what our clients say about David and Anthony Swindells
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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10th May 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was just fantastic when he met us and Brian, our newly-acquired rescue Terrier, for the first time. Having given us plenty of time to explain the areas of difficulty (nuisance barking, jumping up, pulling on the lead, some aggression to other dogs), Anthony got us into the training straight away, inside the house and then outside. He was very patient, pleasant and thorough, and helped us to understand our behaviour through a dog's eyes! Already we can see a difference as Brian is calmer and responding to voice control. It's important to practice the techniques regularly and build up your confidence, but Rome wasn't built in a day and we feel much more assured that Brian will settle into being a contented family member. I would highly recommend the service based on this first meeting.
26th April 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
It is very clear that Anthony understands the behaviour of dogs, After just one session I understood a lot more on how dogs interpret different signs and signals that us dog owners give out. Instructions were made very clear to me and I am looking forward to seeing how our training progresses. I have every confidence that my puppy is being taught in the best way possible.
18th April 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
The first session was very enjoyable Anthony explained everything very well and was very patient with us and Biscuit We needed to know the technics to use to help us with our problems and Anthony gave us those technics We are now feeling more positive about training Biscuit after what was becoming a very worrying experience Cant wait till Biscuits training is complete Thankyou Anthony.
15th April 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I thought that the training went very well for both myself and Bella, all aspects of the training was done in a very clear and friendly manner, Bella is coming along fine although it is only the end of our first week of training, and we look forward to the follow up training.
29th March 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
GOOD FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. TIME WAS TAKEN TO EXPLAIN THEORY BEHIND TRAINING METHODS. SESSION ALLOWED FOR PRACTICAL ELEMENTS TO BE CARRIED OUT AND EXPLAINED. ALL QUESTIONS WERE ANSWERED. BREAK-DOWN OF TRAINING PROGRESSION WAS UNDERLINED CLEARLY.
17th March 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
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.
29th February 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
very knowledgable trainer.. only been doing it for today and already noticed a small improvement.. Anthony was a very friendly young man who helped us understand what was required from us aswell as Benji.. talked through the needs very clearly.. excellent service provided and hope his advice will help us to train Benji and ourselves to make it a quite and happy home.. thank you Anthony for your help and hope to send you some happy feedback in the next couple of weeks..
cherry willingham, Lincolnshire
26th February 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
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.
23rd February 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Excellent. I am in a wheelchair and they are helping me to train Digby to walk beside me. Anthony is also helping with general training too. It's a great service
15th February 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I called Barks Busters because their were a few things I wanted to correct with Narla the biggest one is pulling on the lead, I am 5 months pregnant and really wanted to be able to walk her on a lead nicely so i don't dread going for walks. I had high expectations for bark busters and I am pleased to say I wasn't disappointed, Anthony was friendly and professionl, all his information made sense and best of all worked. I couldn't believe how quick Narla took to the training and walks so much better, she still needs correcting every now and again but she understands what she should be doing and this is her 3rd walk so all going well. I have training exercises to do with her daily and I'm really looking forward to seeing the changes in her, making her a happier dog and a happier family.