For an accurate quote for our service, please contact your local Bark Buster by email or by calling 1-866-418-4584. Many people ask why we do not publish a fixed price. Here are the reasons why:
Bark Busters delivers a training program that is customised for your dog and the results you want. Every case is unique and therefore so is our pricing. Factors that influence pricing are the dog's behaviour problems and behavioural history, temperament and age. The number of dogs in the family, the environment and the geographic location also play a role in the cost of the program. Once we have a chance to discuss your case with you, we can give you an accurate estimate for the program.
We work differently than most trainers. The estimate you receive will be a fixed amount to get the results you want. We do not charge by the hour or per visit. You will know what the cost to solve your dog's problems will be upfront, regardless of the number of visits needed. In addition, our service is backed by a Written Lifetime Guarantee.
Full details on what is included in our training program is listed here:
We ask you to complete a diagnostic questionnaire to give us insight into your dog’s behaviour before we arrive. We also would like you to make a list of the issues you would like address, highlighting the most important ones.
The first session typically takes 2.5 to 3 hours and consists of the following:
- Situation Assessment: We conduct a detailed interview with you to best assess the problem. We assess your dog’s temperament and the environment. Then we develop the plan of action that will best suit your dog.
- Explanation of the Bark Busters technique: We want you to understand the theory behind our techniques so you are fully involved in the solution implementation.
- Implement training techniques: Once we determine the best course of action, we coach you on the techniques so your dog begins to see you as the leader and builds trust in you. We want to make sure you are executing the program correctly before we leave.
- Homework: We will leave you with a written plan to follow so your dog can continue to build on the results achieved in the first session.
As many follow up visits as are required
Every case is different, so it is difficult to say how many follow up visits will be required. Some clients are delighted to see the problems fixed after only the first session; some need many more. Either way, our one time flat fee covers as many follow ups as are required. There is one condition on this: that you follow the program as outlined in the homework we leave you.
Post Lesson assessment
We conduct one more assessment by email. We feel it is important to measure progress quantitatively.
Written Lifetime Guarantee
We believe wholeheartedly in our methods which is why we back them up with a Written Lifetime Guarantee. As long as you are following the prescribed plan, our behaviour therapists will return free of charge at any point in your dog’s life if problems reoccur or even if a new one emerges. We give you the peace of mind that the problem will be fixed quickly, and will stay fixed.
In the interests of being completely transparent, you can read the full details of the terms and conditions of our guarantee here. These conditions are printed on the back of our clients' membership contracts.
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