Testimonials - 2018
“Amanda is extremely knowledgeable and is excellent at passing on her expertise in a professional and friendly way”
We have learned so much and had lots of fun in the puppy class. Amanda is extremely knowledgeable and is excellent at passing on her expertise in a professional and friendly way. She also came to our house for a one to one lesson when we first bought our puppy home and gave us some very helpful advice. Thank you, Amanda!
“We and Rolo have benefited so much from all the training. Cannot recommend Happy Buddies highly enough”
We completed puppy school last year & just finished Canine College with our 19 month old cockapoo Rolo who had forgotten all his training! We and Rolo have benefited so much from all the training. Cannot recommend Happy Buddies highly enough, all the dogs adore Amanda and results are fantastic.
“The sessions have taught us how to be better parents to our fur baby”
Amanda and Beth are a great team! We’ve had a fantastic 6 weeks! Our puppy is a Dalmatian and has endless energy. The sessions have taught us how to be better parents to our fur baby and he is picking up everything remarkably. We put this down to the great skills and techniques that we’ve been taught by Amanda. We’re going to be signing up for the next stage of classes to keep the momentum going! If we could give 6 stars, we would!
“Amanda is such a genuine , approachable and nice person who is highly knowledgeable and professional”
We have just completed puppy school training with Amanda. I was not sure what to expect but the course has exceeded any expectations that I had . Amanda is such a genuine , approachable and nice person who is highly knowledgeable and professional . The course covers a lot and is structured with Amanda demonstrating and giving clear instructions as to what we are being taught. There is also an emphasis on fun . I can’t rate Amanda highly enough. Many thanks.
“The genuine passion for what you do is clearly matched by your knowledge”
Thank you for a brilliant experience on behalf of Bodhi our dog, myself and Louise as first time owners of a dog too. The genuine passion for what you do is clearly matched by your knowledge which is subsequently passed on in a very friendly and empathetic manner. By keeping us attuned to Bodhi’s changing needs and keeping in mind our children’s ability to (mis)behave you have ensured that we have all adapted to the new and unique demands this lovely addition to our family has bought into our home. Genuinely from the heart; thank you again for making the whole experience meaningful, rewarding and fun.
“She came fully prepared and was full of information”
Amanda is lovely. Met her yesterday for a pre-puppy consultation. She came fully prepared and was full of information. I now feel completely prepared and ready to contact breeders to start the process of adding to our family! So exciting!! Thank you Amanda. Highly recommended.
“Amanda’s clear, clever, kind and realistic advice and guidance has helped us enormously”
We asked Amanda to help teach some manners and recall to our beagle pups Bea and Lizzie and we are delighted with the service.
Amanda is patient, kind, friendly and charming. We learned some brilliant ways to train the dogs and walk and live alongside each other, and best of all, we had our own expectations managed. We love our dogs so much but so many people you meet out walking have an opinion about beagles, which can be contradictory and occasionally upsetting. Amanda’s clear, clever, kind and realistic advice and guidance has helped us enormously and we feel much happier knowing what is fair to expect of our gorgeous dogs.
After some less than brilliant experiences with dog trainers elsewhere, we can’t recommend Amanda highly enough. A wonderful, rich and rewarding experience.
Thank you Amanda. x
“The puppies were mesmerized by Amanda”
Beau and I loved our puppy course and are already signed up to canine college to continue the good work started. Amanda is a really approachable, a warm and positive trainer towards both puppy and owner alike. The location and venue were great, safe and secure.
The puppies were mesmerized by Amanda and she had a fantastic range of chews, toys, kongs etc to keep them occupied and distracted if they became disruptive during the class. Fantastic range of extras to purchase if wished but no pushy sales. Can't wait to get back to it. Thank you.
“We have learnt so much from Amanda”
We have just completed happy buddies puppy school! We have learnt so much from Amanda. Each class was well thought out and time was taken to explain everything. Would highly recommend.
"The classes were well structured and we learnt a lot"
Would highly recommend the 6 week puppy training course with Amanda. The classes were well structured and we learnt a lot. Amanda was very patient and informative and happy to answer any questions. Many thanks from Sven, David and Helena.
"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!
"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.