what dog owners say about Linda Dodsworth
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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We called Linda in to help us with our two Springers. We had received complaints of barking whilst we were out and wanted help to make sure our dogs were not getting distressed. As owners, we were very anxious at the thought of our dogs being anxious. Linda spent nearly 3 hours with us explaining the concepts of separation anxiety, leadership, consistency and even diet! We can not praise Linda enough as we have noticed instant changes in our dogs, we changed their diet after researching raw feeding and never see an unfinished meal! They seem much more relaxed and happy, as are we, and the barking is no longer an issue. Linda and the Bark Busters team are absolute miracle workers and our friends and family have also benefited from some of the techniques we were taught. We have since emailed Linda for advice and she contacted us in straight away. This was the greatest investment we could have made for our dogs and when people seemed surprised at the cost, our answer was, we would not think twice about spending the money on them if they were physically unwell, so why should it be any different for their mental health! Thank you for everything!D.G., Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (Testimonial)23rd April 2014
23rd November 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
It's true! Within minutes of arriving at our house, Linda had shown that a significant change in our dog's behaviour can be achieved in a straightforward way. We set boundaries, learned about good and bad commands, followed a short spell of indoor training with experience of the (cold and raining) outdoors - taking Ted (our main pupil) for a walk on the lead, practising recall and walking to heel, and so on. Linda gave us a short presentation with 'slides', and lots of sound advice, delivered with reassuring confidence and clear experience. A few days later, we can comment positively not only on Ted's behaviour, but also on our own! The sense of despair that had overcome us has receded and we are feeling much better about our beloved dog - who had become a real problem.
Ted was so eager to learn and now that his owners are communicating with him in his own 'language' things have become a lot clearer for him. Ted's owners are committed to his training and being consistent will give them the results they want.
Terrington, North Yorkshire (Testimonial)
21st November 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
I was most impressed in the way the lesson was presented by Linda,very clear instructions for corrections as shown in walking on lead,boundary lead through doorways and barking.
Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire (Testimonial)
11th November 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda was excellent, so friendly and professional. We could not believe the difference in Duke as soon as Linda began the training. We are so very impressed with Linda and are so glad we chose your company to help with Duke. Highly recommended.
Duke was a delight to train, he really wanted to learn and his owners are going to be excellent leaders. Well done Duke (and family).
York, North Yorkshire (Testimonial)
4th September 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda was very friendly and helpful in explaining the techniques of training both on and off lead. She left a full file wth us and had practice wth us on the street. Excellent service,thank you
York, North Yorkshire (Testimonial)
10th June 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
LINDA WAS APPROACHABLE AND A GOOD LISTENER WITH REGARDS OUR ANXIETIES AND WORRIES ABOUT OUR DOG.
Linda was patient and saw how quickly our dog could pick up new rules and boundaries. Linda left us with good advice which we are now working on at home.
ULCEBY, Lincolnshire (Testimonial)
31st May 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Brilliant. Linda took us back to the basics & pointed out a few things that made a lot of sense. Everyone was involved.
Elloughton, East Riding of Yorkshire (Testimonial)
15th May 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda was brilliant. The following day after her visit I took my dog for her walk and beside an initial pull or two, she was walking by my side with no pulling! She has always pulled my arms off and it was no pleasure. My permanent grin walking down the A1079 must have told everyone that this was one happy owner (and dog, of course).
Still working on the barking but need to get a couple of friends to help with coming to the door.
Hyperactivity is now almost 100% motivated by me and not her.
MArket Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire (Testimonial)
8th May 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Very simple but effective technique which Bob responded to immediately.Linda explained everything we needed to do in a friendly manner and had cured Bobs problem of thinking he was in charge in less than 3 hours. He is continuing to improve every day and friends and neighbours can all see a huge change in his behaviour. We would urge anyone having problems to seek help with Barkbusters as we are sure they won’t be disappointed in the results which are immediate.
Bob responded so well to the training and he is lucky enough to have such dedicated owners to carry out all their homework. Well done to Bob and his family.
Alne, North Yorkshire (Testimonial)
6th May 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Excellent easy to understand and follow. Rocket now less reactive to other dogs and has even shared a dog area at Le shuttle with a black labrador which before the training would not have been possible.
Rocket is the most gorgeous Greyhound I've had the pleasure to work with. Plus he's lucky enough to go away on his holidays abroad with his owners so they can all enjoy themselves. Well done for following the training.
Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire (Testimonial)
13th March 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda very pleasant and early...very helpful...very informative...lots of information and expertise on training Milo... immediate results...we couldn't believe it...Milo is a different dog...Linda very patient..calm and smiling..even though Milo was barking....very enjoyable session...
Milo was a sweetheart and his owners are very committed to him and for him to enjoy his life with them. Well done on what you are achieving, he just needed some guidance.
Scarborough, North Yorkshire (Testimonial)