meet your specialist trainer Lynn Prentice
St. Albans Home Dog Training & Puppy Education
Contact Lynn by e-mail
or call 0808 100 4071
Updated 5th January 2021 - I offer a variety of options to conduct lessons whilst maintaining social distancing. This includes home lessons where appropriate, conducting lessons in your garden / open spaces and using video conferencing. We have introduced a "Home Lesson Risk Assessment" to help to combat the spread of the virus.
My name is Lynn Prentice of Bark Busters Home Dog Training St. Albans. I am a Master Dog Behaviour Therapist and I have been helping dog owners for the past 10 years. During this time I have helped over 3,000 owners and their dogs, of all shapes and sizes, with a myriad of problems. There can be many reasons why a beloved pet begins to show traits that you may not welcome, barking, jumping, pulling, aggression, separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, recall or just selective hearing. It is my job to establish the cause and then form a personal training plan for you to follow, to start to tackle the unwanted behaviour. Maybe you are a new owner of a puppy and you want to make sure that your new four-legged family member gets the right start in life.
If you're looking for quality dog training near you, then you've found the right place. When I visit, l will take a comprehensive history of your dog and coach you on how to effectively communicate with your dog. You will be amazed at the difference in what you think you are saying to your dog and what they are actually hearing. Armed with your personal plan you will be able to start to work with your dog to achieve your goals. You can be reassured that I return to help and support you, free of charge, under the Bark Busters Support Guarantee, that you have purchased.
I know what it's like to have a challenging dog. Before I became a Bark Busters dog behaviour therapist and trainer in the St Albans area, my large boxer, Ralph, had many behaviour problems. As much as I love Ralf, I cannot pretend that he did not have some worrying behaviours as he was growing up. He liked to chase sheep, he didn’t like to come back until he was ready, and he was inclined to show aggression towards dogs he took a dislike to. However, with the help of Bark Busters I got these behaviours problems under control and life with him became a pleasure. He went on to become a Pets as Therapy Dog and I became one of the Bark Busters pack along with being a temperament assessor for Pets as Therapy and Hertfordshire Police.
Take a look at what dog owners are saying about me and you can have the confidence that I can help you to resolve you dog's behaviour problems. I look forward to meeting you soon.
[Sorry - I don't know what the invoice number is] I had to put in an emergency SOS call to Barkbusters as my psycho Cocker Spaniel was ruling the house and we couldn't manage anymore. Nothing I was doing would have any impact on the dogs behavior. Everything was one big game and my wife and I were at our wits end. Lynn came round and no joke, within 20 minutes was able to demonstrate that we have a well behaved dog, we just need to be able to communicate with him, which we were not doing. We were showed how to talk "doggy language" and the results were remarkable. 4 days on now and we have a much calmer dog, much calmer family and a much calmer home. Don't get me wrong, there is a still a lot of work to be done and we are seeing improvements every day. Thank you Lynn and thank you Barkbusters as you have saved us from parting with our family pet (which was the next step if you had not come and saved us/him). ThanksR.M.17th January 2020
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.
Your trainer is an independent business owner who operates their own business under a franchise agreement with Bark Busters. LPDT Limited trading as Bark Busters, is a franchisee of BBDT (UK) Limited, the Master Franchise holder.