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27th December 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise

Really enjoyed the training and seeing the progress that we made with Lottie. It was clear, concise and we were able to understand what we needed to do. Leaving 'homework' written down helped us do the training in the busy Christmas buildup.


Blaise D.
Culverden, Canterbury

23rd December 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety Other

Mark was amazing with our dog Axel.After just one lesson we felt at ease knowing that we had support and the start of some great knowlege and skills to use with our dog.

Trainer note from Mark:
Axel is a Staffy Cross who has had sight issues which have deteriorated very rapidly, and thus his reactions to things around him. He currently only has 20% vision left.
He barks a lot at passers by and separation issues but his reactiveness to other dogs has increased since losing his sight.
So our lesson was focussed on him focusing on the owners and not the problem and responded well but will be a work in progress for little while.
We are trained to deal with both Blind and deaf dogs.

Sara O.
New Brighton, Canterbury

20th December 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Other

Mark is very pleasant and easy to relate too. My two border collies have strong personalities and are definately a challange. My younger Tammy has fear aggression and had pushed the boundaries,she is anxious, so has been a challange for Mark as well. Tammy was also trying to push herself as the boss of the house which was causing issues.

Fergus , our 4 1/2 year old border collie does gate barking but also had managed to train us to play everytime he wanted without us really noticing. While the gate barking is still a work in progress, he has tamed it back and relaxed more, and realises play doesnt happen when he wants.

Tammy is getting better, though its not going to be a quick fix, things are better.She still doesnt like other dogs, but will work on that, but she now knows she isnt the boss and has settled a lot.

Its great having someone to call on when your not sure what to do next, and believe me I called on Mark alot, txting and emails and phone calls and replys were pretty quick. Even when we thought we couldnt keep Tammy, Mark suggested me she was worth it and keep trying, at this point we are pleased we have.

We are by no means finished with the training, so in the new year (2018) another visit from Mark will happen and we will work with Tammy again. Just wish I could have him here for the week, to help build Tammys and my confidence more, so I can get it right with her everytime.

Her leadwork is still not great but we will keep working on that too.LOL

Thanks Mark Bark Busters .

Trainer note from Mark:
Tammy and Fergus have been extremely challenging dogs, Tammy especially with major fear issues from a young dog and I was called in at about 7 mths of age.
Progress with Fergus has been great .
Much slower with Tammy who has numerous anxiety issues to work through.
And an extremely strong desire to be leader even though her temperament is not the one to be leader. Much pack shuffling has occurred since Fergus relaxed and Tammy thought she should come up.
fantastic work and consistency put in by the owners who are dedicated to help her through.

Pauline & Miles M.
Balclutha, Otago

6th December 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Puppy Management

Mark is amazing!!!! He gave me big and very good lesson how to teach my dog the right way.

I'm more then happy already after first sessionšŸ˜‰

Trainer note from Mark:
Super awesome little 11wk Staffy, clever and already focussing well. Great work by Veronika to apply our technique with almost instant results.

Veronika S.
New Brighton, Canterbury

1st December 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of Alice S.'s dog

Our first training session with Mark was amazing! The response from my dog was immediate and has stuck with her beyond the lesson with just a few small changes on my part. I am so glad we decided to give Bark Busters a try and would recommend Mark to anyone who wants to have a great relationship with their dog.

Trainer note from Mark:
Awesome dog, Great folk. A happy dog and happy house.

Alice S.
Paraparaumu, Wellington

27th November 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called

Mark explained things very thoroughly and then we were able put in to practice straight away with good results. Mark was patient and we felt instantly at ease with him. By the end of the training we felt we had the right tools to implement effective training with Burt and knowing that we have a guarantee to allows us to call on Mark if we need require further training is invaluable.

Trainer note from Mark:
Burt is was a very exciteable non focussing but loveable wee chap, Just needed the right language to get the focus and brain engaged. Smart wee chap.
Great work by the owners to implement the techniques and rewarded with pretty much instant understanding by Burt. Nice effort guys.

Janine T.
Paraparaumu, Wellington

20th November 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety

One neighbour has already said Tilly is a lot quieter, not so much barking

Trainer note from Mark:
Tilly was a wee Jack Russell with lots to say and do about it.
The clients were previous clients from many years ago but couldn't get on top of Tilly's barking at anything.
Actually an easy dog who's cleverness let her get away with being in charge in the nicest possible way.

Phil and Wendy V.
Picton, Marlborough

13th November 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called

Methods taught were effective and easy to implement. We looking forward to our 2nd visit

Trainer note from Mark:
Great dog and team to impart our knowledge. Nice work guys.

James and Deanne M.
Halswell, Canterbury

8th November 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety

Our neighbour already commented how much quieter Tilly was. Mark had us and Tilly applying the techniques and right where Tilly needed to be.


Phil and Wendy V.
Picton, Marlborough

2nd November 2017

Mark Gall dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Separation Anxiety Toileting

Training was really great - Mark was so easy going and extremely knowledgeable, he engaged well with both us and Brachan. He made the whole experience understandable and effortless. Cant believe how quickly Brachan responded. Looking forward to putting in to practice what Mark taught us.

So pleased we were referred by Our Vets to Bark Busters.

Trainer note from Mark:
Awesome dog but had a bad start to life, committed family to work through the aggressive issues and will still be a work in progresss dog.

Tanya M.
Parklands, Canterbury

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