What they say about us…
ALISTAIRS AND DEANNE - Finn the Poodle Puppy
Thanks for all your help and great teaching. I haven’t worked on his greeting skill “on the mat”. But every other aspect of your training has produced very good results. We are particularly taken by his little jump back when he is told to “leave it”. We will recommend you to others with no reservations.
Thanks again.
HILLARY AND MILLIE - The Labrador puppy
My husband and I recently got a puppy (Millie) and before she arrived she asked some friends for a recommendation of a good puppy trainer in Singapore. They immediately recommended Kristina and gave her a glowing reference saying she had worked wonders with their dog as it had been a very scared and agitated puppy when they got her. We have now been working with Kristina for around 2 months and have been very impressed with her skills and knowledge of dogs. She has been a huge help to us in terms of understanding Millie’s behaviors and demeanour together with giving us tips on what we should do to change and influence her behaviors. She has also been fantastic at training Millie on all basic commands and Millie has responded very well to Kristina’s very calm nature and positive approach. Millie completely adores her too which also helps!
Kristina is also very thorough in her approach to training Milli and recaps each lesson we do it in writing and gives us handouts to refresh our memories of all the things she teaches. She has also been very concerned not only for Millie’s training but also for her general wellbeing which has been greatly appreciated.
LEIGH AND BELLA - Lab puppy who used to lunged on leash when overly excited
I can not recommend Puppy Colours enough and hell – I was fortunate enough to stumble across Kristina Dieta Setiabudi (Literally… courtesy of my overly excited, lunging Labrador adolescent!) whilst she was training another student. It was immediately, evidently obvious that she was a totally natural and experienced trainer who really knows how to encourage bothdogs and their owners to listen and learn through lovingly delivered, guided instruction. I enrolled both Bella and myself on to her student list and am astounded by the result! We have already come so far and as such our relationship has culminated in total admiration and love!
Bella now walks beautifully and listens intently to requests from me. The walk that used to be a chore due to the physical effort involved in keeping Bella to task, are now enjoyed immensely as she walks nicely and politely greets other dogs.
We still have a way to go as have only had 3 lessons to date but I am confident we will continue to succeed at the same lever under Kristina’s guidance.
Perhaps one of the special traits Kristina has is her ability toreally assess each dogs and their owners needs to ensure the program is tailored personally to ensure optimum results. All lessons are followed up with a summary email, reinforcement of what’s been taught and homework is given to ensure that continuity ensures a good success rate. I really can compliment this trainer enough and highly recommend her. FANTASTIC!
JACQUELINE TILLY - Dylan, who used to be fearful and reactive
My dog, Dylan and I have been clients of Kristina Dieta Setiabudi since January 2014. During this time, I have found Kristina to be an extremely knowledgable and dedicated trainer who has done some very impressive work with Dylan.
Before we started working with Kristina, Dylan was a really scared and reactive dog who barked at both people and other dogs, and other dogs would not come when called. After five lessons with her, Dylan is now better able to resist hist impulse and has started to voluntarily sit and watch dogs and people go by when he goes for his walks (instead of barking and lunging at them). He can now remain calm and listen to my commands when he starts to feel excited or scared, and allows himself to be distracted from normally fearful situations (like strangers walking into the house). He has gone also from running away as far away as possible from my one year old daughter to giving her a little kiss in the morning when he sees her, he even lets her sneak a little pet or tug in from time to time. But what blows me away the most is that my stubborn little Dylan, who almost always refuses to do anything he does not want to do, finally comes (when) called!
As a trained clinical psychologist, it is clear to me what makes Kristina such a wonderful trainer; she uses evidence- based behavior methods that emphasize step-by-step behavior modification, positive reinforcement, rapport-building, and respect. She is able to read Dylan’s behavior and motivate him to behave in more adaptive ways, while also respecting Dylan’s need to take breaks in between training sessions or stopping before he has had enough for the day. She develops structured lesson plans and comes to each lesson prepared to carry them out then follows up every lesson with an evaluation of Dylan’s progress and homework assignments for maintaining the progress. Most importantly, Dylan really loves having her as a trainer and, despite generally being shy and slow to warm to others, is always eager to hang out with his special friend. I am almost sad that Dylan is doing so well because it means we will not get to see Kristina as part of our regular routine soon!

BEA KNIJF - Ginger, the Beagle who loves to do agility & tricks
Our 7 year old Beagle was fully trained at the age of 2 obedience and agility, but it is always good to practice and learn new things (both for the dog and human).
I learned about Kristina Dieta and Puppy Colours through a friend. I didn’t want to do competition agility, just some fun exercise time. Kristina understood what I was looking for, and although doesn’t do agility courses (at that time) agreed to add some agility into the fun exercises that we do on a regular base.
Our dog is happy to see Kristina every time, and we are both improving on ‘tricks’. Taking classes with Puppy Colours has proven to be a real benefit for both human and dog.
Zhi Xiang - Maki & Nori, the Japanese Spitz litter-mates
Kristina was very helpful in the training of my two Spitz, they are a lot more obedient now and have learnt so many tricks! Very happy with the outcome of the trainings and will bring them to group sessions in the future.
Juno on behalf of Moira and Jack - The happy goldie puppy
Hello, my name is Juno and I;m a 5 month old Golden Retriever. Moira and Jack first took me to Puppy Colours Academy when I was 2 months old and I was quite nervous. Being so young, the only other puppies I had met were my siblings. I wasn’t yet fully vaccinated and couldn’t go play outdoors., but it was safe for me to go to puppy class. There were three other puppies at the class, Colla, Muffin and Penny. Because I never made friends before I was very scared and shy. However, with encouragement and support from our teacher, Kristina – we soon began to play together and became the best of friends. Now, I find it easy to make new friends with other dogs at the park or on walkies. Kristina also taught me to how to do some really cool things like sit, lie down, leave it and loads of other stuff. At the end of the course Kristina gave me a certificate, she is such a lovely teacher and made everything so much fun.
When Moira and Jack had to go awat for a while, they let me go round and stay at Kristina;s place and sleep over. It was so much fun! I got to play with new friends, learn more cool stuff and eat treats. It’s always so enjoyable with Kristina and I feel very safe with her. She took a lot of photos of me to send to Moira and Jack so that they have knew I was happy, having a good time and in good hands while they were overseas. She loves me very much and I love her too. I can not wait for my nest visit to Puppy Colours Academy.

DEBORAH - Muffin who was a scared puppy
Enrolling our Toy Poodle, Muffin, into the Puppy Life and Social Skills Group Class was a great decision! Kristina taught us how to read Muffin’s behavior and body language. In addition, she helped us with Muffin’s fear issues, which enabled us to prevent future behavior problems.
Kristina was also very responsive outside of the classroom, giving us advice whenever we faced a situation we were unsure of. Muffin enjoyed class so much, that we’ve enrolled him into the Beginner – Family Dog course as well.
Thanks Kristina!