what our clients say about Mark Gall
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist
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26th December 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Mark was awesome. We are amazed at the huge changes in our dogs after just one visit.
These Jack Russells from Cormwell have a lot of issues. the younger was developing strong sibling rivalry in certain situations ,separation anxiety from the human mum, the older dog was a barker at everything and dog aggressive issues.
Both dogs responded awesomely ,even with our 2-3 hours session,to our training techniques and the owners did too.
I will follow up on these dogs as the problems were becoming very serious
Great work guys keep up the daily 20min.
5th December 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Mark was great from the moment the dogs saw him. Kobe is a nervous wee boy especially around unfamiliar males and is a rescue pup. By the end of the session Mark and Kobe were best buds. Dexter is jumpy and whiny and by using the techniques, both boys listen and are so much calmer. We decided to use a dog trainer as our boys have had some nasty fights, one being the week before Mark arrived where one ended up having stitches. We still have a long way to go, but with perseverance, and the techniques we have learnt, our babies will be perfectly behaved in no time! Thank you so much Mark, I am no longer nervous to leave my pups alone, or worried about the potential fights between them! I’m also so happy that I can email/text or call at any point if I need too!
These two boys are a bit chalk and cheese but Dexter a Rotty push but calm Kobes mixed bully breed ,nervous temperament meant he got stressed easily and several factors the owners were doing had given them the idea they could both be bosses Sibling rivalry was the major issue but other problems contributed.
They both did awesomely well as did the household of 5 adults.
Fantastic work guys ,
2nd December 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Brilliant in every way possible. Really informative, clear and precise instruction. Kindness and care were taken with dog and with us as owners. Results were quick! I would recommend to anyone who is needing a brilliant obedience trainer who does not require treats to get a dog to do the right thing and does it in a manner that is calm and leaves our dog very happy.
Neo was a very full on excitable boy. Adrenaline to the max and all about him continuously.
He responded well to our focus exercises and now its just up to the owners to do the 20min a day and keep his reset button on them and not the party in his head. Very clever boy who tests a lot.
Great work guys. you'll be awesome
Upper Hutt, Wellington
30th November 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
The session we had with Mark was fantastic. The face-to-face training with Mark/ourselves and Mishka was incredibly valuable. Mark has a very calm style of training and was able to show us, then watch and correct us so we knew exactly what to do. Mishka has reacted so well to the training already. She's so much less anxious and more attentive. She seems to have completely stopped the fence rushing and barking already - after just one day. The notes and information provided will be an excellent reminder for us to keep up the training. Thank you Mark!
Mishka was a very anxious Visla who was trying to protect her kids and pack with having the correct leadership temperament. Taught a bit of speakdog and now she's looking ,listening letting the owners be in charge. Great effort Hoomans, Nice focus Mishka.
Wellington Region, Wellington
20th November 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Excellent session conducted in a calm, professional manner. Everything was explained extremely clearly and in logically. We were most impressed. Toby responded well to all that Mark showed us. Our household is now quieter and preparation for walks more pleasant.
Toby is an English springer spaniel who is highly excitable. Walk preparation was a nightmare , barky noisy, The owners did well in learning the key of working at low adrenaline, both them and the dog. Keep us updated
Great work guys.
19th November 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Had a great session with Mark, fantastic service and learnt a lot about dog behaviour and how to correct any issues. The time was very relaxed and my family and I got plenty of questions answered and Lunah was a much happier dog at the end of the time. We feel we have the right tools to keep training Lunah now, would totally reccomend Mark and Bark Busters.
Great focus work from Lunah. Lunah is a Staffy cross from SPCA and little known to the new owners , highly dog reactive and aggressive. She responded awesomely and although still a work in progress she is now walkable . The family are dedicated to work her through and give her a relaxed life.
Well done all of you.
17th November 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Mark was absolutely outstanding. We have a dog that had a lot of behavioural problems and we saw instant improvement while Mark was with us. He gave us lots of skills and training and we feel a lot more confident with continuing to train our dog. The training costs a lot of money but we felt it was great value and a game changer with how our dog behaves. Mark has outstanding dog training skills, but also excellent people skills with a great sense of humour. Our whole family loved Mark and he made the training experience lots of fun. He is very kind and caring with the dog, but also firm and had our dog obeying him immediately but also won her trust and affection. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark and Barkbusters to anyone and we know that the training is very professional, and very effective.
Also the fact that there is Lifetime Support gives us on-going confidence.
Little Gucci is a cavoodle with spunk. Lovely dog who needed guidelines and a large busy family needing all on the same page info. Gucci responded almost immediately and the difference was great to see. Awesome work guys , keep up the daily training ,and mum firm but fair to produce a stunning wee dog who will do almost anything for you . Love your work..
17th October 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
It was awesome. i didn't believe that there could be such a rapid improvement. i feel more confident now about fixing Barney's anxiety.
Mark's manner was positive and affirming for both me and the dog.
Little Barney was a stressed Spoodle. barking and biting but nervous of visitors. The owner applied the process and techniques very well and reaps the rewards with a 9 out 10 dog after only a couple of hours. Nice work team.
St Albans, Canterbury
1st October 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
Mark was great, very informative, very patient, very clear and had an immediate impact on our dogs. We saw immediate results and Mark left use with great knowledge and tools, we learnt to speak dog and to finally have clear communications. He help us understand our puppies and to handle their personalities effectively.
We are very grateful for his visit and teachings.
These two dogs are quite different in temperament and have very different reasons for some similar behaviours , Both Chihuahua x Foxys and close in age , huge barkers and pullers and one is dog agro the other people worried. Nervous and anxious also. The dogs responded well and the owners took on board the techniques to see almost immediate results. Consistency and learning the dogs language will pay off in the end, Awesome job guys.
25th September 2018Mark Gall dealt with:
We were very impressed with the immediate changes in the behaivour of our dogs, particularly Hazel. Honestly, she was a different dog by the end of the lesson!
Hazel is a 17mth old Maltese x Shihtzu and pretty highly strung. Bark reactive to all and anything in her vision or ear shot.
The lesson went well and although the owners were slightly sceptical it appears our training system does work on head strong wee dogs too.
Great results but consistency will shine through with wee Hazel and remembering to speakdog not human. Awesome work guys well done.