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.
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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.
About Michael Hagan
Best Dog Training in Ventura County!
Poorly behaved dogs cause stress and often embarrassment. My name is Michael Hagan and I am your Ventura County Bark Busters dog trainer and behavioral therapist. I can help you overcome the behavioral problems you are experiencing with your dog.
In 2011, I got my first dog, Jasper (in picture), he was a runaway rescue. I noticed right away that Jasper was very fearful of people, particularly men, and already a naturally shy dog. Jasper knew how to sit, stay, lay down, and all the rest, but those commands did not change his anxiety, nervousness, or fearfulness towards people or sudden noises. He needed real training.
Every training I looked at had some sort of physical aspect to it: shock collars, prong collars, choke collars, alpha rolling, chains, and even yelling to intimidate. Intuitively, I knew Jasper was too sensitive for this type of training. He's already terrified! Even looking into the TV star Cesar Milan's training I saw a lot of physical behavior modification and that just didn't seem to gain respect from the dog. The dogs would pull away from the corrections with resistance, which is not what I wanted for Jasper.
Then, my older sister, in all of her wisdom, found Bark Busters. Sometimes just trusting your intuition and reaching out for advice is the best thing you can do to help your situation. After that first phone call, I knew this was not only the training Jasper needed, but that I needed.
I was so amazed by the training, and how quickly I saw results, that I had to be a part of it! Since becoming a Bark Busters trainer I have been able to create the same incredible results for so many other dogs. And it doesn't stop there.
In 2019, I moved into the Ventura County area to take over for a former trainer. A local rescue was looking for a trainer to help rehabilitate a troubled dog who had been pulled from a kill shelter. He had injured a previous trainer, and terrified all but three volunteers. His situation was rapidly declining in the shelter setting. I came in to help. Working with the volunteers, and everyone following my plan, we were able to get him rebalanced. About two months after we started working with him, an interested adopter took him home. It was one of the most rewarding feelings! I have even more amazing stories that have followed since then that can be found in my social media posts.
The Bark Busters training method has succeeded where other techniques have failed. Dog training classes usually take a "one size fits all" approach and are targeted toward the "average dog." Other training programs rely on coercive methods like shock collars or prong collars to extort good behavior. If you are like me and know that a non-physical method of training is the best for your dog, then book your first lesson with me - simply click on the email button or give my team a call today!
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What Makes Bark Busters Ventura County 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 Ventura County, 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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