Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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17th August 2018Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
The transformation of hephzibah is amazing she is like a different dog. When people walk in the house she no longer jumps up at them she waits for them to embrace her first. She is listening and responding to commands I.e watch me, wait, touch. I was not confident when commanding hef and taking her for walks as she would pull and not listen. Seeing me as a little sister in the pecking order. However, now I myself feel so much more confident and am able to take control and have noticed the difference in how she responds to me. We purchased a canny collar to assist with her pulling and have used it a few times and I am finding when she has only her harness and lead she no longer pulls and will walk alongside you. My opinion before the training was that she would be impossible to train, and in 4 hours Graham turned that around and showed me that she could be obedient. She needed the right guidance from me and with my improved confidence thanks to Graham I could do that for her.
Hephzibah is a delightful English Bull Terrier. She is an adolescent so was testing a lot boundaries and not listening to her owner. This is a very typical adolescent behaviour but is hard to manage when you own a large powerful dog and it is also easy to get pulled over as young dogs struggle with self control and can be over friendly when they want to meet and greet people and other dogs. The Canny Collar is a face collar that allows owner to prevent heavy lunging and pulling. It has to be introduced properly as dogs do not like a strap over their nose and they have to be taught to walk alongside the owner keeping the nose strap loose. Because it encourages walking to heel, owners of large pulling dogs can use it to teach their dogs the right position to walk in while remaining in full control of their dog. This owner has advanced very quickly with her dog. Hep loved the training and was really happy to know what she should do. She still has a bit of growing up to do, but is already a dog her owner can be proud of
Woolwich, London (Testimonial)
17th August 2018Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Jo was very calm and I quickly felt at ease on her arrival. She was able to quickly recognise issues and her visit, despite only being less than a week ago has made a huge difference to our home. Jo has kept in contact with me by text and I am looking forward to learning much more from her. Thanks Jo.
This owner had a lot to deal with. An elderly Patterdale Terrier girl who was struggling with the very friendly Miniature Dachshund girl puppy and a puppy who was very fretful if left on her own at any time. Dogs are generally very good at living with each other. There may be a bit of grumpiness, but they are pack animals and it is not in their interests to do anything that might weaken the pack. However, a young puppy can have poor social skills and owners have to intervene at times to allow their older dog a bit of peace. This family had got a huge amount right and it was a case of confirming this and advising on how to ease the issues they were having. A week later the dogs are getting on much better and the puppy is starting to learn to be on her own. I am looking forward to seeing this family again as their puppy grows.
16th August 2018Tina Edwards dealt with:
A big thank you again from Max, Chris, Jessica and I! Max has completed a spectacular holiday to Lulworth Cove, Dorset. He has behaved amazingly and been very relaxed around the other dogs and people on the beach and even said hello to a few! So different to the despair we were in last year.
Sittingbourne, Kent (Testimonial)
15th August 2018Ben Jordan dealt with:
Very helpful, trained me rather than the dog as it was my confidence in certain situations that was lacking. Attention seeking behaviour needs more work from me because I keep forgetting!! Training on going but positive so far
Truro, Cornwall (Testimonial)
14th August 2018Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
Kevin was an excellent trainer in instructing us and Harley. We have learnt a tremendous amount and Harley has improved his behaviour so much already. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with training their dog.
Newton Abbot, Devon (Testimonial)
14th August 2018Manda Denny dealt with:
Using Manda's tips when walking Maisy is pulling less and is more attentive to where I am when on her retractable leash. I am able to quite Maisy quicker when she is barking. Maisy appears to have more confidence in me which intern has made her realise when I say no it's no.
Bradford, West Yorkshire (Testimonial)
13th August 2018Sharon Chapman dealt with:
We have just come to the end of our 1 year Puppy Management training with our Border Collie, Skye and can't thank Sharon enough for all her help and support. From the initial session to the most recent meeting, whatever question or issues we had with Skye, Sharon was always on hand with the answers. Sharon's training methods were always about praise and reward which was ideal and worked! Sharon's help was invaluable and we could not have got through the first few months without her as Skye, being a typical Border Collie, was hard work! I would highly recommend Sharon to anyone.
It has been a pleasure working with Skye and her owners. They have listened to my advice and worked hard and she has grown into a lovely dog.
Prenton, Merseyside (Testimonial)
13th August 2018David and Anthony Swindells dealt with:
We were very pleased with our first session with Anthony. We found him very knowledgeable and he fully explained the reasoning behind all of the techniques he showed us. He carefully explained how to perform each technique before helping us to practice with our two dogs. We have found an immediate and favourable response in both our dogs, and we are looking forward to our next session with Anthony.
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (Testimonial)
13th August 2018Kevin McDonnell dealt with:
The training Kevin provided us with was excellent he explained everything so easily and clearly so that myself my partner and my parents were all on the same page, even over night we have noticed a massive difference in our previously very hyperactive dog, he is already walking so much better on his lead and is much calmer and more obedient inside and outside the house.
Exeter, Devon (Testimonial)
13th August 2018Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
Graham was patient and great and gave us some wonderful tips for our hyper active chocolate Labrador Roxi. Some of the tips were eye openers, even after having 4 dogs.
Roxi is a very friendly bouncy young dog. She responded really well to having some boundaries putting in place and some new commands to follow. Her owners are experienced dog owners who just needed a little bit of extra guidance to fill in the gaps in their knowledge. The handling of their dog was very good and I am confident that they will go from strength to strength,
SOUTHALL, London (Testimonial)