what our clients say about David and Anthony Swindells
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Anthony listened really carefully to the problems we had with the 3 dogs. He explained the training techniques and theory behind it very well and made everything clear and easy to understand. The first session was over 3 hours long so was very comprehensive. There was alot to take in but the dogs responded really well, almost immediately. The follow up service was very efficient; Anthony sent me lots of extra information for me to read through. I am looking forward to the next session and I feel much more confident now that, together, we will be able to address the issues which we have with the dogs. I would highly recommend Anthony and Barkbusters.H.B., Louth, Lincolnshire21st November 2017
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 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
Having tried to look at hints and tips on the internet and in books, with no success, this was really the last resort - I only wish I did it a lot sooner!! The initial training was very comprehensive and Anthony took the time to explain the theory of dogs behavior before moving onto to the practical side of things. This information was very useful and wasn't as obvious as perhaps some might think. I was amazed has to how quickly our dog responded to this training, I literally started seeing significant improvements within a few days! We were struggling with our dog being a little over-protective, especially when it came to other people and other dogs - whilst we still have a little work to do, I'm incredibly confident that with the continued support from Anthony, we will get there. Whatever problems you may be having, I would 100% recommend this training.K.D., Peterborough, Cambridgeshire11th July 2016
We called in Anthony to help with our two dogs Monty (a gsd cross) and Bella (a staffie cross) because they both had very different issues that needed dealing with and I think we'd just got a bit tired and overwhelmed. Anothony was so helpful and supportive during our first training session that after it ended I was left feeling alot more confident and secure in my abilities as a leader! Its only been a week since our first session but already the change in both of them is unbelievable. Once again our walks are lovely and calm and their general behaviour within the household is much improved. We're very excited to carry on with our (because we needed it as much as they did!) training to see what we can achieve.B.B., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire17th March 2016
24th February 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Our trainer Anthony was professional , informative and patient. He listened to the problems we felt were evident with our dog Evie and worked with us in formulating a training plan with goals to work towards .He allowed us to practise strict passive leadership , attentive walking and sitting in an effort to build Evie's cofidence as well as ours. He gave us constructve advice and ensured we understood all the training procedures before , during and after practise. Anthony also left us with contact email details and reassurance that we could contact him for further advice and we would organise further training when our dog was recovered from planned surgery, Very happy with all aspects of Barkbuster training delivered by a well informed , person and pet centered trainer. Many thanks.
23rd February 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
First session was very good and gave me a great deal of encouragement. Bertie is a lovely dog but has a number of issues that both he and I need help with. I feel much encouraged that this will be achieved. Jumping up has already diminished and I look forward to the next session. Hyperactivity indoors has virtually ceased. Pulling when out for walks is slightly improved but needs quite a lot of attention, especially when on way back home. Thank you Anthony from both of us and we are looking g forward to next session.
5th February 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony listened to Lucy issues and had very practical advise , he is very patient and we are looking forward to working with him
1st February 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was very proffesional throughout, we were fully reassured that our problems could be sorted and very quickly had assessed our dogs and started work. He ran through what and how we were to make a start and made sure we understood and were happy to commence, I will admit the training sounded a bit simple and I did think thats not going to work on our dog, but within a couple minutes it was having a positive effect. We were set up with what we had to work on to start with and this was followed up very quickly with it all in an email.
We were able to contact Anthony anytime should we need to for advice or assistance should things not be working, but we did what he told us and we have made so much progress i am amazed.
I cannot recall how much money i have wasted on other training courses, gadgets and aids with no effect, Anthonys methods work and we look forward to working with him further with our dogs. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
31st January 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I was very happy with my first session of training. Anthony was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was very good at explaining and teaching and made me realise things about Robbie which I would never have thought of before.
I am excited to continue the training by following the training plan Anthony gave us, Robbie has already made great improvements after just one session and we are hopeful for the future.
30th January 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Training was very clear and we understand now what we was doing wrong. It’s early days at the moment but so far Frank is starting to learn and the aggression he was showing when being told off has decreased. There is still along way to go with the training but we are very happy so far and wished we had done this from the beginning! It’s good have that option to call Anthony if we need him again. Thanks again :)
23rd January 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was lovely and really gave me a lot of different ways off dealing with Dylan's behaviour it is definitely a long winding road with Dylan.
Bulwell , Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
27th December 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I was very pleased with Anthonys instruction and what I learnt, Buddy has took to it very well, I will carry on with the good work and look forward to the next part of Buddys training.
26th December 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Nobby is a 10 month old Boxer who is very energetic and friendly. Anthony came to help us with Nobby’s destructive tendencies when left home alone and his over enthusiastic greeting of visitors to our home.
Anthony spent more than 3 hours with us, giving us some great training techniques to help us all. We have been able to take back the control and decision making in our home. This meant that our Christmas Day was calm and amazing for all our visiting family. Everyone was impressed with how beautifully behaved Nobby was all day long. We we’re all worried that he may jump all over everyone and demand attention but thanks to Anthony’s training programme, we all had a fantastic day!! My mum took the contact information for a friend who has a naughty dog.
Thank you, Anthony!!
24th December 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was made the session so clear and understandable - and made everything make sense even though there was a lot to take on board. He explained well and interspersed each session with an actual practice session with Hamish. He put our minds at rest that Hamish can be trained out of his ‘dog reaction’ Behaviour and showed us all the every day day ways in which we can ensure we show passive leadership with him, which we thought we had, but obviously hadn’t!!!
Thurlby, Bourne, Lincolnshire