meet your specialist trainer Angela Young
Southport Dog & Puppy Training, Merseyside
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.
My name is Angela Young, and I am your local therapist of Bark Busters Home Dog Training Southport. Whatever problems you are having with your dog, I am confident that I can help you. Below is a brief overview of the service I provide. I hope that you find it helpful. Should you need to ask any other questions, the Bark Buster team are on hand to assist you with any queries without placing you under any obligation.
Do you have a behaviour issue with your dog that you feel unable to address? Many people experience difficulties at some time or another with the behaviour of their dog. They often complain that they just doesn’t listen; or that they have tried everything and nothing works. What I very often find is that their dog is trying to listen to them, but simply doesn’t understand what is being requested of him, or often genuinely believes that he needs to behave in this way.
Because I come to help you train your dog in your home, I am able to see what is happening in your relationship with your dog. How do you communicate with him? How consistent are you about rules and boundaries? Is your dog better at training you than you are at training him? You may laugh at that, but very often owners don’t realise how well they have been trained by the dog!
Our tailored programme begins in the home as this is where your dog spends most of the time. Our initial meeting will last 2-3 hours and will give you a clear insight into the behaviours that are causing you stress. During this meeting, I will explain to you fully how the Bark Busters system of communication works, and I will show you how to use it in your daily interactions. There will be lots of opportunity for you to practise your techniques whilst I am with you so that, once I leave, you will be equipped to continue the programme.
An important point to mention is that our system is kind and effective. We do not use physical force or inflict pain. My tailored programme is enjoyable for both you and your furry friend. I will show you how to communicate using verbal communication and body language, and you will be amazed at just how quickly your pet responds. Where dogs have become stressed by their perceived responsibility of guarding and protecting the family group, we often see them visibly relax once they know that leadership is restored, you are in control of situations and that your communication is clear and consistent.
Whether it’s barking, jumping up, aggression, pulling on the lead, sibling rivalry or any other problem you are having (or a combination), I am confident that, by allowing me to show you our proven system of communication, you will see a difference in the behaviour very quickly. Obviously that means that I will be tutoring you as much, if not more than, I am your dog. But all of my clients find that it is worth the effort, and enjoy the challenge of learning new skills. I am very friendly and make the sessions as helpful as possible for you.
I am particularly experienced in helping to rehabilitate rescue dogs. I provide my support to Freshfield Animal Rescue, and to the RSPCA in Southport, and I understand the need for patience and time to allow them to settle into a new home. My own dog is a rescue. Cole is German Shepherd Cross who had been rehomed twice by the age of 14 months. I have trained him using the Bark Buster methods and he is now a well-behaved member of the family who hasn’t lost his love of life and his enthusiasm.
I can also help you with all of your puppy-training needs. It’s always a pleasure to help new owners get off on the right foot with a new puppy…and I also enjoy the puppy cuddles!
So, if you feel that you need help, please do give me a call and allow me to help you. I’m confident that your dog will thank you for it, and you won’t look back
Angela arrived on time and was polite and confident from the start. Before meeting Dexter we had a detailed discussion so Angela could evaluate both our dogs personality and our ' human ' needs and issues. I was particularly impressed with Angela's knowledge of dog psychology and how easy steps she suggested could make a huge difference to Dexter's happiness and well being. The first stage of training went so well, I could not believe it was our little rascal. The ethos of the training is helping us communicate and reassure Dexter so he can just enjoy being a happy chap. It is all delivered by Angela in a calm and supportive way enabling us to make huge improvements using simple, positive steps. So glad we chose Barkbusters and feel lucky to have Angela as our trainer. We have no hesitation in recomending Barkbusters for helping dog lovers connect with their pets in humane and positive way.A.H.3rd December 2019
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.