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Lucy & Ollie

My puppy Ollie and I had a 1-2-1 session with Holley this morning. The session was great! I learnt so much information and great tips too. The information taught by Holley will stay with us and will really help in the crucial weeks to come. Holley gave me reassurance, fab advice and worked wonders on Ollie who was on his best behaviour too. Holley was relaxed and really helpful. We are looking forward to puppy classes ASAP. Thank you Holley


Angela & Teddy

As a first time dog owner I was doing the best I could, but I was struggling with my 9 month old dog. Biting issues, ignoring me, running away and heading straight for other dogs, scraping his teeth down my patio door (think of nails scraping down a chalkboard!) - plus I felt that I was failing him as a good owner, I knew it was down to me to help him. Holley has been absolutely brilliant. No question has been too daft, she has explained so much about natural dog behaviour that I was unaware of, gave me advice, suggestions and demonstrated the solutions that would work. She also provides plenty of reading material (all great interactive stuff!), loads of resources that we could tap into between our sessions as well as drawing on her own extensive experience as an owner and trainer. I'm seeing so much progress, and I'm definitely not the stressed owner I was before, and my Teddy isn't the wound up dog that he was - we both feel a whole lot better.
I absolutely recommend Holley, and her training, without hesitation.


Chloe & Tiggy

Just finished the 6 week Puppy Life Skills class at Ruff Training and Welfare. Holley was incredibly knowledgeable - arming us with so many tips and tricks to help us with our puppies now and as they mature in the future. With positive reinforcement, Holley showed us how to train our pups - her way with dogs is incredible. The small group size not only helped to achieve a relaxed and friendly atmosphere but also allowed Holley to give the puppies 1-2-1 attention and cater for the differing obedience levels.
Thank you Holley for sharing your wisdom, Tiggy loved the classes.


Katie Leech

We had a few issues with our little cockerpoo puppy Nellie, predominantly barking at our poor cat Sassy, stealing anything she can get her paws on, attacking my slippers, pulling on the lead or refusing to walk etc. I got in touch with Holley and she came over for a one to one session with us, during that time Holley taught us several techniques to manage the problems we were having and sent me lots of follow up information and advice via email too. The methods we are now using mean my cat and dog can actually be in the same room together which is something I never thought would happen! Holley also came on a walk with me and helped me to read Nellies body language to understand why she behaves like she does and it seems it’s often because she is simply scared of the noisy fast traffic around Hemsby We are working well now on the walks and they are a lot more enjoyable for us both. Holley also kindly lent me some harnesses to try out which were fantastic. Holley is a superb Dog trainer, she is so knowledgable and passionate and I would not hesitate to recommend her. Thank you Holley Katie & Nellie Xx


Julie Reader

I can’t recommend Holley highly enough. When asking Holley if she could look after Jack we had a ‘sniff and greet’ to make sure Jack would settle in and play nicely with her dogs. Leading up to Jack’s stay, Holley sent me a form asking in depth questions about what he likes, what he dislikes, when he eats, what he eats etc etc. On the day of his stay, we had a very thorough handover, whilst Jack went off playing. Holley totally understood my anxiousness about leaving Jack. During his stay, he became one of the family, and Holley sent regular updates and little videos of things he got up to. Holley worked with Jack on things we had been working on ie scent training, agility and off lead work. He had an absolutely amazing time. Holley gave me lots of advice and was more than happy to answer all my questions. Jack can’t wait to stay again.


Jack Atkinson

We’ve had Holley over twice so far to help us with general training for our 8 month old Vizsla. Her home visits are absolutely brilliant. The follow up emails are packed full of brilliant information for us to work through it’s like having Holley here with us. It’s easy to see how passionate she is about her job and helping people get the best from the dogs.


Liz Playford

Holly really helped me with my spaniel pup’s confidence, lots of ideas that really made a difference, thank you.


Hannah Marie

Holley is such a lovely lady, fantastic with the dogs and accommodating in training. She is always open to a quick message for support or advice. I would recommend the puppy training classes. The only negative is that Holley is so popular she’s fully booked for doggy sleep overs!!!


Laura Bird

Holley definitely speaks dog! And can translate for those of us who are still learning to do so. I attended Ruff dog training puppy classes and both the puppy and I had a great time & learned lots. We are looking forward to our next course with Holley & I would highly recommend her for all your doggy training needs.


Lauren Barnard

Has really helped with our boxer pup, fabulous methods and has been a fun experience, will look forward to doing our follow on classes.


Jess Hilton

Just completed a 6 week puppy training class with Holley. She is really knowledgeable and provides great advice, recommendations and support to train your puppy in the best way. Nova has definitely improved following the classes. Would 100% recommend anyone with a new puppy to attend.


Victoria Sims

Holley is amazing. I have been blown away by how much Jackson is learning in the puppy life skills classes. Holley is very informative and certainly knows her stuff. I can’t thank her enough for all she has taught us and can’t wait to do more courses with her too. I absolutely highly recommend Holley for all you dog needs no matter of their age this is the lady you need. Thank you Holley.


Cameron & Annabel

Holley has been absolutely brilliant and reads our very nervous collie like a book! She puts so much effort into each session and we're already seeing improvement in our dog!


Lisa Brown

Absolutely 100% recommend Holley. We first met Holley when we joined her puppy classes with our lovely Freddie. Freddie had a 6 week course that has started him off with necessities to have a great relationship with us and with himself, teaching him the skills to being the best behaved dog.

After Freddie’s first session we had Holley visit our home as we have 2 other dogs that we wanted to be assessed to see how we could have a happy home with 3 dogs. Her advice was second to none and with a little work on all our behalf’s has made the home a more settled place. Her advice on recall was the best and we have dogs now that have excellent recall off the lead.

Would highly recommend and since finishing puppy classes have consulted Holley on numerous times and she always replies and nothing is to much trouble.


Andrew Charles

Holley visited our new puppy Reggie today at our home. We were very impressed with Holley’s enthusiasm and it was obvious that her knowledge was going to make a huge difference to us. We have lots to learn but hope Holley will continue to work with us. Looking forward to puppy classes in February! Thanks Holley.


Jill Jex

Just had a 2 hour puppy visit with Holley and learned so much about puppy training that i wanted her to move in for a week with me! Amazing advice - I will definitely be booking another visit for future advice.


Keeley Lou

When we started Ruff puppy training classes, Nancie was an excitable, nippy, jumpy 11 week old Labrador pup. Holley welcomed us to classes, helping us to feel at ease with training and encouraging perseverance with calm, repetitive exercises to teach new behaviours. The groups are small and structured, all puppies have time to learn in a social environment, gaining so much from the hour. The progress I have seen is just amazing. My beautiful puppy is so happy, our home is calmer and we are all so thankful! Holley is the best.


Hollie Nichols

I signed myself and my wcs Luna up for Ruff Scent classes at the start of the year. I had reservations about taking Luna to classes as had had mixed experiences at puppy classes run elsewhere and dealing with Luna’s behaviour (she’s anxious, she has separation issues and expresses herself in lots of barking). I was nervous and I shouldn’t have been! Holley was amazing and she helped Luna to cope in this whole new situation by trying lots of things to make her comfortable between working at scent training. By the end we had made so much progress with both Luna’s scent training and general well-being. I booked a further 1-2-1 session so that we could continue with Luna’s progress and delve a little deeper into Luna’s and my issues as I didn’t want to let the training stagnant. It was so useful and Holley was incredibly insightful and had some great suggestions to move forward with! I really can’t thank Holley enough for what she has done for both of us! Luna and I can’t wait to book on again with all of the exciting classes Holley runs!

Thank you Holley from me and Looney Toons


Chris Plummer

Holley was brilliant with Acer when doing our puppy classes. We learned a lot of useful information and techniques that we now use every day! Would recommend.


Fiona Sexton

The best thing about the advice that Holley gave us was that it was completely focused on making Mungo’s life better, not just training him to do stuff. Her holistic approach means that she is looking at all aspects of the dog including diet, exercise and personality. Mungo is a happier dog which means I’m a happier human. Perfect!


Sarah Neve

Great advice. Great teaching methods. Lovely person. Definitely recommended. Your class was instrumental in Dala’s start to becoming a well rounded dog and me learning to be a good owner/trainer.


Sharon & Paul

We have learnt so much from attendance of Holley's training classes and it has been so much fun. Pip and ourselves have benefited so much. Thanks to Holley. Her experience and professionalism is a credit to her.


Vanessa Courtney

After struggling to find a puppy class, I looked online for a one-to-one dog trainer and came across Holley. She arranged to visit us at home to meet our 5 month old American Cocker Spaniel and help us understand and address some of our concerns. Holley spoke to me initially about Buster, then we ventured out for a walk where she explained how to read Buster's body language. Holley showed me techniques to help with walking to avoid pulling and distraction - all things I can practise at home and whilst out walking. Holley is such a lovely lady and truly dedicated to her work with dogs. She is very knowledgeable and passionate and doesn't judge you on progress you have/haven't made with your puppy. I would highly recommend Holley to anyone wanting some one-to-one puppy training. Just wish I had come across her sooner.🐾


Amanda Spooner

Just finished our 8 week introductory to scent work and loved it. Working my cocker spaniel mentally aswell as physically is very important and this has given him a brain work out that he needs.. He gets to use his nose for what nature intended and thoroughly enjoys it..Holley works with each dog on their own individually need and gets the best results for you and your dog..Highly recommend for any dog owner.


Jane Smith

Holley was fantastic when we asked her for help with our 6 year old Cockapoo who had taken over our sofa and was being very aggressive. It was making our lives miserable and we had not been able to deal with the issue on our own. With Holley's advice and support and in quite a short period of time we have our sofa back and a much happier dog..... and owners! I would definitely recommend Ruff - Dog Training and Welfare.


Christina Goffin

I’ve been to many different training places over the years. Holley is amazing! She seems to be able to read dogs minds. She knows exactly what dogs are thinking, what they need and how to achieve it. The best thing about Holley is that all training is done by rewards. My dogs always love attending training with Holley as they are praised, rewarded and stimulated, Holley has so many enriching activities and she tailors everything for the individual dogs.


Danielle Fields

Holley was fantastic with our new puppy - her classes are informative, fun and relaxed and Holley went above and beyond to answer any questions and offer advice regarding any puppy related concerns! We can’t wait to attend future courses and Holley is also going to do some one to one training with my older dog and I. Cannot recommend enough.


Andy Ford

I recently attended Hollie’s scent work training classes before Christmas 2021, with my dog Archie (Cocker Spaniel). Both myself and Archie enjoyed attending the classes, Holley was very professional in conducting the training. I would thoroughly recommend her services.


Andrea Howard

Holley looked after my two huskies, Blaze & Casper and it was the first time that they had been away from me so I admit I was a little apprehensive! However, I needn’t have worried at all as they had a great time! Holley kept me up to date with their antics during their stay and her constant attention to them really made their environment a ‘home from home’. Holley really knows what she is doing and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.


Linda Lewin

My GSD Poppy took to Holley straight away. Holley came to the house to exercise and check on Poppy while I was out on a couple of long day trips. She sent me photos of them obviously having a lovely time! When I came home Poppy was happy and relaxed and probably disappointed it was me and not Holley! Glad we have found Ruff!

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