Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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27th January 2019Sharon Chapman dealt with:
Very detailed training session. Sharon listened to what we ultimately wanted but also our immediate needs. Good advice and practical demonstrations of what to to. Advice on feeding harnesses walking leads and neutering. Left detailed information on all exercises to practise and left us feeling that we were beginning to move in the right direction to get the control and behaviour that we wanted. Extremely satisfied with the first training session.
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Greasby, Merseyside (Testimonial)
26th January 2019Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
I had been worried about Kevin's visit. Alice ( a young GS) was so difficult for me to control with her non stop jumping up. Also walking her had become a problem when encountering other people and dogs - and her lead tugging. I really thought it would be a very difficult 4 hours. Within a short time Kevin had assesed the situation - and explained simple small changes for me to implement. Amazing - I have gained confidence that given my application to her training and time she will become a well behaved dog. I will no longer have to avoid difficult situations. Thank you Kevin I really enjoyed the training
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Nr. Watchet, Somerset (Testimonial)
24th January 2019Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
We got Ruby,our fox red Labrador in October 2018 when she was 8 weeks old. We've had 3 dogs in the past with no training and although they all were lovely dogs we as owners made mistakes. We wanted to get it right this time round. In November, when Ruby was 12 weeks old, Jo came to visit. It was important to me to get it right indoors first so chose to have someone come to our home rather than go to training classes outside. Jo helped in so many ways, best of all she gave me the confidence in what I was doing with Ruby and it was great having someone there in person showing me the ropes and praising me as well as Ruby for getting it right, or indeed guiding me in the right direction when I got it wrong. One of the best things Jo taught me was "Watch me". Ruby's recall is excellent using this, she is off lead 90% of the time and so far this has worked without fail. It also focus's Ruby on me when she feels threatened or excited. It gives me control and works so well for so many things. It is easy to teach and Ruby picked it up very quickly with regular training. It's not been plain sailing all the time of course, we've had issues with lead pulling and alarm barking and some other minor things but on Jo's second visit I addressed her with these and she put me on the right path. Simply changing Ruby's lead and harness has improved lead pulling enormously and the barking is improving too. I am so pleased I chose Bark Busters. Initially the cost seemed a lot, but it really has been money well spent. Although I've had my three sessions with Jo, she is contactable by email or phone anytime and always responds very quickly, so it's comforting to know if I need any input she is always at hand to help. Training a puppy can be hard work, but having Jo's guidance along the way has made it enjoyable and thoroughly rewarding. Thank you Jo.
Ruby is a lovely natured and now very well trained dog who is a total credit to her owners hard work. It is rare that puppy owners have absolutely no issue with their dog as it grows and Ruby's owner has been quick to deal with any problems on the way. In particular tackling her barking in a timely manner (she barked at the family Parrot) has made a huge difference.
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Upminster, Essex (Testimonial)
23rd January 2019Ben Jordan dealt with:
Ben offered very good advice and showed us how to communicate more clearly with Stanley.
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Plymouth, Devon (Testimonial)
23rd January 2019Shauna Hoey dealt with:
Excellent really helped, great suggestions, showed us how to do things differently. Reassured us about Kiri's behaviour
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Crawley, West Sussex (Testimonial)
23rd January 2019Angela Young dealt with:
The training helped us better understand and locate the sources of our problems with Rex and has allowed us to work on reducing his separation anxiety. During the training, everything was explained well and we were given many great tips and training exercises that have helped us reduce his anxiety but also be calmer in everyday life.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m pleased that your first session has helped with your understanding of Rex’s difficulties and you have a clear plan to help him to be more relaxed. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Angela
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Preston, Lancashire (Testimonial)
22nd January 2019Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Graham was relaxed and put me and Albie at ease. He was very knowledgeable about training and clear with his instructions. The canny collar had an amazing effect on my dog and I was able to get to grips with some basic commands. His recommendations for websites for researching into dog food were very helpful. Overall I would give the session 5 out of 5 .
Albi is a large, adolescent, standard poodle cross breed. He is very friendly and gets super excited when on walks or when people visit his house. He likes to jump up to greet people and uses his strength to pull his owner on walks. We did some exercises to teach Albi to be polite when greeting people and he responded beautifully. Next, we went for a walk and introduced Albi to a gentle training collar, after some persuasion, he accepted the collar and began to walk nicely. His training is progressing nicely and we will be moving on to some off-lead recall work quite soon.
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21st January 2019Gavin Chambers dealt with:
for our first training lesson with Gavin i was very pleased with the relaxed and friendly approch. All the information and techniques were explained really well. I was able to understand everything without feeling over loaded with information, with just a few training techniques to work on at a time. I know the things that I need to improve on and avoid doing to help Tally. I am trying to keep up with the 20 mins of training a day. we have already seen a small improvement on jumping up. Also new lead and collar is helping Tally with his pulling. still early days but I feel more confident. it is very reassuring that I can get in touch with Gavin if I am struggling or unsure.
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worksop, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)
21st January 2019David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
Having a 1 year old black lab who`s previous owner had never given it any basic training I was struggling with him outside on the lead. Checking out various training sites I discovered Bark Busters and their style of training sounded perfect as I dont believe in using force or scare tactics like some trainers do. Anthony turned up for our initial session and the techniques he showed me had me stunned at their effectiveness and by the time he left I could already see a vast improvement in Obi`s reaction to paced walking on a lead rather than him dragging me everywhere. Anyone needing help with their dogs behaviour should look no further than Bark Busters as they are truely the experts. Thanks again Anthony.
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire (Testimonial)
21st January 2019Jacquie Callaby dealt with:
Jackie made us feel at ease straight away, all 3 of our dogs took to her and our older dog who normally doesn't stop barking when he doesnt know who the visitor is, quietened down quickly. Our youngest dog was who Jackie had come to see to help us with a training plan appeared almost too good to be true, he responded quickly to what he and we had been taught, although walking to heel on the lead is going to take a lot of work!!! Not too bad when on his own without distractions but walking with the other two can be of nightmare proportions. Will have to work hard with him and still make it fun. He has taken well to a raw diet, im not too keen on the crunching up of bones, he is loving it and it has helped with stopping him eating his own poo but he still tries very hard to get to the other two's poo if we are not quick enough to clear it up, but they are fed kibble! Jackie was very helpful and informative and at no time were we made to feel uncomfortable with bark busters training methods. Would highly recommend
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Guildford, Surrey (Testimonial)