"Our two labradors had no training at all when we rescued them and we spent months trying to find a dog trainer who we knew would be right for us and for Monty and Daisy. Dale is always full of encouragement and positivity and her practical, relaxed and fun approach has given us the confidence and knowledge to succeed and actually enjoy training our dogs! Dale and her team make dog training fun yet effective – we would recommend them to anyone looking for first class dog training." Becky, Monty & Daisy, Labradors
"Thank you! Couldn't have done it without all Dale's help though. Monty and Daisy had a great time this morning! We will definitely be back for more social walks :-)" Becky, Monty & Daisy, Labradors
" Chester came to stay with Dale on a two week residential, he had previously done puppy 1 class and passed that with flying colours....rosettes to prove it.The two weeks without him seemed a life time but Dale kept me updated via Face book, and I was pleased with that. I decided on a residential stay for Chester as he is a large breed dog (Bullmastiff) and in my opinion he needed to have a one on one training scheme. I specifically wanted the jumping up and recall addressing as this was a problem for me, if I recalled him from another dog, or from a cyclist he would just look at me and then run off following whatever. Dale also reiterated the
leave it command for me and I have to say he is brilliant at that. The jumping up and recall he mastered, but as Dale say’s it is down to me to continue with it as he is still only a pup (1 year old) and he needs the constant reminders to come back to me. We do have the odd slip ups it is not a wonder fix and does need me to keep up the good work Dale has done. I would thoroughly recommend
Dale and her team, thanks to you and Axel" Val Docherty and the lovely Chester, Bull Mastiff
"We were at a loss for what to do with Indy (our little Yellow Lab – but not so little at all) on our special day as we hate kennels and everyone we know that would normally look after her for us was there with us to celebrate our special day and couldn't look after her. We contacted Dale for help and asked her if she would even bring Indy down for half an hour for us to see her and have some pictures with her. She is our baby and not having her there just felt so wrong. Having our Indy at our wedding meant the world to us and we are so grateful to Dale for giving us the chance share the biggest day of our lives with our little girl. Indy loves Dale so it was definitely a win win.
Thank you again Dale!"
Sam & Indy, Labrador
"Amca is a Working Cocker Spaniel bitch now aged 7 months - Very pretty - a deep golden colour with blonde touches. She came to live with us in October 2011 as a requested 70th Birthday Present. She was full of beans and had a distinct mind and personality and a determination to do exactly as she pleased. This meant mainly hiding under table and then rushing away whilst you chased her getting increasingly desperate. We (my husband and I) went off to a class with Dale. Love at first sight but a chance for Amca to play around. Dale got her under control - we were thrilled until we came home and there was no behavioural change from Miss A.
I called Dale who said let her come to stay for TRAINING - We have not looked back. We still have the odd naughty moment but she does obey and has realised that she has to follow our rules and way of life. She is great fun, loves to charge around at an unbelievable speed, chase balls, go for long walks but always keeping me in sight even when exploring. Settles down in her bed - (we soon abandoned our crate) - plays with her toys - thanks to Dale she gave up chewing cushions and Tea Towels. She is excellent with other dogs - again being thanks to Dale's extended family of 5 dogs!! She is very affectionate and is totally
part of our family!" Patrica & Amca, Cocker Spaniel
"Bark Course I did with Dale was a masive help to me & Tia ! We will be going to text one too if space I don't thing you can ever have to much training!"
Tracy and Tia, Siberian Husky
"Class this evening was great :) really helpful for Efi at the moment and it was fun!" Andi and Efi, Rhodesian Ridgeback
"Last nights class was awesome. It was all coming from a completely different way of thinking than we've been taught before and makes alot of sense to me and apparently Tally, who stayed engaged for much more of the class. She was loose lead walking round the room. The jumping up training is genius! She doesn't often jump up at us at home but
does when she's wound up. Once she's reliable with us I'm going to put a plea out on facebook to get friends round to train her with strangers."
Jools and Tally, Beagle
"woop woop, my baby is home at last, very impressed with Dale's training, can now take Wolfie out with confidence, THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH to you Dale and your little family,
Carolyn and Wolfie, Border Collie
"We had great fun on the course and it has not only helped Jack Jack, but given The Minx so much more confidence with him and other bigger dogs! Thank you Dale Foley! xx"
Amanda and Jack Jack, Westie
"Thank YOU! It was a great success Dale and we really appreciate all your involvement!"
Feedback for a voluntary Community Safety Day with Hampshire Police, Dog show and Tricks Class
" you are a brilliant trainer and an inspiration with my Stanley" Jane with Stanley
" thank you for all your advice, support and encouragement" Mrs S
" thank for all your help and advice" Mr & Mrs White
" thank you so much for all the help, advice and support you given me over the last year and a half. You're a lovely, lovely lady" Mrs G
" thank you for teaching us the Beagle recall. I have fond memories of you telling me to act like the biggest wally to get their attention and all the other owners will laugh but at
least you'll have your dog. And look how well it worked :0)" Mrs S
" many thanks for your help with Ruby" Katie with Ruby, Black Labrabor
" you are brill" Sarah with Roxy
" thank you for all your help and advice" Spencer with Luna, Husky x Labrador
" you've been a great inspiration, such fun and a superb instructor" Charlotte
" "Rory" would just like to say thank you for his Rally'O class he enjoyed them very much!. As a qualified dog handler I know just how easy it is to crack under the pressure of teaching. VIP dog training ran a well structured and very well taught session.
VIP teach the owner not just the dog Which shows true ability and professionalism indeed. Proven when the owner enjoys the class just as much as the dog. Thank you Dale and well done on a very successful training business!"
Reece and Rory, Rotweiler
"We wouldn't go to any other trainer, Dale runs excellent interactive and engaging classes for all different types of dog/behaviours. Highly recommended."
Debbie with Poppy and Kitt, GSD
"Amber, Ross and I really enjoyed our first training class with VIP Dog Training Services. Looking forward to next week already!"
"I have 2 rather chilled and sleepy dogs - thanks to pack walk this morning with VIP Dog Training Services" Ailsa with Amber, Beagle and Alfie, Patterdale Terrier
"Dale and Kris are fantastic - they really care about the dogs that attend their classes. Our Puppy, Rocky, LOVES going." Tracy and Rocky, Newfoundland
"Dog training tonight with Chanco was superb I loved it - so simple but so effective ; came home and the other two responded well to the techniques so I'm delighted. Looking forward to our homework !! "
"Just looked through the goody bag - Super impressed with contents ; brilliant and thank you! " Liz and Chanco. Newfoundland
"Great first class - Daisy and I are looking forward to practicing and can't wait for next weeks class. Daisy's already giving me lots of eye contact and that's only after week one"
Sallie and Daisy, Cockerpoo
"Thank you so much for today we really enjoyed it and looking forward to practicing! We would like to do the raw diet for Juno, the poop story sold it to me alone! :)"
Monique and Juno, Terrier X
"Sirius is still shattered after his starring performance at his Tricks class last night! He got a lovely purple rosette, ok its mine really, and a certificate for being a clever boy! ... Siri is still asleep this morning and when I woke him up for a walk, he looked at me like I was crazy and moved to a safer spot where I can't torture him with a walk (????) lol
The course was really good fun, great company - always fun learning with other people. Can't wait for the next one
and new tricks to learn :-)
VIP Dog Training Services get your thinking caps on! Think we have a CSI course coming up next, Sirius is good at
being a trackermoot, lets see if he can really do it......"
Michelle with Sirius, Alaskan Malamute
Don't just take our word for it that we are good ..... see what the people we have helped think!
"Kenzo loves you xx She has come on in leaps and bounds with your help xx Thank you xx" Lynne and Kenzo, Siberian Husky
"Not many people can train a dog via a phone line and fb but I know Dale is there for me. I got a husky puppy as a first dog but she has been there for me every step of the way.
distance is too great but since finding her on fb her advice and help is great we may never meet in person but what she says works and has helped a cute puppy
turn into a great family member. thank you Dale x" Debbie and Ralph, Husky
"Was a great tricks Couse Tia & I had a lot of fun thanks xxx" Tracy and Tia, Husky
"Sirius had such fun, he really enjoyed himself and apart from the weave we did have a fabulous time practicing! Everyone did so well, WiFi's bang dead was amazing, Sirius kept
insisting on keeping his head up for the treat and therefore was not 'dead' lol Fab course Dale, one you will have to do again!"
Michelle and Sirius, Alaskan Malamute
"I've just completed the Starter course and the Follow On course with my puppy Luna and absolutely love the methods Dale uses to train, as they are totally positive and reward based. Luna doesn't have much attention span at 8 months old but she managed to concentrate on the exercises in class and thoroughly enjoyed going every week. She got so excited when we put her in the car on Tuesday nights! We did a puppy class before training with Dale and I can't even compare the two. Luna really struggled to pay attention to anything at the other class and we didn't really gain anything from it other than the knowledge that she loves other dogs more than the air she breathes (although sociability isn't a bad thing of course!). However, in the first class with Dale she taught us how to get our dogs' attention and with a lot of practice around distractions Luna is now focused on me a lot more when we're out. Luna is my first dog and I was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of training advice out there, but with Dale's help she is maturing into the perfect companion. I would definitely recommend VIP Dog Training to anyone who wants to get the best out of their dogs and we will definitely be back when Luna is a bit older to further our training." Jessica & Luna, Golden Retriever
"VIP Dog Training Services has helped with Tikaani & made it easier to take him on a lead. We will all being well get back to you soon xXx Can't recommend Dale highly enough :)" Cathy and Tikaani, Siberian Husky
"We have a seven month old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Efi, and as responsible owners, we wanted to make sure that she became the best and happiest dog she could be with the right food, right training, lots of exercise and of course, lots of love! I first met Dale and
Axel by joining one of their social walks. Pups enjoyed playing with the other dogs on the walk (great for their social skills!) and I enjoyed chatting to Dale and Axel about dogs. Then again, I am a huge dog lover and love nothing more than talking about dogs so it was great to meet like minded people!! Between them, they have great knowledge and experience - its good to chat on the walks with Dale offering advice for any problems or just reassuring you that 'it's normal, don't worry!' We then went on to do the beginners training
class. Well who knew training could be such fun!! The classes were great and Dales style of teaching makes them enjoyable for all (we go along with our three kids too!!). I love Dales gentle approach to training which not only brings good results, it means the doggies love class too!! Efi loves Dale and Axel, that's apparant by the way she greets them when we arrive at class. We recently went away for a long weekend and efi stayed in Dale and Axels home on a home boarding basis. Perfect solution, home from home with people she loves and Dale always updated me promptly whilst away when I asked how Efi was getting on. We have now signed up for the next block of classes and we are really looking forward to staring them and seeing Efi develop further and gain new skills. I can't recommend these people more highly, fun, knowledge, good results all at a reasonable price. You can't really go wrong." Andi and Efia, Rhodesian Ridgeback
"Just been to the free socialization training workshop in Basingstoke.. Was really good, even though Wibbly is only 5 months he kept a good amount of concentration and managed to pick up the commands within an hour, brilliant!" Abbie wth Wibbly, Chihuahua x pug
"Dale did an amazing job training Simba, stopped him running out when door opened, walks better on lead, leaves when told to. So much more well behaved. Dale is amazing at what she does and would definitely recommend her and her training services." Brenda with Simba,JRT
" Sirius is a strong minded individual personality and Dale has helped him and I have fun whilst we are learning. Siri enjoys his classroom lessons so much that even though he knows it all we have to continue as he loves Dale and learning new things to ignore. Dale's teaching style is very relaxed and easy to follow, the smaller classes allow for personal attention, Dale works with everyone to achieve all end goals. The homework also helps you continue everything you learn in the classroom and gives you steps to follow every day. Competition night is always great fun, it gives you a sense of achievement to practise against your classmates everything you have learnt over the last few
weeks, " Michelle with Sirius, Alaskan Malamute
" we loved the training sessions with Dale, not only did she teach us how to train Archie some very important basics, she also introduced us to the secret of using cheese! Fantastic trainer!" Angie with Archie, Minature Schnauzer
" have had some great tips from Dale and once settled in new house we will definitely be booking some classes"
Norma with Buzz and Willow, Sharpei's
" I wanted to say a massive thank you for delivering a brilliant training session last night. We both said after how good it was and how much Stanley and ourselves had learnt. So thank you.xxx" Jane with Stanley
VIP Dog Training Services
"We have now completed the 6 week course (well Poppy did) and I cannot enthuse enough about your calibre of training. Firstly there are always a minimum of 2 girls to assist who are also fab so that every person and their doggie gets one to one attention throughout all the tasks set. The group I went to before had way too many dogs for one trainer and if your face didn’t fit, then you were virtually ignored. Also that person spoke ‘at you’ being quite dictatorial, not with yourself, you just make it feel that we are part of a very large family and that you really do care for the dogs you teach. You are a natural, your girls are fab and I truly hope all works out well with Heather – she is a rare find, as you are." Pauline & Poppy, Wire haired fox terrier
"Dale has given me some great advice over the years to help with our Patterdale Terrier, not been to any of her classes yet but have got our new Beagle booked in to start in a few weeks time. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else having seen some of the results she has achieved with some so called un-trainable dogs!!!"
Ailsa & Alfie, Patterdale
"We tried many trainers before meeting Dale- She is the best! She is patient, kind and full of common sense. You know that she cares about the dogs and the owners and has a wealth of knowledge. We have complete confidence in her and she has transformed our dogs and our relationship with them. She is the only trainer that we would trust our
dogs with. We have nothing but complete admiration and gratitude for her." Fran, Monty & Daisy, Labradors
"Dale came to me for one-to-one work to solve my Jack Russell Terrier bitch's resource guarding. She involved the whole family in the training, helping our children (G8, B4) to understand why she was behaving the way she was, and helped us to resolve the issue completely. Now we have a JRT who is happy to greet visitors to the house, instead of yapping away constantly. I would recommend Dale and the VIP team to anyone looking to train their puppy or dog in classes or in one-to-ones. I am more than happy for
potential clients to contact me direct too" Clive, JRT
"I have used Dale Foley twice with 2 very nervous poodles and with your help it turned them around to be very happy playful dogs! I wouldn't go anywhere else. I would and have recommended your services. your classes are clearly organised and planned out. I must say that I have used other trainers before I met Dale and Dale is a cut above the rest." Denise, Lacey & Callie, Minature Poodles
"Dale clearly loves all her fourlegged pupils. She has been brilliant with our rescue dog Alan who can be a bitv of a challenge! Classes are fun and are backed up with written
'homework'." Sheena & Alan, Terrier Cross
"Would recommend Dale to anyone needing a little help and guidance or some expert training for mans best friend, friendly, helpful and available to suit." Spencer & Luna, Siberian Husky
"Always would recommend and have recommended Dale Foley to anyone who owns any breed of dog and have used her myself x" Bobbie, Lush Puppies
"I have used Dale to train my dog and I would recommend her to anyone, my dog Simba is brilliant now. Than you Dale x" Bren & Simba, JRT
"Thank you Dale and Axel, our big scary Hi-Viz jacket hating lab is no more, he loves Hi - Viz jackets now, infact he sits on one to have his tea!! Don' t know how you did it but he no longer barks outrageously at men in Hi -Viz jackets. Thank you for having him for two weeks residential training, we were able to relax on our holiday knowing he was in good hands enjoying a doggie holiday of his own, with a lady who has trained him since he was a puppy and who he really loves." Kay & Dixie, Labrador
"I was really impressed with puppy class tonight, Baxter must have loved it as he came home and went straight to sleep! We shall do our homework this week and we shall look forward to seeing you next week!" Olivia & Baxter, Shih Tzu
"I have used Dale before when I went on holiday and I needed a home from home experience for Roxy, my miniature schnauzer. Dale sent me regular updates on how Roxy settled in and what she was up to and she also sent a couple of photos which were so gratefully received. When I collected Roxy it was wonderful to see how she'd been treated and how she'd made herself at home. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Dale to care for your dog. She provides a wonderful environment and I felt completely at ease knowing Roxy was in good hands. Roxy is looking forward to going back again in a few weeks and playing with her friends" Sarah & Roxy, Miniature Schnauzer
"I just wanted to say thank you for all your help from myself and Loxley, even on his stubborn and naughty days I feel like I've got the tools to deal with it now! Unfortunately I won't be able to carry on to the next course as I think I will probably be moving back to Gloucester in the next couple of weeks but thank you again from both of us, we really enjoyed it." Lauren & Loxley, Alaskan Malamute X Dalmation
"VIP Dog Training Services have helped me, Tia & our family in a massive way ! Can't thank you enough Dale for all your encouragement and support, it's been a very friendly & enjoyable experience, with on going training I'm very hopeful & can't believe how much happier we all are thanks to you :0)"
Tracy & Tia, Siberian Husky
"A big Thank you to Dale for your help with our Jack Russell Sasha, your advice has worked it is a pleasure to take her out now"
Mr & Mrs Hulbert & Sasha, JRT
"Monty and Daisy LOVE the kibble nibble and squirrel dude! Daisy isn't usually fussed about toys but she's still rolling the kibble nibble round the house over an hour after we gave it to her. Thanks!" Becky & Monty & Daisy, Labradors