what dog owners say about David and Anthony Swindells
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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We were very pleased with our first session with Anthony. We found him very knowledgeable and he fully explained the reasoning behind all of the techniques he showed us. He carefully explained how to perform each technique before helping us to practice with our two dogs. We have found an immediate and favourable response in both our dogs, and we are looking forward to our next session with Anthony.S.B., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)13th August 2018
We were very happy with the training session we had with Anthony Swindells last week. It was much better than we expected, and we were completely amazed at the immediate change in behaviour in our two dogs. Anthony was very clear in giving us directions and explaining why we were doing the various exercises. There was a lot of information to take in and remember from the session, but Anthony wrote down great notes for us after the session and sent us the information sheets within a few days which were also very helpful. Overall, we were very pleased with the training and would definitely recommend Bark Busters.C.M., St Ives, Cambridgeshire (Testimonial)31st March 2018
After just one session with Anthony we have seen a huge improvement in our dogs behaviour. He was showing signs of aggressions and constant barking for attention. It has been a week since we have put Anthonys training techniques into pratice and we seem to have a different dog already! He is so much calmer, obediant and both barking and aggression has subsided significantly. We would highly reccomend Bark Busters to anyone and only wish we had contacted them sooner!G.D., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)27th November 2016
Anthony was brilliant with our dog, Scamp. He listened to our concerns, explained everything thoroughly and was very professional. He gave us demonstrations on how to carry out training techniques and showed us how to do them ourselves explaining everything along the way. We are very satisfied with the change we have seen in our dog already and look forward to our next session with Anthony.R.B., Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)25th November 2016
I had my first session with Anthony yesterday. It was one of the best decisions I have made. Anthony was very professional and obviously very passionate about what he does. Could not believe how Rory responded to the training methods Anthony used. After his very first day of any sort of training he is now a different dog and even at this early stage he has become much easier . I would most definitely recommend Barkbusters to anyone having canine problems !! Thankyou Anthony.J.B., Kinoulton, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)8th September 2016
8th April 2019David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
It was excellent and fun. Anthony addressed all my questions and concerns. Teddy has improved already.
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Testimonial)
23rd February 2019David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I enjoyed the training session with Anthony. Charlie is now getting a pleasure to walk , no more pulling on leash and no dancing around. He sits and waits for doors to open instead of just charging out. A big improvement on his behaviour all round. Just need to work on his barking at other dogs.
LANGLEY MILL, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)
3rd February 2019David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Great practical advise and shown how to deal with behavior in the home. Good clear instructions and Anthony was calm and gentle in his approach to Winston. Training instruction detailed in writing so able to look back and read. Worked with advise for 1st week and good progress made in a short time. Many thanks to Anthony Swindells.
Heighinton Lincoln, Lincolnshire (Testimonial)
1st February 2019David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Our first session was excellent. Anthony was very courteous, sat with us and listened to the issues, took notes and explained how he was going to approach our challenges. He was very clear with the instructions amd we were amazed with Scouts reactions and the progress made on our first meeting.
Lincoln, Lincolnshire (Testimonial)
30th January 2019David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
The training was fabulous! From the moment Anthony began speaking to us about the whole process we had confidence in both his abilities as a trainer and teacher. We learnt a lot about dogs in general, our own dogs and communication skills between us and them. Anthony's approach was very professional but incredibly kind. He put us at ease straight away but at the same time helped us to understand that our commitment is vital. He gave us the confidence to try out the necessary techniques, praising us and helping us tweak our practice with patience and not a hint of him being patronising! We saw some results immediately in our dogs and have continued to do so today! We were very very impressed by Anthony's knowledge,skills and clarity of communication to us. We feel that we (& our dogs ) are very lucky to have him. Thank you so much Bark Busters - we are on a very exciting journey together!
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)
21st January 2019David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Having a 1 year old black lab who`s previous owner had never given it any basic training I was struggling with him outside on the lead. Checking out various training sites I discovered Bark Busters and their style of training sounded perfect as I dont believe in using force or scare tactics like some trainers do. Anthony turned up for our initial session and the techniques he showed me had me stunned at their effectiveness and by the time he left I could already see a vast improvement in Obi`s reaction to paced walking on a lead rather than him dragging me everywhere. Anyone needing help with their dogs behaviour should look no further than Bark Busters as they are truely the experts. Thanks again Anthony.
Lincoln, Lincolnshire (Testimonial)
1st December 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was very patient and a very good trainer we have learnt a lot even so first session and will be continuing with all he has told us so far looking forward to next session Kind Regards John
Bingham Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)
30th November 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
We simply loved it. Being a deaf dog, Zeus has his own way of learning. We found difficult to communicate with him as he did not get "no"s. We received many pieces of advice that helped us to communicate with Zeus, to understand what behaviour to have with him, and to teach him what he can and cannot do. Anthony was patient, answered all our question and reassured us on all doubts as we are first time owners and we may get too apprehensive. Immediately, after Anthony left us, we could see the difference. Being consistent with our training allowed us to be able to manage Zeus easier and he's now becoming an angel! We will always be grateful with Barkbuster for the help they gave us!
NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)
24th November 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Found this first session very interesting on how to help Molly learn how to cope with certain things. She’s not a very confident dog but Anthony dealt with her fear of him brilliantly to get her on her way. We just need to train everyone that comes round to be the same and she will hopefully make a lot of progress in not seeing people as a threat. Anthony gave us lots of information on how to train Molly so we completely understand what we need to do. Baby steps with her but I have confidence in Anthony’s experience and training
Heanor, Derbyshire (Testimonial)
28th October 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
My first session with Anthony shocked me, I didn't know what to expect but the outcome during the sessions with both my dogs amazed me. He explained to me the reasons why my dogs act the way they do which helped me understand the benefits of the training. I didn't expect to see any results so soon because my dogs are very stubborn but even during the session both of them made improvements and I was speechless. Anthony kept a high level of professionalism even during note taking breaks which I haven't even seen in big organisations! Five stars is an insult, I would give ALOT higher. Deffinatly recommend him to anyone.
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)