Southport Dog & Puppy Training, Merseyside
Welcome to dog training Southport, I am Neil Price (dip.dog.psy) and I am your local dog behaviour therapist and trainer for Bark Busters. Your dog is one of your family, but may have some challenging or frustrating behaviour that you would like to improve. You may find yourself at the other end of the lead with a lunging snarling reactive dog to passers-by or other dogs or you may have just bought your first pup or added a pup to your growing dog pack, or maybe taken on a rehomed dog. Maybe your dog has started to be selectively deaf when chasing a scent or other animal. He may jump up at you, visitors or strangers, causing embarrassment and sometime an unwanted response from the humans! Your dog may be anxious when left, chewing or otherwise being destructive, or have some issues with another dog in the home which you can see increasing with time. If you are reading this you have probably managed the behaviour in the past, but something may have happened recently to trigger your need to resolve the issue and others that may be linked. If dogs understood “NO” there would be no need for behaviour therapists!
Over the years I have shared my life with many dogs, first, working Border Collies on the farm where I grew up, with, of course, the obligatory Jack Russells who loved the hay barn. Later, two wonderful easy German Shepherds and now with my wife, a number of Border Collies, mostly rehomed, and some of whom compete with me at agility. The rescues came with varying issues, but my biggest challenge was Gemma. She was a 16 months old working sheepdog when I rescued her, very nervous, sometimes displaying major aggression to both dogs and people, she was not house-trained and not in the best physical shape. During the first few weeks, she was potentially dangerous in her distrust and aggression and was extremely challenging, she was the one that helped me find and begin working with Bark Busters and with the kind, calm techniques, patience and training, Gemma and I became a great team and before her retirement we competed at a national level in Kennel Club agility competitions, winning the highest award issued by the Kennel Club, the Agility Warrant Gold.
If you're looking for quality, professional dog training near you, then you've found the right place. I work with dog owners in and around the Southport regions. I work with any breed, any age and any issues that may need help. From simple leadwork or obedience to stock chasing, nuisance barking or obsessive-compulsive issues. I thoroughly enjoy working with puppies, helping families learn how to make sure their pup grows into the best dog it can be. I can also help if you are expecting a new baby and are worried that your dog may be jealous. I recently worked with a deaf aggressive dog whose owners were on the point of having her euthanized. It was really fulfilling to help her, and the owners understand each other and resolve her issues.
I successfully passed my Diploma in Canine psychology with merit, accredited by the SFTR (National UK Therapists Register) and I'm a qualified Kennel Club agility judge.
Joining Bark Busters was a perfect career choice for me. I have personal experience, qualifications, a good working knowledge all improved by the intensive Bark Busters residential training and continued development.
I can teach you how to communicate quickly and effectively with your dog in a language they'll understand. My methods are kind, effective and your daily training plan will only take up 15 minutes per day of your time. You will have peace of mind that if you need further help, this is provided free of charge under our Bark Busters Support Guarantee, either for your dog’s Lifetime or for 12 months.
Please do make contact if you would like to talk through how I work and make your first appointment to start to rebuild your enjoyment with your dog.
Neil accepts debit/credit cards
Neil is first aider trained
Your trainer is an independent business owner who operates their own business under a franchise agreement with Bark Busters. Neil Price trading as Bark Busters, is a franchisee of BBDT (UK) Limited, the Master Franchise holder.