Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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18th March 2008Steve Smithson dealt with:
Six weeks after we rehomed Alfie, a year old collie cross from Manchester Dogs Home, it felt like we'd made a dreadful mistake.
Walks were a miserable chore with his pulling and meeting other dogs an embarrassment. Local training classes proved useless, so in desperation, I contacted Bark Busters and was visited by Steve Smithson.
Following his instructions, Alfie and I have improved beyond belief, and although it's been hard, frustrating work at times and we still have a long way to go, with Steve's encouragement Alfie is now a pleasure to walk and a dog to be proud of.
Sometimes turning problems around can be demanding and emotionally draining. This client had the determination to carry on when she felt there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
The end result? A dog that now has a happy, steady life that will not be returning to the dogs home and a client who is enjoying her relationship with her dog.
18th March 2008Jen Phillips dealt with:
Our initial consultation was very interesting. We will work on the techniques Jen has discussed and are hopeful we will succeed.
16th March 2008Manda Denny dealt with:
Very impressed at how Dexter responded to Amanda, but much time is needed to stop Dexter running at other dogs.
16th March 2008
I cannot believe the transformation in my 2 dogs' behaviour in such a short period of time. It is truly remarkable. I highly recommend Kevin and Bark Busters to anyone who is having behavioural problems with their dogs. Thank you so much Kevin.
15th March 2008Andy Waterhouse dealt with:
We had Andy come to our house and he stayed for about 3 1/2 hours and addressed all our concerns. We felt our dog changed within the few hours of Andy being there and were amazed when we had visitors without the stress.
14th March 2008Manda Denny dealt with:
Superb! Amanda was extremely professional and empathetic. After her first visit, we're so pleased we consulted her! On New Year's Day, we adopted Alfie a 4-5 year old, occasionally snappy rescue dog Lurcher/Terrier cross we think, who was emaciated and had been shut away from contact with people/other dogs. He's loving, lively, fun and a very quick learner but also ignores us/runs away when he smells/sees something more interesting! Our main goals are to be able to take Alfie to the park, let him off lead for a run and know he won't bite anyone or anything; or race off out of sight but come back to us when called, no matter what distractions there are!
Amanda explained that before we can expect Alfie to behave OUTSIDE the home, we have to elicit his respect and make sure he behaves well IN the home first! She showed/instructed the whole family on techniques to practice consistently, for Alfie to treat us with respect, stop on command, stop 'mouthing', barking at the phone/doorbell, jumping up and lead-pulling. All this, with a calm approach and affection as a reward. Alfie's response was and is amazing! THANK YOU, we're looking forward to our next visit in two weeks!
11th March 2008Tracey Callaghan dealt with:
We found Tracey to be extremely helpful and thorough and made us feel confident on our way forward to train Molly.
7th March 2008Manda Denny dealt with:
Amanda has given me a good start in the understanding of puppy management and I can't wait for the next session in how to manage and enjoy Molly.
6th March 2008Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Linda has done an excellent job sorting out Thunder. I didn't think it would work but it has. I am so surprised by it all.
This lady had a very food aggressive dog and I knew she would have to work very hard using our training methods. She applied herself and full credit to her on the results - Thunder is now a happy dog, walks nicely by her side and more importantly is enjoying his food without the aggression he had previously shown. Top marks to her.
3rd March 2008Andy Waterhouse dealt with:
Shovel the greyhound had developed aggressive barking behaviour towards other dogs - he had been attacked last year and got much worse.
I am amazed at the change already! Even other dog owners have commented on his improved behaviour. Thank you so much! We look forward to Andy's return visit - we are planning a walk and introduction to Andy's boxer, something which seemed impossible just last week!
We got lots of other great advice too.