what dog owners say about Kevin McDonnell
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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12th June 2013Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin was a lovely man,with a great sense of humour,and very easy to talk to,we felt relaxed straight away,with having him in our home.Then poor Kevin,met our dogs!! It was clear to see that he has a genuine feel for dogs,and alot of empathy for owners,as he began to take us through our paces,and it was more a case of myself and my husband being trained.The mistakes we have made,but not once were we made to feel lousy "parents"That terminology sums it up really!!Kevin was reassuring and patient,and was willing to work on anything with us and the dogs,which unfortunatly was most of the checklist on the website!We have a long way to go,but will stay focussed,and know that Kevin is on the end of a phone,should we need him.Thoroughly recomend Kevin as a light at the end of a tunnel,and already are seeing huge improvements,thank you.
Torquay, Devon (Testimonial)
10th June 2013Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin put us at ease, taking us through the theory and then the practical. Glad to say both us, and poppy found it easy. So far so good out on our own...
Holsworthy, Devon (Testimonial)
8th May 2013Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Clear, easy to understand and follow through with the simple exercises. Kevin was very patient with us and Rosie.
Torquay, Devon (Testimonial)
9th April 2013Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin was very informative and explained everything simply .Kevin then took us through all the exercises that he recommends we practice with our dogs .Our two dogs responded to the training immediately which we are amazed by and this was very encouraging and gave us the confidence to believe we can continue with the techniques .We enjoyed the session and love the fact that the techniques are so straight forward and the dogs seemed to enjoy the session too .We are sat here now in peace and quiet when usually we would be trying to settle the dogs and stop them barking ,we are extremely grateful to Kevin for his expertise and we are amazed in the change already .Thankyou .
Paignton, Devon (Testimonial)
6th June 2012
I couldn't have dreamed that the results of the one time training would have yeilded such excellent results. Our dog began listening and watching for the commands. I found how important it was to keep up the training on a daily basis when our dog began howling again when I left him for more than 30 minutes. But that is something that I am working on by gradually building up the time of separation. Kevin had such a positive attitude working with the dog and us too. It was interesting to learn how to become the alpha and leader in the relationship and see the results of a much nicer dog.
8th May 2012
Harley is a completely different dog since Kevin came to visit us and show us what needed to be corrected. Harley has gone from a 150 lb nightmare to absolute dream dog. Harley has become a pleasure to be around, I was very skeptical that we would be able to correct her negative behaviours but in one afternoon she has made a complete 180 and we are all very happy. My neighbors have also commented on what a difference they see in Harley.
Money well spent and would highly recommend your program and Kevin to anyone seeking guidance.
29th April 2012
After working with Kevin we noticed a big improvement with our Mooray. One of our issues was our dogs nipping and tugging our pant legs, well the next day the tugging on the pants has stopped but the nipping still happens also the grass eating and the fact he doesn't really acknowledge his name yet. There was another issue that our dog wanted to attack the bottom of the couch, well he doesn't do that anymore either. We know there is a long road ahead of us in training our pup the way he needs to be and Bark Busters put us on the right track. Thanks Kevin.
10th April 2012
We had a really great experience. Kevin was amazing, and really took the time to be very thorough with us, and answer all of our questions as we went along. I have already recommended him to many... the only reason I'm not as satisfied as I could be with my dog's improvement is that I have not invested all of the time needed. There have definitely been many improvements, but I still have a long way to go.
4th April 2012
I was very suprised how well this training works, Abby is a totally different dog now, she is much calmer, listens better and just a joy to bring around other people, I feel I have the tools to control her in any situtation, I would highly recommend Bark Busters to anyone.
25th March 2012
Ken and I were sceptical about the program at first, but after meeting Kevin and spending many hours with him, we have a much better understanding of our dogs, Heidi and Kayley. We saw a change in them both while Kevin was here, and over the past few weeks both have continued to improve. We still have a few issues to work on, but both are much better behaved since we learned how they think. Thanks so much Kevin for all your help!