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7th October 2013

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

Tina's advice was invaluable. We have gone from a very stressed household with two anxious, worried little dogs to a much calmer environment. All the hard work was definitely worth the effort. We are now moving onto the next stage of training.

Trainer note from Tina:
Two very nervous dogs who were terrified of visitors and anyone they saw on walks. We changed their regime so they had a cosy crate to retreat to and I taught their owner how to take more control without feeling sorry for them, thereby helping them to feel more secure. Leadwork is now being worked on and with consistent training these two dogs will be much happier and less anxious.

S.B.
SITTINGBOURNE, Kent

3rd October 2013

Tina Edwards 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 Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Separation Anxiety

I was getting to the end of my tether with Minty and didn't know if he was even trainable, but even after the first day of training I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We just have to learn to be too dogs and Tina has given us the techniques to do this.

Trainer note from Tina:
Minty is a Jack Russell living with another Jack Russell who was fine. Minty, was very aggressive to visitors, started off the barking at postman/door pulled on the lead, fought with his companion and had separation anxiety! Almost the full hand! He wasn't an easy dog to help, but his owners despite being busy with work and a small toddler were totally committed and on my second visit I was really pleased with how much progress they had made. They can now control barking and are giving Minty lots of confidence as they are now making all the decisions, not him!!

T.P.
Chatham, Kent

25th September 2013

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 Separation Anxiety

Very impressed! The change in Sam after just a few short hours is quite remarkable. Sam responded extremely well to the training. He is already calmer, more relaxed and so eager to please. The effectiveness of the 'Bah' is amazing. I would highly recommend Tina.

Trainer note from Tina:
Sam is a young Labradoodle and rather shy/timid and a little anxious on first meeting with people. He barked and growled at me to go away! I allowed him time to get brave to sneak over for a sniff while I was explaining and taking a full history of Sam and his behaviour and by the end of the session we were the best of friends. Being a clever dog, he picked up very quickly with the new form of communications I showed his owner which involved the natural methods that dogs use to communicate with each other, i.e. body language etc. He was a delightful pupil and he and his owner will have great fun doing the daily training.

J.H.
Whitstable, Kent

5th September 2013

Tina Edwards 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 Other

I'm not sure what we were expectating, but it certainly surpassed everything that we were! The training was actually more for us and we now feel a lot more confident to (re)train Watson.

Trainer note from Tina:
Watson was a rescue originally found as a stray, he is a lovely boy, but was a terror for chasing and biting the mower, watering cans and his owners found it difficult to don ANY gardening. Also his leadwork was making life very difficult as they lived close to a busy high street. I like to ensure that the owners are given and can carry one with the training I show them right from the start as it's important that daily work is done to achieve results. Watson is doing well, but he and his owners can achieve so much more with support.

T.E.
Sevenoaks, Kent

4th September 2013

Tina Edwards 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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety
Photo of J.H.'s dog

The techniques we learnt have started to have an effect....some things have worked really quickly, Buddy walks brilliantly to heel already and is much calmer in general since we have changed his food and have been working with him...we still have a way to go but am confident with persistence we will get there... He hasn't sat on the sofa or gone up the stairs before us since the first visit....

We covered loads on that first visit, thanks Tina and we will def be calling you back for a few more tips after a bit more training...

Trainer note from Tina:
Buddy had various issues, that were all connected. He had separation anxiety, nervous aggression (he had bitten people) and believed that his job was to alert his owners to every sound he heard! He responded well to the training and his owners have said they need little more time to continue with basics before we move on to the next level.

J.H.
West Hougham, Kent

30th August 2013

Tina Edwards 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

Rio is a different dog. We changed his diet which has made things better and on the 2nd visit I had him walking alongside another dog with not aggression.

Trainer note from Tina:
Rio is a very large GSD x Pyrenean Mountain Dog so being aggressive to other dogs and pulling on the lead was a big problem for his owners. He is very sweet natured and fine with humans, loving a fuss, but would lunge at dogs on lead pulling over his owner. His barking at the fences surrounding his home was a nuisance. We have worked on general basic control, teaching him to respond quickly to commands and using the calm methods I showed them, they are now making good progress.

L.M.
Flimwell, Kent

13th August 2013

Tina Edwards 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

Very pleased with recommendations. Have already started change of diet. Dora seems so much more relaxed (less skittish) walking past other dogs is easier now she is not barking at them. Thank you Tina.

Trainer note from Tina:
A pretty 5 year old GSD, who although lovely indoors, was causing worries due to her behaviour on lead with other dogs. I showed her owners how to be more proactive with her, correcting any unwanted behaviour almost before it started by watching her body language, and lots of praise and encouragement when she responded.

S.C.
New Romney, Kent

9th August 2013

Tina Edwards 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 Toileting Other

Tina arrived on time and had myself and my wife training Paddy almost immediately by having us ignore his attempts for attention and over the weeks he has become used to this and is now a lot calmer dog. She also gave advice on the barking issue which has proved invaluable.

Paddy rarely barks now and I never thought his behaviour could change so drastically in such a short space of time. I can now take him for walks without him pulling me all over the shop and although he still tries it on, by remaining consistent I can usually refocus him.

I would say that what Tina has shown us is really common sense and the bottom line appears to be, if you don't want your dog to do it, don't let him do it! Looking forward to the recall training but for now just enjoying the peace and quiet. Thanks Tina.

Trainer note from Tina:
Paddy is an over excitable Labrador x, who had become very protective in the house and garden barking at noises and had given himself a special chair so he could look out of the window all the time and bark at everyone passing! He was fixated on running water, and the mower so doing gardening was difficult. I have shown his owners how to keep matters calm and do training exercises to desensitise him to the mower, hose etc. They now have a way to say "stop" that he understands and he gets lots of praise when he refocuses on them. A joy to teach and progress is going very well.

J.N.
Maidstone, Kent

7th August 2013

Tina Edwards 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

I was very impressed with Tina Edwards and her understanding of my problems with Poppy. Since her visit I have changed Poppy's diet to raw food only. She seems to welcome the move away from grains and cereals. I look forward to our next visit with anticipation that we can really make a difference to our relationship with our new little family member.

Trainer note from Tina:
Poppy, is a rehomed terrier who, it seems, got her own way all the time with previous owners. She was responding to every noise by barking, has nipped visitors and bitten the window cleaner, would not be left on her own and generally made life less than happy for her owners. Following a bout of colitis, her vet was very happy with her move to a raw diet and since then she has been very well and much more relaxed. I showed her owner how to do simple but effective training sessions with her, teaching her how to respond and not demand that the humans do as she wanted! At a follow up visit today, we were able to move things on and get improved results.

A.B.
Dover, Kent

4th August 2013

Tina Edwards 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

We really liked the way that Tina spent time with us to gather a full history, observe Merlin's behaviour, as well as our own with him. We appreciated Tina explaining everything to us in a patient, professional and down-to-earth way. In 3 hours, Tina was able to provide us with some simple but effective instructions to follow and practice in a consistent way to which Merlin is responding well. We are all looking forward to continuing our work with Tina.

Trainer note from Tina:
A rescue dog, who is still having some health problems after being found as a stray. He is nervous and a little anxious, but desperate to please! His anxiety exhibited as growling at people, especially visitors, but with the techniques I have shown his owners they are now in the process of helping him to rehabilitate. He's a very quick learner, so I have every confidence that he will become the dog he should be and be a happy companion for many years to come.

J.B.
Crowborough, East Sussex

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