Client Reviews and Testimonials

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

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Ocala | August 04 2012
Today was our 5th week with Ann and we met her at the bowling alley across from the dog park. Ann had us just walk around the bowling alley parking lot till Sabrina calmed down as she was frightened and tensed up. Then I explained to Ann that was our vet's right by the bowling alley so we slowly walked up to the vet's office and then took Sabrina inside and she barked once but we immediately corrected her then she quit barking and we sat down for a few minutes to let the girl know at the front door how quiet Sabrina was due to Bark Busters and I introduced them to Ann. Then we left and went back to our cars to drive to the parking lot of the doggie park. We took Sabrina to a spot in the shade by our cars sat there for a while and let her have free reign to smell around then we gradually went to the other side of the parking lot stayed there a while and moved up towards the dog park midway stopped and stayed for a while let her look around and sniff then we got up to the fence of the dog park a lady with a minature schnauzer came out and was talking to us and Sabrina just sat there while we all carried on a conversation without barking. There was a big difference as anytime before in our neighborhood when I tried talking to our neighbor she would be barking so loud we could not hear each other talk but here we stood talking about Schnauzers able to hear each other and Sabrina sitting quietly. I think Sabrina did absolutely great with all the dogs that were there. We did not get her inside the fence yet as you have to remove the leash and I was afraid there because one dog came out of the dog park and the owner did not have a leash on him he came face to face with Sabrina and she started to snap and him but we checked on her collar and got her out of his way. We will be meeting at the dog park again next week and see if we can venture into the park. We want her to get used to it before proceeding into it. Ann our trainer has done a fantastic job with Sabrina and have to admit for the first time I was able to ride with her in the car without her barking her head off. Permalink
Ocala | August 04 2012
I am so thankful that when I was in the vet's office back in June that I saw the brochure Bark Busters because at that moment my Miniature Schnauzer Sabrina was barking her head off and I could not get her to stop and there were no dogs there yet as we were the first to arrive I saw the brochure for Bark Busters and called that afternoon to arrange to have them come to our house for Sabrina and Abigale June. I wanted some peace and quiet from all the barking. Well people would look at the price and say that is expensive even my husband thought it was but I was insistent on having better mannered dogs and invested the money with no regrets. It was fantastic how my dogs were behaving when Ann Heathman left our house. I have now been able to walk around our neighborhood without Sabrina pulling on her leash and causing her paw pads to bleed. Even today when we went to the Millenium Dog Park though we did not get inside the gate yet we are taking baby steps and introducing her to the new surroundings. But I was amazed how Ann from Bark Busters had my Sabrina sitting quietly while we carried on a conversation with a lady who had another Schnauzer also with no barking. Such a huge difference as I tried to take Sabrina & Abigale June to the dog park after the last time Ann visited and mentioned we would go there. We got into the parking lot and Sabrina was going ballastic barking so loud we could not shut her up and we just got discouraged got in the car and left but this time what a difference Bark Busters with Ann Heathman was. I would tell people set aside worry about the cost of Bark Busters it is well worth the training. This is a training that is not cruel and abusive and they believe in praising the dog for its good work too. They let your dog know the bad behavior is not tolerated but praised for good behavior. If you are having any type of problems with your pet I highly recommend you choose Bark Busters as you will not have any regrets. Permalink
Morris | August 04 2012
John has a natural confidence with dogs. We were pleased with the lesson and the results from just one session. Permalink
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Ale L Houston, Texas | August 04 2012
I was nervous that I wasn't going to get it right since I was being trained- he (David) was very supportive. I have three different dogs now- it's great. No one's confidence (dog included) was hindred. Was absolutely amazing; everything we wanted; I have a pit bull and was in fear she was going to be put down due to previous owner aggression- now this is not a fear of mine. That means more than anything. Permalink
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Albany | August 03 2012
After about a year, I am finally taking the risk and tempting fate to say "thank you" for helping me work with my 3 little Norfolks - Maddie, Ginger, and Cindy. Since working with you, there have been no further incidents among them. I have yet to master taking them out on a walk together, but individually, Ginger and Cindy are so much improved (Maddie still needs work) and the doorbell situation is also very much improved. Thank you for removing much of my fear and giving me the tools to make living with them so much easier - I think I have changed as much as they. You are my hero and I recommend your services without reservation to anyone having a training problem. Permalink
Durham | August 03 2012
Jerry showed us how to "speak dog". Almost instantaneously, our dog started to listen and look to us for direction. The training method is based on the ways dogs communicate with each other primarily using body language and voice tone. The technique is easy, user-friendly, and fun for both owners and dogs alike. Jerry explained not only the basics but showed us how to look at the world through our dog's eyes. He also answered questions on the phone in between our meetings. Rather than teaching us at a one-size-fits-all pace, Jerry takes his time and makes us feel relaxed to bring out our full potential as pack leaders. My husband and I are so very pleased with the results. We had struggled for months with another training system that yielded little progress. Our dog is much more relaxed and we feel empowered; she now looks to us as her leaders. Permalink
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Tallahassee | August 02 2012
Leigh Ann explained the techniques in a way that was easy to follow and understand. Repeating was helpful. We obsersved noticeable results by the end of training. Amazing! We found the training experience to be interesting and enjoyable. Both my husband's caretaker and I feel good about our progress. We have already recommended Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors. Permalink
Rochester Hills | July 31 2012
As the Hospital Administrator of Rochester Veterinary Hospital, I was excited to invite the Bark Busters trainers to come in and begin training our team. The class they taught was presented enthusiastically and gave us training tips we could use immediately. I can't wait to schedule another session with them! Permalink
Oxford | July 31 2012
John was excellent at explaining the cause of Dugan's behavior. Lisa was excellent at working with us on his behavior. SIX OUT OF FIVE STARS! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Permalink
Rochester Hills | July 31 2012
Once we learned the correct way to communicate with our dog, things clicked very quickly. The training is so simple; I had doubts that it would be effective. I was AMAZED at how quickly our dog responded! Permalink