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13th June 2018

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 Laura L.'s dog

Very well instructed. I can see that my dog was responding to the training.

Trainer note from Philip:
Penny is a 3 year old Foxy female. She was barking incessantly to be let inside and also jumping on her little human sister. If let inside she raced around and raided the kitchen tidy bin! So she wasn’t let inside much any more. Today she calmed right down and we learnt how to stop both the barking and the jumping. We’re also working on her reaction to passing cars. She did really well today and will improve over time with consistent practice. Well done!

Laura L.
Kanahooka, New South Wales

28th May 2018

Philip Comans dealt with: Jumping up at visitors or the dog jumps up at people on walks Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Toileting
Photo of Anne.'s dog

I found the training to be very informative and the exercises with my dog worked extremely well. Philip is very knowledgeable and very patient so I had time to absorb a great deal of his instructions.

Trainer note from Philip:
Thanks Anne for your kind comments. Teddy is a 17 week rescued Maltese x Chihuahua puppy and super cute! He needed to learn to toilet outside and to come when called. He did very well and his human was very proud of him. Well done Teddy!

Anne.
Flinders, New South Wales

25th May 2018

Philip Comans dealt with: Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety
Photo of Ann M.'s dog

Very helpful indeed. Philip trained us all very well. Sammy responded almost immediately to all tips making both my husband and I feel much more in control and really optimistic for future of no more barking.

Trainer note from Philip:
Haha yes we do train the humans as well as the dog Ann. Well said! Sammy is a very good looking 3 year old Labradoodle male. His main issue was barking a lot during the day. Mostly at passers by of his corner block. I showed his humans how to correct Sammy for this disturbing behaviour without any physical force or anger. He responded immediately to this gentle method. I’m sure that with consistent leadership the barking issue will go away. He’s a great dog! Thanks for inviting me to assist you.

Ann M.
Corrimal east, New South Wales

21st May 2018

Philip Comans 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
Photo of Justine V.'s dog

I saw a change in my dog’s response to us immediately.

The methods we learnt were easy & effective.

We were able to communicate better with her so she understood what we wanted from her. We were less stressed & felt more relaxed around her. Zena was also more relaxed.

Trainer note from Philip:
Zena is a one year old Doberman and a beautiful girl! She was however pretty full on. She was not listening to her humans. Biting, jumping, pulling on the lead, not staying or sitting on command, chewing, jumping on furniture and attacking the water hose, mower and brush trimmer. Her behaviour was stressful for her owners. She responded immediately to her humans’ canine communication and calmed right down. She’ll be able to enjoy being inside more now that she knows how to behave better. Fantastic job Frank and Justine.

Justine V.
Braemar, New South Wales

18th May 2018

Philip Comans dealt with: 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 Other
Photo of Janice W.'s dog

Rob and I are very impressed with the training methods. We will be implementing all that we were taught. Thank you to Philip for his support and assistance.

Trainer note from Philip:
Just 5 months old, Prince is a Maltese Shih Tzu pup. Gorgeous and loving! His humans just needed some help to deal with his licking faces too much, not coming when called, pulling on the lead and some toilet accidents inside. He showed he is a great listener and is already on the mend in his ways. Well done Janice and Robert!

Janice W.
Lake Illawarra, New South Wales

17th May 2018

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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called
Photo of Peter C.'s dog

Philip was excellent - very helpful and had very effective strategies! We saw some immediate results with Dakota.

Trainer note from Philip:
Dakota is a 3 year old female Husky. Her loving humans moved into a new house about a year ago. Before that she was perfect. However since the move she has developed separation anxiety and barks when they leave her alone. A neighbour is complaining stridently. Our lesson went really well and Dakota showed immediate responses to our verbal corrections. With the strategies we created I’m sure she will cut down barking. She will also be happier and more relaxed when left alone. Thanks for allowing me to help you all!

Peter C.
Tullimbar, New South Wales

25th April 2018

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 Hyperactivity Pulling on the Lead Separation Anxiety
Photo of Beth M.'s dog

We adopted our baby boy about 6 months ago and despite our attempts and training sessions before I found Barkbusters, his separation anxiety was getting worse every day!

We met Philip in our unit and after a comprehensive explanation about training, methods and benefits, he started to instruct us how can we can train and support our pup. It was really helpful for me to see the setting from a dog’s view not mine, and realise how things mean for my dog and which behaviors need correction. Methods and tricks Philip taught us were more helpful than any other way we have tried because it changed my perspective and convinced me to change my methods first in order to change my dog’s behaviour. In less than one week, I’m noticing change!!

I highly recommend Philip if you are in the Illawarra. Thanks heaps Philip for your help!

Trainer note from Philip:
Thanks so much Baharan for your kind words. Milou is almost 1 year now and a super cute Beagle. He has a lovely nature which makes him love his humans and want them with him all the time. Which of course isn’t possible when we have to go to work! His barking was an issue and of course his stress was not good for him. He chewed plants and personal items around the flat when left alone. With leadership from his very loving humans he can learn to be calm when left alone. It’ll take time but he is already on the right track! His humans commented that he had never “come” when called before our lesson and that alone was amazing!

Beth M.
Wollongong, New South Wales

21st April 2018

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 Separation Anxiety Other
Photo of Sharon A.'s dog

The session was very informative with simple but comprehensive messages ensuring education wasn’t overwhelming.

The session was also practical with personalised feedback and targeted to my dog’s challenging behaviours so very helpful.

I had all my questions answered so while I was exhausted by the end of the session, I felt equipped to move forward.

While it is a substantial upfront cost, I found this session more beneficial than group training sessions as Philip could see Kai in his own environment and be quite specific with information and strategies to employ.

Philip has a relaxed education style which helped instill self confidence.

Trainer note from Philip:
Thanks for the positive feedback Sharon, my aim is to please! It is so much better to train both owner and dog at their home where the challenging behaviour is occurring. And of course with barking that’s so important to lessen. Kai is a great dog and showed a willingness to listen to you. DIly practice and implementing my suggestions regarding housing plus of course leadership will see your boy more relaxed and quieter. Thanks for allowing Bark Busters to help you.

Sharon A.
Flinders, New South Wales

18th April 2018

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 Puppy Management Recall or not coming when called Separation Anxiety
Photo of Rachael S.'s dog

The session with Philip was very informative, constructive and helpful. I feel confident that I can train my pup and allow her to become a healthy obedient dog

Trainer note from Philip:
Tiberius (great name!) is a 13 week male Cavoodle puppy who needed guidance with toilet training and not nipping. Our 1 on 1 puppy lesson passed so many tips and training ideas to his human. He super cuddly! 🐶😀

Rachael S.
Thirroul, New South Wales

16th April 2018

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 Pulling on the Lead Recall or not coming when called Sibling Rivalry - aggression or fighting between dogs in the same household Separation Anxiety
Photo of Michael W.'s dog

Philip the trainer was amazing. We first went through he theory of why dogs behave and triggers to look for. He went through every detail of our dog and started the session off very simple and controlled. He confirmed certain things I was doing well and also things I was doing wrong. He was very thorough, he even included tips on certain foods which are best for my dog. My dog made huge progressions in the first lesson and we were left with a strict schedule to follow for the next few weeks. Philip was also strict with myself and my partner, which was really good, as it made us correct little small things we were doing wrong. Highly recommend.

Trainer note from Philip:
Hey Michael & Shannon thanks for your kind words! It was great helping with your person and dog reactive (aggressive) 1.5 year old Kelpie female Peachey (named after a sportsperson not the fruit haha!) Peachey is super cute, and super soft natured. So she tends to panic about new people and dogs and that causes her aggressive behaviour. With more leadership from her human parents and clear corrections when she misbehaves, plus lovely praise when she responds well, she can learn to trust you both more and feel safer. Well done so far and keep up your 15-20 minutes daily training to ensure long term improvements and success. 👍😀🐶

Michael W.
Cordeaux Heights, New South Wales

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