Testimonials from Sue's Clients
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Behavioural visit - 23rd
Lexie - 3 year old adopted
Greyhound from The
Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust. Retired from racing as she didn't
want to come out of the trap and was terrified of noises and men. On
my visit she would not move from her crate.
have an adopted / rescued greyhound who has been badly treated by men
and was terrified of everything when she first came to us. I asked Sue
to visit and we had a good chat. She is very easy to talk to and understood
the situation completely. Sue made some very useful suggestions about
how to move Lexie forward and things are improving slowly but steadily.
It is particularly good to know that Sue's help is on-going and we hope
to be able to take Lexie to Sue's obedience class before too long.
Martin Holman" 18th May 2015
Latest acheivement! Attended
the obedience class on Thursday
14th May with Liz & Martin to just sit and watch and has walked
around the block with her little cavalier king charles spaniel friend
from across the road. Well done Lexie!
advice 4th Nov 2014 - Ritzy an 8m malinois was showing fear to judges
in the breed show ring and generally fearful of strangers handling her.
from her owner and breeder Marianne Brett on 23rd December 2014.
meaning to update you. Ritzy is coming on well. She is definitely
going through the typical BSD spooky stage -suddenly she is jumpy at
things that never used to bother her, such as a food bowl clattering
similar, but in general, she has come on in leaps and bounds. We have
got the entire second class at the training classes we go to involved
with her, doing what you said. We started with each person simply giving
her a treat, have slowly progressed up to some people touching her,
woman who she has got to know well is able to go over her entire body.
We had the Christmas party about a week ago and a lady who I assume
the mother of somebody else came up to us to ask what breed our dogs
were, and just as I was about to warn her that Ritzy does not like to
approached by people she doesn't know, Ritzy has approached HER and
happy to be touched by a total stranger. So she has made great
progress. We are by no means there yet and she does find it harder with
men than with women, but we are not going to rush anything. It was quite
a relief to decide to NOT enter her for Crufts as it meant all pressure
was off for all of us.
and John and Ritzy
- We had visitors today, former puppy buyers that Ritzy had never met
before, husband and wife, and she welcomed both without hesitation which
was wonderful to see!
Marianne Brett, England
Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois
BLONDBELLA Persian & Exotic cats, retired from breeding after
25 years: 1989-2014. http://www.blondbella.co.uk
& Tigsy - Reason for visit - fighting with each other. Date of Visit
- 23rd July 2013
just wanted to update you on the dogs success :) since implementing
the extra walk the week before our meeting they have both been calmer
dogs. All adults enter the house calmly and they are calm when my mum
visits after lots of visits and her being tough!!!! We even went to
my mums at wakefield with both dogs and they were both calm in her house
:) they haven't had a fight for 10 weeks and in that time have learnt
to play stick together! At the field one will find a big stick and the
other will chase for it and if successful the roles reverse :) thank
you for coming and reassuring me as well as offering advice. I feel
like we may have turned the corner, fingers crossed, for many happy
weeks / months / years to come. The only issue now is tigsy pulling
on the lead he is getting gradually better although being back at work
full time (teaching) has made it trickier for time. However hopefully
we will crack it :) i thank you once again for your reassurance as that
made me more optimistic that two dogs would work!
(email 13th September 2013)
30th October 2012
7 month old
outside and guarding the house. Goes mad when postman delivers the mail
and has nipped a Ladies hand outside the school gates.
Middie has been doing really well with her 'bed' and 'stay'.
She went for a walk the other day and just sat quietly when a chap from
the village, that she previously hated with a vengeance, came up for
We also had a good result when one of Lottie's friends came to tea,
Midde barked a lot, but not nastily, and after an hour or so was literally
eating tidbits out of her hand!
She is by no means perfect but is so much more relaxed and happy.
She loves it now when she barks at the door and I say 'thankyou Middie,'
she usually trots off with a smile on her face!
Having strangers pop in has proved a problem but as she is a lot happier
it doesn't seem as much of a problem now I don't think.
Could I ask about the 'give' command please?
I want tot be able to know that Middie will give me something immediately,
in case its dangerous. I know you covered this on your visit but I can't
quite remember what you did, sorry.
Many thanks again,
4 SEPTEMBER 2012
& I Got Trained!
also had our second visit form our truly fabulous dog trainer, Sue
from Sit Dog Training in Lincolnshire www.sitdogtraining.co.uk We
decided to contact a trainer after Barry was bitten whilst out on
a walk, after his bite he became very fearful and barked incessantly
at other dogs,.....More
by email on the 28th November 2012
time no speak.. Hope you are well.. Just an update on my two little monsters
as turned out to be a real little Jem.. A real little Diva, well behaved
but still has real cheekiness in her personality. She has become a great
retrieving gun dog and picks up behind the gun line with really good agility
the little cocker I rescued is a real champion.. He won best working dog
and best in show at the Best of British country show 2012 in the Cotswolds..
He is an unbelievable gun dog, retrieves, beats, pick up, points and does
not get confused changing between disciplines during the same shoot which
is amazing really because of the contradictions in what you are asking
the dog to do… Andrew P
Dream Come True!
through adversity... click on the photo to read Carol's story
bought Gracie a Labradoodle and brought her home at 8 weeks. I felt
it important to know how to begin to train her. I found Sue's website
online and requested an initial consultation. Sue's advice was invaluable
and by the end of our session Gracie was sitting and laying down with
treat training. I still use the same method now - Gracie is one year
old. I then took Gracie to puppy training classes which helped socialise
her with other dogs. Again the advice and literature has been invaluable.
Gracie can be naughty at times, but overall she is a lovely dog who
90% of the time does as she is told! I would recommend Sue's input without
hesitation. Joy Gilbert (Nov 2011)
121 & Pre-Agility
Sue gives excellent
advice on puppy training. Dogs & owners enjoy socialising &
learning together. Sue is always ready to give individual advice &
ready to help solve any ‘doggie’ problems. I highly recommend
‘Sit Dog Training’.
Judy Stevenson &
Freddie (Nov 2011)
Reason for visit:
To help with re-call.
dog Sam took to Sue straight away. He is excitable but Sue got his attention
and he focused on her commands after a very short time. He was eager
to please and training was made exciting and rewarding and kind. Sam
loved it. When I took Sam for a walk the next day, we put our new found
skills into action. Other regular dog walkers were amazed how much improvement
they saw in him in just that short time.
Anne Howarth (Nov 2011)
are lucky enough to own a Scottish Terrier pup and Sue was recommended
by a vet. What a good choice! From the initial consultation to the start
of puppy training Sue has always been on hand to answer any query however
trivial. Sue answers emails extreamely quickly (Idon't know how she
does it) and the advice is always spot on.
You've got a dog problem? give Sue a ring. You will not be disappointed.
Bernard Leggett. March
for calling me, pulled over by her dog which resulted in a broken
booked a One to One Consultation and Training at my home last November
. Sue is good with people as well as dogs,and a wonderful laid back
approach.She was completely reassuring and taught some useful technique's
,Sue emailed later a Behaviour Modification Programme. Which has been
invaluable guidance and advice. My dog and I are making progress with
the training for not pulling on the lead. The effort Sue puts in and
the on going support afterwards.You soon realise that the Sit training
programme has been worth every penny.I would highly recommend Sit
Training Programme. A. Ellis 24th January 2011
consulted Sue Fryer for some advice regarding our German Shepherd which
was a little disobedient. The advice given was sound and good and Rena
is a credit to me. Val
offers a fantastic service, she is very patient with the dogs but especially
with the owners! Worth every penny and more!! I would happily recommend
her to others and have done so.
K Jagger 20th January 2011
It has been over a month since you came to see us about our rescue Staffie
cross Stella who we adopted from our local rescue center.
Your visit was most helpful and great fun. We gained a lot of confidence
and reassurance from what you imparted to us, and the training tips
and consequent information you sent has been of tremendous help.
Stella is progressing well with her control training and, although it
is a slow process, she is becoming more accepting of our three cats,
and they to her.
Once again thanks for all you help and advice. We will keep you informed
of Stella's progress.
Gordon and Marie Phillips
South Yorkshire, 19th January 2011
29th November 2010
to help owners understand their new puppy Bex, she was showing some
aggressive behaviours and they sensibly wanted to nip it in the bud,
so to speak!
thanks for your time last week and the follow up email. Sorry for the
delay in responding - it's been a manic week in many ways but we have
been trying to keep up the training with Bex.
have seen a marked improvement in her general behaviour, with less of
the tantrums (although they do surface from time to time). Now that
we know what to do we are using the ignoring technique to great effect
and we also find moving into her space helpful in the kitchen.
lie down and recall are going very well - with or without treats!!
for a walk is proving a challenge as she is definitely a fair weather
dog! She absolutely hates the rain and heads home as soon as possible.
Still we persevere and we will get there in the end.
would be happy to recommend your service to anyone and will be telling
the Vet how useful we found it.
keep you up to date with Bex's progress every week or so.
would be happy for you to use the email on your testimonial page. The
training was money well spent in our opinion and we are happy to tell
1st September 2010
Hi Sue just a few lines to let you know how Rooney + Scarlet are getting
on.Rooney is now ignoring other dogs most of the time, they are both
walking on lead really good, Scarlet is still timid around dogs but
we aren't worried about that. We are really pleased with them both +
it's all thanks to you xx
and I have really enjoyed coming to Agility over the last 4 months.
As Molly was new to me in February it has helped us bond and given her
a focus for her boundless energy. I love it when she "gets it"
and shes so eager to do well and "ooooooooooooowwwwwwwws"
at me when I get it wrong!Its really helping with my confidence around
other dogs too. Can't wait to have a go at flyball, shes a speed merchant
where balls are concerned... watch out Crufts!! :-) Thank you Sue for
all your help and advice, that hour of one to one has paid dividends
with the whistle training,she is now probably 98% reliable and the 2%
shes not is our fault usually as we don't "catch" her in time.Heres
to a long happy friendship with you and all those I've met through your
posted August 31st 2010
a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. A Puppy Pack Client.
are a sample of typical emails between myself and Millie’s owners
Bev & Jean, edited to keep their privacy. To give you an idea of
what is involved with my Puppy Pack clients and the close relationship
that develops from the initial enquiry and as the puppy grows.
Millie was14 weeks old on my first visit. click
to read more
Gallery & Testimonial posted on October 2009
We are the proud owners of 11 month old
Bud...... click to read
Gallery & Testimonial added 28th September 2009
following is an example of my continuing Client support by email after
my first consultation visit October 2008 by kind permission of his owner
22 month old Chocolate Labrador.
Reason for visit:
Behaviour towards other dogs on and off the lead; poor recall and getting
his attention. Pulling on the lead.
Please find attached some pics of Charlie. We have just about got his
Wait command sorted, I can make him wait in one room while I hide his
ball in another room, as for outside I just have to touch his neck so
he thinks I’ve got............click on Charlie to read more..
for visit, Puppy Pack, basic training & advice.
following is from my feedback form.
changes have you seen in your dog and yourselves?
mature, controlled, but discipline comes with time.
What do you think of my training book?
Wife found that the first session contained too much information to
absorb at once, so if you could spread it out a little, but that said,
the information was very informative and useful.
& Len Summers Jan 2009
Reason for Visit....Some
bad manners and disobedience, Pepsi, showing aggression to Sky, both
pulling on the lead, Sky's recall.
were very impressed with your visit, as both dogs seemed to respond
quickly. We have both since been using the techniques you showed us,
and reading the book, this seems to be working well. Sky especially
is making steady progress on her lead work & recall. pepsi's lead
work is also a lot better, she seems to have picked that up quickly.
They both seem happier dogs, although Pepsi is still a little aggressive,
but this is improving. Thank you, you have helped us have a happier
and more balanced home/family, we feel better equiped to continue to
make progress with both Pepsi & Sky. We have just come back from
a successful weeks holiday where both dogs behaved well and we all had
a great time.
Thank you again for your help.
Helen, Chris, Pepsi & Sky
(1st Sept 2008)
are the proud owners of a 1 yr old male Whippet called George, who we
have had problems with since the day we got him! He was bought from
a breeder who didn’t take any care of the puppies’ living
conditions (a garden shed) or socialisation, so we brought home a filthy
pup, with ulcerated pads on his feet and who was very timid and terrified
of everything. As he got older, he continued to be very nervous, barking
at strange people and dogs and generally being anti-social. Walking
him was an ordeal as he constantly pulled on the lead and appeared nervous-aggressive
to anyone he met. Also, at the age of 7 months his health deteriorated,
he developed regular bouts of severe vomiting/diahorrea, stopped eating
and lost lots of weight. After a long course of treatment/tests and
eventually an operation he was diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Bowel
Disease. So, not a great start in life for him.
approached Sue for behavioural/training advice when George was 8 months
old, having seen her website. George was refusing food which at the
time we thought may have been linked to his nervous disposition, and
we were at our wits end with his highly-strung nature! We had tried
conventional Kennel Club puppy classes but they were useless as he couldn’t
cope being in a packed hall with so many people and dogs. So, after
a couple of emails and a chat on the phone, we arranged for Sue to come
out to see him. During the first 4 + hr session, Sue was fantastic with
both George and us as a family. Sue is just as good with people as she
is with dogs, and had a wonderful laid-back approach – not an
ounce of Barbara Woodhouse in sight! She was completely reassuring and
taught us some fantastic techniques to help him. It really was a revelation!
I had owned dogs in the past so thought I understood the basics, but
had never owned a nervous dog, so Sue’s advice and guidance was
invaluable. Also, the nature of dog training has changed a lot over
the years so I would recommend a refresher course to anyone!
are undoubtedly expensive – purchase price, vet bills, insurance,
food, treats, toys, collars, leads, bedding, cages etc. But I can without
doubt say that the best thing we have ever done for both us and George
has been to invest in SIT dog training. It is well worth EVERY penny,
and when you realise how much effort Sue puts in and the ongoing support
afterwards, you soon realise she doesn’t charge enough! If you
are thinking of getting a dog or if you already have one, I would highly
recommend adding SIT dog training to your list of ‘things to buy’.
our first session, I spent a lot of time practising the techniques that
Sue had shown us and found her ‘manual’ very useful. When
Sue and I got together for George’s second session he was like
a different dog! However, that wasn’t all….Sue also went
out of her way to help regarding George’s health problems, doing
internet research and contacting experts for advice which she then passed
on. Her support really has been marvellous.
is now 1 year old and such a good dog we barely know we’ve got
him. His health has improved a lot since feeding him the food Sue recommended
(Burns) as well as an Aloe Vera supplement. He is a pleasure to walk
and no longer pulls on his lead, and is far more sociable with other
people and dogs! It has been a real pleasure employing the services
of SIT dog training. It has given us a much better understanding of
our dog and has definitely improved our relationship with him. Thanks
Rachel & Nick
Ashcroft (June 2008)
Thank you Rachel, Nick &
George, It has been a pleasure! x Sue
you visited us, Evie has come on leaps and bounds. There is so much
improvement in her behaviour, there are too many things to mention.
Not only do the techniques you have shown us for recall, jumping up,
mouthing etc... work, you have helped us all as a family understand
how to live with Evie and what we can expect from her. This has made
for a much more relaxed household and family life. Evie is now part
of our family and we look forward to her growing up with our children.
Many many thanks Sue, we truly believe if we hadn't taken up your services,
Evie would probably have been heading back to the RSPCA. Many many thanks
Kirsten, Anna, Ben and of course Evie."
After telephoning lots of 'behavourists' and dog trainers and getting
negative replies, I'm so glad that you could come to our house and help
us with Bruce, our Westie who was jealous of our baby and was showing
us aggressive behaviour. Thanks for all your help. We have put all your
training into place and he has responded really well. We have even bought
a crate which you recommended and he's getting used to it slowly but
surely. I really feel positive that we can now help Bruce to not feel
threatened or nervous having a baby in the house, and to feel more secure
by knowing his place in the pack. All your other tips have been priceless
especially how to stop his constant barking. Its nice to be able to
go outside and have him sit and be calm for once! Thanks again, we will
certainly recommend you to other dog owners who are having problems.
We will keep you informed of how Bruce is getting on.
Diary… please click picture
to read more......
we couldn’t have children, me and my partner decided we
would buy a puppy, so we bought a chocolate Labrador whom we called
click to read more and view photos
dreaded taking Smudge our 18 month old Springer Spaniel out for a walk
on his lead, as it instantly became a battle of wills, and more importantly
one to stay on our feet, due to him pulling. Sue came to see us and
within minutes of her putting her training into practice, we could not
believe the difference! We
can now see what we were doing wrong, and how to correct him. The Result,
Happy Dog and Happy Owners! Well worth the small investment in time
very privileged to be able to share in the lives of my Clients and their
dogs and even though I spend such a relatively short time with them,
they all take a little bit of my heart. And so it is extremely distressing
when I hear sad news of the loss of one of these special pets. No more
so then the latter end of 2007 when my Client Aileen, told me her beloved
Kacey, a beautiful shiny black Staffy X Boxer escaped out of the front
door and got hit by a car, even through her grief Aileen very kindly
sent me these words....
"Hi I WOULD LIKE TO THANK SUE
FOR ALL HER HELP AND ADVICE WITH MY LATE DOG KACEY I only had my lovely
dog for a few weeks before she got knocked down and killed but the training
that Sue had taught me had been a great help thank you Sue"
heartbreak I had was from a lovely family who I went to see for a new
puppy visit with 11 week old Dexter in September 2007. Dexter was the
most adorable chunky chocolate labrador, he couldn't have wished for
a more loving,caring and responsible family, sadly Dexter contracted
Parvo at the beginning of December which tragically ended his short
life, the family are devastated but have lots of wonderful memories
of him. God Bless!
is what my client Leanne kindly said about me. Sadly she lost Simba
in 2007 year when he tragically got hit by a car after escaping from
the garden of a friend who was caring for him while Leanne was away.
Customer Reviews (www.freeindex.co.uk)
"Sue has been more than helpful in my view she has gone over and
above what was expected, I had a very difficult dominant dog and her
advice WORKED - wehey!! - Best money I ever spent".
Leanne Rose - 17 December 2007
you Leanne, it has been and still is a pleasure helping you with your
dogs and value your friendship.
Please click on
Simba's picture to view more photo's of Simba and his family.
Sue hope you are well,we got your email thanks Patch is a lot more
settled now thanks to your help although he is running around with
his bed on his head as I'm typing this!!!! hope you have a lovely
Christmas, best wishes Sue,Steve,Laura,Gemma & Patch
Once again thanks for all your help the other day - Rocky is already
showing huge improvements and as a result we are all really happy (including
is extremely disabled with rheumatoid arthritis, she called me to help
with Millie and Poppy, she was relying on her son in law to take them
for their walks. We taught them how to walk with Elaine on her mobility
scooter, when she is feeling well she loves to take them for long walks.
Thank you very much for my homework and the other information. After
only two days I see an improvement , its hard work but rewarding. Looking
forward to seeing you again soon.
xElaine, Millie & Poppy
Thanks for the much appreciated advice
on introducing Badger and Milly. So far so good, the cage is working
as she regards this as her bed. She slept all night in the cage without
a whimper unlike the previous night when we didn`t get any sleep because
she wanted to be upstairs on the bed! Walking together is fine Badger
ignores her completely is this a good thing? Ants had them in the room
together with the help of annie holding one dog each and again Badger
looked the other way and Milly barked at him.
The first walk together Milly chased
badger all over the fields playfully and we thought great, but he had
a scuffle with her in the garden and now he ignores her and she is a
little wary of him. The kids adore Milly she has settled already, has
a great personality loves walking I just hope Badger accepts her.
Once again thank you we wouldn't have
had the confidence to take on this responsability without your expert
Wendy, Ant and family 2007
Hi Sue Thank you for
your comments. It has been a real eye opener since your first visit
and Bruces behavior
and our understanding has improved no end. As you are aware Roses recent
problems has meant she has found it difficult to assert her authority
generally (not just with Bruce} and her confidence was at an all time
low. However since you have given her some of the tools to deal with
Bruce her confidence is noticibly improved. The suggestions with regard
to the tether for visitors and the whistle are great. Despite Bruces
foibles we are very fond of him and fully appreciate that his "quirks"
are of our creation. Of course we would be more than happy to contribute
to your site and and look forward to seeing it.
Andy & Rose 2007
hope you get this e-mail. I've never even seen one sent before, never
mind trying it myself ! The dogs are now exercised at least once a day
and diet is going well. We're being very strict.They both like the Burns
food but they don't stock it in the shops I go to. I tried them on James
Wellbeloved food which has similar ingredients and they don't seem to
mind that. dogs seem a little calmer now.
Thanks for your help. Anne & Stan. Jack & Maisie 2007
Got your email ok this time really
pleased we got in touch with you, your visit did teach us a lot and
we will be keeping in touch to let you know our progress.
thanks Barry Lisa and family (Brin) 2007
and I were pleased to have used your expertise and Holly has really
benefited from your involvement. We, too, have learned a lot from watching
and being with you. We are pleased that we worked with you and would
be more than happy to recommend your services.
Phil Midgley 2008
many apologies for not being in touch. Gill and I hope that everything
is going well with your business. I am glad that our recommendation
turned out well for you.
Attached are some photos of Holly. She really hates having her photo
taken and hides from the camera. She is doing very well and very much
part of the family. She is a lovely dog with a wonderful personality.
She is very obedient - apart from still pulling somewhat on the lead.
What is nice is that she is invited to friends who make her feel welcome
because she is no trouble.
Holly's mother is expecting (hopefully) and we will be getting another
one from the litter - different father.
Please feel free to drop round and see us and Holly.We're sure that
you will be proud of your efforts.
Gill & Phil Midgley 26-4-2008
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