what our clients say about James & Michelle Rodriguez
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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May 2 2009
Bark Busters is a lifesaver! My Shih Tzu/Poodle Mix is much better behaved thanks to the techniques that James & Michelle taught me. The best part is it's all done without clickers or treats. Highly recommended.
April 29 2009
A genius way to teach both owner & dog! I only wish I had called Bark Busters first. I tried another trainer and it really didn't work. There was a lack of communication - but from the very first visit with James & Michelle we were all happy and in a good place. Our dog Daisey (golden retriever) took to James & Michelle's firm yet gentle approach - to my surprise. We have learned so much. I realize every day will be some sort of a training session for Daisey & me and if I need Bark Busters they will be there for us. Thank you for coming into our lives! We will miss you.
April 10 2009
We felt that the book accompanying the speech at the first lesson was very effective in helping us understand the training techniques. ~ At the end of training my relationship with my Boykin Spaniel, Rhett, had improved dramatically. Things that I used to think were impossible for me to do with Rhett are now enjoyable -- like going for walks! By using natural training techniques, you form a new relationship with your dog in which your dog trusts you and waits for you commands, not treats or rewards. ~ James and Michelle have the perfect personality for this job. They can teach without making us feel like we've been doing it wrong! Their approach to training is almost immediately effective. They make sure you get what you need out of training. I can't express how thankful I am for their work!
April 6 2009
A very good intro made my sibling rivalry problem easy to understand. It was amazing how quickly my boxer, Ginger, and my shepherd mix, Coco, responded during the first training. Having the reference materials was good, you get to know your dogs better and they are more enjoyable. I would suggest Bark Busters because the techniques are easy and the access for communication via e-mail and phone are helpful.
March 25 2009
I finally had enough of constantly worrying about my dog, Allie, and being nervous whenever anyone came over. It was great, since I had the lifetime guarantee from a previous trainer with Bark Busters - it was totally free! This time, I followed all of the advice the trainers gave me, and within a few weeks, she was calm, happy and friendly -- the same dog whose family referred to as "killer" due to her aggressive barking and behavior in the past! I never thought I would have a dog who would let strangers pet her. She hasn't snapped at anyone since the first day James and Michelle came and has even started enjoying the company of other dogs. I am completely in love with my dog again, and so is everyone else!
March 25 2009
James and Michelle explained the training techniques excellent and in a way that was easy to understand. I saw good results with Nico by the end of the first training and enjoyed the experience. I would tell my friends and neighbors about Bark Busters.
February 23 2009
James & Michelle really helped us realize our roles as pack leaders. Emmy's behavior was noticeably better after just one session. Their techniques were very effective. Emmy's behavioral improvements speak for themselves. I have had her for 3 years and couldn't make the progress in that time that they did in 4 weeks. James & Michelle gave us the techniques we needed to train our dog. Very impressed with our trainers and your service!
February 9 2009
Michelle & James Rodriguez are a perfect team, giving the same message in complementary styles. We saw noticeable results by the end of the 2-hour first session (especially barking)! We found the training experience to be interesting, worthwhile, happy and enjoyable. We have already recommended them to our friends and neighbors!
January 12 2009
James and Michelle teach in a very patient, supportive manner. It was a pleasure having them in my home. I worked hard with Raleigh after their first visit and noticed an immediate improvement. I highly recommend Bark Busters!
January 9 2009
The concept and technique is very easy for the dogs (and humans) to understand. We cannot believe the difference in behavior. It is wonderful. We would recommend them to everyone and are proud to be a reference.