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.

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


Not sure where your dog could use improvement? Take our free behavioral quiz today.

About Robert

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Best Dog Training in Brooklyn & Staten Island!

Welcome. I and Robert Machi, your local Master Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist and Winner of the 2006 Bark Busters Founders Award (1st U.S. trainer to ever receive that honor).

In August 2004, my life changed in a huge and amazing way when I joined the Bark Busters family! I have always loved dogs but never imagined I could have a career working with them. The Bark Busters training system is so unique. I love what I do and I consider myself lucky to have learned this method of teaching people how to communicate effectively with their pups. I have four dogs of my own – Pawlie, a five-year-old and 200-pound Great Dane, and 3 (yes, 3!) four-year-old Boston Terrier siblings named Gus, George, and Franki Girl.

Now starting my 19th year, I have helped so many families in our area to improve their canine companions' behavior, from a hyperactive Labrador puppy to a recently adopted Pitbull from a local dog shelter, to a stubborn 10-year-old Yorkie.

I have partnered with dog owners to train more than 2,000 dogs and their loving owners. I am recommended by more than 35 veterinary offices on Staten Island and Brooklyn.

Bark Busters - the worldwide leader of in-home dog training - can help you live a happier life together with your dog! Whether teaching good habits to your new puppy, or resolving long-time dog behavioral issues, I have many years of experience tackling issues large and small. With dog-friendly Methods, our training is humane and produces lifetime results. 

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What Makes Bark Busters Brooklyn and Staten Island 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 Brooklyn and Staten Island, 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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Brooklyn & Staten Island Client Reviews

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Rob is great!!!!! My dog and I love him. He's very helpful and a great instructor. He is extremely knowledgable and I have seen a lot of improvements with my dog since I first started with him. He is always willing to work with my schedule as best as he can and he is always a phone call or text away. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED Rob to anybody looking for help with their dog(s).
I am forever thankful for all of Robert’s advices and trick, he taught me how to communicate with my dog and that’s the most important lesson anyone can teach. I learned that I can also understand and train my dog if I follow all Robert’s instructions. I can now have the best relationship with my pup. Thank you Bark Busters for all the hard work you put into this!
By the second day Miles' problems improved by 85%-AMAZING!!!!!! Barking decreased by over 90%. Training on all aspects taught and rules that have been established has astonished me to no end (after 2 days). His Leashing pulling, a big problem we previously had, has dramatically been reduced (NO MORE PRONG COLLAR). I am extremely happy with my results after 2 days. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Robert is a great trainer. There are general trainings tools found on the internet but Robert does an amazing job at taking into consideration your environment, your lifestyle and your puppies temperament to create a specialized training for your needs. He tries to hit all the goals you have. He’s very responsive and often checks in on you, although training absolutely requires your consistency, it’s super helpful to have someone hold you accountable as well. I have a mini Aussie Shepard who’s timid and shy, many typical training tools would not work for her, it was nice that Robert recognized this and steered me away from those that might actually have made behaviors much worse. Very happy I signed up for Bark Busters, it’s been the best decision : )
Today was eye-opening in terms of learning Benni's triggers and how to correctly address them
Our training experience exceeded expectations. We started to see results in our dog the first day. Rob is extremely knowledgeable and we are lucky we found him.
Robert was amazing!!! He has incredible patience and knowledge of how dogs behave. I highly recommend him! The best trainer!
Rob was so understanding and helpful in getting us to understand how dogs behavior. I feel like there is hope for the first time.
Robert was clear and concise with all of his training guidelines. I was fully engaged and gave 100% so the experience will be successful.
Robert was very professional and and clearly defined objectives for an effective training session. He helped us create specific scenarios to address our dogs' behavior. I appreciate it how he was able to meet each dog's needs as well.
Rob was extremely knowledgeable and gave us all the tools we need to be able to help Sal. We saw a noticeable difference in him and found he is definitely more responsive for unwanted behavior and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Rob is professional and knowledgeable as a trainer. Our puppy responded to him right away. He trained us as well as and he is kind and wonderful.
Rob was excellent. Exceeded our expectations. Very satisfied.
Rob is very patient and easy to talk to. Positive experience, looking forward to working on my Gemma's behaviors.
Robert was very patient and explained everything thoroughly.
I loved our training session. Chaz has shown little improvements already. I learned things as well to help further our care for our pup. Thank you.
Excellent!! Very helpful. Extremely knowledgeable!!
Supportive and patience from beginning to end. Instructor-to-client "check-ins" were great for ensuring lesson/teachings were understood.
Rob did a wonderful job with Bongo and taught us the correct was to continue training. Highly Recommend.
Rob gave us guidance and direction. We are looking forward to a bright future with our puppy.
Rob was amazing with Shorsy. He taught us the wedding formula and made sure we knew it was on us to follow and make it happen. He made himself a resource and guide instead of a solution which will help us succeed.
Robert was great. We saw a difference in our dog immediately. He also listened to our concerns and was very attentive, helpful, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
At one point, I really did think my dog was untrainable. I lost hope so many times but Robert gave me a new found confidence that I can control the outcomes of my dog's behavior on the first training session.
I felt very comfortable with Robert. He helped me with all of my questions and help me address how to become a leader. I am very appreciative. Thank you very much.
Robert Machi was great, calm approach. Lola's response to him was obvious to us. He was focused and presented training approaches with clear and precise method's His presentation of teaching us would make Lola’s response more positive. We would highly recommend Robert Machi to my friends and family.

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