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ACCREDITED DOG TRAINING & BEHAVIOURAL SPECIALIST
Does your dog show any of the following behaviours?
- Not coming when called
- Over excitable
- Drags you on the lead
- Stealing food
Accredited Dog Training with a Difference
- Mobile service
- Proven results
- Established since 2003
- Food not used to train dogs
- Hands-on help, we don’t just tell you what to do
- Helping your dog to fit into your family
- No joining fees
- No Membership fees
- Free helpline 7 days a week, we take the time to listen
- No dog turned away, we train all dogs regardless of their behavioural needs
- We don’t just take the easy dogs! We love a challenge
- Assessments – Private in Home Training – Group Training
- Small to Medium size classes
- Friendly & Fun Classes
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Ms. Lorraine McLennan, Sankiri, is an exceptional dog trainer/behaviourist, with an in-depth knowledge in her field.We have attended her weekly small group classes over the years, and found that her unique coaching of our dogs encompasses practical activities of daily living.As a result, we now have the confidence to take our dogs everywhere with us.
08:38 05 Nov 19
Great training on the first day. We can all ready see the effect it’s had on Freddie’s behavioural issues!
22:38 23 Aug 19
Lorraine is a fantastic trainer who goes to great lengths to understand what the cause of the problem is and then work with both the dog and owner in correcting it.
06:46 31 Jul 19
We have really loved taking our Border Collie Charlie to training at Sankiri! Charlie has been training at Sankiri for at least 6 months where he has leant so much and we have become more confident with him as pet parents! We previously had a Border Collie who was quite lazy and slow where Charlie is active and fast, so we knew we needed some great training techniques to help him be a more disciplined and happy dog and we needed to be happy too! Sankiri has made each training session informative and achievable and the staff are very knowledge and friendly. Thanks Lorraine, Amy and the rest of the team at Sankiri for helping us achieve our goals. Also seeing the puppies come in after our class is one of my favourite parts !
11:36 25 Jul 19
Within minutes of meeting Lorraine, I thought she'd put a spell on my dog, George-Michael. From the moment she arrived at my home he listened and responded to her commands. I went from thinking I had the cutest but naughtiest dog on Planet Earth, to owning a Shar Pei that could learn some manners and had hope of obeying some rules!In the matter of a few lessons I can now walk George M. happily on a lead (without him pulling me along) and he is steadily learning respect for me and tolerance toward other dogs. The skills I have learned through engaging Sankiri Dog Training have transformed my home from a battle-zone of the wills, to regular house with a lovely dog who is learning fast! Time and money so well spent and I can't recommend Lorraine at Sankiri highly enough.
04:35 30 Jun 19
Sorry if this review seems long. I believe that everyone has the right to voice an option/review based on their own experiences, so here I am voicing my own. We have been with Lorraine at sankiri for almost two years with our first puppy Jesse. During this time Lorraine has proven to be an inspiration to dog trainers. Not only has she helped with every little stupid question that we have thrown her way, but she has gone above and beyond what we have paid for and continues to do so. We now have a second pup who will need a lot more training than our first and even though we have not yet paid a cent towards any special care, Lorraine still in the kindest of her heart helps in anyway possible. We have found that any expenses paid have been returned in full (and above and beyond our expectations).Lorraine has the knowledge, experience and expertise that makes each cent count. We cannot recommend her and Sankiri enough, especially if you have a dog that needs that little bit of extra care and attention.
10:09 20 Jan 19
Lorraine is amazing, 100% recommend her. She has been an absolute pleasure dealing with.
05:14 12 Nov 18
When we decided on a puppy training school, we looked in to a few and Sankiri stood out by a mile. What I was reading was exactly what we wanted for our furry daughter. We quickly discovered that Lorraine has the utmost care and respect for not only the dogs in her classes but their owners as well. Lorraine always went the extra mile each and every class and even made follow up calls offering adivce whenever needed. Our Coco did amazingly well and we couldn’t have gotten all the obedience we have if it weren’t for her. We would thoroughly recommend Sankiri to anyone.
10:03 24 Sep 18
My rottweiler x shepard didn't like people or other dogs she was a problem to walk because she would be barking, trying to scramble towards people and other dogs while i would be trying to hold onto her.When she needed to visit the vet, it was a very difficult task and we were told that she was dangerous and possibly beyond help.We contacted Lorrain at Sankiri because we saw that in her own environment and even with our cat she was calm so we believed our dog could learn we just needed help.The first couple of one on one lessons were in our own backyard and our dog wasn't very polite to Lorrine barking and baring teeth etc Lorraine gave us the technics and tools to correct the behavior of our dog and after only a few lessons she was responding amazingly and quickly and enjoying her training time.She began to accept Lorrain after only 3 lessons and we noticed she was more friendly towards other people that would come to our home, we no longer had to put the dog in the backyard while we entertained.Lorraine introduced our dog to her own and we saw that our dog was ok, she actually enjoyed being with another dog, there was no barking or anything, we were astounded to see the progress.Our dog is now in group sessions and to this day has never even barked at another dog whilst in group, she is amazingly calm and responsive.On Sunday morning, she knows she's going to visit her friends and crys and runs to the cupboard where her lead is because she just wants to get to class.She can now be let off lead and runs and plays and enjoys her pats from other people and other dogs don't bother her at all.We started with Sankiri thinking our dog was beyond help, but now our dog is a beautiful, friendly, happy addition to our family.Without the team at Sankiri I'd hate to think what might have become of our dog, I can't thank them enough.Our dog went from unfriendly, uncooperative, lonely and fearful to being our best friend, very well behaved, calm and happy pleasurable member of the family.
06:01 01 Jul 18
Sankiri Dog Training achieves results and genuinely care about you and your dog. Lorraine goes above and beyond to ensure your dog listens and responds to you. When I first spoke to Lorraine she listened and could relate to my issues with my dog, despite his age and bad behaviour. The progress that we have made in the past year has been tremendous. My dog Bruno no longer pulls on the lead as much or barks uncontrollably when I take him for walks. Something I thought would never change at one point. Bruno loves going to training and we are both happier as a result.
06:10 12 May 18
Sankiri Dog Training are great client of ours, always striving for excellence in the way they work and portray themselves. Lorraine's dedication to her clients and their dogs is unquestionable. She works hard to allow her clients have a wonderful enjoyable time with their dogs. With 15 years of training dogs, she understands what has to be done to get the results you expect!!! Highly recommend Sankiri Dog Training. Rahman Ymer
04:42 27 Mar 18
Lorraine is fabulous, a genuine dog Whisperer. I highly recommend Lorraine for all kinds of dog training, from puppy school right through to older dogs.
00:36 21 Mar 18
Our boy Elroy was always a big boxer and at about 14 months began to act aggressively towards other dogs he would lunge unexpectedly during walks and at our weekly obedience class. The instructors told us he was a danger to other dogs and unless we muzzled him he couldn't attend classes. If he saw a dog at the park he would charge them and wouldn't come back when called. We struggled with him for another 8 months and if anything it got worse. He was great as far as obedience went, but the lunging and antisocial behaviour just wasn't being addressed. He was now 2 years old and approaching 40kg. Lorraine started us on the Sunday classes and we were introduced to her dog pack it was here he began learning how to just hang out with other dogs and socialise. Just simple things like bum sniffing were foreign to Elroy. I remember about 4 months in venting my frustration to Lorraine that in class he was improving. Outside in "the real world" he just wasn't getting it, she took his lead from me and put Elroy through his paces.... flawlessly. He was doing things I'd never seen him do before in training. It wasn't him it was me. Seems simple now and it took many months more( did I tell you Lorraine was very patient with me?) I have become a much better dog handler and Elroy began to listen, he began coming back. I could take him to the park and he wouldn't chase down other dogs. We even went back to Obedience and he progressed up to off lead work. Afternoon walks became a pleasure rather than a struggle. It became the life you want to have with your dog. Lorraine even had Elroy and me work as the stable dog in class. I would never have thought it possible. So if you want to have a enjoyable life with your dog. Learn how to be an effective dog handler and get a real life with your dog. Go see Lorraine!Finally here's Elroy hanging out in the pack. I can't tell you how proud I am of him here, just hanging out like any other dog.
23:17 16 Mar 18
After only 2 lessons with my staffy 'Gluten', its now a pleasure taking her for walks. She walks beside me on a loose lead instead of ripping my arm off and with praise doesn't react to other dogs. Im looking forward to the bond between myself and Gluten growing stonger. I know soon enough I will feel comfortable taking her everywhere I go as she will listen to and obey my commands, which will ensure her safety! Yayayayayay
20:36 05 Mar 18
Highly recommend sankiri. Lorraine and fellow staff are amazing. Every lesson Jesse and ourselves learn so much. Jesse is a very excitable dog and still quite young, that loves everything that walks. Within a short time she has come to realise that she is not in charge and will heel on command when walking near anyone. So proud of what she has achieved so far.
00:27 04 Mar 18
We started at Sankiri when my puppy was 3 months old when she was very, VERY naughty. She would bite, run off, not listen, dig, eat shoes, basically destroy anything in site and walk terribly on a lead. Since training for only 6 months, my puppy, now 10 months, has come such a long way. She doesn’t bite (much), she walks beautifully on a lead, and she listens (most of the time)!! She’s also stopped digging in my backyard, and I’ve learnt to put my shoes away 😂. She still has a long way to go, as she still gets way too excited when she sees another doggy to play with and tries to run to greet them. But luckily we have another 1.5years of training where I know she’ll be perfect walking off lead and will have the best manners. I have complete confidence in Lorraine’s method of training as it has been working so far on my super stubborn husky x staffy when I thought nothing would. We look forward to the results!! Highly recommend.
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08:26 27 Feb 18
Had my first group lesson with Sushi (Jack Russell) today! Only after one lesson I feel both her and I learnt so much- we went to the pet store and she didn’t bark or act up once! I’m super excited to continue the journey and learn so much more!
06:55 15 Jan 18
I signed up to Sankiri with the aim to have our crazy kelpie pup be completely reliable on or off leash - we’re well on our way. While we didn’t have any major issues with Harvey’s behaviour, his total lack of acknowledgement of our existence while distracted (especially around other dogs) needed to be addressed. He’s still a nut but it’s been amazing to see what our over excitable Harvey has been able to achieve in such a short amount of time. We would never have thought he could hold a drop while other dogs ran about - incredible! Lorraine & Norm are fantastic - very patient & passionate about what they do. I highly recommend Sankiri for anyone wanting a well adjusted & obedient dog.
09:13 02 Nov 17
I took on Max then a 5-6 month old cattle dog X from my son. He is a very strong willed pup and was very destructive to boot. I knew if I was to get any control over him, we both needed help. After some research I decided on Sankiri. It was/is the best decision. We are both still learning and I'm amazed at the things Max does at group training that I would not have thought possible yet. Lorraine is great at what she does and gives us all the confidence by her guidance in working with our dogs. Thanks Lorraine. I highly recommend Sankiri.
01:37 22 Oct 17
Highly recommend Lorraine from Sankiri dog Training. She has amazing methods that really work. I love that she will help any dog with issues and doesnt have the one size fits all approach. My Dog Jessie is a lot calmer since dogs training and our bond has grown a hundred times.
23:46 20 Oct 17
Lorraine and Norm from Sankiri have been incredibly helpful and patient with working to correct some deep-rooted behavioural issues that we inherited in our little Jack Russel X, Lucy, who we adopted from a somewhat neglected life. She began with severe fear aggression and anxiety issues with both people and other animals and although she still has along way to go, her temperament has completely changed and she's now happily attending group training after a few private lessons. We've enrolled Lucy for 2 years of unlimited training, and despite travelling 40mins every sunday it's well worth it to see the improvements week to week.
06:24 17 Oct 17
Our big boy Great Dane Chuddleigh (9months) use to take off and bolt at times which is very bad and scary. With guidance from Lorraine he now drops off lead and stays put. I would highly recommend her training methods.
10:11 03 Sep 17
I have a beautiful female dog who is incredibly affectionate and loving with people (and thinks she's a human of course). She has however from a very early age been a really hyperactive dog out in public. It made me very nervous. She would love to be friends with other dogs but she gets so over excited and jumpy that she unmeaningly intimidates other dogs. She was also hurt be a large dog as a puppy and doesn't like to be pounced on and can get aggressive. As her Mum I'm fully aware of her traits and in turn act as a responsible dog owner. With this behaviour I'm unable to take her to dog parks anymore or let her off the lead as she's too unpredictable. I found Sankiri Dog Training and signed up for 2 years of obedience training. Lorraine was absolutely brilliant. I was really impressed that it is not treat based reward training and simply based on love and respect between owner and dog. She changed our world and taught us valuable skills and my girl has calmed down so much. We use these skills every time we step out the front door. Lorraine is also such a kind hearted and genuine person and I love that she will do anything she can to save and help any dog when others would have given up on them. I would very happily and excitedly recommend Sankiri to anyone. Thanks a million Lorraine.
10:54 06 Jul 17
And along came Darby, 35kg mastiff x puppy.Full of energy, uncontrollable when he saw another dog.Tried Ausdog who in 1 lesson with choker solved our problems, NOT Found Lorraine who came down for two private lessons , then warily ventured up to Seaford, our fears were soon allayed as Lorraine trained Darby , Jayne and l.Darby has transformed from a boisterous, let me at them , scaring over protective owners, into a big pussycat, some are still wary because of his size, but we are confident to walk him anywhere, take him into the pet shops etc (Million Paws Walk).Big , small, timid, wild, young or old, Lorraine soon has them obeying her commands on the first lesson.Jayne and I enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at trainingHighly recommend .
10:05 19 Jun 17
Highly recommend Sankiri. We go to group, this environment has really helped shape our dog into an clever happy obedient dog. Both on and off lead. Would not have thought we'd have been able to achieve as much as we have without Sankiri.
05:19 04 Jun 17
I have kept dogs from the Greyhound Adoption Programme since 1999. I fostered then adopted two typically perfect greyhounds. Then Panda was offered me in March 2015. After I’d been on a waiting list for a cat friendly dog for eighteen months.What a shock! She was unbelievably naughty, chewing her way through a mobile phone, two remote controls, sundry gadgets and numerous assorted items. I’d come back to a grinning dog a midst a sea of foamy cushion centre. Dog walker Carolyn suggested a visit from Lorraine which I duly arranged. After just half an hour Panda was sitting, walking to heel and submissive; she seemed like a different dog! So we started going to the Seaford Primary School every Sunday morning and 22 months later are still going. Panda is exceptionally obedient these days but it has become part of our routine and we enjoy it so much.Lorraine is patient, tolerant and firm. I have seen her achieve remarkable results with seemingly impossible dogs.Do not hesitate to take your puppy or dog to Sankiri!
04:09 04 Jun 17
Lorraine is the best dog trainer i have seen. After our 1st Siberian husky nightmare i would highly recommend her to every dog owner. We now have 2 lovely siberian boys who are learning some manners!!� if i could give 6 stars out of 5 i would 😎
00:40 29 May 17
Lorraine has made a huge difference to our little rescue dog Sam. Without her, Sam would have been labelled 'too aggressive' and put down, whereas now we have learned to manage him and love him to bits. She has saved many dogs who would otherwise have been thrown on the scrapheap. We felt that Sam deserved to have a life, just like the happier, more carefree dogs around him, and she helped us make that happen. He hasn't transformed into that carefree dog, but his positives far outweigh his negatives - which wasn't the case at the start! Thanks Lorraine for loving and accepting dogs in all their messy, sometimes unacceptable forms - not just the easy ones 🙂
10:37 17 May 17
Lorraine (dog trainer) is amazing. My dog Harvey and my confidence in handling him has improved considerably since joining Sankiri. My dog was so out of control prior to joining Sankiri that i thought about re-homing him. I now enjoy going for walks with him, have confidence in my abilities to lead him and manage his behavior. The change in my dog's behavior has been outstanding and no food to get him to listen is required. I highly recommend Sankiri Dog Training.
12:09 06 Apr 17
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