Hollybarn Dog and Puppy Training Guestbook http://hollybarndogtraining.com/dog-training-guestbook.html hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 Training http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38602771 <p class="plain">We had emma do a one to one with our puppy two years ago, it was great! She taught us the basics and it really helped us with our routine - toilet training, commands etc. however after a year and a half we noticed some behavior issues that we wanted to sort - we knew Emma would know what to do so I gave her a call! She was so helpful and understanding, we left our dog with her for three weeks for her to get a chance to see these issues first hand and to try to fix them. We have another little puppy now too and she took her for boarding - which also helped immensely because she could see how both dogs acted when they were together etc.</p><div class="plain">When they came home we noticed a massive difference! He was much calmer and more confident in himself. She dropped him home to us and spent time with us showing us what he had learned and explaining why the behavior issues took place. She explained that he might need more time and reassured us that it was included in the initial fee. After two weeks she took him again for another two weeks and it really did make a massive difference. Its is so reassuring to know that Emma is on the other side of the phone for any questions relating to our dogs, behavior, diet etc. our dog has been an angel ever since and we are confident it  will stay this way,</div><div class="plain">I would highly recommend Emma for one to one training in your home, behaviors training if needed and for boarding also, they couldnt be in safer hands!</div><div class="plain">Thanks Emma and Paul 😊</div><p class="plain"></p> Martha 2018-08-06T03:16:00-07:00 Training Polly http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38523553 <p class="plain">Hi Emma, it was great to meet you and great to work with you. Polly is thriving! She's nipping less now we have her food sorted and she doesn't have a sore tummy. We're enjoying walks more, using the gentle leader and a long lead and Polly is getting more independence. Overall we're all feeling more confident and enjoying life! We thoroughly enjoyed your visit. Thank you Michelle, Brian and Polly x</p> Michelle Deegan 2018-06-01T12:22:58-07:00 Polly Puppy & Daughter Training http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38359622 <p class="plain">Emma came to see me, my 4-year-old daughter and our 4-month-old Cockapoo for a one on one training session 2 months ago. She was brilliant. The training tips and one-word commands she gave us were fantastic. It was the best thing ever for our daughter. She used to treat our puppy as a hand bag and our puppy used to treat our daughter as a big over sized toy to nip at. Now we all live happily together. I think everyone should have a one to one session with Emma to understand what your dog is thinking and how to praise and give out to them correctly. I would highly recommend Emma.</p> Ronan O Buachain 2018-02-17T06:21:13-08:00 Puppy & Daughter Training Gratitude http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38343656 <p class="plain"><font class="plainlarge"> My dog, Rosie, was so maltreated before I found her bleeding in the middle of Portobello Bridge that I've always been afraid of asking very much of her.  A visit from Emma of Hollybarn has shown me the error of my ways.  With Emma's guidance, I have discovered that Rosie actually enjoys training and since I've begun the programme that Emma suggested she is a happier and more relaxed dog.   What gave me confidence besides Emma's obvious knowledge of how Rosie's mind works what her flexibility in what we did and how we did.  I would recommend her without reservation.</font></p><div class="plain"><font class="plainlarge"><br></font></div><p class="plain"></p> Carole Craig 2018-02-05T10:03:45-08:00 Gratitude A Truly Talented & Educated Trainer http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38336038 <p class="plain"><font style="" class="plainsmall">Emma, my husband and I cannot thank you enough for your knowledge, training and support. Rupert is already responding and engaging with our clear, concise and calm demands. Totally transformative for all. You are an exceptional talent.</font></p><div class="plain">Lesley, Aidan & Rupert<br><font style="" class="plainsmall"> </font></div><p class="plain"></p> Lesley Noctor 2018-01-31T01:48:52-08:00 A Truly Talented & Educated Trainer You little genius you!! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38290013 <p class="plain">Hi Emma! </p><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">You little genius you!! <img alt="👍" daid="17698851" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/2c0/100/24f/1f44d' title="👍">🏼 </div><div class="plain">Theres been a noticeable improvement with Seamus since your visit and weve been doing our best to keep it up! I couldnt remember all of the commands but youve sent all now so thats brill!</div><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">Honestly I cant thank you enough! And youre an absolute delight to meet! If ever youre in Sligo and fancy a fag and a coffee please call in! </div><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">Lots of licks and snuggles (and thats just from Paul!! <img alt="😆" daid="17698852" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/2c0/100/24f/1f606' title="😆"><img alt="😆" daid="17698853" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/025/048/3e7/1f606' title="😆">)</div><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">Trish, Paul, Anne, Bob, Toffee and especially Seamus! X</div><p class="plain"></p> Patricia Cahill 2018-01-07T03:29:38-08:00 You little genius you!! Dog training http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38280455 <p class="plain">Got Emma out to our new puppy that was Barking all night.. weeing pooing every where😭😭 OMG THE best thing I ever done. She is a new dog. To  be honest I didn't know if we could keep her things were getting that bad. But I have to say Emma was brilliant. I have 3 kids and she explained to them as well what had to be done so we were all on the same page.  Thanks so much Emma</p> Eithna Connolly 2017-12-29T08:38:17-08:00 Dog training Session already working. http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38168268 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Hey Emma,<br><br>Training session was brilliant...put what we learnt into practice already<br>with dinner time and utility gate is open...!!!<br><br></p> Orla Burns 2017-11-03T11:18:42-07:00 Session already working. Deirdr and Riley http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_38163979 <p class="plain">A big thank you to Emma of Hollybarn dog.and puppy training. <br> For her amazing training session today with my 6month old Doberman. <br> I had some issues with lead walking and jumping up and Emma sorted both problems .I was worried it would stress the dog .but Emma is a true professional and had him on side in no time ..And he's already walking perfect on his lead ..Emma thank you so much for a lovely experience today..I would say to anyone having trouble with your dog or puppy .Hollybarn is the place to go .many thanks .Deirdr and Riley <img width="16" alt="" daid="17644634" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/00e/3c7/017/1f415.png' title="" height="16"></p> Hollybarn 2017-10-31T19:13:35-07:00 Deirdr and Riley Amazing Transformation http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37805585 <p class="plain">We made contact with Emma regarding our German Shepherd (Jools).</p><div class="plain">He is  four and a half years old and we were having huge problems walking him. Due to illness in the family unfortunately Jools had to take a back seat and had not been walked around other people or dogs for a least two years. He was constantly lunging at everyone that approached,when we tried to walk him . Barking and growling at other dogs was the norm, so we decided we needed to get professional help. Walking him was a nightmare for both him and us.</div><div class="plain">After looking on line for someone who might be able to help us we found Hollybarn Dog Training. I spoke to Emma explaining our plight and she was confident she could help. We booked him in and drove to Westport on the agreed date. He was to stay for two weeks so needless to say we were broken hearted leaving him. Emma kept us updated with his progress and drove him back to us when the course was complete.When Jools came back he was a very different dog. Calm and confident.Way more relaxed. We couldn't believe it. We walked him together with Emma in our local doggy park and I was close to tears as I proudly walked him around children other dogs, cyclists etc.</div><div class="plain">Emma has given Jools a whole other world, not to mention the gift she has given us.</div><div class="plain">We walk him twice a day. Sit outside and have a<img width="400" daid="17483052" src='//0104.nccdn.net/1_5/25b/108/1cc/Jools.JPG' border="0"> coffee while he lies beside us.</div><div class="plain">We are forever grateful to Emma. I know she worked so very hard to bring Jools to where he is today. I cannot praise her enough. She is a true dog lover ,very professional and without doubt, an expert in her field. I would recommend her highly to anyone seeking a resolution to dog behavior problems.</div><div class="plain">Thank you Emma. You are the best.x</div><div class="plain"><br></div><p class="plain"></p> Bernie Somers 2017-08-08T13:02:59-07:00 Amazing Transformation Life saver http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37575506 Emma came to our house one Sunday afternoon. We have two female dogs who just did not get on. We were at our wits end. A fight always only minutes away and next to impossible to break up. One visit from Emma has changed our lives. From day 2 the improvement was unbelievable and now nearly two months later we have two happy dogs and two extremely happy humans. I can not thank or recommend Emma enough. Honestly a life saver and miracle worker Sinead & Tommy 2017-06-21T11:25:55-07:00 Life saver Great help http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37514427 <p class="plain">Emma came to my house to help with my dog being fearful of strangers, and a few other issues! She was great with the kids and showed them what to do when she jumps at them. Had her walking on lead without pulling! Have lots to work with now going forward. Lots of help, highly recommend!</p> Corinne 2017-05-27T05:41:05-07:00 Great help mcloughlin http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37409733 <p class="plain">Emma came to our house to train our rescue dog - who I had been advised by a local vet was an outdoor dog and I was the vet said (and I quote) 'you poor woman' when handed my change after the visit.  Well forget that!  Our lady was not happy, but adapted to the training - walking, recall, sit, stay - it was invaluable for both dog and humans.  We learn't real skills and dos and don'ts in an informal and friendly way.  Nothing we asked posed a problem!  Hats of to calmness personified Emma.  Without hesitation, we would highly recommend Emma for your pet problems, a gal who definitely knows her craft!!</p> pat 2017-03-25T13:47:46-07:00 mcloughlin Dog training http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37407601 <p class="plain"><font class="banner">Emma attended our house to meet Luna the lunatic to help us understand and learn techniques in how to handle our Luna and some of her behaviours. We also attended the park twice as well to help manage luna around other dogs in the park and help with pulling on lead as well. I found Emma very good and would recommend her to everybody. We now have a more quieter Luna and a less screaming mammy!! </font></p> Laura 2017-03-24T05:21:23-07:00 Dog training Great help http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37168133 <p class="plain">Emma came out to our house a few months ago to help give tips with our new puppy! We were delighted with all of her help, she was only here for 3 hours but we learned so much and we continue to use all of the tips she gave us! Thanks Emma!! </p><div class="plain">Would highly recommend Emma 👍</div><p class="plain"></p> Martha 2017-01-25T13:45:39-08:00 Great help Puppy trained. Thank you Emma 😃 http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37138993 <p class="plain">8 week old Collie x is walking the lead, toilet trained, sitting when told, going out when told, sleeps at night, stops barking when asked and is quite simply a dream! How you may ask....</p><div class="plain"><br>I contacted Emma for advice on how to train a new 6 week old puppy. Without hesitation then following week Emma was in my home and had both owner and puppy well educated on what is acceptable and what is not.  Emma asked what I would I like to achieve from training the new puppy and basically knocked the stubbornness out of my new little puppy within the hour...</div><div class="plain">For two hours of Emma's time it was money well spent.  I would advise anyone new to having a dog in their home and in their life to avail of Emma's expertise and experience at the outset, it saved a lot of pulling ones hair out. Fantastic results and a happy puppy and owner, thank you Emma.</div><p class="plain"></p> Millie 2017-01-13T09:13:56-08:00 Puppy trained. Thank you Emma 😃 Thanks! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37111307 <p class="plain">Getting on really well with our 'street devils' Mac & Poppy just one month after Emma's visit. Loads of progress and we're back to enjoying walks again. He'd been really fearful of other dogs, and was getting unmanageable despite his size!</p><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">A few hours with Emma really helped us learn the techniques to implement, as well as behaviours we needed to change too! Thanks so much! </div><p class="plain"></p> Sarah 2017-01-03T05:32:58-08:00 Thanks! dog behaviour/training http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_37039828 <p class="plain">Just want to say thank you to Emma for stepping in and helping us with our male dog problem. We have two males by situation that do not get on and it has let to fights . So much so we tried to rehome one but he had to come back to us. I'm glad he did now as Emma explained their mentality and skills to work to get them  living amicably . It's work in progress but it's great  to have the tools to do so. </p><div class="plain">Emma also spoke to us about their nutrition and basic skills even with my female westie who proved the boldest of the lot!</div><div class="plain">We are also expecting as it was a relief to hear we have three non-aggressive dogs that will be fine with our new born.</div><div class="plain">Emma is also a laugh and it was an enjoyable session with our three family members,</div><p class="plain"></p> Collette 2016-12-01T04:18:15-08:00 dog behaviour/training Rocky's residential http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_36784772 <p class="plain">Absolutely delighted with the change in our wee pup, rocky stayed for 2 weeks doing the residential training with Emma. From the first minute I arrived I felt comfortable leaving him and I knew he would really benefit from the training. I never expected such a huge difference though, he has come home calmer and more manageable but still with his lovely wee personality. The training at home was brilliant for my children also and we really understand how to maintain the great job Emma done. Couldn't rate this training highly enough. Thanks Emma ! </p> Lisa McD 2016-08-16T14:11:44-07:00 Rocky's residential Berner Puppy http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_36756763 <p class="plain">We have an 18 month old Berner who was starting to show aggression towards strangers. We were very unsure as to how to proceed as we knew  that breed didn't respond well to negative training. We got Emma out to the house for a one to one training session she was fantastic she recognised what a nervous temperment he had and began working with us straight away. We also used the residential training and are delighted with the results. Our dog is so much more relaxed and as a result so are we. We had also found walking could be quite stressfull as he is so strong but now he never pulls on the lead and happily trots along beside us. Would not hesitate to recommend!</p> V.Bohan 2016-07-31T08:31:44-07:00 Berner Puppy Puppy training session today http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_35971673 <p class="plain">I had Emma in my house today helping to train my two retrievers. Money well spent. I'm so happy with what I learned and she was extremely informative , making sure to answer all of our questions fully. I can't thank her enough, we thought all hope was gone with our puppy but we have been saved! Haha . Would highly recommend this site for puppy or dog training as they really know their stuff. Thanks so much for everything ☺️</p> Megan 2015-12-19T12:51:40-08:00 Puppy training session today Thank you Emma for your miracle http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_35702344 <p class="plain">God bless you Emma for your miracle. We really wanna thank you me and my family for making pice and quite betwin my 2 dogs. </p><div class="plain">For everyone that reads this I just whana make a little review ....</div><div class="plain">I have a 2 year old Shith Tzu and a 6 month ols Shar Pei and I made the horrible mistake of separate them for 3 weeks and when they meet again they just wanted to kill each other, I had to keep them in separate rooms and make shure they don't see eachother. My fammily was unhappy and you could feel there is something going on just by walking in our house. </div><div class="plain">But everything went to norml now thanks to Emma. She is a kind, friendly and a trustworthy person.</div><div class="plain">IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOUR DOG I'M SHURE EMMA ITS THE PERSON THAT CAN HELP YOU!</div><div class="plain"><br></div><p class="plain"></p> Alexandra 2015-09-16T23:50:40-07:00 Thank you Emma for your miracle Many thanks http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_35678998 <p class="plain">Hey, just want to say it is so great that you make so many dogs and people simply happy! Frankly, I'd really love you to contact us at info@fordogtrainers.eu to have a look at our great dog supply. I am sure it would be interesting for you and maybe we could bring our small contribution to your efficient work)<br></p> Natalia 2015-09-08T02:25:53-07:00 Many thanks Dog Training Products Team http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_35674104 <p class="plain">Hello!<br>Thank you for your great work and useful information on your site! We like photos from your trainings! <br>Our firm produces high-quality professional dog equipment. We have special discounts for dog schools and trainers! We would be glad to offer you a collaboration and will wait for your reply. <br>Best regards!<a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.dog-harnesses-store.co.uk" class="plain">www.dog-harnesses-store.co.uk</a><br><br><br></p> Helen Steel 2015-09-05T04:01:16-07:00 Dog Training Products Team You work is so commendable! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_35648707 <p class="plain">This is a great job you do. Happiness of many families depends on the quality of your work. Pleased to read many kind words and thanks for what you are doing here. It is also very pleasant for me to suggest you dog training suppply of the highest quality, which can contribute to your success. If you wish, please, contact us at info@fordogtrainers.eu<br></p> Natalia 2015-08-28T04:05:00-07:00 You work is so commendable! Thank You http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_35465021 <p class="plain"></p><div class="plain">Thank you so much for your help.  We were having the most difficult time within social settings, like having friends and family over and now it's a none issue.  Calm, quiet and non-aggressive.</div><div class="plain"><br></div><a link="" rel="" target="_blank" href="http://www.puppymap.com" class="plain">http://www.puppymap.com</a><p class="plain"></p> Laura 2015-07-03T07:00:07-07:00 Thank You Our happy dog is coming back! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_33998281 Thank you so much for your help. It's been a week since you visited and the change in Satsu is remarkable - we're definitely getting our happy dog back. He's finally able to relax in our new home and is sleeping better, is already less nervous and aggressive on walks and the difference in his attitude to people passing by the windows is remarkable! At least half the passers by(and almost all vehicles) are being ignored and of the ones he notices only a couple are getting a short bark but he's not freaking out and so he's responding immediately to commands and staying calm. Thank you so much for your help, it has made a huge difference and I know it will continue. Mary M 2014-09-04T14:18:39-07:00 Our happy dog is coming back! Thank you so much. http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_33876308 <p class="plain">Thank you so much for our training yesterday with Ozzie it had taught us so much, I brought Ozzie out today and it's the first walk we have both enjoyed, to the beginning of a better life with our dog .<img width="21" src="//0801.nccdn.net/1_5/079/1d0/3b2/sm_smile.gif" bmargin="0" height="21" border="0" title="Smile" type="0" tmargin="0" rmargin="0" lmargin="0"><br></p> Hayley & Stefan 2014-08-15T09:25:37-07:00 Thank you so much. miracles do happen!!!!! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_33773572 <p class="plain">27/07/2014</p><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">Just amazing, thats all I can say about your visit to us today. We really cannot thank you enough for the time and effort that you put into us and our dog yesterday.  Honestly it already feels like we have a different dog (and he probably feels the same about us) It was just astounding to watch you yesterday, and you made it all so easy.  I have had Jake out a few times since you left and he is doing everything just as you showed us..</div><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">The skill you have should not be underestimated and I hope you realise what it is you do for families like us.  Our dog is now going to get the family he deserves and we have the dog we always wanted.</div><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">Thank you, thank you, thank you.<img width="21" src="//0301.nccdn.net/1_5/289/114/09e/sm_happy.gif" bmargin="0" height="21" border="0" title="Happy" type="0" tmargin="0" rmargin="0" lmargin="0"><img width="21" src="//0301.nccdn.net/1_5/289/114/09e/sm_happy.gif" bmargin="0" height="21" border="0" title="Happy" type="0" tmargin="0" rmargin="0" lmargin="0"></div><p class="plain"></p> sue 2014-07-28T02:53:58-07:00 miracles do happen!!!!! Jake http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_33770577 <p class="plain">27/07/2014</p><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">Hi Emma, Just want to say a massive thank you to you for the help you gave us with Jake today.  You may take your skills for granted at this stage but please don,t underestimate the skill that you have.  We all feel like you have cast a spell over Jake since you were here, in only a short few hours he seemed to go from a dog that appeared to have ADD to a dog that actually has focus and good listening skills. As I had feared, the problem didn't really lie with Jake but with our total lack of skill to teach him simple commands.  You have shown us just how easy it can be with a little work and consistancy and its a job we are all going to relish.  </div><div class="plain">So once again many many thanks and I look forward to posting video footage of Jake and us all out walking together with no shouting or panic just calm.<img width="21" src="//0301.nccdn.net/1_5/289/114/09e/sm_happy.gif" bmargin="0" height="21" border="0" title="Happy" type="0" tmargin="0" rmargin="0" lmargin="0"></div><div class="plain">sue (galway)</div><p class="plain"></p> sue 2014-07-27T14:16:10-07:00 Jake Helping Jefferson http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_33527938 <p class="plain">Hi Emma</p><p class="plain">Just want to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your help. You are amazing when it comes to helping dogs. I will  know who to call if we have any future problems...but right now Jefferson is doing really well and we are all the better for it!</p><p class="plain">Thank you again.</p><p class="plain">Meabh and kids</p> meabh 2014-06-23T10:35:33-07:00 Helping Jefferson Just wanted to say thanks. http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_33068439 <p class="plain">Hi, wanted to say thanks for doing such a great job with Flossy. Was lovely to get her back do chilled out - she clearly enjoyed her time and delighted she actually made a doggy friend! ;) Morag & Rob<br></p> Morag Kelly-Queen 2014-04-23T10:49:35-07:00 Just wanted to say thanks. Thanks for your help with James. http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_33068438 <p class="plain">Hi Emma, hope ye are well, just to let you know about James he Is doing very well, we can actually have him in the house now which is great we thought we'd never be able to have him in. He does still play up a bit on us like not listening and jumping sometimes. He is great on the lead. We are very grateful for all your hard work especially my mom as she can spend time with him now.<br></p> Mary Kate Griffin 2014-04-23T10:47:24-07:00 Thanks for your help with James. Update on Poppy http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_32994534 <p class="plain">Hi Emma,  just want to say a big thank you for the afternoon you spent with me and Poppy.  We have been for our daily walks and she is a lot better at walking and when a car passes while we are walking she is not carrying on.  We still have to try the people in the house thing as no one has called yet, but fingers crossed.  Thanks once again.</p> Tracy Hendrick 2014-04-12T09:41:26-07:00 Update on Poppy Thanks so much for your time yesterday. http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_32792069 <p class="plain">Hi Emma,<br> <br> Thanks so much for your time yesterday.  It was a tremendous help and Maggie is much easier to manage now.<br> <br> Mam had one or two incidents with Maggie after I left yesterday evening but took your advice and they stopped.  She can deal with her a lot better now. She even went into her bed when told when a visitor called today!<br> <br> Thanks again,<br> Christine<br></p> Christine 2014-03-14T07:41:56-07:00 Thanks so much for your time yesterday. Fantastic ! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_32685774 <p class="plain">Just had a fabulous long walk with the dogs! No pulling, fantastic! Thank you so much, you are a genious! Toby is so easy to train and surprisingly obedient! We use "leave" all the time and it works. We let him eat Harvey when he barks at the bucket and the switch, hopefully it will give Harvey some sense.<br><br>Marie Redmond<br>With two shaggy dogs and rescue cats <img width="21" src="//0301.nccdn.net/1_5/289/114/09e/sm_happy.gif" bmargin="0" height="21" border="0" title="Happy" type="0" tmargin="0" rmargin="0" lmargin="0"><br></p> Marie Redmond 2014-03-04T09:07:51-08:00 Fantastic ! Definitely 5 Star !!! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_32491407 <p class="plain">Emma, thank you so much for a wonderful training session . Couldn't believe it was nearly half 5 when you left . We never asked you what we owed you for that . We have started the training already - "off" he nearly knows already he is not allowed up on the couch if he barks . Thank you so much again - definitely 5star !!!<br></p> Sinead Nunez 2014-02-08T15:11:55-08:00 Definitely 5 Star !!! Update on Cassie. http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_32440679 <p class="plain">Hi Emma,</p><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain">Just wanted to give you an update on Cassie.</div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain">We've taking your advice and started putting her into a crate when we're not home, not a traditional crate but under the stairs with a stair gate as a door (we actually have two now, one on top of the other as she was jumping it).  Although she did figure out how to open not only the stair gate door but also the kitchen door and would roam around the house we have resolved that problem now and she stays in the crate when I'm at work.  </div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain">This has stopped the weeing and pooing which is great - she has had a few accidents in there but nothing major so I'm hoping by leaving her in there that she will learn to hold it until I get home.</div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain">You'll be happy to know that the chewing has stopped :-) thank god!!!  She is great with her command words and does everything she's told - and no pulling anymore when out walking. I did buckle on the idea of her sleeping in the kitchen at night, she's in our room at night and in the bed by morning.</div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain">I've seen such a difference in her since she first came to us last April and a lot of that is down to the techniques you showed us.  I can't thank you enough for your help and for the continued help by phone and email.  If it weren't for you I don't think we ever would have mastered controlling her and she would be completely out of control by now.</div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain">Thanks so much for all your work.  I'll recommend you to anyone who's having dog issues.</div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain">Thanks Again,</div><div style="" class="plain">Karen</div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><div style="" class="plain"><br></div><br><p class="plain"></p> Karen Duffy 2014-02-01T16:49:38-08:00 Update on Cassie. Drastic Changes http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_31245205 <p class="plain"><font style="">Town: Galway<br> Breed: German Shepard<br> Age: 4<br> Male: yes<br> <br> Hi Emma, I just wanted to let you know about the drastic charges in Milo after your visit with him and Micheal, he only barks in the car/house if people come too close for his liking, he is only 0.1% bothered by car wipers and indicatiors which had been a bit problem for him, the leadwork is on going and they have dragged micheal into lots of bushes in order to get their own way, but bolstered by Emma's advice he is holding fast with that and things are working out well, Milo in himself seems like a changed dog much quiter and relaxed, thank you so much for your help and sympathetic aproach to Micheal and Milo.</font></p><p class="plain"><font style=""><br></font></p><p class="plain"><font style="">I would be delighted for other dog owners to know how well you and your methods work.<br><br>Micheal was at the end of his rope with Milo, he is in kennels this week and the reports from there are very positive, the lady who runs the kennels comments on how quite Milo is in comparison to last year when "he never shut up". <br> <br>Thats all down to your "man and dog" training methods I beleve.</font></p><p class="plain"><font style=""> <br> PS, Micheal commented on how relaxed the class was and how well dogs responded to Emma, in an unprecented comment micheal commented on how he "had no problem" with the methods used or how the trainer intereacted with him .</font><br></p> Patricia Jennings 2013-09-22T04:27:06-07:00 Drastic Changes Thanks http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_31216896 <p class="plain"><font style="">Hi there,<br><br> We just wanted to say a big thank you to Emma who called last week to help with socialising our puppy labradoodle, Poppy, and our 5 year old male West Highland, Fizz. Fizz (who was in deep mourning for a recently deceased Beardie, as were we) attacked and tried to kill the puppy, much to our devastation. We called Emma who worked absolute magic. Within 15 minutes the pair were 'talking' and another half hour later running around. We are so grateful & will definitely be in contact again about training.<br><br>Thanks Emma - you're the best! </font><br></p> John Galvin & Carmel Joyce 2013-09-19T05:22:52-07:00 Thanks Emma the Saint http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30986533 <p class="plain">Oh god where do i start. <br>Emma you have and are the Patience of a saint. Mara is a totally different dog now and just as you left, Stu had to go the shop he walked to the door and Mara stayed behind and even sat when he told her to stay. "i nearly fainted" <br><br>Thank you so so so so so Much. <br>Eddie and Stu xxxx <br></p> Eddie 2013-08-24T10:55:20-07:00 Emma the Saint Thank You!! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30622548 <font class="plain">We got our "Poppy" from the pound thinking she'd be a lovely, quiet girl but she was mental! I honestly thought no one would ever be able to train her because we were really struggling. After a few weeks with Emma she's like a different dog. She still has her crazy "Poppy" moments from time to time but now we know how to deal with her. We can let her run around outside without worrying about her never coming back. The play biting, non stop jumping up on us and jumping around the living room from couch to couch has stopped. </font><div class="plain"><br></div><div class="plain">We want to thank Emma for everything she's done with "Poppy". A big thank you from all our other pets who used to get seriously stressed out from her craziness too :) </div><p class="plain"></p> Lorna 2013-07-18T13:39:31-07:00 Thank You!! Thanks http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30565509 <p class="plain"><br>Thank you Emma & Paul for taking such good care of our 3 mad pups we think their holiday was as good as ours x<br></p> Carol Mcgirr 2013-07-16T10:49:53-07:00 Thanks Thanks Emma http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30397790 <p class="plain"></p><div align="left" class="plain">Hi Emma Becky here just had to text and say a big thanks. Rufus really is like a different dog :-) whatever you did worked. He's actually listening to me ;-) had him out at car boot sale this morning he walked around without messing and no barking. Last night I trained him to fetch ball and drop it to me. He would never do that before - miracle !! Kids are delighted they were playing ball with him this morning. On way to dog show in Ballina for a bit of fun. Thank you again i'm singing your praises Becky:-)<br></div><p class="plain"></p> Becky Meenaghan 2013-06-30T06:55:21-07:00 Thanks Emma Thank You! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_30101075 <p class="plain">Emma.</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Thanks so much for helping us with Bowie. As you know we live in an estate and his barking was driving us and the neighbours mad. To the point we had to discuss if we could keep him (Which was not an option for me). So we rang Hollybarn and Emma came out for hours on a cold November evening in the pouring rain!!  We could not believe the immediate control and respect you had from Bowie. The results were immediate and the advice you gave held true. Bowie is now a very happy dog as is his owners and there is no barking. Thank you :)</p> fee 2013-06-07T14:10:43-07:00 Thank You! I CANNOT THANK EMMA ENOUGH http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_29625377 <p class="plain">Emma came to my house for 2 hours to show me how to train my 5 year old staff as he has been nothing but aggressive to other dogs for 4 years.  We have a new addition to the family, a 4 month old bitch staff. By the end of the 2 hours I was sitting with both dogs relaxing by my sides!!  I continued with what Emma had shown and told me, and my confidence grew rapidly, until 4 days later my doggies are rolling around and playing together.  I could not have asked for more, this is truly amazing.  My phone is full of pics and videos of my doggies now, and I am sure people are sick of listening to me :D</p><div class="plain">Emma, there is not enough words to let you know what you have done for my doggie, he is so much happier, and the pup is settling down too, and I simply could not be happier with what you have done for my house</div><div class="plain">Thank You Very Very Much <img width="21" src="http://0301.nccdn.net/1_5/289/114/09e/sm_happy.gif" type="0" title="Happy" height="21" border="0"></div><p class="plain"></p> JACKIE 2013-04-16T17:21:35-07:00 I CANNOT THANK EMMA ENOUGH Thanks http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_29077106 <p class="plain">Emma, thank you for your time & patience in helping us understand Busters needs. We will do our very best to carry on with what you taught us & are grateful that you are only a phone call away if we need your help. :) </p> Lorna 2013-02-16T12:52:14-08:00 Thanks You are a Godsend! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_28823038 <p class="plain">Emma, just want to say you have the patience of a saint and are extremely gifted to do what you do. You rocked with Bailey today and the Halligan household are very grateful to you for helping me help my pup. I will keep you posted on his progress and know your there if I need you so thanks in advance. xxx <br><img width="21" src="http://0401.nccdn.net/1_5/290/220/14c/sm_happy.gif" type="0" title="Happy" height="21" border="0"><br></p> Dawn Halligan 2013-02-01T08:44:25-08:00 You are a Godsend! Emma, thanks so much for your help! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_28836340 <p class="plain"></p><font class="plain">Bowie is responding so well to the advice you gave! Would totally recommend your service to anyone who owns a dog and needs some words of wisdom. Its true what they say, there's no such thing as a bad dog but a bad owner!!</font><br><p class="plain"></p> Fiona Hyland 2012-12-07T01:50:21-08:00 Emma, thanks so much for your help! Nice http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_27959865 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Cool website!<br></p><p class="plain"><br>John</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">john.com<br></p><p class="plain"><br></p> john@gmail.com 2012-11-29T03:46:02-08:00 Nice Thanks http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_28836374 <p class="plain"></p><font class="plain">We used Emmas services to help us train our Goldendoodle pup when she was four months old. The results were obvious and very welcome. She is still no saint but she is getting there and we are very happy to recommend your training to anyone.</font><font class="plain"><br> Yvonne Murphy</font><font class="plain">Abbeyleix</font><br><p class="plain"></p> Yvonne Murphy 2012-10-14T08:51:59-07:00 Thanks Residential Dog Training http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26704545 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">We sent our Rottweiler Sabre and our old stubborn collie X Bob to Emma for two weeks training and aren't we glad. It was definately the best thing we have ever done.We investigated all the other residential options first and do not regret the decision to send the boys to Mayo. Sabre is obedient, manageable and understands what we want him to do. The only issues with him now are other people's personal issues with Rottweilers' - he is the perfect house guest. Bob now walks calmly on a lead and does not beg/ bark incessantly - a miracle improvement! Emma and Paul provide a homely environment and have a genuine love of animals. We wish them all the very best in the future. <br></p><p class="plain"><br>Sharon & Gina</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><br></p> sharonhough250@gmail.com 2012-09-09T14:27:45-07:00 Residential Dog Training Jessie http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26221975 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">A big thank you to Emma for all the help and advice with Jessie our collie-cross. After just one session with Emma the problems we were having with Jessie have virtually disappeared thank you thank you Emma. <br></p><p class="plain"><br>John and Alison Dexter<br>Email: balisondexter@gmail.com<br>Homepage: <br></p> balisondexter@gmail.com 2012-07-20T08:52:36-07:00 Jessie Suzy http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26222142 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Just a quick thank you to Emma for the help she gave us with Suzy. I looked at training techniques on the internet but there are so many different tips I didn't know what is what. Emma came to our house and quickly showed me what I was doing wrong. After a few weeks I had an issue and emailed Emma with my query. Her response was spot on and Suzy is now an 8 months old Yorkie who is completely house trained and she barks at us when she wants to go outside to the loo. What more could we ask for!!<br><br>Thanks Emma<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Rachel<br></p> rachelquirke@gmail.com 2012-05-04T08:00:21-07:00 Suzy Cal and Lucy http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26222276 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">A big Thank You to Emma for all the hard work she put in with my 2 dogs in residential training. She not only fixed the problems I had identified but a lot more besides! And boy did they come home 2 different dogs! The change in the food she recommended also showed a huge difference in the demeanour of the dogs and they actually lick their lips after a bowl of dry food now! I couldn't be happier and would highly recommend Emma to anyone. She is expert and professional in all she does. Thanks again Emma. I know where to turn if I ever need help again.<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Karen<br></p> 2012-03-16T09:03:28-07:00 Cal and Lucy Thanks http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26222279 <br>Two wild IWS dogs now very biddable,walkable and manageable after a stay at Emma and Hollybarn. I would highly recommend Emma,what she says she does she does!<br><p class="plain"><br>Rhona Murray<br></p> homepharm1@eircom.net 2012-01-23T03:05:48-08:00 Thanks Thanks http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26222280 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Thanks Emma for a very informative and beneficial training session with our new puppy! The results have been amazing. Your knowledge, expertise and professionalism is above par. We would highly recommend you. Thanks to Paul also for his kind assistance. <br></p><p class="plain"><br>Martina & John</p> 2012-01-10T09:06:52-08:00 Thanks Thankyou http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26302971 <p class="plain">I brought my springer spaniel pup to Emma, for a few weeks residential training,she now walks calmy on a lead,sits,comes back when called,house trained,lies down quietly on the back seat of the car,without any fuss. Emma also gave me help with food amounts for my pup.I would recommend Emma to anyone.<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Kieran Coakley<br></p> mex1954@live.ie 2011-12-20T11:07:40-08:00 Thankyou Thanks http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26310990 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Thanks Emma for a great dog training session. We look forward to putting your methods into practice.<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Mary Moyes<br></p> / 2011-11-18T02:26:09-08:00 Thanks Zeus http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26311096 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Emma worked wonders with Zeus my Akita, my arms are no longer being pulled off me on our walks hes still no angel but at least with walks with me now and not against me. thanks for everything Emma life is so much easier now.<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Kim Supple<br></p> kim.supple@hotmail.com 2011-08-19T02:00:57-07:00 Zeus Buster http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26311009 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Emma, you are amazing! Buster had serious aggression problems (along with all his other problems!!) After a few weeks in Hollybarn he is a new dog. Emma taught both Buster and I how to deal with his fear and prevent aggression towards people and other dogs. I thought he was a hopeless case but Emma made it look easy! She is always there for me when I need advice or support. Thanks to Emma life with Buster is now 100 times easier! Thank you so much!!<br><br></p><p class="plain"><br>Katie Doyle<br></p> katiedoyle84@gmail.com 2011-08-17T07:30:01-07:00 Buster Pumpkin and Princess http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26311129 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">"THE BEST" place to send your dog for training or boarding. I have two dogs, sisters (same litter) who absolutely adore Emma Whelan and her husband Paul. So much so, that when I go on holiday I send them over to Mayo even though I live in Meath! Honestly the best thing I ever did for my girls (my dogs)!!<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Eileen Burke<br></p> burke_eileen@yahoo.com 2011-06-13T10:44:39-07:00 Pumpkin and Princess Bailey the Labrador http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26311131 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">I just had the best jog I have ever had with Bailey. He was like an angel and he met new friends! You did a miracle.<br>Thank you so much!<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Alex<br></p> aleguida@gmail.com 2011-05-25T04:00:52-07:00 Bailey the Labrador Hercules http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26311178 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Emma has a way with dogs, firm but fair. She was able to train our stubborn pug and that was no easy task.<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Michael Hambly</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">http://www.mayowebsites.com/<br></p> michael@mayo-ireland.ie 2011-04-09T03:56:34-07:00 Hercules Thank You http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26311513 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Emma helped us with our 5-yr old rescue English Springer Spaniel. He has been terrified of loud noises, pulls on lead, etc. Emma is extremely knowledgeable dealing with behaviour problems and gave us loads of super tips and information. We continue to work with him and are having great results. I highly recommend Emma and have done to many of my Dog Grooming clients for behaviour problems with their dogs.<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Anne-Marie Lynch</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">http://www.muttmagicdoggrooming.com/<br></p><p class="plain"><br></p> amohea@gmail.com 2011-04-09T03:22:28-07:00 Thank You Milly http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26311549 <p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">Thank you so much for teaching us how to have Milly as part of our family rather that just 'that dog', i can't believe how quickly she adapted to the guidelines you set out for us and how it has made having her much more of a joy. i have been raving about your training to everyone who asks about milly. I wish you the very best success with Hollybarn, you're skills and expertise have turned our mad house into a normal mad house.<br>All the best,<br>Odette<br></p><p class="plain"><br>Robin and Odette</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain"><br></p> n/a 2011-03-23T03:28:48-07:00 Milly Great WebSite ! http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26150181 <p class="plain">Great website!<br></p> Joe Montana 2009-08-27T07:15:40-07:00 Great WebSite ! The Sheep are safe again. http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26150186 <p class="plain">The sheep in Glencorrib and Ballycroy thank you. Thanks to you Blackie showed the inner softie that I always knew was in there, and has become such a good dog.<br></p> Mary Corcoran 2009-08-14T02:23:09-07:00 The Sheep are safe again. Fantastic Site http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26151436 <p class="plain">What a fantastic informative website and I love the on-line shop. Well done guys.<br></p> Beverley Peel 2009-07-26T03:52:08-07:00 Fantastic Site Thank you for your help with Kia. http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26151445 <p class="plain">Thank you so much for all the help Kia is now welcome back into the house and can be trusted not to eat the furniture or jump on visitors.<br><br>Collette O' Mara<br></p> n/a 2009-07-10T08:48:39-07:00 Thank you for your help with Kia. Luther http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26151548 <p class="plain">Thanks for all the work you've done with Luther - money well spent. Highly recommended.<br><br>David Peters<br></p> 2009-06-22T04:57:27-07:00 Luther Storm http://hollybarndogtraining.com/pc_url_26151554 <p class="plain">Storm says hello!</p><p class="plain"><br></p><p class="plain">You've done fantastic work with her and I sincerely thank you!</p> sylvanna_hession@yahoo.ie 2009-06-01T09:01:52-07:00 Storm