About Bark Busters Home Dog Training

The Bark Busters Story

danny-sylviaBark Busters Home Dog Training was founded in Australia in 1989 by renowned dog behaviour experts Sylvia and Danny Wilson. Sylvia spent ten years as a shelter manager for the RSPCA Australia and became tired of dogs being surrendered due to behavioural problems. They worked at developing a training system based on their observations of the way dogs communicate and learn. As part of their studies it became apparent that some dogs suffer from stress when taken out of their own environment and that this hampered the learning process for both dog and owner. Based on this knowledge they developed a unique home dog training system where dogs could learn in a familiar, stress free environment. The Bark Busters system they created is known as the "Motivational Communication Method".

Today Sylvia and Danny are both still running the international company and constantly work to improve the welfare of dogs wherever they may be. Our Bark Busters dog trainers have touched the lives of over half a million dogs worldwide. Bark Busters has grown in to the largest dog training company in the world. Our trained therapists help dogs in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Japan, France, Belgium, Spain and of course, here in the UK. Bark Busters now has over 400 offices around the world and is to expand throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

Our Mission

Bark Busters' mission is to promote clear and open communication between owners and their dogs using simple and effective training methods that appeal to the way dogs act and think.

Bark Busters therapists use techniques to encourage the dog to use his brain and, at the same time, to satisfy the dog's need for pack leadership. In the wild, dogs have a pecking order determined by their dominance in the group. When dogs perceive themselves to be higher up the pecking order than the owner(s), it usually results in a dysfunctional pack. The result can be stressful for both owner and dog.

What we do

Bark Busters behavioural therapists put you back in control. We coach you using quick and easy to learn methods that your dog will respond to.

Our behavioural therapists come to your home. This is where your dog spends in excess of 90% of his time, where he is most relaxed and open to learning. We teach you how to train your dog through effective use of your voice tones and body language.

Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression, we will set up controlled training situations in the park or wherever is most practical.

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