Monday, September 23, 2013

Bark Busters Called to Help with Tyler Training!!!

Our young black and tan dachshund Tyler has been a challenge to train on some issues, and after 9 months of having him as part of the family, we decided to get help.
  Tyler came to us as a foster dog in Dec. 2012 through Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue.
WHAT WE TAUGHT HIM BEFORE - We took him to puppy school in Petsmart and I've been working with him since we took him in. In December, he didn't know his name, wasn't housebroken and didn't know any commands.
   So, we got him housebroken and taught him his new name "Tyler" (it was Repo before I think).  I also taught him a bunch of commands. "sit, stay, stop, go, up, down, and walk."
  WHAT WE COULDN'T FIXHe wouldn't wait for us to go out the door first; barking at other dogs, runs back and forth along the fence barking at the neighbor's dog (on the other side), run up the stairs first ahead of us, jumps up and down, nips, and runs barking to the front door.
   His behavior toward other dogs has been increasingly hostile whenever we walk- so we called in a professional: BARK BUSTERS. 
It works!  We practiced first in the backyard...
   PROGRESS IN ONE VISIT:  Sharon from Bark Busters came out and talked about Tyler's issues. We signed a contract for two (long) visits and training in the home- where it really mattered. It was amazing.  We already saw some progress to several of those problems during the 3 hour stay / initial meeting with the Bark Busters coach. Tyler has waited for me to go upstairs

Franklin, Dolly, Tyler
before following. He's learning how to walk on a leash without pulling and did a great first day of it!
  WHAT IS BARK BUSTERS?Bark Busters USA, part of the international dog training company founded over 20 years ago. Bark Busters founders Sylvia and Danny Wilson have refined a method of dog obedience training that makes dog training easy and accessible to all. With Bark Busters, you work directly with a dog trainer in your own home using a method that takes into account the unique challenges you're facing and then fosters a positive relationship between you and your dog. This method enables you to build a lasting, emotional bond based on trust and respect, which in turn aids in overcoming past challenges with your pet. Bark Busters dog trainers focus heavily on training people, as much or more as training dogs, so that once you learn to communicate effectively with your dog, you will have the necessary tools to be an effective dog trainer and "leader of his/her pack."
We highly recommend them, and the service is ALL OVER THE U.S.!  TO FIND A LOCAL TRAINER NEAR YOU CALL: call free 1-877-500-BARK (2275)

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next