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Mary | Lower templestowe

September-07-2019 Bark busters rating

Stef has been great since she walked in and Teddy responded to her immediately. Her instructions have been easy to follow and I am getting better at controlling his behaviour. Stef is always willing to listen and has encouraged us to ring any time with questions.

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Hannah | COBURG

September-05-2019 Bark busters rating

Coco needed help with pretty extreme pulling on the lead, which was an issue as he is a big (45kg) boy. Stefanie taught us really effectively to change his behaviour in regard to his lead walking, as well as a few other issues like answering the door when people visited, and jumping on guests. We have had two follow up sessions with Stefanie, including meeting her three dogs and using them as distractors for Coco when walking on the lead. Coco is now able to walk on a loose lead and was able to ignore the other dogs when walking on the lead. Thank you Stef.

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Ely | Northcote

September-04-2019 Bark busters rating

Over the last few weeks I have been working with Stef from Bark Busters Northcote area to help my dog Alfie with his ongoing separation and isolation anxiety. His anxiety was so bad that I couldn’t even take out my garbage bins without him going into full blown crying, destructive and overall panicked state. I tried multiple different solutions from toys, jackets, diffusers, treats and even medications prescribed by my vet and had seen little to no success at all. After spending copious amounts of money on products and medications I decided to look into trainers, this is how I came across Bark Busters. What really stood out and peaked my interest was the lifetime support guarantee and in home training. After my first training session with Stef I have already seen a positive improvement for Alfie, I can now successfully take out my garbage without him making a sound as well as many other improvements with his overall anxiety and stress. Each day I am working with Alfie to help get a step closer to him being completely calm anytime I have to be away from him so he can learn to be by himself without being in a state of heightened anxiety. Having Stef to learn from and train with has provided amazing support for Alfie and myself . I have been provided me with peace of mind that we can overcome his separation and isolation anxiety.

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Tayla | Mill Park

September-04-2019 Bark busters rating

We were recommended bark busters by a friend and told about their life time plan. We had just got Mia a gorgeous golden retriever puppy and had a 4 year old border collie Kira. Mia’s recall wasn’t great, she was destructive (understandable as a puppy but we didn’t want it to continue), Kira was extremely obsessed with playing all of the time and not knowing when to stop, they both pulled SO bad on the lead when we were near water or an off lead park. We called Stefanie and she came around. It was so easy and Stefanie was amazing! She spent so much time with us teaching me and the dogs what we expected from them. She is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and willing to help and get the best for your dogs! I get compliments on how well behaved my dogs are and they have recently become therapy dogs which they are fantastic at! I still call Stefanie at times if things come up and she is always willing to help and so flexible with her times! My dogs have responded so well to her training and advice I would recommend EVERYONE to give Stefanie a call! Thank you so much for what you have done for me, Kira and Mia!

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Nicole | Greenvale

July-06-2019 Bark busters rating

Stef is absolutely fantastic! After just two sessions we can already notice a significant difference in both dogs. From separation anxiety too lead pulling and barking I can't believe the difference in only 3 weeks! Thankyou for all your help this far we would be lost with out 🤗

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Brittany | Greenvale

June-29-2019 Bark busters rating

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 pretty stubborn in listening to our instructions. Dax now walks loosely on his lead and has completely stopped barking when people come to our door. He has also greatly reduced his barking during the day when where not home.

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Stephanie | Essendon

June-28-2019 Bark busters rating

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 neighbours, cars, post man, jumping up at people, pulling on lead when I walk them and barking at other dogs! The list seemed so overwhelming to start with but stef has successfully helped me out train these naughty behaviours and I now have 2 very well behaved dogs! Highly recommend stef to anyone needing to train their dogs.

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Narelle | Briar Hill

June-27-2019 Bark busters rating

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 responded very well to the techniques taught. The training techniques are straight forward to use and so easy to generalise. We saw improvement in Charli's behaviour immediately. Wish we had heard of Bark Busters earlier! We highly recommend Stefanie!

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Sam | Melbourne

June-18-2019 Bark busters rating

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 dramatic changes to the quality of my dog's life and my family ability to enjoy him thank you so much

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Laura | Airport West

June-11-2019 Bark busters rating

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 behaviour problems, which have continued to improve with consistent training each day. She barely pulls at all on the lead and is much improved when walking past other dogs. She rarely barks at the tv or door any more which has been a relief. Im really enjoying the changes and having a more relaxed and calm dog. Thank you!

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Megan | Newport

May-19-2019 Bark busters rating

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, and have lots of work ahead but she is checking in and providing help and support as we go.

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Kirby | Highton

May-13-2019 Bark busters rating

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 attention and to get them to stop barking. I was not expecting to see results so quickly, but in just two weeks they are completely different dogs!

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Linda | Geelong

May-07-2019 Bark busters rating

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!

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Carla | Melbourne

May-04-2019 Bark busters rating

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 towards cats and walking on the lead. We are still working with the cat aggression however barking has dropped dramatically and there is absolutely no pulling on the lead. We wish we had done this sooner! Thanks Stef!

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Emily | Heidelberg West

April-29-2019 Bark busters rating

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 professional and friendly, and doesn't mind being asked a hundred questions! I strongly recommend Stefanie to anyone who is seeking ways to build a respectful relationship between dog and owner.

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Paola | Eltham

April-29-2019 Bark busters rating

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 Stefanie gave me the skills and confidence I needed to be the pack leader. I was able to stop Harvey from chasing the vacuum cleaner, recall him immediately from long distances, walking him is now a dream as he no longer pulls, and I am currently working on his separation anxiety with the support and guidance of Stefanie. I could not be more happier with my choice in Bark Busters, their NO physical method, constant support and understanding of a dogs behaviour and how to make corrections from Stephanie is outstanding.

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Aditya | Wollert

April-18-2019 Bark busters rating

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

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Peter | Epping

April-18-2019 Bark busters rating

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 day.. Thank you!

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Georgia | Eltham

April-15-2019 Bark busters rating

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 techniques we have been shown are being implemented and helping us a lot. Highly recommend Stef she's great! Looking forward to our next session.

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Emily | Meadow heights

April-07-2019 Bark busters rating

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 lead walk and doing well straight away. She also is fantastic at keeping up to date with everything as she will message you to see how everything is going.

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Sheryn | TARNEIT (VIC)

February-23-2019 Bark busters rating

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 already seen changes and progress on Dusty's behaviour.

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Linda | Viewbank

February-12-2019 Bark busters rating

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 and other dogs and tried to nip them. Stef came over and in our first lesson she taught us some really helpful tips about how to help Maxi. We have had a few sessions with Stef now and Maxi is slowly learning how to handle these situations and so are we. Maxi is a lot calmer than he has ever been and so much fun. I totally recommend Bark Busters and more importantly Stef who loves her job and the dogs she works with. Thanks Stef for all your help to date.

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Jodi | Essendon

January-22-2019 Bark busters rating

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 comprehensive first lesson I was amazed by the change in her. Easy to understand and straightforward steps resulted in no pulling on lead and a dog who was more responsive to me. Second lesson later and Winnie's barking was almost non existent, and her focus remained on me around other people and dogs on walks. Final lesson with Stef's dogs reinforced Winnie's growth and leadership far more established. Stefanie delivers training with support and such a passion for dogs and the relationship with their owners. Very happy customers, Thankyou!!

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Ming Yong | Diggers Rest

January-19-2019 Bark busters rating

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 to improve especially outdoor to stay calm when there are approaching dogs and people.

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Nicole | Melbourne

January-16-2019 Bark busters rating

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 up in a way that we could focus on some of the theory behind animal behaviours in the beginning and then put it all into practice in the second half of the session which was very rewarding to see it in action.

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Nikki | Greensborough

January-14-2019 Bark busters rating

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 in Ruby & Ralph after implementing Stef's techniques and advice. Since the training the dogs are more well behaved and we are very clear on what we need to do to ensure this continues. The training was worth every cent, i'm just sorry we didn't do it sooner.

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Matt | Greenvale

January-12-2019 Bark busters rating

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 behaviour quite quickly which has helped us all. Highly recommend to anyone

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Brooke | Epping

January-10-2019 Bark busters rating

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

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Pooja | Bundoora

December-10-2018 Bark busters rating

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 lesson itself - Kubo (my 2 year old Groodle) was much more well-behaved. The techniques incorporated made sense and were easy to follow. The program is well tailored and I love the fact that your pooch can be trained in it's own environment - this was very important for me as Kubo is great outside but a menace in his own home! Steph is a dog whisperer, she's so good! Followed up after every session and reminded me to practice and stay on track - great customer service skills! Highly recommend - worth every penny!

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Florence | PARKVILLE

December-08-2018 Bark busters rating

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 behaviour. Stef is also very understanding and accommodating with our time. We truly appreciate it.

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Judi | Doreen

December-04-2018 Bark busters rating

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 children pet him without jumping on them. We can't thank you enough for the help you have given us, we feel like we have a new dog.

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Bec | Watsonia North

December-02-2018 Bark busters rating

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. But with Stef's clear and easy to understand instructions, we were able to see results with Harry almost instantly. It was as if Harry understood Stef's instructions and that he was no longer the "pack leader". Stef never gave Harry commands directly, instead teaching us how to train our dog. She has given us the the tools and the confidence to correct Harry's bad behaviour and disobedience. I look forward to our training sessions and hope to continue to see improvement with Harry. Thanks Stef!

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Shashank | Melbourne

November-26-2018 Bark busters rating

Stefanie is a gun, organised and knowledgeable

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Jenaya | Melbourne

November-25-2018 Bark busters rating

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 and we are now able to apply the learning tools to almost any situation. Clementine is a giant schnauzer and she is still the 'puppy' phase at 1.3 yrs old. Clem is smart and cheeky and still challenges our patience everyday. Stef was a fantastic trainer and made everyone look very easy, she is like the 'dog whisperer'. Thanx Stef

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Katherine | Yallambie

November-17-2018 Bark busters rating

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 Lily enrolled in obedience training but it just wasn't the one on one attention and behavioral advice that we needed so we gave Bark Busters a go and we were not disappointed. Within 24 hours of our first lesson with Stef we already noticed changes and 4 weeks on we have a completely different dog that has completely settled down and is much happier. Stef has been fantastic at explaining things clearly and answering all of our questions. I highly recommend Bark Busters and Stef and can't thank Stef enough for all of her help!

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Lyn | Point cook

November-09-2018 Bark busters rating

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 Visits/lessons with Stef very manageable. As a 6 month old pup she is now showing signs of a delightful companion we got her for. To Stef we salute you thank you and would recommend you to anyone. Many many thanks The Palmers

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Suha | Northcote

November-04-2018 Bark busters rating

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. Stef helped us learn ways to talk to him and manage his anxiety so now he responds to us very well, he doesn't jump at the door or bark for attention anymore and is currently learning how to socialise with other dogs. Really great service that moves at the pace you want it to so you don't feel rushed if you feel your dog isn't ready for interactions or learning.

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Kellie | Attwood

October-22-2018 Bark busters rating

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 street or on holidays. Stefanie has been amazing, patient and answered the many questions we had. She spent the time to demonstrate the techniques to suit Billy's abilities and explain why these techniques are used. Billy has responded very well just within 2 weeks. He seems a lot calmer around the house, he is not running around crazy and barking, he refocus' on us a lot quicker and seems to understand what we are asking him to do. He is now walking next to us on lead and not pulling infront and controlling his walks. Stefanie has made contact to check how we were progressing in between sessions which was very reassuring. Stefanie also provided written information on the first session which was also useful. We are now getting our confidence back with Billy and Billy is getting his confidence back with us.

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Robyn | Research

October-19-2018 Bark busters rating

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 issues we have at home and with our 2 dogs together has helped up us to gain much faster and better results. We tried weekly dog obedience classes but felt we got "lost in the crowd". We would not train our dogs any other way now that we have found Bark Busters. Stef has been incredible and has so much experience and passion. We are so glad we found you. Thank you for all the help you have given us.

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Rebecca | Melbourne

October-19-2018 Bark busters rating

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!

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Elise | Hurstbridge

October-14-2018 Bark busters rating

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.

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Tanya | Caroline Springs

October-10-2018 Bark busters rating

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 and not listening when she was pre occupied . Within the first session indie was a totally different dog and we continue to see her improving by the end of her first session. We have just had her second session and we are so happy at how much she has changed and listening . We can't thank Stef enough . We know we have to keep practising and teaching indie but we are so happy

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Anita Nayak | Melbourne

October-10-2018 Bark busters rating

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 integrate the pup and baby from the techniques Stef showed us. We're very pleased with the service and the follow up has been great so far.

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Angela | Keilor Park

October-05-2018 Bark busters rating

Very good, friendly and very professional

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Samantha | Melbourne

October-03-2018 Bark busters rating

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 easy to understand Jack and how to deal with him in his language. I saw a big difference within the first minute of Stefanie's presence which gave me the confidence to do the same thing. Extremely professional and would highly recommend!

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Brooke | Caroline springs

October-01-2018 Bark busters rating

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 to enjoy eating on the couch without having Ollie jumping all over us. We are seeing changes daily. Can't wait for the next few weeks of training... thank you Stephanie

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Alap | Sunshine North

September-25-2018 Bark busters rating

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 control.

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Matthew | brunswick

September-05-2018 Bark busters rating

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 were able to practice a lot in our own time. Stefanie also brought her dogs to help train leo and we attended a group training class.

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Ash | Werribee

September-02-2018 Bark busters rating

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 telling us what we were doing wrong, like I expected dog training to be. Instead, Stef was super encouraging and explained everything, including the reasons behind why we do everything. Within 10 minutes we could already see a massive difference. We are currently doing our homework exercised and everyone is loving it, especially Loki.

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Ash | Werribee

September-02-2018 Bark busters rating

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 telling us what we were doing wrong, like I expected dog training to be. Instead, Stef was super encouraging and explained everything, including the reasons behind why we do everything. Within 10 minutes we could already see a massive difference. We are currently doing our homework exercised and everyone is loving it, especially Loki.

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Ash | Werribee

September-02-2018 Bark busters rating

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 telling us what we were doing wrong, like I expected dog training to be. Instead, Stef was super encouraging and explained everything, including the reasons behind why we do everything. Within 10 minutes we could already see a massive difference. We are currently doing our homework exercised and everyone is loving it, especially Loki.

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Emma | Greensborough

August-12-2018 Bark busters rating

Stef was amazing with our Silky Terrier 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 she had taught us how to speak to Tom and get him to really listen to us. We couldn't believe we were seeing a difference in the first session! Stef was so patient and caring with Tom, she really took the time to listen to our concerns and teach us how to correct Tom's bad behaviour. Tom has come such a long way and we are so thankful to Stef for helping us.

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Leanne | Craigieburn

August-08-2018 Bark busters rating

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 now can have a door bell back with No more jumping and bark. With only theee day of speaking dog we can see a dramatic difference.

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Colin | Rosanna

August-02-2018 Bark busters rating

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 students. Great program, great service, happy dog and happy owner.

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Judy | Chewton

July-20-2018 Bark busters rating

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 very confident that she will support us into the future. A great experience for Trevor as well as us. Thanks Stefanie!

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Mario | Eltham

July-16-2018 Bark busters rating

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

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Cameron | Doncaster

July-15-2018 Bark busters rating

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, and we have the puppy of our dreams. Thank you so much for your help!

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Alex | Preston

July-11-2018 Bark busters rating

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 hard to handle and out of control.

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Stacey & Patrick | Puckapunyal

July-08-2018 Bark busters rating

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 understand why they behave the way they do and has trained us to speak their language! We are blown away by how far they have come. Our formerly boisterous dogs who used to pull their way down the street are now trotting next to us like model show dogs, and it only took a few walks. The pointless barking at everything (and nothing) has stopped! They now no longer answer our front door and listen to us when we call their names (most of the time - we are working on it). We have a way to go with Bonnie's fear-aggression issue with other dogs but we feel hopeful that we can help her. Our only regret is that we didn't contact Stefanie sooner. If you are considering booking with Stefanie just do it!

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Sharon | ELTHAM

June-22-2018 Bark busters rating

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 had the barking under control, with the added bonus of them behaving with visitors at the door and walking well on lead (I hadn't even realised how hard they were to walk until then). I actually think the dogs are happier and less confused with my discipline now that I speak dog. Thank you Stefanie!

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Ben | St Helena

June-21-2018 Bark busters rating

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 first lesson I was an improvement and this has continued to be the case. Scout has continued to become a much more manageable dog and it's all thanks to Stefanie's assistance and guidance.

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Rhiannon | Reservoir

June-03-2018 Bark busters rating

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 showed us you can! She helped us to stop our dogs barking, stop them answering the door and not pull on the lead. She helped us prepare our dogs for our coming baby even practising walking them with the pram. Our dogs are doing things we never imagined they would. Thanks Stephanie.

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Jessica | Preston

May-31-2018 Bark busters rating

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 street. In our second session he brought her own dogs to our place so we could practice what we had learned in our first session, which was really great. She helped us as doggy parents as much as she helped Peggy.

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Sharon | Research

May-31-2018 Bark busters rating

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 behaviour. I can go through a door and not have the pups charge past me. The pups will stay outside for a short while whilst I am inside and not have them banging on the door. I can have my pups in my room at night because Stef suggested getting a toilet crate for them and it actually works. I know I need to be more assertive and to coordinate commands with actions.

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Liz | Melbourne

May-15-2018 Bark busters rating

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 regard to dog diet etc. Stefanie's advice has been crucial to the development of our boxer puppy Maggie and we are very pleased with how she has progressed. Stefanie's techniques were simple yet effective and easy to remember. As long as we practice the techniques a few minutes each day, Maggie's behaviour continues to improve.

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Sharee | Rosanna

May-07-2018 Bark busters rating

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 one off session and solution. She provided ongoing revision and alterations to the training to ensure we could work through the issues. Due to Stefanie's passion and love for dogs she went above and beyond to work with our Pup. I highly recommend Stefanie as a trainer.

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Darryl | Melbourne

April-07-2018 Bark busters rating

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 not recommend her enough to anyone reading this.

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Hannah | Preston

April-07-2018 Bark busters rating

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 security and hierarchical framework that she needs. We could already notice a big difference in Indie's behaviour after the first lesson, which was further established in subsequent training sessions. Steph was very patient with us and explained everything in detail while still giving us plenty of time to practice different elements of training with our dog. By the end, Indie would listen much more attentively to us, walk perfectly on the lead and seemed much calmer and less on edge. We are so very happy with the result and fully recommend Steph and Bark Busters.

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Enza | Melbourne

April-07-2018 Bark busters rating

Stefanie has been brilliant working with Milo. We have definitely noticed a difference in Milo with his behaviour. Stefanie not only has helped Milo but has also helped inform my husband and I of things that we can do to help Milo. I would recommend Stefanie to any person who needs any assistance with their pet. She really does take her time to work with your pet and their family. Working with Stefanie has been a pleasure and I'm thankful to have her in Milo's life.

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Catherine | Melbourne

April-05-2018 Bark busters rating

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 boss. Stefanie's training has definitely curbed this and walking her is becoming so much easier. Our main concern is making sure our two young kids get along with Lucy so making sure she is well trained and behaved is a big priority for us, and so far we've been really happy with her progress.

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Anna | Melbourne

March-30-2018 Bark busters rating

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

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Tai | Melbourne

March-30-2018 Bark busters rating

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 fact, trained us. In our first session we saw huge improvements in Bear's behaviour and couldn't believe it was still the same dog! Bark Busters' holistic approach helped us to reevaluate all the details which may have been contributing to unwanted behaviour. In a short few weeks, Bear has responded extremely well to the training, and we're pleased.

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Sola | Mill Park

March-22-2018 Bark busters rating

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 person learns the training techniques, this way we all use the same language when speaking to Raven, who has already improved after 1 session.

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Evie | epping

March-17-2018 Bark busters rating

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

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Andrew | Melbourne

March-03-2018 Bark busters rating

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 for everyone. Steph provided us with great advice and variety of techniques to try with Ted and was patient and supportive during our lessons. She was also very warm and caring towards Ted and his older sister Chloe. We would (and already have) highly recommend Steph and Bark Busters to anyone else experiencing similar problems. Thank you Steph!

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Lisa | Melbourne

February-01-2018 Bark busters rating

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 better, which has allowed us to understand how we interact with her more. She was very generous with her time and obviously cares a lot about animals. We really related to her training methods and will be definitely recommending her services to more people.

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Michael | CLIFTON HILL

January-28-2018 Bark busters rating

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 incorporating the "Bah" command and the use of a the 'Check Chain'. Murphy's recall has also dramatically improved with the use of the "Bah". We are now addressing Murphy's digging with the suggestions that Stefanie has put forward.

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Gina | Thornbury

January-20-2018 Bark busters rating

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 positive dynamic with Missey. Stefanie's ability to quickly assess our needs meant that the lesson was efficient and very effective, as was her ability to adapt her training style to suit Missey, my children and I. Thank you again, Stefanie.

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Lisa | Heidelberg

January-17-2018 Bark busters rating

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 need to be consistent with the training.I found Stefanie's approach very holistic and realistic. Not only has the barking improved, but Arya is much more settled generally and is much better walking without tugging on the lead.

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Vicki & Russell | Reservoir

December-29-2017 Bark busters rating

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 training our dog. We were both pleased that even after the sessions with Stefanie that there is a life time support all over Australia if we need it. Highly recommend Bark Busters.

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Jye | Northcote

December-11-2017 Bark busters rating

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 around our doors and windows. We didn’t know what to do until we met Stef. Stef sat down with Georgia and us and discussed training techniques that would suit us and our battle with the separation anxiety. We have put these techniques into action and our little Georgia Is on the right track to becoming more confident when she is left at home by herself. We thank Stef & Bark Busters for all the information and help given to us so that moving forward we have all the right training techniques to use with our little Georgia.

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Nicole | BRIAR HILL

November-27-2017 Bark busters rating

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 has not climbed on anything or chewed anything since! We love that it is a hands off approach that shows care and respect to all involved.

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Stephanie | Reservoir

November-22-2017 Bark busters rating

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 grateful that Stef is now a part of our lives..

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Katrina | Bundoora

November-13-2017 Bark busters rating

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 we needed to do and then helped us practice so that we were confident to continue training when she was gone. Stefanie is very patient and never made us feel like we asked silly questions. Stanley really responded well to the techniques and I feel like I really got value for money. Highly recommend Stefanie to anyone training their dog.

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Katrina | Bundoora

November-13-2017 Bark busters rating

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 we needed to do and then helped us practice so that we were confident to continue training when she was gone. Stefanie is very patient and never made us feel like we asked silly questions. Stanley really responded well to the techniques and I feel like I really got value for money. Highly recommend Stefanie to anyone training their dog.

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Brandon | Craigieburn

November-05-2017 Bark busters rating

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 see immediate (positive) changes in Naala. Another problem was Naala's walking, which was also addressed during the first session and I am so happy with her progress. She now walks on a loose lead consistently! Although Naala still does have a few things to improve, she has come a long way since our first session. Seeing so much progress since her first session is fantastic!

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Jessica | Glen huntly

October-26-2017 Bark busters rating

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 supported and taught us many great strategies to help our dogs excessive barking and separation anxiety. She even brought in her own dogs to act as a distraction to our dog which we loved.

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Heather | Melbourne

October-16-2017 Bark busters rating

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 training which gave us a consistent and well thought-through strategy for every area that was causing us difficulty and has put us in control. It made an obvious difference in the dog's demeanor. He was much calmer (as were we!) and we were able to begin to really enjoy him. We really like the fact that the owner signs up for the life of the dog. Stefanie is very accommodating and positive. She obviously loves her work and cares about the animals she works with.

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Karen | Melbourne

October-07-2017 Bark busters rating

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

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Chyna | Millpark

September-28-2017 Bark busters rating

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 ANIMAL RESCUE 🐶. . Stefanie gave us a fabulous insight in to how we should treat and understand TITAN 🐶, meaning as humans trying to teach him the human ways, & not just his basic K-9 behaviour. Our Family time spending with TITAN 🐶: walking has been sooo enjoyable and relaxing compare to when we first had him we struggled to get him to walk beside us as he was always tugging. In one session with our TITAN 🐶: Stefanie has given us a system that works and benefits for all my family.. Thank you Stefanie for your time and understanding, am sooooo Greatful. .#TEAMTITAN

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Natasha | Melbourne

September-26-2017 Bark busters rating

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 calling Stef at Bark Busters! Her guidance and advice has helped me improve my 6 month old jumping, door control, assertiveness and walking on the lead right beside me! From pulling on the lead and giving me rope burn (them Staffies are strong!!) during our walks I now enjoy walking my excitable pup!

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Vikki | Reservoir

September-13-2017 Bark busters rating

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

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Melissa | Armadale

September-13-2017 Bark busters rating

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

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Elena | Templestowe

September-01-2017 Bark busters rating

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 his listening skills (which needed improvement) and assisted in the introduction of him to our new kitten.

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Bree | Melbourne

August-30-2017 Bark busters rating

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 further training Inka with the tools and skills Stefanie gave me to further improve my dogs separation anxiety.

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Reg & Linda | Eltham

August-14-2017 Bark busters rating

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

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Melissa | Warrandyte

August-12-2017 Bark busters rating

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 follow & Stefanie displayed so much patience ensuring that we understood each component before moving onto the next. Sophie has responded to the training techniques so well & we have noticed vast improvements within a short time frame. My only regret is not booking a training session with Bark Busters much earlier!

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Mel | Heidelberg Heights

July-23-2017 Bark busters rating

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 way of feeding the dog. He already looks more lean and healthier.

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Cathy | Watsonia

June-09-2017 Bark busters rating

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) understood. I Absolutely LOVE that she didn't use treats or any aggression towards the dog as a training technique and rather used our voices which Hank reacted instantly too! Within the fist lesson you could already tell the change in Hank, he was listening to us and we could already call him off possums which was a BIG deal for us. He now patiently waits at doors for us to ask him in and out, he doesn't pull or growl / bark when another dog walks past him. He LISTENS to us! We cannot recommend Stef and Bark Busters enough, so much so that we are using Stef for our new puppy Nala.

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Gregory | Melbourne

June-08-2017 Bark busters rating

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.

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