Michael & Lydia O'Leary dog training reviews

Michael & Lydia O'Leary

Expert Dog Trainers, Michael & Lydia O'Leary

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Ella Q Roseville, Minnesota, Minnesota | December 18 2021
Thanks to Michael, we now have ways to stop pie from barking at the doors and helped us learn how to understand how to control her on a walk without getting the agressive barking and puffing the hair up on walks by other dogs. We are so glad to have such a great trainer like Michael! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Separation anxiety, Toileting
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Tyler L Elk River, Minnesota | December 14 2021
My wife and I have recently had problems with controlling our dogs energy while at the door along with some sibling rivalry. Mike recently came out for our initial consultation, and even during this first session I could see significant changes using the Bark Busters methodology. Mike was able to explain the methodology very well, answer all of our questions, instructed us through the exercises, and got us confident to do them every night. It's only been 2 days since he came out, but the level of control we now have over our 3 dogs is mind blowing. I couldn't imagine faster progress. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Sibling rivalry
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Aileen S Blaine, Minnesota | December 13 2021
I called Michael at the recommendation of my vet because my 5-month old puppy had been exhibiting some resource guarding behaviors. The first session was nothing short of magic. I watched my tiny ball of energy turn into a calm, attentive pup without the use of treats, force or intimidation. By communicating with her in a language she intuitively understands, both of us are calmer. I'm learning to speak her language, which has already improved our relationship and given me the confidence to address some of the behaviors I've been concerned about. The session ended with practical exercises for us to work on. I enjoy watching her learn, and she seems happier knowing what is expected of her. Five stars hardly seems like enough. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Puppy management
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Samantha H Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 06 2021
We hired BarkBusters to help with our rescue pup who has had a tough life, deals with anxiety and aggression, and needed some basic skills training. Michael came in and really got to know not only our fur baby but also our family. He was so personable and responsive. Answered all of our questions with so much knowledge and skill. With just one session, we are already feeling like we are setting our dog up for success and feel like we have the tips and tricks to have him be the best dog we know he can be. We truly feel like we have the tools to get dog in order and it is like a weight has been taken off of our shoulders. We HIGHLY recommend BarkBusters and specifically, Michael. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Separation anxiety
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Kathy S Brooklyn Center, Minnesota | November 29 2021
I am not one generally to write reviews but I feel compelled to let others know about the great and immediate results that we saw while working with Michael for only three hours. Homer came to us as a rescue dog, and while he is a sweetheart, he did have a few annoying habits. He was a jumper, a barker, a terrible leash walker and had no regard for personal space. I say was because within a few hours of training and a week of follow up, Homer has made such noticeable improvement that several visitors to our home made comments about his improvements and how much he changed in the course of just one week. Homer is not our first dog and we were determined not to make the same mistakes that we made with our other fur babies. Michael was able to quickly show us some basic "dog speak" and "dog moves" that allowed us to help Homer understand the rules of our home. Michael has been responsive to our needs and has reached out to ensure that we are successful with our training so that we can help Homer be his best as well. I would whole heartedly recommend that you give Michael a chance with your dog and see what can happen! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Pulling, Separation anxiety
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Sarah S Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 10 2021
We hired BarkBusters to help with an out-of-control adolescent dog who at times seems resistant to training. Michael came to our home and in the first session, we were able to establish some basic control and listening. He taught us really low-tech and simple solutions, grounded in dog behavior, that has been working well so far! We have more work to be done, and I love that with this program you sign up for lifetime support. We can email or call with a specific question and get support or a visit, so we don’t feel alone in this journey. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Sibling rivalry
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Janet W Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 21 2021
We began to see results immediately with a senior dog who we love, but his behavior was becoming a possible liability. Working with BarkBusters taught us a few simple moves that immediately got his attention and helped him be a "good boy." Now it's up to us to practice, practice, practice! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling, Separation anxiety, Sibling rivalry
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J H New Brighton, Minnesota | August 15 2021
Michael and the Bark Busters method are amazing!!! My rescue dog came with a barking problem, and there was no way I could get it under control. I was embarrassed when someone would come to the house, and he frightened people and dogs in my neighborhood. Because of this, I didn’t have much hope that Michael could help. During his first visit, there was an incredible change in my dog’s behavior…truly remarkable! I am so encouraged. Michael continues to be available for encouragement, support, and training. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
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Marissa H St Paul, Minnesota | July 14 2021
Bark Busters literally changed my life! Michael is so patient and positive while he worked with my family and our fur baby. I had so much stress and anxiety with my dog’s constant jumping and general bad behavior, that I didn’t even feel comfortable walking her in my own neighborhood. Now Sophie listens to me and I 100% feel comfortable bringing her places. Cabin weekends with her are finally relaxing! I highly recommend Bark Busters. Thanks Michael for your help! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Chewing, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Puppy management, Recall, Toileting
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Laurie S Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota | March 22 2021
After 1 month of virtual training we have a different dog. He is paying attention to us, happier, and more relaxed. Lynne gave us tools as well as examples on how to correct the inappropriate behaviors. She watched us on video to make sure we were following directions and doing it correctly so as not to confuse the dog. I was amazed at the difference in one month. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Pulling, Recall
Trainer note from Michael and Lydia : I am so happy that things are going well! Thank you very much for the feedback!

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