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23rd 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 Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Separation Anxiety

After the very fist session we have a newly improved dog. Persistence is key now, but in four days already we have made such progress and are enjoying our dog again.

Trainer note from Emma:
Princess, the 9 year old Maltese x Silky, had a list of bad behaviours, and her mum decided that it was time to get help when Princess bit her on the hand so badly that she needed stitches.

During our first session we covered:
🐾 barking
🐾 jumping
🐾 over protective behaviour
🐾 aggressive behaviour
🐾 pulling on the lead
🐾 behaviour around the front door
🐾 recall
🐾 separation anxiety

Her family did a great job and we saw an instant turn around in Princess' behaviour.

Looking forward to our next session to see the continued improvements. πŸ˜€

Melinda G.
Perth, Western Australia

20th April 2019

Emma Reeves dealt with: 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 Puppy Management
Photo of Danielle E.'s dog

It was amazing to see how quickly Rufus took note and responded. I loved all the information provided by Emma . it made sense and was easy to follow.

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks Danielle. 😊

Rufus is a stunning 20 week old Doberman!

Although he looks like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth he was definitely pushing his mum around.

During our first speak dog session we covered:
🐾 barking
🐾 jumping
🐾 pulling on the lead
🐾 sit & stay
🐾 behaviour around the front door
🐾 chewing & digging
🐾 mouthing
🐾 stealing from the kitchen bench
🐾 attention seeking

His mum did an awesome job, and I can't wait to get back and see them soon.

Danielle E.
Rockingham, Western Australia

20th April 2019

Emma Reeves dealt with: 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

Emma was amazingly helpful with Bear, we are seeing results already and its only been 1 day!

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks Shannen.

Bear is a handsome 10 month old German Shepherd who was being rather boisterous.
During Bear's first #speakdog session we worked on:
🐾 jumping
🐾 stealing food and drinks
🐾 pulling on the lead
🐾 separation anxiety
🐾 recall
🐾 behaviour around the front door
🐾 behaviour around the vacuum

His family did a great job & I'm looking forward to checking up on progress soon. 😁

Shannen B.
Golden Bay, Western Australia

15th April 2019

Emma Reeves dealt with: 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 Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety Toileting

Emma, how some really simple ideas that worked, for the first night we now have a puppy, the is house trained at night and 80% during the day.

Trainer note from Emma:
Mia is an adorable 13 week old Labrador x Heeler x Maltese x Shih Tzu, who was casuing a bit of mischief.

Her mum did a great job during their first speak dog session and along with all the puppy basics we worked on:
🐾 Toilet Training
🐾 Jumping
🐾 Nipping & Mouthing
🐾 Walking on the lead
🐾 Digging
🐾 Separation Anxiety
🐾 Giving up toys when told

Looking forward to our next session to the improvements and to see how much Mia has grown. 😊

Fiona S.
Safety bay, Western Australia

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 - it’s a worthwhile investment!

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks Emily 😊

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:
🐾 aggression over food and toys
🐾 barking
🐾 jumping
🐾 behaviour when visitors arrive
🐾 pulling on the lead
🐾 dog reactivity
🐾 boundary control
🐾 rushing through doors
🐾 toileting in the house
🐾 not coming when called
🐾 sit & stay

They all did a great job and I'm looking forward to our next session soon. 😊

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. 😊

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:
🐾 barking
🐾 jumping
🐾 getting onto furniture
🐾 pulling on the lead
🐾 chewing
🐾 recall
🐾 separation anxiety
🐾 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 LabπŸ˜€.

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 πŸ‘

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 Frankie’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 😊 I honestly recommend Emma to everyone! Couldn’t be happier!

Trainer note from Emma:
Thanks Jayme!

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

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