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Dog Owners Reviews

The In Home Training is great. It makes sense for the trainer to see the dog in his normal, living environment and work the problems from there.
Dennis & Ellie Bolen, Titusville 22nd March 2012


I was pleased with the training. Our main concern (biting) appears to have gone away! I would recommend Terry to any dog owner.
Mike & Cynthia Widner, Titusville 22nd March 2012


Not only was Terry wonderful, but we saw a noticeable difference in our dog immediately. Her techniques work, and we are going to continue to use Terry and her Bark Busters resources.
Devin & Rebecca Scaglione, Viera 30th January 2012


My trainer is so competent and works so well with both "Charlie" and me.
Dr. Pat Cullen, Suntree 30th January 2012


Terry is an excellent trainer. We have a "spirited" puppy and it will take us time and patience.
Arnold & Ellie Labuda, Merritt Island 30th January 2012


We were at our wit's end and close to taking our puppy (1 year Maltese-Chihuahua) to the SPCA when I called our vet to get a recommendation for a dog trainer. Mocha had developed a very aggressive (viscious) behavior towards us. Other trainers, groomers and dog owners had all kinds of suggestion but none of them worked. Thanks to our trainer, Ann, we have learned how to deal with his temper tantrums. He may always have his tantrums but we can deal with them more effectively now. Mocha now follows commands better and the tantrums are less aggressive besides being fewer and further between. We implement the training in our daily lives and will continue the training so that Mocha does not regress to his previous behavior. Thank you, Ann, for training us and our puppy. Would definitely recommend Ann and Bark Busters to anyone who has a problem with their dog.
Carole & Edd Kolbe, Fruitland Park 4th January 2012


If group training doesn't result in training your dog to your desired needs, then call Bark Busters! I called.
Jean Wright, Titusville 17th November 2011


I'm very satisfied with the training that I got from terry and when ever I have had any problem with my jrt terry has always been there for me and my mom. But her training is exceptional in all ways. My dog is happier and more disiplined. But he still has a hard head. Kinda like his owner in some ways. I WENT TO TENNESSEE FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS AND TERRY WATCHED MY DOG FOR THAT TIME BECAUSE MY MOM COULDNT HANDLE HIS LITTLE BUTT. AND ONCE AGAIN TERRY WAS THERE TO SAVE THE DAYS OF THE MONTH. So from the bottom of my heart I thank you Mrs. Terry Nickerson for all that you have done for me and ma.
Willis Harvey, Rockledge 1st June 2011


Have had dogs all my life. Learned a great deal from first session.
Joe Panackia, Merritt Island 22nd May 2011


Especially enjoy the bi-weekly walk in the park.
Ed & Winnie Wright, Titusville 22nd May 2011


I was very impressed with the personalized evaluation of my dogs' behavior issues and look forward to starting with the program.
Nina Zimm, Cocoa 23rd February 2011


First visit very informative, gave exercises to train our dog on specific fear issues. Waited until second visit to fill this form out, after we had implemented exercises, which were successful! We are looking forward to expanding our training, implementing Terry's suggestions. Terry's suggested training exercises for our dog's fear issues have had excellent results in the 1st week. Having a trainer over, as an unbiased observer helped my husband and I unite in our training techniques instead of questioning our decisions. This translated our "united alpha" state to our dog who had been fearful and shy. Thank you, Terry for your help!
Mike & Kim Hartman, Titusville 1st February 2011


Terry's explanations of why dogs do what they do and what they are thinking was very eye-opening. There were lots of "Ah Ha!" moments ("So that's why he did that"). Winston and Sophie both responded well to Terry's instructions. It was easy to see how commands spoken with the right tone of voice and posture were the right way to go. In less than a week, my dogs are already listening to me better and our relationship has gotten stronger. I really like the in-home, one-on-one training. I feel like the information sinks in better with that personal attention, and I got all of my questions answered without feeling guilty for usurping the trainer's attention. I'm just sorry I didn't call Bark Busters when I first heard about them. However, even my 11-year-old Lab is learning new tricks. The flip charts were helpful for backing up what Terry told me, and the handouts and homework assignments are great for reinforcing what Terry said and for reminding me of the details after Terry had left. It saved me from having to take lots of notes.
Diana Marchand, Melbourne 1st September 2010


Terry is very professional and knowledgeable. We didn't see noticeable results after the first session, but absolutely after 1½ weeks. Thanks to Terry, Oreo is on his way to being a gentleman instead of the dominant, crazy man we brought home from the shelter. It was necessary to change from past training using food, but yes, we are happy with the new (to us) techniques. The training experience was interesting. More enjoyable now that we have trained for 1 and 1/2 weeks and Terry has had time to begin to train us to train our dog! Yes, without a doubt, we would recommend Bark Busters! We rescued a 2-and-1/2-year-old male Great Dane from a local shelter. He was a happy, friendly guy but TOTALLY out of control. Terry Nickerson is a Godsend. Her input has helped us to better understand, not only the training, but our dog and what HE is telling US. That puts a whole new perspective on the people/dog relationship. We are happy and proud of the progress Terry has helped us to achieve and we are looking forward to working with her in the future to learn more amazing ways to help our Oreo and ourselves. Thank you Terry !! :=)
John & Sharon Zsido, Merritt Island 1st September 2010


Ann and Casey have helped my two dogs in several great ways. The classes they provide give you easy-to-do methods to help stop unwanted behavior and promote the obedience behavior you want. They provide a fun and stimulating class with an atmosphere of teaching, learning, and working going on by dogs and owners. The classes are small, and each dog and owner get great amounts of individual attention. I would very much recommend Ann and Casey.
Lynda Brach, The Villages 8th August 2010


Terry was very kind and caring. She spent many hours in person and on the phone assisting us.
Denise Santi, Cocoa Beach 19th July 2010


Terry is an excellent trainer and an asset to your company. She made us all feel comfortable and that we could be successful.
Don & Sandy Philp, Cocoa 14th July 2010


Terry has many tips to try-not just one solution. She truly cared about my dog's progress and was encouraging every step of the way.
Lori Gross, Cocoa 11th June 2010


Jeter was already listening/respecting me more by the end of the first lesson. The thought of training Jeter has always been frustrating. Terry has shown that it is possible, and even enjoyable! Jeter has been in training for one week-the transformation is incredible! Look forward to the next 5+ months!
Krysta Wright, Titusville 6th May 2010


I thought the prices are a bit too high, but if the desired results are attained, it will be worth the cost.
Jerry Henderson, Rockledge 27th April 2010




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