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3rd November 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety

Dudley is doing extremely well thanks to Isla. He is more confident and getting better everyday. We have done a couple of comunity walks with Isla and he is so well behaved and very rarly barks at other dogs. The advice we have been given regarding his diet has worked amazingly, we never thought that just by changing the type of dog food he had would make such an impact on his life. He still has days when he won't really eat a lot but it's just a case of time and patience and Isla did inform us of the little hick ups we may have as he gets to know his new ways. I'm very proud of the huge change to Dudley with Isla's help I think we would of still been scratching our heads wondering what to do to help and reassure him if we hadn't had her help.


R.S.
Leek, Staffordshire

1st August 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety Other
Photo of R.S.'s dog

I can sum the training up in one word AMAZING. Dudley was responding really quickly which i was surprised about. One thing that we are working on is stopping him from going into the front window and already he has stopped himself a couple of times. I wish i had had this help sooner. I can't wait to see the transformations over the next year to help make Duduleys life a stress free one. As a rescue dog i believe he has had enough stress in his 2 years of life and want his new life with our family to be a happy one as he is a treasured pet.

Trainer note from Isla:
It is lovely working with Dudley and his family, Dudley and his family work so hard in training and it was so lovley to see all of his progress over time and it was lovely to see you all at the community dog walk.

R.S.
Leek, Staffordshire

10th July 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of M.H.'s dog

Isla is a very pleasant young lady who understood our needs and demonstrated very well how we can help Jude.

Early days for us yet on a steep learning curve but we will get there in the end!

Trainer note from Isla:
Working with Jude has been a pleasure, she is trying very hard with her training and blossoming into a very happy good and gentle girl

M.H.
Wolverhampton, West Midlands

2nd July 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

Isla is amazing. So friendly and you can tell she is knowledgeable and loves the dogs. Dave responded well to training and for the first time I have hope that he can socialise with other dogs without aggression. He is already calmer (as am I) and easier to handle. Our first walk after training was a very happy experience - thank you and look forward to the next session.

Trainer note from Isla:
Dave is such a lovely bright boy to work with and on our second visit he worked very well the whole time, he is making lovely progress with his training

L.S.
Tamworth, Staffordshire

29th June 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Hyperactivity Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

Isla was very good explained what we had to do in a way which was very clear, after a while Beauty started to respond, we are very pleased with the first visit.

One big problem we have is Beauty pulling, Isla showed us a way to help us to stop this so lets hope she will improve -

- we have seen a marked improvement in Beauty - her sit and stay are almost perfect thanks to Isla but we still have a problem with her on the lead

recall is getting better

Trainer note from Isla:
It has been great working with Beauty, she is making good progress and her lead work in our second session was very good. On our third session we have been able to practice some lovely recall work with Beauty. I am pleased in her progress with her training

A.W.
Wolverhampton, West Midlands

27th June 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Other

I was at an all time low with Rosie although we have had GSDs for some 30 years. She had become over-protective and dominant with me for a number of reasons with the result that I felt I was her prisoner and she was holding the household to ransom. A gentle giant with the family, she had become a constant anxiety if other people visited , friends , family and strangers alike.

Decision time had arrived and in desperation I surfed the net and came across Barkbusters. Isla arrived.

Isla has visited us twice and has restored my confidence in my ability to turn the situation round. Already I can take Rosie out by myself and feel some confidence in my ability to control her reactions.She no longer whines in the car nor does she barge her way around the house. Importantly I trust her with our new puppy.

Isla has a confident and gentle but assertive approach which I and, I am sure , the dog appreciates.

I am looking forward to doing further socialisation work with Rosie and Isla and would be happy to keep you posted.

Finally, I would not hesitate to recommend Isla to my friends and family and anyone else who has difficulties with their dogs.

Trainer note from Isla:
it is lovely working with you both and seeing your wonderful progress so far, I am looking forward to our next visit (and having more puppy cuddles).

J.S.
Shifnal, Shropshire

16th June 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Puppy Management

My puppy was biting and sometimes uncontrollable. He is much better with the training. Isla is so good with him, she changed his diet which helped enormously, I havent had a dog before and didnt realise what was involved but Isla is helping me with all my concerns.

Trainer note from Isla:
It has been a wonderful experience working with Dexter over these last few months and watching him develop from a puppy and each visit I have seen his progress with his training - I look forward to seeing you again for our update in September Dexter

D.R.
sutton coldfield, West Midlands

13th May 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called
Photo of J.S.'s dog

Isla was very friendly and very professional, was shocked to see after just a short time Kasius was so well behaved, it was like having a completely different dog. Would highly recommend using Bark Busters and Isla. So happy already, can't wait to see how Kasius behaves in the future. Thank you so much...


J.S.
Redditch, Worcestershire

8th May 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks

We found Isla very informative and clear in her explanations. The results were very quick and our dog responded well during the first session. Over the first week our dog has made good progress and no longer barks and attacks peoples feet! however writing this 2 weeks later and he has regressed. Looking forward to our next visit.

Trainer note from Isla:
Whisky is a capable clever young dog and does respond well to training - on our second session he responed beautifully to the training, im looking forward to watching his progress

L.B.
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

29th April 2013

Isla Clarke dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Digging Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

Isla has been a great help in helping us to train our siberian Husky, Evie, to stop digging and pulling on the lead, amongst other things. The training techniques have been very effective and Evie is now so much easier to live with.

Trainer note from Isla:
Working with Evie has been lovely and on our second visit she was showing lovely progress in her training so far

L.X.
Erdington, West Midlands

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