Testimonials – Canine Body Language

588475“Thanks so much for the time that we spent with you on saturday..my eyes have been opened to a whole new way of interacting/connecting with my dog & understanding the behaviours of others. It was also very enlightening to have the old dominant/submissive theory debunked…it now makes much more sense to observe the dogs behaviours as confident/shy & expressed through the many things you pointed out & yawning, scratching, looking away etc

For me these behaviour observations seem to allow for individual personality expressions rather than the old breed/dominance/submissive judgements.

After our initial consultation with you, time spent observing other dogs meeting, playing etc was great…cant wait to do more of that! The flip chart is also very helpful & seeing pics of the behaviours with descriptions is a great way to connect it all. Thanks again Laura”

Carol & Frida, Dog Owner 


I attended the dog body language course by these guys earlier today and it was great to see their information coming from science.
No pack leader c**p, no dominance theory (it’s not a theory but that’s what people like to call it), and no misinformed opinions. A talk that was about real dog behaviour.
If you want to learn more about your dogs, book yourself on to one of their courses. 

Lewis, Lewis Nicholls Dog Training 


626600Laura and her team were fantastic helping me and my young dog Manu out – we were at the point of not being able to have many people over due to Manu barking constantly, being scared but also being abit of a bully to our guests!

After several unsuccessful attempts at all sorts of things we had been told to do to solve the situtation, I was put onto Laura and her team to help.

It was invaluable having her advice with interaction and role-playing to find a solution that suited us and worked well – The First Aid and Training team were so helpful in getting it right for us  🙂

Highly recommend!

Emma, Dog Owner   – Private Training


I attended the Canine Body Language course run by Laura Purkis during June 2015. It was important to me to take this course as I own a dog walking company.

The class was well presented, had great structure, and was interactive. I learnt a lot and took away pieces of information that were immediately usable in my daily work. I will have all my staff attend one of these courses.

I would highly recommend the course for those working with canines, and also for anyone who has a dog, knows a dog, or likes dogs!

 Jennifer, Hound Dog High


I just wanted to say thank you so much for letting me join in on the course. It was fantastic! Laura is simply lovely, a great speaker, and made everyone feel at ease.

It definitely opened my eyes up to how clouded my opinion of dog behaviour has been, and with the new knowledge, I will feel a lot more comfortable making dogs comfortable in my presence, reading them at the beach and on my walks with my dog.

Didn’t get a chance to talk to her re Georges growling – but it hit me that, non wonder he growls, I would be pissed if I couldn’t removed myself from the chaos every now and then to be left the hell alone to read my book etc.

I will definitely be recommending the course.

Danielle, Gutter Kitties


You Canine Body Language course on Saturday was AWESOME! I learnt so much, and Laura was great. Can’t wait to do another course! 🙂

Amanda, Chained Dog Awareness NZ


It is very important for people to understand about dog body language. If they understand they’ll never hurt them.

Simolo, Lucy’s Dog Grooming


Really enlightening and insightful session. A must for any dog owner. I wish I’d done this course when I first got my puppy. Very engaging presenting style that makes it easy to learn at the end of a work day.

Imogene, Dog Owner


Awesome! Definitely opened my eyes to picking up signs…invaluable!

Sean, Dog Owner


I would just like to thank Samantha for a very informative and thorough k9 body language course yesterday I learnt so many new sills of approach to my dog grooming business

I groomed three new dogs today and the penny suddenly dropped of how to understand them they were calm and so easy to groom

The owner couldn’t believe how calm they were when she collected them and loved their new groomed look today she said they (the dogs) were live wires and never settled

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am now realising how a dog can communicate without being able to talk human speak

Thank u very much please can u keep me in the loop for new courses

And thank u again Samantha you made it all so easy to understand and proved that today for my grooming of the two snacks – schnauzer x jack russells

Barbara Tubby, Dog Groomer