Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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22nd May 2010Phillip Gazzard dealt with:
Douglas is a 17 months old, large white Golden Retriever. We were given excellent advice on Douglas's diet and changed to B.A.R.F feeding on day one, with massive improvements in his coat condition and behaviour. Douglas responded really well with the tasks he was set 'sit and wait/stay', by the front door etc etc. He really enjoys the sessions, and today we did recall in the park which went really well & Douglas clearly enjoyed it too.
Phillip is an excellent trainer & Douglas loves him. Douglas needs mental stimulation & Phil has also shown us how to do that, explained why and it works!
We are in training as well as Douglas and every session we come away thoroughly rewarded and worn out!!! Douglas weighs 40kg and I could not get him to jump into the back of the car. Phil did it first time -no problems.....Amazing Thank you.!
21st May 2010Richard Brewster dealt with:
The techniques worked extremely well for us. We had a nervously aggressive Mini Schnauzer who objected to anyone coming into the house by excessive barking and intimidation of the guests. Richard was very good at controlling her and teaching us how to maintain it. Within one evening she was calm and content - 2 weeks on she is still the calm dog we always strived for. We are working hard following Richard\'s instructions and it is still work in progress but I am so much happier now.
I had read the testimonials on the website but did not fully believe them - I stand corrected!! We have been able to get our family life back but the children still have their \"puppy\" to play with as we are able to work the methods into our daily routine. I would and have recommended Richard to anyone who will listen!
20th May 2010David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
David was really friendly and reassuring,he explained what we needed to do and why in a way that was easy to understand. He helped us to feel relaxed but also how to give firm commands which the dogs could understand ....... we were really impressed and now look forward to our walks without the dogs pulling and since David left the dogs haven't barked or jumped up - amazing Thankyou David!!!
20th May 2010
Have noticed a change in Rubys' behaviour for the good am amazed.
Working with Ruby has been an absolute pleasure. She is a beautiful German Shepherd who is a little bit nervous and just needs the reassurance that her owners can take care of any problems. She learns fast and responds well.
18th May 2010Phillip Gazzard dealt with:
We were completely intrigued and could not believe when we heard that Bark Busters would have such an instant impact after just one visit... but it is TRUE!
Our dog Banjo is an 8 month old Patterdale Terrier Cross and we love him so much. We have had him from 12 weeks old and wanted to 'iron out' some behavioural issues that we found to be uncontrollable no matter what we did such as jumping up, barking/crying, hyperactivity in the evenings when we would come home from work, pulling on the lead etc.
When Phil came over one evening and educated us in relation to food, dominance and becoming the pack leader we were blown away by how well Banjo responded to the training techniques that we were shown. We really saw Banjo's true self and it felt like we had met a brand new dog; it was quite emotional too.
The very next morning after Phil's visit, Banjo was submissive to us and was really listening to our commands; it was really that quick. Obviously we have to follow the homework given to us and be consistent in what we do but we can see the change in Banjo straight away.
We had tried in the past to train Banjo to our way but in reality Banjo was training us to his way and we soon realised that we needed professional help from Bark Busters to really guide us and teach us the right techniques.
In that one evening Phil really helped us to re-programme ourselves to realise that we needed to become the pack leaders for Banjo to respect and respond to us positively.
Phil is coming back to us in 3 weeks when we will then go out and do some lead/walking training but by then we are sure that Banjo will already have the foundations learnt inside the house to use this outside when on the lead.
We signed up for the Gold Service so that if ever our circumstances or environment changes then we can call on Bark Busters for advice. We are prepared to follow the homework and put the time and effort in and definitely know that over time Banjo will grow up and become his own dog and all 3 of us will be happy and content in our pack!
If anyone is thinking of contacting Bark Busters we would say get on the phone and call them as you will not regret it - it is the best thing we have done for us and our dog Banjo.
Thank you Phil and Bark Busters!
Ric & Louise
18th May 2010Tina Edwards dealt with:
We were very inpressed with out initial training session and have noticed a difference in his behaviour, although he has a way to go yet.
This terrier mix was the dream rescue dog until he began to mature. He began to take charge of who could come into the house and would suddenly attack the feet and legs of visitors, even those he knew well. He had become the owner's protector and was making all the decisions. We did a lot of calm controlling work initially on barking as this was raising his adrenalin levels to a point where he could not respond. There is definitely work to be done before he can be completely trusted, but huge steps have now been taken.
18th May 2010Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda was fantastic, we are thrilled at how quickly and how well Tito has responded to the training. It has already made such a difference taking him for walks and is now really enjoyable. We would definitely recommend Bark Busters. Thank you Linda!!!
18th May 2010Tracey Callaghan dealt with:
Tracey gave me lots of helpful advise and showed me how to use the techniques and aids with Mojo. His behaviour changed immediately and he seems calmer within the first day. We have a long way to go but now can see a light at the end of the tunnel. A big thanks to Tracey for her patience and understanding and especially for the hope she's given me.
15th May 2010Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Tiny is now responding to some of the commands. he is much calmer. Lynn is a very good trainer there is a long way to go yet but we are getting there, he will be a good dog at the end of it.
Tiny is a teacup yorkie with a very big personality.
He was giving his owners a real run around when he was only 14 weeks fortunately they got on to it early and things are turning around
15th May 2010Tracey Callaghan dealt with:
Tracey was fab! After the training session I could not believe the results obtained. I was given the knowledge and understanding as to how to control and react positively when my dog got into the mind of "frenzy". I used to dread visitors calling - now I can't wait for them to come!! Tracey is my sort of person!