Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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7th May 2015Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon arrived promptly and spent 3 hours with us assessing tiny's barking/aggression towards other dogs, she was very friendly and listened to our concerns. I rang to give her an update on tuesday of this week and she came out again today. She is very professional as well as being caring towards our tiny's fear of other dogs, and with sharon's help we are sure we will overcome tiny's problem its such a shame because she is a lovely dog, good with people and also our grandchildren
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
5th May 2015Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Our dog Will is a three year old Cockapoo, he had been demonstrating elements of behaviour that we were unable to control.
Including barking around the house and garden at anything that moved outside; anxiety / whining when left on his own for even a few minutes, excessive pulling when walking on the lead and constantly looking to be petted and gain attention.
Lynne helped us understand all of the above situations much better and within an hour was able to start providing clear advice and guidance designed to help us all, including Will.
By taking some simple steps Will is already 95% better on each of the above elements within only a few days.
Lynne approached our session with professionalism, was able to articulate information effectively and within the first session managed to gain Will's trust entirely.
We would recommend Lynne and Barkbusters to others, whilst our dog was not "off the wall crazy", our situation required some subtle changes which Lynne tapped into very quickly. Almost one week on Will is very chilled out, has stopped his constant barking and is already walking on the lead in a more enjoyable manner.
4th May 2015Aaron Noble dealt with:
Julie was very friendly and put us at ease from the start. I found Julie to be professional and a pleasure to work with. The training is having a very positive effect on Charlie. Charlie was your typical Jack Russel who thought he could take on the world. Charlie believed it was his place to protect everybody in the household. We are just over one week in and you can see how much more relaxed and calm he is around the house. On walks when we saw another dog he would growl, bark, chew his lead etc now he is so much better as he responds to the instructions and tools that Julie has given us. I am not saying he is perfect as it takes time and work but comparing him to his previous behavior he is 75% better. The only down side I can think of is why did I not use Bark Busters earlier!!! Thank you Julie
Thank you so much, Amanda.
It was a pleasure to meet you and Charlie and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
3rd May 2015Andy Waterhouse dealt with:
Andy explained everything very clearly. We knew it wasn't just about training our dogs it was also retraining ourselves. We had to re -learn situations and take control of our dogs.
Enzo would bark constantly from walking out front door until we walked back in again. We had a short w/end break it was a nightmare due to his barking. We had to resort to room service to be able to eat!'
As a result of this I contacted Barkbusters and we haven't looked back.
Andy taught us how to deal with this and how to control the barking as Enzo felt he had to protect us and didn't like his space being invaded.
We have been able to control the barking indoors which has resulted in a much calmer and secure dog. We can take Enzo in the car and he now sits quietly, no stressing, we walk them in the park on long training leads and they enjoy their time and have fun. We had a slight glitch one week with an aggressive dog attacking Enzo. Once he was better we faced the park again.
Enzo now looks forward to his daily walk and is quiet going out of the front door, he might bark at something he sees along the way but we now know how to deal with calmly,
They both have changed tremendously due to this training regime. They sit down calmly indoors and are not always looking for attention. They are so much happier now they know we are the pack leaders and are gaining in confidence and we must continue with this programme. Enzo is now so much more relaxed.
Had a second meeting with Andy on 2nd May 2015. He felt we had mad really good progress and noticed a difference in their behaviour much calmer. We did a short street walk which Andy was pleased with and then a park visit. Met up with more dogs; need to take this on board more often.
It is now up to us to continue this programme as it is definitely showing results. We know we can ring Andy at any time if we have problem but hoping we can manage,
We have booked a w/end break beginning June so we hope to have worked through these issues by then.
1st May 2015Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
A most enlightening experience for both owners and pet. We liked Kevin's approach which was straightforward and friendly. We now have a better understanding of our dog's behaviour and how our actions are interpreted by her. Roxy responded well to the training session and continues to do so.
We would have no hesitation in fully recommending this service to others.
1st May 2015Lynn Prentice dealt with:
We were looking for tips on puppy training a 3 month old Boxer as we want a well manner dog for our young boys. Our first session was really helpful, full of useful tips. The techniques the trainer showed us seemed sensible and we had time to practice these with the trainer. Excellent service. Highly recommended.
30th April 2015Andy Waterhouse dealt with:
Zara is a 2 year old rottweiler and couple of months ago she started barking towards people and other dogs making walking her a nightmare. Another problem was pulling and running to the front door.After just first appointment with Andy she made incredible progress ,her behavior improved a lot and i am really happy with service provided by Andy who is great therapist and lovely person with good contact both with me and my dog .Big thank you for you!!!
29th April 2015Neil Price dealt with:
I was amazed! Dexter responded so well to the training with myself and my daughter.
Dexter had a habit of jumping up and mouthing owners daughter when she came home. He was a clever dog and clients daughter very quickly learned to use training techniques to stop this happening. We also resolved barking in the garden.
Halewood Village, Merseyside
29th April 2015Aaron Noble dealt with:
Training was great and really opened our eyes as to why Louie is experiencing separation anxiety and I think if we can practice all that Julie taught us on a regular basis, Louie will be so much happier and in turn so will we.
I think we have a way to go to eliminate the barking when we leave but have seen a remarkable improvement in him and at the end of the day, we are the ones needing the training, not Louie.
But we are really pleased with the results so far and looking forward to seeing Julie again to polish our techniques.
28th April 2015Jacquie Callaby dealt with:
My Lakeland Terrier was a challenging dog when Jacquie first met us. He had no respect for me and I was falling out of love with him! Jacquie got things straightened out within a month. Even after the first lesson I could see where I was going wrong and I was able to re-assert my leadership skills. Jacquie was able to understand not only my dog but me as well. By being able to relate to how I was feeling, we could explore how I could respond differently to the situation. We also addressed the dog's diet which was essential in moderating his hyperactivity. Jacquie is a truly impressive dog and owner trainer.