what our clients say about Angela Young
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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16th March 2017Angela Young dealt with:
When we brought Bailey home at 12 weeks Archie was 3. Things were fine intially but as time went on Bailey began to be aggressive towards Archie. Even after neutering Bailey's aggression remained and before we contacted Angela they had fought badly on 4-5 occasions. Seeing your dogs fight is horrible and it had a massive negative impact on the whole family. Archie was very stressed and so was Bailey. We were coming to the awful consideration of possibly rehousing Bailey, however we decided to try Bark Busters and Angela came to see us for her initial 4-5 hour session back in November. The training was very simple but we all had to stick to it and we had made some adjustments prior to review 5 weeks later. We knew that Christmas was going to be difficult due to the changes in the house with the tree etc. which can be stressful for the dogs and I was very despondent at times as the fighting continued. Angela was very supportive and visited us on many occassions and took our 'out of hours' calls and e-mails and tried to help us with the situations we were describing to her. Along with the training we made changes to their food, bedding, routines and with keeping up with Passive Leadership we are now into the second month of no fighting!!. Both boys are calmer and their previous skin conditions (they are terriers) has cleared up. The house is calmer and so are we. The boys get on very well now and have gone back to play fighting and sharing the living room rug. We still have moments as we must remember that they are aminals but we know how to react to the situation now to prevent it escalating. We cannot thank Angela enough for her help and patience as it was very hard not to throw in the towel at times but the reward of seeing my boys playing together is worth the effort for what has only been a few months.
Thanks again Angela x
16th March 2017Angela Young dealt with:
We had a great session on Tuesday. I never thought we would see Tilly socialising with other dogs. By the end of our session Tilly was walking side by side with Snoop, Angela's dog. I was amazed and extremely grateful. Gives me real hope that Tilly will get over her fear of other dogs
9th March 2017Angela Young dealt with:
We would like to say thank you to Angela for her inspiring visit yesterday to help us with Koshin our 9 month old Lhasa Apso puppy.
We found her visit very informative and extremely helpful, and the techniques she has imparted to us were very clearly explained and we have begun in earnest to put these into practise.
Angela's patience and understanding was clear to see and she gave us a lot of support and we both look forward to her visiting the 3 of us again.
1st March 2017Angela Young dealt with:
Before Angela visited us we felt after reading all the wonderful reviews that others had given her.we had made the right choice.
We had only had our rescue dog from Romania two week so training was going to be a little limited but Angela anticipated this and showed us a few small training moves to start with, and this is going very well.
We were also left plenty of literature which has really helped us.
It is obvious Angela loves her job and gives it 100% and knows a dogs mind inside out.
We definitely made the right choice with Angela and Bark Busters
16th February 2017Angela Young dealt with:
I had been putting off getting help with Ronnie for about a year now because I was so scared of somebody coming in and telling me I couldn't love my dog anymore. Ronnie however, was getting worse, and we are now expecting a baby in around 6 months time.
We researched many different trainers / specialists / psychologists, and nothing felt right for us and our baby.
We came across Bark Busters after giving it another try, and straight away we knew that this was the only place we could trust and want, to help us.
2 days ago Angela came to our house to meet us all. I was quite scared of this day, but Angela made feel instantly relaxed. She explained things in such a way that I knew that we were going to be able to help Ronnie instantaneously. We spent hours talking over the situation and we're given some invaluable advice as well as outstanding sympathy and empathy for our situation. Angela genuinely cared for us and made us so confident about our future with Ronnie.
After Ronnie and Angela's introduction we saw an immediate change in her! It was incredible. We did some mind stimulation exercises and a few disciplines and Ronnie took to it so well. I was, and am still, genuinely astounded and so proud of her!
After more evaluation of our situation, Angela gave us some amazing stuff to read, yet more invaluable advice and left us with some homework to do.
It has been 2 days now, and i can honestly say, we have a completely different dog. We still have some work to do around reintroduction to her sibling, but our baby seems calm and content again. Not the irate, erratic, scared and nervous little girl she was 2 days ago.
I have no doubt in my mind that this is solely down to the way Angela entered our home and treated us all so well.
And we are now on our way to looking forward to our future in such a positive way, and without the feelings of nerves and anxiety that it bought before.
I would, and will, highly recommend Angela to any one of my friends and family. A world class service by a world class trainer!! Thank you!!
16th February 2017Angela Young dealt with:
Hi had our second lesson today.
Bob is walking well on lead.
training him not to jump up at people, and distance control!
He is much more relaxed, and is enjoying the training!
15th February 2017Angela Young dealt with:
We found Angela's positive, upbeat approach with Tilly worked a treat! Angela spent time talking to us in depth about the unwelcome behaviours we had been experiencing with Tilly and then quickly diagnosed the problem. She went on to interact with Tilly in a very gentle and supportive way, showing us training exercises and activities we should do with her. These have proved to be productive and we are already seeing a change in just a couple of days. Thank you!
14th February 2017Angela Young dealt with:
In October 2016 I bought a tiny very timid yet beautiful puppy who had had a disadvantaged start in life. Not having had a dog for quite a while I was determined to make all the right decisions regarding training and feeding my new lovely little pup. My daughter found Bark Busters Preston on the internet and suggested I contact them, I am so glad I did.
The last three months have passed so quickly especially with an active yet timid puppy. The advice and encouragement I have received from Angela was invaluable. Angela has a great understanding of a dogs' psychology, her advice and the reasons behind it was easy to understand and follow. Knowing there was always someone to turn to should I have problems with my puppy training gave me the confidence to follow Angela's advice and instructions.
I would recommend the Bark Busters training ethos to anyone with a new puppy who needs support and encouragement.
Thank you Angela for your knowledge, and the advice and support you have given me.
Great Eccleston, Lancashire
6th February 2017Angela Young dealt with:
Angela came round into a house of a couple and their boss... Reggie the German Shepherd!!
After showing us some really good techniques about how to show Reg I was his boss (Alex wasn't too shabby at it anyway) Angela went away leaving us with some simple training games, and some new behaviours for me to learn.
(Turns out I needed quite some training!)
We have just had our second visit this evening and what a difference a month makes!!!
We have used everything we have been taught and Angela has just been welcomed by a completely different dog.
Reggie used to pull on his lead, jump up at everyone and basically never leave either of us alone.
Whenever we had visitors Reg would never leave them and constantly be in there face and jumping up. Sometimes even mouthing people.
I physically could not walk Reggie and struggled looking after him on a day to day basis.
Everything is completely different now with Angela's help.
I can walk Reggie with ease on my own and enjoy our walks together. He also does not jump up at people walking in the house and has generally just calmed down into a brilliant dog.
I didn't realise that I was making Reggie's behaviour worse due to how I was acting and not being the leader that I needed to be.
Reggie is such a happy puppy now and is much calmer, relaxed and enjoyable to be around for everyone.
(Although we still have zoomies!)
Angela has changed our whole relationship with Reggie. He now sees us properly as his parents, his leaders and more importantly people who will look after him.
I could not be happier with the training we have received and it has changed our life for the better.
Please do not put off your dog training any longer and ring Angela straight away!!!
12th January 2017Angela Young dealt with:
Hi Angela, was very professional! relaxed, put you, at ease.
there was no rush, stayed with me five hours.
Bob enjoyed the training,as did I.
There was good response from bob!
Day two, and I feel more confident with the training!