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Customer Reviews of Bark Busters Home Dog Training Reno NV

It has been about two years since Katherine Simkins came to our home. Back then we had dogs that would rush the front door barking wildly at visitors. They would chase the cats, even bark at them from a distance. The moment they would have the chance they would run off. These are just a few examples of the challenges we were facing.---Even with the first training session we saw improvements. She came out to check up on us and we learned even more. Simply using the techniques consistently that we learned from Katherine has changed our lives. The dogs are well behaved in every aspect. They even let the cats walk right by and do nothing. They sit quietly while I answer the door. And the rescue dog I have is even much more confident and relaxed.---We are so pleased with the results we have had that we recommend Katherine without hesitation to anyone that wants a happy, well-behaved dog.
Kristen Alexander, Sparks 15th October 2009


Just wanted to touch base with you. So very happy with what our dogs have learned (and especially me). Maggie Mae still barks when someone comes to the door but knows to stop and sit in her spot. She will stay now until released, so proud! Sully still has a little harder time staying but knows to sit and wait. Maggie Mae had a summer of going on trips and has gotten so much better with her barking at people. I walk her at least 5x's a week and she does 90% of the walk without a leash and always listens to commands. Sully gets walked 2-3 times a week and has gotten soooo much better. It's actually a joy to walk him now. He will always have issues with other dogs but at least I can get his attention and divert him from disaster. He walks next to me when told and when told "good boy" realizes that it's a good thing and just wants to please. I have Maggie Mae in the front yard with me everyday and she has learned to let the kids in the neighborhood come up to her or in the yard without barking and loves playing ball with them.---They will never be perfect, but the tools you have given me have made such a difference and I Thank You for that.
Jan D., Cold Springs 24th September 2009


We were shocked at the improvement so far! We have researched other in-home trainers and they always had methods we didn't agree with. Not the case with Bark Busters!
Scott & Gina M., Sparks 5th December 2008


Katherine not only explained the methods but explained why we were doing the methods. There was drastic improvement. It is the only thing we have found that actually works for both dogs. She made it fun to train rather than a chore. It helped get everyone involved. I was wary at first, but honestly, I couldn't be happier about it.
Amanda P., Reno 3rd December 2008


Amazing -- noticeable results after only 1 lesson! Very easy to learn and follow.
Lisa E., Reno 29th November 2008


Katherine is great to work with.
Bob L., Reno 7th September 2008


Katherine made us feel comfortable which reflected the actions of the dog. The second visit re-enforced our 1st training day. As we were the ones being trained, I found a lot of what I knew was correct and learned valuable new things.
Mike C., Sparks 10th July 2008


The training techniques were explained very well and easy to understand. Our dog's behavior was different by the end of the first lesson. I'm sure in a month he will be a completely different dog. I'll leave Katherine's card with my neighbor (hopefully they will use it). Thanks for all the help!
Jason D., Reno 5th June 2008


I couldn't believe how Koda's mannerism changed in such a short time. It was amazing! I think its wonderful that there is a training technique that doesn't use treats, but rather uses praise. I am so pleased with the results that I have seen in the past few days. I can't wait for our next session!
Matt & Chelsea D., Reno 1st June 2008


Katherine-you are the best super-dog nanny ever! Thank you so much! It's working - and in such a short time - it's astounding!
Sylvia A., Reno, NV, Reno 15th May 2008


It was very helpful to understand the dog mentality, it really brought everything together. It is so nice to be able to calmly control Lola's barking. Before, we would get so frustrated and had no clue what to do.
Mike & Brianne J., Reno 9th May 2008


We've seen great progress that makes us believers in the method. Most barking has definitely been busted! Our boys are like 2 new dogs!
Shelly & Chad N., Reno 5th April 2008


I think this method of training is so much better than physically discipling one's pet and hurting them rather than helping to change their behavior. Katherine made it very enjoyable and was very knowledgeable in the course of the training. We really had a blast working together with her. Granted we still have a ways to go with our training. My husband and I noticed immediate results in our dogs behavior. She was very thorough in her explanation and gave us many opportunities to try out the techniques while she was here. I will definitely recommend Bark Busters to any and all of my friends that have problems training their dogs. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions, training, tips and techniques.
Guadalupe P., Sparks 3rd April 2008


We are amazed!!!
Alice & Bill S., Sparks 25th March 2008


This has been a most gratifying experience. Henry is responding better than we could imagine. I couldn't be more pleased as to how my dog is responding!
Madeline D., Sparks 21st March 2008


We love the positive reinforcement techniques. Katherine made us feel at ease and comfortable! Thank you for the tools to make our family safe and happy!
Becky B., Reno 17th March 2008


We look forward to many happy years with Gus.
Fred H., Reno 27th February 2008


Excellent! Katherine is wonderful!
Kaati G., Reno 27th February 2008


Excellent program and instructor. We like our dog again! Thank you.
Sara M., Reno 9th February 2008


Katherine is an excellent trainer! She addressed all issues, and I found her to be understanding of the differences between a female "pack leader" versus a male "pack leader." Thank You!
Cheryl S., Reno 8th February 2008




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