Testimonials

As a dog walker, Elaine has been walking our Labrador (Florence) twice a week, for a year now. Florence absolutely loves her, starts wagging her tail as soon as she hears her van, and comes back nice and tired and happy. Elaine is extremely reliable, friendly, always punctual, and genuinely has a good rapport with our dog; what more could you ask for? I have used other dog walkers in the past and occasionally felt our dog was ‘lost in the crowd’ – I never felt that with Elaine, it’s always clear she’s looking out for each and every dog in her charge and their individual needs. I also trust Elaine completely to let herself in and out of our home when I am not around, and that’s not something you can say lightly. When our dog was a puppy, Elaine helped out with her training, and she was really reassuring and professional. I can recommend Elaine completely for your dog-sitting and training services.

Elaine (Bristol Dog Services) has been looking after and walking my dog (Toby) for over 2 years now. Toby really looks forward to Elaine’s daily visits and walks and always happily joins in the fun on a daily basis. Elaine loves all the dogs and I have complete trust in her abilities to care for my dog in a responsible manner. If you are looking for a dog-walker or somebody to look after your dog for a time when you are away then look no further than Bristol Dog Services. Everything that your pet would need.

Elaine has walked my two dogs for over 4 years and they are always completely delighted to see her when she arrives to pick them up – surely a sign of very happy dogs! I know she really looks after them, and its great reading about their adventures in their walk-diary at the end of the day. Thank you Elaine, its great to know they are safe and happy with you!

Marley has been walked by Elaine for the past 4 years. Elaine has always been reliable and Marley enjoys her trips going to Leigh Woods, Ashton Court and even the beach occasionally. Elaine posts pictures of the walks online  and always writes a personal note on how the walk went. I would highly recommend Elaine’s dog walking and sleepover services.

I started using Bristol dog services with my 11 week old Cocker Spaniel in 2016 and found all the services from training to dog boarding and dog walking brilliant. Elaine and Clair were brilliant, very helpful, friendly and made me feel at ease as I suffer with anxiety. I continued to go through all the training courses: puppy, beginner, intermediate and advanced and had lots of help along the way which made owning my first dog a lot easier. I found my dog was socialised well due to meeting new people and dogs, also Shadow staying with Elaine helped his separation anxiety as he is now a very calm almost 2 year old and I still keep in contact for training and boarding. I always recommend Bristol dog services. 

I have a Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla, they are known to be truly bonkers so I knew it was important from the moment he came home as a puppy that he was socialised correctly. He needed consistent training based upon positive reinforcement and so I looked for suitable puppy training classes which focused upon rewarding good behaviour.  That is when I found Bristol Dog Services.  Elaine and Clair were great, tailoring training to suit different types of dog and encouraging us to practice and prepare for our end of term test nights …which were good fun and made the training practice feel really worthwhile.  My dog is nearly 2 now; polite, friendly and for a non-working Vizsla, fairly well trained (despite still being bonkers!). I owe this to the 3 terms of fun and professional training I received from the girls at Bristol Dog Services. I would recommend their training classes to all puppy parents whether they have had dogs before or not …training techniques change and unless I had refreshed myself as an owner I could have done my young dog a disservice.  I have also sought specific help from Clair with how my dog copes with friends and family arriving at the door (truly bonkers) and it has really helped me …the strapline “all you need is love” well befits what Bristol Dog Services are doing.

Elaine has walked my cavalier now for four years. I cannot recommend her highly enough!  Meggie clearly adores her, and is happy to go for walks or the occasional sleepover. She is very knowledgeable, and has been known to respond patiently and calmly when I have called her for advice on such things as a tick that I was too squeamish to remove!  Highly recommended.