what our clients say about David and Anthony Swindells
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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20th November 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony re-assured us that Elliott was not as bad as we thought he was, we are not making a lot of progress as a lot of things were done with him on his own, but he is usually with our other two dogs, which distracts him from us. We will definitely need help when walking all three dogs. We are very pleased that we have instigated this and with Anthony's help we will get there.
18th November 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was very professional and polite. He explained how the session would run and was very clear in his descriptions of what we would be doing and how this would influence the behaviour of Jackson. Techniques were described well and demonstrated before being applied.
15th November 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
We had rescued Jet from the RSPCA in June 2017. The RSPCA unfortunately did not make us aware of any of his problems.90% a gentleman but 10% an absolute horror both towards us and other dogs. We had even considered having him put to sleep as we didn't think it would be fair to him or others to try and rehome but we had fallen in love with him and couldn't let him go. He had a severe aggression problem such as us using the telephone, separtion which to be fair is understandable but aggression isn't and cannot be tolerated. We were given several recommendations of where and whom to contact. We encountered a pretty serious behavioural problem and recalled being told of a trainer called Anthony with Bark Busters. This was the last resort but how we wished we had contacted you earlier. AMAZING! from the first phone call and speaking to Janet to Anthony's visit. We know this will be a long process but at least now we are able to be the leader and hopefully make him less anxious about protecting. Everyday we make a little bit of progress but it is all for the better and he is a lot more relaxed about not having to guard all the time and being the boss! Thank you Anthny for your time and patience whilst visiting us and we look forward to being able to move onto the next part of the programme very soon.
5th November 2017David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Excellent. Anthony was patient with us and with Ollie and explained everything in detail. So far we feel the techniques shown to us are working within a week.
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.