meet your specialist trainers Maril & Bob Zbik
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Greater Metro Detroit and surrounding areas
Hi Maril - I wanted to email you Storm's progress and a couple questions I have. First - On Tuesday, I took Storm to the vet for a standard booster shot. Storm was wonderful in the parking lot and in the waiting area. She did not 'talk' in her usual way, nor did she pull me all over. She sat on the scale, had her shot, and waited at the counter with me while I paid. The vet tech who had suggested Bark Busters on my last visit asked how Storm was doing. The tech thought I had taken Storm to the car and was back to pay the bill - she could not believe that a calm and quite Storm was right next to me at the counter!! Because my confidence has grown and Storm has mastered the driveway, I have started taking her to the local metro-park early in the morning. We began on Wednesday morning by just walking near the car, and around the parking lot on the sidewalk. It took a while for her to remember not to stop for every little leaf or new smell, but she had the hang of it by the time we left. Thursday, we extended the distance and added a new sidewalk area and people by their cars. She wanted to go over to the people, but remembered when corrected. Today, we added a little more distance and even had to 'try' to ignore another dog. The other dog was not on a leash, but did not come too close to us - so it went well. I practiced going first in between picnic benched that were grouped together, trying to get her to understand that she does not lead me. That also went pretty well. All in all, I am very thrilled with how things are going. We won't be back to the park until Wednesday morning because of my work schedule and I know on Sunday it will be too crowded with picnics for me. But, we can practice around my house so neither one of us forgets!! My grandsons were here last weekend (the 10 and 7 years olds). They listened intently as I told them how we needed to talk and act with Storm - they watched the 77 videos twice - they read and reread the chart I printed from the site on how a dog communicates and reacts to people. I am very proud of how they took it all to heart! They did forget a couple times and chased Storm when she got the soccer ball and they did not wait for her to bring it back to them - but they are doing a great job of trying! I cannot thank you enough for your help in training me to train Storm! We will both keep practicing and both get better - now that you have given me the confidence and the knowledge to work with!!Sheila Paxton P.May 29 2016
The Best for Home Dog Training Detroit MI, Livonia, Novi,
Dearborn, Royal Oak, Canton, Farmington region
Maril has been awarded the Master Trainer & Behavioral Therapist certification and is also a licensed Canine Safety Consultant.
Maril with Maggie of Mission Wolf
Detroit Area Bark Busters have trained over 9,000 dogs and their owners. There's no need to spend another day with a poorly behaved dog. Give us a call, and get started right away.
Customized Training in Your Home: We work with you to develop a custom-tailored training program that suits you and your dog's relationship, your lifestyle, your schedule and your goals! We teach you how to correct misbehavior as it is happening. You get one-on-one attention geared towards the real life issues that concern you the most. With an initial 2.5-hour average visit, you should experience an immediate behavioral change in your dog. Our conveniently scheduled revisits and a few minutes of daily practice will produce the happy dog that you've always wanted!
New Puppy? Need Help with Potty Training? In the convenience of your own home we can get your puppy started at an earlier age, without fear of exposing him to unknowns prior to completion of vaccinations. Using gentle training methods, Maril can guide your puppy in the right direction, preventing many of the dog obedience issues that might otherwise develop. All dogs mature at different rates, your Bark Busters' program is customized to your dog's development and specific issues, not based on an arbitrary class schedule.
Aggressive Dog? Has your dog nipped at or bitten you or someone else? This behavior needs to be addressed right away. We show you how to recognize the warning signs, how to avoid bites, and how to establish the effective leadership that you and your dog need to resolve this dangerous situation. We can also provide dog bite safety training and tips for adults and children.
Non-physical. We teach you a communications method that your dog already knows. No pushing, zapping, kneeing, grabbing. No boot camp needed! We'll show you how to show your dog what's appropriate, and what's not, in a non-physical way.
Fun! You want to have fun with your dog. As you train, you'll find yourself giving your dog lots of praise.
Using dog-friendly training techniques, we are committed to helping you establish a relationship with your dog based on love, trust & respect. We specialize in assisting dog owners find solutions to potentially embarrassing and dangerous problems such as jumping on people, nuisance barking, pulling on the leash, and destructive behaviors like chewing and separation anxiety. In addition, Maril specializes in dealing with dog aggression. Other areas of expertise include:
- We train all dogs, any age, any breed, including pit bulls, and pit mixes;
- We work with special-needs dogs such as blind, deaf and those with limited mobility.
- We accommodate people with special needs.
- We present in-service workshops for veterinary clinics, groomers, kennels, and animal rescues on topics such as preventing dog bites for professional animal care workers, and training for adoptability.
- We are happy to provide educational programs for children, schools and community groups.
- We love to speak to community groups on a variety of topics including choosing the right dog for your family, avoiding dog bites, preparing your dog for your new baby, and more.
Ask Your Veterinarian!: No one is more familiar with the effectiveness of the local dog training alternatives than our own veterinarians, and those in Metropolitan Detroit overwhelmingly recommend Bark Busters. In fact, Bark Busters of Greater Detroit has trained over 100 veterinary, shelter and rescue workers in the area, where they use our dog behavioral training techniques to work more safely and effectively with confused or upset dogs. Not only that, they use our dog obedience techniques at home with their own dogs!
Once you've learned the Bark Busters training techniques, you'll wonder why anyone would try training a dog any other way!
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48021 Eastpointe, 48033 Southfield, 48034 Southfield, 48067 Royal Oak, 48069 Pleasant Ridge, 48075 Southfield, 48076 Southfield, 48080 Saint Clair Shores, 48101 Allen Park, 48111 Belleville, 48117 Carleton, 48120 Dearborn, 48122 Melvindale, 48124 Dearborn, 48125 Dearborn Heights, 48126 Dearborn, 48127 Dearborn Heights, 48128 Dearborn, 48134 Flat Rock, 48135 Garden City, 48138 Grosse Ile, 48141 Inkster, 48146 Lincoln Park, 48150 Livonia, 48152 Livonia, 48154 Livonia, 48164 New Boston, 48166 Newport, 48167 Northville, 48168 Northville, 48170 Plymouth, 48173 Rockwood, 48174 Romulus, 48179 South Rockwood, 48180 Taylor, 48183 Trenton, 48184 Wayne, 48185 Westland, 48186 Westland, 48187 Canton, 48188 Canton, 48192 Wyandotte, 48193 Riverview, 48195 Southgate, 48201 Detroit, 48202 Detroit, 48203 Highland Park, 48204 Detroit, 48205 Detroit, 48206 Detroit, 48207 Detroit, 48208 Detroit, 48209 Detroit, 48210 Detroit, 48211 Detroit, 48212 Hamtramck, 48213 Detroit, 48214 Detroit, 48215 Detroit, 48216 Detroit, 48217 Detroit, 48218 River Rouge, 48219 Detroit, 48220 Ferndale, 48221 Detroit, 48223 Detroit, 48224 Detroit, 48225 Harper Woods, 48226 Detroit, 48227 Detroit, 48228 Detroit, 48229 Ecorse, 48230 Grosse Pointe, 48234 Detroit, 48235 Detroit, 48236 Grosse Pointe, 48237 Oak Park, 48238 Detroit, 48239 Redford, 48240 Redford, 48242 Detroit, 48335 Farmington, 48336 Farmington, 48350 Davisburg, 48353 Hartland, 48356 Highland, 48357 Highland, 48374 Novi, 48375 Novi, 48377 Novi, 48380 Milford, 48381 Milford, 48382 Commerce Township, 48383 White Lake, 48386 White Lake, 48393 Wixom, 48442 Holly.
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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.