what our clients say about Maril & Bob Zbik
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist
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What our Clients are saying about us
Maril is our hero! We adopted Marco from a shelter in May of 2017 and needed some extra help with training. This dog would bark at anything he hears, anything he thinks he hears, and anything he think he might hear. Our first session was full of information and tips on proper training and plenty of example. Today we finished our revisit and he is soooo much better. Maril is kind, pateint and she always responds to my inquiries in a timly manner. I highly recommend her! 5 stars!Britnay N., Westland, MichiganFebruary 27 2018
Maril conveyed not only what to do (techniques) but the "why" behind the techniques. We were able to have a greater view of the mind of a dog. The results were absolutely noticeable! Based on what I had read about Bark Busters I had faith that strides would be made, however the speed at which we noticed a difference is fantastic! After the first session and within 24 hours the changes were remarkable. The techniques were so very effective! I'm very pleased to have effective tools to use! There is so much knowledge shared during the sessions; it's really wonderful! Without a doubt I would recommend Bark Busters! The knowledge that is transferred, the tools that are provided, Maril's calm tone, and the speed at which change is seen is remarkable. Maril has helped alleviate so much stress in our home and allows us all to really enjoy our dog.Carol Jackson J., Plymouth, MichiganJanuary 16 2017
We were really pleased with the calm techniques. More of the training was us as people, so Titus knows who to follow. We feel more in control of our dog and he is a lot more relaxed in his "follow our lead" position. Our household seems calmer because we are not inconsistent with our dog. Very detailed presentation, thorough material followed by practicing with Titus was great. Absolutely noticeable results by the end of our first lesson. We appreciate the techniques and Maril demonstrating consistency and patience. We appreciate the follow-up visits and the phone calls we can make during this process. It all helps keep us on track with the reminders.Austin & Chrissy Taylor, Fenton, MichiganMay 24 2013
Maril did a fantastic job explaining all the techniques and reasons behind them. She took a lot of time and was happy to explain further when we had questions. We did have good results. Our purpose for Bark Busters is to get our Great Dane puppy off to a good start and to train ourselves to help our puppy the proper way. The natural training techniques are the reason we contacted Bark Busters! The training was very interesting. Learning more in depth about where the dog comes from in terms of behavior is invaluable to owners who want to see their dog succeed. Maril is very professional and patient. She is clear and precise in her instructions. It is an absolute joy to work with her. She is an asset to Bark Busters.Jennifer Baumgart & Kevin Crabb, St Clair ShoresMarch 28 2013
Maril was extremely thorough, patient and great to work with. Within 48 hours our dogs were the best we've seen them in years! Absolutely! In the past we used Petsmart for training. Maril achieved more in 2 hours than Petsmart did in 8 weeks. The exercises were varied and moved at a good pace. Bark Busters works! The results we've already noticed far exceeded my expectations. Maril is fabulous. She is great to work with. We love her and so do our dogs!Brett VanTiem & Eric Nestor, Royal OakApril 17 2012
January 6 2017Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
Maril provided great visual aids that were relative to her verbal instructions. At the end of the first lesson it was almost as if we had a different dog. The techniques were awesome! They were easy to understand and utilize. The training made the stress level drop for both me and for my dog. I would definitely recommend Bark Busters. We had great results and great homework ideas.
Kristen works at Lincoln Park Vet and was a very good student.
Allen Park, Michigan
December 5 2016Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
Excellent Scores in every category. "This training definitely got the attention of my dogs."
Thor was a 160lb pussycat. Stormy Lou at 130lbs definitely wanted to be in charge. It was a great lesson!
White Lake, Michigan
November 18 2016Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
Maril made the training very logical. Within the first few minutes we saw results - very effective! We like the training techniques used and how effective they were. The training was very informative and engaging. I realize that we have to practice and work hard for continued results. Maril made it so easy and logical.
Valentino was bullying Sammy, an older dog in the house and they didn't know how to help Sammy. Valentino was all bluster and no follow through. He is now calm and happy to have the humans in charge. He was not a good leader. :-)
April 29 2016Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
I've never seen Midnight so relaxed. It's quick and easy & it works. The explanations were excellent.
Gina loves her animals so much she just wanted them to have better manners.
February 16 2016Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
Maril was very thorough and explained everything. She took the time to show me how to say and do things so Lexi would understand - it worked the first time!! Maril explained the why's and how's of dog behavior. I found it fun. I can't wait to practice! I love training without treats. After Maril left I practiced some of the techniques and I am very pleased!
Cathy and Lisa were enthusiastic students!!
Allen Park, Michigan
February 3 2016Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
We learned very basic, non dramatic techniques that cause no harm to our dogs. Anyone can learn these and be successful. We are thoroughly impressed by our trainer Maril. She truly is a life saver and we see a huge difference in our dogs already. Excellent scores in every category.
Melissa is 8 months pregnant. Lazarus was protective, territorial, jealous of her husband and was attacking China. We needed to get results FAST! Melissa and Mark have done a great job!
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
December 3 2015Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
Maril was very calm with our puppy. She has a natural and easy to understand demeanor.
Gus was such a super cute puppy. Kudos to Eliza & Mike for a job well done.
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
August 17 2015Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
Maril was great. I saw noticeable results from both my husband and my dog! I was absolutely pleased. It was a little like magic. I know that practice and consistency is the key to continued results. I refer clients to Bark Busters because the training really works.
Lisa works at Roose Animal Hospital in Plymouth and is a great student.
August 1 2015Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
Maril was fabulous she even suggested we video her w/ Ollie, as well as ourselves. Ollies demeanor was much more relaxed after our first session. Her confidence in herself and in us improved immediately. Ollies response was immediate once we knew more about speaking her language. Maril was pleasant, supportive, and knowledgeable it was low pressure / high reward. We would absolutely recommend Maril.
Very dedicated owner. Good job on your homework!
July 8 2015Maril & Bob Zbik dealt with:
Maril is wonderful. She explains and demonstrates techniques that work. She is also flexible and good at modifying techniques to fit changing circumstances.
Sammy went from attacking if food was accidentally dropped, to looking away and letting someone pick it up. He is much more relaxed.