meet your specialist trainer Jacquie Callaby
Dog Training & Behaviour, Fleet, Basingstoke, Hampshire
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.
Hello and welcome to Bark Busters Home Dog Training Basingstoke & Fleet. My name is Jacquie Callaby, and I have been your local home dog behaviour therapist for over 12 years. I have met so many dogs and their owners over the years and dealt with so many various issues and problems that I am confident that, whatever issue you may be having with your dog, I will be able to help you. Once I have shown you how to put into place our system of kind leadership and consistent communication, you will be able to enjoy your dog again and be free of the behaviours that often cause the most stress.
My own dog, Miller, a cocker spaniel, brought quite a few challenges. His worst problem was separation anxiety, meaning that it was difficult to leave him alone in the house. With a little patience and perseverance, and by putting in place the Bark Busters techniques that I teach, I was able to reduce his stress at the thought of me going out without him, so that he could relax when alone.
My years of experience have shown me that, whatever the behaviour problem you are experiencing, you are not alone. You should never be too embarrassed to ask for help. I won’t judge you or criticise you. I’ll simply look at what has been going wrong, create a tailored training plan and show you ways to move forward. My training methods take into account the underlying issues that may be causing the unwanted behaviour. I will explain these to you so that you will have a clear understanding of what you will be doing and why. After our first lesson, you will have more confidence in how to deal with the problem behaviours, and you will also know how to communicate with your dog to prevent them from recurring.
Whatever problems you are experiencing, I am confident that I can help you. I deal with barking, aggression to people, aggression to other dogs, pulling on the lead, poor recall, separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, destructive behaviours, toilet training… and much more. I can also help you with puppy training if you would like to get off to a good start with your puppy.
Not only have I grown up around dogs and always been a dog lover, I worked in the customer service industry prior to becoming a Bark Busters trainer and behaviour therapist, so I understand the importance of customer satisfaction. I am always keen to ensure that my customers feel that they receive good service and value for money. My Support Guarantee means that, after our initial lesson, I will return to support you throughout the duration of the service. This guarantee, together with the written notes and guidance that I will leave with you after each lesson, means that you can feel confident that you are supported in your training.
Some of my successful training programmes are shown here as testimonials from previous dog owners, so please feel free to take a look and see how I can help you too.
I have 2 miniature Dachshunds that are the love of my life and between them had several issues which needed addressing - but the main issue was the escalating aggressive behaviour of the older Dachshund (4 years) which prompted me to contact Bark Busters. On the initial visit Jacquie spent several hours with us and also accompanied us on a walk to observe them. She made several suggestions and devised a plan for us to follow. (I think really it’s about training the owners not the dogs)!!! After 3 weeks she returned for a progress check. I can honestly say the results were amazing and I can hardly believe that such small changes in their routine and lifestyle have made such huge improvements. It is now 6 weeks after the initial visit and their behaviour is very much improved. For anyone experiencing difficulties with their dogs behaviour, I would have no hesitation In recommending Jacquie. She has a wealth of knowledge, very patient and not at all judgmental.T.S.2nd July 2019
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.