what our clients say about Linda Dodsworth
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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9th June 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
We saw a vast improvement in Buster within 30 minutes of Linda been there. Buster would bark for attention, people walking passed the house, knocking on the front door, basically, Buster just barked!!!! Linda taught us the 'magic' word, and with the aide of a water spray bottle Buster soon learnt it was unacceptable to bark whenever he felt like it. We still have a long way to go but we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. With the recommendation to change his diet, Buster is calmer and more affectionate. A massive 'thankyou' to Linda.
Buster is a beautiful dog but is 9 years old and had been barking and disturbing the neighbours for quite some time. His owner is deaf so couldn't hear him barking. With the help of her daughter in the training and watching Buster's body language he was soon listening and now knows what is required of him. I know with their determination and my continued support Buster will be a much happier dog.
York, North Yorkshire
9th May 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
We saw an improvement in Henry within the first 20 minutes of Linda being here. Henry is a Cocker Spaniel and only 18months old so was very energetic all the time which we expected but he was biting for attention and this became stronger and hurt! He used to dig the garden up everywhere and chew the chairs and he was becoming very bossy and Linda helped me to teach Henry some manners.
Henry also became very scared of other dogs after being 'bullied' by a much larger dog on one of his first walks. Since then he used to give out the most horrendous high pitch cry and just run away. Now he's decided to bark constantly and loudly whilst jumping up and down at other dogs. Linda is currently helping us with this.
Linda also educated us on a raw diet for Henry and we put him on this as soon as she left after the first visit. He loves it and again seems much calmer and less 'smelly' for the toilet end!
I was beginning to tear my hair out over Henry's behaviour but Linda has helped us bring the caring, smart and obedient dog out of Henry that nothing or no one else could do before. Well worth the money. So pleased with the results after only two visits. Massive thank you. You're brilliant at what you do! X
27th February 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
I am so pleased I contacted Bark Busters, our trainer Linda was very patient and understanding going through all training techniques and even helped with food and nutrition. After spending the morning with Linda, Tess was calmer and was reacting very positively to the training, that night it was like having a new dog she was calm and settled. We have a long way to go but I feel more positive and empowered I am the leader in our house now.
18th February 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Today was the first day Linda worked with myself and Barney on his barking at every thing and everybody either coming into the house or walking past it!
Within half an hour Linda could knock on the front door and enter the house with Barney in the same place as she left the house and no barking or rushing to greet her and jump up! Amazing.
On a walk out within the hour, using the correct command and training aid, my dog did not bark at anything, the first time I have ever walked out without the sound of his excitable barking ringing in my ears!
Later, myself and Barney went on a second walk with his doggy friend Alice and her owner. She wanted to know if my dog had been swapped! She couldn't believe such a change in a short time. I am re trained and we are all reaping the reward. It can only get better and better, thank you Linda I am looking forward to our next session.
Barney is the most adorable, beautiful Yorkie crossed with a Bichon, his barking was becoming way too much for his owners to handle especially when outside meeting other people or dogs. I spent some time teaching Barney's owners how to 'speak dog' and he gave up his leadership role and handed it his owner. He is now a lot more settled, doesn't need to be 'on guard' and he can enjoy his life as a dog. Well done to you all. I can't wait for our follow up session.
Broughton Brigg, Humberside
22nd January 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
I have a rescue Boxer and Linda agreed to come and help us to walk him using a new harness called the Waggwalker. When she arrived we also admitted that we were having some other problems with our boy so she showed us the Bark Busters way of training your dog to become happier in his 'pack'. Our dog was suffering a bit of separation anxiety in fact we hadn't had much sleep since he arrived a few weeks ago! She showed us how to correct his unwanted behaviour using their methods, taught us to practice boundary work and how to walk him on the Waggwalker having a loose lead and being in control so he didn't lunge and bark at other dogs. Our boy soon got the hang of the new regime and with some useful advice on diet we've had a much better behaved and happier Boxer which has made us happy too. We even get to sleep at night, bonus! Thank you Linda.
This lovely couple opened their home and hearts to give this Boxer a second chance, but he was suffering with separation anxiety and was also behaving inappropriately when he met with other dogs. We soon had him on the right path and with the hard work of his loving owners he will become a happier member of his family. The Waggwalker has helped them to walk him without him pulling and lunging at other dogs. I am so pleased they called me for help or this boy may have been returned. Well done to you all.
hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
19th December 2014Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
After 1 hour of Linda ignoring Trent whilst we discussed his problems, and him being his usual "mischievous" self, she taught us the miracle word and how and when to use it, along with the appropriate body language. It works!! We have a long way to go, but now we can invite him into a room, prevent him from "owning" the front door, and jumping and chewing guests. All this in a matter of a few days. The recommended diet change has also definitely calmed Trent so he is receptive to the continued training. Thank you, Linda!!!
Trent is a beautiful Terrier cross, I did my second visit and seeing the difference in him was nothing short of amazing. His 'Mum and Dad' have worked so hard on his training and he is now a pleasure to own. They had a full house over the Christmas holidays and Trent had perfect manners. One happy dog and very happy owners. Well done guys.
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
5th October 2014Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Been meaning to get on here to do a review, Linda came to see Cassie our rescue English bull cross who jumped at people and also is very hard to control around dogs, the first lesson she had me in tears as she had cassie walking past people and completely ignoring them, she even walked passed someone sat on the floor! She has only ever gone forwards and is improving with every walk! She still needs work around dogs and Linda is always happy to help with her and even gave us tips for our other rescue dog Ralf!
Cassie also had toilet issues and she put in place a few little changes and cassie went from an accident a night to an accident a month at the very most! And believe me I felt like I had tried everything! I like more scheduled visits and Linda is always happy to arrange another visit.
I would recommend Linda to anyone with dogs who have behaviour problems she helps you get results and grow your confidence in your dog. Confident owner makes for a confident dog
hull, East Sussex
24th September 2014Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Tess had got into the habit of barking at whatever walked past our house. Driving us to distraction. Auntie Linda came and sussed out the problem and as usual it was us and not Tess. We did a few exercises and after half an hour Tess was getting the idea. A friend came round with her dog to practice and it was a great success. Since then, about a week, Tess is not perfect and has an odd hiccough but generally she sits passively as people and dogs go past. Today she even sat in the open doorway as 2 dogs went past before we went for a walk. As usual I am thrilled to bits with the advice and practical exercises given. Linda gets to know your dog and you and puts the correct things in place. Best investment we ever made along with pet insurance. She is definitely a quieter dog now and looks to me before doing things. Thinks I have become a pack leader!!!!!
This lady took the decision to buy our lifetime guarantee for her beloved dog Tess. I haven't heard from them for over four years but she started having some barking problems with Tess so she just called me under her guarantee and we were able to put the problem to bed, so to speak. Tess hadn't forgotten her training at all, we just needed to remind her owners. Well done Tess.
Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire
24th August 2014Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Digby is a dog who would not stop barking in the house, driveway or garden. He was hypo and continuely wanting us to play with him with his toys. After Linda's first visit and the help she gave us we now have a dog who is a lot calmer, the barking has nearly stopped and we are finally able to let him into the garden without him running riot. Linda told us to change his food which we have done. We think that with the training and change of food we now have a happier dog.
Digby is a beautiful dog that needed direction and his authority taken away from him, he was a star pupil and is loving his new diet too. His owners are very willing to do the training needed so that Digby is happier in his pack. Great work Digby.
16th July 2014Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Having had an unexpected, unpleasant experience with our Scottie Leo, we decided to contact barkbusters for some help and advice. It has been a wonderful experience, even after just one visit. We spent several hours with Linda Dodsworth, discussing our issue with Leo. It was reassuring to know that we were being supported by someone with experience, who wants the best for not just Leo but my husband and I also. Less than 24 hours later, Leo is responding really well, and we have every confidence that the techniques taught to us during Linda's visit are going to work wonders, we can see a difference already. I think Leo looks a happier dog already too. Thank you so much Linda, and look forward to seeing you in a few weeks at our follow up visit.
Leo is the most beautiful Scottie dog, taking his leadership away from him and handing it over to his owners will make him a much happier boy and, in turn, will make his owners happy too. Well done Leo you are a star. Well done to his owners too for listening and taking notice and implementing the training taught to them during our session.
Selby, North Yorkshire