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Choosing a Puppy...

How can anyone resist their big sad eyes - they're all adorable so how do you decide which puppy will turn out to be the right dog for you? Here are some pointers that might keep you on the straight and narrow and stop you from being seduced by the wrong one, especially if there are small children in the family. Firstly, make sure you see the mother with th...

Horticultural Horrors for Hounds...

There are many plants commonly found in home gardens which could prove lethal to dogs and especially puppies (who chew everything) - not to mention yourself and your children. Below is a list of some of those plants with the effects they can have if eaten - even in small quantities. Plant Name Poisonous Part Effects AZALEA   Entire plant...

Aggression in Dogs...

Does your dog exhibit aggressive behaviour? If so, it is highly likely your dog feels vulnerable or under threat in those particular situations, and he will use his instinctive communication system to make his feelings known. These warning signals can include growling, the showing of teeth, raised hackles, barking, snapping, and biting and are a clear messag...

Toilet training...

Toilet training for your puppy should start as soon as the puppy is home with you. You must be prepared to be patient and observant! For Puppies and for Older Dogs Toilet training for your puppy should start as soon as the puppy is home with you. You must be prepared to be patient and observant! Times When Your Puppy Will Need to Relieve Himself There ar...

Christmas tips to keep your dog safe over the festive season...

In planning for this Christmas season's festivities, it is important to keep your dogs in mind. While most of us welcome the sights, sounds and smells of the season, it can also be chaotic, especially for dogs. The festivities can interrupt a dog's routine and present a potentially unsafe situation. By following a few simple tips, the festive season can be...

Don't let the winter chill take a bite out of your dog's hea...

As temperatures drop and the UK is getting ready for snow and ice, Bark Busters Home Dog Training advises dog owners to take special care to protect their dogs from winter dangers. Beware of ice, snow and cold temperatures Whilst many dogs with proper shelter can be safe in outside temperatures below freezing, puppies, smaller dogs and older dogs shou...

Summer Care and Safety Tips for Dogs...

As summer leads to warmer weather and more time outside, Bark Busters advises pet owners to take special precautions for their dogs. Bark Busters - the world's largest home dog training company offers some helpful tips for dog owners on how to keep their canine companions happy, cool and safe during the dog days of summer. Summer is an incredible season for...

Healthy tips for you and your dog...

With the start of the New Year and the time for 'New Year Resolutions', Bark Busters Home Dog Training offers helpful tips to help you and your dog to keep fit and healthy. Frequent activity plays a positive part for you and your dog's health. Keeping him active daily can benefit his muscles, bones, digestion, sleep, circulation, and general wellbeing. The...

World Cup fever drives dogs to cross the line...

With World Cup fever spreading throughout the UK, Bark Busters advises pet owners to take special precautions for their dogs. Bark Busters, the world's large dog training company, offers helpful tips to dog owners after a spate of bites and nips during the football matches. It's important to remember that your dog doesn't know it's a time for celebration. N...

Stay Safe During National Dog Bite Prevention Week...

As part of its ongoing commitment to keep pets and people safe, Bark Busters, the world's largest dog training company, launches the Dally Says Dog Safety Programme, a unique online public service programme designed to help educate children about dog safety and bite prevention. The free online programme is part of a worldwide effort by the 350+ Bark Busters...

20 Years helping over 500000 dogs...

2009 is a meaningful year for Bark Busters Home Dog Training. The brain child of Sylvia and Danny Wilson, Bark Busters celebrates its 20th birthday this year since its formation in Australia in 1989. It was 20 years ago when Sylvia & Danny Wilson first started the business that has now become the world's largest and most trusted dog training company. Sin...

Keeping your dog safe through the New Year celebrations...

With New Year almost upon us, remember that your dog doesn't know it's time for celebration. Nor does he know that people making a lot of noise and staggering around is perfectly normal human behaviour during the festive season. Celebrations can go off without a hitch by following these simple guidelines to ensure that your dog remains happy and stress-free...