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13th October 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 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 Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called

I can not believe my eyes with how well our first visit from Phil went. Bronson is a completely different dog. The training that Phil provided was so gentle, no physical force what so ever was needed. With a new born on the way our family can not thank Phil enough for his time. We would recommend you to anyone Phil. Thankyou Bark Busters.

Trainer note from Philip:
Bronson is an 8 month young male German Shorthaired Pointer and a very handsome dog indeed. Pretty large already too at about 30kg! Probably going to fill out some more as well. He has a lovely nature but was not being easy to share a home with. He was jumping on guests and the owners, nipping at their hands, arms, legs, clothes and if they didn't give him attention even biting their butts! With a baby due in January this boisterous behaviour would be dangerous. He also stole clothes and anything within reach inside was fair game! Well, within minutes of Lesson 1 Bronson was calm, sitting down, listening, coming when called and his mouth was firmly closed (no nipping or grabbing). Even putting a lead on was easy whereas before he grabbed at it and made it a battle. I left his grateful owners with additional information on introducing their new Bub to Bronson and further written tips on preventing Bad Behaviours. However we could see that Bronson is truly a lovely boy and wanting to please. Well done Aaron & Rachel! And of course big handsome Bronson.

Rachel H.
Warilla, New South Wales

9th October 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 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 Sandy Z.'s dog

Very informative, Philip was very calm and gentle from the moment he arrived. Euca and Allen usually bark at strangers but warmed to him immediately. Thanks so much Philip.

Trainer note from Philip:
Euca and her son Allen are Kelpie crosses. 6 and 4 years. Euca was becoming aggressive to strangers and had nipped at a neighbour and the son's girlfriend. Allen was pushy and barked as did Euca. Both pulled on the lead and Euca seemed very nervous. Allen hated storms. At our first lesson we saw both dogs walk with a loose lead, come when called and generally listen better. Strategies for preventing aggression were implemented too. I'm certain both dogs will behave in the future!

Sandy Z.
Horsley, New South Wales

8th October 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Separation Anxiety
Photo of John P.'s dog

After only one lesson and one day we are thrilled and amazed at Wilfred's turn-around.

We thought that Philip was very good and easy to understand.

Our 2 hour trip down to the south coast yesterday was quite amazing. We are usually faced with 2 hours of constant barking. There was no barking!!

We are now looking forward to the rest of the lessons!!. Thank you Bark Busters. Tina and John

Trainer note from Philip:
That's a fantastic result John & Tina! Wilfred is a rescued 6 year old male German Shepherd who had a terrible start to life but is now with a very loving human family, along with 3 legged cats, chickens and another dear old dog. But there was a huge issue with Wilfred. Constant barking in the car when on their way to their beach home 2 hours away! They had resorted to wearing headphones and ear plugs for the trip! As John says above, after 1 lesson, and just 1 day later they made the trip without any barking! No punishment, no treats and simple exercises solved this issue! John & Tina rang me from the car actually on the way south to express their gratitude and amazement at the success! John further commented that the thought Wilfred was actually calmer generally since our lesson. Great result!

John P.
Bowral, New South Wales

7th October 2017

Philip Comans dealt with: Destructive chewing that results in destruction of furniture, woodwork etc Hyperactivity Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Toileting
Photo of Jayde B.'s dog

Philip was great and he gave us very clear and direct information on great ways to train our puppy Lego. We already can see we have a much calmer and settled puppy.

Trainer note from Philip:
Lego is a female English Staffy pup of about 12 weeks and is gorgeous! She was just a bit whingy, bitey, and wouldn't stay alone or in her crate without lots of noise. We quickly improved these behaviours and saw her settle down. She was a quick learner. We also covered lots of information about socialisation and what are correct ways to play with her. I'll be back soon for further training and we will see her grow into a much loved girl. Thanks so much for allowing me to assist you!

Jayde B.
Barrack Heights, New South Wales

25th 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 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
Photo of Gai W.'s dog

Very happy with Philip would highly recommend him.

Trainer note from Philip:
Thank you Gai for the vote of confidence. Dezzie is a 9 month young female German Shepherd and she had lunged at and bitten a stranger when out on the lead. She was also becoming more and more aggressive to other dogs on walks. She also barked a lot at any guests coming to the house. We learnt about why she was like this today and set up training to teach Dezzie that she doesn't need to protect her family. It's just not her job any more! She responded very well to our exercises today and her owners, Gai and her son Shane, said she was walking on a loose lead better than she ever had before. I'll be back in a 2 weeks to continue the training. Well done to you all!

Gai W.
Albion park, New South Wales

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

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