what our clients say about Angela Young
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Just a quick update...... We started training with Angela from Bark busters in January after struggling with a huge and powerful rescue dog who was indifferent to us and very aggressive towards other dogs. We have always had dogs before and never known such behaviour, so we were getting to our wits end and I was losing confidence in taking her out on my own. Angela has made several visits, each time she has seen huge progress, and each time given us more advice and training tips,and a few games to try which have been great fun, so we are constantly learning. It has made such a difference, it's hard to believe all the little everyday training tricks have brought such amazing results. We now have a dog who listens to us and is very receptive, she wants to please and be praised. She isn't anywhere near as aggressive when we come across other dogs and can be guided away without pulling or fighting us. We are so proud of her and the difference Angela and the bark busters training have made to our dog and ultimately our lives! If you are hesitating about seeking help with any problems you may have with your dog then please don't, Angela is so friendly and supportive and really knows what she is talking about......I feel that we are living proof!V.A., Preston, Lancashire11th August 2016
We had the pleasure of Angie coming to tame our new wild child Skye - she a rescue who had been through 4 previous homes before coming to us at 9 months old - Angie worked wonders with her in just the first hour - she an absolute natural who connects instantly with dogs and owners - still amazed at the progress in just one session. Family and Skye looking forward to next session with Angie - promise we'll do all our homework. Cheers the Jackson FamilyA.J., Crosby, Merseyside10th February 2016
I cannot stress enough how much Angela at Bark Busters Preston has helped me understand and now begin to train my dogs. The results, even after one week, are remarkable! Knowing which training techniques to use and understanding why they work has given me so much more confidence, and the dogs seem more relaxed, I think they are really enjoying the training too!V.A., Preston, Lancashire5th February 2016
I couldn't recommend Angela highly enough the difference she made is amazing. Bonnie was always jumping up at the tv, she has completely stopped now. Taking her out walking is so much more enjoyable now as she used to always bark when seeing other dogs and pull on the lead. Angela explained some very good techniques and a new lead to stop this and they really do work, we also changed her diet which she is certainly loving. Bonnie is so much more relaxed and happy so thanks very much.L.W., Formby, Merseyside29th November 2015
Angela was very good at explaining everything very clearly, she gave me some very good tips on how to stop Eli barking at other dogs and people. Eli has started to improve, he has started to improve when walking on the lead I was very pleased with Angela.V.E., Kirkham, Lancashire28th August 2015
15th May 2018Angela Young dealt with:
Angela Young was excellent. She spent a lot of time with us giving clear instruction
And practical demonstrations. Her knowlege of dogs and their behaviour is
Very in depth. She gave us confidence and a clear way forward. We are already seeing results in our dogs behaviour. We cannot give higher praise of Angela
And feel that the cost involved is money well spent
8th May 2018Angela Young dealt with:
I really did not know what to expect, but I can't thank Angie Young enough from start to finish, her patience knowledge expertise with me as well as my dog. Our walks were getting unbearable with Bertie pulling barking, since Angie has been we have had none, no pulling or barking because I was shown right away how to nip it in the bud stop it before it started. The difference is amazing our walks have been fantastic the problem was with me, Angie showed me how clever my dog really is and it was me who needed a lot of training. There is so much to work on I will have to refer back to my pack once a week make sure I'm doing everything because the few small changes I have made have made such a difference so quickly I was very surprised so thank you so much barkbusters and Angie for your patience your knowledge and expertise.
8th May 2018Angela Young dealt with:
Excellent, I was apprehensive but presently surprised, Angela was fantastic, professional and very knowledgeable she explained every thing to me nothing was too much trouble, I would recommend your service most highly and look forward my next meeting, many thanks Barry Lanza
1st May 2018Angela Young dealt with:
Very informative session from a very knowledgeable trainer. Angela made us feel at ease and we both felt very confident with her training. We were pleasantly surprised at how quickly we could see a difference in Bella's attitude. Angela explained things very clearly and made us see things from Bella's perspective.
Even with just a few days of the training exercises Bella seems a calmer and happier dog and we both feel positive about being able to address her issues in the long term.
24th April 2018Angela Young dealt with:
What can I say....
Angela came to visit our 9month old Doberman Kobi who was having problems with hyperactivity and jumping up accidentally hurting us due to his size. Separation anxiety and also guarding me and the house.
Angela stayed over 5 hours working with myself and Kobi. Kobi immediately started to show an interest in the games and training and instantly I knew this was the training for us.
Angela had left us with lots of knowledge and some homework to be getting on with.
Today is day 7 and Kobi is actually thriving with the new rules and boundaries he is much more relaxed and understands what is expected of him. Kobi is turning into a real gentleman.
12th April 2018Angela Young dealt with:
Our gorgeous puppy Poppy graduated from puppy training two weeks ago. Poppy is our first ever dog and is an English springer spaniel so she has loads of energy and is full of life!
Over the 3 sessions Angela has taught us many things to practise with Poppy, and we practise them every day and the techniques do really work.
Poppy is a happy, contented little pup and thanks to Angela and her help, is well on her way to becoming a very well behaved girl (most of the time).
3rd April 2018Angela Young dealt with:
Pedro responded very well to Angela and we have already seen an improvement, even though our first training session was less than a week ago.
11th March 2018Angela Young dealt with:
It was a winters day in December that my husband and son went on a secret mission. Christmas shopping perhaps?
Later that day I was invited into our utility room to receive my surprise. At the first crack of light a small Black and Tan whirlwind blew across my legs, over my leather couch, over chairs and up the stairs. Apparently this new addition to our family would keep me company while my husband worked away – if I could catch him!
While I appreciated the sentiment I knew the only way I could possibly cope would be to get some training. How on earth could Murdo, the pug cross, and I, ever get along?
I didn’t want him to jump through hoops of fire or to run across hurdles, just to be calm, and controlled in my house. Following a quick internet search Bark Busters stood out.
At the end of January the Nanny McPhee of dogs knocked at my door. “You asked for my help,” said Angela, the calm, reassuring and clearly competent trainer said as she entered the chaos. She spent the first hour talking about food, nutrition and dog psychology. It was fascinating. I had never had a dog before and it was totally new to me.
Only then was she introduced to my new small child and as usual he jumped everywhere and ran around like crazy – a demonic Duracell dog!
If she had had brought a knarled wooden staff I’m sure she would have tapped it on the floor, for almost immediately the magic began. Within moments Murdo became calmer, was attentive and soon began to demonstrate behaviour I could only have dreamed of.
Leaving us with homework, Angela committed to return in five weeks. Her information and knowledge was immense. Her dedication to her job and commitment to our dog was second to none. She was amazing.
This week Angela returned for the second time and was very impressed with our progress. I found myself as proud of Murdo as I was of my son when he was picked to be the school goal-keeper. Murdo pulled all the stops, even sitting calmly at my feet while we talked.
Today we worked on lead-work and once again there was a lot to learn – for both of us. We have another lot of homework to do, which we will do with dedication before we once again meet this Nanny McPhee for a progress report and to agree next steps.
We can’t thank Angela enough. She is fabulous at what she does and has turned a chaotic household into a haven of calm. Both Murdo and I are so glad that she will be with us for the next year.
Ince Blundell, Merseyside
2nd March 2018Angela Young dealt with:
Are you at the end of your tether as I was? Are you wondering about the cost as I was? Do you want the dog you can be proud of and not the one that dominates the grown ups. Then choose Angela who on her first visit will allay all your fears. She stayed with Billy and me for a full afternoon of advising me and training both of us and I was surprised at the speed my little girl grasped Angela's methods. Angela put me in touch with a lot of helpful websites and knowing that ' Waggtagg' that Billy wears on her collar is a great safety measure if my baby goes walkabouts! Do grasp the nettle, have no doubts go for it today. I am looking forward to Angela's next visit when we are going on outside training.
28th February 2018Angela Young dealt with:
I worked with Angela for twelve months and three dogs, including two rescues and a puppy. The service received was of an excellent standard. Not only did she help me to address the problems I was having, but she provided ideas and support for moving forward. She clearly developed a really positive relationship with my pooches, which wasn’t an easy task for most people! I now have another puppy and am looking forward to arranging more training in the future! Five star service!