what our clients say about Sharon Chapman
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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12th April 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon explained things very clearly and helped to put my mind at rest about the personalities of the dogsand why they may be behaving as they do. It has given me confidenceto continue with the dogs andso far they are showing more attentiveness when on a walk - but we have a long way to go yet.
13th March 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon is lovely. I was nervous expecting to be criticised, held to blame in some way. She was calming, reassuring and professional. Explained things in a way I could relate to. Set some exercises in place which we practised. Took us for a walk to observe his fear with other dogs. Advised afterwards. Left us feeling calm and in control. Now awaiting her second visit which she mentioned bringing one of her dogs along to introduce a positive experience for him.
Bo is a lovely young GSD he is just not sure of other dogs, so he barks but due to his size and breed he can be misunderstood, Chris needed to know that he wasn't naughty or aggressive, just unsure. Since receiving her comments Bo has met my dog Rafa and is beginning to understand that other dogs aren't scary but good fun to play with, and Chris now has the confidence and knowledge to ensure that all his experiences with other dogs are positive.
10th February 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
The training was taken step by step giving confidence both with myself and my dog. It was also enjoyable.
1st February 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Sharon is very calm when instructing me with Ruby. She explained the training techniques very well.
27th January 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
The advise I received from Sharon was very positive and helpful. I realise that I am to ready to tell the dog off and not giving enough praise.
This is a first time dog owner who just needed some reassurance that she was doing things right, as she has stated she was quick to tell the dog off but not quick enough to praise when the dog responded, she also needed some guidance on helping the dog make the right decision. They should both be much happier now.
11th January 2013Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Our first session with Sharon went very well, we are hopefully that we can improve some of the issues we are seeing with Indie.
Sharon knows her stuff and is giving us confidence when out and about walking with Indie
29th December 2012Sharon Chapman dealt with:
We are very pleased by the assistance given to us by Sharon, we can not thank her enough for what we have experienced and learnt to date, it's excellent. We were amazed at the training Sharon took us through as we could see by Bobby's face it was having an impact on him. It was fantastic to see Bobby responding so positively to Sharon, it also gave us both confidence, and we had lost a lot of confidence with Bobby snapping at us. We have also evolved along with Bobby in the training and I believe my husband and I now understand a lot more than we did. Bobby is going 'great guns', he actually enjoys his training and appears to be a much happier dog, he looks and acts happier. We don't always do it right or catch Bobby quick enough but as Sharon told us, sometimes the moment is lost but not to worry about it. My husband, me and out Bobby dog are now a much happier trio, trust is much better on all parts, it's a pleasure to see Bobby growing in confidence and enjoying himself more. We work on Bobby on a daily basis and whatever we do during the day we still carry on training, just re-enforcing everything we have been taught.
9th December 2012Sharon Chapman dealt with:
After a few bad experiences as a pup Dexter has become fearful of strangers and new situations. He is lead reactive when out and reacts to most noises at home. Everything Sharon said made sense and Dexter relaxed a lot more quickly in her company than anyone elses.
Freyja has always been a shy pup, but she has started to growl and bark at visitors.
Since the visit, both dogs have improved considerably and I'm sure we will continue to see more of an improvement as time goes on.
I would thoroughly recommend Bark Busters to anyone.
6th December 2012Sharon Chapman dealt with:
It's not just about training your dog - it's about training the owner as well.
I have received an excellent programme of training and Lulu has responded very well. We now have a calmer and more controlled environment in our home!
3rd December 2012Sharon Chapman dealt with:
It is early days as yet for Lucas but he has started to respond very well, barking is a lot better, pulling on the lead needs a bit more work. His recall is very good so long as there is not a lot of distractions. But there are signs of improvement