meet your specialist trainer Kathy Plourde
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Denver South, Littleton CO areas
Welcome to Bark Busters Home Dog Training Denver South, Littleton CO areas.
I was the first franchise to join Bark Busters USA in 2001. I have trained thousands of dogs in the Denver South area. I have won numerous awards through the years. I have taken new Bark Buster franchisee owners out on lessons to teach and train them. It has been very rewarding to help so many people and dogs.
Dogs have always been a big part of my life. I grew up with dogs. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t have a dog. I was very excited when I found out about Bark Busters and how I can make a difference for families that are experiencing behavior issues with their dogs or for people that just want a well mannered companion.
The concept of working with a dog’s behavior is something that families are beginning to understand. The number one reason why dogs are euthanized or surrendered to a shelter is in response to behavioral problems that easily could have been solved with training. My goal is to work with families and within the community to help minimize the number of dogs being surrendered. People put too much time, money and love into their pets to let a behavioral issue get in the way.
I come to your home where your dog is more open to learning and where he exhibits most of his problem behaviors. I will teach you how to train your dog through effective use of your voice tones and body language. The Bark Buster technique puts you in control using non-physical, quick and easy methods that dogs and puppies need to feel comfortable and secure. I will help you to better understand and manage your dog’s behavior, yielding an enhanced relationship that is more relaxed and enjoyable for you, your family and your dog. The philosophy of the Bark Busters training is that we feel that every family and dog(s) have different needs. It creates less stress for your dog(s) and they learn and retain best in their own environment where problems exist.
No matter whether you need help with toilet training, teaching the basics (sit, stay, coming when called, walking on leash etc.) or you need help with modifying behavior issues including nuisance barking, aggression or separation anxiety we can help, usually very quickly.
I work with my clients one-on-one, at their homes. My only agenda is to help you with your goals so that you can have a great relationship with your dog.
I'll tailor a program for you and your dog and guide you through exercises aimed at helping you begin to educate or reeducate your dog. Our methods are based on clear communication and establishing a relationship based on mutual understanding, love, respect and trust. Dogs already understand our system because we borrowed it from them. This typically speeds up the process. Most clients start making positive changes in their dog's behavior right away.
We never use harsh or physical methods and we never yell. We never use pinch, shock, prong or choke collars ever. We also don't bribe or lure dogs with food or use clickers. We do however use lots of positive reinforcement so make sure you are ready to smile and give your dog lots of praise.
My dog behavior training territory includes:
Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Castle Rock
Why Choose Bark Busters?
WORLD’S LARGEST DOG TRAINING BUSINESS
Bark Busters was founded in Australia 1989 and is now in eleven countries. We have trained over 1 million dogs worldwide, which means there is no issue we haven’t corrected.
FED UP WITH YOUR DOG’S BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS?
Are you irritated, frustrated, angry, or even desperate dealing with your dog’s inappropriate, embarrassing, or destructive behaviors? Don’t worry any longer; you have come to the right place, Bark Busters. Behavioral problems like excessive barking, jumping up, aggression towards people and other dogs, digging, marking, chewing, sibling rivalry and separation anxiety are only a few of the issues that we, as behavioral therapists, can help you begin to conquer in one visit (less than 3 hours). All follow up visits are about one hour.
HUMANE, NON PHYSICAL TRAINING METHODS
Bark Busters uses dog-friendly training techniques. We will teach you a system of communication your dog already knows, based on canine communication and pack behavior. You will learn how to use your body language and vocal communication to get your dog to focus and respect you. You can learn to educate your dog on what behaviors are acceptable and which are not. Bark Busters’ training methods are pain free (no shock collars, spray collars, or pronged collars.) We do not use treats or clickers.
EFFICIENT IN-HOME TRAINING
We come to your home at a time convenient to everyone in your household. Dogs learn more quickly, suffer less stress, and pay attention better in their home environment. In the first session, you will see dramatic improvements in your dog’s behavior. The effectiveness of the Bark Busters system and speed with which it works is truly amazing.
We assess your personal situation and will custom tailor our training to address the issues most important to you based upon the temperament and needs of your dog.
GUARANTEED LIFETIME SUPPORT
Bark Busters believes in its method so strongly that it offers a written Life of the Dog Support. Bark Busters will return, free of charge, to work with you if any new behavioral issues arise. It gives you peace of mind knowing you have a training partner for the life of your dog.
Public Speaking & In-services for Vet Clinics, Home Owner Associations, Child Care, Pre-schools, Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Dog Adoption groups, etc. Here are a few of the over 30 topics :
- Dog Bite Prevention for Children & Adults
- Dog Safety for Clinics, kennels and rescue groups
- Preparing for a new baby
- Canine Communication & Behavior
- Custom topics upon request
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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.