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
2nd April 2019Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
I found Linda very pleasant and easy to talk to. It is important to be completely honest regarding Cracker's habits to effect the best results from her experience and knowledge. Within minutes of her arrival our dog had learned a few more manners which have made it easier when visitors arrive. Our main issue was outdoors in the park and this was more difficult to tackle because as expected, Cracker did not display any signs of interest in bikes and runners! However, perseverance in working her with the long lead has already yielded very good results within 5 days of Linda's visit and I have had the confidence to work Cracker off lead in relation to her attentiveness ( when no cyclists or runners are about), this too has gone well over the last 2 days. Her general obedience is improving but it is still a work in progress and the important thing to remember, is that your dog is not going to be sorted overnight and without some commitment on the owner's part. Initially, I felt the fee was expensive, BUT when you consider the worst case scenario for you and your dog, having tried other methods and failed, it is fair to say the fee was worth it, and I know if I have any questions I am in a position to email or text and ask for advice or arrange an additional visit should it be considered necessary .
I really enjoyed working alongside Cracker's owner to help her achieve the results she was looking for. Consistency, patience and training on a daily basis will give Cracker's owner the result she is looking for. Well done Cracker.
Scunthorpe, Humberside (Testimonial)
26th March 2019Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda really great and full of knowledge. Toby caught on quickly and has improved a lot in the last few days. Have emailed her today with couple of questions and she answered straight back. Still got lots to learn but it’s a really good start.
Toby is a beautiful rescue dog that has already learned so many manners before I arrived. He really only needed a bit of tidying up to make walks a little easier for his new owner. Well done Toby.
Thorne Doncaster, South Yorkshire (Testimonial)
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)