what our clients say about Gina Hinsley
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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15th May 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
We took Tilly first and she walked so much better with the harness and communicating in a way she understood. Sam went next and up until now we have had to use a gentle leader to stop him pulling which he hates as it goes over his nose, but he too got the hang of it quite quickly. I then took them together and couldn't believe how good they were, it has made walking the dogs a pleasure again instead of a battle. Just got to get recall sorted and we can go for lovely walks and enjoy them again. Thank you Gina.
Walking your dog should be an enjoyable experience and not a chore. So pleased for you all. Hope you have many happy walks together. Recall is next on the agenda.
25th April 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina is very friendly and helpful. We learnt a lot and can't believe how just knowing how to be pack leader makes such a difference. We are looking forwards to getting lead work and recall sorted and the we can enjoy our dogs so much more and be better owners.
Being able to communicate to your dog's in a way that they understand is the key to a lasting relationship with your dogs. Your dogs understood very quickly and responded well to their training. I'm looking forward to working with you on the next step of training.
14th April 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
I couldn't believe it could be so simple. I've had Indie my Labrador puppy since 6th of Feb 2016
He is 4 months old now and was definitely training me. He was very mischievous and very fond of biting. I now understand his behaviour was unacceptable. Gina showed me how to deal with him and become more assertive. I called her the "Super Nan" of puppies. We still have some way to go but we will get there eventually I am sure.
Indie is still a baby and with the techniques shown he will quickly learn the correct way to behave, with plenty of praise and encouragement given along the way. You can now start to enjoy having the new member of your family.
8th April 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina has been giving home training to Tasha & Kes for 2 months now. They have improved so much that we are now walking them side by side (at a safe distance).For the 2 years before meeting with Gina we would not have even considered doing this With the training of us humans on how to get the dogs to focus on the commands we give them, this has become possible. We have gained confidence when handling the dogs outside, and this has led to these exciting changes for both humans and dogs. The boundary training in doors is being continuously re-enforced, and their reactions still remain promising. Both dogs are progressing at different speeds, this is good as they are now treated as individual dogs and not a pair.Gina continues to give advice and encouragement and is now looking at a dietry change to calm down their hyperactivity.She is also very good at picking up the positives and also advises where extra work is needed.
Good feedback in the progress (or lack of) is needed as this highlights the good and not so good practices that may have been adopted.Gina gives you the information in a simple manner, which is easy to understand and implement. The progress in Tasha & Kes over the last 2 months has been amazing.
Thanks again to Gina for the ongoing advice and encouragement.
Regards: Pat and Dave
Tasha & Kes are coming on really well and it's so nice to see them out together, with ongoing training we can hopefully reunite them back together at home soon.
8th April 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Found everything Gina said very interesting. She was very effective with Sammy. As a result of children been on holidays I feel we have been less effective than we should have been with Sammy. Barking issue when people enter our home is going well but making Sammy stay in one place until we call allowing him to enter has been less effective but I do feel that is down to us as a result of us running here and running there. All and all happy with advise and follow up emails. Looking forward to our next meeting in a few weeks.
At Bark Busters we understand that time can be a factor, especially now that our lives become more busy. This is why the our Support Guarantee works so well. The training progresses at the owners pace. Consistency is the key and by setting aside 15 minutes per day, to concentrate on the boundary work with no distractions, will deliver results. Don't forget loads and loads of praise and encouragement for good behaviour. Sammy is doing really well and I'm looking forward to moving on with his training in the coming weeks. Keep up the good work.
30th March 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina has initially giving us a technique to help with the problems we are experiencing with both dogs constantly barking. Also she has asked us to start boundary training using the same method.
So far we have found this very useful with them barking in the garden but we have not as yet started on the boundary training.
Gina has also asked us to look at our dogs diets and start to feed them a raw diet which we are slowly introducing.
It is early days and we still have other issues to be addressed but so far so good.
27th March 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina was very good and very informative, and has given us confidence that King will be trained in all aspects that we are looking for.
King needs time to settle into his new home and to know that he is safe and secure in his new environment. Keep using the techniques shown and ensure that plenty of praise and encouragement is given to good behaviour. Consistency is the key so that he knows what is expected from him and doesn't get confused.
24th March 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Bark Busters were recommended to me by family in Australia and in Essex so I was confident in booking them in to help my dog with dominance and food/owner protection/aggression issues. They were quick in responding to my initial enquiry and set up an initial appointment without fuss. When Gina arrived she was friendly, relaxed and could instantly read Berry's body language. The techniques used worked straight away and were so simple - if only I had learned to 'speak dog' years ago! I now feel confident that I can deal with any behaviour problem - the family unit is now in the right order. Thanks Gina and Bark Busters x
The techniques used work as long as you remain consistent. Berry was a pleasure to teach.
8th March 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina was friendly very helpful and informative. I can only tick no problems below because we have only just started to try and address the problems.
Once Lillie is better we will continue with the training with them both.
4th March 2016Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Training was fantastic really gave me the confidence to handle my two dogs. Gina is very calm and very in control. The dogs obeyed her almost immediately and were not intimidated or frightened but were very comfortable around her. She has left me feeling in control and ready to make the most of our dogs. I have been left with a plan and hints to get to the next level and am looking forward to learning more.
I'm so pleased that you can enjoy them both more now. With consistency and practicing the exercises shown, they will come on in leaps and bounds, but not literally as before!