Home Dog Training in Ventura County, California

Michael Hagan

Expert Dog Trainer, Michael Hagan

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Servicing: Agoura Hills, Brandeis, Calabasas, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Carpinteria, Castaic, Chatsworth, Fillmore, Goleta, Malibu, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Northridge, Oak Park, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard, Piru, Point Mugu Nawc, Port Hueneme, Port Hueneme Cbc Ba, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Santa Barbara, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Somis, Stevenson Ranch, Summerland, Thousand Oaks, Topanga, Ventura, West Hills, Westlake Village, Winnetka, Woodland Hills


Best Dog Training in Ventura County!

Are you annoyed by your dog's

  • incessant barking?
  • chewing on your furniture and everything else?
  • jumping on guests?
  • not coming when called?
  • whining from separation anxiety?

If so, contact me today!  I can help!

Poorly behaved dogs cause stress and often embarrassment. My name is Michael Hagan and I am your local Bark Busters dog trainer and behavioral therapist in Ventura County. I can help you overcome the behavioral problems you are experiencing with your dog.

The Bark Busters training method has succeeded where other techniques have failed. Dog training classes usually take a "one size fits all" approach and are targeted toward the "average dog." Other training programs rely on coercive methods like shock collars or prong collars to extort good behavior.

In-Home Dog Training

At Bark Busters Ventura County, we rely on natural dog training methods, based on the way dogs communicate with each other - the pack mentality. I come into your home where most of the bad behaviors occur and where your dog is the most relaxed and free from distractions. We will work on both inside and outside behaviors, addressing any issues you may have. Your dog will quickly learn what behaviors are acceptable and which are not.

Learn to Speak Dog

Your dog can't speak English and you can't speak dog, so it's no wonder your dog doesn't understand your commands. Using voice tones and your body language, I will teach you to establish yourself as the leader of the pack in a language your dog understands. Our first lesson will last approximately 3 hours and additional training can address any lingering issues. If you reinforce our techniques 10 - 15 minutes a day, you'll see awesome results.

If you recently adopted a puppy, start him/her off on the right paw with dog training lessons and make housebreaking and basic obedience much easier. However, no dog is too old to learn new behaviors. I train older dogs, puppies, and dogs of all sizes and breeds.

I'm confident I can give you the tools and support you need for a lifetime of enjoyment and love with your family dog.



More About Me - Michael Hagan

I began my career in dog behavioral training when I adopted a rescue pup in 2011. Jasper was about a one-year old Australian Shepherd mix at the time, and he was picked up as a runaway. I noticed right away that Jasper was very fearful of people and already a naturally shy dog. Jasper knew how to sit, stay, lay down, and all the rest, but those commands did not change his anxiety, nervousness, or fearfulness towards people.

I researched all of the best methods in order to help Jasper to calm down and trust my leadership. All signs pointed to dog behavioral training programs. I also knew how sensitive Jasper was, and that anything physical would not be effective on him - in other words, shock collars, prong collars, yelling, and threats were all out of the question.

A family member told me about Bark Busters and what the company and its methods were able to do for a friend's dog. I had to get involved. Following Jasper's rehabilitation, I decided to follow my instincts and become a Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Behavioral Therapist.

In the past, I held careers in the hospitality and customer service industry, and I owned a business. All of these experiences, I firmly believe, help drive my success in dog behavioral training - helping people and their dogs live happier lives together.

Book your first lesson with me - simply click on the email button to the right, or give us a call.

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