Home Dog Training in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Christine Oosdyke

Expert Dog Trainer, Christine Oosdyke

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Christine Oosdyke
Meet Your Trainer Christine Oosdyke
Servicing: Ada, Alto, Baldwin, Belding, Belmont, Big Rapids, Bitely, Branch, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cannonsburg, Casnovia, Cedar Springs, Chase, Clarksville, Comstock Park, Conklin, Coral, Dorr, Gowen, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Greenville, Howard City, Idlewild, Ionia, Kent City, Lake Odessa, Lakeview, Lowell, Marne, Middleville, Morley, Orleans, Paris, Pierson, Rockford, Sand Lake, Saranac, Shelbyville, Sparta, Stanwood, Trufant, Wayland, White Cloud, Wyoming

Best Dog Training Grand Rapids MI

My name is Chris Oosdyke and I consider dog training not a career, but a passion. Throughout my years as a Grand Rapids dog trainer, I have successfully trained thousands of dogs with all types of problems – from aggression to jumping up and more.

I have seen many families struggle with mis-behaving dogs which causes stress for everyone and makes it hard for everyone to enjoy the dog. Using the Bark Busters methods, I can help you see significant improvement in your dog’s behavior in our first training session, improvements that will only strengthen over the weeks.

How do I know I can help you and your dog?


What Differentiates Bark Busters Grand Rapids

  • I train both you and the dog. Dogs learn how to communicate with each other when they are first born. Their Moms teach them how to get along with the rest of the pack using voice commands and body gestures. Pup Moms don’t use treats, or shock or prong collars to get their pups to listen. Neither does Bark Busters. We teach you how to communicate with your dog the way dogs naturally communicate.
  • You will see immediate results. Not only will I get to the “root” of why your dog is misbehaving, but I will give you the tactics to change your relationship right from the start. During our three-hour training lesson you will see your dog’s behavior start to transform. If you keep practicing the methods 10 – 15 minutes/day, you’ll be on your way to a well-behaved dog.

“Chris was fantastic and her methods really worked. Within 20 minutes of her arrival our dogs were completely different. Both dogs listen better, don’t bark when guests arrive and haven’t been aggressive toward each other or anyone else. It’s like we have two new dogs – thank you Chris.” Daniel H

  • You will learn to be the “pack leader”. One of the biggest problems is you and your dog are vying for control. I will teach you to be the “Top Dog” so your dog listens to your commands. Believe it or not your dog will gladly relinquish control and both you and the dog will be happier for it.

“Christine knocked it out of the park with us and our Shiba Inu. Our dog has always dominated the house and has had difficulties with our newborn joining the fam. She painted a clear picture of how things should be and gave us much needed perspective on what was going on with our dog. I had lost all trust in our dog until Christine came in and taught us how to restructure our relationship. I was skeptical about training because I thought I could figure it out and perhaps Google would clue me in. Truth is, nothing beats having someone hands on to show you the way. She is a five star trainer and a quality individual!!! So happy with the results.” Ken B

  • Bark Busters works on any age, any breed, any size. The beauty of the Bark Busters training is it can be applied to any dog, big or small, young or old. Your dog is never too old to be trained. In fact, other trainers often recommend our services because Bark Busters can handle the tough issues like sibling rivalry, separation anxiety and biting.


I can help you overcome:

  • Aggression
  • Arrival of a new baby
  • Arrival of a new dog
  • Bad door manners
  • Barking
  • Biting
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Destructive behavior
  • Leash pulling
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sibling rivalry


About Your Grand Rapids Trainer

I grew up in Greenville and consider Grand Rapids home. Together we will unlock your dog’s full potential by teaching you how to communicate with each other. Your relationship will be built on trust, love and respect.

Call or email my office and we can discuss your case and your needs. Peace and serenity is a call away. And keep in mind our service is covered by our Written Lifetime Service Guarantee.

I look forward to meeting you and your furry loved one! Visit my personal Grand Rapids website.

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