Testimonials

 
David Coley, organiser of the Shrewton Show, wrote:

It was another great display - and new material as well! It does not surprise me there was such good feed back."

Kayley Cowd wrote:

Brilliant! I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your display. I can honestly say that it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. We've seen quite a few dog displays, but never one like this. How do you get dogs to behave like that?

26 July 2014 - Shrewton Show
avatarBryn Parry OBE, co-founder and CEO OF Help for Heroes, wrote:

It was good to meet you this afternoon and to see your superb dog demonstration and to get advice on wayward spaniels!  Good to meet you and I look forward to meeting again.

Best wishes

Bryn

Samantha Male, the Regional Coordinator at Help for Heroes, wrote:

Thank you so much for attending our first ever Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters summer fete. Your gun dog show was fantastic, and I am so glad that you could be a part of the day.

Ali Richmond, a Manager at Help for Heroes, wrote:

Thank you so much for coming along to the Fete at Tedworth House.  The dog display was fantastic and we have had some great feedback.  I have got a large hairy golden doodle that could do with some of your magic touch!

Help for Heroes
The best gundog demonstration I have ever seen!

Jane Hawcroft


29 September 2013 - Wessex Heavy Horse Championships
Over the years we have seen many dog training demonstrations but this was one of the best. Stephen’s style was so engaging and even though we are unlikely to ever go shooting we were inspired to get the clicker back out!
It was fun as well as instructive, if only we had a fraction of his skill, how happy would our cockapoo be!
Look forward to seeing him and his dogs again.

Sally Watson

Dear Stephen,
Thank you, you were amazing! Very many people have said how much they enjoyed your display. Comments included things like "great display", "so engaging", "he was just brilliant", "great to watch", "amazing dogs" and one of my friends (who is an animal behaviourist & dog trainer who works at Kingston Maurward College) said "that guy really knows what he's doing, it's excellent to watch" - she was definitely very impressed.
Thank you hugely again Stephen - as far as we and many others are concerned you were definitely the star of the arena events!

Linda Nunn, Director Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB

6 October 2013 - Cranborne Chase Woodfair
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This is the second time Salisbury City Council have used Stephen and the Gundog display at one of our family events and we are always delighted with the show which is educational, informative and fun for our audience. We would not hesitate to use the show as part of a future event.

 Claire Burden, Business Manager, Salisbury City Council

Salisbury Summer Spectacular August 2013
avatarWarminster Journal

Friday 13 Sep 2013
"Highlight of the day was Stephen Harrison's demonstration of dog training methods, gundog skills and tricks - with the help of Springer Spaniel Poppy and Labrador puppy Daisy.

He showed basic dog training techniques and also how gundogs hunt and retrieve.

The most popular part of the 30 minute show was a fun display of tricks by Poppy worthy of Britain's Got Talent's Pudsey. She balanced a sausage on her nose, danced, walked backwards, walked on Stephen's toes, did meerkat impressions, saluted and won everyone's heart".


Warminster Carnival 2013
avatarDear Stephen,

I was extremely happy and impressed at how everything went off. Our correspondence before the event was very plain and straight forward, which, from an organiser's point of view, was most helpful.

On the day your demonstration was extremely informative and presented in an interesting and friendly fashion. Everyone enjoyed the first Dog’s basic training display and how you built on each stage as time went on, for a young dog it certainly showed what could be achieved by kindness and expert knowledge. The little Dog has a bright future ahead!

Poppy, the star of the show, was quite brilliant, not only in all her Gundog training but also the very entertaining tricks etc. she performed on the day. It was a great display and demonstration.

Provisionally,  I would like to book you for next year, it is always the last Saturday in July, I will confirm everything after our next committee meeting later in the month.

Well done for a great display and once again many thanks.

Best wishes,

David Coley, Show Organiser

Shrewton Summer Show
From:  David J Nobbs, Shoot Captain, Durrington Shoot

 24 June 2013

 Dear Mr Harrison,

I visited Winterbourne Church Fete on 23 June and was intrigued with your gundog demonstration. I must say that I have never seen such a wonderful display.

I have been involved in gundog scurries and retrieving competitions well in excess of 20 years. As a shooting man and springer spaniel owner, I have some insight into gundog trials.

In my opinion, your springer spaniel was the best I have ever seen, very steady and responsive to whistle and hand signals. You must be very proud of her, and so you should be. Congratulations on a wonderful display.

Yours sincerely,

David Nobbs

Winterbourne Fete
Hi Stephen,

I have witnessed dozens of gundog demonstrations in the 40 years I have been involved with Gundog displays. But yours was the most entertaining and informative display of man and dog working together that I have ever seen! Just brilliant!

It was clear that the dogs were clearly enjoying what they were doing (not always the case in some demonstrations) and you were informative on what you were asking the dogs to do and informing the public of this. I thought the range of tricks your dogs performed was stunning!


Best wishes

Brian Willis, Secretary, West of England Heavy Horse Championship



Wessex Heavy Horse Show
It was a great privilege to witness Poppy and Stephen's gundog training display at our Fete in Newton Tony this year showing us all how it should be done. They made it all look so easy. I can safely say that I have never seen a gundog display as good as this – ever. Training tips, gundog skills, tricks – it had it all, everything explained in simple terms by Stephen as he went along. You could sense local dog owners watching with total admiration yet knowing their own dog would not even get off first base. Poppy clearly knows her stuff and was quite outstanding in demonstrating her skills and showing all the results of Stephen's expert tutelage.

What really stole the show was the amazing array of tricks that Stephen & Poppy perform together. It was so entertaining and breathtaking to see man and dog working in complete harmony. The audience loved it, the children in particular. It was certainly a great crowd puller. We really hope they will agree to come back next year"

 Simon Hunt, Chairman of the Fete Committee.



Newton Tony Fete 2012