"Barneys World and Eric was recommended to me by a friend. And what a find, within 4 weeks my wee energetic 7 month old cavalier Ollie was sitting, standing, lying down, giving a paw, waiting, leave it, and recall on demand as well as learning to walk on lead without pulling. Amazed how quickly Ollie was learning, and all thanks to Eric and his great knowledge. He has a great rapport with my pup and I will most definitely be going back for more training and have no hesitation in recommending him. Thank you Eric"
"We wouldn't have anyone else to look after our cheeky wee baby Luna, didnt realise how much she loves going on her walks with Eric & her friends. Eric usually picks her around 1.30 at approximately 10 past 1 she constantly jumps up & down to look for him through our front window and chatters non stop as we are usually at work we dont see her reaction it's really funny to watch so glad we picked Barneys World & of course Eric."
Ian & Ann Marie
"Eric was recommended to us to help us train our puppy Callie. During his Tuesday night visits he has taught Callie to give a paw, high five, wave and even close the door. Eric treated her like his own dog and she loved his visits not sure how she will cope on Tuesday nights without seeing him!! Would highly recommend anyone who is needing help with puppy training to contact Eric"
Brian & Lesley
"Eric and Barney's World were recommended to us through a friend and we have since recommended the excellent puppy training and dog walking service to our friends. Olly loves Eric, who treats him like his own dog. We were very nervous about leaving Olly at home during the day but we are reassured he is well looked after with puppy visits, play and walks. We were amazed at how easily he could be trained at such a young age. Olly is now six months and is trained to follow practical instructions like sit and stay but can also perform some incredibly cute tricks like waving, giving a paw and high-five. Barney's World Facebook page is updated regularly with cute pictures of your dog having fun which is reassuring. Eric is full of tips to help train and settle a new puppy into your home and is a really nice guy too! We are grateful to Barney's World for helping us with Olly."
Susan & Gerry
"We were worried about how to make sure Simba and Nala, our two cats, were looked after when we went on holiday. They would hate a cattery (they are house cats and don't cope well with change!) and asking friends/family to call in twice a day would be a huge ask. Barney's World was the perfect solution! Simba and Nala were visited twice a day every day we were away, fed and watered and played with. Eric even changed their litter and put our bins out on bin day! It was great to know that they were in good hands while we were away. Eric posted photos of each of them on facebook... it just puts your mind at ease! Next time we go away we will have no hesitation in asking Barney's World to look after them again."
Kris and Lynne
"I was looking for a dog walker that would be able to deal with my energetic dog Luna and felt Barney's world was perfect. He made me feel at ease giving my dog over while I was at work and sent over pictures and updates of how she's getting on. In first meeting he gave me several tips in dealing with my dogs bad habits and within days they were solved!
I would highly recommend using Barney's World if you are looking for no stress or worry while at work and giving your dog a great time in playing with other dogs then get involved ! :)"
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"Dora and I have just finished 8 weeks of one to one training with Eric. I can honestly say it’s the best thing I did and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Eric to anybody. I only wish I had met him sooner. He has given me the skills and confidence to build on with Dora’s training and I sincerely hope that whilst our training is finished for now, it won’t be the last we see of Eric. Excellent, professional service, thanks again. Laura and Dora Doodle (woof)" Laura Sargent
"Eric at Barney's World is fantastic. Lachie gets a brilliant walk with the rest of "Barney's Boys!" He comes back exhausted and sleeps for hours. Eric is really helpful and flexible when we need extra walks. He's also super for giving training tips. Lachie can now do "leave it" brilliantly.
Barney's World is great value too. If you're looking for a fantastic dog walking service with a super guy and super dogs then look no further than Barney's World."
"I found Barney's World on google when looking for possible dog walkers, the reviews were amazing and I got in touch with Eric and when I heard he could help with training Terry I thought let's give that a go! I'm so glad we did I was clueless how to even get Terry to sit, now he is much calmer, more obedient and can do all the much needed commands and cute tricks too! If I ever do need a walker or sitter I wouldn't hesitate to ask Eric as Terry absolutely loves him. I'm even thinking about booking another block for more advanced training, it's been great! Thanks Barney's World & Eric"
"Harley was our first family puppy. I had no idea what I was doing or getting myself into neither did my house. With Eric's help Harley has been such a lovely addition to our family. Before he was even 6 months old he was toilet trained, recall almost perfect and adorable tricks to show off to our friends or anyone we meet. I Would recommend Eric to anyone. Thank you from myself and Harley."
"Thank you so much to Eric for all his help with our Poppy Puppy. Ensuring every training session was tailored to Poppy's individual needs, Eric trained us to help her. Every exercise focused on building our bond with our dog. Would thoroughly recommend Barney's World to anyone with any age of pup! xx" Elaine Allan
"Having had a bad experience with my cats coming back from the cattery with fleas and a bit traumatised, I was looking for someone that I could trust and that would look after my cats in their own home. After emailing Eric at Barneys World, I immediately felt that this was someone who would be a good fit for us. I was right. When I came back from holiday I had 2 happy contented cats. The pictures that he shared on Facebook (no information given) gave me peace of mind. I will definitely use this service again and will recommend to anyone who listens. "
The Donnelly Family
"Jake was Eric's first "professional" model but to be honest I think that's a bit of a misnomer as all his photos are exceptional and I am so taken with all the action shots of the dogs playing. I asked for a more "sedate" shot and here comes the confession....I can't stop looking at the photos he's taken of Jake, he seems to have captured his soul and I am mesmerised by the way he is looking straight at 'me'. So glad I came across Eric, I couldn't be happier." Rochelle
"What a great find Eric at Barney's world is for us. Our rabbit Poppy would not cope well with boarding while we are on holiday as she has a lot of space and freedom at home. The ideal thing for her is to be able to stay put. With Eric's care and attention to detail, Poppy was able to do just that. We could really relax on holiday knowing that Poppy was in the care of a trustworthy, caring professional. It was also good not to have the worry about putting neighbours or friends out. A great service. Poppy appreciated the grapes and is probably looking forward to our next holiday!"
The McCall family
"I contacted Eric as Bari my cocker spaniel needed a little bit of training due to being unwell couldn't complete his puppy classes . Eric has been fantastic very quickly Bari responded to Eric's methods as did Billy and myself . Bari has come on brilliantly. I cannot praise Eric enough he is brilliant at what he does ,I tell all my friends who have dogs about him . Thank you Eric . " Heather & Billy
"Our dog Molly just loves it when Eric & Barney come to take her out. She has great fun which is evident by the many pictures Eric shares. Eric also trained Molly (& us) when she was a puppy meaning we now have a lovely dog who is well behaved (when she's not bouncing up and down waiting for you to throw the ball). I can't recommend Barneys world high enough. Top bloke Top service."
Andy & Jen
"We have a French Bulldog also funnily enough called Barney...and he loves his time with Eric and the rest of the crew!! He goes out 2/3 times a week on his walks. Every time Eric arrives to pick Barney up he shoots out the door with excitement and can't wait to get out with him. Always a great sign he looks forward to his walks!! And he definitely makes the most of his adventures with the crew because when he comes back he loves nothing better than couple of hours sleep!!!! He really enjoys running around non stop with the other dogs. Eric is extremely friendly and it's easy to see the dogs enjoy their time with him. Eric is also extremely accommodating with taking Barney out and always goes above and beyond with fitting him in for any last minute spaces! Iv never felt as comfortable with a dog walker as I have done with Eric. The pictures Eric uploads on the Facebook are also fantastic and give a great insight to how much fun the dogs are clearly having on their walks with him! Thanks Eric - from me and Barney!!! 5 Stars!!!!!!" Simon
"My cockapoo Rosa was trained by Eric in only 3 sessions. I couldn't believe it because I couldn't get her calm enough to do anything. She's 18 months now and still remembers all her commands except when she has a ball in her mouth. But will work on that. Thanks Eric."
"Eric has been a great help for us with our first puppy. Great advice, delivered with a personal touch and very helpful in answering our questions. Jingle has really enjoyed the training and the fact we all share the sessions has been hugely beneficial in supporting us as a family to enjoy having a new family member more! Would most certainly recommend Eric and the training service."
"Our dog Baxter has been at Barney's for puppy care since he was 3 months old. 3 months on and we are happy to say that Barney's has been the making of him. Barney is Baxter's best friend and they love playing, wrestling, walking and snoozing together. They can't wait to see each other every morning! Eric treats Baxter like his own dog, giving him regular walks, lots of attention and plenty of training. Eric is also happy to share lots of helpful hints and tips, which have been invaluable for first time dog owners like us. We are happy to go to work safe in the knowledge that when we pick Baxter up at night he will be happy, tired, clean (no mean feat after an afternoon up the Braes!) and often with a new trick to show us. We can not recommend the service and care of Eric and Barney's highly enough."
Paul & April
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"Our cat Penny was very stressed staying at the cattery so finding someone who understands cats has been great, Penny is so much happier staying at home thanks to Eric."
Anne & Colin
"Freddy has really enjoyed his 4 week puppy training both myself and my husband are new to all this and Eric was just fantastic with training both Freddy and us! He is very patient and understanding and gives great advice! The difference in Freddy in 4 weeks has been amazing to see! I think we will call you the dog whisperer from now on! We are very grateful for all your help and advice lots of love Karen, Nicky and Freddy 🐶🐾" Karen and Nicky
"Eric had been recommended to us by a friend as they had worked with him when they got their puppy. His enthusiasm and love for dogs was obvious from the minute we met. He was absolutely great with our 10 week old Labrador pup Rafa and within ten minutes of the first session he had already learned so much. Rafa picked up all the training really well and was obvious that Eric knew his stuff! By the end of the 4 sessions Rafa was able to sit, stand, lie down, turn, give a paw, wait/stay, come, walk on the lead and thankfully leave. Eric was also full of advice for any other problems around the house that we had. He was so reassuring with everything and as we are first time puppy owners he made us feel so comfortable with it all. I would highly recommend Eric and Barneys world for new puppy owners. " Leanne & Davy
"Being first time puppy owners was daunting but Eric put us at ease! He answered every question we had and gave us good advice about our puppy Alfie. He taught us loads, Alfie now knows lots of basic commands and has finally mastered leaving a treat on his paw and waiting until I tell him to eat it. His training was so beneficial and has really helped us. Would recommend Eric to any new puppy owners!!"
"Eric is great, reliable, professional, caring... the peace of mind i needed when i have to go away from home without Yoda, my wee old chihuahua who struggles with kennels. Many Thanks!!"
"Thank you Eric for the fantastic training you have given buddy - hopefully we can carry on all your good work. We have such a happy doodle who is now walking beautifully." Janey Mac
"Had my first training session last night with Eric. Eric has given me lots of great techniques to work on with Sparky. Sparky made huge improvements in just an hour. It's me needing the training not Sparky 🙈. Looking forward to a positive future with my boy xx"
"It is clear that Eric has a deep affection for dogs and seemingly limitless patience. He has been helping us train our puppy, Harry and the results are wonderful. We take great pride in showing off Harry’s tricks. Thanks Eric!" Alan Anthony
"Just a wee message to say thank you very much for all your time and patience with little Lola 🐶 What a different girl in 4 weeks. Would recommend Barneys world 100%. Our two girls have been trained by the best ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐" Dana Henry
"I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Barney's World for your pet care - my 2 dogs are treated with so much love and care when they spend time with Barney. It is truly a home from home. Eric always has excellent advice to give us on training and shows us wee tips on how tricks are done.
They have such a fab time when they are there and we always get lots of great photo's to show us what they have been up to. I only wish we lived a little closer to use Barney's every day!"
"Eric has looked after Tia for over two years providing regular dog walks, advice and boarding. From day 1 we felt Tia was in the best of hands and I never felt worried when we where away as I knew that she was safe with Eric and his family. Eric has all safety measures and procedures in place to ensure the best of care for a your animal. The photographs Eric takes of all the dogs during their walks are fantastic and really capture all the dogs personalities. I am sad to be moving away from Eric and I am sure Tia will be too! Thanks for everything :-) , would recommend X" Chloe and Joe
"Eric has been training and visiting our puppy Bruno. The training was invaluable and continues with us. I hope we don’t disappoint. Bruno is already very fond of Eric. The Facebook updates are great and show happy well looked after dogs. Thanks for everything so far." Louise
"There aren't enough stars for you Eric! You've been absolutely amazing with Jinx, he's like a different dog!! Can't recommend Barney's World highly enough - thank you from James & me, and big wuffs from your wee furry pal x" Laura
"First time we have left our cat Jasmine with Barney's World, and I would thoroughly recommend Barney's World Eric certainly looked after Jasmine very well. Very pleased also with his expert advice re cat litter and Jasmine appears to like the new cat litter as well . thanks again Eric, we would certainly use you again and recommend you to friends etc. A very contented cat." Margaret Harnett
"Eric has been our dog walker for 3 years and Spud dog just adores him! I don't even need a door bell as he jumps up and runs to the door to meet him as soon as he hears the van. Eric has a really beautiful way with the dogs and it's clear they love his gentle and calm nature. I'm a super fussy doggy mummy and don't trust people easily with my boy but it was always just so natural with Eric and I quickly felt at ease. I absolutely adore the photographs Eric captures and can't wait to fill my walls with them, it's obvious how much fun they all have on their walks when you see these shots. We are moving out of the area and Spuddy and I are so sad that Eric won't be our walker anymore, whoever fills Spuds slot is a very lucky dog who will be in the best hands and make the best friends. Eric has always been so kind and helpful and done his best to help me out at times I was stuck. I hope Barney's World continues to do great things and change the world one paw at a time. Thanks so much, we'll miss you loads!!" Lauren & Spud
"Eric is a fantastic pet carer. We have 7 cats aged between 5 and 5 months. We have never left them as we don't really want them with boarders to be separated. Eric came to our rescue and all my cats really loved him. Eric was extremely reasonable with pricing and our cats were very happy and healthy when we got back. Thank you so much Eric, and see you next time we need a sitter. "
"After relocating my cats Guss and Jess from Essex to Glasgow with a long Cattery stay involved I was hesitant about putting them in a new Cattery. After a recommendation from my new vet I contacted Barneys World. I arrived home a couple of hours ago to content, relaxed cats who have clearly been well looked after. From my first meeting with Eric I was confident I had chosen the right person and this has been totally cemented on my arrival home tonight. I can not recommend or thank Eric enough.!"
"We used Barney's World for the first time as we were going on holiday and didn't want to leave our two cats in a cattery. Eric is extremely professional and is always quick to reply to emails before meeting us and when we were away (especially when I forgot to bin some milk in the fridge before we left) :) We just knew our cats (who really are treated like princesses) would be in good hands for the 10 days we were away. On our return we had two happy cats and a happy Mummy and Daddy :) We will definitely be contacting Eric the next time we go away!"
Kirsty & Jamie
"We have used Barney's world for puppy sitting/walking Bella and also some training. Eric is extremely knowledgeable and through his support Bella is following many instructions we never dreamed possible. 'Barney's world' has provided much peace of mind on days where we are working. Bella adores Eric and he clearly loves dogs. An added bonus are the amazing photos posted on 'Barney's World' Facebook page. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a trustworthy, skilled dog walker/trainer. "
We have a 2 year old Shitz-Poo called Candy and she has been going out with Eric now for over a year! I am so delighted we found Eric after a not so positive experience with another dog walker. I am more than comfortable knowing Candy is happy going out with Eric and of course Barney and the rest of her furry friends and that she is safe and well looked after. Eric has a real gift with Candy as I'm sure he does with all of our beloved pets. Candy has also had a few training sessions with Eric and she always responds well to him. Thank you so much Eric" Sandra + Candy
"Buster has loved his 4 weeks of training with Eric and we have enjoyed the difference in his behaviour. Eric has showed us lots of tips and tricks to help. Been great with walking Buster too and always happy to accommodate various days. Would highly recommend Eric / Barney's World for dog walking and training classes."
Scott and Suzie
"Eric looked after Geronimo while we were away. Knowing he was being taken care of in his own home was far better than putting him in a cattery. Great service, thanks Eric."
"Amazing is the only thing I can really say. Eric came out to my home to train Hugo and help me out as a 1st time dog owner, I didn’t have a clue where to start. His help and information have been invaluable to me. Hugo has come on leaps & bounds with his help, but to be honest it was me who needed the training. Eric was always available for any assistance I needed and responded quickly to queries. He made me & Hugo very comfortable with his friendly and caring manner. It was just unfortunate that he had no availability at the time for day care as I would have loved Hugo to be taken care of by him. I cannot recommend him highly enough, I tell everyone about him. If I experience anymore problems, he will be my 1st port of call!"
"I have been privileged to have Eric look after my two cats over the past couple of years. I could not have asked for a more caring, professional and flexible service as my job sometimes means very short notice for pet care. A million times better than any Cattery I would thoroughly recommend anyone to have Eric care for their animals, as he really does care. Thank you Eric!!!" Helen
"Milo has just finished his 4th and last session with Eric and the progress has been awsome Eric's techniques are so simple but effective also have given me so much pleasure working with Milo putting them into practice so much fun I cannot thank Erick enough would recommend him to anyone. — with barneys world and Ellie McFall." Ellie McFall