Bark Busters West Michigan

Barbara Allen, Dog Trainer

As the owner/operator of Bark Busters West Michigan, my goals are to help you better understand your dog, learn to 'Speak Dog' so you can better communicate with your dog, and therefore ultimately improve your dog’s behavior. Creating Happy Dogs and Happy Families! My lifetime support guarantee means that if you need help, even if it has been 'a few years', call me, I'm here to help!

George and Susan K.
George and Susan K. | Muskegon

Barb was very professional and thorough. By the time Barb had left, Copper was showing improvement! With Barb’s guidance we have Coppers behavior inside our home has improved significantly for the ...

Clint M.
Clint M. | Allegan

Thank you Sheri we had a great time with you yesterday, he is doing better, still working with him day and night. He is definitely minding more to stay out of the kitchen....

Liz S.
Liz S. | Sawyer

Thank you so much! Mollie, Dave and I learned a lot in just a short time! Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you again in three weeks. Have a great 4th!...

Mary M.
Mary M. | Pentwater

We are making progress! We are walking 3 to 4 times a day in the yard. Big win...woman walking in street, Mac sees her and no bark....then if course 1 bark, I corrected and he quit. Thanks for the...

Theresa G.
Theresa G. | Dowagiac

Tipsy is doing well! We took her on her first vacation over memorial weekend! We drove about 2 hrs to Cadillac and stayed in a pet friendly hotel. Tipsy did great riding and behaving at the hotel. We ...

Theresa G.
Theresa G. | Dowagiac

Tipsy is doing well! We took her on her first vacation over memorial weekend! We drove about 2 hrs to Cadillac and stayed in a pet friendly hotel. Tipsy did great riding and behaving at the hotel. We ...

Greg and Linda K.
Greg and Linda K. | Union Pier, Berrien

We highly recommend Sheri - Our dog has responded very positively to the Bark Busters program provided to us. We have found the the techniques to be very effective and clearly understood by our dog ...

Blake S.
Blake S. | Holland

Thank you for coming and dealing with us and Frank - I'm excited to already see improvement! I'm working on selecting a new food and the mini daily training sessions, hopefully, he'll have made even ...

Monica S.
Monica S. | Jenison

Hi Sheri, Good morning! Thank you for sending over the additional handouts. It was great meeting you on Friday. We're happy to have your guidance. This weekend went well with Tula-- we will be sure to...

Ron & Lynn S.
Ron & Lynn S. | Spring Lake

Things went so well on our first lesson, I even cancelled the second lesson! I have two big Bassett hounds and the collars and leashes that Bark Busters uses are the cat’s meow! I was also amazed ...

Amy K.
Amy K. | Fruitport

Thank you! They both seem to be doing well with the door and walking. We can walk by the squirrels. We need to work on the recall, but we are seeing progress. Thanks again. Amy...

Elsie P.
Elsie P. | Muskegon

Thank you so much, Sheri. We are doing our homework, and they're doing great so far. Still a little excitement when we return home, but they do move back and don't jump as much. I printed all ...

Wendy O.
Wendy O. | Allendale

Hi Sheri! I just want to let you know that three big milestones happen today! - Blehu and I went for a walk, and ran into the dog that has attacked him. He lunged and jumped ONCE from a distance....

Melanie T.
Melanie T. | West Olive

Sheri Greenberger is a great trainer, not only to my puppy, but to me. She taught me so much on how dogs 'think' and how I can understand my dog better. It was a great experience. You sure helped ...

Darla P.
Darla P. | Muskegon

Thanks for the nice letter and certificate with the pictures. Thanks so much for sending them! Crosby (and his owners) are doing great! We all learned a lot from you and know you’re there if we ...

Carol T.
Carol T. | Holland, Ottawa

Sheri has been very helpful with Max’s door rushing and alpha issues. She is continuing to work with him on using stairs, has given some very good suggestions for this issue. We are continuing to ...

Kathy S.
Kathy S. | Fennville

Hi, Happy Holidays! Thought you would like to know that Otis was tested to the max the last few days and was very well mannered. Greeting people, not counter surfing (maybe twice) and quickly ...

Sheldon & Darla P.
Sheldon & Darla P. | Muskegon, Muskegon

Crosby had his first lesson two days ago and we are amazed at how well he responded. Sheri made this so much easier than we ever expected it to be!...

Peggy C.
Peggy C. | Muskegon

Hi Sheri! We have been practicing the last couple days, and will begin using the chart today to track our progress! I am so excited to begin this journey of becoming the leader Shea deserves. ...

Deb W.
Deb W. | Holland

Hi Sheri, Thanks for all the support you gave us on Sunday. It was a noticeable difference even in the afternoon. Both dogs were very quiet, and slept most of the afternoon. As you thought, ...

Natalie M.
Natalie M. | Stevensville, Berrien

It was wonderful to have Sheri come in and help us with our boys. We were feeling very defeated with some behaviors that both dogs were exhibiting, because we have always viewed them as great boys. ...

Cassidy R.
Cassidy R. | South Haven

Hi Sheri! I wanted to let you know Deuce is doing so much better! It's like he is a completely different dog from when we first got him! Have a great holiday month! Cassidy...

Christine D.
Christine D. | Zeeland

Hi Sheri. Thanks for the additional information. Training is going well. We work with Caty every day, and it shows in her behavior...

Stephanie D.
Stephanie D. | St. Joseph

Thank you for your help on Saturday! Gus is making strides already - pretty proud of this guy. See you in a couple of weeks....

Sara S.
Sara S. | Zeeland

Sheri, Hello! Thank you again! We are working daily and we had another successful squirrel encounter today and yesterday we were outside on our potty break and she saw a bicycle and didn't even ...

Tim S.
Tim S. | Fennville

Hi Sheri; Just getting back to you. I swear Kate has had this training before. She is doing well with it, as I am. I think she is happy with me being pack leader. The simple things are becoming normal...

Larry I.
Larry I. | Newaygo, Newaygo

Wonderful experience working with Sheri and our puppy Skye. She was patient and thorough which we appreciated. Her experience with dogs was an asset as well as coming to our home to help us see it ...

Amy B.
Amy B. | Holton, Muskegon

Was a tad skeptical, yet hopeful. There was so many positive aspects to this "in home" training (yup - mostly for the owners - but that's the nature of this). I was amazed on the first session the ...

Traci W.
Traci W. | Dowagiac, Cass

I appreciated Sheri's expertise and the techniques used by Bark Busters. There are no treats involved which was great because my puppy is not motivated by food. Our puppy which was a 5-month old ...

Jessica N.
Jessica N. | Holland

Thank you so much for checking in, Sheri! Things are going well so far. Roo was out of her crate Monday all day with no incident, and went to my future father in laws yesterday and he said she did ...

Tim G.
Tim G. | Muskegon

We recently moved to MI from CT, and with life getting so crazy in the last couple months, we really needed a refresher to remind Sampson that we are the leaders of our pack. We never expected to ...

Leah C.
Leah C. | Zeeland

Hi Sheri, We really enjoyed our time with you and for your patience with all that was happening with our boys in the background. We are excited to already be seeing results! One thing that has been...

Carl W.
Carl W. | Hudsonville

Good morning Sheri; Well, that was quite the time well spent yesterday. We both said wow. Though with a puppy we are glad to have started now. It’s kinda of like a child you start gradually step ...

Cassidy R.
Cassidy R. | South Haven

We are working on the daily exercises and I do see a difference in the way that he walks. He also saw a dog from a far the other day and I was able to re-gain his attention and get him under control!...

Marianne C.
Marianne C. | Holland

Hi Sheri - my friend stopped over yesterday afternoon, the one that Tango loves, and he did really good at not jumping all over her! We've been working at the doors and they both are really picking ...

Jan A.
Jan A. | Hudsonville

I was shocked this morning that Triton actually remembered our training and wanted to work on it more! He waited at the door for me to “free” him and he also waited to eat until I gave him the go...

Amy B.
Amy B. | Holton

Just amazing - Sheri was there for maybe 45 minutes - and Stella was LISTENING to us. And now we can get out the back door and down the steps without her pulling us down. Thanks for your help!...

Bonnie V.
Bonnie V. | Jenison, Ottawa

Sheri was great and knew just how to get Carl's attention. She taught me so much in the 3 hour session we had. I have lots of information in my client folder and I refer back to it often. More for ...

Emily B.
Emily B. | Jenison, Ottawa

Sheri was awesome in giving me tools to help Skeeter feel more confident. He is a fearful dog and was attacked multiple times by another dog so he started to become dog aggressive. He is now looking ...

Jamie Vanden B.
Jamie Vanden B. | Zeeland

Thank you so much Sheri! It was great meeting you and I’m so happy we decided to go with you as our trainer. We’ve been doing the exercises daily and Jackson has already improved, yesterday was ...

Marti S.
Marti S. | Berrien Springs

Kodiak has had lots of good training today...the well replacement people are here! What a morning, but he has calmed pretty quickly. Definitely has a ways to go, but it’s good to see a little ...

Julia S.
Julia S. | Muskegon

Sheri Thank you I own a feline but since your introduction with the canine, i have a new appreciation and understanding. There was a noticeable difference with king but he has charm that he used ...

Angela B.
Angela B. | Hamilton

I am so GLAD to write a review! It has been a completely different atmosphere in the house already. Seriously, the craziest thing ever. Charlie is responding extremely well to the barking ...

Sarah S.
Sarah S. | Holland

Nia is responding well to the training. We are pleased with her progress. She is no longer mouthing us or chewing on my clothes. She will stay on her bed for over a minute. She is responding to free. ...

Laura & Steve H.
Laura & Steve H. | West Olive

Sheri - thank you so much! It was great meeting you! You really opened our eyes very quickly! We’re very happy we didn’t wait to schedule our first appointment with you! And looking very forward ...

Sue M.
Sue M. | Holland

Sheri, Thank you for coming out and giving us your help with Winston. We are excited that this new training will really help us. We couldn’t believe how quickly he responded. We have already had a ...

Trea R.
Trea R. | Zeeland, Ottawa

We had a scary accident that prompted our need to call Sheri. We are happy with all the good changes in our dog's behavior....

Kim & Ron W.
Kim & Ron W. | Spring Lake

Training is going great! We have received SO MANY compliments on his behavior change, including high praises from his vet! We feel like we already have a new dog! With his behavior changing so ...

Michelle A.
Michelle A. | St. Joseph

Nicco is working on not becoming agitated when he sees people and dogs outside the house. The WaggWalker has been extremely helpful. I am once again able to take him for walks as he no longer pulls me...

Katie K.
Katie K. | Holland, Ottawa

I can't believe how much better my puppy is after just one session with Sheri! She is so kind, realistic with expectations of training (and following through) with practicing with my puppy. I am glad ...

Samantha B.
Samantha B. | St Joseph

Thank you for the pictures! We love them. We will be sure to share our experience with others to hear about how Bark Buster's has helped us and helped Hank ?...

Dawn Vander K.
Dawn Vander K. | Holland

Sheri - It was great having you here. Trigger is doing great and we have even made progress with the cats. He is definitely learning his place in the pack. With visitors he is also doing pretty ...

Tracy S.
Tracy S. | Stevensville, Berrien

Sheri is amazing! After just one lesson Hazel’s barking at visitors is almost non existent. I can’t believe the way Hazel has already been responding to this training after one day! Sadie, a 12...

Linda N.
Linda N. | Saugatuck

Sam had a really good weekend of training. He's a smart one! Thanks for your help!...

Chelsea F.
Chelsea F. | PawPaw

Well, when you see the word WOW in some of these reviews - Believe it. That is what we were saying by the end of our first lesson. Three dogs can be a handful, but we were able to answer the front ...

Nora E.
Nora E. | Zeeland

Wow and Holy Cow - that is what I told Sheri during our first lesson! I rescued these two older dogs and I needed some help with them [I'm older also!]. It was great to see their response to me ...

Jan M.
Jan M. | Spring Lake

Hi Sheri, Cooper is really improving. He is doing very well at sitting and staying when he comes in the house. We practice the door knock and he is much better mannered. A neighbor has come over ...

Stacy S.
Stacy S. | Holland

Bark Busters gave us the ability to gain back control of the front door and several other areas that our dog, Tucker seemed to have taken over. Sheri was very thorough in explaining dog behavior and ...

Stacy S.
Stacy S. | Holland

Bark Busters gave us the ability to gain back control of the front door and several other areas that our dog, Tucker seemed to have taken over. Sheri was very thorough in explaining dog behavior ...

Lois A.
Lois A. | South Haven, Van Buren

We recently located to a small condo from a large farm. Our 7-year-old dog had hardly ever been on a leash and was experiencing a lot of anxiety with the move. For the first several months we were ...

Denise S.
Denise S. | Muskegon

So happy we contacted Sheri. Gracie was a 'wild puppy' and we hadn't had a puppy in a long time. After our first lesson we were So Pleased. We felt like we had the tools we needed. I had to reach...

Tanis R.
Tanis R. | Newaygo

Sheri was great working with us and our dogs. Our house is definitely quieter. The barking has almost stopped. Gibson seems so much calmer. He does not bark and when we had company the other day he ...

Lauren J.
Lauren J. | Holland

I want to thank Sheri for helping me SAVE my dog. Milo had an incident with another dog and I had to go to court to try and save him. I talked to another trainer first, but then talked to Sheri and ...

Chrissy V.
Chrissy V. | Spring Lake

Sheri did a great job helping us learn to speak with Gunner, he really responded to the training right off the bat! Sheri came to train with us the summer of 2016 but recently we had a change in our ...

Cindy S.
Cindy S. | Coopersville

My German Shepherd was 4 years old when I reached out to Sheri. I wish I would have reached out sooner! Her training advice has helped me tremendously. I did not realize that I was letting my dog ...

Sarah H.
Sarah H. | Fennville

Jasmine responded extremely well to the Bark Busters training. I finally feel confident in myself and Jasmine's ability. I now know that with daily practice, Jasmine can finally feel secure with ...

Scott A.
Scott A. | Whitehall

Sheri was excellent working with our family and Norris. Norris is a bloodhound. Sheri was able to help us grab our dogs attention; Keep it and get Norris do what we wanted her to do. Sheri has help ...

Niki H.
Niki H. | Grand Haven

Vader is a completely different dog than when we first brought him home....

Cindy S.
Cindy S. | Coopersville

I have been doing so much better with Cocoa! I have been using the Bark Buster collar on our runs and it has really helped! I still have work to do with Cocoa(and me!!). But I feel we both have ...

Julie S.
Julie S. | Zeeland

WOW - I could not believe the results we saw working with Lucy outside and walking! To have her sit calmly while TWO dogs walked by was fantastic. I will keep practicing. Thanks...

Niki H.
Niki H. | Grand Haven

I already see improvement in Vader's behavior. June 1, 2017 UPDATE Hi Sheri - we can cancel our Saturday appointment Vader is doing SO WELL I can't even believe it; he is such a different dog!...

Paula & Craig S.
Paula & Craig S. | Hudsonville

The training is as much for the owners as it is for the dog! Both need to get into daily routines in order to make continued progress. Encouraged by Scamper's initial response to training and making...

Travis B.
Travis B. | Holland

Thanks Sheri - we have seen a Huge change in Rooney's behavior! He is so much calmer when people come over And meeting people outside. This is wonderful....

Roxxanna C.
Roxxanna C. | Berrien Springs

Sheri gave us the tools to work with Spring. She was very good! We feel now we will get somewhere with Spring. I was especially happy with your techniques to work with the dog. So - we are very ...

Jamy & Noel R.
Jamy & Noel R. | Zeeland

Really happy with the work Sheri has done with us and our dog, Snow. He is really showing some positive changes!...

Kim T.
Kim T. | West Olive

Our dog came to us very timid and not interacting with us much. After our first visit, it was a 180 degree change. In just a couple of hours, Lilly was more relaxed , walking on a leash, and looking ...

Hugh S.
Hugh S. | Fennville

Just getting started, but saw immediate response from Buddy,...

Cassandra & Tim S.
Cassandra & Tim S. | Allendale

Dear Ms. Sheri!! Thank you so much for your help! Momma and daddy say I am doing much better! I wait to greet people at a distance (I'm still working on listening to my release command to sniff ...

Tammy S.
Tammy S. | Whitehall

Wow, we knew Bark Busters was amazing when we invited them to help us with our 5 month old puppy 2 and a half years ago! However, in the last year we have had many events in our home that disrupted ...

Krystle & Jeremy B.
Krystle & Jeremy B. | Grant

Thanks SO much for your help Sheri. We thought we were going to have to get rid of Daisy and now we can keep her!...

AManda & Chase Vanden B.
AManda & Chase Vanden B. | Allegan

We love the techniques we have learned so far and are happy to see improvements so fast!! can't wait to keep learning, practicing and improving even more!...

Tim A.
Tim A. | Muskegon

Thanks Sheri, I have been working with Pippen daily. He was noticeably improved even from day one. This was definitely time and money well spent, I appreciate it!...

Rose C.
Rose C. | Nunica

Thanks so much for coming out and teaching us how to communicate with Simon. We could almost see him thinking it all over. He did so well!...

Molly S.
Molly S. | Hudsonville

Sheri was awesome with our family and our puppy Annie, she taught us how to teach her to be a great dog, and she is. When we met with Sheri and spent time with her we grew to trust her and really ...

Aly & Ethan M.
Aly & Ethan M. | Grand Haven

Great techniques! We could see the behaviors changing already after the first lesson. We learned more today and looking forward to better weather so we can work outside next lesson....

Paula & Montie A.
Paula & Montie A. | Allendale

Sheri was very patient with our puppy & more importantly, with us. She is very informative and knowledgeable and a tremendous help with walking our puppy. We still have a ways to go, but with ...

Larissa K.
Larissa K. | Holland

Thank you so much for coming out again. We had gone back to our 'old ways' and needed help. I was amazed at how well Walle responded today, he did so well!! It was good to review the fine points and...

Diane & Todd L.
Diane & Todd L. | Spring Lake

Thank you so much Sheri. Moose and Thor are much better behaved and under our control now. Especially the barking and front door when we have visitors. Looking forward to even more improvements!...

Diane Y.
Diane Y. | Stevensville

Hi Sheri, I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with Bella's behavior already! She has not grabbed my pant legs since you left and she is listening to us. I think she likes the training, the ...

Jennifer D.
Jennifer D. | Allegan

Hi Sherri! I've been traveling a lot but wanted to let you know; Lola is doing amazing!!! She (and Chica) are not rushing out the door, they are letting visitors in, and she's coming every time ...

Cat & Christian R.
Cat & Christian R. | Hudsonville

After six years of toilet issues, we did not want to have the problem in our new house. We are making good progress, we did not think it would change so quickly! So happy....

Claire D.
Claire D. | Norton Shores

I did a lot of research before finally choosing Bark Busters and I'm glad I did. Sheri did an excellent job. She answered all my questions and I learned things that I never knew before about ...

Amiee A.
Amiee A. | Spring Lake

Wow, I had a vendor at the house this morning and no barking, they stayed back away from the door! And the toilet issues are taken care of as well. And Izzy's separation problems seem to be gone ...

Angela H.
Angela H. | Spring Lake

I enjoyed working with Sheri. She was very patient, knowledgeable and explained the exercises well, and detailed. Moseley is a better version of himself!...

Jill M.
Jill M. | Hamilton

Thank you so much! We are very happy with how things turned out with Barlee. The pictures look great, we have the mailed one on the fridge with his certificate! Jill...

Jennifer D.
Jennifer D. | Allegan

This training makes sense and it was interesting to learn more about nutrition and how it affects the dog's behavior. We are seeing improvements which is very encouraging!...

Jill M.
Jill M. | Hamilton

Thanks for your help Sheri. Barlee is so much better. And now I feel even more comfortable recommending you at work....

Roger & Patsy H.
Roger & Patsy H. | West Olive

Thanks so much. We have seen a big change in Charlie's demeanor and so has our family. He responds to us now....

Kris N.
Kris N. | Zeeland

Thanks for coming out for a walking review. Our meetings are always informative and give me useful tools to use. Oscar did SO much better today, I will keep practicing....

Mary & Jon Van W.
Mary & Jon Van W. | Newago

We learned a lot and understand why Scuttles was snapping at people. We are still working on things....

COMMON BEHAVIOR

IN DOGS

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

Areas

We Service

Allegan, Allendale, Bailey, Bangor, Baroda, Benton Harbor, Berrien Center, Berrien Springs, Bridgman, Coloma, Coopersville, Covert, Decatur, Douglas, Dowagiac, Eau Claire, Fennville, Ferrysburg, Fremont, Fruitport, Glenn, Grand Haven, Grand Junction, Grant, Hamilton, Hart, Hartford, Hesperia, Holland, Holton, Hudsonville, Jamestown, Jenison, Lawrence, Ludington, Macatawa, Mears, Montague, Muskegon, New Era, Newaygo, Niles, Nunica, Pentwater, Pullman, Ravenna, Rothbury, Saint Joseph, Saugatuck, Scottville, Shelby, Sodus, South Haven, Spring Lake, Stanwood, Stevensville, Twin Lake, Watervliet, West Olive, Whitehall, Zeeland 49010, 49013, 49022, 49038, 49043, 49045, 49047, 49056, 49057, 49064, 49085, 49090, 49098, 49101, 49102, 49103, 49104, 49106, 49111, 49126, 49127, 49303, 49327, 49337, 49401, 49404, 49408, 49409, 49412, 49415, 49416, 49417, 49419, 49420, 49421, 49423, 49424, 49425, 49426, 49428, 49431, 49436, 49437, 49440, 49441, 49442, 49444, 49445, 49446, 49448, 49449, 49450, 49451, 49452, 49453, 49455, 49456, 49457, 49460, 49461, 49464,

The GameChanger® is the revolutionary new dog toy that will keep your dog busy for hours. Simply open up (easy for humans - hard for dogs) the GameChanger® and fill with his favorite treats. He will be happily occupied working out how to make the GameChanger® spill out its treats.

Make pulling on the lead a thing of the past. This one-of-a-kind harness is easy to use and needs little effort to get your dog walking by your side using it's patented, revolutionary communication system.