161 Reviews ★★★★★(Average 4.99 out of 5)
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I really enjoy working with Ben. He's very knowledgeable and patient with me and my daughter. I will recommend him to anyone that's looking for a trainer.
Very successful first training with our 8 week old Bernese Mountain puppy. Shocked at how quickly she picked up on training methods. Both my husband and I feel better prepared to work with our pup!
Ben was very professional in training us on how to handle our two dogs. The dogs are different with one being reactive to sound and Ben outlined separate training plans for each dog with this key difference. We see immediate and continuing progress 3 days into the training plan with the younger dog. Our older dog will require more time with different goals in mind however even he is showing progress for us. We are looking forward to our continued training sessions
Jodie's expertise has been invaluable! We were seriously contemplating giving our 16 month old Weimaraner back to the breeder or a rescue due to possession aggression and nipping at friends and family. We were at our wits end! This pup is our 2nd Weim and so much has been different with him this time around. We thought he was a problem dog and could not be helped, boy were we wrong! Jodie's customized training has been so effective. We have been dedicated to the work on our end with him and are so glad that she is able to come back as needed. We are a happy family again and can have people over to visit. Thank you Jodie and Bark Busters!!
We have a wonderful Jack Russel who, unfortunately, loves to bark too much. Jacks are notoriously difficult to train. But a session with our wonderful trainer and we were able to limit our Jack's obsession with barking almost immediately. Thank you Ben and Jodie
I spent a long time trying to find a trainer that concentrated on behavioral modification instead of obedience training. Ben and Bark-Busters absolutely fit the bill. I had excellent success previously with an alpha rottweiler-mix using what I learned from watching and reading Caesar Milan. That was 15 years ago and it seems I had lost my knack and was unable to take my new rescue (3 years old) on a calm walk. With some additional tools from Ben it's working beautifully. The basic approach using body language and calm energy are the same as Milan's approach. The new tools include different vocalizations, a different training collar, and a squirt bottle instead of the taps that Caesar used. Also by starting with indoor exercises - such as claiming space, food and doors --, both my dog and I were more in-sync before moving outside to walking in a more distracting environment.
It's now day-two after the first session with Ben and my dog and I are walking calmly together. Inside behavior is also improving dramatically.
I really like that I'll be able to call or email Ben as I have questions or run into problems and as we advance to more difficult areas.
Tito and I learned more than expected from Ben, our Trainer.
We know it will take time and consistency. Our family is already noticing a positive difference, more importantly, we believe Tito is going to be happier in his golden years.
I am so glad that I called Bark Busters. My dog started barking at dogs when we moved to our new neighborhood, which made walking her very stressful for all of us. Ben explained why she was reactive and taught us how to communicate with her in a way that she immediately understood.
Within the first visit, we walked her and ran into her top nemesis without issue! We are so excited for what’s to come as we learn how to communicate with her more effectively and she becomes more and more calm. She is already so much calmer and happier.
My only regret is that I didn’t call sooner. I highly recommend Bark Busters and Ben. The methods are humane and effective.
Right away in our first session Jodie put us at ease and quickly noticed that my anxious GSD was training me instead of the other way around. With a few tools, I’m now in control and Appa is calmer and happier.