meet your specialist trainer Estelle Jackson
Lichfield Dog Training and behaviour
or call 0808 100 4071
Welcome to Bark Busters Home Dog Training Lichfield. My name is Estelle Jackson and I am your local dog behaviour therapist for your area. I have been working as a dog trainer and behaviour expert for many years.
I love my career with Bark Busters and it is such a privilege to be out and about in your area meeting people from different walks of life and, of course, lots of amazing dogs with various behaviour issues every day. Working with animals was something I was always destined to do; since my schooldays I have been surrounded by animals of various types. My Dad used to help injured animals and wildlife, so our house was always full of an array of creatures. It still is, but more of that later.
I trained as a veterinary nurse after leaving school and travelled to Australia where I lived and worked for several years. There, my passion for animals developed into an interest in dog behaviour and I found myself working with the RSPCA in Australia, running training and behaviour workshops. Eventually, this led me to become a Bark Busters therapist because I loved the idea of visiting dogs and their owners in their own homes where dogs respond better to training as they behave "normally" and are more relaxed.
When I returned back to the UK, I was able to continue this work that I love. The Bark Busters communication system is easy-to-understand and easy to put into place, in a kind and consistent way, and I find that dog owners are amazed at the speed of the changes in their dog’s behaviour. It always gives me real pleasure to see the smile on owners’ faces once they realise that, underneath the stressed exterior, they have a calm and relaxed dog who is a pleasure to live with. Often, dogs are anxious because they have taken on too much responsibility and feel that they have a need to protect themselves and their family. This anxiety makes them difficult to train, because they can’t listen properly. Once I teach you how to communicate better with your dog and show some sound and consistent leadership based on voice tone and body language, you will give your dog comfort and confidence to know that it is ok to relax. Then he/she can learn much more quickly and start to have some fun.
Issues like excessive barking, destructive behaviours, aggression, skin problems, separation anxiety and guarding of objects can be signs of an anxious or overwhelmed dog. These are all issues I can help you with by teaching you how to train and communicate with your dog. I can also help with problems like pulling on the lead, poor recall, sibling rivalry, toileting and much more.
I also love meeting puppies! So, if you would like help with your puppy training and getting off to a good start with your new puppy, then please don’t hesitate to ask.
I own dogs, cats, ferrets, ducks, sheep and horses. My three dogs are a Husky and a Lurcher that I have had from pups, and a 3- legged Chihuahua that was rescued from the Bush in Australia (where she lost her leg). There is always lots to learn from animals about their resilience and ability to adapt and learn. Whatever behaviour problems you may be experiencing from your dog, I can assure you that I will have come across the problem before from many dog owners. There is never any need to be embarrassed to tell me about the problems you are having as I will always be a compassionate listener and will always help and not judge.
As the lessons take place in your home, you can relax and take your time as I show and guide you through the training. Your programme will be tailored specifically to you and your dog, and you can contact me at any time for support during the period term or your support guarantee, knowing that I will come out to help you with each stage as you progress. I will leave you with written notes and guidance so that you can recap what you have learned at any time. If you find that you are struggling, we will work together to find a way forward that suits you better.
If you live in the Lichfield area, are struggling and think that you have an untrainable dog, or a dog who won’t listen to you, give me a call, and let’s work together to get your relationship with your four-legged friend back on track. You can call our freephone number 0808 100 4071 anytime to speak to one of our team. Alternatively, just click the red contact button and send me your details. You have taken the first step towards a better way to a better dog!
I hope to meet you very soon.
I can also help if you are looking for a dog trainer in Sutton Coldfield & Tamworth
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.