163 Reviews ★★★★★(Average 5 out of 5)
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Our first training session was very helpful! Michelle was excellent. She was patient, and committed to helping my pup improve his manners. Bocce is already responding to the training, and with practice I am confident my investment will pay off.
Oh, where to begin! Milo is the most loving dog we've ever had. He's a rescue from Puerto Rico and has a case of separation anxiety. So much so that unless the kitchen area, where he is confined while we're at work, is "Milo-proofed" he'll destroy everything.
Alas, after searching for trainers and behaviorists we came across Bark Busters. Michelle had stellar reviews going back years! We called.
Michelle is nothing short of a miracle worker! Her understanding of dogs and how to train "us" to communicate with them, become the leader, and relieve them of that stress is just downright amazing! A simple "Bah!" and we saw it right away!
Our understanding and communication has increased ten fold. Milo is responding so well to being fired from his old job and is even sleeping better. We are still training but the tools Michelle provides are priceless. The understanding, psychology, and instruction are like nothing we've ever seen. And the fact that she's always there to help is a major bonus!
If I could give a million stars I would!
Michelle was extremely professional, full of knowledge! She taught me so much with the first 3hrs. She gave me the tools to start correcting a few of the problems I am having. I am seeing immediate results.
Michelle was great! We learned a lot from her how to train Bella she was with us 3 hrs
It was very beneficial and educational.
After one 3 hour session my dogs were completely different! It takes work but it works! Much happier household!
I cannot say enough about Michelle! She is an awesome trainer who is working with us and our 3 dogs! From DAY 1 we have seen major improvements in behavior- learning to speak dog is life changing!
We knew we made the right decision in contacting Bark Busters from the moment Michelle walked through our front door! An impact was made as Michelle’s immediate guidance helped us to navigate how we reacted to our beagle Jules’ howling at the doorbell/unknown person in the house which ultimately settled Jules a bit; normally no easy feat!
Michelle had a calm, self-assured demeanor in her approach to guiding our family in the relearning of how our behaviors affect Jules’ behavior which was eye opening!
Putting the skills Michelle gave us into practice and under her supervision during our first session and seeing the difference in our interactions with Jules right away offered us the confidence and encouragement to continue and be consistent in this journey.
Michelle has armed us with the knowledge and tools to be successful in our relationship with Jules, alleviating Jules’ anxiety and stress as we all claim our new roles in the Pack Hierarchy.
Huge mahalos Michelle – we are so appreciative of everything we have learned and implemented thus far and for your support in our success!
I would strongly recommend Barkbusters to anyone searching for a dog trainer. We met with Michelle last week for our first training session. We learned so much and we have seen a huge difference in our dogs behavior already. Highly recommend!!
Impressive! Truly impressive. But so simple. Our collective jaws dropped to the ground during our first session. Michelle was amazing and so were our 2 dogs. That session was two day ago and our transition has been dramatic. We still have work to do but Barkbusters’ Michelle was phenomenal. She was respectful of our home, kind, personable, proficient, on-target accurate, and clear in our instruction. By the way, it was the humans who got trained. The dogs enthusiastically responded. Amazing changes in one session. What blessing! Thank you Michelle!
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.