what our clients say about Tina Edwards
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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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
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.