Dog training in Hamilton, Brantford, Niagara
Michelle Bailey and Linda Anderson-Thomas
As life-long pet owners and dog rescuers, we first came to Bark Busters as clients. Both of our dogs had serious behaviour issues and we needed help. The results we saw from the training program were inspiring. So much so that we joined the team! Over the last 10 years, we've had the opportunity to help over 2500 families and their dogs.
Also Serving: Dundas, St. Catherines, Niagara Falls, WellandContact Michelle & Linda
What I love about my job
We love that “lightbulb” moment when dog owners realize there is a better way. You don’t need to struggle with your dog. We’ve both been there. We know what it’s like. Let us help you understand what’s going on, educate your dog, and have peace of mind that you always have support.
Why I became a trainer
Michelle had serious aggression problems with her Red Heeler mix, and a baby on the way. Faced with choosing between baby or dog, she contacted Bark Busters. Her trainer created a program with tools and techniques that resulted in a happy household.
Linda was living with a pack of three dogs with severe separation anxiety, fear aggression and sibling rivalry. Nothing was working until she contacted Bark Busters. After the first session, the techniques and insights into her dogs’ behaviours finally brought peace to her home. We can confidently say that Bark Busters changed both of our lives.
My areas of expertise include:
- Puppy training
- Separation anxiety in dogs
- Stopping excessive barking
- Dog aggression and aggression toward humans
- Leash training, including leash pulling
- Stopping dogs from jumping on people
- Food aggression in dogs and resource guarding
- Reactive dog training
- General obedience training
- And more...
Awards and Accolades
Michelle and Linda have worked with over 2500 dogs and their families, and have been the recipients of multiple reader’s choice and business awards in the area and our organization:
- Bark Busters Founders Award 2016 & 2021
- Flamborough Community Choice - 2021
- Hamilton Spectator Reader’s Choice - Gold (2016)
- CHCH Business Award Bonze (2016)
See More Reviews on GoogleLinda just gets it. She speaks and understands dog but is also such a people person - Lisa H." "Michelle is the most patient and passionate trainer we have ever met - Stephanie Z.
Call 1-866-418-4584 or contact us using the form below. We’d love to hear about your dog and discuss how we can help.