meet your specialist trainer Isla Clarke
Home Dog Training Covering Halesowen, South Birmingham
Hello and welcome to Bark Busters Home Dog Training Halesowen and South West Birmingham areas.
My name is Isla Clarke, and I am your local Therapist and Dog Trainer. If you are experiencing behaviour from your dog that doesn’t make for a happy relationship, then please give me a call and I will be happy to help you.
I have been a Bark Buster therapist for over 8 years and trained hundreds of dogs, and their owners, helping to restore a happy relationship. I love my work that enables me to meet and work with dogs every day. But I also love seeing the delight on the owners’ faces when they realise that their dog is not beyond help! Very often, our dogs are perfectly trainable and willing to learn, but it is we, the humans, who confuse them in all sorts of different ways so that they no longer understand what is expected of them. I speak from experience as I see many owners who's dogs appear to be ‘naughty’ and they ask Bark Busters for help. After my training programme it is then that they realise that their communication was all wrong and inconsistent. Their dogs don't understand them and so don't listen to them. Once I show you the clear and consistent communication, things will soon be back on track.
I deal with many dogs that have ‘failed’ other training programmes. Our system is non-physical, fast acting and gentle. Yet it is effective, simply because we teach you how dogs communicate, and show you how to use this system of communication to appeal to your dog’s brain power; and they have much more than you might think!
So, whether your problem is barking, pulling on the lead, poor recall, aggression, separation anxiety, or anything else that ruins your relationship, you can be sure that I will show you how to start to change these behaviours. I will visit you in your home, and you will be able to tell me all about the issues you face. We will then work together on a tailored training plan to help you move forward. Whilst I am with you, I will make sure that you have lots of time to practise the techniques that I show you. You are learning too, so practice is important. At the end of the session, I will leave you with a programme of training to follow for just 10-15 minutes per day. The results you achieve and how quickly you achieve them will be dependent upon your commitment to the training programme, but I will be available to return and help you whenever you need further support.
Bark Busters offer a written support guarantee that means I will return to you free of charge for the duration of the programme. I will support and guide you, and check that you are doing your homework correctly and successfully.
I can also help with puppy training from toileting, mouthing, chewing, socialisation skills, through to lead work and recall. Puppy sessions are very gentle and fun, taking into account the puppy’s need for stimulation, but also rest.
I also run community dog walks every month in Cannock Chase and Dimmingsdale, Staffordshire. Let me know if you think you’d like to come along.
You might also like to visit my Facebook page for news, tips and advice.
I can also help if you live in Bromsgrove & Redditch
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.