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12th December 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Separation Anxiety Other
Photo of E.L.'s dog

Hello, my name is Warren and I'm an adorable Springer Spaniel. When my beloved owner passed away a few months ago, I thought my world had come to an end, but then my next door neighbour took me in. She is ok, but she is a CAT person, and she had no idea what to do with me. We were ok on walkies, but when she left me, I was in despair. And all my life I'd been told that cats are evil and that I must chase them, and it was all very confusing. Luckily she called help and learned how to talk to me. I'm so much happier now - I can sleep peacefully, I don't feel so lost anymore, and I can even be persuaded to share the sofa with the cat. Thank you, Kevin, you were amazing! Thanks to you, even an old Springer spaniel can learn new tricks and be happy again. You changed our lives for the better!


E.L.
Exeter, Devon

22nd November 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

AMAZING!! Whilst we appreciated we were the root cause of the dogs' problems, we didn't know how best to fix it!

Kevin taught us to "speak dog" and re-assert ourselves as pack leader with some very simple, but highly effective techniques.

We truly can't thank him enough


A.C.
Burnham on Ses, Somerset

16th November 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Other

Training went really well and we were so shocked at the difference with the two dogs at the end of the first 3 hours !!!!


D.S.
Torquay, Devon

16th November 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

We were really surprised to see such a quick change of behaviour in our dog. Kevin made the whole process easy to understand and follow. We know that we have our work cut out as Scrappy is 'very strong willed' but we are determined to stick with it as we can already see the benefits.


A.P.
Liskeard, Cornwall

5th November 2014

Kevin McDonnell dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Hyperactivity Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of C.B.'s dog

Lady responded must faster than we ever expected. I was quite nervous how lady would react to Kevin arriving, but he was brilliant with her and she calmed down very quickly. I already feel like I have a different dog and have been left feeling confident in maintaining what we have learned and moving forward with her training. I can't wait to see how much improved we are in a few weeks time.


C.B.
Exeter, Devon

4th November 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 Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc 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

The minute Kevin arrived he was very friendly and when it came to show us techniques to help our litte dog he was very clear with how to do it. I wish we called him earlier because he worked wonders with her


M.H.
plymouth, Devon

25th October 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 Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc 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
Photo of W.W.'s dog

I can't believe how immediate the difference was in the behaviour of our dogs. It is as if a weight has been lifted off our shoulders. In a matter of minutes we were able to take back leadership in our own home. Kevin was totally professional, extremely likeable, very knowledgeable and delivered the results we badly needed with no fuss and in 1 session.

Thank you Kevin.


W.W.
Bodmin, Cornwall

16th 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

Kevin was extremely clear, he took us through our paces and we were astonished how quickly Molly responded. Left to our own devices we are achieving a 90% success rate with her and aim to make that 100%. It is very reassuring we can always call if we need more support. Kevin was great fun and we enjoyed our session. I have a feeling Molly is probably not quite as keen but with her improvement life will be a lot less stressful. A huge THANK YOU.


G.H.
Exmouth, Devon

15th October 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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

After just one session we noticed a considerable difference in Alfie's attitude. In fact he seemed quite happy.He seems alot more relaxed in the house and calmer in general. I'm very pleased with things so far and hopefully with a bit more work things will improve even more thanks to kevin.


A.P.
plymouth, Devon

13th October 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 Separation Anxiety

Kevin gave a really clear description of the method of training used ,and why it is effective. The presentation was excellent and very informative.

His control and confidence with our dogs was excellent, as was his demonstration of the techniques used.

I am determined to make this work for Luca and Meg , as this will make our relationship with them much more positive and rewarding for both dogs and humans.

Thank you very much Kevin, you have enabled me to see a way forward for us into the future.


P.L.
Ilfracombe, Devon

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