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Posted by Bark Busters Home Dog Training Dutchess County on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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Most behavioral issues are learned based on both experiences and environment. That’s why in home dog training is so effective because this is where most behavioral issues occur and it’s where your dog feels the safest. Because your dog can’t speak English and you can’t “speak dog” many miscommunications occur. At Bark Busters, we can teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands.

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Barbara Fassett is an amazing trainer! From the very beginning we saw positive changes through the use of the Bark Busters' methods. At 9 months, our pup is continuing to make progress (as are we) […]

Susan | Rhinebeck, Dutchess

Barbara Fassett was excellent! She took the time to explain all of the processes and the reasons behind our dog's behaviors. She addressed all our questions, was responsive, and her directions helped […]

Emily | RED HOOK

I'm happy to give an entirely positive review to Barbara Fassett: Our new rescue dog Elly came home with us, only to start chasing our two cats. This after the the shelter had said they'd tested her […]

Michael | Rhinebeck, Dutchess

I am so happy with Barbara Fassett from Bark Busters!!! She was so knowledgeable, friendly, patient and always punctual. She did a wonderful job training Scooter (and me )! Prior to Scooter, I'd […]

Stephanie | Salt Point

Bark busters has been invaluable in shifting our puppy from over exuberant to well mannered. Jumping, nipping, pulling through doors, cruising and stealing have all been curbed. The puppy had been […]

Lori | Pawling, Dutchess

Barbara was the absolute best when it came to training our newly adopted 5 month old Golden Retriever. She helped us correct and overcome his behavioral issues and stubbornness (resource guarding, […]

Rebecca | Poughkeepsie, Dutchess

August 2020 - Barbara is an amazing trainer and wonderful person. She has been great help to us with our pug Charlie since 2009. She is reliable, professional and very responsive. Highly recommend! […]

Katie | Poughkeepsie

Barbara was wonderful. She taught us techniques that were essential to our coexistence with our new rescue Bobbie. We actually had no idea what we were doing. Barbara made it fun, because we were […]

Robin | Lagrangeville, Dutchess

Barbara and Bark Busters have been a tremendous help in getting our dogs on the right track. She makes herself available to help whenever the need arises and provides professional and sound […]

Adam | Rhinebeck, Dutchess

Barbara was extremely helpful in training Polly. […]


Ranger is a pleasure to walk now, he would take me for a walk constantly pulling, now i can take him for a walk and he stays right at my side, the change in his behavior is amazing […]

Paul | Staatsburg
Joe & Val

Barbara did a great job of helping diagnosis Alice’s behavior and coming up with a plan to help us connect with and foster a structured environment to help her develop during her puppy training. […]

Joe & Val | Wappingers Falls, Dutchess
Kim & Peter

So very pleased that we chose Bark Busters! Barbara is terrific ~ she was quick to respond to our first call looking for information, and more than that we felt an immediate sense that this is […]

Kim & Peter | Pawling, Dutchess

Barbara was fabulous. She gave us some very practical tools to use with our dog, and he responded pretty quickly to them. She did not use food to bribe good behavior, or a lot of words. It was simple […]

Carol | Red Hook, Dutchess

Barbara is the very best !! She helped the whole family to communicate better with Willie and helped me to be the leader of him (not the other way around). […]

Deborah | Poughkeepsie, Dutchess

I have two dogs. One is hyper and anxious, the other is a diva. We wanted to give Bark Busters a try since we were at the end of our rope. I read all the positive reviews and decided to send an […]

Judy | Poughkeepsie, Dutchess

I was blown away within minutes at the way our dogs responded to the training! We were fixing problems in literally minutes. The dogs were attentive, listened and Barbara was able to coach us through […]

Veronica | Millbrook
Didi and Fred

A big thanks to Barbara from my wife Didi and me. Prior to working with Barbara, Bindi (our Maltese) and Souxie (our Miki) had become bad nuisance barkers (and getting worse every day). They were […]

Didi and Fred | Bovina Center

I was very impressed with the training, in just a short half hour my dogs were listening to me and not running me down to go out the door first. They are much better at sit and stay! And we are […]

Bonnie | Elizaville

Barbara is fabulous. My house is a completely different house thanks to Bark Busters and the methods Barbara taught me. After the first visit I saw remarkable change is all 3 of my dogs. The fact […]

Lucy | LaGrangeville

I am so impressed with the results of our sessions with Barbara! Our dachshund Finn was a maniacal barker when anyone would knock or walk by our house, especially with their dogs. He also had some […]

Lyn | Wappingers Falls

My husband and I brought home a new puppy in early January and with the excitement felt instantly overwhelmed. After speaking with a friend who used Bark Busters, I submitted a request for contact […]

Meagan | Hyde Park

Since May 2015, we have made excellent progress with understanding Bailey's behavior and how to best communicate and understand her body language thanks to our Bark Buster training. This past […]

Nancy | Poughkeepsie

Barbara is wonderful with Looey. Worked absolute miracles I just 2 visits!!! Looey was possessive, nervous, hyper, and aggressive when we first adopted him. Now he is so much more relaxed, responsive […]

Tom | Dover Plains

We couldn't be happier with BarkBusters - specifically Barbara (& John) Fassett. There really aren't enough words to explain how grateful we are to them and how lucky we feel that we found them. We […]

Corey | Wappingers Falls

Our experience with Barbara Fassett has been exceptional. ! Barbara is a highly effective trainer who possesses admirable personal characteristics that immediately instill both comfort and confidence. […]

Robert | Rhinecliff

Barbara was amazing! I did not think that anyone could help me with my little dog's anxiety. Brewtus would bark at every unfamiliar noise. People would come visit me and he would nip at their […]

Alison | Hyde Park

Barbara was so nice and made me and my dog feel very comfortable. I learned that I needed to be trained too, my dog knew how to get over on me and I had to break my bad habits. I couldn't believe how […]

Nicci | Woodstock

Observed immediate results by the end of training. Barbara was very helpful and understanding. We found the training absolutely interesting and enjoyable. We look forward to continuing the training […]

Robert | Rhinecliff

I was truly surprised at what Penny could handle after one visit. It was a relief to see how natural and safe the techniques were. No physical force or contraptions. Barbara made the training […]

Christine | Poughkeepsie

Cally is almost 9 year old, and I was concerned she was too set in her ways. I am so pleased by her progress. We are continuing to see results. […]

Tracy | Germantown
Brett & Corey

Barbara was 100% awesome! By the end of the training, Miles was already responding pretty well to our BAHs and was noticeably better behaved! We REALLY like this method of training. We have past […]

Brett & Corey | Wappingers Falls
Becca & Faraaz

The explanations were understandable and made sense. Gracie needs work, but I could tell the lessons were beginning to resonate. I feel I learned a lot and have a lot of information to help me move […]

Becca & Faraaz | Hopewell Junction

Very thorough instruction, very patient. I was absolutely amazed and surprised - I was the one that needed the most training!I will recommend Bark Busters - as a vet myself, I am often asked for […]

Crystal | Kingston
Karen & Peter

Everything was explained very well, and Barbara was very patient with our 12 year old granddaughter. The morning after the training was the most enjoyable with our new puppy. We liked all the calming, […]

Karen & Peter | Hyde Park

I didn't think our dog was trainable- he is, and it works! So far so good. […]

Garth | Red Hook

I am confident following through with the training will be successful. I will absolutely recommend Bark Busters (being a vet tech, I asked for more brochures for the hospital's supply.) Barbara was […]

Alexandria | Mount Marion
Sheila & Pete

The time was well spent during the first lesson. Finn was exausted afterwards. I am interested to see how the next two weeks go and weather Finn learns and retains his new cues. […]

Sheila & Pete | Amenia

I always said the problems with dogs is the people who own them. Once people understand how to communicate with the dog, it makes life so much easier for both the people and their dogs. […]

Vivian | Poughkeepsie

We were very impressed by the way Jed responded to the training techniques and look forward to our next visit. Barbara was a wonderful teacher. […]

Robert | Hyde Park

It works! After a clear explanation that makes total sense of how the process works, it works. In one training session, I took my dog for a walk, and it was the first time it was a pleasure. […]

Dorothy | Highland

Previous trainers I had had just used treats to get the dogs to sit and stay. So many treats were used I was worried about my pups gaining weight. Barbara gave me 3 essential tools to use and they […]

Marla | Hopewell Junction

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Chris | Pleasant Vally

I was shocked at how quickly everything started to work. The training experience was more enjoyable than I thought if would be. Great learning experience! I felt this was a very kind and safe approach […]

Victoria | Hyde Park

In five minutes our energetic terrier calmed down more than he ever has with other strangers. We will recommend Bark Busters to anyone for the simple, effective training methods. […]

Deborah | Dove Plains

The training was very informative and thorough. I noticed results by the end of the first lesson. […]

Melissa | Beacon

Very clear and helpful explanation and discussion of the techniques.Saw differences in both dogs and was impressed with the initial changes. We liked the techniques and non-judgemental discussion and […]

Kelsey | Kingston

We were pleasantly shocked at the way our dogs responded and definitely saw results. The techniques make so munch sense. We are very happy with the techniques and look forward to future sessions. […]

Jodi | Kingston

My dog Bailey has a lot of issues being she is a rescue. She was abused as a puppy and as a result has fear aggression and very disobedient. I was at my wits end trying to keep her under control. I […]

Lorie | Pine Plains
Dr. Beth

Barbara is doing a phenomenal job with my 2 Jack Russell terriers. This breed is not the easiest to train, although they are highly intelligent. Barbara is calm, patient, and persistent with my 2 […]

Dr. Beth | Highland

Everything was explained very well and I observed noticeable results by the end of the first lesson. I will recommend this training to my friend. […]

Lori | Poughkeepsie

The therapist explained everything from start to finish. Surprisingly, I saw results by the end of the training! I found the training experience interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend Bark […]

Katina | Hyde Park

The training techniques were very easy to understand and start using. Barbara was positive and helpful. The dogs were alert and responsive, and they seemed more relaxed the next day- learning to be […]

Natalie | Wappingers Falls

We were very impressed with Bark Busters' approach and philosophy to training dogs. Barbara did an excellent job translating the philosophy into action. She was knowledgable, patient and caring. I […]

Nancy | Poughkeepsie

Our first lesson was very informative and I found the information easy to understand. Our therapist was extremely knowlegable and was able to demonstrate each technique until I understood. Overall, I […]

Jennifer | Walsen

First meeting was very informational and along the lines of how we wanted to raise our dog. We were happy to get on hand training and some seen progress and look forward to the continued hands on […]

Sean | Wappingers Falls

I have needed help for a long time and I finally feel that I have it. Barbara was wonderful and I am very excited for the next visit! […]

Leanne | Saugerties

Barbara did a great job explaining everything to us during the first session. I have noticed a huge change in Jaxx's behavior after just one session. […]

Amanda | Hyde Park

Barbara was excellent with my two Jack Russells, and with a moderate amount of training we'll see how much more they will improve. I rate the overall training experience as a "5", and the overall […]

Beth | Highland

It was a great learning experience all the way around. Very effective! We will learn to address the digging and chewing as we progress. […]

Barbara | Hyde Park

My trainer left me with the feeling that my money was well spent. I am looking forward to having a well behaved dog. […]

Christine | Pine Plains

1 year ago adopted a highly aggressive 1 year old dog. After a year and seeing great improvement I still had a dog a dog that had to be crated If there was a stranger a round. After 2 sessions […]

Barbara | Clinton Corners

We had a new puppy who was a bit wild and an older canine who did not like the new addition. With the first lesson, the whole family was taught how to think a 'pack' and what everyone's place is. […]

Beth | Pawling

I would most definetly recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors. The methods are simple and easy to apply. As an employee of my vet hospital, I will tell anyone about this service. […]

Barbara | Clinton Corners

The lessons were very informative and professional. The techniques were demonstrated, and Barbara helped me master them. […]

Kathleen | Poughkeepsie
Vita & Robert

Very impressive results. "Wow!" Very informative re: pack mentallity and at first correcting our behavior. We were losing sleep over our two dogs competing for attention. Bark Busters has […]

Vita & Robert | Pleasant Valley
Hannah & Nathan

We were able to seen results by the end of the first session! Thank you! We are looking forward to the next session […]

Hannah & Nathan | Staatsburg

Methods were easy to understand and apply. Barbara was knowleable and complete in her explanations. […]

Susan | Pawling

I think the stricter routine gave my two dogs confidence that we would protect the one from the other, if necessary. The dog that was toughest to train is scared of the snap device. We don't need to […]

Cheryl | Rhinebeck

The right body language and the tone of voice seems to have a great impact on the dog and his training. […]

Angelika | Hopewell Junction

Barbara made us feel at ease from the start of our sesson. Shadow was vey nervous at the beginning of the lesson and by the end was much more relaxed. We look forward to our future sessions. […]

Patty | Rhinebeck

After walking and teaching Maya to look at me, she wasable to see our cat without anxiety, which we've been working on for two years without results! I'm looking forward to the next session! […]

Shannon | Elizaville

The tecniques were very easy to understand and made sense. I noticed Abbey was barking a lot less by the end of the first session. […]

Amanda | Kingston

The lessons were easy to understand and made sense. Abbey was barking much less by the end of the first lesson. […]

Amanda | Kingston

The lessons were very well organized and prepared. The use of visual aids along with verbal presentations helped my style of learning. In the first session Hudson responded better than I had expected. […]

Sue | Ulster Park

Barbara explained and re-explained everything. After practicing, we found Buffy to be more enjoyable and now she is learning. […]

Kay | Poughkeepsie

Chole is already learning to sit and stay for as long as I asked for, which she has never done before - that was within the first half hour! I've tried everything from vibration to shock collars, and […]

Juliana | Lagrangeville

At first it was hard to accept that our actions contributed to Jack's behavior, however having once accepted that our dog is a dog and not a baby, the results were immediate. Barbara spent a lot of […]

Kristina | Fishkill

The first lesson was yesterday. Today I am so truly amazed the improvement in Abby's behavior! Barbara is vey nice. I liked her immediately and she had an instant connection with Abby. The techniques […]

Diane | Esopus

Barbara was patient, thorough and friendly. She took the time to answaer all of our questions. […]

Larry | Fishkill

We would absoluely recommend Bark Busters to any of our friends and family. Barbara is very professional and friendly, and makes the lesson an enjoyable experience for both the owners and their dogs. […]

Lauren | Pleasant Valley

Barbara was GREAT!Down to earth and relateable. The techniques seem to be natural and easy to use. I would reccomend Barbara to a friend. […]

Anthony | Poughkeepsie

By the end of the first lesson, Sadie was noticeably different. It was interesting to learn how food, shelter, safety and entertainment also play a role in our dog's behavior. Bark Busters training […]

Danielle | Tivoli

We did see results by the end of the first lesson, and are so pleased that with practice the behavior we are looking for is easier and faster to come by. Barbara is great, very patient and easy to […]

Jerilyn | Amenia

I couldn't believe the difference by the end of the first training session! I'd been despairing of ever getting Lula to do what I want now! Now I can see how to do that. No gimmicks like […]

Amy | Wingdale
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