meet your specialist trainer Nicki Platt

Merseyside Dog Training Therapist

As heard on 'The Sean Styles Show' BBC Radio Merseyside.

Hello! I am Nicki your local therapist for Merseyside and owner of Beau, Harvey & Tilly (2 Labradors and a Springer spaniel).

Harvey came to me at 6 yrs old as his owner could no longer look after him. He took to following me everywhere and barked at everything and everyone. Beau stole things - shoes, remotes, mobile phones, you name it he stole it! As for Tilly, toilet training proved to be really tricky with the other two around. Worst of all Beau started showing aggression towards Harvey and I became worried that it might change his gentle nature.

I soon realised that I was out of my depth with three dogs, all of whom were much cleverer than me and had me brilliantly trained. Sadly they were not so well trained!

I searched for a non-physical, kind and effective method of training which would take place in the home, since both Beau and Harvey were good at training classes but definitely not good at home! This is the reason why I joined Bark Busters and it has been such an eye opener to actually see life through a dog's eyes and start communicating with them in a way that they understand. These days I understand them and they understand and obey me!

My training has given me the knowledge to work with dogs exhibiting all sorts of behavioural problems, so however bad you think your dog's habits may be please do give me a ring. I can stop nuisance barking, any form of aggression, jumping up and sort out general disobedience, so don't despair I can help!

Nicki Platt, Dog Obedience Trainer & Behavioural Therapist for
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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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