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.

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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 Jeff

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Best Dog Training Kansas City South, Lawrence & Topeka!

Welcome. I am Jeff Johnston, your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in Kansas City South. I have been a dog lover and owner for the past 25 years! I found Bark Busters in the fall of 2005 and was impressed with it training system. Its system guides you to the leadership you need with your dog.

You will learn to gain your dog's respect and bring his focus to you in a gentle and holistic manner. You establish the "rule in your home," and I will help you educate your dog to these rules in a quick, effective, and fun process. Our training methods require a personal commitment of 15-20 minutes per day working with your dog to gain the permanent results you desire in just 4-6 weeks. The Bark Busters system has been proven over time and is highly successful when worked in a consistent manner.

The Bark Busters Training System guides you to the leadership you need with your dog! These methods are gentle and holistic, while being quick, effective and fun.

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What Makes Bark Busters Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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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Kansas City South Client Reviews

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Jeff J was very clear and precise to deal with. He under promised/over delivered on our dog training. I will recommend him for family and friends
I was getting hopeless prior to meeting Trainer Jeff and watching how his presence and training cues were immediately obeyed by my 5-month old dog. He provided easy command techniques for me and my husband to teach our wild pup how to sit, walk on a leash, get a collar on without aggression and more. We've had two sessions so far and are beyond thankful for his expertise and guidance. If it wasn't for him, I honestly am not sure if we would have made it as a pack. I'm so thankful that he has turned that anxiety around for us all. Jeff is generous with his time and puts humans and dogs at ease. We are so glad we made the investment!
Jeff has been an amazing help! We had a shiba that had some aggression issues. He came out and spent the first session meeting with us and the dogs, spending time to understand the problem and explaining their methods with us. He also spent a good deal of time not only working with the dog but also working with training us on how to approach the training and methods to use. He has since had many follow up visit to check on our progress. The results are night and day our Shiba now gets a long great with our other dogs and has become a lot more playful. It has been such an immense help having him as a resource. While yes you can find many resources and instruction online it helps to have an expert outside view to help both you and the dog. I would strongly recommend his services to any that have an especially troubled dog it has been amazing!
Zoey and I were a mess until Jeff showed up and showed us the techniques we needed to know! Zoey was barking uncontrollably, attacking the postman and other dogs, wouldn't walk on leash, and jumping on visitors. Within our first lesson, Jeff made a HUGE difference. He taught me to be leader of the pack and help Zoey to listen to my commands using dog friendly methods only. We practice everyday for about 15 minutes and everything is going great. I highly recommend Jeff and Bark Busters!
Jeff is a fantastic dog trainer. He is knowledgeable, amiable, patient, and has an easy laid back demeanor that inspires confidence. I have a 150lbs Great Dane that Jeff has been instructing me how to train since shortly after I brought Little OB(the dog's name) home. With Jeff's steady guidance we have made great strides towards having a controllable giant dog. No matter the obstacles that my dog would present, Jeff had the answer-all I had to do was ask. When my little doggy had surgery, Jeff would text or call weekly while OB was recovering from his neuter/gastropexy-it was always a welcome conversation. Many friends and family sought to discourage me from enlisting the help of a professional dog trainer-I am extremely thankful that I did not listen to them. The money spent towards training has been a fantastic investment towards having a better relationship with my dog/my best friend. I will forever be grateful to Jeff, and feel as though I am in debt to him for all the help/training tips for my giant goofy dog that has not always been the best at following instructions. We are very fortunate to have had your help. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I can't say enough great things about our trainer, Jeff! We were thinking we might have bit off more than we could chew by adopting a 165 pound year old Great Dane with no previous training and a lot of bad habits. With Jeff's excellent training and advice said dog has become a well behaved and irreplaceable family member. We couldn't have done it without him!!
I have two labrador puppies (one a girl and one a boy) that were out of control ... you name it and they did it. They were acting aggressive toward each other and barking uncontrollably. Thank goodness for Jeff Johnston. We saw immediate results and will continue to do our homework each day. He made the whole training session easy and fun and now I understand what they mean by Speak Dog!
In our house we had 3 ill-behaved dogs that were in some serious need of training. We called Jeff as our last hope and we are so pleased we did!! Jeff was kind, gentle and compassionate to our animals. He was thorough and knowledgeable in his teachings and with just one lesson my dogs have already learned so much. We are looking forward to our future sessions and would HIGHLY recommend!!

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