Debbie was excellent in explaining the approach that would meet our goals with our dog. I learned lots of new tools. Debbie is fantastic in her approach. We had a lot of fun! Debbie is very knowledgeable and has lots of experience and its obvious! I would recommend Debbie to anyone struggling.
Angie V., Portland, Oregon 16th October 2013
Very thorough and easy to understand. Definite improvement already in just 2 hours time. I feel like I am the leader now!
Sharon B., McMinnville, Oregon 23rd September 2013
The combination of examples, instructions, and written plans made things easy to remember.
The methods appear to work, even with our stubborn little gal. They make more sense with Debbie's explanations.
Debbie is approachable and has a fun sense of humor. She takes time to explain our dogs thought process and that helps!
Our dog is losing her bad habits slowly but surely! The small bits of progress are encouraging.
Laurel H., Portland, Oregon 31st August 2013
Debbie explained the techniques so both I and my 7 year old daughter could understand.
Our dog was sitting and staying the first session
The hands on was so beneficial
Amy L., Portland, Oregon 21st August 2013
Dick's presentation is excellent. He's very patient in explaining. Some great results! I'm pleasantly surprised how effective it is. Dick does a great job making it enjoyable. We have felt the time was well spent. We look forward to the recall testing next month.
Debbie J., Clackamas, Oregon 30th July 2013
I have always been a humane dog owner and cared for them like children. Barking and rushing to the front door and yard gate, running away when not tethered, refusing to come back when called, reaching up to the kitchen counter to investigate, jumping up for attention, etc. were normal dog behaviors to me. However, my neighbors were complaining about the barking and if I didn't keep food at the back of the kitchen counter, it would disappear. When on leash Pagoda (110lbs) would pull me. Additionally I would always fear dealing with the presence of other dogs or cats. I'VE HAD ENOUGH! When I saw the Bark Busters brochure at my vet, I asked the staff and they highly recommended the training. My first session with Lisa disclosed that I was not employing the proper techniques for correcting my dogs. With a leash and a few instructions from Lisa I could walk Pagoda without him pulling me..within just a few minutes. I could not believe the instantaneous difference! She introduced me to additional corrections for undesirable habits that I have been practicing. All are very effective. She also instructed me on how and when to praise good behavior. Now I have a good way to control my dogs without getting physical. On Lisa's second visit, we dealt with barking at the gate, keeping the dogs away from the front door visitor until permission is given. In the future I plan to recommend Bark Busters to anyone who will listen!
Shannon O., Oregon City, Oregon 23rd July 2013
Lisa is wonderful - concise and patient! Our dog responded really well to these methods - this is just what we all needed! The training techniques are easy to remember and incorporate into our daily lives and routines. The training experience was interesting and enjoyable and I think our dog likes it too! We would definitely recommend Bark Busters.
Christie W., West Linn, Oregon 22nd July 2013
Leash manners were exponentially improved by the end of the session
Ranielle Gray, Vancouver, Washington 1st July 2013
Debbie was really good. We have had some very good results.
Karen Hartshorn, Vancouver, Washington 1st July 2013
Not only did we understand how to train Luna we understood the reason why to use this method. I observed noticeable results. She listens really well and a lot of her problems have gone away. The training makes a lot of sense. We really love our dog but we didn't enjoy being around her. Everything is better now.
Laura and Chris Schuermeyer, Happy Valley, Oregon 14th May 2013
Our dogs are like different dogs. Training was easy and we're all much happier!
Andrea Tomlin, Portland, Oregon 10th May 2013
Debbie is a great trainer
Alimayu Price, vancouver 5th May 2013
After only 1½ weeks we have noticed a huge difference in our 9 year old poodle. Bark Busters is a life saver for us and our pet!
Nancy McGuire, Vancouver 4th May 2013
She is great at providing different examples and training ideas until I get it. She was very helpful and we have had immediate progress.
Carla Reitan, Portland 29th April 2013
I will definately recommend Bark Busters. Debbie did an outstanding job.
Debbie Thomas, Portland 29th April 2013