meet your specialist trainers Derek and Lissette Anovick Los Angeles
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica & Beverly Hills
I rescued a French Bulldog almost one year ago. She is the sweetest dog ever…except when it came to other dogs. Zoe, our seven-year-old pooch lived in a home with a very aggressive mini-pit and he bullied her constantly. When I try to walk her it’s a nightmare, she goes after any dog; from a Great Dane to a Chihuahua and forget taking her to the park or anything like that. We had an incident last week and I knew I needed it to be handled, I had no idea where to go since I clearly can’t do group classes. Bark Busters were referred to me by a friend. Derek and Lissette came over last night and spent three hours with me and Zoe. I liken their approach to dog training as I would to conscious parenting. It was AMAZING! They taught me techniques that were so doable with zero aggression or anger and not treats but lots of praise. I was so impressed with both of them and my dog picked up on the training very quickly. This morning we got up, did our homework using their commands and suggestions and she did great! I feel like I have hope for my dog, which makes me so happy! Maybe next she’ll be able to make some friends. I highly recommend Bark Busters!Rachel L.October 25 2016
Best Dog Training Los Angeles, Hollywood, Burbank, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City and Studio City
As dog trainers for Bark Busters Home Dog Training, we have successfully trained dogs throughout the Los Angeles area. Our service area includes: Beverly Hills, Burbank, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Culver City, Fillmore, Glendale, La Crescenta, Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Mission Hills, Moorpark, North Hills, North Hollywood.
Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Porter Ranch, San Fernando, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Tujunga, Universal City, Valley Village, Van Nuys, Venice, West Hills, West Hollywood.
Here's What You Can Expect From Bark Busters
Daily in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, we assist dog owners in developing well behaved and obedient dogs through the proprietary dog training method developed by Bark Busters. What makes our approach unique?
Home Dog Training. We will come into your home for private dog training lessons, developing a one-on- one game plan to address your dog’s specific issues. Why your home? Your home is a safe environment for your dog and that is where most of the misbehaviors will occur. Free of unusual distractions, your dog will quickly learn your house rules when it comes to aggression, barking, sibling rivalry, separation anxiety and more. After setting the ground rules indoors, we can then go outdoors to work on socialization and leash pulling.
Our first dog training lesson will take approximately 2 to 3 hours. The Bark Busters dog behavioral methods revolve around non-physical, positive training methods.
We don’t believe in shock collars, prong collars or choke collars. Every dog is an individual with their own personalities, temperaments, and experiences. Once we have a plan in place, we can address any lingering issues in the future.
Dogs can’t speak “human”, so it’s no wonder they can’t initially understand our verbal commands. We will teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands. You will learn how to use your body language and voice to establish yourself as the “Top Dog”. By consistently reinforcing our dog training techniques for 20 minutes a day, you will soon have a well-mannered and obedient dog.
No limitations. We can train any dog, any breed, any size, any age! We cover everything from puppy training to senior dogs.
Life of the Dog Guarantee. Our Life-of-the-Dog Guarantee goes wherever you and your dog go! Bark Busters is the only company with National Support & Unlimited Training options. This guarantee stays with your dog wherever you move.
As professional dog obedience trainers, we can help you overcome the following dog mis-behaviors:
About Your Hollywood, Los Angeles & Santa Monica Dog Trainers
For Derek and Lissette Anovick animal welfare of all living creatures with a specific focus on dogs has been a passion throughout their entire life. They make an impact on people’s lives on a daily basis by rehabilitating dogs and teaching owners how to effectively communicate with their canine counterpart and be the pack leader.
Lissette’s passion for dogs stems from her early childhood having been raised with multiple dogs ranging from teacup Pomeranians to large German Shepard’s (street rescued dogs to pure breeds). She ended up rescuing dogs from euthanasia by always adopting from local shelters. Her knowledge and understanding of dogs stems from her innate ability to “speak dog” dating back to her early childhood days. Everyone in the neighborhood would ask Lissette for assistance with any training or behavioral issues since she was so in tune with animals since the age of 5. Lissette went on to build a career in health and wellness as a health coach and personal trainer, aiding people in their need to cure diseases and ailments through proper diet and nutrition. She treats the root of the problem and not the symptom. Her wealth of diet and nutrition knowledge carries over to animals as well since food sources for dogs are as equally poor in nutrients as their human counterparts.
Her training in this field carries over to the animal world quite well allowing her to assist dog owners that are willing and open for nutritional guidance and assistance. It’s a match made in heaven for Lissette to do what she truly loves on a daily basis thanks to the Bark Buster philosophy of assisting as many dogs and dog owners as possible world-wide.
Derek’s story is a bit different as he grew up with dog and cat related asthma allergies and had to limit exposure to all animals as a result. He always loved being around animals but his health condition would not allow him to do so. At the age of 32, he decided to go out on a limb and adopt his first dog with the hopes that his asthma would subside eventually. Although he suffered for the first few months, he was able to build up enough antibodies in his system naturally to become immune to dog dander with no side effects and not needing to partake in allergy treatments. He went on to adopt 2 more additional dogs over the next few years. After that he felt comfortable being able to finally express his passion and love towards all breeds after having overcome the asthma issue. He made annual trips to the island of Puerto Rico several times a year for many years, dedicating most of his time to animal welfare assistance and feeding hungry street dogs in need. After a 20 year career in marketing and advertising,
Derek finally had the opportunity to transition into behavioral dog training full-time with Bark Busters when the opportunity presented itself. He is now a mater trainer along with Lissette and loving every minute of it.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, the Anovick’s can help you have the well-behaved family pet you have always wanted!
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Services provided by Derek and Lissette
- One to one in home dog training
- Individual puppy management
- Adult dog training classes
- Puppy training school
- Dog behavior seminars
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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.