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The most important thing you can teach your dog is that you are their leader. This is true in virtually all aspects of their lives. I teach and coach my clients, using natural communication methods that dogs understand, how to be the “leader of the pack.”
Doing private behavioral dog training in your home is important. In your home is where we can best get your dog's attention. In your home is where most problems occur. It’s also where we can obtain the fastest results. Clients often see results in the first session!
I use only dog-friendly, non-food-based, and non-physical methods (no shock collars or harsh methods ever!).
I can help you with all dog behavior and dog training, including:
You name it ... ANY AGE, ANY BREED, ANY ISSUE!
Every dog is different, and there is no cookie cutter approach. My job is to customize what I’m teaching to better accommodate a particular dog or owner personality, family situation, environment, etc. The beauty of our program is that the dogs ultimately “get it,” and we accomplish your goals together in a way that builds and enhances the dog-owner bond.
As your trainer, I pride myself on listening to my clients and their concerns and needs and delivering results that address those.
I come into the home and assess the situation and design a training plan that will get my clients the best results quickly. Sometimes assessing the true root of a problem behavior requires us to do a little bit of detective work. No matter how simple, seemingly complex, or unusual the problem may be, together, we'll devise a solution to address it.
I’ve been a dog lover my whole life. Like humans, I love that each dog has their own unique personality.
I became familiar with the Bark Busters philosophy when I, myself, hired a Bark Busters dog trainer seven years ago. My English Bulldog was not in love with the fact that she now had to share the spotlight with twin babies. She was stressed and fearful. What should have been a joyous time, the birth of my twins, was now one that had me anxious.
What I witnessed in the first lesson alone was magical. It gave me the confidence to establish myself as my dog's leader. Seeing my pup's transformation happen right in front of me was nothing short of amazing. Fast forward several years later, and now I’m the one helping clients to live in harmony with their dogs.
When I em-"bark"-ed (pun intended?) on this journey to become a Bark Busters dog trainer and behavioral therapist, I couldn’t imagine the fullfillment. I am passionate about what I do. And, I'm grateful that almost daily I get to touch people's lives.
I help clients live a happier life together with their dogs!
For more information, please visit my personal website: Dog Training Southern Connecticut
I was very impressed with how fast Dixie was catching on to the command with a single correction word...speaking dog. I wish I knew about Bark Busters when we first got Dixie instead of paying for other training and having nothing happening. Aggression even got worse. Now only one lesson with Bark Busters and I can already see a difference.
Richard has helped me with all the basics needed with a new puppy. Winnie and I have learned a lot about Sit, Stay, Come, etc. as well as some great tips for preventing her from jumping up, rushing to the front door, etc. Winnie is still only 9 months old so we have a ways to go but Richard and the Bark Busters method of dog training has definite...
Murphy's confidence has improved and his anxiety towards strangers has decreased. We look forward to making progress after each session. Working with Richard and Vicki has given us the proper training tools to work with Murphy resulting in a positive experience that has improved our pet/owner relationship.
I am amazed at how well Chester took to the training! I feel much more confident that I can not only train our dog but actually start to enjoy him! All of this after just one session. Truly amazing!! Thank you!! Looking forward to our next session! Regards, Debbie
Richard and Vicki are fabulous. Daisy responded so well right from the start and is already so well behaved and responsive to us. The techniques that they use are kind, gentle and effective! We couldn't be happier and are looking forward to our next session!
Richard was excellent! During our first session, I saw Aggie responding in a way I didn't think she could. I already feel much less anxiety knowing that we have a plan and an end goal. Richard is gentle yet firm and I am very excited to continue working together to take care of the issues I have been having with my dogs.
Our rescue dog Peaches is very skitish and has been a constant barker when she would come in contact with people. We have used various training methods for her in order to break her habit, but to no avail. My wife learned of Bark Busters and we decided to give it a try. We were amazed during our first training session how Richard and Vicki were abl...
I like how everything is related to everyday action and customizable to Tyson's needs and issues. Tyson is very stubborn and our habits are hard to break. I am amazed that there is no need for physical/negative correction and at the same not a ton of treats. We've learned so much about communication (both ways) between us and the dog, because of...
From lesson #1 we've been extremely grateful for Richard and Vicki's expertise. They've equipped us with many tools and resources to train our dog and it's been very effective. They are also very quick to answer questions and always available to help. Choosing Bark Busters was one of the best investment we've made!Jaime R | West Haven, Connecticut