Dogs have always been a big part of my life. I actively take part in many country pursuits and I proudly take my two black and white Working English Springer Spaniels (Jed and Fred) with me - whether that be just going for family walks, enjoying holidays or the rigours and disciplines of Working Gun dog field trial tests.
"Simon was recommended to me by a mutual friend and he very kindly looked after my cocker spaniel Tilley for 2 weeks whilst we were on holiday...it gave me great peace of mind knowing that she was well looked after and that she thoroughly enjoyed her time" - Miriam from Manchester. "We have know Simon for quite a few years and he regularly has Finley, our black Labrador, for us. He even took him on holiday with him this summer to Wales !!" - Alison and Tony from Egerton. "Having a dog that is totally blind requires a lot of extra time, care and devotion. We contacted Simon who gladly agreed to have Lola, our Golden Retriever, whilst we were away for a long weekend. Lola had a great time and her special needs were definitely well taken care of" - Alison and Mark from Lostock. "Simon agreed to take Daisy, my Maltese, for me for four days whilst I attended a work course. Daisy was experiencing some socialisation issues but came away a much happier dog and can't wait to go walkies with Jed and Fred again !!!" - Abigail from Bolton
"We knew Simon and his dogs from our regular shared walks at Highrid Reservoir, so went we went on our two week holiday, he was our natural and preferred choice to look after Maddy our Old English Sheep dog. Simon kept us up to date with her walks and what she was up to via text messages and Facebook - she even enjoyed and day out at Blackpool beach !!" Rob and Lisa from Heaton.
"Having seen Simon walking and training his dogs Jed and Fred, and having also seen him with his other boarding guests, I approached him to look after our Springer Spaniel Archie for our up and coming holiday. He recommended an initial introductory over night stay which went extremely well, and now Archie can't wait for his weeks long holiday too !! Simon has also helped us out with Archie's tendency to pull on the lead so we are winning all round !!" - Clare from Heaton "I met Simon at Rivington Pike whilst we were out walking with our 7 month old Cocker Spaniel Poppy. We got chatting and shared our common fear of boarding kennels. Simon told me about his ability to board dogs at his home and I jumped at the chance. Poppy has stayed over twice now and its great that I can go away and know that Poppy is being well looked after and is very much part of the family. Simon has now become a regular walker for me too - Poppy certainly looks forward to her walks and I have greatly benefitted from his training tips" - Alison from Lostock "Having just had a baby, I was looking for a professional that would not only exercise my three dogs, but for that person to also carry on with their individual training needs. I compete at an advanced level in competitive obedience trails and have worked my Cocker Spaniel - Bella - at Crufts for the last two years running. I also am a qualified judge in the sport, which I enjoy immensely. It was so important that I hired someone that not only able to understand both my highly specialised needs, but also the individual needs of my dogs. Simon and I worked out a schedule that not only provides each dog with the exercise and continual training they need, but that also fits in with my needs as a new mum. I find Simon provides an excellent, dependable, trustworthy service and comes highly recommendable." - Claire from Lowton
"Having acquired two Siberian Husky pups, I wanted to get some professional help so that I could get Rosie and Novac on the right tracks from the start. Luckily, Simon's advertising flyer dropped onto my door mat; I reviewed his website, liked what I saw and decided that this local professional trainer was just perfect for both the dogs and I. Simon had done a lot of research into the Husky breed so was well placed to give me the best feeding program, house training, pack leadership, manners, socialising, which were the best type of leads, right through to how best to "dog proof" my garden. Simon's reward based training methods were great and easy to understand. He worked out a great training program for both the pups and I.
"I have no problems in recommending Simon to ANY dog owner" - Tony from Lostock
Rosie and Novac the Siberian Husky pups - Tony practising sits, lead and heel work.
"Simon at dog4lifeservices was recommended to me by Tilly's owners Mirian and Paul. They had told me that Tilly had become a regular boarding guest with Simon and that they were extremely happy with his services and attention to care. As we were going on a family holiday, I contacted Simon and booked my Labradoddle Roger in. Simon kept us reassured and up to date during our holiday with txt messages and MMS pictures. Roger had a great time and received some excellent training whilst we were away...so much so that we have already booked Roger in again for our next hilday !!" - Roger from Rochdale
"As I live south of London, I contacted Simon as we were looking for another American Cocker Spaniel to go with our 5 year old. We located a breeder on the North West Lancashire coast and after agreeing a fee, Simon went to meet with the breeder. He provided us with a detailed report on the breeder, condition of the pup and its parents, background searches and included photo's. This proved to be invaluable in our decision making and saved me a 500 mile round trip. Jacob is happy and healthy and coming up to his first birthday. Thanks for doing all the hard work Simon." Alicia from Walton-on-Thames, London.
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