Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Carol G Arlington Heights, Illinois | January 29 2020
We came in blind from two fronts: One, we were first time dog owners, and two we adopted an adult dog (5 years old) with some kind of history. Although Coffee was a very sweet dog, he had some aggression issues with growling and charging at anyone at the door. Once they were inside the house, he seemed to be ok with them for a long time, but then would randomly and suddenly, charge, growl and bark at certain people for no apparent reason. We could not figure out the pattern. Our families and friends were afraid to come to the house or get too close to the dog. He was just too unpredictable. In addition, he occasionally marked and pooped inside the house, and it was not due to his inability to hold it (we had just taken him out a couple hours prior). I did my usual Google search, and saw all kinds of conflicting information on what was causing this behavior and how to fix it. It was overwhelming and starting to feel a little hopeless as well. We called Bark Busters over other traditional training, because this was a behavior problem beyond just learning a ‘sit’ command, and Bark Busters has so many positive reviews. After a thorough initial assessment on the phone, Brad came to our house and not only observed Coffee, but observed us! Our actions were sending a mixed message to Coffee and teaching/enforcing much of the undesirable behavior. He taught us a lot about switching our mindset from human mentality to dog mentality in order to understand why Coffee did certain things. Then Brad gave us the tools of what works and what doesn’t work in that situation. After understanding “dog language” we were able to see that what appeared to be random aggression wasn’t really random at all, but being territorial in the situations we created for Coffee. By changing those situations, we were able to change Coffee’s negative behavior. Constant re-enforcement is key – you need to practice what Brad taught you. This isn’t necessarily sitting with your dog for an hour and going over all the techniques, but incorporating that discipline into every day activity (eating, going out, going up and down the stairs, etc.). It’s also about understanding your dog signals and listening to them when they are trying to tell you something. We are so happy with the results. Coffee is not only calmer and happier, he is more confident as well. We appreciate Brad’s knowledge, his demeanor and honestly. Give this guy a TV show! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall, Toileting
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Eric F Des Moines, Iowa | January 27 2020
I was very happy with Deb's first in-home visit and look forward to continued support from her and her team! Deb provided solid educational material to set the foundation for interacting with my new pup, and then we put some of the training methods into action. It was all simple and easy to understand. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Jumping up, Puppy management
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Alexis S Vero Beach, Connecticut | January 27 2020
I could not believe how different my dogs behavior was by the end of our session. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone. I could not believe how easy and simple the training was. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Other, Separation anxiety
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Kayla J Jupiter, Florida | January 27 2020
I learned how to establish dominance I love the idea of how she can now relax and feel safe. I felt like she can have a normal life now. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Hyperactivity, Other, Separation anxiety
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Nadine F Boynton Beach, Florida | January 27 2020
With proper training from Marc we will be able to train our dog with the same outcome he was having with Lacy, success. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Digging, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall
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Pamela B Vero Beach, Florida | January 27 2020
Very informative, lots of useful information and exercises. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling
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Robert G Ft Pierce, Florida | January 27 2020
This stage of training was very helpful to me since he dog is so young. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Puppy management
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Francine H Antioch, California | January 27 2020
Barbara is a sheer joy to work with so knowledgeable and helpful in the first visit I've seen improvement in Blu. after she left we went outside and practice leash training for a few more minutes and my little guy did really well looking forward to implementing the program and so thankful I found all of you, I'll be talking to you soon Barbara and thank you! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Pulling, Separation anxiety
Trainer note from Barbara : It was such a pleasure working with Francine and her rescue pup, Blu.
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Jeanie A Washington, District of Columbia | January 27 2020
Andy is a top notch trainer and dog whisperer! We had our first 3hr session yesterday and it was fun, informative, and we have noticed immediate results. Andy changed the way I communicate with Rogue and I learned so much on how to be a better leader for my dog and create a stress-free environment for him both in the house and on our walks. Andy and Bark Buster's philosophy is unlike any I've seen, and I love it. We've already told several friends at the park and in our rescue group to go check him out! We can't wait for our next session. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Pulling
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Misty O Katy, Texas | January 26 2020
I cannot believe how quickly we saw a change! Thank you! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Recall