I’m your experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic Bark Busters dog trainer providing in-your-own-home dog training for the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area. I cover from Helensburgh to Gerroa, Kangaroo Valley, Bowral, Mittagong and inland from Mayfield and Mount Fairy in the south through to Leighwood, Jerrong and Yerranderie to the north, including Goulburn.
Bark Busters has been operating successfully for over 27 years, and started right here in the Illawarra. It now has close to 400 franchises all over the world, including The United States, England, Spain, Japan and Canada. Together we’ve trained over 1,000,000 dogs!
And you know the reason for our success? Your success! We help you, the owner, communicate with, and understand your dog. We teach you and your dog, in your own home where most of the bad behaviour occurs, how to respect one another and listen to one another. Our methods are cruelty free and don’t use shock collars, choker collars or other harsh methods. And amazingly we don’t even need to use treats to bribe your dog to do what you want him to! Just with your voice and body language you will be able to control Fido’s behaviour, eradicating his annoying, noisy and sometimes dangerous habits!
Whether he pulls on the lead, barks when you are not at home, is aggressive to other dogs or humans, chews, digs, jumps on guests, or doesn’t STOP or come when called, we can help you regain control.
Our service offers our unique Lifetime Support Guarantee which covers your dog no matter where you might move to so long as there is a Bark Busters franchise in the area, even overseas! I always follow up my first visit with a second visit a couple of weeks later at no extra charge, so you can have a refresher on any aspects of the lesson that you need. And if the problem still persists, I will come again and again if needed, or assist you over the phone or via FaceTime or Skype. However, with so much experience you can expect to see amazing improvement in your dog’s behaviour by the end of that first lesson.
And if you think the saying that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks is true, think again! It doesn’t matter how old your beloved pet is, Bark Busters training will work. Any age, any breed, large or small. Puppy or elderly, Chihuahua or Terrier, German Shepherd or Great Dane, Moodle or Maltese, Staffy or Scottie, I can help you achieve peace in your home through our non-physical, high praise, body language approach.
My personal doggie journey began when I took home Sooty about 9 years ago, a two year old rescue Poodle cross. She was so sad and scared, it broke my heart to see. Her tail was firmly down and between her hind legs, so much so that I thought at the time, “will I ever see Sooty wag her tail?” She panicked when left alone, rushing all over our home frantically looking for me. Her anxiety also lead to her nipping at guests, and taking her on a walk was a real trial as she lunged at every person or dog we passed on the footpath. But I was determined to give her a loving home life, and her problems were just a challenge to me which needed to be solved. I was never going to take her back to the animal shelter, that was for sure! I read tonnes of books on dog training, watched all the YouTube clips I could find, and gradually over several years Sooty emerged from her protective shell. Now, ten years on, she is a different animal. Happy, responsive, fit and engaging, her personality is a joy. I feel a tremendous satisfaction in knowing that I probably saved her life. My only regret is that I didn’t know about Bark Buster back then as I would have saved myself hundreds of hours (and $!) reading books, and Sooty would have improved 100 times faster with a lot less stress on me! Following our success with Sooty, four years ago we took home another rescue dog, Sandy. Her puppyhood must have been a lot happier than Sooty, and apart from the normal training that all dogs benefit from, Sandy has settled in wonderfully and she and Sooty have become great friends. Her boisterous nature has even forced Sooty to “play” a bit, something that she just didn’t know how to do before.
Now totally fascinated by dogs and their personalities, volunteering at the shelter where Sooty and Sandy came from, and having heard from lots of friends about their success with Bark Busters, I was thrilled when I heard that the Bark Busters franchise for just where I live was coming up for sale. Ready to take a big change in direction after a very successful 15 years in real estate, I jumped at the opportunity. Helping people and dogs live together in harmony sure beats the high stress world of real estate sales, I can tell you! I have now helped hundreds of dogs and their humans and have seen that Bark Busters methods really transform lives !
So, if you’d like to re-establish peace within your home, and help your dog enjoy a calm, content and stress free life as well, it’s time to give me a call to see whether I can help you with your own particular doggie problems. You really can have the dog of your dreams, it’s just a phone call away. Give me a call on 1800 067 710 FREE or email me direct. I’d love to come to your home and meet you and your dog, and get you on the right track.
Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.
Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.
The Bark Busters worldwide dog behaviour training support guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog behaviour issues and dog obedience issues and to provide our customers with ongoing peace of mind. It provides for the following:
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