meet your specialist trainer Shauna Hoey
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist for Brighton
My name is Shauna of Bark Busters Home Dog Training Brighton. I am your local behaviour therapist and trainer.
I grew up around dogs but early on I decided to follow a career with horses. This was until I had my Shar Pei cross, German Shepherd / Rottweiler, Oscar. He was a super star until one day he was attacked by another dog. This turned our lives upside down. My once friendly confidant dog had turned into a nervous wreck whenever we went outside. He would try to attack any dog he saw in the street, barked continually at the front door and growled at anybody who tried to touch him. Walking him was becoming something I dreaded each day; it was embarrassing. Taking him to obedience classes didn’t help as he would be aggressive to any other dogs in the class. One day the postman knocked at the door and Oscar actually went through the glass of the door. I knew then that I needed help to get him back under control and help in understanding how Oscar was perceiving the world.
I called Bark Busters to set up an appointment to come to see Oscar. The trainer put together a training programme and helped me understand how to communicate with Oscar. The programme worked wonders and Oscar soon knew how to behave well in any situation. At the first lesson I had Oscar calmly waiting in another room while I answered the door. Something which I never thought I’d be able manage is a short space of time. By the second and third lessons we were walking in the street around other dogs again and Oscar managed his fears brilliantly. This is when I knew that I would like to help others with their relationship with their dog. To bring fun back into owning a dog and to make the experience joyful again.
I have been using Bark Busters’ dog training methods for years and I would never have thought that I could have achieved the results in such a short space of time. I can help you to achieve these results too. I can show you how to communicate effectively with your dog in a way they will understand and to explain why the behaviour is happening. Once you know the “why” behind the behaviour we can soon get to work on “how” to fix the problem. If your dog is old, new or even a young puppy I can help. No dog is beyond help. Pulling on the lead, jumping up, boisterous behaviour, separation anxiety, aggression to dogs or people and many more I can help you. Maybe you’re looking to give your puppy the best start in life. I tailor the training programme to your needs and your dog’s needs. With just 15 – 20 minutes of training per day you will see great improvements and achieve the behaviour you want.
Contact me to see how I can help with your dog’s behaviour issues and together we can rebuild your relationship with your dog to be a rewarding one.
Bark Busters Support Guarantee
You only pay once and I return free of charge until you’re happy that the problem is resolved. Not only that, if your dog develops a new or different problem, it’s all covered on the support guarantee too; at no additional cost!
how we can help you and your furry friend
The Bark Busters communication methods help solve behaviour issues such as aggression towards people or other animals
- Cure embarrassing habits like barking, jumping up on people, scratching & whining at doors or inappropriate toileting.
- Create an obedient dog or puppy that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command, and come immediately when called.
- Set off-limit areas.
- Reduce the stress of separation anxiety without the need for sedatives or drugs.
We teach you to communicate with your pet.
Do you find yourself shouting? Do you think your pet isn't listening to you? Maybe you're simply not speaking their language. The Bark Busters communication method is based on the way how our dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more experienced members in the pack. This is what makes our training unique and effective.
Why do we train in your home?
Your pet lives with a family, in a home. This is where he spends most of his time and misbehaves most often, so this is where our programme is most effective. Our dogs learn by association. Bark Busters teaches him to listen in the home environment. If he does not listen at home, he will most probably not listen outside where there are far more distractions.
In your home we teach a one-on-one system without other distractions or the stress of being sent away from you to learn.
Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression etc..., we will set up controlled situations in the park or wherever is most practical.