what our clients say about Tina Edwards
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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30th June 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
So far so good. Got a way to go but confident we should get there based on what I have learnt so far.
A second Spitz rescued to be a companion to a female, started to show bossy aggression towards her, especially around food. I showed the owner how important it was to proved calm, strong leadership and that both dogs should be treated in the same way. I showed how to get both dogs focused on the owner, to show the new boy that he shouldn't be making any decisions, and to show the little female that she would be protected from any bullying. We will continue on the same basis to assess progress before we move on to working on recall.
28th June 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Really pleased with how well Stan is doing. Such simple techiques but very effective. Results have been almost immediate. Looking foward to continued success with him.
Stan is a rescue Staffy and a gentle laid back boy. However he had started to show aggression to other dogs when on lead and being very strong he had become a problem to walk. He responded very quickly on the first session and on my recent return, he was walking without pulling and unless suddenly spooked by another dog, was walking past and ignoring them. It has not yet been a month and we are now working on long lead work, keeping his focus on his owners, and stopping him from rushing after various distractions. He is very keen to please and now he understands what is wanted tries hard to please his owners.
25th June 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Mojo is so much calmer following the change in diet and initial training. Tina showed us what we were doing wrong and most of the training is so logical when we think about it. Now we know what to do and how it's up to us how he turns out, but we are really pleased with the progress so far.
Mojo is a great little Minature Pinscher who lives next to a public footpath and was driving his owners mad with incessant barking. Also there was the problem of children teasing as they went past.
Mojo responded very well to the training although he was resistant to recall initially. His owners have worked hard to get him to the level they have so far and can continue the improvement with my support throughout.
St Leonards, East Sussex
17th June 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Very pleased......off to practice! Thank you.
This is a female Boder Collie rescue who appears at first to be the picture of obedience! However, when things really matter, like stopping barking, stopping pulling and coming back when called, she was totally ignoring her owner! Like all Border Collies she needs lot of brain work to keep her out of mischief and needs to learn to walk properly. This will not be a quick fix, but with work and committment she will continue to respond.
16th June 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Very pleased with the training and both of us very surprises at Delta's reactions on his first day of training. He is responding well with the ongoing lessons by my husband and myself. With such a large dog, it's very reassuring to know we have him under control. Thank you.
I first saw Delta a large GSD, in March of this year. His owners had not been able to allow him to associate with any visitors and had to shut him away. This was not due to aggression, but excitability. When I met him he would try to hump me and climb and jump all over me. We looked at his food, as some of it had colourings, sugar and other additives, we worked on his obedience to his owners and taught him to lie down outside the room before being invited in to greet visitors. We also worked on teaching him not to run the fence line to bark and chase cars, vans, cyclists etc. He responded very well, and his committed owners have worked hard to continue his rehabilitation.
15th June 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
The improvement with our dogs was immediate and they are getting better and better each day.
Two female labradors, who were basically taking the mickey! One was more sensitive and thoughtful, the other a typical love everyone, boisterous girl. They were mobbing visitors, barking unnecessarily and worst of all, chasing off after pheasants with deaf ears! During the first session they learned how to wait quietly and patiently until allowed to greet visitors, learned how to walked on a loose lead next to their owners and began to learn that recall was to happen every time! On my next visit, we worked on teaching the girls not to dive into the swimming pool unless invited and more on recall. Very committed owners had achieved so much in just a few short weeks.
6th June 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Halfway through the session I thought it was going to be "worth every penny". We had a lovely peaceful afternoon after Tina left and noticed a change in Barney immediately. When getting ready to take Barney for a walk, he no longer barks his head off and just hovvers by me instead which is a fantastic improvement. When I come home I ignore him and my other dog and thereafter greet them when I amy ready thus avoiding another barking session. Further, he has not woken us up in the early hours of the morning wanting attention which is terrific! We were able to have a lie in this weekend! Co-incidentally, he doesn't pull as much on the lead even though Tina is coming back to address this problem as we ran out of time on her visit on 30th May. I am looking forward to being shown the walking techinques and to know that when winter comes I won't be pulled along treacherous pavements! Tina also confirmed our suspicions in that Barney is partially deaf, so I have bought a dog whistle and we know to be aware of his deafness to emphasise hand signals. When I went to see my dog sitter for tea/chat on Friday, the Yorkshire terrier she was looking after kept yapping and so I applied the correct/praise technique and silence was golden. Everytime she started to yap I did the technique and my dog sitter was extremely impressed. I have given her a leaflet to pass onto another of her customers as that person has a dog who is in charge on the lead! A BIG thank you to Tina.
I am always happy that people will take on an older dog and Barney at 11 yrs, was taken on as a companion to the owners existing older female. But Barney was causing huge problems both for his owners and neighbours with his random and incessant barking, and as a result was getting anxious himself. Because we use body language as well as voice it wasn't difficult to get Barney to understand (despite his deafness) that his barking was not wanted as dogs mainly communicate through body language themselves. He responded very well and his elderly female companion dog, will also benefit from the new regime in the household, ensuring that they can relax and just enjoy a lovely life.
24th May 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
I knew our dogs were intelligent and I had seen on TV how easy they can be trained, but achieving the same results by yourslef is not easy. Tina came and spent the early part of the session talking to my husband and I, but abviously assessing both dogs. The puppy hardly stopped barking and she said she would stop that behaviour and show us how to achieve the same results which she did. The peace and quiet we have had for the last 24 hours is wonderful and we are both confident that we can continue with the training methods shown to us for even better results. Roll on the next session.
Two GSD's one only 8 months old, who were stranger aggressive to visitors. When I arrived they were on leads and barked and appeared aggressive. The youngster had been appointed to "guard" by the elder dog and was of a nervous disposition, so barked at EVERYTHING. We did lots of work on control of barking and simulated visitor arrival using front and back doors. Very quickly the owners mastered the simple techniques and by the end of the session both dogs were lying down and resting for the first time in the presence of a visitor.
18th May 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
We were very inpressed with out initial training session and have noticed a difference in his behaviour, although he has a way to go yet.
This terrier mix was the dream rescue dog until he began to mature. He began to take charge of who could come into the house and would suddenly attack the feet and legs of visitors, even those he knew well. He had become the owner's protector and was making all the decisions. We did a lot of calm controlling work initially on barking as this was raising his adrenalin levels to a point where he could not respond. There is definitely work to be done before he can be completely trusted, but huge steps have now been taken.
12th May 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina is very good at her job and trained me well with the help of her dogs as well. Thank you very much.
A rescue ex racing Greyhound a lovely laid back boy in the house, but lunged and barked at dogs when out for a walk. On the first session we worked at general walking techniques and with the help of a neighbour I showed how he could be controlled and his behaviour changed when meeting dogs. On our second session I took my own dogs to act as stooges to help gain more control and and relaxation around dogs. The owners have worked hard with the techniques and achieved the result they wanted.
Biggin Hill, Kent