We rescued our 8 year old miniature Dachshund, Gusto, 5 years ago. He has always had anxiety based aggression: non-stop barking, running around the house, has bitten my husband and more friends then I'd care to share, couldn't ride in the car without screaming and scrambling and was insanely protective of me. We contacted Bark Busters Las Vegas 7 days ago, spoke to Derek and Lissette was at our home 2 days later. I only wish we had given our household this gift of peace years ago!
Lissette came to our home by herself last Wednesday as they felt that that was the best approach due to his aggression. 2.5 hours later, we had homework, a new hierarchy and a very different dog. We've done the homework every day, followed all her instructions and 5 days later:
1) My sister came to visit this weekend. There was no terrifying barking, herding, snarling, stalking. Gusto jumped up on the couch next to her, rolled over and let her pet his belly.
2) He rode in the car, silently in the back seat for a full lap around the block. I can't wait to see this progress!!!! ROAD TRIPS!
3) I was home alone today and the doorbell rang. Within 5 seconds I had him silent, sitting perfectly still 10 feet behind me and he STAYED there while I opened the door, had a minute-long conversation with 2 men, closed the door and turned to face him. Then he waited until I called him over, showered him with praise and tons of belly rubs!
We will diligently continue with our daily homework. It is an absolute joy as the results are painless and complete! They are scheduled to come visit again in 2 weeks and I can't wait to continue reprogramming all of the mammals under our roof :-). Thank you Bark Buster Las Vegas for giving us peace and harmony with ZERO shock collars, treat rewards (our old food monster is gone!) or cruel feeling training methods!
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity