Pluto finished his course today. I am extremely happy with all the course and you are super friendly as the trainer! We really enjoyed weekly lessons and hope to catch up in September 🐾


Pippa's puppy classes are amazing! There were times when I really struggled with my pup but with Pippa's classes and hard work from Chester, there was light at the end of the tunnel! The classes were so amazing I'm waiting for the next classes to book on. I want to say the biggest thank you to Pippa from one proud dog mum and her fur baby 🐾


Pippa is amazing. Our little spaniel has come on leaps and bounds with Pippa. We have 1-2-1 lessons (so I can learn) and group sessions too. Pippa has also taken Bertie out when I have been away so his training isn’t disrupted. Bertie adores Pippa and I know he is always having fun with her whilst learning. 110% recommended!


Thanks so much for your help yesterday, the techniques have been working wonders already! Thought I’d send you a little update in pictures ☺️ What’s even better is that we were eating at the same time too!

Thank you for making everything so easy to understand. The clicker is arriving today, so I’m really looking forward to lots of practise, especially to keep Sid busy while it’s too hot to walk him in the day. 


I've been meaning to contact you to let you know how Bobby is doing. 


I'm so happy with how he has progressed thanks to your visits to us. The new door has been a huge help with the barking and Bobby is a lot more relaxed now he isn't on patrol the whole time. He still barks when people come to the door which is fine but it feels much more manageable thanks to the techniques you suggested. Also the go to bed command has been absolutely brilliant - as has the toy you suggested I bought (stuffed with treats). I'm trying to give this to Bobby before someone comes over to wear him out and distract him and it's working!


I feel much more relaxed when he does bark for attention although this isn't very often and when we ignore him he soon stops. You really have been a huge support and now that I am calmer about things Bobby definitely is - obviously we still have our moments but I wouldn't change his personality!!


Thanks again


We’ve just finished the beginners puppy course with Pippa. It’s really helped us grow in confidence and our puppy has learnt manners and new skills and we can continue to build on these moving forwards. Pippa’s knowledge and expertise in this area is brilliant. I would highly recommend to anyone, thanks Pippa! 🐾


We’ve completed both the puppy and improvers classes with Pippa and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Having a puppy can be hard work so the course was invaluable with positive training. Plus it’s really nice to speak to other puppy owners and hear you’re all facing similar challenges.


I’ve just completed Pippa’s puppy course and am so pleased with the confidence it’s given me with our dog. I can really see areas of improvement and would highly recommend her courses!


Puppy training with Pippa has been great - hard work, focused, but fun! Lovely to be out in open at BCA. Bernard has learnt so much in a few weeks - so nice to be able to trust him off lead on walks - and to see him respond positively to the training. It's been really helpful to have the notes to refer back to each week We'll be back for the improvers course as he's only 15 weeks so lots still to learn. Thanks Pippa 


Thank you Pippa and not forgetting Otto, several weeks of 1-2-1's what a difference, my pup can now say Hello to other dogs when off lead and on lead without being a grump! I too have much more confidence in how to read him and distract him when needed. I also have a pretty reasonably behaved dog 😁


Pippa has worked wonders with our bouncy young Cockapoo. We have thoroughly enjoyed attending her training walks and holiday hounds sessions, and have picked up lots of excellent tips and techniques for keeping our dog calm and focused. We thoroughly recommend The Contented Hound!

Amanda D

Pippa is calm, confident, reassuring and a real expert, not just in dogs but in people too. Thank you, Pippa, for your counsel and support! Love, the Davies (incl. Barker!)


Pippa has been fantastic. She has really helped us to train our dog into a beautifully behaved gentleman. She makes it very easy.


I have two dogs and we had four private training sessions with Pippa. I discovered that my dogs are actually quite clever 😊picked up commands really quickly and it was me that actually needed the training and confidence building 😳😉We trained in a really lovely, safe environment and we continue to use Pippa's training methods. Very happy and would recommend. Thanks Pippa.


Brilliant time with Pippa this afternoon . The session was really helpful and my boys really enjoyed it too. Thank you


Pippa helped Otto and I build a better understand of each other. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and didn’t want our training to end. Thank you Pippa x


Had a great time watching my daughter training her dog at Pippa's holiday hounds class. Wonderful experience with great tips and guidance. Thank you Pippa for helping our cheeky puppy. Would thoroughly recommend.


I can thoroughly recommend Pippa - presented her with a particularly single minded young Flat Coated Retriever who was leading us a merry dance when it came to recall on walks and at home. Opted for the 4 session course, and delighted that by the end of our last session today I have a reformed dog who can now enjoy off lead walks!


Highly recommend Pippa. Fabulous training walk in the beautiful grounds of BCA. Really looking forward to starting the classes!


Thank you Pippa for a great session! Packed with useful information, tips and techniques to help my Poppy dog feel less afraid. Highly recommended!


Oscar is a rescue collie cross and sadly only has 3 legs.  This has posed its own challenges when out walking when he can get nervous around other dogs.  Pippa has been brilliant at helping us with some of the issues we are facing.  She's made me feel more positive in how we deal with this. We are still a work in progress but am now focused on following Pippa's advice and training plan.   


Rolo has always been very well behaved on walks but recently we had noticed his recall was becoming less strong.  Pippa gave us some simple and easy to follow exercises which quickly improved this.  She also helped us inject more fun and play into our walks and how to stimulate him and Fig at home.  As a result, Rolo is now a much more engaged dog and his recall and attention has signficantly improved.

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