Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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25th November 2015Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin filled us with confidence when we first spoke to him on the phone and that was more than justified when we met.
His calm demeanour made us believe that he could do what he said he could and that proved to be true.
First he talked us through the plan, then went through our problems giving us the advice and the tools to carry it out. We were amazed that separation anxiety was down to our behaviour with Kee but that we could also alleviate it when we put Kevin's advice into practice.
The same calmness carried us through what we need to do to stop Kee barking at passing dogs, pulling on the lead and best of all Kee's fear and anxiety around other dogs.
We didn't think for one minute that progress could be made in one day but boy, were we wrong!
The icing on the cake came when we took Kee and Kevin's dogs onto Dartmoor and Kee was let off the lead - for the very first time with other dogs. After an initial growl, they played together like lifetime buddies, running and jumping, having the time of their lives!
We are not so naive as to think that is the end of it. We are very aware that we have to continue with the training that Kevin taught us so that the behaviour we want from Kee in order for him to have a happy and balanced life will become second nature to him and to us.
This is a 5 star service given by a 5 star expert. We are so grateful to Kevin for all his help and to know that he is there for us if we need him
25th November 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Our walks are now stress free, for both Monty and myself. He walks at heel and is responding to his training. The barking is now manageable and much less! HAPPY OWNER - HAPPY DOG!! Thank you Linda
Monty is a beautiful Cavalier who thought he was in charge of his owner. They were so lovely to work with and responded well to the training. I have since revisited and it is so lovely to see him trotting nicely by his owners side without barking at cycles, scooters or children playing. Well done to you both.
Wistow, North Yorkshire
25th November 2015Aaron Noble dealt with:
I was really pleased with the session. Julie was really easy to talk to and relaxed . Within minutes of her meeting my dogs she had them both responding to her. She showed us how to continue the work she had started and gave us some brilliant tips. This was over a week ago and Bella our pup will still pretend she doesn't know what to do but here is a definite improvement in her behaviour. She is much calmer now. Ivy is also getting a lot better on bringing back balls. Thanks Julie you are a life saver.
Thank you Valerie!
Bella is a beautiful puppy, and she responded so well to the training exercises we did. But it was your interest and enthusiasm to put those ideas into place that made the difference. I'm so glad you're making progress with both Bella and Ivy.
24th November 2015Janet Goosen dealt with:
Janet was amazing she explained everything and understood how I felt wish I had done this sooner
Diesel is doing well thanks to Janet's instruction
Looking forward to the next session.
Leeds, North Yorkshire
22nd November 2015Lee Hardy dealt with:
We were amazed at how quickly Tara responded to her lesson and the difference to her very active demeanor. She took to Lee and took notice of him and previously had been threatening, over active and although had not actually bitten, been aggressive when corrected. We hope she will continue and become the dog of our dreams and a joy to own. Although we still have a long way to go and appreciate it can not all happen overnight with a dog who has had so many and long standing issues.
22nd November 2015Lee Hardy dealt with:
Lee is Amazing with Tara. We could see the Difference after only 3 hours. We are looking forward to the next session.
22nd November 2015Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Lynn explained every aspect of why Poppy was behaving as she was and how we were exacerbating the situation by letting her think she was looking after us. Once we got the hang of showing her we didn't need her to look after us, she calmed down and went off to her bed. We are steadily increasing the time she can be left alone, she may whinge a bit but not like she was before, screaming, pacing and throwing herself at the gate or door. Lead walking is improving with practice - I take her for a walk now. All the information given is clear and was explained to us. We also changed Poppy on to a natural diet which she absolutely loves. It was a lot of money to pay out in one go but worth it to get the help we needed and to know that we can go back at any time in the next year for more help and advice should we need it.
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
21st November 2015Lynn Prentice dealt with:
I learned so much about Alfie and he is like a different dog after only a few days of putting the training into action. The biggest thing for me is he was barking so much and wouldn't sleep in his bed. He doesn't bark anymore, he sleeps in jus own bed and is so much happier. Thank you for letting me enjoying my lovely little dog again after only three hours of training.
19th November 2015Alex Fraser dealt with:
A most enjoyable session, I learnt a great deal - as did my dogs, who to my surprise where very attentive. Of particular help was how to stop Harris from grabbing anything that came through the letter box and treating it as his prey which he needed to kill (I.e. Ripping it to shreds)! Also I feel a lot more confident and in control of them when they are together and less fearful of a fight breaking out between them.
I have met plenty of dogs that get excited when the post arrives, but I had never met a dog that got quite as focuses as Harris. This made life a little difficult when trying to retrieve post from the porch when he was around. Once we get the dogs to start listening to and respecting their owner, we can start to focus on particular issues. I've been back once so far and I couldn't believe how much better he is doing with not attacking the post. The next session will be dedicated to his sisters recall.
19th November 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
Really calm, positive, approachable and friendly trainer. Gave lots of tips and exercises to do. Felt much better afterwards! Onwards and upwards - practice makes perfect!!
And today is the revisit, looking forward to seeing how things are progressing.
REEDNESS, East Riding of Yorkshire