Catharina Jeffery – I will help you to ‘Speak Dog’

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South West Dog Expert

As a qualified behavioural therapist, my passion is to help owners get the best from their dogs.

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“Our new little 8 week old Cavoodle Jemma has had 2 lessons with Bark Busters and its great to see what a few lessons can do to control the bad habits and make her into a pleasurable dog, well done.”

Phil, B., Bunbury, WA.

“Cat was absolutely amazing from the get go. My poor 2 year old pitty is terrified of strangers as one didn’t treat her too well so she snaps at them when they go to pat her, today is the first day my partner went out and she walked next to him the whole time without having to tug on her harness and also jumped up to people for pats without so much as her hackles up, all that after just one lesson. Very pleased already with bark busters already would highly recommend”

Maeghan, C., Dunsborough, WA.

“Both my dogs are barkers and have a couple other issues but after just one lesson with Cat I have noticed a big difference. Looking forward to seeing the further progress. Cat is very supportive and willing to help any time.”

Brodie, M., Australind, WA.

“Would highly recommend Cat! We have a very confident playful head strong 5 month old Japanese Akita. With only 1 training session with Cat and daily training, we can already see a huge improvement with Winters behaviour. We’re excited to keep training with Cat and watch Winters progress!”

Libby, M., Peppermint Grove Beach, WA.

“A local vet nurse recommended I contact Cat regarding a Wagg Walker Harness. I am the Co-ordinator for POOPS (Pets of Older Persons), a not for profit organisation in Busselton and a couple of months ago was approached by an elderly gentleman to help walk his dog. I took 9 year old Bull Mastiff Sheeba, who is extremely overweight, for a test walk but found she pulled too much to safely walk. I had been trying to think of ways in which we could walk her safely. Cat kindly met me free of charge at Sheeba’s house to trial the harness and both her owner and I were gobsmacked at how easy Cat and Sheeba made it look. After some initial training by Cat, I was given the lead and although not quite as proficient as her, I was easily able to walk Sheeba which means I can now assign other volunteers to ensure she gets out a few times a week. Thank you so much for your incredible generosity in donating your time and skills Cat.”

Cathy, G., Busselton, WA.

“Cat was great. She gave easy to understand instructions and took us through our paces.”

Boo, D., Jalbarragup, WA.

“Our dog Alby was on his last legs in our house, he was ripping up washing, furniture, biting and jumping up on everyone (a rescue dog with an unfortunate history). Within 2 hours Cat had us trained on how to communicate with him. its only been two weeks but the techniques shown work, even for a dog like Alby. He still has a way to go but by practicing every day, he no longer jumps up at people, mouthing is virtually non existent and he understands the controls we just need to keep reinforcing them. Can’t recommend Cat enough. Even my wife that wanted him out and didn’t think anything would work is now converted.”

Gary, M., Dunsborough, WA.

“Oscar was agressive to any one that came to our house. I was a little sceptical, but after the 1st session Oscar was calmer, and Catharina was able to stand next to us without him being scared and aggressive. We’ve had 1week of training and he is a much nicer dog to have around, we can show him our affection without getting jumped allover.”

Fran, D., Dalyellup, WA.

“Cat was great at helping us understand our new puppy and helping with feeding tips and interactions with our adult dog Oliver. She has given us confidence in dealing with both our dogs. Definitely recommend her.”

James & Lucy, T., Dalyellup, WA.

“Very pleased with the training, there were noticeable results. Cat explained things that I could easy understand, the training was interesting and enjoyable.”

Pauline, L., Eaton, WA.
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“After enduring anxious barking when people arrive at our house and protective nervous behaviour at the beach and park, it is incredible how quickly Winnie has responded to Cat’s training techniques. Within the first week of training I can already see an improved version of my dog…. looking forward to watching him grow into a confident responsive boy!”

Sara W, Binningup, Western Australia, ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

“With our first session, Cat was fantastic. She explained the way in which a dog’s mind works, and made us realise that Henry’s “cute” behaviours were in fact him showing he was the boss of us! Henry has social anxiety, and would spend most days barking at nothing, stressed and especially terrified when anyone came around to the house. Since our first session and the follow up, we have noticed that Henry is a lot calmer. He barks less, listens to us when we ask for his attention, and is overall calmer. We have been able to get a collar on him without him running away, which is a first. Cat has made us feel supported, and we know that any questions we have we can always go to her. 100% recommend!”

Emily B, Australind, Western Australia, ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
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“After enduring anxious barking when people arrive at our house and protective nervous behaviour at the beach and park, it is incredible how quickly Winnie has responded to Cat’s training techniques. Within the first week of training I can already see an improved version of my dog…. looking forward to watching him grow into a confident responsive boy!”

Phil B, Bunbury, Western Australia, ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

“After enduring anxious barking when people arrive at our house and protective nervous behaviour at the beach and park, it is incredible how quickly Winnie has responded to Cat’s training techniques.
Within the first week of training I can already see an improved version of my dog…. looking forward to watching him grow into a confident responsive boy!”

Lauren, C., Cowaramup, WA.

“Cat was absolutely amazing from the get go.
My poor 2 year old pitty is terrified of strangers as one didn’t treat her too well so she snaps at them when they go to pat her, today is the first day my partner went out and she walked next to him the whole time without having to tug on her harness and also jumped up to people for pats without so much as her hackles up, all that after just one lesson.
Very pleased already with bark busters already would highly recommend.”

Maeghan, C., Dunsborough, WA.

“Both my dogs are barkers and have a couple other issues but after just one lesson with Cat I have noticed a big difference. Looking forward to seeing the further progress. Cat is very supportive and willing to help anytime.”

Brodie, M., Australind, WA.

“We have a very headstrong puppy who is adorable but determined. Not long after we got Fitz home we realised that once again we needed help with training. My first and only thought was Cat at Bark Busters the most calming and competent person we have met. Cat helped us train our last pet Bess and what a difference that made to our enjoyment of our beautiful pet.
When Cat arrived to start training Fitz it wasn’t too long before he was actually doing what he was asked to do instead of us doing what he wanted us to do. Her patience with puppy and owners is amazing. We have no hesitation in recommending Cat to everyone who is having problems with dogs whatever the age of their pets.”

Linda, S., Bridgetown, WA.

“Would highly recommend Cat! We have a very confident playful head strong 5 month old Japanese Akita. With only 1 training session with Cat and daily training, we can already see a huge improvement with Winters behaviour. We’re excited to keep training with Cat and watch Winters progress!”

Libby, M., Peppermint Grove Beach, WA.

“A local vet nurse recommended I contact Cat regarding a Wagg Walker Harness. I am the Co-ordinator for POOPS (Pets of Older Persons), a not for profit organisation in Busselton and a couple of months ago was approached by an elderly gentleman to help walk his dog. I took 9 year old Bull Mastiff Sheeba, who is extremely overweight, for a test walk but found she pulled too much to safely walk. I had been trying to think of ways in which we could walk her safely. Cat kindly met me free of charge at Sheeba’s house to trial the harness and both her owner and I were gobsmacked at how easy Cat and Sheeba made it look. After some initial training by Cat, I was given the lead and although not quite as proficient as her, I was easily able to walk Sheeba which means I can now assign other volunteers to ensure she gets out a few times a week. Thank you so much for your incredible generosity in donating your time and skills Cat.”

Cathy, G., Busselton, WA.

“Cat was great. She gave easy to understand instructions and took us through our paces.”

Boo, D., Jalbarragup, WA.

“Our dog Alby was on his last legs in our house, he was ripping up washing, furniture, biting and jumping up on everyone (a rescue dog with an unfortunate history) . Within 2 hours Cat had us trained on how to communicate with him. its only been two weeks but the techniques shown work, even for a dog like Alby. He still has a way to go but by practicing every day, he no longer jumps up at people, mouthing is virtually non existent and he understands the controls we just need to keep reinforcing them. Can’t recommend Cat enough. Even my wife that wanted him out and didn’t think anything would work is now converted.”

Gary, M., Dunsborough, WA.

“Oscar was agressive to any one that came to our house. I was a little sceptical, but after the 1st session Oscar was calmer, and Catharina was able to stand next to us without him being scared and aggressive. We’ve had 1 week of training and he is a much nicer dog to have around, we can show him our affection without getting jumped allover.”

Fran, D., Dalyellup, WA.

“Cat was great at helping us understand our new puppy and helping with feeding tips and interactions with our adult dog Oliver. She has given us confidence in dealing with both our dogs. Definitely recommend her.”

James, T., Dalyellup, WA.

“Very pleased with the training, there were noticeable results. Cat explained things that I could easy understand, the training was interesting and enjoyable.”

Pauline, L., Eaton, WA.

“6 weeks into owning Coco I was close to returning her but now 14 weeks in she is becoming a good companion. Training was as much for me as was for Coco.”

Alan, N., Eaton, WA.

“The training that Cat has provided to both our dog Mia and ourselves has been first class. We have noticed big improvements in Mia’s behaviour already. We still have a fair way to go but we have a great plan in place and I know if we run in to trouble we can just give Cat a call or email and we will get some great advice.”

Clinton, M., Cowaramup, WA.

“Cat was fantastic. She quickly saw and corrected the issues we were having, and gave us the tools to continue to train our girl. Our Mastiff, Alabama, was already a completely different girl after the first lesson, in all the good ways. Better behaved and a lot more in tune with what was expected of her. We are very happy with her progress and couldn’t have done it without Cat!”

Stephanie, G., Collie, WA.

“I was amazed at the improvement after just one lesson. Bonnie was notorious for jumping and pulling on the lead when out walking. Cat showed us some simple ways of controlling this behaviour which has already showed repeated good results. We still have a way to go but the change has been awesome. Cat explained everything clearly and answered all my questions. I look forward to working her in the future and would highly recommend her.”

Julia, G., Manjimup, WA.

“Cat was amazing and I was able to learn so much about my dog and dog behavior in general. This has assisted me greatly in getting my dog to listen and obey commands. I have noticed a change already in a week since our first training session.”

Stephanie, D., Manjimup, WA.

“Our Bull Arab cross pup Max was way too rough with our cats, with in minutes of our first session with Cat his behaviour was corrected and we have been able to easily maintain this and now Max and the cats can be in the same room without any chasing or lunging. We also have family visiting with younger children and we were quickly able to calm Max from wanting to jump up when they arrived using the techniques we learned during our first training session.
Thank you very much, Bev & Gary.
Amazing progress in such a short time thanks Cat!!”

Gary, H., Carey Park, WA.