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Dog Training & Behaviour Services

Puppy Training

Give your puppy the very best start in life. Lay the foundation for a trusting bond and well behaved dog with our individual puppy education programme

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Dog Obedience Training

Turn your good dog into a great dog. Our approach is about education to get rid of those frustrating and annoying habits, for a well behaved dog

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Behaviour Training

Feeling stressed? Have you desperately been trying everything and seeing no improvement? We we have the solution to your dog's behaviour problems

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Any Breed, Any Age, Any Problem

Frustrated or desperate when dealing with your dog's inappropriate, embarrassing, or destructive behaviour? Our easy to follow, natural and dog friendly training techniques focus on developing a positive relationship to establish a lasting emotional bond, based on respect and trust. Our training leverages the same communication methods, voice tone and body language, that dogs follow as part of their instinctual behaviour. We come to your home at a convenient time to show and guide you through the lesson. The Bark Busters dog training approach can help owners establish control of their dog without relying on treats or the need for harsh punishment. In the first lesson, most owners see dramatic improvements in their dog's behaviour.

We teach you to communicate with your dog

Do you find yourself shouting, but your dog isn't listening to you? Maybe we're simply not speaking their language. The Bark Busters method is based on the way dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more experienced dogs. This is what makes our dog training unique and effective. Your behaviour therapist will guide you on the most effective way to overcome the problem behaviour and leave you with a training plan to ensure long and lasting results.

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What our clients say

 

Bark Busters Home Dog Training methods help to solve behaviour problems such as:

  • Basic dog obedience
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Chewing and destruction
  • Digging in the garden
  • Jumping up
  • Nuisance barking
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Puppy Training
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Toileting in the house
  • Recall

    and much more...

 

The Bark Busters Dog Training Method

No harsh punishment
The Bark Busters method of training is based upon how dogs naturally communicate with each other. Our approach is no harsh punishment, non-physical and as stress free as possible for both you and your dog.

We DO NOT use techniques such as hitting or smacking, shock or spray collars, choke chains, pronged collars, alpha rolling (pinning the dog down), shouting or harsh physical punishment in our approach to training. In addition, as our approach is based upon how dogs communicate, we don't rely on the use of treats or lures. Although treats are a great way to reward your dog, we don't concentrate on their use for dog behaviour and training. We teach you how to gain control of your dog without the use of a lures.

We teach you how to use your VOICE TONE and BODY LANGUAGE to control your dog... both on and off lead, at your home, at the park... anywhere you need it. There may be times when training equipment is needed, such as leads, collars, harnesses etc., and your trainer will discuss this at your lesson.

Why do we train in your home?
Your dog is part of your family, in your home. Training in the home environment is far less stressful for your dog. This is also where your dog leans best and where you'll most often see behaviour problems, so this is where training is most effective. Dogs learn by association, so Bark Busters teaches your dog to listen in the home environment where the association is more established. If your dog does not listen to you in the home environment then it's highly likely he won't listen outside, where there are far more distractions.

Training in your home is a one-to-one system, without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for training classes for disrupting the others.

Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home, such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression, we will set up controlled training scenarios in the park or wherever is most practical.

Lifetime Support Guarantee
You may wish to consider our Lifetime Support Guarantee to give your dog the very best start in life. this gives you the peace of mind that your Bark Busters trainer will return free of charge should a behaviour problem occur later in life.

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"Another great session with Sarah, we managed to walk our dog to heel within half an hour!! so pleased."

Imelda
Trainer: Sarah Coleman

"Good session, felt a bit daunting, early days but feel a difference already."

Jonathan
Trainer: Gina Williams

"I’ve had my dog for 2 years and have tried 2 other forms of training with Ozzy but there were still issues with other dogs and people. Estelle gave me the understanding of how to get Ozzy’s attention on me and training techniques to keep his attention. Going forward, we’re hoping the new training we’ve been shown will finally sort Ozzy’s reactivity out."

Margaret
Trainer: Estelle Jackson

"Our first lesson with Alex was great, Stanley was already much more relaxed when walking outside by the end of the session. Inside exercises were also successful. Looking forward to doing more work with Alex on aggression towards other dogs. Alex sent very useful training material and notes for us to have a look at."

Federico
Trainer: Alex Fraser

"I was really pleased with how the first session with Alex went. I was feeling a bit despairing due to dog reactivity which was making walks really stressful. Alex discussed everything in great detail and went through some basic manners with my dogs as well as giving me a clear idea of what the whole family needed to do to improve things. I now feel much more positive and am looking forward to the next session."

Samantha
Trainer: Alex Fraser

"We found our first training lesson very informative and of great benefit. Kirsty was excellent, very calming in her approach. Such a lovely lady. Harvey is already responding well to his initial lesson topics. We are confident he will continue to improve and can’t wait for his next lesson."

Kim
Trainer: Kirsty Dudfield

"Our first session with Sarah was a game changer, we understand so much more which has made us generally so much happier and confident with our dog, finally gotten past feeling stuck which resulted in a decline in our dogs behavior, she's so much happier and calmer, the training so far has felt very manageable and achievable and look forward to progressing. Loved the advice on feeding and nutrition and again that was also another game changer for our dog. Overall we're over the moon, thanks Sarah!!"

Imelda
Trainer: Sarah Coleman

"Excellent lesson. Lynn was great with our dog and us. Lynn trained us in order to train our dog. Can already see a massive positive difference."

Amanda
Trainer: Lynn Prentice

"Both my dog and I need to be confident with each other, and I feel I have been introduced to the training I need to achieve this. Early days, though!"

Maggie
Trainer: Tim

"Tim took the time to understand Ernie and our family dynamic. He was warm and friendly, and I felt comfortable asking any questions. By the end of the lesson, he had my dog loose lead walking and then I I was able to repeat the method! It was such an overwhelming relief, and I knew that we were on our way to correcting some of Ernie’s major behaviour issues even after just one session. Tim helped me get some of the control back. The homework was clear and helpful."

Happy
Trainer: Tim

 

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