Bark Busters Reviews and Customer Testimonials
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2nd June 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko has been a great trainer, very patient and not afraid to tell it like it is, direct and straight to the point. Our most recent session was a massive breakthrough for me as I have been struggling to walk Ripley properly, but now I have renewed confidence. I know that as Ripley grows I know that Keiko is but a phone, email or skype away!
I was very happy with the way Ripley (1 year old Miniature schnauzer) responded to the training. She is a very cleaver dog. Keep up the good work! And I am available any time when you need further help.
31st May 2017Mark Gall dealt with:
Mark has visited twice. He is a calm, confident trainer who helped us understand our female KBT pup. Riley respects my husband as top dog but she tries to dominate me. Mark demonstrated how I should use 'passive dominance' more consistently. Her other issues were barking/guarding front door if anyone tried to leave; barking/attention-seeking whilst we talk on phone/ vacuum cleaner etc; whining in the car; jumping & biting me at the park when excited!
She's a sweetie most of the time - loves her family and other people and loves to play with other dogs. We just need to stop her bad habits. It's a work in progress but good to know Mark is available if we need further guidance.
Quite a challenge as this Kerry Blue terrier is very passively dominant and that hasn't been picked up till now by the owners. Very clever dog. But huge improvements in just a couple of sessions.
28th May 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Was totally amazed with the progress I saw in myself and bear in the first training session we had. Can now understand bear a lot better than I did, am forever grateful and glad I made the decision to contact Keiko.
Bear (German Shephard Cross, 1 year old) did really well with the training. He is so willing to please you once he understand what you want him to do. Keep up the good work!
26th May 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko was very clear and patient. She demonstrated clearly everything she said. Poppy was listening more and definitely responding. The techniques were clear, gentle and easy to understand. Made complete sense. The time went really fast and I was encouraged to keep going. Looking forward to further interactions and help from Keiko and I've already sung her praises to family and friends.
Poppy is still a very young puppy (3 month old Cavoodle). But she responded to the training very well. I am looking forward to working with you and Poppy very soon!
24th May 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
We are very happy with the progress both our dogs are making. The changes are great. They now both sleep through the night in crates and we can leave the house without the neighbours complaining about barking. We are all a lot happier, us and our dogs.
I was very happy with the way both Rawley (Standard Poodle, 4 year old) and Winnie (toy Poodle, 2 year old) responded to the training. Particularly Rawley did very well. So happy that they are sleeping in the crates. And stopped barking. Your neighbours must be happy too :)
Cockle Bay, Auckland
21st May 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Keiko is professional and an amazing observer. She has a calm and effective approach toward training. The session was absolutely valuable and educational for our puppy as well as us!
Peyton (8 week old Cavoodle) is a sweet puppy. It is still early days but I am glad you get to understand her better. I am looking forward to working with you and Peyton more in the future!
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
20th May 2017Mark Gall dealt with:
We found Mark's training to be a turning point in our relationship with our dogs. Since the first training a week ago, the dogs have been more settled and focused on us in positive ways. Mark trained us all as a family, particularly focusing on our teenagers so that they have more confidence and competence to manage the dogs. Consequently they are taking more responsibility in their care and walking and we are all having more fun. The dogs are now pulling minimally on their walks and we are trying new things with them. The training collars and training pillows which came with the lessons are really effective. When we have needed to contact Mark because of issues he has been available to us. Mark's training style helped us feel more calm and confident which is essential when trying to manage challenging behaviours. We would definitely recommend Mark to others needing help with their dogs.
These dogs are rehome dogs from very dudious sitation and pretty much no education and at 3 years old there are some very serious behaviour issues but this family are their forever home so have taken on board the challenge and realise the work in progress for one of the dogs.
fantastic response from the owners to employ the techniques shown and apply them.
I'm looking forward to catching up and seeing progress
Lyall Bay, Wellington
20th May 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
I felt so relieved that Keiko's approach was very detailed and thorough. She took the time to really understand Beau, and didn't rush. I got the impression she genuinely enjoys training, loves dogs and wants to help them to be happier. I appreciated her patience and thoroughness in answering my questions.
I was very happy with the way Beau (14 month old Miniature Pincher) responded to his first lesson. He is still a young dog so keep up the good work!
St. Marys Bay, Auckland
19th May 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
It was actually so simple once Keiko explained how it works. Ty was walking beautifully by the time Keiko left! I was astonished. The techniques were simple and easy to follow. We all learnt a lot about a dogs natural behaviour and now to get the best out of ours.
Ty (Heeler cross 7 month old) did very well. Keep up the good work!
16th May 2017Keiko Ruwhiu dealt with:
Really enjoyed the training thanks Keiko!!!! All made sense cant wait to see results.
I was very happy how Ty (Huntaway cross 18 month old) responded to the training. It's still early days. Keep up the good work!
Herald Island, Auckland