Since our inception, technology has allowed us to support our clients from afar. From phone calls to modern video conferencing, we have embraced technology to answer questions, resolve issues, and be there for pet parents and their pups. It’s foundational to our unique-to-the-industry Life of Dog Support Guarantee and borne out in a 30-plus year track record of ongoing assistance, positive results, and happier dogs and humans, no matter where in the world they live.
Our trainers solve problems by teaching pet parents natural, dog-friendly communication techniques to put into practice with their pups. This is our essence – and why we are well prepared to help clients from anywhere, by any available means.
So how does virtual dog training work? We’re glad you asked!
Here are some frequently asked questions – and answers – about remote training the Bark Busters way.
How can you train my dog remotely?
We show you how to communicate with your dog in ways they understand, so you can establish yourself as pack leader. Video conferencing tools like Zoom or Skype allow us to observe your interactions with your pup and offer feedback, but we are working most closely with you.
What tools do I need?
Not much: just a free video conferencing program, like Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts, and a camera connected to a mobile phone, laptop, or desktop computer.
How are the lessons structured?
First, we’ll work with you to clarify your challenges, goals, and expectations. Next, we’ll share some information about how we train, then teach you some exercises that you can learn and put into practice immediately.
Can I ask questions?
Of course! Our trainers love to listen and let you ask questions. Your needs will shape our lessons, so don’t be shy. We’ll also check in throughout the lesson for questions or clarification.
Should I take notes?
We recommend writing down exercise names and some brief information about how to do them. But don’t worry: we’ll share handouts, lesson notes, training aids, next steps, and even a bit of homework (if applicable!)
What if I have questions in between lessons?
We’re always here for you – contact us at any time for clarification if new needs arise, or whatever else may pop up.
After over 30 years and 1,000,000-plus happy dogs and family members, we wholeheartedly believe in our virtual training methods and their ability to get the results you seek.
Contact us today to set up a remote appointment – and Learn to Speak Dog the Bark Busters Way!