Home Dog Training in South Portland, Oregon

Al & Lisa Holzer

Expert Dog Trainers, Al & Lisa Holzer

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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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We are certified dog behavioral therapists and master trainers with Bark Busters, an international in-home dog training company. With a combined 20+ years of dog training experience, we have worked with over 2,000 dogs and their owners in the Portland area.

We first heard of Bark Busters more than 15 years ago from a friend who was a Bark Busters trainer in Tampa. He and his wife raved about the humane, natural dog training methods and their effectiveness. We were impressed with Bark Busters' mission to save dogs from being mistreated and euthanized. So we joined the Bark Busters global network of licensed dog behavioral therapists and dog trainers, went through an extensive training program and started helping owners and their dogs here in Portland and surrounding suburbs!

Assisting You

Bark Busters Portland shows you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands so you can give him the education he's missing and provide the dog obedience tips he's craving. We will teach you how to deal with your dog's behavior in a humane, non-physical manner, how to be your pack's leader, and give you the knowledge and tools to have well-behaved canine companions. The system is simple, fun and it WORKS! We can provide not only mature dog training. but puppy training as well. We work with all breeds, rescue dogs, and pets from reputable breeders. At Bark Busters Portland, we handle any breed, any issue.

Many times in just one dog training session, you will see results and changes in your dog's behavior. We can stop dog barking, dog jumping, dog aggression, separation anxiety, help with potty training issues, stop dog leash pulling and much more.

Clients Reviews

Our clients and their dogs are our # 1 priority - We appreciate your feedback.. Here's what a few happy customers have said:

“In just one session we noticed a significant change! We will be recommending Bark Busters to our friends and neighbors! “ Erin L. in Milwaukie

“Lisa explained the training techniques in a way that was easy to follow and understand. I saw noticeable results by the end of the first session and was pleased with the natural techniques that were used. And I'm pleased that a payment plan was offered!” Lisa M. in Aloha

“Lisa is a very patient trainer. She provides wonderful explanations and techniques. I love Bark Busters techniques. I do not have to use shock collars anymore! I would absolutely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors. Thank you so much for teaching Chris and I the skills to maintain well balanced, behaved, and happy dogs!” Tania P in Oregon City

Contact Us

Please feel free to give us a call or email and we will be happy to answer any questions regarding your dog's behavior training. We'll come to your home at your convenience, and will show you how to make your friendship with your dog everything you want it to be!


Al and Lisa

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