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  • Grooming Pains - Tips for Easier Grooming
    Grooming Pains - Tips for Easier Grooming
    July 24 2017
    Grooming can be difficult for some pet owners and a fun experience for others. It doesn't have to be traumatic for you or your dog, but it can be easier if you know what you're doing. If you choose to handle your dog's grooming needs at home, these tips will help. ...read more
  • Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog
    Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog
    July 17 2017
    If you are expecting a baby and you have a dog, you will want to prepare your dog for the day you bring home your child. Dogs can feel shunned and become confused and stressed when parents suddenly shift their attention from dog to baby. A dog does not understand why a baby is automatically elevated above the dog in the pack. ...read more
  • One Pup or Two?
    One Pup or Two?
    July 10 2017
    As dog trainers, we are often asked by prospective dog parents if they should adopt one puppy or two and our answer is always the same ? only if you actually want two dogs. ...read more
  • WIN News Features Bark Busters
    WIN News Features Bark Busters
    July 05 2017
    Philip Comans our dog behaviourist for Illawarra Shoalhaven and Sylvia Wilson (Director) appear on WIN News as many complaints to Wollongong Council have come through neighbour's barking dog(s).  ...read more
  • Do's and Dont's of Taking Your Dog to Work
    Do's and Dont's of Taking Your Dog to Work
    June 21 2017
    As Bark Busters trainers, we often get to take our dog/s to work to assist us with teaching other dogs the concept of socialisation. We are lucky we get to spend a lot of time with our canine companions. ...read more
  • Sibling Rivalry
    Sibling Rivalry
    June 16 2017
    I have a sibling, whom I love. When we were young, we used to fight quite a bit. I was jealous of his privileges, such as a later bedtime or staying out later. Some of our fights were bad and on occasion one of us, usually me, got hurt. Our fighting continued until I matured a bit. Thankfully we haven't fought since I was maybe six or seven. Dogs living together sometimes also fight, although jealousy is never the reason. Jealousy is a human emotion not a canine one. ...read more
  • Unique Dog Tricks
    Unique Dog Tricks
    June 05 2017
    Sure, having your dog fetch you a beer from the fridge might be a stunt that can impress your friends, but the benefit of trick training with your dog doesn't end there... ...read more
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  • Is your Dog Food Aggressive?
    Is your Dog Food Aggressive?
    May 29 2017
    Speaking of not sharing, one common instance of this we often see as dog trainers is called food aggression. Food aggression is a form of resource guarding in which a dog becomes very territorial when eating. A dog may growl and bare its teeth, lunge, and in extreme cases, even bite. ...read more
  • Is your Dog Resource Guarding?
    Is your Dog Resource Guarding?
    May 22 2017
    Most dogs have a natural urge to protect what is theirs. Dogs can become very stingy when it comes to things like toys, their bed, food items, bones and household items. ...read more
  • Are you under the paw?
    Are you under the paw?
    May 15 2017
    You may have seen our recent article 'The Importance of Training your Dog' where we talked about the importance of regular training sessions between you and your dog to maintain communication.In today's article, we are taking a lighthearted look at the training that takes place in lots of homes every day...where your dog is training you! ...read more