Michelle McCarthy

Just like a child, your dog needs EDUCATION. In the wild it would be taught to behave by its family or “pack”, but in our world, it’s our responsibility and it’s never too late!  I can help you ensure your puppy grows into the behaved, loving family member you’re always dreaming of or your older pooch learns how to become one. I cover all breeds, problems and ages.

COMMUNICATION is the foundation of all relationships and in reality, it’s simply that understanding why your dog behaves in a particular way and learning how to communicate effectively will allow other things to fall into place. No magic, just some know-how. It’s common for clients to see dramatic results in the very first session!

It’s common for clients to see dramatic results in the very first session! You’ll be amazed at what your dog will be able to do once you learn to communicate in a way s/he finally understands. Please take a moment to read some of my client reviews, from real clients with true stories!   https://www.barkbusters.com/dog-training-reviews/michelle-mccarthy

You’re going to learn to Speak Dog! It’s not hard to learn and it’s fun and interesting for dog lovers!  Many clients have had dogs their whole lives, and yet still learn a lot about how their dog thinks and what they are trying to communicate. Once you learn to speak Dog, you can build a strong RELATIOSNHIP built on the foundations of BOND, TRUST and RESPECT and it’s effective because it’s what dogs use to communicate with each other naturally. You’ll get these tools so your dog responds to YOU after I leave.

I will give you a personalized program. I come to you! Your home, yard, and neighborhood are where your dog’s issues occur. This is why we start in these locations. When needed, we can move on to more populated environments such as walking your dog calmly through town! Expensive “boot camps” or sleep away training are not effective in my opinion because your dog needs to respect and listen to YOU in YOUR HOME, not a trainer at some facility. Besides, wouldn’t you rather be a part of shaping your dog’s behavior to the way you want it to be? I develop a unique program based on your needs and issues because every dog, owner and household is different.

This is positive dog training. We rely on plenty of praise and getting your dog to want to please you! No electric shock collars, choke collars, pinning, or clickers. You will be amazed at the results we can achieve without using harsh methods or food to elicit good behavior.

Many people have come to me after other training methods have failed.  Please don’t give up on your dog without working with me first.  I will do everything I can to help you have a successful outcome. Whatever the issue, we will come up with a solution. Call me! I’m here to help!

PS  If you haven’t already done so, rate your dog’s behavior by taking our online behavioral quiz www.barkbusters.com/quiz.htm.

I can help you overcome the following dog misbehaviors:

  • Aggression/Fear
  • Front door control
  • Nuisance barking and jumping
  • Obedience training
  • Off leash control
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Everything Puppy
  • and much more!

Behavior Therapy

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


Puppy Training

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


Obedience Training

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

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.


We Service

Bear Mountain, Blauvelt, Central Valley, Chester, Congers, Cornwall, Cornwall On Hudson, Fort Montgomery, Garnerville, Goshen, Greenwood Lake, Harriman, Haverstraw, Highland Falls, Highland Mills, Hillburn, Middletown, Monroe, Monsey, Nanuet, New City, New Windsor, Nyack, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Southfields, Sparkill, Spring Valley, Stony Point, Suffern, Tappan, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Tuxedo Park, Vails Gate, Valley Cottage, Warwick, West Haverstraw, West Nyack, West Point