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.
Servicing: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bethlehem, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Lakeside, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Northford, Orange, Oxford, Plainville, Plantsville, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Southington, Stevenson, Wallingford, Waterbury, Watertown, West Haven, Woodbridge, Woodbury
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.
Best Dog Training in Southern Connecticut, including Milford, New Haven & Waterbury!
Welcome. I am Michael DiStassio your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in Southern Connecticut. I’ve been a dog lover my whole life. I love that each dog has their own unique personality, just like humans do.
I became familiar with the Bark Busters philosophy when I, myself, hired a Bark Busters dog trainer seven years ago. My English Bulldog was not in love with the fact that she now 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, was now one that had me anxious.
What I witnessed in the first lesson alone was magical. It gave me the confidence to establish myself as my dog's leader. 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 em-"bark"-ed (pun intended) on this journey to become a Bark Busters dog trainer and behavioral therapist, I couldn’t imagine the fulfillment. I am passionate about what I do. And, I'm grateful that almost daily I get to touch people's lives.
The most important thing you can teach your dog is that you are their leader. This is true in virtually all aspects of their lives. I teach and coach my clients, using natural communication methods that dogs understand, how to be the leader of the pack.
Doing private behavioral dog training in your home is important. In your home is where we can best get your dog's attention. In your home is where most problems occur. It’s also where we can obtain the fastest results. Clients often see results in the first session!
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 “get it,” and we accomplish your goals together in a way that builds and enhances the dog-owner bond.
As your trainer, I pride myself on listening to my clients and their concerns and needs and delivering results that address those. I come into the home and assess the situation and design a training plan that will get my clients the best results quickly. Sometimes assessing the true root of a problem behavior requires us to do a little bit of detective work. No matter how simple, seemingly complex, or unusual the problem may be, together, we'll devise a solution to address it.
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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