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Bark Busters Home Dog Training Southwest Suburbs, Joliet IL, Kankakee, Lockport areas

Best Dog Training Joliet IL, Kankakee, Lockport, Shorewood and most other Southwest Suburbs

Welcome to Bark Busters Chicagoland!

If you need help with your dog's behavioral issues or just want to raise a well-behaved puppy, you've come to the right place.

At Bark Busters Chicagoland, we train ANY DOG, ANY AGE and ANY ISSUE!I believe it is never too early to start training nor is it ever too late! I have trained dogs that were as young as 8 weeks and the oldest one was 17!

I do in-home, private behavioral and obedience dog training. I customize the training program according to your dog's issues and your goals. The training is done in your home because your dog is more relaxed, there are less distractions and it's where most problems occur. Clients see results literally in the very first session, which is typically 2-3 hours!

I am most proud of the fact that I use natural techniques. I do not believe in using any harsh or physical measures at all. There is no use of any prong, shock or any other type of collar that would cause harm to your dog. I teach you how to communicate with your dog in a simple manner that he/she can understand and that will improve your overall relationship.

I specialize in these common behavioral issues:

  • Barking
  • Jumping
  • Nipping
  • Mouthing
  • Toilet training
  • Racing to the door
  • Digging
  • Chewing
  • People aggression
  • Dog aggression
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Food Aggression
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Pulling on leash/difficult to walk

I also teach basic obedience such as Come, Sit, Stay, Down, Walking as well as general household manners. With puppies the goal is to train them and raise them properly so that they do not develop behavioral issues. I teach puppy basics such as crate and potty training as well. Some clients hire me the day they bring their dog home so I can guide them through the process from start to finish.

Many of my clients come to me after other types of dog training methods have failed. Please do not give up on your dog without working with me first. Bark Busters Home Dog Trainers have saved thousands of dogs across the country that would have been given up or euthanized without our training.

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Vicky Harper, Dog Obedience Trainer & Behavioral Therapist for Orland Park, Illinois, SW Suburbs, Illinois

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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.

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Areas Covered
Aroma Park, Bonfield, Bourbonnais, Braceville, Bradley, Braidwood, Buckingham, Cabery, Campus, Channahon, Chebanse, Clifton, Coal City, Crest Hill, Dwight, Elwood, Essex, Frankfort, Gardner, Grant Park, Herscher, Hopkins Park, Joliet, Kankakee, Kinsman, Lockport, Manhattan, Manteno, Mazon, Minooka, Momence, Monee, Morris, Peotone, Reddick, Romeoville, Saint Anne, Shorewood, South Wilmington, Verona, Wedron, Wilmington

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