As a local small business owner and dog lover I’m dedicated to helping my clients get the best results with their dogs. I help my clients become the “leader of their pack” using dog-friendly, non-food based techniques. I service the greater Bunbury area and the entire Southwest Region. The lessons are one on one at your home and tailored to you and your dog's needs. Please call or email me to find out how I can help you...

Brodie
Brodie | Australind

Both my dogs are barkers and have a couple other issues but after just one lesson with Cat I have noticed a big difference. Looking forward to seeing the further progress. Cat is very supportive and ...

Libby
Libby | Peppermint Grove Beach

Would highly recommend Cat! We have a very confident playful head strong 5 month old Japanese Akita. With only 1 training session with Cat and daily training, we can already see a huge improvement ...

Cathy
Cathy | Busselton

A local vet nurse recommended I contact Cat regarding a Wagg Walker Harness. I am the Co-ordinator for POOPS (Pets of Older Persons), a not for profit organisation in Busselton and a couple of months ...

Boo
Boo | Jalbarragup

Cat was great. She gave easy to understand instructions and took us through our paces....

Gary
Gary | Dunsborough

Our dog Alby was on his last legs in our house, he was ripping up washing, furniture, biting and jumping up on everyone (a rescue dog with an unfortunate history) . Within 2 hours Cat had us trained ...

Alan
Alan | Eaton

6 weeks into owning Coco I was close to returning her but now 14 weeks in she is becoming a good companion. Training was as much for me as was for Coco....

Fran
Fran | Dalyellup

Oscar was agressive to any one that came to our house. I was a little sceptical, but after the 1st session Oscar was calmer, and Catharina was able to stand next to us without him being scared and ...

James and Lucy
James and Lucy | Dalyellup

Cat was great at helping us understand our new puppy and helping with feeding tips and interactions with our adult dog Oliver. She has given us confidence in dealing with both our dogs. Definitely ...

Pauline
Pauline | Eaton

Very pleased with the training, there were noticeable results. Cat explained things that I could easy understand, the training was interesting and enjoyable....

Clinton
Clinton | Cowaramup

The training that Cat has provided to both our dog Mia and ourselves has been first class. We have noticed big improvements in Mia's behaviour already. We still have a fair way to go but we have a ...

Rikki-lee
Rikki-lee | south bunbury

We never thought that we would get our dogs to even be in the same room! Now they are best friends! Cat was brilliant and knew exactly what she was doing and how to handle both of our super strong ...

Stephanie
Stephanie | Collie

Cat was fantastic. She quickly saw and corrected the issues we were having, and gave us the tools to continue to train our girl. Our Mastiff, Alabama, was already a completely different girl after the...

STEPHANIE
STEPHANIE | MANJIMUP

Cat was amazing and I was able to learn so much about my dog and dog behavior in general. This has assisted me greatly in getting my dog to listen and obey commands. I have noticed a change already in...

Julia
Julia | Manjimup

I was amazed at the improvement after just one lesson. Bonnie was notorious for jumping and pulling on the lead when out walking. Cat showed us some simple ways of controlling this behaviour which has...

Gary
Gary | Carey Park

Our Bull Arab cross pup Max was way too rough with our cats, with in minutes of our first session with Cat his behaviour was corrected and we have been able to easily maintain this and now Max and the...

RENAE
RENAE | DUNSBOROUGH

Catharina was very friendly, supportive and helpful at our meeting with our old boy Woofie. She gave me some great tips to practice and also helped with ideas to reduce our dog barking. We covered ...

Sandra
Sandra | Eaton

Having Cat out for training for Tangles has been money well spent. Prior to Cats first visit, Tangles was a typical naughty pup. She explained so many things as to why he was doing the things he is, ...

Shannon
Shannon | Eaton

So grateful for the work Cat has done with me and my girl. The change in her already after 2 training sessions is incredible not to mention the change in me also!! Thank you so so much and I will and ...

Judithanne
Judithanne | Eaton

For a young dog/puppy that is nervous, finds it hard to calm down in group sessions and has had a scare from a very large unsocial dog out in public. We have found our fist lesson at home very ...

Margaret
Margaret | Capel

Ned is a Kelpie x he is 14 months old. I was having problems with him jumping and biting at the lead. After one session with Cat we have seen a big improvement, he is becoming calmer and we are ...

Christine & John
Christine & John | Cowaramup

Catharina gave very clear, concise instructions and certainly loves her work. Found the training techniques excellent, because they make sense and we owners need training also, even after several ...

Suzanne
Suzanne | EATON

We recently welcomed a 2 yr Border Collie into our home. We knew he had some issues, mainly separation anxiety The 2nd week of being home (he destroyed the shutters and outdoor doors), we called ...

Louisa
Louisa | Bunbury

The training was very clear, a lot to explain with two bouncy, fussy and extremely attention seeking Jack Russells. The whole experience was calm, not only for the dogs but for us as owners too. And...

Sheree
Sheree | Glen Iris

After his first lesson, my Kelpie/German Shepard cross, Thor was so much better with his jumping, mouthing and answering the door. Cat took us through step by step with the training and Thor handled ...

Jannah
Jannah | Dalyellup

Cannot speak highly enough of Cat. I started with her about 4 years ago with my Alaskan Malamute Miska when we were expecting our 1st baby. Her advice, methods and strategies on making the transition ...

Craig
Craig | Dunsborough

Our slightly uncontrollable staffy Steel is transforming, amazing to see after only 1 session, thanks Cat 👍😄...

Nicola
Nicola | Dalyellup

After only a short amount of time our GSP Darcy is walking on a loose lead and listening so much more to us. Cat’s advice about training has been invaluable. Highly recommend Bark Busters ...

Charmaine
Charmaine | Dunsborough

After his first lesson yesterday our 6 year old Pomeranian x Maltese has responded so well to his training. Thank you Cat for helping us to understand our little guy better and for giving us the ...

Emily
Emily | Eaton

I cannot recommend Cat from Bark Busters South West highly enough. Our Portugese Water Dog has been a different pup since my very first session with her, and this has made all of our lives instantly ...

Michele
Michele | Australind

Cat is a real dog person that loves what she does and the dogs love her and listen. And she teaches us humans with patience 😉...

Anthony
Anthony | MargaretRiver

Cat was great to work with and we have started to see an improvement in Maddog!...

Donna
Donna | Boyanup

I absolutely loved my first training with Cat, very informative and easy to do. Archie and I picked it up without any dramas😊...

Gemma
Gemma | Yallingup

Cat was wonderful & explained everything with us very well. She has been so helpful. We can't wait to see how Finn improves but even after our first lesson we have learnt so much from Cat and have ...

Mike
Mike | Capel

Cat is amazing. I wasn't confident that anyone would be able to teach my dog to walk on his lead without pulling and grabbing it in his mouth and becoming quite aggressive. Cat is like a magician and ...

Mike
Mike | Capel

Cat is amazing! I wasn't confident that anyone would be able to teach my dog to walk on his lead without pulling and grabbing it in his mouth and becoming quite aggressive. Cat is like a magician and ...

Emily
Emily | Busselton

Awesome session and Cat was so lovely. The reason I called Bark Busters was because my Mastiff X is fearful of people and can show it by lashing out and it's affecting all of our lives. I needed help...

Michele
Michele | Australind

Cat came on a Sunday so the 3 of us could be at the first training together. Brilliant. Cat was patient and explained what we were to do. You can feel she has the love for the animals and that she ...

Pam
Pam | Busselton

Cat was an absolute pleasure to have in your home. Both dogs responded very well to her (as did we....we are the ones needing the training...LOL). We were shown the way to deal with Barney and Meg, ...

Michele
Michele | Australind

Our first lesson with Cat exceeded our expectations. She was amazingly knowledgeable on everything we wanted to know plus more. We felt comfortable with her in our house and our puppy Koda responded...

Andrea
Andrea | Bunbury

Very helpful and went far and beyond to make sure everything was covered and explained correctly....

Renae
Renae | Busselton

We are already seeing improvement in Alva after just a week and half. He's a timid slightly nervous 11 month old Cane Corso with a fear of going for walks. He's also very stubborn. Cat has given ...

Michelle
Michelle | Bunbury

Cat has a wonderfully calm and assertive approach to training that has been incredibly effective and easy to practice. Before she introduced her techniques, our 2 y.o. Labradoodle, Louie, had terrible...

Wayne
Wayne | Leschenault

Cat explained everything in general terms and started you thinking from a dogs prospective and once you can get your head around this it all makes sense . Paddy reacted atraight away to Cat's ...

Jackie
Jackie | Balingup

Jimmy is going really well with his training. Cat takes the time to demonstrate what you need to do and to give you feedback as you follow through. She is very patient and resourceful. We are very ...

Kylie
Kylie | Margaret tiver

Cat was very patient with our dog and individualised the training. She is much improved now....

Selena
Selena | Australind

Having Catharina come a help us was the best thing we could have done for us and our 2 wonderful dogs. Walking 2 large breed dogs on my own was becoming a problem with them pulling on the lead and ...

Heidi
Heidi | Vasse

I cannot thank you enough Cat for your assistance, knowledge and professionalism when it comes to dealing with dogs. Well it's been just over a week since Cat came around to give me a few pointers in ...

Dannielle
Dannielle | Bunbury

We have had such a great experience with Cat and training our dogs. I was so surprised at how quickly the dogs responded to her techniques! She explained everything so well and supported us with a ...

Rebecca
Rebecca | Bailingup

We have been so happy with the training from Bark Busters. Cat is very knowledgeable and explains everything clearly and thoroughly. She answered all of our questions and helped without judgement no ...

Rebecca
Rebecca | Balingup

We have been so happy with the training from Bark Busters. Cat is very knowledgeable and explains everything clearly and thoroughly. She answered all of our questions and helped without judgement no ...

Madison
Madison | Australind

Excellent! She took time to explain and show us how to do it....

Kree
Kree | Mylup

Catharina has been out to see us twice now (we have been with Bark Busters in Darwin originally) and we're gradually implementing all the techniques to help Boo become a balanced member of our ...

Troy
Troy | Busselton

Had one lesson so far and are amazed at the improvement in our dog Max. Though it appears costly, it is worth every cent! It was almost an immediate change in Max who is a 7 yr old rescue dog who ...

Jenny
Jenny | Australind

The training session with Cat wad much more than I expected. We discussed the theory behind why Bark Busters works and methods it is based on which helped a lot with the practical training. The ...

Krystal
Krystal | Australind

The training was very good, Cat helped up to see the world from Bruno's perspective and how his mind works. The training techniques are simple yet effective and practical....

melanie
melanie | pelican point

The dogs responded well to the training on the day, I'm having a little trouble getting them to listen to me all the time but have already arranged another visit for some more help. In general they...

Janet
Janet | Capel / Bunbury

I have had little dogs before and was a little apprehensive about getting bigger dogs. Cat from day one empowered me to be able to train the two puppies I had. She has comprehensive skills and ...

Linda
Linda | Bridgetown

We were at our wits end, didn't know what to do next - barking dogs upset neighbours. We had tried bark collars; sonic bark stop instruments; leaving music on when we were out, the list goes on. In ...

Karen
Karen | Australind

From the first time we met Cat. She was absolutely fantastic with Dora. Nothing was too much trouble for Cat and Dora responded very well and loves her. She is truly dedicated and passionate about ...

Edel
Edel | Busselton

Cat was very attentive and patient she explained all the techniques to me. Diezel picked up the training, I thought very quickly after just one visit. I heard lots about Bark Busters from friends who ...

Caitlin
Caitlin | Eaton

Cat was amazing. Just sitting down and talking about why Eva is how she is was eye opening. Everything she said made sense. Eva has taken everything on board and we are definitely improving with her. ...

Jana
Jana | Bunbury

I was hoping to start training my 8 week old puppy as soon as possible to ensure bad behaviours are fixed or don't happen at all. She responded to her training really well and I feel that knowing I ...

Susy
Susy | Busselton

Training went really well. Everything was thoroughly explained and the background as to why we were doing what we were doing was really good for understanding the training. Feedback on what we were ...

Ginny
Ginny | Safety Bay

We learnt useful techniques for dealing with Willow's issues - the main one being to lie down and refuse to move if she saw another dog or if she didn't't want to leave the park and go home. Cat was ...

Kree
Kree | Preston Beach

This was a follow up to a revisit in 2014 after initial training in Darwin. Cat is amazing with her guidance and obvious understanding of animal behaviour. This time she introduced the Wagg Walker ...

Caitlin
Caitlin | Eaton

Cat has been amazing. Not only with working with Eva but educating me on why she acts the way she does. Eva has done super well even in the first day. Lookong forward to working with Cat in the ...

Sandra
Sandra | Dunsborough

Amazing results after Cat's visit. Our two Cocker Spaniels are much calmer. Responding very well to Cat's advice on training. Both are walking much better with the use of the Wagg Walker harness. ...

Lily
Lily | Gelorup

Frankie & I both think Cat is wonderful! Frankie is deaf so I thought it might be a little tricky but the improvements have been great and we are very grateful!...

Natasha
Natasha | Bunbury

Cat has been absolutely amazing in helping us through the whole training process of our new puppy. Neither myself or my husband have ever had to train a dog before so it was a little bit daunting but ...

Cooper
Cooper | Bunbury

Excellent, immediate change in pups behaviour. More obedient and understanding of the pack hierarchy....

Sandy
Sandy | Margaret River

Cat has got my dog and l speaking the same language. Walking is now relaxing. Kimba has stopped pulling. The harness works better than a choker with no stress on the neck. Kimba was a difficult dog at...

Gary
Gary | Leschenault

Jinty was a rescue dog and had very little training. When Catharina first came she/we established some rules around walking on leash and aggression towards other dogs. Over the past 12 months, Jinty ...

Gary
Gary | Leschenault

Jinty was a rescue dog and had very little training. When Catharina first came she/we established some rules around walking on leash and aggression towards other dogs. Over the past 12 months, Jinty ...

Sonia
Sonia | Busselton

I was at my wits end, I thought we would need to lose one if not both dogs. I thought one was completely un-trainable. I had tried a number of different methods and asked advice, nothing worked. ...

Jay
Jay | Waikiki

Cat's training methods have completely changed the way we interact with our dogs, and almost overnight our household became much more relaxed. Cooper, our 17 week old pup, was having issues with ...

Annmarie
Annmarie | Rockingham

Cat worked her magic! She was really knowledgeable as she had the same issues with her own dog in the past! Highly recommend! Our dog showed massive improvement after only one lesson!...

Sheryl
Sheryl | Mandurah

Cat was amazing. Her calm manner and approach absolutely turned Quinn's behaviour around in one training session. When I first rang Cat I had been in tears with Quinn's aggressive behaviour, but now ...

Bec
Bec | Collie

We discussed the problems that we had with our dog Frankie. Cat went through everything with us in an easy to understand way and made it very hands on so that we were comfortable with the training ...

Bec
Bec | Collie

Cat was awesome with our anxious, jumping, chewing, digging dog Frankie. Cat went through everything with us in an easy to understand way and made it very hands on so that we were comfortable with the...

Jai
Jai | Margaret River

I wished I had found Cat sooner!!! I have been struggling for 4 years with Banjo being very reactive with other dogs, pulling on the lead and barking when excited. After one lesson with Cat, Banjo ...

Hayley
Hayley | Hallshead

Cat was absolutely amazing with Princess. Princess has some dog aggression issues and a few little things going on with her behavior. Cat came in, explained everything very clearly and in a way I ...

Hayley
Hayley | Hallshead

Cat was absolutely amazing with princess. Princess has some dog aggression issues and a few little things going on with her behavior. Cat came in explained everything very clearly and in a way i ...

Belinda
Belinda | Wandi

Very impressed with just one session. Our dogs have changed a lot and we feel as if we have more control of them....

Sandra Ann
Sandra Ann | Margaret River

Excellent, really clear and concise instructions. Cat was ready and willing to explain and answer all my questions....

Samantha
Samantha | Port Kennedy

I have just completed my second session with Cat. It's amazing the difference in my Dachshund Millie's behavior. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone....

Alexandra
Alexandra | Capel

Cat came out to help us with our Mastiff x Staffy who pulls on the lead, has fence aggression and other various issues. Its only been two days since her first visit and the shift in control has been ...

Sharon
Sharon | Rockingham

Cat was fantastic she understood our dog Asha and has helped tremendously in just a couple of hours. By showing us what to do to keep Asha feeling happy and safe, she is already like a totally ...

Allyson
Allyson | Mardella

We where amazed at how quickly and effectively Cat showed us how to improve Ruby's behaviour. Ruby is a 2 year old Red Heeler dog, who was very dominant and lack direction. Cat explained how to ...

Allyson
Allyson | Mardella

Cat was so wonderful - not only did she show us how to train Ruby but showed us how we could be successful at it. Family and friends have commented on how calmer Ruby seems to be now. We are ...

JULIE
JULIE | STRATHAM

The one on one training was excellent. It gave us training techniques to get started with certain behaviour issues we are having with our dog....

Ali
Ali | Shoalwater

Catharina is incredibly knowledgeable, informative and helpful, and she returned to our house when I sent her an SOS when we could not remember all the information and training!! She is also very ...

Judy
Judy | Carey Park

Wonderful! Already getting results. Can't wait for next lesson ?...

Kirsten
Kirsten | Capel

Catharina was very thorough and answered all our questions. We were super surprised how quickly Bruce reponded to the techniques she showed us and already see a difference in his behaviour. Really ...

Georgia
Georgia | Safety bay

Catharina spent so much time with us to thoroughly cover all areas of concern with our dog, Rico. She made sure my partner and I were both on the same page and walked us through everything, at our own...

Belinda
Belinda | Falcon

Cat was so great, we learnt so many things about dogs that we didn't know and had taught us so many skills. Our dog is already improved and we couldn't be happier with the service. We are recommending...

Keith
Keith | Baldivis

Catharina has helped us heaps, what we learnt in the first session alone has made Hunter a better behaved dog. Very thorough and knowledgeable....

Tamara
Tamara | Wellard

It was great to go through all the information on how a dog thinks. We learnt what to to do with our dog and the right way to teach him. The harness is working a great and Enzo is getting much better ...

Emma
Emma | Busselton

I am very happy and relieved to say that Dora the Explorer's behaviours have improved immensely since my first Bark Busters training session. With the knowledge and strategies that Cat has shared ...

Leanne
Leanne | Collie

Our dog Cleo was pulling on the lead and jumping up a lot. When Cat came, we saw an immediate difference in one session. Now it's actually a pleasure to walk with Cleo. Thanks Cat!...

Orla
Orla | Rockingham

I had the 1st training lesson with cat just before Easter with my French Bulldog named Chase it was so good to have a refreshing approach to dog training. We went away for the Easter break and it was ...

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Most behavioural issues are a learned response to the experiences and environment in which the dog finds itself. This is why conducting dog training in your home is infinitely more important and more effective. Dogs learn by association of events, by interpreting information through their senses in a canine way. Most dogs aren’t born leaders, which is why they need us humans to provide good leadership for them.

Areas

We Service

Abba River, Abbey, Acton Park, Alexandra Bridge, Allanson, Ambergate, Anniebrook, Argyle, Augusta, Australind, Balbarrup, Balingup, Barrabup, Baudin, Beedelup, Beela, Beelerup, Benger, Benjinup, Biddelia, Binningup, Boallia, Boorara Brook, Boranup, Bovell, Bowelling, Boyanup, Boyup Brook, Bramley, Brazier, Bridgetown, Broadwater, Broke, Brookhampton, Brunswick, Buckingham, Bunbury, Burekup, Burnside, Busselton, Callcup, Capel, Capel River, Carbunup River, Cardiff, Carey Park, Carlotta, Catterick, Channybearup, Chapman Hill, Charley Creek, Chowerup, College Grove, Collie, Collie Burn, Collins, Cookernup, Courtenay, Cowaramup, Crooked Brook, Crowea, Cundinup, Dalyellup, Dardanup, Dardanup West, Darradup, Davenport, Deanmill, Deepdene, Diamond Tree, Dingup, Dinninup, Dixvale, Donnelly River, Donnybrook, Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, East Augusta, East Bunbury, East Nannup, Eastbrook, Eaton, Elgin, Ferguson, Forest Grove, Forrest Beach, Gelorup, Geographe, Glen Iris, Glen Mervyn, Glenlynn, Glenoran, Gnarabup, Gracetown, Greenbushes, Grimwade, Gwindinup, Hamel, Hamelin Bay, Harris River, Harvey, Henty, Hester, Hester Brook, Hithergreen, Hoffman, Jalbarragup, Jardee, Jarrahwood, Jindong, Kalgup, Kaloorup, Kangaroo Gully, Karridale, Kealy, Kingston, Kirup, Kudardup, Kulikup, Lake Clifton, Lake Jasper, Lake Muir, Leeuwin, Leschenault, Linfarne, Lowden, Ludlow, Lyalls Mill, Manjimup, Maranup, Margaret River, Marybrook, Mayanup, Mcalinden, Meerup, Metricup, Middlesex, Millbridge, Molloy Island, Mordalup, Mornington, Muja, Mullalyup, Mumballup, Mungalup, Myalup, Nanga Brook, Nannup, Naturaliste, Newlands, Nillup, Noggerup, North Boyanup, North Greenbushes, North Jindong, North Walpole, Northcliffe, Osmington, Palgarup, Palmer, Paradise, Parkfield, Paynedale, Peerabeelup, Pelican Point, Pemberton, Peppermint Grove Beach, Perup, Picton, Picton East, Preston Beach, Preston Settlement, Prevelly, Quedjinup, Queenwood, Quindalup, Quinninup, Redgate, Reinscourt, Ringbark, Roelands, Rosa Brook, Rosa Glen, Ruabon, Sabina River, Schroeder, Scott River, Scott River East, Scotts Brook, Shannon, Shotts, Siesta Park, Smith Brook, South Bunbury, Southampton, Stirling Estate, Stratham, Sunnyside, The Plains, Thomson Brook, Tonebridge, Treeton, Trigwell, Tutunup, Uduc, Upper Capel, Upper Warren, Usher, Vasse, Vittoria, Wagerup, Walpole, Walsall, Wandillup, Warawarrup, Warner Glen, Waroona, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wellington Forest, Wellington Mill, West Busselton, Wilga, Wilga West, Wilgarrup, Wilyabrup, Windy Harbour, Winnejup, Witchcliffe, Withers, Wokalup, Wonnerup, Worsley, Yabberup, Yallingup, Yallingup Siding, Yalyalup, Yanmah, Yarloop, Yeagarup, Yelverton, Yoganup, Yoongarillup, Yornup, Yourdamung Lake.

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