By the way, I just wanted to say that I really have got the energy change.... I used to get so frustrated with Dandelion because all she would do was pull and I couldnt find a way to prevent it and we just ended up pulling each other. But apart from the checking back quickly and being consistent with the commands, one HUGE thing I noticed yesterday was when I went from angry to feelings of pride in my dog just taking a few steps alongside me then the few steps became three quarters of the walk and the sense of calm that eminates from her is an enormous change to the tightly charged zippy energy we had back a while. I also noticed that owners need to be warned that actually that is a good place to be because suddenly you think there may be something wrong with your dog because they are so quiet..... my Mum said perhaps I ought to take her to the vets!!!! Its funny, we get so used to our dogs being hyper and out of control it takes some adjustment on our behalf too to accept the changes - but there's no going back for me I am loving the stronger bond we have thanks to you and Kirsten and last Saturday morning - I cant believe how impactful those few hours with you guys were - you have literally turned our lives around, in oh so many ways!!!!
The BIGGEST thank you to you both
"I thought Dog Training class would revolutionise my dog but instead I discovered it was ME that needed revolutionising and once the process had begun - my dog followed suit - easy! Its the most fun I could ever have with my dog and I have Sharon and her team to thank for that. My dog arrived with a muzzle on the first day but now she is happy and relaxed and thats not just at class!
Another aspect which I had not really thought about, is meeting loads of like minded new friends with a common goal - happier and better behaved dogs and much improved knowledge on how to achieve it, and meeting up for dog walks and caffeine stops beyond the limits of the class have all contributed to a far happier world for me and my dog."
Char & Inde, Bath
I have been coming to the K9 club for several years now and realised quite early on that this is not any old dog school!! I have learnt SO much ,laughed SO much, made So many friends....all ages and sizes like the dogs!,and most importantly been encouraged to understand my dog and work with him.This knowledge and understanding is directly attributable to Sharon who has enabled me to have a so much richer
relationship with my dog. More importantly my dog knows when we turn into her drive and immediately starts crying to be let out....classes are fun for him with gentle training methods and lots of variety. I
must admit I panicked when I knew Sharon was expecting last year....and remember thinking several times...Oh no! what if she hasn't got time to keep the club going. I really couldn't bear to think of not having
classes to come to anymore!! Anyone showing a hint of a problem with a dog out on my wallks on Salisbury Plain and I am there telling them 'I know a really good dog school in Frome' !
Pippin and I feel blessed that we discovered the K9 club!
Judy & Pippin
Sharon, many thanks for your patience and hard work you have done with Bailey. Since our telephone conversation last thursday we have been working with bailey at home an in the garden with his sit and down commands which are going very well. Also we have been with his ball swapping,leave and drop which still needs a lot of work but we are getting there. This afternoon we took him for a walk out in a field with no distractions and his recall to the whistle followed by a sit and down was wonderful. It seems as though he is a different dog, not hyper, quiet and always looking to us for his next command. Many thanks we could not have done it without you
Mr & Mrs Merrit - Devizes
FromeK9 has given me back my mojo! Taking part in the introduction to canicross sessions have given me a whole new relationship with my dogs and my body. For the first time in years I’m being really active, can see I’m getting fitter and developing a much deeper bond with my dogs. From the fun and camaraderie of running in a group, to the simple joy of early morning solo runs through the woods, it’s a fantastic thing to do with your dogs. Also really sound advice from Sharon about how best to work with the more challenging of our two dogs. Thanks to her, we have worked on several things together and he is blossoming into a truly great companion.’
In the 18 months that since we started with Frome K9, we've attended obedience and agility classes, various workshops and a course in cani-crossing. I love the variety of opportunities on offer to train, play and bond more closely with my dog. The team keep things fresh, lively and down to earth and I like that you never know what activity they'll tempt to into next!
The gains have been the forging of a deeper connection with and understanding of my dog and her nuances. It's very rewarding to see her gain so much confidence through the training provided.
I recommend Frome K9 if you want to properly understand your individual dog. You will learn how to gently guide and encourage them to be as well adjusted and happy as they have potential to be.
Yours, with grateful thanks
I started using FromeK9 late 2017 when I needed advice and assistance with my 4 year old lurcher who had some behaviour issues.
Well what can I say 10 months on I have a different dog…
I soon realised it was not just about learning the correct commands!
Being a dog owner that had much to learn and a dog that wanted to learn I realised I needed to learn to read my dog and trust one another and have fun training along the way. The support and guidance I receive from all the team at FromeK9 has changed the bond I have with my dog and is building the confidence in us both for future adventures.
I am so pleased I made that call last year and came to meet Sharon Cheryl and Ellie… Thank you! x
Working in the animal welfare sector for a local rescue/rehoming charity I get to see all too often the
heart breaking results arising from a simple lack of training and/or socialisation. In many cases poor
training can result in even worse problems which can take our behaviourists many months to
overcome. I had heard good things about Frome K9 on the local grapevine and decided to give them
a try with my young rescue German Shepherd who had a very bad start in life and absolutely zero
socialisation. From the first time we came to a class we have been made to feel so welcome. Ellie
our trainer is amazing – nothing is too much trouble. She takes time to explain things fully and
within the space of a few classes (and homework!) we were achieving great results and I am looking
forward to trying many new activities with my boy and Frome K9.
It is obvious that all of the trainers at Frome K9 are passionate about dogs and it is so refreshing to
find a dog club that particularly understands and positively encourages German Shepherd owners. I
have always had GSDs and have been to dog training clubs in the past who have been condescending
and often fearful of the breed, lacking the knowledge or ability to work with them – absolutely no
such issues at Frome K9 who clearly love GSDs as much as I do!