“I have lost count of the number of times I have been the one to help where other dog trainers and behaviourists have failed. I can help your dog so do not hesitate to get in touch!” – Alan Conway (ARC Dog Rehab).

 

Testimonials

“Following Alan’s first visit he totally changed the way we reacted with Samson. We spent a couple of hours going through his behaviour then went for a walk. The change is quiet unbelievable. I never thought it would make such a difference so quickly.”

SAMSON
SAMSONMike & Karen Lyons, Woking

“Alan has been around to work with us and Milo just 3 times and the transformation has been amazing. We far better understand how to behave with him and it has completely changed how behaves too! Would highly recommend Alan to anyone who wants to better understand their dog and gain full control and leadership.”

MILO
MILOCharley Jones, London

“When Alan first came to help with our dog aggression problem, Dukie was going mad trying to bite him even though he was muzzled and tied up. After 2 visits we were able to let Dukie off the lead and by the 3rd session he was Alan’s best friend! Now they go cycling and walking off lead without the muzzle and Dukie is making great progress. Even though we still put him on the lead when strangers call he now stays calm, which is a great improvement from what we had to put up with before. Thank you Alan, I’d recommend him anywhere”.

DUKIE
DUKIEPammy Locke. Shirley, Surrey

“Old age coming up fast and I had one last go at a puppy who came in the shape of what turned out to be a large and particularly unmanageable boy boxer Simba, (now aged 8) who threatened daily to pull me over. I also have a rescue dog a lurcher, Yimmie. My son met Alan and explained my problems and he came to see us a couple of years ago and things have improved almost daily since. He is now a friend and we love going walking with him if he is in the area. We still have to tweak Simba on occasions but generally he is now a well behaved dog and Yimmie also”.

SIMBA & YIMMIE
SIMBA & YIMMIECelia. London SW4
SAMSON

“I called Alan after my wife was now unable to walk our Rottie Samson as he had taken on the job of protecting us following the loss of our older Rottie. He is such a loving dog when no ones around but as soon as someone knocks on the door or we try and walk him he totally changed.

Following Alan’s first visit he totally changed the way we reacted with Samson. We spent a couple of hours going through his behaviour then went for a walk. The change is quiet unbelievable. I never thought it would make such a difference so quickly.

We have had a follow up meet with Alan and introduced Samson to another Rottie and Alsatian which was unthinkable a couple of weeks ago!!!!

We can’t recommend Alan highly enough.

SAMSONMike & Karen Lyons, Woking, Surrey
MILO

Alan has been around to work with us and Milo just 3 times and the transformation has been amazing. We far better understand how to behave with him and it has completely changed how behaves too! Would highly recommend Alan to anyone who wants to better understand their dog and gain full control and leadership

MILOCharlie Jones, Hersham, Surrey
BARNIE & JOEY
What do you get when you bring together a rascal 6 year old Shih tzu/Poodle cross and an exuberant 8 week old German Shepherd puppy?  A handful! This prompted us to seek asap the advice and guidance of an expert. Looking on-line, we found Alan Conway of Arc Dog Rehabilitation. Within 3 days of a call he was over. After 4 hours training for myself and Farah,  the behaviour of the dogs positively and impressively changed.  A further 5 weeks later when the GS puppy could venture out, Alan returned to provide further training to myself and Farah, including lead training with both dogs.
Also, the adage that you can never teach an old dog new tricks has been completely dispelled. Amazing outcomes and all achieved calmly and kindly with the dogs (and us!). Having dogs who will not eat treats placed on their paws until they are given to them is something to behold. Highly recommended and superb value. Brian and Farah
BARNIE & JOEYDr Brian Franks, Surrey.
 FREYA & INDI

“Alan came to our house to help us with our 2 dogs, Freya and Indy both of whom had become impossible to walk due to their aggression towards other dogs and their extreme leash pulling. After a couple of hours with Alan we were walking peacefully with 2 well behaved dogs alongside us. Alan trains owners to become strong pack leaders so that the dogs can feel safe, know their boundaries and respect their owners. He has a fantastic energy that dogs instantly respond to and teaches you how to develop that patient, calm and assertive energy yourself. We had tried many other methods and trainers before Alan and nothing had worked. Changing how we manage our dogs has changed our whole lives and is the best investment our family has ever made. I recommend Alan wholeheartedly to all dog owners”.

FREYA & INDIEmma, East Molesey, Surrey
DEXTER

“We rescued a 2-year old male Boxer who began to display aggressive behaviour towards other dogs, male or female, big or small. It became such a serious issue that we dreaded walking him and would avoid meeting anyone with dogs in case another incident occurred. Friends recommended using various treats & toys but they only worked when there were no other dogs around. As soon as another dog was in sight he would ignore the treats completely. Even though I’ve owned dogs since childhood I was unable to cope with the level of aggression and was seriously worried that I would be unable to keep Dexter. Another dog walker recommended Alan and our lives have been transformed. Instead of dreading the walk, we love introducing Dexter to others as we can see such a marked improvement in his behaviour. Alan patiently explained the basics of dog psychology and helped us adapt our behaviour which changed the dynamics of our dog-owner relationship for the better.
Dexter is finally learning that it is no longer necessary to be aggressive and he allows us to take care of the situation which in turn makes him a happier dog. I had never studied Cesar Milan’s techniques but can honestly say that they work wonders with aggressive dogs. Knowing that Alan is at the end of the phone if we ever had a worry is priceless”.

DEXTERBrenda. Purley, Surrey.
JJ & JOEY

We had just bought another male pup to keep our existing Maltese Terrier company. They were consistently playing roughly and wouldn’t listen to us. We found Alan’s website and decided to get a visit. From the moment he walked in, they were under his spell. The techniques really worked. The change in them is amazing. Highly recommended.

JJ & JOEY Jeanie & Lee. Ashford, Middlesex
DJANGO

In April 2013 my husband and I adopted Django, an energetic 2 year old Staff/Roti cross, from Battersea Dogs Home.

Unfortunately, we discovered shortly afterwards that Django had an extremely vexing behavioural problem, in that he would often and completely out of the blue start bouncing up and down, repeatedly grabbing at the lead and biting his handler.

For the next 8 months I was always covered in bruises (from Django biting me), and spent a small fortune on other behaviourists who could or would not address Django’s problem. I was as a result rather despondent by the time I was referred to Alan Conway of ARC Dog Rehab, in January 2014.

Alan came to our house, and after explaining Cesar Millan’s techniques, how to apply them, and giving us a free copy of one of Cesar Millan’s books, we went for a long walk during which I received further instruction on Cesar Millan’s techniques and how specifically to apply them to Django’s behavioural problem.

Following our first consultation, Django’s behaviour immediately started improving. We had a follow-up consultation on Wimbledon Common a few weeks later, when Alan refined my handling techniques during another walk with Django.

Alan also recommended that I start cycling with Django, as this would be more compatible with his age and energy levels, than simply walking him. Alan invited me to join the regular rides he has in Richmond Park and along the Thames towpath in Kingston on Sundays and Mondays. He painstakingly and with endless patience first helped me to become a more confident rider (– I have never been a good rider, had not ridden a bike for a long time, and never ridden with a dog before), simultaneously taught Django how to trot nicely alongside a bike, and then taught me how to ride with Django. Django and I have found cycling with Alan and other dogs and their owners most enjoyable, and have been doing this twice a week almost every week for the past 5 months.

The most important thing I have learned from Alan, is how essential it is always to be patient, calm and assertive. Under Alan’s tutelage, I have much improved in this regard, and have even been able to apply this in areas of my life other than dog handling!

Thanks to Alan, Django is now a happy and balanced dog. I am delighted that Django and I had met Alan, and can recommend him most highly to anyone who owns a dog with behavioural issues.

DJANGOiLse Gifford Smith, Earlsfield, SW19
PARKER

“I would like to say that since meeting Alan my life with Parker has changed so much for the better. Parker, our 8 yr old Weimaraner had shown aggression towards other dogs since he was attacked a few years ago. He was getting progressively worse when out walking to the point that I was a nervous wreck when other dogs were around. He would demonstrate real aggression to most dogs that ran up to him, and had sometimes even attacked another dog. Luckily no harm was ever caused, but it was getting to the point where I didn’t want to walk him anymore. I made a call to Alan, he visited our home and met Parker and the family, came for a couple of walks with us, and we now have a dog that we can walk anywhere, with anyone, totally relaxed knowing that he won’t attack another dog. It has changed our lives and I am so so grateful for his help. Alan is dedicated to helping others with their dogs, and I’m glad that I have now got a friend in Alan that I can meet up with regularly and walk with. He is always on the end of the phone to offer support and advice, however, now I meet him just because I enjoy all the dogs that he surrounds himself with and Parker adores him. So a big thank you to Alan”.

PARKERSally. Walton-On-Thames
NERO

I had always wanted a big dog and my husband and I finally decided on a Rottweiler, so along came Nero (11months). We are big fans of Cesar Millan and wanted to use his techniques with Nero. Nero is a good dog with a lovely temperament, but I started to run into a couple of problems around 9months. He was constantly sniffing everywhere and every dog, which sounds normal but he didn’t know when to stop, and he was excitable around new people. I decided to book a trainer (I hadn’t before as I wanted a trainer who practiced Cesar’s techniques) so we went along to our class with unfortunately not much success. Around this time I bumped into Alan while walking Nero in Horsell Common, Nero was doing his usual sniffing thing and wouldn’t leave poor Otto alone, Alan then stopped and helped me. We have been working with Alan since then and have seen improvements already. I realised that in order for Nero to change, I had to change first. We will definitely be continuing with these methods as it is really working!

NEROSam & Brian. Byfleet, Surrey.
 SAMMIE & COCO

I first met Alan when I was at work when he came into my workplace with 2 extremely well behaved dogs. I got chatting to him and explained that we had just got a dog, a 1 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier with a few issues. During our friendship and walks with Alan I have learnt from him that most of the issues were with me and how I was with the dog, as my partner didn’t have the same issues as I had with Sammie. Alan has helped me to show I am the pack leader, I am in control and Sammie is more relaxed and better behaved. We have also now got a springer spaniel and Alan was there to help us understand how to adapt these techniques to a different breed. Once again it is working thanks to Alan.

SAMMIE & COCOSam & Peter. Row Town, Surrey.
DUKIE

“When Alan first came to help with our dog aggression problem, Dukie was going mad trying to bite him even though he was muzzled and tied up. After 2 visits we were able to let Dukie off the lead and by the 3rd session he was Alan’s best friend! Now they go cycling and walking off lead without the muzzle and Dukie is making great progress. Even though we still put him on the lead when strangers call he now stays calm, which is a great improvement from what we had to put up with before. Thank you Alan, I’d recommend him anywhere”.

DUKIEPammy Locke. Shirley, Surrey
SIMBA & YIMMIE

“Old age coming up fast and I had one last go at a puppy who came in the shape of what turned out to be a large and particularly unmanageable boy boxer Simba, (now aged 8) who threatened daily to pull me over. I also have a rescue dog a lurcher, Yimmie. My son met Alan and explained my problems and he came to see us a couple of years ago and things have improved almost daily since. He is now a friend and we love going walking with him if he is in the area. We still have to tweak Simba on occasions but generally he is now a well behaved dog and Yimmie also”.

SIMBA & YIMMIECelia. London SW4
 MAISIE & FRANKIE

We have two Basset Hounds, which are typical of the breed as being very stubborn. We have tried quite a few dog trainers in the past without loads of success. Some would say to do things one way and another would contradict the previous one. We have been using Alan for just over a year and a half now and I can say there has been a considerable improvement in our dog’s behaviour. Alan uses Cesar Millan’s techniques & teaches that it’s not about punishing the dog or dominating it aggressively but more showing it it’s position within the pack (Family). One of our dogs, although 99% of the time peaceful and laid back would snap at other dogs it did not know. We had no success with other dog trainers. Alan’s way was to show the dog that you’re in charge and if there is any danger in the situation then you will deal with it as the pack leader. By doing this over time the dog will realise that they don’t have to try to protect the pack all the time, thus meaning they can get on with being a happy, relaxed dog.

MAISIE & FRANKIEJo & Andy. London W7