After one visit from Michelle we saw a huge improvement in our 2yr old 73lb boxer mix, Wally. She showed us that we have to be the pack leaders in our home and out. Wally now looks to us for direction instead of leading the way. After one session, we had already seen an improvement in our walks, and in his attentiveness to us. Wally is no longer dragging me through our apartment complex, and no longer rushing people at the door!Bark Busters methods are easy and non-physical.I look forward to the day that Wally is able to walk on an "invisible leash" and I feel confident that we will reach that goal someday, with Bark Busters' training and our own diligence and determination. I work in the veterinary field and will continue to recommend Bark Busters to patients with confidence, knowing that their simple, non-physical methods are both easy, and effective. We are truly grateful to Michelle for her expertise and her obvious love of her job!
648th Saint Andrews BlvdCharleston, SC 29407
Bark Busters Works!! Having had multiple pets for all ofour adult lives, when we adopted a ten month old RhodesianRidgeback mix to join our family we thought we wereprepared. However, after she jumped over the back of thecouch, ignored commands outside and wanted to berambunctious play pals with our senior miniature dachshundwe knew we needed help immediately. After Bark Busterstraining, the difference is like night and day. Followingour initial visit with James, we felt much more confidentand optimistic with a plan in place. After trainingourselves to be pack leaders, we are definitely better petowners and our dogs are much happier knowing their placein the pack. Our 50lb Rhodesian Ridgeback mix walksbetter on a leash than our 13 year old 13lb miniaturedachschund. She doesn't pull, walks along at our side andfollows our lead. It is an awesome feeling knowingthe walks will be enjoyable for everyone. As long as youfollow the training and instructions provided, you startto see a difference within the first few weeks. Now thatwe have our rules and training in place, a simple "BAH"now and then works like a charm and life is great in ourmultiple animal household. We highly recommend BarkBusters to anyone that needs help with any type ofbehavior issue or just needs some basic obedience training.
We used james and Michelle to help us with our 3 month old puppy and they were amazing! Apollo went from a confused overly hyper little puppy to a well balanced one who knows his role in our family! He is happy and so are we :). It's amazing how many comments we get from strangers and friends alike about how well behaved and mellow he is. I love the methods used by bark busters because they make sense, are respectful of the dog, and they WORK! Thanks bark busters :)
Bark Busters Charleston are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We contacted Bark Busters because our youngest pack member was showing aggressive behavior. This was something we had been dealing with since adopting him as a ten-month-old pup almost three years ago. He only showed aggressive behavior towards other dogs (except his sister) and strangers. This was something we thought he would grow out of, we read books on how to deal with his behavior, tried training him ourselves, nothing worked. We were so embarrassed whenever he growled at anyone and lunged at people and animals! Knowing we would never give up on our furry family members, we had to do something. We researched for only the best and found Bark Busters. After the first training session with James, there was an immediate positive change. We were consistent on our homework until the next training session two weeks later. After our second session, we were able to have James freely in our house and yard without our youngest pack member muzzled! We are so grateful for the knowledge, and support from Bark Busters, without them, we would not have the confidence or education on how to fix “us” in order to guide our pack. We highly recommend Bark Busters Charleston!
We used Bark Busters to help train our two treeing walker coon hounds.Michelle was fabulous. She helped with separation anxiety, crate training and basic training. Our dogs no longer shake/move/chew their crates. They no longer jump all over us when we walk in the door (still working on new people).They listen and respect us as their leaders now (because they so did not before!). Michelle was patient, kind and, most importantly, firm! Our dogs listened and respected her instantly which meant they were trainable! and Michelle gave us those tools. I highly recommend this company and most of all, Michelle. thank you so much! - Gunner and Ginger Barnhill :)
Cannot thank Bark Busters enough!!! I had entered my “naughty” pup into a contest called Naughty to Nice around Christmas time on Bark Busters facebook page. After I had won, I was really excited but cautious. I had no reason to be! James really put all of his effort into making zoey be the best dog that she can be and me the best owner that I could be. He never once treated it any differently (that I can imagine) because I had won it, and I never felt like he was shortchanging me. You could really tell how dedicated he was to helping my puppy Zoey. In the first visit, he taught us how to be the leaders of the pack. I had read A LOT of dog advice books and my parents ( who live out of state) have always had extremely well trained dogs so I thought that I would have no problem. I learned that following the advice that you read is a lot different when applying it. James really SHOWED me what to do, and that made all the difference. I knew the basic principles, but he helped out when I got stuck and showed me first how to correctly teach zoey what I wanted her to do. She is walking so much better, and is getting to be such a more calm dog. Can’t say enough good things about bark busters, thanks !
Highly recommend Bark Busters! Very knowledgeable!! I have two Jack Russells who thought they were the bosses for far too long. Bark Busters has shown me how to be the pack leader and have made my relationship with my dogs much more enjoyable. I no longer am the one being pulled when going for walks. We now walk and stop when I choose and come when called! Amazing transforation especially in my little girl who previously thought she was the Alpha.