what our clients say about Tina Edwards
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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9th March 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
Fantastic service! I couldn't believe the difference in Bruce after an hour. Tina is a very nice person and obviously very good at her job. She is a credit to your company.
Bruce is a 6/12 old Springer Spaniel who in typical Springer style is intelligent and very lively. He was barking for attention, wouldn't stay in the garden on his own, was stealing food and wouldn't sleep if he thought he was missing something. I showed them how to teach him to walk on a loose lead, change his diet and give him short fun training sessions to keep his focus and allow him to rest properly in his crate to help him relax.
28th February 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina was lovely. Could not believe the training could make so much difference. Also think the raw diet is the only way forward in feeding your dog.
A gorgeous young Akita pup, mainly just being a puppy, chasing slippered feet, nipping, jumping up and generally "not listening"! Training a puppy takes time and patience especially with "strong minded" breeds, but consistent work will continue to make sure this young dog grows to be a credit to his owners.
21st February 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
Very impressed. Great improvement on the lead straight away. We learnt a lot; we needed training as much as the dogs!
Ozzie is a young Border Collie and really needed direction in his life. I showed his owners how to keep his brain active rather than try to wear him out physically and although more work is needed for his habit of trying to protect his owners from other dogs, he is well on the way to becoming a well contolled and more happy boy.
15th February 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
In the 3 weeks since Tina's first visit, there has been a tremendous improvement in Buster's behaviur.
A lovely Staffordshir Bull Terrier, Buster had started to get too boisterous (as only a Staffie can!) and proved difficult to walk and difficult with visitors. I showed his owners how to curb the excited behaviour and how to teach Buster to follow rather than want to be in front on a walk. On my second visit, his owners had gained control and were happy with progress
2nd February 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
I cannot tell you hnow delighted I am to have found Bark Busters and of course, the lovely Tina Edwards! After struggling on my own for nearly 2 yrs to overcome my dog's behavioural problems, caused by the cruelty of her previous owners, at last I now have the best help possible. I have every confidence in Bark Busters' holistic approach to animal care, because of which my lovely little dog will now have a safe, healthy and happy future. I may well have rescued my dog, but Bark Busters have rescued both of us! Hooray for you!
This owner had made tremendous progress with her Staffie x Jack Russell since rescuing her, giving her confidence to come out of her shell from being a cowering, physically abused yound dog. Her remaining problem was that she became aggressive when spotting other dogs or if they came up to her on lead. Great progress was made in the first session and the next session will be with my "stooge" dogs so that they can both practice a new and better way to be around dogs.
13th December 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Everything that was explained to us made complete sense and the dietary advice was a real eye-opener!! Bella responded so well and was really eager to please.
Bella is a beautiful young Great Dane who is already the size of a small donkey! She appeared to be very submissive so we were careful that the training was at a level that she could cope with, giving her rests as concentration levels are never great in a young dog! She did respond very well, and on my second visit she was a much happier, livelier relaxed girl and is becoming a fantastic family dog.
23rd November 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
24 hours in and I have seen great improvement already. Importantly, I have been provided with tools that I can actually use in a variety of situations which seems to make things a lot less complicated - I've tried a number of trainers before! I feel like we still have a way to go and there are more scenarios and behaviours that I need to discuss with Tina, but she is very approachable and explains things so sensibly. I believe we will really be able to enjoy our dog again soon. Thanks you.
A very cheeky Cocker Spaniel who was becoming a real embarrassment on walks. He pulled on the lead, but when let off lead, just kept running around his owner barking like mad announcing his presence to the whole world! We worked on his general behaviour indoors first, teaching him to walk calmly behind his owners through the house and that they had a door bell to warn of visiters and didn't need him to alert them. We progressed outside for a walk and I showed how he can walk to heel once he understood what was wanted. Off lead we got him more focused on his owner who could then take control of the barking.
18th November 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina was very helpful. Listened to my list of struggles, then very clearly, demonstrated and explained how and why and what to do. Winnie immediately began to take notice. After our session I felt much more confident that our little dog was redeemable and will become included in many more family outings as a result of her new training regime.
Winnie is a rescue Miniature Schnauzer who might have been used for breeding. She is an aloof little dog, but now with her companiion dogs, she is learing how to behave and how her owners are her "world" so she sees them as her guardians and safety.
17th November 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Was very happy with my session today, saw some very good response. I look forward to having a well behaved loving dog which I am sure now I will have.
A beautiful young female GSD who lives with a very placid ex guide dog. She had taken it upon herself to guard her owners and was deciding who could visit! She was initially very aggressive towards me, but once I had shown her owners how to take control of situations calmly, using just voice tones and body language, she became much calmer and seemed grateful for the responsibility to be taken away!
23rd October 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
We've never had a dog before and so perhaps a 10 year old deaf Jack Russell from a shelter wasn't the ideal choice. We had her for 9 months and tried training her ourselves, but with limited success. In only 2 visits so far, Tina has helped us with so many issues and for an old dog, Toffee has learned really quickly. We can now have visitors over without her jumping on them, she walks on the lead better, is less possissive over toys and anything dropped on the floor and can stay when told to. It's made her calmer and better behaved. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone with a dog, good or bad.
This young couple were struggling with Toffee, the main worry was that she could not be left without continual barking, so they never had a chance to go out together! She had bitten to "protect" her relationship with the man of the house and didn't like the couple having a hug! Also, she would rush at anything dropped on the floor and bite if she got to the item when trying to recover it. It is not too diffucult to train a deaf dog as dogs mainly communicate by body language, so as long as you can get their attention and keep the movements simple they will learn very quickly what is required. Lots of practice, showing her what is right and what is not acceptable has worked in enabling an old dog to learn new tricks and have a happier life in the "autumn" of her years - possibly for the first time ever.