Anushka | gainesville

February-21-2024 Bark busters rating

So much improvement with just the first session. Definitely recommend this approach for anyone who wants to learn how to communicate differently with their pet right away.

Barking Jumping up Puppy management Toileting Other

Debra & Bob J. | Gainesville

October-30-2023 Bark busters rating

I think the training was very informative. We learned a lot and both dogs responded very well. Great experience for us.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling

Barbara Carbaugh C. | ocala

August-14-2023 Bark busters rating

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Jumping up Pulling Puppy management

Paul M. | gainesville

August-13-2023 Bark busters rating

Was very informative, and gave us a plan going forward. A few simple things seemed to make a big difference. We are excited to try these techniques. Hopefully we will solve our dogs anxiety.

Separation anxiety Other

Erica B. | Hawthorne

June-06-2023 Bark busters rating

Jack is obsessive over cats and is a danger to them. Today was the 1st visit and we have the basic understanding of what to do to start control thanks to Kevin.

Aggression

Tina L. | Gainesville

May-18-2023 Bark busters rating

Very educational regarding behavior and communication with our dog. Taught a more effective way to express desired/undesirable behavior to the dog in a way he understood.

Barking Pulling Other

Holly C. | Dunellon

May-10-2023 Bark busters rating

He was very clear in how to train the dogs. The dogs responded to commands well. He covered all the issues we are having + more.

Chewing Jumping up Pulling Toileting

Shari R. | Inverness

April-25-2023 Bark busters rating

Fantastic. Learned a different effective training regimen. Impressive learning experience for us and the dogs.

Barking Chewing Jumping up Pulling Other

Laura B. | gainesville

April-22-2023 Bark busters rating

We had barking issues with our dogs always going to the windows & with other dogs or people walking by. Our 2 dogs walking on a leash by our side.

Aggression Barking Pulling Other

Jennifer G. | keystone heights

April-20-2023 Bark busters rating

I feel like Kevin was very patient and knowledgeable about our dogs and their specific situation. I feel like we have been given some good tools to help our dogs.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Other

Susan G. | Melrose

March-29-2023 Bark busters rating

The dogs responded to kevin right away. Im excited to start working with them. It was amazing how well the dogs acted while Kevin was here. He did a great job.

Jumping up Pulling

Aaron M. | Gainesville

March-04-2023 Bark busters rating

Our trainer Kevin was very insightful in his ability to teach you dog behaviors. His approach to training and relating dog behaviors to people behaviors was impactful in our learning

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Other

Anna H. | Gainesville

March-03-2023 Bark busters rating

We actively saw changes in our dogs attitude towards us while implementing new rules. Gave us alot of hope

Barking Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall

Vern V. | Ocala

February-28-2023 Bark busters rating

In the first training session we learnt how to communicate with our dog and correct barking, charging the door when company arrives, and how to establish behavior control. We used the technique effectively to correct misbehavior.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Recall Other

Judith F. | Chiefland

February-02-2023 Bark busters rating

We thought Tigra was "untrainable" Kevin helped us so much. Great experience

Aggression Barking Pulling Recall Other

Julie B. | Ocala

January-07-2023 Bark busters rating

Kevin was very Knowledgeable, calm and helpful. I felt more confident as the lesson progressed. Very happy with his presentation and help.

Aggression Barking Chewing

Bill & Lorraine K. | Ocala

December-07-2022 Bark busters rating

What great information and transformation our dogs showed today. Kevin should be cloned and every client given a copy.

Chewing Jumping up Puppy management Toileting

Nancy & Simon P. | Hernando

December-01-2022 Bark busters rating

The change in Bear’s behavior was immediate. We were provided clear representation of what our behavior and actions should look like to continue this change on Bear’s behavior

Barking Jumping up Pulling

Kelly & Tommy C. | Spring hill

November-30-2022 Bark busters rating

We saw immediate change in his behavior. One main goal was to be able to take him on walks. We both successfully walked him and were able to give correction.

Barking Pulling Recall Other

Amber K. | Lecanto

November-25-2022 Bark busters rating

Before Rooster got training, nobody other than his humans could get remotely close. We were able to have 30 plus people walk by with no barking, lunging or growling.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Other

Connie M. | Ocala

November-15-2022 Bark busters rating

Rudi and Duncan started immediately listening.

Barking Pulling Other
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Kitty & Wayne H. | Inverness

November-15-2022 Bark busters rating

Kevin is kind and educated. He gave us a better understanding of the way dogs communicate. We found the process understandable and easy to implement. We were given physical and mental tools to work with. Thank you, the Hick family

Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Other

Phyllis & Dave G. | Ocala

October-15-2022 Bark busters rating

Amazed by how fast the dogs responded to the corrections.

Barking Jumping up Pulling Separation anxiety Toileting

Morgan & Lee L. | Keystone heights

October-15-2022 Bark busters rating

Training went very well. Trainer is very knowledgeable and made the process easy and understandable. We began seein immediate feedback from the dogs with proper posture and vocals.

Barking Jumping up Pulling Sibling rivalry
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Raymond & Rosanne J. | Ocala

October-14-2022 Bark busters rating

Amazing! My dogs responded immediately to Kevin.

Barking Jumping up Sibling rivalry Other

Amy w. | Ocala

April-10-2022 Bark busters rating

Wow! I wanted to wait a few days before leaving a review to see how things were going. I have to say that I am amazed. With a few relatively simple tools (that I am still learning how to use) so much has changed for the better in a very short time with the relationship between me and my dogs. Mostly I wanted them to stop barking and overreacting when they see other dogs on our walks, and their behavior has improved so much I can hardly believe it. They are generally more comfortable and settled and happier. I am able to correct their behavior when I can see them starting to tense up. Meanwhile, other issues that I probably should have been concerned about, but wasn't tuned into, are also improving. I have worked with other trainers and but not felt like their cues were easy to implement in the real world. I am so grateful to Laura. She clearly has the dogs' best interests at heart and was tactful with me about what I needed to do to change the dynamic with my dear dogs. I feel like we are really on the right path, now, and that means that we can do more things together and have more fun and less stress. Thank you Laura and BarkBusters! I just wish I had found you 18 months ago.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Recall Sibling rivalry Toileting

Jillian K. | Beverly Hills, Citrus

August-02-2021 Bark busters rating

Very impressed by all the knowledge Laura had to help our dog with his issues. After just one session he appears to be doing so much better. I continue to practice everything she told me and it has been a positive experience thus far. Thank you!

Jumping up Puppy management Recall Toileting Other

Tami A. | BEVERLY HILLS

April-01-2021 Bark busters rating

Laura is an awesome trainer! In a remarkably short period of time (one session!) I learned so much from her about my pup’s behavior, my role/contribution, AND what I needed to do. I saw immediate (and lasting) changes in my pup. Little did I know that the behavioral challenges that needed addressing (i.e., jumping, mouthing and little to no recall) could be solved by learning how to effectively communicate in dog vs. human language… that my actions, words and energy needed modification. As a result of the time spent with Laura (and practice), my sweet Libby has stopped her jumping and mouthing, responds and seems less anxious. She’s like a different dog (and I’ve changed too :) )! Both Libby and I are so grateful to Laura. We have both grown and learned as a result of her guidance, knowledge and skills!!

Jumping up Recall Separation anxiety Other
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Sana B. | Newberry, Alachua

September-04-2020 Bark busters rating

We have been so thrilled with the results we have seen with our puppy in just the past month! We instantly saw results as soon as Laura started working with our little guy. She does a fantastic job understanding and addressing our puppies behavior and taught us long-term training techniques. We went from being completely overwhelmed with biting, jumping and chewing to having a calm and responsive puppy! She especially helped with getting the little people in our family comfortable with the dog. I would recommend Laura to anyone who needs guidance and training for their dog!

Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management
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Miriam M. | Fort Mc Coy, Marion

September-03-2020 Bark busters rating

Laura is amazing and we were so impressed! She gave us great instruction and was both personable and professional. She really broke it down in a way that was easy so to understand and we are excited about the overnight changes we have already noticed. We highly recommend Laura!!

Hyperactivity Puppy management Separation anxiety

Jann L. | Ocala, Marion

March-05-2020 Bark busters rating

Rescued Fannie-Mae knowing that she bites, does not get along with other animals and knows none of the usual commands. First lesson was extremely helpful to me. Very happy I decided to make use of your services. Know we have a long way to go but I am hopeful.

Aggression Other

Kristina R. | Crystal River

November-08-2019 Bark busters rating

Laura is such a pleasure to work with. She is very patient and explains things clearly in a meaningful way. I honestly would never have tried this service if it wasn't for a referral from my parents, because it seems too good to be true that someone can make corrective action in one visit. Laura has come to our house twice now, and each time we have seen immediate improvement in Lukes behavior (he is currently a 5 month old alpha American Bulldog). She helps us understand how we can make corrective action to better build a meaningful relationship with our adorable puppy. Thank you Laura!!!

Chewing Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall Toileting
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Elaine R. | Ocala

November-02-2019 Bark busters rating

I contacted Laura Victory because I was becoming afraid to walk my 1 year old lab mix Becca. She was mostly a good dog but would bite me me hard when walking. Becca would all of a sudden attack me on the way home from a walk. Laura showed me how to become the pack leader instead of the dog. It amazed me and my husband Joe how much calmer she had become and how she responded to the bark buster strategy.

Aggression Hyperactivity Jumping up
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Mallory T. | Ocala

October-20-2019 Bark busters rating

Laura was very patient and taught me and my husband so much. I’ve had dogs for most of my life and learned today how to really speak to your dogs. I can’t imagine anything but positive growth coming from today’s session and with a lifetime guarantee, I feel supported.

Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Recall Separation anxiety Toileting

Linda B. | Gainesville, Alachua

June-07-2019 Bark busters rating

We are so pleased with the training we received. Excited to practice what we have learned. In the short time we have seen improvements. Laura was great to work with .

Barking Jumping up Separation anxiety Other

T W. | Micanopy, Alachua

May-16-2019 Bark busters rating

Laura was absolutely amazing! I have to say that I was a bit skeptical that someone could come to my house and correct my dogs bad behavior in just ONE session! Gizmo is an Australian Shepard and they are known for being the “pack leaders” as well as very protective of their owners. My husband and I are pretty much the only ones around him, so he had zero social skills. Laura came in and explained everything in a way that made sense and put Gizmo’s behavior into perspective. After just one session Laura taught Gizmo that he was indeed not the pack leader but I was. She taught me techniques to use with Gizmo to continue to work on his behavior. Gizmo had a bad habit of running out of the door as soon as it opened, after just one session gizmo knew his boundaries and would stay seated until I released him to go out the door. People can even visit our home now without gizmo aggressively barking! He would also chase cows and it was near impossible to call him back, now all I have to do is call him one time and he comes straight back to me. I can not say enough amazing things about Laura she is so passionate about what she does and it really shows.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling

Corinne T. | Newberry

May-07-2019 Bark busters rating

I'm a local veterinarian and we get some behavior training in school, but I was at wits end when looking for help with my many rescue dogs who had recently attacked the weakest member in the "pack". Laura was a godsend. She really understands canine behavior and gives you exercises to practice, and we are already seeing results. We are so grateful she came to help in our time of need, and I will continue to recommend her to my clients and friends if they would like a patient, knowledgeable professional who understands how to "speak dog".

Aggression Barking Sibling rivalry

Susan J. | Gainesville, Alachua

May-05-2019 Bark busters rating

Laura is amazing and so patient with the dogs. Shadow is a 10 mo old mini schnauzer & Gretchen is a 9 mo mini schnauzer Shadow would be very aggressive when I would put his collar on and toward people and other dogs, Laura showed my husband and I how to communicate with them on a level that they would understand. Her methods really work, it's truly amazing. Gretchen would sit at the back door and bark all the time at squirrels. We even had to block the door so she couldn't go near it. Again with Laura's methods it really works and we do not have to put anything by the door. In the beginning we thought it was a bit costly , but with life time support and the most important part we immediately saw results. We had another trainer that just didn't work out at all. I wish I we would of knew about Laura at the time. Both puppies are so much calmer

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Recall

Juliet S. | Gainesville, Alachua

April-15-2019 Bark busters rating

Laura is incredible! The training she provided us with seriously changed both my life and my dog, Oscar. Oscar is a 2 year old German Shorthaired pointer mix that we rescued when he was a puppy. Over the past year Oscar had become very timid, nervous, dog aggressive and people aggressive. Although his aggressiveness came from fear, it was still very worrisome since he is 85 pounds and could potentially cause harm to someone. I tried everything from sedatives to group training and nothing worked. His anxiety only grew until I brought Laura in. With only 4 sessions, Oscar is a completely different dog. Laura showed me that Oscar's behavior stemmed from a need to protect me so once I became the pack leader he felt safe and trusting again. Oscar is still in training but in only 2 months he is now loving the company of dogs and people and truly seems more relaxed and happy. Oscar went from a dog that would growl and lunge at dogs/people to a much calmer and happier dog that I can take to Petsmart and farmers markets (ITS INSANE)! I am truly so happy with everything Laura has done for us. I would highly recommend her and Bark Busters.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Separation anxiety

Pat H. | Ocala, Marion

January-29-2019 Bark busters rating

I realized that I needed the training to Chip as his leader rather than he needing to protect or care for me. Laura was the perfect match for me and Chip. In just a very short time many of the issues I was concerned about have been addressed and Chip is doing better every day.

Barking Jumping up Pulling Separation anxiety

Jenny H. | Weeki Wachee

June-13-2018 Bark busters rating

Laura gave us Excellent instructions & demonstration on how to handle Sophie w/ her excessive barking.when visitors came to the door. or when walking outdoors .We have follow all instructions & the results are excellent Sophie is so receptive to our growl we don't need to use other techniques ... Thank You Bark Busters for your help...and Laura for teaching us what Sophie needed, which was discipline ....that was never taught before we adopted her.... Sincerely jenny &Bob

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling

Allison D. | Ocala

April-17-2018 Bark busters rating

I have a chiweenie who was in several shelters for 1 year and 1 week when I adopted him.He is such a sweet dog but had not had any training,so there were no walks because he would walk me! I called Bark Busters and he has turned into a different dog.With the first session he was not barking at the door bell and he learned to not jump on visitors. Laura has made such a difference in Cisco’s behavior and she has taught us how to reprimand him without yelling! We have now learned how to take walks with a dog that listens, because Laura has been our last hope for training Cisco.I love my dog and I was so afraid he would never learn any commands,and he would be a nuisance, and we are so proud and amazed at his improvement. We owe it all to Laura.

Barking Jumping up Pulling
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Joan S. | Ocala

March-13-2018 Bark busters rating

I can't even think of enough good things to say about Laura! She told me HOW a dog thinks compared to a human. It made so much sense!! She assured me that we could change Ankah's behavior AND mine.... which basically WAS the problem! I am her much needed pack leader now. She sits, stays, heels, all basic things I never taught her. She looks up at me for guidance when we are on walks now. She is not out in front of me on the leash anymore, I am. I had trouble with her aggressively trying to protect me on walks, that I got to the point I didn't want to walk her where there would be people, dogs, golf carts going by. In Laura's FIRST visit she took Ankah OUT of her leader position and put me there. I literally couldn't believe how my dog was acting and that she allowed Laura to be in control IN my house almost immediately. I can tell you that you will be thrilled at the results if you choose Laura Victory at Bark Busters. You won't find a better trainer, who truly knows how your dog thinks. Thank you Laura.....

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling

Russell C. | Ocala

August-28-2017 Bark busters rating

We have a 3 yr old ShihTzu, and brought a 9 week old Rottie home in November 2016. Our home was out of sync for 9 months. The dogs could not be anywhere near each other. The ShihTzu would never leave the couch while the Rottie was out of his crate. We were at wits end... and started arguing in the house about the Rottie. Laura was a shot in the dark... a leap of faith... and a MIRACLE! After a 2 hour visit our dogs were actually able to both be on the floor without chasing or fighting. My wife and I are still amazed everyday when we watch these 2 starting to build a relationship. Laura identified the problem within 5 min from walking in our door. Simply amazing. I had to force myself to stop texting her THANK YOU, and sending pics of my boys. Life is so much better now. Thanks Laura!

Aggression Barking Puppy management
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Meagan P. | Gainesville

May-07-2017 Bark busters rating

The training we received from Laura has made such a HUGE difference in our dog. We have a mini petite goldendoodle who became very assertive after we moved from out of state. We tried group classes with different training companies, but the root of his issues were never addressed. We had not established ourselves as the pack leaders so our dog didn't trust us and therefore felt he needed to be assertive in any situation that scared him. This made it very difficult for us to take him anywhere, or even have guests over. Laura assessed the situation and created a training plan to address his specific needs. She taught us how to establish ourselves as pack leaders and communicate in a way that he understands. Over the past few months, our little George has gone from scared and assertive to content, obedient, and trusting us as his leaders. We are so thankful for all that Laura taught us and would recommend her to anyone!

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling