what dog owners say about Gina Hinsley
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Very pleased with the first session, it’s only been a week and we have had some improvement. We are pleased how it is going fingers crossed it carries on.L.W., Crickhowell, Powys (Testimonial)22nd February 2018
Gina was clearly very experienced and explained the Bark Busters method of training, the theory behind it and happily answered all my questions. She was very encouraging throughout and gave advice for every scenario that I threw at her! Gina explained the psychology behind communicating with a dog, the importance of establishing leadership and giving them boundaries in which they can relax and 'just be a dog'. Lola responded so well to the techniques and showed improvement within minutes without the need for treats or aids.L.W., Bath, Avon (Testimonial)29th May 2017
Gina is a lovely lady and does a very professional and informative introduction we learnt so much from her in our first session. We have a 17 week old crossbreed puppy that had been removed from the litter too early and subsequently has many behavioural issues and is extremely hyperactive. Some of these problems were, excessive biting, jumping up, pulling on her lead, aggression, biting our clothes, biting the lead and your legs. After learning the techniques that Gina has shown us and her within 24 hours i could see such an improvement, that Luna is actually pleasant to be around. The advice that Gina gave us about the importance of a raw diet has been invaluable for a hyper active puppy as we were giving her store bought dry food, which was the equivalent of feeding a child junk food for every meal. I am 100% convinced that this has calmed her down even in the 24 hours she has been on it. We are continuing with the training advised daily and are really looking forward to our next visit with Gina to learn more. If you have any issues with your dog i would fully recommend that you contact her for advise and training.S.T., Kingswood, Bristol (Testimonial)7th November 2016
Gina came in and made the day enjoyable and Mylo only had to be told a few times and picked up the one new way of control. I found it harder slipping into old habits, but Gina was here to guide me back. The following day when on a field walk, a dog out of control, ran at Mylo and I was able to control the situation by voice control. I was so proud of my Dog.L.R., Trowbridge, Wiltshire (Testimonial)16th July 2016
Gina was a massive help from the moment she stepped in the door, she was very helpful and has already helped us combat one of Megan's barking traits after just one session, we have been given some training techniques to do with Megan until our next session and they seem to be going well. Unfortunately Megan has extreme anxiety but i feel confident that Gina will be able to help us fix this. I would highly recommend Gina !!L.C., Chippenham, Wiltshire (Testimonial)23rd February 2016
9th July 2019Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina was brilliant with my dog and since she left his behaviour has improved massively although I didn't think his behaviour in the house was an issue and only got bark busters in for outside training. He has already improved on the lead by implementing the same techniques Gina taught me while out on the lead and I can't wait to get her back in to actually have a session focusing on being outside.
Cinderford, Gloucestershire (Testimonial)
17th May 2019Gina Hinsley dealt with:
My mini dachs only barks when I am at home or in the garde. Very territorial and protective of me. I was concerned that the increasing number of dogs passing the house would make her barking a real nuisance to neighbours, as well as me. Gina was clear and calm and always explained why certain actions have to be taken, so it all made perfect sense. 2 weeks in with the things I have to do, and already a marked improvement. A friend staying with me who last came in February commented on how much calmer the dog was. Gina also gave very good advice on checking the food, which can affect the dog’s behaviour. Very impressed,. I blinked a bit at the cost of one visit but it has been money well spent. Would heartily recommend Gina.
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Testimonial)
17th May 2019Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Really enjoyed 1st session. Training excellent and supportive. We saw a difference on the day so there are no doubts this works. Loved the methods and putting the dog first thinking about them not us which is how it should be. Dogs seemed more relaxed and enjoyed direction. Understood about them and what they need Calm, relaxed Gina was amazing and very patient. Gave us confidence. We have changed dogs within 24hrs !! Reduced barking, anxiety and sibling issues.
Stroud, Gloucestershire (Testimonial)
2nd May 2019Gina Hinsley dealt with:
I found Gina really helpful, wish I had come to you earlier. Training part very informative, and really surprised how they cooperated with Gina, and I’m determined to keep the training going, we are slowly moving forward.
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire (Testimonial)
15th March 2019Gina Hinsley dealt with:
I’m so pleased with the results after just one session. The methods used gave quick effective results. We have a clear plan to continue forward. Both me and Honey are happier already working throgh a couple of things at a time and knowing how to progress further. I would 100% recommend this service.
Gloucester, Gloucestershire (Testimonial)
19th February 2019Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Very easy to understand with everything explained fully. Cannot comment on results yet as too early but making progress.
4th December 2018Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina was very professional, clear with her instructions and very reassuring and patient. I wanted someone who could train me to communicate properly with my dog who is hyper active. It’s only week one but already I am seeing some improvement. We have a way to go yet but Gina has given me the confidence to build on my leadership skills. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (Testimonial)
26th November 2018Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina was extremely helpful. Her calm presence and air of control had an immediate impact on Hattie and demonstrated to me the difference we would see if I re-established the leadership I had allowed to slip. She also brought some really helpful and informative handouts, which together with her report have consolidated the learning. Hattie and my relationship has already changed quite significantly. She now looks at me before going through any door, and already doesn’t need telling to wait. Her attention demands have all but vanished, but she is delighted when I instigate play. She also plays solo much more happily. I look forward to lesson 2 and getting to grips with walking nicely on the lead!
Bristol, Avon (Testimonial)
15th November 2018Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina was firstly extremely lovely. the former "behaviouralist" I used was extremely judgemental and rude and it was lovely to not feed judged because I followed the bad advice of that former trainer and also that I am not being judged for having a fearful dog. Gina is also an excellent teacher, she doesn't expect you to be a pro or not make mistakes. I felt all the info provided was excellent and really helped and Ive already noticed a difference in Bilbo, as have my family. She clearly cares and it shows. I couldn't give higher praise.
NEWPORT, Newport (Testimonial)
6th November 2018Gina Hinsley dealt with:
Gina was so helpful I cannot recommend her highly enough. I am putting in to practice eveything she told me and I am starting to get good results.
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (Testimonial)