meet your specialist trainer Michael Carr
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Southeast Montgomery, Philadelphia PA
Michael Carr has been wonderful!! We had a bit of a stressful start with our Yogi Bear, a 1-year old lab mix we adopted in December. He is a very high-energy dog who had a problem with biting among a few other things (never vicious, but way too hard out of playfulness, frustration, boredom). We were at the point of wondering if we could be the right fit for this pup, so a professional coming to our home was almost our last hope. From the first visit, it was clear how much Michael really cares! He was very patient with both us and our dog, and he immediately picked up on our strengths and weaknesses as owners, as well as Yogi’s individual needs. He has been nothing but positive and encouraging throughout! With the techniques and tools provided by Michael, we have almost completely stopped the biting, Yogi is doing better on leash walks, and Michael has even helped build our confidence in letting Yogi off the leash to burn off some energy and meet other dogs at the local dog park! It is a wonderful feeling to truly love and enjoy your dog without being stressed out by his constant biting, and we are immensely grateful that Michael was so helpful in getting us to that point!Casey S.January 5 2017
Best Dog Training In Chestnut Hill and Southeast Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Are you frustrated or fed up with your dog's behavior? Or perhaps you just got a new puppy and want to start off right before bad habits develop. Bark Busters in-home, customized training is the right solution.
What You Can Expect from Bark Busters Chestnut Hill & Montgomery County
In Home Dog Training
I will come into your home where your dog is the most comfortable, less stressed, most receptive and most likely to display bad behaviors. We will also work with your dog outdoors on socialization, distraction and issues such as leash pulling.
Personalized Dog Training
Bark Busters does not believe in a "one size fits all" dog training approach like you'll sometimes see in group or puppy training classes. Instead, I develop a personalized dog training and dog behavior modification program based on your dog's temperament and issues as well as your home environment.
Any breed, any age and any issue are trainable. Most customers see immediate positive behavioral changes in their dogs during our initial 3 hour training session. You will be amazed at how quickly your dog learns and you will feel encouraged and empowered to keep training!
Positive dog training
Unlike some dog trainers, Bark Busters does not use harsh dog training techniques - we don't believe in shock collars, prong collars or physical punishment. Nor do we teach you to bribe your dog with food to extort good behavior. Our dog training focuses on positive reinforcement and praise and produces longer lasting results than treat training or force.
Dogs can't speak English, so it's no wonder they can't understand our verbal commands. I will teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands. You will learn how to use your body language and vocal communication to get your dog to focus on you and respond to your directions. By reinforcing our dog training techniques 10 - 15 minutes/day, you will soon have a well-mannered and obedient dog.
Because all dogs speak the same language, our dog training system works for ANY dog, ANY age, ANY issue! Puppies and their owners can start off on the right paw, eliminating behavior issues before they can even start, and old dogs CAN learn new tricks.
Behavioral problems are treatable but prevention is easier! Do you want a puppy who listens to you even when you don't have a treat in your hand? Do you want a dog who doesn't wear you out with housebreaking or chew your furniture? Ask about my puppy program to help you build a strong, lifelong foundation for good behavior.
No one is more familiar with the effectiveness of the local dog training alternatives than our own veterinarians, and those in Chestnut Hill and Montgomery County overwhelmingly recommend Bark Busters. They know our mission is to prevent dogs from being euthanized or abandoned due to bad behavior. Too many dog owners trade in their dog in hopes of replacing him or her with a "good dog." I believe any dog can be a "good dog" with the right training.
Meet Your Dog Trainer - Michael Carr
I have been a dog trainer with Bark Busters 8 years and have successfully trained hundreds of dogs throughout the Chestnut Hill and Montgomery County areas including Abington, Bala Cynwyd, Cheltenham, Elkins Park, Flourtown, Gladwyne, Glenside, Lafayette Hill, Merion Station, Narberth, Darby Township, Oreland, Philadelphia, and Wyncote. I've never met a dog I couldn't train, so I am 100% certain I can train yours! There is no dog behavior that is impossible to change.
Your dog wants to please you - he just doesn't know how. Once you're both on the same page in regard to communication and he understands your expectations, you'll have the well behaved, obedient and family dog you want.
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.