what our clients say about Philip Comans
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist
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2nd March 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
Excellent explanation of what and why we need to do to give our very large dog a good, relaxing atmosphere in our home.
Buster is a 6 month old Labrador x Staffy male who has shocking Separation Anxiety. He had started chewing things, destroying things, and digging. Poor boy. We started today to help him cope with being left alone whilst his human parents go to work. He did really well!
Horsley, New South Wales
19th February 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
I am sitting in my lounge room in complete peace and quiet for the first time since our puppy, Coco arrived. No more jumping, whining, biting, weeing in the house or climbing on furniture!!! Within an hour of Philip's arrival our puppy was a new dog and I no longer dread having a puppy living with four children. Coco has been given her space and so have we!! Can not recommend this experience more highly and look forward to future training with Philip.
Wow it's so nice to hear this news Meagan! Well done you! Coco is a cross Beagle Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and about 6 months old. She came from a breeder and only arrived 2 weeks ago at Meagan and her 4 kids' (2, 3, 11 & 12) place. She started out well behaved but soon deteriorated into a total pain in the neck! Today we started Canine Communication with her! She started to learn that she is not in charge of this home, Meagan is! And she was relieved to know this. Her life here will be one long holiday, with all her big decisions made by Meagan. So Coco can just chill out! Over the coming months we'll work on walking to heal etc. But for now she is just a baby and she can have lots of play, and a little schooling in the Bark Busters' way. Peace at last!
Woonona, New South Wales
17th February 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
Phillip was amazing he really helped us understand how our dogs think and how to make them happier living with us and being obedient dogs! Was great...
Warilla, New South Wales
10th February 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
Philip was immediately helpful, easy to understand and patient.
Inca is a just 6 months Miniature Schnauzer who screamed on walks as though terrified whilst her sibling Jozi, a 4 year old Irish Terrier has become dog aggressive over time since an earlier attack. Walking was impossible due to Jozi pulling. Huge improvement today and more to come in our next lesson. Jumping up, barking at guests and some Sibling Rivalry were also isssues we addressed today.
Horsley, New South Wales
9th February 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
Very happy with our first training, was very surprised with the results we got. We can actually walk our dog now.
Thibout is a 4.5 year old male German Shepherd who was impossible to walk as he pulled so hard. He actually injured his owners arm pulling so hard! He also is aggressive towards other dogs (except other German Shepherds!) and is very scary when doing so. We started his rehab today in his own home and he did super well. Never before has he walked on a loose lead beside both his Mum & Dad's left legs. They were surprised and pleased. Next lesson we will work more on the aggression but all indications are that we should see huge improvement on that front too. His humans have some practice for a week or so before then. Well done Thibout and Mum & Dad!
Oak Flats, New South Wales
31st January 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
The training was excellent. I did not expect the results that were achieved. Toby so far is a NEW DOG 😀 The barking has stopped and now slowly getting used to Genevieve being around and walking through the house.
A job well done by BARK BUSTERS and PHILIP COMANS.
Thank you sincerely. Joseph
That's wonderful to hear thank you Joseph! Genevieve is a 9 weeks old Toy Poodle female (and about the cutest little powder puff I've ever seen or held!) and Toby is a 14 year old male Toy Poodle. Toby was not impressed initially with Genevieve showing up in his home ;(
He was growling and lunging at her and it looked like he might really have a nasty go at her. Joseph learnt in one lesson many thing, including how to correct Toby for this behaviour with just his voice. Toby responded immediately. Toby also used to bark incessantly at visitors, and demanded food and treats when guests were eating. We showed Joseph how to stop this annoying behaviour. Toby also barked at every little noise outside and Joseph learnt how to stop this. As far as Genevieve was concerned Joseph learnt how to communicate with her in canine. He was able to stop her puppy nipping immediately. He also learnt how to overcome her winging for attention, and we explained how to ensure great toilet habits. All in all lots of information was passed onto Joseph. I will be back to help more in a few weeks or whenever Joseph asks for more help with both puppy Genevieve and old man Toby.
Berkeley, New South Wales
10th January 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
I feel the training was very informative and easy to follow and stick to.
Milo is an 18 month old Jack Russell cross Maltese male that had lots of issues including barking at the neighbours' dogs and people, nipping at his owners feet, jumping on and off couches at will, and pulling the tail of their Mother in Law's Toy Poodle when it visits! #dogtrainingnearme, #dogtrainingillawarra #puppytrainingillawarra, #puppytrainingnearme #speakdog
Lisa and Milo loved the lesson and did really well!
Tarrawanna, New South Wales
9th January 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
The training that we all received with Philip is brilliant! In one session the change in Lobo is amazing. Philip is patient and it’s great to know we have continued support to create a happy environment for all of us. A very big thank you Philip:)
Thanks Michelle! Lobo is a fairly big Deerhound x Labrador (best guess as he’s a lucky rescue dog!) at about 35kg. Jumping up on family & guests was obviously a big issue. He also licked everyone all the time! So as an outdoor dog and with all guests running the gauntlet of the yard to get to the front door changes were needed! Today he showed what a lovely nature he has and he really calmed down, stopped jumping and licking and even left greeting people at the fence to his humans. Practice is needed now to establish the new improved rules. Well done today!
Exeter, New South Wales
4th January 2018Philip Comans dealt with:
The training was simple and easy to follow (although I struggled a little with my coordination with the walking session). None of the actions /verbal commands used were threatening as demonstrated by my pup's relaxed responses. Muffie responded both very well and very quickly to the trainer's commands. Philip was also very patient and non-critical in his teaching approach with me. Will definitely be adhering to the daily training requirements prior to his next visit. Muffie actually appeared to enjoy it.
Muffie is a gorgeous 1 year old Jack Russell x Pug (a Jug!) and cute as a boot! Her big issues were barking at night and sleeping on the bed, uninvited. Her owner is a retired person and loves her to bits. Both human and Jug did super well. I’ll be back to assist further. Well done so far!
Flinders, New South Wales
27th December 2017Philip Comans dealt with:
Within only the first few minutes could already see a big difference in the training and behavioural processes. Philip is very knowledgable and very patient. Taught us many great skills to practice and put us control of our little ones. Recommended.
Goblin & Gremlin are about a year old, sibling brothers and Chihauhuas. Goblin was aggressive to strangers and had nipped some. Both barked and a neighbour had complained. We say that they can be good little guys and they learned to stay away from the front door when a new person arrives. Their parents couldn't believe how quickly they responded and calmed down once the Bark Busters' techniques were used upon my arrival. There's some simple homework to practice and I'll be back when their humans need me!
Thirroul, New South Wales