"I have had dogs all my life, including Rottweilers and Dobermans, but none taxed me like Ollie a rescue Beagle, who was 5 months old when I took him in.
Since Andrew's visit Ollie is a different dog. He used to bark non stop and Andrew helped me and showed me kind ways to stop him and although he is still a 'barker', it is nothing like it was and is improving all the time. He also had separation anxiety, but that has completely subsided.
Andrew has a kind, understanding and calm disposition and explains everything in great detail. I would recommend his services to anyone with a problem dog."
J.Green, Headington, Oxford
"We found Andrew's advice to be extremely useful and effective. His calm manner is easy to relate to and he dedicated a great deal of time to us. We have phoned him several times since our initial meeting and found him equally helpful. Our dog is much calmer and happier. Andrew is clearly an expert in this field."
L & P Sexton, Carterton, Oxon
"I have learnt a lot about my dog and understand more how to react. Since Andrew's visit Charlie's behaviour has improved so much. We still have a long way to go, but without Andrew this would have got worse. I would recommend his service to other dog owners."
A. Boiling, Thame, Oxfordshire
"Andrew helped my 9 month old Collie Peg go from a stressed protector to a calm stress free dog within the time of his visit. Our lives have been transformed. By that I mean my own, my husband's and Peg's. I would 100% recommend Andrew.
I cannot thank him enough. we are now able to enjoy having Peg as part of our family.
I would add that it was mine and my husband's behaviour which needed to change in order for Pegs behaviour to change. We learned such a lot from Andrew."
CarolA, Abingdon, Oxon
"Our Dog Ronny had become quite aggressive towards other dogs, after he tried to eat his third puppy, I new something had to be done. Andrew Arrived at our home and within three hours he had shown us how things could change, everything he said made perfect sense. It is such a simple few things that you have to do, or not do but you must be consistent. Ronny and the family are already much happier, there is great change with Andrews simple method, our dog now sleeps in the day instead of pacing behind me all the time, that behaviour changed almost immediately. Other things take a bit more time and we still have a way to go with Ronny but Andrew has offered further support for as long as needed.
We have used two other trainers, with limited success and the methods were quite time consuming and complicated, so we never really stuck to it, this is so simple and sensible.
Regards the Happy Trafford Family"
TraceyT, Long Hanbrough, Oxon
"I was having problems with Spencer since being left on my own and things were getting pretty upsetting to the point where I thought I may have to find my dog another home. I contacted Andrew Forkner after seeing his advert in our local Postcode Elite magazine and after an initial chat with him I asked him to come along and help me. He spent time with me explaining my dog's behaviour and protectiveness, went through all the scenario's of overcoming this and also left me with several pages of information which I was pleased with as it is so easy to forget instructions. Within a week I saw a great difference with Spencer and his attitude towards protecting me.. He is a very excitable and strong dog but very loving, we still have a long way to go but I have the confidence of knowing that Andrew is there to help me. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is having problems with their dog as they would be in excellent hands. I have no hesitation of recommending him to anyone."
JeanH, Northleigh, Oxon
"My 3 year old labrador Bella had become increasingly aggressive towards other dogs since about 18 months old. It had reached crisis point when I felt I no longer wanted to take her on a walk as it had become such a stressful experience. Having had a consultation from Andrew, within 48 hours I had noticed a considerable difference in her behaviour. She is now (even after just a week) a polite and obedient dog who is a joy to walk once again. All of the advice was so easy to incorporate into our daily routines and has had a massive impact on Bella's behaviour. I cannot recommend Andrew highly enough."
WendyW, Chipping Norton, Oxon
"Andrew helped me with some good basic training for my Springer. Things which seem obvious once he tells you what you should be doing. My dog still needs constant training but is much more manageable now with Andrews help. Also I can contact him with any future problems at no extra cost.
Andrew makes you realise that your dog has to fit in with your lifestyle and not the other way around."
DebbieM, New Yatt, Oxon