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Murphy
Chloe and Dagger
Brodie
Dog called Otto, link for Otto testimonial
Murphy
Chloe and Dagger
Brodie
Otto
Cosmo
Kaden
Pippin
Socks
Cosmo
Kaden
Pippin
Socks
Pepsi
Dora
Mindy
Harry
Pepsi
Dora
Mindy
Harry
Kaya
Bramble
Flick
Oscar
Kaya
Bramble
Flick
Simba
Scooby
Katy
Kyra
Simba
Katy
Jed & Kira
Raffles
Gemma
Logan
Jed and Kira
Raffles
Gemma
Logan
Hanni
Nellie
Fergus
Baxter and Murphy
Hanni
Nellie
Fergus
Baxter and Murphy

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More testimonials

Glen

Hello Mike
It is almost two months since you had Glen for training and we wanted to let you know that he is totally transformed and to thank you very much for everything you did for him. He no longer runs off nor is he constantly looking around at everything except us when we go out for a walk.
He no longer chases the rabbits and squirrels he meets every day and we have taken him close to sheep and even met some deer and after a good look he turned away and followed us.
He is calmer and I think happier and without hesitation we are so pleased that we came to you and just wish we had done it sooner. We really appreciated you taking Glen for his initial training and then also coming to 'the scene of the crime' to help us here. Walks which used to be stressful are now a pleasure and the long line is a thing of the past. Thank you very much from us and from Glen.

Kind regards,
Viv and John

Bess

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in solving the problems I had with my springer spaniel Bess. Her uncontrolled wanderings were, as you know, a major difficulty and might easily have resulted in me either loosing the dog under a car or in despair selling her on to somebody who might be more able to contain her before the inevitable happened. Happily neither event occurred due to your timely intervention. She has the occasional relapse but renewed application of your training techniques seems to bring things back into order fairly easily. I am rewarded with the pleasure of owning a spirited but obedient dog and she is much happier for it.
Thanks again for your guidance and support.
Alastair Cunningham

Saffie

Hi Mike,
You came over to Aviemore over a year ago to help me with my Slovakian rough haired pointer, Saffie, and I've felt guilty for not being in touch with you sooner, but thought you might wonder what happened to us seeing as you didn't hear from us afterwards.
Anyway, we got on great with your programme that you wrote out for us, I wanted to say thank you very, very much for your help as it did make a huge difference to our lives and I would definitely recommend you to other people and their dogs having similar problems.
I didn't want you to think that I hadn't taken your advice, or that it hadn't worked for us, so thanks again, and best of luck with your work in the future.
Best wishes,
Llinos.

Meg

Hi Mike.
We have all seen a mass improvement on Meg.
Before you came Meg was very hyperactive, pulled on the lead and used to drag my daughter round the room by her hair. We were coming to the end of our tether with her, then you came and helped us greatly.
Meg now joins us all in the living room and plays nicely with us all including our daughter. Walking Meg is a work in progress as, if we are next to the road, she will still pull on the lead, but nowhere near as bad as she was.
I can let Meg out of her cage when visitors are around now and she just leaves them alone instead of jumping up wanting attention all the time.
We have noticed that we all enjoy having Meg around now she is a beautiful dog and lots of fun.
Thank you for all that you did. I will keep you updated every 3 months.
Katherine Douglass

Tara

Tara is a German Shepherd that I gave a home to. She is, I think, about 8 years old. She started pulling on the lead; wanted to have a go at other dogs.
I got in touch with Mike Grantham. He came to the house and spent a few hours with myself and Tara. What an improvement that made. I can now hold the lead with 2 fingers and she is getting better with other dogs. I wish I had got Mike Grantham months before I did. Well worth it.
Heather T Maclean
Cromarty

Flake

Hi Mike,
I found your letter re Flake’s programme while I was sorting out the filing cabinet and thought you might like an update a year on!
Flake has really transformed this last year - everyone who knows us and knows the dog agrees - he is a different dog. He is so much more chilled out, relaxed, happy, obedient, easy to be around - easy to manage. We are also more relaxed around him and that makes a difference obviously.
Our confidence in him has increased by seeing how responsive he is, and that has, in turn, helped him. He still (sometimes) barks at people who come to the house, but he stops pretty quickly. He is more sociable with other dogs, other owners, and other people. He comes back, walks to heel.
He made friends with everyone at our home in the Highlands before we left - including Alex, our downstairs neighbour, whom Flake had a particular anxiety about.
Thanks for all your help - hope life is good for you,
Best wishes,
Hazel, Glynn and Flake.

Ben

Life was quite routine and quiet until Ben came along. Suddenly it was like we had been hit by a tornado.
Tara our previous dog who died at the ripe old age of 18, was the most obedient, lovable dog you could hope to have as a pet.
Ben, on the other hand, was the complete opposite. We rescued him when he was 2 years old and he was stubborn, aggressive, disobedient and not the least bit friendly. He bit both my wife and myself.
I thought that I could maybe change his behaviour and make him into a more friendly dog. I took him on long walks on the lead and tried to calm him, but it didn’t seem to make any difference.
He ran after anything moving and attacked it, footballs, prams, buggies and other dogs. When someone passed by he would turn round and bite for no reason. On one occasion it cost me 30.00 for a gentleman’s trousers. The last straw was when he bit the vet.
That was when I realised I needed help. I contacted Mike Grantham who took over completely. He took Ben and I to different locations including supermarkets, as the small wheels on trolleys and push-chairs seemed to make him want to attack. Mike showed me how to gently teach Ben to ignore all of these things.
Since Mike trained him, Ben has become a much more contented, loving dog. He returns to me when called. He is friendly with other people and dogs, even the postman. He is an obedient, happy and relaxed pet.
I would recommend Mike to anyone who has any problem with their dog.
George Milligan
Note from Mike:
Ben’s rehabilitation from a dangerous dog to a loyal pet is a tribute to the persistence and determination of George and his wife Jessie, who are not a young couple. Most people, including the vet, would have had Ben put to sleep.

Breac

I just thought you might like to know that Breac is improving out of all recognition. I had friends staying last week who hadn't seen him since February, and they could hardly belive the difference - they kept commenting on how calm he was. And today I walked him along part of the West Highland Way. People he just ignored - rucsacs and walking poles and all. Then we met four dogs all off the lead - I had him on a lead in case of deer, ground nesting birds, etc., and he accepted their attentions with only a slight demur when one of the dogs put his chin on Breac's shoulder - a move which six months ago would have at least led to resistance, if not serious objection! Walking him now is a pleasure, not a nightmare, and we are both very grateful to you!
Yours,
Ann Winning
2 months later:
I felt I had to give you another up-date on Breac - last week he was invited to a wedding picnic! We all went down to the beach afterwards for champagne and sandwiches, they said to bring my dogs.
I took Breac, who behaved impeccably. Everyone said what a well-behaved dog he was; I could hardly believe it. Even when other dogs came past, he showed interest, but didn't bark or lunge. He and Jennie (their dog) played a bit, and then he settled down beside me on a rug, and watched proceedings calmly.
All my summer visitors comment on how much calmer he is.
Thank you again for your help,
Ann& Breac.

Jack

Jack was a treasure of a find from the rescue centre, apart from the fact that we could not take him in the car. He would get agitated and whine all the time to such a pitch that it was intolerable. During one visit from
Mike we did some work in the house, which was relevent to the car but not so obvious to us. And then we took the road test. Instantly it was not as bad in the car. Now, with the work that Mike set us, we now have one happy to go in the car dog. It has made our lives so much easier as even taking him to the kennels involved the car but we now do not need the kennels.
THANK YOU Mike.
From Maureen and Roy White

Heather

Heather is my six year old labrador. She is strong willed and with a mind of her own, taking her out for walks became such a tedious task.
I was pulled every direction. Letting her off the leash was unthinkable. Heather would not come back. Obedience was just not in her vocabulary - till I met Mike and Paddy. After only a few weeks Heather was a different dog.
Now we are never in. She is a joy to have now.
Thank you so much, Mike and Paddy.
Mrs M. Edwards.

Benjii

"Thank you so much for your advice concerning Benjii, I am pleased to report he is now toilet trained, ---------a hugh bonus!
We have used your excellent ideas, and Benjii is a happy, confident dog now, even people who met him at first have remarked on the amazing transformation.
I think we're now on a winning streak, he is a lovely dog very affectionate and friendly, so thank you again for your help.
Judi Crossley, Glasgow"
Thank you Mike

Gemma

Now that a year has passed, I thought we would give you an update on the progress. We are pleased to say that Gemma has improved vastly. There are still a few things but hopefully they will sort themselves out with time - all in all a big improvement over the year.
We are thoroughly enjoying having her as she has so much character.
Barbara & William Bremner

Georgie

Thank you for your help with Georgie. She's a lovely wee dog now and comes well to the whistle.
Dr. B. Crabb.

Gemma

Thank you so much Mike for all your help with Gemma - without which we would be living in some sort of madhouse!
John & Judith Crook.

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