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19th September 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of Antonio G.'s dog

Excellent we can already see improvement in his behaviour.

Trainer note from Philip:
Jack is a handsome 2 year old Rottweiler male who was becoming aggressive to stranger on walks. He had actually snapped at a lady and the owners were getting afraid to walk him. The above comments are after a week's training so it's great to see immediate improvements! He is a lovely boy, just needed to know that strangers are not for him to worry about!

Antonio G.
Flinders, New South Wales

18th September 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Toileting
Photo of Lauren S.'s dog

Two weeks after our Italian Greyhound Frankie's first lesson, she has greatly improved! The techniques that Philip taught us (which are gentle and simple!) have really helped Frankie to become a much calmer dog. Her barking has become an almost non-issue and her toilet habits have transformed. The training is simple and easy to stick to - which makes it easy for the dogs and humans involved.

Trainer note from Philip:
Thank you Lauren for your praise of Bark Busters' methods. Yes they are simple, humane and easy for dogs and their humans to learn and implement. Well done to darling Frankie who is a 3 year old rescued Italian Greyhound. She was toileting in the apartment after a move from a townhouse with a garden to a unit with a balcony. She was also barking lots at the passing parade (the unit is next to a school so there were lots of passing paraders!) She has a sibling, Leo, who is also an Italian Greyhound, of about 2 years of age, who has also improved his behaviour by being Frankie's new manners. Thank you for allowing me to help you.

Lauren S.
Stanwell Park, New South Wales

15th September 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Recall or not coming when called
Photo of Karen B.'s dog

A lot to take in. But looking forward to commencing the homework. Can see already how this is going to work.

Trainer note from Philip:
Yes there is a bit in the first lesson! We cover lots of ground including how dogs communicate. Evie is a 10 month old Spoodle puppy and very cute indeed. She was barking at everything and stealing items including reading glasses and tv remote controls! Not good. We saw terrific improvements immediately and she was calmer already. I'm looking forward to our further lessons and teaching you all to #speakdog some more.

Karen B.
Flinders, New South Wales

12th September 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety
Photo of Eric H.'s dog

I found the trainer Phillip very helpful and lots of patience

Trainer note from Philip:
Thanks Eric & Hazel. 😀 Peppa is a 4 month young Blue Cattle Dog puppy. She was super mouthy and biting their hands. To the extent Eric's hands were very scratched and cut. We solved this issue quickly and had great improvements in Peppa's focus and recall (coming when called). Over the next year or so we will work on walking on the lead, sit and stay. Well done so far she's a beautiful dog!

Eric H.
Shellharbour, New South Wales

7th September 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging Hyperactivity Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Separation Anxiety
Photo of Tara W.'s dog

Philip explained the training techniques very well, I'm looking forward to Having a more well behaved puppy !

Trainer note from Philip:
Ripley is a gorgeous 6m old German Shepherd pup. Lovely natured. Just a bit wilful. Not listening and not coming when called. Also barking a bit much. Her sibling Ruby (also a German Shepherd and about 6 yrs) was also getting a little tired of Ripley's attention and dominating behaviour. After today's lesson Ripley's humans had much better communication with her. With practice she'll be a terrific dog to live with.

Tara W.
Mittagong, New South Wales

4th September 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Toileting
Photo of Lauren S.'s dog

Philip was excellent and really helped us with our Italian Greyhound, Frankie. The lesson was great and he taught us some great tips to deal with Frankie. She's a completely different dog.

Trainer note from Philip:
Frankie is a gorgeous 3 year old female and her main issue was toileting inside the new apartment. After a recent move from a townhouse with a lawn to an apartment with a balcony her toilet habits had gone away. She was now often wee-ing inside overnight, and if left alone she would leave a deposit somewhere! She also reacted a little aggressively sometimes towards dogs when out walking. Her family also have a male Italian Greyhound Leo who is pretty well behaved and toilets appropriately. Frankie's recall (coming when called) needed work too. Well, in just the first lesson of around 2+ hours she was coming when called every time. She also showed great focus on her humans and they learnt why she is wee-ing and how to overcome her bad habits. Over the coming days we expect to see her toileting improve. I'll be back in 2 weeks to check on her progress.

Lauren S.
Stanwell Park, New South Wales

30th August 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of Kayla D.'s dog

This was an incredible experience. The transformation we saw in Misha even in just one lesson was amazing. We were starting to see behaviour we never thought was possible. I was even able to walk Misha around our yard on a lead without her pulling me over! Philip also helped with the tougher issues like barking and some aggression.

Philip was very patient and kind, and very knowledgable. He explained everything to us so that we understood the why of the methods, not just the how.

Misha is a rescue dog, and not very good with strangers at all, but Philip is very gentle and kind while still being firm, and we were so happy to have him working with us.

We couldn't recommend Philip and Bark Busters more highly to anyone!

Trainer note from Philip:
Misha is a big girl! About 35kg. A rescued Rhodesian Ridgeback female of about 4 years old. She has been getting more and more aggressive towards visitors at home, and when in the car. Once she got so worked up in the car when the owner's brother approached the car that she lost her bowels whilst barking so much. Poor girl. Her growling at guests was getting quite scary, although thankfully she has never actually bitten anyone. Also on walks she is reactive and aggressive towards other dogs. Our first lesson went really well, with Misha learning to listen to her humans, and to let go of much of her stress and worry. She showed her true nature (which is soft and a little worried) and her humans learnt that she is putting on an act of being big and scary. She really loved having her humans take the lead and let her know in our gentle way that she needn't try to control the situations. She will take more time to really relax fully, but her humans know a lot more now about Canine Communication. And with consistent practice Misha will get better and better with coping with new people. Well done all of you!

Kayla D.
Goulburn, New South Wales

29th August 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety
Photo of Jennifer G.'s dog

Philip came to train us so that our new puppy would be able to have her excessive barking and chewing issues dealt with in a natural way.

Trainer note from Philip:
Bella is a 7 month old Japanese Spitz puppy who was barking at shadows, at the TV and every noise from outside the house. She also jumped on everyone all the time, and she wouldn't come when called. Her humans love her very much and learned to "speak dog" just a little, so they can correct her barking. She also used to go crazy with the broom and vacuum. All these behaviours were dealt with and she is much quieter already. I will see her again soon and we will continue her Bark Buster's training in walking on the lead. She's a super cute little ball of white love!

Jennifer G.
Kanahooka, New South Wales

26th August 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of Sun S.'s dog

It was great! Before Bark Busters came my dog use to jump and snap at me, but he is more obedient and more controlIable. It was a huge relief to see my dog more approachable, calm and giving love to him was the happiest time in my life.

Trainer note from Philip:
Jay is a 17 month old Golden Labrador male and we really out of control. He was very physical with his humans, and his jumping up and snapping was at a point where they considered rehoming him. But his owner Sun loves him and wanted to keep him. Within minutes he was responding to Sun and being calmer. No more snaps. No more jumps. It is possible to enter his yard without being overwhelmed. I'll be back in about two weeks to work on walking on the lead, sit and stay. In the meantime, however, he's a much more lovable dog for everyone.

Sun S.
Jamberoo, New South Wales

23rd August 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety
Photo of Sara K.'s dog

Archer was definitely paying attention more and obeying commands. We all benefited in learning the "leadership" role for the humans in the household.

Trainer note from Philip:
Archer is a 1 year old male Jack Russell Terrier x Fox Terrier. He is a lovely boy but he did jump, nip, and pull on the lead. He also barked at dogs when out walking on the lead. He mouths his humans too and was a bit nippy with doggie friends as well. His lesson was Great! He seemed to love learning and was really paying good attention. Well done Sara and Mum Barbara!

Sara K.
Corrimal, New South Wales

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