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    Has anyone used this service?
    Would love to hear any stories/opinions/experiences......

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelpieMum View Post
    Has anyone used this service?
    Would love to hear any stories/opinions/experiences......

    thanks!
    It's a franchise - like any franchise the product will differ somewhat from "store to store". However, if you consider it like Maccas - ****genous stuff served up by people paid to tow the party line you will find getting a good training difficult through any franchise. I have heard of great trainers and horrible ones at BB. Not a big fan personally.

    How bout you pay me $200 and Ill teach you to throw a chain and yell BAH!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    How bout you pay me $200 and Ill teach you to throw a chain and yell BAH!!
    whats that suppose to mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelpieMum View Post
    whats that suppose to mean?
    that's bb training for ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    that's bb training for ya
    can you explain a bit more? what do you mean by throwing a chain???

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    For example - dog barks at the fence - you throw the chain at the dog or fence and yell BAH - it their standard thing and it rarely works long term

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    I worked in boarding with a girl who was a BB trainer. She helped out during the busy Christmas holiday period one year. In the end we sent her to work in the boarding cattery. She didn't try to train the cats and everyone, especially the dogs, were happy.

    As Occy said their standard training method involves throwing or rattling a chain as a deterant and making a loud "BAAAAH" sound at the dog when it does something wrong.

    As the old saying goes "the proof of the pudding is in the eating". This particular BB trainer had two perfectly trained dogs. They were virtually like robots and did everything on command. When their owner wasn't around they were a bit of a problem. In the end they escaped from her yard, ran riot through a school yard, bit a child and the dog ranger who was called to collect them.

    Personally I don't have any time for Bark Busters.

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    I haven't experienced them directly, but have a dear friend who took on a basket case male chihuahua straight from a puppy farm.

    He couldn't get near the dog for ages, the little guy suffered lots of fear aggression and anxieties.

    A Bark Busters tariner came around and gave some strategies for gaining his confidence. They really worked for this owner and his dog - who is now a lovely little guy who only shows initial shyness with strangers, and is never aggressive.

    I think they are probably involved in more training than just stopping unwanted behaviours.

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