Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Christine H
Christine H Chicago, Cook, Illinois | April 17 2021
I wanted to give you an update on Stella this week since your visit here on Monday. The water bottle has worked wonders!! She is a different dog outside amongst other dogs. All I have to do is say Bah when we see a dog and show her the water bottle and when we walk by dogs she does not do a thing. I have not had this experience with her in over a year. I no longer am avoiding dogs and crossing the street when they are coming towards us. It is life changing and we are so proud of her. We are continuing the training but I just wanted to let you know as it has been mind blowing the change in her. I am taking the elevator and walking into our building through the front door and that is just amazing. We have tried so many other trainers and nothing has worked until now. Thank you thank you thank you! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression
Trainer note from Howard & Marlene : Thank you!
Taneer C
Taneer C Jensen Beach, Florida | April 17 2021
Excellent 1st training session with our 12 week old puppy. Saw immediate improvements with implementing this approach in regards to our biggest issues (jumping and nipping). I feel empowered with the skills I learned today. I am excited to continue to use the methods daily with my pup. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Puppy management
Laurin C
Laurin C Stuart, Florida | April 17 2021
Chewy was a poor listener, very stubborn. After a few practises with Marc, I saw improvements. I just need to practise daily for a good boy. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall
Vivian P
Vivian P Lake Worth, Florida | April 17 2021
Extremely impressed with the knowledge of our trainer Marc & the effectiveness of the training by me performing the exercises. Unbelievable results for our first visit. I am excited to implement Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Other, Recall
Brunilda J
Brunilda J DeLand, Florida | April 17 2021
Great training and explanation. Dog was responsive and the hands on was very helpful. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
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Stephen P Irving, Dallas, Texas | April 16 2021
Mike was fantastic! Annie was 4 months old and had a terrible tendency to bite and nip. Not a single day went by without me or my wife bleeding from the sharp puppy teeth as she just wouldn't stop biting. After one session with Mike, the biting stopped! We had Mike return for a 2nd session to help us with walking her without her pulling on her leash. Again, after that one session Annie is a pleasure to walk. I would highly recommend Mike and Bark Busters to anyone interested in learning how to properly train your dog. I even referred my son to them! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Chewing, Pulling, Puppy management
Trainer note from Mike and Judy : Thank you for the review, I enjoyed working with you and your wife. Annie is a great puppy and you will have a much better life together because of your efforts to train her.
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Shirley G Tyngsboro, Middlesex, Massachusetts | April 16 2021
If I could give Bonnie ten stars it still would not be enough! She is phenomenal. Our puppy, Ollie, was 4 1/2 months old when we first contacted Bonnie. Ollie is a golden retriever, and even at that young age, very strong, We were having a terrible time walking him. He would pull so hard we could not manage him, stop in the middle of the street and refuse to move, stop at neighbors houses where he liked to play with other dogs and refuse to leave etc. It got to the point that we would have to pick him up and carry him. I did not even feel I could safely walk him alone. Ollie was also exhibiting behaviors such as running through the front door when it was opened, jumping on people, counter surfing and attempting to steal food. He clearly had the idea he was in charge. The first thing Bonnie did was educate us regarding Ollie's transition from his mother and littermates to our home, and how this influences a puppy's behavior. She gave us exercises and strategies to implement that were easy to understand and follow. Bonnie provided us with an appropriate harness and other tools to utilize during our training sessions with Ollie. To say Bonnie is a miracle worker is not an overstatement. Ollie is like a whole new dog! That very first night we took him for a long walk and he stayed right by our sides, at our pace, with no pulling or stopping ( and no need to pick him up!) We are now able to enjoy our time together, and Ollie seems more secure with his place in the middle of the pack. We cannot recommend Bonnie highly enough! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Pulling, Puppy management, Recall
Maria M
Maria M Orlando, Florida | April 16 2021
It was very easy to follow JoJo learned faster then we expected and he listened to the correction very well. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
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Anita S Chapel Hill, North Carolina | April 16 2021
I am so pleased with the results I am seeing in Molly. She is a 4 month old shih tzu puppy with lots of energy. Molly responded so well to Jerry's methods. I was amazed how quickly she caught on. Jerry was so thorough teaching and explaining to us his methods. We covered a lot during our first session. I think Molly really enjoyed learning how to behave. Now we are enjoying Molly growing up. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Jumping up, Other
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Eric L Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts | April 15 2021
Our Westie Charlie has had aggression issues with some of the larger dogs in the neighborhood. He also barks at most dogs from inside the house that walk by. I was skeptical that Scot could change Charlie's ways in a 4 hour session but boy was I wrong. Scot immediatly took control of Charlie and myself. He taught us that Charlie thinks he is the pack leader of our family and that we need to regain control so that he knows we are the pack leaders and not him. Scot taught us techniques to use on Charlie to stop the barking before it starts. It's been 3 days since Scot was here and Charlie is like a new dog. His aggression to other dogs is much better and he's hardly barking at dogs walking by. Scot also taught me the correct way to walk Charlie. Charlie as well as the whole family are a work in progress but I the training tips Scot left us with are really working so we couldn't be happier. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Pulling