My name is Nancy and I am your local dog behaviour therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training Calgary.
Every dog, like every human, is unique. Some are shy, some are
nervous. Some are confident, some are timid. Some are couch potatoes,
some are exuberant.
No two are just the same, not even siblings. But the wonderful thing about these amazing animals is that they truly want to be our best friends. But sometimes we communicate with them in a way that they don’t understand. And if your pet doesn’t understand the rules, it is very difficult to follow them!
I design my training program around your dog’s unique personality and your wants and needs. Training takes place in and around your home, where most behavior issues occur. Together, we can solve any inappropriate, embarrassing or destructive behaviour, humanely and non-physically. All I ask of you is to commit to working with your dog for at least 15 minutes a day. The results will astound you! And the great thing is that Bark Busters methods work for any dog at any age. I have worked with puppies and with senior dogs. Everything from pure bred dogs to mixed breed rescues. All with equal success.
So, maybe you have a new puppy and you just want to start them off with good manners by teaching them to listen to you. It isn’t much fun to walk a dog that constantly pulls or stops and starts whenever they want to. Perhaps you have a dog who jumps up on people or who barks at every noise. Maybe your faithful friend thinks it is his job to protect you. Or is afraid of strangers? Or other dogs? Maybe he won’t leave the cat alone. Maybe you are just frustrated with trying to teach your dog basic obedience training. These are just of few examples of changes we can accomplish together.
Whatever your challenge, our dog-friendly techniques quickly teach you how to use body language, voice tones and refocusing techniques to communicate with your dog in a way very similar to the way that dogs communicate with each other.
I have been so fortunate to have received wonderful knowledge and training in dog behavior and psychology from my time with Bark Busters.
Let me help you to improve your relationship with your dog with training based on love, leadership and trust. My job is to create a better, happier life for both you and your dog. And I love my job!
What makes Nancy such an incredible dog trainer (asides from her knowledge and superb skill!) is that she is a true animal lover, and it shines through in her work. My blue heeler puppy had just about every behavioural issue you could imagine, barking, biting, chewing, leash pulling etc... Nancy has helped tremendously, not only with my puppy's behaviour but also with mine! She has taught me how to properly communicate with my dog so that she understands what I want her to do, and that I understand why she's acting the way that she is. It has saved me from many frustrating moments, and it is incredible how well my pup responds to the training methods Nancy has taught me. She always treats my dog in a very humane way and is such a kind and pleasant person that I always look forward to her house calls, as she is such a pleasure to be around, and is a great source of information. I definitely recommend Nancy to anyone who needs help with their dogs! She is truly a dog whisperer!
Chelsea P - Calgary
Nancy is AMAZING. She is super kind and you can really see her love for dogs. She comes right in and customizes a plan that WILL work for your dog. She is incredibly creative and has so much experience working with dogs. I honestly don't think there is a dog out there she can't help. We went from resenting our dog before to absolutely loving her. Chewing, bolting out the door, tugging on her leash when walking, and barking are all a thing of the past. I now have to think really hard about the reasons we hired Nancy sometimes because she has helped us so much that our dog isn't even the same. She taught us how to speak properly to our dog. I honestly can't say more positive things about her. She is hands down the BEST! Cesar Millan doesn't have anything on her. As far as I am concerned Nancy Mahanger IS the dog whisperer.
Tara S - Airdrie
I have a dog who has issues with aggression and anxiety and Nancy came for her first visit today. She helped me pinpoint what type of aggression he has and little ways that I can start to help him correct it and showed me small but meaningful exercises I can do to help him feel more at ease when seperated from me. She was calm when he met her and acted just as my nervous dog needed her to. I'm really looking forward to her future visits and getting my pup on track to be his best self.
Sidney C - Calgary, Alberta
Trainer note from Nancy :
Thank you Sidney, for choosing to work with you and Bear. I am looking forward to our next visit. Both you and Bear did so well on our first meeting. I know that you will work with him and help him to be the carefree puppy that he once was.