Testimonials - 2017
"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!
"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.
"We are much more confident dealing with our cockapoo Bonnie and will miss our Sunday morning class"
Amanda was recommended to us and we are so glad we joined her classes. She shows nothing but kindness towards the puppies and gets great results. We are much more confident dealing with our cockapoo Bonnie and will miss our Sunday morning class. Thank you Amanda.
"We learnt so much and it was great that we could go as a family and learn together"
I can't rate Amanda high enough!! Having just completed puppy school with our golden Labrador Max we can honestly say it was highly recommended.
We learnt so much and it was great that we could go as a family and learn together. The lessons were fun for the children but it helped gain respect and knowledge that we all needed. Out of all of us Max enjoyed it the most and loved Amanda......i think it's because she always gave him chicken! His all time favourite. Hoping to go to canine school when he is a bit bigger! X
"I'll definitely be sure to call again"
My experience with Happy Buddies was great. Amanda is very professional. She looked after my rabbit Smokey for me. She was absolutely amazing with him, putting me at ease when leaving him for a few days. She kept me regularly updated with how he was, which was brilliant. I'll definitely be sure to call again if I need her services. Thanks Amanda.
"This wonderful lady exudes passion for our furry friends’ wellbeing in such a delightful way"
We are so thankful for having Amanda in our lives, our course of 121 sessions was SO valuable and now that Fred has graduated we've signed up for Canine College after the Summer ... Fred is going to LOVE it, as are we!!
This wonderful lady exudes passion for our furry friends’ wellbeing in such a delightful way and we shall miss your visits … THANK YOU and keep doing what you do!
"We wouldn't trust anyone else with our precious dogs"
Highly recommend Amanda. Myself and my mum use Amanda to walk our dogs Hugo (cavapoo) Ronnie (cockapoo) she has a key to our house, so she picks them up and takes them for lovely long walks and pops them back home again. We wouldn't trust anyone else with our precious dogs. Amanda loves all dogs like they are her own. Some might say she's the crazy dog lady but I would say she's pretty amazing at what she does. Whether it's training to pops ins to walks she's the person to go to. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
"We really enjoyed the class and really benefited"
Thank you for a great course. It has established our habits for dealing with Lily in the future and she is settling down already.
We really enjoyed the class and really benefited from starting so early. It is always great to be with others and share the challenges of a new puppy"
"Amanda is the most knowledgeable and caring trainer one could ever hope to meet!"
Amazing! Amanda is the most knowledgeable and caring trainer one could ever hope to meet! Having got our rescue golden retriever, Monty, we needed training! Amanda's skills with rewards based training only, took us from zero knowledge on how to handle him, to a really loving and obedient dog who even knows a trick or two in just a few weeks!
I cannot recommend her highly enough. The only problem we have now is that Monty misses her and when the doorbell goes on the nights she used to come he always goes to it hoping it will be her! If you need a trainer, you need Happy Buddies! Monty can't wait to see her again and your dog will be just the same!
"We can really see the benefits and couldn’t recommend Amanda highly enough to all"
We have really enjoyed puppy school and canine college with Baxter over the last few weeks. Amanda is an amazing teacher and is always at the end of the line for help/advice. I couldn’t be happier with how Baxter has come along with his training and it's so enjoyable to continue together, we can really see the benefits and couldn’t recommend Amanda highly enough to all.
"So much knowledge, kindness and love of dogs"
Cannot thank Amanda enough for the help she has given me with my handsome cavapoo Max. So much knowledge, kindness and love of dogs. Thank you again! ps - he's mad for his kong bone. New fave toy!