some happy clients...

The training with Trudi was clear, concise and easy to implement.  It made a difference from the very first session with Bryn picking things up quickly

Ben & Diamond Puppy BRYN

After two training sessions with Trudi Sheridan of Completely Mutz he is a different dog… And the training is easy and fun...  Heartily recommend Trudi and her training

Gail & Diamond Dog GEM

...the easy to learn training methods are paying dividends already for both of our dogs young and old, you can teach an old dog new tricks

Matt & Diamond Puppy POPPY

Beach Dog Program

"Trudi came to help with my four year old Golden Retriever who had become a liability on the beach stealing picnics, not to mention ice creams from unsuspecting toddlers.  His response to the training was amazingly fast and the sessions with Trudi were fun and constructive.  With the clicker and a few tips (and quantities of cheesy treats), he is now reliably whistle trained, will stay at my heel rather than snatching sandwiches and is generally more connected and responsive"  - Julia 

Holly - Diamond Program

“I learnt so much from Trudi.  She helped with our Ridgeback cross who was very nervous and now she’s like a different dog, highly recommended” - Sarah B

Beautiful girl Holly! Holly had already attended training classes and had achieved the KC Good Citizen Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. She was very obedient, but nervous with new people and in new situations.  With a tailored training program I showed Sarah how she could help build Holly's confidence through fun training sessions and games, and taught her some new strategies to practise when out and about in new places and when meeting different people

BUZZ & BEN

“Trudi has a very professional but friendly approach.  I have two reactive dogs.  One of which we rescued earlier this year.  He was not only reactive to other dogs but didn’t even know the very basic of commands.  So much so we thought he was deaf, as he wouldn’t even respond to his name!  With Trudi’s help we have managed to gain Buzz’s trust.  He’s a lot more focused and relaxed.  Trudi has a very calm approach and doesn’t make you feel stupid when you get things wrong!  She also provided a weekly diary which you can write down what training you have managed to do and what the outcome was.  This is a really good tool as it encourages you to do more and is great for you to look back on and see what your dog has actually achieved!!  I would highly recommend Trudi!” – Ali B

FINN & cOLIN

"Trudi was totally fab with our psycho dog.  Explained everything for us to go away and work on him.  He’s a much better behaved boy!" - Helen

Finn was very anxious when faced with unfamiliar people and other dogs.  His anxiety resulted in a very reactive response when people or dogs got too close, he would suddenly bark and lunge at them

Together we worked on reducing Finn’s reactivity to unfamiliar people and dogs by teaching new calming behaviours and games he could adopt when out on walks 

By the end of the program, Finn’s owners were able to take him on a family holiday to Center Parcs which they were all able to relax and enjoy

MURPHY

We are incredibly pleased with the way Murphy has progressed over the course of the training programme with Trudi at Completely Mutz.

 

Murphy is a rescue dog who has particular needs and despite some supportive initial group training and my own attempts to train him, his seeking out and preoccupation with other dogs and people (often very long distances away), poor recall and very boisterous behaviour was getting us into some tricky situations! His walks had become confined entirely to a lead which was making ourselves and Murphy somewhat bored and rather unhappy - so we needed help.

 

The one to one training with Trudi over the course of several weeks going right back to basics, firstly in the home, then garden etc, helped us build that connection with Murphy and slowly build confidence in him and in ourselves. She helped us ‘think dog’ and understand why Murphy was behaving the way he did. We used a multitude of useful and clever techniques to engage him and he loved every minute! In the end, he was recalling on the local beaches superbly with a multitude of distractions - the change in his behaviour was incredible. I finally felt confident walking on my own with him and we were able to enjoy family walks, having fun with him, playing the games we knew he liked.

 

We still continue with the training - referring back to the comprehensive file of notes Trudi provided. Murphy is not a robot and new situations arise all the time…but he is a wonderful work in progress and our bond with him has been strengthened tremendously as a result of the help Trudi gave us. We can’t thank her enough - Lara

POPPY

I got in contact with Trudi hoping for some help and guidance with my 3 year old Sproodle who, over the last 6 months or so had started becoming increasingly worse around other dogs with regard to bad behaviour and pulling on her lead. As well as a few issues within our home, such as jumping up at the dinner table

 

Trudi was brilliant.  She listened to everything I wanted to address and resolve about my dog and her 3 visits to us have worked wonders.  It’s definitely an ongoing thing but she gave me some brilliant tips and advice on how to handle certain situations and teach new habits at home whilst we have dinner.  Things that I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of.  It has certainly helped that my pooch is very food orientated as she responds perfectly to her commands for a little treat

 

I cannot thank Trudi enough for her help, I am now much more confident in taking my dog out for a walk and encountering other dogs.  We are continuing to put into practice Trudi’s tips and advice on going forward, but my dog’s lead pulling has improved a lot and although she will try her luck at jumping up at the dinner table now and again, it has become a lot less frequent

 

I would happily recommend her to everyone!

 

Gemma & Poppy

HUGO

Trudi has made taking our pup out, a walk in the park. She has identified behaviours we didn't know existed and taught us how to manage his anxiety in a fun and engaging way

 

Now we can all enjoy a walk at a much nicer pace, enjoy company of other dogs and know when it's all too much and we need to head home

 

And we even have a great recipe for some delicious treats which are not only cheaper than shop bought, but Hugo prefers them and will do almost anything for one!

 

Life is just much simpler now!

 

Georgie H

MURPHY

As the first time owners of a large and boisterous puppy Trudi’s teaching, enthusiasm and encouragement were invaluable. The one to one sessions allowed us to learn gradually in our home environment before taking these skills outside in the garden and finally using them in sessions on the beach and in busy town situations. We were particularly grateful for her emergency telephone advice when our puppy went through a phase of over exuberant play biting. Not only did Trudi teach us basic behavioural skills but she showed us how to shape and encourage new behaviours in the future. Highly recommended

Trudi’s session with us and our young Labrador puppy was extremely helpful. Her calm approach and expertise along with her knowledge and understanding of puppy behaviour were exactly what we needed to set us back on track. 

 

We were at a crucial point with him and she steered us in the right direction with clear training tips that worked and personalised targeted advice to help us overcome the problems we were having. 

As well as practical items (a clicker and a fabulous pull toy) she left us with written training tips which she gone through with us and our puppy during the session and followed this up with specific answers from our session by email.


We highly recommend her. 

 

Katy 2019

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