My name is Sarah and I am your local therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training Kelowna and Okanagan Valley. I’ve had a strong love of animals ever since I was a child. Throughout my life I have had many different dogs, and even a horse. Presently, my husband and I live in Kelowna where we have begun our own fur family, or a “Zoo” as my husband calls it. We share our space with two cats, Nero and Cato, as well as our two dogs, Roman and Riley, and even our bearded dragon, Bowser. Most recently we have new tenants who have brought their two Aussie Shepherds, Coco and Rosie, all the way from New Brunswick- there is definitely no shortage of entertainment between all of us and our mixed fur family!
Roman is a Cane Corso and Riley is an adopted lab/shepherd/terrier mix. I compete with both of our boys in Canadian Kennel Club Rally Obedience and am very proud of how well they have done. Both Roman and Riley have titles and have had high placings in their trials. I treasure the bond I have with my dogs and am so lucky to be able to spend as much time as I can with them.
Having a dog is such a rewarding experience and I fully understand how poor manners can cause great stress within family dynamics and daily routines. My training will help you and your family get a handle on those behaviours that cause a nuisance, endangerment, and even embarrassment. The methods we use at Bark Busters are very dog friendly and tailored directly to your needs- whatever they may be. I will give each family my all in my training, with the request in return that you follow through on your homework and together we will create a much more enjoyable, happy, and well-mannered companion.
I am so excited to be following my passion in working with people and their furry companions! I love hearing the success stories from all the owners and seeing the happiness beam from both the owners and their loyal dogs. I have worked with some clients who thought there was no hope, while others were only wanting minor tweaks; however, the methods in which Bark Busters uses to work on dogs of any age or stage of their life allows for success with both the dog and their owner. With our lifetime guarantee I encourage all my clients to contact me if there are ever any set backs along the way- I am here to help, no matter the problem we will tackle it together!
Thank you to Bark Busters for empowering me to help my clients, thank you to my clients who trust me to step into their lives and bring balance to their “pack”, and thank you to my husband for supporting me and pushing me to pursue my passion, and thank YOU for taking the time to read this! I love what I do, and if you are considering dog training, please consider me as I would LOVE to help.
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”
I thought I would give you a quick update on our progress. I am so proud of our dog Kassy she has caught on so quickly! As a matter of fact with the back leash training the one time she did walk forward as soon as I slowed down to stop she backed up in line with my legs in perfect heal position and looked at me before I even had a chance to blink never mind start walking again lol. The wedding march she is spot on, same with the attentiveness training. The only thing I had to really correct her on was if she got distracted by Axel. She is such a gem and so smart we love her to pieces!!
Thank you Ed, You are a great instructor we appreciate your guidance!
Colleen - Kelowna, BC
I was at my wits end when I called Ed with Bark Busters. My dog was full of anxiety, pulling when going for walks and barking at any dog that came near; I'm sure the neighbours were tired of her relentless yipping. After one session with Ed we saw a dramatic change in our dog. Now I am checking the backyard to make sure that she is there! Utilizing what we learned through Bark Busters, I can see from her body language that she is less anxious and overall a much happier dog! That makes us much happier owners!! We still have work to do but I am motivated by the dramatic changes we have seen in such a short time!
Kristina B. - Salmon Arm, BC
My dog showed improvements after the first meeting with the trainer. He was thorough in his explanations and very encouraging towards my learning. He answered all my questions and did not leave until I felt confident with all the information he had provided me with, and that is a lot!!!!
Margo - West Kelowna, BC