Bark Busters has trained over one million dogs to date. Personally I have trained over 3000 in the Tampa Bay area over the past 12 years.
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.
You do not have to spend $1000+ or go through 6-8 sessions to get your dog to behave better. Our training methods are non-physical, utilizing canine communication. 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. I will never take your dog out of your sight so you will always be observing and participating in the training process. 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.
Bark Buster’s Home Dog Training is ideal for:
…and much more!
Programs: Our Lifetime Support program is what Bark Busters is known for, and is a very unique program that only Bark Busters provides. Not only do we cover issues and unwanted behaviors that your dog has when you first start the program, but unlike other trainers, we also cover any new behaviors or issues your dog develops at any time in the future – you do not pay additional fees, even years later. AND, Bark Busters’ Lifetime Support program also covers you if you move, so you will have help in your new location if needed. In addition, I offer several other 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.
Have more than one dog? Additional dogs can be included in the training at a significant discount. If you are having problems with interactions between your dogs, all dogs must be included.
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 B, 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 J, Riverview, FL
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 program helps you with:
• House training
• Proper use of the crate
• Play biting
• Basic commands
• Leash manners
• Separation anxiety
• And anything else your puppy is doing.
Bark Busters’ Puppy Management and Training Program is different than most other “puppy classes” in that I work with you through the stages of your puppy’s development. The training for your puppy is not all done within the first few weeks, with a set number of sessions and a pre-set agenda. Sessions are scheduled as needed and are customized according to your puppy’s age and your progress and issues. And with the Lifetime Support Guarantee, you will have assistance, should you need it, into adolescence and adulthood.
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 L, Quail Hollow Animal Hospital
“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 process. She took the time to get to know us, and assess each individual dog to help address all of our concerns. She explained why they did what they and how to go about correcting it. Not only was it training for the dogs but as an owner she “trained” us as well to better improve how we interact with our dogs. In just one session there was a tremendous change in how they were acting as long as we were using all the tools and knowledge Joanne provided to us. We will continue to use Bark Busters and recommend them to anyone in need of a little help!”
Hailey P, Santa Cruz Animal Hospital
“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 over me. I appreciate Joanne so much for teaching me simple things to help my every-day struggles with Goose. Thank you so much!”
Miranda B, Animal Health Clinic Land ‘O Lakes
Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.
Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.
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:
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.