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2nd October 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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 Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Toileting

Very very helpful advice given. I was amazed at the way my dogs reacted to Kevin's instructions. Their behaviour has changed so much since the training session. Thank you very much Kevin.


G.S.
Plymouth, Devon

17th September 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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 Recall or not coming when called Other

Kevin was very helpful with the advice he gave us - there are improvements already and it has made such a difference, especially in the home. The dogs are much calmer.


S.G.
PLYMOUTH, Devon

15th September 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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
Photo of L.L.'s dog

We were amazed how quickly Cheska responded to the training. She is already a 'different' dog (or is that we are 'different' owners?) after just three hours. Walking was becoming a real issue but now we feel that we can confidently walk and be able to handle situations that have previously been a problem. We understand that it will take more time to change our habits but we're looking forward to a happy life with a good dog.


L.L.
Paignton, Devon

14th September 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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 Separation Anxiety Other

I was very sceptical about whether or not just three hours would do the trick and turn Marley round, but at the same time I was in great need of help for Marley. Marley is a Chihuahua and only 14 months old. She was attacked my a much larger dog whilst on holiday luckily she had no injures, but this led to Marley constantly marking in the house and being very aggressive with other dogs outside the house. She would bark non stop as she was very nervous and would not relax until we reached home, then the barking would start again in the house. I am so glad Kevin came to see Marley. She is a much more relaxed dog, no more barking in the house that has completely stopped and with on going training that Kevin gave me to use Marley is no longer as nervous of other dogs when outside and the aggressive barking at other dogs has now stopped. She is still unsure about other dogs and she will not say hello to them but she is a much more happy relaxed dog and that's all I wanted for Marley to be so thank you so much Kevin worth every penny.


B.W.
torquay, Devon

3rd September 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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
Photo of N.D.'s dog

Kevin was full of confidence that he could help me and my Border Collie Gimli, which in turn made me more confident too. Gimli had recently bitten someone due to have people aggression brought on by fear, so he was on his last chance. Gimli had been to see another animal behaviourist before and I had followed all their instructions yet he gotten worse instead of better.

Kevin came and after the presentation and during the first training exercise I could see right away that there was a light at the end of mine and Gimli's dark tunnel. Gimli responded wonderfully, as he is a highly intelligent dog any way. Kevin on a later exercise took us to a shopping area, he had so much confidence in Gimli and myself that I too felt more confident. Just as Kevin had told me, Gimli was extremely well behaved, he didn't snap or bark or pounce on anyone.

This morning I was expecting to have to go through some of the exercises with him, as he always barks the moment he sees the newspaper delivery man, and doesn't stop until the papers delivered. Instead this morning he merely looked, responded when I did what Kevin instructed me to do and Gimli remembered the training and looked away. No bark, no running to the door, nothing. I know it is early days yet, but I feel I have my loving beautiful dog back, instead of the growling slathering beast he becomes when seeing a person.

Gimli and myself will never be able to thank Kevin and Barkbusters enough.

Thank you!


N.D.
plymouithj, Devon

2nd September 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called
Photo of L.W.'s dog

We were very pleased with Kevin, who explained clearly the method, reasons and process. Benson responded well to the instructions but is a very strong willed 21 week old, 30kg, Newfoundland puppy. Kevin took into account that Benson had operations on both front legs only 2 weeks ago. Kevin left us written instructions to follow which are clear and assured us with work we should achieve the results we are looking for. Our visit was only yesterday and Benson is currently pushing back quite hard against the changes to his little life but Kevin is supporting us.


L.W.
Exeter, Devon

20th August 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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 Recall or not coming when called
Photo of T.G.'s dog

I felt the training was excellent and Kevin explained the techniques clearly. I have seen an immediate improvement with my two English Setter/Collie crosses and am confident that with practice they will improve even more. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kevin to others.


T.G.
St Ives, Cornwall

19th August 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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 Recall or not coming when called

our dog has shown a big improvement since the session already. Kevin is extremely friendly and experienced and made everything understandable and clear from the start. would definitely recommend him to anyone having any form of problem with their dog.really chuffed and cant thank Kevin enough for the support and guidance that was given.


M.H.
camelford, Cornwall

19th August 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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 Separation Anxiety

Incredible! In just one morning, Kevin showed me how to address and correct the behavioural issues that I'd been having with my dogs for over 3 years. It was so simple I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing and 4 days later, it is still working, Before contacting Kevin I had worked with 3 other dog behaviourists and read every book I could on how to address unwanted behaviour in dogs and nothing had worked. This simple training has quite literally given me back my life and given my dogs the stability they needed to be happy and relaxed dogs and achieve their real potential - thank you.


C.K.
Slapton, Devon

11th August 2014

Kevin McDonnell 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 Puppy Management Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Separation Anxiety Other
Photo of T.J.'s dog

Amazing session really enjoyed it we all learnt a lot the whole family has become more relaxed with the dog training . Kevin was such a lovely guy really made himself understood with clear instructions of what too do


T.J.
Torquay, Devon

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