meet your specialist trainer Neil Price
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist for Warrington, Runcorn, St Helens & Widnes
Hello and welcome to Bark Busters Home Dog Training Warrington. My name is Neil Price (Dip.dog.psy). I am a Grand Master Dog Trainer and Behaviour Therapist having worked with more than 1000 dogs during my 8 years career with Bark Busters Warrington. I hold a Diploma in Canine psychology (merit), accredited by the SFTR (National UK Therapists Register) and I'm a qualified Kennel Club judge.
As dog lovers we want our pets to be part of our family, but we often find ourselves becoming increasingly frustrated and desperate for help as we try to deal with unwanted behaviours. These can manifest in ways such as barking, jumping up, pulling on the lead, poor recall and even aggression to other animals or people. If you are finding your dog's behaviour challenging you are not alone, and you have come to the right place for help in resolving the issues that are making your relationship with your dog so difficult.
As humans, we make the mistake of believing that, because we love our dogs, take them for walks and provide them with food and a nice warm bed, they will not only love us back, but know instinctively how to behave in a manner that pleases us. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Dogs learn by their experiences and they need us to teach them by communicating with them in a way that is consistent and that they can understand. As a Bark Busters Home Dog Training therapist, I will visit you in your home, discuss the problems that you are having and develop a tailored plan that will get you and your dog communicating effectively. In turn we can then start to address the unwanted behaviour.
My wife and I have six dogs. Four of our six dogs are rescues, the other two we have owned since puppies and bought following research to be sure they came from genuine breeders. Something that I always recommend to anyone thinking of getting a puppy. Our four rescue dogs brought their own issues and challenges. Gemma in particular was rescued as a 16-month-old working sheepdog who showed signs of nervous aggression to other animals and strangers, and also needed to be house trained. Through my knowledge and experience as a Bark Busters therapist, and my skills in competing in dog agility competitions, I nurtured a relationship with Gemma who now has the confidence to compete in the National Kennel Club Agility competitions and who has gained the Agility Warrant Gold award; the highest award issued by the Kennel Club.
Gemma is a Border Collie, but I work with any dog of any age and with any behaviour problem. I am also able to help you with puppy training, or when adopting a rescue dog. I work closely with Cheshire Dogs' Home and help to prepare some of the more difficult dogs for re-homing. I also support adopted dogs in their new homes. I recently helped in the rehoming of "Chance", a very boisterous American Bull Dog who was deaf. He had been struggling to find a home as his behaviour was difficult to manage, and training a deaf dog can be very challenging for new owners. By teaching him the basics whilst he was in the Cheshire Dogs' Home, and by following up with him in his new home, I was able to ensure that his relationship with his new owner was going to be a lasting one.
The Bark Busters training methods are fast and effective, and you can often expect to see results very quickly once you learn the techniques you need to communicate with your dog. I will teach and support you and you can feel confident in the knowledge that the Bark Busters Support Guarantee means that I will return free of charge throughout the term of your programme to help you succeed.
I can also help if you live in Runcorn
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.