what dog owners say about Lynn Prentice
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Worth every penny and would recommend as a must to anyone who has just brought home a puppy or a new dog - is fantastic for both the dog and owner. I have previously owned dogs, who were good dogs, however, I think if I had used Barkbusters with them life would have been much easier and more enjoyable for both of us - also safer for your pet. So many simple training skills and commands together with sound advice on how to adapt the dog into his new home environment that make a fantastic impact. Training skills I thought would take months to achieve (if ever) are resolved in such a short space of time - some immediately on the first initial visit. I cannot believe how much progress we made in the one visit - amazing training I would strongly recommend if you want to get the best for you and your new companion. Also wish I had know about Barkbusters and Lynn when I had my previous dog as I know they would have made a huge difference to his barking problems and made everyone including my neighbours much happierL.B., Barnet, Herefordshire (Testimonial)15th December 2019
Lynn was amazing!! Really helped my partner and I tackle the typical puppy traits Bo had. She has stopped nipping at me and now respects me! Feels like a very different relationship. Not only was Lynn firm but she was also very caring with Bo. I have since spoken on the phone with Lynn after our session and she was extremely helpful. Couldn’t have been happier with Lynn’s visit! Thank you for helping us!!L.B., Uxbridge, Middlesex (Testimonial)1st December 2019
From the moment Lynn arrived we knew we were in hands of a professional. She took time to learn about the background of the situation and clearly demonstrated the actions we needed to take and worked through the steps with us until we understood. The main issue was fear based aggression to strangers coming into the house and persistent barking when the doorbell rang. The dogs responded pretty quickly. By the end of the session we had a calm dog in his bed with a ‘stranger’ in the house for the first time. It was nothing complicated just needed to be shown and now we have to be consistent as a family. Really liked Lynn’s no nonsense approach and can’t thank her enough for giving us hope that this can be resolved.S.T., Luton, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)14th July 2019
One week on and I’m still shocked how instant the changes were. After a 3 hour visit Barney was responding immediately and positively to the new rules. It really is changing our lives for the better and we have a much more calm and content dog!G.W., Harlow, Essex (Testimonial)19th May 2019
Lynn came across as very experienced and the dogs immediately responded to her so we were reassured straight away. With two dogs we were struggling but Lynn taught us simple but very effective methods to us, We have only been working with Bonnie and Dexter for a week but already our house is calmer and friends and family have noticed the difference. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone!E.L., Harlow, Essex (Testimonial)3rd August 2018
1st April 2020Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Lynne was fantastic, she came to our house with our 9 week old puppy and two clueless owners! Right from the start Lynne starting training us :-) We reorganised our house and started crate training for Kia, we learnt SO much in the 3 hours Lynne was with us and it was definitely value for money. We have just had a phone call update to tweak a few bits we had forgotten and already life is easier. We changed Kia's food as well and she is a happy puppy and learning to accept the boundaries we are giving her....
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)
16th March 2020Lynn Prentice dealt with:
We have tried many training techniques in the past with our 6 dogs. (Ranging between the ages of 9 and 2), however the youngest seemed to be unhappy outside of the home (very reactive to dogs, bikes etc) Lynn was able to restore a calm household, she was able to point out behaviors that WE as humans did which was being detrimental to the pack. As a result we have had to make changes (which has been tough) but the results we are seeing outweigh the 'hardship' of not making too much of a fuss of our dogs. We have being working to find a balance.
Bedford, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)
20th February 2020Lynn Prentice dealt with:
We have a two year old saluki lurcher, Winnie, who is a bit of a handful - fearful of people, barks a lot in the home, virtually no recall outside, not amazing on the lead, and occasionally toilets indoors. She is devoted to me and my husband but it makes having guests round difficult as she can be very scared and noisy towards them. Lynn spent over 3 hours with us both inside the home and out in our local park. She gave us very practical advice and answered all our questions. We have another dog, a 5 year old lurcher, who is no bother at all and she helped us structure Winnie's day and home environment so both of them would benefit. Winnie had improved even by the end of this first visit and we are confident that if we stick to the plan, things will get even better. Thank you Lynn!
Watford, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)
6th February 2020Lynn Prentice dealt with:
From the moment Lynn entered my dwelling her confidence and professionalism gain total trust not just with my dog Candy but me as well. I have decided to have a professional with me to evaluate my methods of training as I have Belgian Malinois, and I wanted to make sure that I am on a right track with her rather than to allow her to get on bed behavior. Lynn, was brilliant from the moment she has seen Candy and with few adjustments at home, she was eager to take us out and show me how to correct issues I have had with leash and lead. I am happy to announce that after only a day my walks with Candy are much better and there is no tension on the lead. Long way to go and far from ideal but we are on the right track. I recommend every single dog owner even if you do not have issues with your young dog to have Lynn or anybody from Bark Busters to evaluate your approach. I guarantee that this would be better for you and your dog in the long run. After all, even experienced dog owners when they have a new dog can make few mistakes therefore professional input can be second to none.
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)
5th February 2020Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Lynn has been a fantastic support for me. I have two (unrelated) puppies and need to get them trained and behaving well as soon as possible. At our first session Lynn explained about diet, behavior, leadership and we practiced a number of training methods, which I think continued. We spoke regularly on the phone after this so that I could provide updates, and on our most recent call I explained that one puppy was barking at everything and everyone when we were out. Lynn advised that she makes another house visit, which we arranged for a few days later. During this session we worked on some training and I even saw immediate results in the puppy's behaviour. It is great to know that Lynn is accessible and able to help me address anything before it becomes a real and long term issue.
St. Albans, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)
17th January 2020Lynn Prentice dealt with:
[Sorry - I don't know what the invoice number is] I had to put in an emergency SOS call to Barkbusters as my psycho Cocker Spaniel was ruling the house and we couldn't manage anymore. Nothing I was doing would have any impact on the dogs behavior. Everything was one big game and my wife and I were at our wits end. Lynn came round and no joke, within 20 minutes was able to demonstrate that we have a well behaved dog, we just need to be able to communicate with him, which we were not doing. We were showed how to talk "doggy language" and the results were remarkable. 4 days on now and we have a much calmer dog, much calmer family and a much calmer home. Don't get me wrong, there is a still a lot of work to be done and we are seeing improvements every day. Thank you Lynn and thank you Barkbusters as you have saved us from parting with our family pet (which was the next step if you had not come and saved us/him). Thanks
Lidlington, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)
11th January 2020Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Very impressed with the response my dogs gave Lyn. My training is still ongoing and I have achieved quite a lot but still a long way to go.
Luton, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)
17th December 2019Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Lynn was everything and more that I hoped she would be. She told us exactly as it was and spoke firmly in language that we both understood instructing us with exactly what we needed to hear, as painful as it was, it was super effective! Following our first session with Lynn we are shocked with the positive results immediately! The first night, and each night since, both dogs have slept in their bed without a peep from them and while we are still doing our homework with the barking at the door and at stimuluses, and with being left, they are already 75% improved, or should I say we are! I have already recommended Lynn to another 2 dachshund owners in our group who were astounded at the difference in my two after one session! I cannot thank you enough!
Ampthill, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)
15th December 2019Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Worth every penny and would recommend as a must to anyone who has just brought home a puppy or a new dog - is fantastic for both the dog and owner. I have previously owned dogs, who were good dogs, however, I think if I had used Barkbusters with them life would have been much easier and more enjoyable for both of us - also safer for your pet. So many simple training skills and commands together with sound advice on how to adapt the dog into his new home environment that make a fantastic impact. Training skills I thought would take months to achieve (if ever) are resolved in such a short space of time - some immediately on the first initial visit. I cannot believe how much progress we made in the one visit - amazing training I would strongly recommend if you want to get the best for you and your new companion. Also wish I had know about Barkbusters and Lynn when I had my previous dog as I know they would have made a huge difference to his barking problems and made everyone including my neighbours much happier
Barnet, Herefordshire (Testimonial)
11th December 2019Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Very helpful and reassuring just what we needed as new to owning a puppy . It was great Lynn soon had tuppence taking notice of her and correcting unwanted behaviour. Lynn explained how to do this and a lot more helpful advice .We took Tuppence on her first walk together,this was great as Lynn gave me lots of instrucion and advice things I hadn't thought about that would help Tuppence and myself on are walks. I know I may need more help with walking in the future but it was a great starting point .
Welwyn garden city, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)