We contacted Graeme as soon as we had our new golden retriever puppy settled in our home. We wanted to get things right from the beginning so we could avoid any problems later. Our first meeting with Graeme was with the whole family so we could check we were all singing from the same hymn sheet. His initial explanations over dog psychology were fascinating and put everything into perspective. I then had one to one puppy training sessions where we worked on walking on the lead and recall as well as general behaviour issues.
The great benefit of Graeme's sessions is we could work on things which had cropped up during the intervening weeks, from chewing to deciding that being snarly might just get her her own way. We had only one slight problem which was that Harley had so much respect for Graeme that whilst he was here she often showed no signs of the behaviours I wanted to show him!
By following his easy to understand guidance we have a puppy who is a pleasure to take out for walks both on and off the lead. Her behaviour continues to improve every day. She is quite a character already and at only 6 months old I am sure things will still crop up but thanks to Graeme we now have some tools at our disposal to help us deal with them, and we know he is at the other end of the phone if we need him. Added 18th Feb 2010