Lesley first trained my dog as a puppy and I was so encouraging and helpful. When I found out she also offered dog care I thought all my Christmases had come at once. Great people, great environment. My dog comes back really happy and tired out after a day of play.
Lesley is also a fantastic communicator and really supportive too. The hours that she offers are really good too to enable me to do a full days work.
I couldn’t recommend Red Lion Canines highly enough !
Misty is our 4th beagle and all our previous beagles spent time in kennels when we needed to go away. But Misty (who was a lockdown puppy) became anxious when left in kennels even for a very short time. We knew we had to do something different when she came home from kennels with a patch of wet eczema under her chin where she had been dribbling constantly since we left her. After extensive research I found Lesley who spent time understanding the issues and explaining her approach.
Misty always seems happy to go, wagging her tail and keen to say hello when she see’s Lesley. She doesn’t resist in anyway and we have not had any issues with dribbling when she’s at Lesley’s.
Lesley put me at ease and I was so impressed by the fact that she has a well proven process to integrate Misty into being left with her. I found Lesley to be very professional but relaxed, which always helps build relationships with dogs and their owners. We have complete confidence that Lesley know’s what Misty needs for her care, even though Beagles are notoriously tricky as a breed.
I have known Lesley for about 15 years now. We have done puppy training courses with her and also used her lovely home boarding services too. We also try as much as possible to join in the group walking sessions which Crazy Clover loves (me too as it is a very socialable and friendly group – I’m just as keen on the mud as Clover is lol!). We feel that our lovely family member is being very well looked after when she is with Lesley and would not hesitate to recommend her services.
I first met Lesley about 6 years ago. I have a Jack Russell rescue who came with his own issues! Monty boarded with Lesley when I went on a weeks holiday for the first time of leaving him. Lesley had strict rules re boarding – all in the best interest of the dogs. She gave him first class care and also reassured me by sending regular photos. When I came back Monty was a far calmer dog and happier as a result – can’t praise her enough.
I cannot recommend Red lion Canines highly enough. When we first got our Rottweiler puppy, Lesley & Phil were both helpful and welcoming in our efforts to train & socialise Mollie, which put us on the right road to hopefully continued pleasure and success.
We loved that she could go for play dates which she thoroughly enjoyed with other puppy friends & gave us some down time away from full on puppy care.
Lesley of Red Lion Canines is an excellent home boarder and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to care for their pets, she is kind, responsible, and knowledgeable. She has extensive experience. My dog Bailey is always happy and I never have to worry about his well being and safety.
Lesley and Phil at red lion canines have done nothing but show the strength of their experience and compassion to our 3 year old lurcher Larry. He arrives for a stay like a giddy idiot and returns calm and content.
We don’t worry about him while we’re away and he is looked after at Red Lion Canines which speaks volumes!
Having completed the puppy foundation training we continued to keep in touch and benefit from ongoing advice Lesley offered. We have been fortunate enough to send Milly for both boarding and daycare.
We can say with some confidence that Milly enjoys her time at Red Lion Canines and it most certainly seems to have a positive impact on her overall behaviour to spend time there and socialise with other dogs.
We would very much recommend Lesley for all the services offered.
We are so pleased we found Lesley for our excitable 1 year old miniature labradoodle, Tilly. Previously we sent her to kennels when we went away and though it was reputable we always felt that she didn’t have enough attention and time with other dogs.
With Lesley she has lots of interaction and socialisation and comes home worn out from all her play time! Lesley is flexible and helpful and really knowledgeable about dogs. We feel she really does care about Tilly and treats her as part of the family.
We wouldn’t send Tilly anywhere else and have no hesitation in recommending Red Lion Canines.
I’d been having problems with Bailey because of his nervousness around other dogs. A friend recommended Lesley and through consultations, advice and orientation sessions, she has worked with Bailey in a relaxed and gentle way.
As he transitions into becoming less fearful, he is now much more relaxed and calm around other dogs, less fearful and timid with strangers and is generally happier in himself. Lesley is definitely Bailey’s favourite person – apart from me of course!