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!

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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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12/23/2021

Dog Training in Fairfax, VA: Pawpaw is a #rottweiler and #pitbull #puppy. His owners needed some help with the typical puppy behaviors. He did really well! We also started some walking drills as well. What a cute dog!
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Dog Training in Fairfax, VA: Pawpaw is a #rottweiler and #pitbull #puppy. His owners needed some help with the typical puppy behaviors. He did really well! We also started some walking drills as well. What a cute dog!
#puppytraining #fairfax #fairfaxva #dogtraining #puppytraining #rottweilerpuppy

12/14/2021

Dog Training in Centreville, VA: Did you notice the coffee or the cute puppy first? Ellie is a pitbull mix puppy. This picture doesn’t begin to capture how cute she really is. Ellie did fantastic. I showed her owner a few exercises to work Ellie’s brain. Ellie stopped chasing the cats, learned to ignore chicken on the floor and we curbed her barking. She’s such a wonderful puppy!
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Dog Training in Centreville, VA: Did you notice the coffee or the cute puppy first? Ellie is a pitbull mix puppy. This picture doesn’t begin to capture how cute she really is. Ellie did fantastic. I showed her owner a few exercises to work Ellie’s brain. Ellie stopped chasing the cats, learned to ignore chicken on the floor and we curbed her barking. She’s such a wonderful puppy!
#puppy #centreville #centrevilleva #pitbull #pitbullmix #adoptdontshop #rescuepuppy #dogtraining #dogbehaviour #puppytraining

12/07/2021

Dog Training in Burke, VA: Kona and Murphy are quite the duo! Their owners are expecting a baby shortly and just wanted to get a handle on their dogs. They are bad dogs but they get overexcited easily, follow them too much, jump on people and get rambunctious at the front door. Without using treats or painful collars their owners learned how to communicate with them in a way that makes sense to their dogs. They have already seen a shift in the household and things are much quieter and relaxed!
#frenchie #frenchbulldog #mixedbreed #houndmix #dog #dogs #burke #burkeva #dogtraining #dogbehavior

Dog Training in Burke, VA: Kona and Murphy are quite the duo! Their owners are expecting a baby shortly and just wanted to get a handle on their dogs. They are bad dogs but they get overexcited easily, follow them too much, jump on people and get rambunctious at the front door. Without using treats or painful collars their owners learned how to communicate with them in a way that makes sense to their dogs. They have already seen a shift in the household and things are much quieter and relaxed!
#frenchie #frenchbulldog #mixedbreed #houndmix #dog #dogs #burke #burkeva #dogtraining #dogbehavior

12/01/2021

Dog Training in Fairfax, VA: Max is a 3 year old Boxer. He is very easily excited which can lead to trouble. We worked on getting him to think before reacting, to stop following his mom around constantly and control his leash reactivity. He did very well and was so tired from thinking so much!

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Dog Training in Fairfax, VA: Max is a 3 year old Boxer. He is very easily excited which can lead to trouble. We worked on getting him to think before reacting, to stop following his mom around constantly and control his leash reactivity. He did very well and was so tired from thinking so much!

#whiteboxer #dogtraining #dogbehavior #boxers #fairfax #fairfaxva #mosaicdistrict #merrifield #boxer

11/30/2021

Dog Training in Fairfax, VA: Roscoe is a #havanese. He’s a little fearful by nature. But he’s had a great turnaround with guests, steps and walking on leash. He is super cute and so much friendlier now… and not barking as much as he used to. No painful collars used!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #fairfax #fairfaxva #cutedog

Dog Training in Fairfax, VA: Roscoe is a #havanese. He’s a little fearful by nature. But he’s had a great turnaround with guests, steps and walking on leash. He is super cute and so much friendlier now… and not barking as much as he used to. No painful collars used!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #fairfax #fairfaxva #cutedog

11/21/2021

Dog Training and Behavior in Fairfax, VA: Charlie is super cute! But she also barked out the window, pulled on leash and was reactive to dogs on the walk. She isn’t aggressive, but reactive. Her owner says she’s walking better and looks to her instead of barking. She also has been able to walk her off leash on trails without her running off, even when seeing other dogs. No treats, no prong or e-collars used.
#fairfax #fairfaxva #cutedog #adoptdontshop #dogtraining #dogbehavior

Dog Training and Behavior in Fairfax, VA: Charlie is super cute! But she also barked out the window, pulled on leash and was reactive to dogs on the walk. She isn’t aggressive, but reactive. Her owner says she’s walking better and looks to her instead of barking. She also has been able to walk her off leash on trails without her running off, even when seeing other dogs. No treats, no prong or e-collars used.
#fairfax #fairfaxva #cutedog #adoptdontshop #dogtraining #dogbehavior

11/13/2021

Dog Training Bristow, VA: Zoey is a #plotthound #beagle mix. She was extremely shut down when she was first adopted. The first time I saw her she was extremely nervous, freaked out at the front door and wouldn’t go for walks. Two weeks later and she’s a different dog. She didn’t make a peep when I knocked on the door, seemed much happier and relaxed. Plus, she went for a walk. A few little tweaks and she made 90% of the walk without any anxiety or freak outs. She was actually happy to be outside! And she is super cute!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #bristow #bristowva

Dog Training Bristow, VA: Zoey is a #plotthound #beagle mix. She was extremely shut down when she was first adopted. The first time I saw her she was extremely nervous, freaked out at the front door and wouldn’t go for walks. Two weeks later and she’s a different dog. She didn’t make a peep when I knocked on the door, seemed much happier and relaxed. Plus, she went for a walk. A few little tweaks and she made 90% of the walk without any anxiety or freak outs. She was actually happy to be outside! And she is super cute!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #rescuedog #adoptdontshop #bristow #bristowva

11/09/2021

Dog Training and Behavior in Manassas, VA: Rowan is a 1.5 year old #irishsetter. I showed his family a few mental exercises for them to practice with him. No treats or painful collars. As sweet as he is, he was helping himself to things on the counter, bullying the kids and bugging everyone at the dinner table. He was also trying to rush out doors. His owner reports they had their first dinner without Rowan bugging them. He put himself away and relaxed in another room. Good job! He also sits on the couch like a human!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogs #dog #setter #manassas #manassasva

Dog Training and Behavior in Manassas, VA: Rowan is a 1.5 year old #irishsetter. I showed his family a few mental exercises for them to practice with him. No treats or painful collars. As sweet as he is, he was helping himself to things on the counter, bullying the kids and bugging everyone at the dinner table. He was also trying to rush out doors. His owner reports they had their first dinner without Rowan bugging them. He put himself away and relaxed in another room. Good job! He also sits on the couch like a human!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogs #dog #setter #manassas #manassasva

11/04/2021

Dog Training In Manassas, VA: Preston is a 10 year old #pomeranian #poodle mix. He’s been through a lot - attacked by a dog ans he also drowned, died and was resuscitated. As cute as he is, he had some issues with fear, biting his human sister, whining and barking. I showed his owner a few simple techniques and she reports that he’s a different dog. All the good things about him, and still just as cute, without the whining, barking and biting. Great work!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogs #cutedog #toypoodle #manassas #manassasva

Dog Training In Manassas, VA: Preston is a 10 year old #pomeranian #poodle mix. He’s been through a lot - attacked by a dog ans he also drowned, died and was resuscitated. As cute as he is, he had some issues with fear, biting his human sister, whining and barking. I showed his owner a few simple techniques and she reports that he’s a different dog. All the good things about him, and still just as cute, without the whining, barking and biting. Great work!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogs #cutedog #toypoodle #manassas #manassasva

11/02/2021

Dog Training In Fairfax Station, VA: Bebe is a beautiful 3 year old #pitbull. She is pretty well behaved but needed some help when guests arrived, barking out the window, a tweak with leash walking and to reduce her leash reactivity. She did so well. We don’t use treats or painful collars. Just getting the dog to use their brains and focus more on the owner in a way they naturally understand. We had to wake her up from her nap for the photo!
#bluenose #bluepit #bluepitbull #dogtraining #dogs #bullybreed #dogbehavior #fairfax #fairfaxstation #fairfaxstationva

Dog Training In Fairfax Station, VA: Bebe is a beautiful 3 year old #pitbull. She is pretty well behaved but needed some help when guests arrived, barking out the window, a tweak with leash walking and to reduce her leash reactivity. She did so well. We don’t use treats or painful collars. Just getting the dog to use their brains and focus more on the owner in a way they naturally understand. We had to wake her up from her nap for the photo!
#bluenose #bluepit #bluepitbull #dogtraining #dogs #bullybreed #dogbehavior #fairfax #fairfaxstation #fairfaxstationva

10/25/2021

Dog Training in Manassas, VA: No, this is not a stuffed animal! This is Sadie, a two year old #goldendoodle. She is a skittish dog and no matter what her owner tried, she would prefer whenever they put the leash on her. We made a small little tweak and we went out without any waterworks! We then started working on loose leash walking. Nice dog!
#doodle #manassas #manassasva #doodles #dogtraining #dogbehavior

Dog Training in Manassas, VA: No, this is not a stuffed animal! This is Sadie, a two year old #goldendoodle. She is a skittish dog and no matter what her owner tried, she would prefer whenever they put the leash on her. We made a small little tweak and we went out without any waterworks! We then started working on loose leash walking. Nice dog!
#doodle #manassas #manassasva #doodles #dogtraining #dogbehavior

10/20/2021

Dog Training in West Springfield, VA: Look how cute Penny is! She is an energetic dog and today she got to use her brain - which wore her out! Only doing physical tasks with your dog can lead to a better athlete to have more energy! Today Penny walked on a loose leash while being very thoughtful of her owner holding the leash. Great job!
#westspringfield #westspringfieldva #burke #burkeva #dogtraining #dogbehavior #adoptdontshop #cutedog

Dog Training in West Springfield, VA: Look how cute Penny is! She is an energetic dog and today she got to use her brain - which wore her out! Only doing physical tasks with your dog can lead to a better athlete to have more energy! Today Penny walked on a loose leash while being very thoughtful of her owner holding the leash. Great job!
#westspringfield #westspringfieldva #burke #burkeva #dogtraining #dogbehavior #adoptdontshop #cutedog

10/19/2021

Dog and Puppy Training in Gainesville, VA: Zin is a two month old #yorkie #puppy. He’s very sweet and very smart. We started with a few exercises to get his brain thinking and seeing his owner as his mom. He did so well! He also passed out from thinking so much. Non treats or painful collars are needed for this! What a great puppy.
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Dog and Puppy Training in Gainesville, VA: Zin is a two month old #yorkie #puppy. He’s very sweet and very smart. We started with a few exercises to get his brain thinking and seeing his owner as his mom. He did so well! He also passed out from thinking so much. Non treats or painful collars are needed for this! What a great puppy.
#gainesville #gainsvilleva #gainesvillava #puppytraining #yorkshireterrier #yorkiepuppy #dogtraining

10/17/2021

Dog Training in Fairfax, VA: Leo is a Weimaraner chow chihuahua mix puppy. He’s a wonderful puppy but he needed some work to stop jumping, nipping, counter surfing, leash walking - basically every typical puppy issue. He did fantastic. No treats or painful collars used. Sweet dog!
#fairfax #fairfaxva #puppy #adoptdontshop #mixedbreed #Weimaraner #chowchow #chihuahua

Dog Training in Fairfax, VA: Leo is a Weimaraner chow chihuahua mix puppy. He’s a wonderful puppy but he needed some work to stop jumping, nipping, counter surfing, leash walking - basically every typical puppy issue. He did fantastic. No treats or painful collars used. Sweet dog!
#fairfax #fairfaxva #puppy #adoptdontshop #mixedbreed #Weimaraner #chowchow #chihuahua

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Dog Training in Burke, VA: Midas is a Great Dane puppy and Nick is a sweet beagle shih tzu mix. Both are a bit stubborn. Without using treats or painful collars we taught them boundaries inside the house and at the front door. We also worked on leash manners. Midas is going to be huge!
#greatdane #greatdanepuppy #beagle #shihtzu #burke #burkeva #dogtraining #dogbehavior

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Dog Training in West Springfield, VA: Bubba is a 5 month old #Havanese rescued from a puppy mill. Here he is relaxing outside in the grass. We got him over his fear of outside (and steps) and worked on some of those annoying puppy habits. His owner is excited to not have holes in her clothes from puppy teeth anymore. Plus we worked on teaching him to stay away from the door when it’s open. No treats or harsh collars used. Good job Bubba!
#havanesepuppy #westspringfield #westspringfieldva #burke #burkeva #cutepuppy #dogtraining #dogbehavior

09/29/2021

Dog Training in Gainesville, VA: Tryton is an exuberant #pitbull #puppy. He’s 7 months old and STRONG. He did very well in his lesson. We tackled typical puppy behaviors such as jumping, bothering the cats and learning to calm down. We also started working on his separation anxiety. It was the first time his owner could leave without the blinds being destroyed! It was also the first time he was worn out without exercise. We made him use his brain! Good work!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogs #dog #bullybreed #gainesville #gainesvilleva

Dog Training in Gainesville, VA: Tryton is an exuberant #pitbull #puppy. He’s 7 months old and STRONG. He did very well in his lesson. We tackled typical puppy behaviors such as jumping, bothering the cats and learning to calm down. We also started working on his separation anxiety. It was the first time his owner could leave without the blinds being destroyed! It was also the first time he was worn out without exercise. We made him use his brain! Good work!
#dogtraining #dogbehavior #dogs #dog #bullybreed #gainesville #gainesvilleva

09/27/2021

Dog and Puppy Training in Burke, VA: Charlotte is a 5 month old hound puppy. She is SO CUTE! She did really well today. She learned how to calm down, leave things alone, give space to her owners and to not run out the front door. By teaching a dog/puppy to think, you will have a calmer dog. Work their brain!
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Dog and Puppy Training in Burke, VA: Charlotte is a 5 month old hound puppy. She is SO CUTE! She did really well today. She learned how to calm down, leave things alone, give space to her owners and to not run out the front door. By teaching a dog/puppy to think, you will have a calmer dog. Work their brain!
#hound #houndpuppy #puppy #dog #dogs #cutepuppy #dogtraining #puppytraining #burke #burkeva

09/18/2021

Dog Training in Clifton, VA: Berkley is a 7 month old #minibernadoodle. We worked on teaching her boundaries, how to calm down, to not rush the door or jump on guests. She did very well. She’s an easily excitable dog but learns quickly when communicated in a way she naturally understands. No treats or painful collars used.
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Dog Training in Clifton, VA: Berkley is a 7 month old #minibernadoodle. We worked on teaching her boundaries, how to calm down, to not rush the door or jump on guests. She did very well. She’s an easily excitable dog but learns quickly when communicated in a way she naturally understands. No treats or painful collars used.
#dogtraining #puppytraining #bernadoodle #dogbehavior #cute #cutepuppy #dog #dogs #clifton #cliftonva

09/15/2021

Dog Training and Behavior in West Springfield, VA: Lux is a super sweet #coonhound puppy. He is very easily excited so we worked on slowing his brain down and making him think, not just react. We tackled separation anxiety, greeting visitors, leash walking and calming his over-excitement when meeting new people. He did great!
#coonhoundmix #adoptdontshop #dogtraining #springfieldva #burke #burkeva #westspringfieldva #dogbehavior

Dog Training and Behavior in West Springfield, VA: Lux is a super sweet #coonhound puppy. He is very easily excited so we worked on slowing his brain down and making him think, not just react. We tackled separation anxiety, greeting visitors, leash walking and calming his over-excitement when meeting new people. He did great!
#coonhoundmix #adoptdontshop #dogtraining #springfieldva #burke #burkeva #westspringfieldva #dogbehavior

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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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