what our clients say about Sharon Chapman
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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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
Our first session with Sharon was very informative and interesting. She explained things in a straight forward and understandable manor. Everything was tailored to our specific problems, she interacted with James wonderfully. She physically showed us how to do things and how to put right behaviour traits that that needed to be changed and gave us time and encouragement while we also tried. James really enjoyed working with her and was beginning to learn what we wanted him to do even before the end of her first visit. Her understanding of dogs and how they think is outstanding. We are very much looking forward to her next visit and hopefully showing her how much we have both improved.P.B., CHESTER, Cheshire8th December 2016
We had an excellent session with Sharon which helped clarify what the issues were. Sharon demonstrated techniques and got us to do them. We have been able to stick to the techniques since the session and we are now having more fun with Bob on walks and he is calmer in the house. Going well so far ! I'm giving 4* for value for money at this stage as it's very early days as the proof will be in a few months time when Bob's recall is vastly improved but I like the methods and the availability of support.K.R., Neston, Cheshire6th December 2016
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
11th September 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Excellent session nothing was to much trouble, Sharon took her time to make sure that the whole family all understood the techniques and gave very good advice on other areas like diet. All of which is showing good early results.
10th September 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
My first session with Sharon was very successful in terms of building a solid relationship between us, the humans! Sharon is very clear in the way she explains and demonstrates behaviours that I show which transfer to my two dogs. In advance of her meeting us on the first day, I sent her a list of what I considered behaviours I would rather my dogs didn't do. There was quite a list I must say, but I discovered through Sharon's explanation that many of the behaviours could be fixed by the same transferable skills, just in different circumstances and environments. A very tailored program which I have been putting in to use from the day she was here and will continue to do so as I am already seeing some successful results. Brilliant! Thank you Sharon.
25th August 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon arrived and instantly instilled confidence in her ability to help get over a difficult issue with Molly. The three hour session put in place some valuable learning for both my self and Molly and has helped progress our journey to a happy obedient dog. I look forward to the next session which will entail further activities to iron out a few other bad habits.
Thank you for your patience and it's nice to see your experience, knowledge and enthusiasm.
24th August 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon spent 3 hours with me and koko teaching us both the basics on how to develop the correct behaviours for a great future. Sharon has a passion for dogs and koko loved her and was very responsive to her teachings. Sharon gave us both homework to do and her email address to contact her if any problems occur before our next visit. Thank you Sharon
21st August 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
I am very pleased with our first meeting. Sharon made everything very possible. She explained everything very clearly.
She taught me some very simple exercises which I have been able to continue alone.
Poppy seems very interested in the new things we are doing.
Her recall has improved a good deal already.
16th August 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
I needed help with our family Jack Russell's barking when I left the house which was becoming a problem, and Sharon paid her first visit today. I knew it would be hard work from myself (as the primary carer of our dog) and the rest of the family, but Sharon put me at ease and explained the reasons for his barking and spent 3 hours giving guidance as to how I was going to take control of the situation and how, with perseverance, the problem could be resolved. We started with taking control of door entry and exit and with a little more time practicing when Sharon had left, Snoopy was eventually waiting until he was given the say to follow behind through the door after me. It is all small stages leading up to the bigger problems but I can already see the first stages of the process beginning to take place. With guidance from someone (like Sharon) who knows the behaviour triggers of your dog, it all seems very simple as to how to take back control. It is however, now up to us to be consistent with telling our dog what we want from him so he fully understands. Snoopy is 11 and I am 53 - it's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks!
15th August 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon was lovely - she came and spent 3 hours with us explaining everything in detail. She is so knowledgeable and experienced. We're having problems with our dog barking a lot and we've been putting into practice the things Sharon has taught us. He seems quite a bit calmer - looking forward to Sharon coming again next week.
15th July 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
What an excellent first lesson. Sharon was very professional in her approach to us and our dogs. We noticed a big difference in our dogs behaviours straight away and we have implemented her recommendations working as a family. We wonder where are old dogs have gone and can't wait for the next lesson.
27th June 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Excellent information, support and guidance was given during our first session and good communication since.
15th June 2017Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon was very professional and informative, and obviously has a lot of knowledge and experience with dogs which my wife and I found very reassuring.
She listened to our concerns and advised us on the appropriate course of action.
She was at our house for approx four hours and as there was a great deal for us to take in it was very useful to have the handouts she gave us as she left to remind us of the various points covered.
We have started to put into action the suggestions Sharon made regarding Alfie's behaviour and we look forward to seeing her again in a few weeks time to make sure we're on the right track with him. At this stage we feel very positive that we've done the right thing in getting in touch with Bark Busters, both for us and for Alfie.