meet your specialist trainer Scot Masamery
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Middletown CT, Hartford, Manchester.
We called on Scot after over a year of escalating aggressive and distressing behavior by our 3.5 year-old pug. After moving into a new home, when our pug was about 2 years old, he began to showing signs of dominance, aggression and separation anxiety. For example, he perceived anything on our new, large screen TV as a threat, and he would repeatedly run at the wall the TV screen is mounted on, barking and running around the house, sniffing out a mispercieved threat. It got so bad that he was getting overheated from the distress. It got to the point that we could no longer turn on the TV without him going ballistic. This behavior then generealized to images on our laptop computers and smart phones that he would see. When we would try to put him in a separate room so we could watch TV without exposing him to the distress of the TV, he began attacking us as we would try to close the door, say, to our bedroom or office, where we would try to keep him. Additionally, he became increasingly aggressive with us (and anyone) who would try to leave our house -- jumping, barking, nipping and trying to block our exit. To try to remediate these behaviours, which were distressing to our pug as well as everyone in our family, we read books and watched videos online to try to find a fix, but our efforts yielded nothing helpful. Finally, feeling desperate, we stumbled across Scot and Bark Busters online. We were drawn to the in-the-home approach of Bark Busters as well as a number of other features of theirs that seemed more appealing than other options we had researched. Incredibly, after only a few hours of working with Scot, our pug's behaviour (as well as our family's towards him) improved. For the first time in over a year, we can now turn on and watch TV without eliciting a firestorm of barking and distressing behaviour from our pug. While we need to continue to practice and reinforce the techniques/approaches Scot taught us, we finally feel like we are on solid footing in our interaction with our pug. The dynamic between us has been reset. Our only wish is that we had learned these approaches earlier: a lot of stress and frustration could have been saved for all. Still, we are so happy to be where we are now, and we are so very grateful for the kind, knowledgeable and practical approach that Scot brought to training our pug and us -- no doubt the bulk of the education was directed at training us humans how to communicate/interact more effectively with our pug. Scot's thoughtful approach is something we hope more people experience.Heidi B.March 6 2017
Best Dog Training Hartford CT, Middletown, Manchester
As a Bark Busters behavioral therapist and trainer, I will work with you to solve the issues you are experiencing with your dog. I train any dog, any age, and any problem - even yours!
ARE YOU FED UP WITH YOUR DOG'S BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS?
Are you frustrated, embarrassed, or even angry, trying to deal with your dog's inappropriate, humiliating, 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, and separation anxiety are only a few of the issues that I, as a behavioral therapist, can help you begin to conquer.
HUMANE, NON-PHYSICAL TRAINING METHODS
Bark Busters method of pain-free, treat-free, clicker-free training is the best system for re-training "problem" dogs and turning them into happy family pets. I will teach you a system of communication your dog already knows which is 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.
EFFICIENT IN-HOME TRAINING
I 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. Perhaps your dog is not friendly to others and you are unable to take him to a class, or perhaps you can not make a scheduled class time, I will work with you to come up with a time that works for everyone.
I assess your personal situation and will custom tailor the training to address the issues most important to you based upon the temperament and needs of your dog.
Bark Busters has developed strong relationships with veterinarians and are recommended by the best.
I love the work I do. I get to work with dogs and dog lovers and it is very rewarding to see the amazement and joy on my clients' faces when they observe an instant improvement in their dog's behavior. I would love to talk to you about your dog(s). Call us. You and your dog will be glad you did!
Training Dogs the Aussie Way
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Any dog, any age, any problem!
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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.