"I have known Lara for almost a decade and when she first met my dog (an unusual breed of hunting dog) as a puppy, she was a natural. In the years that followed she has supported me in training, walking alongside us and keeping a focus on the necessary details of training. Lara has been the person I have trusted in caring for my dog’s needs when I have been away and I recommend her wholeheartedly" G.A. spring 2015
"I'm delighted Lara has set up walking our precious pooches. I would certainly trust and recommend her." V.L. spring 2015
“I have only recently started to use Lara's Waggs but would wholeheartedly recommend their services. Not only is Lara friendly and approachable, her calm and professional composure is second to none. Lara does not leave the dogs to amuse themselves or locked in cages, she spends quality time interacting and enjoying each individual animals personality. My two dogs are delivered back home at the end of the day calm and happy and well exercised. I would be more than happy to expand on any point or give a verbal reference “. P.B. spring 2015
"I am so pleased that I have found Lara to look after my 6 year old Labradoodle who has epilepsy. Lara has first aid for dogs as a qualification and she is calm and professional. My dog has been picked up punctually and brought back happy and relaxed every time. Lara is so friendly and supportive and I would recommend her to anyone." S.J. spring 2015
" Lara is amazing! She provides a professional & friendly service that we'd highly recommend to anyone. It's lovely to receive texts & funny photos of our Labrador puppy having a great day - it lets me be involved without being there in person. Lara has been exceptionally flexible & patient in terms of timings & continuing our attempts at obedience training. Essentially we always have a happy, healthy & miraculously clean dog to come home to - what more could you ask for? From our first meeting, we felt completely at ease knowing our puppy would be in a safe pair of hands & genuinely we don't know what we'd do without Lara's Waggs!" E.H & R.W. spring 2015
"Lara is a superb dog trainer and to me she is like a Dog Whisperer and gets incredible results with them!" M-A.D. spring 2015
"Lara has helped me out - walking & feeding my little dog - on several occasions when I have needed to leave him home alone for extended periods. It gives me great peace of mind to know that he is being well cared for and I trust Lara implicitly in my home. She provides me with an invaluable service at reasonable rates and I would not hesitate to recommend her." S.L. autumn 2015
"We think we are very lucky to have found Lara. She has been helping us out for a couple of years now every week with our rescue dog Harvey, who has not always been straightforward. She has been 100% reliable and has helped with training also. It is always a pleasure to see Lara as she is not only dog-friendly but people-friendly too! We would not hesitate to recommend this charming young lady, give her a call, your pooch will thank you for it." L.& P.B. autumn 2016
" I have found Lara to be very reliable and trustworthy and would certainly recommend her" H. H-W. autumn 2016
"I cannot recommend Lara highly enough for both Puppy Training and now that our dog Lola is older, dog walking!
Puppy Training - Lola was our first family dog and I found Lara’s website when I was looking for some support with Puppy Training and thank goodness I found her! Lara was a great support when our 8 week old Labrador puppy came home! We’d been planning the puppies arrival for some time so were well equipped and had read as much as we could but having Lara’s support was invaluable. Lara came to the house and was able to review and offer advice about house arrangements for the puppy. Lara provided handouts and information to assist structuring the puppies day, assisting with toilet training, do’s and don’ts and more importantly came round in those early days to do some training and support me while we weren’t able to walk puppy Lola outside which felt like forever but Lara kept me sane!! (while puppy was still in between immunisations). I found having Lara around to chat to and ask all my silly questions so supportive and Lara was so encouraging which gave me the confidence that we were doing OK and would have a well disciplined but happy family dog! As Lola grew up and we were able to start walking outside after her immunisations, Lara walked with me and one of her own very friendly dogs which helped me with socialising Lola and also introduced me to some of the great walks in our area.
Dog Walking - After a few months when Lola the puppy stopped sleeping a lot and needed more stimulation, she was able to join Lara on her group walks with the other doggies which Lola just LOVED! Lola the dog waits on the mat until she hears Lara arriving in her car and then is so excited to see Lara and her doggy friends!!! It’s a joy! At the same time as I returned to work Lola became poorly and eventually has been diagnosed with an auto immune disorder that means she’ll need steroids to keep well for the rest of her life. While Lola is recovering from her spell of illness and we all start to learn how life will be different, Lara has supported us by fitting Lola in for shorter 1-2-1 walks so I can continue with work and Lola can still enjoy the walks she loves with Lara – we are hopeful with Lara’s support, Lola will be back out on group walks when she’s feeling better and is stronger and more like her old self.
I cannot recommend Lara’s services enough. Lara is extremely knowledgable and has years of expertise but her relaxed and encouraging approach has certainly given me the confidence and support to develop Lola into a pleasant and disciplined family dog with character but gentle nature. Thank you Lara from all of us xxx" L.D. autumn 2016
"Getting a puppy is a life-changing moment and I wanted someone who would care for and understand my mini Schnauzer Stanley as much as our family do.
Finding Lara's Waggs was a breath of fresh air and is highly recommended. Not only does Lara have a calm and caring personality, she has a vast knowledge on behaviour, training and dog welfare and makes healthy pet snacks too! I know every time Stanley is out with Lara he is having fun and under expert supervision. I always come home to a contented and tired dog. A great local 5***** service that's flexible and with a genuinely lovely person who takes the time and effort to do a fantastic job." A.T. autumn 2016