Welcome

Our names are Annette and Casey Heathman

Welcome

Before I became a Florida dog trainer, I needed a dog trainer. Georgia, a Dalmatian, was a gift from my daughter when she went away to college. This little puppy filled the void of an empty nest, but it didn’t take long before I turned this cute little bundle of spots into an over-indulged diva who ruled the roost. And talk about barking. She was a pro at letting me know when anything moved around our property. I really needed help. Enter Bark Busters. My trainer taught me how to reclaim the leadership role and return my home to peace and quiet by putting me back in charge. I’ve been a Bark Buster trainer now for over 10 years and have trained well over a 1000 dogs.

My son, Casey, joined me about 8 years ago and trains right along beside me. We work with you on such behavioral issues as jumping up, unnecessary barking, aggressive behavior, separation anxiety, toileting problems, sibling rivalry, and more. Also as an added convenience, we do it all in your home which is where the issues start. The results are quick and the methods are non-harsh, dog-friendly. No prong collars, shock collars or choke chains are ever used. We also won’t turn you into a treat dispenser either as we train the brain, not the belly. We teach you to think canine, and to top it all off, we give you a “Life of the Dog Guarantee”. That’s great peace of mind. Sorry to say, my sweet Georgia passed away a couple years ago, but she was a sweet, well-behaved girl until the very end.

Thank you Bark Busters. Our methods really work!

What Makes Bark Busters Different?

• Positive ReinforcementOur first dog training session will take approximately 3 hours. The Bark Busters system is a positive, non-physical (no choke, pinch, prong or shock collars) natural approach to dog behavior modification based on understanding and clear communication.

• Easy. At the end of each lesson I will leave you with written instructions to follow, usually about 15-20 minutes daily for approximately 5 weeks. Most of my clients see results within the first 30 minutes of the very first session! Those that stick with the program I customize for them get great, long lasting results.

• In Home. There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to dog training. I will come to your home for private dog training lessons. This has proven to be much more successful than obedience classes, where your dog and its issues get lost in the crowd. 

• Lifetime Guarantee. I offer a choice of service levels that makes training affordable for everyone. The “Life of the Dog” service is by far the best value. It goes wherever you and your dog go! Bark Busters is the only company with National Support & Training. 

 

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Bark Busters

Training Types

Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

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

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

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

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

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

Bark Busters

Packages

Lifetime Support Guarantee

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

Candler, Eastlake Weir, Lady Lake, The Villages, Ocklawaha, Weirsdale, Eustis, Grand Island, Mount Dora, Sorrento, Tavares, Umatilla, Zellwood, Bushnell, Center HIll, Coleman, Lake Panasoffkee, Sumterville, Belleview, Ocala, Oxford, Summerfiled, Astatula, Fruitland Park, Howey in the Hills, Leesburg, Okahumpka, Wildwood, Yalaha, Cleremont, Groveland, Monteverde

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