Testimonials: Family and Personal Protection Dogs
Hi Charles / Deb
Just wanted to send you an update as we have now had sufficient time to let Honey settle in and give you some honest feedback.
Due to moving to a remote rural location we as a family wanted to step up the security as our current dog ( a Rhodesian Ridgeback ) had very little guarding instinct.
Hi Charles, sorry it's much later than planned but here is my customer review for A1K9 and Izzo.
I can't believe that on the 6th July this year we will have had Izzo 4 years (where has the time gone ?) So I feel that is more than enough time for an accurate and honest view of life with an A1K9.
Dave Clark: Words can't explain - anyone thinking of a protection dog will be a fool to go anywhere else The service provided is second to none, A1K9 personal protection dog suppliers and more.
Judi D: We are extremely lucky that we have so many wonderful possessions, but none as precious as our great friend & protector Aran. Lots of love Bill & Judi D.
Deb Curran: Zeus and Polly will be much better now you guys have trained them. Once again a BIG thank you to a most professional team. We would recommend these to anyone and everyone.
Caroline M: She has definite radar for dodgy people and they get the death stare from her until they have passed by. She has become my shadow regardless of what else is going on in the house. I am beginning to get my life back.
David and Clare Drew: Breguet is a pleasure to take anywhere, he is a real ambassador for A1K9 and our training business Homeward Hounds in Essex.
Rachael: Larry is an exceptional dog, he has settled in extremely well. He is very chilled out and loves having a fuss made of him.
Janine D: A long time in coming but a huge thank you and an update on our amazing dog Ziggy purchased from you in 2011. He is the most amazing dog ever, he is my girls best friend and my companion. Best regards to you all there and keep up the good work.
A year and a half later we are so happy with him. The children are very comfortable with him, and he is with them, and he is very patient with them even when they are being naughty around him.
KM: Gabe, the dog I purchased, is a credit to the breed, the training and is a credit to your company. Gabe has impeccable manners, has a super temperament and the required aggression if needed. Quite simply the best German Shepherd I have ever owned.
Nigel B: Sorry it’s taken me so long to write to you. Mack has settled into his new home and rules the place. He’s taken to a spot near the back door and protects at all cost!
Louise F: Your dogs are fabulous and a credit to you all. I only wish we had a bigger house so we could have 3 or 4 more!
Phil and Sharon P: Hi Charles & Gaynor, thought it was about time we let you know how Harry was doing and send a few pics. He is a fantastic protector and does not leave my side whenever I am out walking him.
David, Kelly and Samuel: Riley is such a sociable dog and we are very glad to have him. He is a perfect pet for Sam, accepts customers/staff at the unit but still has a protective nature.
Mike M: Cezar has given us a real sense of security and has proved to be a formidable force when strangers approach the house. I would not hesitate to recommend Charles and Gaynor at A1K9 to anyone looking for a protection dog.
Becky P: Elsa is settling in nicely and has become a lovely house dog. I feel really safe with her in the house. Kevin has come home in the middle of the night a couple of times, after nights out and she is very wary until she knows who it is.
Mimi and Paul: You soon realise that these are professional people who are passionate about matching client needs with the right dog. Sara is testimony to that.
The Connolly Family: Hi Charles, We would like to thank you so much for the excellent service we received from you and all at A1K9. From my initial telephone call to you, I knew I was dealing with a very competent professional person.
Fredrik and Family (Spain): We have had Naro since May 2009 and he is a loyal, perfectly safe dog around any child and fully capable of defending us if needed. I must say that I 100% trust Charles' judgment picking out a suitable dog for any family with kids.
Julie R-M: I can't tell you just what a joy it is to have such an obedient, quiet and calm dog. I would not hesitate to recommend a1k9 to anybody who is looking for either a personal protection dog or simply for an obedient pet.
Tim Rolfe: The first dog that you chose to show me was Bak and from the first time I saw him I knew he was the dog for me. Bak was one of your more expensive dogs but the time spent on his training was immediately evident from the first demonstration.
Paul Raymond: You can be assured that I would be delighted to recommend you to your prospective new clients. Please do not hesitate to refer them to me by either phone or email as a reference to your services.
Jeff Bonser - Chairman Walsall FC: He has filled such a gap in our lives; our house is now a home again and we have the added knowledge that if we felt threatened in any way he would deter anyone from harming us.
Ian and Nicky D: He makes sure when there is any potential threat that he puts himself between the threat and his family. Henk has given my family peace of mind and our lives back.
Gary Attwood: Dear Charles and Gaynor, We recently brought Chico form A1K9. Just a note letting you know how he is going on, Chico is the best dog that we have ever owned in the forty-three years that we have been married.
Nigel Mansell OBE: It is always a pleasure to work with fellow professionals and thank you for your input and understanding in training Geisha. With best wishes. Nigel Mansell OBE
Carol-Anne Whitelaw: The next thing he did was save me from a knife-wielding mugger, I was walking him around the field at 1 am, came across 4 teenagers, the one at the front of the group pulled a knife and demanded my purse.
Tracey S: Zak has become my best friend, whilst protecting me and my autistic child through a difficult time what which would have been a nightmare without him.
Sam Matthews: What a perfect dog! He has settled into our home much better than I think anybody could have expected. With the children being so young I was worried about how he would be around them. He is brilliant!
Gordon C: Ronnie has become (just as we wanted) a bold protector of the home and people who call at the house are left in no doubt that he is around as he loudly announces their presence.
David & Kathy N: Joker is doing great, he is settling in fine and we absolutely love him to bits, he is wonderful. Once again Charles thank you and of course Gaynor so much for selling us Joker, he is our best friend and already a much-valued part of the family.
Louise and Roger Wooley: Just thought I’d drop you a line to let you know how Sheba, now ‘Shaza’ is getting on. Apart from being a total stunner, of course, she is brilliant all round. I feel safe for the first time in a long time and don’t worry about leaving the property unattended anymore, so much so, I would never be without an A1K9 PP dog.
Lisa De Roode: A1K9 provided me with the perfect solution, a Personal Protection dog. Arro is so loyal he never leaves my side, he goes virtually everywhere with me. You would never know he was there as he is the perfect gentleman, but he gives me complete peace of mind at all time, no more sleeping with one eye open, I now leave that to him.
BW (Costa Del Sol): Our quality of life has so improved after Giro joined the family, we have nothing but praise for Charles and the staff at A1K9 and do not hesitate to recommend them.
Tony & Caroline Wedgwood: Just to let you know that Aragon has settled in very well, as you can see from the pictures. It was a well worth a trip to Wales, to come and see Aragon and to have a look at your training complex, we were very impressed with you and your team and the way you conduct yourselves.
Barbara and Brian Franks: Just thought we'd like to let you know that Deuce has settled in amazingly well. He's such a good boy it feels like he's been with us forever.
Andrew Gibson: Hi Gaynor and Charles, I just want you to know that Boss has settled in so well and everybody loves him. I am fully confident in him looking after me, my family and staff, it’s as if I’ve had him years.
Andy Beale: Dear Charles/Gaynor, hope you are both keeping well, sorry it has been a long time since we last spoke to you (better late than never). Dudley has been Exactly what you said be would be and much more. All the best Andy and Lesley.
Dr Ali: Dear Charles and Gaynor, thank you so much for bringing Zeus into my life. He has settled in wonderfully and is a joy to have. Thank you once again. Kindest regards Dr Ali.
Richard and Marion Fox: Max has settled in perfectly, as you said he would. Many thanks in helping us find the right dog, we will certainly recommend A1K9 to our friends.
Donna Stein: About 1 week after we brought Sirius home, we need his skills. We were walking down a country road and a car stopped and the passenger window wound down and the next thing Sirius leapt in through the window. Just at that moment I saw Surrey Police on the side of the car and shouted “friends”. With that Sirius backed off and started licking the startled hand.
Jeanette Flemming: Just a quick note to let you know how Max is getting on with us. He has settled in so well it’s hard to believe we’ve only had him just over 3 weeks. He is such a lovely dog and we couldn’t be more pleased with him.
Stephanie and Colin Gottlieb: This time last year I would definitely not have considered a German Shepherd. We would not and could not be without him. He is highly intelligent and sensitive and has had a huge impact on our family. Sam is loved dearly and treated like one of our children. Sam is the best thing we have ever bought.
Carol and Dennis Gardener: Thank you both for making us all very welcome in your lovely facilities and we all learnt so much from you both and your staff in the two weekends we spent with you. We will always treasure Sam and he will be with us for the rest of his days.
Sallie Maclaine: I reckon buying Zak was the best money I have spent for a very long time, not only has he helped Roger but he has helped me get through the last year. Many thanks for matching us with Zak.
Kim Sloane: To anyone who needs a testimonial, I hope this gives you the impression that Charles and Gaynor are the genuine articles. I wouldn't trust any other training facility to give me the kind of support I received, and when I return to the States and need another dog, I'm calling A1K9.
Christine and Stephen Bond: Rocco is everything you said he would be and more. He has fitted in with our family, he is great with the boys, full of fun and proving to be a very loyal companion. He has the patience of a saint.
Steve and Natasha: We are always being stopped by people when we are out walking to tell us what a lovely dog we have and how nice natured he is. After losing Zeus we thought we could never love a dog as much again but Tyson has won our hearts and is an integral part of our family, we are over the moon with him!! Thanks again for finding us such a great dog for a second time.
Bob and Estelle: Zack is everything we could ask for in a dog; well behaved, well trained, extremely affectionate and we have the knowledge and security that he can and would protect us should the need ever arise again.
Keith Potts: We would like to specially thank Kath and Andrew for all their hard work with the dogs and for the fantastic one-to-one training we received. As a business, you have an incredible asset in Kath and she was a real pleasure to get to know during our training weekend. It was also clear that Andrew had such dedication to his work and he made us feel very welcome indeed.
The Hazle Family: All we can say is Amber is a pleasure to own and train, I have had dogs all my life but never one as faithful, loyal and protective as her. Many thanks for all the help. We are glad came to you the extra journey time was worth it.
Stephen Knowles: At home we have no security worries at all confident that Becks will allow no-one to come near the house without a warning bark. Thank you for supplying us with a wonderful dog.
Sandra Van Wijk: Zeus has settled in very well. No problems with visitors to the house and he is very pleased to see my parents. He is a fantastic dog and we love having him.
Craig Barnes: A job well done and one very happy family with a happy dog.
David and Linda Walker: Could we take this opportunity to compliment you and your colleagues upon the excellent way you promote both yourselves and your business. We really feel you do offer the ultimate complete service and would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all concerned, in our opinion you fulfilled the number one rule of business.
Phillip and Helen Gutteridge: What we received was red carpet treatment at a personal level accompanied by an in-depth approach to our requirements. Following this, a number of dogs were short-listed as being suitable in temperament and capability.
Martin Tierney: I thought I must write to let you know how Beau is doing. He has settled in very well, he loves the two boys, he is a great pet and protector you have done a great job training him. May I take this opportunity to thank you for your hospitality to myself and family while we were with you, also for the effort and time you took to make sure Beau was right for us.
Ken Mullholland: I take my hat off to Charles, Gaynor & all at A1K9 (a special thank you to Michelle who trained Holly) they certainly know their business, it's been a pleasure.
Brian and Ellie-Rose Phillips: Once again many, many thanks for the way we were all treated and most of all for the new addition to my family.
Eddie Mc Gorrigle: I would thoroughly recommend Charles, Gaynor and the team at A1K9 to anyone, even those in chairs who thought they might not be able to control a large dog; a well-chosen, correctly trained dog will make a loving and protective friend. Thanks to Charles and Gaynor for everything.
Julian Dicks: For us, Hooch is the ultimate guard dog. He is a credit to you both; once again thanks for letting us have this wonderful dog.