Do you want to improve your dog's behaviour?

Smoosh and Friends offers a variety of bespoke, positive-reinforcement, games-based, fun and effective dog training packages to transform your dog’s behaviour and boost your relationship. We also offer solo-dog walks, drop-in visits and dog-sitting in your home.

Bonjour!

I’m Ambre, the founder of this wonderful business, the guardian of two small dogs with big personalities, the owner of an old and grumpy cat, and a big lover of the world. Finding the love of dogs many years ago ignited a passionate fire in me for dog training and animal welfare.

I am a qualified Pro Dog Trainer who has devoted years to studying anything and everything animal related and I am now pursuing a masters degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour. I have already had the privilege of caring for and successfully training many pets, gaining outstanding reviews along the way.

My passion areas are transforming reactivity into calmness, building engagement on walks and building confidence to conquer dog anxiety. I would be honoured to help you and your pets in whatever way you might need.

Services Offered

No matter what path you take with Smoosh and Friends, your dog(s) will always be at the heart of it all.

Single Dog Training
For the solo dog household.
  • Tackle the root cause of behaviour

  • 1-2-1 training session(s)

  • Bespoke transformation plan

  • Targeted training based on your needs

  • Train from the comfort of your home

  • Acheive your dog owning dreams

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Multi Dog Training
For households with two or more dogs.
  • Behavioural assessment(s)

  • 1-2-1 training session(s)

  • Tailored fun and effective training plan(s)

  • All dog training games demonstrated in full

  • Troubleshooting as necessary

  • Refine and repair household dynamics

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1-2-1 Dog Walks
Ideal for dogs who don't like to be in groups.
  • Complete attention on your dog

  • Recall and loose-lead training

  • Relationship building

  • On the go training for challenging dogs

  • 30 minute, 1 hour & 2 hour dog walks

  • Dog walks in Cardiff and around

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Dog Training Walks
Great for taking your training on the go.
  • For those who have been training with us

  • Step-by-step complete guidance

  • Learn how to use the games outdoors

  • Grow generalisation of behaviours

  • 30 minute to 1 hour sessions

  • Acheive your dog walking goals with ease

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A Note On Accessibility

We want to ensure our services are as financially, physically and mentally accessible as possible and we are very confident that we can make adaptations to our training methods when necessary, be it for those with mobility constraints or those on the spectrum. So please let us know of any specific needs that you have, so that we can effectively accomodate you.

Although we find our prices fair, we know that not all people have the same access to financial resources, so if you are unwaged or on a low-income, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you have and we will be happy to find a suitable arrangement.

Testimonials

Here are some of the excellent, 5 star ratings received to date.

... met her and explained my dog's behavioural problems: anxiety, fear of other dogs so tends to run off etc. She did such a good job with my dog... I got back a dog much calmer ... walking more confident, trying less to hide between my legs. I will not thank her enough for what she has done for my dog in such short period of time; for the good advice she gave me and for her tremendous patience and kindness.Therefore if you need a trusting person for your dearest dog, call her!
Sylie C.
Scrappy has been having a great time with Ambre ... Scrappy can be nervous and occasionally reactive, and Ambre has taken great care at every stage ... Ambre has plenty of knowledge and expertise and her passion for working with dogs makes us feel extremely reassured that Scrappy is understood and well cared for …
Katie G.
Ambre is a lovely dog walker... she was very reassuring. Love the daily reports and pictures. She very kindly came to meet us before being booked for a walk. Ambre made a very difficult work week much easier by not having to worry about my pooch! Thank you Ambre!
Siobhan C.
... Her love of animals was made very clear from the get-go.... Ambre has been taking care of my dog Luna since I went back to the US ... Luna is a handful ... she requires 1 hour of running per day as well as consistent daily training. I do not bowl feed Luna and all her kibble is used for training throughout the day. Ambre is doing a GREAT job. Luna is not an easy dog and I’m grateful that she rose to the challenge for 4 months.
Caitlin H.
I cannot recommend Ambre enough. From initial enquiry to the last message after getting the dogs back. Professional throughout. At hands to answer questions whenever required. Dogs were full of life and you could tell they had been looked after as if they were part of her family. Do not hesitate and book in full confidence knowing that your pets will be taken care of. A+++++++
Nick C.
Ambre is really reliable and great with my dog Larry!
Rebecca L.
Lovely warm personality, Albie seems to have taken to her very well. Good communication helps me feel fully at ease the booking will all go fine. Definitely would recommend her…
Wayne M.
Ambre was great with our reactive dog Bento.
Paul F.
My dog Rudie had the best time with Ambre, I don’t think he wanted to come home! ... Ambre did some training exercises with him to relax him. I felt Rudie was very well cared for ... I can see they absolutely love animals. Ambre will definitely be my first port of call next time I need someone to take care of Rudie!
Carla H.
Ambre is knowledgeable, caring and very easy to connect with. 100% recommend.
Dan W.
Ambre was amazing, loved all the updates and couldn’t believe how well Luca was behaving on his walks so shows you how great Ambre is in making even really reactive doggos calm…
Jennifer M.

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