Dog Training Testimonials
Some recent feedback from our clients:
Martyn came round to help us today with our naughty sausage dog who doesn’t stop barking, straight away he made us feel at ease, as well as the dog, he gave us lots of useful tips and advice, 100% recommended and look forward to the agility courses he offers.
Martyn is so knowledgeable, really professional. There doesn’t seem to be much Martyn does not know about dogs. We are following his advice and making good progress with our dog. Thank you Martyn!!
Martyn has been great helping us with our Whippet. He is an eight year old rescue so we thought he would be quite hard to train. After just two sessions the improvement has been massive. Martyn is very relaxed and knowledgeable and hasn’t pressured us to book any more sessions. He is also always available on the phone for advice. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent Services and I highly recommend. 1 to 1 with Martyn is brilliant he has help us so much and all what he told us to do has been perfect, everything he told us worked and so fast it worked to. It all was brilliant , it’s the best thing we have done to call Martyn to get help from him and we thank him very much. We didn’t know what to do for our dog but Martyn soon sorted it all out. So many people have said and seen a massive difference. Thank you so so much. It’s a pleasure to take our dog for a walk and to take him to places. Plus to stop him barking , squealing and jumping. Plus many more things have help too. Very grateful, I will recommend canine associated services to everyone.
We choose Martyn after reading his great reviews.
We first had Martyn over when our chow chow was 10-11 weeks old and received incredible advice which helped us understand how to be good puppy parents!
We then called Martyn again when our pup was 16 weeks as he was starting to become stubborn on his walks and they were not enjoyable!
We all went as a family with Martyn on the walk and he went through the things we were unsure of knowing how to deal with. Since then the walks have been 100% better!!!
I could not recommend a better service and I’m sure we will be clients for a long time! Thankyou.
We have had two sessions only with Martyn to try to get our brother & sister Jack Russell pups to behave and get on better together. We took onboard some initial recommendations about crating them separately and the use of a pet corrector. Almost over night, things were calmer in the household. On the second visit, we walked one of our pups on a slip collar rather than a harness and after a few minutes he was walking almost perfectly and was calm. We have taken him out since on our own and it has been a pleasure to walk him, learning the techniques from Martyn. We have also walked our other pup using the same techniques and we are getting there with her too. I was an anxious puppy mum, especially with two of them but Martyn has made me less anxious and I am able to enjoy the pups more now since using Martyn’s services. He is always at the end of the phone if you have any questions or concerns. Would highly recommend.
Would highly recommend Martyn, he has helped us with our little shihtzu cross and his jumping and biting at me when I’m leaving the house, within days my dog is a calm happy dog and allows me leave without any fuss!!
Laura Bradley Krywoszej
Martyn has literally changed our dogs lives and ours, that may sound excessive or over the top but believe me it isn’t.
After one session we gained control over our dogs fear anxiety over strangers visiting our home, for a long time we avoided visitors unknown to him or would have to take him out to come back to the visitors already in the home.
He is calmer, happier and most importantly completely changed in his way of approaching people coming in, no barking, crying or stand offish stance.
I didn’t believe for one second Martyn’s first visit would be such a huge success, I can’t stop talking about the changes to my boy to my family, others and those looking for help with their beloved pups.
I would of paid or done anything for even a small change, but with Martyn’s help the change has been well above my expectations and I couldn’t be happier.
We have started working on his fear anxiety around other dogs on leads and will be continuing to make progress in that area with Martyn’s help.
Thankyou Martyn, I honestly can’t put into words how your help with Hudson has changed our home life with him, not only is he happier when people arrive he will approach them for attention and sit so nicely as they enter and leave.
We look forward to more sessions with you and hopefully get to a point of attending agility sessions with you soon. 🙂
Having spent only a few hours with Martyn our dog Murphy is now a pleasure to walk on his lead. Martyn was friendly and professional and passed on many good tips to us. Would definitely recommend him and use him again if needed.
Great guy very helpful.
Helped us see what we needed to do to make our life and our dogs better.
Would recommend to anyone.
If you need help call now even if you just need a little bit of advice.
We asked Martyn to come and help with my mums rescue dog. He was very knowledgeable and has helped with Kira’s behaviours within the house. Thanks again.
Would thoroughly recommend Canine Associated Services- after 2 sessions Martyn helped with our lab puppy’s night routine and lead walking. Everything he advised helped instantly! Thanks for your help.
Mr & Mrs Hay
We had a training session with Martyn, with our cockapoo who is overreactive to other dogs when on the lead, pulling and not walking to heal. In less than an hour she was a different dog on the walk. She now walks to heal and is so much more controllable on the lead around other dogs. Martyn took a calm approach and identified the behavioural issue quickly and explained it very clearly, where we were going wrong and how to correct it. We could not recommend Martyn highly enough.
Martyn is amazing, our boy walks perfectly to heel. Looking forward to booking in some recall training soon.
Martin came highly recommended and he didn’t disappoint. We were trying to integrate an old rescue dog with my mother-in-law’s dog who had become aggressive with all other dogs. Four 1 to 1 sessions with Martin saw the pair of them becoming good pals and life is now so much easier thanks to his help.
Had a really good session and learnt some really useful tips to help us with our new puppy. We can start practising being confident we are doing the right thing!
Our 10 month old Cockapoo Bertie was showing some signs of thinking he was the boss of the house. Martyn came over and helped us to regain the power and manage some of Bertie’s habits. He no longer bites his lead, barks at his reflection and sleeps in his bed. We cannot recommend Martyn enough, thank you. 😀
Spent an hour and a half with Martin, learned an awful lot as did our dog Cooper. Took Martin literally a few minutes to get our dog to walk to heel and no longer pull on his lead, to which we were amazed by. Can’t recommend Martin highly enough and we look forward to taking Cooper back to work on the other bits of his behaviour which we would like to correct. Thank you Martin! Dog walks will no longer be stressful but a joy once more.
Many thanks for your suggestions Martyn. Charlie is so much better now. He no longer jumps on the sofas, he is learning to stay back when we open the door, he can lie down for a treat and, most importantly, he is calm around the grandchildren with no nipping. We will recommend your service to anyone who might be worried about their dog’s behaviour.
Martyn came to help us the other day with our collie cross Charlie for a couple of reasons that we were really struggling with. Martyn definitely knows his stuff and would recommend him, even after just one session the problem with pulling on the lead seems to be almost distant memory, we’ll be keeping up the technique that Martyn has shown us. We do on the other hand have a long way to go with the 9 month old. Thank you Martyn.
Martyn came to see our little Bruce 12 weeks old cries like mad when I went upstairs, Martyn came Saturday and I am already seeing a huge difference!!
What calmer walk after just one session with Martyn, Tilly walks, not runs and pulls.
We have now had 2 sessions with Martyn and it has completely transformed our relationship with our dog. He has provided great advice and support showing us, without dog, what can be achieved ensuring the best possible relationship.
We will continue to use Martyn to develop us (our dog knows why she does stuff!)
Thank you Martyn absolutely 5 stars!
Martyn has been a great help in all areas with our ongoing training.
He has pointed us in the right direction for socialisation, helped with lead walking and nipped lead responsive behaviours in the bud. He is always at the end of the phone for all ongoing support and will come out to the home to give face to face help.
We also take Bayne to agility with Martyn and let’s just say Bayne isn’t the most enthusiastic about this but Martyn always manages to get the best out of him and Bayne returns home happy and exhausted.
I cannot recommend Martyn enough 5* all round
Couldn’t recommend Canine Associated Services enough. Martyn is highly knowledgeable and patient. We’ve had two sessions so far, one being before we brought our pup home. Martyn kindly came round to have a pre-check to make sure our set up was correct and run through what to expect from a new puppy. He answered any questions we had and gave advice on how to start training.
During our second session which was with pup, Martyn demonstrated training techniques and commands for us to work on. He made it look super easy and our pup has already started to show behavioural improvements!
In between sessions Martyn has been on call and approachable for any questions or issues we’ve had. If you’re new to owning a dog and need a confidence boost we couldn’t recommend Martyn enough.
Martyn came to help with my 1 year old cockapoo who is always pulling when on walks. After just a 1 hour session his walking has become much better and is no longer pulling. Still a long way to go but we are now on the right path, thank you Martyn.
Had Martyn out this morning to help with my dachshund cross with this barking and pulling whilst walking and I Cannot thank Martyn enough for his help, tips and tricks. Just took Duggee out for a walk and it was so pleasurable already! Minimal pulling! Thank you again! Highly highly recommend!
Martin came round and assessed our puppy today gave us some great tips and recommendations and put us on the right path for a great family dog.
Martyn has been working with Rex our reactive lurched and us over the last few weeks. Rex is a rescue dog and has socialisation issues.
Martyn is calm and very professional and was able to teach us how to manage him better. Martyn doesn’t just look at your concerns but looks all aspects of your dog eg diet, sleeping arrangements, patterns of behaviour and reactions. to name a few.
Martyn also arranged for us to take Rex to Ollie’s Doggy Day Care so he could meet other dogs safely. He was slowly introduced to dogs whilst wearing a muzzle then when safe without. We were so impressed and grateful to Martyn and the staff at Ollie’s. It was amazing to see Rex happy and playing with so many dogs of all sizes. When we first met Martyn my wife said oh we’ve been doing everything wrong Martyn said NOT wrong just different let’s try something new.
We cannot recommend Martyn highly enough.
Excellent insight into the behaviour of our “rescue” lurcher, within half an hour yesterday had improved on the lead and much more relaxed confident dog. Very worthwhile doing , thank you.
Martyn’s quiet professionalism and expertise helped Lu and I – after a long separation – to regain confidence in each other and for Lu (an anxious rescue) the World in general. His guidance and help has put us back on the road for a good life together. Thanks Martyn!
Martyn is calm very professional and inspires confidence both to owners and dog. He has helped with lead work, recall and safely introduced him to other dogs. We are very grateful for the progress Rex has made. Highly recommend, thank you.
I went to Martyn for some help with my dog constantly pulling on the lead. After just 1 session, my dog had learnt to heel and was walking nicely. Martyn taught me exactly what I need to do so that we can put lots of practice in. I’d been putting it off for ages as I honestly didn’t think it would be possible after 2 and a half years of bad habits. Our walks are so much more enjoyable now! I am very grateful for Martyn’s help and would highly recommend him.
Had my first session with Martyn this morning with my two and half year boxer dragging me as usual across the car park. One hour later my dog was walking to heel. Really brilliant. Would thoroughly recommend.
Spent an hour this morning with Martyn and my 3 year old rescue staffy. What a revelation – she can walk without me being pulled along behind her!! Can’t believe the difference in her after an hour. Took her out again when we got home and she was great! Thank you so much Martyn. Looking forward to having another session to recap and work on her recall. Can’t recommend highly enough.
I’m so glad we managed to get a 1-1 session.
The advice, tips and tricks we got given was extremely helpful and useful. And can’t wait to put into practice. I would highly recommend Martyn. When we thought we had done everything we had re searched and been told. Martyn came up with different suggestions that just made sense!!
Thank you so much. Look forward to seeing you at some agility classes!!
Martyn is great, his help and advice with ref to on lead training and dog socialising for our nervous rescue has proved invaluable. Highly recommend.
We had Martin visit us for a first visit. Great advice and very knowledgeable. Gave us loads of hints and tips for our puppy which was great. Would highly recommend.
Excellent guidance and support with our dog Nellie. Showing us how to give her positive reinforcement with her quirks and is now totally manageable. A great man and we highly recommend his service.
Had a really enjoyable experience taking our 18 week old puppy Barney to CAS. Learnt lots of new training techniques and also started him off with some low level agility. Barney really enjoyed it and will be coming back again!
Martyn has a calm and encouraging approach and working with him on the challenges I was experiencing with our anxious Dalmatian has given me great confidence to continue with her training and socialising.
He is by far the best trainer I’ve ever worked with. My dogs behaviour has been terrible to the point I became unable to walk them on my own as I couldn’t handle their strength and they were hurting me. I’m on my second session and today not only did Martyn walk my 2 dogs singlehandedly with no issues and them both walking to heel but tonight on my own practicing our work, I walked the boys individually and they both actually walked to heel the whole time. I’m beyond amazed at the results we have achieved in such little time and I’d strongly recommend Martyn to anyone. On top of walking I have much calmer dogs which is reducing my stress levels majorly. He is by far worth his weight in gold. 100% book with him you’d be amazed what you can achieve.
We rescued a snappy frightened dog with many issues. Martyn put us on the right track with no problem being too small. He was contactable after our meeting at no expense and I felt reassured as I was able to talk through issues as they arose. Can’t praise highly enough.
Martyn has been amazing to work with, not just from the point of view he has helped us take back control of our very much over loved dog!! But with also helping us and Lita (yes the dog) in gaining back some confidence to be able to move forward and be able to take pleasure in walking her once more. Cannot thank him enough for the hard work and support he has given us all. Thank you so much. We can now all enjoy going out again.
We have sought Martyn’s advice on several occasions both face to face and on the phone since we acquired our rescue greyhound a year ago. He as been extremely helpful and patient and practical and this has made a significant different to the behaviour or our dog, and our relationship with her. Therefore we would highly recommend Martyn when you have issues with your dog you wish to resolve in the right way.
So, so pleased with the service we have received from Martyn. He is really friendly and approachable and very knowledgeable where dogs are concerned. After 2 sessions our dogs have made so much progress with recall and aggression issues and we are sure they will continue to improve using the advice and lessons from Martyn. 5* service and worth every penny.
Amazing. Help our German Shepard with her lead aggression and pulling on the lead. Highly recommend to anyone.
Whole heartedly recommend Martyn. We adopted our third dog (second rescue) in November and the dynamics of our pack totally shifted. Shylo – first rescue – decided her job was to protect the new pup and would launch herself at other dogs. Harley – our new puppy – thought other dogs were there to jump on and often looked like she was taking off! Walks became fractious and less enjoyable. Martyn gave us the tools, techniques and confidence to get the two youngsters walking to heel – calmly!!! (See the video). Thoroughly enjoy walking them now and I’m not so anxious.
After 3 sessions with Martyn, Minnie is doing really well now. No pulling on the lead anymore. She is staying back away from the front door when people leave so no more great escapes so far! Doing really well with recall too. Very glad to have Martyn round to get us on the right track with her, some great advice and extremely pleased with the change in her so far. Thanks Martyn.
We had been having major problems with our 7 month old GSD unable to walk her without her biting our legs and barking at us. we booked a session in and the difference though just 1 session is unbelievable. we can now walk our dog with no biting at all. still work to do and will be having more sessions. but its now enjoyable having our pup 100% would recommend to anyone.
The advice Martyn has given to us to help our Labrador Maggie has been fantastic. I feel that after 3 sessions, I now have the tools to carry on and work with her, to help her to be a more confident and hopefully a happier dog. So pleased that after thinking about getting help with her that I followed through, as it has been a great experience to see her improve and makes going out for a walk less of a battle.
Our Rottweiler puppy has benefited from Martyn’s training so much, we couldn’t be happier. She’s still learning but the improvement we saw with just a few adjustments to routine and handling has been phenomenal. I would highly recommend!!!
We have so far taken 4 sessions with Martyn they have each been invaluable. Our Pointer puppy has benefitted hugely and so have my better half and I. His calm and structured approach to things instills us with confidence to know what we should be doing and the right way to achieve goals and this confidence then feeds through to Dotty. Can’t recommend his services highly enough!
Martyn visited and provided great advice, tips and techniques to help us with our puppy. Lead control, house training and dominance issue. He was great with Percy, definitely showed him who is boss which ultimately is how it’s supposed to be. Thank you for your help. Highly recommended.
Karen McCarthy, Herne Bay
Martyn did our first session with our 2 doggies Prince and max. The advice given was extremely helpful and me and my partner feel like we have this now, a few more sessions and let’s hope the behaviours they show with Martyn help and support. We feel much more confident in managing and adapting to the changes that will be happening. Dramatic changes but now is the time to start! ? Brilliant trainer very informative and brilliant with us as well as my pooches thank you so much, highly recommend.
Jo Joiner, Herne Bay
Had the pleasure of Martyn helping us to understand our 3 dogs anxiety and how to control them together. One of which is a Weimaraner who I could not walk without yanking and pulling on my poorly back. For the first time in 2years I was able to walk her and actually enjoyed the walk.
Learnt so much on how to read a dogs reaction which I took for granted before. Not to mention the mayhem of dogs barking with excitement when you walk through the front door. Thoroughly recommend Martyn and cannot thank Martyn enough for his help and professional advice. Looking forward to more calm, enjoyable walks with my companions. So, so grateful. So many human errors can now be rectified.
Pauline Davey, Herne Bay
Wow Martyn Stone was absolutely fabulous with our 3 dogs. He added order back in the pack, showed us how to cure excessive barking from all 3 dogs. Also guided us about the youngest at 8 months, so now he gets on better with other dogs and is more confident out and about. Martyn also advised us about food and new sleeping arrangements for the 3 dogs. It has worked brilliantly. Thank you Martyn.
I can highly recommend Martyn and I wish I had contacted him sooner than I did. My 16 month old gsd x lab had become lead aggressive and overly protective, which ended up in every dog owners worst nightmare, the dreaded bite!!
Martyn was really kind and understanding, he came out to us that day to assess Chester. His advice has proved to be invaluable and he has given me the tools and confidence to get Chester back on track.
We still have regular training sessions with Martyn and everyday I see an improvement in my dogs behaviour.
Thank you so much Martyn for all your help, I couldn’t of done it without you. Chester and I are looking forward to our next session.
Claire, Herne Bay Kent
Couldn’t recommend Martyn more. We have had brilliant advice, training & continued support whilst training our staffy with great results!
Martin has been wonderful at training ME and my puppy who is a cockapoo . He is calm and assertive and has shown me the correct way to have a balanced and happy puppy . He was invaluable when I first had my 8 week old , I felt overwhelmed but he soon had us both on track . He is always there on the phone if I have a problem . Great service .
Martyn has been training us and our 11 month old staffy for a few months now. Since starting, our dog has shown a marked improvement in behaviour but her underlying character has remained unchanged – which is precisely the result we asked for. It’s also handy to know that Martyn is at the end of a phone should we need any additional help between training sessions. We really couldn’t recommend him highly enough. If you need some help with your canine companion look no further than CAS.
We contacted Martyn because we had some walking issues with our 2 dogs, after a couple of sessions we couldn’t believe the difference in them! He is a very knowledgeable man when it comes to all things canine! And always offered good advice when we asked him. We had some lovely walks with Martyn whilst training with good progress made every time, Martyn is definitely a professional dog trainer, firm but kind with a genuine love of dogs and very easy to get along with! So its a five star and highly recommended review from us.
Jan Kelsey, Herne Bay, Kent
After asking for recommendations on here , I have been working with Martyn from Canine Associated Services . He has helped me so much and I can’t believe where I’m at with my dog badger now! I can’t recommend Martyn enough and his so friendly too thanks again Martyn.
Rachel Rowbotham Newman, Herne Bay, Kent
Just so pleased I made that telephone call to you! I had been struggling for quite sometime with Rori my adorable, excitable but anxious dog who constantly barked every time I went upstairs! There were other issues like pulling on the lead and barking if she wanted to go out for a walk! Overall my not being in control but feeling very much controlled by her.
Martyn has an amazing understanding of dogs and gave me the tools and knowledge that I needed to gain back control. After one visit from Martyn, Rori was no longer barking at me and after the 2nd visit I now have a dog who does not pull my left arm out of its socket!
I would highly recommend anyone who has a challenging dog or behaviour that they cant find away to deal with to give Martyn a call. He has made such a difference and I will definitely call him again if I have any more challenging behaviour, rather than struggle on myself!
Many thanks and best wishes!!
Tad, Ash, Kent
“After a difficult start with Teddy, I called Martyn at C.A.S for advice. He offered me reassurance, and gave me confidence that I had been following the correct procedures — He also provided me additional tips to help calm the puppy at night (for example: covering his crate, calming him before sleep, stand with back to puppy and do not speak, then walk away when he’s quiet). You advised me to give him space in his designated area so that I could carry on with various tasks. Things have settled down since, and he has learnt sit and stay at command. Onwards and upwards! Thank you Martyn.”
Carol Parker, Walmer, Kent.
“We really appreciated the time Martyn spent with us before we bought Sam our puppy cockerpoo home, he told us things we hadn’t even thought about, even the breeder took it for granted we had. Thank you Martyn for all your advice and support”.
Sally and James, Minster, Kent
Martyn at CAS has made all the difference. We were seriously considering if we could cope for much longer with our 18 month old Springer Spaniel Ruby when all she really needed an outlet for all her energy and now with her “search n play” game that Martyn calls it both her and our family are so much happier.
The Jones family, Deal, Kent
“Thanks to Martyn at CAS, we now feel a lot safer since we were burgled. We bought what we believed to be a personal protection dog; however, we were wrong! But after some careful guidance and continuing support from Martyn, our German shepherd, Storm, has become a safe and reliable family protector.”
The Haines Family, Canterbury, Kent
“Thank you so much for the invaluable tools, tips and training you’ve given to Frankie and me. I am much more prepared to respond appropriately to Frankie than I was before we met you. I’m more confident that I’m making the best choices for her and the other dogs. Frankie has made so much progress since I found her, but I’ve seen even more improvement since we started training with you.”