what our clients say about Dick Messenger
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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Dick made it fun, educational and logical. Because he has a great voice, he shows by example how to growl and mean it! I love growling!:-)Lauren B., Portland, OregonMarch 25 2014
Dick presented to 3 generations and all were able to understand. 8-71. Great immediate results and carry over to the next day. Great in detail and in on-site training. Excellent/learned a lot. We are all in awe at the results!Roger G., Sherwood, OregonMarch 21 2014
Easy to understand but challenging to follow up everyday w/several exercises to practice. I was happy to see that there was no punishment to the dog for not following commands. The training experience was definitely interesting and enjoyable. It was great to see how a dog could follow commands. I would recommend Bark Busters because dog owners need to know how to treat their dogs with respect.Martha S., Sherwood, OregonMarch 2 2014
Dick's presentation is excellent. He's very patient in explaining. Some great results! I'm pleasantly surprised how effective it is. Dick does a great job making it enjoyable. We have felt the time was well spent. We look forward to the recall testing next month.Debbie J., Clackamas, OregonJuly 17 2013
Dick was very exact in his explanations. I would absolutely recommend him. I have seen a real difference in my puppy.Betty Walls, Aloha,April 3 2013
June 15 2017Dick Messenger dealt with:
Dick is very thorough and professional. We knew what to expect about and from our initial training before Dick even arrived at the house. He was great about providing reason behind the Bark Busters method. By the end of the initial training, we were seeing hope for promising results with our pup. We feel confident that we've learned the right skills to continue working with our dog.
May 27 2017Dick Messenger dealt with:
Our training session with Dick delivered immediate results. While we have work to do to continue the progress, our dog Charli very quickly responded to the approach. We learned a number of intuitive, useful training exercises that have made a big difference.
Charli is more calm, and much more responsive than when we first adopted her. Great success so far!
May 25 2017Dick Messenger dealt with:
Dick has been great to work with, is patient with us and our dog and knows his stuff. Thank you!
May 9 2017Dick Messenger dealt with:
We really enjoy working with Dick! He explained to us the reasons behind Jax's behavior and how to correct them. I appreciate the honesty in knowing that it is a process and there will be good days and bad days. I also appreciate how quickly Dick responds to my emails!
March 3 2017Dick Messenger dealt with:
Duke is doing great! Looking forward to our next class. He is like a different dog. Thanks Dick.
February 27 2017Dick Messenger dealt with:
Dick Messenger is a great trainer. He is easy to understand and very thorough. When he left our training session, it was like we had a different dog!
Jeff, Mary Jo and Matthew are deeply committed to training their dog and it showed right away. "Cooper" is lucky to have such great owners!
January 14 2017Dick Messenger dealt with:
I strongly recommend Dick Messenger as a dog trainer. Â I called on Dick when I became the parent for my ex-Roommates anxious and somewhat neurotic 7-year-old dog. Â From the get go, Dick taught me how to interact with Josie in a way that clearly demonstrated that I was the alpha, which helped to decrease her anxiety, her attention getting behaviors, and her restlessness. Â Â Â Dick was patient, thorough, and thoughtful in our training sessions and he provided clear written instructions which made practicing with Josie easy. Â Â I recently had family visiting and they remarked that since I took Josie on and did training with Dick, she is a completely different dog. Â Â Dick was responsive to my questions via email between training sessions, and made sure to clarify any issues that I had quickly and effectively. Â Â I have already recommended Dick to several of my friends and family. Â Â I can't thank him enough for helping to improve both my and Josie's quality of life.
December 7 2016Dick Messenger dealt with:
Dick was awesome! He clearly knows his stuff!
August 30 2016Dick Messenger dealt with:
I appreciated that Dick explained the reasoning behind everything he showed us. Also, I like that he gave step-by-step instructions to troubleshoot and solve problems that arise.
August 24 2016Dick Messenger dealt with:
Dick was down to earth, straight forward and incredibly responsive throughout the course of training. He provided a comprehensive and easy to follow approach to training which has had a very positive and profound effect on both of our dogs.
It requires some work on our part, but well worth it for the results we've had!