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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  TH1825

    Reviews: 1

    Cured the Barking Shihtzu
    TH1825 (1 review)
    7/15/2013

    OMG Bob and Judy Padgett did an awesome job. I had a barking Shih tzu and I was afraid to walk him any more as he would get crazy bark at people and dogs. These qualified dog trainers spent the adequate time with his explaining why, how and what. It is the 2nd day of practicing our training and I am proud to say this morning on our walk, he sat and watched the german shepherd walk by without a bark!! I was so excited and we will continue our routine as practice makes perfect. This was so worth the time and limited cost, I wish I had done this year's ago. Thank you Judy and Bob Padgett, for your professionalism and proven techniques. It is totally awesome.. Thanks again.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  CThrasher

    Reviews: 1

    Bark Busters = a well behaved dog!
    CThrasher (1 review)
    6/10/2013

    I am so very impressed with Ryan McPherson and Bark Busters! We have a pit mix and while he's the most lovable and harmless dog, his bark sounds otherwise. We really wanted to work on controlling his barking and a few other small behaviors (doorbell/answer the door behaviors, stair behavior, and proper leash behavior). After my first conversation on the phone, Ryan and I had set up an appointment for the following week. He arrived promptly and the training started the minute he walked in the door. He talked with us about the basics of dog behavior and how we needed to communicate with out dog. We spent the second half of the lesson actually practicing everything we had just talked about. In just that short of a time our dog was eagerly listening and responding to our commands. It's been a few days since our initial lesson with Ryan and our dog is already showing HUGE improvements! He watches us to see how he needs to respond and he's listening and responding to what we're telling him. I'm so thankful to Ryan and Bark Busters for helping us get a good handle on how we needed to communicate with our dog to be able to train him properly.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  Lurleen

    Reviews: 1

    It's A Miracle!
    Lurleen (1 review)
    6/03/2013

    My Westie had a terrible barking problem. I've had other dogs (one Westie) and had never dealt with this before. He was anxious and always on "high alert". After just 3 hours with Max, Jake is totally different. He isn't barking at all, is relaxed and so am I. We also did some lease training which has made our walks so much more enjoyable. I highly recommend Max and Bark Busters.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  chasewhite83

    Reviews: 1

    Bark Busters
    chasewhite83 (1 review)
    5/13/2013

    Recently I had a bad encounter with one of their employees. But once we got in contact with the company everything was taken care of. Max came out to our house and he was great. Nice, to the point and just what I was hoping to expect. Given at first I judged the company on a bad employee. Now I can relax knowing they will take care of any problems that arise.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  MColton

    Reviews: 1

    First Dog
    MColton (1 review)
    4/24/2013

    We just got our first dog, ever. He's an Australian Shepherd and at 8 weeks old, we decided to get some training, both for us and him. After reading everything we could find about this breed and getting many conflicting opinions we decided to find a real trainer. We found Tom Zebrowitz with Bark Busters. After our first session with Tom our new puppy was taking direction and actually listening. Actually, I think we were listening and maybe that was the point. We give Tom and Barkbusters Two Thumbs Up. Well worth the cost and highly entertaining as well.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  EDRussell

    Reviews: 1

    Home dog training service
    EDRussell (1 review)
    4/24/2013

    In just 2 sessions I have learned so much from the Padgett's to help me with handling my Great Dane puppy. The training in very hands on & at your own pace. They give you the information in a concise, easy to understand manner and give you a written handout of what you discuss each session. Throughout the session they are passing on great information to help you with training your dog. I so wish I had used them earlier, I have seen such a difference already with my dog. If you need to you can e-mail, call, or text them between sessions if problems arise. Great service, can't say enough good things about the Padgett's & the program.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  corgisaurusrex

    Reviews: 1

    Corgi whisperer
    corgisaurusrex (1 review)
    4/22/2013

    Max was absolutely fantastic to work with. Not only did my dog learn a lot but I did as well. He was very professional, punctual and personable. I would without a doubt recommend him and his services to anyone looking for the best dog training services available!

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  jybennett

    Reviews: 1

    Thomas Zebrowitz
    jybennett (1 review)
    4/07/2013

    There are no words to describe the difference in our 3 dogs other than absolutely miraculous! Even our 12 year old Chihuahua made dramatic improvements even though I initially engaged with Tom to help with our younger dogs. There are truly no words to adequately describe the difference. Highest possible recommendation!!!

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  ald0612

    Reviews: 1

    Noticeable Results & Enjoyable Experience
    ald0612 (1 review)
    4/04/2013

    Max was great with me & my dog, Bob (almost 4 yr. old golden). I was never made to feel judged or like a "crazy dog owner." Max is very easy to feel comfortable learning from in a 1-on-1 setting. Bob also took to the lessons very quickly. I noticed a difference after the first session, and I felt more confident and in control. The methodology is natural and easy. Max clearly tries to work with what is best for the specific dog and owner based on living and social environment. It was not a one-size fits all but a methodology that can be tailored to the dog based on the overall theories. I highly recommend Bark Busters.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  lifeofbalanc

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    Bark Busters Rocks!
    lifeofbalanc (1 review)
    10/04/2012

    We started with two cats and a 7 year old shepherd husky mix. We added a rescue German Shepherd who was mostly but had some serious aggressive issues. We did not feel safe bringing people to our home because we did not know how he would react or if his barking would turn into a bite! Tom Zebrowitz was stellar. He was kind, patient, and an excellent teacher. Within one hour, our Shepherd was a new dog. He was relaxed, well behaved and our guest was not in the least bit concerned that he would be "eaten." The tools are simple and effective. The value is outstanding and the results speak for themselves. I will refer anyone I know with dog training needs to Bark Busters. Thanks for helping our family!

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  CluebeClue

    Reviews: 1

    It Works!
    CluebeClue (1 review)
    9/19/2012

    We used Bob and Judy Padgett (404-245-9261) as our trainers. We thought it would take many sessions to train our new dog but he "got it" in the first session. Consistency is the key. We highly recommend the Padgetts and Bark Busters!

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  shawnandmissy

    Reviews: 1

    Great Experience
    shawnandmissy (1 review)
    9/01/2012

    Our experience with Bark Busters has been nothing but excellent. We have a 9 month old boxer and saw results from the first visit with the techniques we were taught.

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  mversaci

    Reviews: 2

    Fantastic Results
    mversaci (2 reviews)
    6/21/2012

    Bark Busters did an amazing job in just one session. The change in our dog's behavior and overall demeanor borders on the miraculous. They can quickly assess the dog's needs and issues and then help the owners learn how to communicate to the dog in a way she / he can understand. We are delighted with the results!

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  Sha4NA91

    Reviews: 2

    Ryan saved my dog's life, literally!
    Sha4NA91 (2 reviews)
    5/07/2012

    We have 3 big dogs and when my newest rescue became two, she began to throw her weight around. Being the biggest and strongest, she wanted to be the Alpha. We had the smallest dog to the vet twice and had to have her stapled from the attacks. I was terrified after the brutal attacks and was going to have the dog put to sleep to protect the other dogs, my grandsons and myself from this violent dog. After one visit and a few minor changes, we did not have the dog put down. After a few visits, ALL the dogs have made progress in the areas I was unable to make progress in. The pack is balanced now, and everyone is safe in our home with the dog that was one day away from the end of her life. I cannot thank Ryan enough for giving me my favorite dog back!

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  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training - Marietta, GA -  chfdiehl

    Reviews: 1

    Ryan saved my sanity and our dog's life
    chfdiehl (1 review)
    4/23/2012

    Ryan saved my sanity and our dog's life. We have three beautiful dogs, the largest an 85 pound boxer-lab mix. She was trying to kill the 45 pound boxer-beagle mix. We had half a dozen very aggressive fights in less than two weeks. When we came in to get the small dog stapled back together and discuss putting the big dog down, the vet recommended Bark Busters . After one visit from Ryan, the dogs became much more calm and well behaved. Now if they start to get uppity, we know what to do to immediately to stop it. The wife and I work with the dogs everyday for ten or fifteen minutes, per Ryan's direction and the difference is amazing. I love the way everything he shows us is based on science and research

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