what dog owners say about Kevin McDonnell
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Fantastic!!!! Straight away noticed a change in the dogs behaviour, I could not thank Kevin enough and he was so understanding and non judgmental, A big thank you to bark bustersE.W., Exeter, Devon (Testimonial)5th March 2020
That training was nothing short of miraculous! I am not easily impressed but this was amazing. Kevin was friendly, fun, unrushed and easy to learn from. I was initially hesitant about the cost but it was worth every penny, particularly as both my dogs were helped. I think I needed the most training and if I forget anything (because we covered a lot in the time) I am so pleased that I can ask Kevin for help at any time. It’s nice to know you are not left to get on with it after the training is over. The results were instant - I could not believe my eyes! I would recommend Kevin to anyone in need of help with their dog. Brilliant!! Thank you Kevin!!S.C., Bude, Cornwall (Testimonial)3rd February 2020
Absolutely outstanding experience-Kevin is extremely professional and the difference in Bella and Chloe’s behaviour was remarkable within minutes. The training techniques have transformed our lives. The fact that Kevin will always be available for extra support/advice is reassuring.C.L., Bishopsteignton, Devon (Testimonial)15th December 2019
A massive Thank You to Kevin for helping me to help my little doggy friend Moon. Kevin was so patient and knowledgeable, I found the training very easy to understand and pass it on to Moon who took to it immediately, the results have made such a difference to him and myself, he’s a happier dog and that’s all I wanted for him. I’ve been recommending Barkbusters to everyone and I would urge anyone who loves their dog to contact them, you’ll be glad you did. Thank you again to Kevin and Barkbusters!S.A., Torquay, Devon (Testimonial)1st December 2019
We had a real problem with our 7 month old puppy Benji. He jumped up. Barked in his crate. Wouldn’t be left alone. Would run off chasing things off the lead and was pulling so hard I had back ache when on the lead. I was really sceptical but by the end of two hours with Kevin in the comfort of our own home Benji was no longer jumping up, we knew what to do if he did. He was walking on the lead and we knew what to do to train him for recall. The difference it has made has been extraordinary. We can’t believe it! Worth every penny.C.J., Exmouth, Devon (Testimonial)9th November 2019
1st July 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
It was a very good session. We as a family were very very surprised at the excellent results. Kevin was brilliant and and very patient. Bentley is a different dog!
Exmouth, Devon (Testimonial)
20th June 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Exceptional. Kevin’s manner and delivery was amazing. We feel like we have a different dog, but more importantly the tools to deal with the behavioural issues. We all feel like a huge weight has been lifted!
Torquay, Devon (Testimonial)
18th June 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Before Kevin visited we felt like we were owned by 2 Dachshunds.... Now we feel like we own 2 Dachshunds! We have taken back control! We now have 2 polite sausages that sit and wait to be invited onto furniture and no longer sleep in our bed but happily in the kitchen. We also had issues with barking at everything walking past our garden and barking at everything on walks. The difference in them after a few days is incredible. Our youngest dachshund pulled extremely badly on the lead and although he is still doing this it is much less and Kevin has given me lots of exercises to do with him every day to help reduce the pulling even more. Before contacting Kevin I had read so many different approaches on the Internet but none seemed to work so I didn't stick with them. We will definitely keep up the approach Kevin taught us because the dogs have taken to it so well and so quickly. My husband was skeptical that the boys would ever change but he is eating his words!! A massive thank you to Kevin and Bruno (who was absolutely amazing with my two!) for giving us the confidence to go forward with training so we can enjoy walks with our boys instead of being stressed out!
Taunton, Somerset (Testimonial)
18th May 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Excellent. Was very impressed at the immediate effect on our dogs and to learn how we are supposed to behave in order to have well behaved dogs.
Haytor, Devon (Testimonial)
10th May 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin is an excellent trainer, very friendly and very knowledgeable which made for an entirely positive session. He was a consummate professional throughout and by the end of the session all three of us felt much more confident that we understood on a different yet very simple level how we could gain the best from Hugo in order we can all take the best out of each and every day both at home and away. I would wholeheartedly recommend both Kevin and BarkBusters training to anyone experiencing any issues with their 4-legged friends!!
Nr. Chittlehampton, Devon (Testimonial)
5th March 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Fantastic!!!! Straight away noticed a change in the dogs behaviour, I could not thank Kevin enough and he was so understanding and non judgmental, A big thank you to bark busters
Exeter, Devon (Testimonial)
3rd March 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
My daughter-in-law Alison and I were amazed at how quickly Ruby responded to the commands. Kevin clearly and patiently explained exactly what we had to do and we even got commendations from him for our good behaviour. We will certainly recommend Barkbusters to all our friends and especially our trainer Kevin. So pleased we chose Barkbusters to help in training Ruby and already see a marked change in her behaviour.
Newton Abbot, Devon (Testimonial)
29th February 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Within 5 minutes of training , we saw huge improvements in Nora's behaviour towards us.Nora was very responsive to all instructions. Not only did we train indoors we also worked in the garden and then on the beach . Kevin was very friendly and patient with us , as it was us that needed to be trained ! Kevin bought his dog , Bruno who was a very polite boy , who helped Nora understand what was appropriate behaviour . As I type this Nora is fast asleep in her bed which was unknown before the training , we cant believe how easy and simple it was . Thank you Kevin , we all enjoyed the session , I look forward to updating you later next week .
Paignton, Devon (Testimonial)
25th February 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Excellent. Very clear, very helpful. Did not patronise at all.
Exmouth, Devon (Testimonial)
6th February 2020Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Well what can I say!!!! I was not expecting the results that we had and certainly not from Milo. I was expecting it to be like the dog training on the tv and it is nothing like that. Within minutes Milo stopped trying to bite the vacuum or grabbing anything out my hand! Maya has also stopped barking! I seriously cannot believe how with just a few hours I really feel like my whole atmosphere has changed .. It’s a pleasure to walk with him, in fact I’m taking him out again whereas I’ve been avoiding it because he was pulling so much.. now he stays by my side! I know for people with troublesome dogs it can be hard to believe this is possible but I was nearly in tears with the results and the relief! I am so over the moon with Kevin and he was really friendly and great to meet his dog too!!! Thank you X a million!!!!!
Newton Abbot, Devon (Testimonial)