meet your specialist trainer Keith Axsom
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Central Jersey
Keith was a great help with my 3-year-old mixed beagle who was exhibiting some aggression. I couldn't take him on walks without wearing gloves to hold the leash, since he would bark, growl and lunge at people and other dogs. When Keith first arrived at my door, my dog growled and barked at him where he had to be crated. During the training session, Keith educated me on all the various aspects of dog behavior, and the importance of my role in correcting the issues. I was astonished to learn how my little guy was actually training me in subtle ways, instead of the other way around! He had become the pack leader. After carefully explaining and demonstrating how to adjust my dog's behavior with simple commands, training aids and NO treats, I could see a marked improvement in his behavior from just that one visit. By the end of the session with Keith, my dog's growling and barking at him had turned into kisses! I was marveled at his interaction with Keith. He was a completely different dog. It was such a pleasure to see his progress, and I'm excited to see how much more can be accomplished.Lynnette N.November 27 2017
Best Dog Training in Central New Jersey
A dog is pack animal, and as such needs a leader. Left to their own devices, a dog will often take over the leadership... which will result in many unwanted behaviors. These behaviors include:
Barking: People tend to think that barking is natural to a dog, it is not. A dog will bark to alert the pack that there is a threat, or bark at the owner because they want something. Both stop once the dog knows that the owner is a good leader.
Pulling on leash: The dog will want to go first if they perceive they are in charge, as the leader always leads. This also changes as the owner assumes leadership.
Separation Anxiety: The dog feels that they "own" the owner, and that will manifest as barking or possible destruction of property as the dog acts out as they didn't give "permission" for the owner to leave. Again, this changes as the owner assumes leadership.
Aggression: Is fear based as the dog will have fear from being in charge in a domestic situation, which they are not equipped to do. Also solved through giving the owner leadership.
Other behaviors we eliminate/teach:
- Nipping, Chewing, Mouthing
- Basic Obedience (Sit, Stay, Down, Come)
- Digging in the Yard
- Toileting in the house
- Puppy Training
- Sibling Rivalry
- Over Excitability
- And MORE!
How do we do it? We use natural methods (voice tones and body language rather than treats or physical methods) to give you leadership over your dog! I have trained over 2,000 dogs in the last nine years. Historically, you will see 80% to 90% improvement in the very first lesson. The most popular client comment after the first lesson: "Whose dog is this?" The dog appears to be different because the owner is now different, and the dog responds accordingly! This ultimately leads to a fun, happy and well-balanced relationship with your dog. Isn't that what you want? After all, a dog should add to your life... nott become a detraction or a source of constant worry!
I work in your home, because that's where many of the unwanted behaviors occur. Many veterinarians and clients refer me, as they have seen the results of Bark Busters training.
If you have a new puppy, let's get you started out right. If you have a dog exhibiting unwanted behavior, let's correct it.If you are ready to re-home your dog, don't do it until you give us a try.
I can train any dog, any age, with any problem!
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.