meet your specialist trainers Diane Benson Levitt & John Levitt
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Lake Norman, Concord, Huntersville, Charlotte, NC
My little mini dachshund, Edie, was abused and neglected for nearly 4 years in a puppy mill before I rescued her about 3 years ago. She suffers from fear and anxiety, which is manifested by barking at people (not other animals!), following me all over the house, and going crazy when the doorbell rings. Last week we had our first session with Diane and John, and Edie's response has been miraculous. While we still have work to do, through the Bark Busters' techniques Edie's barking and fearful behaviors have decreased significantly, and she seems to be much more confidant! My friends and neighbors have noticed a BIG change in Edie's barking and demeanor. What a huge relief for both of us! Diane and John are fabulous at what they do, and are so warm and caring. I recommend them so highly!!!Ellen D.April 2 2018
Best Dog Training Lake Norman, Charlotte North NC
“In one lesson Diane and John was able to get my dog from nuisance barking and rushing the door when the doorbell rang or anyone entered our home. We adopted two rescue dog siblings and had no idea how to manage their behaviors. They were also able to help us with the sibling rivalry. We highly recommend them and Bark Busters! Our family life is much less stressful now!” Nickie
Diane and John are lifelong lovers of dogs. Ever since their childhood they have never been without their four legged friends. They also realized that our beautiful companions needed education from their owners to live happy, safe and secure lives. They decided to become Canine Behavioral Therapists and after an extensive search for the right training they chose Bark Busters!
John’s experience as a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer has proven to be invaluable in helping identifying behaviors and adapting the techniques for a dog’s active lifestyle. Diane’s background working with nonprofits has provided empathy and compassion for the owners who want to improve the family experience with their canine members.
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“We have a four-year-old Pitbull that is so sweet and well behaved except suddenly he started to bark at everything for apparently no reason. We let this go on for a couple of months until we met Diane and John and they fixed the problem in the first visit. We love the fact that we can count on them for the life of the dog in case something changes! Thank you so much Diane and John!” Kim
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.