meet your specialist trainers Howard Marks & Marlene Marks
Bark Busters Home Dog Training Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, IL
I am so very grateful to have found Marlene Marks and Bark Busters. I am a long time german shepherd owner who was a quite rusty at raising a puppy. As a result our teenage GSD was taking the leadership position in our home, and consequently outside. I took her to off-site courses, leash reactivity classes and also hired a private trainer who came for months and used tradition neck corrections on her. I finally got tired of watching my dog yelp at a high level correction, especially because it really did nothing to permanently address her issues. As a smart dog, she was learning basic commands easily, but that wasn't establishing me as leader in her eyes. Enter Marlene. She identified our problem immediately. She left our home a few days ago and everything she showed me to do has had immediate results...without me having to give harsh corrections. My husband was astonished when he was able to answer a delivery to our door with our unleashed dog in a still and silent sit with no issue at all. I see now all along what I needed wasn't more commands, it was a method to help me earn her trust and establish myself as the leader without forcing her. I got this training from Bark Busters. Marlene trained me not my dog. Also the wagg walker is a wonderful tool and the game changer keeps her occupied for extended periods of time. One last note...I had come to just accept leash reactivity would be a forever unsolvable problem. With the wagg walker, I am now able to walk her past dogs without explosions. Thank you Marlene and Bark Busters. I intend to refer you to anyone who will listen.Jen B.June 24 2017
We serve Chicago and the Chicago’s North Shore including: Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods, Gurnee, Highland Park, Fort Sheridan, Highwood, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Mettawa, Green Oaks, North Chicago, Wadworth, Waukegan, Beach Park, Great Lakes, Winthrop Harbor and Zion.
Our training is based in your home and is customized for adult dogs and puppies. Does this sound like you or someone you know? "We need help with our new Puppy," or "I need dog obedience training for my puppy to Sit and Stay," or "We have two dogs who are fighting." Have you also heard, "Help! my dog has horrible front door manners," or "I need a dog trainer to help me when I walk my dog on a leash." How about, "My dog is constantly chewing," or "I need a dog trainer to help crate train my puppy," or "I need to stop my dog from aggressively jumping on me or my guests," or "My dog is showing aggression to my new baby!"
Everyone wants to enjoy their dog or puppy and would love for them exhibit good dog behavior in the home and outside. The right relationship with your dog or puppy makes for a harmonious household. When your dog or puppy causes havoc by exhibiting inappropriate dog behavior, you become frustrated and stressed. Here's a secret - your dog is stressed too!
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Bark Busters Home Dog Training Chicago techniques helps you resolve unwanted dog or puppy behaviors that are annoying and disturbing. We show and guide you on how to become an effective and consistent leader. We provide one-on-one dog training in the setting where you and your dog are most comfortable - your home!
We would be delighted to speak with you about your dog or puppy to help you resolve your dog's unwanted behavioral issues. If you want focused puppy obedience training, mature dog behavior training, general obedience, and have a better behaved dog, Bark Busters Home Dog Training Chicago is here to help! We can train your puppy or adult dog and will show and guide you to fix any behavior issue and help your dog or puppy make the right choices.
Bark Busters DOES NOT use physical or harsh dog training techniques such as shock collars, choke collars, electronic collars, or prong collars. We DO focus on pet friendly holistic and natural training methods using voice control commands and body language. In just one dog behavior training session, you'll be amazed by the change in your dog's behavior!
After over 30 years each in business management, Howard Marks and Marlene Marks found the Bark Busters Home Dog Training opportunity. We have been able to leverage our business management and people skills, by helping families maximize the enjoyment of the human/dog relationship through Bark Busters proven techniques. We enjoy the psychology of the dog psyche just as much as helping people to bond with their dog.
Are you looking for effective dog behavior training that gets fast results? Then, call Bark Busters Chicago today! We offer a life of the dog support guarantee and will help you gain the bond, respect and trust with your dog or puppy. Call now for a free phone consult. We'd love to hear about your dog or puppy.
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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.