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Seems you can teach an old dog new tricks

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All bark and no bite? Well, that's only half the battle in controlling canines, a battle that recent Australian import Bark Busters is helping dog owners win.

Using a method based on the way dogs naturally learn, franchisees provide in-home training to dogs and their owners, promoting non-aggressive behavior. "It's more than just a "sit," "stay," "come" type of training," explains the company's U.S. president and CEO Andrew Brooke. "We go from obedience to jumping, pulling on the leash, dealing with dog sibling rivalry and [curbing] aggression."

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