Reviews


The Myotherapy treatment definitely seems to be working! Bertie is a lot better and his back legs are much less stiff. I have noticed an improvement in his gait, he is more keen to jump up into the car and up on things. He's holding his tail up alot more and is not shaking his back leg out in the morning before going for a walk. It has definitely done the trick!
 
"The Myotherapy treatment definitely seems to be working! Bertie is a lot better and his back legs are much less stiff. I have noticed an improvement in his gait, he is more keen to jump up into the car and up on things. He's holding his tail up alot more and is not shaking his back leg out in the morning before going for a walk. It has definitely done the trick!"

-review by Gaby & Bertie

 

The Myotherapy treatment definitely seems to be working! Bertie is a lot better and his back legs are much less stiff. I have noticed an improvement in his gait, he is more keen to jump up into the car and up on things. He's holding his tail up alot more and is not shaking his back leg out in the morning before going for a walk. It has definitely done the trick!
 
"The Myotherapy treatment definitely seems to be working! Bertie is a lot better and his back legs are much less stiff. I have noticed an improvement in his gait, he is more keen to jump up into the car and up on things. He's holding his tail up alot more and is not shaking his back leg out in the morning before going for a walk. It has definitely done the trick!"
 I have a mixed breed (German Shepherd X Beagle) rescue dog called Guzzi, which I have now had for 4 years.  In this time I have never succeeded to help Guzzi overcome his numerous behaviour issues until now, and that's all thanks to Ainsley and the team at Active Paws.  I arranged for Ainsley to come for home visit to meet Guzzi and the family and to see first hand the problems we were experiencing.  On a normal day he would growl at food, growl at people if they go near his toys and  lunge and bark excessivley at other dogs.........walking could be very traumatic!  Apart from this he is a loving dog as long as there are no toys, food or other dogs around!  From day one Ainsley suggested small changes to the way we do things and overnight things started to improve. Three months on and some 1:1 training sessions at Active Paws and Guzzi's behaviour has significantly improved.  The progress has been made by understanding why Guzzi behaves the way he does and helping him to cope with situations rather than just trying to correct his bad behaviour.  With this new understanding I am far more confident on how to help Guzzi and life in our house and walks are far less stressful.  The training is ongoing and I'm not saying he's now perfect, but with the help of Ainsley and her team I know that we will continue to help Guzzi and maybe our dream of getting another dog to join our family is getting a little closer.

-review by Sharon Ritchie

 

 I have a mixed breed (German Shepherd X Beagle) rescue dog called Guzzi, which I have now had for 4 years.  In this time I have never succeeded to help Guzzi overcome his numerous behaviour issues until now, and that's all thanks to Ainsley and the team at Active Paws.  I arranged for Ainsley to come for home visit to meet Guzzi and the family and to see first hand the problems we were experiencing.  On a normal day he would growl at food, growl at people if they go near his toys and  lunge and bark excessivley at other dogs.........walking could be very traumatic!  Apart from this he is a loving dog as long as there are no toys, food or other dogs around!  From day one Ainsley suggested small changes to the way we do things and overnight things started to improve. Three months on and some 1:1 training sessions at Active Paws and Guzzi's behaviour has significantly improved.  The progress has been made by understanding why Guzzi behaves the way he does and helping him to cope with situations rather than just trying to correct his bad behaviour.  With this new understanding I am far more confident on how to help Guzzi and life in our house and walks are far less stressful.  The training is ongoing and I'm not saying he's now perfect, but with the help of Ainsley and her team I know that we will continue to help Guzzi and maybe our dream of getting another dog to join our family is getting a little closer.
I just wanted to say how much Monty and I enjoyed Fit for Life.
It was a very informative course and taught well with good instructions and lot's of guidance.
I have learnt so much about how a dog moves and balances, I feel the benefits from this course will carry on with Monty in his every day life as we can do all the exercises whenever we want, wherever we want to.
I shall continue to practice with him as it helps his whole body to work together and he does seem to love it.
Many Thanks
 

-review by Carol Street

 

I just wanted to say how much Monty and I enjoyed Fit for Life.
It was a very informative course and taught well with good instructions and lot's of guidance.
I have learnt so much about how a dog moves and balances, I feel the benefits from this course will carry on with Monty in his every day life as we can do all the exercises whenever we want, wherever we want to.
I shall continue to practice with him as it helps his whole body to work together and he does seem to love it.
Many Thanks
 
Inky ( our 12 year old Patterdale  terrier ) and I attended the  Active Paws Fit for  Life course as he had a back injury which caused his hind legs to tremble.  
The course was 8 weeks long and Ainsley sent us home each week with exercises to practice, which we did.  The change in his demeanour was amazing and his back and  hind legs were much stronger.  After 3 weeks  I took him back to the physio where he'd been having treatment,  she was surprised  with the speed of  his progress. 
He is a much happier boy now and loves the exercises,  so much so that we've signed up for the next course. 
I can really recommend this course and Ainsley to everyone. 
 

-review by Annie

 

Inky ( our 12 year old Patterdale  terrier ) and I attended the  Active Paws Fit for  Life course as he had a back injury which caused his hind legs to tremble.  
The course was 8 weeks long and Ainsley sent us home each week with exercises to practice, which we did.  The change in his demeanour was amazing and his back and  hind legs were much stronger.  After 3 weeks  I took him back to the physio where he'd been having treatment,  she was surprised  with the speed of  his progress. 
He is a much happier boy now and loves the exercises,  so much so that we've signed up for the next course. 
I can really recommend this course and Ainsley to everyone. 
 
Am absolutely amazed - the venue, the equipment, the empathy shown to dogs and their humans - outstanding. Hoot and I are both (unsurprisingly!) looking forward to getting back from holiday next week so we can get on with Rally. Well done, can't think of enough superlatives so I'll stop now.

-review by Caroline Shelford

 

Am absolutely amazed - the venue, the equipment, the empathy shown to dogs and their humans - outstanding. Hoot and I are both (unsurprisingly!) looking forward to getting back from holiday next week so we can get on with Rally. Well done, can't think of enough superlatives so I'll stop now.
Benji used to be a real handful - not listening to commands, pulling on the lead and play biting to name a few! But Ainsley has given us a lot of tools and tips to help manage his behaviour and we have seen a huge improvement and in only a couple of months! Couldn't recommend this more. In fact, we travel an hour and a half to get to Active Paws as there is literally nothing like this nearby.

 

-review by Mark & Gareth

 

Benji used to be a real handful - not listening to commands, pulling on the lead and play biting to name a few! But Ainsley has given us a lot of tools and tips to help manage his behaviour and we have seen a huge improvement and in only a couple of months! Couldn't recommend this more. In fact, we travel an hour and a half to get to Active Paws as there is literally nothing like this nearby.

 
Thank you Ainsley and Jennie for the the six week Restart course, I was so impressed that I have signed up for another with our second dog. Small classes in a safe and comfortable environment dedicated to dog training - not a village hall or field. You girls Rock!!

-review by Sue Lane

 

Thank you Ainsley and Jennie for the the six week Restart course, I was so impressed that I have signed up for another with our second dog. Small classes in a safe and comfortable environment dedicated to dog training - not a village hall or field. You girls Rock!!
Barley and myself had the best time at the gym taster session (i didn't realise we'd both be getting such a work out ;-) ) on Sunday. Great fun. Super venue and the nicest people.

-review by Paula Topping

 

Barley and myself had the best time at the gym taster session (i didn't realise we'd both be getting such a work out ;-) ) on Sunday. Great fun. Super venue and the nicest people.
Maja and I had a great couple of taster sessions at Active Paws Fitness and Activity Centre.
It is held in a small building so classes are small, you don't have to worry about adverse weather or loud noises, bangs, fireworks etc. as some of you well know absolutely petrify Maja.
Comfortable seats, lovely area, superb equipment and very nice and soft Vetbeds for the dogs to lie on. Maja was especially impressed and comfortable!
COAPE qualified so you can be sure that they have a deep understanding of dogs, and that their practices, information and all that they do is up to date, for the dogs benefit and won't cause them any harm or discomfort.
We enjoyed the TD Rally especially and look forward to using their gym equipment!
Highly recommended.

-review by Rob Staves

 

Maja and I had a great couple of taster sessions at Active Paws Fitness and Activity Centre.
It is held in a small building so classes are small, you don't have to worry about adverse weather or loud noises, bangs, fireworks etc. as some of you well know absolutely petrify Maja.
Comfortable seats, lovely area, superb equipment and very nice and soft Vetbeds for the dogs to lie on. Maja was especially impressed and comfortable!
COAPE qualified so you can be sure that they have a deep understanding of dogs, and that their practices, information and all that they do is up to date, for the dogs benefit and won't cause them any harm or discomfort.
We enjoyed the TD Rally especially and look forward to using their gym equipment!
Highly recommended.
What a great place!! Doggy heaven and the peeps that work there are passionate about what they do. Our Ezri had a taster session of rally and loved it.

-review by Sue Barlow

 

What a great place!! Doggy heaven and the peeps that work there are passionate about what they do. Our Ezri had a taster session of rally and loved it.
I had such a lovely time doing the TD Rally taster, Monty loved it as did I. Looking forward to starting the 6 week course. You have an amazing, safe environment to work dog's. Everyone I met was extremely friendly and helpful.

-review by Carol Anne Street

 

I had such a lovely time doing the TD Rally taster, Monty loved it as did I. Looking forward to starting the 6 week course. You have an amazing, safe environment to work dog's. Everyone I met was extremely friendly and helpful.

 

 
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Reviews

myotherapy definitely working...improvement in gait...jumping in car,on to things...done the trick

Gaby & Bertie

GSD X Beagle rescue, numerous issues, help from Ainsley, improved from day 1, I know how to help him

Sharon Ritchie

informative, huge benefits to every day life, he loves it

Carol Street

I can really recommend this course and Ainsley to everyone.

Annie

Great venue - Great Trainers - What else do you need?!

Caroline Shelford

Lots of tools and tips...huge improvement in only a couple of months...we travel 1½ hours

Mark & Gareth

I thoroughly recommend this place!

Sue Lane

Wow, lovely people, great venue and super class

Paula Topping

Highly recommended.

Rob Staves

What a great place!!

Sue Barlow

Such a lovely time

Carol Anne Street

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