meet your specialist trainer Nicole Martel
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Westchester County, Putnam County and the Bronx
Two weeks ago, I adopted a Jindo/Spaniel mix. He was saved from the meat trade in Korea by the organization Korean K9 Rescue. I was told he had separation issues, however, since I've never adopted a dog with such traumatic background before, I didn't know what to expect. Tyler, wound up following me everywhere around the apartment. I couldn't shut any door, which meant no privacy. He also wouldn't sleep anywhere except next to me. I was unable to leave the apartment to run errands, or even to simply do laundry downstairs. I was trapped in my own home. Additionally, he started showing other behaviors such as jumping on me, nibbling on my fingers, and not wanting to walk in the direction I was moving towards. After having Tyler home for a week, I reached out to Bark Busters. First, Jason was great to speak to. Hearing about his own experience greatly put me at ease as it gave me hope that things will get better. He quickly scheduled an appointment for me to meet Nicole. She came out to my apartment and in no time, I saw results. Nicole offered clear, explicit strategies and gave me reasoning as to why he was engaged in such behaviors. She didn't step in to do the strategies with Tyler, as she knew the importance of me becoming the alpha of the pact. She showed me and talked me through the strategies and within moments I saw Tyler responding. Nicole also makes herself available. When I had questions or difficulty after our first session, she immediately provided me a response with new ways to handle the situation. It's only been a week into our training and daily homework practices, but Tyler is showing great progress. I am so happy with the results and look forward to seeing Tyler grow and mature. THANK YOU NICOLE!Kingsley C.July 9 2017
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.