Aaron S. |

April-14-2024 Bark busters rating

After the 1st session with Erin and our first day going thru all of the exercises with our dogs, we have seen a big difference. We can not wait to see what the future holds for our family with these two amazing pups. We are more responsible and the dogs are more relaxed. Seems like is was an us problem, not the dogs. Thank you Erin!

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Recall

Susan M. | Greand Rapids

March-24-2024 Bark busters rating

Had a great experience in the lesson with Erin! Her training had amazing almost immediate effect on a poodle with bad habits. Highly recommend if you are struggling with disobedience.

Kid S. | Greand Rapids

March-22-2024 Bark busters rating

Learned so much in just a few hours and already seeing improvement in behavior. Erin is definitely an expert in speaking “dog”. Looking forward to our next session.

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Evan | Sparta

February-18-2024 Bark busters rating

Erin helped me so much with my pup! He pulled on the leash, barked at everything, and peed in the house. She gave me the knowledge and tools to fix it all.

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Adam G. | Grand Rapids

February-13-2024 Bark busters rating

We had a very positive experience with Erin. Our problem is with aggression in a 2 year shepherd we adopted. She spent a lot of time with us on our first visit. Over and above what we expected. The first day after his first session and he’s already catching on. It turns out what we originally thought we were supposed to be doing only encouraged his aggressive behavior. Erin is very knowledgeable and obviously very passionate about her business. Highly Recommend!

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Adam G. | Grand Rapids

February-13-2024 Bark busters rating

We had a very positive experience with Erin. Our problem is with aggression in a 2 year shepherd we adopted. She spent a lot of time with us on our first visit. Over and above what we expected. The first day after his first session and he’s already catching on. It turns out what we originally thought we were supposed to be doing only encouraged his aggressive behavior. Erin is very knowledgeable and obviously very passionate about her business. Highly Recommend!

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Caroline K. | Grand Rapids, Kent

December-21-2022 Bark busters rating

I have never seen such a quick improvement in my dog! Erin has really helped us get our dog under control and manage his anxiety. Immediately after our first appointment, we saw a huge change in our dogs behavior- he was more calm and less aggressive. With practice and time he has already significantly improved. A big concern for us was his reactivity and Erin has given us all the tips and tricks for a happy, confident and well behaved puppy. I cannot recommend anyone other than Erin! Truly worth the time and the money. She knows her stuff and it’s clear to see through the results.

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Camerin M. | Paris, Mecosta

December-09-2022 Bark busters rating

Erin was fantastic with my dog! From the moment she arrived we got to see what Bark Busters is all about. She gave me so much information and all the tips and tricks that make training my dog a breeze. Since Bark Busters is based on more natural training, my dog even listens without the need for treats (but he still gets plenty of them). No more jumping on house guests, no more leash pulling and no more excessive barking from my puppy. The walking collar and leash are really nice too! I recommend getting an appointment ASAP because Bark Busters will change the way you interact with all dogs for the better.

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Carson K. | Grand Rapids, Kent

November-23-2022 Bark busters rating

Wow! I thought I had good dog knowledge from watching videos online and following dog accounts on social media but I was blown away by the advice and expertise of Erin. The session was customized to our dogs needs and everything made so much sense! The lessons are based in natural roots and we were already seeing results with our dog, Teddy, before the end of the session. The training comes with a bunch of tools and tricks that are humane and effective. The additional support following the initial appointment is the cherry on top. I would recommend Erin to help with any dog new or old.

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Steve W. | Lakeview, Montcalm

November-17-2022 Bark busters rating

Erin, was fantastic. Full of knowledge. And the tools that she gave us are just amazing how well they work. The difference of our German shepherd is like night and day. We are very, very grateful for Bark Busters.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Separation anxiety

Debrah R. | Grand Rapids, Kent

October-06-2022 Bark busters rating

Erin at Bark Busters has the experience and knowledge to help anyone with their everyday training problems. Like teaching your dog to safely wait to go out an open door or walk on a loose lead safely in my neighborhood. Her advice on being a strong pack leader for my dogs has helped me get control of my large breed dogs. That she comes into your home to give you one on one training with your dog and the entire family is something I haven’t found other trainers offering. I would and will refer her to others wanting better trained, happy dogs. Thank you Erin for your help and continued availability and advice on training my dogs.

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Tom O. | Cedar Springs, Kent

October-01-2022 Bark busters rating

We had our first meeting with Erin and she covered a lot of things. She gave us at home exercises to do with our 15 month old female German Shepherd. 2 days into our at home training with Skye she is changing and listening to the entire family, husband, wife, daughter and son, like we never thought possible. I am really completely amazed by how such subtle easy changes into our daily routine that we were completely oblivious too could change our dogs attitude almost immediately. I do understand that we have a lot more work to do but without any question we are headed in the right direction faster than originally thought possible. Erin's knowledge of dog behavior speaks for itself, she knows their language and the proof is in her work, she is amazing at what she does, more importantly how Erin explains the dogs behavior to the family as a whole. Very pleased with the service and glad we made the investment.

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Evan M. | Freeport, Barry

September-02-2022 Bark busters rating

Erin did an amazing job and presented herself confidently with my dog. She did a great job explaining how a dog thinks and why dogs do what they do and where their misbehavior stems from. She then got into the techniques used to stop bad behavior and I was extremely impressed with how well these techniques worked when Erin presented them to me. They seemed to work almost instantly. I am confident that with Erin’s techniques, guidance, and my consistency with training on my own I will have an extremely well behaved dog. Thank you Erin and thank you Bark Busters!!!

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Marie H. | Freeport, Barry

July-17-2022 Bark busters rating

I highly recommend Bark Busters!!!! Their training was effective immediately. I have used other "trainers" and methods and this gave us the quickest change in behavior and understanding. My dogs bad habit(s) changed instantly when I began using the "tools/strategies/tips" that were taught. The corrections are easy and only require consistency from us. I also really appreciated that one piece of the training was solely focused on "understanding" your dog(s) and why they behave in certain ways. This helped us so much!!!! Also, Erin was So GREAT! She is highly knowledgeable, caring, patient and so easy to work with. You can tell she has a ton of experience and understands dogs and dogs within family structures. If you are willing to be consistent you will have well behaved dogs both inside and outside the home. Thanks Erin....Rory & Gigi Thank you too!!

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Marie D. | Freeport, Barry

July-14-2022 Bark busters rating

Excellent!!!! Erin is highly trained, easy to work and understands dogs and dogs within family structures. The training is easy to understand and highly effective. We saw changes immediately and have a much, much better behaved pup!!!!

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Debbie L. | Alto, Kent

May-06-2022 Bark busters rating

So grateful for Erin Miller and Bark Busters. We love Sophie….but she can be a lot - especially being a big dog. She could make company uncomfortable because of her size and behavior. Erin took the time to get to know Sophie and her “opportunities” and worked to address her aggressive door behavior and jumping on the couch. Erin spent over 3 hours with us - really getting to know Sophie and helping us to understand the whys behind her behavior. She then thoroughly explained the Bark Busters’ tools and how they will address her behavior and ultimately make her a more relaxed dog. These tools really made a difference. Practice is key, and Sophie continues to make improvements. We are very grateful to Erin and Bark Busters.

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Lauren C. | Cedar Springs, Kent

March-27-2022 Bark busters rating

Erin was great to work with! We look forward to continuing our training with her!

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David B. | Grand Rapids

May-25-2021 Bark busters rating

Chris is great!!!, I have a barking dog and although I love him....he needed some work, Chris came over, he did good but then I got a bit lazy and called Chris again for a refresher, she came over, we worked again with Tucker and he is now doing better!!!, what I really appreciate about this program, not just Chris, but also I can call and have her come over and continue to work on specific issues...Thanks Chris from Tucker and me (and I am sure the neighbors).

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CS P. | Grand Rapids, Kent

January-27-2021 Bark busters rating

We have had a pack of 3 to 5 dogs on our farm for over 30 years and never thought we needed a dog trainer. Boy were we wrong. The recent death of one of our Jack Russells combined with the adoption of two puppies created chaos. Chris taught us how to change our behavior to put us back in charge. The entire pack settled down within a week. The puppies were housebroken, learned dog doors, crates, and invisible fence perimeters all within a month. We won’t hesitate to call Chris again.

Aggression Barking Pulling Puppy management

Tyler S. | Grand Rapids, Ottawa

October-07-2020 Bark busters rating

Chris and the Bark Busters training method have been amazing! My girlfriend and I were having trouble with our dogs displaying a lot of sibling rivalry behavior. It got to the point where we had to lock ourselves in a separate room so that the dogs wouldn't jump on us constantly. Within our first training session Chris showed us how to "speak dog" and take control of the situation. We saw IMMEDIATE results and have peace and quiet just from the first session. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone!

Barking Jumping up Recall Sibling rivalry

Tyler S. | Grand Rapids, Ottawa

October-07-2020 Bark busters rating

Chris and the Bark Busters training method have been amazing! My girlfriend and I were having trouble with our dogs displaying a lot of sibling rivalry behavior. It got to the point where we had to lock ourselves in a separate room so that the dogs wouldn't jump on us constantly. Within our first training session Chris showed us how to "speak dog" and take control of the situation. We saw IMMEDIATE results and have peace and quiet just from the first session. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone!

Barking Jumping up Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

Maxwell B. | Grand Rapids, Kent

October-15-2019 Bark busters rating

Worked like an absolute charm! So thankful to have had an expert helping!

Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall

Janet L. | Belmont

March-13-2019 Bark busters rating

My husband and I were impressed within 15-30 mins of Christnes visit. We are very happy with the complete change in the behavior of both our dogs. For the first time I was able to walk our dog at my side without pulling or moving in front of me. Our dogs can be in the same room without fighting. Our home is peaceful once again. Thank you

Aggression Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Recall Sibling rivalry
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Brad V. | Walker

July-25-2018 Bark busters rating

We just had our first training today with Chris. I won’t lie i was skeptical at first. But then I saw the results first hand. My dogs were aggressive, always barking, very hyper, horrible jumpers, and would never come when I called. With the techniques that Chris gave me I have already been astounded by the results. Kai my oldest dog who is a huge jumper and very hyper has calm down and is jumping is becoming more control. And both of my dogs are actually coming when called I am very hopeful and optimistic for what the next 21 days will bring for me and my dogs. Thank you so much Chris!!!!!

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Ken B. | Grand Rapids

May-11-2018 Bark busters rating

Christine knocked it out of the park with us and our Shiba Inu. Our dog has always dominated the house and has had difficulties with our newborn joining the fam. She painted a clear picture of how things should be and gave us much needed perspective on what was going on with our dog. I had lost all trust in our dog until Christine came in and taught us how to restructure our relationship. I was skeptical about training because I thought I could figure it out and perhaps Google would clue me in. Truth is, nothing beats having someone hands on to show you the way. She is a five star trainer and a quality individual!!! So happy with the results.

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Pulling Recall Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

Daniel H. | Grand Rapids

December-18-2017 Bark busters rating

Chris was fantastic and her methods really worked! Within 20 minutes of her arrival our dogs were completely different. Both dogs listen better, don't bark when guests arrive and haven't been aggressive toward each other or anyone else. It's like we have two new dogs - Thank you Chris!

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Shelley K. | Greenville

August-15-2017 Bark busters rating

The moment Chris came into our home the entire atmosphere changed. She took control of our puppy's inappropriate greeting behavioriors with one sound. We were shocked and amazed for the next three hours as Chris helped us take back control of our happy home. Now that she is gone and we have been on our own putting our new skills to use I'm even more impressed with how simple yet completely effective the Bark Buster's method works for us. Thank you Chris for bringing back the sanity and peace in your home.

Aggression Barking Digging Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Separation anxiety Toileting Other
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Lori C. | Grand Rapids

June-11-2017 Bark busters rating

Chris was amazing!!! I have a four year old stubborn bloodhound and he would go nuts with howling and crying if I had to put him in a room separately from me if someone came over until I could settle him down he would howl and cry the whole time. Well I had to put him in a room so Chris and I could go over everything and when he started up Chris showed me the technique and I never heard a peep after that. We have a fenced in yard and when we let him out to go potty and we call him to come in, lately he ignores us, howls, walks away you name it. Chris showed me what to and how to do the technique to get him in well he has come in every time. This was on a Thursday and on Saturday it is still working. I am beyond happy and feeling so blessed. Chris will be back in 21 days and I am so excited to work with her again. She is wonderful kind and VERY patient.

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Leeanna, Jeanette, Marv E. | Greenville

April-14-2017 Bark busters rating

Chris is a delightful gal! She first sat with us and explained the techniques to be used, thus equipping us before we even approached our new dog. To our amazement, the effective methods we had just learned changed everything about our next interaction with the dog. He went from being a 70 lb rambunctious jumper to a self-controlled animal who proceeded to behave just as he should in each activity thereafter. We are looking forward to her next visit in which we will address other specific areas of training which we desire for him. "Thank you, Chris"...is an understatement!

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Recall

Leeanna, Jeanette, Marv E. | Greenville

April-14-2017 Bark busters rating

Chris is a delightful gal! She first sat with us and explained the techniques to be used, thus equipping us before we even approached our new dog. To our amazement, the effective methods we had just learned changed everything about our next interaction with the dog. He went from being a 70 lb rambunctious jumper to a self-controlled animal who proceeded to behave just as he should in each activity thereafter. We are looking forward to her next visit in which we will address other specific areas of training which we desire for him. "Thank you, Chris"...is an understatement!

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Recall
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Cary H. | Grand Rapids

March-14-2017 Bark busters rating

My dog had MAJOR issues with aggression -- not only towards me but with other dogs. We had to walk at night when no one was around. Chris taught me how to get Shadow to walk by my side on leash. I no longer have to be afraid he will lunge at other dogs (or me for that matter!) I highly recommend Bark Busters Grand Rapids.

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