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October 22 2013

Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Toileting Other

Hank used to bark like crazy when someone came to the door - but after our initial lesson we noticed huge results!! :-)


Erica & Tim Dupuis D.
Novi, Michigan

October 22 2013

Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Other

It all made sense to us. Simple. Straight forward and repeatable. Casey responded to Maril and we learned tools and techniques to use with Casey. The techniques made sense to us both. Anything that will help us work with Casey is wonderful. The program makes sense to us. We're definately seeing results and so are other family members.


Missy Ewald E.
Pleasant Ridge, Michigan

September 26 2013

Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management Toileting Other

Maril was very thorough with explanations and answered all questions in a way we understood. Bark Busters methods are and will be very effective and useful. Maril had information I was not aware of - I appreciated the knowledge base. Very effective training. We were given no appeasing answers, which is a good thing. Maril was very knowledgeable and gave us tips & tricks that are simple, easy and effective. With a new baby on the way, it was very helpful. Thank you!

Trainer note from Maril & Bob:
Rehoused dog

Katie Gentry G.
Allen Park, Michigan

September 2 2013

Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Toileting Other
Photo of Gary & Carolyn R.'s dog

The training tips were logical and most effective in correcting our dogs behavior issues. It is a pleasure to work with Maril!

Trainer note from Maril & Bob:
Gary & Carolyn are very dedicated owners who spend a lot of time working with their dogs. They needed some help with a few issues and made very good progress resolving them. They were a pleasure to work with.

Gary & Carolyn R.
Commerce, Michigan

August 8 2013

Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Toileting Other
Photo of Katie Morey M.'s dog

The techniques were clear and it helped that Maril explained the why's behind them. It was easy to remember and follow. Maril provided a lot of insight and knowledge. It's easier to get behind and commit to homework when you have the knowledge to go with it.


Katie Morey M.
Livonia, Michigan

June 10 2013

Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Other

Excellent Instructor!

Trainer note from Maril & Bob:
The Case's are a very social family with lots of friends visiting. Rocky was nipping, jumping and barking at friends especially in the yard. He would not let Grandma leave without trying to nip at her. He was constantly demanding attention. He pulled on the leash and stole things off the counter. He was stressed out trying to be in charge of their busy household. Once the family understood how to take leadership of the situations, Rocky very quickly relaxed and started being an enjoyable family member. Mary Ellen and her family were great students and a pleasure to work with.

Mary Ellen Case C.
Dearborn, Michigan

June 4 2013

Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with: Puppy Management
Photo of Chris & Amy K.'s dog

Our first puppy is a little overwhelming, but I see results with the very first training session. So glad no treats, not negatively driven. Maril is fantastic, I wish she could move in!! We are so happy with Maril!

At 6 months Finlay was a well behaved star in the Bark Busters Booth at the Expo

Trainer note from Maril & Bob:
At 6 months Finlay was a well behaved star in the Bark Busters Booth at the Expo

Chris & Amy K.
Northville, Michigan

May 24 2013

Photo of aasha Love's dog

Maril explained things very clearly to me. There we clear results. I appreciate the training methods, body language is very important. The lessons are very enjoyable and I look forward to more. I've seen results in my two dogs in one visit.


aasha Love
Detroit, Michigan

May 24 2013

Photo of Chris & Kate Brantley's dog

Our dog has made significant progress in the four weeks following our initial appointment with Maril. Leah still has work to do, but we are confident Maril can guide us and look forward to continuing our work with her over the next year.


Chris & Kate Brantley
Royal Oak, Michigan

May 24 2013

Photo of Ashley Hewa, Eastpointe Animal Hospital's dog

The training was very simple to understand. I could see a great change in regards to my dogs jumping on people. Three little things help train my dogs.


Ashley Hewa, Eastpointe Animal Hospital
Eastpointe, Michigan

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