Live a Happier Life Together With Your Dog

Are you experiencing behavioral issues with your dog? Our dog-friendly training methods can help you overcome these issues quickly. We train in your home where you and your dog are most comfortable. With our efficient, results-oriented training program, you can achieve the communication and leadership you want with your dog.

Servicing: Austin, Buda, Dale, Kyle, Lockhart, Luling, Manchaca, Martindale, Maxwell, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Wimberley

Dog Training Services

Common Dog Behavioral Issues We Address:

  • Aggression
  • Barking
  • Biting
  • Change in Address
  • Chewing
  • Destruction
  • Digging
  • Focus & Listening
  • Housebreaking
  • Improving Confidence
  • Jumping
  • Leash Pulling
  • Marking
  • New Baby Preparation
  • Obsessiveness
  • Respecting Other Pets
  • Running Away
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sibling Rivalry – in House Tensions/ Fights


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About Amanda

Large Amanda Leigh Adams Austin South

Best Dog Training in South Austin, TX!

Is your dog’s behavior issues causing stress in your home or in your relationships?

Have you recently adopted a puppy? and are you struggling with puppy training issues like chewing, nipping, potty training?

Are you looking to have a well-behaved dog, and a relationship with your canine companion based on love, trust, and companionship?

I understand, and Bark Busters Home Dog Training is here to help you today!

I am Amanda Adams, your local South Austin Bark Busters Trainer & Dog Behavioral Therapist. I've been a "dog person" my entire life! Originally from Michigan, I've lived in Texas since 2013 and since arriving in Austin, I haven't looked back! I'm currently the dog mom to three Pugs and a German Shepherd, but in addition to my own four pups, I am an avid volunteer for the Austin Pug Rescue, so my extended canine family is vast! 

Before joining the Bark Busters family, I worked with dogs daily, running my own doggie daycare, in addition to boarding and walking dogs. While I loved this work, many of my clients were struggling with dog behavior issues. Now, I'm thrilled to be able to help these families live happier lives together with their canine family members!

The Bark Buster training methods are efficient and results oriented. I prioritize clear communication and leadership while addressing issues in the locations they occur. This means faster, longer-lasting solutions for you and your dog.

I work with you in your own home and tailor our dog and puppy training methods to your specific goals and to meet your dog’s unique needs. When you Learn to Speak Dog the Bark Busters Way, you get real results – and nurture positive relationships and lasting emotional bonds with your canine family member.

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What Makes Bark Busters Austin South Unique

Bark Busters is the worldwide leader of in-home dog training, helping over 1 million families and their dogs around the globe since 1989. We wholeheartedly believe in our methods and 30+ years of results. At Bark Busters Austin South, we clear up the miscommunication between dogs and humans at the root of many behavioral issues by teaching everyone to speak the same language – dog!

Our nurturing, dog-friendly approach teaches you, the pet parent, the same natural communication methods that dogs understand instinctively. Our efficient, results-oriented, training program prioritizes clear communication and leadership while addressing issues in the locations they occur.

This means faster, longer-lasting solutions for you and your dog.

Dogs learn best in a familiar, safe environment, free of outside distractions and disruptions. That’s why we come directly to your home, on your schedule to build an effective foundation for better behavior. We work first to build an effective foundation for better behavior. We teach you how to communicate with your dog. Dogs naturally live in families and look their family leaders for guidance, safety, and love. Most people don't know how to appeal to a dog's natural sense of leadership or communication. We teach you how to use friendly, canine leadership and to "speak dog" using your body language, voice tones, and timing so you and your dog communicate better! You will see results. You want to see a change in your dog’s behavior, preferably sooner rather than later.

Any Breed. Any Age. Any Issue. Get Started Today!

We customize our training sessions to achieve your specific goals and meet your dog’s unique needs. When you Learn to Speak Dog the Bark Busters Way, you get real results – and nurture positive relationships and lasting emotional bonds with your canine family member.

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Home Dog Training

Our Services

Bark Buster trainers conduct the one-on-one training in your home, without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for dog obedience training at a kennel. After learning in your home, our behavioral therapist and trainer will work with you as needed outside and around real distractions, once you and your dog are ready.

Life of Dog Support Guarantee

Life of Dog Support Guarantee

Bark Busters Home Dog Training provides a Life of Dog Support Guarantee that 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.

Behavior Issues


We're here to help. From general dog training tips, to puppy toilet training best practices, to learning about various dog breeds we've worked with, Bark Busters offers our free tips and advice on common dog behavior problems and more.

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Austin South Client Reviews

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I cannot even express how much of a difference we see in our dog Brutus! Before Amanda showed up we were struggling with walking, indoor manners, dog aggression and even some nipping at us. After the first lesson, we saw a massive improvement. He was being so respectful in the house. No more jumping on us, nipping or guarding his food!! It took a few weeks of training to see a noticeable difference with walking and with other dogs, but it was soooo worth the wait. Now we can walk down the street and see other dogs with no problem. He just stopped reacting. In fact walking him has actually become fun!!!
I have a nervous whippet and it has been difficult to train him- since he is super sensitive ( or manipulative with bug puppy eyes) . Amanda helped me learn to speak to him and understand his way of thinking - Big changes were made in one session. My dog is already a much better listener. After one session he doesn't follow me everywhere, is more confident laying in a room by his self, waits far from the door when someone knocks, etc. Amanda also helped me to be confident while training my dog through reassurance because I'm a big softy. Highly recommend !
I had the privilege of working with Amanda, and I cannot recommend her enough. She has an exceptional understanding of dog behavior and an innate ability to connect with animals. From the very first session, I witnessed remarkable improvements in my German Shepherd's behavior.

What truly sets Amanda apart is not just her expertise but also her warm and caring nature. She genuinely cares about the well-being of both the dogs and their owners. She went above and beyond to ensure that we felt supported and equipped to continue Simon's training beyond the sessions.

I am immensely grateful to Amanda for her guidance and expertise. Thanks to her, Simon's behavior has transformed for the better, and our relationship with him has deepened. If you're looking for a skilled professional who is also a kind-hearted individual, Amanda is the perfect choice.
Amanda was absolutely amazing!! She was very informative and super patient with me and my dog and gave me a great structure on how to train my dog to not do certain things. From the beginning of our lesson to then end I was able to see a huge shift in my dogs behavior and the way he acted and it was amazing!! I wish I would’ve called sooner! So excited to see what else she brings and teaches me along the way!!
At first I was hesitant about the training just because I’ve heard a lot of different things about trainers and their methods but when I looked over the page and saw all the reviews I took the chance and was not disappointed. From the moment I input all my information to Amanda coming out to work with my dog and I, I was blown away. The attention she pays to not only my dog but me as well was mind blowing. You can tell she is passionate about what she does and really makes you feel heard but also holding you accountable. I may have only had 1 session so far but I’m so happy and cannot wait to see all the work she’s helped me with pay off for my pup and I! Id genuinely recommend to anyone having behavioral issues because she makes you feel heard and seen while having your back in order to help you and your pup. Her techniques aren’t aggressive at all and it’s a relief to see and hear that no e-collars or shock collars have to be used because she actually knows how to fix the problem without hurting or negatively affecting your dog. It was great. 10/10 for Amanda!
Fabulous! Where do I start? Let’s start with the foundation of Amanda, she’s definitely a big dog and what I mean by that is that she KNOWS her stuff…and she’s not afraid to share it with you! The entire time I felt more confident and in control of my household with two long-time resident dogs and newly adopted shelter dog than I did for a long time. I am optimistic that with understanding the behaviors of dogs, their thinking, and their basic needs — we can be better dog parent/leader.

While today was my first session and my household has pretty interesting multiple layers to it, I can imagine that some household would only require one session with Amanda. She’s amazing.

Another important note to add is that the adults in the household are deaf, and Amanda was such a great listener and teacher in figuring out what communication methods worked the best for all of us; including one of our dogs who is also deaf.

All in all, this was well worth the money, yes it’s pretty pricy, but the knowledge and support is worth it.
My husband and I learned so much from our very first visit with Amanda! Not only did we discuss techniques to lead our dogs, but a lot of the reasons that might have been causing some of the behaviors in the first place. We already have been able to replicate the strategies with very promising results! The energy level in our home is much different and more gentle this morning than yesterday before our first session. Because our impetus for calling was several yard escapes, this training we are getting could save our dog’s life- and there’s no dollar value for that! Thank you Amanda!
Amanda is wonderful. We recently rescued a 10-month-old dog 5 week ago, we were struggle with walks, calling, and anxiety (pacing within the house). We had our first session yesterday, immediate results. Amanda taught us how to communicate with our dog, and it was an instant change. She sent us great documentation afterward for us to continue working with our dog. Our cat even noticed the change, stopped hiding from him and was able to play with her toys for the first time in 5 weeks. We are super grateful to Amanda, and I would highly recommend her if you a getting a new dog, recently got a new dog, and/or have had a dog for awhile and need assistance on training.
Amanda was amazing… very patient and knowledgeable! Highly recommend! Seeing results 1st day
I'm so pleased!! Ivy's been a ball of anxiety for months and I had no idea of how to deal with it. After the first session, she's staying clam around her biggest triggers (cats, doorbell, me doing anything). She's always been a good dog, but now she's absolutely perfect
Amanda is amazing! Not only is she a fantastic human and made the entire training process super easy, but she KNOWS dogs and provided great feedback throughout the training appointment. After only one lesson, Roxy and Buddy are completely new dogs! My house is now a calm, relaxing space free of dog drama and barking! I can't recommend Amanda more!~ She will absolutely be able to help with any issues you have big or small!
Amanda is amazing at what she does! Within seconds of her arriving, my 8 month old puppy was behaving better than ever before. She is attentive, walks through all the exercises with you and takes the time to address any additional concerns you may have. She helps instill confidence in you/your ability to execute the exercises on your own. I am very grateful for her help and definitely recommend her services!
Amanda had complete control over my two year old Sheltie during her first visit. She became the Alpha Dog and Pancho was demoted to just a member of the pack. His behavior became much less anxious and more relaxed. My initial efforts at applying the Bark Buster techniques were met with some limited success, but behavioral training between me and my dog is something that will take time and effort. It is up to me to spend the time using the Bark Buster techniques and I am highly confident that we will be successful. There are no gimmicks. Just a solid understanding and implementation of the proper relationship between you and your dog. Amanda was great and I recommend her to anyone.
Amanda has been awesome! She took the time getting to know my family, our fur babies, and the issues we are having. She explained not just the how of dog training but the why. She taught us how to communicate with our pups and didn’t leave until we were confident in ability to complete the ‘homework’. What a pleasure and wow, different dogs before she even left. I would recommend her and would use her and Bark Busters again.
My dog Stella and I just began training with Amanda last week. I was amazed by the difference Amanda's techniques were able to produce even from the first session. Stella has been showing improvement already. I can't wait to see the end result. In addition, we have had some minor issues; however, Amanda was very reliable and quick to respond when I reached out. Amanda is super sweet, friendly, and works great with dogs. I would recommend her to anyone with a difficult dog.
Amanda is a terrific and amazing trainer! During our initial training session, my dogs made such huge process. Lucy (my one year old Siberian Husky/German Sheppard mix) was starting to act dominant over my older dog, and with Amanda's training methods, that all stopped after the first training session! My dogs have had no further issues after only 2 hours with Amanda! I have continued to follow all of the great advice, materials and training tools that Amanda provided, and my dogs have responded so well! In addition to addressing dominance, we have worked on jumping, door control, leash walking and other actions, and Lucy is a completely different dog after only a few weeks. I am so happy with this training, and highly recommend Amanda! She is the best!
It was a great experience and learned a lot.
Signing up for training with Bark Busters was really nerve racking. We felt like like our fur baby was the craziest dog and we were running out options to get him under control. After the first session with Amanda, our MINDS WERE BLOWN! We saw results instantly and the anxiety and doubt we had, subsided. She was patient (with us and our dog, lol) very knowledgeable and was easy going! I look forward to completing our training program and am thankful for the lifetime guarantee. This ensures if any new bad or old habits form, Amanda will be one call away! I’m so glad we are working with such a wonderful trainer who makes this process worth every dollar!
Amanda is a BOSS!! Our little Cavapoo loved her from the day she walked through our front door. He definitely responds to the techniques she has taught us. She started with him at 2 months old and he is now 4 months responding to all the techniques she showed us. She is professional, personable and a lot of fun. Being first time dog owners, she has answered pet care questions outside training. We look forward to her working with us.
Amanda is amazing!! She came the first visit and spent around 2 hours discussing our concerns and what could be done to help Harriet learn that she was not in charge! The tools she gave us were simple and almost magical. Harriet now is a calm, well behaved part of our family. Amanda came 2 weeks later and spent around an hour talking about what improvements we noticed, which were a lot! She also asked us if we may have any other issues. Harriet still wants to keep one of our cats out of the bedroom and we are working on that. She gave us some different ways to help Harriet leave the cat alone. She made it very clear that she is available if we have any more issues that may come up. I like that she does not use treats to get Harriet to behave and she uses behavior modification to take care of the issues. The tools she uses are easy and gets results really fast! Harriet, too, is a quick learner! (Crazy smart, as Amanda said.) She is such a good teacher! I highly recommend her!
Amanda completely met and exceeded my dreams about training. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect honestly, my dog being as crazy as he is. He is my first dog, and he wouldn't listen to me for anything. Amanda came in and IMMEDIATELY (I mean immediately) got him to stop barking. She taught me the psychology behind training a dog and explained everything in a way that made complete sense. My dog is a new dog now, and the progress we are making is incredible. My love for him grows every day as the frustrations have evaporated. My favorite part is that at no point did I feel judged for being honest about things I had given up on out of frustration. Amanda's response was always supportive, and rather than lecturing me (which I sort of expected and dreaded) she let me know we would handle it, and we have. Plus she's just super duper cool and 100% someone you want to be around. My dog, myself, and my cat (who comes out for snuggles now that the dog listens when I say "leave the cat alone") are so very thankful. I can't wait to see the progress in a couple of months if this is where we're at in only two weeks!
I've been struggling with Charleigh barking and jumping and her separation anxiety with me specifically. Couldn't even enjoy taking her swimming (which she loves) cause I couldn't enjoy swimming with out her freaking out cause she couldn't be right by my side. And her barking was bad. I work from home and was so excited about being able to have my pup with me while I work. I had to put her in a different room while I was working because if my partner or anyone came from the other room she would bark. And she's always been a jumper I tried to get her to not and just never was successful. Amanda changed all of that! Charleigh has made huge changes that I've struggled with all her sweet puppy life (she will be 8 in Oct.) Whomever said you can't teach a old dog new tricks never met Amanda ?
Amanda was great with helping to introduce our new dog to our family cats. We had no idea how he would respond as he’s a rescue. He was barking at them and trying to break into the room the cats were in. I wasn’t sure the situation would work out but Amanda showed us techniques to introduce them and gauge his behavior. Now they are all getting along beautifully. I’m looking forward to more sessions to work on recall and excitability issues. Highly recommend!!
I can never thank Amanda enough for showing me how to properly communicate with my dogs! They no longer bark at people passing by, pull on their leashes on walks and I can finally feel secure with them off leash to come back when called. Best service ever, wish I discovered Amanda sooner!

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