meet your specialist trainer Manda Denny

Manda Denny, PPDTI (Adv), Grand Master Trainer and Behavioural Therapist

Hi, I'm Manda Denny and I am your local therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training Wakefield & Huddersfield. I’m happily owned and loved by 4 border collies. I'm a long-time dog trainer, qualifying at an Advanced level with The Dog Training Instructors Course (DTIC) and also the Pet Dog Training Institute (PDTI) in the early ‘noughties’. I now also train people to become pet dog instructors as well as people to train their own dogs. I've run regular dog classes for years, as well as masterclasses and furthered my career and joined Bark Busters back in 2006.

The route to good dog training and behaviour is creating a learning opportunity. Make it easy for your dog to learn and you will make it easy on yourself. Dogs, like people, do not handle stress. Barking, boisterousness and destructive behaviour, for example, is often a symptom of our dogs failing to understand what we expect or desire of them. Like us, they deserve to have an easy life.

In order to gain that easy life we have first to understand what is going on in our dog’s head. I can help you with that so you are able to communicate with each other. Your training program will be just that… YOUR training programme, tailored to you and your dog. At Bark Busters we have long understood that cannot fit all so we look at everything that is going on in your dog’s life.

My methods are positive, rewarding, humane and totally hands-off, until it's time to give your dog a fuss to reward the good behaviours. This approach is why I have been engaged to run classes for re-homed rescue dogs and why I have run sessions for rescue staff and vets in the understanding and handling of stressed dogs in their care. I don't just deal with dogs that pull, or who jump up or bark. I take a holistic approach to your situation with your dog which allows us to see success with more the more complex challenges such as Separation Anxiety and Aggression.

I can help you train out unwanted behaviours, allowing you to train in new, desirable ones. I myself enjoy participating in a number of dog sports, and the skills you will work on with me really can allow you to go on to even very high drive activities if you want to. Just ask me and I'll show you how.

how we can help you and your furry friend

Bark Busters Home Dog Training Services

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.

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