We moved down to Dorset in July'15 with Pickle our Staffy. We were experiencing several problems with her, especially towards other dogs, which we felt needed addressing. It got to the point where we didn't enjoy taking her out for walks, or letting her off the lead, due to her attitude towards other dogs. So we contacted Southern Pet Services, with a view to some training. We met Gavin, the trainer, about October' 15 and haven't looked back since.
Eight months on and Pickle is like a different dog. A pleasure to take out and so very different towards other dogs. It isn't an instant fix, it is an ongoing work, but the results are amazing. Gav and his team are highly professional, thoughtful and prepared to listen to any problems one entails along the way and, oh yes, very patient!! David, my son, and I have also "been retrained"!!! and through Gav, have learnt to behave differently towards Pickle and "get into the mind of a dog".
Our goal at the start of meeting Gav was to be able to walk along the beach with Pickle off lead, under control and all three of us enjoying the experience. Each time we meet up with Gav, is a step nearer to that point. We enjoy "our lessons" and will continue with them for as long as it takes.