Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
11th February 2024 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Separation anxiety, Other
It was lovely meeting Fennec and he did really well on the initial session. The guttural correction is an excellent way to refocus a dog and works better than any words. We weren’t however able to focus much on lead work due to torrential rain, so we fill focus on this on his first follow up session. This is why the support guarentee works so well. Looking forward to catching up with all soon in a few weeks.
2nd January 2024 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Jumping up
Another owner trained and another dog behaving and listening better to their owner. This is such a rewarding job and every job is different, but the results are always the same which is why I Iove what I do!
22nd December 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
As always, I really enjoyed meeting Albert, Mazey and their parents. I was asked to help improve some of Albert’s behaviours, but it became clear that their older dog Mazey was partially the route cause, and in order to have a calmer Albert, they also needed to work with his older sister. Both dogs responded really well on their initial session and I am delighted to hear that they are both behaving and listening better. Keep up the good work!
17th November 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Puppy management, Recall, Other
Following covid I have met a lot of foreign rescue dogs and in the main they tend to be more nervous than the average UK rescue and the majority are more nervous of males than females. The session went really well and she did really well on her walk, although we didn’t encounter many other dogs on the walk. This is why follow up support is so important as we can plan a walk where we will encounter more dogs in a controlled way. Follow upon sessions are also important to make sure the family are being consistent with their daily ground rules etc. Looking forward to catching up with them all in the future.
14th November 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking, Pulling
Brandy was quite nervous when I first turned up and she had started to become worried on a walks. She did really well inside their home, so by the time we did some outside work she already had more confidence in her owners. Using the Wagg Walker harness she walked beautifully to heel, and with the lead slightly slack, she was a lot more confident. Great session, and I’m delighted to hear she is doing better already
26th October 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling
12th October 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Puppy management, Separation anxiety
I have met some excitable and chatty GSDs over the past 10 years, and this little lady was certainly one of them. However after some barking and jumping up when I initially entered the home, she soon calmed down and really seemed to enjoy the training (as did her owners). I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly she started to listen and I was delighted with how calm she was when we took her for a short walk. Looking forward to catching up with them all agin to see how they are getting on.
11th October 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Barking
At the start of the session Fabio was very barky, but I was pleasantly surprised that by the end of the session, he didn’t even bark when I knocked on and his owner let me in. We didn’t fix him or his owner on the first session, but I am confident with some hard work and some consistency, Fabio will be a far mor relaxed little dog. Keep up the good work.
23rd August 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Barking, Pulling, Other
26th July 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up
This was a great session and Lady did really really well! She used to jump up a lot when people entered her home and could bark i when nervous. By the end of the first session Lady started to realise that she didn’t have to worry about people entering her home as it wasn’t her responsibility and she felt safe sitting away from the front door when people came in. Following the first session I have been sent a video of the owners daughter walking her on a loose lead, head in line with toes. She is making amazing progress. Keep up the good work!
11th July 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
This session went better than I thought it would as Teddie was very anxious / excited when I first entered their home and barked a lot. I always need to ensure that we do as much as we can on the initial session without rushing it for the owner, but more importantly rushing it for their dog. Following the session most owners will have some quick wins as some behaviours are easier to improve than others. On the flip side, some behaviours can take a lot longer to fix or improve. It’s important that owners continue to be consistent, so some daily programming so that their dogs respond well when they are calm so that in time the owner can refocus their dog when they become more adrenalised.
10th July 2023 - Alex Fraser
Alex dealt with Pulling
Merryn is a lovely dog who really wants to please, but gets very excited on walks and pulls like a train. Although I find it relatively easy to teach owners to teach their dogs to walk to heel on a slack lead, I believe it is also important to look at everything else that they do both in and out of the home. The better a dog listens inside, the better they will listen to an owner on a walk. Can’t wait to catch up with them both in a few weeks.