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5th October 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise

We've just had our third training session with Steve Smithson of Bark Busters. Steve explained the techniques needed to help us resolve the problems we have had with our dog Tigger. Steve created a relaxed but very professional atmosphere at each of our training sessions. He explained the theory very clearly and demonstrated the techniques with our dog to great effect. The change in Tigger's demeanour and behaviour in five weeks has been truly dramatic! My wife and I realise that whilst Steve has provided us with sound knowledge and new skills, it is up to us to practice regularly with Tigger for the changes to become habitual. Thanks so much Steve for your help!


P.Q.
Preston, Lancashire

16th August 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Digging Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

Excellent service. Steve is very caring and professional. Our 'Sheba' responded very well to him but, as she is a young German Shepherd, it takes time and patience. Thanks Steve.


B. E.
Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire

8th August 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks

Skye was a different dog within hours of Steve's visit. I was a bit sceptical about the claims of Bark Busters but after the initial visit I was gobsmacked by the difference in my dog. You do what you say. Brilliant!


B.S.
Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire

19th July 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger

Steve was brilliant, explained everything clearly. He was very enthusiastic which put me at ease. Fantastic that he works with the dog. Your training methods have changed my life - home life is calm and I have a very happy puppy.


S.J.
Leyland, Lancashire

17th July 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called

Steve was very calming, relaxing and helpful, especially with my confidence in being authoritative. Taught me how to be consistent as well instead of giving in and feeling sorry for Leo. The technique and change in Leo after one session is amazing.


L. O.
Morecambe, Lancashire

14th May 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Toileting

Steve is excellent, very calm and patient. Dogs responded well to him. He's very patient with us as well as we don't always do our homework, especially as it's us he's trying to train really!


J.H.
Ulverston, Cumbria

10th May 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger

Excellent service. Steve is very caring and professional and techniques demonstrated are definitely helping. Would recommend him and Bark Busters.


W.N.
Preston, Lancashire

31st March 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Recall or not coming when called

Steve was pleasant, patient, kind and professional. He explained everything in an easy to understand way and never made us feel 'judged' about the way we'd treated Billy that had resulted in certain undesirable traits. After explaining what we needed to do he then demonstrated it and we could immediately see the change. Bark Busters approach is so much better than obedience training as it tackles doggy 'attitude' resulting in (hopefully) a permanent change in Behaviour rather than a temporary one relying on treats. We're very happy customers.


J.R.
Blackpool, Lancashire

13th January 2012

Steve Smithson dealt with: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead

I could not believe the difference in Charlie, my labrador, in just three hours with Steve. He went from a 7 month old who jumped up at everyone and pulled me down the road at breakneck speed, to a dog who calmly stood by my side and walked slowly for the first time - fantastic!


J.S.
Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire

11th October 2011

Steve Smithson dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

Steve was excellent, very patient and our dog, Tilly, was changed literally overnight. We thought it was a different dog. Her behaviour continues to improve daily. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve AKA Bark Busters to anyone with a problem dog.


E.T.
Blackpool, Lancashire

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