Brett | Bethesda

July-20-2020 Bark busters rating

Andy was professional and easy to get along with during the initial session. He communicated information clearly and backed his knowledge up with useful demonstrations and guidance. The expectations moving forward as training progresses were straightforward and organized. Thumbs up. Keep rocking it.

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Gregory | Washington

July-15-2020 Bark busters rating

We had our first session with Andy, and we were wowed by our Penny's progress in only a couple of hours! The experience was fun, informative, and Andy always made sure to give attention to Penny's specific needs. We're looking forward to continuing the program and training our puppy in a fun, positive way. Thanks BarkBusters!

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Tarita | Wheaton

July-08-2020 Bark busters rating

I haven't had a pet/puppy in our home in over thirty years, but since I retired I thought I would like the company. I wanted a puppy but each time I thought about it I became overwhelmed with the process. I went online to find a dog training, I was told with the COVID-19 no one was willing to come out until I found Bark Busters, I spoke with Andy over the phone and I must admit I was still a little skeptical! Now, I say all of that to say, I now have a new family member and I also have a first rate trainer! Thank you Andy, Bentley and I are so appreciate for your experience, he and I are glad to have you in our life.

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Jeremy | Washington

June-24-2020 Bark busters rating

Andy is Top notch. We have an anxious rescue dog who pulled extremely hard on her leash, but after Andy’s training and guidance, she has already made enormous progress. The indoor and outdoor training techniques Andy taught and guided us through have been easy to replicate day after day, and have proved to be game changers for us and our dog. Andy is very responsive, and was quick to respond with additional help and guidance. I can’t recommend Andy enough!

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Wilbur | Washington

June-05-2020 Bark busters rating

Andy was very professional and knowledgeable. He taught me how to communicate with my dog, and the results became apparent almost immediately. My dog would become aggressive/excited at the mere sight of a dog on our walks. After our training session we went out on a walk to test his training, and he was totally calm. Andy teaches you how to train your dog without treats or physical punishment so the training is applicable in all environments. I would highly recommend Bark Busters since their training can be used with any unwanted behavior, and if you ever need any help they offer lifetime support

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Alyssa | Kensington

February-05-2020 Bark busters rating

Andy was very knowledgeable, patient and thorough with us and our puppy. We would highly recommend him!

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Jeanie | Washington

January-27-2020 Bark busters rating

Andy is a top notch trainer and dog whisperer! We had our first 3hr session yesterday and it was fun, informative, and we have noticed immediate results. Andy changed the way I communicate with Rogue and I learned so much on how to be a better leader for my dog and create a stress-free environment for him both in the house and on our walks. Andy and Bark Buster's philosophy is unlike any I've seen, and I love it. We've already told several friends at the park and in our rescue group to go check him out! We can't wait for our next session.

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Sara | Bethesda

January-20-2020 Bark busters rating

Andy is an absolute lifesaver. My puppy was chewing on everything and wasn’t able to understand the word “no.” The tones and body language I learned yesterday are already working. She now knows not to chew the remote and my slippers, will stay at a distance if I’m cooking on a hot stove, and will come to me whenever I want. This has all happened in the last 36 hours. I couldn’t be happier with the program and feel incredibly confident that my puppy will be a respectful, loving, we’ll trained dog.

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Kelsey | Washington

January-13-2020 Bark busters rating

Andy takes the time to get to know you, your family, your home, and your dog in order to set a personalized plan for success. He asks insightful and positive questions that makes it clear he understands your issues. Our dog has experienced separation anxiety for years and Andy helped us understand the root of the issue and gave us specific exercises to help reset his behavior. Helping our dog is a long-term effort, but with Barkbuster's lifetime guarantee, we have no doubt we will have the support we need to be successful. Thank you for your patience and positivity, Andy!

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Maddy | Washington

October-09-2019 Bark busters rating

Andy was AMAZING - I now call him the dog Guru. He took my rescued, timid pup and turned him into a civilized and well trained companion. I highly recommend Andy to friend and family.

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Casey | Bethesda

September-26-2019 Bark busters rating

Where to begin?! Long story short, my dog Hartley is a SUPER timid and anxiety rid-in dog. Hartley is a rescue and I had no idea a dog could be that scared of EVERYTHING. It was not a problem (we honestly thought is was cute), until she finally lunged at a waitress and nipped the back of her leg. I sat there shocked and almost in tears. As we all know it could have been worse and I knew it was only going to get worse if we didn't fix this. I got online right away and looked up in home training (which I think is important in truly fixing bad behavior habits). I stumbled upon Bark Busters and they were BEYOND amazing. They answered me right away, called me to talk through what was going on, and never made me feel pressured to book with them. They just wanted to inform me and support me and Hartley. I ended up booking because they are with you for forever! They are in this for the long run and Andy does an amazing job of making you feel like this is a Team effort. He came to our house three days later and really taught me from the ground up. I feel like I literally know what my dog is thinking now and we are totally on the same page. He is so patient, understanding, and only wants the best for you and your pup! I cant say enough great things about my experience! You are a life savor Andy

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Cindy | Washington

April-03-2019 Bark busters rating

Andy is a great trainer - for my dog, Taffy, and for me! We concentrated on Taffy's barking in the back yard - her barking decreased significantly after the first session; and barking and jumping at guests at the front door - again, I learned to set a perimeter and Taffy has learned to stay outside until invited in! We've now started to stop her pulling on the leash while taking a walk. It's been a great experience!

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Jae | Oxon Hill

March-26-2019 Bark busters rating

We are so lucky to have Andy guiding us through this puppy training journey! We had group puppy training class before and it didn’t work. We had to keep using treats to teach our puppy and often time that caused him upset stomach and we hate that. Andy successfully transformed our high energy, crazy barking and biting shiba monster to a calm, relaxed puppy within only 2 hours! and more importantly, using no treat! We highly recommend Bark Busters and Andy!

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Janet | Washington

February-14-2019 Bark busters rating

Andy was fantastic. Within 2 1/2 hours he achieved much more than me and 3 trainers have done over 4 years. By the time Andy left, my dog Teddy was well on his way to being a well behaved dog. It was worth every penny.

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Dillon | Washington

February-07-2019 Bark busters rating

10/10! Would recommend Andy to all my friends and family. I just can't believe how much my dogs have changed after only one session! It is crazy to believe after about 2 hours my pit bull Marley who was previously very people and dog aggressive, now no longer barks and growl at other people or dogs. Walking Marley use to be embarrassing and for about a month I wouldn't even walk him past the grassy area in front of our condo buildings. I just couldn't trust Marley and feared he was going to hurt someone or someones dog. I literally can walk by any dog in my neighborhood now and Marley doesn't even pay them any mind. The story with Andy gets even better! I have a french bulldog who's name is Snookie. Snookie spent her days pacing my condo, bark, bark, bark, bark, BARKING! Anytime someone walked past the condo door, anytime a loud truck drove by, if my ringer was turned up to loud, she would bark non stop. Since Andy left, my dog has not barked once! ITS CRAZY!!! He taught me how to "speak dog." At first I thought he was joking, BUT HE WAS SERIOUS. The methods are simple and easy and I can't believe how well it works. It's almost as if Andy literally gave me two dogs that identically look the same, but act more well behaved, and took my insane ones to a far away land. Andy has truly saved my life and I don't know where I would be without him. Marley, Snookie, and I thank him from the bottom of our hearts! If you are having dog problems I am 100% confident Andy can help you fix them! Just don't forget to practice the exercises once he leaves and you will be golden!

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