meet your specialist trainer John Vermeere
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Winter Park
John helped us correct lifelong leash aggression from our Labrador and jumping when visitors come over in just a few hours! We can't believe there progress! We can now enjoy calm walks and order pizza without worry! Thank you!!!Alicia T.November 20 2017
Best Dog Training Sanford FL, Deltona, Winter Park,
Orange Seminole & Volusia Counties!
Is your dog running your life?
We can train any dog . . . even YOURS!
Our Life of the Dog Guarantee assures you that peace of mind is possible. We will work with you in solving all of your dog's behavior issues - from jumping up, unnecessary barking, house training, aggressive behavior, separation anxiety and more -- all in the convenience of your home!
A bit about Mike and Judy . . .
We are experienced dog trainers and have trained hundreds of dogs successfully in the Orlando area. Mike and Judy have owned dogs for their entire life. Mike began training dogs while he volunteered for a Golden Retriever Rescue in the early 1980's when he acquired a very fearful and aggressive 9 month old golden retriever, Chelsea. Chelsea set Mike on a path of training his own dogs and eventually applied his skills to prepare other foster dogs for their forever homes. Judy manages The Orlando branch of Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions, a non-profit greyhound adoption group. Under Judy's leadership Gold Coast Greyhounds has fostered and placed over 2300 greyhounds since 2003. "We discovered Bark Busters at just the right time. We had been answering dog behavioral questions for new adopters right from the start." Experience, dedication and love for dogs made Bark Busters an obvious career choice.
"We believe strongly in the mission of Bark Busters: "to prevent needless return or euthanasia of dogs for dog behavioral issues. We love the concepts behind educating dogs and their owners and come with a skill set suited to work effectively with people and dogs."
Judy and Mike have masters' degrees in the education and business fields and have been teachers and corporate trainers for many years. Bark Busters provided a career change that involved their love for dogs and passion for teaching. "We have a strong belief that the family dog is an integral part of life. We want every human/dog pack-family to enjoy each other and thrive together. A good human/canine relationship depends on getting the leadership in the proper order. Once the humans and the dogs understand how this works and can communicate with each other, the rest is easy. The pack is secure and safe and a relationship of trust and respect develops with very little effort."
Bark Busters dog training methods are based on how dogs naturally learn; because of this, quick results in your dog's behavior are possible. We don't use harsh dog training techniques, like shock collars, prong collars, physical domination or bribe with food to extort good dog behavior (which requires lots of time and repetition learning). Natural dynamics of pack law (dogs naturally learn by association) are employed to build a relationship of trust and safety with your dog. Our dog behavior training helps move you toward the ultimate goal of voice control and dog obedience based on respect for you, the dog owner.
Happy Dogs = Happy Families
The mission and origins of Bark Busters were developed to prevent the euthanasia and surrender of dogs to animal shelters because of behavior problems. As volunteers in a Greyhound adoption program we have seen many dogs returned because the owners did not understand the training needs of their pet. By joining the Bark Busters pack, we can provide proven pet training methods and restore happiness to their homes. And these results apply to mature dog training, puppy training, rescue dog training, greyhound training, or virtually any breed, any issue.
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.