what our clients say about Kevin McDonnell

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17th February 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Pulling on the Lead
Photo of R.G.'s dog

Kevin was very informative and professional: he talked us through the root causes of the problems, explained where we were going wrong and gave us logical and effective methods to resolve the issues. He was friendly, caring and never patronising.

We were really appreciative of him taking the time to drive down to us, and also loved meeting Russell.

We have seen a marked improvement in Bali already - he has stopped barking in the car and at our neighbour and this is only day two. We hope he and our neighbour will become friends soon!


R.G.
Truro, Cornwall

12th February 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Other
Photo of C.C.'s dog

Excellent presentation by Kevin. We found his instruction very easy to follow and covered the points that we were concerned about, it was easy to relay to the dogs and showed good results from the start. We are confident that the training will overcome the problems we had.

We found Kevin very personable and are very glad that we used your company.


C.C.
Porthleven, Cornwall

31st January 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Other

We had a really good session on 29th January. Hazel quickly responded to Kevin in a very positive way, and started to get the hang of what he was teaching her and me. Kevin was kind and patient with both of us. We had some success with the first collar, but the next day I saw Kevin again and bought a cannie collar, which gives me much more control, making both Hazel and me more confident and happier when road walking. We are looking forward to a calmer and more enjoyable future together.


R.W.
Chagford, Devon

22nd January 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc 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 Toileting Other

We were quite desperate for some help with our rescue Dobermann dog. He had some very bad habits like stealing absolutely everything, jumping up, constant attention-seeeking and very big separation anxiety, to the point that we weren't able to leave him alone at all. He also marked constantly and was quite unresponsive to any kind of command. We had a training session with Kevin and the result is quite dramatic! Kevin gave us an informative and interesting talk on why dogs behave as they do and how they work and then addressed all our concerns, one by one. Kevin showed us some very effective ways to control and lead our dog which we then practised as well. Our dog responded very well and the change is quite unbelievable. The session lasted about threee hours, and we were given a detailed individual plan of easy-to-follow training instructions which we are applying very successfdully. We can honestly say, thanks to Kevin's work our home is a much more relaxed and peaceful place . Our dog is much more relaxed and so, are we. We would certainly recommend a training session with Kevin if your dog is making your life difficult, the actions we were shown are so easy to apply, and theyn work immediately. We know that you don't get a perfectly well behaved dog in three hours but we know that our dog's behaviour has dramatically improved after Kevin's session and that it will get even better by keeping applying the bark busters method. Before the session, we were quite desperate and exhausted, now we feel very confident that our stressful dog will become a well-behaved friend.


I.J.
St Merryn, Cornwall

18th January 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 Other

Excellent . Kevin made us feel relaxed and the presentation really helped explain how a dog's mind works and how the training is effective based on a dog's natural behaviour. It made so much more sense. Seeing results within a couple hours also enforces that the training is effective therefore we are encouraged to continue with it and feel happier knowing we will have better behaved and happier dog. I feel less stress already!.


K.T.
Torquay, Devon

11th January 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger
Photo of A.B.'s dog

Kevin explained in a clear and concise way how to establish clear pack leadership through practical exercises. It was amazing how quickly Jessie responded. He showed us how to develop leadership at home and how this was fundamental to treating aggression towards other dogs outside. We now feel confident that we have a sound basis on which to continue training.


A.B.
Newton Abbot, Devon

21st December 2013

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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of R.A.'s dog

A very enjoyable and informative few hours spent with Kevin.Lady has responded already to the training given and hopefully will go from strength.

Would have no problem in recommending Bark Busters!!


R.A.
Copplestone, Devon

2nd December 2013

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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of T.D.'s dog

Kevin was great, he clearly gave us rules to follow, and what a difference iBarkley is on one visit. I was very stressed with my dog , but now is a lot calmer and enjoy him . Many thanks Kevin.


T.D.
Plymouth, Devon

27th November 2013

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 Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

Excellent, I cannot believe the amazing results after our training today with Kevin.


J.H.
Torquay, Devon

20th November 2013

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

I sought Kevin’s help as I felt I was not in control of my dogs and it was having a bad effect on family life. I had many issues to solve, dogs fighting, dog barking at door and noise, dog jumping up and mouthy biting, dog on couch, dog over excited when people come in the house, dog pulling badly on lead. Since Kevin's visit 3 weeks ago and continuous and ongoing training, I have had wonderful results in every area. My house is a calmer place now.

I would highly recommend Kevin. He is a very knowledgeable man who instills confidence in you. I felt he really cared and put me at ease. Huge thanks to you Kevin.


J.W.
Holsworthy, Devon

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