Client Reviews and Testimonials

What Bark Busters clients have to say about our dog training services

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Melissa L Limerick, Pennsylvania | February 10 2014
Jeri was very clear with her instructions and welcomed any questions we had. I found Isabella didn't seem so anxious and that we were calmer knowing we had great information to practice with. I was very glad that I didn't need to be prepared with a treat every time I want Isabella to do something. Jeri is very personable; she understands the way a dog thinks and makes the training simple and easy to understand. In-home training makes the process personal and caters to your needs. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Recall
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Arielle K Seattle, Washington | February 09 2014
My husband and I adopted a 6mo old Australian Shepherd and were so excited to welcome him to our family. But after a few really tough days we wondered what we had gotten ourselves into - we had a wild boy on our hands! After our first appointment with David it was like a light switch had been turned on, our dog listened, responded, and started behaving, and at each subsequent appointment we've learned more and more. Just a couple months later as we have a furry gentleman on a leash, can have friends over,have been able to vacation with our pup, and all ENJOY spending every day together! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Chewing, Jumping up, Puppy management, Recall, Separation anxiety
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Vanda U Parma, Ohio | February 09 2014
Kathy and Betsy were my saviors! My 4year old chihuahua Baby had severe separation anxiety. She wouldn't tolerate anybody in the house except for my roommate and me. She barked incessantly for hours when guests came over, did not follow commands, and whined non-stop for attention and to be picked up. Since my training with Kathy and Betsy, Baby has done a complete 180. She sits on command, she maintains a calm demeanor when guests are around, she doesn't bark at every little noise, and when I sit on the couch, she calmly sits at my feet. She has become much more independent, entertaining herself more easily at times when I am doing chores around the house, instead of crying like she used to do in the past. Since the training, I have welcomed a new, 3 month old chihuahua girl, Fiona, into my home. Baby is the best big sister any dog could hope for. She has coached Fiona in the ways of life in our household, she plays with her, shares her food, and is just simply the best little girl a doggy mom could ask for. Kathy and Betsy were the best $$ I have ever spent! My friends no longer dread coming over to visit, and everyone has noticed the complete change in my dog. Thank you, Kathy and Betsy, I would be lost without your help! I highly recommend BarkBusters to anyone looking for help with their dog. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Recall, Separation anxiety
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Niki C Doylestown, Pennsylvania | February 08 2014
My chihuahua, Paco, has had an underlying issue of anxiety ever since we rescued him. It has caused him to bite randomly, whine unstoppably, run through an open door towards busy streets, sit restlessly in cars, and never mind his manners. Each visit started with Paco running under Pete's legs and out the door...something that never happens when there is a person to greet/bite first. Paco gave Pete a run for his money when we realized how determined he was to make us have to think outside of the box. Needless to say, however, Pete matched Paco's spunk and made changes in our lives that we were beginning to believe were set in stone. Simply through practice of one technique we redirected Paco's anxiety (which Pete amazingly pinpointed as the underlying issue). Through recall practice in and out of the house Paco has transformed into a patient, calm, and respectful bundle of joy. I always knew he had it in him because of how amazing he is with other animals. Whether it be from puppies to unsure and growling pit bulls, Paco always had a way to calm them down and make friends. Even with other household pets including rabbits, birds, snakes and chinchillas Paco always had a loving attitude...until the rats came along. Suddenly all he wanted was to get inside the cage and eat the little things. Thankfully, through our recall practice his attention is easily redirected now, but Pete and I are still at a loss as to why the rats were ever such an issue considering Paco's usual calm attitude with small critters. Anyway, I know Paco truly threw Pete a curveball from his usual practices and I couldn't thank him and Bark Busters enough for helping us help Paco! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Other, Pulling, Recall
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Naseem S Englewood, Colorado | February 08 2014
This was great and speedy training. We tried to teach our old dog with joint problems to go up a ramp into the particularly high back of our SUV, but all he did was get scared of the ramp. Becky of Bark Busters taught him to get in, and had us getting him alone (without her assistance) in about 40 minutes. She left us with detailed instructions about how to reinforce it (how often/ how many repetitions/for how many days). She was nice, friendly and encouraging to us, and our dog liked her. It was amazing how fast and easily he learned it. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Other
Trainer note from Becky : Such a pleasure to help an aging dog maintain his abilities to enjoy the pleasures in his life! I love my job!!
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Anna E Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey | February 08 2014
Today - a miracle happened at my house! I have struggled with a rescue dog (a small Maltese) for 2 years who constantly barked at anyone who entered the house and continued barking until the person left - whether that was 10 minutes or 2 hours. She started getting aggressive about it and chasing the person sometimes with light nipping. I was truly at the end of my ropes since I already has 2 other trainers try to help me with no success. Thank God, I decided to try one more time with Greg. Greg entered our house today and after 30 minutes of discussion (and non-stop barking from KoKo), he explained to me that KoKo did not have confidence in me protecting the household so she felt she had to do it. He then explained the techniques to use so that I could become the protector in KoKo's eyes thus relieving KoKo of the responsibility ergo - no barking! OMG, within 5 minutes of practicing the techniques that Greg showed me, KoKo actually stopped barking, then laid down and then went to sleep!! Greg left me with "homework" so I can continue reinforcing with KoKo's training (or should I say my training - lol). All I can say is if you have a problem with your pet, please, please, please call Greg - you will not be disappointed! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking
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Jennifer C Charlotte, North Carolina | February 08 2014
We were very pleased with Bark Busters training techniques! It was extremely easy to understand and execute. By the end of the session, Zoey was like a different dog! If this training with Bark Busters could work for Zoey, it could work for anyone! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
Trainer note from Karen : Zoey is quite respectful! She obviously understood canine communication and was relieved to have a leader to look to for direction! Good job!
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Dianne M Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina | February 08 2014
Bark Busters is very easy to understand! Mollie responded to the BAH 75% of the time by the end of the first session! Bark Busters techniques are so much better than harsh word of physical punishment! Everyone with a dog would benefit from Bark Busters training! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Other, Toileting
Trainer note from Karen : What a sweet little beagle! At almost 2, she still looked like a puppy! However, Mollie knew how to use her cuteness to her own advantage! I believe with some consistency on the part of Mollie's owners and working with Mollie on a dog's level, they will have a different and almost perfect dog!
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Amanda D Rockwall, Texas | February 08 2014
We saw results immediately. We were so worried, because our dog is so hardheaded, but she responded immediately. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Other, Pulling, Recall
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Tammy T Cornelius, North Carolina | February 07 2014
My dog improved ... it will take some practice for me! I was pleased with the natural training methods and I'll recommend it to my friends and neighbors because anyone can learn it! These were great reminders that I need to engage with my dog every day! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Recall
Trainer note from Karen : This little Havanese had decided that since he did not see a strong leader in his den, it was up to him ... and he took his job quite seriously! He had even nipped at a workman that entered the home to do some home repairs! Tammy called Bark Busters ... and when Tammy showed her dog that she was capable of being the boss, he gave up that job to her in a heart beat! Good job! With consistency, this family will have a much more peaceful and quiet home!