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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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Trainer: Lee Hardy

"Shauna explained everything really clearly, then demonstrated some exercises to set the scene for the behaviours we needed to address; mainly barking at other dogs on walks and when passing the home and chasing our cat. We are one week into practicing the exercises and we are seeing a very positive response to the exercises. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Shauna and would highly recommend her."

Trainer: Shauna Hoey

"Amazing first lesson, thanks so much Lee"

Trainer: Lee Hardy

"Very easy to talk to, explained what we need to do. Still ongoing."

Trainer: Estelle Jackson

"Gavin spent time explaining why we had the issues we had with our pups,this gave us a greater understanding of how,with Gavin's help, we could train them successfully.Gavin was very positive and gave us confidence that we could improve the pup's behaviours over time.We cannot thank Gavin enough for his time,expertise and encouragement."

Trainer: Gavin Chambers

"Outstanding service and very well delivered. Sarah was patient, understanding and very friendly and easy to work with. Thanks"

Trainer: Sarah Coleman

"Amazing transformation….!!! We are still in shock…! We contacted Kevin as we were having issues with our 14 month old Cavapoo, Blaze who was trying to be the ‘top dog’ and rule us all – we knew what he was doing, but we had no idea how to stop it. His behaviours were, over excitement when meeting people, separation anxiety, excessive barking in the garden and recall issues. On arrival Kevin immediately put us at ease, and within the hour we had a totally different dog. Overall Kevin spent 3 to 4 hours with us, both inside our home and out and about in our local community. He addressed all the issues by embedding the straightforward technique that was initially learnt. We cannot believe that something so easily enforced can work so effectively. We now have a very well behaved dog who is much happier, settled and contented now he knows that it’s not his responsibility to keep us all in check. Our sincere thanks Kevin. PS: If you have any issues with your dog, contact Kevin, you will not regret it."

Trainer: Kevin McDonnell

"Gina did an amazing job with Wilson and we can see a big difference. We stick to the tasks that were set for us, it's only going to get better."

Trainer: Gina Williams

"When our new dog Nessa started to make us feel we genuinely needed some external help and advice, initial research left us confused. Did we need a dog trainer or a dog behaviourist? After lengthy research and lots of discussion, we kept circling back to Ben at Barkbusters. We took the plunge and arranged our first session. After that first session we felt that Ben provided everything we expected in terms of behaviour and training. The results were immediate and Ben spent lots of time listening to our individual concerns before teaching us how get the very best out of Nessa in terms of basic behaviour, control and most of all, being able to go for walks whilst while Nessa stayed calmly at heal, ignoring distractions and accepting that during walks, and whilst indoors, we were pack leaders and not her. The changes to our lives, and I must add Nessa's, have been immeasurable. She is now a much happier, calmer, content dog. Ben has always been on hand if we needed advice, and left us with a renewed self confidence that we could do everything he taught us. That more than anything, made all the difference. Thank you Ben & Thank you Barkbusters. Maggie, Colin & Nessa"

Trainer: Ben Jordan

"Liz is very calm and clear. The techniques she gave us to solve our main problem - barking - were effective immediately and continue to work. We are very pleased with the results so far!"

Trainer: Liz Johnson


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