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Who Is The Boss? You Or Your Dog?

Who Is The Boss? You Or Your Dog?

Without even recognising it, your dog may be "wearing the pants" in your house. Without a strong leader, it is natural for the dog to take charge and try and be the "pack leader".

When our Bark Buster's trainers visit a client in their home, one of the first things we look for is: "who is in charge?" read more…

Could You Be Confusing Your Dog?

Could You Be Confusing Your Dog?

Too often dog owners ask: "Why won't my dog listen to me?" The simple answer is because they don't understand what you are saying.

If you are familiar with the Bark Busters training methods, you know that the foundation of our behavioural changes rests on communication - voice tones and body language. For thousands of years, this is how dogs have communicated with each other. Dogs behave consistently in response to certain triggers. Unfortunately, it is often humans causing the problems when inconsistent commands are issued or rules are not consistently applied. read more…

Natural Dog Behaviours

Natural Dog Behaviours

Let's face it. Some of the things dogs do drive us crazy! And yet, digging, chewing and jumping all come naturally to dogs. Even so, while some bad behaviours are natural, they do not have to be normal. read more…

Bringing Home A Rescue Dog

Bringing Home A Rescue Dog

This guide should ensure that your dog is a pleasure to live with and more importantly for the dog, will never be returned to a shelter. read more…

10 Awesome Reasons To Adopt A Rescue Dog

10 Awesome Reasons To Adopt A Rescue Dog

We often hear from pet owners that they are in the midst of getting a new dog. One of the main reasons Bark Busters came into existence, was our mission to rescue dogs from animal shelters. Too often animals are abandoned over behavioural issues that with the proper dog training could be easily resolved. read more…

Who Should Be Answering The Door?

Who Should Be Answering The Door?

Many dog owners tell us they don’t mind their dog barking when someone comes to their door. It’s seldom because they have trouble hearing the doorbell or knock. They associate their dog’s barking with the natural guarding and protective instincts many owners appreciate in their dogs. But if they understood what barking at the doorbell meant to their dogs, they wouldn’t let it happen. read more…

Does Your Dog Have Behavioural Issues?

Does Your Dog Have Behavioural Issues?

What might seem like nuisance behaviours to some can become extremely annoying in their extreme. Here are some common dog behavioural problems we work with dog owners to overcome... read more…

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