Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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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 focused 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 can't believe how much better he is doing with not attacking the post. The next session will be dedicated to his sisters recall. I can't wait!
18th November 2015Alex Fraser dealt with:
Being quite apprehensive about our first visit from Barkbusters,as neither myself or Bob are very good at being told what to do !! Alex put us at ease with his pleasant,laid back manner,being willing to listen first and give advice later.I was amazed by the fact that Bob was responding by the end of the first session as he is a very stubborn little terrier who has not had the best start in life,having had three previous owners before I got him from an animal shelter. We were making progress in several areas and he socialised well with people and other dogs,until after several incidents with out of control dogs he was attacked and injured physically and mentally. He became nervously aggressive with dogs,constantly barking when approached by dogs, pulling when on his lead,to the point there was no pleasure walking him and became quite dominant in the house.After the first lesson things started to improve as I had gained the confidence to deal with the problem, I won't say I have not had setbacks but have realised I have been doing lots of things wrong and unfortunately Bob seems to learn faster than I do! but now feel sure I can deal with it,having taken the ' for life option ' giving me the peace of mind that if things do start to go 'pear shaped' I can call on Alex for support. I would recommend Alex and Barkbusters ( and have done so) to anyone having problems with their dogs behaviour, unfortunately many people seem to see the behaviour as acceptable,and as I have been told several times 'but that's what dogs do'! The most important thing to me is that Alex is passionate about the job he is doing and the dogs he works with, it is not 'just a job'.I also have a much more relaxed and I hope happier little Bob.
Little Bob had been passed round from pillar to post before finally meeting his new owner. I'm delighted he has finally found his forever home and an extremely patient owner as Bob has developed a few issues. It is always important that before we start working with a dog, I gather as much information as possible, so that we can tailor the training program to suit their needs.
I am delighted to say that Bob has come on leaps and bounds, both inside and outside the house. Not all behavioural issues can be fixed over night, or be completely fixed, but once an owner learns how to refocus their dog before the dog becomes too stressed, then walks can once again become a pleasure and not a chore!!
I'm looking forward to my 3rd session with Bob.
18th November 2015Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Excellent first session! Sharon is a fab trainer and we immediately felt that she was right for our family (and puppies Alfie and Lily). She is calm but firm, extremely knowledgeable and very, very quickly got to grips with the individual personalities and traits of the pups and we made amazing progress with them during the time she was with us and will continue to train the pups daily using all the information and literature she left us with. The children are really happy as well as they can see the progress they were able to make with the pups during the session and how they can train them daily, really easily. Looking forward to updating Sharon in 2 weeks when we book our 'review' Whole family buy-in and big thumbs up for Sharon and Barkbusters (and Amanda who facilitates
15th November 2015Angela Young dealt with:
Angela was great, very helpfully, friendly and explained all about the training. Made it easy to understand did not make you feel daft if you got it wrong. Angela was with me and my dog for 4 hours, in that 4 hours I could see a big difference with the training, it was great. I bought a harness from Angela, it was great, my Weimaraner is a big boy for 11 months old and it made a big difference. I would highly recommend Bark Busters, the training is great and does make a difference, fab, so pleased.
15th November 2015Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Fantastic session with our dog that has suffered separation anxiety for over 3 years (since 12 weeks old) was left half an hour after our session for 40 mins without one bark or a howl.
Massive difference in both dogs already in all areas that linked in with the separation that we didn't even realise.
Over 3 years we have tried everything and other trainers and within 10 mins of training with Kevin and Bark Busters we could start to see the difference and after the full session two different dogs.
Thank you so much Kevin you have given us the tools to build on and we will start to get our lives back.
14th November 2015Linda Dodsworth dealt with:
We were very pleased with Linda and the way she came across, we noticed a difference that same day with Jess and things are a lot calmer now we are following her advice. Once we have this under control we can work on the outside work.
Jess is a beautiful dog and now that she is not the leader of the pack she has calmed down and is enjoying being herself. We do have more work to do but well done so far Jess.
Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
12th November 2015Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin was punctual. Friendly and very professional. He explained everything in detail and went through what we would cover and why we needed to do to resolve the issues we were experiencing with Louie.
The training and demostration were clear and easy to follow.
The results even after a short time were very encouraging. Just need to train us now. Louie is doing his bit.
11th November 2015Angela Young dealt with:
Our first visit with Angela last week. She explained Dougie's behaviour and how to regain leadership and set boundaries. Dougie responded well to Angela and her training. Consistency and keeping up with the training, exercises and techniques is now vital and so far so good. Still a good way to go but I am seeing improvement slowly but surely. Angela is a friendly lady who clearly knows and loves her job.
It was lovely to meet Dougie and his Mum. He is a beautiful, intelligent boy who responded to the start of his training fantastically well. He is eager to please and was understanding what was being communicated to him in no time at all. With consistency in his training, I'm sure he will continue to progress very well and I look forward to seeing him again soon. Thank you for asking Bark Busters to come and help you.
6th November 2015Angela Young dealt with:
Angela arrived on time, we spent time discussing Barkley's problems before Angela met him, she asked about his diet, which we have made some changes to, he eats all he is given now.
She met Barkley and within mins we saw a massive difference in his behaviour, she was very clear in explaining to us what we need to do to train Barkley.
We have continued each day with what we were shown and over the week Barkley is much better behaved. We still have a long way to go, training takes time and we are very happy with the results so far.
It was such a pleasure to work with Barkley and his Mum and Dad. He is a young, intelligent, exuberant boy and with guidance and some clear boundaries, he will come on leaps and bounds, calm down and listen to his owners. Keep up the great work! I look forward to our next lesson, thank you for asking Bark Busters to come and help you with your beautiful boy.
5th November 2015Alex Fraser dealt with:
The training was a great experience for us to properly learn how to be towards our dogs instead of always second guessing. Once Alex started work with us, the dogs' behaviour completely changed, and they seemed like two totally different animals to the ones we know.
We know that we still have a long way to go, but after only a few days they have improved ten fold on the walk, no longer jump up and remain quiet when we leave the house. Thanks Alex, from both of us.
These were 2 lovely, but very noisy and attention seeking little dogs, especially when out walking. They both used to like barking at other dogs.
Before the end of the first session they had both really calmed down and had started to listen to their owners. I can't wait to see how they are both doing when I meet them next week.
Prestwich, Greater Manchester