I am in total awe at the way Mark and Karen brought our dogs together in only a few short hours. They are amazing!!!
I had four dachshunds, ages 14-16 1/2. I thought they were too old to train. My fiancée had a rescued puppy mill poodle, age 10. We were trying to move in together, but the dogs were a pack going after the little poodle. After only one session, we are now in control, without using bark collars or extreme measures. The dogs walk together and we are all much happier.
We will recommend them to everyone we meet...I cannot say enough about Bark Busters.
The program works!
Marc Deppe visited us yesterday, kindly filling in for our usual Texas trainer, to help us address some issues with our Rottweiler puppy. After 15 minutes I didn't recognize the often rambunctious puppy we had been living with! His communication skills with her and with us was incredible. He was very patient with us, listening to all the issues we had been facing, and systematically set about to tell us and then demonstrate to us how to effectively correct these behaviors. Our puppy loved him!
Marc really does have a special gift for dog training, and I couldn't recommend him any higher.
Marc and Karen came to my home to work with my two pups, Rosie and Midnight. I adopted Rosie 3 years ago and ever since I have not been able to take her on a peaceful walk. She would yank me down the street all while choking herself to the point of turning blue. After only a couple of minutes of using the Bark Busters training method, Rosie began to walk calmly all while paying attention to me and not her usual distractions. With consistency on my part in her training I know she will be a pleasure to stroll through the park with. Ever since Rosie corrected her behavior, Midnight followed suit. Midnight is also much calmer and looks for me to give her direction. I am so happy with the immediate results we've experienced. Marc and Karen helped us flip the dynamic in my household and I couldn't be more ecstatic. I highly recommend them if you want to have a peaceful coexistence with your pooch.
I have a 1.5 yr old pit bull mix who was becoming increasingly dog aggressive and terrible on a leash. I even stopped taking him to the dog park for fear he would injure another dog. Our walks usually turned into a jog because I was so tired of tugging on the collar and choking him. If we saw another dog--even from a distance--he would start barking and launching at the poor other pup.
We called bark busters because we wanted a happier, more relaxed dog and our home methods were not working.
Marc spent 3 hours at our house and the result was immediate. It's definitely not a one day miracle but he taught us how to communicate with our pup like his mother would have and the compliance is remarkable. His methods require that you assert yourself as the alpha daily so that the dog does not regress into his old behaviors but it gets easier everyday.
I'm so glad Marc could help us and our pup! I called a few other trainers who basically told me dog aggression is something that cannot be changed... Bark Busters proved that wrong.
It was worth every penny!!!
Marc is seriously great! I interviewed a lot of trainers to help me with my dog and Marc was by far the most knowledgeable, kind, and realistic. Other trainers wanted me to use "shock collars" and other hurtful methods. Marc taught me to put my dogs anxiety and aggression into check by simply just being what my dog needs.
Marc was patient, helpful, and flexible. After the first session there was a noticeable difference in my dog. After one training session and one week of daily exercises my dog has become manageable and I feel like there is "light at the end of the tunnel". (Just make sure to do your daily exercises like Marc tells you:)
Bark Busters and Marc's knowledge is worth every penny and realistic for real life!
OMG I never in a million years thought I was going to be able to train my dog, thinking he was already 4 years old and extremely misbehaved I had little to no hope. I read a lot of reviews about Bark Busters... a lot!!! For days!!! and finally decided to give them a try... it is money back guaranteed if you don’t see it working for you on your first 3 hour visit... so why not... right? I first met with Karen, for a 3 hour initial visit that went very well, still a little skeptical i did feel it could possibly work and just decided to apply all the lessons learned and follow instructions given by Karen. If you don’t do this repeatedly with your dog it will never work! Is like everything... practice makes perfect! A few months after I started noticing my dog’s behavior was improving... little by little but I kept practicing with him and teaching him that I am the alpha in the house (and not him)! A few months after I moved to a new house with my boyfriend so I called Bark Busters again to come meet us both with my dog Bruno at the new place, this time Mark came down to see us. It’s been about a year after the first training and every single person that knew my crazy dog says he is a totally different dog now, he obeys now!!!! I open the door of my house and he doesn’t go running out which was my biggest fear before because one time i almost lost him!! I open the door now and he stays right next to me, he listens and follows instructions... Crazy!!! This investment was worth every penny!! Totally recommend Mark and Karen, they know what they are doing... and trust me... everyone that couldn’t stand my dog before... loves him now!!! Shocking!!! Thank you Karen and Mark!!read more
ANY behavioral problems you may be having with your dog, Marc and Karen can help! They will come to your home and help with your specific needs. My dogs behavior problems of 4 years were practically solved overnight!! I recommend this positive approach to everyone.read more
Karen and Mark are wonderful. They opened a new world of communication between us and our precious Dasher, our one year old Boston Terrier. Dasher became very challenging at seven months old, not listening to us and we were at our wits end. We contacted Karen and Mark and they taught and guided us to connect with Dasher using Bark Busters’ methods and now there is peace in our home. Dasher is still a puppy and full of puppy antics but he knows what is expected of him. The change in him is a miracle! Thank you to Karen and Mark!!read more
Bailey and Khloe are two 80lbs American bulldogs that were a HANDFUL to do anything with. Someone is knocking? They are growling at the door. Suspicious leaf crosses the back yard? Better believe they are trying to tear through the glass door to attack the leaf. We could not walk them because they would pull so hard it was exhausting (I am 5'11'' 220+ lbs). Marc came in to do the initial assessment and we were waiting outside. He laughed, but we told him it was because they were so loud we probably wouldn't hear each other. We decided to go in, he saw and heard both of them and we went outside again (LOL) to game plan. Within 2 hours I have seen a change in my dogs that I never thought I'd see. It sounds too good to be true, but give him and the team a chance and I promise you it works! I can finally walk them and feel comfortable leaving them around my wife (currently pregnant) without fear of them tugging/jumping/or bulldozing her because of how rough they were. I am extremely pleased with the service we received and would highly recommend Bark Busters Treasure Coast & Boca Raton to anyone! Our dogs are 2 and 3 years old as well, age is not a factor. Thank you Marc, you have changed our household for the better, forever!
Maizy is a 16 month goldendoodle & Bentley is a 9 week Bernedoodle! Bentley will eventually be trained to be my daughter's emotional support dog, but first we have to get Maizy under control, so Bentley will start off on the right path!
Marc & Karen came into our home with such a positive & warm energy. What they were able to teach us in just a few hours will change our world forever! Marc was amazing with both dogs & has patience of Job! :) We have been doing our homework with both dogs on a daily basis & we all can tell a huge improvement, esp., with Maizy! Bentley is still such a puppy, but he is doing great with the behavior techniques!
We HIGHLY recommend Bark Busters!! I have even had small questions & Marc takes the time to text or call to help me through a situation.
We can't thank you, both, enough for your time & love you have for what you do! Our family is forever grateful!
The Sirensread more
OMG. It has only been a day since Mark and Karen helped us with Zena the youngest than Tucker and the oldest Toby. Truly amazing.With all the issues we were having with them they are doing outstanding. We still can't believe it. Mark and Karen we cannot thank you enough. You would be proud I have the voice down now. Lolread more
Bark Busters is AMAZING!!! They came out today to give our dog Murphy (German Shorthaired Pointer) and me a refresher course! We both needed a little tune up - and in less than an hour Murphy was a new dog! Back to the well-behaved pup he used to be! Thank you so much. We are ALL so much happier. I HIGHLY recommend Bark Busters to all dog owners! ��read more
Marc with Bark Busters and his program was amazing with our dog Niko!! Niko has always been a sweet dog but has had numerous behavior problems with recognizing us as the leaders of the house. Especially when it came to disciplining him when he was bad and he would just growl at us and snap his teeth in defiance.
After a few hours with Marc, Niko instantly improved on being walked with a leash and not walking ahead, also being called to sit next to me and not move. These exercises and more condition the dog to recognize our alpha position over him. What’s more, last night he jumped on the couch after he had a bath and laid on there (full knowing that was bad) and I got on his case and disciplined him like I usually do. But this time....NO growing back or snapping his teeth! We didn’t even train that part with him but he KNEW where his place was and he just sat there and listened. My wife and I couldn’t believe it!
Marc and his program has worked beyond ourexpectation and know he will be able to further train him in other areas using this system. And we know we can rely on Marc coming over to help us again if we ever need the help. Very much worth the money! Thank you again!!read more
I can't tell you how grateful we are that Marc came into our home and taught us how to communicate with our dogs, especially our oldest one Bear. Bear used to jump, charge the door, bark at guests, etc. Now that we can communicate he's almost an entirely different dog. It's definitely worth the time and the money to have complaint fur babies and a quite and happy home.read more
We have 2 nightmare puppies, German Shepherd mixed with Belgian Malinois brother and sister. They ran our home before Bark Busters arrived! In just hours, we regained control of our home and learned how to communicate with our monsters. 100% worth the time and money!read more