We have used two other area trainers who cost a lot more (over $3,000 between the two of them) but they had less results or negative results from how they had us do the training. I would tell anyone they should use Bark Busters over other area trainers. Patrick was great with the dogs and they responded better to the Bark Busters methods than any others we have tried. The Bark Busters method showed results right away. We love the natural training techniques. Before my dog looked scared or sad when we used the prong or electric shock collar, but eliminating them [using the Bark Busters method] made him happier. We observed noticeable results by the end of the training. No longer did he bark at a door knock, jumping up and then rushing the door. He also walked in the "heel" position at all times with no verbal commands. During the lesson we learned a lot about why my dog was reacting and behaving the way he was and how to change those behaviors.