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  • Will Dog Training Break Your Dog's Spirit?
    Will Dog Training Break Your Dog's Spirit?
    April 25 2018
    I was speaking with a woman the other day who was concerned that training her dog might "break her spirit". Her dog is loving and funny, and she didn't want to do anything that would change that. I don't t blame her. I wouldn't want to break my dog's spirit, or change the quirks and idiosyncrasies which give my dog his personality. ...read more
  • Helping A Dog Who Has Lost A Friend
    Helping A Dog Who Has Lost A Friend
    April 11 2018
    It is important for dog owners to understand that dogs actually grieve the loss of other dogs. The grief occurs to varying degrees, depending on the bonds built over time together. ...read more
  • Why Breed Matters?
    Why Breed Matters?
    February 22 2018
    As dog trainers, we are often asked by pet parents what breed of dog they should get. Which is the hardest to raise? The most intelligent? The answer is always the same: it depends. It depends on what type of dog is best for you, your family and your lifestyle.  ...read more
  • Understanding and Training Dogs with Separation Anxiety
    Understanding and Training Dogs with Separation Anxiety
    January 02 2018
    Separation anxiety in dogs is a condition largely misunderstood by humans. We tend to look at everything from a human point of view, even when it comes to our dogs. But they don't think in the same way as we do. When we view the problem of separation anxiety in the home environment, we notice many factors that contribute to it. ...read more
  • Helping Your Pup Overcome His Fear of Water
    Helping Your Pup Overcome His Fear of Water
    December 04 2017
    Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs like water. Many are afraid of water and its vast uncertainties, and if your pup gets scared at the sight of even a kiddie pool filled with the wet stuff, there are some things you can do about it. Here's how to help your pup overcome his fear of water. ...read more
  • Could You Be Confusing Your Dog?
    Could You Be Confusing Your Dog?
    November 16 2017
    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
  • Bringing Home A Rescue Dog
    Bringing Home A Rescue Dog
    November 02 2017
    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
    October 26 2017
    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?
    October 16 2017
    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
  • Helping your Dog Adjust When Relocating to a New Home
    Helping your Dog Adjust When Relocating to a New Home
    October 02 2017
    Moving suddenly to another home can be as stressful for your dog as it is for you. To make the transition easier, here are some tips: ...read more