Hi,

My name is Philip Comans

I’m your experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic Bark Busters dog trainer providing in-your-own-home dog training for the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area. I cover from Helensburgh to Gerroa, Kangaroo Valley, Bowral, Mittagong and inland from Mayfield and Mount Fairy in the south through to Leighwood, Jerrong and Yerranderie to the north, including Goulburn. Click here to visit my YouTube with actual results.

Graham
Graham | DAPTO

Getting in touch with Philip from Bark Busters was the best decision we have made in response to training our dogs. We were extremely frustrated with our dogs excessive barking and resistance to ...

Zac
Zac | Albion park

Philip is absolutely awesome very highly reccomended...

David
David | Albion Park

Philip absolutely amazed us with his speed and ability to change our dogs' behaviour and attitude. He did exactly what he said he would do. He is an asset to the Bark Busters team of professionals....

Paul
Paul | East Corrimal

The training started as soon as Philip arrived, as he helped me manage her jumping & barking at the fence. I saw immediate results with Ripple & Philip addressed all the issues I had, answered all ...

Samantha
Samantha | Corrimal

Excellent! Philip knows his stuff! We are well on the way to achieving harmony in our house. He gave us the knowledge and tools to train our naughty Aussie bulldog, and our anxious golden retriever. ...

Theresa
Theresa | Coalcliff

Our two dogs have very different personalities and were very difficult to keep control over. Philip explained the techniques very clearly and put them into practice with us both. We saw an almost ...

Jodi
Jodi | Horsley

Philip was very informative, friendly & he knows his stuff. He explained everything to us & answered lots of our questions. The training techniques were easy to understand and he was very patient ...

Olivia
Olivia | Figtree

The training is very informative and Philip is a great teacher. He really works with you and what you need with their service. Highly recommend....

Lindy
Lindy | BOWRAL

Harley responded very quickly to the training which was excellent as it addressed some of our immediate concerns! Philip was very articulate in explaining the instructions of how to communicate more ...

Justine
Justine | BRAEMAR

We called Phillip to help us with our first dog Zena. The training was so great we asked him to come back & help us with my Dad's dog Roman. After 1 lesson Roman picked up training straight away. ...

Ron
Ron | Unanderra

We found the training to be excellent and informative...

Carla
Carla | Bulli

The training and Phil was very professional and methodical. Phil was inclusive of the entire family and we are looking forward to practicing the techniques....

Lynn
Lynn | Horsley

Philip was extremely informative regarding the training of Bella...unfortunately it was drizzling with rain when it came time to do the leash training but that did not deter Philip, he still went ...

graeme
graeme | albion park

The complete layout of the lesson and practical was well, rather eye opening to the understanding for the animal kingdom on how dogs need to be shown who is in charge and Philip demonstrates that ...

Tanja
Tanja | Unanderra

Philip was on time and very professional. He taught us a new approach to communicate with our 2 puppies and gave us time to practice the techniques. The comprehension and impact by our puppies was ...

Melissa
Melissa | East Corrimal

We thought the training session was very informative. Right from the get go Philip had Chelsea under control and showed us what we needed to do to achieve that. Philip talked us through what needed to...

Doreen
Doreen | Flinders

We found the training excellent and our dog responded very well to Philip's directions....

Lauren
Lauren | Corrimal

Phil the trainer was amazing and helped so much. We look forward to more training. We would recommend him....

Adriana
Adriana | Kiama

Charlie responded well to training - we will contine practising! Thanks very much Philip!!...

Janaya
Janaya | Dapto

We thoroughly enjoyed today's lesson with Philip, having him teach us what we need to know about Karma and seeing instant results has made us very happy. We're excited to use these techniques every ...

Georgia
Georgia | East Corrimal

Within the first 15 minutes Penny was listening to commands and had improved in every way. So grateful for Philip and Bark Busters giving me the ability to train Penny to be a beautiful little dog. ...

Michael
Michael | Stanwell Park

Very thoughtful and thorough- catered to both our and Rowdy's learning styles...

Jane
Jane | Hill Top

I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly Max responded to the training techniques that Philip showed my Husband and I, we look forward to training all our dogs using this technique....

Arnel
Arnel | Kanahooka

Phil was amazing with the puppy training. I can't highly recommend enough how valuable puppy training is for new owners. It's an investment in their behaviour for many years. My wife and I enjoyed all...

Ron
Ron | Mt Kembla

Philip knows his stuff - he applies his methods of training specifically to the needs of both the dog (and client) and the breed. He ensures that the setting is right and the dog is ready for next ...

Ashleigh
Ashleigh | Flinders

We learnt a lot of very informative information and Philip explains everything throughly, we were amazed within minutes how our dog responded to the training....

Scott
Scott | Unanderra

Phil was excellent, the training methodology makes sense and works. We saw improvement from the start....

Anna
Anna | Lake Heights

Excellent and very patient trainer....

Stella
Stella | Kiama

Philip is a world of knowledge when it comes to training and communicating with dogs. His instructions and techniques were easy to follow and he made us feel at ease during the training process. We ...

Christine
Christine | Bundanoon

Excellent. Informative and worthwhile. Varied and appropriate for our needs. A lovely approach to our puppies. And to us too......

Laura
Laura | Woonona

Big changes in just one lesson, I can already see the difference...

Brendon
Brendon | Wollongong

A great experience, we saw almost instant results and are really looking forward to practicing everything we have covered in the lesson....

Claire
Claire | Shellcove

The training session with Philip was great, could see improvement in Lucy straight away, have learnt so much, and feel much more confident be able to train her myself....

Deanne
Deanne | Wollongong

The training methods were very well explained and worked very quickly. I like the fact that the methods don't involve punishment or treats....

Mitch
Mitch | Unanderra

We were extremely happy with our first training lesson. Phillip is an amazing teacher and Kyra was very responsive to the training straight away. We look forward to our future lessons through bark ...

Michelle
Michelle | Coledale

Philip was very helpful and provided excellent instuctions on how to help our dog to work through her excessive barking issues. He was able to show us practical solutions to her problems with ...

Sue
Sue | Wollongong

We are so thrilled with the training we received by Philip from Bark Busters. It was so informative and extremely helpful. We look forward to practicing our skills we learnt with Arlo. We feel so much...

Ian
Ian | Moss Vale

Found the training to be well paced, very informative and helpful....

Hayley
Hayley | Tarrawanna

Today was Tina and my first lesson. Great start, Philip showed up to the door and we began immediately. Tina barked at the door and Philip talked me through what to do. Simple and somewhat primitive ...

Jodie
Jodie | Woonona

Phillip was very helpful and we saw improvements in the dog's behaviour while he was there. He was very patient with us and went through a lot of issues with both dogs....

Kaylah
Kaylah | Scarborough

Training went very well. Philip worked very well with the three of us owners and Zuki took to the training immediently....

Jodie
Jodie | Woonona

Phillip was very helpful and we saw improvements in the dog's behaviour while he was there. He was very patient with us and went through a lot of issues with both dogs....

Grant
Grant | Bulli

The session that we had with Philip on Thursday was comprehensive and very informative. We were able to see immediate benefits from his instructions and advice on handling Oskar. He was very hands on ...

David
David | Kiama Downs

Very clear and well explained with great information, and very friendly too....

Tim
Tim | Flinders

Philip was on the ball from the moment he knocked on the door, giving instant and useful instructions to correct my dogs behaviour. He was very clear and I saw instant improvement in my dogs ...

Frank and Tracy
Frank and Tracy | Wollongong

Great session! Was perfect timing while our pup is still young. Learned a lot of proactive and preventative behavioural strategies - thanks so much, Philip!...

Blake
Blake | Albion park

Philip was very well spoken and gave excellent instructions on how to train our dogs...

Alyce
Alyce | Scarborough

Very informative and was very surprised on the techniques we learnt today (in a good way). Very simple and easy techniques Patient/caring I look forward to seeing the results in my pup...

Peter
Peter | Dapto

Training was great! Very knowledgeable trainer - learnt lots in very little time and Rusty picked it up extremely quickly. Highly recommended!...

John and Shelley
John and Shelley | Bowral

Fantastic training, saw a change straight away. Given lots of tips to work on to the get Charlie to behave. Looking forward to having a beautiful well behaved dog....

Patrick
Patrick | Wollongong

Phil was unbelievable! We noticed an immediate change in Bruno straight away and on the same night we were finally able to sleep with no constant barking. Two weeks in and Bruno is still perfectly ...

Ruby
Ruby | Corrimal

Had my training this morning and was pleasantly surprised at how both of my dogs reacted to the commands and training. I can't wait to see what the next few weeks have install for us....

Ashleigh
Ashleigh | Cordeaux Heights

Philip was fantastic. He was very informative, and provided us with a great deal of knowledge about Tut's behaviour, and his needs. Philip gave us clear and easy instructions to follow, and he was ...

Patrick
Patrick | Wollongong

Philip was very patient and provided excellent guidance. I noticed an immediate improvement in my five month old dachshund. Money well spent....

Liz
Liz | Unanderra

we saw a change in our dog Sonny in the first session with Philip. We were a bit sceptical to start with but he responded so well. Thank you to Philip for your clear and professional teaching...

Judy
Judy | Albion Park

Enlightening...

Yvonne
Yvonne | Dapto

Great to get the help to manage our dog better for a calmer living. Philip explained the training in an uncomplicated way and Darcy was fairly quick to catch on. I have renewed confidence in Darcy to ...

May
May | Wollongong

We have been struggling to stop our dogs barking and pulling on the lead as well as aggression. So we decided to find a professional dog trainer to teach us how to teach our dogs. We are glad that we...

Angela
Angela | Albion Park

It was a hands on, practical session with positive results....

Katie
Katie | Albion Park

After two hours of training we saw instant results and we were amazed at how our dog reacted to us after this short amount of time....

Jo
Jo | Albion Park

Very thorough and interesting. Lots of great information....

Angela
Angela | Balgownie

The training was very informative and I have seen good results instantly with Alfie. So I am very happy and continue with the training technics Phil has provided...

Amy
Amy | Helensburgh

At first I was a bit sceptical as to if this would work or not as my dog was a massive handful very energetic no ears type of dog but I decided to give it a go and myself and my family are blown away ...

Kelly
Kelly | Albion park rail

I feel like I understand my dog so much more now. I feel really positive about the future with my dog! I'm looking forward to giving a positive update in a few weeks. I was worried that we would be ...

Aaron
Aaron | Bowral

After spending a couple hours with Philip we feel more confident in the training of Nala and look forward to having the tools and training to ensure our dog fits in harmoniously with our family ...

Amanda
Amanda | Shell Cove

Philip arrived precisely at the agreed time and greeted us warmly. After initial niceties, Philip got straight down to business telling us firstly about the business and it's founder and a little ...

Julie
Julie | Haywards Bay

We are really appreciative of the great advice that Philip gave us to help train our dog. In just a couple hours Benne learned that we are in control and he is less fearful and aggressive. He ...

Laura
Laura | Kanahooka

Very well instructed. I can see that my dog was responding to the training....

Anne
Anne | Flinders

I found the training to be very informative and the exercises with my dog worked extremely well. Philip is very knowledgeable and very patient so I had time to absorb a great deal of his instructions....

Ann
Ann | Corrimal east

Very helpful indeed. Philip trained us all very well. Sammy responded almost immediately to all tips making both my husband and I feel much more in control and really optimistic for future of no more ...

Justine
Justine | Braemar

I saw a change in my dog's response to us immediately. The methods we learnt were easy & effective. We were able to communicate better with her so she understood what we wanted from her. We were ...

Janice
Janice | Lake Illawarra

Rob and I are very impressed with the training methods. We will be implementing all that we were taught. Thank you to Philip for his support and assistance....

Peter
Peter | Tullimbar

Philip was excellent - very helpful and had very effective strategies! We saw some immediate results with Dakota....

Beth
Beth | Wollongong

We adopted our baby boy about 6 months ago and despite our attempts and training sessions before I found Bark Busters, his separation anxiety was getting worse every day! We met Philip in our unit ...

Sharon
Sharon | Flinders

The session was very informative with simple but comprehensive messages ensuring education wasn't overwhelming. The session was also practical with personalised feedback and targeted to my dog's ...

Rachael
Rachael | Thirroul

The session with Philip was very informative, constructive and helpful. I feel confident that I can train my pup and allow her to become a healthy obedient dog...

Michael
Michael | Cordeaux Heights

Philip the trainer was amazing. We first went through he theory of why dogs behave and triggers to look for. He went through every detail of our dog and started the session off very simple and ...

Stuart
Stuart | Burradoo

Very impressed with the training system and the way in which it was presented. The instructor Phillip Comans was particularly thorough and very knowledgeable. I appreciated how he managed Cinco and ...

Rick
Rick | Oak Flats

Philip was very informative & helpful in understanding the dog's behaviour and how we can learn to change his behaviour positively, as well as how to use a command to refocus him so he follows a ...

Elizabeth
Elizabeth | BURRADOO

Training was conducted in an easy to follow format ensuring that we understood each step. This made the whole process stress free for both the owner and our pets. Philip's injection of humour and his ...

Alannah
Alannah | Corrimal

The training we had today was great! We learned some really valuable lessons to teach our dog and the trainer was very lovely and helpful....

Kim
Kim | Shell cove

Excellent...

Lucinda
Lucinda | Wollongong

Really helpful, the intro was great and taught me a lot and got me into the right frame of mind to understand my dogs behaviour. Practicing the exercises with Philip alongside was really beneficial so...

Carolyn
Carolyn | Mt Keira

We saw improvements immediately. Instructions were clear and easy to follow and corrections to our techniques were useful....

Kerrie
Kerrie | Dapto

Great learning some wonderful easy step to controlling my puppy....

Matt
Matt | Horsley

Excellent explanation of what and why we need to do to give our very large dog a good, relaxing atmosphere in our home....

Meagan
Meagan | Woonona

I am sitting in my lounge room in complete peace and quiet for the first time since our puppy, Coco arrived. No more jumping, whining, biting, weeing in the house or climbing on furniture!!! Within ...

Amanda
Amanda | Warilla

Phillip was amazing he really helped us understand how our dogs think and how to make them happier living with us and being obedient dogs! Was great......

Jane
Jane | Horsley

Philip was immediately helpful, easy to understand and patient....

Carlo
Carlo | Oak Flats

Very happy with our first training, was very surprised with the results we got. We can actually walk our dog now....

Joseph
Joseph | Berkeley

The training was excellent. I did not expect the results that were achieved. Toby so far is a NEW DOG 😀 The barking has stopped and now slowly getting used to Genevieve being around and ...

Lisa
Lisa | Tarrawanna

I feel the training was very informative and easy to follow and stick to....

Michelle
Michelle | Exeter

The training that we all received with Philip is brilliant! In one session the change in Lobo is amazing. Philip is patient and it's great to know we have continued support to create a happy ...

Gabrielle
Gabrielle | Flinders

The training was simple and easy to follow (although I struggled a little with my coordination with the walking session). None of the actions /verbal commands used were threatening as demonstrated by...

Steve
Steve | Thirroul

Within only the first few minutes could already see a big difference in the training and behavioural processes. Philip is very knowledgable and very patient. Taught us many great skills to practice ...

Melinda
Melinda | Bowral

My Staffy Cody was really hyperactive and jumpy, I thought it would be impossible for him to sit still for more than 10 seconds, just constantly on the go. But after today’s training with ...

Sharyn
Sharyn | Thirroul

Great training really learnt a lot in regards to us having problems with barging through doors and barking. Philip was very patient with us and Buddy....

Amy
Amy | Wollongong

This was amazing. The techniques make so much sense, are relatively straight forward to practice and so, so effective. Poppy is so much calmer, happier and quieter!...

Reza
Reza | Dapto

Philip helped us to overcome the aggression, barking, and walking problems with Lexi in an easy and effective way. Thanks!...

Wayne
Wayne | Wollongong

Philip provided excellent instruction, assistance in the lesson and training of Beau. You can see instant results and improvement in Beau's behaviour. Highly recommended....

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Most behavioural issues are a learned response to the experiences and environment in which the dog finds itself. This is why conducting dog training in your home is infinitely more important and more effective. Dogs learn by association of events, by interpreting information through their senses in a canine way. Most dogs aren’t born leaders, which is why they need us humans to provide good leadership for them.

Areas

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Albion Park, Albion Park Rail, Alpine, Austinmer, Avoca, Avondale, Aylmerton, Balgownie, Bangadilly, Bannaby, Bannister, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Barren Grounds, Barrengarry, Baw Baw, Beaumont, Belanglo, Bellambi, Berkeley, Berrima, Big Hill, Blackbutt, Bombo, Bowral, Boxers Creek, Braemar, Brayton, Brisbane Grove, Broughton Village, Brownsville, Budgong, Bulli, Bullio, Bundanoon, Bungonia, Burradoo, Burrawang, Calderwood, Canyonleigh, Carrick, Carrington Falls, Chatsbury, Cleveland, Clifton, Coalcliff, Coledale, Colo Vale, Coniston, Cordeaux, Cordeaux Heights, Corrimal, Corrimal East, Cringila, Croom, Curramore, Currawang, Curraweela, Dapto, Darkes Forest, Dombarton, Dunmore, East Bowral, East Corrimal, East Kangaloon, Exeter, Fairy Meadow, Farmborough Heights, Fernhill, Figtree, Fitzroy Falls, Flinders, Foxground, Gerringong, Gerroa, Glenquarry, Golspie, Goulburn, Goulburn Dc, Goulburn North, Greenwich Park, Gundary, Gwynneville, Hanging Rock, Haywards Bay, Helensburgh, High Range, Hill Top, Horsley, Huntley, Jamberoo, Jerrara, Jerrong, Joadja, Kanahooka, Kangaloon, Kangaroo Valley, Keiraville, Kembla Grange, Kembla Heights, Kiama, Kiama Downs, Kiama Heights, Kingsdale, Knights Hill, Koonawarra, Lake Bathurst, Lake Heights, Lake Illawarra, Lilyvale, Lower Boro, Macquarie Pass, Maddens Plains, Manchester Square, Mangerton, Marshall Mount, Marulan, Mayfield, Medway, Meryla, Middle Arm, Minnamurra, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Mount Fairy, Mount Keira, Mount Kembla, Mount Lindsey, Mount Murray, Mount Ousley, Mount Pleasant, Mount Saint Thomas, Mount Warrigal, Mummel, Myrtleville, New Berrima, North Macquarie, North Wollongong, Oak Flats, Oak Flats Dc, Otford, Paddys River, Paling Yards, Parkesbourne, Penrose, Pomeroy, Port Kembla, Primbee, Quialigo, Red Rocks, Richlands, Robertson, Rose Valley, Roslyn, Run-o-waters, Russell Vale, Saddleback Mountain, Scarborough, Shell Cove, Shellharbour, Shellharbour City Centre, Spring Hill, Stanwell Park, Stanwell Tops, Stonequarry, Sutton Forest, Tallong, Tarago, Taralga, Tarlo, Tarrawanna, Thirroul, Tirrannaville, Tongarra, Toolijooa, Towradgi, Towrang, Tullimbar, Unanderra, Unanderra Dc, University Of Wollongong, Upper Kangaroo River, Upper Kangaroo Valley, Warilla, Warrawong, Wattle Ridge, Wayo, Welby, Werai, Werri Beach, West Wollongong, Wiarborough, Wildes Meadow, Willow Vale, Windang, Windellama, Wingello, Wollongong, Wollongong Dc, Wollongong West, Wombarra, Wombeyan Caves, Wongawilli, Woodhouselee, Woodlands, Woonona, Woonona East, Woronora Dam, Yalbraith, Yallah, Yarra, Yellow Rock, Yerrinbool

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