I chose Helen’s classes due to her Giant Breed specialism –   I had a 15 month old Leonberger who had missed out on 6 months socialising when I broke my leg – he needed confidence to resume his successful show dog career. After 2 weeks of classes he was dragging me into the hall instead of the other way round.  He is a different dog now – happy, confident and even more handsome – he went on to win his class at Crufts’11 and has now qualified for that show for life. He still goes to class sometimes to brush up on his obedience skills, but now takes turns with my other dogs who also love going to keep their brains active.

I have 6 Leonbergers and they all adore Helen, they all weigh more than she does but her calm approach means they react well to her and behave impeccably. Helen’s sense of humour makes all the difference to the learning experience, as someone who trains judges etc I can really appreciate her expertise and approach.