Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training - Fairfax

Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training - Fairfax

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My adorable Welshie, who intimidates most of our visitors and most of our family, too, is getting civilized again. Tommy Meyerhoeffer, who is an outstanding Bark Buster trainer, is teaching my old pooch to be a good boy. If his indulgent mother (me) follows Tommy’s instruction Marty will learn these skills: not to attack friends at the door, entering or leaving; not to growl at us when we want him to move out of a chair or our bed; not to go crazy when he sees a tool bag. How pleasant life will become!
My adorable Welshie, who intimidates most of our visitors and most of our family, too, is getting civilized again. Tommy Meyerhoeffer, who is an outstanding Bark Buster trainer, is teaching my old pooch to be a good boy. If his indulgent mother (me) follows Tommy’s instruction Marty will learn these skills: not to attack friends at the door, entering or leaving; not to growl at us when we want him to move out of a chair or our bed; not to go crazy when he sees a tool bag. How pleasant life will become!

In Home Dog Training. Fairfax, Burke, Springfield, Merrifield, Centreville, Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket, Clifton, Warrenton & Bristow in NOVA

I’ve been working with dogs since 2013. My background is in communications, which is fitting since I teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands. I am a lifelong animal lover and have always been fascinated by dogs and why they do the things they do. Remember you can’t speak dog and your dog can’t speak English, which is why mis-communications occur. In college I starte

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08/25/2021

Dog Training in Haymarket, VA: Fletcher is a mini labradoodle puppy. His owners were drained from chasing him around when he would get objects he wasn’t supposed to have, tired of his jumping and his barking. They report that he’s a changed dog. They are much more relaxed with their calm puppy. He also stays away from the front door when guests come over. Quite the change! No treats or painful collars are needed. Get your dog to think, not react.
#labradoodle #minilabradoodle #doodle #puppy #dogtraining #dogbehavior #puppytraining #haymarket #haymarketva

Dog Training in Haymarket, VA: Fletcher is a mini labradoodle puppy. His owners were drained from chasing him around when he would get objects he wasn’t supposed to have, tired of his jumping and his barking. They report that he’s a changed dog. They are much more relaxed with their calm puppy. He also stays away from the front door when guests come over. Quite the change! No treats or painful collars are needed. Get your dog to think, not react.
#labradoodle #minilabradoodle #doodle #puppy #dogtraining #dogbehavior #puppytraining #haymarket #haymarketva

08/19/2021

Dog Training and Behavior in Manassas, VA: Otto is a 3 year old lab mix. His owners love him but for the 6 months they’ve had him he’s been nipping them, jumping on them, demanding their attention and rarely settled down. After our session they’ve reported that he is much calmer and has stopped nipping them. He also now moves backwards when the door opens to go out, instead of trying to rush out. No treats or painful collars are needed to achieve this. Great job Otto!
#labmix #labradormix #rescuedog #dog #dogs #manassas #manassasva

Dog Training and Behavior in Manassas, VA: Otto is a 3 year old lab mix. His owners love him but for the 6 months they’ve had him he’s been nipping them, jumping on them, demanding their attention and rarely settled down. After our session they’ve reported that he is much calmer and has stopped nipping them. He also now moves backwards when the door opens to go out, instead of trying to rush out. No treats or painful collars are needed to achieve this. Great job Otto!
#labmix #labradormix #rescuedog #dog #dogs #manassas #manassasva

08/16/2021

Dog Training and Behavior in Fairfax, VA: Fozzie is a #chowchow! I love chows, in spite of how stubborn they can be. Fozzie has been protecting the house and gets overly excited when he sees #dogs on walks. He also lays down a lot - it might be because he’s missing a leg but he likes to lay down IN the middle of the street. We did a few non-physical, non-treat based exercises to help Fozzie understand his owners were there to keep him safe and he no longer needs to protect the house, and to listen to them so we don’t have him laying in the street! Such a wonderful and beautiful dog.
#chow #adoptdontshop #fairfax #fairfaxva #dogtraining #dogbehavior

Dog Training and Behavior in Fairfax, VA: Fozzie is a #chowchow! I love chows, in spite of how stubborn they can be. Fozzie has been protecting the house and gets overly excited when he sees #dogs on walks. He also lays down a lot - it might be because he’s missing a leg but he likes to lay down IN the middle of the street. We did a few non-physical, non-treat based exercises to help Fozzie understand his owners were there to keep him safe and he no longer needs to protect the house, and to listen to them so we don’t have him laying in the street! Such a wonderful and beautiful dog.
#chow #adoptdontshop #fairfax #fairfaxva #dogtraining #dogbehavior

08/12/2021

Dog and Puppy Training in Gainesville, VA: Harper is a very sweet boxer puppy. She was having some anxiety meeting new people inside her home. I showed her owners an easy, non-physical, non-obedience way to introduce her to new people. We also worked on her impulse control and to stop following her owner constantly. Great puppy!
#boxer #boxerdog #boxerpuppy #gainesville #gainesvilleva #puppytraining #dogtraining #fairfax #fairfaxva

Dog and Puppy Training in Gainesville, VA: Harper is a very sweet boxer puppy. She was having some anxiety meeting new people inside her home. I showed her owners an easy, non-physical, non-obedience way to introduce her to new people. We also worked on her impulse control and to stop following her owner constantly. Great puppy!
#boxer #boxerdog #boxerpuppy #gainesville #gainesvilleva #puppytraining #dogtraining #fairfax #fairfaxva

08/08/2021

Dog Training and Behavior in Fairfax, VA: Look how cute Luna is! She is a Terrier yorkiepoo mix. She did fantastic. We worked on her reactions to the front door, coming when called and distracted and how to keep her out of trouble. All without treats or painful collars. By getting Luna to think, instead of just react, we ended up with a very calm (and sleepy) dog.
#fairfax #fairfaxva #dog #dogs #dogtraining #dogbehavior #rescuedog #terrier #terriermix #yorkiepoo

Dog Training and Behavior in Fairfax, VA: Look how cute Luna is! She is a Terrier yorkiepoo mix. She did fantastic. We worked on her reactions to the front door, coming when called and distracted and how to keep her out of trouble. All without treats or painful collars. By getting Luna to think, instead of just react, we ended up with a very calm (and sleepy) dog.
#fairfax #fairfaxva #dog #dogs #dogtraining #dogbehavior #rescuedog #terrier #terriermix #yorkiepoo

07/31/2021

Dog Training In Fairfax and Manassas, VA: Luke is a white German Shepherd. He’s a wonderful dog but needed some manners at the front door and on walks (he likes other dogs too much!) I showed his owners several techniques that didn’t involve being physical or bribing with treats to get Luke’s brain focused on them. He’s never had to think so much before - which explains why he was so tired at the end of our lesson.
#whitegermanshepherd #germanshepherd #dogtraining #dogbehavior #dog #dogs #manassas #manassasva #fairfax #fairfaxva

Dog Training In Fairfax and Manassas, VA: Luke is a white German Shepherd. He’s a wonderful dog but needed some manners at the front door and on walks (he likes other dogs too much!) I showed his owners several techniques that didn’t involve being physical or bribing with treats to get Luke’s brain focused on them. He’s never had to think so much before - which explains why he was so tired at the end of our lesson.
#whitegermanshepherd #germanshepherd #dogtraining #dogbehavior #dog #dogs #manassas #manassasva #fairfax #fairfaxva

07/27/2021

Dog Training in West Springfield, VA: Gojou is a minibernadoodle puppy. He was all smiles after getting use his brain for a while. A puppy that uses it’s brain is a much calmer puppy!
#minibernadoodle #bernadoodle #dogtraining #dogbehavior #dog #puppy #puppytraining #westspringfield #westspringfieldva

Dog Training in West Springfield, VA: Gojou is a minibernadoodle puppy. He was all smiles after getting use his brain for a while. A puppy that uses it’s brain is a much calmer puppy!
#minibernadoodle #bernadoodle #dogtraining #dogbehavior #dog #puppy #puppytraining #westspringfield #westspringfieldva

07/22/2021

Dog Training in Clifton, VA: Cubby is an anxious 5 year old #sheltie. He’s a low key dog until his owners try to leave the house. He gets excited, nervous, starts to bark, tries to herd them and sometimes nips at them. He also is a notorious paper shredder! His owner reports that they are able to leave without much reaction from him now. He’s no longer clawing at the door when they leave. This was achieved without treats or any painful collars. Good job Cubby!
#clifton #cliftonva #fairfax #fairfaxva #dogtraining #dogbehavior #dog #dogs #shelties

Dog Training in Clifton, VA: Cubby is an anxious 5 year old #sheltie. He’s a low key dog until his owners try to leave the house. He gets excited, nervous, starts to bark, tries to herd them and sometimes nips at them. He also is a notorious paper shredder! His owner reports that they are able to leave without much reaction from him now. He’s no longer clawing at the door when they leave. This was achieved without treats or any painful collars. Good job Cubby!
#clifton #cliftonva #fairfax #fairfaxva #dogtraining #dogbehavior #dog #dogs #shelties

07/19/2021

Dog and Puppy Training in Fairfax, VA: Nina is a cute 4 month old puppy. She is wonderful but still a handful. Today her owners learned how to communicate with her without treats, commands or being physical. She learned to use her brain which will wear a dog out and help them stay calm. Nina is fantastic!!!
#adoptdontshop #rescuedog #rescuepuppy #blueheeler #blueheelermix #mixedbreed #fairfax #fairfaxva #dogtraining #dogbehavior

Dog and Puppy Training in Fairfax, VA: Nina is a cute 4 month old puppy. She is wonderful but still a handful. Today her owners learned how to communicate with her without treats, commands or being physical. She learned to use her brain which will wear a dog out and help them stay calm. Nina is fantastic!!!
#adoptdontshop #rescuedog #rescuepuppy #blueheeler #blueheelermix #mixedbreed #fairfax #fairfaxva #dogtraining #dogbehavior

07/13/2021

Dog Training in Manassas, VA: Padfoot and Remi are miniature Australian shepherds. When I first arrived I wasn’t sure they’d ever stop barking. Luckily I showed their parents how to communicate with them without using treats, commands, painful collars or anything physical. Both dogs were exhausted from using their brains. They are even cuter now that they aren’t barking so much.
#miniaustralianshepherd #australianshepherd #aussieshepherd #dogtraining #dogbehavior #manassas #manassasva #barking #dogs

Dog Training in Manassas, VA: Padfoot and Remi are miniature Australian shepherds. When I first arrived I wasn’t sure they’d ever stop barking. Luckily I showed their parents how to communicate with them without using treats, commands, painful collars or anything physical. Both dogs were exhausted from using their brains. They are even cuter now that they aren’t barking so much.
#miniaustralianshepherd #australianshepherd #aussieshepherd #dogtraining #dogbehavior #manassas #manassasva #barking #dogs

07/09/2021

Dog Training In Centreville, VA: Lilo is a 5 month old #pitbull #puppy. She sure is cute! Her owners needed help with the typical puppy behaviors that drive us crazy. Without using treats or painful collars they ended up with a very calm puppy sleeping on the couch. By making her think and calm herself down, they ended up with the puppy they wanted.
#pitbullpuppy #rescuepuppy #rescuepitbull #rescuedog #pibble #rednose #centreville #centrevilleva #dogtraining #puppytraining #pitbullsofinstagram

Dog Training In Centreville, VA: Lilo is a 5 month old #pitbull #puppy. She sure is cute! Her owners needed help with the typical puppy behaviors that drive us crazy. Without using treats or painful collars they ended up with a very calm puppy sleeping on the couch. By making her think and calm herself down, they ended up with the puppy they wanted.
#pitbullpuppy #rescuepuppy #rescuepitbull #rescuedog #pibble #rednose #centreville #centrevilleva #dogtraining #puppytraining #pitbullsofinstagram

07/06/2021

Dog Training and Behavior In Manassas, VA: Aragon is a 4 year old #germanshepherd and Kooler is a 3 year old terrier #mixedbreed. These recently adopted dogs are great but needed some fine tuning. They did fantastic! Less barking, more calm dogs that are using their brains to think instead of just react. They were exhausted by the end of the lesson from thinking! They are such great looking dogs too!
#gsd #adoptdontshop #rescuedog #rescuedogs #dogtraining #dogbehavior #manassas #manassasva

Dog Training and Behavior In Manassas, VA: Aragon is a 4 year old #germanshepherd and Kooler is a 3 year old terrier #mixedbreed. These recently adopted dogs are great but needed some fine tuning. They did fantastic! Less barking, more calm dogs that are using their brains to think instead of just react. They were exhausted by the end of the lesson from thinking! They are such great looking dogs too!
#gsd #adoptdontshop #rescuedog #rescuedogs #dogtraining #dogbehavior #manassas #manassasva

07/01/2021

Dog Training In Haymarket, VA: Ruthie is a 2 year old #pitbull. After one lesson her owner reports that she is walking excellent on leash without using any harsh collars. She is also doing much better not following her owners everywhere and crowding them. Before me she was sent to a board and train. She came back with marks on her neck and her owner said she seemed traumatized. Luckily that is behind her and she’s on her way to being a much calmer dog!
#dogtraining #dogtrainingva #haymarket #haymarketva #pitbull #pitbulls #pitbullsofinstagram #bluenose #bluepitbull #adoptdontshop #dog #dogs #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram

Dog Training In Haymarket, VA: Ruthie is a 2 year old #pitbull. After one lesson her owner reports that she is walking excellent on leash without using any harsh collars. She is also doing much better not following her owners everywhere and crowding them. Before me she was sent to a board and train. She came back with marks on her neck and her owner said she seemed traumatized. Luckily that is behind her and she’s on her way to being a much calmer dog!
#dogtraining #dogtrainingva #haymarket #haymarketva #pitbull #pitbulls #pitbullsofinstagram #bluenose #bluepitbull #adoptdontshop #dog #dogs #rescuedog #dogsofinstagram

06/25/2021

Dog Training in Burke, VA: Chance is a rescue that was having trouble with separation anxiety, becoming aggressive at the door with guests and pulling on leash. We made huge strides in just one lesson without using treats or painful collars. He was able to be away from his mom without freaking out and barely made a peep when someone came to the door! Great job Chance!
#burke #burkeva #dogtraining #dogbehavior #pitbullmix #adoptdontshop #dogsofinstagram

Dog Training in Burke, VA: Chance is a rescue that was having trouble with separation anxiety, becoming aggressive at the door with guests and pulling on leash. We made huge strides in just one lesson without using treats or painful collars. He was able to be away from his mom without freaking out and barely made a peep when someone came to the door! Great job Chance!
#burke #burkeva #dogtraining #dogbehavior #pitbullmix #adoptdontshop #dogsofinstagram

06/21/2021

Dog Training and Behavior in Fairfax, VA: This is Yogi! He’s a four year old rescued #yorkie. He is very fearful, think is it’s his job to protect the house and his owner on walks. He did really really well. He stopped charging the front door, actually walked behind his owner on a loose leash and was much calmer in general. No treats, no commands, no physical or painful collars used. Jus shifting the relationship with his owner slightly did the trick. I forgot to take his picture so his owner sent me this one. He’s so cute.
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogbehaviourist #fairfax #fairfaxva #rescuedog #rescueyorkie #yorkshireterrier #adoptdontshop #yorkiesofinstagram

Dog Training and Behavior in Fairfax, VA: This is Yogi! He’s a four year old rescued #yorkie. He is very fearful, think is it’s his job to protect the house and his owner on walks. He did really really well. He stopped charging the front door, actually walked behind his owner on a loose leash and was much calmer in general. No treats, no commands, no physical or painful collars used. Jus shifting the relationship with his owner slightly did the trick. I forgot to take his picture so his owner sent me this one. He’s so cute.
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogbehaviourist #fairfax #fairfaxva #rescuedog #rescueyorkie #yorkshireterrier #adoptdontshop #yorkiesofinstagram

06/16/2021

Tank is an old English bulldog. He is a BIG dog and full of excitement. We worked on creating boundaries to keep him and his owners safe. Previously he broke someone’s leg due to pure over excitement. Once we got him to start using his brain he almost couldn’t finish the lesson. He was exhausted from thinking, nothing physical. Sweet dog.
#oldenglishbulldog #bulldog #haymarket #hahmarketva #dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogs #dog

Tank is an old English bulldog. He is a BIG dog and full of excitement. We worked on creating boundaries to keep him and his owners safe. Previously he broke someone’s leg due to pure over excitement. Once we got him to start using his brain he almost couldn’t finish the lesson. He was exhausted from thinking, nothing physical. Sweet dog.
#oldenglishbulldog #bulldog #haymarket #hahmarketva #dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogs #dog

06/03/2021

Dog Training in Burke,VA: Look at these cute bats!!! Oops, I mean #schipperkees. Beanie and Bailee did a good job in their lesson we worked on boundaries, quieting their barking, walking and not going crazy when there is a knock (or any sound) at the front door. No treats or painful collars are used!
#schipperke #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogbehavior #burke #burkeva #dogs

Dog Training in Burke,VA: Look at these cute bats!!! Oops, I mean #schipperkees. Beanie and Bailee did a good job in their lesson we worked on boundaries, quieting their barking, walking and not going crazy when there is a knock (or any sound) at the front door. No treats or painful collars are used!
#schipperke #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogbehavior #burke #burkeva #dogs

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Serving: Fairfax, Burke, Springfield, Merrifield, the Mosaic District, Centreville, Manassas, Manssas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Clifton, Warrenton and Bristow in Northern Virginia.

I’ve been working with dogs since 2013. My background is in communications, which is fitting since I will teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language they understand.

I am a lifelong animal lover and have always been fascinated by dogs and why they do the things they do. Remember you can’t speak dog and your dog can’t speak English, which is why mis-communications occur.

In college I started working with animals, working as a dog walker and at a dog day care. As much as I loved them, I was often frustrated by the dogs I took care of because they were so unruly or aggressive towards other animals.

After rescuing my Pitbull, I started learning about dog behavior and how dogs work in nature.

For me, there is no greater satisfaction than helping a dog be understood and helping their owner have a dog that no longer misbehaves! Nothing makes me happier than seeing an owner being able to effortlessly walk their dog.

I love this kind of work because changing the relationship with your dog will also make big changes in other areas of your life as well.

Call me today… don’t tolerate your dog’s mis-behaviors!

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