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-- Megan Smith, Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John is very professional and knowledgeable. We feel confident that with John's help we will be able to turn our dog's aggressive behavior around. We are looking forward to amazing results.

-- Marina G., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was very professional and took the time to listen to our concerns and strategize effective solutions. Who knew vocal tones could be so effective? I called my dad as soon as he left and said: "No wonder! The dog just learned bad habits from me."

-- Melissa H., Morris, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I decided to reserve my comments until I was able to get a true sense of the overall effectiveness of the Bark Busters training method. Now, a month after my initial consultation, I can honestly say that I am very pleased with the results. It is important to mention that I previously had my dog, a male Vizsla, sent away for a three week training program at a dog boot camp and most recently attended private one-on-one sessions with a professional dog trainer who used treats to reward/reinforce desired behaviors. After spending a great deal of money on those training programs, I found that I still had a dog that I could not control, e.g., he would not listen to me indoors, he would constantly pull on his leash while outdoors regardless of the type of collar he was wearing. He would act aggressively towards other dogs while on walks and would she away from strangers. Based on a recommendation, I decided to try the Bark Busters training method. Prior to using Bark Busters, I thought my dog was uncontrollable and almost felt as if he was a lost cause. However, after following the trainer's instructions, I have come to find that I now have a dog that seems more calm, relaxed and so much easier to manage both indoors and outdoors. Essentially, the program does require that I devote time to train my dog; however, I consider the time requirements to be minimal compared to the positive changes I've experienced in my dog's behavior. With approximately 15 minutes of daily training, my dog has morphed somewhat effortlessly on my part from a bad dog into a delightful dog. At least I can now envision my dog as becoming a good, well behaved dog in the near future. In comparison to other dog training programs I've tried, Bark Busters is by far the best and most effective dog training method available.

-- Susan G., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John can make my dog do anything! The techniques were very gentle on my dog. It's us who need the training, not the dog! I have already recommended Bark Busters to friends.

-- Tori W., Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The trainer was very comfortable and at ease at our house and with our dog, Kenya. Excellent trainer!

-- Jennifer C., Manhattan, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was at the point where I just didn't know what to do. Sassy is fearful and also did not obey my commands. John walked me through a very natural approach to Sassy. She responded well to him. I'm practicing every day with her and seeing some wonderful results. I was amazed at the results John got during our first session. I'm telling everyone about it.

-- Gale B., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our dog trainer and his techniques were easy to follow and understand, especially walking the dog the right way. We observed noticeable results right away. He started to sit for us and would never sit prior to the training.

-- Rebecca B., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Unbelievable results! We both were amazed and excited. Who thought our voices and body positioning held so much power? John Sullivan is a hero in our household. Our world has changed dramatically thanks to John, his methods and one Monday evening. Thank you so much!!!

-- Larry & Kathi, Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Everything was easy to understand, both the how and the why of it. The training exercises were sensible and easy to follow. I was astonished at what was accomplished and at Calhoun's progress in less than three hours. Amazing! I was pleased with the natural/humane training methods. They were so sensible and both dog and people friendly. I found the training process very interesting. It's the first time I ever found obedience training to be stress free and fun. I would recommend John to anyone who needed anything from basic obedience to very serious problems. I learned so much and actually enjoyed learning it. We made more progress in three hours than we had in three months. We went out for dinner tonight after following what we learned today. Calhoun went into his crate with some coaxing, but when we returned and hour and fifteen minutes later, dry as a bone! Thanks John! It was wonderful coming home and not having to clean up anything.

-- Diane N., Morris, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I have already told friends, neighbors and co-workers about how great our dog trainer John Sullivan was and how great the company is in the way they handle the dogs.

-- Tim & Cheryl, Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We learned a lot from the training and understand that we must consistently implement the training techniques. It's reassuring to know that we will have continued support from our dog behavioral therapist.

-- Nicholas & Dana, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John worked with us until we mastered the training techniques. We like how you can get the results you want by using behaviors that dogs understand, rather than using treats or punishment. We would recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters.

-- Jennifer & Tony G., Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were very easy to follow. Our trainer, John Sullivan, repeated instructions as needed. We observed noticeable results right away. Murphy responded well with our trainer. The training process was very interesting and enjoyable. I should have contacted Bark Busters when Murphy was a bit younger. We were very impressed and are looking forward to additional training if needed.

-- Lori A., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
One of our biggest problems were our two dogs running and jumping at the door whenever the door bell rang. Within five minutes of practice, we had them sitting and waiting quietly when the door bell rang.

-- Kelli J., Manhattan, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The way John explained the techniques was very easy to understand. It was a great presentation. You do see noticeable results from the start and you can tell with proper training and practice, each day will get better. We were pleased with Bark Busters natural/non physical training techniques. They really do work! Overall, the training experience was very interesting and I learned a lot.

-- Sue K., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We have been following the techniques John taught us for several days now and no toileting accidents in the house. Yay!

-- Tim & Ashley, Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer was wonderful! Instructions were so easy, clean and clear. Our dog is very stubborn yet we saw immediate results. The two and a half hours went by before I knew it. It was very interesting learning. I would absolutely recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters to my friends and family members. John was amazing and very knowledgeable. He was also very personable and great with the kids as well as the animals.

-- Kristin S., Coal City, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Duke is responding very well to these new dog training techniques. I hated the pinch collar I was using before. This technique is much more humane. John has been very encouraging while we are learning these new dog training skills. I have recommended John to several dog owners all ready.

-- Robin V., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
My trainer was very pleasant and reinforced everything I needed to do. There were just too many dogs (four) to deal with at one time to see a lot of results, but they are making good progress. John reinforced some of what I knew, but was too frustrated to deal with. He helped me break down the issues into manageable tasks. I needed more guidance to deal with all the barking. I would recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Rosalie Jean B., Dwight, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I learned more in two and a half hours than a six week course at a dog training school. The private lesson with John Sullivan and my two dogs was excellent.

-- Patricia A., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I truly enjoyed my experience with Bark Busters. John was awesome and great with my dog Harley. The training gave me confidence that my dog is trainable and very smart. Harley was sitting and stopped barking at other dogs right away. I liked the fact that no treats were used to get him to respond.

-- Alyson M., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was extremely patient, very thorough and re-addressed all questions that we were unclear on until we understood them completely. I was amazed that John got the results I had been working on for over a month within ten minutes of his arrival. I'm all about positive and natural reinforcement. I was extremely pleased with Bark Busters training techniques. The training experience was very enjoyable, especially seeing results so quickly and watching Elvis respond so rapidly. I would recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters Dog Training in a heart beat. In fact, I've already made two phone calls this afternoon to people waiting to see if I was pleased with the results. Have you ever been around someone that seemed they were meant to be in a position? That's John. He is absolutely fantastic and knowing that I can call him any time if I have any questions is a quality that I am truly grateful for.

-- Molly N., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Bark Busters dog training techniques were explained clearly by our trainer John Sullivan and were easy to follow and understand. We were pleased with the natural, non-physical training techniques. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends.

-- Brian & Kelly, Crest Hill, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was great! The minute he walked in and started training Marley, we instantly saw positive results. It was absolutely amazing. John was very easy to follow and understand. We enjoyed his examples. My son joined in and was very interested. We all enjoyed the time spent training our dog. It was fun and interesting to learn so much about our dog. It now makes time with our dog much more pleasant. We are excited to get all the techniques we learned down to habit. I would definitely recommend Bark Busters to family and friends. Looking forward to what we can learn to train the dogs in the next session. Can't wait to meet Joey (John Sullivan's Boxer dog and training assistant).

-- Mr. & Mrs. Popo, Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Abbey was walking better on the leash before John even left. Understanding canine behavior makes the techniques make so much sense. John also made it fun. We would definitely recommend Bark Busters to our friends and family members. We really appreciate John's follow up phone calls and e-mail responses.

-- Adrienne & Rick, Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
My trainer gave me a better understanding of why my dog is the way she is. Before John left, she was walking next to me without pulling my arm off and lunging at strangers. I would definitely recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters. With only a few hours of training, the results were amazing, especially with my dog. So, if my dog can do it, anybody else's dog could do it.

-- Liliana C., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Great presentation. John was very knowledgeable and friendly. He's the new Dog Whisperer!

-- Joanne & Kevin, Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The techniques really worked and were easy to follow and understand. We observed results right away. We were happy with Bark Busters natural/humane training methods. The entire experience was interesting and enjoyable. We would recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Bev A., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was very patient with my family. We really enjoyed the training experience and found the techniques very easy to understand and follow. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and family.

-- Kim O., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer, John Sullivan, explained the techniques in a way that was easy to follow and understand. We did observe results by the end of training. The training experience was interesting and enjoyable. We have already given out John's name and number to friends of ours.

-- Amy & Ron, Coal City, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We had read several dog training books, but John explained the reasoning behind the techniques and made it easy to follow. The results were immediate! We were stunned that after just two and a half hours, both of our Boxers were calm and eager to learn. We were pleased with Bark Busters natural training methods. Everything is a body language game, so attitude is everything. No amount of yelling or force could ever compare. The training experience was very enjoyable, especially because the outcome was immediate. John was very friendly and fun to have in our home. We are looking forward to our next training session. Early on I was able to walk both of our 75 pound plus Boxers without pulling. Amazing, simply amazing! Our stubborn 18 month old came running right into the house when called. We're so happy. We have already recommended Bark Busters to people we know.

-- John & Amy, Mazon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and very effective. John was most helpful. We observed noticeable results right away. Hunter walked, sat and stayed like a new and improved dog. We were pleased with Bark Busters non-physical/natural training methods. The entire training experience was very enjoyable. The time went by very fast. John was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed our session with him. We would invite John back and recommend Bark Busters to our friends.

-- Dave, Debra & Bill, Crest Hill, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Although it has only been a couple of days, we have seen remarkable changes in our two seven month old Golden-doodles. It is much nicer to have well behaved dogs. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Lisa H., Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John spent a lot of time explaining all the important principles to us. He answered all our questions. Mitch was much more relaxed, attentive and respectful by the time John left. I like that there are no rewards besides positive re-enforcement via praise and that John didn't use shock or pinch collars. We learned a lot from the experience. We would absolutely recommend Bark Busters to our friends. Having an obedient dog is much more gratifying and fun. Thanks for all of your help.

-- Danielle & Jason, Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The techniques were easy to follow and understand. We observed noticeable results right away. We liked the fact that the trainer was not physically abusive to our dogs. We found the training to be interesting, enjoyable and very useful. We would recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Tom & Laurie, Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John explained the techniques very thoroughly and showed us how to do it. It was hard to believe how quickly our dog responded. We were pleased with Bark Busters natural training methods. Other training that we put our dog through did not work. We found the entire training experience to be interesting and enjoyable. John answered questions we didn't even realize we had. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends.

-- Carol K., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer could not have been any clearer as far as what we needed to do. It was simply amazing. It was astounding at how different our dogs were after just one training session. We were absolutely pleased with the natural/non-physical training techniques. John is amazing. John trained us as well as our dogs. Bark Busters is the only company I would suggest. After a bad experience with another dog training company, John was top notch!

-- Matt B., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John is very easy to talk to and a good listener. He was able to address my concerns and demonstrate results before the end of the session. I have already recommended Bark Busters to a friend.

-- Kathy L., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer gave a very clear presentation. My children remembered the details after John had left. Max (Golden Retriever) responded immediately to John. We were pleased with Bark Busters natural, non-physical training techniques. Max should behave because it is natural for him to, not out of fear. We found the training experience to be very interesting and enjoyable. The boys really enjoyed it.

-- Barry & Cathy, Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We liked the natural training techniques. It was all easy to follow and understand. We did observe noticeable results right away. We found the training to be very interesting and a lot of fun. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Robert, Crest Hill, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Bessie was paying attention to us when we walked her on the driveway. She would get very distracted outside and needed work. We were pleased with Bark Busters natural training methods and found the whole experience to be interesting and enjoyable.

-- Keith & Chris, Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I observed almost instant results with my four dogs. The training techniques and the whole process was very interesting, but a lot to take in and remember. So thankful for the information packet. Now that I have the knowledge and tools to train the dogs, I'm so excited. Even training four dogs at once can be done! John has a great personality and is fantastic with the dogs. I felt very comfortable with everything he taught us and can't wait to have him back.

-- Kelly M., Coal City, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was great with Gucci (Pit Bull). He taught us well and we were able to physically practice the techniques with great results right away. Thank you!

-- Marsha O., Braidwood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John gave examples and explained the techniques in a way that was understandable and relate-able. Cinnamon (Pit Bull/Corgi) was successful at following all the commands and direction given. The training experience was interesting and enjoyable. I feel that I learned a great deal about my dog and her behaviors. John is a fantastic, positive and supportive dog trainer. I am feeling so much more confident about my dog's abilities. Bark Busters is a fantastic option for training.

-- Bonnie J., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. Pixie (Yorkshire Terrier) started to listen better because of the adjustments made by John. I like the training methods. They are not forceful or inhumane. I would definitely recommend John and Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Julie S., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training methods were easy to follow and understand. I observed a noticeable difference in my dog by the end of the training session. I was pleased with Bark Busters natural training methods. The trainer was not physical or forceful with my dog. The training experience was interesting and enjoyable. I realize the importance now of staying calm, otherwise I just made things worse. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Sis S., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We saw a difference right away. Our dogs weren't barking frantically at a knock on the door. We were pleased with Bark Busters' natural training methods. Our dogs responded well and loved John within the first hour. Two hours flew by and it was very educational.

-- Mary W., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We observed noticeable results by the end of the training session. Both dogs were walking and sitting in an orderly manner. We were pleased with Bark Busters' natural training methods and would recommend them to our friends and neighbors.

-- Jodi D., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The techniques were very well explained and shown to us. We were able to follow them without any problems. It was amazing to see how Snoopy (German Shepherd) responded to commands given. She actually did what she was supposed to! What a difference! The natural training techniques seem to be more relaxing for the dog and made for better responses. We found the training experience very knowledgeable and interesting. We learned a lot. We could not believe how well the training worked with Snoopy! We already see a difference in how she is acting. Working with Snoopy will be much easier and a lot more fun. We are happy with the results so far. We wish we had done this a long time ago. We would definitely recommend John and Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Linda J., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
It was shocking how responsive the dogs were. There was a very fast turnaround. The dogs were curious and almost seemed to enjoy the process. We were pleased with Bark Busters' natural training methods. It all made perfect sense. We would recommend John and Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Melaney & Craig, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was excellent. Lexie (Yorkie/Maltese) liked him right away and responded to his commands like magic! I appreciate his follow up too. I feel like I can call if I have any problems. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Jessica G., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I couldn't believe I actually walked my dog without being pulled down the street. Thank you!

-- Shannon S., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. John took the time to explain everything to all five of us in the house. We observed noticeable results right away. Missy (Beagle Mix) was listening to the come command by the end of our session. Before John arrived, she would look at us like we were stupid when we would call her to us. We were very pleased with Bark Busters' natural methods. I can't believe that training with no treats actually worked. The training was fun and interesting. John was really easy to talk to and he was very personable. We would recommend John and Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors. Missy started to respond to all commands on the first session!

-- Stephanie P., Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer was very informative and the explanation of the training techniques was clear and professional. We were surprised to observe noticeable results by the end of the training session. The training experience was interesting and enjoyable. John made it fun, not boring. I'm happy to see my babies learn. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors. It was worth every penny.

-- Derek & Tasha, Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was very relate-able and easy to talk with. He was also very honest, as my dog was not that bad and just needed minor changes and consistency.

-- Janice C., Gardner, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. It was our first time with a puppy. We've always had cats. We observed noticeable results right away. I was impressed how easy it was for John to make headway with our puppy. I was pleased with Bark Busters' natural training techniques. The training experience was interesting, enjoyable and a lot to remember. I get frustrated with our "bull-headed" puppy, but John explained the importance of body language, timing and patience. I would recommend John and Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Connie M., Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I highly recommend John Sullivan and Bark Busters. Another dog training establishment told us our dog (German shepherd) was too anxious to train and John taught us easy ways to get her to obey.

-- Terry A., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We noticed a difference in Madison (Labrador retriever) after our first training session. Being consistent and patient is very important and the key to success. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Cheryl & Scott, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. I really felt prepared to continue training when the trainer/therapist left. I could really see a difference. I knew Bandit (German shepherd) was a good dog, but some of his behavior was making it difficult to deal with such a big dog. I can't wait to take him for his first real walk. It was nice to see training techniques that did not require treats. Bandit really responded quickly. Bandit now responds to me and not because I'm bribing him with treats. The training experience was very interesting and enjoyable. It was obvious that our trainer really cared about our dog. It was nice to have a supportive voice to walk us through the techniques so that we could have the best results. We knew we were doing something wrong before John came out, but he left me feeling educated and trained instead of feeling judged. Just after one visit I feel so hopeful because of the results I have already see. I know that with some consistency on our part with the techniques taught to us, Bandit will become an even bigger part of our family.

-- Dawn B., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We found the training to be very interesting and enjoyable. John demonstrated the techniques in a simplistic way, which was great. The training and the trainer was fun and informative.

-- Faith & Sharon, Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was excellent. The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. We absolutely observed noticeable results right away. We were pleased with Bark Busters' natural/humane training methods. My son and I both found the training experience very helpful. John was great and took the time with our Doberman puppy to really help us understand him better. We would recommend John to our friends and neighbors.

-- Karyn & Ryan, Wilmington, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was very tense about the training, wondering if it would work with my aggressive dog. I was much calmer at the end of the training session. After the first session, I felt much more confident that other people will be safe around our dog. It is going to be more work for me than my husband, because Rudy (German shorthaired pointer) and I have many more bad habits to break. I am up for the challenge and just have to be patient and consistent. I would recommend Bark Busters to friends and family.

-- Danie & Paula, Wilmington, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We appreciated that John took the leashes and demonstrated the techniques with the dogs before asking us to do it. We saw that Rana needed to know we are in charge. That, however, cannot be completely remedied in three hours. While these techniques are great and do work, practice makes perfect, and it is a lot of consistent practice and application that makes it successful. After four days, the dog is far from perfect, but we have seen noticeable positive changes. Overall, we are very pleased with Bark Busters' natural/humane training techniques. Either my dog is obstinate or our old method, the "snap," is a silly and ineffective motivator. If she was in the wrong mood, our old methods wouldn't even break her focus. John was very willing to talk about our dogs' issues and explaining why they do what they do. He was not concerned about his time, but rather our understanding.

-- Beau & Melinda, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow. The flip chart was easy to understand. We observed noticeable results during the first session. The puppies learned to sit and stay right away. We were pleased with Bark Busters' natural/humane training methods. Even our young children are learning to properly leash-train the dogs. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Christy & Rodney, Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques all made common sense. My 7-year-old son understands and benefited from the training session. The results were absolutely amazing! John was amazing with the dog, and the results were instant. I am an animal lover and chose Bark Busters for the humane, loving training. I could not look myself in the mirror if I chose any other method. John made the training fun for all of us—even the dog. I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters! I'm your new number one fan!! One of the reasons Bark Busters was appealing is because the entire family participates, so we are consistent in our methods.

-- Julie J., Manhattan, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. John was very patient with all my questions. I absolutely observed noticeable results by the end of the training session. It was great that I did not have to yell or scold my dogs. The training was definitely interesting! I learned so much about how dogs think. The first session can be a little frustrating if you have a stubborn dog, but with patience and persistence I was successful.

-- Jcelyn K., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer explained the techniques so that they were very much so easy to follow/understand. We are getting trained as well as Toby (Weimaraner). We observed noticeable results by the end of the training. John has the magic touch. Toby is still running the house, but it is getting better. We were pleased with the natural training methods. It is all about correction and praise, not treats, which is difficult for the little dogs to adjust to, since they were always looking for treats. We were very pleased the way John handled Toby and reassured us that there is hope for him.

-- Ken & Sue, Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John made sure we knew what to do and how to do it correctly. Within a few minutes of training, Major (German Shepherd) began to "get" what he was supposed to do. I was very pleased with Bark Busters' natural/humane training methods. I prefer a method that involves leadership and verbal commands over treats or intimidation. The training was very fun and easy to do. I could see how it reached my dog at his level and met his and my needs. This is an amazing company with quite quick and noticeable results. Though we called John for Major, he also showed us techniques that have worked on our older Beagle. Quite amazing.

-- Billie V., Crest Hill, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The techniques were easy to follow and understand with very good visuals. We observed noticeable results by the end of the session. Didn't think it could happen—but it did. The natural and humane methods were awesome and made a believer out of me! We would most definitely recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors. John was very great with our dogs and he has an outstanding relationship with dogs.

-- Kevin R., Coal City, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
My trainer explained the training techniques in a way that was easy to follow and understand. I observed noticeable results by the end of the lesson. Sammie seemed calmer. I was pleased with the natural/humane training methods. I needed to learn how to be a leader to my dog. This is going to be a learning experience for both Sammie and myself. I would recommend John and Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Judy R., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We researched high and low to find the best way to train our new puppy, and we are extremely pleased with the results after only two sessions. John is training US how to train Fen, which makes the tasks SO MUCH EASIER! Understanding WHY Fen does what he does, and learning to read his behavior allows both my boys (18 and 12) and my wife and I to help our puppy be the BEST puppy! John Sullivan is doing a first-rate job with Fenrir (Samoyed). Thanks, John...

-- Steve, Vera, Alec & Brendan Erickson, Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Thank you! Thank you! Bark Busters! John was amazing. He showed us great training techniques to help Sadie and us feel more at ease. Sadie has become more relaxed and confident since the training. Neighbors and visitors have noticed the change in her behavior and are giving us the thumbs-up. John is a great trainer! He even got our kids involved. Thanks again.

-- Karin & Peter, Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
These training techniques are wonderful, easy and really work. Brody (Australian shepherd) was obeying so well, it was almost like I had a new dog. I prefer the vocal commands over punishment. It really is more effective. I would definitely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Paige, Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We observed noticeable results by the end of the training session. Docker (border collie mix) was much more attentive to us. We had a much easier time getting him to behave, and it was because he wanted to be good! The training experience was interesting and enjoyable. It was interesting to be brought into a dog's mind. John definitely helps us relate to Docker much better. I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors. John was worth every penny. He saved our little family by helping us train Docker to treat our parrot as a member of "the pack." Now we can all be together safely and stress-free. Job well done!

-- Timothy & Candace, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow. I loved the flip chart to follow along. John made it very easy to understand. My husband was skeptical with their "natural training methods" but is very pleased with the response he's getting from Gunnar (Weimaraner). We enjoyed the training session. John was very thorough. He even came out on Mother's Day because it was most convenient for us. We never felt rushed, and he took the time to answer all of our questions.

-- Alicia B., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. The visuals were great, and John used excellent real life situations that related to the training. We definitely observed noticeable results right away. Spring (Boxer) seems to be respecting us more, especially when we take her for a walk. We were pleased with Bark Busters' natural training methods. I loved that no treats were used! In-home training is great, and the reality of training Spring in her own environment will work the best. Excellent first day and looking forward to learning more and working more with the training.

-- Dave & Lauren, Manhattan, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was impressed with John's professionalism and his personal manner. We observed noticeable results right away. John made it so easy; I was dumbfounded and relieved. We were pleased with the natural training techniques. It was so simple I felt silly, I didn't realize I was fearful of our dog nipping. I was surprised at how interesting and enjoyable the training experience was. John is a Godsend to a new puppy owner. I've had other dogs, but none so lively.

-- Ray C., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was very repetitious, and we really needed that! He explained the value of consistency and reinforcement. We know Ace can't take it all in after a single visit. Today is full day number one, and we can visibly see where we were allowing the dog to control us. It's awesome! We were pleased with Bark Busters' natural training techniques. We love that Ace (shepherd mix) is learning to be motivated by our praise rather than food. We're building solid trust. The training experience was interesting and enjoyable. John obviously knows his business. There was no lag and all learning. We would recommend John and Bark Busters without hesitation. It was worth every penny. I'm grateful John hammered home "patience and consistency." We can see where our mistakes have been, and the Bark Busters techniques are being learned by both Ace and us.

-- Paulette O., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. It all made perfect sense. John is a great guy who was very easy to talk with. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- John & Joanne, Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The techniques were easy to follow and understand. I learned a lot of new things about raising a puppy. John really seemed to know what he was talking about. We observed noticeable results right away. Since practicing the last few days, I have noticed Charlie (Newfoundland) walks on a leash next to us a lot better. I have already recommended John to my friends and neighbors. Hopefully a few more of my neighbors will hire John.

-- Jen & Kevin, Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John has a great personality and attitude. It made this a very good experience for us. I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors. You get value from the program cost.

-- Allison & Steve, Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I found the Bark Busters training experience to be very enjoyable. It was a very pleasant learning experience. I would recommend John Sullivan to my friends and neighbors.

-- Tim M., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Bark Busters trainer John Sullivan was excellent. He listened to our needs and worked through our problems. We will now look forward to a healthy relationship with Bruiser (boxer). We recommend John at the veterinary clinic I work at all the time.

-- Mary C., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I thought the training techniques were excellent. I was pleased with Bark Busters' natural methods. The training experience was interesting and very enjoyable. I have already recommended Bark Busters to my friends.

-- Shannon S., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The difference in Max (Labradoodle) has been impressive. We will continue to work the techniques with Max daily and are sure he will become the dog we want him to be. At 10 months and 80 pounds, Max is too young and large to be unruly. We observed noticeable results by the end of training and were pleased with Bark Busters' natural training methods.

-- Laura S., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
My dogs are responding more quickly after the training. I used another trainer in the past who used forceful ways, which made one of my dogs aggressive. The Bark Busters training methods were much better for all the dogs. I am recommending Bark Busters from my pet-based business. I enjoyed working with John and am looking forward to getting the whole family involved.

-- Johnna K., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
My cousin referred me to John and Bark Busters, and I am very pleased with the results. It was the best choice I ever made for my pet and my family.

-- Lindsey Ryan, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We are very happy with the training experience and found the entire process interesting and enjoyable.

-- Mitch B., Coal City, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John did a great job instructing us and demonstrating the techniques. He went outside with us to make sure we knew what to do if our dog became distracted. We observed noticeable results right away. Our dog learned very quickly, and so did I. I like the fact that the dog is not threatened or intimidated. Sweets (German shorthaired pointer) was already anxious/nervous, and I didn't want any training that would frighten her. The entire training experience was very interesting and enjoyable. I am excited about learning how to bring out the best in my dog. I had taken my dog to the vet because she is very afraid of everything outside. My choices were anxiety meds or Bark Busters. I am very happy that John and Bark Busters were available. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Susan Hogan, Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. John was very clear and put us at ease. We observed noticeable results by the end of the session. Buffy (Labrador Retriever) was much more relaxed. We found the training experience to be interesting and enjoyable. We liked that both of us (husband & wife) got to participate and saw results with Buffy right away. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Marcie E., Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We observed noticeable results right away. I worked with Max (German Shepherd) later that day after John left and he was doing great. We found the training experience interesting and enjoyable. We learned some things we didn't know, like the different forms of dominance. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends. Our neighbor was interested in possibly using John for their dog that barks constantly. We thought John was great. He helped us learn how to teach Max good behavior in easy ways that were helpful.

-- Sarah & Justin, Manhattan, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to understand and follow. John was very confident and knowledgeable. I observed noticeable results by the end of the session. My consistency in following the training techniques should make a difference. I very much found the training experience to be interesting and enjoyable.

-- Rhonda B., Elwood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was very thorough in explaining the training techniques. I absolutely observed noticeable results by the end of the first training session. I was actually shocked at how responsive my dogs were. I am very pleased with Bark Busters natural techniques and like that there weren't treats involved. The training experience was very enjoyable. I didn't realize how easy these techniques would be before the session. I really didn't think I had much of a shot at training my dogs, but they responded well and I feel it was the best money I ever spent on them. I would recommend Bark Busters to my family and friends.

-- Kendle P., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Having adopted a rescue dog, I struggled with some behavioral issues he inherited. John was able to break through and help me assure a lifetime of positive dog ownership. I have already recommended Bark Busters to friends.

-- Nancy R., Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We were very comfortable and confident with John and his knowledge of dogs. Molly (English Mastiff) responded exactly how John said she would. It was very impressive. What a great organization. We would recommend John and Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Roger & Cindy, Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We observed noticeable results by the end of the training session. Both dogs were calmer. We were absolutely pleased with Bark Busters natural and humane training methods. Nothing used or recommended was harsh and we still had total respect from the dogs by the end of the session. John took his time with us so we didn't feel rushed through the training. He understood our situation (sibling rivalry) and gave us hope towards a resolution.

-- Jerry & Leslie, Dwight, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I found the training experience to be very interesting and enjoyable. I observed noticeable results by the end of the lesson and was very pleased with Bark Busters natural dog training techniques. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Mattie B., Manhattan, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was great. It was a great experience. We would recommend Bark Busters.

-- Sandee & Lance, Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John made sure I clearly understood the training skills and principles. With just the first session, Lexi (Pomeranian) exhibited calmer behavior. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Susan M., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was a big help by going over the material slowly and by covering all the topics two or three times. I was pleased with Bark Busters natural training techniques and would recommend them to friends and relatives.

-- Susan M., Morris, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We observed noticeable results by the end of the training session. Our dog is beginning to behave better. Right after the first session, she was different (for the better). We were pleased with their natural training techniques and found the entire experience interesting and enjoyable. We already have referred Bark Busters to friends. I try showing others what I've learned in hopes they see how good Bark Busters is. Move over Ceasar Milan - John Sullivan's taking over!

-- Dave G., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training was very constructive. The training experience was interesting, enjoyable and convenient. I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters if all trainers are as competent and helpful as John.

-- Marsha M., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
My problem "child" (German Shepherd) was ignoring me when I would use a command. John was very patient with us in the learning process. Within 10 minutes of starting handling work you could see a huge improvement with my dog. I am pleased with Bark Busters natural training methods and techniques. The training collars were very cool, very effective and did not hurt or intimidate the dog. The training taught me how the order should be in our house and it made sense how things had taken a turn for the worse prior to the training. I would definitely recommend Bark Busters to friends. I could see improvement in the first ten minutes. It was very nice to work with John as his schedule was flexible to work around my busy schedule.

-- Tori L., Crest Hill, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We observed noticeable results by the end of the first training session. We were amazed in the change the dogs made in just one visit. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors

-- Paul and Penny Nelson, Morris, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was pleased with the natural training methods used by John of Bark Busters. I saw a difference in my dog right away. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Louise R., Wilmington, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We rescued Sophie Marie and nicknamed her the "girl with an attitude." She would constantly bark inside our van, bark at people walking down the street, and everything else in sight. We just could not take any more of her constant barking! After one visit we were amazed at the change in her behavior. John is AWESOME! I recommend him to everyone!

-- Kathleen LaBarge, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I honestly observed noticeable results by the end of the first training session. I am very, very pleased with Bark Busters natural training methods. The methods are very similar to some others I have learned, however, I appreciate the "non-physical" handling of my dogs. My dogs seem to enjoy the training. I know they have a ways to go, but we will stick with it. I love learning and I love dogs. The lesson/training experience was fun and educational.

-- Debi F., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was able to use the techniques right away. I was amazed at the results we achieved after the first session and was pleased with Bark Busters natural techniques. The collar is great and easy on both of us. I enjoyed the training experience because Bandit (German Shepherd) enjoyed it. I have already recommended Bark Busters to someone I know. John made me realize that there is hope for Bandit.

-- Debra K., Coal City, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We liked your techniques and your knowledge in understanding our dog's behaviors. We saw improvements right away with Emma (boxer). I will definitely be recommending Bark Busters to our friends, neighbors and clients at work.

-- Jennie B., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We observed noticeable results by the time John left. We were very pleased with the natural/non physical training techniques and found the training experience interesting and enjoyable. We would recommend John and Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Vivian M., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I could not believe the difference in Sophie after the first session. John is so awesome. Her barking was absolutely driving us crazy. Now I enjoy the silence with my beautiful Boston Terrier at my side. Thank you John!

-- Kathleen L., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. John not only explained, he demonstrated the techniques when appropriate. I was in awe as I saw him interact with Spike (Yorkshire Terrier)and get him to do all the things we couldn't. We were much more than pleased with Bark Busters natural training techniques. I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. The whole training experience was very interesting and enjoyable. Great program. I am excited to continue and do more with Spike.

-- Deborah H., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was thrilled to see that my dog could listen and behave with the proper guidance and training. John was very easy to work with and open to our questions during and after our session. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Allison M., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
My three dogs (Shih Tzus) seem so much more calm. We had a small issue over a treat, we used a vocal correction and it stopped. I noticed a difference in my dogs during training. Every day I notice a difference. It is like a miracle. The training was worth every penny - best investment ever!

-- Diane C., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John explained everything very thoroughly and made it very easy to understand. We actually couldn't believe how easy the techniques were to learn. We definitely observed noticeable results by the end of training. We couldn't believe how much our dog Jasper learned and how much we learned as well. He showed results immediately. We were absolutely pleased with the natural training techniques. This is exactly the kind of training we were looking for. It's humane and doesn't involve anything negative like intimidation or yelling. This is an excellent program and we are very impressed with John's knowledge and training. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors without a doubt.

-- Michele K., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
On the second day out with the dogs on leash, both dogs were walking right next to me no matter what distraction, when I turned or how fast or slow I walked. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Rich & Debbie, Morris, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was great with my dogs and a wonderful person to work with. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends.

-- Lisa B., Elwood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Very knowledgeable and effective trainer. I really like having the training schedule chart to complete. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Carolyn W., Ottawa, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was great! He listened to our issues and easily showed us how to correct problem behaviors. John was very personable and well informed in the natural behavior of dogs. Within an hour after John left, the dogs were more calm and listened much better. I can now tell my dogs (Yorkshire terriers) to sit without a treat in my hand . . . very impressive! It was great to work with my dogs at home in their everyday environment. There were less distractions and personal issues were dealt with. I would most definitely recommend Bark Busters to my family and friends.

-- Ciara M., Crest Hill, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I am amazed at the fast turnaround in our daily walks now. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Tracy L., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was helpful and informative. Right away our dog was walking to heel and he gave us great house training tips. I really think Bark Busters is going to help our family enjoy our dog.

-- Amy D., Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Trooper is adjusting well to his training. He actually seems calmer and more relaxed. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Tina B., Mazon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer, John, has been very patient not only in pointing out Max's (cocker spaniel) tendencies and how to correct them, but also in diplomatically pointing out our tendencies. He's shown us how to correct problem behavior and implement leadership or "Top Dog" in pack law methods. We are improving and results are apparent. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- John & Donna, Wilmington, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer/therapist was extremely informative and helpful. Mattie (terrier mix) was listening and responding to commands right away. John helped us understand how our dogs think and how they react to our behaviors. The training experience was very helpful. It was something we should have done years ago. We have already recommended Bark Busters to our friends.

-- Megan K., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
We were both impressed with the natural techniques used and are both expecting excellent results with the dog.

-- Jeannette W., Diamond, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John did a great job of explaining the Bark Busters natural techniques. The simplicity of the program caused me to wonder at possible results. All three dogs (boxers) were a great deal calmer by the end of the first session. Cricket was still trying to push her luck, but I could see a change, even in her. The ability to get good results without stressing or physically intimidating them in any way is allowing us to totally enjoy our training sessions. Left to our own devices, I was initially concerned; however, we are already seeing progress. Passive dominance is amazing. We have begun to see less and less demanding behavior from the dogs. I would most definitely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors. It will give me a great deal of pleasure to show off what we've learned. Friends and family will be in awe. Having never experienced the problems I have with this last pup, I was at my wits end. We are all so much more at ease, even after three days. My two older dogs are relieved to see me once more in control.

-- Marcia R., Crest Hill, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was very impressed with Bark Busters and would recommend them to anyone who is interested in training their dog to respect them. It's an easy to learn and effective system. Our therapist was very friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, great experience.

-- Sam D., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Outstanding results. We found the training experience to be extremely interesting and enjoyable. The techniques are logical, practical and amazingly functional.

-- Carol & Jim S., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I am very pleased.

-- Ann F., Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our trainer, John, was exceptionally great with explaining and demonstrating the training techniques. The entire family saw a difference in our puppy after the first visit. I believe the natural training methods develop a better dog in the life of the pet plus the family. The training experience was interesting and enjoyable. We learned more about how the dog thinks, what his reactions and body language really mean and how to correct him. We would definitely recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors. Since we haven't had a new puppy in fifteen years and life went smoothly with our last pet, we were rusty on our training techniques. We were relieved to have the trainer come to our home and re-teach us things we had forgotten and things we didn't know. We were starting to get a little crazy with the out-of-control behavior of our puppy before John came over.

-- Leslie Gould, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Reassuring us that our new dog was "salvageable" was great news! We are three women who operate a campground, so the two year old dog (Shepherd/Lab mix) with baggage requires lots of work and John spotted our weaknesses and helped us to strengthen our techniques immediately! We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends.

-- Florence G., Morris, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John explained the techniques so thoroughly that we understood them right away. We definitely observed noticeable results. Before John left, we saw changes in both dogs. We couldn't believe it. We learned a lot about our dogs by going through the training. We had a fun time while learning how to control our problems. Yes, we would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors. We will tell everyone about Bark Busters and especially John, our trainer, he was wonderful. We can't believe the change in our dogs behavior after just one lesson. Our house is now quiet and we are in control, not them. It's unbelievable how well this worked. No more sibling rivalry between our dogs. It's a pleasant home now with them.

-- Jack O., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Mr. Sullivan was very good and explained everything in detail. We observed noticeable results by the end of the first training session. We feel the natural training methods are excellent. The training experience was interesting, enjoyable and very easy to understand. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors as Mr. Sullivan did an excellent job.

-- Joe R., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. I think the training was almost too easy. I saw results within fifteen minutes of John coming into my home. I was amazed with the natural training techniques. Now I don't need a pocket full of treats. I found the training experience to be interesting and enjoyable. I was surprised by how much I did not know about my own dogs. I would recommend Bark Busters to everyone with a dog! Before John, I was ready to return one dog, a puppy, to the shelter. Now I wouldn't dream of it. I now have two new, well-behaved dogs. I hardly recognize them anymore. Thank you!

-- Nancy M., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Cat chasing has been a real problem for us, but I could see Lola progressing even before John left. I really appreciate that treats are not used also. It's bad for the dog's health and our pockets!

-- Katie B., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The average dog can learn easily in any obedience class. This is the type of training that my difficult dog (Jack Russell terrier) needed! Especially helpful was learning about the pack mentality and that it applied to humans too in the dog's eyes. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Jan S., Crest Hill, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The presentation was put together well. I like the fact that I was trained on how to train my own dog. Immediate improvement was shown in the way she was not pulling when being walked on lead via use of the techniques taught. The training techniques seem more humane and more effective. My puppy (Labrador retriever) seems to be happy to be trained. I'm looking forward to more training and learning new techniques to train my dog. I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Andrew A., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. We observed noticeably results by the end of the first session. We were pleased with the natural training techniques that Bark Busters utilizes. We found the training experience to be interesting and enjoyable. We would definitely recommend Bark Busters to our friends and family. I have already referred a family member to Bark Busters.

-- Lynette B., Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John is excellent. Thank you from Toto (Yorkshire terrier).

-- Betsy H., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The techniques we learned seem to be working effectively. The information we were taught about dogs was very interesting as well. Brady (Rottweiler/German shepherd mix) is progressing nicely and we look forward to our next training session. We would recommend Bark Busters to our neighbors and friends.

-- Kevin & Jessica T., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The training techniques were easy to follow and understand. We couldn't believe the changes we saw in our dog. We liked having our trainer John come to our home, it was relaxed and enjoyable. I have already recommended Bark Busters to a friend. I wish we had started Bark Busters training sooner.

-- Jacque K., Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I did not feel overwhelmed after the first training session. I felt pretty confident I could easily continue the training. It was interesting to see that simple techniques can really change your dogs behavior. I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors. I felt extremely comfortable and confident with John and his techniques. I am looking forward to future sessions to improve our dogs [Labrador retriever puppy] behavior even more.

-- Kelly A., Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I just started training Liberty (Labrador retriever) a few days ago, and I'm already seeing results. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- April P., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
After our very first class, I could tell that my dog was responding better. I am excited to keep this up and watch my dog (Shih Tzu/Pomeranian) develop into a better, well-mannered dog. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends.

-- Kristi G., Gardner, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
All of the techniques were easy to follow and were explained thoroughly. We saw great results from our dog, Marley, (English bulldog) by the end of the first session. Honestly, I did not think he could be trained, but we were pleasantly surprised. We were pleased with the natural training methods. There were no harsh techniques involved, just direct commands. We were overjoyed that Marley was obeying our commands right away. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors. Our trainer, John Sullivan, did a tremendous job and made our training very easy to understand.

-- Jamie R., Lockport, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The Bark Busters system is a simple and straightforward program. It's simple for the human owner and straightforward and to the point for the dog.

-- William S., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Our dog paid more attention and was more aware of our every motion by the end of the first training session. We were pleased that the dog responded immediately to the natural training method. The training techniques are simple and easy to understand if your are patient and follow through with the training techniques. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Richard & Kathryn, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
My dog, Sakari (Alaskan Malamute), has made big improvements in just the first 24 hours. I would recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Brandon K., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John clearly explained and demonstrated the training techniques. We observed noticeable results by the end of the first session. Our dog, Murphy, (beagle) was responding to the training techniques readily. The training experience was interesting, enjoyable and we would absolutely recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors.

-- Andrew & Jennifer, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Not only were the training techniques easy to follow, but it works, too. By the end of the training session, my dogs did things I never thought were possible and the best part is I can make it happen after the trainer has left. I am amazed at how well the natural training techniques work and there is no yelling or bad communication at any time. I can't wait to tell my friends with similar issues how much I have learned and how nice John is. I am going to recommend John from Bark Busters to everyone in the Joliet area. I would refer other Bark Busters trainers based on my experience with John. I am a believer in the Bark Busters program and feel very lucky to have had this experience. Thank you!

-- Melissa D., Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
As soon as John came in the door, Darcy (Yorkshire terrier) was responding to simple commands. He demonstrated leadership skills in a non-threatening way. We were pleased with the natural training techniques. Darcy was treated with authority, but in a gentle manner. In addition to the visual information, John explained the training techniques with practical examples. My husband and I found the training experience to be interesting and enjoyable. We were looking for help with Darcy and felt good at the end of the first session. We would recommend Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors without a doubt. The system works and John is a great trainer. Thank you for making our experience with Bark Busters a good one.

-- Jim & Chris R., Seneca, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was very good at going over the techniques to make sure we understood what to do. I was amazed at the difference in how the dog reacted to the training. I am glad that the system utilizes positive reinforcement. The training program was very well planned and structured. My anxiety level has decreased knowing our dog can learn and be a good pet. I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors.

-- Richard and Nicole N., Romeoville, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The difference within this first month has been remarkable. The techniques are easy to apply and practice.

-- Janet A., Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
After watching John, within the first few minutes I knew there was hope for my dog, Beaux. It will take some work, but I know we'll finally be a well-balanced family.

-- Rhonda O., Mazon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John explained everything perfectly. The training was interesting and enjoyable. John was quite knowledgeable, very friendly and he was great with the dogs.

-- Bob & Connie S., Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The program is very simple and easy to understand. John was extremely knowledgeable and kind to my dog Shiloh. I had such a great time during the training and the time went by so quickly. It was exciting watching the progress made by Shiloh, my husband and myself in such a short period of time.

-- Kim Turner, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was very surprised how my dog changed. I was very pleased and learned a lot. I realized I needed more training than the dog. My dog is a stubborn Dachshund, but she is submissive when I use the training techniques. I'm really enjoying my dog.

-- Marilyn Schumacher, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I was amazed at how quickly my dog responded. As predicted by John, she was completely exhausted by the end of the session due to all the thinking we made her do. I love the natural training techniques and know that I understand my dog better. Thank you.

-- Janice Darif, Minooka, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was wonderful with explaining and showing us the training techniques. By the end of training the dogs were such good listeners. We were impressed how they could pick up on what the proper behavior was so fast. The techniques were easy to do and so effective. We were shocked how the natural techniques worked so well. John was great and did a fantastic job with helping us and the dogs! He was kind and patient the whole time. He made the experience good for our whole family. He helped us understand our dogs and answered our million questions. He made learning fun for us and our doggies.

-- Paul & Mary Kreiner, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
The results were immediate and much better than 3, 8-week training sessions we already tried.

-- Susan Karlson, Manhattan, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
Both dogs responded readily to the training. My husband and I hate it when the door bell rings. Both dogs (Doberman Pinschers) would start barking and snarling at each other. We were thinking of buying muzzles for each dog. Never had to use them before on past dogs. John showed us immediately how to solve this problem. Seeing good results. Many thanks!

-- Beckey Montgomery, Channahon, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was easy to follow and kept asking if we understood or if he needed to go over methods again. Within 10 minutes, John had become the leader with Charlie (Miniature Schnauzer) heeling next to him. It all makes such perfect sense that I thought, duh! Why couldn't I have thought of this approach with Charlie? The training experience was very relaxed in our house. Charlie was not distracted during the first lesson. After 2 days we are seeing results. I never thought that Charlie could be trained. I think we needed to be taught how to train Charlie. I don't expect miracles, but my husband and I are willing to work with Charlie so that he'll become better behaved. I'm just sorry that I didn't pick up the Bark Busters pamphlet 7 years ago.

-- Pat Tezak, Joliet, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John made the training easy to understand and follow. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and great with my dog.

-- Shawna Alaimo, Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I noticed results within minutes of John arriving. I would absolutely recommend John/Bark Busters to others! I am recommending Bark Busters to my brother and anyone else. I am already amazed by the results. John was incredible with my dog Bella and so passionate and caring about what he does. It left us feeling that we are giving Bella the best life.

-- Dana Cohn, Shorewood, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
John was very patient and reassuring. Both my dogs (Havanese) responded very well.

-- Sharon Rushing, Manhattan, IL (Trainer: John Sullivan - Dog Trainer Joliet, Lockport, Shorewood)
I would definitely recommend Bark Busters. I enjoyed the fact that I saw noticeable results.


Many behavioral issues create a need for an In Home Dog Trainer.
We often hear the following calls for help:

"my dog has barking issues"
"my dog is aggression"
"my dog won't sit/stay"
"my dog pulls on leash"
"my dog ignoring me"
"my dog has bad manners"
"my dog is crazy"
"help me with my hyper dog"
"my dog won't listen"
"my dog won't come when called"
"my dog is annoying strangers"
"my dogs have sibling rivalry"
"my dog is aggressive and biting"
"my dog need potty training"
"my dog pees in house"
"my dog poops in house"
"my dog is scared and nervous"
"my dog is scared of men"
"my dog is barking all the time"
"my dog is biting me"
"my dog is nipping"
"my dog is chewing on everything"
"my dog is jumping on people"
"my dog is humping other dogs"
"my dog is growling at other dogs"
"my dog is snapping at people"
"my dog is snarling other dogs"
"my dog is chasing kids"
"my dog is chasing cars"

"my dog is stealing paper"
"my dog is pulling on the leash"
"my dog is running away"
"my dog is bolting out the door"
"my dog is growling when being fed"
"my dog is digging"
"my dog is stealing food"
"my dog is stealing clothes"
"my dog need help with socialization"
"my dog is growling at my family"
"my dog is aggressive with other dogs"
"my dog is aggressive with people"
"my dog is aggressive on-leash"
"my dog will not sit-stay in public"
"my dog will not sit-stay in public"
"my dog will not come-stay in public"
"my dog will not heel in the park"
"my dog will has bad manners in the house"
"my dog has crazy mean behavior in the car"
"my dog has wild dog behavior in the car"
"my dog is aggressive in the car"
"my dog is ignoring my commands"
"my dog bother us while we eat"
"my dog jumps on my friends"
"my dog is humping on my friends"
"my dog is annoying my guests"
"my dog is annoying at night"
"my dog is chasing rabbits"
"my dog is going in the trash"
"my dog is chasing squirrels"

Providing, personalized, one-on-one dog training in your home with a specialized team of professional dog trainers and dog behavior therapists for dogs and their human companions.

Bark Busters dog training is best known for: Dog Trainer, In-Home Dog Training, Mature dog training, Dog training housebreaking, Dog potty training, Puppy training and socializing, Aggressive dog training, Hard-to-train breed training, Rescue dog training, From small dog training to large dog training, Train your dog using body language and voice commands.

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