277 Reviews ★★★★★(Average 4.82 out of 5)
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Maril was very thorough with the training techniques. When I had a question she made sure I fully understood the answer. Jorgie had very bad manners and thought he ran the show until Maril's first visit. Jorgie is a rescue American Bulldog / Pit Mix that was abused very badly. After Maril left our first lesson Jorgie was completely changed for the better. Jorgie and I look forward to our training sessions. If you are at the point of maybe getting rid of your dog, Bark Busters is a MUST. Maril is great with dogs that have a short fuse! Jorgie went from us almost giving him up, to a new found hope for our family.
Maril was very patient and professional to us! She explained why these techniques work and how a dog thinks. I was truly amazed. Bella is a good puppy (speaking as a 1st time dog owner who is afraid of dogs.) Maril made Bella listen better within the first hour. Maril remained calm and focused not only with Bella by also with my husband and myself. She calmly pointed out what we were doing wrong and corrected us. It was absolutely interesting and enjoyable. The time flew by. Lots of information. I took pages of notes. Love the homework and follow up visits. It was worth the money you pay. For a new dog owner, they are patient and explain everything thoroughly.
The results were amazing! Our dogs have really taken to the training and are doing great!
Maril was very clear... First session, Absolutely noticeable results! Huge progress for both owner and dog. Ron is making steady progress! Second session made real improvement regarding his anxiety. It is comforting to have a plan. Maril is terrific - my dogs love her.
We adopted a shepherd mix that lived in a kennel for a year. After a week of working with Kara myself I could see I needed help. Within a week after our first lesson Kara is waiting at the stairs , sits and waits to be released when someone comes to the door and is a much calmer dog. She is quickly learning to walk loose leash and doesn't go from window to window when people walk past the house now. Not knowing her past I like there is no touching with the training. The bah works, and when it doesn't one squirt of water gets the attention quickly. Kara is finding her place in our family and learning we are her leaders she is not ours. Our first trip to the Vet was a nightmare. The Vet couldn't even exam her she was screaming and spinning so. We went back today using the techniques Maril taught me, she had her nails trimmed, was given 2 shots and the Vet was able to give a complete exam. This time when we were the talk of the office it was how much different Kara was and not this dog is out of control. We are working on separation issues that I think will be worked out with time and practice. Kara has come a long way in the last 30 days. She is not the same dog, she is a happy dog now. I am confident with Maril's training we will have the dog we want and Kara will be the calm secure dog she has waited so long to be, knowing she has a family that loves her.
By the end of the first week we felt like we almost had a new dog. Methods were very easy to learn & maintain and much more effective than any other techniques we've tried. We noticed a significant change (positive) in our dog right away, love that we can call / email with any questions or concerns in between lessons.
Maril took extra time to explain everything to me and answered every question. She was very patient with me. I'm hard to train but now know the first steps on how to get control of my house. We are working on it. (Stubborn Dogs). I'm pleased that I will be able to get my dogs to listen without having to have a treat in my hand! The training was very interesting. I learned a lot. Looking forward to the next session. Maril is very informed and helpful. My 1st session was yesterday and today I am already starting to get to be head of my house. Maril truly has helped me with my own confidence in my ability as leader of my little pack.
Maril verbally and physically explained the techniques which made it easy to understand. Mylo is extremely stubborn, but you could see that he was walking on the leash better by the end of the first lesson. The techniques were friendly and easy to understand. They are also very simple, but I had never thought to do it. It was very interesting and enjoyable, although a little overwhelming at first. I love the techniques since it is all about body language, sounds and leadership. I don't want anyone hurting their dogs. It was an enjoyable experience and so much more relaxing because it is done in the comfort of your own home - which is also easier on your dog.
Maril explained the perspective of the dog in terms that made a lot of sense. She was kind and humorous and always encouraging. At the end of the first session Stringer was a different dog. It was amazing and a little strange - but fantastic! There was hope that he might be able to relax. I have had quite a few dogs and always read about dog training and other related information. I was very familiar with the idea of leadership required of the human "pack" leaders, but I never read about using your voice instead of treats or time-outs, or putting your hands on the dog. The Bark Busters method is quite remarkable. The training was definitely enjoyable. We look forward to Maril's lessons! We absolutely recommend Bark Busters. The results are phenomenal! So glad we tried Bark Busters. Totally amazing method, very professional trainer, exceptional service, stunning results. Thank you!
The training was made very simple to understand. He no longer is crying in his crate, he now goes in the crate with ease, and he is not going upstairs. We liked the natural training techniques, no pet should be harmed when you're trying to train. I am shocked at the speed of the results and how fast our pup learned. We really appreciate that we can contact Bob & Maril anytime with questions.