Dog Training & Behaviour in Sutton in Ashfield
Home Dog Training Sutton in Ashfield. Hello, my name is Estelle Jackson and I am your local Bark Busters therapist for your area. I have been working as a dog trainer and behaviour expert for several 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 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. Alternatively, just click the contact button above and leave me your details. You have taken the first step towards a better way to a better dog!
I hope to meet you very soon.
Estelle is first aider trained
Your trainer is an independent business owner who operates their own business under a franchise agreement with Bark Busters. Estelle Jackson trading as Bark Busters, is a franchisee of BBDT (UK) Limited, the Master Franchise holder.