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Home Dog Training Covering Shrewsbury & Telford

Hello my name is Isla Clarke and I am your local therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training Telford & Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Thanks for visiting my website. I’m here to help you with any training and behaviour issues you may be experiencing with your dog.

I have been working with Bark Busters for over 8 years, in addition to which I have owned and rescued many dogs. I’m a Labrador lover and currently own 3 lovely labs – one of each colour! They are full of character and keep me on my toes but they also teach me, every day, the importance of education and leadership in building a relationship with our dogs.

During my career with Bark Busters I have encountered many different behaviour problems. Some have been quite challenging but these problems can be addressed by using our simple methods of leadership and communication. The more committed the owner is to doing their homework (yes, you are given homework to do) the faster and more long-lasting are the results.

You may have a pet that barks, jumps up, shows aggression to animals or people, pulls on the lead, or generally doesn’t listen to you. By allowing me to come to your home and show you how to put our unique proven system in place, you will learn new, gentle and effective techniques to communicate with your dog and teach him that he doesn’t need to behave this way. In fact, a lot of what I do is people training! I find that once the owners are speaking to their dog consistently in a way he understands, he actually enjoys the new routine and framework in the home, and can relax and enjoy the attention that it brings.

Bark Busters takes a holistic approach and we look at everything in your pet's life to give you a tailor made programme. When I first visit you, we will sit together and discuss the issues that you are having. Then I will show you the methods we use, and how they can be aimed at the particular behaviours of your dog. Before I leave, you will have chance to practise the techniques and get them working for you so that you can maintain the programme. After that, you will be able to contact me for further support as and when you need it throughout the term of your support guarantee. You simply decide which of our packages you think will suit your budget, and I will return to you free of charge for the duration of that package.

I can also help you with your puppy too; from toileting to walking and recall. My puppy sessions are gentle and fun and take into account the short attention span of puppies and their need for rest.

You can also visit my Facebook page where you can find news, tips and advice.

Isla Clarke, Dog Obedience Trainer & Behavioural Therapist for Birmingham Central, Shrewsbury, Telford & Mid Wales, Staffordshire, Crewe, Nantwich & Congleton, West Midlands South, Wolverhampton
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how we can help you and your furry friend

Bark Busters Home Dog Training Services

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.

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