what our clients say about Isla Clarke
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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15th April 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
Excellent - good fun and very informative. Paddy loved it even though he got very wet.
13th April 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
Isla was amazing!!!Her knowledge is unbelieveable! we've certainly taken it on board! I would definately recommend her shes like the dog wisperess!! and we will be changing our dogs food also - no canned food! thank you so much
7th April 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
Isla Clarke came to help me with Oaty. The RSPCA asked me if I would foster him. Sadly due to his life of bad owners he has many problems the worst - he bites. I have had him since 20th Feb 2011 without the excellent help & kindness I thought him a hopeless case! and was going to return him. He is 4 years old and a cairn x, so due to his start in life he never really stood a chance as his breed needs strict rules. Bark Busters are very lucky to have Isla Clarke represent them. She was amazing. So professional in every way and a pleasure to have in my home to help me deal with sadly although tolerable a very aggressive dog with many bad habits. He is far from perfect but i am putting all Isla advised me to do into practise. The instructions she gave me were beautifully written as well as all the printed literature she left me to help make Oaty a better dog.I am hoping I will be able to have a visit later on. it is a pity Isla can't train all dogs as owner and dog would have better lives. My regards to Isla. A big thank you.
28th March 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
We chose Pip from our local dogs home about 6 months ago, he is approx 10 years old and has cataracts and is hard of hearing. He is a wonderful old man with a sweet temperment but he did have a problem, he was obsessed with dogs, pulling and barking continuously to get them causing other dogs to get nasty with him which was causing stress on every walk. Enter Bark Busters & Isla she assessed Pip both in the home and in the local park and gave us tips and advice on how to combat the problem and within days Pip was calmer and had stopped pulling. Isla is obviously passionate about dogs & her job and is cheerful and listens to and takes on board your concerns and will work with you. We found Bark Busters an excellent service with the added bonus of a 12 month contract.
Stoke on Trent
9th February 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
I noticed a difference after the initial visit and can see improvements every day
7th February 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
I felt positive that through the training I would/will get my dog to behave in an acceptable & obedient manner!
25th January 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
Rocky is 11 years old a chihuahua and has been the centre of the family for all those years. He has always barked a lot, especially when children have been present. As we are now expecting our first granchild I realised something has to be done about the persistent barking. Isla called on wednesday by the next day we had results and now one week later, the barking has virtually disappeared, i only wish i had taken this action long ago. Rocky has not been phased by it an if anything seems to have benefited. Excellent result.
23rd January 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
Isla was fantastic with us all, our dog Marley responded very well to training although he will need lots more. The aggression he had towards my husband has stopped. he now walks alot better on the lead, my arm can remain in its socket. in the three hours Isla was with us she changed Marley for the better. I will recommend Bark Busters to everyone.
20th January 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
Isla was very professional and had a deep and thorough understanding of dog behaviours. She explained carefully all the reasons for dogs conduct and how they relate to humans. She was able to demonstrate simple techniques for addressing the issues that we highlighted and several others which she had observed in Sam. She demonstrated the use of the lead for controlling position and speed while walking. She gave us several key words to establish and maintain contol. She left us with some valuable training exercises to control Sam. Overall her pace was brisk and business like but sometimes a little too swift for us to take it all in. we would of preferred 2 shorter sessions rather than one long one. Overall this was an excellent and vaulable traiing session. It would have been useful to encounter other dogs to help with the situation but all in all a useful opportunity.
17th January 2011Isla Clarke dealt with:
I was very impressed with the knowledge and professional way Isla showed. She arrived on time and with all the information required. The techniques she showed me to deal with my dogs problem were very effective and after just a few days I have seen a marked improvement in his general behaviour. It is too soon at the moment to predict how he will respond to the groomer which has been his main problem, but following Isla's recommendation I am hoping that this will be resolved before his next appointment. Overall very impressed with Isla and Bark Busters.
I am enjoying working with Billy and now that we have been to the groomers we can see progress, we have a few more appiontments made with the groomer which I will be looking forward to.