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17th July 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called

I'm not going to lie, I was not expecting too much, or any change in George too quickly.... How wrong was I. Lynn was absolutely amazing, and brought humour and fun to the lesson. I was amazed that George has changed for the better on the very first lesson. We had second lesson next day and I have learnt to change as well as George. Lynn has been a great support and has called me twice already. I would HIGHLY recommend Lynn and Bark Busters to anyone. I can't wait to have a much better relationship withy boy ???? ????


S.C.
Watford, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)

26th June 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Toileting

Lynn provided us with some principles of training and some specific training for our dogs after a thorough conversation about their and our habits. Since implementing Lynn's ideas they havent had a fight since the training begun 5 days ago, which is a huge improvement as they have fought consistently on a daily basis for a while now. Very impressed with Lynn's understanding of dogs mentalities and behavior and am very much looking forward to the upcoming class to show our progress and see how far we can take our dog training to ensure a happy lifestyle for all.


J.H.
Maulden, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)

11th May 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Puppy Management Toileting Other

We've only had the one session with Lynn so far but she gave us loads of tips and good ideas, most of which have worked and helped us during the past week. Things such as food and diet, toileting, neediness, using the 'bah' technique, use of the crate etc. We look forward to the next session on Wednesday evening


G.S.
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)

1st April 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Toileting

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....


P.H.
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)

16th March 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Barking at people, dogs and animals or barking for attention or at noises Other

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.


E.L.
Bedford, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)

20th February 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs and animals or barking for attention or at noises Hyperactivity Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Toileting

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!


L.M.
Watford, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)

6th February 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety

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.


T.M.
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)

5th February 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Puppy Management
Photo of R.P.'s dog

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.


R.P.
St. Albans, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)

17th January 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management

[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


R.M.
Lidlington, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)

11th January 2020

Lynn Prentice dealt with: Barking at people, dogs and animals or barking for attention or at noises Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Toileting
Photo of B.C.'s dog

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.


B.C.
Luton, Bedfordshire (Testimonial)

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