Branxholme Gundogs

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Alan Crozier
22/09/23 11:02:08
Just want to say thanks to Alistair for a very productive lesson yesterday. Archie, my 9 month old cocker is a different dog today! Alistair gave me loads of tips but none were better than his 3 best... No 1, Be Steady, do nothing. No 2, Be Steady, do nothing and No 3, Be Steady, do nothing. Simple. The change in 1 day is unbelievable.
Archie might make a gundog yet.!
Alan Crozier
Nick Aitken
19/09/23 13:19:59
I heard about Alistair through a word of mouth recommendation and contacted him through his website. I explained my dog, Finn wasn't a gun dog breed but an energetic and easily distracted 9 month old Border Collie. After a chat on the phone we arranged a one hour lesson.

Alistair clearly demonstrated some techniques and strategies to hold Finns attention. We also worked on his walking to heel. By the end of the lesson I could see a marked improvement in Finns focus and I believe I now have a solid foundation to build on as I work with Finn over the coming months. Thanks Alistair!
Carol Chalmers
12/05/23 20:18:26
I have a 4.5 month cross working Labrador/ working Spaniel. I have not had a large breed before and I really wanted some advice/guidance re heel training, recall and other issues. Alistair was so helpful and demonstrated using himself with Callie and then with my daughter and I. I feel he offered strategies for us to implement and repeat constantly. Alistair clearly has a wealth of experience which I feel we really benefitted from. This was a one off session but I would have no hesitation in going back to Alistair if I need more support in the future.
Thanks Alistair your input was so appreciated!
Alistair Mackay
10/05/23 20:07:24
Had the pleasure of instructing Carol and her daughter with Caley their 5 month Lab Spaniel cross. What a wee smasher she is and she was a treat to train. In no time she was sitting patiently and focusing on me with baited breath! Doing NOTHING... Remember Carol..... eye contact and her knowing that something good is about to happen will make for a better connection between you both. Talking to her to keep her attention certainly helped and wasn't she so motivated with my hand when walking to heel! Hope you wrote everything down when you got home... must remember to set alarm clock next time... at least half hour over time ha ha
Anne Edwards
30/04/23 19:00:08
Hi Alistair
Hettie and I thoroughly enjoyed our session on Friday. Lots of great hints, tips and demos! It’s only been 2 days since our lesson but Hettie is listening more to ‘her master’s voice’ and is a totally different dog to walk already. Looking forward to another session when we are back up North again!
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