Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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6th June 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
Halfway through the session I thought it was going to be "worth every penny". We had a lovely peaceful afternoon after Tina left and noticed a change in Barney immediately. When getting ready to take Barney for a walk, he no longer barks his head off and just hovvers by me instead which is a fantastic improvement. When I come home I ignore him and my other dog and thereafter greet them when I amy ready thus avoiding another barking session. Further, he has not woken us up in the early hours of the morning wanting attention which is terrific! We were able to have a lie in this weekend! Co-incidentally, he doesn't pull as much on the lead even though Tina is coming back to address this problem as we ran out of time on her visit on 30th May. I am looking forward to being shown the walking techinques and to know that when winter comes I won't be pulled along treacherous pavements! Tina also confirmed our suspicions in that Barney is partially deaf, so I have bought a dog whistle and we know to be aware of his deafness to emphasise hand signals. When I went to see my dog sitter for tea/chat on Friday, the Yorkshire terrier she was looking after kept yapping and so I applied the correct/praise technique and silence was golden. Everytime she started to yap I did the technique and my dog sitter was extremely impressed. I have given her a leaflet to pass onto another of her customers as that person has a dog who is in charge on the lead! A BIG thank you to Tina.
I am always happy that people will take on an older dog and Barney at 11 yrs, was taken on as a companion to the owners existing older female. But Barney was causing huge problems both for his owners and neighbours with his random and incessant barking, and as a result was getting anxious himself. Because we use body language as well as voice it wasn't difficult to get Barney to understand (despite his deafness) that his barking was not wanted as dogs mainly communicate through body language themselves. He responded very well and his elderly female companion dog, will also benefit from the new regime in the household, ensuring that they can relax and just enjoy a lovely life.
6th June 2010Isla Clarke dealt with:
Isla was very good with Kenzo as he can be a bit over powering at first meeting. She was very good at explaining the basic training which we have to learn ourselves to help us train Kenzo. I look forward to having a well trained dog and am quite sure that Isla will help us to fullfill that.
Stoke on Trent
5th June 2010Kim Lummis dealt with:
A remarkably effective first session, with positive outcomes. What was an irritation in company is now a dog responding to commands and happier in himself (as is his owner).
Brighton, East Sussex
5th June 2010Lee Hardy dealt with:
Lee gave us some useful tips and even within the short space of time between Lee's visits, our dog has responded well
5th June 2010Tracey Callaghan dealt with:
Tracey provided an excellent service. Very knowledgable. Provided peace of mind when going through training. Gave us the tools to implement the training ourselves when she is not there. Only day one and already can see results. Very confident our goal will be achieved.
2nd June 2010Phillip Gazzard dealt with:
So far, absolutely brilliant! I was at my wits end with a very dog-aggressive Border Terrier and close to considering re-homing. Phillip has been professional, understanding, sympathetic and simply amazing with me and my dog. We have made great progress and I believe Phillip when he assures me we can turn Ozzy around. There is hope again and I know with a few more sessions (to build my confidence) we will get through Ozzy's issues. I am hugely grateful.
Wandsworth Common, London
2nd June 2010Jen Phillips dealt with:
The change in my dog is extraordinary. He, and us, are more relaxed and enjoying life. The dietary change suggested has worked very well.
2nd June 2010Zoe White dealt with:
Earl is doing well at the moment. He has instantly picked up on my leadership which was one area I needed to work on. He is making wonderful progress so far, and although a few teething problems he has greatly improved. Zoe is excellent at teaching, she makes you feel very much at ease and blame free. I would recommend her to anyone. She is also around on the phone/internet for advice between sessions which I found useful.
Earl was very destructive in the home because of his separation issues. He was also very bossy for attention with the family, visitors and even from people when they were out walking. Gaining leadership with Earl has made him more attentive to the family and he is so much more obedient. The family have worked very hard, and we are getting great results with Earl.
1st June 2010Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Lynn was extremely helpful and immediately understood our problems. We will continue to work with her to solve all Dinos problems(hopefully)
I would thoroughly recommend Bark Busters to all my family and friends.
Looking forward to a calm and obedient dog!
Dino is a beautiful boy who needs to learn some rules and boundaries.Mr & Mrs D have rescued him from a unloving home and just need to remember not to love him too much. He needs to know he has strong leaders and look to them for guidance instead of making bad decisions for himself.
1st June 2010Kim Lummis dealt with:
Kim was great. For the first time Choc-Choc was walking at the side of me, he now listens to me, barking getting better. Changing his diet was the best thing I've ever done. I am looking forward to our next visit to find ways to stop his aggression to other dogs.