meet your specialist trainers Bruce Headley & Suzanne Westcott
Bark Busters Columbia SC for Home Dog Training
As a veterinarian I have a lot of experience with dogs. I learned many new techniques and communication styles.Training techniques are easy to follow and understand. Noticeable results almost immediately. Front door control established within several minutes. The techniques are gentle and natural. I would highly recommend Bruce to my friends and neighbors. I really enjoyed our session and can't wait to practice the new techniques. Dr. Elizabeth, DVM Dutch Fork Animal Hospital Columbia, SCElizabeth N.January 16 2017
World’s Largest Dog Training Service
Founded in Australia in 1989, Bark Busters is a worldwide company that has trained more than 1,000,000 dogs.
Sue and I would like to thank you for considering Bark Busters Home Dog Training for your training needs. For many of us, dog ownership provides companionship, and often they are considered part of the family. After spending most of our adult life in the corporate world, we retired to Columbia, South Carolina in 2005 and started dog training as a lifelong passion.
Customized In Home Training
We come to your home and work with you to establish a customized training program tailored for your life style and your dog’s personality. Dogs are pack animals and look for canine leadership to establish rules for behavior. If they don’t see leadership they can relate to, they will make their own rules. We don’t use clicker/treat dependencies or harsh shock collars for training. Using simple and natural techniques, we provide leadership training that will allow your dog to view you as their pack leader. The lessons are fun and very interactive as we work with your pack -- your family and your dog(s). Using voice and energy control, body language and behavior change on your part, you can experience your dog’s behavior change during the initial session.
Any breed. Any age. Any issue.
We are experienced in dealing with a variety of behavioral issues including aggression, separation anxiety, destruction, potty issues, as well as leash training, and obedience training.
Bark Busters training is also a great start for puppies. We help you provide leadership where your puppy’s mother left off.
We can provide you with training information on several programs. No sales pressure, just good information about our services and prices so you can make an informed decision regarding your family and your dog’s behavior.
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how we can help you and your dog
The Bark Busters Home Dog Training Methods helps solve dog behavior issues such as aggression towards people or other animals
- Cure embarrassing habits like barking, jumping up on people, scratching & whining at doors or inappropriate toileting.
- Create an obedient dog or puppy that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command, and come immediately when called.
- Set off-limit areas for your dog.
- Reduce the stress of separation anxiety without the need for sedatives or drugs.
We teach you to communicate with your pet.
Blah, blah, blah, bad dog! blah blah. Do you think your dog isn't listening to you? Maybe you're simply not speaking his language. You may have heard of dog whisperer or dog listener techniques. The Bark Busters dog training method is based on the way dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more important dogs in the pack. This is what makes our dog training unique and effective.
Why do we train in your home?
Your dog lives with a family, in a home. This is where he misbehaves most often so this is where training is most effective. Dogs learn by association. Bark Busters teaches your dog to listen in the home environment. If he does not listen at home, he will not listen outside your territory.
Training in your home is a one-on-one system without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for training.
Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression, we will set up controlled training situations in the park or wherever is most practical.