Success stories

From aggression to lead pulling, from puppies to rescue dogs, from Chihuahuas to Rottweilers and all crosses in-between, I have experienced all sorts of problem behaviours. Read more about my methods in these testimonials from some of my dog training clients.

Ludo the Black Labrador

Ludo the Black Labrador
Sally has helped me understand how my dog thinks and has shown me how to behave so that I can enjoy my dog.

Buster the Collie/Whippet Cross

Buster the Collie/Whippet Cross
Sally has been a godsend and helped us right from the minute she arrived. She gave us clear commands to communicate with our dog and turn the situation around immediately.

Fran the American Bulldog and Maximus the Bichon Frisé

Maximus the Bichon Frisé
I got to the point where I could not bare to be inside or outside of the house with my dogs. I was extremely lucky to find Sally.

Nymeria the German Shepherd and Juno the Golden Retriever

Nymeria the German Shepherd and Juno the Golden Retriever

We have two 1 years olds - a German Shepherd and a Golden Retriever. Talk about a handful. Things have not been right from the beginning, and although seeking advice from several other dog trainers and clubs, things did not get better.

Max the German Shepherd

Max the German Shepherd and family
Through Sally's explanation of dog psychology we have a better understanding of how he is thinking and why he acts the way he does.

Ted the Poodle

Ted the Poodle with Katie
We went for a short afternoon walk and he remained by my side, did not pull, or lunge at other distractions. I feel that it is possible for Ted to become a good citizen, and with the gentle reinforcement of his new commands, every day will show our improving relationship.

Libby the Munsterlander

Libby the Munsterlander
UPDATE: I feel that Sally's visit has given me back the confidence to go forward again and with Sally's help have a much happier and relaxed dog so a much better life for both of us.

Lexi the Labrador

Lexi the Labrador with Boy, Sally's dog

Would just like to say a massive thank you for your help on our first sestion with you. We found you very helpfull and Lexi is getting there. We are pleased we contacted you when we seen things was getting tough and not when it was two late.

Bella the Cocker Spaniel

Jacky with Bella the Cocker Spaniel and Boy, Sally's German Shepherd
After rescuing a six month old working cocker spaniel I knew I would need help to raise a happy, healthy, relaxed, social & obediant dog. I searched online and found Sally Barnes, A Dog Whisperer, here in Bristol... I couldn't believe my luck!

Bruce the Rottweiler

Bruce the Rottweiler

I'm so pleased I found Sally. Having had no success with other dog behaviourists/trainers, I was reluctant to pay for another. Having a 55kg rescue rottie with anxiety related aggression, I decided to try one last time, and so pleased I did.

Alfie the Collie

Alfie the Collie
I am so glad that I called Sally, I was amazed how Sally took control from the moment she walked through the front door, within 5 minutes Alfie became submissive, like a different dog. Sally has taught me be to be calm, firm and in control, the pack leader.

Harvey the Labrador and George the Springer Spaniel

Harvey the Springer Spaniel and George the Labrador
Today Sally has been helping me to sort out the issues over feeding time with both my dogs. Each individual thing cements the idea of pack leader in the dogs brain. I cannot speak highly enough about how much Sally understands how dogs tick!

Lola the short haired German Pointer

Lola the short haired German Pointer
In the summer off we went to France for three months with Lola and our two cats. So far, so good, until Lola decided when we got there, no way was she sleeping in the kitchen! Sally definitely saved our bacon. She really knows what she is doing.

Henry the Cocker Spaniel

Henry the Cocker Spaniel
UPDATE: After eight weeks of Sally's guidance Henry is a different dog - calmer, happier and a joy to have around. Well behaved in the house and when out walking, it's a real pleasure to have his company.

Dolly the English Bull Terrier

Mike and Dolly the English Bull Terrier
It was amazing how on your very first visit, managed to establish a meeting of minds with Dolly, my eight-month old English Bull Terrier.

Willow the Chocolate Labrador

Using Sally's easy to follow, but very distinct, guidelines I became 'pack leader' and the results were instantaneous! Willow is calm, submissive, respectful and obedient - all this using about three words spoken quietly, kindly and firmly!

Louis the Cockapoo

Louis the Cockapoo

We bought Louis our 10 week Cockapoo home in October and my intention was to ensure he would be a well behaved, trained dog, however that was easier said than done!

Oakley, Marley, Wesley and Pets as Therapy

Sally with Marley and Boy
Pets As Therapy oversees volunteers who visit homes, hospices and hospitals with animals for those who wouldn’t otherwise get the opportunity to stroke something fluffy and waggy. It is a lovely thing to do, and the patients in our Rehabilitation Hospital - some of whom are not very responsive to people - get a lot out of it.

Maddy the pretty cross

Jill, Darrell and Maddy
Sally visited us at home this afternoon, she spent 4 hours here and already we have a changed dog.


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