Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Runnemede | April 15 2011
This is nothing short of a miracle. My neighbors who first acquired Reilly had real problems with him trying to run away. He often took off and it took several people to hunt him down and carry him back (one of the main reasons that I finally became Reilly's owner). His penchant for taking off was one of the many reasons that I turned to Bark Busters. As you know, I am a huge fan of Kurt Schroeder already. And, I have only been working with Reilly half the time lately on his training. Tonight, while I was at work, one of the sitters who watches my handicapped sister, was letting Reilly out to do his business, and he slipped out of her reach, squeezed through the fence and took off. But, here is the miracle, he never went further than the front yards of the neighboring 4 houses. He kept running up to the front of my house, but she couldn't get him to come in. After about 40 minutes of this, a neighbor helped her corral Reilly back into the backyard. By this time, I came home as she was trying to get him to come in from the backyard. I only had to call him twice and he came right to me. That in itself was miracle, seeing as he had been running for almost an hour. The major miracle is that he didn't take off as he used to do. If that had happened 8 months ago, he would have been long gone. The fact that he stayed close to the house all that time says to me that, while he was taking advantage of some freedom, he knew enough that he was safe here to stay close by. Believe me when I tell you that, for Reilly, this was a huge accomplishment. I praised him and hugged him because his knowing enough to come back to my house was a major accomplishment in his training and development. Thanks again, Kurt! Permalink
Dwight | April 15 2011
My trainer was very pleasant and reinforced everything I needed to do. There were just too many dogs (four) to deal with at one time to see a lot of results, but they are making good progress. John reinforced some of what I knew, but was too frustrated to deal with. He helped me break down the issues into manageable tasks. I needed more guidance to deal with all the barking. I would recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors. Permalink
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Lincoln Park | April 15 2011
Maril was very patient with us - we were the ultimate spoilers. It was an awesome first session! We busted his bark in the first visit! We recommended Bark Busters to our daughter for her bark-crazy girl dog. The training isn't harmful and is easy to do. We had to laugh at ourselves, all our dog was hearing was "blah blah, blah - good dog." Permalink
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lisle | April 15 2011
Two months ago prior to working with Connie, if someone knocked on my patio door my rescue shepard mix Holden would bark viciously and was totally out of control. When Connie knocked @ the door earlier this week Holden ran quietly to the other side of the room and sat silently while I opened the door. Connie knows what she is talking about and it works if you are willing to put in the time practicing every day. Holden has responded so well and is a much happier dog now without confusion over which one of us is in charge. Connie is professional, supportive and passionate about what she does. Thank you so much Connie for helping me make a better life for Holden and I. Permalink
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Ponte Vedra Beach | April 14 2011
Sadie-Sue's behavior changed completely in one day! No more jumping/lunging on walks when she sees dogs and kids! Permalink
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Satsuma | April 14 2011
Very simple techniques and easy to follow. I have been trained... Linda accomplished more in 2 hours with Toni than I have in 2 years! After coming from a "treat" offering training method this is much easier & faster. Very enjoyable and I love being in control now. The respect Toni shows me now is awesome. I was lucky that Toni responded so well and so quickly. I now follow up everyday to keep my position as alpha dog! Permalink
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Tuxedo Park, NY | April 13 2011
Easy to understand and not abusive. Dove was much more responsive by the end of the training. Permalink
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Larchmont | April 13 2011
Mark was extremely clear. We observed immediate results which was truly amazing!!! It is easy and is so much less energy then what we were doing before! The experience is interesting, especially when you see the effect it has on the a magical key! Mark was very pleasant and patient! Permalink
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Sun City Center | April 13 2011
We thought our Bello was too set in his ways to be trained to change. Joanne proved otherwise. His bad habits are mended or on the way to be. Joanne is professional, capable and made pleasant changes to our dog's behavior. We are very happy and highly recommend Joanne and Bark Busters. We only wish that we would have known about their services sooner. Permalink
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Palm Coast | April 13 2011
Hi Linda! We just wanted you to know how grateful we are for that 2 hours...things are great with the dogs...I'm so much calmer and am enjoying them more...Randi is amazed as well at the transformation...there are a few things that Grace is trying to hold on hiding under the bed and not coming out when called, but everything else (so far) is improved....thanks so much!! Permalink