Free Dog Training Tips - Care and Advice on Behaviour Problems

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Understanding & Managing Senior or Older Dogs

Understanding & Managing Senior or Older Dogs

Our dogs give us so much throughout their lives, including love, companionship, loyalty and protection. As dogs age (in general, dogs aged seven years or more are considered senior), they rely on us to provide a little extra patience, attention and care to accommodate their changing needs.... read more…

Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

Does your dog bark or howl incessantly when you leave? Does he engage in destructive behaviours? Just like babies who cry when they leave their mother's arms, dogs do not like being left alone. They get stressed and can suffer from separation anxiety. read more…

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

Should your dog be groomed once a week, once a month? The answer to this question depends on the breed, the environment, your dog's level of activity and any skin issues. Just like humans, dogs can get stinky! Remember, the only sweat glands on a dog are between their paws. read more…

Helping Your Dog Recover From An Injury

Helping Your Dog Recover From An Injury

Whether your dog is recovering from an injury, illness or surgery, it is important to look after his needs, ensure he has the time to recuperate fully, and follow the veterinarian's instructions. Sometimes this is harder on dog owners because you feel sorry for your dog, but consistent rules and guidance are what our dogs need from us for a safe and speedy recovery... read more…

Why Adopt a Rescue Dog

Why Adopt a Rescue Dog

We often hear from pet owners that they are in the midst of getting a new dog. One of the main reasons Bark Busters came into existence, was our mission to rescue dogs from animal shelters. Too often animals are abandoned over behavioural issues that with the proper dog training could be easily resolved. Whether you are looking for a puppy or a more mature dog there are many good reasons to consider... read more…


Does your dog exhibit aggressive behaviour? If so, it is highly likely your dog feels vulnerable or under threat in those particular situations, and he will use his instinctive communication system to make his feelings known. These warning signals can include growling, the showing of teeth, raised hackles... read more…


Here are a couple of Bark Busters Home Dog Training suggestions to keep your dog entertained and out of mischief.​ read more…

Rescue Dogs

This guide should ensure that your dog is a pleasure to live with and more importantly for the dog, will never be returned to a shelter. read more…

Choosing a Puppy

How can anyone resist their big sad eyes - they're all adorable so how do you decide which puppy will turn out to be the right dog for you? Here are some pointers that might keep you on the straight and narrow and stop you from being seduced by the wrong one, especially if there are small children in the family.​ read more…

Horticultural Horrors for Hounds

There are many plants commonly found in home gardens which could prove lethal to dogs and especially puppies (who chew everything) - not to mention yourself and your children. Below is a list of some of those plants with the effects they can have if eaten - even in small quantities.

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