This was serious fun! Serious, and fun! Also essential for any owner who wants the best from their relationship with their puppy/dog. Jane knows her stuff and shares her skills and knowledge generously. She even baked special healthy appealing treats for my pup who is, umm, very discerning shall we say.. a million thanks again Jane, see you in the advanced class! Diana & Family of Pretzel 🥨 .
Thank you for the training you've helped me with over the past weeks. You've really helped me better understand how to interact and develop Yogi and Booboo and the difference I have noticed in them already is huge as a result. I'm sure we'll be back in touch in the future for more training but thank you for everything so far.
Jane was incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. She was very patient with our family, who were first time puppy owners. Jane is very approachable and super friendly. Our Cockapoo, Benji, adores Jane and has developed into a gorgeous, well behaved pup because of her help.
Even when we’re not training Benji with Jane, she is always available to answer our questions and offer advice.
I highly recommend training your pup with her.
I contacted Jane following a recommendation and I couldn’t be happier with the support she has given to me and my little miniature schnauzer Ruby. Ruby has always been a slightly nervous dog outside of the home and is very reactive around other dogs. I really had no idea how to help her following a few unsuccessful training classes. Jane immediately identified her behaviour issues and set up a programme of training and support targeted to meet Ruby’s individual needs. I have gained so much from working with Jane and in understating why ruby reacts in the way she does. Jane is never judgemental and is always supportive in helping you understand an easier and more positive way to manage your dog’s behaviour. Thanks to Jane I now feel so much more in control on walks with Ruby and in dealing with challenging situations. We have both really enjoyed seeing Jane every week for our hourly sessions which are always fun and informative. If you are looking for someone who isn’t just doing a job but really cares about the wellbeing of dogs then Jane is the person for you. Jane’s methods work so give her a call you won’t be disappointed.
Joan and Ruby
Working with Jane is a real pleasure, both for me and for my puppy Mare. We look forward to our weekly lesson and leave each time having learned valuable skills that we will keep for life. I've learned so much about setting Mare up to succeed and creating an environment for us both to thrive and live together harmoniously. I cannot recommend Jane highly enough. She is a dog whisperer, and a miracle worker. She's so great with Mare, who, like me, is always really happy to see her. Give yourself and your dog the ultimate gift of creating a happy future together and take lessons from Jane. You will absolutely not regret it.
Michele & Mare
Jane may say she has no magic wand but she certainly felt like our fairy godmother! We were coming to a crisis point with our incredibly anxious dog and had seen a couple of other "experts" who had all but given up on her which was devastating. But with Jane's help we've built up both Annaki's confidence and our own in increments and all feel much happier. Jane left us with an awareness that it's a process and a long one but one we could get through! Thank you x
Thanks again! Maisie and Adam and Annaki x
My dog has only been working with Jane Robinson for a short time, but even in that time his behaviour has changed dramatically for the better. Jane took the time to get to know him and his needs and to understand what I wanted. She has been patient, funny and wise. Everything she has recommended has worked well. Having Jane as my dog's trainer was a great decision!
We got an immense amount out of our sessions with Jane. She’s very clear in her instructions and also in making the internal logic behind her approach understandable. Our dog enjoyed every minute of the sessions, too. We always felt buoyed up after an hour with Jane. Our seemingly naughty little Welsh Terrier, who in the four years before we got her had only been taught not to sit, has made great strides. She was a lovely dog already, and only becomes more of a joy as we use Jane’s methods.
Sarah and Anna.
Harry had been abandoned and found in a park in north west London. He spent three months in the Mayhew rescue centre because he had a bad wound to one of his legs. He struck me as a friendly dog. The Mayhew were very clear that they could not vouch for him behaviourally, but yes, he did appear to be friendly with people and other dogs.
My first night with him at home was chaos. I couldn’t get him to settle. He destroyed cushions. He tore a curtain. He ran around manically.
The next few days were more of the same. Jumping on the table. Knocking things off the work surface. Being sick in the car. Chewing books. Snarling aggressively at visitors. Being hugely energetic and completely unresponsive . At the end of the first week I was on the verge of returning him. I genuinely felt I couldn’t cope.
Our first session with Jane felt like a lifeline. We had five more. Actually it was me being trained, not Harry. Jane showed me how to respond to him and how not to respond him. How to be clear about the behaviour that should be rewarded. Actually allowing him appropriate things to destroy. How to understand the hunting instinct of a lurcher. Looking for opportunities to let him run. Being patient about teaching him recall.
It’s now eighteen months later. I take him for a run every day in Highgate Wood. He takes off, disappears, chases squirrels. And comes back when I call.
When on the lead, the lead is always slack. He loves visitors. He is great and tolerant with children. He is very good in pubs and public places. He sleeps brilliantly.
He is brilliant.
I found Jane through the APDT UK website and was particularly reassured by the fact that she is also a qualified behaviourist. We were thinking about adopting a rescue dog and felt a bit clueless. Neither of us had owned a dog since we were teenagers and at that point we lived in semi-rural environments - London and managing dog ownership around work commitments is a whole different kettle of fish.
Jane ran through lots of sensible questions with us and helped establish a basic idea of what we wanted and what we could cope with. She then kept us on track throughout the search (though she’s no more immune to a cute face than the rest of us!).
We eventually ended up with our lovely rescue Staffie, Gryff, who is an absolute joy.
Gryff is about 7-8 years old and had some idea of basic cues, so she worked with us on refining those and reinforcing positive behaviour. She also advised us on how to work up the time we left him alone for.
Jane has been a reassuring presence and support throughout our journey.
Sarah Roberts & Marco van Beek
I actually don't know what we would have done without Jane for the last 5 months. She has been with us every step of the way helping us to train and more importantly to understand our puppy. We brought home a 9 week old Leonberger and to say he was a challenge is an understatement.... frantic biting attacks, chewing, toilet training, jumping up, teething, getting attention from strangers and several other typical puppy traits which are so much more of an issue with a fast growing giant breed! Having an expert on hand to observe and explain his behaviour and how to deal with it has been invaluable. We have watched our 'unruly'(or as we now understand 'a quite easily stressed personality with a very short attention span and very low frustration tolerance') grow(ing!) in to a well mannered, well behaved, happy boy who is a pleasure to take out in public. We will definitely continue with train as we approach the teenager phase.
Claire, Matt and Bash
“I have had 6 training sessions with Jane and they were all amazing. Jane taught me clearly and simply how to teach my dog sit/wait/not pull on the lead and recall as well as other things. I adopted a Mastiff Cross and was especially worried that my dog needs to be polite and well behaved as many people are scared of big dogs and this breed in particular. I am continuing my training with Jane as she in such a tremendous help. The training techniques work, my dog is mentally stimulated and is having fun at the same time. As for me, I enjoy going out with my Edie and using the methods I have been taught and am delighted to see how she is daily improving.”
Daliah and Edie
At the time of writing I am now enjoying almost stress free walking and playing with Blu, a 14month old, Alsation/Lurcher mix Romanian rescue puppy. I took over Blu six months ago as he was too much for his previous owner. It was soon evident he had issues that were getting in the way of an otherwise friendly and loveable dog. He was aggressive towards other puppies and was overly excitable, boisterous and almost uncontrollable. I was at my wits end as to what to do until three months ago I sought Jane's assistance (upon several recommendations). There were immediate positive results from the start of our collaboration. I learnt an immense amount about the neglect and abuse these imported puppies have endured. His 'aggression' was in fact his way of dealing with trauma and having to survive in his environment during his early months. It is not all without problems because he's quite an imposing dog with his height and weight - especially when running around at speed. We decided to kindly introduce a muzzle to alay the fear in some dog owners. Jane's expertise and strict guidance has turned around what I thought was an impossible situation. Thank you Jane.
As first-time dog owners, we were really working in the dark with our new puppy, Georgie. We found Jane Robinson’s website and made contact to arrange some one-to-one training. We can say, absolutely without condition, that Jane was marvellous. Over half a dozen sessions, she explained clearly and logically how we should guide Georgie’s behaviour, always stressing positive reinforcement and helping us see things from our dog’s point of view.
Lessons were followed up by a comprehensive e-mail summary and everything we learned made complete sense, so that we now feel we have an insight into Georgie’s thinking and behaviour that we simply would have not had without Jane. She was brilliant and we can’t recommend her highly enough.
Philip & Sybille (and Georgie!)
Our whole family - including our puppy Trixie - LOVE Jane. she is literally the Mary Poppins of dog trainers. She was amazing at helping us rookies learn how to train Trixie, and she's the only person I've ever met who my children actually listen to. We love her beyond, beyond, beyond. Hire her now. Even if you don't have a dog!
Claudia, Steve, Gracie, Josh and Trixie.
"Positive reinforcement": I found those code words for dog training online, an approach that rewards the positive and ignores the negative, and called dog trainer, Jane Robinson. I had just arrived in London from the US for a five month visit with my Labrador retriever, Nynke, and we needed help badly.
My dog was accustomed to sniffing grass along the sidewalks at home but Muswell Hill presented her with little else than asphalt. Nynke quickly made life interesting by grabbing tissues, of which many littered the street.
From the moment we met her Jane's seasoned dog handler energy--brisk, confident, and promising great fun--had a beneficial effect upon Nynke and me. Where I'd despaired helping my dog overcome an unfortunate new habit nothing seemed too difficult to resolve now, and my dog instantly was riveted upon Jane's every word and slightest movement.
Out in the street Jane had lots of tips on how to channel Nynke's attraction to tissues by giving her positive reinforcement for ignoring their allure. We also worked in a safe space on retrieving, which Nynke, despite her breed, did not like so much as playing "keep away." Even now, a year after our time with Jane, when I say "take it" in a "Jane way" Nynke snaps to attention and to my amazement complies cheerfully.
Nynke and I worked with Jane for the full five months we lived in London, and I am sorry that we cannot work with her still, though as I mentioned we took what we learned from Jane and brought it with us all the way across the pond. Positive reinforcement has a long reach!
Robbie Pfeufer Kahn
I realised I wasn't in control of our 9 month old Pippa and started to avoid people and other dogs as walks were becoming more stressful than pleasurable. I thought Pippa was feisty and boisterous and didn't realise she was simply very confused by my commands. After three sessions with Jane I had full control of Pippa. She started listening to me and understood my requests. We are now in tune with each other and I feel confident in any situation. Jane took us through a step by step process using a clicker which gave Pippa structure to work with and clear boundaries. Jane understands how dogs think me behave, and understanding this is both fascinating and invaluable to me as a new dog owner.
Many thanks again for all your help .
Naomi and Pippa
Thanks for coming over.
We have tried a few things and immediately seen a massive improvement! Essentially, halving Ruby's feeds and using the other half for training and treats and letting her off the lead and keeping her close and happy with higher grade chicken Etc.
Last night we had a completely tired and content Airedale!
Marcus and Lesley
I just want to say a huge thank you for all your time and care and professionalism.
When Hugo the Havanese puppy came to join Elly, my 5 year old Havanese, I wanted to find someone who would teach me how to train my dogs in a positive and thorough way and you are exactly that person. You understood their personalities and helped me learn and put into practice all the right ways to get the very best from them both.
You have been consistent, kind and reliable and you have given me a clear and concise program, both during our one on one sessions and then followed up afterwards with thorough and personalised emails that helped so much to remind me of the many things we learned each session.
You evidently care very much about what you do and I am so delighted that Elly, Hugo and I found you.
Thank you so much,
I had never owned a dog before we got Molly - a golden doodle puppy. I frankly wasn't prepared for the sheer amount of work involved, and as Molly is quite a vocal, extremely enthusiastic and bouncy puppy, it was quite overwhelming. Beautiful and cute as she was to look at, her jumping up, biting and chewing and barking were also putting the three boys off, leaving me the only one who would have anything to do with her. I lay in bed at night wondering what have we done and if we should give her up. Fortunately a friend recommended Jane and she taught me how to use the clicker and reward system to train. The results were instant and remarkable. Subsequent sessions really helped to give me confidence and to feel less frustrated with the exhausting puppy behaviour. Every time we came across a new issue (lunging at bikes and joggers, barking at new objects) I would think to myself how would Jane deal with this, and set to work with the clicker and a bag of treats. I just think every new dog owner should call on Jane because she really does set you up on the path to success. The boys too have taken the training tips on board and enjoyed being with Molly now as they can see how they can get her to do as she is asked. I was stopped on the Heath recently by a woman who commented on how well-trained Molly is. I said it's all down to a fantastic trainer called Jane. We all adore this dog now and she is well and truly part of the family. Having said that, if she pinches one more bacon butty.......