what our clients say about Linda Dodsworth
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
You can filter these results to find reviews related to behavior problems of interest.
25th July 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
As we were struggling with a few issues surrounding our new rescue dog we decided to call Linda ..
Linda arrived and right away Desmond knew who was boss,Linda was Amazing,confident,friendly a great asset to Barkbusters and we will definitely be seeing Linda again now Desmond is well on his way ..........Thanks Linda you're a star
This rescue dog (and I'm sure the owners will not mind me calling him by his name) Desmond, is a star. He was a bit boisterous when I first arrived, which is only natural, but within a very short time he settled down and was responding to the training. I had my dog, Oliver, with me and we introduced him to Desmond and all went well. There is still some work to do but with his owners help I am sure Desmond will become a beautiful, well behaved Boxer.
15th July 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda put us at ease as soon as we met her, we had to put Denzil our Irish Wolfhound who is 8 months old outside as he was so excited, we had a good talk, and then it was time to let denzil in....We cannot believe how quickly he listened and followed Linda's lead....it was amazing, we are only just on day two of his training, and we feel that we own a different dog, he is so much calmer and responsive to us already, we cannot praise Linda enough, and this is only the beginning.....
Denzil is a beautiful Irish Wolfhound and at only 8 months old he is still a puppy, albeit a very large one! He was typically bouncy, jumping up all over the place. With some calmer training and some simple exercises for his owners to work on for a couple of weeks peace will reign in the household once again. I can't wait to see how he improves over time.
6th July 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
The training has been really effective. We have noticed a vast improvement in Archie's behaviour. He walks better on the lead, and is now more sociable with other dogs. He still jumps up to a certain extent, but again this is improving.
Strensall, North Yorkshire
2nd July 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
When Linda first came to my house Cassie was jumping all over her and I actually had to keep her on a leash while we spoke. Linda explained how to talk to Cassie in a language that she could understand and this had an effect almost immediately. By the end of the first session Cassie was just laid calmly on the floor (which was a first!). I could answer my front door while cassie stayed Sat quiet in the living room. I also saw a drastic improvement from cassie pulling on the lead, all in a short 2 hour session. Linda is very nice, easy to talk to and is obviously very good at what she does. In short I was amazed with the improvement in Cassie and would highly recommend this service to anyone!
25th June 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Training with Hugo and Daisy went really well on the 12th june and because of Linda's advice and also training me(which I needed just as much as them) we are doing really well, we will keep on with the good advice and training and what's good to know is Linda will come and help us when ever we need her no matter how many times so keep up the good work Bark Busters(Linda) xx
Hugo was a recent addition to the family after the initial training with Daisy, he has settled well into the family unit and with some training has become a lot easier to manage. Well done for all their hard work.
Malton, North Yorkshire
7th June 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Firstly, thank you soooo much for your help with Skyla, she has responded really well to everything you taught us to do. Secondly, the natural dog food is a great idea, we have certainly seen a difference in how calm both my dogs are! Once again, thank you so much for such a personable and knowledgeable visit.
23rd April 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
We have been pleased so far with the training we (and Bruno) received from Linda. The information was concise and easy to follow, and having handouts to refer to when Linda left us to practice is a good idea.
Bruno is responding well, and we think with plenty of practice and patience he will continue to be a happy, fun dog.
Bruno is the most adorable German Shepherd puppy and responds well to training. He will make a fine grown up boy and I am already looking forward to my next visit.
Market Rasen, Lincolnshire
10th April 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Marley is a St Bernard that had issues with stranger aggression and separation anxiety, where he pulls up part of the carpet. Marley has now met a couple of new people and with the training techniques he met them calmly. The carpet has also remained in situ for almost a week. I can't believe the difference, Marley is a much calmer dog in general. Linda was fantastic and Marley and I are looking forward to working with her again soon!
York, North Yorkshire
8th April 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
It's been almost a year since we contacted Linda at Barkbusters. We cannot thank Linda enough for all that she has done to help us with our Jack Russell, Betty. We first contacted Linda due to Betty's aggression towards other dogs and her general bad temperament. This has improved no end along with Betty's behaviour both in and out of the house. Linda is always there when we need her, either face to face , email or telephone. Betty was a rescue dog and had many behavioural issues, but with Linda's help she is turning into a lovely little well behaved dog.
Betty is an adorable little Jack Russell who is loved by her whole family very much. They have worked really hard with the training to get this result, she has come such a long way in a year. They have, in fact, upgraded her to the Gold service so they can continue with any further issues they may have.
Swanland, East Riding of Yorkshire
29th January 2013Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda was very helpful and explained everything very calmly. Milly responded well to her and her training methods, it definitely works for Milly. It is very useful that the training is ongoing and any problems can be addressed. I would definitely recommend Linda to any dog owner.
Milly is the most lovely little Jack Russell I've ever worked with, she responded to the training immediately. I have just revisited her today (29th January 2013) to help with walking exercises and she responded very well.
York, North Yorkshire