Bark Busters Home Dog Training works with all kinds of dogs. We will help an owner manage and train any dog, now matter the age of the dog, the breed of the dog, or the issues the dog has. Specializing in dog behavior presents a variety of challenges to a dog trainer. Every situation, every household, and every dog are different. It makes each day in the dog training world interesting.
Bark Busters is not a cookie cutter dog training approach. The dog training techniques and dog training methods are customized for each situation.
Here are some of the dogs and families I’ve worked with this year. Their owners have learned how to “speak dog” – a unique way to communicate and interact with their dog(s). It’s a simple and effective dog training program.
First lesson of the new year – Mahi on the left and Buck on the right (hard to see because he blends into the couch). The dogs and their owners recently moved into an apartment and needed help with jumping and walking on leash as they had lived in a fenced yard before. Buck in particular was more reactive to dogs while on walks.
Peaches is a nine-year-old Lab who had been driving her owner’s crazy for years because she was constantly barking for attention. They could not have guests over without her being all over them, and if they tried to ignore her, she would bark. On walks, if she saw a dog, she would bark and pull because she wanted to meet them. Within a short time, Peaches was settling down nicely. Her leash habits were greatly improved and she knew to stay on one side. And her owner knew what to do when he encountered another dog. A few days after the first session, they had company over – AND – peace and quiet. Peaches’ “”Dad” has already recommended Bark Busters to a few neighbors.
Charlie is a 5 month old hound mix puppy with long legs and lots of energy. His owners have had dogs before, but never a puppy, so their vet recommended they give me a call. Charlie was just doing normal puppy behaviors – jumping, play biting, chewing, pulling, and putting his paws up on the counter. He also did not want anyone to trim his nails. His owners are working diligently with him now, and “Dad” told me I got a thumbs up from “Mom” as they have seen significant improvement already.
Rico is a 7 month old Beagle, and the first dog for this family. He has chewed up furniture, and still needs some housetraining help. Confinement and supervision are key with a puppy, especially with our wide open Florida floor plans. We now have a plan and some new rules in place for this high-energy puppy.
King, a two-pound, four-month-old Yorkie was already starting to rule his domain, so his owners enrolled him in the Puppy Management Program. His “Dad” later wrote a review: “Joanne was awesome! As new pet/puppy owners, we expected her to train our little Yorkie, however, towards the middle of the training process, we realized it was us that needed the training. Joanne was extremely patient with us and King enjoyed all the attention that was given to him. I’m glad we made the choice to equip ourselves and King with the appropriate training and guidance. We are looking forward to the next couple of weeks as we become the “pack leaders” of our house. ”
Kai, a one-year-old mixed breed dog, recently moved in with her “great aunt”. Kai was used to living with lots of other dogs and people, so she wasn’t used to being alone, and would bark, drool and occasionally potty when her new owner left for any period of time. She had one session with Bark Busters and a few days later her owner said “I think we’ve got this” – no more issues.