APDT Member Since 2010
Bark Busters of Collegeville
Whether the dog is having major behavioral problems such as aggression, or he just needs to walk better on a leash, I can help.
Training Equipment: Positive reinforcement through canine communication using body language and voice tones.
Training Philosophy: Education, training and consistency from everyone in the household is what is needed to have a happy healthy dog.
Locations Served: Audubon, Arcola, Blue Bell, Centre Square, Chester Springs, Collegeville, Coventry, Eagle, Eagleville, East Norriton, East Vincent Township, East Whiteland, Frazer, Gwynedd Valley, Limerick, Lower Providence, Malvern, Mont Clare, Norristown, North Coventry, Oaks, Perkiomen, Phoenixville, Plymouth Meeting, Pottstown, Reading, Royersford, Sanatoga, Skippack, Spring City, Trappe, Trooper, Upper Providence, Valley Forge, West Norriton, Whitpain, or Worcester.
As a certified Bark Busters behavioral therapist and trainer, I will assess each situation and customize the training to address the issues that are important to you and to the needs of your dog. I will teach you a system of communication that your dog already knows. You will learn how to use your body language and vocal communication to get your dog to respect and focus on you. This will insure that YOU are earning the dog’s respect, not me. All this takes is a personal commitment of 15 minutes a day for 5 weeks. If you are consistent, the behavioral changes will be permanent. But, should you ever regress, you can call for a FREE refresher at any time. I leave you with a written life of the dog guarantee. Look to me as your lifelong coach.
Training all dogs, any age, any breed
Helping clients with dogs demonstrating aggression towards people and other dogs;
Reducing sibling rivalry
Reducing separation anxiety
Reducing toileting problems
Manage pulling on the leash so your dog walks to heel
Teaching proper manners for your dog
Home puppy training with several lesson plans over the first few months to get your puppy off to the right start;
Accommodating dogs or their owners with special needs
Presenting in-service workshops for veterinary clinics, groomers, kennels, and animal shelters
Providing educational programs for children in local schools
Speaking to community groups on a variety of topics including choosing the right dog for your family, avoiding dog bites, dog park safety, and more.
I am a graduate of both the Bark Busters Home Dog Training program and the Advanced Training program. I am an associate member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and an Emergency Responder and Secretary for the Montgomery County Animal Response Team (MCART).