meet your specialist trainer Emma Barrett
Home Dog Training & Behaviour in Stratford-upon-Avon
or call 0808 100 4071
I offer a variety of options to conduct lessons whilst maintaining social distancing. This includes home lessons, conducting lessons in your garden / open spaces and using video conferencing where applicable. We have introduced a new "Home Lesson Risk Assessment" to help to combat the spread of the virus.
Welcome to Bark Busters Home Dog Training Stratford-upon-Avon. My name is Emma and I’m your local dog behaviour therapist. I'm here to help you with your general training needs or to resolve all your dog’s behaviour problems. My training is one-to-one and conducted in your home where you and your dog are less stressed, most relaxed, and where you can take the time to focus on your dog without distractions. I come to you at a time that suits you and we work together to resolve those unwanted behaviours that are causing you problems and putting strain on your relationship with your dog; and maybe with other members of your family too.
I’ve owned dogs for over 20 years and before I was a trainer, my background was in dog grooming. Grooming brought me into contact with many challenging dogs and their loving, but frustrated owners. Many of my customers would talk to me about the various behaviour problems they were struggling with, and I was able to share my experiences and provide advice. I was always delighted when customers reported back to me that the advice and tips I had given had helped them with their dog’s challenging behaviour. I have always been so committed to helping people identify the reasons behind their dog’s bad behaviour and helping them, and their dog, overcome the problems and live more happily together. I jumped at the chance to make the move into dog training as a Bark Buster dog behaviour therapist when the opportunity arose in the Stratford-upon-Avon area.
I work with many different breeds and many different size dogs. Each dog has its own issues and I know the importance of understanding how dogs use body language to communicate, why they need to be handled considerately and why they need to feel confident in person who is leading. I also love meeting dog owners through my work and I am committed to providing great customer service.
The training system
My system is straight forward, easy to use and understand, by both you and your dog. There are no physical harsh methods and I believe hands are for praise and reward. We will work together to ensure that your dog is listening to your voice tones, watching your body language and understands what you want from him/her. I can help you with all problems such as aggression to other dogs, aggression to people, sibling rivalry, separation anxiety, excessive barking, destructive behaviour, toileting, boisterousness, pulling on the lead, recall and much more… I also offer puppy training so that you can get off to the right start with your puppy.
Our lessons will be packed full of activities and information so that you feel you have lots to continue to work with. You will receive lots of written information and follow-up training tips to help you absorb and consolidate what you have learnt. I want to ensure you get the best value possible from our training system.
Our written Support Guarantee will also give you peace of mind that I will return, free of charge, to support and guide you through the term that you have purchased. You can feel confident knowing that I am only a phone call or an email away from continuing to help you if you struggle.
I’d love to help you find a way towards a better relationship with your dog so please do give me a call on 0808 100 4071 or simply click the red button above, to book your training, and I hope to meet you very soon.
The Bark Busters system really works ! Our dog would not come back when called, was rushing out of doorways and jumping up. Emma was very professional and calm, she took us through various training exercises and explained to us how to ' think dog '. We were amazed at the immediate results in such a short period of time, we could see our dog starting to listen and focus on us. Emma left us with various training exercises to practise with our dog until we see her next time. We have no hesitation in recommending Emma.J.B.30th October 2018
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.