Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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3rd March 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko was very informative and helpful. She showed us strategies for controlling Rusty and our other dog too which we are using and they work very well.
I was very happy the way Rusty (7 years old Retradoodle) responded to the training. He was a little confused about his role in the pack. Be consistent and keep up the good work! :)
27th February 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
I got a lot of value out of the session with Mark from Bark Busters. It was reassuring to know that what I'd been doing so far with River was on the right track and to learn new methods and tricks to combat some specific behavioral issues. His insight into dog behavior and reasoning was enlightening.
Rivers a lovely dog but picked up abandoned on a river and in very poor state. Dumped very young with little or no mother dog influence.
Fear issues and anxiety are her problems especially of new people .
She's a quick learner and not dominant by nature so easy to please.
Awesome work already put in place by the owner has saved this dog. Well done.
Alpine Terrace, Southland
25th February 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Good info on being the pack leader, and behaviour correction/consequences for ignoring us. Good initial results seen, especially with lead pulling. Barking at somebody knocking on the door may still take some time. Mark was great, very approachable and we feel welcome to message/email him with any questions, and for further advice on any problems we might have. Good start with Barney, we saw results on the first day, which encourages us to keep working hard with him.
Barneys not a confident dog with other dogs , highly dog reactive and also in home protective , rehome with much education prior to the current owners.
He'll come along good but will be a work in progress especially with other dogs.
Great work guys.
Te Anau, Southland
25th February 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
The entire session that Keiko delivered was with clarity, and passion - thus, a productive learning and progress forward for not just our dog Chico, but also myself and my 21 year old son - as we are both responsible for Chico.
I felt that there was definitely hope and a future for Chico within our large whanau.
Chico (18 month old Pit Bull cross) was confused with his role in the pack. Once he understood the correct pecking order and what the owners want him to do he was so happy to do so. I was very pleased with the way Chico responded to training. Happy dog Happy family! Keep up the good work!
24th February 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Really great, thanks Mark. We got a response straight away from Charlie, she was happy to sit outside and not bark and walked really well in the lead. I’ve got a bit of work to do to make sure she keeps it up now. Would definitely recommend.
Awesome dog , just needed speaking to in dog language.
North East Valley, Otago
23rd February 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Mark was great and very easy to learn from and talk to. Both my partner and I attempted completing various exercises with our Husky and with Marks guidance we achieved great results in our first session. We would both highly recommend Mark for an South Island based dog owners who are seeking help in relation to any concerns. Mark was able to finish our training session and leave us feeling happy moving forward with our weeks full of training and some new gear!
Huskies aren't easy but Eeve showed she can be trained , and the owners took on board the process and exercises to develop the focus. Great effort guys .
23rd February 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko Ruwhiu has training my dog Louie since 16 Sep 2017. She is a wonderful trainer. She is a very patient and very professional trainer. After first lesson, my dog Louie made big change. His bad behaviors got better, less barking when he saw other dogs and he can walk by the owner very well. We are so happy with the results after training with Keiko. We strongly recommend Keiko that she is the best trainer that I met. Thanks for working hard with us and giving professional job.
Louie (9 year old German Shepherd) needed clear leadership. He responded to the training really well. I am very happy with his progress and I can see he became much happier when the owners took leadership. Well done all and keep up the good work!
Mission Bay, Auckland
22nd February 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
It was superb! We first wanted our dog, Baron not to bark but Keiko taught us a lot of other things too. Her explanation was so useful and easy to understand. I know that to train a dog, the owners also need to learn and with Keiko, me and my husband could learn really important things! I was so amazed how she organised and spent over 3 hours for us. Also I was so surprised Baron made remarkable progress during the session. I know to keep him this way, we need to train him everyday consistently but I’m so positive about it. Because I could see Keiko really loved dogs and cared about us which is vitally important so we can trust her with further training. I’m 100% happy with her and the system of Bark Busters!
I was very pleased the way Baron (2 year old Pomeranian) responded to the training. He thought he had to bark at the door to protect his territory. But once he understood it was not his job he was happy to let it go. But you are dealing with his habit, so you need to be consistent and patient. Keep up the good work!
Flat bush, Auckland
19th February 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Very productive first session, saw huge results in the first few tips Mark gave is which we added to through out the session. Mark showed his knowledge of handling dogs with very different temperaments in the sense that we have a very hypo colly huntaway x and a very mellow huntaway. Mark explained how we should use slightly different voice tones to achieve results with them. All his explanations were thorough but not to technical so it was easy to take in and understand.
The training tools provided were easy to use and used thoroughly throughout the training session
These dogs were creating a sibling rivalry situation that had already resulted in some scuffles as the old guy didn't want the new guy to take top position.
Both dogs lead a pretty much off lead life in a lifestyle lock residents with good obedience but not great focus at times . Lots of tweaking and these dogs will be awesome , credit to the owners and the work they're now applying.
Sawyers bay, Otago
15th February 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
We adopted our beautiful Molly from the pound. There was no information on her background and just a guess of her age between 10-12 months. Molly was a real handful on the lead pulling so hard you thought your arm might rip out of its socket. After 1 session with Keiko she was like a different dog, it was like who is this imposter on the end of my lead. She is learning everyday and will now also sit and stay while food is being thrown around her. Keiko has taught me so much about handling my fur baby I still have much to learn, thank you.
Molly (1 year old Kelpie cross) responded to the training really well. She really wants to do the right thing and please the owner. The owner just had to learn to communicate in the way Molly understands. Very please with the progress. Keep up the good work!
Glen Eden, Auckland