what our clients say about David and Anthony Swindells
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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15th February 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I called Barks Busters because their were a few things I wanted to correct with Narla the biggest one is pulling on the lead, I am 5 months pregnant and really wanted to be able to walk her on a lead nicely so i don't dread going for walks. I had high expectations for bark busters and I am pleased to say I wasn't disappointed, Anthony was friendly and professionl, all his information made sense and best of all worked. I couldn't believe how quick Narla took to the training and walks so much better, she still needs correcting every now and again but she understands what she should be doing and this is her 3rd walk so all going well. I have training exercises to do with her daily and I'm really looking forward to seeing the changes in her, making her a happier dog and a happier family.
1st February 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
My wife & I were having some issues with Scarlette, mainly when it came to her obedience. Walking her was a nightmare, she would always pull our arms off and her attention was everywhere other than on us and what was ahead. When asking her to do something, even the most basic commands, it could take 4-5 attempts until she listened. When we had our friends round the house, she would always jump up them, get really excitable and trying to calm her down wasn't easy. We made the decision to get in touch with Barkbusters just over a week ago, and already it's been the best decision we made.
Anthony came round to our house, very polite, friendly & professional. He sat down with us in a separate room to the dog at first, to let us tell him what problems we were having and what help we needed. From the moment we were about to let Scarlette in the room the training started immediately, and it was amazing how effective it was. His instructions were easy to understand, and even if we got it wrong, he didn't make us feel stupid, he just helped us do things the way they needed to be done.
By the end of the first 3 hour session, Scarlette was already showing us she could walk by our side and not pull on the lead, and she wouldn't move unless instructed otherwise. We were amazed!! She was calmer, we were calmer, and all of us seemed happier. We're looking forward to working on the training programme we've been given, and we're really excited that we can get Scarlette behaving exactly how we want her to.
Bark Busters - Highly Recommended!
Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
26th January 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
I am conscious I have a very naughty dog who likes to think he is in charge of the house and we do what he tells us to do. I was beginning to give up all hope of ever getting him to do what I wanted him to do so trawled the internet for help and found "Bark Busters" - best thing I have done.
Meeting Anthony and listening to his words of encouragement has given me some hope and light at the end of the tunnel and I thank him from the bottom of my heart. He understood I also have other issues at home and he was so patient and understanding.
Im at the end of week 1 and I wont lie it is hard going at the moment as Teddy is set in his ways but I will persevere and knowing Anthony is at the other end of the telephone helps enormously.
21st January 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
A very informative meeting giving loads of advice on various behaviour issues we have with our puppy. Anthony gave us plenty of tips to start with and already we can see a change in Bessie. Our meeting was not rushed so we could ask plenty of questions and be given a thorough explanation until we were completely happy.
12th January 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
After one session Buddy has already progressed. We can now walk her without barking when she leaves the front door. Hopefully with more sessions we will see further improvement in her behaviour.
2nd January 2016David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was very patient, calm and professional!! The training techniques used have had instant results!! Our dogs have responded immediately and are like new pets!! Great results and can't recommend highly enough!
19th December 2015David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Was make to feel at ease as i was very nervous before hand. Am amazed after 1 session how nicely my dog walks on a lead with the correction techniques shown to me.
29th November 2015David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
My dogs are adorable little Yorkies and nearly 4 years old. They are brothers from the same litter. I have had different problems with my dogs which they were passing to each other. I had tried everything and was at my whit's end of what to do next. I found Bark Busters on line and filled in the form. A lady phoned the next day and made an appointment for someone to come and help. She told me who it would be, the price and what they would do. Anthony phoned an hour before due. He was on time, very professional and easy to talk to and understand. After talking to Anthony about my dogs he then went through every single issue they had. It all made sense and I could see all my mistakes. Anthony stayed for 3 hours working with me and my dogs, teaching me how to train my dogs on a daily bases. I could see a difference after the first session. It's worth every penny and I'm very pleased and looking forward to working with Anthony again and showing him the progress that my dogs and I have made.
22nd October 2015David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was very helpful - he explained everything to us before we began working with the dog, and gave us some really useful pointers. We started to see the differences straight away and will certainly continue with his suggestions.
Barkston, Grantham, Lincolnshire
19th October 2015David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
The training session was conducted in a calm, confident, professional manner. Our questions were politely answered. We learned a lot about dog psychology. Anthony was absolutely excellent, with us and with our dog. We were very impressed and would recommend him to anyone needing a behaviourist for a dog.
Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire