Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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10th October 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Excellent, helpful, Kevin was really approachable and Ted has changed already. Training instructions sensible and easy to follow. We feel reassured and more relaxed.
10th October 2014Alex Fraser dealt with:
We met Alex prior to our first session so we could get to know him, after all it is us who need the training not Dex!
Alex was warm,firm and friendly.Dex responded well immediately.
He is stubborn (Dex not Alex) and as Alex put it...he has trained us well in the 2 years we have had him. He is doing great with going through doors,not pulling on the lead unless he is going to his fave places, then he simply cannot wait to get there. He is slowly realising that we are in control. I am really looking forward to our next visit this Saturday to see how we have progressed. Still some work to do but positive we will get there.
Just been back to see them all for the second session and I was really pleased with how Dexter had improved! Firstly there was no barking when I knocked at the door which was excellent. They also said that he was far less demanding with his toys and demanded attention far less. Both owners now felt they had far better control of him, including calling him back inside when he has been playing in the garden. In the past he used to be very stubborn - but he now trots back in quite happily when called. Dexter used to be very possessive with his toys when out on a walk, but they told me about a walk where he didn't react to another dog who invaded his space when he had his toy. They have worked hard with Dexter and are now reaping the benefits - GOOD WORK!!
10th October 2014Lee Hardy dealt with:
Lee explained everything very well and I could not believe the results straight away, there was improvement in both my dogs behaviour within an hour of lee entering our home. I have been set a very clear training programme and we are progressing well so far.
Marston Green, West Midlands
9th October 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
An enjoyable and informative session. We noticed a change in Percy by the end of the session. Percy slept downstairs on his own without crying all night something I thought we would never see!
8th October 2014Alex Fraser dealt with:
We found the training to be an enjoyable experience as we learnt new techniques that will hopefully benefit alfie in the future.
Alfie is a delightful puppy and the owners first dog. In the main they were doing really well, however I quickly identified that Alfie was a hungry dog. This was confirmed when we took him for a walk - his nose was glued to the ground and he constantly scavenged for things to eat. Although they were sticking with the guidelines of the food they were feeding him, I didn't feel it was enough. Puppies grow so quickly and have their mad half hours where they burn of loads of energy. They therefore need feeding regularly (normally 4 times a day) to ensure they have a full tummy. His owners felt terrible, but they shouldn't as they were feeding him what the packet said. They have agreed to up his daily intake, and I am confident that we will have a far more responsive Alfie when I visit them again.
7th October 2014Neil Price dealt with:
The advice we were given made us feel more comfortable with Busters' supposed problem.
We have been consistent in what we do and in the main he is sticking to the rules.
Separation is still a problem but we are working on it (one problem at a time).
Socialising was a nightmare, Buster would get very agitated when he saw or was approached by other dogs. Following Neil's advice (and a chihuahua barking at him) he has made really good progress and now walks past dogs quite well, occasionally looking back at them.
Clients where really prepared to work hard to resolved Buster's issues. Taking on a rescue with multiple problems, they have commitment to really improve Busters behaviour. Very impressed by these owners who where a real pleasure to work with.
6th October 2014Alex Fraser dealt with:
Alex immediately put Olive and me at ease – he explained exactly what Bark Busters do. He soon got to know Olive and immediately started to pick up on “issues” that we both needed to address. It is still early days but we area already seeing and improvement in Olives behaviour. Barking has reduced, she has stopped sitting on the back of chairs and certainly understands my 'Ah Ah' commands.
Olive is a lovely rescue dog from one of the Greek Islands. She didn't have the best start in life but she has certainly landed on her feet now. Her owner was aware that she didn't know how manage Olive's behavior and wanted some guidance in all areas from toileting, barking to pulling on her lead. They both worked hard during the first session and by the time I left, Olive was really listening to her owner which was great.
PRESTWICH, Greater Manchester
6th October 2014Neil Price dealt with:
The 1st appointment with Neil involved an in-depth consultation with me my sister & assessment of Ester. Whilst Ester is displaying some traits of aggression Neil established Ester is obedient very intelligent but appears frightened following a dog bite & neutering. Neil quickly established some training techniques & provided us with homework until our next appointment. Ester did not display any aggression to another dog until approximately 3 or 4 appointments in. Neil quickly took control of the situation & provided sound advice. Whilst my sister & I have seen some improvement it continues to be work in progress, we are yet to address her fear of the vets. Neil also met with our parents & proceeded to set some further rules, we have seen a significant improvement in Ester behaviour whilst in the garden. My sister & I have established a good relationship with Neil, he is friendly approachable & we feel we can seek advice & receive answers to our many numerous questions
Ester is still 'work in progress' but owners are putting in the work too, and she is definitely moving forward in many areas - well done to Ester and her committed owners.
6th October 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
VERY CLEAR AND EASY TO FOLLOW. KEVIN LISTENED WELL AND GOT THE MESSURE OF THE DOGS CHARACTERS. LOTS OF PRACTICAL ADVICE WHICH HE DEMONSTRATED EFFECTIVELY. I'M REALLY HAPPY WITH THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE AND EXCITED ABOUT EACH NEW CHALLENGE
newton abbot, Devon
5th October 2014Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon is an excellent trainer. Ozzys, training is still on going, most of his problems are either resolved or improving but still has problems around other dogs which are often due to other people letting their dogs roam free .