meet your specialist trainer Steven Schaffel
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapist for St. Paul, East Metro, Minnesota
Best Dog Training in St. Paul
World's Largest Dog Training Company
Bark Busters was founded in 1989 in Australia. Bark Busters has more than 190 offices in the United States and more than 350 in 7 countries. Bark Busters has trained more than 1 million dogs. We have the experience and skills to train any dog.
Here's how we work. We come to your home and teach you how to correct misbehavior in the environment in which the behavior is occurring in. No travel, no distractions, fast results! In as little as two hours (versus weeks or months by other methods), the Bark Busters natural training approach can help you establish control over your dog -- all without treats or punishment. Most customers are amazed by the immediate behavior changes they see in their dog. Practicing just 10-15 minutes a day over a 5-week period will help to produce a companion relationship with your dog that until now you only dreamed was possible.
Communication, Not Pain
We will teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language it understands, so you can give it the education it's missing and provide the guidance it's craving. We do not use physical force, shocks, choke, or prong collars! We will teach you how to change your dog's behavior in a holistic, humane, non-physical manner. Bark Busters teaches you how to exhibit pack leadership through voice control and body language.
A Lifetime Guarantee
Bark Busters is the only worldwide dog training company to offer a written lifetime guarantee. That means that Bark Busters will return free of charge to provide further training if problems recur at any point in a dog's life - even if new problems develop. Bark Busters partners with you for the life of your dog and that provides peace of mind!
I work with dog owners to overcome their pet's behavior problems resulting in a happier home environment.
I bring a wealth of unique canine training experience to the Twin-Cities' dog-loving community. My background is in biological sciences, research and development, and management. I have placed retired racing greyhounds in their forever homes since 1993. I have trained these dogs to acclimate and integrate into their new pack. Bark Busters natural method is great for these dogs and for all breeds. I currently serve as Treasurer of the Northern Lights Greyhound Association, a metro-area nonprofit.
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Happy Dogs=Happy Families
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.