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We can never express how much we appreciate Tom's knowledge and professionalism in every aspect of Hank's training, and ours. What a difference Tom made in our lives. That may seem overly... dramatic but it's not to us. We have never had a dog like Hank that was so hard to communicate what we wanted and expected from him. We were always in bad moods because he was biting, jumping and physically hurting us. Even though he was playing when he would bite it was still physically painful and very upsetting. We went through a lot of band-aids before finding Tom. No matter what we did or tried to do to communicate with him nothing worked. We felt Hank was a good sweet dog and we love him dearly but we were beginning to think that we could not handle him. Thank you for showing us how and for saving us and him from having to find him somewhere else to live. I don't think I could have ever forgiven myself for letting him go. Hank is a work in progress, but is showing so much improvement each day as we work through the training schedule Tom left us, now we know how to do the training on our own. I guess I should say we are all a work in progress, but now we are able to do it the correct way thanks to Tom. I find it comforting to know that if we need more help Tom will be there and he will be able to show us the way to go. Tom thanks so much again for everything. It brings tears to my eyes to think what might have happened if we had not found you.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
We have never cared for a dog or any pet for that matter. We called three vet offices in the area for a trainer referral, and all three (swear all three) recommended Tom Zebrowitz with Bark Busters. ... Tom was honest about expectations, options and costs. We had no idea what to do, but we knew we were desperate for help with our constantly barking, crying (screaming), biting, and jumping puppy. Tom came to our home, spent hours with us and made sure we were confident of what we had learned before he left. He didn't offer magic fixes or sell us long expensive plans. Tom actually talked me out of a longer plan and told me to give our training some time before committing. Extremely professional and excellent trainer. I would recommend Tom Zebrowitz without question. I can honestly say that I called the same vet offices to recommend Tom the very next day.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Max Alligood has totally changed my dog. She has made so much improvement. Max was really great with my dog and patient with both of us. I wish I would have known about Max and Bark Busters years ago!
Tom trained our two poodles and at the end of the first training session, my husband and I could already see a difference in our dogs. We had issues with passive aggressive behavior, excessive barking, not responding to simple commands like "come". We are still amazed that now we have well-behaved furry children. Tom is great with the dogs and with their owners too. We recommend him without reservation. His telephone number is 404-502-5511...give him a try..you won't regreat it. Well worth the investment for a lifetime of well-behaved dogs.
cannot tell you how much Bob and Judy Padgett did for us in just ONE session! My dog was suffering from separation anxiety and when I would leave the house he would pace, bark, howl, whine and chew the house up. After t heir FIRST session with me, I learned the right techniques to change the behavior, and within one week I now have a dog who goes on the bed and lies down when I leave! This is amazing and I can't thank them enough! I love when they come back to see the progress he has made, and to tweak some new items that may come up! Bob and Judy, I love you, and I LOVE Bark Busters!!!!!!! Wendy
We love our animals but wanted to train our 18 month Miniature Pinscher to be less aggressive with strangers. We called Bob & Judy Padgett and have been amazed with the quick response from Lucy. They understand dogs and their owners. We have followed their advice very closely and are extremely happy. Lucy is too - she's more at ease and seems much happier now that we undestand her better. Absolutely delighted with the results. Great value - easy and quick results.
Tonight was our first session with Bob and Judy of Bark Busters. I cannot even begin to express the relief I am feeling now that we have their guidance. They understand people, they understand dogs and they are so patient (and fun) as they pass that knowledge on to you. What they helped us to accomplish in two short hours we've, been struggling with for months. Please know the price is absolutely competetive and I'm already sure it's going to be more than worth it. Thank you Bob and Judy!!!!
Tom Zebrowitz is amazing!! This training is very practical and it makes sense! Its better than any other method!!! Tom takes his time and explains things and answers any questions you have!! He was extremely patient with my husband and I and our 3 dogs!! Also, he was very understanding because we had a last minute plumbing emergency so my husband and the plumber were in and out and he never rushed us!! Its great finally being able to communicate with our four legged friends!! We're now striving to be just like Tom!!
Training with Bark Busters was a great experience :) Both I and my dogs learned so much. We now have a better understanding of each other and a better functioning household. And just like a previous reviewer, I too have a fearful dog who has serious issues with people. She is a rescue who was once involved in dog fighting. But Tom Zebrowitz was able to address her issues and she is now a better socialized dog which even my vet has noticed. I would HIGHLY recommend Bark Busters to anyone having behavioral problems with their dogs! 2 thumbs way up :D
We can't say enough good things about Tom and the BarkBusters method!He was patient with us and our dogs,and helped us become the pack leaders we need to be. Granted we still need practice, but we are on the right track now. Us and the dogs are much happier now. Its so nice to look out the window and watch them play together, instead of watching to make sure they are not fighting! If you are having problems with your dogs, I highly recommend Tom Z. and Barkbusters! Thanks Tom, Sandi and Billy Powell
We have 3 rescued pekingese, two females and one male. Out of the blue, the two females started fighting. Our Vet recommended to try Bark Busters, but if it didn't work we would have to get rid of one of the females. We have not had an altercation between dogs since Tom's first visit! The "sibling rivalry" is under control, as are the other bad habits our dogs had developed. Tom really taught us how to take control of the pack! We still have work to do and more to accomplish, but I know that Tom will help wherever and whenever we need. I wish we had learned the tricks of Bark Busters 30 years ago when we had our first dog! I am so greatful to Tom that our dog family can remain intact and happy!
We first called Bark Busters 4 years ago, when we needed help with our adopted pup. At the time it was impossible for us to even take our dog on a walk because he would pull us around and would bite anyone who came near us. Max spent a lot of time with us in our home and in our neighborhood where we walked him. He is very knowledgeable about dog behaviors and helped us have a better understanding of our dog's fear aggression issues. With Max's help we quickly saw a lot of positive changes that we were able to easily to maintain because he gave us the tools and confidence to reinforce those changes. Max is always readily available and responsive, whether it be to give some advice over the phone or to come back to your home for a refresher or if new problem behaviors arise. When I was pregnant Max gave us lots of tips on how to bring a new baby home to a dog. He knew I was nervous about how our dog would react and he actually came to our home the day we brought our baby girl home to make sure things when smoothly! Max loves dogs and seems passionate about what he does. I would highly recommend him for your family.
When my wife and I met Bob and Judy we had adopted a 1 year old Golden Doodle. We had been trying a method with a DVD series. It wasn't working for us so we decided to get some hands on help. They showed an entirely different method. They observed my family and our puppy and recommended methods for us. Our puppy responded immediately. We have used some simple tools with multiple behaviors. It has enabled the puppy to enjoy us and us her.
My husband and I were absolutely astonished at how quickly and efficiently our doberman rescue was trained by Tom Zebrowitz from Bark Busters. We now have full understanding of the dog pack mentality and how important that knowledge is to maintaing happy pack life. Thank you Tom!
I am very disappointed in my experience with Bark Busters. I came to Ryan McPherson in June of 2010 with a serious problem. I had a dog that was human and animal aggressive, and he was reactive. Ryan said he could handle this problem, but then only performed basic obedience training for 6 lessons instead of behavioral training. I purchased the life time service (much more expensive than bundled training packages with other local Atlanta trainers), so I figured that he needed to learn this stuff anyway. On the sixth lesson, Ryan decided that we were doing fine on our own. My dog was still showing serious signs of aggression and reactivity. I expressed my concern about not scheduling a revisit. Ryan said he would follow up with us the next month. I never heard from him again until just last week via email. I asked him for a partial refund because I have since learned that using negative reinforcement on a fear aggressive dog is not beneficial, and therefore will not be using his services again. He did perform 6 lessons for us though, so I don't think a full refund would be fair. He has not addressed the refund, and I doubt he will after all of the negative reviews I have read on other websites about this company and unwillingness to refund. I have since taken my reactive dog to a different trainer who is much more equipped to deal with his problems. I'd highly recommend looking elsewhere if you have a dog with a similar problem to mine.
Bark Busters works with reactive/aggressive dogs on a regular basis, and our techniques are successful with these and all types of dogs. Unfortunately this was not the case with this client. We regret that we did clearly communicate our methods which do not use any negative reinforcement. We have come to an amicable agreement with this client refunding a portion of her fee and she has pursued an alternate course of training. We wish her the best of success with her pets.
I first contacted Ryan McPherson with Bark Busters because my puppy was very difficult to train. He barked constantly, jumped and pulled on the leash. He is a large retriever puppy and with his size it was becoming difficult to control him. Ryan came out to my house within a week of me contacting him and gave me an extensive lesson with practice and advice on how to maintain good behaviors long term. Thanks to Ryan's patience and techniques, I am now the proud owner of a sweet, well-behaved dog. Bark Busters is so convenient because they come right to your house and work in an environment where you and your dog are comfortable. I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters and Ryan to anyone! I had a great experience with them!
This is the second pet we have used Bark Busters with. Phenomenal! Tom is patient with dog & owner!