Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Heather K
Heather K Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota | January 26 2022
I adopted a rescue puppy in March for my special needs son. He loves animals and we have always had a dog until our last one was hit by a car and passed on. That was very traumatic for both of us and we went 5 years without a dog after that. The rescue had this puppy listed as a Feist mix. I looked up that breed and it seemed perfect for us so we adopted her. As months went on she started to look more like a pitbull and that scared me because I had a very negative view about that breed of dog and never would have intentionally adopted one. I did a DNA test because I was so concerned and yes, she is about 43% pitbull and 27% German Shephard (another breed I would not have adopted intentionally). She also has small amounts of boxer and lab. Zero Feist ironically. She started to display some behaviors that I wasn't sure how to handle, she became extremely territorial and we got to the point where she was so strong that we couldn't walk her anymore. I found a trainer and we brought her to weekly classes for over 2 months. They were treat-based and she learned a lot of commands and could do very cute tricks as long as I had a bag full of treats in my hand. They weren't teaching me how to handle her behavior when strangers came to the door or had the nerve to walk past our home or how to get her to walk without pulling us down the street. Offering a treat while she is barking at the couple walking their dog on the other side of the street was strangely not effective. Who knew? I got almost to the point of surrendering her back to the rescue but was sooooo in love with her that I couldn't do it without knowing that I had tried everything in my power to keep her. I decided to give a different trainer a try and found Paul Jasmin. I could go on for days about how much I have learned from him but I wont, just maybe for a couple of paragraphs. :) I credit him for being the real Rescue because I was overwhelmed and at my wits end when I first met him. The first time that he walked in to help me learn how to train Maggie, she immediately reacted to him and his techniques in a positive and adorable way. The rest was up to me and it's been a hard road but when I intentionally use those techniques consistently, they work. I can walk her now with no problem, her territorial tendencies have calmed by about 50% and the only reason it's not 100% is because I got lazy when I saw the improvements and wasn't as consistent. I then set up another session with Paul to get back on track and what I love about him is that he is very direct and immediately offers feedback on how the human could do a better job. I love that and it is exactly what I needed. I also love that for the rest of Maggie's life, if I come across an issue that I don't know how to handle, I have backup to help me if I need it. I highly recommend Bark Busters and Paul. Maggie just turned 1 last week and she has a literal forever family because of him. I am becoming the leader she needs so she can just relax, enjoy her life and be the awesome, smart, adorable gal that she is. Every time I look at her, I smile. I love her so much and now I can enjoy her in a way that wasn't happening a few months ago. I'm not nervous about her anymore. Thanks Paul! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Jumping up, Pulling, Puppy management, Recall
Trainer note from Paul, Ryanne & Omar : These are the stories that make this career so rewarding! Thank you Heather for trusting in Bark Busters and thank you for sharing your story!
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Karly M Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado | January 26 2022
Holly and Scott were extremely helpful when training my dogs. The dogs responded so well to the techniques used and I am very happy with my experience! I learned a lot and am much more confident training my dogs. These techniques really help build a relationship and trust with your dog. I highly recommend Holly and Scott for training! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Pulling, Recall, Separation anxiety
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Rich C Columbus, Franklin, Ohio | January 26 2022
Where to even begin?! Noah deserves every single 5 star review. My dogs are my babies. I have 2 boys, a 2 year old dachshund I've had since he was a pup and a 1 year old chihuahua mix I got from the humane society about 4 months ago. They are wonderful additions to my little family, but they both barked consistently, walking them was like flying kites and they completely ruled our house, which is why I called Noah. We have now had 2 sessions with him and even just a few minutes into our first session they were different dogs. He teaches how to properly correct the dogs behavior and it's actually effective!! Finally, I feel like we're getting through to them and not just consistently speaking another language to them, which is frustrating to us and the dogs too. They don't bark or bombard guests coming into my home any longer, they walk by my side, come when called, and so much more! It's amazing!!! Having these tools to communicate with my boys is priceless and so rewarding when your dogs show you respect and treat you like the alpha that you are. I love my dogs to pieces and having them so well behaved is only making my bond with them stronger. If you are even thinking about getting a trainer, look no further! You won't find anything better than Noah and BarkBusters. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Pulling, Recall
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Cindy K Estes Park, Larimer, Colorado | January 26 2022
Had my first 3 hour dog training with Scott and Holly! Couldn’t have gone better. My dog responded and I learned a tremendous amount about dog communication. I thought my dog was going to be difficult… boy was I wrong! 5 stars to both of you! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall
William C
William C Pottstown, Chester, Pennsylvania | January 26 2022
It was a pleasure working with Jeri at our home with Cooper. Although Cooper is still a puppy we have seen some improvement in his behavior overall. We are looking forward to working with Jeri going forward and would recommend Bark Busters to anyone who needs help raising their dog. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Other, Pulling, Puppy management, Recall, Separation anxiety, Sibling rivalry, Toileting
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Glenda A Lincoln Park, Wayne, Michigan | January 26 2022
Maril was a blessing for our family. We have an unruly puppy. When she left after our first visit we had a different Dog. We were very pleased with her. We would hugely recommend her. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Other, Puppy management, Toileting
Isabella C
Isabella C Port. St Lucie, Florida | January 26 2022
The first session was amazing. I already see an improvement in my dog. Karen was patient and very knowledgeable in dog training. I would highly recommend Bark Busters! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Chewing, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall
Tim & Wendy B
Tim & Wendy B Sebastian, Florida | January 26 2022
Good reminder on the ways to train our dog on certain behaviors and how to work through different commands and work on being consistent with training. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Recall
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AL F Mission Viejo, California | January 26 2022
The training session was very informative. Josh was extremely patient and insured that we understood the process. I am amazed at the progress after our first session. I highly recommend this process and Josh as the trainer. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Recall
Trainer note from Joshua : Really great first session Al did a great job! He picked up on our training techniques and executed them well with their dogs Maile and Zoe. With consistency they are going to do really well and continue their progress forward.
Alex M
Alex M Missions Viejo, California | January 26 2022
I felt like training & redirecting these behaviors would be super hard, but Josh made it really easy, fun, and educational. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Separation anxiety
Trainer note from Joshua : Dexter was very responsive in our first session. With Alex taking charge and showing Dexter she doesn't need his protection he is going to be a much better-behaved dog. Really am looking forward to his progress.