what our clients say about Peter Adamow
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist
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1st April 2019Peter Adamow dealt with:
As a first time dog owner, with really no clue about how to effectively train our dog, we were at our wit's end with our 7 month old rescue puppy, Chase. His continual jumping up, biting, barking and attention seeking behaviours were progressively getting worse and starting to show signs of aggression...oh and forget about leaving the house in a timely fashion! Chase would guard the door like nobody's business. We felt like prisoners in our own home! Sadly, we were losing love very quickly and wondering whether we had taken on more than we could handle.
Cue, Bark Busters!
We are happy to say that our recent training session with Peter couldn't have come at a more perfect time. We very quickly realised after hearing the valuable information about the way dogs communicate and behave, who was really running the show...Chase!
Peter was quick to identify the areas for improvement and guided us through the training techniques in an encouraging and guiding manner. At no point did we feel judged or made to feel as though we were "bad" dog owners. He taught us how to communicate with Chase in dog language and provided us with a training program and all training equipment to allow us to continue Chase's training on a daily basis.
We started to see changes in Chase's behaviour almost instantly and our confidence as dog owners grew simultaneously.
Thanks to Peter and the Bark Buster's training techniques, we now have a happier dog who know respects us as his pack leaders. We would highly recommend the home training service to others and feel that the monetary investment was completely worth it in order to create a calm, respectful and happy relationship with our dog.
Chase was a hyperactive young boy who would jump and mouth guests and owners continuously.
He responded to the Bark Busters techniques immediately and his true nature came out, a loving soft dog with a keen interest to follow his new rules and leaders of his family.
Thank you for your commitment to Chase.Your continued training and love for Chase will give him a happy , educated , safe home
Enjoy your new dog
Bowen Mountain, New South Wales
16th February 2019Peter Adamow dealt with:
Peter provided us with some excellent techniques to create a calmer environment for our rescue dog, Maisy. We adopted Maisy at age 11, and she is now nearly 13. While she has always been easily frightened, Peter has shown us how to demonstrate leadership with Maisy. This has made her more relaxed, reducing her nervousness, and importantly, her growling and aggression. We feel as though we are better able to understand and relate to Maisy. She’s seems like a happier and more settled dog. Thank you to Peter.
Thank you. Ashleigh it was a pleasure to help you with Maisy.
Maisy is a 13 year old rescue Jack Russell. That Ashleigh and her family saved only 2 years ago. She was aggressive to people and had bitten one that tried to pat her. Deep down, she was a very soft natured dog and glad that we could stop her growling and snapping at you and your guests. Keep up the work and be consistent to keep Maisy happy safe and healthy.
West Pennant Hills, New South Wales
6th February 2019Peter Adamow dealt with:
Peter was great the first time he met the boys. Ever since we have had the training the boys no longer fight, they occasionally play fight but not as bad as when we contacted Peter.
Gledswood Hills, New South Wales
3rd December 2018Peter Adamow dealt with:
Training was straightforward and made great sense. The minute Peter came to meet our 3 dogs he had full control which gave us a lot of confidence. Peter explained the tools and techniques we required to gain the same control and persevered with us at all times. One dog had behavioural issues where she would spin around and bark and get into a frenzy, Peter gave us the skills to cope with this behaviour and now she doesn't do it at all. He came back as many times as we needed him. The dogs then had an issue with sibling rivalry which was very distressing. Peter reassured us once again and visited giving us both confidence and assurance and reinforced the skills we had learnt previously. He has been amazing and a real life saver for all of us.
Thank you Angela and John.
Tilly would chase her tail and be very anxious
Mack was a dominant little puppy
Lacey was the ring leader of barking
Walking was an issue as well as the spinning and barking
I am glad we could help with all 3 dogs especially Tilly to stop her tail chasing/spinning , which is a difficult behaviour to stop, and her anxious behaviour. Your consistent commitment to all 3 dogs have help everyone
Look forward to hearing there progress over the months ahead
Leonay, New South Wales
3rd December 2018Peter Adamow dealt with:
We adopted Peggy in early September. She was a stray. We don't know a lot about her history, but it was obvious that she has had more than her fair share of challenges in life. She had clearly been used for breeding and had suffered damage significant enough for her leg to have been amputated at some point in her past.
Despite this, she is a dog who clearly wants to find her pack and give her full self to being part of it. She is gentle and good natured and having only 3 legs does not slow her down!
Peggy has been great with humans, but was starting to show signs of fear and aggression towards other dogs when we went for walks. Such a gentle dog most of the time, it seemed so uncharacteristic of her to bark and pull and strain in response to other dogs. We needed to find a soltuion for us all. We needed to support Peggy in being the calm and settled dog outside of the house as well as at home.
I did some research and found Peter at Bark Busters. I made an online enquiry and he called back the following morning for a chat. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and concern for our situation. It was obvious that he knew his stuff and has helped many families and their dogs in similar and more challenging circumstances. We talked through what he could do to help (mostly training us!) and we made plans for his home visit that weekend.
The information Peter shared was eye opening and it was a privilege to have the chance to get to know 'How dogs think and talk'. The practical exercises he led us through gave immediate results. Genuinely. Our Peggy responded so well to the new order of things and was instantly ready to let us lead the pack so she could follow.
Without Peter's tips and teaching we were on a path to not enjoying being out and about with our dog. He gave us the tools to build her confidence in us so that she is less on edge when walking and is now on track to see and hear other dogs without reacting or going into fight/flight mode.
It's been 6 weeks since we began our Bark Busters journey and we are thrilled at the relationship we are building with Peggy. She is a truly special animal and we will be forever grateful to Peter for helping us help to her be the best dog she can be.
It's a big commitment to bring a dog into your home and family, perhaps even more so a rescue dog whose history is unknown. But with the right tools and a genuine commitment to putting in the time and effort to learn how to live in a mixed pack, there is so much to be gained from the journey!
Thanks Peter, from all of us!
Thank you Megan
I was a privilege to help Peggy and your family. I commend you for rescuing Peggy , especially with Peggy having only 3 legs. She is a wonderful dog with a fantastic temperament. I am sure you will enjoy many years of joy with your 3 legged Peggy.
I have trained hundreds of rescue dogs and they seem to turn out to be the best dogs and love their new homes when you establish boundaries and rules.
Thanks once again and look forward to any updates in the future
Hobartville, New South Wales
20th November 2018Peter Adamow dealt with:
The training with Peter was fantastic. I was a bit apprehensive at first but he made us feel very comfortable. Harley also took to Peter very quickly and we've noticed results already. Not to mention Peter booking in for a follow up in a month to ensure our training is still going strong!
Thanks again Peter! Until next time!
Thank you Joseph,
Harley is a very intelligent German shepherd. She is only young but very smart.
She responded to the Bark Busters training and Joseph immediately. We stopped her jumping , running inside through the door, running away and recall all in 2 hrs .
Looking forward to our follow ups to help Harley and You to learn more
Acacia Gardens, New South Wales
23rd October 2018Peter Adamow dealt with:
We recently rescued a Jackaranian (Jack Russell X Pomeranian) female pup (name: Lexi) of around 10 months from RSPCA, central coast.
Soon we realised that Lexi was extremely aggressive towards anyone visiting our house and when we tried to calm her down, she would even nip at us. Lexi was very nervous around any unusual noises like the sounds of washing machine, microwave, recliners, cars getting parked, people chat outside the house, etc. and would bark non-stop for easy 30-45 min at a stretch. No amount of calling, persuasion with treats, shouting, yelling would deter her from barking aggressively untill the noises stopped.
I had a general discussion at work with one of my colleagues who had dogs in NZ who were trained by Bark busters NZ staff and had marvelous results and he suggested I should consider using their services. So I did a bit of research and learnt about Peter Adamow and read his reviews. Spoke about Peter with my family and I can say our lives have changed for good :-) one of the best decisions we ever made....
Peter walked home on Saturday morning on 20/10/2018 and all hell broke loose when Lexi lost it at the door....Peter immediately started noticing her fearful but aggressive behaviour and recorded her on his phone.
We put her outside in the yard and Peter trained us to communicate more effectively with Lexi. During this time she was barking aggressively for around 30 min and then had a water break as her throat would have dried and started her barking again for another 15 min before we let her in.
We followed Peter's instructions when we got her inside and we saw instant results. Lexi exactly understood what we said to her and she followed our instructions exactly the way we wanted her to.... this felt like magic. She calmed down and kept responding to our instructions. Later Peter even walked Lexi on the lead and she did very well.... this was within hours of Peter coming over.... unbelievable!
Since I have had two tradies walking into the door on Monday, 23/10/2018 and have had our lady behaving so well...a little bit of growling initially that died off in minutes and then peace and quiet at home which we had nearly forgotten/written off since we got her. Felt very blessed.... thanks a million to Peter for his superb tips, each hitting the bulls eye every time we use/used them....
Still lots of work ahead and will be having Peter over on 17/10/2018 as Lexi was a bit apprehensive during the first session.
Thank you Aatri
It was a pleasure helping you and Lexi
Thank you for rescuing Lexi and allowing me to help you with her aggression
Lexi was a fearful aggressive girl who possibly was abused by men in her past which is why she shows most aggression to men.
Now you have gained leadership and provided safety in your new home for Lexi, she can relax and not fearfully try to control the whole family.
I am looking forward to our follow up and also providing you and Lexi with lifetime support and assistance.
Schofields, New South Wales
25th September 2018Peter Adamow dealt with:
We joined Bark Busters a bit over a year ago for our blue cattle dog, Bailey, and we are so glad we did! She became quite aggressive towards visitors after we had renovations done. She wasn’t impressed with people coming and going while we weren’t at home. Peter came over one weekend and educated us on training techniques and commands. She has since become a lot more relaxed. We had our son in December last year and to be honest I was really worried about how she was going to react to a new person in the house. I didn’t need to worry at all. They have become the best of friends already. Obviously we are right there with them during all interactions but the love they have for each other is just so amazing and I truely believe the education we all received from Peter at Bark Busters as helped shape their great friendship.
Thank you Mary Louise
Congratulations on you new son and also Baileys friendship with your son .
It is a pleasure to help you and your family and great that you could see the benefits of Bark Busters technique in the long term
Enjoy your great dog
Wallerawang, New South Wales
4th September 2018Peter Adamow dealt with:
The training session was excellent.
Faulconbridge, New South Wales
4th September 2018Peter Adamow dealt with:
The training session was excellent and immediately helpful. Being able to phone Peter if you have any questions is great Wolf (who is a rescue dog who has had a number of homes) walks calmly on a lose leash now even on a busy main road . I no longer have to worry about being pulled over every time a motor bike goes past. We go through the door first while he waits.
Best of all he is a much happier dog. All waggy tailed instead of looking like he is shutting down and no longer barking at people on the street. He now looks like a dog who feels that it is safe and is at home.
It was a pleasure to help you and Wolf have a happier home
Faulconbridge, New South Wales