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Liana T. | Manteca

April-20-2024 Bark busters rating

We didn't have high expectations for our first appointment because Taylor is like no other dog we've ever had. She was mouthing me constantly and chewed on everything including the couch several times. She barks out of fear at the slightest and silliest sounds like the neighbors talking in their own backyard, when the neighbor's pool sweep was running, and when any of our three neighbors rolled their garbage cans in/out. She is very protective of her home and her peeps. Sarah was very thorough during the initial orientation. You could tell it was very well thought out and planned. She let us know exactly what to expect. After the first visit with Sarah, we saw a huge improvement in all these areas by using her method to correct and redirect our dog. We also had issues with leash pulling and Sarah worked with us on that. This is an area that we have to practice regularly with Taylor. When we do, you see improvement immediately. We just have to stay on top of it. My husband and I are very grateful to know that we have Sarah on our team if we have any other issues or questions.

Barking Chewing Jumping up Pulling Recall

LeeAnn Perez . | Stockton

April-15-2024 Bark busters rating

I have to say, I wasn’t totally convinced I’d see a difference in behavior after that first visit. I was hopeful, but a little skeptical. When Sarah arrived, we sat down and talked about my dogs. I have two; 5 month old female lab/pit mix, Pepper, and 4 year old make pit/kelpie mix, Bruce. After talking me through the process and explaining why dogs behave certain ways, I was an intrigued to see how my dogs would react. Within 20 minutes, Sarah met my babies. Bruce was calm, but excited; Pepper was her crazy little puppy self, jumping and licking and nipping at Sarah. Within a minute, that behavior stopped and if it started to show its face again, it was gone again in a matter of seconds. No bribing with treats, no yelling, no touching. She just spoke their language!! Sarah was calm, yet assertive, confident and encouraging. The dogs reacted to her as if she’d been their pack leader forever!! Over the next three hours we worked through the process, allowing me to take the lead and showing the dogs that I could lead them too. She left us with homework and an appointment for our next visit. When she says consistency is key, she isn’t kidding! It’s like I have two different dogs now that I’m speaking their language! We have boundaries. Walks are calm. I get to walk up the stairs without being tripped! I’m so much more relaxed! And they are so happy! TRUST her when she says you will notice a difference after that first visit! I witnessed it! I’m living it! She’s amazing and encouraging to both dogs and owners!! I am forever grateful to you, Sarah. I cannot wait to show you the progress we’ve made in such a short amount of time and I can’t wait for you to meet my grand dog, Morty!! Thank you, Sarah! You are incredible at what you do! I cannot thank you enough!!!

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Separation anxiety

Misty H. | Elk Grove

September-22-2021 Bark busters rating

Barbara came out to our house yesterday. I wasn’t expecting much of a change the first visit. I have 3 dogs who are hyper and uncontrollable at times. By the end of the visit and the next day my dogs were like different dogs. Of course they have a ways to go but Barbara taught us how to be in control without harming them or giving them treats. I highly recommend her.

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Recall Sibling rivalry

Meghan L. | Manteca, San Joaquin

June-03-2021 Bark busters rating

Our two dogs are rescue dogs who had previously been abused. One of them was becoming so aggressive to the other and we were also starting to fear for our own safety. We were desperate for help and reached out to Bark Busters who matched us with Barbara. They discussed with me the concerns we had and explained their program. While I could not fathom how it would work to train dogs without treats or without physical domination I just couldn’t argue with their lifetime commitment to helping me have a successful relationship with my dogs. When Barbara came to work with us, we listened with open ears and minds. Barbara was thorough in her explanation of the program. She would model the interaction and then we practiced while she provided tips and corrections. Within just the few hours that she was with us I could see our dogs working and thinking and following our desires for their behavior in ways I would never have fathomed. She helped us to see that our dogs were not so much the problem but rather our inability to communicate with them effectively. She provided us with all of the tools, and all of the information needed to be able to carry on the practice. Barbara was so pleasant to work with, she was patient with our questions answering the with extensive knowledge. As with learning any language or skill, practice and continual use is required. Barbara ensured we had all of the supports we needed before our session ended. And while we still have a ways to go, I am more than impressed with how far we came just in the first session. It makes me think that I might just get two dogs that I can actually fall in love with! Thank you Barbara. Your help likely saved the life of our dog!

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling Toileting

Roxanne P. | Stockton, San Joaquin

October-12-2020 Bark busters rating

Barbara helped me with my dog Tootsie. She was jumping on the furniture and people. She was very patient and helpful. We learned so much from her. I highly recommend Barbara if you need help with your doggy.

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Christen S. | Elk Grove, Sacramento

July-29-2020 Bark busters rating

Barbara did wonders with my puppy Burt. He would not listen to a thing I said. In two hours, he started following my commands. I learned to set boundaries and NOT let him rule the house. What I really liked is that it was dog friendly and used no prong or shock collars. Burt and I are doing our homework and the progress continues!

Aggression Barking Chewing Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Toileting

Francine H. | Antioch

January-27-2020 Bark busters rating

Barbara is a sheer joy to work with so knowledgeable and helpful in the first visit I've seen improvement in Blu. after she left we went outside and practice leash training for a few more minutes and my little guy did really well looking forward to implementing the program and so thankful I found all of you, I'll be talking to you soon Barbara and thank you!

Pulling Separation anxiety

Michele T. | Salida

January-11-2020 Bark busters rating

Barbara was very helpful and very nice. So glad we went with Bark Busters. Their way of training is more positive and calming for our dogs

Pulling Sibling rivalry

Deborah L. | Lathrop

November-16-2019 Bark busters rating

Barbara has helped us a lot. Emmy doesnt jump on us anymore. She is a high energy dog that we love.Thank you

Barking Chewing Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall

Jason G. | Elk Grove, Sacramento

October-22-2019 Bark busters rating

My stubborn Thai Ridgeback Jaxon is a totally different dog! Thanks to the way Barbara taught us to communicate with him, he now listens. He sits before he comes inside. He stays when told to stay and will continue to stay until we release him with a fun "FREE." He is now allowed to be inside with us (never allowed in the past) while we eat dinner as we tell him to go lay down, and guess what, he goes and lays on his bed. Before he used to bolt out. The best part is that our kids are no longer afraid of him and can play with him like kids should. While the training for the dog was great, the training you provided the humans was even better. We will have many more years of enjoyment with Jaxon in our lives... thanks to you and Bark Busters. In our eyes, this was a real and true success story.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling

Sherry R. | Valley Springs

March-12-2019 Bark busters rating

Barbara worked with us to help us with our two rescue dogs, a boxer and a boxer mix. Chopper and Maggie. We really liked her. She has a very nice, friendly, calm demeanor. Chopper and Maggie liked her too! One of the issues we were having is that we could not answer the front door without them barking and jumping like crazy. Frankly it had gotten to the point that unless it was friends or family I wouldn't even open the door at times. They are both still learning but doing well in their training of the front door "no go zone". What a relief. Barbara spoke to to us at the first of our meeting without the dogs present explaining the program and the philosophy she uses. It was pretty easy to understand but you don't know what you don't know, so the information was very much appreciated. We are working on the leash training and I am personally feeling more like I am walking my dogs instead of the other way around. Also they are learning to wait patiently for us to exit or enter a door until they are invited to follow behind us. We've only been at this for about 4 days but I can honestly say there is much improvement already. Another great thing, lifetime visits included if you need their help, or if you just need to talk via email or telephone. Thank you very much to Barbara and Bark Busters!

Aggression Jumping up

Jason G. | Stockton

February-19-2019 Bark busters rating

No need for a visit... quite the opposite really. I'm not sure how well you remember Jaxon (the stubborn Thai Ridgeback.) If you recall, he did not take well to the "BAH." I know it's been 2 years since we last did the in home training with you, but I can't help but think about the conversation you had with us during your first visit. You shared how some clients never contact you through the process so you never know how things turned out. With that said, Jaxon is a completely different dog! He has accepted his place in our family. We use the "BAH" to redirect his attention nearly every single day. He sits before he goes out side. He sits before he comes inside. He stays when told to stay and will continue to stay until we release him with a fun "FREE." He is allowed to be inside with us while we eat dinner as we tell him to go lay down, and guess what, he goes and lays on his bed. If he doesn't with the first command, a quick "BAH" and he is on his way... reluctantly mind you but still listens. He does not bolt out the front door and terrorize the neighborhood and when the back gate is open he doesn't bother to go near it. The best part of all of this Barbara... our kids are no longer scared of him and interact with a dog like kids should interact with a dog. Jaxon still pushes the envelope when our youngest is feeding him. I will hear "Jaxon sit. Jaxon sit." At this point Jaxon normally looks at me like do I really have to listen to this little kid. Our youngest will belt out a "BAH" and I swear if dogs could roll their eyes!!! yet he sits and awaits the free command before enjoying his feeding time. While the training for the dog was great, the training your provided the humans was even better. We will have many more years of enjoyment with Jaxon in our lives... thanks to you and Bark Busters. In our eyes, this was a real and true success story.


Karen D. | Modesto

January-01-2019 Bark busters rating

Can't wait to learn more and use the methods that were shown to us

Aggression Barking Chewing Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up Sibling rivalry

Storm A. | Stockton

December-04-2017 Bark busters rating

I learned a lot and lots of written material to learn from and back up what Barbara showed me. It will be fun working with Titan!

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Recall

Storm A. | Stockton

December-04-2017 Bark busters rating

I learned a lot and lots of written material to learn from and back up what Barbara showed me. It will be fun working with Titan!

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Recall

Kelly G. | Elk Grove

September-21-2017 Bark busters rating

Barbara was great. She clearly explained the program and addressed our issues with Charlotte. She demonstrated how to communicate the commands, correct any unwanted behavior, and lavishly praise compliance. My husband and I both worked with Charlotte and saw marked improvements even before Barbara left. We practiced with Charlotte again that evening and this morning. The change is remarkable, beyond what I would have thought possible.

Barking Jumping up Recall Other

Angelique S. | Elk Grove

June-28-2017 Bark busters rating

Barbara is amazing ... she really has a way with dogs and is exceptionally knowledgeable. We had our first visit today - she's friendly, took the time to get to know Max and me, and explained her teaching style before we got to work. I appreciate the time and patience she had with both of us! I would highly recommend her services! I look forward to doing the homework with Max and working with Barbara again! Angelique, Elk Grove

Jumping up Recall

Ronda A. | Stockton

May-30-2017 Bark busters rating

Very professional, explained everything to us, answered all our questions.

Aggression Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling

Stacey S. | Tracy

May-08-2017 Bark busters rating

A little update: thank you to Barbara at Bark Busters. A few weeks into training and Rommel has become a calmer and lovable dog. We were ready to rehome or shelter him but decided to give once last attempt with BB. Without you this pups' true potential may never have come to light! Thank you!

Diane W. | Lodi

February-16-2017 Bark busters rating

Just wondering if this is our dog. One lesson and the change and calmness in our house is remarkable. Worth time and money. Barbra is very knowledgeable and takes time to know your family dynamics with your dog. Sooooo glad our vet recommended her. Thank you Bob and Diane

Hyperactivity Jumping up Recall Other

Debbie S. | Oakley

February-07-2017 Bark busters rating

We were wonderfully surprised how our little Pomchi, Jax responded to the lessons Barbara helped us with. Our little "barker" is quickly responding to our commands and I have to say it has been quieter around here. We are looking forward to learning more about how to become better dog parents...it's as much about training us as him. Thank you so very much.

Barking Sibling rivalry

Mary B. | Stockton

November-23-2016 Bark busters rating

Barbara was very thorough and informed with the information about Bark Busters, and worked patiently with me and my dog.

Jumping up Puppy management Separation anxiety

Bonnie M. | Acampo

November-17-2016 Bark busters rating

Barbara was very clear in explaining dog behavior and the need to communicate with dogs their way rather than the human way. She explained all the training techniques before we tried them with Jack. She reminded us gently when we were allowing Jack to do things he shouldn't, like jumping up and pawing. Our main reason for calling Bark Busters was that Jack chases our 8 year old granddaughter, and I am confident now that we will be able to resolve that problem.

Aggression Barking Jumping up

Nancy J. | Ripon

October-12-2016 Bark busters rating

Barbara is absolutely amazing. We have a 13 week old Puggle puppy that LOVES to bite and nip. We all have scars to prove it. Barbara got here and Sloan responded so well to the BAH, it was amazing. My family and I can now enjoy spending time with our puppy instead of getting torn up from his razor sharp teeth. Just after only one session, the results are amazing. Thank you so much Barbara and can't wait until our next lesson.

Chewing Jumping up Puppy management Toileting

Kathy B. | Wilton

August-12-2016 Bark busters rating

After just one session with Barbara my goof ball dog, Ziggy, has totally changed. Ziggy is a golden doodle puppy with jumping, digging, barking, chewing, and more undesirable issues. I couldn't believe, that after just one session with Barbara, that this uncontrollable puppy is now paying attention to my commands. Barbara gave me the tools necessary to control his undesirable behaviors without having to resort to crates, chain dog collars, yelling, etc. Her training methods are incredible and I highly recommend her.

Chewing Digging Hyperactivity Jumping up Puppy management Separation anxiety Other

Meagan M. | Roseville

June-30-2016 Bark busters rating

Barbara came all the way out to Roseville from Stockton to help us with some new training drills to work on with our 6-year old Border Collie. She has some issues with food aggression and training methods we have seen on YouTube and from other sources seemed too physical for us, and unsafe. Barbara gave us some really great tips that we are starting to use, and we are starting to see improvements already. She used to show her teeth and growl whenever she was eating and we approached, but just yesterday my husband fed her holding the bowl with his thumbs inside and she did great after just a few days of some training. We will continue to use the things Barbara taught us to ensure continued success. Thank you Barbara!


Kaite K. | Sacramento

May-31-2016 Bark busters rating

We are so happy with our experience so far with Barbara. She has been great to work with. I can't stop telling people all about Brewster's "Doggy School", how well she is doing and the things I am learning to help me communicate with her. The hardest part is finding time to practice every day. Being in the veterinary field my interactions with animals are more focused on medicine than behavior. But behavior is an important part of health. BarkBusters is giving us the tools to make that easier for me and my dog.

Jumping up Pulling Recall Other

Savahna R. | Stockton

May-03-2016 Bark busters rating

I was sure I had that one dog that would be untrainable... I worried that no amount of training could ever help, but I scheduled a training session desperate. I think Barbara may be a magician because in our session my dog showed immediate and I mean IMMEDIATE improvement. He was so excited to please me.. We are on day 3 of training and you'd think I had a different dog. I'm so happy I have tears of gratitude spilling out as I write this. Thank you Barbara for your patience, guidance and knowledge. You've changed mine and Bentleys life and relationship for the better! You're our hero!

Aggression Barking Jumping up

Christina L. | Mountain House

April-30-2016 Bark busters rating

Barbara Gazley is phenomenal. Our golden doodle has never been trained, hasn't socialized much and is very high strung. We weren't sure if Barbara could assist us with his constant behavioral problems such as biting everyone and everything, jumping up, pulling on the leash and bolting for the doors. Our golden doodle responded immediately to the training and I couldn't wait to apply the teaching techniques we learned once she left. We are bark buster believers and can't wait for the next session.

Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling

Gloria L. | Stockton

February-26-2016 Bark busters rating

I was told by other trainers that my dog was too old to change his behavior. So move, give him up or put him down. My Bark Buster trainer helped me understand why my dog was acting out. What to do to help him and adjust to the our new living situation. I have seen much improvement by staying calm but firm with what I want, then giving him the praise when he does it right. I hope to have many years with him. Thank you for listening and helping.


Jess A. | Riverbank

February-19-2016 Bark busters rating

After 2 hours of training, Barbara was able to teach my dog not to bite us, and to have better manners at home. Balto is no longer biting our guest or us and listens to us when we tell him NO- BAHHH 😉 I am looking forward to be working with Barbara for the rest of my dog's life! He is only 10 weeks old, so I am very honored to say that I have an amazing husky, thank you Barbara!

Aggression Chewing Jumping up Pulling

Mary W. | Lodi

September-03-2015 Bark busters rating

Barbara was quick to pick up on each dogs personality as well as mine. She knew right off that I am a spoiler, but she trained me well so I have been able to work with my dogs. I am pleased to say they are coming along nicely as am I. I would recommend the company and Barbara to anyone in a heart beat.

Barking Jumping up Other

Sarah S. | Elk Grove

August-10-2015 Bark busters rating

Amazingly easy to understand. Worked great the first time we tried it. Dogs respond well. Pleased with the training.

Digging Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall Sibling rivalry

Lori H. | Sacramento

March-23-2015 Bark busters rating

I have this good dog named Zack but for reasons I can't explain, I never trained him and now at 8 yrs old I thought he was untrainable. I called Bark Busters and set an appointment for Zack b/c I was in a situation where I had to move into a rental and I knew my untrained Zack would not be able to come with me. Barbara came to the house and within minutes of training with simple commands I saw my Zack transform before my eyes and I knew he was going to be the dog I always thought he could be. Who ever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks is so very wrong! My hope has been restored. Thank you so much Barbara!

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Other

Jennifer W. | STOCKTON

February-25-2015 Bark busters rating

My puppy (Madden) and I completed our 1st training with Barbara. We really enjoyed our time with her. She is very nice, knowledgeable, patient, easy to chat with, answered every question I had, and took the time to work with Madden and I. Madden still has a long way to go, but even with the 1st session, I saw improvement in her behavior. I like Bark Busters training techniques and Barbara provided me with homework and many tools to be successful. Madden and I look forward to our next session. Thank you!

Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Puppy management Recall Toileting

Marsha I. | Lodi

February-23-2015 Bark busters rating

The lesson walked us through the BarkBuster mode of training which was a little different from what we have learned in the past, so we are changing some of our directions for Ollie. We thought what we learned was pretty good and helpful and we enjoyed our first lesson. Ollie already responded pretty well on that first lesson. I appreciate the learning mode and feel like we can follow through. -Marsha

Hyperactivity Jumping up Puppy management Recall

Gloria E. | Stockton

January-31-2015 Bark busters rating

Very impressed with length of time and call received from trainer next day. Barbara was very patient and answered all questions clearly.

Barking Toileting

peter c. | sacramento

December-23-2014 Bark busters rating

We are very pleased with the turn out and advancement of the training program for Riley. Barbara is a very good and gentle teacher. Looking forward to our next class, Jan 3 at 1:30 pm.

Chewing Digging Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Separation anxiety

Dany'l V. | Elk Grove

November-14-2014 Bark busters rating

We recommend Barbara with Bark Busters. She came to our home to meet us and our 6 month old Golden Retriever. We felt this is most beneficial to see how your dog behaves in its hnatural ome environment with all the family members involved. She assessed what our needs are with our puppy and tailered the lessons around them. Her training tactics are fair, firm and loving and WORK! As long as owners are willing to "Bah!" and follow thru on their homework to keep practicing the lessons, it does work. In one lesson, our puppy learned how to walk on a leash, stopped jumping up, stayed when someone came to the door and sit/stayed on command--amazing! She also advised us how to train our puppy on other frustrating behaviors as well. For us, two lessons was satisfactory because we worked with our puppy regularly. I can see if you have a challenging dog and not willing to do the homework training, you may want to sign up for the longer lessons package. It comes down to what do you want your dog to learn, are you willing to practice and listen/follow Barbara's training tips. She's a nice lady, give her a call. We're glad we did!

Jumping up Puppy management

Simran B. | Stockton

October-26-2014 Bark busters rating

The presentation was very well laid out and clear, however it was a bit lengthy. I did notice results by the end of the lesson. He was responding to the growl and figured out that it wasn't okay to jump on people. I liked how no treats were used to train Leo. We learned how to make him realize we were the "leaders of the pack." The lesson went great. Barbara knew how to communicate with Leo and she showed us how to do the same. We saw improvement right away. The techniques Barbara taught us to use are very effective. I hope to gain more great advice next time, mainly on the "chewing everything in sight" problem.

Chewing Digging Jumping up Toileting

Thara W. | manteca

September-21-2014 Bark busters rating

Barbara was so helpful and professional we are so grateful to have found her. considering we have used other trainers in the past and got zero results. immediately our strong willed high anxiety hound dog responded extremely well. everything we have done before never worked. Barbara came over for a few hours and I was amazed how my dog responded. we were at a point where my husband and I were going to stick her on anxiety meds but the last few weeks with this training has been going so well. excited to see what lies ahead for our dog. Barbara was so helpful and calls me right back when I call with a concern. I will recommend her to anybody looking for a dog trainer. she has alot of knowledge on dog behavior and is really helpful anytime I have a question. so thankful to have found her.

Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Separation anxiety Toileting Other

Kim & Rudy C. | Tracy

September-09-2014 Bark busters rating

I like the technique. To see it work so quickly was amazing.

Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall

Cathy M. | Stockton

July-25-2014 Bark busters rating

Barbara explains things well. It makes sense and I saw immediate results.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling

Gigi M. | Stockton

July-12-2014 Bark busters rating

Very happy with her techniques. Pleased and surprised. Even the next morning I woke up and couldn't remember the Bah word until I needed to use it and it worked. Definitely would recommend. I already have neighbors who are asking me about it. I have a couple of stubborn-headed dogs. My first day of training them I was amazed, yes I will have to have than 1 day to train them. The training I gave them was on my terms, not theirs, which is what was going on). Can't wait until the next session. Thank you very much.

Aggression Barking Pulling Sibling rivalry

Paula C. | Woodbridge

March-01-2014 Bark busters rating

With the simple explanations Barbara provided, we have been able to re-negotiate our relationship with our dogs resulting in more desirable behavior on their part and less frustration on our part.


Florence B. | Elk Grove

February-21-2014 Bark busters rating

My Veterinarian recommended Bark Busters to me for my Chocolate Labrador puppy. I was at my wits end with my growing 50 pound puppy's out-of-control behavior. After our first lesson with Barbara Gazley, I was given the tools to effectively control my puppy's behavior. It was money well spent to put me back in control of our household and not the pups!! I highly recommend Bark Busters to anyone that wants to train their pup without the use of violence or treats. Not only am I happier but my puppy is too.

Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

April & Ron G. | Stockton

November-30-2013 Bark busters rating

Barbara was wonderful at explaining all of the techniques. We needed tools for sibling rivalry in a major way and it has made a big difference.

Barking Jumping up Sibling rivalry

Maricel & Dana S. | Stockton

September-23-2013 Bark busters rating

Thank you. It works, and quickly, as long as the owner is consistent with training.


Louise C. | Stockton

July-19-2013 Bark busters rating

Amazing. Loved it. By the end of the first session, my untrainable pooch was actually listening.

Barking Jumping up Pulling

Dennis & Judy G. | Stockton

July-01-2013 Bark busters rating

Barbara did not make us feel as failures or neglectful of educating Max. Supportive. Extremely easy process to learn and apply to all lessons. Not complicated. Results were much quicker than expected.

Puppy management