Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Mario C San Diego, California | January 22 2014
My wife and I adopted a shepherd-mix puppy at 8 weeks last year. We quickly realized we were in over our heads and immediately signed up for obedience classes. Simultaneous to these courses - we "enrolled" Kazi in doggie day-care because we knew we wanted him to be socialized with other dogs. Neither of us wanted to have a dog that didn't get along with other dogs. We never anticipated that he would become a dog that showed aggression towards PEOPLE! We began to notice at about 5 months, Kazi not only was becoming fearful of a lot of things he had never been fearful of before (our friends, neighbors) but that he was becoming aggressive in general. He also discovered his bark - a bark that sounded 'cute' initially eventually became explosively aggressive In general - he was exhibiting these signs towards men, tall people, children. When he saw something he was afraid of hi hackles shot up, his ears shot forward, and his body stance appeared ready to attack all the while with maniacal barking and baring of his teeth. It was scary even for us! Worse we never knew when they would occur - so we were tense any time anyone approached us. I kept telling my wife he would outgrow it, but eventually it just got to be so stressful for us that she insisted we find someone to help. I humored her, but I did not have much hope that anyone would be able to fix this behavior especially since it has escalated to this level. She did a little research via yelp and decided Justin at Bark Busters sounded promising. She left a message, and we scheduled our first visit within the week. Justin's ad promised results in the first visit. We had our doubts - but we were just desperate for help. When he arrived at the house, Kazi had to be contained in the backyard while Justin explained his background and methodology. The entire time Kazi was barking like Cujo and throwing his body against the sliding doors/windows trying to get in the house. We just remember barely being able to focus on Justin's words because of how Kazi was acting. And we both recall thinking: Good Luck Justin! This dog will never change!!! After less than hour Kazi was on his back, begging for belly rubs from him! It was nothing short of astonishing then and to be honest even today we marvel that Justin's simple and kind training methods /tools could get results like these. We felt like we were given the best kept secret for getting Kazi to listen, obey, and understand his position in our 'pack.' The change was immediate and amazing. We felt utterly drained from the initial stress of not believing he could help us to nothing but joy that he gave us our home and peace of mind back. Justin told us that Kazi was going to be a lot happier now - now that he wasn't trying to be the pack leader and not having to protect us - and we see that he was right about that every day. For us - apart from his complete flip to a docile personality - the best part was that Justin does not use any methods that hurt/choke/shock your dog. We had trainers tell us not to hug on Kazi or love him as much - which really bothered us - what's the point of a dog that you can't hug on and love?! If you're having a very difficult time with aggression/fear/not listening to commands/pulling on his leash/not coming when you say to - Justin is your guy to turn to! His training is simple yet incredibly effective! Kazi has turned into the World's Best Dog Overnight! THANK YOU JUSTIN ! - Mario / Amy / Kazi Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Chewing, Digging, Jumping up, Pulling
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K and M J Lexington, Kentucky | January 21 2014
Helped us understand how Whiskey thins and how to get him to understand us. Kendra was very knowledgeable, personable and professional. Great personality. Our trainer let us know if we didn't follow through on homework that it wouldn't work. Very professional and easy to understand and follow through with. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Other, Pulling
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Janna S Brookfield, Connecticut | January 21 2014
Bo took the directions with training perfecty. Tom's was perfect and explained everything, I would recommend him to my friends. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Chewing, Jumping up, Recall
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Owen T Palm Coast, Florida | January 21 2014
James, at first sight of million saw his behavior and immediately, he gave a summary of million's bad habits and with that said he went right to work. He corrected and praised million all throughout the training. At the completion of the session, million was a different dog. I will say that about 75% of his bad habits were in check when James left. The aids that he left with us and together with the natural training he is improving. My daughter and other family members came visiting and they saw the difference in his behavior. We give Kudos to James., Thank you. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Toileting
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Pete and Linda V South Daytona, Florida | January 21 2014
We were very impressed with Linda Conrad's knowledge and manner of explaining the techniques. I observed results immediately. Would definitely recommend Bark Busters! Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Jumping up, Pulling
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Bethany B Rockwall, Texas | January 21 2014
Immediate response to training technique, is a kind approach. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Puppy management
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Carey G Bridgeport, Connecticut | January 20 2014
Mike came over for an hour this past friday, 1/17/14, to work with my 9 week old puppy Kirby. His bitting and chewing on everything that went near his mouth was driving me crazy. Within the first 20 minutes of the training, I immediately saw drastic changes in Kirby's behavior. I was extremely impressed with the technique that Mike uses and would highly recommend him. I am a first time pet owner and didn't have any idea what I was doing. Mike made me feel confident that I can do it and gave me the skills to be able to continue the training with Kirby myself as he grows older. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Chewing, Puppy management
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susan D port saint lucie, Florida | January 20 2014
Mary, is such a knowledgeable person. She is very patient with me--the human. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Other, Puppy management
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Kelly W Naples, Florida | January 20 2014
This has been great so far - amazed how quickly we are seeing a difference in behavior. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Jumping up, Other, Pulling
Trainer note from Colin and June : Although this client's program allows no-cost re-visits for a full year, this review was submitted by the client just four days after their first lesson.
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Jose P Tarrytown, New York | January 19 2014
It is amazing how fast our dogs learn to follow commands. I had checked into other training methods and they all wanted 8 or 10 classes. The learning experience was great. It's training us to teach our dogs. Permalink
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Jumping up, Pulling, Recall, Toileting