I'm Barb Cooke and I'm your local behaviour therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training Squamish, Vancouver West region.
Based in Squamish, I'm also part owner of Bark Busters Canada. As the Director of Training at our Head Office, it is my responsibility and privilege to train all the new therapists that join Bark Busters Canada before they head back to their respective areas and help many dogs and the people enjoy a loving, lasting and balanced relationship. With my 19 years of Bark Busters dog training experience, I can also help people achieve success with any dog or puppy behaviour problems in the West Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler areas.
My interest in Bark Busters all started with my little Australian Terrier that barked non-stop at my neighbours and cried and howled whenever I left him alone. I was saddened that I couldn’t make my dog’s life better and frustrated that my neighbours were upset. I tried everything that I could think of to fix the problems but nothing worked. I know how it feels, first hand, to love your dog but get frustrated by certain behaviours. I found Bark Busters and it changed my life. I’d love to share my expertise, knowledge and experience with you and help you discover a better way to your better dog.
I would like to give a HUGE thanks to Barb with Sea to Sky Bark Buster’s for the training session she provided us. I always said that we need a MAGIC wand to help us train our hyper high energy lab Oakley. Barb gave us just that….the tools and technique to use as our magic wand! Our biggest goal was loose leash walking. By the end of the session Barb had trained us on how to do that, and two days later, I can say that our walks with Oakley have been a completely different experience… so much more enjoyable, less stress and no pulling! It is amazing how fast the training technique works and how fast Oakley caught on because we are using dog language to communicate. I am so happy Barb was there to show us the way, I only regret not knowing about her sooner! Barb was great at listening to our concerns and teaching us in a straight forward and clear way about dog communication and how we can use it to improve our relationship with our dog. It is so important to get right to the root of the problem and that is communication!! I HIGHLY suggest Barb and her Bark Busters team. So grateful!!
Justine - Squamish, BC