what dog owners say about Tina Edwards
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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24th August 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
Meeting Tina on Sunday was a answer to our prayers. She had brought our first meeting forward due to our growing concerns of Archie's negative behaviour. Archie responded well to Tina which showed us what a lovely dog he will become through improved training. Tina showed us how to manage Archie's behaviour using her techniques of passive leadership. She has given us the confidence to work through a training programme with Archie. It is also good to know that she is only a phone call away should we need to contact her!
Now what can I say about that Archie? He greeted me manically, friendly but jumping up and was very demanding for attention. He thought he was in charge of the house and as a result was stealing, guarding items and food and sadly was biting when his owners tried to retrieve items. I did a little work myself with him to help him to understand what was required behaviour and he got loads of praise. I then passed over the techniques to his owners who although a little unsure, started to get the results themselves! By the end of the session he was willingly giving up all his old ways. A great start for the rest of his life is now in progress!
Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Testimonial)
19th August 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
We have been taking the dogs out for short training walks, door control & have changed their diet to raw food as advised. Cassie our older dog is very good at listening to commands, door work etc., but is very anxious & pulls on lead work. She has not been walked by my husband as she suffers from separation anxiety from him. This has gradually improved over time but she still requires extra time to get her to walk to heel. Poppy is much better at walking to heal now but she needs extra work & time to reinforce commands. Tina to let us have another date for follow up visit.
Great to hear that good progress is being made on the foundation exercises, so it is now time to follow up and move the work forward.
Sittingbourne, Kent (Testimonial)
18th August 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina was amazing on her first introduction to the two terrors. She had a clear understanding of our own and the dogs' needs.
Firstly the dietary advice was brilliant, and we have been following everything we were told. Even down to the treats and such. We have seen such an improvement now in health and wellbeing.
Basic skills such as Door control were pretty much solved in the first meeting,as was who owns the sofa!
Instant results are amazing and have stuck.
It takes a lot of time and dedication, but with Tina backing us up we hope to show off tWo perfect pups on her next visit!
Two teenage brother Shih Tzu's who were chewing furniture, barking too much getting over excited to meet other dogs and had a little Separation Anxiety to add to the list! They were very cute though and responded immediately to their owners new communications! They had learned to "speak dog"!! We had a lovely afternoon showing and guiding them into their new role as happy relaxed members of the family.
Maidstone, Kent (Testimonial)
1st August 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
As Tina so rightly said, dogs need training, but owners need more. We were at our wits end with our 5 month old golden cocker bitch. She was ticking all the boxes on the Barkbuster 'help me!' website.
At first, Tina talked to us. She listened. That was the start of our training and our hope. Then she met our Spawn of Satan, AKA Saffy. Within seconds, we saw this dog, that looked much like ours, become calm, well behaved and responding to commands. Our jaws dropped when we saw how quickly Saffy was learning. Tina gave us a foundation to work from. But more importantly, she gave us hope and a dog we could envision being the loving family pet we desperately wanted. Every day is a step forward, but Tina is just on the end of the phone if we fall off the wagon! So happy. Thank you Tina!
Saffy was safely in the utility room when I arrived and I expected to meet a Tasmanian Devil from all the things she had been getting up to! Stealing, guarding items, growling at her lovely owners when they tried to retrieve items, barking, jumping up at everybody she met. So after getting the history, explaining how we were going to work and why, we started by letting her out under control. We followed with lots of "games" that gave leadership to her owners and used her own communication methods, mainly body language and voice. She very quickly understood and was happy to give up her role as "monster", showing the real dog that was in there waiting to be encouraged out. I can't wait to see her again.
Rochester, Kent (Testimonial)
27th July 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina is a god send. Our little boy was 10 weeks old when she came and saw us. She has helped us with puppy management and that in turn has helped us make sure Sargent is going to turn into a lovely natured lad. We would highly recommend her to all of our friends. Thank you Tina x
A gorgeous young Staffy boy, fabulous nature and learning fast to respond to his owners. Training a pup is fun and very rewarding for everyone.
Plaxtol, Kent (Testimonial)
22nd July 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
The information and training advice given was very valuable and also reassuring. I am confident that if we stick to the "programme" Toby will turn out the way we intend him and he will live a healthy happy life.
Toby is just 15 weeks old and so adorable I threatened to kidnap him! His owners just needed some help on general puppy management and of course the usual play biting and chewing! I've left them with some homework and they will let me know if they get stuck on anything and I'll visit again when they are ready to move on.
Gillingham, Kent (Testimonial)
11th July 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
We met Tina for the first time on Friday. She was kind, caring and very professional. We found it easy to listen to her and the methods she taught us. We now feel like we understand our boy more and that we can communicate with him a lot better than before. He is walking much better on the lead, is waiting for us before going through doors, not trying to beat us to the top of the stairs and is much more confident during walks (to name a few things). We would definitely recommend Tina.
We will continue with our homework and will look forward to our next session for recalls. Thank you Tina.
A surprisingly calm Border Collie teenager, but had managed to take control of his owners in a subtle way so that he made decisions not them! He was a star pupil and so happy to have the pressure of controlling them taken off him. His owners had already done a lot of work, to help his need to try to control cars by herding them (a common trait I see in collies!) He'll be a great family dog and great at any activity when focused.
East Sussex (Testimonial)
8th July 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
Bark busters training is completely different to what we expected but we've been amazed just how well its working with Marley.
Marley is a young Cockerpoo who was rather hyperactive, jumping up, digging in the garden and was eating anything he could get hold of! I advised on changing his diet (like children, the wrong food can create bad behaviour!) and worked on getting him to focus more on his owners. We started to teach him how to walk on loose lead, I showed his owners how to "speak dog" which makes it so much easier for him to understand.
Gillingham, Kent (Testimonial)
23rd June 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina came highly recommended by a work colleague of a friend of mine and she didn't disappoint. She is obviously very experienced and we have seen a change in Maggie already, as quickly as that afternoon. Maggie seems a lot calmer and more relaxed when I am out walking her and I am more relaxed too, which obviously helps Maggie as I know she could feel the tension in the lead every time we came across a hazard. I feel more confident now that I have been shown how to deal with it. Maggie's problem is aggression towards people, vehicles and other dogs but my partner and I feel confident that we will crack it this time with Tina's help. It is early days and we realise that Maggie's aggression won't go away over night but with the training methods that Tina has shown us so far, we are sure that Maggie will eventually be the dog we know she can be. We are looking forward to Tina's next visit.
Maggie is a rescue from Eastern Europe and having first hand experience of these dogs, I have one (!) and have worked with a number now, they can be very anxious, suspicious and worried about new people or situations. We therefore worked on Maggie's worries by showing her that the humans she lived with were more than capable of dealing with and making decisions about the various areas of Maggie's reactiveness. She is a sweet girl and with the obvious commitment of her owners, she will feel much happier and relaxed.
Ash, Kent (Testimonial)
18th June 2016Tina Edwards dealt with:
Very informative, clear and friendly
Canterbury, Kent (Testimonial)