what our clients say about David and Anthony Swindells
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Anthony was punctual, professional and polite at all times. He asked questions but listened intently to my answers and any questions I had. The pace was just right and he explained everything carefully. The practical training was excellent and I saw a difference in my dog straightaway. Anthony was with us for nearly 3 hours and we covered a tremendous amount. When he left I felt very motivated and keen to get training with my dog. Now, a week later we are progressing well and the notes Anthony sent through keep me focused on what we are trying to achieve. A very worthwhile investment - I know both my dog and I will benefit tremendously.P.A., Stilton, Cambridgeshire15th 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
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
Was totally unprepared for the progress made ! Both dogs responded quickly to the training guidelines that Anthony taught me . I feel optimistic for the first time in three years , that Charlie's nervous aggression can be curbed and both dogs be a real pleasure to own ! Even Roo , a very bouncy 6 mth old, caught on fastM.W., Peterborough, Cambridgeshire16th May 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
23rd May 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
the session was very informative and a lot of what Anthony told us made sense. we have practiced what he he told us to do and we have noticed a improvement in mickey already, thanks and look forward to the next session, mark jen and mickey.
7th May 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Found training to be very effective and the psychology behind it is very interesting. Anthony made the training methods easy to understand.
Whaplode drove, Lincolnshire
19th April 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was so helpful with our two dogs we called bark busters as we were at our wits end with our Bobby who is 8. When walking he never stops pulling or barking. Anthony explained why he thought Bobby was doing this and showed us how to walk him to stop him pulling it is only day 3 and he is already getting better with the pulling early days with the barking as when Anthony was here we did not come across any other dogs but he is going to come back in 2 weeks with his own dog to work on the barking. Anthony also showed us other exercises to do with Bobby and Teddy which we are really pleased about and the boys are doing really well with them. Thank you so much Anthony we feel like a weight has been lifted off our shoulders.
4th April 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
The training given on the day by Anthony was excellent, useful for my dog and myself and very easy to follow. Louie has always been very easy to train and still remembers a lot of his puppy class training from 9 yrs plus ago. This new training will be a drop in a very large ocean for such a small dog, but I know he will be a happier dog in the long run.
20th March 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Its very early days, infact less than 24 hours since Anthony visited us for 3 hours. The difference in our 2 dogs is significant and they are on their way to having 2 very well trained owners. !!!!! Anthony did not train the dogs, he didn't even interact with them at all, he just told us,in a very easy, calm way what to do. Its just amazing and anyone considering dog training should look here first. It may seem expensive but in our case we may have had to rehome our youngest dog so the cost is worth every penny. We hope we don't need to have any further help but its always there for when/if we need it.
30th January 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Really nice guy. Very patient very knowledgeable
22nd January 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Training going well so far feel Peggy is listening to me and looking to me to be her leader. Hopefully in time we will be able to walk with other dogs without her reacting.
18th January 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Very good clear easy to understand advice and commands for my puppy.
4th December 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I have been having issues with my GSD pulling on the lead and recall so this is why I had called Bark Busters. Anthony was very friendly and this made the lesson enjoyable. My husband had taken Cube for a walk this morning following the instructions from Anthony and Cube is like a different dog already. Don't get me wrong he did pull but with the techniques we had been told to follow Cube responded straight away and walked really well next to my husband, which is something that has never happened. I know there is a lot of work to do with us, but with the changes that have happened in less than 24 hrs I'm excited for our future.
Thank you Anthony!!!
27th November 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
After just one session with Anthony we have seen a huge improvement in our dogs behaviour. He was showing signs of aggressions and constant barking for attention. It has been a week since we have put Anthonys training techniques into pratice and we seem to have a different dog already! He is so much calmer, obediant and both barking and aggression has subsided significantly. We would highly reccomend Bark Busters to anyone and only wish we had contacted them sooner!