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10th April 2019

Emma Reeves 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 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 Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Toileting

Emma was excellent. She was incredibly thorough and asked us so many questions - as a result I was confident that she had a good understanding of us and our dogs, as well as that our session was tailored specifically to our needs. The techniques are easy to apply and do not require any physical reprimanding of the animals which is something I was worried about. We saw a massive improvement just in the first session, and have had continued success with the training - now over a month later. Emma set realistic expectations with us and was clear about what we need to do to ensure the training worked. I would highly recommend Emma to anyone having behavioural problems with their fur babies - itโ€™s a worthwhile investment!

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks Emily ๐Ÿ˜Š

Bronco, 5 years old, & Iggy, 18 months old, are both British Bulldogs.

Their family called Bark Busters for help to deal with a list of problems including:
๐Ÿพ aggression over food and toys
๐Ÿพ barking
๐Ÿพ jumping
๐Ÿพ behaviour when visitors arrive
๐Ÿพ pulling on the lead
๐Ÿพ dog reactivity
๐Ÿพ boundary control
๐Ÿพ rushing through doors
๐Ÿพ toileting in the house
๐Ÿพ not coming when called
๐Ÿพ sit & stay

They all did a great job and I'm looking forward to our next session soon. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Emily H.
Waikiki, Western Australia

5th April 2019

Emma Reeves 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 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 David R.'s dog

Emma was very professional, personable and understanding. We were given a good insight as to how the Bark Busters one-on-one training functioned. As our dog Mason is a reasonably placid young dog, we soon came to realise it was the two of us that needed the training. Not long after starting the lesson plan Mason was responding well and not rushing to the fence line to bark at next doors dogs. Basic leash training went well as did the recall on the long lead. We are looking forward to applying the techniques we were taught over the next few weeks.

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks David. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mason, is a 1 year old Jack Russell x Cattle Dog, who joined his new home about a month ago.
His family called for help to deal with his:
๐Ÿพ barking
๐Ÿพ jumping
๐Ÿพ getting onto furniture
๐Ÿพ pulling on the lead
๐Ÿพ chewing
๐Ÿพ recall
๐Ÿพ separation anxiety
๐Ÿพ sit & stay

They all did a great job during their first session & I'm looking forward to seeing them all soon to check on progress.

David R.
Waikiki, Western Australia

30th March 2019

Emma Reeves 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 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 Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Separation Anxiety Other

Our two beautiful dogs started developing extremely aggressive and volatile behaviour which we had started to completely lose hope with (as we had googled and researched our hearts out on what to do with minimal/no success)...

But after committing to follow through with contacting a trainer- we chose Bark Busters based on their excellent reputation and incredible phone call with who was also the trainer, Emma.

Despite 2-3 years of progressively worse behaviour, Emma has given us an arsenal of training, tips and equipment all included which has completely reformed the way myself, my partner and our dogs Loki & Gaia co-exist!

Thank you Emma & Bark Busters for pathing a future for a good quality of life for us all, we look forward to the future sessions and the lifetime support included is absolutely incredible.

Photo below of them together.... IMPOSSIBLE without a fight to the death 2 weeks ago, look at them now!!

Endless thank you!!!

Marco, Nic, Gaia & Loki

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks guys :)

Loki, is a 3 year old Greyhound x American Bulldog, & Gaia, is a 1 year old Wolfhound X, and as mentioned above, their behaviour towards each other had become unacceptable.
Along with their fighting they were jumping, barking, very territorial & aggressive towards people coming into the house, they pulled on their leads, and generally did whatever they wanted.

Their family have done an awesome job so far with their speak dog training and today, at only their second session, the dogs were back together and playing nicely.

There is still work to be done with both Loki & Gaia, but they are now very clearly on the right track and things can continue to improve.

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon, and having you join us at our park sessions too.

Marco P.
Byford, Western Australia

19th March 2019

Emma Reeves 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 Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety

Emma you are a star.

I have a 2 and a half year old Labrador Bruno.

I was having all sorts of issues with Bruno as I am his third owner but his last owner thanks to Emma. He got attacked by a dog not long after I got him , since then he wants to attack every dog he sees. So he was a night mare to walk so I would take him early in the morning and late at night so he couldn’t see any other dogs, but I couldn’t see Bruno as he is a Chocolate Lab๐Ÿ˜€.

Emma came to our home and trained me and also Bruno what a amazing difference.

Emma I can’t thank you enough for all your help you are amazing.

Thanks Jo and Bruno

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks Jo, Bruno is a lucky boy to have found such a great home ๐Ÿ‘

Jo S.
Waikiki, West Coast

14th March 2019

Emma Reeves 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 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 Separation Anxiety

My training with Emma was wonderful. Within a couple of days I have noticed a massive difference in Frankieโ€™s behaviour and have been really surprised with how quickly she has responded to all the small changes Emma has given us in the way we communicate with each other. I am already looking forward to being able to take my dog out and about again without feeling anxious about her behaviour.

Trainer note from Emma:
Gorgeous Frankie, the 4 year old Cattle dog X, had a list of bad habits including:
- Barking
- Jumping
- Pulling on the lead
- Dog reactivity
- Not coming when called
- Not giving toys
- Digging
- Separation Anxiety

Frankie's mum did an awesome job during their first speak dog session and we saw immediate improvements in Frankie's behaviour. With her mum's consistent leadership Frankie will be able to relax and become a much calmer dog.

Looking to checking up on progress soon. :)

Shelley E.
Warnbro, Western Australia

7th March 2019

Emma Reeves 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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety Other
Photo of Jayme L.'s dog

Emma is amazing, she has changed our lives! I went from refusing to leave the house with my dog because he was uncontrollable, unpredictable and extremely dog reactive, to being able to confidently handle him in any situation! He is a completely different dog now and continues to improve every day! He has even made some new friends at the group training sessions ๐Ÿ˜Š I honestly recommend Emma to everyone! Couldnโ€™t be happier!

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks Jayme ๐Ÿ˜Š

3 year old Staffy Boss, joined Bark Busters back in 2016, and thanks to his mum's consistency and Bark Busters life of the dog support, we have worked together to get Boss to the dog he is today.

Jayme L.
Baldivis, Western Australia

25th February 2019

Emma Reeves 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 Separation Anxiety

Training was very effective and has helped to improve Lulu's behaviour.

Trainer note from Emma:
Lulu the 4 year old Staffy, is a rescue dog who joined her family a few years ago.
Her behaviour wasn't great, so her mum called us for help.
During their first session we covered jumping, barking, walking on the lead, behaviour around the doors, separation anxiety, sit and stay, and getting Lulu to wait on her bed.

Her mum did a fantastic job & we saw immediate improvements in Lulu's behaviour.

Looking forward to our next session and seeing this girl continue to improve.

Belinda D.
COOLOONGUP, Western Australia

16th February 2019

Emma Reeves dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety

Very happy, good results & really easy.

Trainer note from Emma:
Bullet is a 9 month old Rottweiler who thought he was in charge of the house! He was keeping everyone in check by barging through doors, barking, jumping, scratching & crying if shut out or in another room, humping, digging, pulling washing off the line & not listening to his owners.

His dad did a fantastic job during their first speak dog session and we saw a massive turn around in Bullet's behaviour within 2 hours!

Keep up the great work guys & I will be back to see you soon.

Adam C.
Rockingham, Western Australia

14th February 2019

Emma Reeves 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 Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety Toileting

Reggi had his first lesson with Emma this week and is coming in leaps and bounds since. The techniques Emma uses in training are amazing. Reggi is a 9 week old staffy x boxer puppy who was already developing some naughty habits, he is now picking up on the commands very quickly. He’s already learning to walk on the lead ready for his first day out. Emma has been great in communicating, sending us further information and checking in on Reggi. Would 100% recommend to anyone, worth the money. Thank you!

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks Aimee.
Reggi is a gorgeous puppy, and with his family committed to his training he will grow into a great dog.

Looking forward to our next session, and this boy joining us in future park sessions.

Aimee W.
Parmelia, Western Australia

11th February 2019

Emma Reeves dealt with: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Other

The training was hands on and actionable straight away. It was great to have all the bits too ready to start as soon as Emma left. She was friendly and easy to talk to about our concerns.

Trainer note from Emma:
Riley, the 1 year old English Staffy, was not a terribly behaved dog, but there was definitely room for improvement, and as she has a human sibling on the way her family decided that the time had come.

Her family did an awesome job during their first speak dog session and we worked on door control, jumping, boundary control, walking on the lead, dog reactivity and we got plans in place to prepare Riley for when baby arrives.

Looking forward to our next session and seeing Riley go from strength to strength.

ASHLEIGH T.
Halls Head, Mandurah, Western Australia

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