Kristine | Houston

September-20-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason did an amazing job with our two dogs, Rosey and Chewy! He taught our family dog training techniques and in a short time, we’re already seeing a difference in their behavior. We’re getting control of the barking at every person who passes by and we’re working on the leash pulling and recall. He was patient, knowledgeable, thorough, and just great to work with. We are looking forward to more sessions with Mason! We highly recommend Mason at Bark Busters!

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Eileen | Houston

September-15-2022 Bark busters rating

Amazing training session with Mason. Specifically designed for My baby, Mango. Addressed all of the issues Mango and I were experiencing. I saw miraculous results in just 1 day. It takes work on our part but if you want to make your pet a more manageable companion I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Bark Buster's ❤️

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Caycee | Houston

September-12-2022 Bark busters rating

I can't say enough how much this helped us speak dog! We had an immediate behavior change with Mason and how he guided us to work with Finneas. We continue to follow his instructions and even changed Finn's food it was sooooo helpful. It was almost like magic for us. Finn is so relaxed and just super sweet without any bad behaviors he was starting to try :-). This is my 2nd dog and I wish I had found Mason with my 1st one. I love the method he teaches it is easy and works!!! Do not hesitate to book if you are looking into it. We will be back should anything else arise :-)

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Anne | Houston

August-26-2022 Bark busters rating

I was reserved weather or not out issues (barking and aggression) could be dealt with but already saw improvement on our dogs straight away. I feel confident our dogs and us will grow a stronger bond now.

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Schlea | Houston

August-23-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was great! In just a few hours we saw a huge difference in our two dogs behaviors! We tried another training service before this and this has already been more impressive in a shorter time. Highly recommend!!

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Eileen | Houston

August-20-2022 Bark busters rating

The experience was amazing! Mango and I learned so much. In one session I already see miraculous improvements. I highly recommend Bark Busters and Mason!

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Rebeca | Houston

August-20-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was great. He was super informative, patient and very professional. He has a calm style that makes it easy for owner and puppy to learn together!

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Caryn | Houston

August-18-2022 Bark busters rating

Very excited with the progress made in just a few hours. We feel confident with moving forward!

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Teresa | Houston

August-14-2022 Bark busters rating

Immediate improvement. I didn't expect our dogs to be receptive but they warmed up to Mason and accepted the training. His guidance was very helpful in how to go forward. This will help foster those good habits and deter bad ones for sure. Thank you so much!

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Surya | Houston

August-13-2022 Bark busters rating

We now have a plan of action and know how to respond to the barking! Even in the first few hours you see a change in your dogs behavior!

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Jose & David | Houston

August-13-2022 Bark busters rating

Clear, concise and easy to follow!

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Cassie | Houston

August-12-2022 Bark busters rating

Our first lessons went great. I saw improvements in my dog's behavior within just a few hours! I'm very impressed with the knowledge, patients and friendliness of our trainer!

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Christine | Houston

August-09-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was great with mt dog. He picked up the commands Mason taught me very quickly. I would highly recommend.

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Paloma | Houston

August-06-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was awesome! Lemon was receptive and we quickly saw results in the first session. Glad to have found Bark Busters. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to better understand their dogs behaviors.

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Cynthia | Houston

August-04-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason is as wonderful as he is handsome. Very easily understood. I saw a noticeable difference in Cupcake. I am very pleased with the results after one training session. I would recommend Bark Busters to friends and family.

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Elizabeth & Joseph | Houston

July-30-2022 Bark busters rating

The first session was extremely helpful for teaching us how to address both of our dogs issues. We saw noticeable improvement at the first session and very helpful to see how the dogs continue to improve.

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Lucila | Bellaire

July-27-2022 Bark busters rating

Mr. Mason was very easy to work with. He was concise and taught me how to deal with the problems we were having. I would highly recommend him as a trainer!

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Hannah | Houston

July-26-2022 Bark busters rating

Very impressed with my overall experience! Mason was so helpful and extremely knowledgeable on not only Cookie's behaviors, but other aspects like how to make sure her diet is proper and making sure she feels comfortable in every way!

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Hannah | Houston

July-26-2022 Bark busters rating

We LOVE Bark Busters!! We rescued a little rat terrier/chihuahua mix and had problems with her growling at our guests and strangers in public. She also went nuts when we would leave and would bark nonstop. Mason was so knowledgeable, and great at explaining her behavior and how to fix it! Having a personalized training plan took so much stress away from us. Highly recommend choosing Bark Busters!

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Phylicia | Houston

July-23-2022 Bark busters rating

Boomer was able to pick up on corrective behaviors right away. My training session has been very informative and I felt confident working with Mason will be really great to getting Boomer and Prince to a very safe and happy place.

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Megan | Houston

July-19-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was extremely helpful. He worked with me and my three teenagers so we understood the fundamentals of communicating with our dogs. He spent a lot of time understanding our concerns and provided a lot of information on nutrition for our rescue who was under weight. Mason went through several scenarios so we could practice the techniques. Food aggression was our biggest concern with our rescue, and with Mason’s guidance, we have been able to feed the dogs in same room without incident. Thank you so much! We now have the resources to provide our dogs a calm, clear environment that they can thrive in, together.

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Bianca | Houston

July-09-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was great! He answered all of our questions, listened to our concerns and gave us great exercises to practice where we could see results right away - HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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Yanet | HOUSTON

July-09-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason is an amazing trainer and we were impressed with how out dogs behavior improved. He is so knowledgeable and he is very patient when he explains everything. Thank you so much, we are very happy with Mason and Bark Busters.

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Kim | Humble

July-01-2022 Bark busters rating

I am in utter disbelief. Mason came yesterday. Currently I am sitting on the couch with my dog watching fireworks and she is not going ballistic! Mason is an excellent trainer… and who knew my dog could be so well behaved!! ❤️❤️

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Camila | Houston

June-18-2022 Bark busters rating

I have 2 difficult dachshunds with aggression among other issues, and 1 frenchie puppy. I was tired and overwhelmed and decided to invest in training. I couldn’t be happier with Mason and the wealth of knowledge he brought. He was patient, and made sure that I understood why the issues were happening and how to correct reactive and aggressive behavior. I’m so blown away by the immediate results. My dogs were able to go on a walk without pulling, and we went through various exercises and triggers to begin correcting the behavior. Mason made sure that my dogs were responding to my corrections and taught me to communicate more effectively with my dogs. I really can’t recommend Mason enough!

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Lakeisha | Houston

May-05-2022 Bark busters rating

Bark Busters are the best our trainer Mason was very detailed with everything and we think Max will be okay with a little consistency ‼️

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Lexi | Houston

April-15-2022 Bark busters rating

I can’t recommend Mason enough! I have two dogs, a 4 year old and a 4 month old. I had so many questions and Mason answered them all, patiently and knowledgeably. He was both attentive and observant and worked until we had covered every area of concern - jumping, mouthing, walking, chewing, etc. The methods he used were simple yet effective, and I truly noticed a difference in both of my dogs’ behavior in just one session. I feel confident that I can replicate what I learned during our training session for years to come. I’m so thankful for Mason’s help!

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Lexi | Houston

April-15-2022 Bark busters rating

I can’t recommend Mason enough! I have two dogs, a 4 year old and a 4 month old. I had so many questions and Mason answered them all, patiently and knowledgeably. He was both attentive and observant and worked until we had covered every area of concern - jumping, mouthing, walking, chewing, etc. The methods he used were simple yet effective, and I truly noticed a difference in both of my dogs’ behavior in just one session. I feel confident that I can replicate what I learned during our training session for years to come. I’m so thankful for Mason’s help!

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Enrique | Houston, Harris

April-12-2022 Bark busters rating

Our Standard Schnauzer puppy was getting out of control. Biting, nipping, barking, jumping everywhere in the house. While walking, he used to pull the leash very strongly and get overly excited when spotting other people or dogs. We've done some research an decided to call Bark Busters. Mason Erwin came to our home and spent 4 hours with the whole family. He basically trained us and showed us how to handle Otto. After explaining us the behavioral challenges and peculiarities all dogs have, he showed us the corrections we needed to do inside the house. Also, we went for a walk in the nearby the park and trails where we usually walk Otto. Otto was also experiencing separation anxiety. Very disruptive, because we couldn't leave him alone and couldn't have even 6 straight hours of sleep. In sum, we were vey discouraged and frustrated because we couldn't help out our beloved Otto. After the first session with Mason, Otto's behavior changed significantly. No more pulling, no more biting, no more nipping. Walking with him was very pleasant. Separation anxiety was substantially lower. He now stays in his crate at night without barking or whining. We called Mason once more to address a couple of remaining issues; e.g. barking aggressively at other dogs while walking. Once again, Mason's guidance was very effective and Otto stopped the undesirable behavior almost immediately. We are grateful and impressed with Mason's skills and training. It has been a game changer.

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Jennifer | Houston

April-02-2022 Bark busters rating

I was shocked at how different my dogs behaved within the first hour! Just with the first correction we learned and they immediately calmed down and took to it. Thank you Mason!

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Taryn | Houston

March-30-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was super attentive and gave us great tools to help us learn how to train Franklin. We are excited to see how he progresses!

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Kelsey | Houston

March-29-2022 Bark busters rating

This training session was great and Mason is an awesome trainer! I saw notable improvement in my dogs' barking where he would bark at anything that moves. And I also saw an incredible improvement on his leash pulling. Would DEFINITELY recommend.

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Stephen | Houston

March-26-2022 Bark busters rating

Excellent session! Both dogs were very responsive.

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Diedra | Houston

March-25-2022 Bark busters rating

The trainer was great! Very professional and provided feedback about how to train and work with all three dogs at the same time. Dogs seemed to feel comfortable and began to show improvement during the first session. REALLY enjoyed working with Mason!

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Enrique | Houston

March-22-2022 Bark busters rating

The lesson was extremely practical. Mason was spot on in addressing all our concerns. My whole family and I felt like we got a VIP training. After the first session we felt the relief of knowing Otto will behave great!

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Linda | Houston

March-15-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason Erwin corrected my puppy’s challenging behaviors quickly and patiently and provided a great experience for my pet and me. I highly recommend Bark Busters and Mason Irwin!

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Irma | Houston

February-26-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was amazing!! My two chihuahuas were a little aggressive towards other dogs and would bark so much whenever someone would come to the door or when someone would get near me. He was able to help me correct that and some other behavioral issues I ran into with my fur baby's in a short amount of time. I am very very excited to keep seeing the improvement. I highly recommend him! Thank you Mason!

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Greta | Houston

February-24-2022 Bark busters rating

I gained a decent level of confidence in my ability to help my dogs!

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Rodolfo | Houston

February-23-2022 Bark busters rating

Professionally done! Patient with you and well explained training!

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Aishling | Houston

January-29-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason arrived on time and ready to help, with our 2 Boston terrier brothers. He spent 2 hours helping and observing and giving us feed back in the moment to help with behavioral issue. We have started using the commands and day one seeing progress! Thanks Mason and Bark Busters for a great experience.

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Sophia | Houston

January-27-2022 Bark busters rating

Bean struggles with understanding personal space and anxiety on walks. We loved Masons' training with his fake dog and how to reclaim our space while on the couch. I am looking forward to doing our homework and seeing Bean's behavior improve even more!

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Jordan | Houston

January-27-2022 Bark busters rating

Mason was great! I already see some changes in her! I am excited to see her change with this training!

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Jason and Carol | Houston

January-22-2022 Bark busters rating

Great training session!! Noticeable improvement on day one!

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Gregory | Houston

November-16-2021 Bark busters rating

Both dog and owner took away practices to use everyday in our initial lesson. Saw noticeable changes right away!

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Nicola | Houston

November-10-2021 Bark busters rating

A fun session with lots of great information and tips!!

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Allison | Houston

November-10-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason was able to train my dog very quickly. He is very friendly and answered all the questions I had. I will definitely recommend him to anyone needing a dog trainer!

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Jason | Houston

November-09-2021 Bark busters rating

Noticeable improvement in separation anxiety. Also big improvement in behavior and on the leash.

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Andrea | Houston

November-05-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason was very informative and made the lesson easy to understand and learn in a stress free way. Super excited to begin the homework and see the progress.

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John and Donna | Houston

October-30-2021 Bark busters rating

A lot of helpful guidance and pointers for getting our dog to correct her behavior at the door and bringing down her aggression towards strangers in out home. WIll keep working on the exercises. Mason was our savior!

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Sloane | Houston

October-20-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason did a great job helping my husband and me train our two year old Australian Shepard. He was thorough in his explanations and was able to help us in the moment. We loved that he took the time to see our needs (having our dog be aggressive on walks) and went on an actual walk with us, created distractions and continually monitored how we were doing, ect. I feel confident that we can take what we learned and apply it to our everyday life + feel secure that we have access to him as a trainer when/if it is needed.

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Raj and Kavita | Bellaire

September-25-2021 Bark busters rating

Extremely thorough services provided. Mason was very attentive to out concerns and helped coach us throigh details of managing our pet.

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Rene | Houston

September-24-2021 Bark busters rating

We were impressed by the attention and information provided. After one session I am already feeling more confident in helping my dog live happily in a human world.

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Nellie | Houston

September-24-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason was great!! I felt much better after session because I have the tools to control my dogs. Mason was vert patient & understanding.

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Sherri | Houston

September-22-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason listened to our dog issues and provided hands-on training for each issue. we saw immediate change on our dogs behaviors.

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Tammy | Houston

September-16-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason was a miracle worker with my dog Sasha. Fearing I was stuck with an eternal puppy that would not listen and chewed everything in sight, Mason transformed my dog into the dog I always knew she could be with the right instruction. Mason demonstrated so much patience and gave clear and concise Instructions in giving me the tools I’ll need for years to come to handle Sasha. Thank you to Mason and bark busters for the peace you have given my household!

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Leticia | Houston

September-16-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason Erwin with Barkbusters has done absolute wonders with my dog!! Literally after just two sessions she has turned her bad behaviors around and is now a wonderful, sweet and obedient dog. She went from jumping on everything and everyone and constantly nipping and biting us to well behaved and happy. It’s an unbelievable turnaround and I highly recommend him to any dog owner who is ready to give up on your pet!

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Malikah | Houston

September-11-2021 Bark busters rating

Bandit was very receptive to the training. The information about how dogs think is very helpful and insightful. I look forward to seeing the full development of my fur baby from this training.

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Elizabeth | Houston

September-09-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason was attentive and took time to listen to our concerns with Liesl. Training at home provided additional value. The exercises were well thought out and tailored for Liesl's behavior which was exactly what we wanted. Thank you!

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John | Houston

September-03-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason is personable and patient, the instruction is simple and logical. He teaches effective communication which has resulted in a significant positive difference in my pup’s behavior after the first visit. Also, I now have the tools to continue to reinforce and build good behavior. I would highly recommend to friends and family.

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Larry | Bellaire

July-27-2021 Bark busters rating

Mason arrived on time for our appointment. Our dog Tex was immediately at ease with him, and drawn to his friendly, yet commanding voice. His instruction for us was so simple, but so effective..... almost immediately. We couldn't believe it! One of the issues that we were having with our dog Tex, was corrected that same day! It was amazing that just by saying things in a certain tone and our mannerisms, would get the quick results that we did. We had requested another pamphlet of instructions from Mason the day of our appointment, but he didn't have an extra with him. A day or two later he took the time to drop one off at our house, and stayed to find out how the training was going! So kind and professional. We would highly recommend Mason and Bark Busters! Mel and Larry

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Brett & Michelle | houston

July-14-2021 Bark busters rating

We are very happy with the exercises and style that Mason brought. He is very knowledgeable and both of our dogs immediately responded to the instructions and corrections. Definitely a good template for us to implement - more structured than any other trainer I've worked with! Thank you!

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Karley | houston

July-14-2021 Bark busters rating

After learning a few of the training techniques, I could see 100% improvement in my dog already just after 2 short hours. I feel as if this training will definitely get the job done.

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Samantha | Stafford

July-13-2021 Bark busters rating

Noticed a difference in behavior just a few minutes after demonstration. We also received homework to do. Mason left a line of communication open and I look forward to seeing the improvement in our sweet baby Koda.

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Candy | West Palm Beach

June-23-2021 Bark busters rating

The session was very informative, easy to follow with amazing results. We thank Marc for knowledgable results. We now have a dih that behaves and understands us. Thank you!

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Meghan | Houston, Harris

October-26-2019 Bark busters rating

I adopted a rescue dog from our local shelter with some really bad habits. I had another trainer who told me to "just live with it". I knew that was impossible. After just 3 hours with Donna, Lucy and I are making tremendous progress. I am including myself, because I needed training in how to communicate with Lucy. Donna had us do some exercises, and Lucy responded right away. It's like she was a different dog! She no longer terrorizes other dogs on leash or barks uncontrollably when we leave the house. Never, never give up on your dog -- call Donna at Bark Busters!

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Stephanie | Houston

August-26-2019 Bark busters rating

My husband came home with a 9 week old puppy in January and boy were we in over our heads! After a lot a research and much consideration, we decided to go with Bark Busters for our puppy training & obedience lessons. Donna was a miracle worker! She was extremely patient with me, my husband, and our energetic puppy. She equipped us with ALL of the tools we needed to get Kashew under control and on a schedule that worked for us. Some of the issues she helped us with were: pulling on his leash, getting distracted on walks, chewing and digging on our outside plants, barking for food/attention, and various commands. One of the main reasons we decided to go with Donna & Bark Busters was their lifetime commitment. After your initial sessions, we were instructed to call Donna with any questions or problems that we had. Donna has returned all of our phone calls, spoke to me as long as I needed, and helped guide me through all issues that we have had with our sweet pup. I highly recommend Bark Busters if you are looking for private dog training!

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William | Houston, Harris

August-23-2019 Bark busters rating

Donna is an experienced, calm, patient teacher. She worked wonders for our yellow lab puppy. He went from a crazy dominant boy to an obedient, loving dog. Highly recommend

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Lexi | Houston, Harris

June-04-2019 Bark busters rating

Working with Donna has been great! I saw immediate results after the first session. She has been so helpful especially because I am a first time dog owner. I have really enjoyed working with her.

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JILL | Houston

March-18-2019 Bark busters rating

Donna did some amazing work with my 1 year old pug, Ernie. I was very overwhelmed with him and Donna transformed everything for me! The biggest issues were his separation anxiety and just getting him to listen to me in general! Donna gave me tools that were immediately effective in getting him to listen and his separation anxiety is mostly gone as of now, which is a HUGE relief! Donna can help you with ANY problem. She has a solution for everything. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Sarah | Houston, Harris

November-28-2018 Bark busters rating

Donna is a magician! I have 2 rescue shepherds and Donna is helping me to socialize and train them. My adult rescue ran upstairs and was too scared to come back down, even for food. Donna miraculously coaxed him down with chicken and helped build his confidence so that he doesn't get "stuck" again. Moreover, she showed me how to coax him down. Bark busters in home training is amazing for giving owners the skill set they need to make the training "stick" once the expert trainers leave. The training is reward based and makes the learning fun for the pups so that they look forward to learning new skills.

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Sarah | Houston

October-01-2017 Bark busters rating

We contacted Bark Busters after our three dogs had turned into a pack and we were struggling to get back control. Donna came out twice and the results have been incredible. We worked on leash walking, doorbells/answering the doors, and commands. We went from having to crack the door open for visitors to being able to open the doors while the dogs wait in the living room. Our walks are infinitely better, and my husband and I feel like we have control again. Donna is willing to answer any and all questions and had great suggestions for any of our issues. We have and will continue to recommend her to any friends looking for a trainer.

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Linda | Houston

August-09-2017 Bark busters rating

My husband and I recently adopted a rescue puppy. We needed help with basic household manners and commands. Cooper stays in the city during the week but goes with us to the country on weekends. The training we needed was everything from housebreaking, no jumping up, walking easily on a leash, getting in and out of a car, come when called - to teaching Cooper how to comfortably ride in a ranch mule. I called Donna and she has been great! There was an immediate improvement in Cooper's manners after just one session. We have met a couple of times and Donna has shown me how to work with Cooper on all of the issues that concern us. Her methods are gentle, not scary to Cooper, and they work!! I look forward to a continuing relationship with Donna - and through her methods having a well trained, wonderful family dog! Cooper and I both love and respond well to her system! So glad I called Donna!

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Latoisha | Houston

July-21-2017 Bark busters rating

Donna Smith was very helpful for the training and behavioral issues we were experiencing. Within 20 minutes of our first session, my dog was calm and receptive to the training methods she introduced. We were given easy to follow techniques and instructions that have made a significant different in our everyday lives. She is always readily available via email and telephone to answer any questions or concerns that may arise. Thank you so much Donna for all of your help and support!

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Tom | Houston

July-20-2017 Bark busters rating

Donna really helped us find how to meet Phoebe's (and our) needs. She is much less frightened and barks at neighbors less frequently. I recommend Donna for your training needs.

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Colleen | Houston

July-15-2017 Bark busters rating

The training and trainer, Donna Smith, were excellent. It was a real eye opener about really understanding my dogs and learning simple techniques that helped me to communicate with my dogs. I would recommend this training to anyone without hesitation. Now, it is up to me to carry through what I have learned. It truly works.

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Paige | Houston

July-02-2017 Bark busters rating

Training by Donna of Bark Busters was excellent! Our dogs were already obedient to the commands we had taught them, but they struggled with anxiety, pacing, and excessive nudging for our attention. One was crate possessive, both were people possessive, often aggressive towards each other. Twenty minutes into the first training Donna had taught us enough to see change in both dogs' attitudes, and by the end of that session all those troublesome behaviors were corrected. Now they are calm, easy with each other, and even when I answer the door they wait calmly for me to answer and let guests enter. Our house is completely changed, and we are deeply grateful to Donna and Bark Busters.

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Pamela | Houston

June-23-2017 Bark busters rating

Donna is a miracle worker! We knew our rescue dog Max had the potential to be a good dog, but we had trouble learning how to get there until we met Donna. In a few short hours she taught us how to better communicate with our dog to create a more positive relationship and regain some control and calm to our house! We really appreciate the ongoing support and couldn't be happier that we found her and her wonderful and effective approach to dog training.

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Ashley | Houston

June-08-2017 Bark busters rating

Donna gives such great direction with my dog, Lizzie. Before getting dog training, I was frustrated and angry with Lizzie. I decided to use Bark Busters because I read their website and believe in the methods they use. After my first training, I saw such a huge difference in Lizzie's behavior. She was able to understand what I wanted to communicate to her. I checked in with Donna a week later to give her an update on how Lizzie was doing and she gave me further pointers on how to correct any of Lizzie's bad behaviors. After my second training, where we worked on recall training, I instantly saw a difference in how Lizzie and I interacted out in a large, open space. It's the little changes that make a big difference and Donna is great at teaching me how to implement it. Donna makes herself available via text or phone at almost any time of the day. I'm looking forward to my last lesson with Donna. The great thing about Bark Busters is that Donna will still be available to me via phone or text after our last lesson together. I would highly recommend Bark Busters to anyone looking for personal dog training, one-on-one, and in your home. Donna knows the in's and out's of dog training and is such a great teacher.

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Dolores | Houston

June-04-2017 Bark busters rating

I really was surprised as to how quick the training started to work. Donna Smith was so nice and easy to work with, I feel like I have a new friend and my dogs were very comfortable with her.

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Aimee | Houston

June-03-2017 Bark busters rating

We contacted Bark Busters shortly after adopting our 2.5 year old, Mia. Although Mia is sweet, she needed to learn a lot of manners in and out of the house. Donna gave us tips to begin correcting her indoor behaviors immediately and helped us develop a plan for her outdoor leash pulling and aggression. Donna is so patient and taught us how to calmly and effectively communicate with Mia. We have been using these techniques with her and noticed a dramatic difference with her obedience in our home. We highly recommend Donna and the Bark Busters program as she has helped us interact better with our pup!

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Lily | Pasadena

April-22-2017 Bark busters rating

It's challenging to train 2 GSD-mix 4 month old puppies, but Donna gave me useful pointers in training these high energy pups. Each day with the pups brings new discoveries, challenges and joys. I'm glad I have Bark Busters and Donna to consult when I don't have the training knowledge I need. Thanks, Donna!

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Mary | Houston

April-22-2017 Bark busters rating

Donna is absolutely brilliant with dogs! We have 2 young Boxers who are lovable and friendly creatures, but they really need to learn better manners. Our concerns were mainly to stop them from jumping on people and to teach them not to go near the door when someone rings the doorbell. On our very first lesson, Donna showed us some techniques that worked right away! We are now working on better manners while walking on a leash, particularly not to pull or jump around in excitement. In just one lesson we learned some simple yet very effective ways to accomplish our goals. We have learned the key is establishing yourself as leader, using proper body language, eye contact and tone of voice as well as staying consistent are the keys to successfully communicating with our dogs. We also love the fact that, there is no harsh punishment or negative techniques used at all. Donna is so patient, friendly and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a better relationship with their fur babies. Bravo, Donna!

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Angela | Houston

February-17-2017 Bark busters rating

Harry Potter was new to our home & had problems with resource guarding. Donna was great and worked with us to help us all adjust to people & activity in our home & neighborhood.

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Ashley | Houston

December-13-2016 Bark busters rating

Donna has been wonderful to work with. She's very patient with our dog (and us) and has given us so many helpful tips. It's great having her come to our house, so our dog is comfortable in her own environment. It's obvious how passionate Donna is about dogs and her job. We are so grateful we started using BarkBusters.

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Julia | Houston

September-25-2016 Bark busters rating

Donna is so knowledgable about training dogs. Her kind demeanor and patience make her the perfect go to for any dog training or issues with your pet. I highly recommend her!

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Brenan | Houston

August-11-2016 Bark busters rating

Donna was a wonderful help with training our 6 month old puppy. We just need help with the basics of training and she helped us get him on the path to being a well trained puppy.

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Jessica | Houston

August-08-2016 Bark busters rating

My dog, Atticus, is a pit bull so I knew I wanted and needed to get him trained. I went to a more aversive-based dog training prior to Bark Busters and found that it only negatively affected Atticus by making him scared and jumpy without deterring the behaviors I found problematic. Further, I was discouraged from taking my dog outside, even on walks. With Bark Busters, Atticus has become a more confident dog and my relationship with him has grown in many positive ways. We were also encouraged and empowered with training to go on walks and public outings.

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Shannon | Spring

August-07-2016 Bark busters rating

Donna was fantastic with Bentley. She helped give me guidance on techniques to use with Bentley. They have worked very well since our training session!

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Kyle | Houston

July-21-2016 Bark busters rating

Donna is the greatest!!! Bark Busters was recommended by my vet and I have not been disappointed. Donna has worked with my 3 dogs ages 2 years to 14 years. My focus for training was to teach them not to bark and not to jump up on people. The training has been very successful and I am very pleased with the progress that has been made. Donna is extremely proficient. She is very nice, patient and easy to work with. Bark Busters is the only training program that I have found that really works. I might also add that you do need to follow Donna's guidelines and work with your dog on the desired behaviors. I would highly recommend this program!

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Marc | Houston

June-26-2016 Bark busters rating

After talking with a few trainers we decided to try out Bark Busters. I didn't expect much but we had to keep our pups from jumping on people when they came over to visit. We are also first time dog owners. Donna came over to help out. After the first lesson I couldn't believe that our dogs no longer jumped on people and we learned how to command respect from our dogs. Donna was great to work with and I refer her to anybody that asks. She has also helped us with walking our dogs as well as given us the tools to continue training our dogs. This has been a great experience.

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Tracie | Baytown

June-23-2016 Bark busters rating

Donna was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the behavior issues my dog was portraying. I was very impressed with her skill level and would highly recommend her.

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Eva | Houston

August-14-2015 Bark busters rating

Donna was an excellent trainer. Calm and patient with both Mosby and I. When we started Mosby's training I had puppy marks up and down my arms and legs. What I learned was that Mosby's behavior was as much my fault as his. My body language, tone of voice and demeanor were all wrong. I have my homework ahead of me but now have the tools to refer to. I feel "bah" has become my life saver. Even though I may appear strange to my neighbors. I can't thank Donna and Bark Busters enough and will gladly recommend to friends and family. Mosby will be my shining example of a well behaved dog.

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Jill | Houston

June-15-2015 Bark busters rating

I am very impressed with the improvement my dogs have shown after one session with Donna. She really worked some magic. A large part was that we needed to establish who was in charge, which she showed us how to do without any need to frighten, intimidate, or hurt the animals. I think Teddie the Corgi used to be the leader of the family pack: but he wasn't really happy in that role, and seems more secure now. He's a smart dog who needed leadership, as Donna explained. Hugo also is learning to come when called, and that's a big step forward. We are very happy with the training so far. Tried another group last year and quit after one session even thought that meant giving up a considerable sum of money because I didn't like the approach of the trainer, either to me or the dogs. The difference between that experience and working with Donna is amazing. She's knowledgeable, professional, fun, and gets results.

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Angela | Houston

May-31-2015 Bark busters rating

It has been a pleasure working with Donna to train my new rescue dog. First of all, she was very prompt in calling me to schedule appointments and explained the training process to me. She taught my dog to sit and wait for his food, not scratch at the backdoor and walk beside me when on walks instead of pulling the leash and "walking me". I recommend Donna's training! She is so easy to work with and listens carefully to your needs. Thank you Donna for making our house a more peaceful place and training me to be a better dog owner.

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Stacie | Humble

July-07-2014 Bark busters rating

Donna did wonders with our three pups! Before training my in-laws were literally afraid of our two larger dogs: when they would show up to feed/take care of them when my husband and I were on vacation they would bark, jump on the door and act very aggressive. The dogs never bit or attacked them but they sure acted like they were going to, which understandably frightened them... and us considering we are thinking about starting a family soon. In preparation for a week-long trip, we contacted Bark Busters for help so our in-laws, our pups, my husband and I would all be ready. Upon arrival we noticed something different, Donna very quickly educated us on how a lot of the things we were doing were making the dogs even more uncomfortable with people and therefore the situation worse... oops. After the initial wake-up call though, she was able to show us little SIMPLE things we could do to improve the way we introduced people to them. After the first lesson we saw enormous improvement and at the completion of the third session it was like we had new dogs! From patiently waiting at the garage door and not barking when we let people in the front door, to feeding them without jumping all over us, to having my in-laws come over and being able to love on their furry grandchildren (something none of us dreamed would be possible!)... Bark Busters did wonders for our family. My husband and I feel confident in being able to start a family in the near future and how to effectively interact with our dogs, what a blessing. We took away a lot of very useful information that can be applied to any future pets we may own, but if we ever encounter something new, we know the first people we are going to call for advice and guidance. Thanks Donna and Bark Busters for everything!

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Margaret | Deer Park

June-18-2014 Bark busters rating

When I called Bark Busters, I wanted help in getting 2 young very hyper labradoodles to listen better and respect boundaries. Donna Smith made a huge difference, even after one visit, in training me to teach my dogs those boundaries. Teddy and Ellee now respect the doorbell and wait to be released to greet people. They no longer jump on everyone, and I and my children do not get pulled down the street on every walk. Ellee is no longer aggressive with Teddy because she sees me as the pack leader. I really loved how Donna involved my 10 year old daughter in the training and made her feel so important in the process. I would recommend her to anyone.

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JULIE | HOUSTON

May-11-2014 Bark busters rating

Donna is an excellent trainer. She has helped me with behavioral issues with an older dog, and now puppy training basics with a new puppy. She is patient, comprehensive, provides great tips and techniques, and advises on everything in a priority order. I would strongly recommend her to anyone...

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T | Houston

April-26-2014 Bark busters rating

Donna at Bark Busters did a fantastic job and we saw immediate improvement and responsiveness from our dog who is still well into the puppy stage! We worked on a number of things from the very start including jumping on people, staying away from the door when guests arrive, barking at the yard man, walking on leash. Even our dog seems to appreciate the better communication we now have, and we have a better understanding of how to convey what we want him to do. I highly recommend Donna. Her approach is fast and effective and has had a lasting positive impact.

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Priscilla | Houston

April-23-2014 Bark busters rating

We saw Donna today for our 12 wk old German Shepherd and 7 month old English Bulldog. She was great from the moment she walked in to our home. Our pups jumped all over her and she quickly corrected them. We saw improvements within the first 15 min of her being here. This is our first time working with Donna, but our second time with bark Busters. Both of the trainers we have worked with are amazing and are extremely knowledgeable. The price for in home training is also very affordable with them. Best decision we could have everade for our pets is calling Bark Busters.

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Julia | Houston

April-13-2014 Bark busters rating

I asked Donna to help me with my dog Roy. I have never had a dog before, and after getting a rescue who was generally well behaved, I still felt like I needed some guidance about how to walk with him and assert myself as pack leader. All of the guidance Donna has given me made sense, and was explained to me in a thoughtful and respectful way. Roy responded really well during the training session with Donna, and during our subsequent practice sessions. I saw a really nice gradual, steady improvement with Roy within a matter of a couple days of practice. While he still has some bad days, he's not pulling me nearly as much, and every day I see an improvement. I recommend Donna for not just the big problems, but the little ones as well. As a doting new dog mom, I needed someone there who could answer all of my questions, and teach my dog in a respectful, easy to understand, and natural way that just made sense. Donna did just that!

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