Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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11th April 2021Shauna Hoey dealt with:
We called Shauna amidst desperation with dealing with our very mouthy GSD puppy - even though we did a lot of research to cope with our problems she always has great advices and insights to quickly resolve any issue we have! I always jokingly say that her advices alone are worth the price we pay for a full year. She's always very kind and available when you need her and it's so nice to have someone to talk to when you have doubts. Our puppy is now 7 months, she's perfectly behaved during sleep time, her recall is strong, good obidience training, toilet training, anything you can ask for a puppy, and we are just now starting to teach her not to pull on the lead which already is going great! I'm very very pleased and contacting Shauna in particular was the best decision I could have ever made for us and the puppy. From the bottom of my heart, thank you a lot.
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Crawley, West Sussex (Testimonial)
8th April 2021Gina Williams dealt with:
Gina was fun to work with and the lesson was very helpful.
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6th April 2021Angela Young dealt with:
Excellent session and some invaluable guidance and advice which we have already put in practice - start as you mean to go on. Changed diet, new commands and games and new toys to start with and a longer lead to get walking under control. My only dilemma was the length of the meeting - 3 hours. Loads to take in and not Angela’s issue but I have painful tennis elbow at minute and it’s uncomfortable to get comfy after a couple of hours at table. Looking forward to the follow up meeting though and it’s great that all the notes are sent to us to remind us and saved us making notes on the evening. Highly recommended
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Bolton, Greater Manchester (Testimonial)
6th April 2021Estelle Jackson dealt with:
Great session very informative and simple clear training guide
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Sutton In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)
6th April 2021Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Our Miniature Goldendoodle, Indie, is a resource guarder. As our first dog, training a puppy was utterly new to us, and while we were successful in some areas, we were also struggling in others. It wasn’t long before our lack of understanding showed, and our puppy soon developed a possessive aggressive nature over things she would pick up and find. We were at such a loss on what to do, and it was causing us a lot of stress and anxiety; cue Jo & Graham Milgrew, who – quite literally – came in and rescued us from this downward spiral. They showed us that it wasn’t an issue with her alone but with how we were handling the situation and that we needed to change to help Indie. Indie’s guarding was quite severe to give you some background, although it never happened with food or toys, her resource guarding came into play whenever she picked something up on her walk or if she found something around the flat. Instead of growling to warn us off, she would go straight to biting and with every episode, we knew the situation was getting worse. In our initial meeting with Jo, she talked us through resource guarding, explained the situation from Indie’s point of view – which was eye-opening – and gave us some steps which we could take to help the situation. We immediately followed those steps, which centred around getting Indie to trust us again, and since then, she has completely changed. It took some time to build up that trust, but it was like a sudden switch in her behaviour one day. She would allow us to stroke her when she had something she would typically guard, and then she learnt to drop and swap it for something else. Which was just amazing and a point I’d never thought we’d get to. We understand that Indie is and probably always will be a resource guarder, but we don’t take anything away from her as she listens to us and swaps it for something else. A key takeaway from the training was learning to remain calm and relaxed when she had something; if we got stressed, her guarding would worsen. We know now that dog training is not a linear process, but with both Jo & Graham’s help, it can be an easier thing to tackle. We’d highly recommend getting in contact; it’s a decision you and your best friend would never regret.
Resource guarding only happens when a dog is guarding something he or she prizes. It can be food, toys, items they like the look of (and steal), where they sleep and in some cases people they prize like their owner or owner's children. In many cases, this can be managed successfully like leaving a dog to eat in peace. However, that is not always possible, as in the case of Indie. Her owners took the time to do the work to ensure that Indie no longer feels threatened by an approach from them and is happy to give up items on request. It is well worth doing as a dog can be trained successfully and you can live in harmony with your dog.
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Croydon, Surrey (Testimonial)
5th April 2021Lee Hardy dealt with:
The first lesson went very well Lee gave us lots of help and advice on passive leadership. We have been able to enjoy the recent sunny weather stress free having reclaimed our garden.
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Derby, Derbyshire (Testimonial)
5th April 2021Neil Price dealt with:
Neil understands what we need and explained everything very well
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Liverpool, Merseyside (Testimonial)
4th April 2021Estelle Jackson dealt with:
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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)
3rd April 2021Emma Barrett dealt with:
Wow, Emma was absolutely a fantastic! We have noticed results in just a few hours! Martha has responded so well to the techniques shown to us. I was initially worried that we would be “blamed” for babying Martha but felt comfortable around Emma. Thank you so much!
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Nuneaton, Warwickshire (Testimonial)
29th March 2021Lynn Prentice dealt with:
Great first lesson, Lynn was really helpful and covered all of our points we wanted to address. We had lots of clear advice to follow and also got our next session booked in. Feeling much more confident now. We have also had a phone call since our first session and Lynn gave really good advice about Eric and his crate, also really appreciated Lynn's quick response. Thank you!!
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Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (Testimonial)