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Bark Busters Home Dog Training

Hi ! I'm John Blackhawk and I am your dog behavioural therapist for Bark Busters on The Central Coast of NSW. I operate on The Peninsular, in the coastal towns, along the Central Coast Highway and Pacific Highway, to the newer suburbs in the north, and in the hinterland. My areas include Gosford, Terrigal, Ourimbah and Doyalson.

The essential motivation of all Bark Busters therapists is to eradicate stress for dog owners. We have been gaining success with a huge variety of problems for a quarter of a century, and have now trained over a million dogs worldwide.

As an ex-teacher I believe I have the skills needed to explain what is needed to help you with your dog. I come to your home at a time to suit, weekdays or weekend. My first visit lasts at least three hours. A subsequent visit is always booked, and there may need to be more than that. This is all done for a one-off up-front fee. The cost over the lifetime of a typical dog is less than the price of a cheap newspaper per week -  small price to pay for a peaceful life ! We have a written "Lifetime Support Guarantee". We guarantee to continue to assist you. Who else does that?

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I spend time discussing exactly what your dog's doing to cause you distress, and let you know why it's happening. No situation is the same. It's important to help you see the world the way your dog's been viewing it, teach you to better communicate with him/her, and reduce your dog's desire to do what was annoying you, or your neighbours. Then I show you what needs to be done.

My clients learn how to eliminate undesirable behaviours including these:

  • Nuisance barking
  • Pulling on the lead
  • Separation anxiety
  • Jumping up
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Digging in the garden
  • Toileting in the home
  • Nipping, chewing and mouthing
  • Rushing the door and gate
  • Over exuberance
  • and more...

We use humane non-physical methods using body language and voice control, which mimic the behaviours exhibited in canine packs. No choke(er) chains, no pronged collars, no barking collars or electric shock collars. No harsh methods. Training is effective and fast-acting.

I can help you start your life off with your little doggy bundle in the right way. Our extensive puppy management program allows you to avoid problems before they begin! You can teach your little dog the rules of your home, what's allowed and what's not, in a gentle way without shouting or getting physical.

If your dog is exhibiting nuisance behaviours, you don't have to put up with it. Not only can I help you using Bark Buster techniques but in many cases I can empathise strongly with you because I have 'been-there-done-that' with my own dog!

I'm delighted to be providing this service throughout the Central Coast.

John Blackhawk, Dog Obedience Trainer & Behavioural Therapist for Central Coast

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If you need any help or advice please don't hesitate to contact me, your Local Expert,
on 1800 067 710 or email me direct.

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how we can help you and your dog

Bark Busters Home Dog Training Services

The Bark Busters Home Dog Training Methods helps solve dog behaviour issues such as aggression towards people or other animals

  • Cure embarrassing habits like barking, jumping up on people, scratching & whining at doors or inappropriate toileting.
  • Create an obedient dog or puppy that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command, and come immediately when called.
  • Set off-limit areas for your dog.
  • Reduce the stress of separation anxiety without the need for sedatives or drugs.

We teach you to communicate with your pet.

Blah, blah, blah, bad dog! blah blah. Do you think your dog isn't listening to you? Maybe you're simply not speaking his language. You may have heard of dog whisperer or dog listener techniques. The Bark Busters dog training method is based on the way dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more important dogs in the pack. This is what makes our dog training unique and effective.

Why do we train in your home?

Your dog lives with a family, in a home. This is where he misbehaves most often so this is where training is most effective. Dogs learn by association. Bark Busters teaches your dog to listen in the home environment. If he does not listen at home, he will not listen outside your territory.

Training in your home is a one-on-one system without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for training.

Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression, we will set up controlled training situations in the park or wherever is most practical.

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Areas Covered
Alison, Avoca Beach, Bateau Bay, Bay Village, Bensville, Berkeley Vale, Blackwall, Blue Bay, Blue Haven, Booker Bay, Bouddi, Box Head, Bucketty, Budgewoi, Budgewoi Peninsula, Buff Point, Bushells Ridge, Calga, Canton Beach, Cedar Brush Creek, Central Mangrove, Chain Valley Bay, Charmhaven, Chittaway Bay, Chittaway Point, Colongra, Copacabana, Crangan Bay, Daleys Point, Davistown, Dooralong, Doyalson, Doyalson North, Durren Durren, East Gosford, Empire Bay, Erina, Erina Fair, Erina Heights, Ettalong Beach, Forresters Beach, Fountaindale, Frazer Park, Freemans, Glenning Valley, Glenworth Valley, Gorokan, Gosford, Green Point, Greengrove, Gwandalan, Halekulani, Halloran, Hamlyn Terrace, Hardys Bay, Holgate, Horsfield Bay, Jilliby, Kangy Angy, Kanwal, Kariong, Kiar, Killarney Vale, Killcare, Killcare Heights, Kincumber, Kincumber South, Kingfisher Shores, Koolewong, Kulnura, Lake Haven, Lake Munmorah, Lemon Tree, Lisarow, Little Jilliby, Little Wobby, Long Jetty, Lower Mangrove, Macmasters Beach, Magenta, Mangrove Creek, Mangrove Mountain, Mannering Park, Mardi, Matcham, Moonee, Mooney Mooney Creek, Mount Elliot, Mount White, Narara, Niagara Park, Norah Head, Noraville, North Avoca, North Gosford, Ourimbah, Palm Grove, Palmdale, Patonga, Pearl Beach, Peats Ridge, Phegans Bay, Picketts Valley, Point Clare, Point Frederick, Point Wolstoncroft, Pretty Beach, Ravensdale, Rocky Point, San Remo, Saratoga, Shelly Beach, Somersby, Springfield, St Huberts Island, Summerland Point, Tacoma, Tacoma South, Tascott, Ten Mile Hollow, Terrigal, The Entrance, The Entrance North, Toowoon Bay, Toukley, Tuggerah, Tuggerawong, Tumbi Umbi, Umina Beach, Upper Mangrove, Wadalba, Wagstaffe, Wallarah, Wamberal, Warnervale, Watanobbi, Wendoree Park, West Gosford, Wondabyne, Woongarrah, Woy Woy, Woy Woy Bay, Wybung, Wyee, Wyee Point, Wyoming, Wyong, Wyong Creek, Wyongah, Yarramalong, Yattalunga

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