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Puppy and Dog Training Colchester

Puppy and Dog Training Colchester

Welcome to dog training Colchester, my name is Tim, and I am your local Bark Busters behavioural therapist. I grew up in London, and my childhood included various black Labradors as family pets.  As an adult, I travelled and earned my living overseas as a self-employed member of the tourist industry for many years, but sadly my job prevented me from having a dog, as I wouldn’t be able to provide the time and attention that a dog would need and deserve. After moving back to Cambridgeshire, close to family, I settled in my own home and Hazel a chocolate Labrador puppy made her entrance.  She grew to be a strong puller and destroyed so much of my home, I often despaired of being able to enjoy her fully. How I wish I had known the Bark Busters method in her early years. She is now an elderly lady and is happy to sleep, eat (she is a Labrador after all) and enjoy gentle exercise.

I’ve always had an affinity for all animals and have been a volunteer with the RSPCA, walking dogs, cleaning out pens and kennels, often sad at the number of animals that were being cared for.  Another charity that I work with, helps pet owners who are struggling to keep their domestic pets due to illness or the cost of living, but with help and assistance, providing advice, vet care or behaviour training, many people can keep their beloved pet after all.  

My own house is home to other rescue creatures so Hazel and I have various small furry and feathered friends that keep us busy.  I am also studying for a degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare, which is proving most interesting. 

The techniques I’ve learned working within the Bark Busters family have allowed me to help many people improve their relationship with their dogs.  If you’re not enjoying your furry member of the family all the time, there is a tendency for us humans to “manage” it rather than find the best way to improve or resolve it. However, human and dog lives can be improved with the right methods using gentle, fun training that replicate real life situations or problems that are currently impacting on your relaxed enjoyment with each other. 

Dogs see the world in a very different way to us humans, so it’s understandable that we sometimes find that the dog we hoped would be a great addition to the family, has become unruly, noisy, destructive or seemingly unpredictable in some way.  It may sometimes seem that your dog is defiant or trying to punish you, but they are just seeing the world in a canine way, so it’s important for us humans to learn their language. That’s where Bark Busters can help.

I love my work and get huge satisfaction from coaching dog owners to use fun training techniques developed and adapted for over 3 decades by the many Bark Buster therapists worldwide. It is satisfying to watch dog owners rebuild their relationships and their dog’s behaviour changing in front of their eyes as their dog becomes more focused and responsive to members of the family.  It’s lovely working with experienced dog owners too as the sometimes-anxious people bringing home a new puppy or rescue dog for the very first time to join the family. Showing them how to ensure their new family member has the very best help to settle in. 

If you are looking for professional dog training near you, in Colchester or surrounding areas, then you have found the right place. Our training programme is easy to follow for dog owners and their dogs.  It is based on the way that dogs communicate with each other, using voice and body language. It’s simple and easy to pick up the methods and in most cases, you will see a difference in the way your dog responds before the end of the first lesson.  After the first lesson, I will leave you with an individual, personalised training schedule for your dog to help to resolve any specific issues, and I will support you free of charge for the period you have chosen to purchase. Our unique support guarantee will give you peace of mind, knowing that if you have any concerns, you can seek ongoing help. Do check out our many customer reviews and testimonials for confirmation.

If you are having issues such as boisterousness, excessive barking, separation anxiety, aggression, toilet accidents, resource guarding, pulling on the lead, sibling rivalry, destruction, lack of recall or much more, or you would like to make sure your puppy has a good educational start in life, I can tailor make a programme to suit you. So please do make contact to find out how I can help.

Tim accepts debit/credit cards

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Sudbury, Halstead, Braintree, Beacon End

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