Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Jennifer S
Jennifer S Thornton, Colorado | December 17 2022
I have completely new dogs.. I’m way more confident which makes my dog more happy and confident. My husband missed the first session but noticed a huge difference in our 2 males the moment he walked in thru front door. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Separation anxiety, Sibling rivalry
Trainer note from Holly and Scott : Jennifer, I had so much fun working with you and your son last week. I’m so glad to hear your husband saw a noticeable difference that day when he came home. You all are a great pack and I am excited about our work together!
John F
John F Monroe, Orange, New York | December 17 2022
We had Michelle McCarthy from Bark Busters out to assist us with our little guy, Barney. He had been living in constant fear and stress because we, as dog owners, simply didn't know what we were doing - we didn't know how to communicate with him. I am embarrassed to say, but also happy to understand, that it wasn't our dog who needed training - it was us. After four hours with Michelle, I really can't fully articulate all the "aha" moments or the wave of guilt that washed over me when I realized that my lack of awareness was stressing my dog out keeping in a state of high alert where his only mission was to lead the pack and keep it safe. The straight forward - but profoundly impactful - TTPs (Tools, Tactics, and Procedures) that Michelle imparted had an immediate impact on Barney. Michelle's meeting structure is very deliberate; she focused on on us (the owners) for the majority of the time, trained us up to "speak dog" and leverage straightforward, effective tools for getting Barney's attention and cooperation. By the time Michelle was done with training us and the moment arrived to practice lessons with Barney, I was pretty sure she already knew what the outcome would be: immediate impact. Immediate responsiveness. Yes, your best friend will go through an adjustment period as the Pack Hierarchy changes, but if you take in the lessons and apply them as instructed, you will likely see immediate results, as we did. I can tell already, that if applied calmly and consistently, the lessons we've learned will change our dog forever. Today I walked my dog without him barking at neighbors or other dogs for the first time in two years. We did so with very few corrections. In fact we past within feet of another dog and Barney just looked at me and continued trotting at my side. The experience was shocking, encouraging, and categorically justified every penny we spent with Bark Busters. We've decided to live these lessons, because that is the only guaranteed way to ensure continued success - and we are very much looking forward to doing so with full confidence that the Bark Busters' method works. Michele McCarthy is a well-traveled, confident Dog Trainer. A true professional we are thankful to have met. If you are on the fence, don't be. She's got you. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Pulling
Trainer note from Michelle : Hi John, wow! Thank you so much for your Google review and kind words! I am so happy to hear of your "aha moments". Helping people understand their pups is my passion. There is never any reason to feel embarrassment or guilt because we all do what we know and it's only when we understand things from our dog's perspective that we can see the bigger picture :). Barney is an awesome dog and will be happier and calmer as he looks to you to make decisions and keep him safe. Well done!! You guys did great and I can't wait to see your progress. I'm always here to help! ~Michelle
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Mary D Odenton, Anne Arundel, Maryland | December 17 2022
Absolutely incredible! After years of trying other trainers, everything short of shocking to stop the barking and other behaviors, nothing worked! Now, we had 3 contented and obedient dogs after the first session. Bark Busters approach simply makes sense. Speak the dogs language and they will understand what you want them not to do. Great concept, well thought out materials and Ben is a super trainer, both for dogs and the hooomans!!! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Pulling
Mike U
Mike U Boca Raton, Florida | December 17 2022
Karen taught us very effective training techniques. We saw immediate improvements. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Hyperactivity, Other, Toileting
Edie F
Edie F Jupiter, Florida | December 17 2022
Excellent training. Less complicated than expected. I never thought Abby would respond so quickly. I am thrilled. Thank you Karen! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Recall, Toileting
Sheena M
Sheena M Vero Beach, Florida | December 17 2022
Super impressed with how quickly the session went. All our issues were addressed. I am happy to be working with someone who seems to understand my dogs. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Hyperactivity, Other, Separation anxiety
Sue / Bryan M
Sue / Bryan M Lake Forest, California | December 17 2022
We were so impressed as our dog responded almost immediately to the commands we were shown, it was really great to see! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Jumping up, Other, Puppy management, Recall
Trainer note from Joshua : Rocky is a very smart dog and responded very well. He is also a quick leaner. Now that Bryan and Sue have the tools and the knowledge, they can continue his improvement and continue to better their relationship.
Elizabeth G
Elizabeth G 92656, California | December 17 2022
Great progress for a first visit! We look forward to continuing the training! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Chewing, Jumping up, Other, Pulling
Trainer note from Joshua : Raven is a very sweet girl that has been struggling in some environments. Now that Elizabeth knows the right situations for raven to socialize, she is setup for success. She responded very well today and was focused and looking for direction.
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Tommy and Susan C Nashville, Tennessee | December 17 2022
Bill saved our Deuce’s life literally as we were at the end of our rope. We were ready to return him to the shelter where they told us we were his last shot. Bill was amazing!!! He taught us in just a few lessons how to communicate with Deuce on his own level. The change was incredible and almost instant. Yes, we have to work on it everyday but now we have a great dog and we owe it all to Bill at Bark Busters! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Pulling, Separation anxiety
Trainer note from Bill : Tommy and Susan, It was my pleasure working with you both! You obviously love Deuce and are committed to giving him an awesome home.
Kristine P
Kristine P Lincroft, Monmouth, New Jersey | December 16 2022
Nicholas saved our lives. Our dog came fo us only 7 weeks after our previous dog had passed away. I was having trouble feeling a connection with my dog. He was completely in charge of our household and we didn't know it. Im so happy we got Nicholas to come to train US to help condition our dog to be loyal and obedient. I have an amazing connection to our little one year old puppy now. Because Nicholas taught us how to be the "mama dog" in his life, he is so much more enjoyable. He follows me everywhere now and loves me like I'm his everything. That's what I wanted. Before Nicholas came here I was crying every day thinking I made the wrong decision. We owe Nicholas so much for what he did for our family. ? Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Digging, Jumping up, Other, Puppy management, Recall, Separation anxiety