what our clients say about Linda Dodsworth
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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1st June 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
When Linda first left I was a bit worried about Jango because he seemed very quiet and he's usually such a happy, bouncy dog. It has taken him a few days to get used to me being the leader and he is much happier now - and so am I. We are both happy with his new harness and with his new manners. He is starting to watch me more and more and I can now do a 180 turn and he stays with me. We felt confident enough to go out to Yorkshire Sculpture Park over the bank holiday. My little man was an absolute dream, he left the sheep and geese alone and we only had one minor incident with a boisterous dog that came a little close. We are learning to trust each other and I now dont have to remind myself to keep the lead loose. We havent done much boundary work but I am certainlŷ ignoring any attention seeking behaviour. I just might turn him into a gentleman yet!
Jango is a beautiful boy and quick to learn, although I think he was so used to being in the 'top' position that he was a little shocked when his owners took over! I'm so pleased he is turning into the gentleman they want him to be and it looks so lovely when you see them walking together and him trusting their decisions. Well done.
8th May 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Absolutely perfect, just what I needed to train my dog, she responded very well to Linda and now I can go forward with her behaviour.
24th March 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
This was our second visit from Linda as we needed further help in walking our very head strong Bear. Could not believe the difference, within 5 minutes of Linda putting him on his lead and a new harness he was like a different dog, now very manageable and walks have become fun again. Thanks Linda, you are a miracle worker.
This was my second visit to Bear a gorgeous Elkhound. Loved working with him and his owners. So pleased he's becoming easier to walk. Well done guys.
8th March 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Second training session with Linda today. She saw a big difference in the manners of all 4 dogs when greeting her at the door and they settled down quickly once she was in. Today concentrated on Elsa's attentiveness and recall. We took her to the woods where she often gives me heart failure when she runs off into the undergrowth and out of sight. For the second time Linda absolutely astounded me in the way she was able to get Elsa to respond to her techniques. Can't wait to take her out tomorrow to practise what we've learned today.
Recall is one of the hardest things to conquer, making ourselves a lot more interesting than squirrels, deer, other dogs, foxes etc can be very challenging. It takes a lot of time, practice and patience to get the result you want. With hard work and using a long recall lead for a few weeks should give you the confidence to be able to let your dog off his lead in safe places knowing you can get him to come back to you. Elsa and her committed owner are now well on the way to a much better relationship when walking in the woods. I also enjoyed my training session in these beautiful woods with Elsa! When we got back home it wasn't long before Elsa fell fast asleep, we had been working her brain very hard. I have such a tough job! Well done to all.
25th February 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Bear is doing really well with most of the training, still a few teething problems, but we are getting there. Linda was amazing and very professional in teaching training methods. It's a comfort to know back up is there for a whole year if we need it. Would definitely recommend Barkbusters.
Bear is a beautiful Norwegian Elkhound. I have been in this profession for a lot of years and even after all this time I hadn't met one before! It was lovely to learn about a different breed and I'm looking forward to continuing our training together.
23rd February 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Well what can I say that others haven’t already said in previous reviews! I have 4 large dogs – 2 of which are rescue dogs and 2 of which are 9 month old pups. I had a huge list of assorted issues that I needed Linda’s help with and in today’s first session we have covered boundary work, front door manners and distance control. I really can’t believe how responsive all 4 dogs were to the training techniques and in 2 hours have seen such a huge difference thanks to Linda’s excellent training of me! Thankyou so much for giving me hope Linda!
These four dogs were quite big! but such big softies and just needed to know that they weren't, in fact' in charge! When I left all four were asleep! Hope I didn't tire their owner out as much! Beautiful behaved dogs now. Although we still have to tackle lead work and recall at a later date. Well done to everyone.
22nd February 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
The main problems we have with Mitch are: jumping up, pulling on lead, especially after vehicles, and recall. On her initial visit Linda has helped us with all but the recall. The new harness in conjunction with the command words has seen almost instant and miraculous success and Mitch is now a pleasure to walk. The command word plus training aid has had some success in curtailing the jumping up, especially with strangers. However, it has only had limited success with ourselves and relatives. Mitch is still a pup and we're sure, with Linda's help we will succeed in the end. We are very much impressed thus far with Linda and the process and look forward to her next visit shortly.
Mitch is a beautiful, young dog that still has a lot to learn. I cannot wait to see him on Thursday for our revisit appointment. His owners are being consistent and with some extra lessons Mitch will become a much better behaved lovely dog.
BRIDLINGTON, East Riding of Yorkshire
5th February 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Very helpful, within 5 minute's Radley was responding to the command, now he will let strangers into the house, pass children no problem. Barking has stopped. Its just twenty minutes a day to change your dogs life and yours, a Big Thank You!
hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
2nd February 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda is an absolutely amazing trainer, our dog is a rescue and has some very bad habits along with aggression, Linda was able to calm Layla down within the first 5 minutes of training, Almost instantly we saw a change in Layla, she was much calmer and relaxed, since our first visit we have been following Linda's homework she gave us and each day is getting better and better, without Linda I don't think we would have been able to do this. Layla has become a lot more attentive and is more obedient, we still have some issues to combat however I have no doubt that we can straighten these problems with Linda's support and guidance. Linda also gave us information on nutrition as Layla is a very picky eater, since we've brought Layla onto the raw food diet Layla is no longer agitated and will empty her bowl at both meal times. Thank you Linda!
WOW, this is an amazing result. I love it when owners follow their homework. It is hard work to get the results you want. Layla is already on her fifth home so we really needed to work hard and put the homework in place. Well done Layla.
2nd February 2016Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Fantastic trainer for me and Allie, couldn't believe how quick Allie learnt to be on her own without Barking and scratching on the door. Linda was very friendly. Looking forward to allies next training session.