Dog Owners Reviews

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

Terry really listened to our issues and detailed the exact steps we should take and then showed us by example and coached us when we tried the technique. What could be better? Very pleased with the natural training techniques and so was our dog! Just now beginning, but at this point I have already mentioned to several people that we've had good results from the first day. Terry's client gatherings in Cocoa Village are so pleasant and educational.
Art & Ann Apgar, Melbourne 27th April 2010

In just 24 hours, my husband and I have a different dog. The methods, feedback and suggestions Terry provided made an absolutely huge difference with our Tru. We are so very grateful, and Truman is a very relieved, happy, confident boy (and just loves his new place in the pack). Thank you! :)
Jenifer & Doug Palin, Merritt Island 27th February 2010

After just one lesson, Etnie is not barking in the car at all and not barking at people, bikers, or cars! I am very happy to learn how to train Etnie with commands and praise rather than with leashes, treats, or pinch collars. The training experience gives owners great insight to how their dogs think and learn. I already have recommended Terry to my family and co-workers. I am very, very happy with the great progress both Etnie and myself have made. Looking forward to the next lesson. :)
Stacey Baggett, Satellite Beach 31st January 2010

Terry took her time explaining the procedures and techniques we had to use to help Libby. We saw noticeable results by the end of the first training. Our dog went to Terry! I have already recommended Bark Busters to two others. I have already seen much improvement! I feel so much more confident as a dog owner!
Ray and Stacie Frye, Cape Canaveral 5th November 2009

I saw noticeable results be the end of the first training. It was amazing! We are still working on things - but what we have implemented works great. Already have recommended Bark Busters to several people. Very satisfied.
Jennifer King, Melbourne 5th November 2009

Terry explained the training techniques very well, but on day one, it was a lot to take in. From day one until now, there has been a 100% change in my dog. He's still a puppy, so when he gets older it will be awesome to see the final results. Terry was very thorough with everything in the training and made me understand it a lot better as well. It has been a pleasure working with and staying in contact with Terry for my dog and I both. I have already recommended Bark Busters, and they hired her for their dog trainer. It is great to know, no matter where we are, and have a problem, Bark Busters will always be there for us.
Willis Harvey, Rockledge 10th September 2009

I knew I was not being the best pack leader and so did my dog. With Bark Busters training assistance I am reversing that. Both my dog and I are feeling more comfortable and confident.
Susan Kneeland, Cocoa 23rd August 2009

Terry takes her time in explaining things in which I do appreciate. Oh my gosh! I was shocked in the things I could get my dog to do. I had a blast! I learned so much and would recommend Bark Busters.
Glenda Jennings, Mims 17th August 2009

I was extremely surprised by what was accomplished in one day and I already see a change in Sparky and we have only been working with him for 4 days. He already seems more calm to me. Terry made me feel that we could finally do something with Sparky's behavior. He is 16 months old and I was ready to give up on him. Now he will continue to be a happy member of our family and both my husband and myself are calmer.
Paula Dittmar, Viera 8th August 2009

We saw definite results by the end of the training, we were so impressed. We enjoyed meeting Terry and giving us some hope. We got some great tips we can't wait to try.
Denise Mancuso, Melbourne 1st August 2009

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