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We would like to provide you with some additional information, helpful links, and pertinent local news.
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LOCAL EVENTS: (BACK TO TOP OF PAGE)
In the following weeks, we will be at the following events:
We are always looking for new events and places to visit.
Now, let's see where we have been in 2011 and 2012! The best part of this is that we have pictures!
To check out our events before 2011, please visit our "Out and About" Archives by (clicking here).
City of Coconut Creek Dog Expo at Windmill Park, 1/21/2011
Ask the Trainer, Camp Canine at 800 W. Broward Blvd. - March 10, 2011
Ask the Trainer, Camp Canine (Hollywood) - April 19, 2011
Bow-Wow Resorts Grand Opening Event - 4100 N. Powerline Rd, Suite G-3, Pompano Beach, Fl. 33073, May 14th, 2011 12PM - 5PM
On Saturday, May 14th, Bark Busters Dog Trainer, Sue Gray, was on hand to answer training questions and provide demonstrations. There was a mobile clinic, adoption services, a professional photographer and other great vendors on hand all day long. There was also a great drawing offering super prizes. We just love getting out with the crouds and talk to our friends and neighbors!
(Oops, I forgot my camara, sorry, no pictures!)
Sunset Animal Hospital Open House - 10043 Sunset Strip, Sunrise, Fl. 33322, June 4th, 2011 1PM - 4PM
Pet Supermarket - 2696 N. University Drive, Sunrise, Fl. 33322, June 25th, 2011 9AM - 3PM
4th of July 2011 Celebration at the Bank Atlantic Center
Block Party for Paws, Animal Clinic of Village Square, 9/24/2011
|4 Paws Animal Hospital Grand Opening, 3/17/2012 |
Bark Busters was on hand with the rest of the staff of 4 Paws Animal Hospital to celebrate the grand opening of their great new hospital. We were there from 1PM until about 4PM and provided training and safety tips as well as documentation and goodies to all our friends and neighbors that stopped by. We had a great time and look forward to coming back next year! (Click here for pictures.)
Bark Busters South Florida is committed to providing our community with resources designed to enhance human/canine relationships, insure safe interactions with both companion and stray dogs, and help to keep our dogs safe too. Many local organizations, schools, pet-related businesses, veterinarians, and homeowners associations/neighborhood groups regularly take advantage of Bark Busters' many free Community Services which include:
|ADULT LECTURES: |
Dog Safety and Bite Prevention for Parents and Children
Ten Things Every Dog Owner Should Know
|Understanding Your Dog's Body Language |
Our dogs are constantly talking to us through their body language. In fact, 80% of their communication to us is through body language. This lecture presentation covers the full spectrum of what they are trying to tell us. Communications from "I am happy", "I am in charge", "I am scared", "Stop it, I might bite", and many others are covered. Although specifically designed for the Vet Offices, this lecture is also very helpful for Apartment Communities and Home Owner Groups. Please contact your local Bark Buster for more information and to set up a presentation.
|Exercising with Your Dog |
This is an indepth presentation discussing proper health and exercise that can occur when you and your dog properly exercise. A large percentage of Americans have a few extra pounds to shed and that is also true of our dogs. When we exercise with our dogs, we motivate eachother and we both win. Please ask your local Bark Buster Trainer to present this to you and your group to help extend not only your life, but the life of "your best friend"!
|Human - Canine Relationship |
This is a great overview of what to expect within the relationship between you and your best friend. It helps you understand how your dog views the world and his basic needs. It also provides you with a simple understanding of what you need to do to create the appropriate relationship and gives you some great tips on proper dog ownership. This presentation is perfect for community groups, clubs, homeowners associations, guest speaker at busines groups, etc.
|CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS: |
|Dally Says |
This is an interactive program geared for children between 2 and 4 years of age. The program includes a short video featuring a larger than life, talking Dalmatian named Dally, and a catchy song that teaches what not to do around dogs.
|Bach and Buster Buddy Dog Safety Program |
This online program is designed to teach how to stop dog bites before they happen. Learn to make the right decisions around familiar and unfamiliar dogs and to treat them with care and respect. Parents and kids can participate in fun, interactive activities and to take the Dog Safety Quiz by visiting the (Bach and Buster Buddy Dog Safety Program Web Site.)
|OTHER SERVICES: |
|Articles and Fliers |
Bark Busters offers free fliers and articles with tips on everything from Holiday and Seasonal Safety to Selecting the Right Dog to What You Need to Know About the Dog Park. Click (here) to view our ever growing library of fliers and articles available to our local community.
|Tips 'N' Tails Quarterly News Letter |
BarkBusters USA publishes a News Letter containing training tips as well as dog training articles on a quarterly basis. Many times, you will find our News Letter / Magazine in the waiting room of many of our local vets. To save you the trip, we can offer you this information through a simple click of the mouse. To access the most recent Tips 'N' Tails as well as the archived issues, please click (here.)
|Pet Rescue Window Decals |
Help keep your pets safe. Let emergency rescue personnel know that there are pets inside your home by posting the decal on your window! Contact your local Bark Buster Trainer (click here) to receive your FREE decal.
|Ask Your Local Trainer |
Have training questions? Wondering why your doggie is doing something? You can ask your local Bark Buster Trainer. Being in South Florida, we have a very good grasp of local situations and why our environment might play a part in your dog's issue. (Click here) to Ask Your Local Trainer.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more about our FREE community resource programs, lectures, literature, articles, and more; please contact your local Bark Buster Trainer (click here).
PET ADOPTION AND RESCUE GROUPS: (BACK TO TOP OF PAGE)
10/10 Program - In keeping with our mission to reduce the number of dogs abused, abandoned, re-housed or euthanized due to behavior problems, Bark Busters' has partnered with shelters and rescue groups throughout the country with its 10/10 Program. This program extends a 10% discount on training to owners adopting from partnering shelters, and 10% of the lesson proceeds are donated back to the shelter. Below are some of the local groups that participate in this partnership. For more information on how your shelter or group can become a Bark Buster 10/10 Partner click (here.)
|K94U Rescue |
Make a difference, adopt a rescued pet. K94U Rescue can help make this happen. To find out more, click (here.)
|Buddies thru Bullies |
Buddies thru Bullies is a Florida-based not-for-profit organization specializing in English Bulldog rescue. To find out more information, click (here.)
Coastal Poodle Rescue
Ethical Bull Breed Rescue & Referral FL
Paws 4 You Rescue
Rescued animals very from being sick, injured, homeless & surrendered to simply lost. They give these animals a safe environment, professional medical care, training, support, hope, and lots of love. For more information, click (here).
|Special Hints from your South Florida Bark Busters! |
Click (here) to visit our comprehensive dog owner reference resource for information on everything including a guide to selecting the right breed, tips for bringing home a new puppy, safety tips to help keep your dog safe throughout the four seasons and during various holidays throughout the year, and much more.
Our Training Blog
|Handout Library |
Click (here) to go to our Handout Library. All year long we deliver training and safety material to our Vets, Groomers, Day Cares, and Dog Stores. We do this as a public service to insure the ongoing safety of our friends' and neighbors' dogs. We often hear that you are asking for copies of these materials. We have created a library containing all the information that we have delivered and hope that you will have a chance to review all the handouts and print out the ones you would like to keep for yourselves or provide to your friends, neighbors, or other local organizations. If you have a suggestion for any other handouts, (please email) us with your suggestion.
|Press Releases |
Click (here) to visit our Press Releases Blog. From time to time, we feel that it is important to distribute safety and training information to the media for mass distribution. This blog is a library of those press releases. This site also contains video from interviews conducted on local TV stations as a result of those press releases.
|Relaxing & Soothing Music |
"Music sooths the savage beast". Well, sometimes during a thunderstorm or experiencing what our doggie might do because of separation anxiery, we might thing that could very well be the case. We have gathered some soothinig songs that might help. Click (here) to review our selection.
NUTRITION AND HOLISTIC METHODS: (BACK TO TOP OF PAGE)
|Bach Flowers Herbal Remedies |
Bach Flowers is a family of natural, herbal remedies that can safely be taken by both owners and their dogs. Click (here) to learn more about their product, Rescue Remedy for Pets, that provides an immediate calming effect in any stressful situation, or when your pet needs help overcoming a variety of emotional or behavioral problems.
Life's Abundance (Do you really know what's in your pet's food?)
Please note: Consult your veterinarian before making any decision regarding your dog's diet.
Zukes Doggie Treats.
In our training, we sometimes use doggie treats as distractions or points of focus in the behavioral exercise. We also see no problem in giving our best friend a "little goodie" from time to time. We like to make sure that we always give our dog something that is healthy for them and is made up of quality ingredients. Zukes is such a product. For more information and to get a list of local stores we visit that carry Zukes, please click (click here).
Want to see how your dog food is rated? We have found an interesting web site that does just that! Please (click here) to check it out. Although we are providing you with this link, we may not agree with all the reviews posted. It is always best to check with your veterinarian regarding nutrition issues.
ASSOCIATIONS AND SPECIAL CERTIFICATES: (BACK TO TOP OF PAGE)
|The AKC Canine Good Citizenship Program stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Service dogs for hospitals and rest homes normally require this. We can provide you with this service. |
To learn more about the program, click (here.)
To contact our local Bark Buster trainer to receive this certificate, click (here.)
|The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is designed to teach "good dog ownership" to puppy parents, and to develop good canine communication skills that will last a lifetime. |
To learn more about the program, click (here.)
To contact your local Bark Buster trainer to enter the program, click (here.)
|We are members of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANINE PROFESSIONALS. This organization was established to maintain the highest standards of professional and business practice among canine professionals. |
To learn more, click (here.)
OUR PHILOSOPHY, TECHNIQUES, AND ALL ABOUT BARK BUSTERS: (BACK TO TOP OF PAGE)
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A Typical Lesson
|Vet Clinics and Services in South Florida |
We have compiled a list of Vet Clinics and Services that we visit. Please use this list to identify the clinics we are familiar with in your area. Please click (here.)
Local Dog Walking Services in South Florida
|Local Doggie Day Care/Overnight Kennels |
If you don't have the time to get your doggie out for some good, regular exercise, we often suggest using Doggie Day Cares for that. Many of them have the facilities to overnight your dog as well. Check out some of the facilities that we visit and see if one is right for you. If you have any questions regarding if this is the best thing for you, please contact us. Please click (here).
Groomers in South Florida
Dog Food Stores in South Florida
Please review this video from a Holistic Dog Food company explaining their view of good, holistic dog food products. Please click (here.) (Please acknowledge their ideas and not their request to purchase their pet food.)
To view a list of places that provide high quality, holistic dog foods in your neighborhood that we have visited, please click (here.)
Dog Parks in South Florida
We know that vet bills can get rather high and that is why we are now offering a great safety net for you and Wolfie! To learn more and get a free quote, please click (here).