Testimonials - 2019
“It was a real pleasure to work with someone who obviously loves her job and is so keen to provide an excellent service”
I made contact with Amanda prior to getting a rescue dog. She was a fountain of knowledge and advice even recommending good kennels, specilaists and walking services. Her help extended into the early weeks of ownership and a month after our adoption we went for our first 1-2-1 training session today. Amanda has a relaxed but enthusiastic manner which quickly settled both the dog and its owner! She devoted all her time to improving our dog's (Luna) confidence and also helping me on a variety of dog owning subjects. It was a real pleasure to work with someone who obviously loves her job and is so keen to provide an excellent service. Amanda is highly recommended.
“His (Leo) behaviour has come on so much in general since we’ve been teaching him so many new things”
We really enjoyed your classes and more importantly so did Leo! His behaviour has come on so much in general since we’ve been teaching him so many new things. We have a lot to master still but we will be using your hand outs and continuing his teaching for a long time yet!
“Training is the key to a dog’s happiness (and your happiness with your dog...!) and in my view you can’t find a better trainer than Amanda”
We have done two puppy trainings with Amanda - beginners and advanced. Amanda is an excellent trainer and makes all the classes a lot of fun. She breaks things down into easy to understand segments and is very encouraging when at first you don’t succeed. Training is the key to a dog’s happiness (and your happiness with your dog...!) and in my view you can’t find a better trainer than Amanda. Can’t wait for dog university...!
“Amanda was really good she explained everything in depth which I found easy to follow”
When I took my little Benji to puppy classes Amanda was really good she explained everything in depth which I found easy to follow also if you have any worries Amanda will help to solve them I'm taking my Benji to to the next lot of classes I'm looking forward to going x
“Amanda is amazing with dogs and it goes to show with everything I have seen with her“
I have done both 1-2-1 training and puppy school with Amanda and she is great! She explains the core concepts in such a clear understandable way so you know exactly how your dog is feeling. Amanda then builds on that knowledge to encourage good behaviours or learn new commands. She is very good at picking up on both good and bad cues during training to keep you and your pup on track.
I would highly recommend Amanda for Puppy School and any other services she offers. Amanda is amazing with dogs and it goes to show with everything I have seen with her. Many thanks to Beth's help during the course!
We'll definitely be back to do K9 College with Happy Buddies and are looking forward to it!
“The classes are relaxed and encouraging for both puppies and owner“
Murphy has very much enjoyed his puppy classes with Amanda. The classes are relaxed and encouraging for both puppies and owners. We will never be able to enjoy Primula cheese again though!!!
“Amanda has such a love for the puppies she is training“
Amanda has such a love for the puppies she is training. Her classes were fabulous and informative and tailored to the individual needs of the puppy. For us, Amanda gave up a Sunday morning of hers to help us reintroduce our puppy to dogs after she had been attacked by another dog. This was an incredibly act of generosity of time and kindness, and this time she gave made all the difference in helping our puppy have the best opportunity to overcome any possible fear. Thank you Amanda, you are an absolute gem.
“We learned so much not only about training but about dogs in general“
Amanda is a great trainer - calm, patient, kind and fantastic with the puppies. Our cockapoo Nova had a great time socialising with the other puppies and we learned so much not only about training but about dogs in general. Would highly recommend these classes to any new puppy owner.
“she has developed brilliant social skills and has seen monumental improvements”
Our puppy Rolo has had blast while being there, she has developed brilliant social skills and has seen monumental improvements. She has become the ideal pet and a perfect angel to show off to friends and family.
“Canine College moved us and Zebedee on, big time!”
Amanda, huge thanks again for your input during the last 6 weeks! The Canine College moved us and Zebedee on, big time! We really enjoyed the lessons with you and the handouts you have been equipping us with. Keep us posted on any other classes you're going to run Thanks again!
“Amanda has a fabulous way with both puppies and people!”
Amanda has a fabulous way with both puppies and people! Her puppy school classes are well run, with lots of valuable information and everyone has a lot of fun in the process! I also 100% trust her to walk my dog and I know that she gives all puppies and dogs in her care the best time ever with lots of love and attention to each and every one!! Highly recommend x.
“It was always fun for puppy and owner and my children have become more involved in training as a result“
Amanda’s puppy school classes were invaluable for Bosco. She provided a large but manageable amount of information, with time to put what we learned into practice in the classroom setting. It was always fun for puppy and owner and my children have become more involved in training as a result. We are keen to continue and progress to Happy Buddies Canine College soon!
“Bonnie has learned a lot of new things, and we look forward to continuing her training and helping her grow”
We’ve just completed the hugely informative puppy school course. Amanda is friendly, approachable as well as extremely knowledgable and experienced. Bonnie has learned a lot of new things, and we look forward to continuing her training and helping her grow into a well-socialised, confident and happy dog ☺️ Thanks so much Amanda for a fantastic course!
“In the last 5 weeks not only has rosie learnt so much but we have too as first time puppy parents”
Taking our little cockapoo puppy rosie to happy buddies puppy classes has been the most amazing experience. In the last 5 weeks not only has rosie learnt so much but we have too as first time puppy parents. Amanda has such a great way with not only the puppies but their families too. on each demonstration she will pick a different puppy and will adapt it to the level that they are at. the puppy classes have been such an enjoyable experience and we would highly recommend other people to go!
"The course was really helpful for us to fully understand on how to be with our puppy"
Happy Buddies is amazing. Amanda is fantastic trainer. She provides the best guidance, support, advice and knowledge. Her program has helped us with our puppy. We are first time dog owners, the course was really helpful for us to fully understand on how to be with our puppy. The program provides the best for our puppy, with socialising, interacting and play time for all the puppies. We will be signing up for the adult doggy classes. Thank you Amanda.
"You can tell she has a big love for dogs and her job and every lesson is interesting"
Both Amanda and Beth are amazing! we would highly recommend her puppy classes Brutus now knows where he is going and rushes through the door (probably as he knows Amanda has chicken or ham🤣)and often sits and waits for her! you can tell she has a big love for dogs and her job and every lesson is interesting with information and advice! Thank you Amanda.
"Joining Amanda’s course was the best decision, and has given me so much more confidence"
I can highly recommend Amanda and her assistant Beth. With a black Labrador puppy, and three young children at home, at times I was feeling overwhelmed. Joining Amanda’s course was the best decision, and has given me so much more confidence in bringing Tilly up and integrating her successfully into our family. There has been so much useful training, advice, top tips and reassurance along the way. The children love helping to train her at home, doing our ‘homework’ together! She’s a joy to walk now, always coming back when called, playing confidently with other dogs. So grateful, thank you Amanda x
"Fun,entertaining and useful"
Going with Max to the puppy school was a good plan!! Fun,entertaining and useful. I’d happily recommend Amanda to anyone who wants to get the best start possible out of a puppy.
Thank you x
"Highly recommend doing the classes with her and Beth... but book asap as they are highly sought after"
Amanda is amazing. Full of knowledge. I have learnt a lot in the 6 weeks of puppy school. Small size classes shich allows Amanda and Beth to adapt to the needs of your puppy. I will be taking some one on one sessions to help me with some quirks my puppy has but the classes have given me a good grounding. Highly recommend doing the classes with her and Beth... but book asap as they are highly sought after.
“Amanda is amazing and so enthusiastic which makes her trainees enthusiastic as well. My puppy Kevin just loves her and gets so excited when she comes for training. Kevin started with the basic puppy training and now does puppy college on a 1-1 basis with Amanda.”
“Myself and my Daxie enjoyed it so much we signed up to the follow on Canine College”
I'm so glad I choice to do Puppy School with Amanda, she is a great trainer and extremely helpful. Being a first-time owner I really needed guidance which is what Amanda provided and more. She would always go out her way to provide some breed specific information and tips and never judged when homework didn't quite go to plan. Myself and my Daxie enjoyed it so much we signed up to the follow on Canine College. Amanda's assistant Bethan is also a credit to Happy Buddies, she was a great help playing and calming puppies during the class.
“Amanda created a fun learning environment where we learned so much”
Amanda’s puppy school was fantastic! We attended with our pup Billie and it has made such a difference to how Billie has settled into our family. Amanda created a fun learning environment where we learned so much. Most importantly Amanda gave us knowledge and confidence as dog owners.
“Definitely recommend Amanda and Happy Buddies, not forgetting Beth too! I had no clue about what my pup was capable of before we started the course, and now my pup is easier to manage and a whole lot more rewarding too.”
“Her training techniques, patience and love for dogs is evident from the moment you meet her“
Amanda is brilliant!!!
We were so happy that we were able to join her Puppy School classes last year. I’d highly recommend them to anyone! Not only does your puppy learn fundamental skills but you as owners learn things you didn’t even think about.
Her training techniques, patience and love for dogs is evident from the moment you meet her. She helped us from the very beginning and continues to offer her advice and support.
So glad we found Amanda, we wouldn’t want to be trained by anyone else!