Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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27th November 2015Tina Edwards dealt with:
I found the lesson with Tina very interesting and extremely helpful . I have trained several dogs previously using a treat based system which just had not worked with Duke although some elements were there. It made so much sense using dog style communication to "talk" to Duke so he would understand what was good and what was bad and he responded very quickly. I have used a similar idea using horse type behaviour with my horses to communicate with them so I found this approach really practical and was surprised at how quickly Duke started to behave differently
Once dogs understand us humans better, they find it easy to change their behaviour, once the humans in their life have changed too. I love the natural way this communication works as it becomes a way of life and is easy to follow.
Uckfield, East Sussex
26th November 2015Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Extremely helpful although I found it hard to take everything in but with the help of the training instructions I am making progress with Daisy. Perhaps two visits to cover what we did on 19/11 and to include more time on recall which I know I am going to need more help from Lynn on. When I phone Lynn after 14 days I will be asking her to return, I think Lynn will be expecting that.
Lynn is a very good instructor and I was very happy with the time she spent with us.
Ivinghoe Aston, Bedfordshire
26th November 2015Tracey Callaghan dealt with:
Before ringing Bark Buster's I had read hundreds of dog training books, watched hours of training videos, and bought all the latest gadgets and gizmos to so called help me be 'pack leader'. None of them worked. I was at my wits end when I called Bark Buster's. A friend of a friend recommended them to me and said they was very good. My little Billy's fate depended on this working. A lady called Tracey rang me back and arranged a visit, already I felt assured, I felt hopeful that I could have a happy, confident dog that I felt safe to have around my little boy. On the day Tracey came to my house she was very friendly and respectful. She asked me about my dog's routine and explained that I was giving him mixed signals, she then showed me some techniques that made all the things I was trying to achieve make sense. She even helped me rearrange my furniture to suit his needs. Tracey showed me how to interact with Billy on my terms - not his, and as soon as I did this that's when I became pack leader! Billy has lately been having problems with his anal glans and Tracey told me about feeding him food that was actually good for him instead of the stuff I thought was good, we put this into practice immediately. I felt so happy that at last my dog was going to be 'fixed'. These practices work so well that as soon as I go back to my old ways and stop doing the training my dog goes back to being the grumpy snappy little dog that he was before. I resumed the training and again he went straight back to being the happy little cutie that Tracey had left. Tracey offered to show me how to walk Billy properly but right now he doesn't need it. I feel happy with how he walks on the lead but if I changed my mind at anytime or I felt I was having any other problems with him I am confident that I can ring her and she will come back and help us again. Thank you so much for saving my dog!
25th November 2015Lee Hardy dealt with:
Good first lesson Lee was very good at explaining what we were to do
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.