My name is Ade Howe. I am a specialist dog trainer, a dog whisperer.
I live in the village of Newbold Verdon near Leicester and I mainly work in the surrounding counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands although some of my clients come from much further afield.
I have worked with many breeds of dog. German Shepherd , Border Collie, English and French Mastiffs, Neopolitan Mastiff, Dobermann Pinscher, Rottweiler, Newfoundland, Chow Chow, Weimaraner, Setter, Cocker Spaniel, Spaniels, Basset Hound, Miniature Pinscher, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Patterdale Terrier, Airedale Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Border Terrier, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Pomeranian, Miniature poodle, Labradoodle, Chihuahua, Basengi, Dachshunds, Lhaso Apso, ex-racing Greyhounds, Whippets, Shi Tzu and all manner of mongrels and rescue dogs.
The list grows every year so it is more than likely I have experience with your breed of dog.
As a dog trainer I have studied many types of training and developed and adapted natural methods of dog training by truly understanding how a dog communicates with other dogs.
The training I offer is rewarding and fun, helping dog owners to communicate quickly and effectively with their pet.
Part of my job is to give the owner confidence and the skills to deal with any situation instead of fear and nervousness.
I have had people ring me in tears because their beloved dog is causing mayhem and they cannot cope.
They cannot believe how quickly their dog can be transformed with the correct directions.
The dog finally understands what the owner wants and the owner starts giving the dog the correct signals to communicate effectively.
Often a dog will just sit and look at the owner because it has no idea what the owner wants because it is getting too many signals. Then they guess and hope they made the right choice. Sometimes they get a fuss, sometimes they get shouted at. My job is to sort out the confusion between dog and owner.
I work in harmony with the dog’s natural instincts to achieve the required behaviour. You can learn how to do this with my simple accelerated learning programme. It takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete and it is a hands-on approach, you will be carrying out exercises with your dog throughout.
Please take some time to read the many testimonials on www.freeIndex.co.uk from satisfied clients and I guarantee good results if you follow my methods.
If you are looking at different trainers and they will not work with you and your dog but will talk you to death for 2 hours then avoid them.
If they use water bombs or chains in bags walk away, all they are going to do is frighten your dog.
There is a female trainer in Leicestershire that shouts at your dog to try to intimidate it. I would avoid her at all costs. One dog she worked with was still shaking an hour after she had been asked to leave.
If they won’t use their own dogs in the training, walk away, they don’t know what they are doing and if anyone tells you that a change of diet and a different lead will help to cure dog aggression you should run away as fast as possible because that is complete and utter rubbish.
Having a dog neutered to cure aggression does not work and can make a dog’s behaviour worse. Aggression is a behavioural problem not a biological one.
Here’s Jack, a 6 year old Cocker Spaniel.
Jack was going to be put down as he had bitten his previous owners on several occasions, once requiring a visit to A&E.. They felt he was unpredictable and could no longer trust him. He came to me in March 2012 and with the correct training he has turned out to be a lovely dog and is learning all the time.
He is very friendly to humans and dogs but has quickly learnt which dogs to stay clear of.
Mind you, he has Fliss to look after him and provide back-up!
Fliss a 5 year old Border collie. Fliss is quite reactive with other dogs and her confidence is growing as she meets more and more dogs. She didn’t get let out a lot into the garden where she lived previously as she would bark at anything and everything but she has quickly learned that nuisance barking is unacceptable and she can now relax in the garden without being on guard all day.
Latest to join our our pack is Olly the Labradoodle. Olly is 4 years old and has had 3 owners previously. He used to bark at dogs and men and would get into other dogs faces which got him into a couple of scrapes so I think he was kept away from other dogs a lot of the time.
Now he is in his 4th and forever home and although he is the biggest dog he defers to Jack who is in charge. Olly and Fliss play well together and they are great friends. Olly is very respectful of Jack who has taught him his doggie manners.
Olly has already met a lot of dogs in the short time that we have had him.