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Reviews for All Positive Dog Services

Finding a trainer you can put your trust in to advise and assist with your dog's behaviour and welfare can be daunting and overwhelming

So, don't just take it from us about what APDS can do for you and your pooch and check out what APDS clients have said

Let's approach training in a positive, reward & science based way together

What APDS clients have said...

Alan, Judith, Martha & Freya, May 2024

Excellent course. We attended the puppy socialising which was well thought out and well run. All Positive Dog Services have a very good understanding of puppies and their needs and dogs clearly matter very much to them. The trainers were generous with their time being happy to discuss particular issues after the session. We felt they went above and beyond, the lead trainer for our course was Sam and our two small puppies adore her. In addition to their time, there are videos to show the points discussed in the course. They were also very good in supporting us through our difficulties; it is twenty five years since we last had a dog and the shock of two small, highly active puppies meant that there were times when we wanted to give up. Sam could not have done more in helping us think through our difficulties. There are so many different areas in which their deep knowledge and understanding of dogs has been helpful. These people really know their stuff and we would highly recommend them.

Jasmine Ann Lloyd, May 2024

The team are amazing. Rick has amazing amount of knowledge. The training centre is brilliant. Having a nervous dog and bringing a new puppy to the house we followed the advice and they are the best of friends. Also being nervous around other dogs we are working on that. Not every dog is a party animal. Having been with Sam you learn to look for the signs of other dogs behaviour and the warning signs of an aggressive dog. Diet and nutrition advice is second to none. I can not recommend them enough.

Megan Crapper, February 2024

I was looking for a puppy training group to refresh my training knowledge, have a bit of fun and overall help my puppy start off on the right training paw ;) All positive dog services met all of these and so much more. I was unsure on the commute, as I'm the other side of Hereford. But I gained that much knowledge and I always looked forward to my Friday night session, that the drive across Hereford didn't bother me. You have support in the class and on their what's app group chat, which was so helpful and reassuring! All I would say, if you are thinking of booking. DO IT! Worth the money and time. Thank you again Sam and Becky. 


Laura Taylor, February 2024

All Positive Dog Services have been a godsend for us in training our puppy. Not only do they help with the behaviours such as loose lead walking and recall - but they have helped me to gain confidence in knowing my puppy and what he wants and needs. I couldn’t recommend them more! Sam and Becky made puppy training a great experience!​

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Tammie Hardisty, Spring 2023

What an amazing company and service they provide!! I have done puppy training with them for both my dogs, as well as level 2 and 3. They are very patient, kind and care about both you and your dog. I highly recommend them and wouldn’t trust any other trainers!

Emma Piper, February 2023

Highly recommend APDS! We were unable to leave our cockapoo Hugo at home by himself for any length of time. He would bark and become very distressed, so we stopped going out, or had to rely on dog sitters. Rick was so supportive. He listened to our difficulties and created a positive behaviour programme to help Hugo learn to be alone and feel relaxed. Following Rick's guidance, Hugo developed confidence to stay at home alone for increasing amounts of time and can now be left for over five hours. This has made such a massive difference to our lives. Rick has also provided guidance on Hugo's behaviour including practical sessions in the community.

Sian Jackson, January 2023

We have recently done the socialising class. Was really great. Learning how to introduce our pup to new things. The classes have really helped him become more confident to do/meet new things. Thank you.

Ceri and Martyn, January 2023

As a family we would like to say a huge thank you to Sam and Becky at APDS. Nellie has probably broken a record by attending 3 back to back Puppy Socialisation Courses due to her anxiety around anything that moves! She has come on enormously from her first session when she wouldn’t get off my lap and whilst she still struggles with her confidence with new people and dogs she has progressed enormously due to the patience, kindness and advice provided by Sam and Becky. Yesterday she parallel walked with a neighbour’s dog and today she sat in a busy cafe and even had a snooze. Unless you know Nellie you wouldn’t understand what an achievement this is! We can’t thank you enough for all of your help and support, you provide a unique and incredibly valuable service. 

Sonny’s family, September 2022

Thank you all so much for all your support and knowledge, you guys have helped us immensely. It’s very daunting owning a reactive/nervous dog and I can honestly say, that because of your guidance and support, Sonny is managing to have a good quality of life outside of the home which we are both very grateful for​. 

Natasha, May 2022

Huge thank you to Rick and Sam at All Positive Dog Training. You guys have been our light in challenging times, and it would have been tricky without your guidance and training. You were always there to answer any questions and give advice on any situation. With all the tools and advice, we've been given and continuing to receive, we have now seen a huge improvement in Volt's behaviour.

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Holly, October 2021

Cannot recommend All positive dog services enough. Reggie and I thoroughly enjoyed our classes and have learnt so much. Rick was very patient and extremely knowledgable in guiding us through the minefield that is a knowing where to begin training a very excitable, young puppy. Thank you so much for all your help!

Becky, August 2021

Cannot recommend Rick highly enough, we are so grateful for his advice and cannot thank him enough. After over a year of being unable to house train one of our rescue dogs I decided to ring Rick following a vets recommendation. Rick spent ages listening to the background of our lovely rescue girl and the situation, he then made several suggestions as to what may help. We followed one of his suggestions and haven’t had a single accident since and it has been 3 months. Rick’s advice has genuinely made life so much easier and we are just so grateful.

Emily Jane, July 2020

We took our puppy to puppy play and learn classes and we found them really useful and enjoyable. Rick is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced and truly understands Doggy behaviour! I highly recommend All Positive Dog Services!

Douglas, April 2020

All Positive Dog Services have been amazing in helping us with training our Labrador. We have used their classes for general training and one to one sessions for some particular issues, and we couldn't be happier with the results. All the sessions are fun and practical and the follow up guidance easy to follow. Having tried other trainers in the area I couldn't recommend these guys enough if you want long lasting positive results.

Kathryn, June 2019

Our young German Shepherd was reactive, anxious and easily distracted. after a few sessions with Rick taking her on training walks, she is like a different dog. Happier, relaxed owner! Rick is brilliant, passionate about his work, full of helpful positive advice and dogs adore him. Can't recommend him enough! 

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