The Bark Busters worldwide home dog training service guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog's behavior and obedience problems and to provide customers with the satisfaction of ongoing support and peace of mind. Find out more
After training people in the corporate world for many years, and training my own dogs as a hobby, becoming a Bark Busters trainer was a natural fit for me. Now, 13 years later, I have trained more than 2,500 dogs in the Tampa Bay area. As an active supporter of shelters, I have seen first hand the number of dogs that are given up, neglected, or abandoned because of behavioral issues. It’s very gratifying to help people work with their dogs to develop a relationship built on trust and respect so they can teach their dog to be a well-behaved, beloved family member.
Most of these issues cannot be effectively addressed in a group class environment. If you are having troubles at home, it just makes sense to train your dog there, or wherever you need help, so we can recreate the scenarios and teach the dog (and you) in real time.
Your dog is not a drone and should not be controlled by a remote. We never use e-collars, shock collars or prong collars. Bark Busters has a unique approach to teach you to interact with your dog in a way that is easy for you to learn, and easy for your dog to understand. You won’t need to spend a lot of time practicing each day as the techniques will become second nature. Clients usually see results in the very first session! Just read my testimonials and you will see how many clients comment about this.
Many people get puppies that are 8-10 weeks old. They have not had all their shots yet, and should not be taken to public places until they are fully immune. However, the most impressionable period in a puppy’s life is between 4 and 14 weeks of age, so it’s best to establish good habits right from the start. With Bark Busters in-home training, you don’t have to wait to start training your puppy because the sessions are done right at home. In fact, if you book your first session before you actually get your puppy, I will do a phone consultation with you before you bring the puppy home so you are well prepared for the big day. Even if your puppy is a little older, starting a training program at home with all the family members has great benefits.
Our Puppy Management and Training Program is unique in that we pace the sessions according to your puppy’s developmental stages and your progress. It is not a scheduled set of sessions in a relatively short time period. Your puppy isn’t really mature until it’s about two years old, and you may need support throughout that time, and into adulthood. Read more about our puppy program.
Do you avoid going because it’s such an unpleasant experience? As one of only a handful of trainers in the Tampa Bay area who has been certified by the Fear Free organization, I am uniquely qualified to work with you, your dog, and your vet or groomer to make the medical care or grooming experience less stressful. Learn more at www.fearfreepets.com
Many team members at vet clinics, and other dog-related businesses in the area, have experienced our techniques first-hand with their own dogs and regularly recommend Bark Busters to their clients and friends. The majority of my referrals come from vet staff and existing clients. You can see a list of some of the clinics that have recommended me.
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I've also recently adopted another rescue dog! Read my Adoption Diary for tips on what goes into planning for, acclimating and training a new dog or puppy.