Behaviour Therapist and Trainer
Servicing Areas:London Ontario St. Thomas Strathroy Sarnia Woodstock and surrounding areas
Call free: 866.418.4584
My name is Kelly Pollard and I am your local therapist of Bark Busters Home Dog Training London, St. Thomas and surrounding areas. I first came to Bark Busters nine years ago as a client who desperately needed to get my 9 month old dachshund (Leo) to stop barking. I've had dachshunds before and they can be VERY big barkers. This time it was imperative to stop the barking because Leo has a serious medical condition which is made worse when he barks.
I came into the world of dog ownership many years ago and quite frankly, I am smitten with them. I find the canine brain fascinating and watched many, many t.v. shows and read lots of books on behavior training but I still couldn't manage to communicate with my dogs - to make them understand I didn't need them to bark. This is where Bark Busters helped me. In a small space of time and with a little work - my dogs are much calmer, more responsive and most importantly -- quieter! The satisfaction of having a well tuned relationship with your dog is amazing!
I was a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse for 30 years, working with families, and caring for their sick and premature babies. I became skilled at teaching the parents how to handle and care for their tiny, precious children. I will
give the same respect and compassion to you and your dog as I did to those little babies and their families. I look forward to helping you and your dogs.
As a fully trained Bark Buster, I will coach you in the knowledge, and tools you need to communicate with your dog in a language he understands. This ensures that unwanted behaviors get resolved and stays resolved.
We think that when we bring a dog into our lives, they will eventually understand our language and understand what we want them to do (and not do). But dogs don't speak "Human" so we need to learn to speak their language so we can communicate with them, and understand them as well.
Bark Busters methods are effective and easy to use. It is a patented approach which has been successful for almost 30 years! We have the skills to diagnose any dog, any age and any issue. Call today to get more information or to book a lesson. Your dog will thank you for it.
"Our trainer Kelly is very good. And she is attentive to questions and enjoys our feedback with questions or comments. Our pup is quite a bit calmer now even after about 3 weeks of working on new skills with her. If she does become hyper with a new or exciting situation we’ve learned why she can’t respond well during that episode but also how to deal with her calmly. We are happy for us, and happy for our pup! Thank you, Kelly."
Linda C - London, Ontario
"We originally signed up for bark busters in 2014 after carefully reviewing the trainers in our area. We met Grady O'Flynn who quickly got to work teaching us how to help our dog Peanut be more calm around new environments and new people. In 2018, we moved to a new home and are anxiously awaiting our first child. The change in routine and setting was not an easy adjustment for Peanut. Wanting to put him back in a peaceful state-of-mind and prepare us with the tools to help him, I gave bark busters a call. Even though it had been 4 years, they instantly put us in contact with Kelly, the new trainer for the area. Kelly has been working with my wife and I, to provide us with the teaching tools to help peanut. We're already seeing definite improvement and have clear steps in mind to continue. Kelly is readily available, open-minded, and is always looking out for peanuts best interests. I'm thoroughly impressed with the thoughtfulness and preparation she brings to every interaction."
Jordan G - London, Ontario
"Kelly is fantastic. We have already learnt so much from her."
Meghann H - Ailsa Craig, Ontario
"Kelly has been an amazing support in helping us understand Bailey! We couldn't be happier with the results we have seen so far. I highly recommend Kelly for her knowledge, support and flexible schedule. Thank you Kelly!"
Michelle S - London, Ontario
""we started to see a difference in all the dogs, in just 3 days !"
Allison M - London, Ontario
"Kelly is great with helping with Jazzy. First few weeks I saw improvement with Jazz and it didn't get better as I thought. This past week Kelly came and Pointed out that Jazzy wasn't totally calm and I had to make her stay longer when visitors came over. Since Kelly pointed my error out I am really seeing great results and Jazzy is really starting to see me as her pack leader. Kelly has me feeling that I am capable of training Jazz the correct way. I truly feel that Jazzy and I are on the right track. I really liked how Kelly would email me and again told me all she had in the past. I would recommend Kelly without a doubt to family and friends."
Shirley W - London, Ontario
"I contacted BarkBusters to help me walk my dog who is afraid of anything and everything. I learned a lot about my own behaviour that that could be changed to help the process. By our second lesson, we were walking on sidewalks with cars passing by and construction noise in the background - such a turn around! I’m so pleased with what my dog and I have learned so far. It truly is a better way to a better dog."
Valerie K - London, Ontario
"The change in our puppy, Monty, has been extraordinary, and we saw progress on the first day of training. He was always sweet, but his biting and chewing were hard to manage. He is now considerably calmer and more obedient, and much nicer to have around as a result! Kelly's support has been commendable. I have emailed several times with questions and Kelly responds promptly and with effective suggestions - she knows her stuff. To date, our experience with Bark Busters and Kelly has exceeded expectations and we look forward to your support during Monty's next stages of development."
Alyson R - London, Ontario
"Kelly is super friendly and professional. She explained everything clearly and demonstrated for us to ensure that we understood to the fullest."
Adam T - London, Ontario
"Kelly has been great! She answers all our questions and does not just tell us to correct certain behaviours but fully explains why we should and why our dog does these behaviours in the first place. We have seen such a difference in our dog since day one and are looking forward to seeing continued improvements as we progress through our Bark Busters training as a team."
Adina K - Dutton, Ontario