Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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24th January 2015Aaron Noble dealt with:
Julie's knowledge of dog behaviour is brilliant!
We didn't realise the simplest things that we were doing wrong such as passive leadership and the diet!
Ted used to be awful on the lead and recall was an embarrassment!
But the main problem we were having was with dog-dog aggression, Ted would just go crazy! But Julie helped us understand that Ted thought he was the 'leader' and a few simple changes at home which showed Ted he was at the bottom of the 'pack' and he was so much more relaxed and happy that the dog aggression vanished completely! The weight it's taken off worrying about him barking and trying to nip other dogs was gone! Pretty much with the 1st lesson!!
He has improved greatly and now we have the skills and knowledge to carry on with his training!
Thank you Julie! You've really really helped!
Ted is a rescued springer spaniel who hadn't had the best start in life. He was very lucky when these lovely people took him on. They have worked really hard on his walking, and his behaviour in the house. They have improved his diet, and done everything in their power to make life better for Ted, and for themselves. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them all, and I wish them a very happy life together.
24th January 2015Lee Hardy dealt with:
After Lee's first visit Inka walks much better with virtually no pulling at all.
We've have had a very good response to training given on Lee's second visit, we have more control using the distraction techeuque and feel more confidence in situations that have been stressful in the past.
The change in behaviour in such a short time is amazing.
Lee's advice and techniques are clearly explained, uncomplicated and easy to implement.
22nd January 2015Isla Clarke dealt with:
Isla is GREAT. Alfie responded great to her techniques and is now becoming a lovely dog to live with! Getting better on his walks everyday. Her techniques are easy to follow everyday.
Looking forward to our next session.
Worth every penny to have a lovely little boy :)
22nd January 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
I have a rescue Boxer and Linda agreed to come and help us to walk him using a new harness called the Waggwalker. When she arrived we also admitted that we were having some other problems with our boy so she showed us the Bark Busters way of training your dog to become happier in his 'pack'. Our dog was suffering a bit of separation anxiety in fact we hadn't had much sleep since he arrived a few weeks ago! She showed us how to correct his unwanted behaviour using their methods, taught us to practice boundary work and how to walk him on the Waggwalker having a loose lead and being in control so he didn't lunge and bark at other dogs. Our boy soon got the hang of the new regime and with some useful advice on diet we've had a much better behaved and happier Boxer which has made us happy too. We even get to sleep at night, bonus! Thank you Linda.
This lovely couple opened their home and hearts to give this Boxer a second chance, but he was suffering with separation anxiety and was also behaving inappropriately when he met with other dogs. We soon had him on the right path and with the hard work of his loving owners he will become a happier member of his family. The Waggwalker has helped them to walk him without him pulling and lunging at other dogs. I am so pleased they called me for help or this boy may have been returned. Well done to you all.
hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
20th January 2015Lee Hardy dealt with:
Lee was very professional and explained everything in a straightforward manner that was easy to understand. He also gave practical demonstration of techniques and was very knowledgeable about council rules and regulations with regards to dog walking in parks and green spaces. The effect the first session had on our dog was remarkable. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, however the training we have done with her so far has calmed her down considerably. We look forward to the next session!
19th January 2015Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Jo was brilliant, with Macy and with my husband and me. She was a strong, calm, kind presence. She explained why Macy is anxious and gave practical solutions of how to reassure her. She is helpful and non judgemental. As she was leaving, a delivery man appeared at our front door with a takeaway. The doorbell is a huge anxiety trigger for Macy. I told Macy to go upstairs and not stay at the front door as Jo had advised and Macy did it! I have high hopes for Macy and for us. Thank you, thank you Jo.
19th January 2015Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Having previously had a measure of despair that Alice, a rescue bull terrier of 8 years of age, could be cured of her fearful aggression, we are very reassured and encouraged by what Kevin has told us about the dog's personality, what approach we should adopt and what he has shown to be possible with her, given time and effort. Both the indoor work on our style of command and response to behaviour, and outdoor work in a typical problem situation were extremely useful. The guidance on equipment was helpful; in particular, the collar Kevin supplied us with looks as if it will be invaluable.
17th January 2015Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon helped us regarding:
* Setting our rules and boundaries and applying them consistently.
* Door control using 'Bah' and 'Go'.....working most of the time unless very excited.
*Practising attentiveness daily, with no or low level distractions...
*Ignoring attention -seeking behaviour....,
*'Chill mat' next to my armchair......Ted is lying quietly on it, after his meal,attached with short lead,while I am completing this feedback. Lovely!
*Walking on loose leash......Very important for me as I have shoulder pain.
Ted is responding better to John's greater degree of confidence, and walks well on the pavement. I'm working on this inside the home,and in back garden,taking a few steps only before changing direction.
I've noticed an improvement with this, but I 'm accepting that it may take time, and trying not to worry that I haven't achieved it yet.
*Teaching 'touch' to keep Ted close to my hand when leash walking...Ted is responding well.
*Dietary research...Sharon introduced us to a independent dog food nutrition rating site...shocked that our puppy food was nearly at bottom rating. Have ordered a top-rated food,which is also reasonably priced.
*Chewing and shredding tough toys.... Suggested stag antlers.....bought small ones,which 6 month Ted made short work of and swallowed some; emailed Sharon,who replied same day, advising us to buy larger ones ,and reassured they won't harm him if swallowed.
We're both relieved that we can be taught to teach Ted, and we are reassured we can get advice and support from Sharon,when we need it.
Sharon, thank you very much for your calm,confident, and encouraging way with both of us and Ted.
Ted is a lovely young rescue dog, he hasn't had much education before being adopted by his current owners. Eventhou they have had dogs before they felt that they need some additional guidance to ensure he matures into a well mannered dog.
Initially I have set them some simple exercises, this will give them and Ted some confidence and ensure that they realationship starts off in the right manner.
With us all working together, they should have a happy, healthy long realationship.
16th January 2015Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
I was apprehensive calling a dog therapist to help with my dogs behaviour. After the first lesson, I am amazed by how much Storm and myself have learned. After 1 day of following the exercises Kevin advised, I could actually open my front door wide and my dog remained in the front room. He could see the door open but did not attempt to run out. This is amazing! We will be going out for a walk soon, after a calming exercise has been done. I am positive, in no time, my dog and I can enjoy going out for walks again, without it being a stressful event.
Kevin, thank you so much!
16th January 2015Lee Hardy dealt with:
FANTASTIC. Lee came into the house with all 4 of the dogs around. He worked his magic on ziggi using doggie language to stop the bad behivour. lee taugh us many uses for this. we will be seeing lee in 2-3weeks time to improve ziggi's outdoor skills
Solihull, West Midlands