meet your specialist trainer Joanne Rice

Dog Behavior Therapist and Trainer Greater Tampa Bay

Joanne Rice your local dog behavior expertJoanne Rice, your local dog trainer and behavior expert for Greater Tampa Bay

Welcome to Bark Busters Southeast and Greater Tampa Bay. I’m Joanne Rice, the trainer covering North and New Tampa, all the way down the eastern suburbs into Sun City, Apollo Beach, Ruskin and everything in between. I come to you, to work with you and your dog in your home and neighborhood, because that’s where your dog will learn best. The training is customized to your individual needs and the focus is on you and your priorities.

Bark Buster's Home Dog Training is ideal for:

  • Nuisance Barking
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Pulling on the leash
  • Jumping up
  • Separation anxiety
  • Toileting in the house
  • Not coming when called
  • Over exuberance
  • Not responding to commands
  • Basic Obedience
  • Chewing and destruction
  • Digging in the yard
...and much more!

Have a new puppy? Many people call to ask when they should start training their puppy. My answer is always the same – as soon as you can. Don’t wait and let bad habits develop, or make mistakes you’ll regret later. Our puppy programs help you with:

  • House training
  • Proper use of the crate
  • Play biting
  • Jumping
  • Chewing
  • Basic commands
  • Leash manners
  • Separation anxiety
  • And anything else your puppy is doing. Plus I provide you with a sounding board for questions and concerns throughout the program.

Our training methods are non-physical, utilizing canine communication. To date, Bark Busters has trained over 1 Million dogs around the world. It is an easy to learn, extremely effective approach using voice control, body language and pack leadership techniques. We do not use shock collars, prong collars, or check chains. You will not become a treat dispenser for your dog. You will build a strong bond with your dog – love is the easy part – but you also want mutual trust and respect as well.

Programs: Our Lifetime Support program is what Bark Busters is known for, and is unique in the dog training world- no one else can provide a program like this. However, I offer a variety of options depending on your needs, budget, and desire for ongoing support. Call to discuss which program would be the best fit for you and your dog.

See results. Clients are often surprised by how quickly their dog responds – many people see a major improvement after the first session. And with just a little practice and consistency, you can help your dog become a great companion.

Unbelievable and fast results. We are thrilled with Joanne and Bark Busters. We are happier dog parents and our dog is happier too.
Maureen & Carl Belanger, Riverview, FL
I was very impressed with the technique used for training my dog. He responded immediately. The trainer was very well educated and made me feel very confident in how I was to work with my dog. She really understands the dog's nature.
Marla Jones, Riverview, FL

Vet Recommended. Many vet clinics, and other dog-related businesses in the area, have experienced our techniques and are very comfortable recommending Bark Busters. I have worked with many staff members and their dogs from various facilities over the years. Here’s what some of them say:

I can not say enough good about Joanne. I have 3 dogs and all 3 seemed to respond to her right away. She gave good, practical tips that have helped my whole family. I have already recommended Joanne twice since using her services. She is amazing!
Megan Lenzmeier, Quail Hollow Animal Hospital
I was amazed with my dogs' improved behavior. It was noticeable immediately.
Dr. Mary Hernandez, CARE Animal Hospital
The training techniques were explained very well and were very easy to understand. We noticed unbelievable results right away. I'm just still in shock how well he responded.
J. Busciglio, Santa Cruz Animal Hospital

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Training can be fun. Your dog likes the attention and interaction and you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you and your dog form a better relationship. The techniques are easy to learn and simple to use. You won’t need to spend a lot of time practicing each day. The new techniques you will learn, which become a way of life, will enable you to maintain your dog’s good behavior.

About me:

Bark Busters has trained over one million dogs to date. Personally I have trained over 1500 in the Tampa Bay area.

I am certified by Bark Busters at the Master level, I am certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and I am also a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and meet the requirements to provide training to those who have received citations from Hillsborough and Pasco County Animal Services.

I am accredited by the Better Business Bureau and have an A+ rating.

Angie’s List also rates me an A based on customer feedback.

Watch our Bark Busters Dog Training Video

Don't take our word for it! See what people all over America say about Bark Busters in home dog training. Whatever the problem, We can help - any dog, any age.

Call Joanne at (813) 240-6848 or 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or e-mail directly

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