Sheri Greenberger

My dog Sparky was a nine year old Welsh Terrier when we went to Bark Buster training together in 2003 for me to become a dog trainer and Sparky for training on two major dog behavior issues – barking and fear aggression to other dogs. We arrived in Colorado and stayed in a hotel with lots of good stuff to bark at.  There were also 14 other dogs in our class; a lot of obstacles to work through with Sparky!  He was a great challenge for me and the other trainers attending the class.  As we humans gained knowledge of the canine world and learned new skills for communicating and educating our dogs, I was able to help him on the path to becoming a better canine citizen.

Fast forward six months

Barking – Sparky would stop with one correction and come running to me for praise, a huge accomplishment! When we were walking and we saw another dog; he no longer went ballistic but we still had some work to do; after six more months he reached the point where he would ignore the other dogs. Sparky never got to the point where he would play with other dogs but now he was well behaved around them.

I said goodbye to Sparky September 2009, he was 15 years old and my best buddy.

Any Age – we Can help.

I knew I wanted to get another dog fairly quickly and I wanted to “rescue” one.  In November I met with a family that had given up on their new puppy, a six month old Cairn Terrier.  I renamed him Moxie and brought him home.  At this young age he already had a laundry list of problems. He had a multi-person bite record, felt the need to guard just about anything, somehow he had acquired a hatred of towels, and he was very protective of his body being touched.  Oh – and he had the worst dreams with growling and snapping.  I had a good friend tell me I had made a mistake thinking I could fix a dog with these issues.

Zip forward a few months

Now Moxie does not have problems with towels and does not feel the need to guard everything. Knowing he is grumpy when he wakes up, I give him the time he needs to fully wake up [we all know someone like that!]. His bad dreams also seemed to occur less often. After seeing the changes, my friend said to me– “Amazing, I cannot believe the change it that dog, I thought he was a lost cause and now he is a great dog!”

Any Issue – we Can help

Over the years I continue to learn and improve as both a dog trainer and as a dog owner! Let me help you become a better dog owner. Dog training is about communication – if “No” worked, no one would need a dog trainer!  I come to your home, where the issues occur, and teach you simple and effective ways to better communicate with your dog. You will see a change in your dog at the first lesson. Bark Busters training is personalized to fit your household and needs. You will enjoy learning how to communicate with your canine, and seeing your dog respond to the training is rewarding and encouraging.  Build your relationship with your dog based on love, trust and respect. Have a calm and relaxed home. Learn to #SpeakDog and transform your life.

Any Dog – WE CAN HELP      

Remember     Happy Dogs = Happy Families

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Behavior Therapy

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

2

Puppy Training

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

3

Obedience Training

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

Lifetime Support Guarantee

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:

  • Written: Clients receive a written, signed copy of the dog training guarantee on their Bark Busters receipt which is an official Bark Busters Australia document and outlines all the training methods which must be adopted to resolve your dog’s behaviour problems.
  • Backed Up: The Bark Busters guarantee is backed up by the world’s largest dog training company. Copies of all guarantee receipts are retained at Bark Busters’ Australia & New Zealand Head Office.
  • Service Guarantee: The Bark Busters guarantee simply states that if the owner continues to carry out all of the training instructions provided by the therapist at the training lessons, the Bark Busters therapist will continue to work with the owner, to achieve the desired results, for either one year, or the life of the dog (depending on the service obtained) at no additional charge. Most clients prefer the lifetime support guarantee because they receive peace of mind for very little additional cost.
  • All Problems Covered: The guarantee provides for ongoing, free assistance no matter if the same problems recur, or if new problems arise. There is never an additional charge when your trainer returns, except for transportation costs if agreed in advance in certain areas falling outside the geographical area covered by your trainer.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Dog: If for any reason the dog needs to be re-homed, the remaining term of the guarantee passes to the new owner for a nominal fee. In the case of the lifetime support guarantee, the new owner will be trained and will receive the benefits of the guarantee for the life of the dog. The one-year guarantee applies if the re-housing is done within the first year. Clients can upgrade to the lifetime support guarantee for an additional charge.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Owner: If the owner moves to another location, the guarantee continues to be valid, either for the life of the dog, or one year from the date of the first lesson, depending on the service. If there is a Bark Busters therapist reasonably close by, services will be provided at no charge. If a trainer is not close by, Bark Busters will provide assistance by phone and email. People who move to parts of the world where Bark Busters has offices, ongoing assistance is also covered at no additional charge.
  • Limitations of Cover: The guarantee may not be transferred to another dog. The guarantee is not a money back guarantee. If the dog is euthanised or the dog dies the guarantee is rendered null and void. All training advice must be adopted by the owner in order for the guarantee to remain valid. If the owner adopts an alternative form of training without prior discussion with their therapist this will render the guarantee null and void.
  • Over 27 Years of History: Bark Busters has grown to be the largest dog training company in the world, with over 1 million dogs trained. The guarantee has been part of the company since 1989 when company founders, Danny and Sylvia Wilson, decided that it would help to significantly reduce the number of dogs that were being euthanised and provide customers peace of mind for many years. The company is expanding rapidly internationally and can be counted upon to fully honour its guarantee.

Areas

We Service

Allegan, Allendale, Bailey, Baldwin, Bangor, Baroda, Benton Harbor, Berrien Center, Berrien Springs, Big Rapids, Bitely, Branch, Bridgman, Buchanan, Chase, Coloma, Coopersville, Covert, Custer, Decatur, Douglas, Dowagiac, Eau Claire, Fennville, Ferrysburg, Fremont, Fruitport, Galien, Glenn, Grand Haven, Grand Junction, Grant, Hamilton, Hart, Hartford, Hesperia, Holland, Holton, Hudsonville, Idlewild, Jamestown, Jenison, Lawrence, Ludington, Macatawa, Mears, Montague, Morley, Muskegon, New Buffalo, New Era, New Troy, Newaygo, Niles, Nunica, Paris, Pentwater, Pullman, Ravenna, Rothbury, Saint Joseph, Saugatuck, Sawyer, Scottville, Shelby, Sodus, South Haven, Spring Lake, Stanwood, Stevensville, Three Oaks, Twin Lake, Union Pier, Walkerville, Watervliet, West Olive, White Cloud, Whitehall, Zeeland 49010, 49013, 49022, 49038, 49043, 49045, 49047, 49056, 49057, 49064, 49085, 49090, 49098, 49101, 49102, 49103, 49104, 49106, 49111, 49126, 49127, 49303, 49327, 49337, 49401, 49404, 49408, 49409, 49412, 49415, 49416, 49417, 49419, 49420, 49421, 49423, 49424, 49425, 49426, 49428, 49431, 49436, 49437, 49440, 49441, 49442, 49444, 49445, 49446, 49448, 49449, 49450, 49451, 49452, 49453, 49455, 49456, 49457, 49460, 49461, 49464,