meet your specialist trainer Nicole Martel
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Westchester County, Putnam County and the Bronx
Although I work with dogs and have years of experience,my own "pack" of 3 females was out of control. They had taken over the couches, barked nonstop at gardeners in the neighborhood, visitors and even my family when we went in our swimming pool! Out of desperation I googled Bark Busters. Nicole Martel responded to my email within hours. We set a date, which was yesterday afternoon. As she walked up to my front door, I thought there was no way this small, attractive woman could gain control of three 62 pound dogs ( two pit mixes and one hound mix), all rescues. Nicole quickly observed their barking craziness and told us the plan. We sat and discussed the situation. Nicole's presentation was concise and well delivered. We learned a great deal about nutrition and behavior. Then it was time to begin training exercises! Each dog went through the exercises as we practiced and learned. It was phenomenal to see our dogs responding so quickly. We made a commitment to work with them 1-3 times daily on the issues that affect our daily life: doorbells, gardeners, strangers and other dogs walking past our house, crating and uncrating, exiting and entering the house and bedtime!! All 3 dogs stayed on their own beds last night with just one correction! I feel like I have control. It will be a few weeks of hard work to solidify the new behaviors - we are thrilled that Nicole was our trainer. We recommend her!!June L.October 9 2016
Hi! I’m Nicole Martel, your local dog trainer and behaviorist, serving all of Westchester and Putnam counties and much of the Bronx (complete list below).
My mission is to cure your dogs’ behavioral problems by teaching them to respect your leadership, creating a close bond and a trusting, respectful relationship between you and your dogs.
I will help you become the “leader of your pack” so that you can enjoy your dog, and your dog can enjoy being owned by you and not have to spend its life being yelled at, penned up, left outside, or surrendered to a shelter. I use dog-friendly, non-food- based and non-physical methods (no shock collars or harsh methods ever!).
My goal is for your dog to love and respect you, not fear you, control you, or create chaos in your home. I will work with you in your home to address such issues as aggression, barking, housebreaking, separation anxiety, jumping up, nipping/biting, pulling on the leash, chewing/destructive behavior, sibling rivalry, and much more. I can help you with ANY BREED, ANY AGE, ANY ISSUE! From puppy nipping to full adult aggression, whatever the behavioral issue, I’m your gal! There is nothing more important to me than improving the lives of dogs and their owners and attempting to eliminate the abuse, abandonment, and euthanasia of dogs. So please, reach out! I am available 7 days a week (evenings too) to work around my clients’ hectic schedules and to allow time for the whole family to be involved.
As you may have guessed, I’m a lifelong dog lover. I became fascinated by the Bark Busters’ methods when I hired a Bark Busters trainer to work with my own dogs. I have three dogs, and between the three of them, they HAD almost every issue you could imagine.
I was absolutely blown away by how well these methods worked. By the end of the first session, I saw dramatic results as my dogs started to respect me as their leader, and the long-lasting results only grew from there. I am passionate about dogs, and it breaks my heart to hear stories of dogs being surrendered to shelters or euthanized due to behavioral issues. Needless to say, when I was given the opportunity to get involved with Bark Busters as a trainer, I jumped at the chance!
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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.