Hi I'm Andy Waterhouse your local Bark Busters dog behaviour therapist and trainer. I joined Bark Busters having spent many years in teaching. I have always had a love of dogs and indeed during my childhood had ambitions to be a vet. With exam results excelling in arts rather than sciences, I instead opted for a career in teaching.
My first teaching job was as a VSO (Voluntary Service Organisation) in West Africa, where my dog Soccer alerted myself and my companions to an imminent attack by armed robbers. Suffice to say the robbers were fended off and Soccer saved the day.
Although I happily taught for many years both abroad and in the UK, my desire to work with animals never went away. Consequently, when I heard about Bark Busters there was no doubt in my mind where my future lay, and I joined the Bark Busters family back in 2002.
Bark Busters has provided me with a career which is totally fulfilling and allows me to help owners dramatically improve their dog's behaviour and to understand why their dog behaves the way it does. Clients often comment that what we do is like magic because our techniques work so quickly and are so effective. In reality, it is simply that once you understand why a dog behaves in a particular way, and learn how to communicate effectively, everything quickly falls in to place. There is no magic, but plenty of know how.
If you are looking fast and effective local dog training near you, then you have found the right place. Whatever behaviour problems you are struggling with, I can help you. I will come to your home at a convenient time where, together, we will work on improving issues such as separation anxiety, barking, destructive behaviour, aggression to strangers, aggression to other dogs, pulling on the lead, recall, or even puppy training to get you and your puppy off to a good start. The lessons will involve lots of opportunity for you to practise your new skills, whilst I am there to show and guide you. Then I will leave you with lots of helpful, information together with a programme to follow. After your first lesson, my continued support means that I am on hand to return to help you further, and I am always available by telephone or email to continue to help and support you with any questions or queries you may have.
Your trainer is an independent business owner who operates their own business under a franchise agreement with Bark Busters. Andy Waterhouse trading as Bark Busters, is a franchisee of BBDT (UK) Limited, the Master Franchise holder.