Here is a selection of the comments we have received since our appearance at the last show of this season at the Cranborne Chase Woodfair at Breamore House in Hampshire:
Stephen provides such an enthralling and thoroughly engaging display of dog/owner training that we’d have Stephen back at any future event – no question!
No matter how many times I’ve seen Stephen and his wonderful dogs in the ring, I’d watch him over and over as there’s always something to learn – or remind yourself again that you’re not doing!
On a personal note, both my collies (& myself) are so much happier having taken on board his very practical advice, given in a very straightforward and practical way. It’s great fun too! Looking forward to seeing Stephen back at the Cranborne Chase Woodfair next time around!
Linda Nunn, AONB Director
What a fantastic, informative & joyful performance with beautifully trained dogs enjoyed by everyone.
Kim Swain, Warminster
You were all fantastic today!!! A really eye-opening demonstration that gives me hope for our daft lab-collie. Thank you!!
Andrew on Facebook
Your gundog training display at Cranborne Chase Woodfair was so entertaining and informative. Your guide to foundation work for puppies was very clear and helpful but the highlight was Daisy and Poppy’s intricate ‘collar and sausage-stealing trick’ which was amazing.
Thank you for the one-to-one help you gave us in your busy dog training clinic afterwards, to see our dog walking willingly to heel for you has inspired us to have lessons. Thank you.
Anne Filkins, Norridge Farm, Upton Scudamore
I saw Stephen and his Gundogs at Cranborne Chase Woodfair.
When I heard Stephen say that all that you need are three things, he grabbed my attention straight away. Although he had use of the entire arena, Stephen showed that you only need a relatively small area, the size of a small front garden, in which to teach your dogs the basic skills set, before opening up the area for more adventurous activities.
Stephen has a very engaging voice and his character is such that even a new dog owner is drawn to a demonstration that is as seemingly effortless as it is entertaining.
Both the dogs Stephen used were fantastic characters in their own right and certainly, during the second part of his demonstration, this was allowed to shine through in Stephen’s demonstration of party tricks (MEERKAT)!!
All in all, Stephen has inspired me to try and have a go at training our little beastie at a few of the less adventurous activities. Maybe walking to heel, but I am not holding my breath!
After the demonstration, Stephen took the time to chat to as many festival goers as he could, with their dogs and give free advice and tips.
I highly recommend seeing Stephen, if you get the chance, as he is, without a doubt a fantastic crowd pleaser – even before you add in the charm of his gorgeous dogs!!
Andrew Predeth, Oborne, Dorset.