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: Apollo Beach, Balm, Brandon, Dade City, Dover, Durant, Gibsonton, Lacoochee, Lakeland, Land O Lakes, Lithia, Lutz, Mango, Plant City, Riverview, Ruskin, Saint Leo, San Antonio, Seffner, Sun City, Sun City Center, Sydney, Tampa, Thonotosassa, Trilby, Valrico, Wesley Chapel, Wimauma, Zephyrhills
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 Greater Tampa Bay, FL!
Welcome, I am Joanne Rice, your Bark Busters Master Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in Tampa Bay. After training people in the corporate world for many years and training my own dogs as a hobby, becoming a Bark Busters dog trainer was a natural fit for me. Now, over 16 years later, I have trained more than 4,000 dogs in the Tampa Bay area. As an active supporter of animal shelters, I have seen firsthand the number of dogs that are given up, neglected, or abandoned because of behavioral issues. It’s very gratifying to help people and play a part in developing a positive relationship between dog owners and their dogs through dog training.
Teach your dog to be a well-behaved, beloved family member and live a happier life together!
- I am a Master Level Trainer with Bark Busters Home Dog Training
- I have earned the CCPDT-KA certification from the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers
- I am one of a few trainers in the Tampa Bay area who is Fear Free Certified
- I have the required certifications to work with those who have received a citation from Hillsborough County or Pasco County Animal Services
Do you have a dog that has developed dog behavioral problems over time? Did you recently adopt or rescue a dog that is experiencing severe dog behavior issues with their transition home? Did you just get a new puppy and need help with basic puppy training to start your dog training off on the right paw?
We are here to help you!
Most behavioral issues cannot be effectively addressed in a group class environment. If you are having trouble 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!
Home Puppy Training. 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 Training 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.
Recommended by Veterinarians. 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.
What Makes Bark Busters Tampa Bay 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 Tampa Bay, 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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