Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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25th January 2018Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
We got a new puppy and had no confidence after having major behavioural problems with our previous dog. Our family and friends made us think it was our fault so we didn't want to make the same mistakes again. It is good to have someone observe you and tell you what you are doing right and wrong in a non judgemental way. We can have the advice of a professional rather than get confused by lots of different conflicting opinions. I think Jo is worth every penny as she has instilled confidence in us and we have a really lovely well behaved puppy now.
These owners had a dog previously that was dog and people aggressive. They stayed in touch with the breeder so knew that rest of the litter had been put to sleep for both health and behavioural issues plus their own dog died young from health issues as well. They loved their dog and kept him despite lots of criticism and did their best in very difficult circumstances. As a result they have actually become very skilled dog owners and have done a fabulous job with their French Bulldog puppy. He is great with children, people and other dogs and is very quick to learn. He is a credit to them and their hard learned dog skills.
25th January 2018Tina Edwards dealt with:
Another great training session with Tina. Since the last session our dogs had made good progress with their behaviour inside the home. They are now much happier and settled although we are continuing to practice all the tasks Tina set out for us. During this session Tina modelled how to train the dogs when outside. Her advice was fantastic and with consistency and praise our dogs are beginning to show signs of improvement when we are out walking them. Thank you Tina.
It's a joy to work with such clever little dogs, so willing to respond to the new communication methods and enjoying feeling more secure that their owners are more than capable of making the decisions instead of them! Great progress, barking sorted which was the main issue!
25th January 2018Estelle Jackson dealt with:
Training was very good and effective. Franky responded straight away to correcting his unwanted behaviour. Our children are now confident to enter the room knowing that they now have control of his behaviour. He now spends more time with us in the living room because his behaviour has improved. Toilet training is still on going.
Great Barr, West Midlands
24th January 2018Jacquie Callaby dealt with:
Jackie was amazing...it's early days as less than a week since the training and 2 of my 4 dogs were completely out if control, I was at the end of my tether! I don't think they'll ever be perfect role models but the difference so far is phenomenal. thank you
old windsor, Berkshire
24th January 2018Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Excellent. We got very good advice, felt supported, were given clear and informative instructions.
This owner has a beautiful Chocolate Labrador that is particularly large for his breed. He was pulling his owner heavily on walks which made it almost impossible for her to walk him. He was also jumping at the grandchildren and trying to be "one of the gang" without realising his own size and strength. He needed to learn good manners and proper walking discipline. The owner and her son are well on their way to achieving this and getting a well behaved dog.
24th January 2018Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
We looked for Jo to help us with our St Bernard puppy. Bruno has been a different dog since Jo advised us on feeding and changing his food. She also gave us loads of tips on house and outdoor training which has worked really well. Whenever I text Jo she always replies with answers. We would highly recommend Jo
When I first saw Bruno he was 7kgs and when I saw the family again less then 2 months later he had grown to 25kg. Keeping up with feeding is really important for fast growing breeds and his owner has stayed in touch as she was getting conflicting advice from people who did not understand how to deal with giant breeds. Bruno is coming on in leaps and bounds. His training is going really well. His owners always keep in mind that he may be big but he still is a puppy so give him the right guidance when he shows wariness and encourage him at all times.
23rd January 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Anthony was lovely and really gave me a lot of different ways off dealing with Dylan's behaviour it is definitely a long winding road with Dylan.
Bulwell , Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
23rd January 2018Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
I found the training session really helpful in giving me the exercises to address Maurice's behaviour problems. They were not what I expected but were really effective and left me feeling reassured that I would be able to work towards an improvement. Jo visited me at my place of work later in the week (18th Jan) which I found extremely helpful so I could get a sense of how to use the exercises in context. I found the first home visit quite long but was good to feel I'd had the time to ask all my questions and practice the exercises with Jo. As my flat isn't very big however, I found the onsite visit to my work (Cafe in Deptford) better suited for the 'Watch me' cue. I was really impressed with how well Maurice reacted to the cues so quickly.
Maurice is a 3 year old French Bulldog and has become increasingly anxious over time walking on the lead with certain people who approach him. When worried he will lurch towards the person barking. He was generally very friendly in the cafe, but would also very occasionally bark at certain people. This was very worrying for his owner as she was not sure why he was behaving in this manner, especially as he had been very well socialised as a puppy. He is also very popular at the cafe with many people coming in specifically to see him. We do not always have the answer as to why a dog becomes anxious, but the key to reducing a dogs fears and anxiety is for the owner to take charge and gets the dogs focus. This is not quick as you are reprogramming a dog to look to the owner for guidance. In Maurice's case, he was very relieved for his owner to take the lead and give him clear instructions.
22nd January 2018Estelle Jackson dealt with:
Estelle was very professional and effective. She worked out a programme for training all 3 of us - mainly me. The minor problems (such as improper behaviour) have already been sorted! The bigger problems need more work, but I am confident that they will be sorted in a short while. The main reason for contacting Bark Busters was Fiona's hysterical barking at other dogs. This morning we did our usual round with only one bark and a happy, praised dog.
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
21st January 2018Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Training is progressing quite well. I am more optimistic than I was.
Bishopthorpe, North Yorkshire