meet your specialist trainer Angela Young
Blackpool Dog & Puppy Training
or call 0808 100 4071
I offer a variety of options to conduct lessons whilst maintaining social distancing. This includes home lessons, conducting lessons in your garden / open spaces and using video conferencing where applicable. We have introduced a new "Home Lesson Risk Assessment" to help to combat the spread of the virus.
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Blackpool. Hello, my name is Angela and I am your local dog behaviour therapist and trainer. I'm also your local trainer for puppy behaviour and education too. I visit you, and your dog, in your home to discussing whatever issues you are having and I work with you to find a way forward. My job is really interesting and seeing the delight on the faces of dog owners, once they see that their dog has started to listen to them, is my ultimate reward for doing the job I love so much.
If you're looking for professional dog training near you, then you've found the right place. The Bark Busters system of training is one where I will train you as much as I train your dog. I will teach you to learn to communicate with your dog in a way that he understands, so that you can all begin to understand one another, establish clear rules and boundaries, and eliminate unwanted behaviour from your dog without the need for physical force. My training is based around how dogs naturally communicate and uses verbal communication and body language to establish your position of leadership and respect.
Many people come to me after they have tried other training methods without success. I am often the ‘last chance’ for the dog before it is sent away to be rehomed. Once dog owners have listened to what I teach them about canine communication, and have tried it for themselves under my guidance, they are frequently amazed at the transformation, and realise that they had a good dog all along – they just didn’t know how to communicate with him.
Once you decide to engage me to work with you and your dog, I will visit you in your home, at a time to suit you. We will discuss the issues you are having, and then we will start to work with your dog, using the Bark Buster system of communication that I will have taught you. The initial session will last about 2-3 hours, so it’s a good idea to make sure that your appointment is at a time when you are unlikely to be distracted or called away, so that you can give the training your full attention. Most people find that the time flies by very quickly as they are so engaged with the training, and are delighted at the progress they can see they are making in a short time.
Our kind and effective system works for many different types of unwanted behaviour including jumping up, pulling on the lead, recall, barking, aggression, sibling rivalry, and many more. Once I have been to you, and you are using the methods of communication I teach you, we often find dogs that are much more relaxed simply because they are now looking to you as the decision maker, and no longer feeling that they have to make decisions for themselves to keep you safe!
I can also help you with puppy training. If you are thinking of getting a puppy, or have recently acquired a puppy, I can help with you with all aspects of puppy training from toileting and mouthing, right through to leadwork and recall once the puppy is old enough.
I am a specialist in helping to train rescue dogs and I work closely with Freshfield Animal Rescue, and with the RSPCA in Southport. I have my own rescue dog, Cole, who is 5 years old and who came with several issues, including fear of other dogs and pulling on the lead. These issues meant that he had been rehomed twice by the time he was 14 months old. By using the Bark Buster methods, and by being consistent, I now have a lovely dog who is a pleasure to be around but who is still fun-loving and enthusiastic.
Whatever issues you are having, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. I am confident that I can help you to resolve your dog’s problems, and help you to build a new and better life together.
Angela was fantastic in every way ! My dog, Elexii is a large collie cross who I adopted in Dec, she is a rescued Romanian Street dog. Elexii is a lovely friendly dog but due to her history (mostly unknown), was very nervous of pretty much everything and everyone, particularly of getting into or near the car and due to Elexii's size lifting her is not an option! Elexii is also very, very strong and often seems to get frightened of things when out on walks which results in Elexii just freezing wherever she is, usually in the middle of a road ! Elexii will refuse to move and nothing I can do will get her to move. Angela arrived for her first visit with Elexii and was simply amazing ! Angela's professionalism, knowledge, experience and passion for what she does is outstanding and Angela's techniques were all positive and reward based and really worked ! Even during Angela's first visit with us there were changes and improvements in Elexi's behaviour, which included Elexii actually getting into the car on 3 occasions which I honestly thought may never happen, ever ! Angela went above and beyond my expectations and helped me to learn how to best interact with, understand and lead Elexii in a positive manner, which is absolutely key ! I would highly recommend Angela to anyone who is struggling with any aspect of their relationship with their dog, what Angela has taught me is invaluable! I really can't thankyou enough Angela, thankyou for everything Jenny.J.G.7th April 2020
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.