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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!”