Severe Dog Behavioral Issues
Professional Dog Training for Lasting Results
Bark Busters trainers are experts in behavioral modification. We have helped thousands of dogs over our 30-plus years in business, personalizing our approach to each dog we work with to address Aggression, Separation Anxiety, Sibling Rivalry, and other severe dog behavior.
Dog aggression is a learned behavior, stemming in most cases from the dog feeling vulnerable, fearful, or unprotected. Often, it develops as a means of survival, or because of a misrepresentation of the dog’s role in their pack. It is critical to get to the root of this behavior to find what triggers your dog to become aggressive. There are many different types of dog aggression, including:
- Aggression with other dogs
- Aggression towards humans
- Food aggression
- Possessive aggression
- Territorial aggression
Dogs can become conditioned to not only enjoy, but to expect their families to be around. When dogs return to being alone more often – and do not understand why – the confusion can manifest itself as Separation Anxiety, a complex behavioral issue with negative consequences. If addressed early, however, pooches and parents can save a lot of headaches. Symptoms of separation anxiety can include:
- Vocalization (excessive howling and barking)
- Inappropriate toileting
- Destructive behavior (like chewing and digging)
- Excessive panting
- Pacing and drooling
Whether dogs are actual siblings or simply living together, Sibling Rivalry is one of the most serious issues people face with their dogs. Bark Busters trainers can help identify the causes of any rivalry issues, and work to address them before they escalate. These often include:
- Avoiding pain
- Lack of leadership
Bark Busters Believes No Dog is Beyond Help
Most aggressive behaviors can be corrected under the expert guidance of a professional Bark Busters dog trainer.
We achieve amazing results by putting our unique dog behavioral modification therapy in place to help your dog both unlearn aggressive behavior and restructure their response in a way that makes sense to both dog and pet parent.
Dog Seeking Attention?
It’s okay to admit the difficult truth – we can’t be with our pups all the time. Our canine companions are bottomless sources of joy and love, but it’s impossible to spend every waking moment with them given the demands of everyday life.
Toilet Training Basics
There’s no way around it: toilet training is vital for pet owners and dogs.
Establishing a toilet training routine with puppies (usually at around three months old) requires time, effort, and consistency to yield results, but the benefits are well worth it.
Back to School Tips for Your Dog
As summer winds down and school begins, everyone in the household – whether two- or four-legged – begins to adjust to new routines. Abrupt changes to day-to-day life can seriously affect our canine companions, however, who are creatures of habit. But with training and the right combination of food, shelter, and entertainment, everyone can quickly and smoothly adapt to the new normal.
Bark Busters Dog Training Tips for 2022
January is officially National Train Your Dog Month but anytime is a good time to train your dog! Here are some of Bark Busters top dog training tips to help you live a happier life together with your dog!
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Is My Dog Simply Aging or Is It More?
No matter how much we love our pets, the reality is they get older just like us. For many pup parents, it can be emotionally difficult to cope with the reality that the dog that brings so much joy to our lives isn't the same youthful puppy we brought home all those years ago. The fact is that we are likely to outlive our pets.
What You Should Know About Dog Bite Prevention
Americans love our dogs – and with nearly 90 million pups living in the U.S., there’s plenty of canine love to go around. But no matter how well integrated they are into our families, dogs still bite: whether they feel protective, threatened, scared, or are simply excited and playful, it is a natural reaction to certain situations.
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