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Gina B.

Michelle was extremely knowledgeable and patient. The first session has already made such a difference in Pixie's puppy habits, and there are quite a few. I'm positive it will only get better using ...

Gina B. | STONY POINT
Annmarie L.

Our first training session was very helpful! Michelle was excellent. She was patient, and committed to helping my pup improve his manners. Bocce is already responding to the training, and with ...

Annmarie L. | Nanuet
Andrew B.

Oh, where to begin! Milo is the most loving dog we've ever had. He's a rescue from Puerto Rico and has a case of separation anxiety. So much so that unless the kitchen area, where he is confined while...

Andrew B. | Suffern
jeremy s.

Michelle was extremely professional, full of knowledge! She taught me so much with the first 3hrs. She gave me the tools to start correcting a few of the problems I am having. I am seeing immediate ...

jeremy s. | Haverstraw, Rockland
Nick G.

Michelle was great! We learned a lot from her how to train Bella she was with us 3 hrs It was very beneficial and educational....

Nick G. | New City, Rockland
Lorraine M.

After one 3 hour session my dogs were completely different! It takes work but it works! Much happier household!...

Lorraine M. | Monroe
Christine G.

I cannot say enough about Michelle! She is an awesome trainer who is working with us and our 3 dogs! From DAY 1 we have seen major improvements in behavior- learning to speak dog is life changing!...

Christine G. | Nanuet, Rockland
Veronica J.

We knew we made the right decision in contacting Bark Busters from the moment Michelle walked through our front door! An impact was made as Michelle’s immediate guidance helped us to navigate how ...

Veronica J. | West Point, Orange
Joseph A.

I would strongly recommend Barkbusters to anyone searching for a dog trainer. We met with Michelle last week for our first training session. We learned so much and we have seen a huge difference in ...

Joseph A. | New City, Rockland
Dr. Paul B.

Impressive! Truly impressive. But so simple. Our collective jaws dropped to the ground during our first session. Michelle was amazing and so were our 2 dogs. That session was two day ago and our ...

Dr. Paul B. | Tomkins Cove, Rockland
John F.

We had Michelle McCarthy from Bark Busters out to assist us with our little guy, Barney. He had been living in constant fear and stress because we, as dog owners, simply didn't know what we were doing...

John F. | Monroe, Orange
Gayle C.

Michelle helped us to take charge of an alpha diva dog. The tools and skills that she gave us have made a huge difference in our family. Our dog is more relaxed and we are in charge. I highly ...

Gayle C. | Fort Montgomery, Orange
Jody I.

We were amazed by how easily and quickly Michelle showed and taught us how to begin to become the leaders of our pack. Looking forward to our next visit after practicing what we’ve learned...

Jody I. | West Nyack, Rockland
Linda E.

Contacting Bark Busters was one of the best decisions I made. Michelle is a talented, knowledgable and motivating trainer. Learning how to "speak dog" and learning the basics of dog psychology is ...

Linda E. | Monroe, Orange
Aideen D.

After Michelle left we saw immediate improvement in Boscoe's behavior. He was way more obedient. He's not rushing at the door whenever I open it like he was previously. He's not jumping to grab food. ...

Aideen D. | Monroe, Orange
Nicole W.

Simply amazing! Michelle was absolutely amazing, she really does teach you how to speak dog! Honestly I didn’t think I’d see any changes in my dog after 1 session like all the reviews claim, but I...

Nicole W. | Nyack
Michael M.

Wonderful experience! Training is already changing how our Willow acts....

Michael M. | Blauvelt, Rockland
Mary M.

I am absolutely amazed with all I learned from Michelle. Lucky is much calmer and relaxed. The training is simple but you must be consistent. She is like a different dog after one day. She is a much ...

Mary M. | Stony Point, Rockland
Michael M.

Michelle was so informative and knowledgeable. One session made a huge difference....

Michael M. | Pearl River, Rockland
Monica M.

We were looking for a trainer for our good boy Schnitzel and found Michelle McCarthy with Bark Busters. Michelle has been such a life changer for us even after just a couple of sessions. We have been ...

Monica M. | Bedford
Christina H.

Calling Bark Busters was the best decision we could have possibly made. After only just one session with Michelle, we saw an immediate change in our 'pack' dynamic! Michelle helped us understand what...

Christina H. | Nyack, Rockland
Patricia K.

Lilly is a young German Shepard. She has a very dominate personality. She would not respond when called outside and we live on a dangerous road. She also needed to learn manners inside the house. The ...

Patricia K. | Greenwood Lake, Orange
Jess W.

Michelle has been so helpful. She is there to give you, the pet owner, all of the tools to best communicate with your pup and therefore build a greater bond! Bowie is my first dog and in a few short ...

Jess W. | Nanuet
Betinna H.

Michelle truly is the best of the best!...

Betinna H. | New City, Rockland
Erica C.

Michelle was great! Never realized how much we were doing wrong! I am still shocked at how quickly we saw and continue to see improvements in Oliver’s behavior everyday. He still has always to go ...

Erica C. | New City, Rockland
Nicole K.

This was our second shot at trying to tackle my dog's anxiety and stress issues, and from the 1st day we noticed a big change in Luna's personality. Michelle was great, really took the time out of her...

Nicole K. | Pearl River, Rockland
Haley G.

Michelle was wonderful to work with! Penny is a rescue dog with anxiety issues that tend to lead to aggression. Within the first session, Penny had begun responding to and respecting commands even ...

Haley G. | Pearl River
Alexis H.

Wow! Michelle was amazing. We have a 5.5 month old German short haired pointer with plenty of energy and fun loving excitement. We really wanted to receive help to train our puppy to be calm around ...

Alexis H. | New City, Rockland
Marie B.

wow I cant believe the transformation our dogs went through on the first night of training. Michelle was so knowledgeable, kind and respectful. I didn't feel judged or uncomfortable even though there ...

Marie B. | New Windsor, Orange
Andrew B.

We had our first session with Michelle and our dogs are doing great. Great training, very helpful it really helps you make sense of what your dog is thinking and how to get them to listen to you. 10 ...

Andrew B. | New Windsor, Orange
Taylor Q.

Michelle has been working with me and my Australian Shepherd puppy (Koda) for a couple of sessions now and I am so pleased with our results. I needed Michelle’s help for Koda’s pulling on the ...

Taylor Q. | Pearl River, Rockland
Jennifer A Dal C.

Michelle McCarthy saved our dog's life. Simply put. Before I found out about Bark Busters, we had contemplated putting our mixed pup, Tanner, down for aggressive behaviors. He had attacked me and ...

Jennifer A Dal C. | Nanuet
Jessyka K.

Michelle from Bark Busters really changed our lives yesterday!! We were feeling lost and out of control with our sweet almost 4 month old deaf puppy Ghost, he was definitely running the show and we ...

Jessyka K. | New City, Rockland
Sheira Schlair S.

Michelle McCarthy is a truly fantastic trainer and we have had a successful training experience from the start with her. Our dog changed his ways from the first day that we started to work with her ...

Sheira Schlair S. | Valley Cottage, Rockland
Meaghan M.

My dog Gipper is a 1 year old English Bulldog. Gipper is an amazing dog with a very distinct personality however you could not get through our front door without him jumping all over our guests as ...

Meaghan M. | Pearl River, Rockland
brittany l.

Our dogs are both very misbehaved. We were feeling defeated, as we had tried every technique on our own with no changes. Michelle came and worked first with me and showed me how I needed to act as a...

brittany l. | Nanuet
Maria R.

Michelle is awesome! After the very first session we learned so much and saw a change with Beau right away. By the second session 3 weeks later, he was doing so much better! We still have some work to...

Maria R. | Tappan, Rockland
Robin C.

Michelle is the best! She has the patience of a saint! I didn't think that anyone could train me!!! ❤...

Robin C. | New Windsor
Carmen H.

I was so impressed by the progress we made after only one session! I would highly recommend Michelle and Bark busters!...

Carmen H. | Valley Cottage, Rockland
Christine D.

We had used Bark Busters over 10 years ago for our previous dogs and had great success then. We just adopted a new dog, a 5 yo Boston terrier named Rocky who is amazing, but has had a rough history. ...

Christine D. | Nanuet
Christine D.

We had used Bark Busters over 10 years ago for our previous dogs and had great success then. We just adopted a new dog, a 5 year old rescue Boston terrier named Rocky. He is an amazing dog but had a ...

Christine D. | Nanuet
Blaire Bookman S.

Michelle helped us so much with Bagel, even with just one session! He was nipping constantly and was so difficult to get in his crate at night. He was also sneaking into small places and refusing to ...

Blaire Bookman S. | Haverstraw, Rockland
Jeff K.

Our 23 month old Labradoodle had some behavior issues that we needed to correct and we are so glad we found Michelle. Turns out we were her first "virtual" customers due to Covid-19. We've had 3 ...

Jeff K. | Cortlandt Manor
Yosi H.

We have been working for a while with Michelle and she is absolutely amazing. She has been to the house a few times to show us the ropes, empower us, but this training is really more about the daily ...

Yosi H. | Monsey
David B.

Hi my name is David, I rescued my Pit mix Logan from NYC.  I was told he was tested with cats but when I picked Logan up and brought him home I was very upset to see saliva pouring out of his mouth ...

David B. | Monsey, Rockland
Alexandra B.

We rescued our Chi-Pin, Austin, when she was about 4 months old. The first few weeks were challenging to say the least. She was destructive, barked incessantly, kept us awake at night, terrorized our ...

Alexandra B. | Nyack, Rockland
Mary R.

Zucc responded right away to training! We are still a working progress but even my other dogs are beginning to follow his good behaviors. Michelle truly worked her magic with my boy Zucc....

Mary R. | New City, Rockland
Brittnay A.

Michelle empowers dog owners to speak the same language as their puppies and is a wealth of knowledge. My little Doberman is learning his manners thanks to Bark Busters' tools & techniques. Of course ...

Brittnay A. | Nyack, Rockland
Carla K.

Ok so I am not even exaggerating Michelle came into our home at about 4 Pm — and met us and our dogs , we discussed the issues and she taught us the techniques and JUST like on TV when you see these...

Carla K. | Chester, Orange
Patricia G.

Michelle could feel how much we wanted Spanky back to his old self. She promised she would do everything to make that happen....

Patricia G. | Tomkins Cove, Rockland
Dolores B.

Michelle is a great trainer! Her patience and competence are wonderful assets. She is always there for follow up! Kudos!...

Dolores B. | New City, Rockland
Lisa D.

Michelle empowered me to take training into my own hands and improve both of my dogs behavior. I am grateful to her commitment and genuine desire to truly help me understand their language and regain ...

Lisa D. | Middletown, Orange
Joan C.

Marco is a 2-year old Morkie rescued from the streets just hours before being placed in our home. He is house-trained and very affectionate but he is also very frightened of other people and dogs. ...

Joan C. | Piermont, Rockland
Shaynelle M.

We had lost all hope with our Australia shepherd. He was becoming increasingly aggressive against the family and strangers and every day was a struggle. We had used another trainer before and done ...

Shaynelle M. | Stony Point, Rockland
Helene D.

Michelle was amazing!! I highly recommend her. She was patient with our entire family. It was well spent money. My puppy stopped jumping and nipping and pulling on the leash with a few simple ...

Helene D. | Pearl River
Jodi B.

Michelle is amazing! She is kind and patient. She really took the time to explain things to the entire family. We had immediate results with our 7 year old dog who usually does not listen to anyone. ...

Jodi B. | Monroe, Orange
Marsha A.

Michelle really understands how dogs think, and how and why they respond to us humans in the ways they do. We spent a lot of time practicing what I need to do with him so that his behavior is ...

Marsha A. | Tappan
Eliamarie S.

Totally awesome, Michelle was amazing! In just a few hours I had a totally different dog....

Eliamarie S. | West Haverstraw
Christine G.

Michelle is absolutely wonderful and has helped us so much with our dog!...

Christine G. | Airmont
Mariah D.

AMAZING RESULTS IMMEDIATELY First off let me say Michelle is an angel. She has such a calming demeanor that will bring confidence to any dog owner with any kind of issue. Upon our first encounter,...

Mariah D. | New Windsor
Lauren D.

We adopted an excitable Pointer mix (Felix) who we thought would settle in with our family. After almost a year, he was still barking at my husband, lunging at people and dogs on walks, and greeted ...

Lauren D. | Suffern
Samantha G.

Michelle did a great job! Felix learned the skills and behaviors quickly. Even a day later, he is a much calmer dog! Thank you so much for your help!...

Samantha G. | Suffern
Kristin W.

My husband and I were at our wits end with our 10 month old puppy; he would walk nicely on a leash until encountering another dog on the street and than become an absolute menace; barking, pulling ...

Kristin W. | Warwick
Jessi A.

After we adopted Spikey, our handsome pit-bull mix, we realized he had some neurological issues, and was eventually diagnosed with a brain tumor. With these medical concerns, combined with the ...

Jessi A. | PEARL RIVER
Carrie S.

This week training session Our puppies hit a milestone this week six months old. I was having issues with walking them on a leash because they were walking me! I contacted Michelle for a revisit ...

Carrie S. | Valley Cottage
Andrea P.

We were at wits end managing two rescued terriers, (aged 6 and 5) with serious issues. Tucker has been aggressive with visitors to the home and had begun to turn his aggression on us. Roscoe reverted ...

Andrea P. | Highland Falls
Jeff C.

Michelle was very knowledgeable on the issues we asked her to address and had a passive yet firm approach to how to figure out our dog's issues. From just the first visit (which was only a few hours ...

Jeff C. | Suffern
Kristy E.

You can teach an old dog new tricks! Our 9 yr old boxer was getting aggressive towards strangers both in and out of our yard and barking all of the time. He is a totally different dog after one ...

Kristy E. | Piermont
Robert A.

Michelle is an expert on dog behavior and dog training. She has helped me solve several behavior problems I was having with my puppy. She is an excellent teacher who clearly makes sure you ...

Robert A. | Central Valley
Eileen S.

Michelle McCarthy is wonderful to work with. She helped me train our 4 month old mini goldendoodle in easy steps, and Reilly was accident free in no time. She has a terrific way with dogs; she is ...

Eileen S. | Blauvelt
MICHELLE A.

Michelle is great. She is very personable and informative with both humans & dogs 😊...

MICHELLE A. | congers
Ally G.

Let me start from the beginning, my boyfriend and I brought home a shelter pit mix with a history of aggression, we knew that we were his last shot for making a home work as he had been returned ...

Ally G. | Nyack
Ann F.

Our family had had a dog before but we had gotten her after her puppy stage so we had no experience with puppies. Then we got Tuck and Gabbie who were 5 and 4 months old respectively, and had A LOT to...

Ann F. | Pearl River
Dave S.

I finally got the dog I always wanted- a French mastiff. I bought Duke for my kids last Christmas and was looking forward to a calm family dog. Unfortunately, it's difficult to manage a dog as ...

Dave S. | Blauvelt
Jennifer S.

Michelle McCarthy from Bark Busters is a miracle worker! I first called her in May of 2015 when I got my 8 week old Havanese, who was a terror. Lily was chewing everything, having accidents everyday, ...

Jennifer S. | New City
alexandria m.

I have an existing 8yr old male mixed breed 55lbs and introduced an 8lb female pit bull puppy and it didn't go well. The 8yr doesn't like small dogs and the house was in complete chaos. Michelle ...

alexandria m. | stony point
Kim M.

Today's lesson was nothing short of remarkable, I could not believe with my own eyes how my animals refrained from inhaling all the snacks I threw on the floor, amazing is what it was. With guidance ...

Kim M. | Warwick
Annmarie U.

Michelle McCarthy was a life saver. We decided that one Corgi puppy was not enough and decided to have two from the same litter. This brought on a lot of challenges from feeding to walking. ...

Annmarie U. | Blauvelt
Brittany L.

We have a 1 year old female cockapoo and a 7 month old male micro mini goldendoodle puppy. Our cockapoo showed aggression towards us at times, lashing out when we would pet her, try to move her off of...

Brittany L. | Tappan
Matthew P.

We called Bark Busters over two years ago to help train our then 7-year-old dog Baxter... We've tried other trainers years before but the difference was night and day. Michelle not only taught Baxter,...

Matthew P. | Pomona
Estee and Herb S.

We got a new puppy and were having a hard time adjusting her into the family. We called Michelle as recommended by other family members who also loved her. Michelle is outstanding; she taught us ...

Estee and Herb S. | Nanuet
Donna C.

Bark Busters is a great training program. Michelle has helped our family work with Charlie on many occasions, each with a successful, happy outcome. She is easy to contact, responds to our questions...

Donna C. | New City
Stuart S.

Michelle is amazing. As soon as she met our beuatiful Minature Australian Shepherd Ferri we knew that she would be great to work with and that Ferri would be in good hands. Her methods are teachable, ...

Stuart S. | Haverstraw
Shia F.

Michelle is the real deal. Our five month old Shepard puppy is a pleasure to hangout with, now that we have learned how to communicate with her. If you follow Michelle's advice you will not go wrong. ...

Shia F. | Suffern
Lisa C.

First I have to tell you, I've never owned a dog, I was a cat person. I got a 4 month old chocolate Lab for my 12 yr old son. The first week was hell, I had no clue about the "leader of the pack" ...

Lisa C. | Suffern
Kathryn L.

Michelle is amazing! As soon as she came in our 2yr old hound Maddie knew change was coming. Michelle helped us communicate with our dog rather than yelling. Countless kids toys have now been saved ...

Kathryn L. | Nyack
Christopher T.

We have a 15 month old Golden Retriever named Django, and we can honestly say that Michelle has made a tremendous impact on us, and our lovely dog. We first called Michelle when Django was a few ...

Christopher T. | Pearl River
Helene E.

Niki had spent 6 yrs. in a puppy mill. She didn't know how to relate to people or treats or toys. She would also growel at most people. Michelle explained dog behaviour in terms that were so ...

Helene E. | Piermont
Tina M.

Michelle is incredible !!!!!! I highly recommend Michelle and Bark Busters. Our dog Ozzie is a 5 1/2 year old Havenese. When Ozzie was a puppy, we hired Michelle / Bark Busters to give him a ...

Tina M. | Congers

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