Dog Training Testimonials


Here are some testimonials from our lovely clients:

"We have used Scallywags school for dogs for the last two years. We have two wonderful labradoodles, Bonnie who is 4 years old and Monty who is 5 months. Bonnie came to Scallywags after we struggled to keep her focused, she was hyperactive and showed signs of frustration as her energy wasn't being directed in the right way.

My confidence was low but together with the help of Claire and the team, we had 1-1 sessions and were introduced to the group classes. What I learnt was invaluable and it strengthened my relationship with Bonnie. We'd had such a difficult time but with the support and knowledge we turned it around.

My love and passion of all things dogs grew and in turn my confidence increased.

Bonnie is thriving in every way and now attends regular tracking sessions.

Then along came her brother Monty at 10 weeks old. We immediately started foundation class and puppy romp, he couldn't have had a better start in life and is a fantastic pup. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and it's so lovely to be around like minded dog lovers.

I am proud to have Scallywags dogs and would highly recommend.
Thank you to Claire and the team"
Fiona Harrison
On the beach this morning. Toby was a star, thank you so much for the amazing recall class. He was off the lead for most of the time and was so good. He did not bark at any dogs either or people, we kept a distance but such a major improvement.
Liz Jolly
I took Bosco to his first session for reactive dogs. I was worried but I shouldn't of been, Claire looked after us and guided us through with support and advice. Bosco was so much better than I expected, this class is so controlled and safe for reactive dogs that's down to Claire and her amazing team at scallywags. I can't wait for the next one, a big thank you from us
Mandy Bailey
Our dog charlie loved mixing with the other puppies, he learnt to socialise with all the other dogs.
David Phillip Herbert
Great friendly bunch. My 6 year old son and his dog Toffee both had a fabulous time on the recall course. Would recommend and we will hopefully book ourselves in for a bit of agility in the future
Melanie Anne
Max has been coming to Scallywags for 5 years with my daughter. They started with puppy romp and puppy classes before moving to agility lessons. Max has a great time every Saturday morning. We cannot speak highly enough of the scallywags staff and instructors.
Sarah Bishop
Thank you all for your help with Inca and Dexy. We now have 2 well behaved pups, thanks to you all. Looking forward to attending companion club and possibly recall and agility!!! Thank you
Lesley Barton
Yesterday I took Jazz to our first companion class. We had so much fun and it was great to see how much she's grown up since our last recall class in the autumn. It was a really lovely way to 'work' around other dogs and helping Jazz to realise that every dog that's around does not need to be jumped at, barked at, walked towards, or in Gru's case, have his beard tugged at! Gru is Jazz's best buddy and she was able to walk past him and respond to me. Anyone who knows their relationship will know what a huge achievement that is. There seems to be an assumption out there that it's cruel to not let your dogs meet on a lead, or not to give them every opportunity to 'play', but with the help of everyone at Scallywags, Jazz is growing in confidence and able to cope rather than blow her mind every time she sees another dog. The companion class was so rewarding for both of us. That was apparent in how exhausted Jazz was when we got home yesterday, despite having done very little physically. I had to have a snooze too! Thanks, Scallywags!
Carrie Sadler
Great training at Scallywags, their agility workshops are excellent and we learnt a lot. Training is done in a kind and fun way that ensure dogs really enjoy it.
Sue Roberton
This place has done wonders for the dogs I've known that have been there, it's a 10/10 from me.
Neil Dacombe
Can't believe how much my puppy Dolce has come on since I got her thanks to Scallywags. Big thanks to Nat and Steve for the fab recall classes and Kathy for the puppy training classes. Dolce loves it all and am looking to sign up to the next level classes for her. Thanks Scallywags ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amy Hill
I can't recommend Scallywags enough - their training methods are superb...all positive reinforcement & they adapt these methods according to the individual dog (& human!). Their training courses are something NOT to be missed & as for their, the friendliest & most helpful ever
Juliet Bailiff
I really enjoy the Scallywags competitions. They are very relaxed and have a lovely and friendly atmosphere.
Denise Ramshaw
Just fab, fun and friendly. Always enjoy our time at Scallywags.
Carole Hunt
Scallywags is fabulous, great atmosphere and extremely knowledgable trainers xx
Hayley Leighton-Evans
Lovely, understanding people, who truly understand dogs! Thank you!
Heather Proctor
Scallywags are absolutely fab. My dogs always enjoy going. I've been to a few different club competitions and, for me, Scallywags are by far the best!
Sarah Phillips
Scallywags has changed my life for the good. Not only have they taught me some fantastic skills and understandings when it comes to dogs but I have met and made some wonderful friends for life!
Cye Hatt
We got Mollie as an adult rescue. She's lovely and friendly, but a too much so and she got hyper excited at seeing other dogs. It took us 6 months of working with Clare and Nat, both privately and during companion group lessons before we could join in. Nat spent an entire lesson with us the first time we attended on a Saturday, and Clare let us wander around the field clicking and rewarding for calm behaviour all that time without charging us for the use of her field and other people's dogs! Now thanks to their patience and support Mollie has completed all of her levels in Companion class, and we now go just because we both enjoy it so much. Thank you all at Scallywags.
Mollie Kidd
Just had our 3rd beginner agility group lesson at Scallywags and our little shy Papillon, Reggie is absolutely loving it. The instruction is first class and a lot of emphasis is on having fun and our dogs enjoying it. As we take it in turns to do the exercises the instructors give each of us their full attention and offer us advice and tips to improve next time round. By the end of the third week our Reggie has managed to jump four jumps in a row, run through a long tunnel and go up and down an A-frame. Each of these we'd never have believed he would do so early on and his confidence is growing all the time. He loved it all and we are all excited for our next lesson. Thank you very much!
Matt Valentine