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 walking on the lead but in just a few short hours Philip has given us the knowledge to successfully do this. Even after just our first lesson with Philip I have noticed a massive change in our dogs. All of the information regarding training Molly & Dexter was done in simple and easy to understand terms. I have no hesitation in recommending Philip if you need help with your dogs.
Philip is absolutely awesome very highly reccomended
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.
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 questions & clearly explained evrything I needed to do. Only a few days since the first lesson & I have seen positive change in Ripple being more responsive to recall & obedience.
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. We are over the moon with the results so far and are looking forward to even more progress going forward. We cannot thank him enough for his help.
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 immediate improvement from both dogs. We feel quite confident that we have the foundations to manage them both into the future.
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 with my husband and I. Mia responded well and we look forward to practicing all we've learnt for a happy household & a happy puppy.
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.
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 effectively with Harley.
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. Can't wait to put it into practice on a daily basis!
We found the training to be excellent and informative
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.
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 ahead and completed the training...will recommend Bark Busters to others who have unruly dogs...
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 really well. But it only works if the family members/humans continue with the training. Philip was really well in executing the practical with near instant results. Our family took on this style with both hands and seeing the benefits a few hours after Philip left.
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 almost immediate...Amazing!! Philip gave particular attention to our most immediate concerns and was very considerate in his guidance when recommending best practice in areas such as crate training, dog doors etc. I am very pleased we contacted him and now have more knowledge and confidence to interact with our dogs in a way which that we'll better understand each other. I look forward to reading the book to even better understand dog behaviour. Thank you Philip! Thank you Bark Busters! I look forward to our next lesson in approx . 6 weeks time. Highly recommended!!
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 be done, then he demonstrated the task and then he trained us in training Chelsea. The techniques used are easy to understand and do and there is no mention of food which is good. We were left with some homework to do to help us achieve the outcomes we want to achieve and we truly believe that Chelsea will be a well manned little Westy at the end of it. Consistency is the key to success. Thanks so much Philip for taking the time to come and educate us in the language of doglish! Stay tuned.
We found the training excellent and our dog responded very well to Philip's directions.
Phil the trainer was amazing and helped so much. We look forward to more training. We would recommend him.
Charlie responded well to training - we will contine practising! Thanks very much Philip!!
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 day to see improvement and a happier dog. Thank you!
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. Thank you!
Very thoughtful and thorough- catered to both our and Rowdy's learning styles
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.
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 the techniques to use on our puppy and they were easy to follow. Phil was patient and great to work with. I look forward to our next catch up. The change of behaviour in our puppy was in a matter of minutes. Thank you so much.
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 stage of learning.
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.
Phil was excellent, the training methodology makes sense and works. We saw improvement from the start.
Excellent and very patient trainer.
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 saw almost instant results on the lead and can't wait to continue training our two dogs using Philip's techniques. We can't recommend enough!
Excellent. Informative and worthwhile. Varied and appropriate for our needs. A lovely approach to our puppies. And to us too...
Big changes in just one lesson, I can already see the difference
A great experience, we saw almost instant results and are really looking forward to practicing everything we have covered in the lesson.
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.
The training methods were very well explained and worked very quickly. I like the fact that the methods don't involve punishment or treats.
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 busters.
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 aggression and how we can stop her jumping. It was surprisingly easy.
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 more confident in being puppy owners. Thanks so much Philip
Found the training to be well paced, very informative and helpful.
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 techniques with great results. I was so surprised. I feel like I'm on the way to being Queen D. I'm excited to see where we are in the next few weeks, I'm confident that I will see and feel progression in our journey. I can't thank you enough for showing me your techniques.
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.
Training went very well. Philip worked very well with the three of us owners and Zuki took to the training immediently.
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.
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 and demonstrated a depth of knowledge in relation to managing dog behaviour. He has an obvious passion for helping dog owners get the most out of their pet.
Very clear and well explained with great information, and very friendly too.
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 behaviour.
Great session! Was perfect timing while our pup is still young. Learned a lot of proactive and preventative behavioural strategies - thanks so much, Philip!
Philip was very well spoken and gave excellent instructions on how to train our dogs
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
Training was great! Very knowledgeable trainer - learnt lots in very little time and Rusty picked it up extremely quickly. Highly recommended!
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.
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 quiet during the night and day. I cannot believe the remarkable difference in the two short hours that Phil worked with us. I have no hesitation in recommending Phil to anyone. The results speak for themselves. We were amazed to see such dramatic improvement instantly!
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.
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 happy to answer any and all questions we had regarding how to best train Tut, to ease his anxiety, and to ensure his well being. We are very glad the Bark Busters approach does not revolve around punishment of Tut. Instead, the focus is on positive reinforcement. We saw a huge difference in Tut by the end of the first training session and are excited to see how he progresses in the future.
Philip was very patient and provided excellent guidance. I noticed an immediate improvement in my five month old dachshund. Money well spent.
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
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 be a better dog .
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 chose Bark Busters and have Philip here to help us. He showed us different technique to stop our dogs bad behaviour which were absolutely effective. Those techniques are perfectly match with our goal which is non physical punishment/any physically harm to my dogs. Philip is punctual and friendly. He let us understood dog's behaviours and their view of the world. He is also a marvel of patience, he explained and showed us again and again without any hesitation. During our training session, he was not only showing us those technique but also educated us on how dog's general well-being that will have a significant influence to their behaviours. We also learnt how to use dog lead and others equipment appropriately. We will definitely recommend Bark Busters and Philip to others. Wish Philip and Bark Busters all the best in the future. We will see Phillip again in one week for follow up appointment and have lifetime supports . Cheers
It was a hands on, practical session with positive results.
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.
Very thorough and interesting. Lots of great information.
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
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 with the service Philip provided. 2 hours later we were all trained and so was our puppy it as if she is a different dog a dog who listens. Bark Busters have made our life a lot easier.
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 barking and growling at our dog or that we would be judged for spoiling our dogs and "making them naughty". Philip was really lovely and made everything easy to understand. The training we did in a few hours showed instant results which I didn't expect at all with our crazy doggo! I did not think I would be walking her in the street today with that result! Thank you so much!
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 environment. Thank you for your time and knowledge. We look forward to the next age appropriate session.
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 about his history training dogs. He then went through a relatively quick but detailed folder of what will be achieved with his service. We then moved onto the practical part of the session with our Chocolate Labrador "Fudge". Philip gave us very easy to follow instructions and a number of activities to do with Fudge, which I'll be honest, had immediate positive reactions from Fudge. We spent a good portion of time going through key routines before finishing the session with a final sit down and directions to carry on with. Philip was very patient with both dog and humans (us) and I have no doubt we will be successful moving forward.
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 responded so well to the simple instructions that Philip gave and we would highly recommend this service.
Very well instructed. I can see that my dog was responding to the training.
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.
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 barking.
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 less stressed & felt more relaxed around her. Zena was also more relaxed.
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.
Philip was excellent - very helpful and had very effective strategies! We saw some immediate results with Dakota.
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 and after a comprehensive explanation about training, methods and benefits, he started to instruct us how can we can train and support our pup. It was really helpful for me to see the setting from a dog's view not mine, and realise how things mean for my dog and which behaviours need correction. Methods and tricks Philip taught us were more helpful than any other way we have tried because it changed my perspective and convinced me to change my methods first in order to change my dog's behaviour. In less than one week, I'm noticing change!! I highly recommend Philip if you are in the Illawarra. Thanks heaps Philip for your help!
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 challenging behaviours so very helpful. I had all my questions answered so while I was exhausted by the end of the session, I felt equipped to move forward. While it is a substantial upfront cost, I found this session more beneficial than group training sessions as Philip could see Kai in his own environment and be quite specific with information and strategies to employ. Philip has a relaxed education style which helped instil self confidence.
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
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 controlled. He confirmed certain things I was doing well and also things I was doing wrong. He was very thorough, he even included tips on certain foods which are best for my dog. My dog made huge progressions in the first lesson and we were left with a strict schedule to follow for the next few weeks. Philip was also strict with myself and my partner, which was really good, as it made us correct little small things we were doing wrong. Highly recommend.
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 the implementation of the training regime to both myself and Yvonne.
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 command.
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 professionalism made for an enjoyable and informative session. This led to us seeing results on the day and progressively better behaviour in the last week.
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.
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 I knew exactly how to train my dog in the future.
We saw improvements immediately. Instructions were clear and easy to follow and corrections to our techniques were useful.
Great learning some wonderful easy step to controlling my puppy.
Excellent explanation of what and why we need to do to give our very large dog a good, relaxing atmosphere in our home.
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 an hour of Philip's arrival our puppy was a new dog and I no longer dread having a puppy living with four children. Coco has been given her space and so have we!! Can not recommend this experience more highly and look forward to future training with Philip.
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...
Philip was immediately helpful, easy to understand and patient.
Very happy with our first training, was very surprised with the results we got. We can actually walk our dog now.
The training was excellent. I did not expect the results that were achieved. Toby so far is a NEW DOG ðŸ˜€ The barking has stopped and now slowly getting used to Genevieve being around and walking through the house. A job well done by BARK BUSTERS and PHILIP COMANS. Thank you sincerely. Joseph
I feel the training was very informative and easy to follow and stick to.
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 environment for all of us. A very big thank you Philip:)
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 my pup's relaxed responses. Muffie responded both very well and very quickly to the trainer's commands. Philip was also very patient and non-critical in his teaching approach with me. Will definitely be adhering to the daily training requirements prior to his next visit. Muffie actually appeared to enjoy it.
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 and put us control of our little ones. Recommended.
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 todayâ€™s training with Philip Iâ€™ve never seen him so calm! Philip taught me how to control Codyâ€™s jumping, licking and hyperactivity and I canâ€™t believe how well Cody responded! I canâ€™t wait to continue the training with Cody to perfect everything! Thanks Philip!
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.
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!
Philip helped us to overcome the aggression, barking, and walking problems with Lexi in an easy and effective way. Thanks!
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.