I love to help with the rescue work of SCGRR – a local Golden Retriever Rescue. I am also included as a Pet Partner (formerly DELTA) Resource to assist clients with selecting, training and certifying their own Service or Therapy dogs under the ADA guidelines. I am qualified to conduct all levels of the AKC Canine Good Citizen tests and help train for getting a 100% score! I also have knowledge of different disabilities, after teaching Multiply Handicapped Students for 30 years.
I still love my involvement with children and present ‘Dog Bite Prevention’ programs at local schools.
On a personal note, my husband and I enjoy boating, hiking and traveling, and we are certified scuba divers. Nelson is also a licensed ham radio operator.
I teach you how to communicate with your dog. There are basically three ways to train a dog: using treats (bribing the dog with food), physical methods (using things like prong collars and shock collars to coerce a dog to do something), and then there is what we do. Treat training is good for tricks and basic obedience, but it is not good for removing unwanted behaviors like barking, jumping, aggression, separation anxiety, etc. Physical training may work in some circumstances, but aggression often breeds aggression. Instead, our training is based on dog psychology and the ways dogs naturally communicate. Dogs learn how to get along in a “pack” when they are first born. They don’t use treats or shock collars – they use voice tones and body language, just like the Bark Busters method uses.
I never use harsh methods. Bark Busters does not believe that hitting or shocking your dog will change your dog’s behavior in the long term. I use all natural, positive methods that you will find easy and fun to use.
Any Dog. Because all dogs speak the same language, our dog training system works for ANY dog, ANY age, ANY issue! Puppies and their owners can start off on the right paw, eliminating behavior issues before they can even start, and old dogs CAN learn new tricks. Rescue dogs, shelter dogs, puppies and senior dogs … we love them all.
You will see immediate results.
“Lisa and Nelson changed our lives! With 15 minutes of first meeting them, our little dog Buddy was sitting patiently by the front door (instead of charging it when our doorbell rang), walking in a straight line (instead of wandering all over the sidewalk), and waiting patiently to be invited up on the sofa (instead of assuming the entire house was his castle). I am still smacking my forehead about the changes they were able to institute so quickly.” Barbara K.
Any Size, Age, Breed!
Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.
Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.
The Bark Busters worldwide dog behaviour training support guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog behaviour issues and dog obedience issues and to provide our customers with ongoing peace of mind. It provides for the following:
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