Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Rockledge | August 01 2009
Terry is an excellent trainer and therapist. She did a great job working with Sir Peppi. He is a very active dog and needs training. He is also a rescue Yorkie. The natural training techniques were just great and helpful for me. The training experience was very helpful and understanding. I have had dogs all my life but I've learned new methods to use. I will be glad to talk to neighbors and people about your service. Permalink
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Bonita Springs | July 31 2009
Patrick explained the Bark Busters Home Dog Training techniques, was very thorough and provided materials to support the training. I was pleasantly surprised by the noticeable results by the end of the first lesson. I never expected our dog Max, an adult German Shepherd that we adopted, would have such a positive reaction. Other friends recommend another trainer who uses a shock collar! We feel much better about the pleasing, natural techniques used by Bark Busters. Patrick is personable and patient as we are new to training our dog and our dog is new to us. We recommend Bark Busters because there are immediate results and because of the immediate results using Bark Busters training in the long term is a no-brainier. We have busy schedules but Patrick made it easy to get an appointment that was convenient. Permalink
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Gywnedd Valley | July 31 2009
We have tried 3 different trainers over the past 5 years. We found Bark Busters to be the most thorough and effective. We are four weeks into the training and noticed a huge improvement in behavior for both of our dogs. We have enjoyed our trainer very much. Kudos to Jeri Wagner! Permalink
Fort Myers | July 31 2009
I don't think there would be enough room on this website for me to explain what a drastic and immediate difference my husband and I saw with out 3 dogs after spending only 2-3 hours with Patrick. As owners of a 5 year old Bluetick Coonhound, a 3 year old Bloodhound, and an 8 month old pitbull, we had become completely overwhelmed. Constant barking and visitors being rushed and jumped on by approx. 230 pounds of dog upon entering our home. After Patrick explained how to handle the situation properly our dogs only needed one run-through to understand that they were to stay away from the door and wait patiently to be invited to meet the newcomers. My mother-in-law came over the day after our training session and said, "OH' MY GOSH! Am I in the Twilight Zone?" She was amazed that instead of having 3 dogs pawing at her, vying for attention, each just sat next to the couch awaiting her praise on their reformed manners. Patrick also taught us how to make our dogs walk next to us rather than having them pull us in 30 different directions. For 3 years I tried every collar known to man to make walking my Bloodhound manageable, but to no avail. With Patrick's technique I was walking all of my dogs comfortably by my side in under 5 minutes. All of this sounds too good to be true - I know. My husband is the biggest skeptic out there, but he is now a believer. Having Patrick teach us how to communicate with our dogs in a way that is natural and understandable to them has made an astonishing difference. Don't get me wrong, all of our dogs still try to test us now and then to see if we will submit to them and let them be boss; it is a constant training session. Our Blue-Tick especially, seemed a tad reclusive for the few days following Patrick's visit and the drastic role reversal that took his leadership role away. However, he is coming around and seems to be slowly coming to grips with the fact that there is a new sheriff in town! Permalink
Englewood | July 30 2009
Voice response is great and such a natural way to train. I wish I would have started this way in the first place. I am amazed by how quickly I am seeing results and Sonny seems to enjoy the training. I was really worried about the separation anxiety issue with my dog. But, I am seeing with training he is getting better every day! Permalink
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San Diego | July 30 2009
Bark Busters' training methods are amazing, and Justin Scher was great with my dog who had a very challenging problem, fear-based leash aggression. This behavior was corrected after only the second session. Due to training with Justin, our dog is more obedient in many other ways, and I learned a lot as well! I highly recommend him. Permalink
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Orlando | July 30 2009
Jim explained the training techniques clearly to me and my family and we were happy with the training techniques he taught us. We saw improvement by the end of the lesson and we have and will continue to recommend Jim to neighbors and friends. Permalink
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Clermont | July 30 2009
Jim Lory was excellent!!! Both Kristina and I were nervous at the start but Jim reassured us with examples and showed us how to handle things with our dogs. It was a GREAT EXPERIENCE and we'll be sure to recommend him to anyone who has dogs and needs assistance. Permalink
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Orlando | July 30 2009
Jim was great and he went over everything clearly and he answered any questions we had. Flash was responding to the training aids right away and did great with the doorbell ringing. We are very happy with the training techniques. Flash is very fearful and these techniques allow us to correct him without making his fear worse. By us being stronger leaders, he now feels more comfortable and relaxed. The training was enjoyable and the time flew by and by the end of the lesson we were on our way to a better Flash. The training also pointed out some of the things we were doing wrong without us knowing it. We'll recommend Jim to our neighbors and THEY NEED IT!!!!!!!!! Jim is great at what he does, he is always patient and not only does he help make Flash calm he, has a way of making us calm too. We are learning so much and are very happy! Permalink
Louisville | July 29 2009
I appreciated so much Doug's caring and gentle attitude toward our dog Spence. We were very surprised at the results, and didn't know it was possible without using treats. Bark Busters is the kind and gentle way to go to get the job done and help Spence become the wonderful good boy he was created to be. Permalink