what dog owners say about Tina Edwards
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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22nd April 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina really was an answer to my prayers!
Lenny, our new dog,had being with us for four weeks before Tina stepped in to help us out! the first two weeks after we brought Lenny home from the Dog's Trust Lenny was on his best behaviour, we thought we had the perfect dog! But in week three Lenny started to show his true colours..... Lenny had been "top Dog" in his last home, and he expected us to do his bidding in this his new home.
Thank God Tina came when she did, as we were wondering what it was we were doing wrong!
We now know and understand that Lenny needed a pack leader,( which,it appeared, he never had before coming to us) and Tina give me/us the tools in which this could be achieved.
Tina was very giving with her vast knowledge, and at the end of our first session together I felt that I had a better understanding of what Lenny needed from me/us and what it was I needed to do/be for Lenny to be the best behaved dog he really wanted to be.
I started to work with Lenny immediately after Tina left our house, and for the first time since we brought Lenny home, I truly felt that dog and owner were working,and understanding each other beautifully for the first time. hence, a happy dog, & a very happy leader/owner.
Lenny is a young chocolate Labrador x. and although very friendly had started to rule the house. He insisted on using the furniture as his bed, charging upstairs and barging, and if his new owners wouldn't play when he wanted, he would stand and bark and growl at them! He was also very strong at pulling on the lead and as his owner had some health issues this could be dangerous for her.
Lenny was a star pupil! Once he was shown by body language and voice that certain behaviours were not wanted and praised as soon as he showed focus and understanding, he just became happy to respond to all the fun games we were playing with him! Training must be fun for both owner and dog for it to work and be consistent.
Faversham, Kent (Testimonial)
10th April 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
The training has been extrememly successful. Tina's advice was clear, positive and made complete sense and Stella has responded really well. We are looking forward to the next session when we will do doing some long lead work, but I have already found that most of the problems we were experiencing with Stella in terms of her behaviour have already been resolved.
Stella is a lovely Standard Poodle, who being VERY intelligent understood very quickly that her position a pack leader was being taken over by her owner! Doing consistent work every day has achieved the results that the owner wanted. We just have a little more work to do to refine her recall, which can be intermittent!!
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Testimonial)
7th April 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
We cannot thank you enough for your helpful tips- they have truly prevailed as Poppy's behaviour is so much better.
Poppy has responded really well to Honeys food too which is a relief!
She doesn't jump up on to the sofa anymore, which was a huge concern for us.
She has barked a few times since seeing people she hasn't met but 1 or 2 BAHS stops her.
The separation anxiety is something you taught us about & we just need to keep persevering but due to the recent move, we think she is doing really well
Poppy is a young mini Dachshund so jumping on the sofa wasn't good for her back nor her ideas of superiority! She is a little timid so our training methods really suited her, making it fun, with calm and controlled voice and body language. She's a great little dog and will grow into a well behaved one too!
West Malling, Kent (Testimonial)
28th March 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tomorrow is the anniversay of your visit to us in Maidstone so I thought I would email to let you know how we have done. Between you, me and Buddy we have ended up with the dearest, sweetest, gentles dog who greets every human with massive enthusiasm and every dog with the offer of friendship. He has never ever growled despite a couple of nasty experiences with vicious dogs. The Honeys dog food people are a delight to do business with, I am most grateful for the advice you gave about his diet. You may remember his size had been rather a surprise and before your visit I was concerned that I wound not be able to manage him. Two months before his 2nd birthday, I have not achieved instant recall, so will not let him off near a road, but he walks beautifully to heel and does come when called, albeit with the occasional delay! His enthusiasm and zest for life are infectious. The vet described him as his "perfect patient. Buddy and I are extremely happy with each other and I am most grateful for your contribution.
Buddy was supposed to be a miniature labradoodle, but just kept on growing to be a standard poodle size! He was very lively but became very responsive once I had shown his owner, a very slight small lady, how to control with just body language, voice and consistent rules. Great to hear what a lovely dog he's grown into. I gave his owner the techniques and knowledge how to communicate with him and she has taken him to the level she is happy with. That's what it's all about!
Maidstone, Kent (Testimonial)
24th February 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina spent three hours with us and Erik assessing his behaviour and offering a structured method of management of the unwanted behaviours. She looked at what we fed him and advised on alternatives. We did trial runs of the management methods and in summary she showed us the potential that Erik possesses. The session was fun and helped us understand Eriks hyperactivity. We were left with good instructions and plans and a committment to be there for further advice and assistance as Erik progresses. It was clear from Tina's approach that she is a confident knowlegable trainer and has considerable expertise in assisting in the management of difficult and unwanted behaviours.
Erik is a rescue lurcher type, only around 12/18 months old. Very sweet in nature, but so hyperactive and rather too friendly! Pulling on the lead like mad and annoying his older female companion with his demands to play. I showed his owner how to communicate with Erik in a way that a dog instinctively understands using voice and body language. I showed Erik how to learn new ways to behave in the house and on lead and then once he understood, I passed over the controls to his owner. A lovely rewarding session as Erik was very clever and once he understood he no longer behaved like a young hooligan!
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Testimonial)
17th February 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
As soon as Tina began some practical sessions with us Herbie began to respond straight away. I was surprised to see how quickly he showed improvements in his behaviour from subtle changes in ours. He's transforming into so much more of a pleasure to have and I can't recommend Tina enough. She responds quickly to any queries I have and revisited when we were struggling. I am now confident Herbie's issues are well on the road to recovery whereas before we met Tina I was constantly worrying about his welfare. Thank you so much!
The cutest young Miniature Dachshund, a little shy and who was getting stressed when left, even for short periods. Consequently the owners were concerned for him and for the neighbours as he has a very high pitched bark!! I showed them that treating him like a human baby was part of the problem and that by giving him the security of good food and calm strong pack leadership would help him to feel secure. We worked on changing various scenarios, like getting ready to leave, and got him happy to be in his crate for short periods and although no 100% yet, we are well on the way to ensuring that he is a happy, confident relaxed dog.
Ramsgate, Kent (Testimonial)
7th February 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
I was very happy with what I have learned so far. I look forward to putting it into practice.
A lovely young Dogue to Bordeaux of 6 months. Pretty laid back, but like all pups, needing an education and how not to pull her owner over on the streets! Lots of general obedience work was started and controls around doors and visitors went really well. We then carried on outside with some leadwork and I coached her owner how to show and guide her into walking on a loose lead. I am looking forward to seeing the progress in a few weeks time.
Tonbridge, Kent (Testimonial)
4th February 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina has been very helpful and understanding with Hubble. The techniques used are very easy to follow and he seems to be responding well.
Hubble is a lovely young Weimaraner, who is a little anxious in some situations, having relied upon an older dog until recently. He has been toileting in the house and showing some fear aggression to visitors, but is now calming down and relying on his owners to show and guide him into more acceptable behaviour.
Burwash Common, East Sussex (Testimonial)
24th January 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
I only met with Tina the one time for the initial consultation and thoroughly enjoyed it. She was very helpful and natural with the dogs and easy to work with. I was intending to do the full year but on reflection I didn't think I was going to be able to put in the required time for 3 dogs so didn't pursue any further training sessions. The biggest change for us is the dogs are on a raw diet and seem to be enjoying the variation in food and textures. They also have lots of energy and are responding well to the refocusing sound when needed.
Three little dogs who having moved to a larger house had started toileting and one had some issues with recall and wanting to go off hunting! I showed their owner various fun training and made suggestions about their sleeping arrangements to help them feel safer in the large area at night and when they were left. Great dogs who responded really well.
Westerham, Kent (Testimonial)
24th January 2013Tina Edwards dealt with:
We thoroughly enjoyed our session, we found it informative, helpful, very interesting and we saw some immediate responses from our dogs. We realise we have a lot of work to do, but feel very hopeful that we can now achieve the result we want;solely due to the guidlines we have been given. Tina was very personable, we took to her immediately and felt very much that we were "in this together". We will definitely recommend her and Bark Busters to anyone with a dog behavioural problem.
I saw this couple with their two dogs shortly before Christmas. There were a variety of behaviours that they wanted help with. I got mobbed when I arrived, very excitable and jumping up, and very attention seeking, so I started by assessing the reasons for all the unwanted behaviours, explained how and what we would be doing and got down to some practical work. Both dogs responded very well and the owner understood that commitment and consistency in carrying out daily training was the only answer to the the boys to respond. I am looking forward to my next visit to see the results myself!
Dover, Kent (Testimonial)