meet your specialist trainer Isla Clarke
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist for West Midlands South
Hello my name is Isla Clarke and I am your local dog training therapist for Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and Birmingham regions. I have always loved dogs and enjoy being around them, so joining Bark Busters was a dream job. Ever since I can remember there has always been a dog in my life and not all of them have been well behaved. I now have Pippa, my black Labrador. I used to think she was beyond help. She was barking at all hours of the night, waking the neighbours, running off, not coming back and my arm was being pulled from its socket on every walk. Then Bark Busters came along... It was really easy to show her what I actually wanted her to do without getting her all confused. She is still the same fun loving dog and has all of her personality but much better behaved. This is why I joined Bark Busters.
The phrase "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" just isn't true. With the kind and effective training methods that are tailor made to you and your dog I can help you communicate so you can understand each other better. Our Written Guarantee with each program gives you the piece of mind that you need for continued support free of charge. Let me show you all of the methods you need to fix your dog's behaviour and to get your relationship back on track.
I can help with jump up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, toilet training, aggression to other dogs or humans, attentiveness (dogs that don't listen???), recall (dogs that don't come back!), destructive behaviour, chasing, barking, howling, digging, chewing, hyperactivity, obsessions, puppy management and general obedience....... to name just a few.
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.