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1st September 2010

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

We didn't realise that some simple techniques would make such a difference.

Trainer note from Tina:
A cute Jack Russel dog from rescue, he was getting too protective of his owners when out on the lead. Had become difficult to control when he saw other dogs, "screaming" and choking in an attempt to get to them. I assessed why he was behaving like that and then worked in the house to get simple controls in place and then worked outside on lead to show him how he should behave with other dogs. He's well on the way to being a great little companion.

Mrs J W
Tonbridge, Kent

23rd August 2010

Tina Edwards dealt with: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called

After 2 visits from Tina we are making significant progress with all of Samson's many problem areas. I feel Tina has educated me about dogs. I am a little dyspraxic so some things are quite difficult, but Tina was very patient with me and after the second visit my confidence has started to grow with Samson. Tina has a very kind no-nonsense way about her which I can relate to. I am now spending more time with my dogs and although things are not perfect they are, for me, 100% better.

Trainer note from Tina:
Samson, a young labrador, is a strong dog and was being very wilful with his owners. I helped them to understand that he needed rules and boundaries, rather than unconditional love and that the bond between them would grow once he understood and they could see the true dog coming out.

Miss BL and Mr PJ
Whitstable,Kent

22nd August 2010

Tina Edwards dealt with: Puppy Management

Really pleased with Bark Busters - lots of tips, a lovely lady! Thank you!

Trainer note from Tina:
A gorgeous young female Boxer pup who is VERY confident! She needs to understand that her safety lies with her owner and that she must listen and respond to the owner's decisions and not make her own! She may be quite a challenge as she grows up, but with my support her owner will have a lovely "listening" Boxer in adulthood.

Mrs KG
Tatsfield, Kent

30th June 2010

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 Recall or not coming when called

So far so good. Got a way to go but confident we should get there based on what I have learnt so far.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Mrs Y R
Orpington, Kent

28th June 2010

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

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.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Mr and Mrs T & P S
Dover, Kent

25th June 2010

Tina Edwards dealt with: 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 Recall or not coming when called

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.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Mrs G J
St Leonards, East Sussex

17th June 2010

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

Very pleased......off to practice! Thank you.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Mrs J Wicks
Hythe, Kent

16th June 2010

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

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.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Mr and Mrs T O'C
Tonbridge, Kent

15th June 2010

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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

The improvement with our dogs was immediate and they are getting better and better each day.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Mrs K D
Milstead, Kent

6th June 2010

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

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.

Trainer note from 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.

Mrs J S
Tonbridge, Kent

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