Puppy & Dog Training Canberra, Nowra, Shoalhaven

Philippa Dakin

Expert Dog Trainer, Philippa Dakin

Lifetime Support Guarantee

The Bark Busters worldwide home dog training service guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog's behaviour and obedience problems and to provide customers with the satisfaction of ongoing support and peace of mind. Find out more

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Philippa Dakin
Meet Your Trainer Philippa Dakin

Welcome to dog training Canberra, Nowra and Shoalhaven, I am Philippa Dakin your local Bark Busters dog behaviour therapist and trainer. Dogs have always been part of my life and I have worked in the animal care industry for the past 25 years as a qualified equestrian coach, veterinary nurse, TAFE teacher and canine behavioural specialist.

I was blown away when I first observed the Bark Busters unique, natural methods of solving behaviour problems. It was amazing, like nothing else I had seen before. Suddenly you see dogs change their behaviour for the better before your very eyes, it's like magic, dogs understand and very quickly become calmer, and they listen, because they now understand what their humans want.

Your dog has a different way of communicating and it's not the same as the way humans communicate. Their language is a universal language; all dogs speak canine (they Speak Dog).

Canine language is your dog’s first language.

A dog from any foreign country can communicate with any other dog regardless of where they are from as they all Speak Dog. Humans on the other hand speak human language which is far more complicated and sophisticated. Human language is a copious number of words. It unfortunately confuses dogs who try their best to understand humans and they will learn what you want overtime, but it dramatically slows the learning process. This is because 'Human Language' is the dogs second language. Add to that the issue of human frustration and there are a whole lot of messages missed.

If you are looking for professional dog training near you, then you have found the right place. I can help you unlock the 'communication block' in your, and your dog's, relationship. I can interpret their language for you and have you communicating effectively in no time. I bring a wide spectrum of experience to Bark Busters. It is extremely rewarding to work with people and their dogs and provide the opportunity for dog owners to acquire the knowledge and skills to be good kind communicators and leaders for their dogs and address unwanted behaviour.

Any dog, any age, any problem.

The Bark Busters system is based on how dogs communicate and learn naturally. Canine communication is simple once you know how, and I teach you how to communicate in a way that your dog easily understands. My training is natural to dogs using no harsh or physical methods. It is an approach that provides effective results. With our unique life of the dog support guarantee program, which guarantees we are always available to provide ongoing training and support.

We show owners how to see and understand things from their dog's perspective. The dogs love that their owners are speaking their language. The training is tailored to each individual dog's personality and their human's lifestyle and needs and to fit into their life schedule and timetable. Collectively at Bark Busters we have successfully helped over 1 million dogs to go on and lead happy and fulfilled lives as well-behaved members of their pack.

Say goodbye to unwanted behaviour. Any dog, any age, any issue. Call me and make a difference.

Servicing: ACTON, AINSLIE, AKOLELE, AMAROO, ARALUEN, ARALUEN NORTH, ARANDA, BACK CREEK, BACK FOREST, BALLALABA, BAMARANG, BANGALEE, BANKS, BARRAGGA BAY, BARRINGELLA, BARTON, BASIN VIEW, BATEHAVEN, BATEMANS BAY, BAWLEY POINT, BEAUTY POINT, BELCONNEN, BELCONNEN DC, BELLAWONGARAH, BELOWRA, BENANDARAH, BENDALONG, BENDOURA, BERGALIA, BERLANG, BERMAGUI, BERMAGUI SOUTH, BERRARA, BERRINGER LAKE, BERRY, BEWONG, BIMBIMBIE, BINGIE, BLACK MOUNTAIN, BODALLA, BOLONG, BOMADERRY, BOMBAY, BONNER, BONYTHON, BORO, BRADDON, BRAIDWOOD, BRINDABELLA, BROGERS CREEK, BROOMAN, BROUGHTON, BROUGHTON VALE, BROULEE, BRUCE, BRUNDEE, BUCKENBOWRA, BUDAWANG, BUDDEROO, BUNDEWALLAH, BURBONG, BURRA, BURRIER, BURRILL LAKE, CADGEE, CALLALA BAY, CALLALA BEACH, CALWELL, CAMBEWARRA, CAMPBELL, CANBERRA, CANBERRA BC, CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CANBERRA MC, CAPITAL HILL, CARWOOLA, CATALINA, CAUSEWAY, CENTRAL TILBA, CHAPMAN, CHARLEYS FOREST, CHARNWOOD, CHIFLEY, CHISHOLM, CITY, CIVIC SQUARE, CLEAR RANGE, COILA, COMERONG ISLAND, CONDER, CONGO, CONJOLA, CONJOLA PARK, COOK, COOLANGATTA, CORANG, CORUNNA, CRACE, CUDMIRRAH, CULBURRA BEACH, CUNJURONG POINT, CURRARONG, CURROWAN, CURTIN, CUTTAGEE, DALMENY, DEAKIN, DEAKIN WEST, DENHAMS BEACH, DEUA, DEUA RIVER VALLEY, DICKSON, DIGNAMS CREEK, DODSWORTH, DOLPHIN POINT, DOWNER, DUFFY, DUNLOP, DUNTROON, DURRAN DURRA, DURRAS NORTH, EAST LYNNE, ENVIRONA, ERINDALE CENTRE, EROWAL BAY, EUROBODALLA, EVATT, FADDEN, FAIRBAIRN RAAF, FALLS CREEK, FAR MEADOW, FARRER, FARRINGDON, FISHER, FISHERMANS PARADISE, FLOREY, FLYNN, FORDE, FORREST, FRANKLIN, FRASER, FYSHWICK, GARRAN, GILMORE, GINNINDERRA VILLAGE, GIRALANG, GOOGONG, GORDON, GOWRIE, GREENDALE, GREENLEIGH, GREENWAY, GREENWELL POINT, GRIFFITH, GUERILLA BAY, GUNDAROO, GUNDILLION, GUNGAHLIN, HACKETT, HALL, HARMAN, HAROLDS CROSS, HARRISON, HAWKER, HEREFORD HALL, HIGGINS, HMAS ALBATROSS, HMAS CRESWELL, HMAS HARMAN, HOLDER, HOLT, HUGHES, HUME, HUSKISSON, HYAMS BEACH, ISAACS, ISABELLA PLAINS, JAMISON CENTRE, JASPERS BRUSH, JEMBAICUMBENE, JEREMADRA, JERRABATTCULLA, JERRABOMBERRA, JERRAWANGALA, JERVIS BAY, JINDEN, JINGERA, KAIN, KALEEN, KAMBAH, KARABAR, KIANGA, KINDERVALE, KINGS POINT, KINGSTON, KIOLOA, KIORA, KIPPAX, KIPPAX CENTRE, KOWEN FOREST, KRAWARREE, LAKE CONJOLA, LAKE TABOURIE, LARBERT, LATHAM, LAWSON, LETCHWORTH, LILLI PILLI, LITTLE FOREST, LONG BEACH, LYNEHAM, LYONS, MACARTHUR, MACGREGOR, MACQUARIE, MAJORS CREEK, MALONEYS BEACH, MALUA BAY, MANAR, MANUKA, MANYANA, MARLOWE, MAWSON, MAYFIELD, MCKELLAR, MELBA, MERINGO, MEROO MEADOW, MERRICUMBENE, MICHELAGO, MILTON, MITCHELL, MOGENDOURA, MOGO, MOLLYMOOK, MONASH, MONGA, MONGARLOWE, MORTON, MORUYA, MORUYA HEADS, MOSSY POINT, MOUNT STROMLO, MULLOON, MUNDAMIA, MURRENGENBURG, MYOLA, MYSTERY BAY, NAROOMA, NARRABUNDAH, NARRAWALLEE, NELLIGEN, NERINGLA, NERRIGA, NERRIGUNDAH, NGUNNAWAL, NICHOLLS, NORTH BATEMANS BAY, NORTH NAROOMA, NORTHANGERA, NOWRA, NOWRA DC, NOWRA EAST, NOWRA HILL, NOWRA NAVAL PO, NOWRA NORTH, NUMBAA, O'CONNOR, O'MALLEY, OAKS ESTATE, OALLEN, OLD EROWAL BAY, ORANMEIR, ORIENT POINT, OXLEY, PAGE, PALERANG, PALMERSTON, PARKES, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, PARMA, PEARCE, PHILLIP, PHILLIP DC, PIALLIGO, PIERCES CREEK, POTATO POINT, PYREE, QUEANBEYAN, QUEANBEYAN DC, QUEANBEYAN EAST, RED HILL, REID, REIDSDALE, RICHARDSON, RIDGEWAY, RIVETT, ROSEDALE, ROYALLA, RUNNYFORD, RUSSELL, RUSSELL HILL, SANCTUARY POINT, SASSAFRAS, SCULLIN, SHOALHAVEN HEADS, SNOWBALL, SOUTH DURRAS, SPENCE, ST GEORGES BASIN, STIRLING, STONY CREEK, SUNSHINE BAY, SURF BEACH, SURFSIDE, SUSSEX INLET, SUTTON, SWANHAVEN, SWINGER HILL, SYMONSTON, TAPITALLEE, TERARA, TERMEIL, THARWA, THE ANGLE, THEODORE, TILBA TILBA, TINDERRY, TINPOT, TOMAKIN, TOMBOYE, TOMERONG, TOP NAAS, TORRENS, TRALEE, TUGGERANONG, TURLINJAH, TURNER, TUROSS HEAD, ULLADULLA, UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA, URIARRA, URIARRA FOREST, URILA, VINCENTIA, WADBILLIGA, WALLAGA LAKE, WALLAGA LAKE HEIGHTS, WALLAROO, WAMBAN, WAMBOIN, WANDANDIAN, WANNIASSA, WARAMANGA, WARRI, WATSON, WATTAMOLLA, WEETANGERA, WEST NOWRA, WESTON, WESTON CREEK, WILLIAMSDALE, WODEN, WOG WOG, WOODBURN, WOODHILL, WOODLANDS, WOODSTOCK, WOOLLAMIA, WORRIGEE, WORROWING HEIGHTS, WRIGHTS BEACH, WYANBENE, YALWAL, YARRALUMLA, YARROW, YATTE YATTAH, YERRIYONG

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