What is Holistic Dog Training?


Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training practices holistic dog training, but what does that mean? A holistic approach means that you take into consideration a number of different factors or systems when diagnosing and working on permanent solutions to dog behavioural issues. Holistic also means that the system is natural, with the Bark Busters' system focusing on the natural way dogs communicate.

Bark Busters doesn't just look at the individual behaviours, but probes to get to the root of the behaviour. Often you can see the symptoms, but need a professional dog trainer to truly understand the causes. We train your dog based on the principles of love, respect and trust.

Some of the factors they consider at Bark Busters are:

Physical: Is the dog healthy and getting enough good nutrition? Is it getting the right balance of physical exercise? Is the dog on any medications?

Environmental: Does the dog have adequate shelter, is the neighbourhood safe?

Emotional: Not only is the dog loved, but is its instinctive need for leadership being met? Does it trust the people it lives with and do they trust it?

Education: What sort of education has it had and how did it respond to training? Do the people continue practicing what was previously taught?

Experiences: Along with the education, what experiences has the dog had, has there been any trauma, or has it been overwhelmed at some time? How a dog reacts is a reflection of how it feels and its state of mind.

As you can see there are a number of factors that need to be considered so if you are looking for this kind of training click here to find out more.