Home Dog Training in Chicago, Illinois

Howard, Marlene & Brandon Marks

Expert Dog Trainers, Howard, Marlene & Brandon Marks

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The Bark Busters worldwide home dog training service guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog's behavior and obedience problems and to provide customers with the satisfaction of ongoing support and peace of mind. Find out more

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Meet Your Trainers Howard, Marlene & Brandon Marks
Servicing: Chicago, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Fort Sheridan, Great Lakes, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, North Chicago, Riverwoods, Skokie, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wilmette, Winthrop Harbor, Zion


Meet Howard and Marlene Marks and Brandon Marks! We are your Bark Busters Behavioral Therapists and Trainers for Chicago and Chicago’s North Shore Suburbs. We provide in-home private dog behavior training because that is where you and family are most comfortable, and we can get the most focus from your dog. As a result, you will have a rewarding experience and a better relationship with your dog.



Results Driven

Bark Busters professional training gives you the confidence to handle your dog’s specific problems.

Free of outside and unfamiliar distractions, our first in home training session is about 2-1/2 to 3 hours. After briefly walking through some dog psychology and our technique, we start the training exercises designed for your dog to understand that you are the leader. After getting inside results, we will start outside training so you can enjoy the walking and social experiences with your dog or puppy.

Before we leave, all the exercises we worked on are documented so that you can practice in between our visits. We ask that you practice only 15-20 minutes a day to reinforce what we worked on with you and your dog.

"Bear had his first session of intensive personal training this morning. We used the Bark Busters training harness and a bunch of tips to keep him from pulling on the leash, jumping on people, and just being crazy in general. I just took him out for his first walk after the session and it's like he's a totally different dog! I finally feel like I can control this monster!"


Positive, Humane Techniques
Bark Busters at Home Dog Training methods reinforces a positive relationship between you and your dog, leading to a long-term emotional bond built on trust and respect. Our dog training technique aids in addressing your dog’s behavioral challenges. Our dog training methods do not rely on food or force (i.e., shock collars, e-collars, choke collars, pinning, or other types of intimidation) or clickers. Our goal is to teach your dog to love and respect you, not fear you, control you, or create chaos in your home. In fact, many people can’t believe how much can be accomplished without being physical or relying on food.


Guaranteed Lifetime Support
Bark Busters offers a worldwide written lifetime guarantee. If your dog regresses or if a new behavior arises, we will work with you to resolve the problem – at no additional cost to you.

"I had the initial puppy training five and a half years ago. I was very pleased with their improvement. In recent months, we moved from a fenced yard to a condo building. Between the use of elevators and the needs for daily walks, my dogs both needed training modifications. Marlene came out and accomplished all my hopes in one training session. My dogs and I are doing great. We continue to work on all our training lessons daily. The dogs now have beautiful elevator manners, which have been praised by many in the building. They walk correctly and trust me to be their alpha. I am no longer jerked about on our walks or keeping up with them as they chase squirrels. All those bad habits are in our past! I am so grateful to Bark Busters. My dogs are happier and our home is peaceful!"


Life-saving Behavior Modification


We have trained over 1,000,000 dogs worldwide, and have the largest network of experienced trainers. Whatever the problem, we will work with you until they are resolved.

We will address issues such as:

  • Aggression (Food, People, Dogs)
  • Attention demanding
  • Barking
  • Begging
  • Biting
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Housebreaking
  • Jumping
  • Leash pulling
  • Marking
  • Running away/bolting
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sibling rivalry - tensions / fights with other dogs in the household
  • Respecting cats/other pets
  • Focus and listening
  • Improving confidence
  • Not rushing the door, visitors or kids
  • Preparing for a new baby
  • Moving to a new address


Imagine being your dog or puppy’s leader and focus. We will have you enjoy your well behaved dog! Call us now to speak to us about your dog or puppy. We promise, we won’t bite!


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