meet your specialist trainers Richard & Vicki Horowitz
Bark Busters Home Dog Training New Haven CT, Milford, Waterbury
We sought behavioral dog training after bringing home our first son. Our dogs had behavioral issues like separation anxiety that became even more prominent once we had a baby. We were really desperate by the time we contacted them, and I was totally overwhelmed caring for a newborn while recovering from an emergency c-section. Richard and Vicki were SO patient, kind, and encouraging with us. They have a calmness about them that made us feel confident in our ability to train our dogs and help them adjust to our new family. They were also incredibly understanding about how much time we realistically had to spend on daily dog training with a newborn at home, and always made us feel like we were doing a fantastic job! The training was so much more fun than anticipated, and a nice way for my husband and I to bond with our dogs (and each other!) while adjusting to parenthood. Sadly, our dog passed away far too soon and unexpectedly a few months later, and, once again, Richard and Vicki were there for us. They sent us some reading material about how to cope with losing a pet, and how to help our other dog cope with the loss, too. They also replied to several emails thereafter in which I asked questions about adopting another dog, now with a toddler at home. Now that we've found our new furry family member, we are excited to work with Richard and Vicki again in the near future! They are the best and I've recommended their services to several of my friends due to our great results.Katie F.May 25 2017
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We are also pet owners who have loved pets since we were "kids." As dog owners for well over twenty-five years, our pets have always been special family members who bring joy and happiness to our home and those around them.
On a personal note, Richard has a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and a master's degree in Business. He has held a variety of management positions in a public utility company and most recently as the vice president and chief operating officer for a non-profit senior housing community. Based on his experiences, Richard looks forward to using his effective communication and people skills to further improve the bond between dogs and their owners.
Vicki has a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy and has been working with school aged children for over twenty years. As a therapist in the school system, Vicki is excited to be able to utilize her skills and patience to improve the relationship between people and their dogs.
So why the change? For some time, we had contemplated opening our own business. We did extensive research and investigated several service-oriented businesses. It was suggested that we consider an opportunity which allowed us to help people deal with their pets and do something that we would find both gratifying and rewarding. We were very impressed by Bark Busters' commitment to providing quality and humane pet friendly dog training techniques, unparalleled customer service and a guaranteed life time support option.
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Our mission is to provide the means for all "family members" to live "peacefully" together. This will be accomplished through a unique dog training system that combines voice commands and body language to ensure good dog obedience.
As professional dog behavioral therapists/dog trainers, we can help you with a variety of dog behavioral and dog obedience issues including:
- Dog barking
- Dog biting
- Dog jumping
- Dog aggression
- Dog housebreaking, especially through puppy training
- Dog separation anxiety
- Dog destructiveness
- Baby/child safety
How does Bark Busters of Southern Connecticut accomplish this?? We don't believe in shock collars or coercive dog training measures. We teach you how to communicate with your dog using pack mentality. With consistency and follow through, you will see quick improvements in your dog's behavior.
So if you are experiencing behavioral issues with your mature dog or puppy or need obedience training for any breed. Call Bark Busters of southern Connecticut and let's get started TODAY!
- Companion Animal Hospital
- East Haven Veterinary Hospital
- Elm Veterinary Clinic
- Foxon (VCA) Animal Hospital
- Middlebury Animal hospital
- Naugatuck Veterinary Hospital
- Orange Veterinary Hospital
- Post Road Veterinary Clinic
- Southbury Veterinary Hospital
- The Barking Lot
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- Learning to Communicate Has Its Challenges - The Bulletin
- Pets less pampered - an interview by Quinnipiac University
- No bark, no bite, no problem - MIlford Weekly
- WPKN Radio Show - "Sit, Stay, Listen"
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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.