Janice & Dick S. | Nixa

September-02-2020 Bark busters rating

Abby is now an amazing member of our family.

Hyperactivity Jumping up Other

Karla D. | Springfield, Greene

December-07-2019 Bark busters rating

We are so thankful for Stan. We have worked with Stan for several years on a variety of behavior issues concerning a number of different canine companions. Although we have several dogs all with different temperaments and behavior issues, he is able to analyze the behavior in the context of the environment and provides very helpful insight and suggestions for changing behaviors. He is very respectful of the relationship each person wishes to have with their dog and does not force correcting or changing behaviors that are not of particular concern to the pet parent. Stan communicates very clearly, demonstrating and explaining not only how to correct the behavior, but why it is important to do so. He also kindly points out ways that we are inadvertently reinforcing bad behaviors. After working with Stan, I have changed the way that I approach the relationship with my dogs, which has improved the trust and respect that my dogs have for me, thereby strengthening our relationship overall. Thank you, Stan!

Barking Pulling Sibling rivalry Toileting Other

Gayle R. | Branson, Taney

October-28-2019 Bark busters rating

I was unable to have the training in my home so Stan spent time with me on the phone answering my questions. He is so knowledgeable and relays his advice and suggestions in such a way that is not only easy to comprehend, but also makes sense. I would highly recommend Stan Murray to anyone who needs help with their pooch.

Puppy management Toileting

Tonya N. | Nixa, Christian

August-15-2019 Bark busters rating

I hoped that Stan could help us with a few of our dog’s negative behaviors. Stan helped us understand his behavior and ways to put us in charge instead of our dog running the show. Our dog has responded well to the techniques Stan showed us and it was easy for us to learn the way Stan worked with our whole family. I would definitely recommend Stan and Barkbusters.

Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up

Charity Van M. | Nixa

April-02-2019 Bark busters rating

Stan was a pleasure to learn from. He explained his techniques well. He was great at listening to our concerns & providing solutions. So far, we have seen a big difference.

Aggression Barking Chewing Digging Jumping up Sibling rivalry

Jennifer L. | Mt Vernon

March-04-2019 Bark busters rating

Bark Busters training is easy to use and is allowing our dog to relax and be less stressed and anxious.

Aggression Barking Separation anxiety

Tammy H. | Nixa

July-23-2018 Bark busters rating

I see positive improvements with our puppy's behavior. I'm glad that I called Bark Busters!

Barking Chewing Jumping up Pulling Puppy management

Jan B. | Harrison

June-15-2018 Bark busters rating

Stan was the first trainer that we felt listened to us. He took the time to know our dogs, address specific problems and explain everything patiently and thoroughly. Having him come to our home made a HUGE difference! We could not be more pleased. We will continue to use Stan and will highly reccomend him to all our friends and family.

Aggression Pulling Puppy management

Erica B. | Springfield

June-07-2018 Bark busters rating

Our training experience was great! I was afraid of feeling bad about my dog's behavior and lack of manners but Stan was awesome. He was patient with both of us and my dog surprised me by how well he did during our session. I look forward to our next visit and would highly recommend Bark Busters!

Chewing Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall Separation anxiety

Brandy H. | Springfield

April-01-2018 Bark busters rating

We had a wonderful first experience with Bark Busters. Stan is great. He is patient and thorough. We learned so much in the time he was here. We also noticed changes with our dog right away. Stan gave us practical exercises to complete in between visits and our pup is rapidly improving. We are so grateful for Stan and his dedication to us and our dog.

Separation anxiety Other

Sharon H. | Republic

March-30-2018 Bark busters rating

Maggie lived on the streets for 3 weeks at 7 months of age. She had several issues - trust, chasing cars, growling at people and basic commands. Since working with Stan she is a different dog. No pulling on leash, no barking and chasing things even lets people pet her all in two lessons. Stan also worked with our other dog Fiona 7 years ago. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone with training problems.

Aggression Pulling Other

Tammy M. | Nixa

February-14-2018 Bark busters rating

We are so grateful to Stan: Our puppy showed immediate respect. The techniques he showed us gave more respect and we are all happier.

Puppy management

Connie J. | Galena

October-13-2017 Bark busters rating

Stan really understands dog behavior and is able to explain it in a way that is completely understandable. His work with my new puppy is making my life with her a very happy experience . My advice: Call Stan to get your puppy started out right. Forget the classes at the local Pet Shop they do not address the real issues. Having a loving , well behaved companion dog for 16-20 years is worth much, much more than a Barkbusters Life Time contract. Barkbusters is a real value!!!!

Jumping up Puppy management Toileting

Jody H. | Battlefield

October-10-2017 Bark busters rating

Stan is amazing and very knowledgable. He was a pleasure to work with. This was money well spent, and I would recommend his service to anyone.

Barking Chewing Jumping up Pulling Puppy management

Kendra S. | Republic

September-26-2017 Bark busters rating

I appreciated that Stan arrived on time. He has a professional appearance and presentation. He successfully engaged human and puppy as he addressed the training issues.

Chewing Puppy management Toileting

Stevia K. | Nixa

September-17-2017 Bark busters rating

Stan Exceeded my expectations. I was a little nervous about inviting someone into my home, but the minute I met Stan I knew I had made a good decision. I felt at ease and trusted him with my pets. He explained things so I could understand my dog better. He worked with me and my dog so we could practice the techniques. My dog really responded to Stan's training and I learned so much in a short amount of time. Because of Stan, my dog and I have a much improved relationship. I can't say enough good things about Stan. He is amazing!

Aggression Sibling rivalry

Connie J. | Galena

June-25-2017 Bark busters rating

Owned alot of dogs and didn't begin to understand their thinking process till Stan explained it & demonstrated how it works. Amazing!

Aggression Pulling Recall

Karamie E. | Brookline

May-05-2017 Bark busters rating

Larry is better already. It is amazing that changing the things Stan pointed out could make such an impact on Larry's behavior. The things I have been working on with Larry have made him easier to deal with and he is more compliant with everything.

Aggression Barking Jumping up Pulling

Tracy M. | Springfield

January-22-2017 Bark busters rating

Stan is wonderful! He is patient and informative. I saw immediate improvement in my dog's behavior after only a few minutes of our session. The best part is that he comes to our home to train in our own environment. I highly recommend Stan and Bark Busters!

Barking Hyperactivity Recall

Charity W. | Nixa

August-17-2016 Bark busters rating

Stan did an amazing job with helping me get my two dogs' behavior under control. We used very easy communication tools that he completely explains and demonstrates how to do them.

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Separation anxiety

Diane C. | Springfield

July-09-2016 Bark busters rating

We are pleased with Stan's methods. The dogs stopped barking and jumping right away. We worked on sitting on command and that went well too. Stan helped us practice and that went well too. Stan is an excellent trainer.

Aggression Barking Hyperactivity Jumping up

john j. | nixa

May-03-2016 Bark busters rating

We have had 2 dogs which we raised from pups. They lived long and happy lives. We went to Pet Smart one Sat for cat food and my wife walked out with a rescue dog. Best guess on our Fenway was 1 year to 18 months old. After a couple of weeks it became extremely clear to me that I had no experience training our new member. About a month earlier we visited some friends who own a Weimaraner named Berlin. We hadn't visited their home for about 3 months prior. Upon entering their home, I was anticipating getting jumped on by this 100 pound high energy dog. Much to my amazement Berlin came up to us at the door sniffed us and went on is way. Long story short I was shocked. He wasn't the same dog. Anyway they told us about Stan and Bark Busters. We started working with Stan, Correction... He started working with us and Fenway. He based his training on one basic command and builds the training from there. I did my research online prior to Stan and realized I did not want a robot dog. We are pre retirement and want Fen to travel with us. Again I don't want a robot dog but one that will respond to our requests. After 4 months with Stan our dog is doing great. He or we still need to do a few things but we have time. If we need Stan's advice its as simple as a phone call and he comes over. Aside from the training, Stan is extremely knowledgeable about other situations available that benefit our dog. An example. To sharpen Fen's social skills, Stan suggested taking him to Bass Pro and start him with sitting near the main entrance to expose him to the different situations of people entering the store. The next set is to take Fenway inside for some shopping. We had no idea things like this are available. From Fenway's being extremely anxious/hyperactivity at the beginning to him sitting and staying at meal time and a lot more. It was money well spent. Obedient dog equals stress-free dog owner Thanks Stan!

Aggression Hyperactivity Jumping up Separation anxiety Other

Carol N. | Springfield

November-09-2015 Bark busters rating

Stan Murray was very knowledgable and professional. His personality is easy to interact with. The training session was a positive advancement in correcting Rex's behavior. We look forward to working with Stan as Rex progresses.


Treanna P. | Lebanon

August-01-2015 Bark busters rating

I could not be happier with our trainer, Stan. He called the night before the first visit and we reviewed my training wishlist. He also told me what to expect when he arrived. The training started the moment he walked through the door. Within a few minutes I was seeing results and communicating better with my pups. Our little family is a work in progress and I am thrilled that Stan can help us move forward! I have already bragged to my friends and family who have dogs!

Barking Chewing Jumping up Pulling Puppy management Recall Sibling rivalry Separation anxiety

Joe & Kim L. | Mt Vernon

July-06-2015 Bark busters rating

We were very impressed with what we saw in just one session. We were skeptical but are now believers! We have seen great improvement and know the true test will be when friends & family come over but we are excited to be able to show them the improvements she has made. The tehniques are simple and easy to use. I would and HAVE recommended Bark Busters to my friends & family without hesitation!

Aggression Barking

Joan B. | Springfield

May-18-2015 Bark busters rating

I would highly recommend Bark Busters and especially Stan Murray. He is great. My dog Milo is only 5 months old and he responded to Stan with no problems. Stan explained everything he does with the dog, shows you how to and it, and it is very easy to follow his instructions. I'm sold on Bark Busters and became a Lifetime Support client

Digging Jumping up Pulling Puppy management

Kit K. | Nixa

April-08-2015 Bark busters rating

The training with Stan was very positive and I can say with confidence that I have been able to keep their behavior moving forward on my own. The reinforcement is working.

Barking Separation anxiety Other

Meagan R. | Mt Vernon

November-26-2014 Bark busters rating

Stan, you rock!

Aggression Barking Pulling Separation anxiety

Ginger F. | Walnut Grove

November-12-2014 Bark busters rating

I wanted to build a relationship with my new puppy that didn't rely on a food-oriented response. The training session was very informative. Stan made it easy and enjoyable. We have already recommended Bark Busters to our friends. Ollie has left the cat food alone since the first session, that speaks for itself. --- G. Folker

Puppy management Recall