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Aprill D. | Plainville

August-11-2020 Bark busters rating

I am & have always been skeptical about dog trainers ( after having several bad ones ) & now by far I am convinced it CAN HAPPEN FOR EVERY DOG BECAUSE IT HAPPENED FOR OUR WILLOW by Michael coming out & literally teaching us how to get the dog we loved to enjoy her the way we’ve wanted to but couldn’t. He’s soo personable happy genuine and extremely knowledgeable ( more then I have space to write ) but we my family are beyond thankful, grateful & elated that our willow is now such an amazing WELL BEHAVED HAPPY PLAYFUL DOG can’t thank Michael enough I truly can’t rave enough but anyone out there at all hesitate DONT BE THERE’S HOPE & HE WILL MAKE IT WORK, TRUST ME!!!! Highly recommended just a phone call away so make it you won’t regret it !!! I am PROOF & OUR WILLOW / golden doodle

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Puppy management

Ashley S. | North Haven, New Haven

August-03-2020 Bark busters rating

We have had an amazing experience with Michael. We had him come to assist in dog behavior in preparation for an infant. His knowledge and ability to assist us within the hour was fantastic. We asked him to come back 7 months later for walking assistance and again within the hour such progress. Highly recommend him to anyone with dog issues or concerns. Of course we had to keep up with his recommendations but amazing results.

Barking Pulling Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

Kate T. | Cheshire, New Haven

July-22-2020 Bark busters rating

Our (nearly 6mo) pup was showing resource guarding and possessive behavior. This kind of thing can become serious if it’s not addressed, so I contacted Michael to help us nip it in the bud. From the first phone call, I felt like it was the right decision to contact Bark Busters, even though our dog is still young. We all felt calmer and more hopeful after Michael’s fun and informative visit. Not because our pup was such a big “problem” before, but because now we would have a better way to communicate within “the pack”. The technique we learned has already worked to disengage Forest from a toy he was guarding. That in itself has been a revelation. Now we have tools to work on other behaviors like barking and jumping on people. Forest picked it up right away and he’s learning fast. I love the fact that this was not a one-time visit. As first time dog owners, I’m glad we can ask Michael to help us if any other issues come up as our pup gets older. It gives us great peace of mind. Thanks so much!

Barking Digging Other

emily B. | Wallingford

July-22-2020 Bark busters rating

Michael was great- he really helped us get our Skooch's bad habits in check. Thank you!!

Aggression Barking Pulling

Kelly H. | Wolcott, New Haven

May-21-2020 Bark busters rating

We adopted our Border Collie mix Mattie about 6 years ago. As time went on Mattie became more aggressive and possessive of me and her property. After on session with Michael we have made amazing progress. Mattie no longer barks excessively at every car or person who goes by. Truly amazing!

Aggression Barking

Bailey S. | New Haven, New Haven

April-20-2020 Bark busters rating

We got Maggie (10 month old boxer mix) a little over a month ago, and every day seemed to be worst than the last. From leash pulling to barking, and even separation anxiety, Maggie was testing our every nerve. Michael came and showed us that it was not about dominating your dog, but leading them. Through just a few verbal and visual cues we were able to help Maggie understand that she did not have to be the leader, and that we would take care of her. Now she is happy to sit back, relax, and let us take the reins. She is an absolute gem on walks now. Knowing that we will have Michael throughout Maggie's lifetime is a relief, because we know that he will be able to guide us through any future life hurdles. Thank you, Michael!

Barking Pulling Recall Separation anxiety

Anne de G. | Hamden, New Haven

March-06-2020 Bark busters rating

Our dog took to Michael and his training he showed us right away! It's been a week and Colby has significantly stopped his barking, destructiveness, and improved his crate training! We're excited to continue working with Michael! I'm glad I got us this training before it got any worse.

Barking Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Separation anxiety

Kassi B. | North Branford, New Haven

March-05-2020 Bark busters rating

I couldn't be happier with our decision to choose Bark Busters. Michael was fantastic! He took the time to answer all our questions and really get to know our two dogs and their issues. We have an 11 yr old American Staffordshire Terrier and adopted a 4 yrs old Boston Terrier in November. The two were fighting almost daily and nothing we tried seemed to work. Michael taught us techniques to change the behaviors in a way they understand. After 2 hrs with Michael's help they are showing so much improvement. We were able to eat dinner without one in a crate and no fights for the first time ever tonight only hours after our first session. My only regret is that we didn't ask for help sooner.

Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

Kelly N. | Derby, New Haven

February-22-2020 Bark busters rating

Michael was first and foremost very accommodating, as I live in a town just outside the towns they service. I was desperate for help and he was very calming just in the first conversation on the phone. I was hopeful, but after our first visit I was just AMAZED to say the least! I know we still have to continue our work and training but he gave me so much hope that I want to continue, it’s not work for me. I love my girls and I can’t ever imagine having to lose either of them.


Tara M. | East Haven

February-07-2020 Bark busters rating

Michael tought me so much in our first session, Loki is doing so well with what we learned! I couldnt be happier!! I highly recommend Michael and Barkbusters

Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Sibling rivalry Toileting

Tina S. | Seymour, New Haven

January-13-2020 Bark busters rating

I rescued a puppy just about a year ago and wanted to make sure this puppy lived a good life which meant she needed training as did I. Finding myself overwhelmed with all the types of trainings out there I came across Bark Busters and thought I'd give it a shot. Well, i couldn't be more pleased. Bark Busters (Michael) have been nothing but a pleasure to train with over the course of the year. Cali is a VERY energetic puppy that responds to Michael and his teachings. His calm, knowledgeable, dedicated, gentle and patient demeanor is a recipe for you and your dogs success. You will enjoy training and learning right alongside your pup. If you are on the fence, just go for it! It's the best decision you'll make!

Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Other

Susan H. | Beacon Falls, New Haven

January-02-2020 Bark busters rating

We have a 7 month old male German Shepherd who was showing signs of fearful aggression and separation anxiety. Within 1 day of using the tools MIchael showed us, we had a major turn around in Thunder's behavior. He no longer barks at strangers and other dogs and follows our commands (usually, since he is still a puppy!). Michael is the best trainer we have ever worked with. His process of training the owners and not the dog really works. Life with our dog is so much easier, and Thunder is clearly happier. We give Michael the highest recommendation.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Recall Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

Peter M. | Milford, New Haven

December-23-2019 Bark busters rating

Michael is awesome! After our first session with our rescue dog Stormi we're already noticing dramatic improvements. Stormi has become more calm on the leash and less aggressive towards other animals. He no longer jumps all over visitors at the door and actually sits quietly when the doorbell rings. Don't hesitate ... ca;; Michael today.

Barking Pulling

Frank Appleby J. | Ansonia, New Haven

November-03-2019 Bark busters rating

Michael is very professional and clear with his instructions. He makes the training easy to grasp for the owners but it is extremely effective and most importantly it is not harmful or abusive to your pet.

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Separation anxiety

Megan C. | Ansonia, New Haven

October-14-2019 Bark busters rating

I am so pleased with Michael being our dog trainer. Everything he taught me was such a good natural way to train Aries where she understands and listens! It has been three days of working on her training and she has improved significantly around the house! I finally feel confident to bring her out and about again! Thank you so much Michael!

Aggression Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling

Michele S. | Hamden, New Haven

October-09-2019 Bark busters rating

Michael was very friendly and professional during the entire first visit. He was patient with us and took his time to go over all the details. I will highly recommend this experience to family and friends in need of this service! Thank you!!

Hyperactivity Jumping up Puppy management Separation anxiety

Jason R. | Milford, New Haven

September-28-2019 Bark busters rating

Michael made my wife and I feel so comfortable with introducing our newborn daughter to our dog. We both were beyond nervous as to how our dog would react to our baby since our dog has a bit of history. Michael was extremely hands on and really modeled the appropriate way on how to correct our dog's behavior. It is quite a lot of work, but the training has allowed us to see that it will get better. Our dog has responded well to the training techniques and equipment that Michael provided us. Our newborn has been in the house for only a week, and it feels like night and day with how much she has improved. Keep up the great work Michael!

Aggression Barking Jumping up Separation anxiety Other

Sally M. | Cheshire, New Haven

September-27-2019 Bark busters rating

Michael did a great job at our first lesson making us feel at ease. I was very nervous about another trainer as we have had several in the past, which didn't seem to work. But Michael went through the information and was very relaxed and confident that this would work. I also liked that Michael made himself available at any time via phone or email so I knew that if any question came up, I could contact him. The training is already working! I look forward to meeting with Michael again to continue with outside/leash training and car training. Thanks Michael!!

Barking Hyperactivity Separation anxiety

Doreen D. | Naugatuck, New Haven

September-19-2019 Bark busters rating

I have a 3 year old shepherd (115 lbs) who has been leash aggressive. Duke and I went through a few trainers and I was using a prong collar and still he pulled and He excessively barked at everything. He ran around the house and yard out of control. When Michael came here he explained that because I was not showing my dog that I was the boss, duke felt always on alert as my protector. Within our first 15 minutes of training, duke actually calmed down noticeably. I was amazed! I am practicing at home on day 2 and he is like a changed dog! I look forward to continuing on this road with the training as Duke seems so calm which makes me calm. Highly recommend!

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Pulling

Brittany W. | Woodbridge, New Haven

August-29-2019 Bark busters rating

We chose to go with Bark Busters to help us with our 4 month old mini labradoodle, Bailey. Our first meeting went great! Michael showed up on time, ready to help us out! Michael stayed at our home for about 2 hours and nothing felt rushed! It was great that he explained to us techniques that should work, but had us implement them with Bailey instead of him taking the reigns. We enjoyed the hands on experience. It was helpful to us that not only he assured us that we were doing it right, but that we would have support once he left. Towards the end of our meeting, he went over the "homework" we had and what our next meeting would entail. He even called us the next day to check up on how Bailey was doing. I'm so glad that he is readily available to us if we have any questions. Couldn't' recommend Bark Busters enough!

Aggression Jumping up Puppy management Separation anxiety

Tracy D. | East Haven, New Haven

August-28-2019 Bark busters rating

Michael from Southern CT Bark Busters came out to teach us how to train our new puppy, Kali. He spent 3 hours sharing the philosophy and techniques of how to train her without pain, punishment or treats - and it’s working!! Kali is an extremely high energy, playful, 15 week old rescue puppy who was nipping, chewing and lunge biting beyond control. Michael has given us some tools that work, allowing us to include Kali, as we imagined when we adopted her, in most of our activities. The very day after Michael’s first visit, our 3 children (ages 2, 8 and 10) came for 2 days and wow! We were AMAZED with how well Kali responded to the ways Michael taught us. The kids were finally able to enjoy playing with her! At least for some of the time... we have a ways to go, but we didn’t have to keep them separated the entire time, which is great progress from last time. Michael will return soon so that we may continue our training. He will also stay with us throughout Kali’s life as she grows and learns, helping us address new issues as they arise. We are very excited to continue working with Michael! Bonus! Michael was VERY responsive to our texts and emails as questions came up, even during this first couple of days - very important to us. Thank you Michael, we are grateful to have made this connection with you.

Barking Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall

Debra H. | Guilford

June-23-2019 Bark busters rating

We are so happy that we met you, after just 1 session we feel like we have a much better understanding of the way we had been communicating with Riley and feel more confident moving forward. It has only been 4 days and we already are noticing a huge difference in her anxiety and behavior, thank you!

Separation anxiety Toileting Other

Lisa G. | Bethlehem, Litchfield

June-19-2019 Bark busters rating

We had our first lesson with Richard & Vicki this afternoon, Tank is already responding to the new commands and we have noticed a positive change in his behavior. Looking forward to achieving our goal of a well behaved dog who will respond to us.

Barking Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

Licia S. | Derby, New Haven

June-12-2019 Bark busters rating

Was very impressed with our first training session with Rich. My 3 month Westie responded to the commands like he knew them forever w/o treats! I look forward to the weeks ahead watching him (and us) training for success

Chewing Jumping up Puppy management Recall Toileting

Tara W. | Milford, New Haven

May-22-2019 Bark busters rating

Richard was extremely helpful in providing us with some initial tools to work with our young pup. Rocket is, so far, receptive & cooperative to the techniques. Thank you again so much!

Puppy management

Sara T. | Naugatuck

April-24-2019 Bark busters rating

We just moved to Connecticut and Richard was incredible to work with. He showed us how to deal with issues that arise with having 4 dogs, especially since one is still new to our family. My husband and I have just as much work to do as the dogs, and I’m sure with Richard’s guidance, we will all get there.

Jumping up Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

Denise M. | Naugatuck, New Haven

March-29-2019 Bark busters rating

Richard was great. He answered all our questions and showed us what we were doing wrong and how to work on fixing it. He also showed us new things to work on that we didn’t even think about!

Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Puppy management Separation anxiety Toileting

Tara H. | Hamden

March-16-2019 Bark busters rating

We have been working with Richard & Vicki for close to 6 months. Endy has responded very well to their teaching methods which are easy to understand and to implement. They are very accessible via email, texts, phone calls & visits when additional support is needed. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Sibling rivalry

Marylyn T. | North Haven, New Haven

March-06-2019 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki have been so supportive in helping train our dogs. They are patient and gentle with our “babies”.

Barking Jumping up Puppy management Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety Toileting

Ann M. | Milford, New Haven

December-20-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki have been so wonderful. There has always been prompt response to my emails or phone calls followed up with an appointment time. I would highly recommend their services!

Barking Other

Elaine B. | East Haven, New Haven

November-28-2018 Bark busters rating

I am so grateful to Richard for his expertise with teaching me how to gain respect from my dog, showing him I am the leader and by doing so we are loving each other a little more everyday. My GSD is a rescue and he is approximately 2 years old. This is not my first GSD but my past fur babies have been mine since puppy so this has been a challenge. Richard is there for me and available whenever I need some guidance. My boy didn't know basic commands, had little manners and I found the honeymoon ended after he was with us about 2 weeks. At first I felt this might have been a mistake but I am now convinced through Richards know how that all will work out. What a great trainer....I call him the miracle man....and look forward to many more training sessions so my boy and I will live happily ever after.

Hyperactivity Recall Separation anxiety Other

Kathy R. | Southington, Hartford

November-09-2018 Bark busters rating

We were amazed after repeating “NO” a hundred times a day for 3 months and getting little by way of positive results...Richard & Vicki got nearly instant behavior responses! They had a us practice with supervision by them & we couldn’t believe our puppy could ever follow commands! She did! We need to become the leaders of our pack.

Barking Jumping up Separation anxiety Toileting Other

Caron M. | Hamden

October-27-2018 Bark busters rating

Our first training session exceeded our expectations! Richard and Vicki taught us techniques to correct unwanted behaviors in our 9 month old Husky. They demonstrated each technique, giving us the opportunity to ask questions, practice and review the process. The steps to each process are clearly written down for us to begin our training schedule! We look forward to working with them, as they teach us how to communicate with our furbaby

Jumping up Other

Julie and Timothy K. | Southbury, New Haven

October-14-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki are always professional and they show genuine care and concern...not only for our dog, Buttercup, but also for our family as we progress through the training sessions. We were first time dog-owners and adopted a rescue dog. Having a young child in the home, we wanted to ensure we had a safe environment for both our dog and child. Richard and Vicki came out for multiple sessions providing us with basics and more advanced training techniques. Their response time is wonderful, and they take the time to listen and provide customized training with techniques to address the situation at hand. We have been so pleased with our experience thus far, and we have witnessed a steady progression with respect to Buttercup's behavior and obedience. We look forward to continued success with training! Richard and Vicki are the best! We would highly recommend them to any dog owner looking for dog training from leading experts.

Barking Chewing Jumping up Puppy management Toileting

Jackie G. | Naugatuck, New Haven

September-12-2018 Bark busters rating

I was very impressed with how fast Dixie was catching on to the command with a single correction word...speaking dog. I wish I knew about Bark Busters when we first got Dixie instead of paying for other training and having nothing happening. Aggression even got worse. Now only one lesson with Bark Busters and I can already see a difference.

Aggression Barking Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Other

M K. | East Haven, New Haven

September-01-2018 Bark busters rating

Before we brought our puppy home we met with Richard and Vicki to help prepare us and our home for our new bundle of joy. The advice they gave us made a smooth transition from our puppy's mother/siblings home to his new "forever home". Richard and Vicki were there for us with help on the first night home and how to make our dog more comfortable with us. Our puppy is well adjusted and happy thanks to the advice and training from Richard and Vicki. I highly recommend Bark Busters to those bringing home a new puppy/dog. They can help solve all dog issues too.

Puppy management

Amy A. | Meriden, New Haven

August-29-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard was flying solo today, I like to be able to just talk, discuss what's been going on with Massi and from that we build on what needs to be addressed and it's usually me. Massi listens well as long as I remember to continually be the leader with him and Richard keeps reminding me of that. So as long as I keep up my end of the training, which I learned from Bark Busters, Massi will keep showing good results.

Puppy management Separation anxiety

Anne D. | Wallingford, New Haven

August-04-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki were wonderfully encouraging, supportive, and affirming. The assertive yet gentle techniques they taught me helped my dog to relax before my eyes! She is making steady progress as we practice the exercises. I am very grateful to Richard and Vicki for helping me to help my dog.

Barking Jumping up Separation anxiety

Joe T. | Bethany

June-06-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki are excellent trainers and Milo has made great progress after 3 sessions

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Separation anxiety

Anthony P. | Milford

June-01-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki have been a great help with training my new golden retriever puppy. Very responsive to emails. Easy scheduling. Always on time. Would highly recommend to others.

Puppy management

Jen D. | North Haven

May-10-2018 Bark busters rating

The training has been fantastic ! The dogs have shown incredible improvement in a short period of time.

Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Toileting

Arlene P. | Milford

April-26-2018 Bark busters rating

The session was so helpful in explaining to me how to become the alpha over my dog! The instructions are very easy to follow and I like that the training does not include food reinforcement.

Aggression Barking Pulling Separation anxiety

Patty B. | MILFORD

April-05-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki are very knowledgeable. We enjoy our lessons and feel we are on the right path to our goal.

Aggression Barking Chewing Puppy management

Candida F. | Southbury

April-05-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard has helped me with all the basics needed with a new puppy. Winnie and I have learned a lot about Sit, Stay, Come, etc. as well as some great tips for preventing her from jumping up, rushing to the front door, etc. Winnie is still only 9 months old so we have a ways to go but Richard and the Bark Busters method of dog training has definitely helped both of us so far.

Digging Jumping up Pulling Puppy management

Holly M. | Naugatuck

April-04-2018 Bark busters rating

We are very pleased with the training. There is a noticeable difference and I love that the training is specific to our needs as a family. Richard models and teaches me how to train and is very positive. Mesquite is more calm and looks to me for guidance. I also love that we are not using treats. I can still give him treats but he behaves to please me, not to get a treat.

Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall Other

Joan S. | Milford

March-07-2018 Bark busters rating

This training is very informative and easy to learn. Practice is the key the instruction is written out and demonstrated.

Barking Sibling rivalry

Jerilyn W. | Milford

February-06-2018 Bark busters rating

Barkbusters has changed our lives! Our dog showed improvements I didn't think possible within hours of the first lesson! Highly reccomended.

Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Recall

Samantha P. | Beacon Falls

February-01-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki were very helpful and knowledgeable. I especially like that they don't handle your dog during sessions so that you can learn how to train them and build a better relationship with your pup. Highly recommend.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Recall Separation anxiety Toileting

Norm S. | Seymour

January-29-2018 Bark busters rating

Love the commitment to ensuring dog's owners are properly trained. Definitely a better training program than the one we did at the local pet store.

Barking Jumping up Pulling Toileting

Laurie J. | Milford

January-26-2018 Bark busters rating

My 8 month old golden retriever Oliver & I love Richard & Vicky. Although I have had a dog before, I have never had a puppy and needed lots of guidance to help Oliver become a well mannered pup. They are patient with both of us. And have really helped me to figure out to best train Oliver. Their techniques are straight forward and work wonders with my rambunctious puppy! Thanks Barkbusters for helping us to grow and learn together!

Hyperactivity Jumping up Puppy management Recall Other

Molly S. | New Haven

January-20-2018 Bark busters rating

We recently moved to CT and our 1 year old dog, Kimbo very quickly developed severe anxiety inside and outside of the house. It got to the point where we were unable to take him on walks without his (and our) anxiety taking over (aggressively barking at other dogs, lunging at objects etc.) We felt hopeless and feared that nothing would work. The first couple of Bark Busters sessions were inside the house and Richard and Vicki gave us the tools to communicate more effectively with Kimbo and show him that we are his leaders. Today we had our first outdoor session and I was blown away. Kimbo was able to walk beside me and the correction tools that Richard and Vicki gave me when Kimbo became anxious were 100% effective. I am so grateful to Richard and Vicki and I would recommend them to anyone.

Barking Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall Separation anxiety

Bill D. | Orange

January-14-2018 Bark busters rating

Vicki and Richard Horowitz are absolutely amazing. They are incredibly knowledgeable on all things about dogs. They are always available via phone call, email, and skype. We purchased the gold lifetime support package and we could not be happier. We have a happy black lab puppy that has been thriving due to the expertise. They are always so kind and helpful with every question we have. They truly help so much with puppy training, barking, chewing, house training, jumping…just to name a few! We cannot say enough good things about their service! The best advice we can give anyone with a puppy is to find Vicki and Richard Horowitz ASAP! We cannot thank them enough for helping us with Riley!!! If we could give them 10 stars we would!!!!

Barking Chewing Jumping up Puppy management Recall Toileting

Amy C. | Woodbridge

January-13-2018 Bark busters rating

We had, and continue to have an incredible relationship with Vicki & Richard/Bark Busters. We signed on with them to help with our new puppy, Charlie. We wanted to start training Charlie from the beginning and also wanted assistance with acclimating our current dogs (two black labs) with their new "sibling". From the minute Vicki & Richard walked into our home it was magic. They are professional, patient, kind and SO good at what they do. We connected with them immediately and so did our pups. They listened to us, understood our concerns/challenges and addressed them with an expertise and nurturing that was outstanding. And it didn't end after the first session... they actively (but respectfully) follow up and check in often. They are very understanding of my busy schedule and are so accommodating. I went through excellent dog training with my first pup and I thought nothing could be better - I was so wrong! Vicki & Richard/Bark Busters blew us away! So grateful to have developed this relationship (and our pups LOVE them!)

Chewing Puppy management Sibling rivalry

Malachi K. | New Haven

January-09-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki are amazing dog trainers and people! They helped me put in place a system that allows me to still love my dog entirely, completely and always, but also to be in charge!

Barking Separation anxiety

sean p. | bethany

January-03-2018 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki have greatly helped me in training my dog. Their no treat no physical training is great in many ways. The training is going good and we have established a training method that me and my dog titan understand and can easily follow to get the results any dog owner would want.

Aggression Jumping up Pulling Puppy management

Adam W. | Milford

December-14-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard & Vicki have been extremely attentive to the stressors of both Rosie and ourselves, tailoring a training program unique to those needs. Their recall of previous sessions helps us maximize our time together, be in in-person or via FaceTime. Regardless of the medium, Richard & Vicki are able to identify areas we're excelling, areas we are not yet fully owning and suggestions for new challenges to improve the dog and owners relationships. After only 2-months of being in the program, we have already seen tremendous improvement with Rosie, and are looking forward to seeing where we are in another 10-months at the conclusion of the training program.

Aggression Hyperactivity Puppy management Separation anxiety

Scott Van e. | Cheshire

December-03-2017 Bark busters rating

Great experience !

Chewing Digging Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall Separation anxiety

Jane M. | Milford

December-01-2017 Bark busters rating

December 1, 2017 Richard accomplished so much in the 2 hours that he was with me and I continue to reinforce what I learned. He was so patient with me and explained everything so well. Vicki called last night with a follow-up and answered all my questions. I truly believe I am on my way to having a well mannered pup who follows my lead!

Jumping up Separation anxiety Toileting

Dana S. | Woodbridge

November-28-2017 Bark busters rating

The training is wonderful! I love that I am taught how to act and Marley responds to me.

Barking Jumping up Pulling

Tom B. | North Haven

November-18-2017 Bark busters rating

Our rescue dog Peaches is very skitish and has been a constant barker when she would come in contact with people. We have used various training methods for her in order to break her habit, but to no avail. My wife learned of Bark Busters and we decided to give it a try. We were amazed during our first training session how Richard and Vicki were able to provide one simple command for us to use that stopped Peaches continuous barking almost immediately. As we were told, we will need to continue working with Peaches on a daily basis to ensure she learns that we are the leaders and not her. We are very fortunate to have come in contact with Bark Busters. Having learned a few different commands, we will work with Peaches to ensure she continues to be the sweet loving dog she has been but without the continuous barking. Thank you Richard and Vicki

Barking Other

Mary Ellen A. | Bristol

November-15-2017 Bark busters rating

The training was very helpful. I had not owned a dog before and through this training, I was able to understand the importance of commands, helping my dog by keeping things simple without a lot of words and the importance of praise to help him understand when he's doing things correctly.

Recall Separation anxiety Other

Marsha S. | Bethany

November-15-2017 Bark busters rating

We have had Richard and Vicky now for 6 months and our dog, Jimmy, has improvement on a daily basis. Jimmy was a rescue dog and had little training. Actually, it was my husband and me that needed the training. Jimmy needed to be socialized with guests in our house. We have just started to train him with walking and heeling. The BarkBuster collar seems to really help the progress.

Jumping up

Douglas R. | North Haven

November-02-2017 Bark busters rating

First of all, Richard and Vicki of Bark Busters are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Our situation was unique in that we always considered our dog to be extremely well behaved, but unfortunately had to remove him from our home for a while when we were told our then two-month old son's allergies put him at risk for asthma. Fast forward a year, and our son's respiratory system was more developed, but our 6 year old pup needed "rules" so that he could rejoin our family at home. Richard and Vicki have given us the tools and insight to help us, and more than that, they truly care. Their knowledge of dog behavior and training is unparallel to anyone else, and because of them (and my parents who took in our dog for a year), our family is whole again. We can't thank Bark Busters enough

Barking Jumping up Recall Other

Debbie M. | Cheshire

October-30-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard is accommodating with my schedule, and thorough with our sessions. He answers all of my questions, and continues to assist my dog Maggie, and I with strategies and recommendations.

Jumping up Pulling

Samantha S. | Cheshire

October-28-2017 Bark busters rating

Overall, the training has been a huge help. I have noticed a positive change in Luna from the beginning.

Barking Jumping up Pulling Separation anxiety

Diane K. | Orange

October-19-2017 Bark busters rating

Percy never had training before we adopted him, and he had some slight behavioral difficulties that we wanted to address, but mainly we were interested in learning how to communicate with him effectively and teach him the basics. We have found these techniques to be very valuable, because he is a dog that wants to please us, knowing how to tell him whether he is behaving properly in his own language has worked well.

Barking Pulling Separation anxiety Other

Bill M. | Waterbury

September-24-2017 Bark busters rating

We were impressed with the technics used to shape our dog Willy's behaviors and the therapists' professionalism.

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Katrina and Joseph F. | Hamden

September-08-2017 Bark busters rating

This is our second time working with Richard and Vicki. We are just as satisfied the second time around. It's clear their training is tailored to the individual dog's needs as they have introduced some new lessons for Brady that we hadn't learned before. Their best attribute is their ability to install confidence in owners - I always feel calmer and more confident in my abilities after our lessons. I've recommended their services to friends and plan to keep doing so.

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Christian M. | Derby

September-07-2017 Bark busters rating

Incredible! We were having issues adjusting Remy with our newborn son. Vicki and Richard solved our issues in the first session. Remy is a more obedient, but also a happier dog! They are very thorough in their training and committed to helping owners and their pets succeed.

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Joy A. | Beacon Falls

September-01-2017 Bark busters rating

1st lessons potty training, Jumping, barking/growling 2nd lesson 7/10/17 Started pool safety on our on, doing well. Sit, stay & free needs improvement. Trouble w/her eating mulch & eating poop. Worked on what to do when company arrives. (She was great with company & my mother's stay here). 3rd lesson 8/31 improving on house breaking. Rich introduced outside training lesson on the leash & we both learned front door initiation, distance control, attentiveness. She is doing very well and learning quickly.

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Lynne S. | Hamden

August-22-2017 Bark busters rating

Pleasant experience. Richard was gentle yet firm with Sammy. Sammy responded well. He couldn't quite figure out what was going on. He caught on pretty fast. I'm sure with consistency this will work out well.

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Paul P. | West Haven

August-08-2017 Bark busters rating

The training that I have gotten has been great. I am very glad with the service that I have gotten. Rich is very good and is very helpful. Fiona is doing very well with the training.

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Frank Y. | Wallingford

August-06-2017 Bark busters rating

Training has gone really well so far. Rich and Vicki are great to work with. The techniques are really well explained and it is really nice to have them come to our house. They offer great training and dogs tips to help us with our puppy.

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Armand D. | Madison

August-04-2017 Bark busters rating

We are pleased with the results with Weston. Bark Busters integrity and ethics makes it very pleasurable to have them work with my dog Great job Richard and Vicki


cathy p. | west haven

July-30-2017 Bark busters rating

we like the idea of training with out scaring the dog. Jax seems to be responding very well to the commands. Tim and I were very impressed by the presentation. we look forward to working with you again.

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joseph m. | Wolcott

July-28-2017 Bark busters rating

Rich and Vicky did a excellent job Well prepared, patient and excellent feedback

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Diana Y. | Hamden

July-16-2017 Bark busters rating

The training has been a positive and successful experience in helping us learn how to better manage Malbec. We are looking forward to continued growth, for both us and Malbec!

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Tara B. | Milford

July-11-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki helped us prepare our two rescues for a baby! They gave us very specific homework that absolutely paid off. Our dogs are adjusting extremely well to the baby thanks to Richard & Vicki. Their techniques have proven to be successful with our dogs and it's easy for friends/family to follow our new protocols. We are very thankful for the help!

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Amrik R. | New Haven

June-26-2017 Bark busters rating

They were very thorough and concrete about her training. They knew immediately what to do to correct our dog's behavioral issues and helped a lot. They were great!

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Joy A. | Beacon Falls

June-18-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard & Vicki were very professional and completely expletive with detailed information on what needs required in training Sunshine. I would highly recommend this company to those who need help in training their dog.

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Stacy M. | Milford

June-17-2017 Bark busters rating

Training was very helpful. The trainer, Richard, was attentive. He listened to what we were interested in and showed us ways to deal with certain problems.

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Lee S. | Milford

June-14-2017 Bark busters rating

I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone who is getting a new puppy or dog. They are great about calling you back if you have a question. Also, follow your trainer's advice. Go back to your reference guide. Be patient with your pet. You are the leaders, not the dog.

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Laurie N. | Beacon Falls

June-03-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicki were excellent! They explained and helped me understand why Samny was behaving the way he was. By the time they left, I saw a remarkable change in both how I was handling Sammy and how Sammy was behaving.

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Katie F. | Hamden

May-25-2017 Bark busters rating

We sought behavioral dog training after bringing home our first son. Our dogs had behavioral issues like separation anxiety that became even more prominent once we had a baby. We were really desperate by the time we contacted them, and I was totally overwhelmed caring for a newborn while recovering from an emergency c-section. Richard and Vicki were SO patient, kind, and encouraging with us. They have a calmness about them that made us feel confident in our ability to train our dogs and help them adjust to our new family. They were also incredibly understanding about how much time we realistically had to spend on daily dog training with a newborn at home, and always made us feel like we were doing a fantastic job! The training was so much more fun than anticipated, and a nice way for my husband and I to bond with our dogs (and each other!) while adjusting to parenthood. Sadly, our dog passed away far too soon and unexpectedly a few months later, and, once again, Richard and Vicki were there for us. They sent us some reading material about how to cope with losing a pet, and how to help our other dog cope with the loss, too. They also replied to several emails thereafter in which I asked questions about adopting another dog, now with a toddler at home. Now that we've found our new furry family member, we are excited to work with Richard and Vicki again in the near future! They are the best and I've recommended their services to several of my friends due to our great results.

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Brianna B. | Hamden

May-19-2017 Bark busters rating

We absolutely love Richard and Vicki! From the first day we began training with them, we saw improvements in our dog. And with each training session, we see more and more improvements we never thought we would. We are very thankful and happy we chose Barkbusters. I highly recommend this company to anyone searching for the perfect dog trainer.

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Angela G. | Oakville

May-19-2017 Bark busters rating

The trainer is polite and friendly. He is always on time and very accommodating. He works well with my dog I, and has a lot patience. He is easy to understand and learn with, and is very helpful.

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Anna P. | Cheshire

May-16-2017 Bark busters rating

Our dog Al came from a tough background! After fostering him, we decided to adopt him. We had taken him to multiple trainers in NY but no one seemed to be able to help. They merely said that was just his personality. Richard and Vicki instantly gave tips on how to control his aggression and barking towards other people and animals. Al also began to develop separation anxiety from me, not letting me be anywhere in the house without his eyes on me. In one lesson, this was addressed and nipped in the butt! They make training realistic and the results are amazing!

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Karen P. | Cheshire

May-16-2017 Bark busters rating

We adopted Zoe at the age of 5 months. She came to us very timid and fearful. We contacted Bark Busters for help and do not regret our decision. Although it is hard work and time consuming, we have seen positive progress with our Zoe. We know it's a big commitment but are so glad to have Vicki and Richard by our side. They truly care about helping us help Zoe be the best she can be. I have sent them texts or emails in between training sessions with questions and receive an answer within a few hours! That to me is amazing.

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Jennifer M. | Thomaston

May-02-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard was excellent and very patient with us! Both dogs are male Yorkies and can be very stubborn. It probably took us longer with each training item (some we are still working on) but we have made great improvement. He gave me very simple ideas that worked very effectively. The training pillow works very well. At this point, I just need to pick up the pillow and they will stop what they were doing

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joann b. | milford

April-30-2017 Bark busters rating

We found it very interesting and also easy to understand,for us and Lilly.We are working with her and she does respond when we ask her to .We look forward to our next lesson, and I do mean OURS.Thank you again,you are both very sweet and loving people.xxx

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Tracy M. | Hamden

April-06-2017 Bark busters rating

The training with Rich has been great so far. I noticed a big difference in the dogs right away. They have helped us with getting the dogs to settle down quicker when people come over and not to jump upon them The training lessons they give us to do with the dogs are easy to follow. Look forward to more progress with the continued lessons.

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Sherri F. | Milford

April-05-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard and Vicky have done such a great job! We have seen such huge differences in Macy already!

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Melissa M. | Cheshire

March-29-2017 Bark busters rating

I'm amazed at how quickly my dog learned the new behaviors. Wish I started a year earlier.


Ted A. | Prospect

March-20-2017 Bark busters rating

Rich Horowitz did a great job educating us and training Zee. Patience and persistence is our assignment for the next two weeks. Zee will only do good if we follow through.

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Grant S. | New Haven

March-19-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard is an excellent trainer and very informative with regards to getting a better understanding of how you pet thinks. Training has gone very well and I look forward to learning more and having a better relationship with my dog

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Heather W. | Wallingford

February-22-2017 Bark busters rating

We have learned a lot in regards to different strategies to help Thor understand and trust us more. We have definitely seen an improvement in his behavior since the beginning of the training. We would like to use our remaining sessions on baby prep.

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February-01-2017 Bark busters rating

Richard was wonderful to work with. My dog responded to him immediately and my husband and I were able to follow his instructions and why we need to do the exercises the way he explained them. I'm confident we will be a happier dog family after our training. I also like not using artificial means to do the training.

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Scott S. | Derby

January-29-2017 Bark busters rating

Everything was very well explained and the exercises were demonstrated well so we can continue the training before the first revisit.

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Justin M. | North Haven

January-24-2017 Bark busters rating

I was very pleased w/what I learned. Even more impressed what I learned as a homeowner/alpha. My mother who saw Opie last weekend said even she noticed a great improvement in Opie.

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Kerriann D. | Wallingford

January-21-2017 Bark busters rating

Vicki and Richard are very knowledgeable and patient. They are an excellent team. We appreciate all their help and guidance in our journey to nurture and train our puppy. I am confident we will raise a happy, healthy, well adjusted dog.

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