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Tampa Bay area dog trainer

Welcome to Bark Busters Southeast and Greater Tampa Bay

Bark Busters has trained over one million dogs to date. Personally I have trained over 2000 in the Tampa Bay area.

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

Read more reviews about Joanne Rice

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 over the past 10+ years.

I am certified by Bark Busters at the Master level and I am also certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. 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.

 

Tampa Bay area dog trainer

Bark Busters

Training Types

Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Full obedience training for dogs of all ages and breeds; sit, down, stay, loose lead walking, attentiveness, distance control and recall training.

Bark Busters

Packages

Lifetime Support Guarantee

Lifetime Support Guarantee

The Bark Busters worldwide dog behaviour training support guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog behaviour issues and dog obedience issues and to provide our customers with ongoing peace of mind. It provides for the following:

  • Written: Clients receive a written, signed copy of the dog training guarantee on their Bark Busters receipt which is an official Bark Busters Australia document and outlines all the training methods which must be adopted to resolve your dog’s behaviour problems.
  • Backed Up: The Bark Busters guarantee is backed up by the world’s largest dog training company. Copies of all guarantee receipts are retained at Bark Busters’ Australia & New Zealand Head Office.
  • Service Guarantee: The Bark Busters guarantee simply states that if the owner continues to carry out all of the training instructions provided by the therapist at the training lessons, the Bark Busters therapist will continue to work with the owner, to achieve the desired results, for either one year, or the life of the dog (depending on the service obtained) at no additional charge. Most clients prefer the lifetime support guarantee because they receive peace of mind for very little additional cost.
  • All Problems Covered: The guarantee provides for ongoing, free assistance no matter if the same problems recur, or if new problems arise. There is never an additional charge when your trainer returns, except for transportation costs if agreed in advance in certain areas falling outside the geographical area covered by your trainer.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Dog: If for any reason the dog needs to be re-homed, the remaining term of the guarantee passes to the new owner for a nominal fee. In the case of the lifetime support guarantee, the new owner will be trained and will receive the benefits of the guarantee for the life of the dog. The one-year guarantee applies if the re-housing is done within the first year. Clients can upgrade to the lifetime support guarantee for an additional charge.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Owner: If the owner moves to another location, the guarantee continues to be valid, either for the life of the dog, or one year from the date of the first lesson, depending on the service. If there is a Bark Busters therapist reasonably close by, services will be provided at no charge. If a trainer is not close by, Bark Busters will provide assistance by phone and email. People who move to parts of the world where Bark Busters has offices, ongoing assistance is also covered at no additional charge.
  • Limitations of Cover: The guarantee may not be transferred to another dog. The guarantee is not a money back guarantee. If the dog is euthanised or the dog dies the guarantee is rendered null and void. All training advice must be adopted by the owner in order for the guarantee to remain valid. If the owner adopts an alternative form of training without prior discussion with their therapist this will render the guarantee null and void.
  • Over 27 Years of History: Bark Busters has grown to be the largest dog training company in the world, with over 1 million dogs trained. The guarantee has been part of the company since 1989 when company founders, Danny and Sylvia Wilson, decided that it would help to significantly reduce the number of dogs that were being euthanised and provide customers peace of mind for many years. The company is expanding rapidly internationally and can be counted upon to fully honour its guarantee.

Areas

We Service

Apollo Beach, Balm, Brandon, Carrollwood (33624), Dade City, Dover, Durant, Gibsonton, Land O'Lakes, Lithia, Lutz, Mango, Northdale, Plant City, Riverview, Ruskin, Saint Leo, San Antonio, Seffner, Sun City, Sun City Center, Sydney, New Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Trilby, Valrico, Wesley Chapel, Wimauma and Zephyrhills.

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