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Penelope Steuart
Patient and very helpful with our energetic dog!!

Cam has helped us work with our highly anxious Boston and miniature fox terrier cross. From our first lesson, Cam helped us to understand Piper and what might be behind her behaviour particularly being highly reactive towards other dogs. He was realistic in what we could expect given her energetic personality but we have the methods to assist Piper to cope on her walks. Cam was always positive and patient in giving us feedback as we put his strategies into practice. We realise it is going to take time with no miracles!! But we know we can call on Cam for a booster session!

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Rebecca Johns
Fur-baby meets baby!

Cam was terrific with helping us modify Rosie’s (fur-baby) behaviour once Max (baby) started to crawl. Or probably more accurate, help us modify our own behaviour to help Rosie adapt to the change.

We didn’t need to do much when Max first came along as Rosie didn’t seem too fussed by his presence, but once he was on the move, things got difficult!

Cam fully understood our dilemma and gave us practical and effective strategies to help understand the world from Rosie’s eyes and make a calm and inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy.

I highly recommend Cam! His approach is gentle and tailored to your individual circumstances. He is very good with dogs and humans ;)

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Amy Schmidt
Patient with our anxious pup

Cam worked with our cavoodle puppy Max on his separation anxiety. Whilst we knew it would take a while, Cam was so patient with little Max and reassured us along the way that we were making progress.
He was right! We’ve seen Max’s confidence build to the point where he is now fine for us to leave the house.
Cam was so generous with his time, and made sure we were on track between sessions, responding to messages whenever we had a question about the training.

Patient, gentle and positive behaviour training!

Cam has had the patience of a saint working with my hyperactive humper!
His principles are practical and really easy to follow. The detail he went into in providing me a written plan to refer back to has been super helpful as well.
Cam’s cool cucumber nature and positive reinforcement training style has been a wonderful influence for my pup and I through some pretty frustrating and quirky behavioural concerns.
Crumpet is far happier, calmer and a well adjusted 3yo for having worked with Cam over the past year. Highly recommend!

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Tony Manthorpe
Cam is awesome with dogs

Can only say good things about Cam
He started working with our (slightly troubled/anxious) working dog about 12 months ago as we were looking for someone to walk her once a day whilst we were overseas for a month
We noticed immediate improvement in Beans behaviour and, with a few observations/suggestions from Cam, have enjoyed continued progress with our pooch’s demeanour and handleability
A little jealous of how happy and excited Beans is to see Cam but can live with that
Thanks heaps Cam

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Amanda Ong
Reliable and trustworthy trainer

Cam has been training our female Miniature Bull Terrier for over three years in lead walking and not reacting to dogs that are near her. We have seen great improvement i her behaviour since she started training with Cam, who is very patient with her as she can be very stubborn! Cam is very reliable, trustworthy and punctual.

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Jacki Brewer
Worth every cent

What a fantastic experience it has been working with Cameron! We are so happy with the progress Cooper has made under Cam's patient and calm approach. He took the time to understand our needs and help us focus on the things that were most important. We have so much more confidence now that we have the tools to deal with a variety of situations. Not only do we see a huge improvement in Cooper but we are able to relax & enjoy our time as a family even when there are lots of other dogs around. Cooper is a much happier boy too.

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Susan Thomas
Consistent gentle trainer

I have been working with Cam for a few months to help my 3 yo Kelpie Marley. He was attacked on a beach walk and became quite reactive around bigger black dogs. Slowly Cam has introduced him to situations where there are other dogs. Gradually he is become more confident. Also he has helped with general behaviour. Highly recommend.

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Jack Crook
Fantastic program with a wonderful trainer!

Cameron has been instrumental in helping my recently adopted dog settle in to life in the city. Prior to Cam's intervention, my dog and the neighbour's dog were constantly fighting and stressing each other out. Now they're tolerating each other, and even forming a friendship. It's been wonderful to see, and only possible with Cam's guidance. I (and my dog) appreciate Cam's infinite patience and his very calm and reassuring demeanour. Thank you Active Creatures and thank you very much Cam!

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Oliver Wells
Trustworthy, reliable and effective

Cameron has been helping to train our 2 dogs for around 2 years now. Since they’ve been working with him we’ve noticed a significant improvement in their behaviour both on and off the lead, and they have both become much less reactive and walking them is now so much more enjoyable.

In addition to his skills as a trainer, he is an incredibly reliable, trustworthy and flexible. This has made working with him a breeze. Our dogs love him, and are always so happy to see him.

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Mathew Garzaniti
Reliable, caring and trustworthy

I've used Cam for over two years and could not be happier and have complete trust in him with my dogs in his care. He's looked after my greyhound and dachshund with daily walks and obedience training. Both dogs have been very responsive to Cam's techniques and he's very knowledgeable and has worked bespoke training to suit the issues. When Cam first came onboard my greyhound could not even get close to another dog without barking and leaping into the air - and this has changed dramatically under Cam's guidance and training where we can now socialise her with other dogs. Cam's also super reliable and always shows up and on time which give complete peace of mind when I'm out. Could not recommend Cam more.

Puppy teething and separation anxiety

We first hired Cam to help us out with our puppy piranha Banjo, a kelpie x springer spaniel. He helped us with strategies to redirect her extremely persistent and enthusiastic biting! We also hired him to develop a separation anxiety/stay at home alone plan for Banjo (and us) because she was getting distressed even when left for short periods of time. He made her a personalised plan, helped us figure which parts of the house she would be happiest in, and made multiple follow up visits and texts. Banjo now sleeps on the couch when we go out and we are gradually increasing the amount of time she spends alone.

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Trish Donaldson
From a leash lunger to leash lover

We have a Hungarian Vizsla who during the pandemic turned his terrible two’s and developed an unsociable habit of leash lunging at dogs for no apparent reason. For a breed that’s meant to be known for licking not lunging, we sought out help from Cam to resolve the problem before it became a real issue. Cam taught us so much more than what we hired him for - he went through the psychology of what Bert was going through and step by step addressed each issue including explaining why it was happening and coming up with tailored strategies to the breed. There were times when training that I was highly anxious walking Bert in the event of an incident so Cam walked Bert and I observed. Cam suggested times to train that we’d get the best results from - such as busy times at the cafe when lots of dogs walked past, or at the dog walking time in the park but it was always adapted to the dogs mood to maximise results. I couldn’t have been happier with either the process or the outcome. It’s been 18 months without a SINGLE lunge and I have a well adjusted and happy dog that doesn’t hold the stress he used to. Of course the only problem now is that Cam lives next to the cafe we frequent with Bert so we need to deal with Bert whining to see Cam each time we walk past as he adores him so much (an incredibly minor inconvenience for the outcome though!!) Highly highly recommend Cam 😊

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Stacey M.
Calm, reliable and knowledgeable

We hired Cam to help us with our large, powerful and highly anxious dog. We wanted someone to walk her while we went away on holidays and realised we didn’t know anyone who could manage her. Cam did training in the lead up to the holiday and a mix of training and walking while we were away. Cam is very calm, patient, honest, reliable and is up to date on the latest research about dog training. Our dog absolutely adores him and she has improved substantially in terms of lead walking and managing her fear of bikes. Thanks Cam!

Helpful advice

I sought Cam out after hearing good things about him from an associate. I was looking for obedience training tips for my two pups (one a Russian toy the other a toy poodle). Cam was full of great advice and very attentive to my dogs’ needs. They both also loved him. Thanks for your help, Cam!