Thank you Red, for your advice and thank you everyone else!
Has anyone heard of Bark Busters? http://www.barkbusters.com/
If anyone else and can give me some feedback on them, I would be grateful.
Yes I've heard of them and no, just no. As Red said they don't require any type of education or behavior background for their employees. They're also a chain, and while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's not a good thing either. It means that they have a cookie cutter approach for every situation. And their reference to pack theory (which has been debunked) doesn't impress em either. I'd like to know how they can take a "problem" dog and "fix" them in just a couple of hours.
I'm not 100% on this, but I believe a friend of mine from Australia said they use shock collars for everything. It's not explicitly said on the website but this
Bark Busters dog training approach can help owners establish control of their dog--all without treats or the need for harsh punishment
makes me nervous. If they're not "punishing" the dog or rewarding it then how are they achieving their results.
Please contact some of the people on the list I gave you. They are all wonderful trainers who I know would be more then happy to help.