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Welcome! My name is Karen Gaines, and chances are if you are visiting my website that you are frustrated by your dog’s behavior. Don’t worry – I can help.
My reviews tell the tail!
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“Karen had been wonderful in helping us train and understand our dog. In just a couple of sessions there was a significant improvement with him. I feel like it was more training for us because we were actually doing a lot of things wrong. I would recommend here to others in a heartbeat.” Kaisha H.
“Karen was my 3rd attempt at professional dog trainers. Her philosophy was that it was ME who needed training; there is nothing wrong with the dog. OK, I'm listening. Long story short, every issue I had with the dog is worlds better. No pulling on walks, Jelly Bean doesn't jump on pedestrians and passing dogs. “ Barbara V.
“Incredible. Two sessions and I see a huge difference.” Andres B.
“After one lesson with Karen, Roxie is a different dog. Thanks Karen for restoring peace to our chaos” Barbara C.
“I really liked Karen’s no treats, no shocking collars approach. After just one session, we have a calm, pleasant dog who is a pleasure to be around!” Julia L.
“Karen is amazing! She helped us integrate a new, older, adopted dog into our home. She also helped us to correct some behavior issues with our other two dogs. She even helped fix our issues as owners, and helped us better understand how our behavior impacts how our dogs respond.” S.S.
Together we can help you with any/all behavior issues:
On a personal note, before I started Bark Busters I knew something was missing in my life. Dogs were always a big part of my life and I wanted to make a difference in their lives. I have rescued, fostered and adopted several dogs so I know first-hand what issues they can have. Jake was a fun-loving dog UNTIL: a bird flew to close, a biker or skateboarder went by, or I didn’t leave him alone…ever! Talk about separation anxiety – he chewed everything while I was at work, including most of my furniture. He even chewed a hole in my front door and one wall. I loved Jake very much but I knew I had to do something to help him with his dog behavior problems. I read books, took classes, and watched videos and even sent him to “boot camp” for 4 weeks. Nothing worked.
Then a friend called and mentioned Bark Busters. She absolutely loved the program and raved about the dog training system. After the first lesson I saw dramatic results with Jake in his ability to turn over the “pack leadership role” to me. He started to relax, listen, and life became so much easier and fun. He didn’t need to protect me anymore.
I am passionate about dogs, and if I could make a positive change in my life with the Bark Busters techniques, I can do the same for you. Lucky for me I am pursuing my dream of working with dogs. I went through the Bark Busters extensive hands-on dog training program in Colorado, returned 3 years later for the Master Behavioral Therapists training and have never looked back. Now, 11 years later, yearly training seminars, certified in Pet CPR & First Aid, Certified AKC Canine Good Citizens Evaluator #86912, and hundreds of other Bark Buster Franchisees to learn and work with, I have the opportunity to work with you and your family members to have the relationship you are looking for.
I often bring my dogs – Kayla and Bodi on lessons with me when appropriate because they help with aggression, off leash training and more. Hopefully you will get to meet my pack!
Most of our clients say: “We wish we had called you sooner.” Don’t put up with bad or annoying behaviors with your dog – call Bark Busters Marin & San Francisco today.