My training techniqes

Barbara Fassett


I will teach you to be the pack leader

Right now you and your dog are vying for control. I will teach you to be the ‘alpha’. Actually, your dog will be relieved! We educate dog owners, not train dogs.

“I always said the problems with dogs is the people who own them. Once people understand how to communicate with the dog, it makes life so much easier for both the people and their dogs.” Vivian G.


I will come to your home

At Bark Busters, all of our training lessons are in your home, where most of your dog’s issues occur and where he is most comfortable. Classes generally focus on the “average” dog. I provide one-on-one training that is customized to deal with YOUR dog’s issues.

“The fact that it’s ‘in-home’ training I feel is a huge plus. Where better to observe your dog’s behaviors and interactions?” Lucy C.


You will see immediate results

Unlike some training systems that may take weeks to see any results, you will see immediate behavioral changes during our first lesson!

“Observed immediate results by the end of the training. Barbara was very helpful and understanding. We found the training absolutely interesting and enjoyable.” Robert H.


I use only dog-friendly techniques

Bark Busters only uses positive training methods – no harsh treatment!

“Finn is much happier and calmer. No doubt that’s due to our regularity in training and his knowledge that he’s not responsible for managing the house. Her methods did not include treats or physical handling. Much of it was based on ‘dog psychology’ and our interactions with him.” Lyn H.


My training methods often succeed where others fail

Many times veterinarians or even other trainers call us in when they can’t solve the dog’s behavioral issues. Fortunately for Bark Busters, we can handle even the toughest cases including aggression, separation anxiety and more.

“I have used other trainers in the past, plus another behaviorist, and spent lots of money and time working with Lucy. Bark Busters, in less than two hours, gave me the tools I needed to help Lucy become a happier dog, and in turn, make me a happier owner.” Andrea T


I can train any dog

Whether your dog is young or old, regardless of breed, we can help you have a well-behaved dog.

  • Aggressive dogs
  • Full breeds
  • Mixed breeds or mutts
  • Rescue dogs
  • Dogs with disabilities
  • Puppies


I can help you overcome ANY issue

With the right guidance and training dogs can learn an adjust to new behavior patterns.

  • Adjusting to a new baby
  • Aggression toward you, another dog
  • Attention seeking
  • Barking
  • Begging
  • Biting
  • Charging the door
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Door manners
  • Escaping
  • Fear/anxiety
  • Focus/listening
  • Food guarding
  • House training
  • Jumping
  • Leash pulling
  • Marking
  • Mouthing/nipping/play biting
  • Not coming when called
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
  • Preparing for a new baby
  • Whining
  • Respecting cats and/or other pets
  • Running away/bolting
  • Separation anxiety
My training techniqes
Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.

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Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.

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Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Full obedience training for dogs of all ages and breeds; sit, down, stay, loose lead walking, attentiveness, distance control and recall training.

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