what our clients say about Sharon Chapman
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Our very first session with Sharon last year was successful in setting up a good relationship between her and us - the dog owners! This is as important as training our dog because it is all so new. Our relationship has continued well and we have learned so much which we have been able to put into practice for our lovely Ink. As a rescue dog with her first 2 years unknown, her behaviour is much improved although we have still not managed to resolve her issues with other animals. We will continue with Sharon's advice and methods and are certain that we will overcome this in time. We highly recommend Sharon as a trainer.J.S., BIRKENHEAD, Merseyside24th October 2017
We had a fantastic first meeting with Sharon. I was a little anxious before she arrived. I wasn't sure if this was the right thing for us to do. Within 10 minutes I realised I should have done it sooner. Sharon was very supportive and helpful and so easy to talk things through. I didn't expect to do so much on our first meeting. I have been left with written instruction which will really help when there is so much to take in. I have gone from feeling so negative with my 5 month old Border Collie to feeling so positive and can't wait to watch my beautiful puppy turn into a well behaved adult dog. Just knowing I can contact Sharon at anytime for support is great and I cannot wait for our second meeting to show Sharon how well things are going and for Meg to develop into a lovely family dog which I can take anywhere.V.B., Shotton, Flintshire1st June 2017
The training was thorough and delivered at a good pace. Both myself and my dog 'Louie' gained a good understanding and knowledge of how to attain the standards expected in/around the house. Sharon our trainer was excellent and her techniques, uniquely tailored to us. Looking forward to the next lesson and already seeing positive resultsP.M., Moreton, Merseyside16th November 2016
Sharon came to visit us on a Thursday evening to help with the training of our little puppy Daisy. If we are honest it was more us that needed the training rather than Daisy. Sharon spent some time getting to know a bit about us and Daisy and then got straight into tackling the issues we were experiencing. She showed us some positive ways to encourage good behaviour and we have now successfully trained Daisy not to jump on the sofa and made a big leap into getting her crate trained. In addition Sharon also took Daisy out for a walk and gave us advice on how to positively encourage her as she is a little nervous walking at night. I find the service provided by Sharon to be perfect for our needs. We felt that we needed help in very specific areas hence contacting bark busters rather than puppy training. This is a service I would highly recommend.T.R., Wrexham, Flintshire5th February 2016
This was our 2nd training session and as with the first, we felt it went really well. Alfie and Lily are making real progress and are growing into lovely, well behaved (for the most part :)) dogs. We have been struggling to stop the puppies from jumping up when we enter the room or when they are excited e.g. at mealtimes /walk times etc. and so Sharon showed us some simple techniques for combatting this behaviour. She also showed us the clicker loading and clicker training so that we can encourage Alfie to sit more obediently without the need for repeated requests. We have moved their crates following Sharon's suggestion as they were having a tendency to toilet in a particular place in the dining room and so their beds are now there so discourage them from toileting there. We were also shown new techniques for walking them together (this was introduced during our first session but we hadn't been successful in embedding this). We have plenty to practice now and the children are fully on board with knowing that they can't give them attention when they first walk into the room and this will reinforce the behaviours which we (the adults) are using to discourage them from jumping up. Sharon continues to be a genius at her craft and we are loving the learning - which is delivered in a calm, consistent but firm way. Another great session so thanks very much Sharon!G.H., Penyffordd, Flintshire20th January 2016
16th May 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
From the moment Sharon walked through the door, I knew that here was someone who totally understands dogs and someone I can trust implicitly to guide us through this mine field. Roxy is 8 months old and has not been trained properly due to long standing health issues. It’s fair to say that she is currently running the house and definitely thinks that she is the Queen. Sharon, without really engaging with her too much, had her under a measure of control within minutes. The amount of information I was given in the first session was staggering and it all made perfect sense. We are only 2 weeks in and the level of success is small at present but we trust Sharon to help us and Roxy achieve our goals
8th May 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon was amazing. Everything she says makes sense and if your not sure you can ask. No rushing or strict time schedule. She really seemed to understand buddy and his problems and has logical easy to do training with him that we can easily manage when she’s not here. The improvements in his behaviour were almost instant and we are very impressed.
10th April 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon came to our house last night for our first puppy training session with our dog Poppy. I must say even though we have only had one lesson we saw an immediate change in poppy's behavior towards our cats. We realize its early days but hopefully using the skills Sharon has taught us we will be able to make Poppy the well behaved, social little dog she wants to be. Our cats seem much more relaxed around Poppy and she is responding well to door control commands. We were amazed at how quick Poppy was to learn the calming behavior Sharon taught her and we can't wait for the next session.
30th March 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon gave some excellent advice and an explanation for each of my dog's behaviours of concern and how best to rectify them. She has a very professional approach and I felt confident she could help Jasper and me to improve the behaviours I had concerns about. I have welcomed the further training tips sent by email and feel reassured that there will be follow up supervision over the next 12 months. I have recommended Bark Busters to several dog owning friends.
Llandudno Junction, Conwy
19th February 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Firstly I would like to say how responsive Amanda was to my emails and phone calls and knowledgable on dogs unwanted behaviour it made me want to book.
Sharon was very informative and the time flew by on the first lesson she had won Bella over in a short time. She taught us basic games that engaged Bella and gave us lots of information including nutrition which was interesting. We are practicing the techniques she shown us and look forward to the next session.
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
18th February 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
First training session with Sharon and we were very impressed. She took time to listen to and understand the problems we were experiencing with Remus and explained and demonstrated exercises and techniques we could employ with him. She gave us homework to do with helpful notes and we will be having further follow up sessions with her. We are reassured that we will soon have a calmer and happier dog.
Colwyn Bay, Conwy
16th February 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
The training went very well, Sharon was very helpful and pleasant. She showed me where I had been going wrong. She also gave me advice on his foods as which I have followed.
9th February 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Max seems much calmer and I understand wot I need to do now, the help Sharon gave us is helping loads ,so I feel much more confident
8th February 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon was extremely helpful and full of incites. It was very interesting, and Monty has already started responding to the training . We are looking forward to the next stage of his training, and are delighted with the results so far.
7th February 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
We found our first training session to be very beneficial, and once we humans understood our instructions we found that Lola (our staffy) responded positively. Each aspect of the training was explained and demonstrated and then we were given an opportunity to practise with the guidance of our trainer. Sharon was very easy to talk to yet professional which made it easier for us to ask advice on all aspects of dog ownership. We now have a couple of weeks to work on what we have been advised to do before the next stage and I can honestly say that in just 4 days we can see an improvement in the way Lola walks with us.