Just that one lesson and there's a huge difference! The dogs aren't crowding the door anymore. They're all waiting to go through doorways. The hotel maid knocked on the door and they stopped barking with one growl. I told them to stay and opened the door wide (although the maid had already walked away), but they didn't try to approach the door. They're all doing well on the leashes (for the most part). How important is it that their heads be behind my leg as opposed to the middle of their head being even with my leg? Because if that's okay, they're doing great with that too. I took them out two at-a-time on their first walk this morning for potty break and it was amazing. Bella's a different dog, although she's almost hesitant to even go potty. She does go after quit a bit of encouragement. I decided I should still take one-at-a-time with Kobi and Sebastian which I did starting with their mid-morning walk. I took them all to the park about noon and walked them individually and they all did very well. When she's with me, Kobi's reactivity is greatly diminished with the growls. I can't tell you what a huge difference it's already making. I'm so grateful!
Madeline R., Wilsonville, Oregon 3rd January 2014
Lisa did a great job of reinforcing all the important points during the lesson. It took a few weeks to notice big differences, but Charlie responded to the "Bah" right away. After he "got it", his behavior changed dramatically! I liked that treats weren't used and we learned a lot that we didn't know! Thank you to Lisa and Al for being so great to work with our rescue dog Charlie.
Erin F., Lake Oswego, Oregon 6th December 2013
I think she's excellent
Gwen D., Portland, Oregon 16th November 2013
She made it so easy to learn how to speak and behave as the alpha of the pack
Immediately, friends, neighbors and mailman noticed the training. No more jumping on people. I have a in home day care and he no longer irritates my clients or has to go in his crate!
Debbie is very nice and patient and pointed out if I was doing it wrong so I did not develop the bad habit.
It was fun. I look forward to seeing her and learning the next phase.
I've told my vet to recommend her to his clients.
I have already recommended her to several people because they have seen awesome results in my dog! I don't even have to give him a treat to make him listen.
Debbie has shown me certain details in my corrections that I was not doing. I highly recommend her.
She has a warm friendly personality and is very patient while we lean to train an out of control German Shepherd!
Barbara M., Portland, Oregon 16th November 2013
Lisa explained the training techniques in a way that was easy to follow and understand. I saw immediate results. Already Sarge's barking is easier to control.
The next day during leash training, both dogs remembered what to do. The training experience opened my eyes to the many new techniques. I've recommended Bark Busters already!
Brittany D., Oregon City, Oregon 13th November 2013
We knew exactly what to do. Dick's instructions were written and explained well. We would have observed noticeable results had we stayed consistent with working with the dogs. The first 2 weeks were great. Then we weren't able to work with them as often. The BB collars got their attention and they paid attention to our commands. Dick did a great job explaining everything.
Rhonda and Larry D., Canby, Oregon 21st October 2013
Dick showed us how to do each step, allowing us to go through the procedures with our dog. We still have work to do with out dog but he is much improved! Bark Busters came highly recommended from my niece Gwen Davis. Gwen knows others who have used Bark Busters and were well pleased with the results
Marilyn and Gerald W., Newberg, Oregon 21st October 2013
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