Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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9th August 2014Estelle Jackson dealt with:
I have two dogs, tinkerbell who is a daschund x and Simba who is a newfoundland. We contacted Estelle to assist with their barking and general behaviour and also assist us with being able to control Simba on the lead. From the very first visit the changes in the dogs was incredible. Both dogs after only an hour were calm and easier to manage. Since her visit we have continued with the training and the improvement has been incredible. Estelle has visited again to assist with controlling Simba outside of the home as he pulls on the lead, chases cars and is just generally difficult to manage, again the difference even during the visit was absolutely incredible. I can not believe the difference in the dogs and how calm our house is now! Estelle is very knowledgeable and caring and what she doesn't know isn't worth knowing!! Estelle took the time to listen to the difficulties we was having and explained everything clearly and left instructions for us to follow which has been so usefull! I am so impressed with her techniques and the immediate improvement in the dogs behaviour! So worth the money! I can not recommend Estelle enough! Thanks Estelle for everything!
7th August 2014Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
My husband actually contacted Bark Busters as I was in a terrible state and felt that we had to re-home Toddy as he was so badly behaved. He was aggressive, toilet training was just not happening, we were not getting any enjoyment at all from having a pet, it was basically a disaster. The appointment was booked and if I am honest I really was not holding out much hope, I felt that I was the only person in the world with such a badly behaved dog.
From the moment Toddy and I met Jo I felt at ease, she was so reassuring and helpful from the start, we have had two home visits to date with Jo and I was quite proud as Jo was really pleased with Toddy's progression on the last visit. Toddy is becoming a very well behaved Patterdale Terrier, I have had so many individuals make such negative comments about the Patterdale breed and Toddy before they even interact with him, yes he has loads of character but I wouldn't change him for the world.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Jo at Bark Busters, thank you so much Jo for all your help with Toddy.
Toddy is a full on feisty Patterdale Terrier. There is no getting away from the fact that this breed needs lots of exercise and stimulation or they will start to play up which is why they have the reputation for being hard work. However, they do make great family pets provided you know how to handle them and with these owners it was just a case of knowing what to do. Toddy has responded brilliantly. He is keen and quick to learn and now his excess energy is properly channeled he has stopped being snappy and disobedient. He will always be very lively and playful which can make him hard work, but it also makes him lots of fun to have around. There is never a dull moment when you own a Patterdale!!
6th August 2014Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Jo was very thorough in observing Rosie and her behaviour. We were pleased that she felt Rosie would improve if we followed her training methods. We were surprised how quickly we could see a difference in her behaviour. The workshop we recently attended was particularly good and everyone involved on the day seemed very committed to helping us resolve Rosie's issues. When we left we felt really hopeful that Rosie will eventually be able to be off-lead and tolerate other dogs so that she can socialise with them and enjoy herself. Hopefully making it easier for us when taking her for a walk.
Rosie is a Husky/German Shepherd cross who was dumped with her new born puppies on an apartment complex in Cyprus where these owners have a holiday home. The puppies all found new homes, but Rosie didn't and her owners went to a lot of trouble and expense to bring her back to the UK with them. She has had to learn from scratch what it is to live in a house and to listen to her owners rather than making her own decisions. She has also had to learn to walk on a lead which is totally alien to her and to cope with living in a noisy and busy suburban area. She loves people so did want to jump on everyone, but it now learning to sit when approached. She also felt that she had to protect the house and garden and bark at the slightest noise, but will now stop and come away when called. She has come on in leaps and bounds and is now only really struggling with her fear of other dogs. To start with she would react to any dog she saw but can now walk past them without reacting and is slowly gaining her confidence. Street dogs do make truly wonderful pets and Rosie is well worth the time and effort her owners are devoting to her.
6th August 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Brilliant! Couldn't believe the instant results. My dog and I are still working together using the training method and he's getting better every day. Kevin was a fantastic trainer. Everything was explained and he kept making sure we were happy with the results. Would highly recommend and excellent value for money. Walking my dog is now a pleasure.
5th August 2014Andy Waterhouse dealt with:
Our dog was having problems with discipline but within one session with bark busters, he was a completely different dog. It may seem like a lot of money but it is well worth the price.
4th August 2014Lee Hardy dealt with:
Had a great first day.... Lee is brilliant .. Makes it simple and easy, can't wait to get started. :)
4th August 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Rocky has responded so well to his training, he is like a different dog after just two lessons. Barking was a big problem but the techniques we have been shown have have him to change and be a lot quieter and more obedient. We would 100% recommend Bark Busters and Lyn, the change in him is fantastic.
st albans, Hertfordshire
3rd August 2014Alex Fraser dealt with:
Our 5 year old collie nipped our 4 year old daughter and we called Barkbusters to help, this was a last chance for Monty as if we couldn't have him and the children living in harmony then the next stop would be the dog's home. Alex was great and reminded us of the basics that we had been taught years ago by a previous barkbusters trainer and within an hour Monty was like a different dog. This has continued long after the training and the house feels a lot calmer now he doesn't stress so much.
They had used Bark Busters a number of years ago and went for the lifetime guarantee. Recently they started to have some issues with Monty so I went to see them to assist. Monty had become quite protective of the young children and was guarding them in the garden. His owners required a refresher to make Monty realise he was no longer in charge and by the end of the session he was a much calmer dog. I was delighted with the results and so were his owners.
2nd August 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Lynn came straight in and quickly identified our problems with Maisie - even though some of these were not necessarily ones we had previously flagged up. Maisie took to her straight away and responded very well to all aspects of the training. She made such amazing progress over those three hours that when my son got home from work that evening he could not believe she was the same dog! I would not hesitate to recommend Lynn to anyone with problems with their dog, even those who, like us, have previously attended training classes.
31st July 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Couldn`t be more pleased with the session with Kevin.We used Bark Busters 18 years ago in Australia and managed to sort out so many problems with our dogs at the time.
We are confident that the improved techniques shown to us today by Kevin will produce huge improvements in our handling of our dog.