Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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13th March 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
It is an amazing experience. We have had dogs before for many years. This is the first time we had a German Shepard - She is unique.
We have had training with German Shepard club and some personal trainers, and were never satisfied.
Then comes Keiko with her unique technique and training to us - we are blown away (also Arya...)
We are happy all are going well with us consequent to this training.
Arya (German Shepherd 2 years old) had come a long way. She stopped barking and jumping up when visitors arrive and come when she is called. The owners are very determine to help her to behave better and doing a great work! Happy dog = Happy family. Keep up the good work!
11th March 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Balto has come a long way since we called Keiko in she has helped us a great deal teaching us the correct way to teach Balto. We still have a few more things to practice but we are going to get there with Keiko's help
Yes, Balto (German Shepherd 10 months old) has come a long way. He was quite confused of the rules and boundaries. Once you set them clear he was happy to follow. I am very pleased with his progress. Keep up the good work!
11th March 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Through a very simple approach, all fell in to place, both for us and for Izzy.
Izzy (10 month old Pit Bull cross) is such a sweet girl but can be stubborn. She was pulling lead when walking and only came when she wanted to. Izzy responded to the training very well. Keep up the good work!
Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
10th March 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
The technique was easy to follow, we noticed Monty was calmer and following commands almost immediately.
Using the BAH word has been a game changer.
We both felt engaged and the time flew by.
Monty is a lovely dog but so in charge, was barking at any passers by and not focussing on commands.
He responded well once the programming exercises started to refocus his on a mission brain. Great work by the owners to take on board a new way of communicating with Monty.
8th March 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Excellent advice and support. Everything Keiko suggested worked and is easy to follow.
Cooper (7 month old Labrador Staffy cross) was a shy puppy when he joined Bark Busters three months ago. But all the time and effort the owners put in he is much more confident and behaving so much better. I was very please to see his progress but he is still a young dog so keep up the good work!
Gulf Harbour, Auckland
7th March 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Could not be more pleased that we found Mark to help us out with Olive! Olive is a 10 month old staffy X rescue puppy with lots of anxiety/insecurity issues, her biggest issue being barking non-stop at visitors. She gets into a stress frenzy, won't stop barking and won't calm down for anyone. She also has a few passive dominance issues.
We knew we needed someone to help us as we were starting to feel desperate and didn't know what to do/how to control Olive's behaviour- internet tips and basic trainers were not helping us. The last thing we wanted was for our anxious dog to develop into an aggressive dog, a road we felt she was heading down.
Mark works by training people to communicate in dog language and how to use those instinctual responses to get good results. No inhumane methods involved, just practical positive reinforcement training (be good and you'll get praise, methods).
One big part of our lesson was teaching me (a big softie) how to be a stronger leader for Olive so that she feels safer and less insecure. Though Olive and I both need lots of practice and training, Mark has given us all the tools we need to succeed. In just 3 hours today I noticed a huge amount of progress, and we all feel really optimistic now that we can resolve Olive's issues. Mark was lovely to work with, practical, hands-on, patient and informative. Mark left us homework, lots of information, some extra bits and bobs to use for training and with the assurance that we can call him anytime we need help or advice.
Overall we're very happy with this service, it's worth the price and I'd definitely recommend Mark to anyone struggling with their dog's behavioural issues. Thank you so much :)
Olive is a dog with huge fear issues of people arriving and pretty much unmanageable when I arrived , The lesson started right then just so we could talk over her anxious barking and guarding.
Lots of work to do but Olive responded well and immediately started focussing.
Fantastic effort by the owners to take on board and apply our techniques will certainly show results . I'm looking forward to catching up with Olive and co soon.
7th March 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Mark had a very relaxed, non-judgemental manner. He explained things well and made the lesson enjoyable and the instruction easy to follow. Our dog responded well to the training and there was a marked improvement after the lesson.We continue to see improvement as we carry out the ' homework' set by Mark.
This dog is a lovely Golden retriever who absolutely ruled the roost at home but out of home , jumping , rushing doors , pulling on lead especially around certain walking area which she also got extremely worried about.
Definitely a work in progress in the scared of walk areas but she'll come along as the programming is applied.
6th March 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Monty responded to Mark's training techniques immediately! His behaviour has changed from constantly demanding play, barking and generally being hyperactive to being a much calmer dog. Monty now comes when we give the "Monty come" command and he has stopped barking at outside noises or passing traffic. He responds positively to the "Bah" sound - such an easy and effective tool to get his attention! Overall Monty now knows he is not "top dog" in the pack and he is a much happier dog. Thanks Mark for showing us the Bark Busters way!!
5th March 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
We are so pleased with the progress Buster has made. The help Keiko has given all of us has been invaluable. He has gone from an anxious, bark mad dog who drove us crazy to much more a dog who knows his place in the pack. We are now better dog owners and know how to handle situations better since Keiko has shown us helpful tactics. We still have work to do but we are getting there!
Buster (4 year old Griffon) has come a long way. He was quite timid and nervous with visitors but now he is so much calmer and responding to the owners very well. Keep up the good work!
5th March 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Mark explained why our problems were happening and how to easily ,calmly address and solve it.
They were like different dogs the moment the training started. Easy to follow instructions and techniques , no bribery with food and we regained control so quickly.
This bark Busters technique is the only one I've tried that actually worked with our 3 dogs and the whole pack at once.
I highly recommend Bark Busters to anyone struggling with their dogs behaviours
The 3 dogs in question are all very different in temperament and major barkers but also sibling rivalry aggression was starting to occur.
The owners responded with the techiques and saw results almost immediately as each dog was worked with.
Two recent revisits for minor adjusting and the house hold is very relaxed.