meet your specialist trainer Michelle McCarthy
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist for Rockland and South Orange Counties, New York
Best Dog Training in Rockland & South Orange County!
Hi! My name is Michelle and those are my girls, Lola and Layla. I cover Rockland and Orange Counties in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
Just like a child, your dog needs to be educated. In the wild it would be taught to behave by its pack; in our world, it's our responsibility and it's never too late! I can help you to ensure that your puppy grows up into the loving, devoted pet you're always dreaming about or that your older pooch learns how to become one, with all problems and ages.
The Bark Busters system is now in eight countries and has worked with over 300,000 dogs worldwide. The reason it has spread so far and wide is because it really is a unique, effective and holistic system that changes your dog's behavior though natural canine communication. Your dog will get it; you just need to apply it! The system will correct behavioral problems you are having, or stop any new ones from developing. But you can look at it as more than just a training system; it is a way to live more happily with and to better understand your dog. And who doesn't want that?
In reality, it is simply that once you understand why a dog behaves in a particular way and learn how to communicate effectively with him, other things fall into place. No magic, just a little know-how. Many people have come to Bark Busters after other training methods have failed and we have saved dogs across the world that would have otherwise been given up or euthanized.
The system is not hard to learn and is amazingly interesting for dog lovers! Many clients have had dogs their whole lives, and yet still learn so much about how their dog thinks and what they are trying to communicate to them. You are given these tools so that your dog will continue to respond to YOU after I leave. Together we will develop a program based on your needs and the problems you are having because every dog, owner and household is different and requires a unique approach. And best of all, it is not harsh, but the techniques are very effective because they are what dogs use to communicate with each other naturally.
Oh! And our Lifetime Guarantee? Well, our confidence in our service is reflected in this guarantee. Our fee is paid once regardless of how many times we may need to see you and your dog to fix the problems. New problems in the future? We'll come back - free of charge so you'll never have to pay another penny for training your dog! Look at it like having a dog trainer on call. Bark Busters will be there for you for the life of your dog, to provide training and guidance at any time as your needs require. That is our commitment to you and to your dog. This guarantee is honored by ALL Bark Busters behavioral therapists across the country. No other dog training company can offer such a comprehensive guarantee and it gives you extra peace of mind.
Are you ready to be the "leader of your pack"? Then I can't wait to work with you and your dog!
PS If you haven't already done so, rate your dog's behavior by taking our online behavioral quiz.
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.