Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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13th May 2014Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Bernie and I had a session with Jo today and I have to say a big thank you, Jo was friendly but also very thorough and professional. As a first time dog owner I was able to ask all kinds of questions without feeling I should know the answers. Jo was brilliant, she went through everything and left plenty of reading material to reinforce everything we covered. Her advice was invaluable and she backed up advice with explanations or examples. I already feel I have made progress and look forward to putting her advice into action. Just knowing I can contact Jo again if I do have problems is reassuring. Five star service and I am happy to recommend Jo and Bark Busters.
Bernie is a lovely Basset Hound puppy who is currently spending his time stepping on his own huge ears until he grows into his body a bit more. He is fearful of the car so we spent time playing with him while it was stationery and then switching the car engine on so he can learn to enjoy spending time in the car. As with many puppies he is mouthing and nipping a lot which has resulted in breaking of skin on his owners legs. It is important that a puppy learns to control the force of his mouthing and how to play nicely so I showed his owner how to teach him to play nicely and to chew on something other than her! We also started to put the steps in needed when he gets very over excited and jumpy at food time. Bernie was very responsive to the training and keen to engage with his owner. She had done some excellent work with him already and simply needed practical guidance to deal with the difficulties she was having. I am looking forward to seeing him grow up into a powerful and no doubt stunning looking adult Basset Hound.
13th May 2014Sharon Chapman dealt with:
We have not been with Bark Busters for long however we have seen some results with our dog Millie. The training we received from our therapist has taught us immensely how to deal with the behaviour problems we faced with Millie.
Ellesmere port, Cheshire
9th May 2014Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon spent two and a half hours with us on her first visit. Bryn noticeably changed his behaviour in that time (or was it ours!) Twenty four hours later and reinforcing what Sharon taught us, he already seems to be changing his ways. We've been given homework to do with Bryn until Sharon's next visit when Hopefully we'll all get an A*!
9th May 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Lynn has just left having spent 4 hours with us and our 2 dogs, and I am thrilled with the training.
Having already had a one on one with another training school, and been thoroughly disappointed Lynn's approach was fantastic, and already it feels like there's a noticeable change in both dogs behaviour.We shall be keeping up the homework practice and following Lynn's advice and look forward to 2 happy and contented dogs.
Old Hatfield, Hertfordshire
8th May 2014Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
We had our first appointment with Jo a couple of days ago after seeking some help for our French Bulldog Napoleon. We had previously used the Australian Bark Busters team to successfully get Napoleon walking better on the leash, and so were relieved that the international guarantee could be used here in London. After recently arriving in London with us, Napoleon had started barking at every passing pedestrian, truck, squirrel, bird and especially other dogs. He'd also mounted our neighbour's dog which was pretty embarrassing.
Jo came over as soon as possible which we really appreciated as we were having a tough time - almost immediately she could see what the problem was and started to give us practical actions we could take to minimise the stress on our dog and start improving his behaviour. We also did some training exercises with Napoleon inside and outside our flat.
Jo is easy to talk to and obviously loves dogs of all shapes and sizes; by the end of the night it was like we were receiving advice from an old friend. Jo left us with written notes and a sense of relief that we would eventually be able to sort out Napoleon's issues in time. Of course it is early days and we haven't yet tried all of Jo's suggestions (some aids we ordered online are yet to arrive) but the first tip - which was to block Napoleon's view of the street until he is more settled - worked a treat (a few cardboard boxes across the bottom panes of glass and he hardly barked all day yesterday - a more permanent solution of frosting the glass is also underway). Jo will be available for follow up visits and mentioned that Napoleon definitely needs one, so watch this space!
Would absolutely recommend the service to anybody with doggy difficulties.
Napoleon is a lovely French Bulldog who has travelled half way around the world with his owners. Moving home can be just as stressful for a dog as for its owners and in Napoleons case, he came from a quiet suburb and is now in the hustle and bustle of London. He is struggling to adjust to the new environment and the stress he is under means that he has become very noise sensitive and not behaving as he normally does when it comes to meeting dogs and people. There are lots of things that can be done to help a dog struggling in this way and he has very committed owners who are prepared to put their dog first and do all that is necessary to reduce his stress and get him settled into his new busy London lifestyle.
8th May 2014Tina Edwards dealt with:
Tina and her work has proved a great success with Belle. She helped a lot and provided more than we expected, returning to check progress. We could not have had a better experience.
A young excitable Labrador who almost ended up in rescue due to her "loopy" behaviour. She was sometimes nervous, barking at unusual situations/people, over friendly and jumping up at visitors. She responded so quickly once she understood the new way of communicating. Such a lovely dog, she should now grow into a lovely family pet.
8th May 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Now we know how to guide and train Gwen to overcome her barking and we have the back up of Lynn, our life should be much happier with a calm dog around.
Lynn was so helpful, that we can now see light at the end of the tunnel.
7th May 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
I cant believe the difference in Poppy after just one session. Kevin made
the training fun and informative and Poppy was very responsive.
Even my teenage Son enjoyed the training and said that it has made
Poppy a more relaxed dog. Kevin helped us to stop her from barking
at dogs passing her in our neighbourhood, something we thought we might not be able to cure. As poppy was a rescue she has done really well and we are very proud of her - Thank you Kevin for making Poppy a more relaxed and enjoyable dog, we shall continue with the exercises you have left us and would
recommend your training to anyone who is having difficulties with their dog.
7th May 2014Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Very good opening session with a lot of information provided. Good practical help as well.
A lot to take in over one meeting so the written notes plus the follow up meetings will be very useful in putting all the plans in place
1st May 2014Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin made a big difference to Alfie's behaviour within a short time of being with us. Alfie is such a puller on the lead and this has been greatly helped by a collar bought from Bark Busters. Alfie (8month old Labrador x Springer Spaniel) has a wonderful temperament, but we just need to work on calming him down, Kevin gave us exercises to do this. Many thanks to Kevin.