Hello Barry! I know you just did our consult only yesterday Barry, but you guys were not joking about being able to fix our problem with only one consultation! In the past, I put Oakley in 3 different training courses and nothing was getting resolved. He did not like people, dogs or small children. (Oakley lunged and barked viscously at all of them) I don't know how I can thank you enough. Oakley went for a walk by the river today. (first time) And he met a dog successfully, and also let a stranger pet him. It was amazing! I can't get over this 24 hr total turn around. So a million times over thank you so much. Take care, Kayla and Dustin.
Hi Barry, We just got back from visiting with our families, and I have to say that the difference was night and day. It was absolutely amazing. In the past she was never able to sit still or nap until she went to bed in the same room as us at night, but over the last 4 days she was able to lay down and actually sleep, despite there being kids running and screaming and people everywhere! It was a little harder at my parents place as she still wants to go after their Pug but she certainly was far better than ever before and she was also able to relax with the Pug around. We are very grateful for your help, it was desperately needed and it made a world of difference and we truly appreciate it!  Having seen such great results my boyfriend and I would like to put her in your next obedience class. Kelly L.
Barry; Well, I was at the dog park on Sunday and a couple of dogs came up to Allie. I was right at her head and patting her, saying ‘good dog’. She was not thrilled with the dogs, but she was not as tense and she did not growl at them. She sat there and let them bug her and then I had to push the little dogs away because they were too much in her face. Your advice came in handy both on how to handle Allie and the other dogs. Laura C.
Hi Barry, Things are muchly improved !!!!! We haven’t had a lot of people to the door but hopefully this weekend. The dogs were excellent when Alyssa’s boyfriend was over and he stayed outside making a bit of a commotion. We’re looking forward to learning more and more at upcoming classes! Thanks again, The much quieter Komada Household !
Hi Barry,  I just wanted to let you know that I observed Casey more closely at the dog park after I met with you and you are right, she has stress when other dogs are around her.  She is very happy to be there as long as it is just her and our other dog Shadow, but as soon as there are a few dogs, she gets tense and nervous and then she starts to snap.  It is unfortunate, she used to love going and she loved being around the other dogs too but I think she has more pain than I realized and she isn’t having fun out there anymore so I have been walking her alone along the trail by the river.  She is fine when we meet dogs on the trail, but I think she feels secure because they are restrained by their owners on lead.  She always wants to go and meet the dogs we come across on the trail, they sniff each other and then they both walk away and she is fine with that so I know that she is not getting vicious, she is just afraid of getting pounced on and hurt at the off leash parks, or, as you told me, she is afraid to be the low dog in the pack pecking order.  I have found a place where she can play in the river and fetch sticks alone and she seems happy, so I will continue walking her alone instead of causing her undue stress at the off- leash park.  I just wanted to thank you for the great advice you gave me and I have more insight into how dogs think now.  She is a happy and relatively healthy dog and I just have to find new ways to walk her without causing her the stress of being in a large pack.  I am sad that her park days are over but we are having fun discovering new trails around Saskatoon and she seems happy with that.  Thank you again,  Kimberly and Casey
Hi Barry, I apologize, but this is going to be long-winded. Consider it a glowing testimonial and if you wish to use it, please go ahead! I have been meaning to sit down and write an email to let you know how Kannon and Sophie have been responding to their training since you came and did a consult with me nearly a month ago. Right after you left I went out and purchased a prong collar for each dog. At first I was convinced that once you left, my dogs would never respond to anything I did that you taught me. I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to remember everything to show my husband when he got home later that day.  I am pleased to say that I did remember everything and even taught my husband the tips you showed me. We were able to practice them on Sophie that same night. For the first few walks we took the dogs out one at a time. I would intentionally walk where I knew that we would encounter other dogs to test Kannon especially. For example, early on after having you come over, in one short walk around the block we encountered 4 dogs! With the first encounter he was a bit anxious but quickly got over it and by the time we saw the 4th dog he couldn’t have cared less about it. In fact, the other folks were having a hard time controlling their dog and I was so thrilled to not have to have that problem on my end anymore. Now we can walk the dogs at the same time – my husband takes one and I take one – and it is just so enjoyable to be able to have our dogs behave so well and it feels like we finally have the ability to enjoy having dogs in our family. I have the confidence now that I know I can appropriately handle any situation that comes up if we do encounter another dog and it escalates. That confidence makes me unafraid to take them out by myself, which is something I would never have done before.  I’m looking forward to working with them more along with the baby stroller in spring when I start running again. To say I was skeptical that these dogs could be ‘fixed’ in just an hour consult session is an understatement. At first when I saw how the dogs responded to you and I thought maybe you had some sort of magical dog whisperer type vibe that would wear off once you left. Then I thought, we’ll give this a day or two and the dogs will stop responding to the pinch collars and I’ll be back at square one. I am pleased to report that after a month of walking almost every single day, it’s not gotten worse but has improved each and every time. Thank you so much for all your help! My only regret is that I waited so long, wasted lots of money on other dog trainers, and didn’t let my dogs have a chance at being ‘normal’ much sooner.   Megan, Kannon & Sophie
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Barry, I wanted to write and thank you for helping our five year old German Shepard/Border Collie, Bender. He has always been a good dog; he’s incredibly loyal, protective, loving, playful, sensitive, and gentle with kids. In the beginning he was great with other dogs, but then one day a neighborhood dog jumped on me and he turned into a violent, vindictive animal. From then on he had a bad case of leash aggression. Whenever we were walking on the leash and would see another dog coming we would have to turn around and go in the other direction or get ready for an embarrassing episode of growling, barking, and pulling hard on the leash. This already horrible situation was magnified by 100% each time we saw the dog who previously jumped on me (lets call him Eddie). Bender never forgot what Eddie did and would fly into an angry rage if Eddie was within 100 feet from us. One time in the winter I slipped and fell on the ice and Bender saw Eddie coming and actually dragged me about 10 feet up hill to try and get to him. For a long time I made excuses, saying that the behaviour wasn’t that bad and would adjust my routine/walking route to accommodate Bender’s attitude. In April of this year I started running with the Running Room and realized that when another dog is approaching, I could no longer turn and go in another direction because I was running in a group. So I was forced to stop running and hold Bender on the ground so we didn’t cause a fight with another dog. In May of this year Bender stepped on a piece of glass that cut his paw so badly he was unable to go for walks for about 7 weeks. During this time, it was just me and my other dog Bruce who ran together. Bruce is such a great dog and actually goes out of his way to be friendly to other dogs. I soon realized how nice it was being out with a well behaved dog. I didn’t have to stop (and then catch up) when running with the group, and I could socialize with other dog owners when walking on leash. It was absolute paradise. I explained to another dog owner how nice it was not having to put up with Bender’s attitude and he told me to go to see you at Buena Vista Kennels. We’ve had Bender assessed before by a behaviorist and it didn’t work so I was a little unsure whether I wanted to spend more money on fixing the unfixable. But, on the other hand I was desperate. I’d had a taste of the good life and I didn’t want to go back. So, when Bender was healed, we met with Barry. Literally within minutes, Bender was interacting with Barry’s dogs on leash. He didn’t seem too happy about it at first but learned quickly that we weren’t going to tolerate his attitude anymore. Once other dogs started arriving for the training class, Barry let us join in and socialize Bender with some of the other dogs. I was incredibly nervous and Bender could sense it. We had one or two episodes during our time there but the majority of our interactions were positive (I couldn’t believe it). After the training class I was thrilled with our progress. The next day, while running along the riverbank, I realized that Bender’s success had only occurred in a structured environment. I didn’t think the tricks Barry used would be useful in the real world. On that day we ran past approximately 20 dogs and Bender’s behavior was perfect each and every time. I couldn’t believe it! My dog was being a good boy…FINALLY! As the weeks went on, and Bender was still not exhibiting any attitude problems I thought maybe this was too good to be true. I figured that once we ran into Eddie, all Bender’s progress would be out the window. Well, Bender proved me wrong. We walked right past Eddie the other day without Bender making a sound or even looking in his direction. Eddie on the other hand was livid. He kicked up a big stink, and all I could say to his owner was, ‘You should take him to see Barry’. Honestly Barry, I can’t thank you enough. In less than 45 minutes you fixed a problem that has been festering for 5 years. You turned a good dog in to a great dog! Thank you! Jessica, Gerson, Bruce and Bender.
Hello Barry! I know you just did our consult only yesterday Barry, but you guys were not joking about being able to fix our problem with only one consultation! In the past, I put Oakley in 3 different training courses and nothing was getting resolved. He did not like people, dogs or small children. (Oakley lunged and barked viscously at all of them) I don't know how I can thank you enough. Oakley went for a walk by the river today. (first time) And he met a dog successfully, and also let a stranger pet him. It was amazing! I can't get over this 24 hr total turn around. So a million times over thank you so much. Take care, Kayla and Dustin.
Barry, I wanted to write and thank you for helping our five year old German Shepard/Border Collie, Bender. He has always been a good dog; he’s incredibly loyal, protective, loving, playful, sensitive, and gentle with kids. In the beginning he was great with other dogs, but then one day a neighborhood dog jumped on me and he turned into a violent, vindictive animal. From then on he had a bad case of leash aggression. Whenever we were walking on the leash and would see another dog coming we would have to turn around and go in the other direction or get ready for an embarrassing episode of growling, barking, and pulling hard on the leash. This already horrible situation was magnified by 100% each time we saw the dog who previously jumped on me (lets call him Eddie). Bender never forgot what Eddie did and would fly into an angry rage if Eddie was within 100 feet from us. One time in the winter I slipped and fell on the ice and Bender saw Eddie coming and actually dragged me about 10 feet up hill to try and get to him. For a long time I made excuses, saying that the behaviour wasn’t that bad and would adjust my routine/walking route to accommodate Bender’s attitude. In April of this year I started running with the Running Room and realized that when another dog is approaching, I could no longer turn and go in another direction because I was running in a group. So I was forced to stop running and hold Bender on the ground so we didn’t cause a fight with another dog. In May of this year Bender stepped on a piece of glass that cut his paw so badly he was unable to go for walks for about 7 weeks. During this time, it was just me and my other dog Bruce who ran together. Bruce is such a great dog and actually goes out of his way to be friendly to other dogs. I soon realized how nice it was being out with a well behaved dog. I didn’t have to stop (and then catch up) when running with the group, and I could socialize with other dog owners when walking on leash. It was absolute paradise. I explained to another dog owner how nice it was not having to put up with Bender’s attitude and he told me to go to see you at Buena Vista Kennels. We’ve had Bender assessed before by a behaviorist and it didn’t work so I was a little unsure whether I wanted to spend more money on fixing the unfixable. But, on the other hand I was desperate. I’d had a taste of the good life and I didn’t want to go back. So, when Bender was healed, we met with Barry. Literally within minutes, Bender was interacting with Barry’s dogs on leash. He didn’t seem too happy about it at first but learned quickly that we weren’t going to tolerate his attitude anymore. Once other dogs started arriving for the training class, Barry let us join in and socialize Bender with some of the other dogs. I was incredibly nervous and Bender could sense it. We had one or two episodes during our time there but the majority of our interactions were positive (I couldn’t believe it). After the training class I was thrilled with our progress. The next day, while running along the riverbank, I realized that Bender’s success had only occurred in a structured environment. I didn’t think the tricks Barry used would be useful in the real world. On that day we ran past approximately 20 dogs and Bender’s behavior was perfect each and every time. I couldn’t believe it! My dog was being a good boy…FINALLY! As the weeks went on, and Bender was still not exhibiting any attitude problems I thought maybe this was too good to be true. I figured that once we ran into Eddie, all Bender’s progress would be out the window. Well, Bender proved me wrong. We walked right past Eddie the other day without Bender making a sound or even looking in his direction. Eddie on the other hand was livid. He kicked up a big stink, and all I could say to his owner was, ‘You should take him to see Barry’. Honestly Barry, I can’t thank you enough. In less than 45 minutes you fixed a problem that has been festering for 5 years. You turned a good dog in to a great dog! Thank you! Jessica, Gerson, Bruce and Bender.
Hi Barry, We just got back from visiting with our families, and I have to say that the difference was night and day. It was absolutely amazing. In the past she was never able to sit still or nap until she went to bed in the same room as us at night, but over the last 4 days she was able to lay down and actually sleep, despite there being kids running and screaming and people everywhere! It was a little harder at my parents place as she still wants to go after their Pug but she certainly was far better than ever before and she was also able to relax with the Pug around. We are very grateful for your help, it was desperately needed and it made a world of difference and we truly appreciate it!  Having seen such great results my boyfriend and I would like to put her in your next obedience class. Kelly L.
Barry; Well, I was at the dog park on Sunday and a couple of dogs came up to Allie. I was right at her head and patting her, saying ‘good dog’. She was not thrilled with the dogs, but she was not as tense and she did not growl at them. She sat there and let them bug her and then I had to push the little dogs away because they were too much in her face. Your advice came in handy both on how to handle Allie and the other dogs. Laura C.
Hi Barry, Things are muchly improved !!!!! We haven’t had a lot of people to the door but hopefully this weekend. The dogs were excellent when Alyssa’s boyfriend was over and he stayed outside making a bit of a commotion. We’re looking forward to learning more and more at upcoming classes! Thanks again, The much quieter Komada Household !
Hi Barry,  I just wanted to let you know that I observed Casey more closely at the dog park after I met with you and you are right, she has stress when other dogs are around her.  She is very happy to be there as long as it is just her and our other dog Shadow, but as soon as there are a few dogs, she gets tense and nervous and then she starts to snap.  It is unfortunate, she used to love going and she loved being around the other dogs too but I think she has more pain than I realized and she isn’t having fun out there anymore so I have been walking her alone along the trail by the river.  She is fine when we meet dogs on the trail, but I think she feels secure because they are restrained by their owners on lead.  She always wants to go and meet the dogs we come across on the trail, they sniff each other and then they both walk away and she is fine with that so I know that she is not getting vicious, she is just afraid of getting pounced on and hurt at the off leash parks, or, as you told me, she is afraid to be the low dog in the pack pecking order.  I have found a place where she can play in the river and fetch sticks alone and she seems happy, so I will continue walking her alone instead of causing her undue stress at the off- leash park.  I just wanted to thank you for the great advice you gave me and I have more insight into how dogs think now.  She is a happy and relatively healthy dog and I just have to find new ways to walk her without causing her the stress of being in a large pack.  I am sad that her park days are over but we are having fun discovering new trails around Saskatoon and she seems happy with that.  Thank you again,  Kimberly and Casey
Hi Barry, I apologize, but this is going to be long-winded. Consider it a glowing testimonial and if you wish to use it, please go ahead! I have been meaning to sit down and write an email to let you know how Kannon and Sophie have been responding to their training since you came and did a consult with me nearly a month ago. Right after you left I went out and purchased a prong collar for each dog. At first I was convinced that once you left, my dogs would never respond to anything I did that you taught me. I was worried I wasn’t going to be able to remember everything to show my husband when he got home later that day.  I am pleased to say that I did remember everything and even taught my husband the tips you showed me. We were able to practice them on Sophie that same night. For the first few walks we took the dogs out one at a time. I would intentionally walk where I knew that we would encounter other dogs to test Kannon especially. For example, early on after having you come over, in one short walk around the block we encountered 4 dogs! With the first encounter he was a bit anxious but quickly got over it and by the time we saw the 4th dog he couldn’t have cared less about it. In fact, the other folks were having a hard time controlling their dog and I was so thrilled to not have to have that problem on my end anymore. Now we can walk the dogs at the same time – my husband takes one and I take one – and it is just so enjoyable to be able to have our dogs behave so well and it feels like we finally have the ability to enjoy having dogs in our family. I have the confidence now that I know I can appropriately handle any situation that comes up if we do encounter another dog and it escalates. That confidence makes me unafraid to take them out by myself, which is something I would never have done before.  I’m looking forward to working with them more along with the baby stroller in spring when I start running again. To say I was skeptical that these dogs could be ‘fixed’ in just an hour consult session is an understatement. At first when I saw how the dogs responded to you and I thought maybe you had some sort of magical dog whisperer type vibe that would wear off once you left. Then I thought, we’ll give this a day or two and the dogs will stop responding to the pinch collars and I’ll be back at square one. I am pleased to report that after a month of walking almost every single day, it’s not gotten worse but has improved each and every time. Thank you so much for all your help! My only regret is that I waited so long, wasted lots of money on other dog trainers, and didn’t let my dogs have a chance at being ‘normal’ much sooner.   Megan, Kannon & Sophie
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