Tips & Advice
Read Melissa's story and learn about her healing after a vicious dog attack, thanks to Zeus, her chocolate lab, and the help of training by Bark Busters!
Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural disasters are regular occurrences around the world. These unexpected events can cause chaos and confusion in communities – especially when an evacuation is required.
More family time at home can be a joy for humans and pups alike: it means more pets, more playtime, and more attention and activities throughout the day with our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, negative behaviors can quickly surface if we humans abruptly leave our dogs alone or crated more often as we return to our normal routines. A little preparation, however, can avoid or mitigate potential issues and keep the good vibes going when your schedule shifts.
This is the story about a puppy – a puppy who was found at about five weeks orphaned in a ditch on the side of the road with her two…
Becoming a foster parent to a lucky dog is one of the most rewarding and enlightening experiences a dog lover can have. Foster parents play a valuable role in easing the burden placed on shelters while providing a safe environment, full of love and attention, until the special pups find their forever homes.
Spending time away from your dog while home may be difficult – we love our canine companions as much as they love us!
Joanne Rice is a Canine Behavioral Therapist and Master Trainer with Bark Busters Home Dog Training. She agreed to chronicle her dog adoption experience as she and her husband adopt a new dog into their family.
Nothing warms an animal lover’s heart like an empty shelter – it means pets have been adopted into happy homes, full of love, warmth, and attention. Recent events have led to an encouraging uptick in adoptions around the country, but I can’t help but wonder – did they really go to their “furever” homes? Or just their “until things return to normal” homes?
Recent events have led to a sudden rise in at-home time for all family members – including the four-legged ones! Moving work, school, and other responsibilities into our homes means navigating new distractions and tackling unique challenges for canines and humans. Luckily, we’ve learned a thing or two over our 30-plus years working with dogs to help pet owners manage the current situation – and even have some fun doing it!