Erika | West Dundee

April-13-2019 Bark busters rating

This was a great resource given me by my vet's office. Rick was great, too - very understanding and professional! He also is very knowledgeable about training techniques! Highly recommend.

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Brian | Arlington Heights

November-18-2018 Bark busters rating

We were very pleased with Rick and his instructions for our new puppy. What he taught us in the first lesson we were able to use and apply right away with immediate results. Rick was very patient with all our questions and tailored our instruction on what was important to us. Thank you Rick for your help!

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Michelle | Barrington, Lake

September-13-2018 Bark busters rating

Rick was amazing in teaching us the basics of puppy training. Our dog is so much more well behaved now

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Victoria | Hoffman Estates, Cook

September-04-2018 Bark busters rating

BarkBusters really made a noticeable difference in our dog’s behavior. Progress is slow, but Rick was reassuring. We noticed how well-trained Penny is becoming, especially when we hang out with our friends’ dogs ;) The training was helpful for us as first-time puppy owners.

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Soteria | Elmhurst, DuPage

August-29-2018 Bark busters rating

Rick was a huge help. He showed me techniques I could easily follow. He was patient, kind and firm with my dog. He was great and I'm very happy that I can contact him anytime in the future if I need advice.

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Sharon | Barrington

July-12-2018 Bark busters rating

Rick was an amazing trainer who used his patience, experience, and wisdom to train a fearful Rottweiler and her owner! As Rick taught me the skills to be a leader to my dog, her attitude and behavior began to transform.

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KIMBERLY | Roselle

June-12-2018 Bark busters rating

Rick was oitstanding. He trained me to communicate with my dogs to have them listen to me. I enjoy my dogs now rather than stress and yell. I am so relieved that Rick was able to teach me and I am getting control of my dogs. THANK YOU.

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Kristin | Fox River Grove

January-09-2018 Bark busters rating

We were amazed at the dramatic changes in our dog after the first session. We have so much more peace at home thanks to the techniques we learned that resulted in a change in behaviors. It's great to have a dog with good door manners, a lot less barking, and no more aggression with our toddler!

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December-16-2017 Bark busters rating

Rick was great. We started seeing immediate results with Truman. Definitely worth the money so far and we hope Truman continues to improve. Rick was very helpful in helping us understand everything and showing us the proper techniques. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a good trainer.

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Lauren | Palatine

November-05-2017 Bark busters rating

Rick was very thorough and extremely helpful during our four hour training session. He covered all the things we wanted him to in order to help us with our main concerns. He was patient with us and answered all our questions. We are definitely pleased we hired this service.


Joanne | Algonquin

August-29-2017 Bark busters rating

Rick was extremely attentive to our concerns and did a great job explaining the training process to us. He answered all our questions and went above and beyond to ensure we understood exactly how to work with Jax. With Rick's guidance, we have been working with Jax on a number of behaviors we thought he would always exhibit. His barking, anxiety, pulling, and aggression have decreased significantly, with many of these behaviors completely eliminated. Rick has shown us how to maintain this success and we are so grateful to have been able to work with him. Thank you to Rick and Bark Busters for giving us the tools to provide our dog with structure, a sense of calm, and a new-found happiness!

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Kathleen | hoffman estates

June-22-2017 Bark busters rating

Training was excellent. Rick was extremely professional, and provided helpful information about dogs in general. The actual dog training was extremely helpful as I was guided through each exercise with expert direction (and many patient redirection)

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Betty | Palatine

November-26-2016 Bark busters rating

Zoe's barking has improved. Training and tips were helpful.


Matthew | Arlington Heights

July-06-2015 Bark busters rating

Rick gave us the missing pieces we needed to correct our dogs behavior.

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Rebecca | Arlington Heights

November-03-2014 Bark busters rating

We can't thank Rick enough for the training tools he taught us. Before training Bindi ran the show in our house. Now she listens to us, obeys the commands and will take walks without trying to go after other dogs. The lessons were easy to learn and Rick was very good at explaining the concepts. I have already passed his information off to three other families.

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TJ | Rolling Meadows

October-09-2014 Bark busters rating

Rick is fantastic!! We wish we had found Bark Busters 4+ years ago. The training is logical, doable, and most importantly effective. Even after our first visit, there were immediate, lasting results contributing to a much more relaxed dog and consequentially, household! However, it is true that you reap what you sow in dog training. The Aussie Way provides the tools you need, but families must be consistent and diligent in continued training to secure results. A big thanks to Rick from our family and June Bug!!!


Luis | Palatine

September-09-2014 Bark busters rating

Rick is a true professional at his craft. He was clear in his explanations of what he was doing and why it was being done for Quigley. We saw immediate results with Quigley. I would recommend Rick to anyone with a pet dog that is acting up.

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Cherie | Rolling Meadows

March-12-2014 Bark busters rating

We love Rick & the techniques he taught us. There was a difference overnight in our dog -- literally! We will be able to apply these skills for the rest of our dog-owning lives. Thank you!

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