what our clients say about David and Anthony Swindells
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Anthony was brilliant with our dog, Scamp. He listened to our concerns, explained everything thoroughly and was very professional. He gave us demonstrations on how to carry out training techniques and showed us how to do them ourselves explaining everything along the way. We are very satisfied with the change we have seen in our dog already and look forward to our next session with Anthony.R.B., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire25th November 2016
I had my first session with Anthony yesterday. It was one of the best decisions I have made. Anthony was very professional and obviously very passionate about what he does. Could not believe how Rory responded to the training methods Anthony used. After his very first day of any sort of training he is now a different dog and even at this early stage he has become much easier . I would most definitely recommend Barkbusters to anyone having canine problems !! Thankyou Anthony.J.B., Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire8th September 2016
I highly recommend Bark Busters to anyone in need of dog training! We had a 3-4 hour sessions with Anthony, who came to assist our 2 mixed breed rescue dogs with various things such as pulling on the lead, aggression towards other dogs on walks, general hyperactivity, and toileting. The session with Anthony was so incredibly informative, he started off explaining the psychology behind a dog's behaviour and how to change / correct it. We learnt so much from him! We then put things into practice and from that day that he came to our home, our dogs have been so well behaved. It is now such a pleasure to walk our dogs and not be pulled on the lead or stress about encountering other dogs and it has only been 4 weeks since we had our initial session! I am so impressed with the training and with the knowledge that Anthony passed on to us! He is such a nice person and a brilliant trainer, and he has honestly changed ours and our dogs lives. Thank you so much Anthony!C.G., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire24th July 2016
Anthony was fantastic. Everything he taught us he explained thoroughly and clearly. It was effective and easy to learn. We have a 3 month old Border Collie that was more than a little over excited to be in his new home and didn't display it in the best ways. Although we still have a long way to go, the improvement after just one session was amazing. Our puppy is starting to give us happiness rather than headaches. Thank you so much Anthony, looking forward to working with you more in future.L.F., Lincoln, Lincolnshire22nd July 2016
We had a fantastic first session with Anthony, so impressed with his manner and knowledge, he really helped us feel at ease and understand Murphy's (our stubborn shih tzu) point of view. After just one evening session (which he purposely arranged to suit us) the difference in Murphy was amazing, he was calm, settled and seemed relieved to no longer have to try and be in charge all the time. The support is the best bit, knowing that any time in the next year we can cry for help is hugely reassuring especially as we are first time dog owners! So happy with Anthony and definitely recommend him and bark busters as a whole, who have been great from ringing for advice to quick email replies. Thank you Anthony!! All the family is looking forward to the next step in making Murphy and us happier.H.D., Peterborough, Cambridgeshire26th February 2016
12th October 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
It was excellent. A lot to take in, but Anthony really knows his stuff and explained everything in a very easy-to-understand way. It's going to be hard work (for both me and Buddy!) but I feel confident that we'll make some real headway. I've already started to see a difference in Buddy after just a few days, and the Canny Collar Anthony recommended has been a real find.
23rd September 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was great and got to grips really quickly with the issues. I really felt the session was tailored specifically to my dog and I, rather than generic advice. He gave us plenty of time and spent time working on both indoor and outdoor issues. I can already see a massive improvement in my dog and I'm really starting to enjoy having a dog again!
8th September 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony took time to talk us through the theory and the process (and the reasons why) before commencing with the practical training. He was calm and patient. The 3 hours flew by but we were all tired by the end of it as it was intense. He left a written record of the 'homework' exercises we needed to continue with over the next 2-3 weeks before we contact him again, which has been very helpful for us to refer to.
3rd August 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Amber is a rescue dog and very nervous in lots of situations, we also have a cat which is a big problem. Anthony has shown us a way forward with Amber when we didn't have much hope. He has given us lots of exercises to do and I think it will take quite a few sessions but we can now see a light at the end of the tunnel.
30th July 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was very helpful and explained everything thoroughly and easily. He listened to what we needed help on and created a plan to both ours and Nala's needs that we can easily follow and work on.
Nala has already improved and it's only been 24hours! We're able to correct and guide her so much more confidently, that it also just clicks with her.
28th July 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
We were told how to focus Pip's attention on us rather than other distractions. He responded very well and continues to make progress.
17th July 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
We found the training very good and very interesting we're looking forward to working with you.
16th July 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Very professional and reassuring. We felt there was a solution to our issues and that it was attainable which was a great relief. The explanations were all logical and clear, and the "homework" in achievable bite-sized chunks. Improvements visible after only 48 hours.
4th July 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
This was helpful and conducted in a calm, friendly and relaxed fashion. There was certainly more than enough information to be absorbed in one session.
17th June 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
A great insight into the world of how a dogs mind works. Really enjoyed the first lesson and look forward to the next. Can tell Anthony really knows his stuff.