meet your specialist trainer Greg Kleva
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Bergen County NJ
My husband and I contacted Greg to help us get a head start on educating our 9 week old (and very hyper) rescue pup, Abby. Wow were we impressed! By the end of our first session Abby had stopped jumping up, biting, stealing everything in sight, and running in circles around the living room. While his in-home session was excellent, what we have found really impressive is his follow up and responsiveness to questions. Greg reached out a couple of days after our session to check in, and even gave us some tips BEFORE our first session when I texted him in desperation as Abby was tearing around the house like a maniac. Greg also has a great manner and is very easy to work with. The techniques he prescribes are sensible and don't involve any 'punishment' or overindulgence. We also really appreciate that his approach is not just about our puppy, but about educating ourselves so that we can relate to her in a way that she can understand, and which will help us to develop a strong and healthy bond with her. We are so happy with our choice to use Bark Busters, and Greg in particular!Nicola T.February 18 2015
The Best Dog Training Bergen County NJ
The transformation that took place in 3 hours was just remarkable and continued after Greg left...we learned so much and had fun too...we would recommend this training to everyone who owns a dog. Bark Busters saved us!...we are more relaxed and can enjoy Sam. It has taken so much stress out of our lives...Greg was so great. He made a huge difference in our lives." Michele & Rich G - customers of Maywood Veterinary Clinic
Do you take your dog for a walk or does he walk you? Does his incessant barking and jumping lead you to apologize for his behavior? Wouldn't it be nice (and definitely be more peaceful) if your dog were well behaved?
You have come to the right place: With an initial dog training session and daily reinforcement on your part, you'll have a well-trained and well-adjusted dog in no time.
Training can be fun. Your dog likes the attention and interaction and you will feel a sense of accomplishment as you and your dog form a better relationship and make continued progress. During an initial 2-3 hour visit, I will coach you & your dog through training exercises that are easy to learn and simple to use. You won't need to spend a lot of time practicing each day. During daily interaction with your dog, the techniques I teach you will become second nature and will enable you to maintain your dog's good behavior.
Every dog is an individual with its own personality, temperament and experiences. Each lives in a unique environment...Each situation is different. There is not a one size fits all approach. I will customize a training program with comprehensive, natural, and humane training techniques for you & your dog. When you need support to reinforce your training, I will conduct follow up visits with you.
I've helped thousands of puppy & dog owners during my career, and like them, my goal for you is to improve your relationship with your 4-legged family member.
I can help you understand your dog better, improve your dog's behavior and enjoy your dog more, whether you need basic puppy education or to address complex behavior issues, including:
- Aggression - toward people or other dogs (including Sibling Rivalry)
- Basic obedience commands (sit, stay, come)
- Biting/ Nipping
- Leash pulling
- Toileting problems
- Front Door Manners
- Begging & Attention Seeking
- Destructive Behaviors (chewing, digging)
- Separation Anxiety
...and more. If your dog is doing it, I can teach you how to address it.
I support Bergen County and the surrounding areas including: Allendale, Alpine, Bayonne, Belleville, Bergenfield, Bloomingdale, Bogota, Butler, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, East Rutherford, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fairview, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Garfield, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haskell, Haworth, Hawthorne, Hewitt, Hillsdale, Ho Ho Kus, Hoboken, Jersey City, Kearny, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, Moonachie, New Milford, Newark, North Arlington, North Bergen, Northvale, Norwood, Nutley, Oakland, Oradell, Palisades Park, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, Ridgewood, Ringwood, River Edge, Riverdale, Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, Secaucus, South Hackensack, Teaneck, Tenafly, Teterboro, Township Of Washington, Union City, Waldwick, Wallington, Wanaque, Weehawken, West Milford, West New York, Westwood, Wood Ridge, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff
You and your dog will be in good hands...I am certified by Bark Busters at the Master Level, and I am a widely recognized authority in the field of dog behavior & training. I am a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals & the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and I am a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
Watch me give dog behavior & training advice during National TV Appearances on The MARTHA Stewart Show:
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You can also see me on local TV as a frequent guest giving dog behavior and safety tips on Cablevision's News12 New Jersey 'The Pet Stop'.
I have been credited as an expert for dog behavior and training in print, including Cesar's Way Magazine, Popular Dogs, Martha Stewart LIVING Magazine and online at several high-profile and well-respected pet-specific websites including PEOPLEPets.com, PerezHilton.com, ilovedogs.com, PetMD.com & more.
For 7 years I provided dog behavior & training advice to pet parents across the United States & Canada while I hosted the weekly, live, 1 hour show 'It's A Dog's Life'on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius XM Satellite, where I interviewed some of the foremost authorities in the world of dog behavior and training, including Sylvia Wilson - Founder of Bark Busters, Cesar Milan - The Dog Whisperer, Dr. Stanley Coren - recognized expert on dog-human interaction, Dr. Nicholas Dodman - Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Dr. Patricia McConnell - Applied Animal Behaviorist and Dog Trainer, and Martin Deeley - Executive Director and Co-Founder of the International Association of Canine Professionals.
You will see my name as a contributor to the New York Times best selling book 'Oh My Dog', by Beth Ostrosky Stern.
My celebrity dog training customers include NY Yankees star pitcher CC Sabathia, Kelly Killoren Bensimon of BRAVO TV's 'The Real Housewives of New York City', American Idol's music director Ray Chew, Brenda Buttner of FOX News channel, Saturday Night Live comedy writer (and the creator of Triumph - The Insult Comic Dog) Robert Smigel, Mel Karmazin CEO of Sirius XM satellite radio, and WABC NY News Anchor Ken Rosato.
I am Toyota Pet Expert Team (P.E.T.) member & dog travel safety ambassador and advocate.
You can see me participating in many Shelter, Rescue, and other Animal Welfare events to help create awareness for organizations who raise funds for animals in need.
- Banfield Animal Hospital, Paramus, NJ
- Emerson Animal Hospital, Emerson, NJ
- Englewood Veterinary Center, Englewood, NJ
- Glen Rock Veterinary Hospital, Glen Rock, NJ
- Just Pups, Paramus & Emerson, NJ
- New Bridge Veterinary Practice, Bergenfield & Englewood, NJ
- Pet Valu, Edgewater, NJ
- Splish Splash Doggie Day Care, Englewood, NJ
- Troy's Stay & Play, Englewood, NJ
- VCA Animal Hospital, Closter, NJ
how we can help you and your dog
The Bark Busters Home Dog Training Methods helps solve dog behavior issues such as aggression towards people or other animals
- Cure embarrassing habits like barking, jumping up on people, scratching & whining at doors or inappropriate toileting.
- Create an obedient dog or puppy that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command, and come immediately when called.
- Set off-limit areas for your dog.
- Reduce the stress of separation anxiety without the need for sedatives or drugs.
We teach you to communicate with your pet.
Blah, blah, blah, bad dog! blah blah. Do you think your dog isn't listening to you? Maybe you're simply not speaking his language. You may have heard of dog whisperer or dog listener techniques. The Bark Busters dog training method is based on the way dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more important dogs in the pack. This is what makes our dog training unique and effective.
Why do we train in your home?
Your dog lives with a family, in a home. This is where he misbehaves most often so this is where training is most effective. Dogs learn by association. Bark Busters teaches your dog to listen in the home environment. If he does not listen at home, he will not listen outside your territory.
Training in your home is a one-on-one system without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for training.
Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression, we will set up controlled training situations in the park or wherever is most practical.