glasgow rank is well deserved Can't recommend Alasdair enough. He's very patient and observant of the dog's behavior and triggers. Our border collie had gotten into a habit of biting his lead when he got frustrated. Alasdair understood this straight away and gave us the confidence to stick with a training routine. He was also very keen to hear updates and provide help and advice outside the sessions. With Alasdair’s guidance we've been able to break a year long battle with lead biting and now able to have pleasant calm walks with our dog. As a result of this we've also noticed or dog is much calmer returning home from a walk - usually having a nice sleep on the sofa whilst we have a cup of tea.
Ken and Ollie - February 2022
I would wholeheartedly recommend Alasdair for 1-2-1 puppy training. His knowledge and passion combined with years of practical experience made an immediate positive impact not just for our puppy but also to our confidence as new dog owners. A huge thank you to Alasdair
Kate with Waffle-February 2022
Alasdair was absolutely fantastic. We had one session and the advice he gave us worked a treat with my puppy. He was super positive and patient, just what you want from a trainer. He has even given us follow up advice over emails and phone calls. I would highly recommend Alasdair for all your dog and puppy needs!
Kate and Dotty- January 2022
Thanks for a brilliant session today training dotty on whistle recall
Linda with Barney- January 2022
I had a session today with Alasdair and my 16 month old Bichon Barney. Alasdair gave me some great training advice and lots of tips. He also reassured me when I was doubting myself. I would highly recommend him and won’t hesitate to call on him in future.
Lesley- January 2022
Can’t recommend Alasdair enough. We have had ongoing issues with our 2 rescue labs, with reactivity around other dogs and we were at the point where we were walking them at 5am in the morning, in a bid to avoid other dogs. We’d previously sought help from another trainer & a behaviourist, bought numerous recommended equipment and paid a small fortune in the process! Unfortunately, none of the methods worked. Alasdair came to see our dogs couple of times to ‘get sight’ of what was going on, before our first session and we’ve followed his advice since. In just a few short weeks we were able to walk our dogs, off lead in daylight and they are now happy to interact with other dogs. The training is ongoing and they continue to improve. He’s an honest dog trainer, who will do all he can to help.
Isobel with Rosa November 2021
Alasdair’s input was really helpful. His suggestions made a significant difference to my 16 month old dog’s behaviour particularly her recall . Before his input I was struggling to feel I had any influence over her behaviour and really felt she was running the show. I am much more confident in managing her and I feel there has been a shift in the power balance so that she now does what I want rather than the other way round. Alasdair was consistently positive and encouraging in his approach. I would recommend him without any hesitation as an excellent dog trainer
Geraldine with Archie- November 2021
Alasdair was a calming influence on myself and my 9 year old Jack Russell. First session 20 mins in Archie was doing things I never thought possible. Proves you can teach old dogs new tricks.
Helene with Buddy November 2021
Had two sessions with Alasdair for my one year old dog. Although good fun and affectionate Buddy needed some training in regards to pulling while on the lead as well as jumping on joggers and other dogs. During these two sessions I got great tips from Alasdair and Buddy’s behaviour has definitely improved. Would highly recommend!
Jo with Hugo the Labradoodle October 2021
The Dog Whisperer... game changer
Alasdair worked wonders for us. We have a year old Labradoodle Hugo who was pretty boisterous, pulling on the lead, lunging at runners and cyclists and showing his teeth when we tried to brush him.
After only 2 sessions with Alasdair, we were able to make the changes to turn his behaviour around. It was such a relief and so reassuring to see how Hugo COULD behave, given the appropriate training. He engaged with Alasdair immediately, it was just a matter of us doing the same to get the results. Now we are getting the best from our dog and it is a pleasure walking him... no more stress.
Best money ever spent and fantastic price at that... total game changer! I would highly recommend “The Dog Whisperer” to anyone out there who is having trouble with their stubborn or uncooperative fur baby. Certainly made our lives easier. Can’t thank him enough.
Kim with Dusty a wee Border Terrier October 2021
Alasdair was recommended to us having recently got a border terrier puppy and being concerned about recall…..having been warned that borders can be flight risks lol. Alasdair has helped us immensely, his being there when letting her off lead initially gave us the confidence to do it, and with each session her recall improves! Alasdair explains things really well, builds on skills appropriately and makes each session lots of fun for Dusty and us. We confidently now take Dusty out walks off lead (away from roads) and know she will come back to us….and she is still only 7 months! My proud / smug owner moment came when on a park walk with Dusty off lead and always running back to me when called despite a LOT of exciting distractions….a fellow dog owner commented on how well trained she was ❤️ I cannot thank or recommend Alasdair enough!!
Geraldine with Archie
So tonight we were visited by DogsandPups
The following video is of my 9 year old JR who has been unpredictable with other dogs... so much so I reached out to Alasdair for advice... it was like having a different dog. So pleased. Can highly recommend.
Alasdair not only built my dogs confidence but also mine too. He has been such a great help with me and my puppy Jude with recall, Outside training and Also his behaviour! I would highly recommend dogsandpups.co.uk, such a friendly and informative experience!
Alasdair has helped us tremendously with our puppy Elton. He has demonstrated positive trading tips and given us easy to follow tips to work on with Elton ourselves. Very affordable prices and accommodating to our working shifts and patterns
I am very pleased with Alisdair & would recommend him to anyone having problems with their Puppy he is very good
Vicki, with Bentley, Bishopbriggs
"Thank you so much for all of your training , tips, advice and support while training Bentley. The bespoke training programme you provided has given us great confidence and reassurance. "
"Thank you so much for all of your hard work. Bentley is doing so well. Great service, highly recommend "
Cerys with Berti, Glasgow
"Starting with you was scary because we thought it was going to be an agonising road ahead but you have shown there is light at the end of the tunnel. The value for money is insane. I wouldn't recommend anyone else, it's remarkable what you do"
Kate with Dotty, Glasgow
"Me and Dotty appreciate the support with Dots transformation from street dog (Romanian) to house pup" Kate, Knightswood
Susan with Hamish, Bearsden
"Thank you so much for all your help. We have seen such a positive change in Hamish and it has been a great help to us too" Susan, Glasgow
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