Sue was amazing, 2 hours with her in our initial session and she left me with a completley different dog already. A few months on now, and Maverick is still super well behaved and so much easier to manage. The skills we learnt, we will be able to use for our future pups also.
Sue was very helpful, she was really good at listening to what we wanted help with. Sue was very kind with Millie and Millie responded really well. Thank you Sue.
Fantastic, Sue was great with the dogs, they responded immediately and almost seem like totally different dogs!
From the first phone call conversation, I could tell Sue is a very kind and non judgemental person. This is very important to me, due to past experiences with certain dog trainers. During Sue's first visit two weeks ago, it was amazing to witness the significant positive behaviour changes Safari made within the two hour visit, and she has continued to progress since Sue's visit. Sue's teaching was very easy to understand, her instructions are very simple and very relevent to Safari.
Sue was really nice, caring and incredible with Daisy. The training was clear and easy to understand and it was amazing how quickly Daisy responded to the training. We are really pleased with the Bark Busters training techniques.
Sue was recommended to us and I would certainly recommend her to others. We saw amazing results immediately
Sue was very kind and let us know that all the things we were dealing with were normal. She taught us how to be firm and the information given was invaluable..
Sue was fantastic and I was very impressed that she arranged to come help us the next day given Murphy was only 10 weeks old with bad separation anxiety. Sue has really been a life saver for our family as Murphy was very distressed and we basically couldn't leave him alone at home. He responded really well to her and I can't thank her enough for giving us the tools to work with Murphy to overcome his separation anxiety. He is now like a different dog. Sue has always been in touch to see how he is progressing and there to answer any questions we may have. We still have a bit further to go but Sue has outlined to us that consistency is the key and this is so true. I look forward to working with Sue going forward in Murphy's puppy management.
Bella is beginning to behave much better and as her trainers we are much more attentive to poor behaviour. She is now more relaxed. However as this has only been a week and I have had two guests this week it is early days. Bella is persistent in her passive dominate behaviour but with all the aids and instructions she is getting much better at not jumping up at visitors. Her walking on the lead is now excellent and she now walks beside me on a loose lead.
Excellent training. Lula was a different puppy after a few hours. Sue showed care and respect for Lula in the way she interacted with her and explained everything clearly and gave me lots of time to practice new ways of doing things with Lula.
Sue was wonderful. We found the information that she gave us and the techniques extremely useful. We have already seen behaviour changes in the dogs. We really appreciated that she spent 3 hours with us on the first session and are already looking forward to the next. We know we still have a lot more work to do but feel far more equipped and positive and moving forward.
Sue was brilliant had Shiloh walking on a lead within an hour! She took each family member and trained them in how to handle our dog. She explained everything really well showing us physical examples first and then we copied.
Very good all 3 of us relaxed and learnt or relearnt dog control Clear instructions and practical training without stress
Sue was very friendly and very helpful, looking forward to working more with her.
Sue was very friendly and welcoming. Felt no judgement and gave us practical advice and training, a bit more each session to help us get our sibling rivalry under control. The dogs now respect me, listen to me and are pleasant to walk as well as be best friends again. I felt supported through my training and knew help was available if needed. I still can't believe how quickly and well Bark Busters methods work.
It was excellent and far exceeded my expectations.
I was very surprised how max took to the training. Very happy with the outcome and our trainer Sue.
WOW - fantastic, so impressed with how quickly our dog responded to Sue and then to us. Would highly recommend Bark Busters to anyone
Sue came to our home and straight away both Buddy our puppy , and my husband, son and I felt totally at ease. Sue was very informative and when we went outside I was amazed how quickly our puppy was responding and how easy Sue made it for us to have him behaving and listening. I am so pleased with the results after just one session, as since Sue left, Buddy has been listening so well and even my son said how happy he was that he was listening to him. I would recommend Sue to anyone who wants to truly bond with their beloved doggy. Thanks you Sue for the guidance so far and the insight for a happy puppy and a happy family
We learnt so much so quickly and effects were immediate.
Sue explained the training techniques very clearly, it was an interesting and enjoyable experience. We are very pleased with the techniques used and the response from Cooper.
Sue is a wonderful teacher and a very experienced trainer. Our rowdy little dogs responded to her calm authority almost immediately without her ever raising her voice (unlike us). In an hour or two she had our dogs walking without pulling on the lead, not jumping up on us and not barking at people walking past the house or howling hysterically when people came to the door. She worked with them in our house and also in the village they live in. We have now had three visits from Sue and the dogs have improved dramatically - as Sue said they would. Of course she was really training us to be more consistent and authoritative leaders - and although there were times after the first session when Molly and Charley slipped back and challenged us, we stuck to Sue's training regime, and they have now "got it" and know exactly what we require of them. They are changed dogs and we can all relax. We can't speak highly enough of Sue. She is so knowledgeable, diplomatic and approachable. Best of all, after spending hundreds of dollars on veterinary animal therapy and recommended drugs for Charley, who had major fear and anxiety issues, he has now decided he can relax and trust we are in charge. He does not need drugs, he is a completely changed dog in 3 months, much to our vet's surprise. We never thought we would see this day. Thank you so much Sue, you are a miracle worker.
Sue was great she demonstrated and explained things well. Macy responded well to sue and her methods.
Training was successful in making a change in our dogs aggression towards other dogs, working out it was fear based was a huge relief. Sue was a great teacher and informer to both us and our dogs. The training structure made sense and is easy to follow in our on going training sessions practising. After one session our dogs were calmer, more respectful, walked better on the lead and we managed to walk past dogs and have the ability to stop ours from barking. We have a way to go yet before we are back at the beach but if one session can do that I'm excited to see our dogs after a good 6 weeks of training at home with our home work :) very happy fur parents.
The training is simple yet effective and easy to understand and implement. Buddah impressed me from Sue's training. It was an enjoyable experience. Best training company ever!!
The training techniques are easy to understand and follow and Sue is a very clear communicator. Ari's recall and walking are now excellent and his separation anxiety has settled down. I would recommend Bark Busters for supportive and informed techniques as well as empathy from the instructor.
Fantastic experience and noticed improvement with Archie immediately. .
Fantastic experience and noticed improvements immediately.
We met with Sue, after our boys after 3 years together, decided to fight each other. We quickly learnt that we were not the Pack Leaders and a hard slog was in the forecast to change to help them get back on track. From day 1, we were able to bring Milburn into some form of check, from obedience and to some degree, boundries. Whilst I never suffer from Anxiety, knowing how brutal the biting was, fear swept in for me, however, the strength of belief I had in Sue, to help us turn this all around again, helped that diminish over a short period of time. Each visit from the beginning gave us more light on where we were heading. Whilst it was difficult, both mentally and for the boys, separating them, sleeping arrangement separate, going outside separate and having to use leads, each step we made was progress because of Sue. On the second to last visit, Sue felt they were ready to be off the leads with each other, a fear came back in, then a thought, they fight, I'll stop it, I think the fear was more of them never getting back together, thereby a fight may take us back to the beginning, however, again, the belief in Sue, made us from that visit onwards, leave the leads off. Not one fight. On the last visit, Sue was ready to really "tell" us, take them off the leads, let them interact only to find when she walked in, they were off the leads. Next step, was to leave them alone together, un-supervised. Worse fear right? Having not fought for a month, off I went for 5 minutes, then 20 minutes, then 1 hr, then 2 hrs and here we are, 5 weeks later from that visit, no fights. Our dogs now sleep in the same dog bed if they wish to be together, sit at the window together, play, play, play, sleep with us at night, ( with rules), and butter would not melt in their mouth. Our dogs, know boundries now, walk daily and a second exercise of free run just looking, in the after noon, play, come when called, stop barking at the neighbours when told to, play, play, play and are two happy puppies. Remembering all we were taught, being Pack Leaders, ensuring they know that, giving the same love to each, we could not be any happier with how Sue pulled it all together, monitored, guided, at home at night thought for us of what next, she was just brilliant, a phone call away if we needed, only we didn't, as we followed her guide. Thank you Sue for believing in them, us and guiding us to a successful outcome. Just brilliant.
The training was friendly, really helpful and extensive. Time was taken to explain everything and answer all my questions. Sue's experience was obvious and she helped me take charge and 'speak dog' so that Alice responded quickly. Already we can see a difference.
Very good training tools/methods and information. Looking forward to a couple of weeks and seeing how that goes with jetta and another dog
Sue has a delightful personality, with an innate ability to communicate training remedies. Her manner is gentle and supportive, and non-threatening to the dog. She's easy to talk to, and my 6 month old pup responded virtually immediately to the Bark Buster methods we were given.
Sue was great at communicating, not just the "hows" but the "why's" as well, which was important to me. The training was simple, straightforward and easy implement and most importantly - effective. In little over an hour it was such a relief to finally have Obi walking without pulling !! The sessions results exceeded my expectations.
Sue was fantastic , we were optimistic but were thoroughly impressed and the amount of time Sue spent with us and kept practising.
The training was very easy to follow and understand. Sue not only explained what we had to do but why we are doing it. Peaches responded immediately. We love we don't have to carry dog treats everywhere we go. Sue taught us about the natural behaviours of dogs which helped us understand why Peaches was doing the things she was. Sue was fabulous.
Sue's training advice was life-changing for our family. We have a small terrier that barked incessantly at people and dogs passing our house or at visitors. It had become an increasing problem over several years but we became completely exhausted by it when we recently had a baby and the barking interrupted sleep. We couldn't imagine any training would work because our dog appeared so defiant and we thought we had tried almost everything already. Within a few moments of Sue's training our dog had changed his behaviour profoundly. I was so pleased by her gentle approach, she clearly understands and loves dogs. We sometimes like to feed him at the table and he sleeps in our bed - he can still do these things, and his individual, quirky character hasn't changed. Only the barking has stopped and I sense he is a much happier dog for it. He no longer feels the need to constantly warn us if someone approaches. We are so thrilled with the result.
Ten out of ten for Bark Busters training techniques and results.
We learnt about 'why' our dog behaves like she does. She is responding to the training already.
We haven't tried or heard of the training techniques used and found them helpful, relevant and clearly explained. Sue modified them to Archer's level eg. challenged him where necessary. Archer was able to modify behaviour with first few attempts (door, eye contact). Getting there with walking. Training went very quick and Sue was friendly and informative. Thank you.
Great advice and training tools. I was amazed how quickly Ruby picked up on the training.
Sue was fantastic with Stanley and most of his bad behaviours were drastically improved within 24 hours. We love training him and he has become more affectionate now that he respects us as leaders, rather than dominating us. This was our third time using Bark Busters and they delivered in every way.
Jeremy was very quick to respond to the training techniques, which truly came to my surprise. I was delighted to see how Sue engaged with him and her ability to teach those skills to me. After the first session, Jeremy already was displaying a different personality. I would not look back on the decision to enrol in this 'at home dog training program'.
We were very happy with Sue's suggestions and her approach with our 6 month old puppy. We have noticed a dramatic difference in our puppy's behaviour since Sue's visit. Our puppy was jumping up a lot on everyone, and despite us trying to ignore it, she persisted in jumping up which caused a lot of problems with our young children and with visitors coming over. After the first session with Sue, the jumping up has reduced significantly to almost nothing and has stayed reduced.
Sue explained the training methods in a way which was easy to follow and understand. I saw great results on the first session and were very pleased with the non physical techniques shown to us to use. It was very interesting and most enjoyable.
It was much easier than anticipated, faster too !! In 2 hours we had a different dog ! ALL HUMANS WERE A LOT MORE RELAXED.The training techniques used were very effective and easy to master. If you don't agree then a big BAH to you. We have already recommended Bark Busters to anyone who will listen. ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC !!!
When I called Bark Busters I was at a loss with what to do with our Bull Terrier puppy Charlie, she was super anxious when left alone, she would spin constantly & was so obsessed with water she would empty any bowl left for her. When Sue arrived for the first visit I didn't know what to expect & how long it would take for improvement, within an hour we had some success & with several visits & lots of work we had major improvement. Sue's help has made Charlie a different dog & my life far less stressful, to know that I could call or text anytime I needed was really comforting. I would highly recommend this service to anyone having issues, Sue was caring to both my dog & myself, she genuinely cares about the people & dogs she works with & this shows in the results.
The training Sue provided was both professional and enjoyable. The exercises she set us were unexpectedly simple and the results even after such a short time have been better than we had hoped
Sue was lovely and explained everything very well - would highly recommend her services to others.
Sue was excellent and a great instructor. Within minutes of initiating training our dog was responding positively. The techniques are easy to learn and use and made us feel so much more at ease. Sue was clear, patient and very personable.
Absolutely amazing. Now we have the basics, it's up to us to follow through. After 1 week def notice improvement!!
Very interesting and enjoyable. One visit and learnt a lot from therapist. Was amazing.
The training provided by Sue was extremely effective and easy to understand and implement. Macey responded straight away and immediately was a better behaved and happier dog. I would highly recommend Sue and Bark Busters.
I was really surprised how quickly Cilla adapted to the training. We still have some way to go whilst out on walks however the home is much quieter now that we are able to correct her whilst in the house. Thanks Sue for your non judgmental approach to your training.
Very pleased! Sue explained the techniques very well and Machi responded very well to his first training session. I found the training (for me) made it easier to train Machi. Once I learned the appropriate tools and commands (and how/when) to apply them it was so much easier. They produced immediate, positive responses with no stress. Our first walk after the training session was such a pleasure instead of a tug of war trial.
We enlisted Sue's help after receiving a notification from our local council that our dog was barking while we were out. Sue was absolutely fantastic. I cannot speak more highly of her and her professional and sympathetic approach to helping us. Not only helping us by giving us practical strategies to deal with the problem, but also educating us on the cause of the problem (which in our case we learnt was a pack/hierarchy issue).
Sue was lovely and we are very grateful for the results we are seeing already (day 2).
We were amazed at how immediate the dog's response to the training was. It has made a great difference to our "good neighbour" policy now that Kim is not barking every time the neighbours come and go. Such a relief! We will continue with the actually very simple training methodology that Sue gave us and continue to improve our dog's general behaviour. It basically is up to us now! However, the return visit should help with tweeking our training process.
Where were you Sue about 6 months ago when Barney started barking at the door bell ? Thanks so much, we are learning as much as the dogs!
This training has been such a relief, we tried 2 other training companies before this but instantly weren't confident or convinced with their approaches but Bark Busters has left us feeling confident and much happier as you get a result after your first session, 3 weeks later and our dog is much calmer and better behaved. Looking forward to see how much more she improves after another 3 weeks. Thanks Sue!
Everything was easy to understand and do. Sue was very good, so much better training our dog in our environment instead of running around an oval. Absolutely fantastic.
I am absolutely delighted. Sue has performed a miracle. The change in my dog is astonishing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We had our first restful evening the very first evening after training and it has continued!
We had previous experience with Bark Busters with our previous rescue dog about 1998 and was impressed then with the techniques used as we applied them for the next 14 1/2 years! We realise we need to keep reinforcing the techniques used by Sue as our rescue dog is 3 years old and has had no previous training.
It is amazing that such simple principles are so easily employed. Sad to think that all puppies could be so much better enjoyed if trained properly. Sue was fun but on task. Easy to get on with, non judgemental, very good, patient and answered questions.
We have noticed a vast improvement already in Benji and his manner. Sue was very understanding of Benji's low confidence and provided useful training tools to assist in building his confidence. We are looking forward to a happy calm little dog!
Amazing results. Our neighbours have noticed the difference with our dogs within the first week.
When you're getting the results you want it's always enjoyable. Simple but more effective then any other training we have done. Very pleased with the way Sue made us feel with the training. It was a stress free experience for us and our dog Jet. Could not believe how Jet responded instantly.
Good demonstrations and allowing me to do the training with my dog. My dog improved in all aspects we practiced. None of the techniques were harmful to my dog and no treats were used which was great. It was nice learning how I can help my dog become a better companion and seeing him improve. The training items included were very handy.
Our puppy responded very quickly to training. We learned a lot.
Sue was/is lovely and very, very helpful. Davey's much better.
Sue was very calming and supportive.
It was incredibly valuable and made me understand how to better manage Mack. I was surprised how immediate the improvements in his responsiveness and general behaviour were.
Great, easy to use and lasted after trainer left, like magic! AMAZING!!
Amazed at how quickly the dogs seem to respond! Love that it's praise based and the training aids are a good idea. Very stimulating for both us and our dogs. A fun way to spend time together!
We were very impressed with the initial visit and it was important to us that we could explain our dogs behavioural problems in detail and Sue was an excellent listener. All the training techniques showed us how to interact more assertively and effectively with our dog. The training experience was informative especially for us realising that our behaviour with Scout required a lot of rethinking to achieve the best outcomes for Scout. My husband and I are rigorously practicing all the techniques/strategies Sue explained/demonstrated in the first session. We have already seen a huge improvement in behaviour but practicing is the key.
I noticed that Zac's behaviour has definitely improved tremendously by the end of the 1st session.
I found Sue to be very approachable and a very pleasant person.
Sue has been wonderful and the techniques truly work.
Amazed. Sue was fantastic with Dean. After the one training session we haven't had a problem! Massive weight off of our shoulders. Sue was excellent at explaining everything and I was happy when she noticed he was a bit stressed so changed the exercise to calm him. We are so happy and relieved that the barking has stopped!