From the minute our local trainer Linda walked into our lives, our black shepherd/lab Lacy is a different dog!
Let me start by saying Lacy is now 5 years old and we thought... set in her ways. She was tough to manage, possessive and combative to strangers. Around the house with us and 5 other animals..., no problem.
Our goal was to get her to react to public situations calmly. She had chased other dogs and cats, crossing our street and not paying any attention to my calls to STOP! Scared she would get hit by a car, or reported to animal control... my veterinarian suggested I call Bark Busters.
Linda teaches you simple ways, customized to your environment and to you and your dog' personalities, to accomplish the goals you are looking for.
Lacy now waits outside the foyer when guests ring the doorbell and come in. She now sits quietly in my truck and does not bark at big trucks or other dogs... though that will take reinforcement over time.
Lacy waits for me to enter a room first. She has learned to be recalled from distance! Tonight she saw a dog across the street, and didn't run to confront it! What a difference!
We are halfway through our training curriculum, and we are excited to see the final results!
Thanks Linda... and Bark Busters!
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Recall, Separation anxiety