A-Grade Dog Training
“Achieving the best results for you and your dog”
Maya
Alfie
Rhu
Bouncer
Fleur
Ted
Bruce
Ivar
Rufus
Gethin
Tia
Bonnie
Rory
Tinker
Bruno
Harvey
Hoover
Hector
Oscar
Tiegan
Diesel
Sandy
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Maya - Milngavie

We must thank Sandra for converting our 8 week old mental Cockapoo girl puppy into a surprisingly obedient little lady. The most notable changes were from her pulling constantly on the lead to walking to heel on a slack lead, and her ability for re-call, all within one day of your training.

You are a natural trainer of dogs with an amazing gift of understanding each and every dog you deal with. Maya has gained obedience combined with fun during the training.

We had originally booked training with another trainer but after reading Sandra's testimonials and a recommendation from another of her clients we cancelled and contacted Sandra for which we are so glad we did.

Well done Sandra - much appreciated.

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Alfie - Bearsden

Sandra, I would not hesitate to recommend your one-to-one puppy training sessions to other dog owners. Your techniques worked so well for Alfie (our 4 month old puppy).

You have also been extremely helpful in sharing your extensive knowledge and expertise regarding all aspects of caring for a puppy.

Many thanks!

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Rhu - Milton of Campsie

Having trained my first dog myself and had friends who had taken their 4 legged friends to group classes I was a bit sceptical at the prospect of 'one on one' training and only 4 sessions.

How wrong was I! It is absolutely incredible how much Sandra can achieve in a 1 hour session. Rhu immediately responded well and also enjoyed every minute Sandra was with her.

More importantly, Sandra gave us humans skills for life that we can continue to use as Rhu grows, ensuring she has the safest and happiest life possible.

In addition Sandra is such a lovely person; one of those people you feel you have known all your life and are really comfortable with.

I would recommend Sandra to any dog owner without a second thought.

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Bouncer - West End

Sandra was recommended to us by a friend and we are so glad we arranged training sessions with our 7 month old puppy, Bouncer.

Sandra's training was very structured and thorough and has made such a difference.We had 2 indoor sessions and 2 outdoor sessions covering a variety of areas eg. recall & walking on the lead.

Bouncer learned very quickly from Sandra's style of training and we noticed a difference immediately. Sandra follows up with training notes to practice on your dog which we found was a huge help.

I would highly recommend A-Grade dog training. Thank you so much Sandra, we will keep in touch.

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Fleur - West End

The sessions with which we have had with Sandra have proved to be of enormous help in the training of our puppy Fleur. All have proved to be immensely instructive as well as hugely enjoyable occasions and have taken place in a variety of different locations.

We would never have thought of varying the setting or conditions for training sessions. Sandra recommended this - just one small example of the extensive knowledge and wide experience which she demonstrates in her dealings with clients and their pets.

The information sheets which are issued as a follow up and reinforcement resource to each training session proved to be of great benefit. Clearly a great deal of time and effort has been devoted to compiling these. We found them to be of tremendous value as an aide-memoir to what we had been taught in practical sessions. The contents of these resources and of course the practical sessions reflected our own circumstances and needs at each stage of our training programme.

This flexibility of approach and willingness to respond to particular issues or concerns which clients may have is a most welcome, useful and reassuring aspect of the training programmes which Sandra is able to offer.

Her assured manner and patient approach inspired confidence in us as, we are convinced, it would in most dog owners. The natural affection for, and interest which she shows in owners' pet's quickly establishes a relationship of trust.

Sandra is immensely impressive at what she does. Prior to engaging her services we had heard that she was good. We were wrong. She proved to be positively brilliant!

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Ted - Jordanhill

We first got in touch with Sandra as we were concerned about Ted's puppy biting. We had some sessions with Sandra which provided us with the techniques to deal with this, as well as all the other basic training.

Ted responded immediately to Sandra and we were amazed at how quickly he learned under her methods and how much he enjoyed them.

Ted's behaviour is improving all the time. I would not hesitate to recommend Sandra to any dog owner.

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Bruce - Hardgate

We have completed our training sessions with Sandra, and Bruce our 10 month old Cocker Spaniel.

We hadn't expected just how much fun we would all have together and how response and willing to learn Bruce was - he absolutely thrived on the praise he was given after each achievement.

The whole process has been a pleasure from start to finish. Sandra had such a wonderful way with Bruce. We found the training invaluable and would have no hesitation in recommending Sandra.

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Ivar - West End

After almost a year we still use the techniques taught to us by Sandra in her puppy programme. Sandra taught us how to communicate with Ivar which, to me, is one of the vital parts of dog owning.

Sandra is a pleasure to learn from and is understanding when it comes to the possible stresses of a new puppy! Not only are the sessions great for you and your puppy but the support through email is so helpful - comprehensive notes on techniques you've learned in the sessions ensure you can always look back - and I feel like I could go to Sandra with any puppy problem I may have!

We are now very happy to have Sandra help us with introducing our second puppy, Tavie.


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Rufus - Bearsden

We were slightly nervous first time dog owners and so were very keen to get started on training.

Sandra came round when Rufus was just eight weeks old and in the space of a mere 4 hours of lessons over 4 weeks plus our homework, we have become happier, more confident owners and Rufus has become a well mannered, happy dog.

We look forward to working with Sandra again as he develops.

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Gethin - Bearsden

With Sandra's guidance and direction Gethin has gone from a "wildy" to a real pleasure to take for a walk and to be around in the house.

We've had him off the lead at the park and he comes back on command. I would never have believed it!

I would recommend Sandra to anyone who wants to gain confidence in dog handling and to learn some really great practical tools for how to get the best out of your relationship with your dog. The sessions are informative and fun and it won't take long before you notice a real improvement in your dog.

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Tia - Milngavie

Initially, I was concerned with Tia's shyness, barking and reticence to approach Sandra, when she arrived on a beautiful hot afternoon. However, within a matter of a few minutes, Sandra literally had Tia 'eating out of her hand!

Her warm, pleasant manner, whilst also assuming an assertive 'I'm in control' attitude quickly won Tia over and during the course of the sessions, my dog learned a number of key commands, and to demonstrate better recall skills.

Sandra genuinely loves her job and her patience and warmth towards my dog is evidence that I would have no qualms in suggesting her to other clients.

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Bonnie - Bishopbriggs

We would like to thank Sandra for all her work with our girl Bonnie. Not only did Bonnie really enjoy the training, the whole family did! We loved the fact that the kids were involved and it was great to watch their expressions as Bonnie followed their commands.

We were very impressed from the onset that Sandra could have our dog responding so quickly and we're glad to say that she's continued to do so.

Without a doubt, we would recommend Sandra to both new and existing dog owners and would not hesitate to use her services in the future if needed.

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Rory - Milngavie

Dear Sandra,

Thank you so much for all your help. You have been amazing. Thank you for calming me down when I phoned you in tears worried that I had a dog so unruly that I would not be able to manage! Your confident reassurance that he was displaying completely normal puppy behaviour and that all would be well was just what I needed to hear.

With your advice, Rory has improved immensely and in such a short space of time. Your teaching not only gave me the skills and knowledge to improve Rory's behaviour but most of all, the confidence to implement those lessons and know that I am doing the right thing.

I know we are only at the start of a life long journey of development but I now look forward to that journey as part of a happy team. See you at Crufts………. ;-)


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Tinker - Kelvindale

Hi Sandra,

Just to update you. Tinker fully off lead in the park. Wanders into woods from path then runs back at great speed if shouted on. Thinking of renaming her Dora! (the explorer).

She has come on in leaps and bounds literally. Fine with other dogs off lead-will divert if too big or too many. Screeching only rarely and only on lead. Still wary of loud traffic but too excited to notice on way to park.

Thanks again for help and advice.

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Bruno - Strathblane

Thank you for everything - you have taught us so much in a short period of time - both quick wins and those we will need to spend more time practicing!
We got so much out of the sessions and will absolutely keep in touch.

Hopefully in the not too distant future we'll be able to progress Bruno to the intermediate programme.

Thanks again for everything, it was a delight working with you.

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Harvey - West End

Sandra

Many thanks for all your hard work with Harvey. We both learned a lot and importantly both had great fun whilst learning.

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Hoover - Strathblane

I would highly recommend Sandra for dog training. Her knowledge of training seems vast and the methods used are very kind and based on sound psychological theory.

Our dog transformed from a quivering wreck around Sandra on week one to a lively, more obedient, confident dog on week four.

The written summaries of the sessions are also really helpful to refer back to. Overall, we were really glad to have had the help of Sandra.

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Hector - West End

Sandra Cowe is literally "the dogs bollocks" as with her help in training my Hector he got to keep his!

Such was the ease Sandra put us both at, it was like working with someone with whom we had known for a long time.

Many thanks!

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Oscar - Knightswood

Hi Sandra - thanks for all you have done for me and Oscar.

I really enjoyed our training sessions and will work hard to keep it up, and I know Oscar enjoyed them too.

Thanks again for everything.


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Tiegan - Strathblane

Sandra was recommended to me for training of my German Shepherd. It was from the first meeting that Tiegan liked her - Sandra's approach to her was sensitive in order to get to know and accept her. Tiegan was introduced to the clicker, all basic training was taught using reward based methods, and she was, and still is now, keen to learn and to please.

Following each session I was sent a very detailed plan of what we had done and what I was required to emphasise before next session.
Sandra is very encouraging both to dog and owner and has an excellent understanding of differing breeds which all have specific needs as well as common ones.
I am very grateful to Sandra for her hard work and advice, knowing I can contact her if further help is required.

I now have a very happy and responsive dog - work is still in progress (training is for life!) and I would emphatically recommend her to anyone for dog training.

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Diesel - Anniesland

Sandra has been excellent with us and our mini dachshund Diesel. We really can't praise her more highly.

Diesel loves his training, and we really enjoyed seeing him so engaged and eager to learn.

We would not hesitate to recommend Sandra to anyone looking for some guidance and training for their puppy or dog.

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Sandy - Bearsden

Sandra, we are delighted with your training, for both Sandy and us! Being a second home for Sandy, we needed to re-affirm our control over him.

As a Border Terrier, and an exceptionally single minded one, we will have to continue with ongoing training. Thank you so much for the 'notes' which we will refer to regularly!


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