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Bark Busters Ann Arbor

We both grew up in the Ann Arbor/Saline area. Ruth, after having spent many years in the corporate/administrative world, was looking for a more rewarding profession where she could make a difference. Buck, a pilot with Delta Airlines, was looking for something they could do together when he was not flying. The solution was Bark Busters!

1. Amazing Results

At Bark Busters Southeast Michigan, we can make a big difference in your relationship with your dog. We will help you to overcome virtually ANY issue you are having by changing the dynamics of your relationship. The best part? You’ll see amazing results in the first lesson:

“Ruth Skinner accomplished dramatic results in less than two hours.” Doreen

2. How to be the Top Dog

Your dog wants to please you – he just doesn’t know how. He/she thinks they have to be the Top dog, protecting you and keeping you safe. When your dog relinquishes this role, he/she will become a much calmer, well behaved dog.

“We had to re-establish who was the pack leader and make it clear we would not tolerate our dog’s aggressive behavior.” Amanda

3. We train dog owners not dogs

Most mis-communications occur because dog owners don’t have the right tools to get their dogs to behave. That’s where Bark Busters Southeast Michigan comes in. We will come to your home where most of your dog’s issues will occur and where your dog can stay focused on learning. We will develop a one-on-one customized plan for your dog that address his specific behaviors. We only use positive, pet-friendly methods such as voice tones, body language and praise when you dog responds to you.

“The truth of the matter is the person at the end of the leash is really the one who needs the coaching, and Ruth has been exceptional at leading me through what I need to do to make sure Oliver is relaxed so that my guests aren’t afraid.” Chris

4. Your Dog Can Also Learn:

  • Basic obedience (sit come, stay)
  • House training (soiling)
  • Door manners
  • Getting along with other dogs
  • Adjusting to a new baby
  • Leash manners
  • Barking only when appropriate
  • And more!

Take the advice of one of our happy dog owners and call us sooner rather than later! Your dog will be happy you did!

“Very enjoyable experience … Should have done it sooner.” Linda

Bark Busters Ann Arbor
Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.

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Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.

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Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Full obedience training for dogs of all ages and breeds; sit, down, stay, loose lead walking, attentiveness, distance control and recall training.

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Call Buck and Ruth Skinner at 1-877-500-2275
or e-mail Buck and Ruth Skinner directly