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15th February 2011

Tina Edwards dealt with: Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead

In the 3 weeks since Tina's first visit, there has been a tremendous improvement in Buster's behaviur.

Trainer note from Tina:
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

Mr and Mrs J P
Chatham, Kent

2nd February 2011

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

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!

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Ms L E
Ashford, Kent

13th December 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

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.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Mrs S P
Maidstone, Kent

23rd November 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

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.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Mrs F F
Sevenoaks, Kent

18th November 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

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.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Ms V S
Sevenoaks Kent

17th November 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 Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Recall or not coming when called

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.

Trainer note from Tina:
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!

Mrs A W
Wadhurst, Sussex

23rd October 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 Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety

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.

Trainer note from Tina:
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.

Ms M. P.
Bromley, Kent

12th October 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 Pulling on the Lead Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household

I was unsure if this was going to work, as my two adult dogs were trying to kill each other after having puppies. Well, I would recommend Bark Busters to everyone in need of help with their dogs. Within 3 days the dogs no longer wear muzzles in the house, they are sleeping together again, the home is much calmer place and happy. The training will continue, more so for us and understanding how to manage the dogs. I'm so pleased and thankful for your help.

Trainer note from Tina:
A Schnauzer x and a Westie x rescue they had an unintended mating. During the pregnacy Bubbles became very protective and began to grumble at Barney and this got increasingly worse after the pups were born and continued after they were homed. One pup has been kept. The mum had (understandibly) been given a lot of attention during her prenancy and after whelping and as a result had decided that she should control poor "dad" of the litter who was an easy going boy, but had to retaliate to protect himself. Some very nasty fights had happened and the dogs had to be kept completely separate, causing stress, anxiety and arguments within the household and the fear that "mum" would have to be rehomed. Now all is peaceful after showing their owners how to give the dogs the safety of leadership, they can all relax.

Mr and Mrs S R
Rochester, Kent

11th October 2010

Tina Edwards dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Recall or not coming when called

I was amazed at how quickly Jasper responded to the training and how much he enjoyed it! It was quite an eye opener when Tina pointed out all the things I had been doing that had actually put Jasper in control of me! I enjoyed the training and it was small changes by me that made all the difference. I am very pleased with how quickly the training has made such dramatic changes. It turns out I was much more difficult to train than the dog!!

Trainer note from Tina:
Japser is a beautiful young lurcher rescue and had little or no socialisation with humans before his owner fell in love with him. She had made huge progress before we met but had got "stuck" in a few areas. Instead of responding to his every whim which was creating anxiety and controlling behaviours in him, we turned things around and now his owner is in charge of the house/visitors they are both very much happier.

Ms S R
Reigate, Surrey

25th September 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 Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called

Tina was very helpful and patient with my pup. It has only been a few days since her visit and have started seeing results.

Trainer note from Tina:
A lovely young GSD x BC getting into puppy mischief and trying to run the house already! I confident dog, he will need time and consistent training to get him to be a well mannered dog.

Mrs S L C
Five Oak Green, Kent

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