Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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26th August 2014Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
We approached Jo to assist us with some severe aggressive behavioural problems we had with our rescue Yorkshire Terrier. He had a known abusive past by his previous owner and came to us with anxiety, aggression and possessiveness. His behavioural patterns were complicated and exceedingly difficult to fully overcome. In spite of this, Jo greatly assisted us in attempting to conquer the problems by visiting us at home and providing sensible and direct guidance to help us all counteract our problem with Pip. Jo asked many questions to gain a full understanding of the situation and the problem with the dog. Jo's patience, knowledge and constant communication helped to improve the situation and gave us peace of mind! We fully recommend Jo and thank her for all her assistance.
Pip's is a very damaged dog who struggled with visitors, strangers, children and dogs and often became aggressive as a result. This was particularly difficult for his owners who live in very a busy part of London without a private garden so couldn't provide him with the quiet life he needed and made following a training program extremely hard - even though the family did make every effort to do so. Fortunately for Pip, after reviewing all the options and appropriate consultation, including with their Vet, they recognised that he could be helped in the right environment and re-homed him to a lady who is experienced in rehabilitating small dogs. This was a painful decision for the family who truly love him, but they have put Pip first which is all that can be asked for in these circumstances.
25th August 2014Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina was very professional. She very quickly ascertained where we were going wrong and showed us how to address our problems. She advised us on diet - on her advice we have changed Bertie to a raw diet and his behaviour immediately improved. He was much calmer. He loves the training. What I would say is that if you don't put in the work you won't get results. This is about showing you how to train your dog. They don't do it for you. It's early days but all in all I'm very impressed and confident that we're going to have a beautifully trained dog.
A young dog with a lovely nature, but who was getting overtired and naughty. It is important that dog owners are given the techniques and knowledge to train their dogs. I could get fantastic results and walk away only to find that the dog regresses within a couple of days as the owners, if not coached and given the methods to carry on the daily education of their dog, would not be able to carry on and success if any, would be limited. Once the basics are in place after a couple of weeks I will be going back to help with any residual problems but mainly to move the training on to lead work, recall and distance control.
24th August 2014Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Digby is a dog who would not stop barking in the house, driveway or garden. He was hypo and continuely wanting us to play with him with his toys. After Linda's first visit and the help she gave us we now have a dog who is a lot calmer, the barking has nearly stopped and we are finally able to let him into the garden without him running riot. Linda told us to change his food which we have done. We think that with the training and change of food we now have a happier dog.
Digby is a beautiful dog that needed direction and his authority taken away from him, he was a star pupil and is loving his new diet too. His owners are very willing to do the training needed so that Digby is happier in his pack. Great work Digby.
21st August 2014Tina Edwards dealt with:
I was quite apprehensive about the training as I had never done this with previous dogs, but as soon as Tina arrived she put me at ease.
Tina explained what was going to happen,and then we discussed the problems I wanted to concentrate on.
I was shown training techniques, and how to build on them and Tina then carried out some of the techniques, and I was amazed how quickly my puppy responded.
Tina also advised about crate training which I had decided not to use,after approx 1 week of initially using it, when I first brought my dog home.I felt that 5 months later it may be difficult to use again. However following the discussion we had, I realised what benefits it had, for my dog to feel safe, and following tips to practice getting her to go in it, I was amazed that my dog slept in it all night, which I was so pleased with.
I was made to feel we could call any time for further advice and help and I would definitely recommend Bark Busters and Tina to anyone.
The cutest little Pomeranian puppy ever! She had done a great job of getting everyone in the family well and truly wrapped around her little paw and I almost succumbed too! A very sweet natured little pup, but had started causing problems by barking, not getting enough sleep, not sleeping through the night plus all the normal puppy stuff like stealing, mouthing etc. I showed her owners how to communicate with her just using body language and voice tones and persuaded them that part of the problem was that she needed proper sleeps during the day and the day and that a crate was the best place for sleeps and overnight. I worked with her at first to show what she was capable of then coached her owners in the same techniques. She was a little star! Responding really well and grateful that the humans had relieved her of the job of running the household!
20th August 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
I felt the training was excellent and Kevin explained the techniques clearly. I have seen an immediate improvement with my two English Setter/Collie crosses and am confident that with practice they will improve even more. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kevin to others.
St Ives, Cornwall
20th August 2014Lee Hardy dealt with:
We found our first session extremely beneficial. Lee listened to everything we had to say and addressed every concern in a way that made sense and was easy to understand. It's early days but we have experienced significant positive changes in our dog and our home life is a lot calmer these days. We have already been able to open our front door to visitor in a calm manner rather than having to wrestle our dog to the kitchen before opening the door. We would never have thought that possible before. We now have high hopes for all the other things we wish to achieve with our dog. Lee is very professional, knowledgeable and approachable and we are very much looking forward to our next session. We now understand how our dog sees things which enables us to help her to be more relaxed in general which in turn makes our life a lot easier. We feel we can now enjoy time with our dog rather than feeling stressed by her unwanted behaviour. We only wish we'd have discovered bark busters earlier!
Birmingham, West Midlands
20th August 2014Alex Fraser dealt with:
Firstly we would like to apologise for taking so long to leave you some feedback Alex.
Alex has an excellent way with both dogs and people and he clearly explained how the training was going to work and what we needed to do. We admit that we didn't do as much as we should have done to start with and Keano did not appear to respond to us, however every time Alex came to see us he was as good as gold!! Alex then reiterated that it was crucial that Keano saw us as in charge and asked us to practice everything we had been shown.
We now have control of our not so little dog and know that we could not have done it without Alex's help. Thank you for being so patient with us.
When I started working with Keano he was a little puppy, but by the time I carried out my last session he was a whole lot bigger!! Keano quickly responded to me and was always on his best behaviour when I went to see them, but he wasn't responding to his owners in the same way. I can't stress enough how important it is for owners to practise everything I ask them to do and ensure that have excellent passive leadership in place. It is also important that when there is more than one owner, both owners have a consistent approach. Once this happened Keano started to respond to his owners in the same way he responded to me which was great.
Urmstone, Greater Manchester
19th August 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
our dog has shown a big improvement since the session already. Kevin is extremely friendly and experienced and made everything understandable and clear from the start. would definitely recommend him to anyone having any form of problem with their dog.really chuffed and cant thank Kevin enough for the support and guidance that was given.
19th August 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Incredible! In just one morning, Kevin showed me how to address and correct the behavioural issues that I'd been having with my dogs for over 3 years. It was so simple I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing and 4 days later, it is still working, Before contacting Kevin I had worked with 3 other dog behaviourists and read every book I could on how to address unwanted behaviour in dogs and nothing had worked. This simple training has quite literally given me back my life and given my dogs the stability they needed to be happy and relaxed dogs and achieve their real potential - thank you.
18th August 2014Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Before we met Jo, Dolly did not respond to any commands and could not be walked off the lead. She was very mischievious! She now is very responsive to commands and can happily be walked off lead and return when called. She had issues with cars and cyclists but she has responded so positively and is now far calmer. Jo has made a huge impact and Dolly is now a far improved version of her lovely self.
Dolly is a Swedish Valhund which is a similar breed to our Corgis. When I first saw her she was 8 months old and as is typical with most "teenagers" (which is what she was equivalent to at the time) there was a long list to tackle. She liked to chew and shred things plus dig up plants. She pulled on the lead, jumped on people and lunged at passing cars and cyclists. She had got so bothered by cars that she didn't want to go out for a walk and ran away rather than have the lead put on. She also wouldn't come back when called. She also hated being left on her own. Dolly's owner has patiently worked with her tackling everything bit by bit rather than trying to do everything at once and 9 months later she now has a dog that she has a great bond with and is a total delight to be around.