"She genuinely wants everyone to have a positive relationship with their pup"
There's a reason that every dog you meet has been trained with the help of Amanda at puppy school. She's amazing with the dogs, knows her stuff, she's patient, kind and helpful. She genuinely wants everyone to have a positive relationship with their pup. Highly recommend this service.
"It was an excellent course and Amanda shared all her knowledge in such a friendly and patient way"
We’ve just completed the Puppy Class Training with Alfie. It was an excellent course and Amanda shared all her knowledge in such a friendly and patient way. I would fully recommend this course to all new puppy owners. Thanks Amanda from Alfie and the Tee-family
"She really created a relaxed environment to learn for both puppies and owners"
We attended and have just completed Amanda’s Puppy training classes in South Park with our puppy Chloe. Initially I was very reluctant in getting a puppy but my two boys and hubby were very keen and I was convinced. I have no experience with puppies or dogs so in truth I was a tad nervous in embarking on the whole ‘puppy journey’. Attending Amanda’s puppy training classes has really given me confidence and it was a real bonus meeting other puppies and their owners too. Amanda has such lovely way with her and she is so encouraging. She really created a relaxed environment to learn for both puppies and owners and Beth her assistant was really helpful when our ‘puppies’ needed that extra bit of attention. My boys loved going to the classes too. I would without any hesitation recommend Amanda and her puppy training classes to anyone that has decided on embarking on the exciting journey of getting a puppy. She is also a wealth of knowledge and I felt like I could really trust her advice. SO thank you Amanda.
"Amazing puppy class. Watched my pup grow week on week"
Amazing puppy class. Watched my pup grow week on week from an excitable pup with no control to a pup who can now concentrate and focus and has learnt some very useful life skills. Thanks so much Amanda, we really enjoyed the training course and would definitely recommend to anyone considering it.
"We feel Berny has improved tremendously as a result of the classes"
Our first involvement with Happy Buddies was when Amanda came to our house for a one-to-one when we first got Berny. He immediately connected due to her enthusiasm and calm approach with a rather excitable puppy. When we turned up for the 1st training class Berny immediately recognised Amanda and felt at home. We feel Berny has improved tremendously as a result of the classes, which are not too large and have a good structure of learning, refreshing the previous week work before advancing to the next stage. Entertaining classes with each puppy getting involved in everything and at all stages. Happy Buddies looks to train puppies and dogs in a kind, effective and force-free way. Amanda has it down to a T. We know Berny really enjoyed his classes as he strained at the lead as soon as he knew he was approaching the scout hut. If you want to feel proud of what your puppy can do get involved with Happy Buddies. Thanks Amanda, he’s still excitable, but he is just a puppy. Thanks also to Beth for helping Berny in class and all other puppies and owners for support. See you at College.
"We can’t praise Amanda enough!"
We can’t praise Amanda enough! We went to different puppy classes with our older Labrador, and if we are totally honest, we dreaded going. If our puppy behaved like a puppy, we were made to feel really embarrassed and I think our dog picked up on our feelings about the class (as much as we tried to hide them!) Our experience at Amanda’s classes was entirely different. All three of us looked forward to going each week and we got so much out of it - our 4 month old puppy is better at certain things than her 4 year old brother now. Our puppy is, er, “bouncy” and the skills we all learnt are so valuable - we took our dogs to a very nice hotel last weekend for my husband’s birthday and people commented on how “well behaved” our puppy was - we have Puppy School to thank for that! If you are looking for a friendly and supportive puppy class taught by someone who REALLY knows what she is doing don’t hesitate and book this one straight away - classes get booked up so quickly and having attended ourselves, we completely understand why. Delta is looking forward to Canine College.
"She’s great with our pups, our pups instantly loved her, she very friendly & welcoming"
Without Amanda I probably would be completely grey by now as we have litter mates so double the trouble! She has been my reassurance & my confidence booster in the early days. Our next step is to book Canine school with her. The Puppy class was amazing not only did our puppies learn a lot, it also reminded me of a few little things I had forgotten. Our 1-2-1 recall session with Amanda was great fun & our puppies are now off lead more than on. We will definitely be using Amanda’s services again. She’s great with our pups, our pups instantly loved her, she very friendly & welcoming, always has time to answer any questions.
"She has such a lovely way with her that you feel you could ask her anything"
Amanda is absolutely fantastic. She came to visit us today for an early puppy training class. We have a 12 week old Labradoodle - Chloe. My 9 yr old twin boys and I got so many handy tips from her. Amanda is so knowledgeable and she gives you real confidence . She has such a lovely way with her that you feel you could ask her anything. The boys and I would definitely recommend Amanda to anyone.
"My puppy adored her, and I enjoyed the classes so much and feel that my bond with my puppy became much stronger"
Amanda was incredible and so knowledgeable. She has a lot of experience and was able to adapt techniques where they weren’t working for particular puppies. My puppy adored her, and I enjoyed the classes so much and feel that my bond with my puppy became much stronger as she was being trained and becoming more obedient towards us at home. I would recommend Amanda to anyone who is seeking dog training or advice with particular issues!
"She was patient, encouraging and put our minds at ease"
We have just finished a six week course with Amanda, she is fantastic at ensuring the whole family were involved, including the children. She always gave clear instructions and theory behind why we were doing what we were. She was patient, encouraging and put our minds at ease over any worries. We are definitely going to move on to canine college!
"This six week training course was fantastic"
This six week training course was fantastic. On the first week Amanda, the Trainer saw straight away that my puppy Herbie was nervous and she made allowances for him every week. By graduation she and I could see how Herbie's confidence had grown. I would recommend this puppy training course to anyone with a young puppy.
"Our dog adores Amanda, as do we, and we thoroughly recommend her dog walking service"
Our dog adores Amanda, as do we, and we thoroughly recommend her dog walking service. Our pup comes home very happy after her walks and ready for a long nap!
"I am so pleased to have met Amanda"
I am so pleased to have met Amanda and for Sam to be walked by her. Even our initial meeting taught me lots and I’ve been a dog owner for 10 years. Thanks very much!
"We have used both her puppy school and dog walking service and have been extremely pleased with both"
Amanda does a great job. We have used both her puppy school and dog walking service and have been extremely pleased with both. She is professional, very kind (with both the dogs and owners!) and our dog loves her.
"Amanda is amazing at what she does!! If you want a trainer with a wealth of knowledge, passion, professionalism and kindness then Happy buddies is for you!!"
Amanda is amazing at what she does!! If you want a trainer with a wealth of knowledge, passion, professionalism and kindness then Happy buddies is for you!! We attended the 6 week puppy school with our severely anxious little lady Silvi, from the outset Amanda tried to make Silvi (and myself and my fiancé ) feel at ease and made sure we got the most out of each session whilst still trying to keep Silvi as comfortable as possible. The puppy course covers everything you need and more to start your puppy adventure!! Amanda is such an incredibly warm person and is amazing at what she does that its hard not to enjoy the classes (even when you do have an anxious pup)! Silvi isn't the boldest of characters when it comes to people but every week she gave Amanda her bear hugs (she jumps into your arms and wraps her paws around your neck) this was lovely to see and i always say that dogs are the best judges of characters :-) Thank you again Happy Buddies for your continued support and help xxx
"The focus on treats and rewards made it a very positive experience for us and him"
We found Happy Buddies to be a perfect training programme for us and our little Labrador puppy. The focus on treats and rewards made it a very positive experience for us and him. In addition, Amanda’s advice and tips were invaluable in helping us learn how to train him. She set a very supportive, friendly atmosphere, which put us at ease immediately and contributed hugely to the success of the course. We are looking forward to continuing our training of Max and feel we have been given solid foundations on which to build on from our Puppy School classes.
Thank you very much for the classes - we really did enjoy and learn so much from them.
"What a great group of people and dogs and so so much fun"
My son and I have just completed puppy school with our cockapoo Floyd. All 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and we were sorry to see it end. What a great group of people and dogs and so so much fun. Amanda was brilliant and was able to offer great advice no matter what issues that were raised. We are looking forward to keeping up with the training and using what we have learnt . Thank you Amanda.
"The classes have been great, there’s a real welcome feeling and being made to feel relaxed for both puppy and the owners"
We’ve really enjoyed Happy Buddies’ Puppy School, Rolo too who practically pulled us into the classes after week 1 with excitement. We will all miss coming. The classes have been great, there’s a real welcome feeling and being made to feel relaxed for both puppy and the owners. The training gave us a real understanding of a puppy’s’ behaviour and the right way to treat Rolo. It’s been amazing for us to see how quickly Rolo has responded to the training with the effective techniques used and a great education for us as the owners. We will definitely be recommending Happy Buddy’s to anyone we know looking for training.
"Amanda made the classes lots of fun with her enthusiasm"
Really enjoyable classes. Our Rottweiler pup Ryuu was very nervous attending her first class but soon came out of her shell and looked forward to Sunday's training and Amanda's treats. Amanda made the classes lots of fun with her enthusiasm for your puppy to do well with the training as well as being very knowledgable should you have any questions. Lots of interaction with the other puppies present has helped no end. Really excellent classes and would recommend to anyone who has just got a puppy.
"The positive reinforcement approach really worked for us"
I would highly recommend Puppy School especially for first time puppy owners like us. Amanda was always very clear and informative with the information she gave and answered any questions we had. She has helped us to understand our puppy better. The positive reinforcement approach really worked for us. Probably helps that luna is a Labrador and loves her food so responded very well!!! She loved Amanda and was always very excited to see her. Thank you so much and we look forward to starting canine college with you.
"Training sessions were excellent and she has a 100% positive approach to puppy training"
Amanda is brilliant with dogs and has a lovely way with people too. Her training sessions were excellent and she has a 100% positive approach to puppy training which is easily understood and accessible to everyone. Great training and a lovely teacher.
"We have learnt so much and I just wish I'd found Amanda when I got Rossi at 10weeks old"
Myself and Rossi (my 13month old boxer) have just completed 51-2-1 training sessions. Rossi had quite a few issues due to being very ill at 16weeks which interrupted his training. Amanda has been brilliant and we are now on the road to better times. We have learnt so much and I just wish I'd found Amanda when I got Rossi at 10weeks old. Amanda has a true love for dogs, she is very professional and her knowledge and understanding of all issues and breeds is just brilliant!! Thank you so much and I will be in touch to complete more training!!
"Amanda had a natural affinity with all of the puppies, and helped the owners gain confidence"
I cannot recommend Amanda and Happy Buddies highly enough. Along with my daughter and our puppy Luna, we have recently completed Amanda's Puppy School course in Brockham. Despite having had dogs over previous years, this is the first time that I have taken a puppy to training classes. I am so pleased that I did as we have all learnt so much from the course. Each session was well structured and recapped training methods learnt over the previous weeks. Amanda had a natural affinity with all of the puppies, and helped the owners gain confidence in the methods used along with the knowledge that success will be achieved in time. Testimony to how pleased we were with Amanda's course and methods, Luna is already signed up for Canine College next January. I will also be seeking Amanda's advice and expertise in a 121 session, in the interim.
Amanda and Happy Buddies most definitely receive a 5 Star rating from me.
"I was so happy to find a way to train Oscar with respect and love"
Amanda has the puppies all enjoying the course and working really hard. Oscar my little terrier cross has had such an exciting few weeks. As an animal lover I was so happy to find a way to train Oscar with respect and love. Amanda teaches owners to bond with their puppies through play and training. I've learnt a lot and have great respect for the Happy Buddies Dog Training. It works and is producing happy canines and owners Thank you so much! xx
"Happy Buddies the most professional classes we have attended"
We have been very happy with Happy Buddies and have already recommended you. Fleur is our sixth dog during our marriage and we have found Happy Buddies the most professional classes we have attended.
"Amanda has been amazing, always patient, calm and encouraging"
Maisy and I have just completed our puppy training course with Amanda and it was fantastic! Amanda has been amazing, always patient, calm and encouraging and we can't recommend her classes enough! We also did a 1-1 session to help with recall.. Thanks for everything Amanda and we look forward to the next set of classes!
"Since the hour training session Logan has been incredible on his walks"
My partner and I have an 8 month old cockapoo puppy Logan who has always been a handful off the lead on walks as he finds people and other dogs a lot more interesting than us, because of this we didn't enjoy the walks ourselves as we were constantly chasing after him, that was until we had a 121 lesson with Amanda! Amanda taught us how to be more exciting to Logan and to make him want to be with us more than other dogs. Since the hour training session Logan has been incredible on his walks and loves his new treats and games that he gets on his walks. We can't thank Amanda enough for what she has taught all of us and I can now enjoy taking Logan out walking again and knowing that he won't run off with other dogs! Best £45 I've ever spent!
"We learnt so much at puppy school which has set us on the right path to a happy well trained dog"
Amanda has been a fantastic source of information and advice since we took our first step into the world of puppy ownership! We learnt so much at puppy school which has set us on the right path to a happy well trained dog. Her love of dogs and passion for her work really shows through.
"This course really helped us to understand our puppy Luna and how to ensure she is a well behaved puppy using positive reinforcements"
I would highly recommend Puppy School especially for first time dog owners like us. The information we were given was so helpful in helping us to understand, not only our own puppy, but other dogs too ensuring that we are all responsible dog owners. Being a life long cat owner, I really didn't know much about dogs and this course really helped us to understand our puppy Luna and how to ensure she is a well behaved puppy using positive reinforcements. We just took her on holiday with us at age 15 weeks and she was brilliant, mainly because of everything Amanda taught us. I am sure we'll be bringing her to canine college in the future.
"As first time dog owners we found the information and help provided by Amanda to be invaluable"
My family would highly recommend Amanda to any new puppy owners or those owners seeking help and assistance with their dog/s. On the day that we collected our new puppy (Buster) Amanda visited our home and gave us some very useful tips, advice and guidance to help puppy adjust to the new and unfamiliar surroundings. As first time dog owners we found the information and help provided by Amanda to be invaluable and helped us to swiftly adapt to life with a dog in the family. In addition to the home visit we also attended the 6-week puppy training course in Reigate and that too was excellent and very informative. It also provided an opportunity to meet other new owners and share experiences. The entire thing from start to finish was fantastic and enjoyed by both the dog and my kids. After having the dog for less than 10 weeks and with Amanda's help we now have an established routine, a toilet trained puppy (barring the occasional accident) and most importantly a happy and content new addition to our family. Would highly recommend. Thanks for all your help Amanda, I am sure that without the home visit and the training we would not be as advanced with the training as we are today.