Welcome

My name is Deb Boswell

Welcome

 

What do I do? 

I teach dog parents just like you how to communicate clearly with their fur baby in a way he/she understands and how to cultivate an environment to foster a calm, happy canine.  I do this in the comfort of your home and in the environment where the problem behavior happens.  One-on-one, we can customize a program that fits you and your dog without the distractions of a classroom with 10 other dogs competing for attention.  You will be amazed by how simple this approach is and astounded by how fast your dog responds!  This is done without bribing with food, using dominance, or intermediary devices such as shock collars, prong collars or any other pain/fear approaches.  Because Bark Busters training results in the dog making decisions, the change is not superficial.  The dog’s way of seeing his world improves and because you are so instrumental in creating this change, your relationship with your dog will deepen through trust, love and respect.

The first 2 to 3-hour lesson is quite in depth and you will learn how to relate to your dog, how to read his body language, how to make him happy and calm in his world and in turn – be his hero in a very special way.

Beyond attaining advanced and master training through Bark Busters, I have furthered my learning by becoming independently certified by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and carry the CPDT-KA designation.  This is independent of any school of instruction and requires a grueling 4-hour exam and continuing education.  Knowledge of everything canine is of utmost importance to me.

Lifetime support assures you that the issues you’re facing now will be resolved AND any future issues for the life of your dog will be handled at no additional charge.  Whether 3 months after the first lesson or 3 years, I am as close as your phone should you have questions!  The one-on-one approach in the comfort of your home (where the issues arise) and at a time convenient for you, saves you both time AND money.

I hope to hear from you and to find out more about your dog.  Shoot me an email with questions or call me!

 

A bit about me…

I grew up in Ankeny and attended Drake University.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, I worked in that capacity for a year before returning to school.  I then graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master of Arts degree in Journalism with an Advertising emphasis.  For the next 25 years, I had a successful career in advertising sales that had me traveling many weeks of the year.  With early retirement within sight, I finally could have a dog of my own and Lucy came into my life.  She has been a GREAT dog but early on, I could not control her barking and despite spending hundreds of dollars on training and trainers, she STILL barked and pulled on leash (while barking).  I was EMBARRASSED!  It was Bark Busters holistic method that finally helped me to relate to her in a way she understood.  I am so happy that she now looks to me as the decision maker and that I know how to give her the calm she deserves!

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Bark Busters

Training Types

Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

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

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

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

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.

Bark Busters

Packages

Lifetime Support Guarantee

Lifetime Support Guarantee

The Bark Busters worldwide dog behaviour training support guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog behaviour issues and dog obedience issues and to provide our customers with ongoing peace of mind. It provides for the following:

  • Written: Clients receive a written, signed copy of the dog training guarantee on their Bark Busters receipt which is an official Bark Busters Australia document and outlines all the training methods which must be adopted to resolve your dog’s behaviour problems.
  • Backed Up: The Bark Busters guarantee is backed up by the world’s largest dog training company. Copies of all guarantee receipts are retained at Bark Busters’ Australia & New Zealand Head Office.
  • Service Guarantee: The Bark Busters guarantee simply states that if the owner continues to carry out all of the training instructions provided by the therapist at the training lessons, the Bark Busters therapist will continue to work with the owner, to achieve the desired results, for either one year, or the life of the dog (depending on the service obtained) at no additional charge. Most clients prefer the lifetime support guarantee because they receive peace of mind for very little additional cost.
  • All Problems Covered: The guarantee provides for ongoing, free assistance no matter if the same problems recur, or if new problems arise. There is never an additional charge when your trainer returns, except for transportation costs if agreed in advance in certain areas falling outside the geographical area covered by your trainer.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Dog: If for any reason the dog needs to be re-homed, the remaining term of the guarantee passes to the new owner for a nominal fee. In the case of the lifetime support guarantee, the new owner will be trained and will receive the benefits of the guarantee for the life of the dog. The one-year guarantee applies if the re-housing is done within the first year. Clients can upgrade to the lifetime support guarantee for an additional charge.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Owner: If the owner moves to another location, the guarantee continues to be valid, either for the life of the dog, or one year from the date of the first lesson, depending on the service. If there is a Bark Busters therapist reasonably close by, services will be provided at no charge. If a trainer is not close by, Bark Busters will provide assistance by phone and email. People who move to parts of the world where Bark Busters has offices, ongoing assistance is also covered at no additional charge.
  • Limitations of Cover: The guarantee may not be transferred to another dog. The guarantee is not a money back guarantee. If the dog is euthanised or the dog dies the guarantee is rendered null and void. All training advice must be adopted by the owner in order for the guarantee to remain valid. If the owner adopts an alternative form of training without prior discussion with their therapist this will render the guarantee null and void.
  • Over 27 Years of History: Bark Busters has grown to be the largest dog training company in the world, with over 1 million dogs trained. The guarantee has been part of the company since 1989 when company founders, Danny and Sylvia Wilson, decided that it would help to significantly reduce the number of dogs that were being euthanised and provide customers peace of mind for many years. The company is expanding rapidly internationally and can be counted upon to fully honour its guarantee.

Areas

We Service

Ackworth, Adel, Alleman, Altoona, Ames, Anita, Ankeny, Bevington, Bondurant, Booneville, Cambridge, Carlisle, Clive, Colfax, Cumming, Dallas Center, De Soto, Des Moines, Dexter, Earlham, Granger, Grimes, Hartford, Huxley, Indianola, Johnston, Kelley, Knoxville, Linden, Madrid, Martensdale, Milo, Mitchellville, Nevada, Newton, Norwalk, Otley, Panora, Patterson, Pella, Pleasant Hill, Pleasantville, Polk City, Prairie City, Prole, Runnells, Saint Charles, Saint Marys, Sheldahl, Slater, Swan, Urbandale, Van Meter, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset, Woodward

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