Live a Happier Life Together With Your Dog
Are you experiencing behavioral issues with your dog? Our dog-friendly training methods can help you overcome these issues quickly. We train in your home where you and your dog are most comfortable. With our efficient, results-oriented training program, you can achieve the communication and leadership you want with your dog.
Dog Training Services
Common Dog Behavioral Issues We Address:
- Change in Address
- Focus & Listening
- Improving Confidence
- Leash Pulling
- New Baby Preparation
- Respecting Other Pets
- Running Away
- Separation Anxiety
- Sibling Rivalry – in House Tensions/ Fights
Not sure where your dog could use improvement? Take our free behavioral quiz today.
Meet Michael, Your Certified Dog Training Professional
Home Dog Training in New Haven County, including Milford, New Haven, Orange & Seymour!
Greetings, I am Michael DiStassio, your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in New Haven County. I’ve had a passion for dogs my whole life. Anytime my parents would tell me we were going to somebody's home with a dog, I was thrilled! A dog's personality is so unique, just like a human. Their loyalty and companionship are unmatched. The stimulating part of my job is helping the owner connect with their dog in a natural way so they can live in harmony. So many of my clients are living in stressful situations that are causing them great anxiety. Most of them have lost hope and are just living with undesirable behaviors. It's so rewarding to help remove the stress from the home. The thing I hear most is, "I wish I called you sooner." I truly love being part of my owners family and building a life long relationship with them.
I became familiar with the Bark Busters philosophy when I, myself, hired a Bark Busters dog trainer 12 years ago. My English Bulldog was not in love with the fact that she 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, had me anxious. What I witnessed in the first lesson alone was magical. It gave me the confidence to "speak dog" and establish myself as my dog's leader and provide her with the instinctual need to feel safe. 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 eagerly started this journey to become a Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Behavioral Therapist, I never could have imagined the fulfillment I'd get from it. I am extremely passionate, and grateful that I get to change people's lives in such a special way.
I teach and coach my clients, using natural communication methods that dogs understand. One of a dog's primal instincts is to feel safe among the pack. I help provide you with that language.
Doing private behavioral dog training in your home is important. Your home is where we can best get your dog's attention and learn where the problems are occurring. The quickest way to success is if you can learn from me with complete transparency. Most clients often see huge results right away!
The Bark Busters method is dog-friendly, non-food-based, and non-physical - no shock collars or harsh methods ever! 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 start to think rather than react and we accomplish your goals together in a way that builds and enhances the dog-owner bond.
As your trainer, I pride myself on delivering results that address your needs and concerns. I come into your home, assess the situation and design a training plan that will get you the best results quickly. Sometimes assessing the true root of a behavior problem requires myself to do a little bit of detective work. No matter how simple, seemingly complex, or unusual the problem may be, together, I'll devise a solution to address it and certainly always be honest if I can't.
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Connect with us Call 1-877-500-BARK (2275)or enter your zip code.
Watch my segment on WTNH Channel 8 News
Protecting your Pets in the Winter Months
Michael DiStassio from Bark Busters brought Daisy the pug and Boston terrier mix into the News 8 Studio to show us how to protect our pets in the winter months.
What Makes Bark Busters Southern Connecticut Unique
Bark Busters is the worldwide leader of in-home dog training, helping over 1 million families and their dogs around the globe since 1989. We wholeheartedly believe in our methods and 30+ years of results. At Bark Busters Southern Connecticut, we clear up the miscommunication between dogs and humans at the root of many behavioral issues by teaching everyone to speak the same language – dog!
Our nurturing, dog-friendly approach teaches you, the pet parent, the same natural communication methods that dogs understand instinctively. Our efficient, results-oriented, training program prioritizes clear communication and leadership while addressing issues in the locations they occur.
This means faster, longer-lasting solutions for you and your dog.
Dogs learn best in a familiar, safe environment, free of outside distractions and disruptions. That’s why we come directly to your home, on your schedule to build an effective foundation for better behavior. We work first to build an effective foundation for better behavior. We teach you how to communicate with your dog. Dogs naturally live in families and look their family leaders for guidance, safety, and love. Most people don't know how to appeal to a dog's natural sense of leadership or communication. We teach you how to use friendly, canine leadership and to "speak dog" using your body language, voice tones, and timing so you and your dog communicate better! You will see results. You want to see a change in your dog’s behavior, preferably sooner rather than later.
Any Breed. Any Age. Any Issue. Get Started Today!
We customize our training sessions to achieve your specific goals and meet your dog’s unique needs. When you Learn to Speak Dog the Bark Busters Way, you get real results – and nurture positive relationships and lasting emotional bonds with your canine family member.
Bark Buster trainers conduct the one-on-one training in your home, without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for dog obedience training at a kennel. After learning in your home, our behavioral therapist and trainer will work with you as needed outside and around real distractions, once you and your dog are ready.
Life of Dog Support Guarantee
Bark Busters Home Dog Training provides a Life of Dog Support Guarantee that 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.
We're here to help. From general dog training tips, to puppy toilet training best practices, to learning about various dog breeds we've worked with, Bark Busters offers our free tips and advice on common dog behavior problems and more.
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