Who you gonna call? Bark Busters!

Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog training company, announced it is expanding into the Rockford area.

New franchise owner Karen Detra selected a Bark Busters franchise for this market because of its dog-loving culture and the strong demand for a gentle and natural approach that delivers results.

Rockford and the surrounding communities are typical of a metropolitan area in that dogs are frequently kept in confined areas, which can easily lead to behavioral issues, such as barking, aggression, separation anxiety, hyperactivity and general unruliness.

Detra said: “Most of the time, I find that dogs are in complete control of the house because they’re confused about their role. Dogs instinctively follow a pack mentality. By training owners to use voice control and body language to establish authority, I teach them how to gain control so their dogs can become obedient, enjoyable family members.”

Bark Busters therapists like Detra offer dog owners a variety of training services right in their homes to correct behavioral issues in dogs of all ages, including puppies. Bark Busters is the only international dog training company that offers a lifetime guarantee. Therapists will provide future sessions free of charge if problem behaviors recur.

Detra added: “Often, pet owners have tolerated bad behavior for years. In a single visit, I can demonstrate to owners how they can control the situation immediately, saving some dogs from being unnecessarily euthanized. It’s extremely gratifying to help families enjoy their pets.”

Pet owners interested in learning more about Bark Busters’ natural training approach can call 1-877-500-BARK, e-mail rockrivervalley@barkbusters.com or visit www.barkbusters.com.

From the Jan. 24-30, 2007, issue

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