Hi, we are your dog training experts. Glen Guelfi and Maureen have been with Bark Busters for the past 14 years. Glen started first as a full-time trainer and was joined by Maureen many years later. In this time, they have seen a lot of problems with dogs that can be solved simply by doing things the dog understands. So, we coin the phrase SPEAKING DOG.
The dog responds well because it understands what you are trying to say and do. Glen found his love for animals growing up with many around him. He said, “We had at one stage 3 dogs, an Afghan, Doberman cross and very cute little Pug. Amongst all this we also had 16 cats at one time, so I learnt at a young age to appreciate dogs and cats. I didn’t get my first dog until I was older and had a family of my own. We adopted a little blue heeler named Jackson. He soon became the most important thing to me. My wife said I loved the dog more than her (not true of course but still)”.
Glen’s father was a Bark Busters’ trainer and he thought Glen would do well in the business as he had a great love for dogs. When a franchise became available, Glen jumped at it with both hands. 14 years ago, and his still loving what he does.
Maureen joined the Bark Busters team a few years ago. We often sit around and talk about the dogs we see on a daily basis and how they can be transformed before the owner’s eyes, using the very friendly Bark Busters approach. We hope we can come and help you out with your dog as well. So, we look forward to hearing from you so we can help your dog together.
Glen & Maureen Guelfi
Meet Emma Reeves, the areas I cover are Rockingham & Peel Regions!
Hi, I’m Emma Reeves, your local Bark Busters Dog Behaviour Therapist and Trainer for the Rockingham & Peel region. I cover the area from Oakford and Wandi, to Clifton and Coolup and all the places in between, including Byford, Mandurah, Jarrahdale and Serpentine.
We all love our dogs, but most have a few naughty behaviours that can frustrate us. Does your dog:
Jump all over you and anyone else it gets close enough to?
Think it is taking you for a walk and drags you all around the neighbourhood?
Bark at any and everything, no matter what the time is?
Not come when called?
Have separation anxiety?
Become aggressive to other dogs or other people?
Many dog owners put up with these and many other bad habits simply because they believe them to be typical dog behaviour. Using Bark Busters methods and techniques, I can help you to eradicate the stress from dog ownership.
Bark Busters have helped over 1,000,000 dogs worldwide, during the last 31 years and were the first to offer the Lifetime Support Guarantee.
No matter the breed, age, and problem using Bark Busters humane and non-physical methods I can show you how to teach your dog the rules of your home, what’s allowed and what’s not, in a way they can understand.
I look forward to helping you and your dog on the journey to happiness. Let’s unleash your dogs’ good behaviour together.
Meet Clayton Mitchell, the area I cover is Perth South!
We are a Mum and son dog loving team – Micaela and Callum Anderson.
We will come to your home, meet with you and your dog, at a time that suits you and your family, to work with you on any behavioural problems you are experiencing. We will teach you how to speak dog the Bark Busters way and learn how to effectively communicate with your dog.
As fully trained Bark Busters representatives we will deal with any and all behavioural problems, from jumping up, pulling on the lead, barking to aggression (human and dog) and puppy training.
Our most satisfying moments come when we see the joy the owners get from having a happy and relaxed companion.
And our unique ‘lifetime support guarantee’ gives you peace of mind that we are there to assist you with any issues that may arise during the lifetime of your dog.
We look forward to meeting you and your furry friend.
Micaela & Callum Anderson
Meet Catharina Jeffery, the areas I cover are Bunbury & South West!
As a qualified behavioural therapist, my passion is to help owners get the best from their dogs, whether they be 8 weeks old or 18 years old. My goal is to teach you how to gain your dog’s focus, in turn helping them become calmer and more relaxed.
One to one training is vital to helping you set up a foundation based on respect, trust and communication. I will help you to ‘Speak Dog’ and coach you through the fundamentals of canine communication. This will give you a better understanding of your dog and his behaviour while also giving you the key to a positive training experience with fast results.
I run specialised in-home puppy training programs, including pre-puppy training to help you get things organised before your pup comes home.
Training an adult dog does not have to be hard… Whether a new rescue dog, an older dog who is set in his ways or even an adolescent puppy testing the boundaries, training can be fun, engaging and above all else practical.
Issues like recall, pulling on the lead, jumping and nuisance barking can all be addressed through our training programs. I also help many owners with more in-depth behavioural issues such as aggression, separation anxiety and sibling rivalry. You can find out more by visiting ‘Our Services’.
Bark Busters Training comes with your choice of a One Year Guarantee or our Lifetime Support Guarantee giving you peace of mind that you will receive the on-going support that every owner and dog needs.
Please contact me to chat about your dog’s training options and how I can help you to bring the best out in your dog.
New South Wales
Meet Philippa Dakin, the areas I cover are Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla!
Hi, my name is Philippa and I’m your local Bark Busters dog trainer providing in-your-own-home dog training for the Shoalhaven/Eurobodalla and now servicing parts of Canberra. I come to you.
Dogs have always been part of my life. 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 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 owners to acquire the knowledge and skills to be good kind 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.
It is an approach that provides effective results. With our unique life of the dog guarantee we are always available to provide ongoing training support at no extra cost. We show owners how to see and understand things from their dog’s perspective. The dogs love the owners speaking their language.
The training is tailored to each individual to fit into their life schedule and timetable. Collectively at Bark Busters we have successfully helped over 1,000,000 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.
Meet Todd Morris, the areas I cover are Illawarra & Southern Highlands!
Hi, I am Todd Morris your dedicated and enthusiastic Bark Busters dog trainer providing in-your-own-home dog training for the Illawarra and Southern Highlands area.
I cover areas from Helensburgh to Gerroa and inland from Mayfield and Mount Fairy in the south through to Leighwood, Jerrong and Yerranderie to the north, including Goulburn.
How awesome would it be to help your loved pet fit in with your lifestyle, rather than you having to fit in with its?
Barking when you’re not home, jumping on guests, chewing, poor house training, aggression to other dogs and people, pulling on the lead, not coming when called, you name it, I can help.
So no matter what the age, 8 weeks or 18 years, or what the breed, Chihuahua or Terrier, German Shepherd or Great Dane, Moodle or Maltese, Staffie or Scottie, I can help you achieve peace in your home, through our non-physical, high praise, body language approach.
Meet Scott & Sharon Birrell, the area we cover is Northern Suburbs!
We love our job! The best part is assisting to grow the level of understanding between dogs and their families through knowledge and training, so that the whole family, furry and human, can live full and harmonious lives.
We love dogs! We currently have four dogs ranging from 23kg to 3.5kg, and we delight daily in their unique personalities and quirks. They are all mixed breeds including Kelpie, Maltese, Labrador, Border Collie, Cavalier King Charles, Shih Tzu, and quite likely a number of others.
We love our extended family of Bark Busters dogs! We offer lifetime support for you and your dog, which means after achieving your initial training results, you can reach out for help if your dog’s behaviour regresses, or new issues arise.
We love challenges! No matter what your specific situation is, we have experience dealing with it, having trained over 1,000 dogs in the last 12 years. Even better, we also have the back up of over 350 other Bark Busters trainers and their expertise.
We love delivering customised service! Whether it’s puppy training, barking, separation anxiety, jumping up, dog reactivity, human reactivity, aggression, pulling on the lead, hyperactivity or any other issues, the Bark Busters methods can be customised to best suit you, your dog and your family.
We love the Bark Busters methods! Our training is based on simple, clear communication between you and your dog, so they know exactly what you want from them. We focus on achieving a balanced dog with their same wonderful personality, through a combination of strategies that you can weave into your daily interactions.
We would love to hear from you! Please get in touch to have a chat about how we might assist you.
Scott & Sharon Birrell
Meet Ken Tran, the areas I cover are Eastern Suburbs and Southern Sydney!
Welcome. If you have arrived at my page, your dog must need some training? I’ve been a Bark Busters dog trainer and behaviour therapist since 2007. I have successfully trained thousands of dogs throughout the Sydney Southern and Eastern Suburbs region.
My name is Ken Tran and I would be happy to talk to you personally about your dog(s) and family situation and how I can help bring some peace and harmony to your household.
So what problems are you having? Barking, jumping, aggression, separation anxiety, pulling on lead, recall or just basic obedience? I can definitely help no matter what the problem is.
Let me show you how you can take back the control and to experience the joy of owning a happy dog. My training is tailored to your needs and conducted in an environment your dog learns best, your home. This means your dog will learn more quickly as he’s relaxed in his own environment.
It gives me enormous satisfaction to be able to assist dog owners gain control of their beloved pets using Bark Busters’ simple, effective and gentle techniques,which are based on voice control and body language. Bark Busters can help you, no matter how “uncontrollable” you may think your dog is.
Backed by our GOLD CLASS Bark Busters Lifetime Support Guarantee.
Meet Martin Blattman, the areas I cover are Newcastle and Central Coast!
Would you like to have a more harmonious life with your dog?
I can help you!
Hi, I am Martin Blattman. I have been educating dog owners throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Nelson Bay/Port Stephen and Central Coast regions for the past 22 years.
In this time I have gained great enjoyment educating people on how they can manage their dogs behaviour to suit every individual situation; be it a young couple with their first fur baby, a growing family trying to juggle everything on top of their beloved family dog or retiree’s wanting the
companionship only a dog can provide, without the added stress.
At the end of the day, whatever stage in life you are at, everyone just wants to enjoy their time with their dog.
I can help you achieve this!
Our methods at Bark Busters are unique, non-physical and customised to suit you and your dog. Bark Busters system teaches you how to communicate with your dog in a simple, gentle and effective way.
If you are after a well-mannered companion I can provide you with the professional training services with in-home convenience for dogs of all ages, including puppies. The dog behavioural issues I can assist with include barking, separation anxiety, jumping up, mouthing, sibling rivalry, aggression,
toilet training, pulling on lead and more.
Our Lifetime Support Guarantee provides you with the peace of mind that your dog will always have the benefit of a professional trainer for the rest of their life.
Meet Peter Adamow, the areas I cover are Penrith, Blue Mtns and Sydney West South West!
Let me help you take the stress and worry out of the problems you have with your dog. The Bark Busters methods I teach you have changed thousands of dogs’ lives, by allowing dog owners to create a harmonious and effective relationship that benefits all.
I will show you how to speak dog using techniques based on existing natural canine communication. I will not be using treats, no harsh aggressive methods, and no gadgets.
Amazingly simple techniques with voice and body language, exactly as a dog communicates – natural and simple. I can come to your home 7 days a week to train YOU and your family and help solve your dog’s issues. I also offer a choice of remote online training.
As a Bark Busters Dog Behavioural Therapist, I have trained over 3000 dogs since 2001 and the simple and natural techniques of Bark Busters works.
Bark Busters have trained over 1 million dogs across the world over 30 years. Being the largest dog training company in the world simply shows that the techniques are the best. That’s why we provide you and your dog with a lifetime support guarantee to return free of charge for your dog’s whole life.
Give your dog the best start with the biggest and most experienced company in dog training across the world. Let me train you in these ground-breaking techniques, so you can experience your dog in a different light and create a relationship you never expected.
Together, let us make a difference to you and your dog’s life.
Meet Pushpa Prem, the area I cover is Inner West Sydney!
I’m Pushpa your local Bark Busters Inner West Sydney Dog Trainer and Behaviour Therapist for the following areas.
Glebe Forest Lodge Annandale Rozelle Leichhardt Lilyfield Balmain Birchgrove Enmore Newtown Erskineville St Peters Sydenham Tempe Haberfield Abbotsford Canada Bay Chiswick Five Dock Rodd Point Russell Lea Wareemba Drummoyne Stanmore Lewisham Petersham Camperdown Newington Sydney Olympic Park Wentworth Point Summer Hill Ashfield Croydon Burwood Strathfield Enfield Breakfast Point Cabarita Concord Mortlake Rhodes Liberty Grove Homebush Ashbury Canterbury Hurlstone Park Dulwich Hill Marrickville.
When my life circumstances changed I found the perfect match in a business where I can combine my love of dogs with years of experience working with people from all walks of life. Over the years I’ve coached owners and trained hundreds of dogs aged from eight weeks to fourteen years.
I coach owners how to ‘speak dog’ and train their dogs to focus and follow their instructions. For a once only payment I provide a written life of the dog guarantee service which ensures you will receive ongoing support as required and includes training, equipment and materials. We meet for an initial two to three hours and discuss the learning process for you and your dog. I help you address any current issues and identify where I see problems that may occur in future.
Every family has different dynamics and expectations and my purpose is to understand the specific challenges your family is facing so we can work together to solve your particular issues.
I work with owners and their dogs according to their temperament and personality using current best practice methods to find solutions for the behavioural issues and concerns they have.
Common behavioural issues and other problems I can help with include:
Excessive and nuisance barking
Pulling on the lead
I show you how to train your dog to be calm and well behaved using everyday tasks and activities.
I show you and your family how to communicate effectively and happily with your dog so you can live a better life together.
In home dog training provides the ideal environment for working on your relationship with your dog. My clients are pleasantly surprised at how quickly and easily positive changes are achieved.
Bark Busters inhome dog training is natural, gentle and dog friendly. We show you how to live harmoniously with your dog. Our mobile pet service provides dog training and behaviourtherapy sessions in the comfort and safety of your home at a time to suit your busy lifestyle.
A dog knows how to be a dog! Bark Busters empowers people to become responsible dog owners. We equip you with the tools and techniques as well as insight into how dogs think and behave.
Let me show you and your family how to communicate effectively and happily with your dog and learn how joyful responsible dog ownership can be.
How to choose a dog trainer that suits you and your family?
Ask them about their methodology and look for long term results, not short term fixes
Give them a call first and see if you are a good match. You need to feel comfortable asking questions.
Check they understand your household dynamics and have experience with your current situation.
Do your research! Read reviews and ask the trainer for examples of their work or case studies.
If you are looking for a dog training program that follows a structured process with practical tools and written information and offers ongoing support contact Pushpa any time 1800 067 710
Hi, my name is Christine Pender; I have loved dogs all my life. When I was little, I was always followed home by stray dogs and my mother had to chase them off as we lived in a unit at that time. Every time I went anywhere a dog was, it was instantly attracted to me. Friends could not believe the reaction they had to me compared to other people.
Finally, at nine, I got my first dog. We were pretty famous as she would walk me to the bus stop and go home when I got on the bus. When I returned, I got off at a different stop and she would be there waiting for me, she never missed my arrival, and everyone on the bus waited to see her. If I was riding my pushbike, she was right there. If I was skateboarding, she was there. She even swam out in 6-foot surf after me (that one was not smart), but she always had to be with me.
Later I got another dog who learned everything quickly, and she would bring her bowl right at 6 pm, even in daylight savings, still unsure how she could tell what time it was. She would open a sliding door to get into the house, but this would let the wind in. I told her that she needed to close the door also and quickly showed her. She immediately learned and closed the door after herself each time.
Then we come to my little man Sebastian who I now have. He is different to both of these, but I have never felt more protected by a dog and know that he not only guards me but wants to please me in every way, he loves his walks and also loves his food and tries to hypnotise anyone with food to give him some, his gaze is so intense. He will not do tricks on demand, but he will do backflips for it if you have food.
Loving these dogs is what made me join Bark Busters, wanting everyone to have incredible experiences with their dogs and create beautiful memories with them.
Our system at Bark Busters is based on how dogs communicate and learn naturally. As mentioned above, they all have different motivations and personalities, and it is a gentle and non-aggressive way to train your dog. We (Bark Busters) are unique because we provide a life of the dog guarantee and offer ongoing training support, all for the initial training fee. We show you how to communicate with your dog from their perspective, bringing both of you so much closer.
No matter what problem your dog has, barking, separation anxiety, chewing everything to your puppy’s basic training, we will tailor a program to suit you specifically. And do it in your home to resolve the problems at the source.
I would love you to love your dogs as much as I have mine, and the best way to do this is to understand them. Please do not hesitate to contact me to start this journey.
Meet Laura Burton, the area I cover is the Hills West Hawkesbury Area!
Hi, I am Laura Burton, your enthusiastic Bark Busters trainer providing the very best in your own home dog training for the Hills West Hawkesbury area.
Formerly from Yorkshire in the UK and now residing in the beautiful Hawkesbury area providing the unique Bark Busters services within a wide geographical area, stretching from Wisemans Ferry to North Parramatta. I am always available to discuss your individual circumstances and how I can help you achieve your goals in the comfort of your own home.
My early years were spent growing up on my parents Hobby Farm and this is where I found that dogs and I had a natural affinity towards each other. Giving rescue dogs a new home accompanied by love and training, quickly overcame any inherent behavioural issues and allowed the dog and our family to live a happy life.
Bark Busters Home Dog Training is a unique system developed and operating in Australia for over 30 years. We operate in six countries around the world and have collectively trained over one million dogs.
Any Dog, Any Age, Any Problem.
No matter what problem your dog has, such as barking, separation anxiety, jumping up, pulling on the leash, not coming when called, aggression or any other behavioural problem, I will tailor a program to suit you and your dog specifically.
The key to our system of training is ‘canine communication’ and understanding the language of the dog. Simply put, I teach you to speak dog!
I will show YOU how to communicate with your dog, using simple methods that are gentle and kind that are based on canine communication which are naturally ingrained in dogs instinctively.
I am always available to offer advice and assist you and your dog to live in harmony, by creating a lasting bond of trust and respect.
I come to your home to show you and your family how to address the training issues you have with your dog and in most cases, you will see an immediate change for the better in your dog.
When you choose Bark Busters Gold Class Lifetime Support you will be choosing the very best service available, which guarantees ongoing assistance and support for the life of your dog.
Together we can work at making a difference to you and your four-legged friend’s relationship, using our unique system of canine communication.
Meet Kath Gnech, the area I cover is Wide Bay - Burnett!
Hi, I’m Kath your Bark Busters trainer for the Wide Bay – Burnett region servicing from Gympie to Bundaberg and west to Eidsvold West.
Let me help you understand and communicate with your dog in a way which you will see results. Learn how to enjoy your dog and solve common problems such as:
aggression, dog & human,
pulling on the lead,
not coming when called,
early puppy education program,
and much more.
Any dog, Any age Any problem and our ongoing lifetime support free of charge is left with you.
Do you dream of having a more fulfilling relationship with your dog and solve those problems blocking your way? Let me show you how to communicate with your dog in a kind and humane way. which guarantees results. Any dog, any age, any problem – and never pay for a trainer again!
There are few things in life no more rewarding than the bond of a devoted owner and a loyal dog. But perfect relationships aren’t magic, they are built from an understanding and an ability to communicate.
I have been drawn to dogs as far as memory serves me and growing up our household was never without a dog or two. Some of them we found, some of them found us but all were loved companions. I was introduced to the Bark Busters methods of training way back around 1996 by reading a newspaper story explaining a new dog training method which was kind to the dog and got results for every type of behavioural issue you could think of. This humane method sat well with me and I began to train my own dogs the Bark Busters way. Every dog I have owned has been an absolute joy and Bark Busters methods were my go to whenever I couldn’t solve a problem.
Fast forward to the present and searching for a new career it is what has been right under my nose all along, this is where I should have been looking. I am proud to have joined the Bark Busters team and look forward to helping you achieve that relationship with your dog you have wished for.
No problem is too big or too small. Our lifetime support guarantee ensures you will always have a personal trainer on call to help you anytime.
So give me a call, and lets have a chat and see how our wonderful system can help you and your dog.
Meet Michelle Reay, the area I cover is Toowoomba!
It’s a great feeling to have a rewarding relationship with your dog!
Hi I’m Michelle Reay your local Bark Buster Dog Behaviour Therapist for Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. I’d like to enable you to have the most rewarding relationship possible with your dog so that every day with them is a pleasure!
Too often our dog’s little issues get dismissed and overlooked, only to become big problems and before we know it our relationship with our dog is no longer a joy but more of a nightmare!
No one wants to be constantly yelling, frustrated or embarrassed by their dog’s undesirable behaviour.
Does your dog…
Bark at anything and everything?
Drag you down the street on the lead?
Jump all over your visitors?
Chew and destroy your belongings?
Refuse to come when called?
Lunge and bark aggressively on the lead?
I guarantee this was not the picture you had in mind, the day you bought your irresistible bundle home. So why is it that we put up with the most frustrating and antisocial behaviours from our dogs and change our lives to accommodate them when we simply do not have to?
I’d love to help you get the best out of your dog and restore harmony in your household for you, your family and your four legged friend.
Bark Busters takes a holistic approach to resolving your dog’s behavioural issues, using natural training methods to help you communicate clearly with them and form a relationship built on trust and respect. We are an internationally renowned dog training company, successfully training dogs in seven countries across the globe. Collectively, our trainers have trained over 1million dogs and changed the lives of countless families, previously struggling with their pets.
We work with you and your dog in the home environment, customising each session for your specific needs to get the best outcomes possible. After your initial session you’ll see major improvements in your dog’s behaviour. Consistent, effective communication is the key to a great relationship!
From an early age I have had an affinity for dogs and I have spent many years working with animals using natural training methods, getting a better understanding of their behaviour and how they learn. Canine behaviour and the connection they can form with people is truly fascinating. It is so rewarding to see dogs fully engage and connect with people through confident, clear communication and I would like to enable more owners to experience this bond and make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of their dogs.
I want to be able to share our training techniques with you and your canine companion to create a happier and more fulfilling relationship for you and your dog. Because a happier dog makes a happier household.
I have used the Bark Busters techniques to tame my previously unruly Siberian huskies where all other training (including obedience school) failed to teach me how to speak dog better.
These techniques worked for my whole family as my husband, and I grew and developed our family from living the couple life, to being a family unit consisting of mum, dad and two children.
I have also successfully applied these techniques to my 100% deaf dog “Lightning” along with socially adjusting an ex working dog into a fantastic family pet and proving that these techniques can work for ANY dog, ANY problem and at ANY age.
Professionally I joined Bark Busters in 2007 and have had so much satisfaction in turning Bark Busters into a household name in the Townsville region.
Since joining the Bark Busters team, I have had many achievements. During September (2009), Bark Busters Townsville was awarded Office of the Year. I was also a finalist for Therapist of the Year (2009) in addition to being awarded the Leader of the pack award for Australia (2009).
The training techniques, which are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, are simple and easy to use and results are visible in hours, not weeks – all without the use of harsh methods. Training is conducted in the home where most problem behaviour occurs, so the dog is relaxed and more receptive to learning “new tricks”.
I would love to assist you with your family also.
Meet Kelly McClelland, the areas I cover are Brisbane South West and Gold Coast!
I love my job! I have worked with animals my whole life, and get immense pleasure out of showing my clients how to communicate, control and develop a better relationship with their lovable canines. I have been training dogs for 25 years, and as well as being actively involved in dog sports, I enjoy showing my clients “outside the square” learning – the world doesn’t revolve around sit and stay! There is so much that can be done, one on one, at your first in house lesson, and we like to focus on what you want out of YOUR dog. Barking? Pulling on the lead? Aggression? Destruction?
All of this and more can be managed using the easy Bark Busters system of correction. The best part? No bum bags filled with treats, no nasty collars, and definitely nothing that creates fear – you want your dog to be working happily for you, not worrying about fear based training! Once we have managed all the in house issues, we then head out for a walk, go to the park or the beach, do controlled dog to dog work (my dogs LOVE coming to work!) or anything else as required.
Bark Busters also hold puppy schools, which are a 4 week series aimed at giving your new baby the best start in life. Obedience, toilet training, destruction, positive socialisation, and so much more…and for those that are too old for puppy school, why not try Bark Busters Group Training? Because we understand life is busy, you can come to any 4 weeks, and there is a high focus on dog to dog control, obedience, road safety, handler confidence and so much more.
I look forward to meeting you and your dog(s) soon!
Meet Michelle Howell, the areas I cover are Brisbane North East and Brisbane North West!
G’day, my name is Michelle and I’m your local Bark Busters Dog Training expert. I service the Brisbane North East Area including Morayfield, Redcliffe, Northlakes, Wavell Heights, Samford and everything in between. But I also offer in-home dog training remotely! Either way, whether in person or on-line, I come to you in the comfort of your own home. Any dog, any age.
There are many reasons a dog owner might seek out a dog trainer. Barking, separation anxiety, jumping up, mouthing, toilet training, pulling on the lead, marking, and aggression are just a few of the problems owners have with their furry friends. While there is a myriad of information out there on training, it is confusing and often incorrect. The real issue though, comes from finding the time and energy to train a dog.
As a dog trainer, I have dedicated myself to teaching clients how to understand dog nature, such as body language, energy, and social skills, and how it applies to training your dog. My approach is about fostering respectful relationships between people and canines, so your dog learns from every interaction with you. It is all about reinforcing the human-animal bond to enrich the lives of owners, as much as their dogs. Setting both up for a lifetime of joy and success. A little training, a few minutes a day, done consistently and positively can bring out the best in your dog. More importantly, it can bring you both years of joy and happiness
Meet Faith Wild, the area I cover is Sunshine Coast!
I am the longest serving franchisee and have been a happy member of the Bark Busters family for 25 years. I am as much in love with my job now as I was all those years ago when I started out as an excited little pup!
After working in the animal rights movement and running a charity for 10 years, when the opportunity came up to work with dogs I jumped at it.
Dogs have been the love and light of my life since I can remember…from sitting in the gutter with all the stray dogs when I was 9, and feeding them ice creams and playing at the pied piper with all of them following me home. My mum was always yelling at me – where did you get all those dogs from? I would pretend to train them and walk them around on a string and ask them to sit and stay and run them over jumps…it was all I ever wanted to do. I wrote stories about them and dreamed about them and imagined a life full of dogs. I have to say, I had pretty good control back then too!
So Bark Busters was my chance and I have never looked back. Someone asked me the other day what gave me the most joy in life, and I told them it was when owners were beaming about how clever their dogs were after just one training session. It is just wonderful to see them connect with their dog and for the dog to look so happy!
The people I have met have made a profound impact on my life. I have formed close bonds and lasting friendships and their dogs have become a part of my family too. They all mean so much to me and of all the calls I have made in my life, that initial call to Bark Busters was the most life changing and best decision of my life.
Meet Jane Whitehead, the areas I cover are Adelaide South Metro & North!
Does your dog bark, take you for a walk, have very bad manners?
My name is Jane and I see clients everyday who believe they are not in control, stressed out and feel like they are living their life around their dog.
Before joining Bark Busters I was living that life. I had owned dogs all of my life and never quite understood why I just couldn’t get my dog to do what I wanted him to do and have the control that all dog owner’s dream of.
Now, I have the opportunity to help clients’ achieve those results with their ‘four legged friends’. The Bark Busters’ system is so simple, natural and effective that you too will wonder why you hadn’t approached them years ago.
Bark Busters can help you to take control, take the lead and regain your rightful place as leader of your pack. We can show you how to deal with your dog’s
behavioural problems; pulling, separation anxiety, chewing, jumping, biting, recall & chasing. I can teach you how to communicate with your dog so your dog actually listens when you speak.
I understand that each dog and situation is unique so your training is tailored to suit you, your dog and your circumstances. You will be amazed at the quick results you will see during our first session using simple and straight forward methods.
Your relationship will improve dramatically in just a couple of hours of one on one training which is tailored to you and your ‘mate’s’ specific problem. I will work with you and your dog in your home, so that any behavioural problems can be identified and corrected in your own environment.
Bark Busters offer a unique ‘written, lifetime guarantee’, which means that I will always be there to provide any on-going assistance you and your dog might need to achieve and maintain a fun and rewarding relationship at every stage of your dog’s long and happy life.
Reactive Dogs – Human Aggression – Barking – Jumping Up – Lead Pulling – Not Coming when called – Early puppy education – Separation Anxiety – Anti Social Behaviour – Over exuberance – Toilet training – Destructive behaviours and much more…
You can contact me on 1800 067 710 or via email and enjoy a happier and healthier home environment with your four legged family member.
Meet Sue Good, the areas I cover are Adelaide West and East Hills!
Hi, my name is Allan Foster and I am your Bark Busters Dog Trainer for the ACT and surrounding areas.
Does your dog exhibit behaviour that is a problem for you? Does your dog take you for a walk, jump all over you and your visitors or bark at everything (or seemingly nothing)? Have you just become the owner of a dog and are looking for ways to teach it how to behave?
Bark Busters’ 31 years of history and success with modifying behaviour of over 1,000,000 dogs means that no problem has not been encountered before. Many dog owners put up with behaviours they are not happy with because they believe they can’t change them. I’m here to tell you that you can!
No matter the age, breed, size, or colour of your dog, unwanted behaviour can be changed.
Using the Bark Busters gentle, non-physical methods and techniques, I can show you how to have a well behaved dog that you can enjoy spending time with.
Together, let’s teach your dog how to be a valued member of your family.
Don’t feel overwhelmed, feel empowered!
Meet Stefanie Budiman, the areas I cover are Melbourne North and West!
My name is Stefanie and needless to say, I LOVE dogs! I grew up with dogs and started training them at a young age, which then turned from a hobby to a career in my adulthood. As I also love working with people, it brings me joy to work with both owners and their pups to ensure that there is efficient communication and understanding between the two.
While I have experience in other dog training methods, nothing comes close to the effectiveness of the Bark Busters system. The holistic and more importantly, non-physical, approach of the Bark Busters system particularly appealed to me and I had to join right away after experiencing it first hand with my rescue and foster dogs, who had a myriad of behavioural issues, including aggression, fearfulness and dominance.
Moreover, Bark Busters offer a Lifetime Support Guarantee for your dogs. This means we are able to help you with your dog at any point in your dog’s life with any behavioural issues that might occur in the future, with revision lessons. This Guarantee will be upheld even if the dog moves homes, interstate or overseas, as long as the location is within the vicinity of a local Bark Busters trainer or office.
With the extensive support from the worldwide network of Bark Busters trainers, I am most certain that we are able to assist you in overcoming any challenges that you are facing with your furry buddy. So give me a ring, and we shall start the fun training journey with your dog.
Meet Paul Labrum, the area I cover is Mornington Peninsula!
Over eighteen years ago I was in need of a new career path, something to get the enthusiasm going again. Not in my wildest dreams had I envisaged dog training as that path.
I looked around and found Bark Busters and was intrigued by the prospect. When I spoke to head office they suggested that I go and watch an existing trainer conduct a couple of lessons and quiz him on his experiences with Bark Busters.
That day watching what Gabriel could achieve in three hours had me hooked, within a month I was at head office going through the most intensive training of my life. Learning from some of the leading experts in canine behaviour in Australia was an eye opener.
So, eighteen years, over five thousand dogs and a whole lot of satisfaction later I head into year nineteen.
The Bark Busters system is simple, dog friendly and most importantly, effective.No harsh methods are used, your dog will respect you, not be afraid of you. All canines are pack animals, 30,000 years with humans has not changed this. Canines crave leadership; it makes them feel safe and secure. In many cases fear aggressive dogs will calm down and lose their fear within half an hour of starting training.
Whatever your need for your canine companion is, Bark Busters training can help you achieve it. And that is backed by a written lifetime support guarantee.
If you need help with barking, jumping, aggression, lead pulling or just getting your new puppy on the road to good canine citizenship please contact me. I’m here to help.