meet your specialist trainer Phyllis McGough
Bark Buster Home Dog Training & Behavior San Antonio TX
We rescued our one year-old Golden Retriever, Max, from an abusive home environment and thought our love alone would be enough for Max to recover. Instead, Max had separation anxiety and would climb any fence, or scratch through any door or window to get to us. My husband was out of patience when I decided to call Phyllis McGough at the Hill Country Bark Busters for help. Phyllis observed both us and Max in action. We learned that Max thought we needed him to be an alpha pack leader because we were "sweet people". Phyllis taught us various practices and training drills. We learned to be calm, confident leaders which freed Max to be the loving, calm dog that he actually was. The story of Max does not end there. He went on to undergo a complete transformation. Max went through an AKC Good Citizenship course and followed that with therapy dog situational training. Now Max brings comfort to children in hospitals, or helps primary school students practice their reading skills every week while lying atop Max at the school library. Max went from being an abused dog to helping children, and in the process brought a lot of love and purpose to our family.Lisa B.October 12 2014
Best Dog Training San Antonio TX.
There is not a one size fits all approach to relationships. Great relationships with dogs are built on a foundation of mutual love, respect and trust.Each lesson is a distinctively designed; every dog is an individual with their own personalities, temperaments and experiences, as are people.We all live in unique environment, our homes, our neighborhoods, Bark Busters is knowledgeable in helping people understand and develop the wonderful relationships with their dogs.
Bark Busters' proven system teaches you to train your dog using his own language-body language and voice tones-but in a way that he interprets correctly. Our training is done in your home, using techniques that are simple and work for all kinds of behavioral issues any dog, any age, any problem (i.e., barking, pulling on the lead, jumping up, separation anxiety, aggression, sibling rivalry). We are experts on pack law and canine communication. We use a positive, non-physical (no choke, pinch, and prong or shock collars) natural approach (no clickers) to dog behavior modification based on understanding and clear communication.
Bark Busters is unique in its written Guaranteed Lifetime Support. This assures you a trainer for the entire life of your dog without additional fees.. One thing in life is for sure: change... family members come, or go, moves, schedule changes, new jobs, and other things happen which affect us and our dogs. With our Guaranteed Lifetime Support", you are never alone. Phyllis's help is always just an email or phone call away.
I welcome the opportunity to visit your home and help you strengthen your bond with your dog, to show you how Bark Busters can help progress to a loving and peaceful relationship with your dog and bring about the changes you desire.
Dog training lessons typically last 2 to 2½ hours. If your dog reacts like an average dog, you will likely see some positive changes in its behavior during that time (Hard to believe? Read some of my clients' reviews).
Happy Dogs = Happy Families!!!
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.