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2nd April 2014

Tina Edwards dealt with: Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Other
Photo of S.W.'s dog

Thornton has shown a significant improvement in his behaviour and, although it is a long journey for us to get to where we need him to be, it is really pleasing to see that he is on the right road. Tina showed us some excellent exercises and was full of encouragement, even when we needed a bit of training at times!

Trainer note from Tina:
Thornton is a lovely rescue Chocolate Labrador who although "obedient" was lunging and showing nervous aggression when meeting/seeing dogs. On seeing him walk I spotted that his frame was misaligned as he was walking slightly sideways. A dog in discomfort from a sore back, will not want to meet dogs as any interaction/play might cause pain. That has been treated by a chiropractor with great results - he is now walking in a straight line! At my last appointment I took my dogs two dogs to be stooges and was able to help the owners to teach Thornton to trust them and their decisions and he ended up ignoring my two and keeping his focus on his owners.

S.W.
Harrietsham, Kent

2nd April 2014

Tina Edwards dealt with: 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

We were slightly apprehensive when we booked our first session, because we knew we would be the ones that Tina would be teaching and not so much Jazz. As soon as Tina arrived she put us at our ease and was brilliant with her techniques. She didn't make us feel uncomfortable and we really enjoyed practicing what we had learnt with Jazz. All the information provided was really helpful especially the information about controlling Jazz on the lead, managing her barking and Jazz's diet. Jazz looks really healthy and has really settled with the training – she even enjoys it and its lovely to see. We couldn't recommend Tina highly enough! She is a lovely lady, very knowledgeable and easy to understand, and she has a clear and concise approach to training. Thank you Tina! 17th April 2014. Just a quick update on Jazz. We went away for a few days staying in a dog friendly pub and she behaved brilliantly. She had a few moments but with the techniques we have now she is quickly controlled. By the end of our break she wasn't taking much notice at all of the dozens of dogs surrounding her.

Trainer note from Tina:
Jazz is a lovely young rescue GSD and like all GSD's very smart!! When I first worked with her and her family, she was doing a lot of guarding/barking and pulling like a train on lead and getting over excited when spotting dogs. I did a lot of calm control training with her owners and started teaching lead control so she would walk on a loose lead focusing on her owner and not looking for dogs! At my last visit I took my two dogs to help her owners to watch for changes in her body language and work at keeping her focus and getting her to ignore other dogs when asked to do so.

M.H.
Gillingham, Kent

28th March 2014

Tina Edwards dealt with: 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

Tina was very professional and quickly understood our problems with Taz.

Tina and Taz bonded well together and Taz enjoyed the session due to the fact he wanted to please. A lot of work was completed at this time.Sue realised that she was not strong enough with Taz and needed the right help and support which she is getting from Tina. On account of this Sue feels far more relaxed and understands his needs better.

Trainer note from Tina:
Taz is a young rather large Labrador who was being rather hyperactive and treating Sue like his own personal toy! I worked with both owners helping Sue to see and use calm rules and boundaries which Taz started to understand pretty quickly and because it involved lots of praise, he loved his lessons. I've already made an appointment to go back to check on progress and take the training to the level that his owners want.

J.K.
Aylesford, Kent

9th March 2014

Tina Edwards dealt with: Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Other

A very professional session. Tina listened to our concerns and needs and gave us some very helpful advice and demonstrated some achievable methods. Our boy responded well to Tina's commands and praise. We both felt that we had some very solid instructions to follow and that we shall have Tina's on-going support in the future. She will be showing us lead work and how to stop pulling, in the next session.

Trainer note from Tina:
This youngster was exceptionally clever and willing to learn once he understood the new way of communications. His owners enjoyed seeing him respond to their new methods and he thoroughly enjoyed himself with all the attention! He was rather hyperactive, but a change in diet will help him calm down and be able to concentrate more.

J.G.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

3rd March 2014

Tina Edwards dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety
Photo of G.A.'s dog

Very thorough and helpful and we learnt some useful techniques.

Trainer note from Tina:
A rather gorgeous Cocker Spaniel x Poodle, who although very friendly was very much "in your face" or on your head or pulling clothing or demanding attention in other various ways!! Only 6 months old, but once I showed his owners how to communicate so that he understood, he was a very willing pupil and very quick to respond. I am looking forward to an update in a couple of weeks time to assess the next steps.

G.A.
Whitstable, Kent

5th February 2014

Tina Edwards dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger 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
Photo of P.R.'s dog

We found the training very helpful. We noticed such an improvement in Buddy in his behaviour within days. We have found that any questions or queries that we have had have been answered clearly. We feel very supported by Tina and confident that she will enable us to help Buddy further in his training.

Trainer note from Tina:
Buddy was rehomed to his owners after being found as a stray. They had not had dogs as adults so were needing some help with his pulling on lead, barking and lunging at cars, toilet training and hyperactivity. He is a really sweet boy and with the consistent work of his owners, will become the dog he was always meant to be.

P.R.
Broadstairs, Kent

1st February 2014

Tina Edwards dealt with: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Recall or not coming when called
Photo of J.T.'s dog

Tina gave us good advice on diet and training which we have been following up. Rosie is already much improved. Tina is coming to us again next week.

Trainer note from Tina:
Rosie is a young Whippet who, living in the countryside, decided that pregnant sheep were great fun to play with!! There was no aggression whatsoever, but obviously she needs to be taught that stock chasing is not acceptable! I worked with her owner putting the basics in place and am now returning to do some more work, if ready we will take her to meet the sheep again to work on her owners control and recall. She will be on a long lead for this to ensure safety for all.

J.T.
Wittersham, Kent

26th January 2014

Tina Edwards 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 Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety
Photo of C.P.'s dog

Was really beneficial, 3hrs of very useful tips and training methods which seems to have already had an effect on the boys.

Trainer note from Tina:
Two boys who unknown to their family, were barking and howling when left which resulted in an official letter from the Council and a very upset neighbour. We started working calmly on showing the boys that they have no need to worry about being on their own, but will be setting up to record to assess if there are any external triggers setting them off. Early days, but we will try various regime changes until we find the one that works.

C.P.
Hadlow, Kent

20th January 2014

Tina Edwards dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Separation Anxiety

We are very excited about Tina's training program as it's been 24 hours since Tina came to us and we can already see improvements.

Trainer note from Tina:
I have been back again to visit this client and her two dogs and they have made great progress. Later in the spring I will be returning to help them with problems when they go away in their caravan.

N.H.
Crowborough,, East Sussex

19th January 2014

Tina Edwards 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 Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety

Having had Bsssett hounds before and a Beagle we roughly new what we were in for as both breeds are not the easiest to train. Bella certainly has a will of her own . and as we were told by Tina Passive Leadership is essential to get Bella to do as told. However on saying this it is always difficult to ignore her sad eyes when she comes for attention. With 'Will power we are gradually winning'

The main problems have been, jumping up at visitors and ourselves. jumping up to steal food off the kitchen worktop, Leaving her alone , eg going into another room. she wants to be with us all the time. We have now had 3 training sessions and we are making good progress. I have to admit that slow progress has not been the fault of Bella but is us not adhereing to the work program given to us to Tina. Christmas and the number of visitors in and out of the house has not helped, but we are now getting down to daily training

Tina has certainly given us the confidence to be on the winning side.withBella.

NB Bella is a Beagle/Bassett cross.

Trainer note from Tina:
Bella is certainly a clever young girl with all the personality traits of both Beagles and Bassetts!! However, with quiet calm consistent work she is very responsive and happy to work.

B.O.
Sevenoaks, Kent

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