what our clients 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 Yorkshire23rd April 2014
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.
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
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
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
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
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
25th January 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Absolutely amazed at the results achieved by Linda in just one visit and worth every penny. Do not hesitate to contact Barkbusters if you have behavioural problems with your dog. I spent months and hundreds of pounds trying to get Archie to walk to heel, he constantly pulled and jumped at people passing by. We literally had Archie walking to heel overnight and his overall behaviour is so much better. Linda is a lovely lady and has a real connection with dogs, she put us at ease and her instructions are clear and so simple.
Archie is a beautiful Boxer and so eager to learn. We still have some training to do and I am so looking forward to our already planned revisit in a couple of weeks.
Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire
21st January 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Training is progressing quite well. I am more optimistic than I was.
Bishopthorpe, North Yorkshire
4th January 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda came to help with puppy management, summer is only 10weeks old but has started biting as all puppy’s do but I was having problems stopping her. Linda explained the correction procedure and after Summer finally woke up I had chance to try it out. So far it has been very successful and I am very pleased with the outcome. Thanks Linda and looking forward to socialising summer with Oliver.
Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire
20th December 2017Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda was excellent. She has great diagnostic skills and immediately realised what Sidney's needs were. She explained what she was doing and why she was doing it. Leaving me a sheet of what I needed to do was really helpful. Sidney responded very well and was a different dog after two hours. I felt as if I had a weight lifted off my shoulders. I was extremely impressed with her.She has already got another customer through my recommendation.
What a lovely dog Sidney is and a rescue too. So lovely to see him in his new home and being cared for so well. He just needs a little 'fine tuning' and with the Bark Busters years support he and his owner will receive this. We have already made our revisit appointment which I am so looking forward to. Well done Sidney (and his Mum too of course).
North Thoresby, Lincolnshire