Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Shalini S Fort Myers, Lee, Florida | October 26 2019
Patrick was punctual. He understood Luna’s issues and provided suitable tools and training. He demonstrated his techniques on multiple occasions to ensure we were doing them properly. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Pulling
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Kevin H Naples, Florida | October 26 2019
This was my first session, and I'm very pleased. My dog immediately responded and I now have a lot of techniques to help me communicate with him. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Jumping up, Separation anxiety
Trainer note from John and Elizabeth : We look forward to conducting Jake's first follow-up lesson next month.
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Jack B Cape Coral, Lee, Florida | October 25 2019
We were very impressed with Patrick. His professionalism, patience, understanding, technique, and his integrity. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Hyperactivity
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Mike B Denver, Colorado | October 25 2019
What can I say, Dan is a dog's savior. I rescued an Aussie Shepherd who had clearly been abused. I wanted to provide him the safety and love that he missed in his past life. Though I had some successes with him trusting me more, he started to develop aggression towards other dogs on the walk, and barking and lunging at guests at the front door. I could see in his face he wanted to be good, he just looked so scared all the time. So, I paid $3k for a dog training boot camp. However, they kicked him out the first day because he bit a trainer really bad. The trainer had to get stitches, and recommended I give him away or have him put down! Out of the question... Luckily, they gave me back some of my money. When I got Gus back, he was worse than before, and he would sit there and shake for no reason. I was about to make a tough decision when a friend of my dad's told me about Bark Busters and how they did an amazing job on his Golden. I decided to give it a shot and reached out to Dan. Over the phone he was able to give me the confidence that I needed to hear that we could fix Gus's issues. I was still skeptical because of the past experiences, though. When Dan came over he spent some time explaining his training and how it works, and explained how the other training was likely very physical. That's what likely led to the attack and the worsening of his fearfulness. Dan doesn't use shock collars, prong collars, or treats. He didn't even touch Gus the whole time. After the intro, he started to show us how to do the training. Sooo different than I could have imagined. I couldn't believe how well my dog was responding! We worked on the front door first. After only a few minutes, I had full control over Gus, and I could feel his tension dropping. We did some other exercises in the home to reduce Gus's obsession with going after anything that moves. Then headed outside. I was definitely worried now because I hadn't been walking Gus in the evenings, rather waiting until dark with less people. We saw, and walked by, 2 big dogs and Gus didn't even pay attention to them! I was completely blown away. I know that a lot of the responsibility falls on me as the pack leader to continue the leadership exercises, but this boost in confidence and the immediate results have definitely energized me. I can't thank Dan enough. He literally saved my dog's life, and he's offered his support if anything happens again in the future. Amazing!! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Digging, Hyperactivity, Other, Pulling, Separation anxiety
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Sam C Denver, Colorado | October 25 2019
My wife and I have two toy poodles. We have had our girls for about 13 years in total. We have a newborn heading our way this fall and needless to say we needed to correct some things in regard to our furry friends. Our poodles are very much the stereotype. Lots of yapping, leash aggression, and anxiety. We called Dan in a hail Mary attempt to get our ladies under control before our new addition arrives. I was very skeptical and under the assumption, "you cannot teach an old dog new tricks." Dan arrived (on time) and in just about 20 minutes had our poodles figured out. He was very calm, assertive, and great with our poodles. He explained "pack theory" to us novices and we realized very quickly that we were definitely not the "pack leaders" in our home. His approximately 2 hour consultation was very informative and Dan (a GREAT teacher) more or less trained us to be good dog owners and lead/train our dogs out of their anxiety. We learned how to make our dogs feel calm and confident and to my surprise the dogs responded almost instantly. Instincts really do matter! I would recommend Dan's services to anyone who owns a canine. My poor anxious poodles are turning a new leaf, no more barking at the door bell, no more begging for our human food, and can now go on walks without much leash aggression or fear. Now, it's up to us humans to be stay consistent with his protocol. Highly, highly, highly recommend! There is a reason Dan has been doing this for 10 years... Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Recall, Separation anxiety
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Yoss C CClermont, Florida | October 25 2019
It was more than I was expecting. Very informative and helpful. Clear to understand and follow Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
Trainer note from John : Chewie and owner did very well in training session today.
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Kay B Vero Beach, Florida | October 24 2019
I am learning to communicate with my girls and I love that. I was very surprised at how well they responded to the techniques presented. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Jumping up, Other, Recall, Toileting
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Judi B Long Beach, New York | October 24 2019
Beau is 7 Months old. He is a mixed breed, part Yorkie and part mystery terrier. He is a wild child and I’ve had a difficult time trying to tame him. I knew he needed a trainer, and fortunately we found Josh. As soon as Josh began working with Beau I noticed an immediate change in his behavior. I am totally confident that Josh (with my partnering) will train Beau to be a great companion. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall
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Franklin S Naples, Florida | October 24 2019
We have a 6-month old male and female Biewer puppy. The male was constantly barking. So much so that we were considering finding him a new home. Before we made that drastic a move, we decided to give June and Colin a try. We had our first visit today and already see a marked difference in his behavior. At this point we are extremely happy with the Bark Busters approach. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Puppy management
Trainer note from John and Elizabeth : How cute are this pair?
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Denise E Naples, Florida | October 24 2019
June and Colin were very thorough and professional. They did not rush. They were friendly and very knowledgeable. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall