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  • Great Apps For Dog Owners
    Great Apps For Dog Owners
    December 05 2018
    Remember a world without smart phones ... how did we ever get along? Technology has made life easier in so many ways, even for dogs and their owners. Whether you're looking for an app to track your dog's walking or even if you want access to emergency pet information, the following apps can be invaluable! ...read more
  • How to Train Your Dog to Exit a Pool Safely
    How to Train Your Dog to Exit a Pool Safely
    November 30 2018
    Training your dog to safely exit the pool dramatically reduces their risk of drowning. Follow this simple process to train your dog to exit at the pool steps. Please share this video as it may well save a dog's life. For more info on pool safety for dogs, check out our blog article "Pool Safety for Dogs" ...read more
  • Having Realistic Expectations for Puppies
    Having Realistic Expectations for Puppies
    November 28 2018
    Puppies are great, but Bark Busters offers this advice about what to expect and not expect out of your puppy. ...read more
  • Understand How Using Your Hands Impacts Your Dog
    Understand How Using Your Hands Impacts Your Dog
    November 23 2018
    Training a dog can be frustrating for both of you. After all, your dog does everything using dog logic and you are operating from a place of human logic. This disparity in communication can sometimes be problematic, tempting you to use your hands to force your dog to do what you want. This type of "hands on" approach is more harmful than you realise. Here's what you need to understand about how using your hands impacts your dog. ...read more
  • The Right Lead To Walk Your Dog
    The Right Lead To Walk Your Dog
    November 14 2018
    If you want your dog to walk correctly by your side, you need to make sure you have the right equipment. Please do not use a retractable lead as this can cause injury to both yourself and the dog in the following ways: ...read more
  • Fear Aggression In Dogs
    Fear Aggression In Dogs
    November 07 2018
    A dog who shows aggression to other dogs, or even people can be very difficult to handle. It's not surprising then that one of the main reasons for dogs being surrendered to shelters is aggression. Sadly, the prospects for a surrendered dog flagged as aggressive are not bright.  ...read more
  • Three Important Rules of Pet Communication
    Three Important Rules of Pet Communication
    November 01 2018
    Your dog doesn't speak English, and you don't speak dog, but you can still communicate effectively with your pet. Your vocal tones and body language communicates volumes to your pet, but you should know that there are some things you shouldn't do when communicating with your pet. Here are three important rules of pet communication everyone should follow. ...read more
  • Enforcing House Rules for Your Dog with Visitors
    Enforcing House Rules for Your Dog with Visitors
    October 25 2018
    Dogs are a lot like children--they can get very excited when visitors come to your house--and it can be common for the "house rules" to go right out the window in the excitement. Don't let your visitors encourage your dogs to behave badly. Here are some tips to help make sure that your pet follows the same rules when guests are visiting as they would any other time. ...read more
  • So Many Doodles to Love
    So Many Doodles to Love
    October 18 2018
    If you haven't met a Doodle, you will soon enough. Poodle-crosses have become one of the most popular types of breed around and there are literally dozens of different types. Bark Busters trainers have trained virtually every combination of breeds, each with its own behavioural issues. Here are some facts about this "designer" breed, including some of the most popular types.  ...read more
  • If Your Dog Could Talk
    If Your Dog Could Talk
    October 10 2018
    It is amazing what we can learn from the behaviour of our dogs. It's very natural for people to reason and explain dog behaviour in a human way - it's all we know! To start thinking more like your dog is the start to enriching your lives together. ...read more