what our clients say about David and Anthony Swindells
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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27th March 2014David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I am amazed after only one session. Widget is doing wonders. He is a much calmer dog and even though we haven't started on one of the reasons I needed a trainer which is aggression towards other dogs I know we will get there in the end. As an example we saw another dog tonight on our walk and he only looked at it and didn't lunge towards it. I'm not holding my breath but I have every confidence in David that he will get both me and Widget through this phase. I need David to come and live with us. Lol.
24th February 2014David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Good start think there may be a light at the end of the tunnel at last.
David was polite,patient and professional,who listened to our problems
and for the first time in months we felt much more positive,looking
forward to the next visit.
17th February 2014David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
We are very pleased with the training, David gave clear instructions and worked through each step of the training with us. Also having our homework to do which is backed up by training notes is extremely helpful, as it is a lot to take in at the time.It's not about training her so much as training us. Looking forward to continuing training with David's help and guidance.
27th January 2014David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
It was our first session with David and to be honest we didn't think our head strong rescue dog 'Monty' had much chance of been helped. How wrong could we have been. After only 2 hrs we realised that we had been the main issue, totally confusing the poor little man with his position in the pack! We had instant positive albeit sulky results which have continued over the weekend to the extent whilst taking Monty for a walk yesterday 2 dogs off their leads approached Monty, which normally resulted in him wanting to play dominantly but he didn't they were the aggressors, with Monty looking at us for his protection. This action completely shocked us but has given us a positive outlook for the future of our happy little family. Really looking forward to our next session with David.
22nd January 2014David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
David gave us some very useful intial instructions that have helped enormously with her behaviour whilst walking on the lead. We are now starting to focus on heel walking and distance control after our second session with David, so far so good.
21st January 2014David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
David was very professional but really friendly.
He gave us loads of tips to help us with our rather bossy puppy. He demonstrated the actions then got us to practice. He has followed this up with leaflets to remind us.
Bess already seems to be responding. Early days yet but we feel that we have a range of techniques to support initial training.
He understood the concern we have over the cat in the household who is understandably upset by this noisy little monster in the house and I am sure in time we will have a harmonious household not ruled by a small black puppy!
20th January 2014David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
We saw immediate improvements in our 11mth old Irish Setter Bertie. We still have a long way to go and lots of hard work ahead of us, but I can now be in the same room as him without being jumped on and mauled. David was excellent and very thorough in his explainations and have given us all the support that we need.
Sutton St James, Lincolnshire
5th January 2014David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
David explained the processes very clearly and logically. He was both informative and encouraging in his instruction. I felt at ease with him from the start. The exercises yielded positive reactions from the start, so I am feeling optimistic for the future.
7th October 2013David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
David was extremely helpful, he explained everything very clearly and demonstrated the exercises. I could see immediately my dogs responding really well and I was really happy to see how easily I could begin to change their behaviour. He made everything simple and easy and this gave me the confidence to do the same with my dogs.
22nd September 2013David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Absolutely fantastic. Within just a few hours we have a different dynamic in the house and three more contented dogs and 3 more relaxed humans!
We called in Barkbusters due to aggressive behaviour being displayed between our oldest dog and the youngest but each dog also had individual flaws which resulted in the fact that the dogs were dictating how we should live our lives not the other way around.The behaviour of the dogs was starting to affect our relationship with the dogs and the pleasure of being a dog owner was fast disappearing. We needed help to redress the balance of power but didn't know how to do this. I know we have a long way to go yet and we need to commit to the programme but for the first time in months I actually had a cuddle with my dogs and instead of feeling apprehensive I felt relaxed and each dog in turn reciprocated the love and trust. I can't thank David enough, the training is worth every penny.