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  • Who Is The Boss? You Or Your Dog?
    Who Is The Boss? You Or Your Dog?
    November 23 2017
    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?
    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
  • Natural Dog Behaviours
    Natural Dog Behaviours
    November 09 2017
    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
    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
  • Does Your Dog Have Behavioural Issues?
    Does Your Dog Have Behavioural Issues?
    October 09 2017
    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
  • 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
  • Creating a Dog Friendly Backyard
    Creating a Dog Friendly Backyard
    September 25 2017
    Creating a dog-friendly backyard brings many benefits such as the dog's safety, prevention of boredom and attendant misbehaviours, exercise, and enjoyment of nature. ...read more
  • What To Do If Your Dog Starts Slipping Back Into Old Habits
    What To Do If Your Dog Starts Slipping Back Into Old Habits
    September 18 2017
    You'e spent a lot of time and effort training your dog to behave appropriately, but after a while, you begin to notice your pet slipping back into bad habits. It's a common scenario, but thankfully, not as difficult to rectify as you might think. Here's what to do if your dog starts slipping back into old habits. ...read more