Would just like to thank Gemma for running a fun, informative puppy class, it was run at a good pace, and we learned so much to improve our pups life
We would recommend Natures Companions Dog Behaviour & Training to anyone with a puppy, we will be back for the 8 months old class.
Mick Dalton 2021/2022
Gemma went above and beyond to complete our puppy training with ever changing covid restrictions. As a first time dog owner, the sessions have been so informative and useful and her constant reassurance has been invaluable. We highly recommend Gemma to give you and your puppy a great start. Thank you! 😊
Sue Parkington-Ellis 2021
Gemma`s knowledge about the behaviour of different breeds is amazing. She explained why our 14 month old English Springer Spaniel behaved the way she did and also what we should do and how to train her to not pull on her lead. I am not saying our dog is 100% well behaved on her lead but Gemma has given us the guidance and tools to ensure that my shoulder will no longer hurt after a long walk. We would definitely recommend Nature`s Companions to anybody who wants to understand their dog and, like us, requires training.
Kim Powell 2022
Gemma came to see me to work out a problem with my pup which with work was resolved and I had also signed up to the puppy classes. When Gemma told me what we would achieve, I must admit I was a tiny bit skeptical as Florence is a bouncy dog. Seven weeks later Gemma proved me wrong. She gave us both the tools to do so much and I am delighted with Florence's progress and looking forward to the next classes to continue her training. If you are looking for a trainer, you can do no better. She has so much knowledge, empathy and the online guides and tips are videos are so helpful. I cannot thank her enough.
Sarah Christmas 2022
"Bailey graduated from puppy classes. Seriously Gemma at Natures Companions has been amazing! Would highly recommend."
Rebecca Hedley 2019
"Loved puppy class with Gemma, Charlie came on loads and it helped me understand how to work well with him. Gemma helped me with my older dog previously as she came with a history. Gemma helped me turn things around. I know Gemma will help me with whatever comes up."
Lisa Clarke 2018
"Gemma helped me with my Chihuahua Lulu who was very nervous around strangers and all children. After a few one to one sessions with Gemma Lulu has improved so much and after continuing the methods Gemma gave us Lulu actually sat on my 7yr old nieces knee! Something I never thought I would see! I'm so happy and so pleased we worked with Gemma, she is fab!!"
Laura Ingham-Ratchford 2018
"Gemma is a fantastic trainer with such a huge amount of knowledge and experience to pass on. Gemma provided me and my dog ALMOST with the information and confidence to go and work together. My dog has now joined me at work to assist my therapy work. I couldn't have managed this as well as it is going without Gemmas help and support. I have the reference sheets to look back on to reflect and all the valuable knowledge that Gemma has passed on. I would highly recommend Gemma she is fantastic."
Ruth Colley 2019
"This is the second time I have used Gemma's services and I can highly recommend her. The improving reliability course is so helpful and the progress we made was fantastic. Gemma takes great care to ensure both dogs and owners feel comfortable and at ease. Training is well explained and very effective. After a challenging experience with a previous dog my confidence was very low but Gemma's kind approach has built this back up and the bond I now have with my dog is so lovely. Thank you Gemma"
Sarah Harding 2019
"Our pup Albie has come on leaps and bounds since puppy training. He is attentive, focused and is now walking beautifully. I can not recommend Gemma enough. She is amazing and our little pup is proof! Thank you SO much!"
Jess Carlton 2018
Update 2020 We were so confident that he would behave, that Albie was at our wedding!
"Just completed the improving reliability classes. My dog and I have really enjoyed spending quality time together. The classes have shown me where I was going wrong, not my dog! Gemma is very knowledgable and explains things so even us daft humans can understand. I have a better confidence and understanding now so the relationship I have with my dog has improved greatly. Highly recommended!"
Samantha Henderson 2019
"I would highly recommend Gemma's classes. We have just completed a reliability class with our Greek rescue dog. I was so nervous, as Heidi has no dog manners and is extremely excitable. Gemma was great from the start, explaining Heidis behaviour and the psychology behind it. We still have an excitable dog, but now we have the tools and confidence to support Heidi and carry on training effectively. Thank you so much Gemma!"
"We have nearly completed our puppy classes with Gemma and have loved it! Right from the first session, which we attended with out dogs, I could see how knowledgable Gemma is. She explains everything from the perspective of the dog and explains why the methods used work. I will continue to use everything I have learnt to see my dog well into adulthood and I hope attend classes in the future with Gemma, such as scent work classes. I would recommend anyone to us Natures Companions, for puppies, "problem' dogs, or just for fun! Thank you Gemma.
Aimee Kersey 2019
"Would totally recommend Gemma's classes to everyone, she has been so helpful with her advice and training techniques. Maddy has enjoyed every week and loved socialising with all the other puppies.....can't wait to sign up for the next classes!"
Caroline Butts 2019
"Gemma helped us train our puppy 3 yrs ago and we still use the methods she taught. It works! Gemma was always very helpful with any problems we had. Fantastic."
Karen Oakley 2017
"Just finished puppy training with my pooch Gigi and we loved it! Gemma has been so kind and puts so much effort into each class and to each individual (owner and dog). Thank you for an amazing 8 wks and all the knowledge you have shared, well done. Can't wait for the next workshop!"
Demi Robertson 2019
"Myself and Bruce have attended Gemma's classes and also had a home visit.
Each of which have been fab!! Would certainly recommend her services and skills to any dog owner. Nothing is too much trouble and I know I can ask for tips and advice anytime. Thank you Gemma!"
Jess Altoft 2018
"Gemma's knowledge, professionalism and patience was superb in teaching us techniques for training our anxious rescue dog."
Bill Buckenham 2018
"Absolutely fabulous- mollie and I had loads of fun and I now understand her more so we can have loads more fun- very informative and supportive classes with lots of guidance to train puppy life skills- we are eternally grateful thank you."
Maria Fotellis 2018
"Poppy is a transformed little dog. She now actively seeks out other dogs and wants to play but the cowering, barking and fear that she showed are all gone. She is beginning to tolerate noisy children (now we know what to do). Thank you so much for helping us to help her, she seems to have left all those worries behind all thanks to you. We now have the friendliest girl".
Liz & Poppy 2019