what our clients say about Kevin McDonnell
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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6th October 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
VERY CLEAR AND EASY TO FOLLOW. KEVIN LISTENED WELL AND GOT THE MESSURE OF THE DOGS CHARACTERS. LOTS OF PRACTICAL ADVICE WHICH HE DEMONSTRATED EFFECTIVELY. I'M REALLY HAPPY WITH THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE AND EXCITED ABOUT EACH NEW CHALLENGE
newton abbot, Devon
5th October 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin was very informative & helpful in regards to our dogs dominant behaviour. Kevin explained everything in a clear manner that was easy to follow, he filled us with confidence about how to re-train the dogs and reassured us that with perseverance the dogs would become better behaved. After a week they have become so much calmer & easier to manage, and it has been so easy!
4th October 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
kevin is a really nice person. Maddison has responded well on lead walking and has not jumped up but we will see how she responds to a visitor today.
Eddie and I are really soft about Maddie so if she is not good it is our fault but we are going to try really hard.
Thank you so much we would recommend you 100%
Gill and Eddie
2nd October 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
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.
17th September 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
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.
15th September 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
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.
14th September 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
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.
3rd September 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
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.
2nd September 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
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.
20th August 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
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.
St Ives, Cornwall