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15th April 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with: Puppy Management

Jo was very helpful and thorough. By the time she left we already saw a change in Toby.

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
This lovely Yorkshire Terrier puppy came to his owners with Kennel cough and needed a lot of care and attention from the start. He was typical of many puppies who suffer from separation anxiety and needed his owners to make him feel secure and happy in his new home. He has come on in leaps and bounds and his owners have done a fantastic job with their first dog.

AT
Ilford, Essex

4th April 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew 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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

Absolutely amazed at how quick the training worked. We only had 2 session to cover her problems and she really is a different dog. Thanks

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
This Staffordshire Bull Terrier became very aggressive with other dogs after she was attacked and badly injured herself. Her owners became scared to take her out. She is actually a lovely natured dog and her aggression was her purely trying to protect herself. The work done by her owners mean that she now knows her owners will protect her. She is a delight in the house and has become much calmer so they can take her out without worrying about her snarling and lunging.

MW
Dagenham, Essex

4th April 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with: Puppy Management

I contacted Bark Busters to give me some tips and techniques to enable me to train my two puppies. Jo was very knowledgeable regarding breed types and was able to give me training tips for both my Toy Poodle and Boston Terrier.

She worked with me showing me a variety of simple but very useful techniques to use with my dogs and the supportive written information she left with me will enable me to keep focussed now I am on my own again.

The session has given me confidence and I intend to continue using the Bark Busters information to ensure I end up with two beautiful and well behaved dogs.

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
This lady went to buy a Boston Terrier and also came home with a Toy Poodle who has a physical disability. This meant that she has had double the work, plus has had to adapt for a puppy that cannot run and walk as most puppies do. She is the perfect owner for both these pups as she is organised and determined to do the best by her pups by going the extra mile. I am confident that she will have the two beautiful and well behaved dogs that she wants.

LL
Romford, Essex

30th March 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew 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 Recall or not coming when called Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

I have had outstanding results with both of my dogs. Madison my Jack Russell is showing a lot less aggression to my family and the other animals. My cat had to be caged when she was about and I can now let them out together. I also had issues with barking with both dogs when people passed the window with or without dogs. Jo has taught me how to control them and now we no longer have issues with this any more. There are a few issues remaining but obviously there was never going to be a quick fix for everything so I am working with Jo to overcome these. I have been a Vet Nurse for about 5 years and am always encouraging my clients to ask for behaviourist advice. I regret not asking for help sooner but am so pleased that I did.

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
This Veterinary Nurse had been told to put her Jack Russell Madison down because of the aggression to humans and other animals. Her and her family couldn't bear to do this and put up with 6 years of Madison having a go at them and visitors. They have done a wonderful job making her Jack Russell and her Chihuahua much more happy and secure and it is a delight to see the progress made in such a short time.

DF
Dagenham, Essex

29th March 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew 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

Axel was a well behaved young dog before my partner moved in, He then became disobedient and aggressive towards both of us and started pulling on the lead and jumping up more and more. Jo spent time to understand and observe Axels behaviour and showed us several techniques including \"bah\" that had almost instant positive responses and Axel seemed prepared to listen again. Jo also identified how my partner could modify his behaviour to establish himself in the pack order. I now have a much happier, less aggressive and stressed dog that loves and responds to both of us.

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
Axel is a fabulous Boxer dog that is full of energy and fun. His behaviour can be compared to a teenage strop when his owners\' partner moved in. He didn\'t like the changes and made it very plain in the way dogs communicate, i.e. jumping up, growling and using his teeth. He simply needed to know where he stood and his owner and her partners\' careful handling turned Axel around very quickly and he is now back to the fantastic family pet he was before. All credit is due to his owner and her partner for respecting their dog and ensuring he has felt safe and secure again.

AF & PC
Wickford, Essex

25th March 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety

Before this training my dog Izzy would not listen to me and was very stubborn. I could not stop her barking. She followed my everywhere and would whine and scratch the door to get to me. She jumped over all visitors and would fetch her lead for me to take her for a walk. She is now a totally different dog. She is no longer hyperactive and does what I ask. She is now such a happy little thing I wish I did this years ago.

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
This lady's West Highland White had 3 owners in her first 8 months of life and was also ill when she was young, needing a major hip operation. At first her owner simply felt sorry for her and let her get away with things. Later on Izzy wore her owner down with her stubborness and in the end owner found it easier to give in rather than to say no to her. Izzy has shocked her owner with how well she responded to the training and how willing she was to do what her owner asked. A truly remarkable transformation.

JW
Billericay Essex

24th March 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew 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

Jo was really understanding. She listened to all the problems we had with Paddy. She has made a big difference to us and Paddy. We hope this will last and we can have the great life we want for Paddy and us. We had not been able to do things like having friends just pop in, but feel we can now to this. Many thanks Jo P.S. thanks from the Postman too!

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
Paddy is a lovely collie dog with a bundle of problems that have tested his loving owners to the limit. They have invested much time and money in training over the years, but Paddy's superior intelligence means that he has worked his way around them and found a way to keep his owners under his control. As Paddy is so bright he quickly realised what he should actually be doing and has been coming on in leaps and bounds since then. His owners patience and tenacity is certainly paying off.

JF
Romford, Essex

23rd March 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew 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 Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

We adopted Jasper at 5 weeks old. He was a problem puppy as we got him from irresponsible dog owners. Since Jo's first visit we have seen a remarkable difference in both dogs. She showed us how to correct all problems in simple, easy working ways! We really enjoyed the first session and learnt a lot. We would thoroughly recommend Jo to any dog owner in need!

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
I was called in to see Jasper, an American Bulldog cross who was occasionally aggressive with people and to the other Labrador dog in the family. He was very difficult to handle as when stressed he would constantly spin in circles. He showed classic signs of being separated too early from his mother and his owners had tried everything to deal with his problems with limited success. The strong bond with his family has meant that he and their other dog have responded fantastically well to training and he is already a very different dog. His family have made major progress in resolving his problems and given the level of commitment shown do far, I have no hesitation in saying that I expect them to be able to resolve all of his very serious problems.

JT
Chelmsford Essex

22nd March 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with: Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

Never thought that Bella would be able to walk among crowded streets walking so well on the lead. To go out with Bella on a lead and not be dragged along has given me confidence. Can never thank Jo enough. She has given myself and Bella a whole new life.

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
This lady's dog had multiple health issues. There has been operation after operation with prolonged crate rest after to get her well again. Her health issues meant she could not be trained as her owner would have liked and she would lunge at cars, bikes and people and generally get very distressed when walking. The work that has been done inside the house to get Bella to listen to her owner has paid off admirably outside the home with a calm and happy dog. Bella has done her owner proud.

BR
Chelmsford Essex

20th March 2012

Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with: Puppy Management

I found Jo very helpful. She understood my worries and show me how to follow up her training of Ruby and told me she is always available if I should have any more problems with Ruby.

Trainer note from Jo & Graham:
Ruby is a lovely Labrador puppy with a very boisterous nature. Her owner was concerned that Ruby would be too distracted at Puppy Classes and wanted home training. Her owner is an experienced Labrador owner and recognised that Ruby was a little more wilful than many Labrador puppies. As she is calm and confident in herself, it was a case of showing her how to deal with Ruby's bad behaviour. Ruby responded to really well and was keen to listen to her owner and do what was asked of her.

BW
Hornchurch, Essex

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