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Dog Training & Behavioral Therapists for Geneva, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois

Best Dog Training in Elgin, Bartlett, St. Charles, Batavia and Geneva!


Thanks for checking out my website. I have been with Bark Busters for over ten years, having trained hundreds of dogs in the western suburbs of Chicago. As a Master Dog Trainer and Therapist, I can help you with your dog or dog's behavioral issues whether they are simple or extreme. Check out what some of clients say about Bark Busters in the testimonials on the right of this page. Bark Buster clients live in the following areas: Bartlett, Batavia, Campton Hills, DeKalb, Elburn, Elgin, Hanover Park, Geneva, Rockford, St. Charles, South Elgin, Sugar Grove, Wayne, West Chicago, Winfield and the surrounding areas.

If you are annoyed, frustrated, angry, or even desperate in dealing with your dog's embarrassing or destructive behaviors, don't worry any longer! You've come to the right place. Dog behavioral problems like excessive barking, jumping up, aggression towards people or other dogs, door manners, toileting, chewing, mouthing, sibling rivalry and separation anxiety are only a few of the dog behavioral issues that we, as master dog trainers, can help you begin to conquer.

Bark Busters was founded in 1989 and is now in several countries. We have trained over 1 million dogs worldwide, which means there is no dog obedience issue we haven't corrected.

We are passionate about what we do. Our goal is to teach you how to get the results you want with your dog. Bark Busters method of pain-free, treat-free, clicker-free dog training is the best system for retraining "problem" dogs and turning them back into happy, settled family pets. We will teach you a system of communication your dog already knows, based on canine communication and pack behavior. You will learn how to use your body language and vocal communication to get your dog to focus and respect you. You can learn to educate your dog on what behaviors are acceptable and which are not.

We assess your personal situation and will custom tailor our dog obedience training to address the issues most important to you based upon the temperament and needs of your dog.

Our lifetime support is what sets us apart from other dog trainers. There are ten Bark Buster trainers in the Chicago land area alone with over 190 nationwide. This service guarantee will give you peace of mind knowing you will always have a dog trainer for the rest of your dog's life if you need help.

Bark Busters has developed strong relationships with veterinarians in the Fox Valley area. While many veterinarians outside of our territory also recommend Bark Busters, check out the links found in "our local directory". It lists all the area vets that recommend Bark Busters.

Karen Edstrom, Dog Obedience Trainer & Behavioral Therapist for Kane County, Illinois, Naperville, Aurora, Chicago, Central DuPage County, IL

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Bark Busters Home Dog Training Services

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.

Bark Busters - A better way to a better dog
One of the World's Largest Dog Training Companies

Areas Covered
Bartlett, Batavia, Big Rock, Elgin, Geneva, Hanover Park, Lafox, Saint Charles, South Elgin, Wasco, Wayne, West Chicago, Winfield

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