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Jennifer
Jennifer | Riverview

Joanne was very personable thorough and professional. We saw immediate change in our dogs behavior. We would unequivocally reccomend Joanne with Barkbusters to anyone....

maria
maria | Valrico, Hillsborough

Complete process was easy to understand, easy to pick up and execute. Overall I found the system to be an excellent source to refer to for further training, I would highly recommend to others....

Stephen
Stephen | Lutz, Hillsborough

My session with Joanne was very productive. She addressed all areas of concern with clear instructions and much needed coaching. Body Language 100 and Doggiebonics 101 are just the classes I needed to...

Miranda
Miranda | Wesley Chapel

For the longest I've raised dogs and clearly I was doing it wrong this whole time. I need to be in charge and in control of my puppy so he doesn't walk all over me. I appreciate Joanne so much for ...

Brittany
Brittany | Ruskin

Joanne was great with our 9 month old Catahoula Leopard dog! We were having trouble with jumping, counter surfing, door manners and walking! She has learned so much in such a short period of time and ...

Lisa
Lisa | Brandon

The techniques were a God-send!! I was at my wits end with Lexi. Now it is so much fun to watcher her grow and progress....

Jackie
Jackie | Land O Lakes

Amazing!!! Day one I feel like I have new dogs. Joanne’s techniques are so simple yet effective. I’m very impressed with the results so far and can’t wait to keep using our new skills to make ...

Ronnie
Ronnie | Tampa

Joanne was very patient and informative which taught us a lot that we did not know and needed to know. Excellent....

Megan
Megan | Riverview

Joanne was amazing! Initially we were hesitant about the training due to the cost, but just after the first session we could see that it is worth every penny! Our first lesson was lots of information ...

Michele
Michele | Lithia

Our puppy is responding favorably to the new house rules. Joanne taught us so many things. We didn't even know what we didn't know....

Maria
Maria | Riverview

It's only been 2 days since Joanne has come to the home and we are already noticing an improvement. Joanne explained to us clearly and thoroughly about the mind of a dog and how to establish ...

Christine
Christine | Ruskin

We adopted a 1 year old dog in the last month and I was second guessing myself. I have 3 young children and some of her puppy behaviors were not going to work unless I could get control of them. Once ...

Eve
Eve | Lithia

It was amazing how after the first visit I could see changes. Joanne is great . Just stay focused do your homework, and you'll have the dog behavior you always wanted....

Fred
Fred | Riverview

Joanne was great and helpful. Our dog really responded well to the training. His behavior has already improved. We are very grateful....

Linda
Linda | Wesley Chapel

Joanne was wonderful. She was professional, thorough, and trained me well! My dog now knows what I want and obeys most commands. He does great until people are around and he gets excited and ...

Lorraine
Lorraine | Brandon

The training session was very helpful, Joanne Rice was very professional and Spencer seems to be responding to the exercises Joanne left for us....

Sandra
Sandra | Wimauma

Joanne Rice was courteous and a pleasure to work with. She is very professional and I believe working with her will provide our Bella with an attitude and temperament to be well adjusted as a puppy ...

Michael
Michael | Lutz

Blaze is doing great. He has acclimated to his new home and new way of life. No more chewing on door frames or barking; his Kong and Game Changer take his mind off us leaving, and then he retreats ...

Linds
Linds | Lutx

Joanne was very professional and helpful in more ways than one! She helped us to set up our training program for Abby. But more importantly, helped us set up house rules for our grandsons. They love ...

Chuck
Chuck | Valrico

Joanne was great. Charlie is already making significant improvements. Insightful and very professional, Joanne is an excellent trainer who is very thoughtful, patient and courteous....

Ana
Ana | Lithia

Joanne is a true professional! All of her techniques and exercises have had almost immediate impacts. Thorough and patient, she does a terrific job of demonstrating and letting us practice. In just...

Gary
Gary | Brandon

Our first experience with Ms. Rice was very positive. She delivered excellent info and demonstrated basic techniques that were immediately helpful. Mostly we are now focused on puppy behaviors that ...

Lori
Lori | Valrico

Joanne made it seem so simple and explained things so well. We were surprised how quickly we saw results....

Tony & Deidre
Tony & Deidre | Riverview

Joanne was very well prepared, professional, and personable. She gave us a thorough presentation, answered all of our questions, and demonstrated all of the training instructions. Our puppy, Harper, ...

Michael
Michael | Lutz

Cici was a very unmanageable pet when we first got her. Joanne was very helpful right away in helping my wife and me change Cici's behavior. We were getting her to respond very quickly with the ...

Elizabeth
Elizabeth | Riverview

Joanne gave me great directions on how to correct Laila's problem areas. I took Laila for a long walk after she left, and I walked Laila instead of Laila walking me. Since Joanne came to our home, ...

Kristen
Kristen | Land O Lakes

We learned a lot from Joanne and Josie has already made great improvements. We are really grateful for all of Joanne's help and knowledge....

Mary
Mary | Lithia

"Joanne's Lifetime Support is amazing! We originally contacted Bark Busters 4 years ago, and Joanne helped us with our then 2 year old Pointer mix rescue, Daisy, and 4 year old Silver Lab, Dallas. ...

Judy
Judy | Brandon

After Joanne's first visit, I saw a difference in Shelby. The techniques she showed me definitely helped. We are still in training, but I am thrilled with the results I have seen. Thank you Joanne!...

Joe and Heather
Joe and Heather | Lithia

Very interesting. I learned a lot. My dogs' behavior improved greatly in the 1st week! I have already recommended Bark Busters to other people....

Elizabeth and Robert
Elizabeth and Robert | Tampa

We were surprised to learn how to communicate with our dog so quickly and see results immediately. As I write this - 2 hours since Joanne left after our first training - I am aware of how quiet my ...

LaHarold
LaHarold | Riverview

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...

Hailey
Hailey | Brandon

Joanne came out to help train our two dogs. We had problems with our dogs jumping, not walking well on leashes, and being distracted on walks. Joanne was very patient and kind during the whole ...

Carol
Carol | Valrico

We are so impressed with Joanne and Bark Busters. We saw such a difference in our dogs from day one. We are amazed at how quickly some changes in our management of them made such a difference. Thank ...

Karsten
Karsten | Valrico

Joanne has been very instrumental in managing and training our new adopted dog. As a trainer Joanne is very professional, knowledgeable and a good teacher. After just a few sessions she has addressed ...

Jaimie
Jaimie | Lutz

Joanne just left our home from our first session. Our unruly & high spirited Irish Setter is already calmer, focused and attentive. My only regret is that I didn't call sooner!...

Cinda
Cinda | Tampa

We are off to a good start! Milo responded very quickly to door control and as of day 1 he waits for us to go out of rooms and doors. Leash training is going better but we have work to do on ...

Rachel
Rachel | Brandon

Joanne gave us great tips to use with the few problem areas we were having. Our dog's behavior seemed immediately changed! I can't wait to work on our 'homework' with our dog. Joanne was positive, ...

Elsie
Elsie | Dade City

Joanne was very professional and efficient. The training methods that she taught me and my husband seemed to work well with Hoda, our dog. As expected, long-term success depends on our diligence in ...

Tony
Tony | Riverview

Joanne was very nice and patient with us, our children and our pets. My mother and her pet had worked with Joanne over 10 years ago and we were impressed with her work. We have only begun our ...

Pam
Pam | Riverview

Joanne has been working with our boy Chance for 2 years now and most recently our new guy Cooper since June. She is professional, a book of knowledge, and very personable. Joanne is quick to respond...

Jennifer
Jennifer | Valrico

Joanne is a great dog trainer and people trainer. She not only worked with our puppy, but she also helpful with my kids and letting them be involved in helping train our dog. Joanne was very polite ...

Ann
Ann | Valrico

So far we've only had 1 session but I see a pretty significant difference after a day! I have to review my materials tonight so that I do things the right way. There's a lot of info to take in. Joann ...

Joan
Joan | Thonotosassa

Joanne was prompt, knowledgeable, and most importantly, a GREAT teacher. As a teacher of teachers, she knows how to get the students to learn as opposed to telling only. We saw IMMEDIATE results. !!...

Barbara
Barbara | Wesley Chapel

Joanne was awesome. I have complete faith that our dog will be trained. Thank you!!...

Debbie
Debbie | Valrico

Most of the issues addressed have shown quick improvement. Joanne was very thorough and explained all instructions with clarity. The steps are very simple yet the results in most areas were ...

Loren
Loren | Wesley Chapel

Joanne has helped my parents and their rescue so I immediately knew who to turn to when I adopted my own. We have only had one session and I already see improvement. I can't wait to continue our ...

Tiffany
Tiffany | Lithia

Very thorough. Joanne explained everything in detail and allowed all family members the opportunity to model to ensure we were getting the steps correctly. Sophie is a work in progress as she is a ...

Vicki
Vicki | Riverview

We called Bark Busters after we added two new rescue pups to our family. We already had Fruitkake, a rescued Chihuahua/Min Pin mix, who is now 13 years old. We added an American Bulldog, Ferrigno, ...

Bob and Beverly
Bob and Beverly | Brandon

We applied what we learned at the lesson and found success right away. It all made such good sense and we loved that the dogs never felt threatened, just disciplined. They obeyed well....

Janice
Janice | Tampa

Joanne reviewed and clearly explained the procedures we will be using to train Peyton. We started work on communicating with Peyton at the door and how to walk by our side on the leash. Her ...

Melissa
Melissa | Lithia

Immediate results. Very pleased !...

Leanne
Leanne | Tampa

Joanne was positive, supportive and patient when it came to discussing our concerns. She is very knowledgeable and gave us the tools to be successful. We really liked how she demonstrated a task, ...

Jason
Jason | Tampa

Joanne was great to explain all we needed to know in the beginning stages with our new puppy, Zoey....

Marcia
Marcia | Tampa

Joanne is a great dog trainer and people trainer. She not only worked with our puppy, but she also showed us how to set up our home to help with potty training and taught us how to best interact with ...

Heather
Heather | Lutz

The advice we received made a ton of sense and gave us concrete tools and steps to work towards our goal. We are very, very pleased....

Tricia
Tricia | Brandon

Joanne, you coming in and sitting and explaining things to us and why Harley was acting like he was a wild dog helped us so much. You were like a breath of fresh air! You gave us hope! I can't ...

Paolina
Paolina | Riverview

Very nice trainer. So far everything is working out. Borris became much more manageable....

Jason
Jason | Land o Lakes

Learning so much and it's been very helpful! Joanne is exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We're lucky to have her....

Carol
Carol | Wesley Chapel

Joanne really helped us and I look forward to her assistance as our puppies grow....

Diane
Diane | Brandon

Brady has responded to the training very well. The suggestion of doggie daycare was great as well. He he is in the crate, by making him sit & stay before he comes out really calms him down. Joanne ...

Leslie
Leslie | Lutz

Joanne was extremely helpful in teaching me how to manage my dog's bad habits. She made me feel more confident as a dog owner. Thank you so much Bark Busters....

Suzie
Suzie | Wesley Chapel

This program makes sense. Practice makes perfect. Joanne is very knowledgeable and calm....

Tammi
Tammi | Brandon

We LOVED the training that Joanne provided. We have already seen great improvements in our 15 week old puppy. We were doing so many things wrong to correct his behavorial issues (biting, jumping, ...

Jean
Jean | Dade City

Joanne is such a pleasure to work with. My puppy Dixie's behavior changed after the first day. The techniques make sense to me and Dixie too. I would highly recommended Joanne and Bark Busters...

Erin
Erin | Valrico

I have a 7 year old papillon who has a lot of separation anxiety. He barks when I leave, when I get up to go to the bathroom, you name it. But when my dog decided to "pick" my boyfriend to sleep on ...

Lucy
Lucy | Valrico

Joanne is working with our 2 dogs and a brand new puppy. Her training techniques are great and easy. On day one my dogs are following the new rules. Who said you can't teach and old dog a new trick? ...

Jeanne
Jeanne | Apollo Beach

We hired Joanne Rice with Bark Busters to train 'us' on the best way to train our new German Shepherd puppy, and to provide some advice on how to handle my 3 year old female who goes berserk when ...

Scott
Scott | Valrico

Joanne was great! Our puppy (Chocolate Lab) has responded immediately to the techniques she presented and we are looking forward to further development of both our puppy and ourselves....

Jennifer
Jennifer | Lithia

Joann came to work with me and my one year old lab, Casey, yesterday. She was such a pleasure to work with! Her instructions were easy to understand and implement. I saw a big difference in Casey ...

Christine
Christine | Riverview

Ellie is a different dog!!! We can't believe some of the simplest techniques work so well. Thank you for your help and giving us a perfect companion....

Sherry & Rosemarie
Sherry & Rosemarie | Riverview

Joanne was awesome! Joanne went over everything in detail and spent a lot of time telling us the do and don't process. We had a big issue with our Lab pups being aggressive with our. Ew rescue smaller...

Nancy
Nancy | Sun City Center

Joanne, was very professional, prepared and direct on her recommendations with Evie's puppy manner issues. Joanne gave several training home work lessons to be applied to Evie and I have started them...

Janna
Janna | Zephyrhills

I was at the end of my rope with Piper not listening. We saw noticeable improvement immediately. She responded to it better than our previous efforts....

Debby
Debby | Tampa

Life saver! Cami responded very well and our life is so much easier because of the training. Joanne is wonderful!...

KaVonya
KaVonya | Ruskin

Joanne did a great job training my family and I so we can teach our dog, Luna, to act better. We accomplished a lot on the first visit. We are actively working our our homework with Luna, so ...

Marrquita
Marrquita | Sun City Center

I cannot praise Joanne's skills enough. We brought home a 4 yr old shih tzu from the Humane Society. He was not house broken, was not good on a leash, had aggression issues. We were afraid to let ...

Patty
Patty | Tampa

Joanne was very professional and explained everything in detail. She worked with us and gave constructive feedback when we did not approach a situation in quite the way it should be. We received very ...

Shannon
Shannon | Riverview

He was excellent after one session! He was like a new dog. Although it is us as the owners that had to enforce the change. The money up front is a lot but I believe worth it! Joanne is great and ...

Bonnie
Bonnie | Wimauma

We are very happy with Joanne Rice and Bark Busters. We learned a lot at our first meeting. We have already recommended her to 4 families....

Rita
Rita | San Antonio

The training was excellent and Whisper has done very well. I would definitely recommend Bark Busters to family and friends....

Lisa
Lisa | Seffner

Joanne was very helpful and provided great insight to training our puppy....

Jill and Matt
Jill and Matt | Lutz

Our 1st session was very informative and helpful. It's still early, but we can already see some changes in our dog's behavior. Looking forward to seeing great results!...

Kayla
Kayla | Riverview

Joanne and the training techniques were wonderful. We saw major improvements within minutes after being taught how to assert ourselves as the pack leader. We are extremely satisfied after believing ...

Toni
Toni | Valrico

Joanne is great. Timber is a special case - a hybrid wolf without adequate socialization and a great deal of anxiety. He has done great in the training. Joanne's training was wonderful with ...

Cathy
Cathy | Apollo Beach

Joanne was wonderful to work with. She taught me so much in the first session. My lab responded very well to everything we worked on. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for help with ...

Jodi
Jodi | Valrico

What a difference a day makes! Our dog is only 2, but we should have had Joanne come sooner. Our boxer is easily trainable, which helps, but it was me that really needed the training. Joanne addressed...

Colleen
Colleen | Riverview

Joanne was great. We learned so much in the first session. Even before she had left, we were amazed that by a few changes in our behavior how quickly the dogs responded to what we wanted them to do. ...

Brittany
Brittany | Land O Lakes

Joanne was amazing! She explained everything to me in a way that I would understand. We only covered a portion of our needs with our dogs so far, but I could see improvement already after our first ...

Kristin
Kristin | Wesley Chapel

My dogs are no longer fighting. They are cuddling together and love each other!...

Erika
Erika | Apollo Beach

We've seen so much improvement with Bud and would recommend Joanne to our family and friends !!...

Karen
Karen | Seffner

I was very impressed to see immediate responses from both our dogs being trained. There has already been great improvement in our puppy and her behavior....

Kris
Kris | Wesley Chapel

We are very surprised and pleased with how quickly Winnie took to the training tips. Winnie was aggressivley barking at everyone outside of our immediate family and any noise would scare her. Before ...

Jane
Jane | Seffner

Very effective training. It is working, but really this is a big change for our Charlie. But, if we do everything Joanne says, he will learn. Joanne is very experienced, thoughtful and kind....

Marge
Marge | Riverview

We have a 6 month old, 43 lb, strong-willed girl. I have seen significant improvement in Carmen's behavior already with the techniques we were shown. She is no longer using my arms for a "chew ...

Joe
Joe | Lutz

Joanne was very professional and seems very knowledgeable. We were given clear, concise instructions with the assurance we could contact her at any time with questions or concerns. Though we are in ...

Marylou
Marylou | Riverview

What a difference Bark Busters training made! It was like having 2 different puppies - becoming more well mannered. Also being able to understand dog behavior and language helped a lot! For the 1st...

Michelle
Michelle | Valrico

Joanne was very informative, knowledgeable and helpful. My dogs responded right away to the methods and I have been pleased....

Alexa
Alexa | Lithia

Joanne was very informative and listened to all of our concerns. Wayne was responding to the techniques within the first few minutes. It is a new/different way of handling our dog, but hopefully in ...

Tonya
Tonya | Plant City

Joanne came to help us with our new puppy. We are working on potty training and getting our other dogs use to her. Joanne gave excellent tips and advice....Would recommend to any of my friends! Thanks...

COMMON BEHAVIOR

IN DOGS

Most behavioral issues are learned based on both experiences and environment. That’s why in home dog training is so effective because this is where most behavioral issues occur and it’s where your dog feels the safest. Because your dog can’t speak English and you can’t “speak dog” many miscommunications occur. At Bark Busters, we can teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands.

Does your dog bark constantly when it’s not appropriate?

Does your dog get stressed when you leave?

Does your dog chew and dig out of boredom or otherwise?

Toilet training your puppy should start as soon as the puppy is home with you.

Does your dog continuously repeat certain behaviors more than normal?

Is your dog aggressive toward humans or other dogs?.

Does your dog pull on his leash during a walk and try to walk you?

Areas

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

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The GameChanger® is the revolutionary new dog toy that will keep your dog busy for hours. Simply open up (easy for humans - hard for dogs) the GameChanger® and fill with his favorite treats. He will be happily occupied working out how to make the GameChanger® spill out its treats.

Make pulling on the lead a thing of the past. This one-of-a-kind harness is easy to use and needs little effort to get your dog walking by your side using it's patented, revolutionary communication system.