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Welcome to Bark Busters Home Dog Training - celebrating 28 years and over 1 million dogs trained worldwide.
For the past fourteen years I have been telling people that being a Bark Buster Master Dog Trainer & Dog Behavioral Therapist is the best job I have ever had. I get to meet many new people and dogs – and have the opportunity to educate them on how they can have a HAPPY RELATIONSHIP with each other. Once you understand how to #SpeakDog - well, you will wish it was that easy to communicate with another person!
My Bark Buster Story
My dog Sparky was a nine-year-old Welsh Terrier when we went to Bark Buster training together in 2003 for me to become a dog trainer and Sparky for training on two major dog behavior issues – barking and fear aggression to other dogs. We arrived in Colorado and stayed in a hotel with lots of good stuff to bark at. There were also 14 other dogs in our class; a lot of obstacles to work through with Sparky! He was a great challenge for me and the other trainers attending the class. As we humans gained knowledge of the canine world and learned new skills for communicating and educating our dogs, I was able to help him on the path to becoming a better canine citizen.
Fast forward six months -
Barking – Sparky would stop with one correction and come running to me for praise, a huge accomplishment! When we were walking and we saw another dog, he no longer went ballistic but we still had some work to do. After six more months he reached the point where he would ignore the other dogs. Sparky never got to the point where he would play with other dogs but now he was well behaved around them.
I said goodbye to Sparky in September 2009.He was 15 years old and my best buddy.
Any Age – We Can Help.
I knew I wanted to get another dog fairly quickly and I wanted to “rescue” one. In November, I met with a family that had given up on their new puppy, a six month old Cairn Terrier. I renamed him Moxie and brought him home. At this young age he already had a laundry list of problems. He had a multi-person bite record and felt the need to guard just about anything. Somehow he had acquired a hatred of towels, and he was very protective of his body being touched. Oh – and he had the worst dreams with growling and snapping. I had a good friend tell me I had made a mistake thinking I could fix a dog with these issues.
Zip forward a few months -
Now Moxie does not have problems with towels and does not feel the need to guard everything. Knowing he is grumpy when he wakes up, I give him the time he needs to fully wake up [we all know someone like that!] His bad dreams also seemed to occur less often. After seeing the changes, my friend said to me– “Amazing, I cannot believe the change it that dog. I thought he was a lost cause and now he is a great dog!”
Any Issue – We Can Help
Over the years, I continue to learn and improve as both a dog trainer and as a dog owner! Let me help you become a better dog owner. Dog training is about communication – if “No” worked, no one would need a dog trainer! I come to your home, where the issues occur, and teach you simple and effective ways to better communicate with your dog. You will see a change in your dog at the first lesson. Bark Busters training is personalized to fit your household and needs. You will enjoy learning how to communicate with your canine, and seeing your dog respond to the training is rewarding and encouraging. Build your relationship with your dog based on love, trust and respect. Have a calm and relaxed home. Learn to #SpeakDog and transform your life.
Any Dog – WE CAN HELP
Remember Happy Dogs = Happy Families