meet your specialist trainer Neil Price
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist for Blackburn, Manchester South, Merseyside South, Warrington, Runcorn, St Helens & Widnes
Hi I'm Neil Price (dip.dog.psy) Is your dog like one of the family but you find it challenging and frustrating with their naughty behaviour? Or perhaps you're looking for obedience dog training? Then please read on! You love them, you walk them, you feed them yet nothing seems to be working. Unacceptable behaviour such as aggression, chewing, jumping up, chasing, pulling on the lead, selective hearing on recall and many more behaviour traits are not uncommon. It can be upsetting to see your pets showing signs of being nervous or fearful. If you would like to resolve these issues quickly and effectively, you have come to the right person!
I am the owner of six dogs, four of which were rescued. My rescue dogs came, varying in age, with their own challenges. Gemma, was a 16 months old working sheepdog when I rescued her. She was very nervous, sometimes displaying signs of aggression to both dogs and people. She was not house-trained and not in the best physical shape. In the first weeks she showed real signs of aggression. Her initial behaviour was very challenging, but with patience and training, Gemma and I now have a great relationship. Gemma and I now compete at a national level in the Kennel Club agility competitions. Gemma also has the highest award issued by the Kennel Club, which is Agility Warrant Gold.
I work with all breeds, all ages and all problems. From getting it right from the start with your puppy, child safety, expectant parents, sibling rivalry and many more. I recently worked with a deaf aggressive dog whose owners were on the point of having her euthanized. It was really fulfilling to help her and the owners understand each other and resolve her issues.
I have successfully passed my Diploma in Canine psychology with merit, accredited by the SFTR (National UK Therapists Register) and I'm a qualified Kennel Club judge.
Joining Bark Busters was a perfect career choice for me. I have personal experience, qualification, a good working knowledge all backed by Bark Busters intensive residential training.
I can teach you how to communicate quickly and effectively with your dog in a language they'll understand. My methods are kind and effective and you'll have peace of mind that if you need further help, this is provided free of charge under our Bark Busters Written Guarantee.
All the family are very impressed by Neil's ability to support us all in training our young puppy correctly and with confidence. He explains things in a clear and friendly manner. As Boo is with me for most of the time I can't believe how much this one session has given me so much understanding of the way a puppy behaves. I have now established a good routine and a simple training pattern that fits in with my needs. I loved Boo before although now we have the relationship that we both enjoy.S.W.5th January 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.