The DogSmith of Estepona Testimonials

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I only wish I’d come to you sooner!

I recently attended a workshop with Louise and Janina, what an amazing and fun experience! My two dogs and I learned so much, and that we may need a little more training to eliminate all the bad habits we have formed over the years. With some further training, tailored to our needs, I am confident that my dogs and I will have a far more satisfying, rewarding and safe life together. Thank you Louise and Janina, I only wish I’d come to you sooner!

Jayne GarnettEstepona, Málaga

Highly recommend

Helping me to get the upper hand on some behavioural issues with two rascals. Patient, professional and very clear education sessions that can be practiced … be prepared for lots of homework. Louise’s experience shines through. Highly recommend.

Jane McLeodCancelada

Very professional and learned a lot.
Highly recommended.




Ramsay RobertsonBenahavís

Patient and Understanding
We took puppy classes with Louise for our first dog. He loved them and we learnt not only a few basics, but also the principle behind force free training and partnership with your dog. Now I’m back for help with a very nervous new rescue. Louise has been brilliant, very patient and understanding. After a private session I came away with a huge amount of follow up information, guidance and videos to help us on a journey to gentle socialisation. Highly recommended!


Jenny TurnerEstepona

100% recommend

Louise and Janina were wonderful helping us with our puppy. He adored them and worked really hard with them to learn all the basic manners a puppy needs to learn, as well as helping us learn the skills to continue training at home. Would 100% recommend the DogSmith to anybody who needs a helping hand to train their dogs.

Melanie EvansBenahavís

Highly Recommended.

Louise is a fantastic trainer, brilliant with the dogs & the owners! Very patient & makes every class a great fun learning environment. Highly recommended.





Hadleigh MaddoxSan Pedro de Alcántara

Knowledgeable and Fun Approach

We took two different sets of classes and Mati absolutely loved them! There could not be a more excited and eager dog every time the training started. Thank you, Louise, for your knowledgeable and fun approach – not only Mati is now well-mannered but he’s a star at agility!



Irina SquireEstepona

Highly Recommend

I can highly recommend Louise and Janina’s classes. I took my dog through the Pet Dog Ambassador training and really liked the calm, positive, reward-based approach. I also took a Fun Scent Games class and my dog loved it, it was a fun way to mentally stimulate Buddy.

Thank you Louise and Janina 



Louise KirkSan Pedro de Alcántara

Very Professional Trainer!

We had a private session and took part of some of the puppy group classes – Louise is a great and very professional trainer! She gave us all the necessary steps to have a well-trained dog and really went the extra mile. It was obvious that she loves what she does and therefore does it with a lot of passion. Every class was followed up with an email summarising all the information needed to practice at home. The classes were a lot of fun and Quila, our puppy, loved Louise! Very recommendable for everyone looking for professional training!!!


Charlotte ColletMarbella

I Highly Recommend The DogSmith!

Pablo & I just completed the Small Paws Etiquette Puppy Class and we both loved it! We love Louise’s kind and positive training methods and the two of us learned so much on the course. I highly recommend the Dogsmith and we were so impressed we are signing up for the next one. Thank you

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Heidi FulfordBenahavis, Málaga