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Bark Busters Home Dog Training for De Moines IA

I couldn't be happier to be a part of Bark Busters family of dog trainers! I love helping dog owners understand how to help their dogs be the well-behaved dog they hoped to have. I come to your home so your pet training is less stressful for you and your dog! No travel, so your dog training lesson time is according to your schedule and your dog has less distractions. 100% of lesson time is spent on YOUR dog.

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The first dog training lesson is 2-3 hours in length with follow up lessons approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. I offer Lifetime of the Dog Support Guarantee. If your dog reacts like an average dog, you will likely see some positive changes in its behavior during the first lesson. (Click HERE to read some of my clients' testimonials if you don't believe me.) Have a wish list ready when I arrive and we'll make sure every dog behavior issue is addressed. Or you can take our online behavior quiz now to rate your dog's behavior! I will give you a workable foundation to understanding your dog's view of his world and coach you in ways to give him what he needs on the canine level. Without yelling, screaming, bribing or use of physical force, you will learn how to tap into your dog's canine psych to gain a stronger relationship based on trust, bond, and respect as his strong, loving leader.

So, why Bark Busters Des Moines?

Our approach to dog obedience training is about more than basic training. By coming to your home, I can see how your dog acts there and will assess the "big picture". My approach is based on your goals, your dog's temperament and environmental factors. I work with any age, any breed and any issue. From puppy training to aggressive dog training, from small dog training to large dog training, I am here to help prevent re-homing or relinquishing to a shelter.

Dog training isn't something you do to your dog - training is something you do with your dog to strengthen and nurture a strong loving relationship.

Over 1 million dogs have been trained by Bark Busters worldwide and I am the only dog trainer in central Iowa certified in this unique, positive dog training method. Bark Busters Des Moines uses only pet friendly dog training techniques - no shock collars or coercive measures for us! Continuing education is important and I never pass up a chance to better my knowledge base through keeping on top of the latest dog training tips. I have completed advanced dog training and, most recently, attained master's level certification in 2010.

I had my own struggles with my dog before Bark Busters!! I NEEDED Bark Busters. My Lucy. Darling Lucy - unless we happened to see another living creature on our walks. Sure, she was all of about 15 lbs. but when I tried to control her antics, she resorted to walking down the sidewalk on her hind legs BARKING. I was embarrassed. So, we walked after dark...and I spent hundreds of dollars on dog training lessons - she passed the Canine Good Citizen test but STILL, I struggled with her lunging unexpectedly on her leash and I feared falling on ice. I considered various harnesses and collars designed to force the dog not to pull but I didn't want that for her. I wanted her to walk nicely of her own free will. Enter Bark Busters. Within 20 minutes, she was walking by my side on a loose leash - amazing! It took continued commitment and consistency on my part but I now take HER for a walk not the other way around. We even go in the daylight! ;-)

Could this be YOU?

You know your dog is a good dog - even a GREAT dog most of the time but possibly it is that 5% that seems to make him a challenge. Possibly he exhibits:

  • Dog barking at people, dogs, everyday sounds - even birds - you name it...
  • Dog lunging down the street while on the leash
  • Steals food from the counter or table or begs for food
  • Dog aggression toward people
  • Is protective of his food or toys or plays rough
  • Barks & runs to the door ahead of you when the doorbell rings
  • Dog obedience issues such as jumping on houseguests and is exuberant to a fault
  • Nips at hands, ankles, clothing
  • Sits only when HE wants to and may or may not come when called
  • Digs in the yard or chews on the furniture
  • Toilets in the house whether as a puppy or an adult
  • Dog separation anxiety -- cries / becomes destructive when left alone
  • Or maybe you're looking for the basics/puppy education.

Bark Busters has fixed the above dog behavior issues for clients just like you.

I help dog owners like you regain peace in their home. I work with aggressive dogs, deaf dogs, rescue dogs and breeds/temperaments refused by other dog behavior trainers. Yorkies to Mastiffs, Pit Bulls/Mixes, and lovable labs - all respond to the Bark Busters obedience methods. Through Bark Busters Greater Des Moines, I have helped hundreds of dog owners to overcome virtually every conceivable dog behavior problem.

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Happy Dogs - Happy Families!

Bark Busters offers a written lifetime guarantee of support - even if you move or re-house your dog - the support goes with the dog.

Now, THAT's peace of mind!

Even if other training has failed, call Bark Busters!

ANY breed ANY age ANY issue

Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. ~ Corey Ford

Debra Boswell, Dog Obedience Trainer & Behavioral Therapist for Greater Des Moines, Iowa

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Bark Busters Home Dog Training Services

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.

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