Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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1st February 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko explained many things I had not thought of. I have been delighted with the help Keiko gave Amber and myself and I will continue to follow the training information she gave us. What a lovely lady Keiko is - many, many thanks!
Amber (16 month old Cavoodle) was a little over protective of the owner. I was very please with the way she responded to the training.
26th January 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
8 months on and just had another check up and Mark has been fantastic. He always has ideas on how to improve her behaviour in various situations. Originally our dog Macey was very hyperactive and distracted and being part collie she also got quite nervous in certain situations. Mark helped us on our first session with pulling, jumping, barking and nervousness. She showed improvement on day one. She is now a calmer dog for majority of the time ,walks well on the lead. Still some work to do but all of Mark's advice has been awesome.
Macey was an extremely active dog, jumped , pulled , didn't focus, very fearful of new people and would nip out of fear defence.
I was called in when she was about 6-7 mths old and have had a couple of revisits since our first lesson to adjust and check on the owners progress.
She's now much more relaxed , reasonably confident and a responding well dog. Still a work in progress but great strides have already been made .
With consistent focus work and praise she'll be a well adjusted dog in the near future.
These owners have embraced our system to help an otherwise difficult dog through to a settled dog.
24th January 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko was very knowledgeable with training dogs in general. I was a bit skeptical at first it was going to work because we thought being an older dog (6 years old), he won't absorb anything that we teach him. Magnus was disobedient most times and would not come when called. Keiko as a visitor, I was extremely amazed when Magnus listened to her!! We have continuously been following her training aid and schedule and have been consistent. Today is Day 3 and I can almost say he is obedient!!! Thank you so much for helping us Keiko! You are amazing :)
4th January 2018Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko was fantastic and gave us so much confidence when we were feeling quite anxious about taking Rosie into our home first day. After only 1 session with Keiko, Rosie does not bark or whine in the houses and 99% of the time will go outside to relieve herself. Roll on lesson 2!!!!!!!!!
mission bay, Auckland
27th December 2017Mark Gall dealt with:
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.
23rd December 2017Mark Gall dealt with:
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.
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.
New Brighton, Canterbury
20th December 2017Mark Gall dealt with:
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 .
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.
12th December 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Kieko is lovely and was fantastic with Mila. She explains the processes and the reasons for the training methods very clearly. We immediately saw improvements and our pup is a lot happier now that she knows her place in the pack. I would highly recommend Keiko and Bark Busters. We are very happy owners!
Northcote Point, Auckland
6th December 2017Mark Gall dealt with:
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 session😉
Super awesome little 11wk Staffy, clever and already focussing well. Great work by Veronika to apply our technique with almost instant results.
New Brighton, Canterbury
5th December 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko was lovely to deal with and explained everything really well. I really didn't believe that my dog's issues could be sorted but at the end of the session he'd responded really well and just continues to get better as we reinforce his training. Keiko is really passionate about her work and I'm still amazed at how my dog's behaviour has changed - he's a pleasure to have around now. The lifetime guarantee also gives great peace of mind.