meet your specialist trainer Marsha Engel
Bark Busters Home Dog Training National Capital, Washington DC, Silver Spring MD, Bethesda area
I really wish I had called Marsha years ago. My German Shepherd had real problems with barking at and jumping all over visitors and dragging me around on leash. The day after her training, she was waiting for me to go through doors first, following politely, and lying down when I asked her to when people came to the door. Really kind of a miracle to get great and immediate results - and my dog seems happier and less anxious. I would totally recommend Marsha.Mark G.January 16 2017
Best Dog Training Washington DC, Silver Spring MD, Bethesda areas
The dog training method of Bark Busters was developed in Australia to reduce the number of dogs euthanized or surrendered to animal shelters. It was the success of this dog training methodology that grew into the international company of Bark Busters today. Without this basis, we could not be the world's largest dog training organization.
Why home dog training? Because dogs learn best when they can completely focus on the owner in an environment that is quiet and free of distractions, and where the dog behavior issues that are causing concern can be recreated and addressed. Being in a familiar environment where there's nothing competing for your dog's attention enables us to address the dog obedience issues very quickly. In fact, it's very common for clients to see results with dog behavioral issues in the first 20 minutes! Our private and personalized dog training lessons help you and your dog overcome the challenges of your specific living environment.
Bark Busters doesn't use harsh techniques or bribe with food to extort good behavior. We engage dogs in using their minds - communicating with them on a level that they understand, using the natural dynamics of pack law. Our goal is voice control and clear body language.
The best part is -- our dog obedience training techniques are proven! It's the reason we're able to offer our Life of the Dog Guarantee.
We have the knowledge and the skills to diagnose any dog, any age and any issue - even complicated canine behaviors.
A bit about me.
I have worked with dogs my entire life, and always knew that I wanted to spend my second career working as a dog behavior therapist in the area surrounding the Nation's capital. I worked with several dog trainers before becoming familiar with Bark Busters. I have a graduate degree in clinical psychology and worked with changing human behavior in my first career lasting over twenty years. I've volunteered since childhood with rescue, service, training, and shelter organizations, and am currently am the leader of a pack of five dogs (plus a cat), along with taking in foster dogs.
I became acquainted with Bark Busters in 2005 when a good friend became a customer and his dogs immediately changed for the better. He tried to explain to me what the dog training lesson had shown him, but I had to experience it for myself to really understand. I have never been so impressed with a dog training system as I am with Bark Busters. I feel fortunate to be in a position to help improve the relationship between owners and dogs working with the world's premier dog training company, and to contribute toward making the families I work with happier ones.
Feel free to call me to learn how to train your dog and to answer your questions and l'll help you decide that Bark Busters is truly the most remarkable dog training company in the world!
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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.