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Evan Digney – 26th December – 5 Stars

I can’t recommend Jon and the team at Platinum K9 enough.

We had a dog that was extremely reactive to other dogs and people – walks had become stressful and I would try and walk at quiet times and avoid certain places. We sent our dog on the residential course for 6 weeks and the transformation has been amazing. He has the same great personality but only his unwanted behaviours have been resolved.

Walks have become a joy as he is not reactive to people and dogs now. I can walk him off lead in perfect heel through busy parks, town centres and along the beach! He can have lots of dogs running around him and coming up to sniff him and he will not break his command. I am regularly receiving compliments on how well trained he is!

If you are having trouble with your dog this is the place to go.

Julie Roberts – 11th May – 5 Stars

My 1 year old German Shepherd was very reactive to dogs and people and would drag us down the road on her daily walks. We were really at the end of our tether with her, especially, when our vet told us to think long and hard about keeping her because of her aggression…

We found Jon at Platinum K9 and he came to the house and assessed her in her own environment, he quickly identified that a lot of her problems were through fear. He advised we booked her on to a 4 week residential training course to deal with these issues.

We collected Connie on Sunday and had a thorough handover and training for ourselves, I am happy to say that we are now happier GSD owners and Connie is much happier and a lot calmer. She is walking on her lead lots better and not lunging at people or dogs anymore.

I cant thank Jon and his team enough. Connie was well looked after and loved during her stay including being bathed and combed.I would highly recommend anyone who is struggling with their dog to contact Platinum K9. It was one of the best investments we have ever made!

Hannah Churchley – 26th December – 5 Stars

I have to say a massive thank you to Platinum K9 for the outstanding work they did for our boy. I’m sooo impressed with Rèmy since he has been back home.

I love the fact that they do a hand over when you go to collect your dog as it really helped me to learn when to correct Rèmy at the right times and also has given me as an owner more confidence as I understand my dog a lot better.

I would defo recommend them to anyone who has any issues with their dogs or just for companionship training or even protection training it’s defo well worth it for you and your dog.

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We can not wait for Rèmy’s next stay with Platinum K9 for his protection training.

Lis Hutson-Fox – 24th November – 5 Stars

I was worried in case my dog’s occasional reactivity escalated, and after unsuccessful attempts to change the behaviour with other professionals.

I scoured the internet for the trainer with the best reviews, qualifications, experience and proven record that I could possibly find. I found Jon and I’m so glad we made the trip from Surrey.

Jon taught me how to control and prevent the unwanted behaviour in a 2-hour session, so I could carry on the training at home. The problem stopped within a week, and as we go forward I have a dog who is getting happier and I can take anywhere without fear of what she might do.

I deliberately held off this review until we were ‘through’ the process, and I could comment with complete confidence which I will now do: it works – these guys will solve any dog problem you have with empathy and care.

Jon in particular has a great presence and a quiet leadership which dogs recognise and respond to instantly – and you will too! I don’t trust easily, but felt we were completely safe. He has the ability to make the client totally ‘get it’ – he clearly knows his stuff and then some, but there is no blinding you with science here – Jon takes all the time needed to explain everything in an engaging and entertaining way, and is willing to share details from his own life to illustrate his points – a great touch from a top guy!

Thank you so so much.

George Armstrong – 30th December – 5 Stars

A big thank you to Jon and the team at Platinum K9, in particular Michael, who have done a fantastic job with Eddy. The change in behaviour after just 4 weeks is incredible. It’s been a week since I brought him home and the work continues, I’m not sure I’m as good as they are but he is a changed dog. A big thank you again for the continued support.

Ben Greenwood – 22nd April – 5 Stars

Platinum K9 first of all I want to thank you for the unbelievable work you have done with our dogs, for those of you that don’t know we have peanut (stubborn little Cow reactive /mum) cookie (nervous reactive to other dogs/dad) pig (nervous reactive/son) just a month ago this walk could have never happened due to cookie and pig not able to be in sight of each other without wanting to take chunks out of each other and peanut just doing as she pleased.

After 4 week residential training with Jon and his team not only could we take them all out together but enjoy it as well!! Over 16 month ago it came to the point where pig and cookie could not be in the same room as each other so fortunately my mum Anne Greenwood thankfully took pig in to live with his brother koda where with a lot of hard work from my mum pig came a long way until he started again with his brother koda, after 12 month jealousy over affection caused the 2 brothers to react the same leaving us at a last resort situation and luckily platinum k9 was the perfect decision.

After a multitude of phone calls to dog trainers for the best part of a day Jon stood out by a mile with his calm positive attitude to our situation. Firstly booking pig In for his 4 week rehab we were literally amazed by the results he no longer recacted to other dogs but was so much calmer and happier!

After seeing such a transformation in the little one I was quick to ask see if the team would be able to get our family back together so training commenced with peanut and cookie. After the 4 week residential training as we expected the same came of the parents, so much more relaxed and a pleasure to live with and in a matter of months we will be all back together once they have all got ally Michael whom spent a lot of time with our little ones which I can imagine at times drove you up the wall I can’t thank you enough!!!

Anyone that is in need of a dog trainer I can’t recommend platinum k9 enough, thank you again.

Pam & Clive Andrews – 21st August – 5 Stars

If you have any issues with your dog I would highly recommend Jon and his team at Platinum K9. With patience and their combined knowledge they will help you to improve your dogs behaviour and your understanding of how to handle any issues you may have with them. They helped get our dog Lola to become more of a pleasure to walk although she is still a work in progress with regards wanting to play with other dogs!

George Gillett – 7th February – 5 Star

I cannot recommend these enough, they are brilliant at what they do, the training, updates, explanations and hand over were all 10/10.

We will be back with Baloo over summer for a week stay for both himself as a little holiday but also to carry on with more training.

The differences between Baloo who we dropped off and the obedient Baloo we picked up are unreal.

We are more than happy and confident to carry on the training at home.

These guys wont sell you a miracle, they will give you a realistic outcome and stick to it.

Di Ford – 22nd January – 5 Star

What a wonderful job the team do at Platinum K9. My beautiful Clive was aggressive and for me, beyond help. Our last hope for him was Platinum K9. We have a very different dog back in our family, one we can walk down the road and who goes on his bed when told. I will forever keep the hand over training (which is invaluable) up. Thank you to Jon, Michael, Ben and the team. You saved Clive’s life and given our family back our beloved pet. We will forever be grateful

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Sharon Jenkins – 25th February – 5 Star

Zak and I have just returned from a weekend course with Jon and Mike and I honestly can’t recommend Platinum K9 highly enough – I’ve come home with a different dog!

I have 2 rescue GSDs aged 3 and 4 and although Indiana is friendly and biddable, he’s stubborn and pulls strongly on the lead; Zak is fear-reactive to both dogs and people, resulting in pulling, barking and lunging – in the house Zak is on edge, rarely relaxing, and both lads can be very boisterous with each other. I’d been persevering with walking them together using head-collars, but their behaviours mean it’s been exhausting – and troublesome as neither like the head-collars. Even walking them separately has proved to be a trial and a far from relaxing experience, leading me to choose walks off the beaten track where I won’t meet people or dogs so can have them off lead.

Having found Platinum K-9 online, read the reviews and watched the videos, I booked Zak in for the weekend course. After 2 days work with Jon, Mike and Zak, I now have a dog who walks loose-lead so quietly using a simple slip lead I have to check to see if he’s there! More importantly, I have a calmer happier dog and a set of tools and techniques that I learned and practiced with Zak and Jon over the weekend that I can use at home with both Zak and Indy to improve their behaviour on lead to make walks enjoyable for all of us.

Over the weekend I learned such a lot about my own role in helping Zak feel calm, safe and relaxed but also how I can quickly and firmly correct any undesirable behaviours to keep him on track and walking calmly in the right position.

From the initial assessment walk, the entertaining and highly informative conversations with Jon and Mike, the training field and short walk exercises through to the longer training walks in more challenging, busy areas everything has come together so well.

Jon and Mike have been great company over the weekend whilst imparting a wealth of knowledge on how to work with Zak to help him with his fear-re-activeness and also how to foster desired behaviour and calmness all-round.

I have used the same techniques with Indy this morning and am pleased to report that he and I are just back from our first proper loose-lead walk – he’s a quick learner! I’ll be progressing with both boys using what I’ve learned with Jon and Mike to get to a point where nothing phases Zak and both walk consistently loose-lead.

I’m looking forward to eventually being able to take them out together without worrying where I can go. Thank you Jon, Mike and Ben – a first class experience and excellent results!

Ewelina Gonzalo Ciszek – 3rd June – 5 Star

We approached Platinum K9 after a poor experience with another trainer. Our dog Max is a large boy who is very powerful. He has a strong guarding instinct and is very protective over the family. We approached Platinum K9 to help us with his reactivity towards other dogs and people. Following his residential training and after a couple of days at home the difference is immense. We dropped off a beast and got a well behaved dog returned. We have already put him to the test and by following the instructions we were given the results are evident. His reactivity issues are no longer there. Furthermore we could take the children to the park and he would lay down at the benches with me whilst the children were away in the distance playing. Previously he would have been jumping and pulling towards the children and barking and growling if anyone got close. A special mention goes to Michael who put in a lot of time and effort with our boy. All we can say is that we are very grateful for their help and support. Thank you so much, we have a much happier household.

Mike Connell – 21 February 5 Star

Zak finished his training today and I got to say the best money I have spent , totally chilled dog now he is acting the adult dog more than my 7 year old one, and massive thanks to Jon and his team and a great handover , I highly recommend Platinum K9 if you have a difficult dog as I had , well done guys.

 

Mona-Viola Wagner – 23 April 5 Star

Miracle worker? I THINK SO. Thank you so much Jon. Both myself and the owners are really grateful to you. We are more than happy with the training Jon provided and look forward to future sessions. Cannot recommend Platinum K9 enough. If you’re at your wits end with your dog, don’t give up and call Jon today. You won’t be disappointed!

I visited Jon with one of my clients dogs named Blane (Labrador mix). Blane is a highly energetic dog who has trouble staying focused on one task at a time for a certain period. Before I visited Jon I have to say I was unable to walk Blane even up and down the road in his neighbourhood as he was just too strong for me to handle. Basically he was the boss and I was not. Oh did I mention I had to wear gloves and basically take the lead off him when we got back to the house even before we opened the door as otherwise he would have had me on the floor face down. Your probably thinking what a nightmare of a dog. You are wrong Blane is the most loving and kind dog. Behind closed gates he actually learns extremely quickly. The challenge was getting his focus outside of the gates.

When I arrived at Jon’s property I was immediately greeted with a warm welcome. We took Blane to the paddock and within in minutes Jon managed to have both myself and Blane in a calm state of mind. Quite remarkable for Blane to lay down on the floor relaxed whilst on his slip lead. I was explained his theory-method of training and Jon made sure I was happy to go ahead with the training. To my surprise Blane only needed a couple of corrections until they were walking side by side (NO PULLING). I was then handed the lead and started practising Jon’s ways (sorry I don’t think I should reveal his tips and tricks but trust me it’s worth booking a session with him and finding out). Let’s wrap this up last things to mention are that we even brought his German Shepard out who was jumping around him and Blane didn’t even flinch. A moment I won’t forget was when Jon asked me to feed Blane a treat (Blane happily took the treat) you might think of course why wouldn’t he?! Well to us this showed that Blane truly was in a relaxed state of mind and not stressed. Who wants to eat when their stressed?! So no magic tricks here or anything that causes harm to your dog.

Last week I walked Blane around the neighbourhood on a loose lead, with no pulling, no gloves, no anxiety but with a big smile on my face! In fact one of the neighbours asked me if I’m training a guide dog as he was so well behaved and listened to all of my commands instantly. I am absolutely thrilled and look forward to continue the training + adding in Blane’s brother on future walks as I now feel confident that this is possible.

Sarah Kyle-Ferguson – 12 August 5 Star

Just got home after a 1 to 1 session with Jon at Platinum K9. We feel fully reassured that the techniques we have been shown will mean that our dog will learn not to be reactive around other dogs. I cannot recommend him highly enough. In just one session we have made giant leaps towards a happy and confident young dog around other dogs. Thank you!!

Laura Corfield – 12 August 5 Star

What an amazing Team Jon and the guys are, my rescue GSD, Max is nearly 5 and although he was lovely his nerves got the better of him and he was barking and lunging at everyone I passed or spoke to, also reacting to dogs. He spent 4 weeks at Platinumk9 and the change was fantastic! Jon said we can’t change how he feels but we can change how he reacts, so true! I know I am not as on the ball with Max as Jon and the guys were but I can walk him in a relaxed manner, he is improving all the time, as am I! I can’t thank them enough, it was worth every single penny and I would recommend them to anyone!

Sonia Stanton Croft – 7 May 5 Star

I have took my 1 year old rotti to Jon (platinum k9) as she pulls on the lead and recall was some what non existent. After only 2 1to1’s she walks beautiful and is already starting to come back. The difference is unbelievable. A lovely man and so good at what he does. I will defiantly be carrying this on until I have complete confidence in Ria. The training area is good too a very safe environment. Thanks jon we will see you soon

Janine Brooker – 16 August 5 Star

It’s been a long 4 weeks, but Maverick is home. We can’t thank Platinum K9 enough. I sent away a dog that wasn’t great on the lead and was dog/people reactive. We picked up a dog that walked continuously by my side and didn’t react as before to other dogs. Jon and his team gave a great handover, explaining and demonstrating his techniques so that we can continue his training. Great job Platinum K9

Innes McLellan – 13 July 5 Star

Traveled from Scotland to train with the team at Platinum K9, and as expected was totally worth the journey. Been having trouble training my retrieve for the Dog Sport of IPO, showed the team what I had been doing. After Jon demonstrated some of the mechanics and what equipment to use, we are now making awesome progress. My other problem is the discipline of tracking, was fortunate enough to go tracking with Jon and Ayk to be shown how to do it, now have a clear plan for us moving forward. Will definitely be traveling down again.

Sheila Thomson – 6 June 5 Star

Absolutely amazing results. Jon came all the way to me to help me with my bullying, people and dog reactive GSD. The first thing was to show Kaiser that he was NOT in charge of me and not to react to people approaching me. Then it was out to the road to instruct Kaiser how to walk as I want him to walk, and not to pull me in all directions wherever he wanted to go. After less than 30 minutes Kaiser was walking on a loose lead, by my side and did not react even when the dustmen walked past us. I am delighted. I know it is an ongoing exercise but for the first time since Kaiser was a year old, I enjoyed taking him out for a walk and showing him off thanks to Jon. Jon is also supplying extra support and I know if I have a problem in the future, I can contact him and he will be available to help. Thank you so much Jon.

Joy Williams – 13 August 5 Star

I cannot recommend Jon and his team enough. My GSD Jax is a powerful lad from working lines. Jon’s dog Ayk is from the same ones and Jax’s brother Storm visits Platinum K9 often. That being said I knew he was in good hands. Jax had started to become quite a handful on walks and although very social and not aggressive, was reactive to everything and couldn’t learn to relax.

Since being at Platinum K9 walking has become a pleasure and he relaxes of an evening with no bother. He still has his moments and there is still a lot to work on. But the hard work that Jon and his team has put in has certainly made a huge difference.

Not only am I confident in leaving my dog with them, but the facilities and environment for the dogs is fantastic.

They are a friendly team and have been on hand afterwards for any advice I need.

Thank you to Jon, Ben and Michael and any other team member who has assisted in Jax’s training/care.

Eve Marion Humphrey – 27 July 5 Star

My boy had started being reactive to people as well as dogs, I had been trying to address the reaction to other dogs, and he was improving, but his reactivity to people was pretty bad, in fact a vet he reacted to had recommended that I shouldn’t persevere with him. I remembered Jon, and took him up there in March, and Jon said he would take him in end of April. I can’t praise Jon enough for the training he gave him, and also the super way he was looked after, lived in the house, nails clipped, bathed, and trained for hours daily.
I have carried on his training every day, his reactivity was fear based, as I already knew, Jon has changed his reaction. The way Jon described to me how my boy now feels, is he’s walking along with me in a little bubble, and he knows as long as he stays by my side no dogs or people will hurt him. He’s so happy now, so am I, we walk round my village every morning, meeting unruly dogs that go for him, no reaction from my boy, I very rarely have to correct him now, and he’s on a loose lead always. Even walks past a field of sheep, who are very close to the road, he isn’t distracted by them as he has his attention on me now. People often comment on how well behaved he is.
I would recommend Platinum K9 to anyone who has similar problems to my boy, if anyone out there is thinking about it, you’re welcome to message me and I can certainly tell you more of how good their training is. The best thing I’ve ever done for a dog in 45 yrs of owning them.

Julie Roberts – 11 May 5 Star

My 1 year old German Shepherd was very reactive to dogs and people and would drag us down the road on her daily walks. We were really at the end of our tether with her, especially, when our vet told us to think long and hard about keeping her because of her aggression.

We found Jon at Platinum K9 and he came to the house and assessed her in her own environment, he quickly identified that a lot of her problems were through fear. He advised we booked her on to a 4 week residential training course to deal with these issues. We collected Connie on Sunday and had a thorough handover and training for ourselves. I am happy to say that we are now happier GSD owners and Connie is much happier and a lot calmer. She is walking on her lead lots better and not lunging at people or dogs anymore. I can’t thank Jon and his team enough.

Connie was well looked after and loved during her stay including being bathed and combed.I would highly recommend anyone who is struggling with their dog to contact Platinum K9, It was one of the best investments we have ever made!

Charlie is responding so well to his training, I’m extremely pleased and confident that he will become superbly trained dog.

Thank you, Tara is a different dog after 4 week stay with you. We can now walk Tara without her reacting to other dogs its a pleasure rather than a chore. Tara behaviour has improved for the better we hope to be able to keep up the good work Jon has done. The time Tara was with you we had regular updates ie pictures or text. We were given an honest assemtent on Tara , the change in her is brillant it has given her a better life. Thank you we will highly recommend you to anyone who needs their dog helped.

Jon was absolutely amazing. Within the hour he got to the root cause of our dog Zeus’s nervous flight when out walking. He empowered us to deal with it ourselves and showed us amazing techniques. After just a couple of walks we can tell the difference already. Friendly guy who really knows his stuff and offers great aftercare. Would recommend to all dog owners.

Absolutely amazing results. Jon came all the way to me last week to help me with my bullying, people and dog reactive GSD. The first thing was to show Kaiser that he was NOT in charge of me and not to react to people approaching me. Then it was out to the road to instruct Kaiser how to walk as I want him to walk, and not to pull me in all directions wherever he wanted to go. After less than 30 minutes Kaiser was walking on a loose lead, by my side and did not react even when the dustmen walked past us. I am delighted. I know it is an ongoing exercise but for the first time since Kaiser was a year old, I enjoyed taking him out for a walk and showing him off thanks to Jon. Jon is also supplying extra support and I know if I have a problem in the future, I can contact him and he will be available to help. Thank you so much Jon.

Absolutely brilliant lesson with Jon. Shamus my 9 month GSD is reactive on the lead to other dogs. By the time we got to see Jon, Shamus was at fever pitch! Barking at everyone and listening to no one. Within minutes Jon had taught me effective techniques that snapped Shamus straight out of it and had him ready to learn. Whilst it is early days I can already see a huge change in him and I intend to keep the regime up.

Before this training I was pretty much at my wits end, I would never give Shamus up but no one could help, everyone suggested haltis, gadgets …. no matter how expensive I bought them all!! With Jon… no expensive gadgets, no Lamentations that because I had owned Shamus from 5 months ‘I had missed the critical period and I will never be able to get over that really!’…. just effective training with no judgement…. I drove from Luton and it was so worth it…. hell I would drive to the ends of the earth for that sort of help!

“I met Jon about 18 months ago whilst learning to train my GSD at a club. Jon has given me good grounded advice based on many years experience. Highly recommended for training. 5 Stars!”