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IM STEFANIE BUDIMAN

... I am your local Bark Busters behavorist for Melbourne north. I owe my love for dogs to my family, whom are all dog people hence, I've been around dogs my entire life...

Brittany
Brittany | Greenvale

Stef has helped us so much with our 4 year old Dachshund. Dax had issues with barking when people knocked on the door and when we left for work during the day. He also pulled on his lead and was ...

Stephanie
Stephanie | Essendon

Stefanie has successfully helped me train my two fur babies Max and Maya (both 4 years old). I was having huge trouble with separation anxiety due to a recent house move aswell as constant barking at ...

Narelle
Narelle | Briar Hill

Stefanie is fantastic to work with. We felt heard. Stefanie helped us to understand what was happening from Charli's perspective, and subsequently what training we needed to put in place. Charli has ...

Sam
Sam | Melbourne

Stef was very thorough in helping me with my dog and his behaviour I still can't believe how much my dog changed from the first lesson . Truly amazing. Bar busters approach in communication has had ...

Laura
Laura | Airport West

Stef has been fantastic in helping me with Charlies behaviour. The training techniques used where easy to implement and continue to use over the last 2.5 weeks. I saw immediate changes in Charlies ...

Megan
Megan | Newport

Stef is very easy to work with and is very respectful. You can tell she enjoys working with the dogs. Our dog, Leo, barks like crazy when someone is at the front door. We saw results immediately, ...

Kirby
Kirby | Highton

Stef was patient, informative and so so helpful with not just my two dogs Warrick and Walter, but me also. I now feel confident walking them around other dogs knowing what I can do to gain their ...

Linda
Linda | Geelong

We got great results immediately. Thank you Stefanie for sharing of your expertise and experience with us! Our dogs are so much happier now that we can speak "dog'. Thank you!...

Carla
Carla | Melbourne

Stef is amazing! We can't believe the instant transformation in our dog's with the training that she did with us and the dog's. We were specifically looking at aggressive behaviour particularly ...

Emily
Emily | Heidelberg West

We are very impressed by Stefanie's training of our little Archie. From the first visit, we were given great advice and helpful techniques to manage our dogs' unwanted behaviour. She is very ...

Paola
Paola | Eltham

Stefanie was fantastic! She exceeded all my expectations training me to help Harvey be a very relaxed, happy dog. I couldn't believe how quick the change in him took. After our initial 3 hour session ...

Aditya
Aditya | Wollert

Amazing improvements in dog walking and barking. They don't pull me anymore....

Peter
Peter | Epping

I am very happy with what Stef has showed me and taught both Ruby and myself. Ruby is only 7 months old and her training is going very well thanks to Stef. WE train every day and getting better every ...

Georgia
Georgia | Eltham

Stef has been amazing with showing us different techniques to help our border collie Indi shop chasing shadows outside. Indi has been super responsive so far and definitely keen to learn. The ...

Emily
Emily | Meadow heights

Stef was very useful, as Milo has gone from thinking he owns the places to now realising that we are his leaders and he can only do things if we say it's okay to do so, he is also learning to loose ...

Sheryn
Sheryn | TARNEIT (VIC)

Stefanie was very supportive and patient with us and Dusty. Her explanations and instructions were clear and easy to understand. Even in the short time that Stefanie spent with us and Dusty, we have ...

Linda
Linda | Viewbank

We engaged Bark Busters to help out our little Maxi who came from a house full of dogs and had never seen cars or people before let alone ever wore a collar or was groomed. Maxi also barked at people...

Jodi
Jodi | Essendon

I have a boisterous 15mth old bulldog who was ruling me, making walking a chore and annoying my neighbours I'm sure, and when I called on Stefanie from Barkbusters. After an informative and ...

Ming Yong
Ming Yong | Diggers Rest

Jäger and Valykerie (dobermans) has shown great improvement over 2 lessons especially walking without pulling on leash and barking less at strangers coming in the house. We hope they will continue...

Nicole
Nicole | Melbourne

Stef made everything very clear for us to understand. She also made sure we understood everything in the lesson and kept checking in to make sure we grasping each concept. The first lesson was set ...

Nikki
Nikki | Greensborough

Stef was so helpful and understanding for the beginning. She really took her time to understand our issues with our two French bulldogs Ruby & Ralph. My husband and I defiantly noticed the difference ...

Matt
Matt | Greenvale

Stefanie was brilliant our 1 year old kelpie would not stop barking stef implemented step by step guidelines to follow and we have seen huge improvements in Dasha. She taught us how to read her ...

Brooke
Brooke | Epping

Easy to follow and understood the reasons for techniques. Training easy and effective. Nothing cruel/harsh used....

Pooja
Pooja | Bundoora

Stephanie was brilliant. I did do my research before contacting Bark Busters and was almost sceptical only because all the reviews were amazing! And now I know why! Noticed changes from the first ...

Florence
Florence | PARKVILLE

Stefanie has always been so helpful and responsive to our calls when we needed help with our pup, Pumpkin. The training and tips we got are very hands on and have worked so well in improving Pumpkin's...

Judi
Judi | Doreen

Possum seems to have turned a corner. He is now much more responsive to us and is walking beautifully. When I want him to go outside I step out the door and call to him. He is also now letting the ...

Bec
Bec | Watsonia North

Stef has been fantastic! from her very first visit with us we noticed an immediate change in our dog, Harry's behaviour. We have struggled with his dominance and stubborn behaviour for quite a while. ...

Shashank
Shashank | Melbourne

Stefanie is a gun, organised and knowledgeable...

Jenaya
Jenaya | Melbourne

Our training session with Stef was very long and challenging at times but we learnt a great deal of new and relevant information. The initial and the follow up session set us in the right direction ...

Katherine
Katherine | Yallambie

Worth every penny. We have an 8 month old labrador, Lily, who sometimes proves to be a bit of a handful and once she started going through her adolescent phase we decided we needed some help. We have ...

Lyn
Lyn | Point cook

To say that Stef is a genius sells her way short. We now have a delightful bordoodle named Molly who was a little of a hand full. She had some unpleasant behaviours which are now, after 2 ...

Suha
Suha | Northcote

Excellent service - our rescue dog, Kingsley is an Irish wolfhound who we needed to be responsive due to his size - he also had a lot of anxiety also because of his up bringing before we fostered him....

Kellie
Kellie | Attwood

Bark Busters showed us simple and easy ways to address the issues we had with Billy our Border Collie. Their techniques can be easily applied to everyday life whether you are at home, walking in the ...

Robyn
Robyn | Research

Great Experience. Stef was very clear with all her explanations. We noticed an immediate improvement in our dogs behaviour. Training with positive reinforcement and no treats is great. Targeting ...

Rebecca
Rebecca | Melbourne

I can't believe the difference in Regie from the first session! He's finally listening to us and hes much more relaxed. Stef was easy to understand, patient and so helpful!...

Elise
Elise | Hurstbridge

Absolutely stoked with every aspect of our bark busters experience. Stefanie was brilliant... a true professional. We now have a calm, obedient and much happier dog....

Tanya
Tanya | Caroline Springs

Stef has been amazing with helping us deal with indie. indie was fighting with our other dog when people were outside , barking all the time and ripping our arms off when trying to take her for a walk...

Anita Nayak
Anita Nayak | Melbourne

It's been such a remarkable improvement with Archie since we bought Stef on board. Stef's approach has been so warm, easy to understand yet achieved the desired results. We've been better able to ...

Angela
Angela | Keilor Park

Very good, friendly and very professional...

Samantha
Samantha | Melbourne

Stefanie was extremely helpful and patient when it came to redirecting Jack's focus/attention. I had a lot of trouble with Jack's dominant personality and she explained things in a way that made it ...

Brooke
Brooke | Caroline springs

We are over the moon the how fast we are seeing results. Within 24 hrs we noticed a huge difference with Ollie. His constant barking when people would walk past is now extremely minimal. We are able ...

Alap
Alap | Sunshine North

The training session was great. It gave us some practical skills and techniques to put in place and gave us the confidence to feel that we could get Sidney's various challenging behaviours under ...

Matthew
Matthew | brunswick

Stefanie was great at teaching us different techniques to control Leo and help him focus on us. The techniques were logical and very easy to understand. Leo picked up the training quite quickly and we...

Ash
Ash | Werribee

Stef was an absolute lifesaver! The improvement that the training has made to our lives is absolutely incredible. Stef was super friendly, helpful and understanding. The training she provided was not ...

Ash
Ash | Werribee

Stef was an absolute lifesaver! The improvement that the training has made to our lives is absolutely incredible. Stef was super friendly, helpful and understanding. The training she provided was not ...

Ash
Ash | Werribee

Stef was an absolute lifesaver! The improvement that the training has made to our lives is absolutely incredible. Stef was super friendly, helpful and understanding. The training she provided was not ...

Emma
Emma | Greensborough

Stef was amazing with our Silky Terrior Tom. We were having issues with Tom’s aggressive behaviour towards other dogs when out walking and his poor door manners. On Stef’s first visit ...

Leanne
Leanne | Craigieburn

Stefanie has help our family to speak dog. Now we are speaking dog we have happy fur babies and a happy family. Blue and Oscar and now sleeping better, walking on the lead with all the family. we ...

Colin
Colin | Rosanna

WOW! what a difference Stefanie has made to our pack already. Stefanie really understands dog and delivers the Bark Busters program with enthusiasm and care for both four legged and two legged ...

Judy
Judy | Chewton

Stefanie was great to work with, she was professional and patient as we navigated some behavioural changes with our boy Trevor. She has also been a great resource as we refine our skills and feel ...

Mario
Mario | Eltham

It was fantastic! Shaxx can use his doggie door now!!!...

Cameron
Cameron | Doncaster

Stefanie was fantastic, taking us through the theory and then some real live practice with her really set us up for success. In a short space of time the behavioural issues we had have been addressed,...

Alex
Alex | Preston

Stefanie has been very helpful teaching my wife and I to setup the basic rules and foundations for our puppy cavoodle to settle into the family. If it wasn't for her guidance our puppy would have been...

Stacey & Patrick
Stacey & Patrick | Puckapunyal

Stefanie went out of her way to travel from Melbourne to Puckapunyal to help us train our dogs. Cash and Bonnie are on their way to being reformed naughty dogs. She has visited us twice to help us ...

Sharon
Sharon | ELTHAM

Stefanie was wonderful, being both knowledgeable and positive. We contacted Stefanie for help with both of our dogs, Kirra and Sadie, and their annoying barking. After the first visit we basically...

Ben
Ben | St Helena

From the very start I really appreciated Stefanie’s clear and professional approach. Stefanie’s ability to quickly assess Scout and work out what was needed meant that even from the ...

Rhiannon
Rhiannon | Reservoir

Stephanie is lovely and fantastic. It’s only been three weeks but we see such an improvement in our two dogs. I was worried that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but Stephanie ...

Jessica
Jessica | Preston

Stephanie is a very dedicated and knowledgeable dog trainer. She was very thorough and provided us with a number of techniques to help our Peggy feel more comfortable when meeting other dogs in the ...

Sharon
Sharon | Research

I was very impressed with Stefanie. Apart from being extremely approachable, she was quite knowledgeable and I saw a vast improvement with Bella and Ollie when I used commands as well as with their ...

Liz
Liz | Melbourne

Stefanie provided a great deal of information and advice regarding puppies/dogs that was very useful to us. Having not owned a dog for over 20 years, it was very helpful to learn of the changes with ...

Sharee
Sharee | Rosanna

We were having a difficult time with our puppy's aggression. Never dealing with this type of issue before, Stefanie was fantastic in continuously working through the issue. She didn't just provide a ...

Darryl
Darryl | Melbourne

We were referred to Stef via a friend and we are very happy with the results she has helped us achieve with our three year old dog in a very short period of time. Stef is a lovely person and I could ...

Hannah
Hannah | Preston

Indie has always had a bit of anxiety and dominance issues but is otherwise a beautiful and friendly dog. We got Steph in to help us with behavioural training in order to provide Indie with the ...

Enza
Enza | Melbourne

Stefanie has been brilliant working with Milo. We have definitely noticed a difference in Milo with his behavior. Stefanie not only has helped Milo but has also helped inform my husband and I of ...

Catherine
Catherine | Melbourne

Our training with a Stefanie has really helped us learning how to control Lucy. As she’s a Blue Heeler cross she’s a very active dog, who naturally nips at our heels and wants to be ...

Anna
Anna | Melbourne

The lesson was very clearly explained. Stefanie showed us some great techniques and was very patient with us....

Tai
Tai | Melbourne

Stef was incredibly informative and friendly, providing us with the tools we needed to better understand and communicate with our Pomeranian, Bear. We quickly learnt how much our beloved pet had in ...

Sola
Sola | Mill Park

Stefanie was punctual & knowledgeable. She was patient with Raven as well as all the members of our family. We felt that going to puppy school wasn't the right option for us, as this means only one ...

Evie
Evie | epping

Steff told me a lot informations for my dog and from the first week my dog listened to me...

Andrew
Andrew | Melbourne

Steph has sucessfully helped us train our excitable 2 year old chocolate labrador so he is able to walk calmly on the lead past other dogs. He no longer pulls or barks so our walks are more enjoyable ...

Lisa
Lisa | Melbourne

I can't recommend Stefanie from Bark Busters enough! She was so patient with us and our dog. She was very knowledgable and we instantly saw results. She taught us how to understand our dog's behaviour...

Michael
Michael | CLIFTON HILL

Stefanie's guidance and instruction was really clear and concise. We instantly saw a noticeable impact in Muprhy's behaviour. More specifically, Stefanie managed to completely fix Murphy's pulling by ...

Gina
Gina | Thornbury

I really appreciated Stefanie’s clear and professional manner. In the first lesson she provided an amazing amount of information, and I felt a lot more confident about how to develop a ...

Lisa
Lisa | Heidelberg

Stefanie was fantastic in teaching us how to manage out dog. We were at our wits end with barking and complaints from neighbours and we found that we had results straight away. Of course, we still ...

Vicki & Russell
Vicki & Russell | Reservoir

We meet Stefanie Budiman for the first time today, to get some training for our Moodle, Abby. Stefanie was very professional and friendly, knowledgeable and explained the procedure on how to go about ...

Jye
Jye | Northcote

We contacted Stef from Bark Busters regarding our little Georgia’s separation anxiety. When we would leave Georgia at home she would constantly cry and become destructive, destroying the timber...

Nicole
Nicole | BRIAR HILL

Stefanie was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate. We learnt a lot about dog behaviour, including habits and food. It was easy to ask questions and the methods have been highly effective! Pandora ...

Stephanie
Stephanie | Reservoir

Stef has been amazing with my 5 month old pug spud! He was a constant excited nipper and after 3 sessions has almost stopped. I can now cuddle my puppy without the fear of being bitten.. i am so ...

Katrina
Katrina | Bundoora

Stefanie is fantastic! She took the time to understand what aspects of Stanley’s behaviour we most wanted to address and gave us a number of techniques to train Stanley. Stefanie explained what...

Katrina
Katrina | Bundoora

Stefanie is fantastic! She took the time to understand what aspects of Stanley’s behaviour we most wanted to address and gave us a number of techniques to train Stanley. Stefanie explained what...

Brandon
Brandon | Craigieburn

From the time Stef entered our home, she provided us with advice about how to address Naala's behaviour (mainly barking). She was so patient and informative in our initial session and we started to ...

Jessica
Jessica | Glen huntly

Stefanie was amazing throughout the whole process, she made me and my sister feel comfortable and confident throughout the sessions. She clearly has a passion for her job and ensured we were well ...

Heather
Heather | Melbourne

We are first-time dog owners. We have had the three initial lessons and one recently about something that arose with changing circumstances in our household. We have been very heartened by the ...

Karen
Karen | Melbourne

Stef was super patient, very enthusiastic, calm, explained all training techniques clearly....

Chyna
Chyna | Millpark

When we met Stefanie for the first time she was very kind, friendly and very understanding with our concerns and needs with our new companion TITAN who we adopted recently from the SECOND CHANCE ...

Natasha
Natasha | Melbourne

Stef has been amazing with my puppy staffy Dakota! I first met Stef when I was fostering dogs and when she got adopted, a few months later I got a pup of my own I didn’t think twice about ...

Vikki
Vikki | Reservoir

Very happy with the progress after only 1 lesson. Stefanie was great!...

Melissa
Melissa | Armadale

Stef has been fantastic. Very enthusiastic and encouraging. I like how if one technique is not working that she always gives other options....

Elena
Elena | Templestowe

Stef was wonderful. Very patient and clear in explaining the process. Was very impressed with how quickly my 9 year old Labrador was picking up the new commands. She has been very helpful with both ...

Bree
Bree | Melbourne

Stefanie was very clear in her instructions & requirements of myself and my dog. She was very easy to talk to honestly regarding any concerns I have with my dog or the training. I look forward to ...

Reg & Linda
Reg & Linda | Eltham

We were pleased with the training techniques used by Bark Busters and would recommend them....

Melissa
Melissa | Warrandyte

Stefanie was very friendly and made us feel completely comfortable with training our beautiful Sophie from the first few minutes of our first consultation. The training was clear, concise, easy to ...

Mel
Mel | Heidelberg Heights

The training was clear and introduced a new way of looking at our dog's behaviour and how we deal with the behaviours we wish to reduce. The BARF diet was explained and we are moving across to this ...

Cathy
Cathy | Watsonia

Stefanie was very clear with the training process and techniques from the very beginning and explained it so both myself (First time training a dog / Hank) and my partner (Trained Hank before) ...

Gregory
Gregory | Melbourne

Very pleased with Stefanie's knowledge and friendly service. Can see immediate results with Dorothy and are very confident that we will see positive long term results....

Danielle
Danielle | Thornbury

The training has been fantastic. Thanks to Stef's expert training advise we are really starting to see progress in our pug and miniature pinschner. Stef is patient and explains things so there easy ...

Kristie
Kristie | Lower Templestowe

Stefanie has a very good manner and we found her training techniques easy to understand. We felt comfortable with Stefanie in our home....

Ashleigh
Ashleigh | Kangaroo Ground

I first contacted BarkBusters when I was living in Fremantle, W.A and my Australian Shepherd, Olive, was 8 months old. Heather was a wonderful teacher, very thorough and enthusiastic. It is clear she ...

Jane
Jane | Brunswick

Stefanie has been incredibly helpful in training our dog Jeddah. She is attentive, committed, very personable and clearly genuinely loves dogs and what she does. In our initial sessions she was ...

Carli and Mat
Carli and Mat | Lilydale

Our new forever fur family members come to us with open paws, big hearts and a few concerns. Stef was fantastic in listening to the long list of concerns we had with our new family members, and ...

COMMON BEHAVIOUR

IN DOGS

Most behavioural issues are a learned response to the experiences and environment in which the dog finds itself. This is why conducting dog training in your home is infinitely more important and more effective. Dogs learn by association of events, by interpreting information through their senses in a canine way. Most dogs aren’t born leaders, which is why they need us humans to provide good leadership for them.

Areas

We Service

Hi! My name is Stefanie and I am your Melbourne North Bark Busters dog trainer. Alphington, Arthurs Creek, Banyule, Batman, Bellfield, Bend Of Islands, Briar Hill, Brunswick East, Bulleen, Bulleen South, Bundoora, Carlton, Carlton North, Carlton South, Chirnside Park, Christmas Hills, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Coburg North, Coldstream, Cottles Bridge, Craigieburn, Diamond Creek, Dixons Creek, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Doncaster Heights, Donnybrook, Donvale, Doreen, Eaglemont, Eden Park, Eltham, Eltham North, Epping, Epping Dc, Fairfield, Fitzroy North, Gilberton, Greensborough, Gruyere, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg Rgh, Heidelberg West, Humevale, Hurstbridge, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Ivanhoe North, Kalkallo, Kangaroo Ground, Keon Park, Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Kingsbury, La Trobe University, Lalor, Lalor Plaza, Lower Plenty, Lygon Street North, Macleod, Macleod West, Melbourne University, Merlynston, Mernda, Mickleham, Mill Park, Montmorency, Morang South, Moreland, North Warrandyte, Northcote, Northcote South, Northland Centre, Nutfield, Panton Hill, Park Orchards, Parkville, Pheasant Creek, Plenty, Preston, Preston Lower, Preston South, Preston West, Princes Hill, Regent West, Research, Reservoir, Reservoir East, Reservoir North, Reservoir South, Rosanna, Roxburgh Park, Smiths Gully, South Morang, St Andrews, St Helena, Steels Creek, Strathewen, Sumner, Tarrawarra, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, The Pines, Thomastown, Thornbury, Tunstall Square Po, Viewbank, Warrandyte, Watsonia, Watsonia North, Watsons Creek, Wattle Glen, Whittlesea, Wollert, Wonga Park, Woodstock, Yallambie, Yan Yean, Yarra Glen, Yarrambat, Yering

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