what our clients say about Tina Edwards
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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16th April 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
My 3 dogs responded so well to Tina's training techniques to address the problems we as owners had. Her calm attitude, pleasant but assertive approach made the training both a pleasure, but also so rewarding. The best thing I could have done for all of us was to contact Bark Busters.
I worked with 2 of the dogs, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier, each with different issues. I showed their owner how to change the way they perceived her, so that they became confident in the decisions that she made instead of making their own. Within a short time, the Yorkie had given up barking (it had been constant!) and took himself off to sleep and no amount of ringing doorbells, knocking or tapping the window would rouse him from his slumber!
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
11th April 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
We found that Tina listened and explained everything very well and we could understand the theory behind all she said. It's amazing how Molly has changed in just 3 weeks, not perfect yet, but on the way. She is so much better on the lead. We had spent a long time day after day trying to get to walk properly. We had tried all collars, head collars and a harness. The change is amazing. We definitely think the change of diet has helped, the change over wasn't a problem at all and she seems a lot calmer. We still have a few issues to sort out, but hopefully Tina will help us when she comes next week.
A young dog who reacted with hyperactive behaviour to the food she was eating which made it difficult for her owners to train her. The first session had Molly going to her bed when the doorbell rang and waiting to be invited to greet the visitor, which she did without jumping up. I showed her owners how to teach her to be attentive on lead and keep close on a relaxed lead. The second visit we worked on other issues such as recall and all is going well.
28th March 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina has been exceptional. She arrived promptly, listened to our problems, made contact with our dog and then gave us much sound advice. She then had a "hands-on" session. Our dog has improved greatly and this is the result of Tina's experience. We are so grateful for her advice and the way in which she gave it. We have already recommeded her to a friend. I cannot praise bark Busters too highly - it works!!
This is a cheeky terrier rehomed from Happy Breed rescue who asked for my help when he started to play up in his new home. Not a dominant dog, but without house rules, he was toileting indoors,was getting a bit nippy and wouldn't come when called.
I showed his new owners how to relate to him so that he understood what was wanted and having seen them a couple more times now, he is well on the way to being a happy not naughty terrier!
17th March 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
The improvement in our rescue Staffy Dotty has been brilliant even in our first week of training. Walking her before was a nightmare especially when passing other dogs. We have got a long way to go but thanks to Tina we are taking control and Dotty is a much happier dog too!
Too many Staffies are in rescue, but Dotty thankfully has found her forever home. Her behaviour around other dogs was so difficult that Mrs P was too scared to walk her as she would lunge, bark and pull her off her feet. We worked inside to begin with changing Dotty's perception of her owners into calm, strong pack leaders, so when it came time to work on lead, Dotty's behaviour on seeing dogs (and a cat!) was easy to control and praise. It was obvious that she had never been socialised and was anxious not knowing how to behave. Now her owners are showing and guiding her into the new behaviour, she feels safe.
16th March 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina spent 4 hours with us and took time explaining why our dogs were behaving badly. Eash exercise that she showed us started working almost immediately. By the time she left the dogs were exhausted and so were we! It has been 2 days since our initial training and both dogs have responded very well. We now have a quiet calm house where we are the pack leaders and not the dogs!
Two dogs, one a Sheltie the other a Bassett hound. The Bassett was showing food and bed aggression, eating poo and being aggressive to small dogs. He sadly has beein in pain all his life due to arthritis, and some of his aggression was due to a fear of being hurt. We worked on teaching them both to leave dropped food, reviewed the position of his bed so that he could rest in a more quiet place and not be disturbed and started leadwork exercises to teach them to walk calmly. More work to be done, but well on the way to having two happy dogs and a happy family.
9th March 2011Tina Edwards dealt with:
First session clearly made an impact. I look forward to further sessions to establish the training into our everyday activities.
A young chocolate Labrador who was extremely boisterous in an over friendly way. I showed his owner how to get his focus and to work on keeping his interest, with daily training and lots of praise this dog will become a lovely family pet.
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