I would thoroughly recommend Becky and Contented Gundogs Training. My 6mth old WCS Nala and I have learnt so much on the Foundation Gun Dog course.
Becky is extremely knowledgeable and has given us the tools to focus and keep Nala engaged whilst out and about. I can't wait for the intermediate course!
I’ve really enjoyed the Gundog Foundation Course with Becky. An intuitive trainer, even in a group session, she is able to adapt her techniques to suit the individual dog (and owner), and I always came away feeling that I had gained a lot from each lesson.
Becky’s notes, post lesson are just brilliant; detailed and easy to follow, they provide the perfect reference point for follow-up training. I’m not yet ready to progress to the next level as I’ve a lot of consolidation to do, but Becky has given me the tool box to do just that. I absolutely recommend her to anyone who has a dog in need of training.
Both I and the pooch had a great time and we both learned a lot. Thank you Becky.
I can’t tell you how helpful the training tips you gave me on our 1-2-1. Quite simply, I now know what to ask of Enzo and HOW and WHY and he knows what I am asking him to do. It has distilled all the other training tips I have gleaned along the way into a few simple commands. It is brilliant, effective and so positive. Lots of practise to do, but he and I are beginning to have more focus and control on our walks. Thank you so very much!
Look no further… you are lucky enough to find the most marvellous training club for your dog. I have never learnt so much. Both myself and Orson my 7 month old pup have not only picked up the most effective training techniques, we have both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Becky creates the most perfect learning atmosphere which brings out the best in both you and your dog. Book now. (Before everyone realises how good this training club is.)
My dog and I thoroughly enjoyed our foundation course. I thought he might be a little to old at 14mths to start the training but I was wrong. Becky uses her skills and knowledge to help you adapt the principle training methods to suit your dog's needs. She makes the classes great fun and at the end of the course I have a happy and contented dog who enjoys putting into practice all the things we have learnt. I would thoroughly recommend Contented Gundog Training!
Becky is a brilliant, kind, encouraging and knowledgeable trainer. Her classes are well run and very welcoming. You receive a welcome pack, access to a support training group where you can receive individual feedback/training advice and on completion, a certificate, rosette and goodie bag.
I will absolutely be recommending Becky at Contented Gundogs! we learnt loads and gained a lot from the classes. Even if you don't intend to go on a working shoot, these classes help you work on essential training necessities for having peaceful, controlled walks with your dog in the countryside.
It's a 10/10 review from us!
Finding a ‘dog walker’ is easy....finding someone who TRULY cares for your ‘pup’ is a completely different matter!
Contented Dogs are absolutely in a league of their own!
Becky & Ruth don’t just take your dog for a walk...they go on AMAZING adventures....With training too - I don’t know how they do it!
They take the time to get to know your ‘pup’ and match them with others of a similar nature, so their adventures, are with their bestest pals and that ensures they have the most FUN time ever...you don’t have to take my word for it...you see pictures of them every day and amazing videos too!
Who else does that?!
My Buster is so lucky to be part of the Contented Dogs gang - we truly cannot recommend Becky and Ruth highly enough
Chloe and Paul, Tidworth
Becky is absolutely amazing at what she does. We have a 5 month old golden retreiver who needs to learn to be around other dogs. With lockdown we have been struggling to meet other dogs and owners, but we were advised to try Contented Dogs.
Becky came to meet Ethel at home and straight away was so friendly and took the time to gently introduce herself to Ethel. By the time the meeting was finished, Ethel was trying to leave with Becky!
She has only gone on an adventure twice so far, but what a difference it has made. Ethel is so happy when she comes home, and sleeps for the rest of the day. I love how we get to see photos and little video clips of what they have done. It's like when your children start school and you are wondering what they have been doing.
Everything about Becky and her business is wonderful. I can’t praise her highly enough, and I know Ethel already loves her.
Claire and Matt, Collingbourne Ducis
Becky and Ruth are fantastic and I cannot recommend them highly enough! You can see how much they enjoy what they do and love all the dogs, our dog loves them! No matter what the weather they are always happy to see our dog and provide an outstanding service
They go above and beyond. They do not just provide a walking service, these are adventures, meeting like minded pups, exploring the countryside, with games, treats and lots of fun. Bella always comes home very happy and tired :)
I just wish I could go with them!
Sarah and Andy, Collingbourne Ducis
We adopted our darling Diggi - a three legged Shepherd dog mix who is battling bone cancer - from the public shelter in Romania. He was used to the company of many other dogs in the shelter and as we only had Diggi we were keen for him to socialise, ideally on group dog walks in our lovely countryside. Contented Dogs came highly recommended from several friends in the village and so we tried Diggi on a gold adventure. He was a little nervous at first, but came back so full of energy. We knew immediately that going out with Contented Dogs would be so good for him.
As a rescue, Diggi came with limited recall. He didn’t understand toys or games either, but he knew how to sit. Contented Dogs had no problem at all in taking him along and giving him the extra attention he needed to be safe and to have fun.
We have now settled into a routine where Diggi goes out twice a week on a Platinum adventure, and as soon as he hears the van pull up onto the driveway he runs to the front door! It’s been a joy to see how he has progressed, thanks to the love and patience of Contented Dogs. His recall is now fantastic, and he comfortably goes out off lead. Diggi can now spin, do paws up and play scent games - skills that 3 months ago he didn’t posses! And of course, he gets to play with other dogs and spend time in their company doing doggy things. He’s made some firm friends, and even has his eye on a certain lady! We know this from the wonderful photos and videos we receive after each adventure. It’s a joy to be able to see Diggi enjoying himself. He always sleeps very well after his adventures!
We have complete trust leaving Diggi in the care of Contented Dogs, not just because they are lovely people, with all the necessary qualifications, insurance and experience, it’s because we know that our pup is cared for as if he were their own. And he doesn’t just go on a walk, he learns new skills and his brain is stimulated as much as his body. What more could we ask for!
Sal and John, Tidworth
Well where do I start ..... I have been using Becky and Contented Dogs for nine years now, I knew instantly that she was the right lady to take care of our Sonny boy who we sadly lost three years ago, but even when I was going through the toughest time with our little man Becky was always there, not just for our little man but for us!
It was Becky that encouraged and supported my husband in surprising me with our newest baby Freddy. Freddy has been out with the ladies of Contented Dogs since the moment he was able to have his puppy freedom. He absolutely loves his puppy play dates! On the occasion I am home when he is collected I can see the pure excitement as the van pulls up and the ladies enter our home! He greets them all with the biggest welcome and does not look back, he just wants in that van!
I cannot speak highly enough of Becky, Emma and Ruth they all treat my boy as one of their own and nothing is too much trouble for any of them! The pictures we receive and the end of each walk always show how much my puppy and all the puppies are enjoying their walks.
More recently new games have been introduced on the walks and I see how much it has helped with Freddy I can now get the ball off Fred and he will retrieve and bring back for us to throw again!
Non dog people may think I am crazy but I truly see smiles when we tell Freddy Becky, Emma or Ruth are coming to collect him! The ladies at Contended Dogs are totally amazing and I can’t recommend them highly enough! My puppy is my whole world, he helped heal my very broken heart and he deserves the best and that is walks with his buddies and of course the ladies. Thanks Becky for everything
REX AND ALFIE
Jason and Amber, Tidworth
Fantastic! What a great job contented dogs do! My boys Alfie and Rex absolutely love Becky and get more and more excited each time they see her!
With such short notice Becky has helped us out with the boys and they took to her straight away! Extremely reliable and always on time and keeps us up to date on how they are getting on and even sends us great photos of them whilst out and about!
There’s only one or two people I’d let walk our dogs and Becky is definitely one of them! If your looking for a dog walker weather it be for a short period of time or a weekly thing look no further! 5* service!
Heidi and Steve, Collingbourne Kingston
I cannot recommend Becky and Contented Dogs highly enough. We have had a bad experience with a previous dog walker in Surrey so were anxious when moving to a new area nearly 3 years ago. Thank goodness we found Becky. She is so friendly, caring, professional and accomodating at short notice. Our 3 year old cockapoo absolutely adores Becky as I'm sure do all the other dogs she walks.
We have had to ask Becky to chop and change at short notice and nothing is too much trouble. We receive daily updates as to where they've been for the days walk as well as pictures of very happy furry customers on facebook.
Contented Dogs always displays a knowledgeable and caring service. I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Cindy and Kevin, Ludgershall
We have been using Contented Dogs since 2011. Becky is a highly professional and competent dog walker. I don't like to use the phrase 'dog walker' because Becky is far, far more than that.
The expertise, knowledge and animal psychology she has is incredible. Becky takes our boy Murphy out whilst we are at work, i know that he's in excellent hands and not only does he get exercise but also recall training, tricks and searching for treats which keeps him mentally stimulated.
Best dog walking business around and i for one would highly recommend Contented Dogs.
ARTHUR AND ALFIE
Iain and Karen, Shipton Bellinger
Have you ever wondered if you could trust your four legged family or best friends with anyone else other than you? Well, here is a story of how we have found the happy medium...
10 years ago we moved to Shipton Bellinger with our Springer Spaniel Angus who was 12 years old, we needed someone we could trust with our old boy. We found that person and it was Becky.
Fast forward and we lost Angus at 14 years old, he loved Becky as much as he loved us, we were all devastated and Karen and I decided we were not going to get another dog as it really broke our hearts. What we forgot was Becky was affected too and she is such a stalwart she supported us more than we ever could imagine, Becky didn’t make a fuss, but was truly devastated, she is absolutely dedicated to her ‘clients’.
To this day our first choice to look after our puppies is Becky and her team, there is an expectation that our boys will be looked after equally if not more than we do, and we know that happens - they tell us! When Becky arrives our dogs are so excited we know they are happy in her company.
Finally, if you are ever considering entrusting your fur babies with anyone, this is understated... Becky and her team are awesome, our boys love them, that is enough for us, tails wagging, bouncing around, they love Becky.
Harriet and Glenn, Tidworth
I cannot recommend Contented Dogs enough! Such a fantastically friendly, yet highly professional service.
I have a 1 year old Wire-haired Dachshund and he has had group walks from a young age. Although its difficult leaving him when I do, the walks have done wonders for his socialisation and training - and I am beyond grateful to Becky and her team for such amazing input.
I am filled with comfort and reassurance knowing he’s out having a great time whilst also knowing he is safe and lovingly looked after - but all words aside, my pups reaction to seeing Becky et al is the greatest testimony of all!