Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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The Bark Busters worldwide home dog training service guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog's behavior and obedience problems and to provide customers with the satisfaction of ongoing support and peace of mind. Find out more

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Crest Hill | March 21 2012
I was amazed and very relieved. I was afraid before our training session that we were going to have to take drastic measures with our dog Fred. Thank you for helping us! Permalink
Joliet | March 21 2012
John took the time to explain everything and especially all my questions. It was amazing to see the successful results at the end of the training. I researched and read up on so many techniques. Nothing worked. This training is simple compared to everything else I researched. The training process was very interesting and positive! I was nervous and embarrassed that I was not able to teach and train my one year old dog. This was the best phone call I ever made. John Sullivan is EXCELLENT! I am so excited to do my homework with my dog because the results are showing. Permalink
Coal City | March 21 2012
Our trainer was very easy to talk with and ask questions. Our dog Bear enjoyed the training session also. I feel like our dog training experience had reduced our stress in the proper ways to train our puppy. Overall, a positive experience. Permalink
Shorewood | March 21 2012
The next day my dogs were much better in listening to me and following instructions. I would recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters. Permalink
Channahon | March 21 2012
John's techniques made sense and were easy to follow. I feel I have a path to follow in having a calm, obedient family member. Permalink
Joliet | March 21 2012
The results were instant and continued. Family and friends have noticed the change. The dog training techniques were easy to follow and helped my dog almost instantly. Permalink
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Naples | March 21 2012
June and Colin were clear, concise and effective in their presentation. We look forward to our continuing relationship. Permalink
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Tucson | March 21 2012
I have an older bassett hound who is a handful. We had just had a baby and my dog Sam's behavior was getting worse. He had no respect for us and was getting more and more aggressive. I researched a bunch of dog trainers and chose Gerard with Bark Busters. It is the best decision I could of made. Gerard listened to our problems and worked with us on how to help Sam. Sam will be never be the perfectly behaved dog because that's just not who he is, but with the training techniques we were taught we can all live together happily. My favorite thing about Gerard was how accessible he was. When I emailed him about a serious problem regarding aggression he called me in less then 10 min. He truly cares about animals and helping people. Permalink
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Tucson | March 21 2012
Gerard was such a help! My rescue shepherd mix, Penny, is extremely fearful, particularly of men. She also was aggressive towards other dogs. Gerard worked with my dog and gave me tips and tricks to help Penny get over her fear of men. He gave me training exercises to do with Penny and then followed up on each. Each time Gerard came he provided more training exercises. WOW - what a difference! After three lessons, Penny is a much better behaved dog and the aggressiveness to other dogs is almost completely gone. Penny walks better on a leash, obeys commands more readily and is more fun to be around. She is much, much better around men and no longer ducks behind me to hide from them. She may not be enthusiastic about men but at least she isn't so scared and she gets better every day. Thanks Gerard! :) Permalink
Marietta | March 20 2012
We started working with Ryan last October with a couple of sessions for our new lab rescue puppy, Sophie. She did very good learning the basic skills. Ryan was awesome in explaining everything to us and then left detailed notes and homework assignments. It was all written down so we could easily follow his instructions. We just had him visit last week for a refresher session to teach new commands. And once again, Ryan did an amazing job. Within minutes he had me trained (which was probably the hard part of the lesson) and Sophie. I highly recommend that potential clients consider the one year plan. Having the ability to have Ryan visit for retraining of me and refreshers for Sophie is the best. Let face it, we all get into routines and sometimes we just need a fresh view on how to improve. Thanks Ryan for helping make Sophie a wonderful companion and a great - well behaved - member of the family!! Permalink