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Are Some Dogs Born Mean?

Are Some Dogs Born Mean?

As Bark Busters dog trainers, we are often asked if certain dogs are born mean, or if certain breeds just have a pre-disposition to be aggressive or vicious – like Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and other breeds that have been unjustly branded as bad. read more…

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog?

How often should you bathe your dog? Should your dog be groomed once a week, once a month? The answer to this question depends on the breed, the environment, your dog's level of activity and any skin issues.  read more…

Calm Your Dog's Thunderstorm Fear and Anxiety

Calm Your Dog's Thunderstorm Fear and Anxiety

Fear of thunderstorms and lightning is very common in dogs. Those big booms can be very scary. Many dogs can sense a storm coming from the rapidly falling barometric pressure. Therefore, your dog may show anxiety even before the storm can be heard. read more…

Not Respecting Boundaries - Dog Training Tips

Not Respecting Boundaries - Dog Training Tips

Boundary control is teaching your dog that he is not allowed in certain rooms or, for example, on the carpet, unless you have invited him. read more…

Does Your Dog Chase Livestock?

Does Your Dog Chase Livestock?

Dogs have many behaviours that are instinctive rather than learned. These instinctive behaviours are inherited from their ancient ancestors such as wolves and other feral canines, and sometimes appear to make no sense in the modern world of pet dogs. read more…

Why Does My Dog?

Why Does My Dog?

As dog owners, we love our dogs and enjoy their little quirks and personality traits, but sometimes their behaviours might leave us bemused. This is often because these are instinctive survival or pack behaviours inherited from their ancestors. read more…

Is Your Dog Afraid?

Is Your Dog Afraid?

Do you know if your dog is afraid? Knowing the signs of fear in your dog can help you to address this emotion before the fear escalates. Often when we visit a home, we see that behaviours such as aggression, biting, barking uncontrollably, destructiveness and submissive urination may be rooted in fear. Fear in dogs manifests itself in different ways depending on what your dog is afraid of. It can also depend on his temperament. read more…

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