Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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14th February 2017Angela Young dealt with:
In October 2016 I bought a tiny very timid yet beautiful puppy who had had a disadvantaged start in life. Not having had a dog for quite a while I was determined to make all the right decisions regarding training and feeding my new lovely little pup. My daughter found Bark Busters Preston on the internet and suggested I contact them, I am so glad I did.
The last three months have passed so quickly especially with an active yet timid puppy. The advice and encouragement I have received from Angela was invaluable. Angela has a great understanding of a dogs' psychology, her advice and the reasons behind it was easy to understand and follow. Knowing there was always someone to turn to should I have problems with my puppy training gave me the confidence to follow Angela's advice and instructions.
I would recommend the Bark Busters training ethos to anyone with a new puppy who needs support and encouragement.
Thank you Angela for your knowledge, and the advice and support you have given me.
Great Eccleston, Lancashire
11th February 2017Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Very good, helped us to understand more about how training works.demonstrated the training methods so we all understood and explained about our dogs diet.
11th February 2017Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
She was very nice and helpful and good at helping us to understand what we need to do we shall continue with other visits.
Beautiful puppy which I could have so easily stolen!
9th February 2017Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Well, where to start! I've never seen such a dramatic change in the behaviour of an animal in such a short space of time. Lynn came in and literally put our dog in his place immediately. We have a large rescue puppy from abroad and he was running riot in our household. His nipping, barking, recall, pulling and jumping was out of control and causing a lot of stress at home for my partner and I. We have two older dogs who we have never had any problems with but having Dudley our large pup has been a challenge to say the least. I thought that having had dogs for years i knew how to deal with the issues we faced but i came to realise that i was the problem and that i needed help as I wasn't doing right by Dudley.
Lynn showed us that we were the ones being bossed by Dudley. She showed us the techniques needed to put us back in charge and the change has been dramatic in the two days since she came to us. Its important to know that Lynn will not solve the issues overnight, it requires the owners to work on her techniques and stick to them and over time the results will make your life happier and your dogs life better.
I was sceptical before she came but would highly recommend her to anyone.
In the two days since she came my puppy no longer barks and jumps at anyone who comes in the house, he is getting there at doing what he's told at the first time of asking and the house is a much calmer place. Its not about being horrible to your dog, its making you the pack leader and giving them praise when they do what you ask.
7th February 2017Lynn Prentice dealt with:
I can't believe how quiet it is already in the house; no barking at the window (or very little). Lynn showed us how our behaviour towards our dogs was leading to them feeling that they ruled the house rather than the other way round.
It is going to be a long road until the new rules are thoroughly trained in but it is having a marvellous affect on Freddie and Lucy already. I know that Freddie will never like black labs or small dogs, but my wish is for the situation to be controlled so that we can enjoy our walks. Lucy will never forget that we rescued her from intolerable conditions as a Greek stray, but she will learn to come back when called and that she is not in charge of security in the house.
Thank you Lynn.
7th February 2017Lee Hardy dealt with:
There was much for me to learn. Lee explained everything carefully and simply. We had a good first session and I certainly learnt a great deal. It has been a week now and the dog is walking much better on the lead, around the streets but it is early days yet. The information Lee left was very useful.
6th February 2017Shauna Hoey dealt with:
Shauna was excellent with Toby and gave us lots of great advice. We will look forward to more training sessions with Shauna soon.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
6th February 2017Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Graham is a excellent trainer,he is so calm his calm energy is transferred to the dog. Graham came to see us as we had recently adopted a 10 month old Bullmastiff crossbred and needed some help with obedience training and his hyperactivity. By the time Graham left we had the tools to start work on his basic training. Graham also made an extra visit today for a short while to help us address a recent issue. I'm so glad we decided to contact Bark busters & I would definitely recommend Graham.
6th February 2017Angela Young dealt with:
Angela came round into a house of a couple and their boss... Reggie the German Shepherd!!
After showing us some really good techniques about how to show Reg I was his boss (Alex wasn't too shabby at it anyway) Angela went away leaving us with some simple training games, and some new behaviours for me to learn.
(Turns out I needed quite some training!)
We have just had our second visit this evening and what a difference a month makes!!!
We have used everything we have been taught and Angela has just been welcomed by a completely different dog.
Reggie used to pull on his lead, jump up at everyone and basically never leave either of us alone.
Whenever we had visitors Reg would never leave them and constantly be in there face and jumping up. Sometimes even mouthing people.
I physically could not walk Reggie and struggled looking after him on a day to day basis.
Everything is completely different now with Angela's help.
I can walk Reggie with ease on my own and enjoy our walks together. He also does not jump up at people walking in the house and has generally just calmed down into a brilliant dog.
I didn't realise that I was making Reggie's behaviour worse due to how I was acting and not being the leader that I needed to be.
Reggie is such a happy puppy now and is much calmer, relaxed and enjoyable to be around for everyone.
(Although we still have zoomies!)
Angela has changed our whole relationship with Reggie. He now sees us properly as his parents, his leaders and more importantly people who will look after him.
I could not be happier with the training we have received and it has changed our life for the better.
Please do not put off your dog training any longer and ring Angela straight away!!!
4th February 2017Lee Hardy dealt with:
Very informative and impressive first session. Duffy very responsive to techniques shown- I guess it's now over to us to practice!
Solihull, West Midlands