meet your specialist trainer Gail Major
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist for Ventura County, California
Best Dog Training In Ventura County!
Are you annoyed by your dog's ...
- Incessant barking?
- Chew on your furniture and everything else?
- Jumping on guests?
- Escapes, ignoring your pleas to come home?
- Whining from separation anxiety?
Poorly behaved dogs can stress you out, causing you embarrassment and a lack of control. My name is Gail Major and I am your local Bark Busters dog trainer in Ventura County who can help you overcome any behavioral problem you are experiencing. I have helped hundreds of residents throughout Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Somis, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Westlake Village to have well-behaved family pets.
How do I know I can help yours?
The Bark Busters training method has succeeded where other techniques have failed. Dog training classes usually take a "one size fits all" approach and are targeted toward the "average dog". Other training programs rely on coercive methods like shock collars or prong collars to extort good behavior.
In Home Dog Training
At Bark Busters Ventura County, we rely on positive dog training methods based on the way dogs communicate with each other - the pack mentality. I come into your home where most of the bad behaviors occur and where your dog is the most relaxed and free from distractions. We will work on both inside and outside behaviors, addressing any issues you may have. Your dog will quickly learn what behaviors are acceptable and which are not.
Your dog can't speak English and you can't speak dog, so it's no wonder your dog doesn't understand your commands. Using voice tones and your body language, I will teach you to establish yourself as the leader of the pack in a language your dog understands. Our first lesson will last approximately 3 hours and additional training can address any lingering issues. If you reinforce our techniques 10 - 15 minutes a day, you'll see awesome results after the first week.
If you recently adopted a puppy, start him off on the right paw with dog training lessons and make housebreaking and basic obedience much easier. However, no dog is too old to learn new behaviors. I train older dogs, puppies, and dogs of any size or breed.
Meet Your Ventura County Dog Trainer - Gail Major
Understand that your dog loves you and wants to please you - he just doesn't know how. I have been teaching Ventura County dogs to follow household rules for many years.
I'm confident I can give you the tools and support you need for a lifetime of enjoyment and love with your family dog.
Let's get started!
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.