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


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About Derek & Lissette

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Home Dog Training in Las Vegas, Henderson & Summerlin!

Welcome. Meet Derek and Lissette Anovick, your local Las Vegas Bark Busters dog trainers in Las Vegas. They have successfully trained hundreds of dogs to be well-behaved companions for their families. They have helped dog owners overcome a variety of frustrations, from aggression and incessant barking to separation anxiety and leash pulling.

About Lissette

Lissette’s passion for dogs stems from her early childhood having been raised with multiple dogs ranging from teacup Pomeranians to large German Shepard’s (street rescued dogs to pure breeds). She ended up rescuing dogs from euthanasia by always adopting from local shelters. Her knowledge and understanding of dogs stems from her innate ability to “speak dog” dating back to her early childhood days. Everyone in the neighborhood would ask Lissette for assistance with any training or behavioral issues since she was so in tune with animals since the age of 5. Lissette went on to build a career in health and wellness as a health coach and personal trainer, aiding people in their need to cure diseases and ailments through proper diet and nutrition. She treats the root of the problem and not the symptom. Her wealth of diet and nutrition knowledge carries over to animals as well since food sources for dogs are as equally poor in nutrients as their human counterparts.

Her training in this field carries over to the animal world quite well allowing her to assist dog owners that are willing and open for nutritional guidance and assistance. It’s a match made in heaven for Lissette to do what she truly loves on a daily basis thanks to the Bark Buster philosophy of assisting as many dogs and dog owners as possible world-wide.

About Derek

Derek’s story is a bit different as he grew up with dog and cat related asthma allergies and had to limit exposure to all animals as a result. He always loved being around animals but his health condition would not allow him to do so. At the age of 32, he decided to go out on a limb and adopt his first dog with the hopes that his asthma would subside eventually. Although he suffered for the first few months, he was able to build up enough antibodies in his system naturally to become immune to dog dander with no side effects and not needing to partake in allergy treatments. He went on to adopt 2 more additional dogs over the next few years. After that he felt comfortable being able to finally express his passion and love towards all breeds after having overcome the asthma issue. He made annual trips to the island of Puerto Rico several times a year for many years, dedicating most of his time to animal welfare assistance and feeding hungry street dogs in need. After a 20 year career in marketing and advertising,

Derek finally had the opportunity to transition into behavioral dog training full-time with Bark Busters when the opportunity presented itself. He is now a master trainer along with Lissette and loving every minute of it.

Community Service

We are passionate about giving back to the community, helping rescues organizations and shelters whose dogs have behavioral issues such as aggression and separation anxiety. We work with Home 4 Spot, the Henderson Animal Shelter, Wagging Tails Rescue and The American Dog Project (Puerto Rico Dog Rescue Effort) and help to place homeless dogs who have been abandoned by natural disasters.

For Derek and Lissette Anovick animal welfare of all living creatures with a specific focus on dogs has been a passion throughout their entire life. They make an impact on people’s lives on a daily basis by rehabilitating dogs and teaching owners how to effectively communicate with their canine counterpart and be the pack leader.

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Dog Vegas Facebook Live with Bark Busters

Watch Derek and Lissette from Bark Busters Las Vegas discuss common behavioral issues and solutions with host Casey Smith on this episode of Dog Vegas. 

What Makes Bark Busters Las Vegas & Henderson 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 Las Vegas & Henderson, 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.

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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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Las Vegas & Henderson Client Reviews

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Hey there, all you dog parents out there! I just had to share my amazing experience with this incredible dog training and nutritional coaching company. Their exceptional service and genuine care for my furry friend have left me beyond impressed, and I simply have to spread the word!

From the very beginning, it was evident that this company was all about taking care of our beloved pets. They took the time to talk to me, listen to my concerns, and understand my pooch's unique needs. It felt reassuring to know that every little detail was being considered.

One thing that truly blew me away was the level of commitment this company demonstrated. Despite their busy schedule, they went above and beyond to accommodate my availability. They even agreed to meet me after hours to discuss my dog's training and nutritional requirements. Talk about dedication!

Not only did the dog training experts at this company devise an effective training program tailored to my pup, but they also provided me with invaluable advice on nutrition. They took into account my dog's specific dietary needs and suggested the absolute best products for optimum health. Their extensive knowledge about dog nutrition truly impressed me.

And let me tell you, the results have been nothing short of remarkable. My pup has undergone an incredible transformation since starting this training program and following their nutritional recommendations. It's as if he's a completely different dog now! He's happier, more energetic, and healthier than ever before.

The personal touch and genuine care this company has shown goes well beyond what I expected. They truly understand that our dogs are family, and they treat them as such. I feel so grateful to have found a company that not only offers top-notch services but also genuinely cares about the well-being of our furry friends.

So, if you're looking for a dog training and nutritional coaching company that will go the extra mile (and then some) to ensure your dog's happiness and health, look no further. Trust me, you won't be disappointed! Give them a call, and watch your pup transform before your eyes.

Thank you, Derek and Lissette at Bark Busters for everything you've done for my furry friend. You guys are paws-itively amazing!

Noel McDaniel and Brody
Derek and Josh were absolutely amazing! Learned a ton about my dogs nutrition, they are always available to chat, and they are always so on top of everything. I honestly started out thinking I would have to give my dog away and I would seriously never even consider that.

Recently we got a new dog and brought her home to meet our older dogs. My other dogs weren't so thrilled to meet her and it was hard to face that we may have to give her back. Fortunately we found Derek and Josh. I've never learned so much about how to create such a healthy diet and atmosphere for my dogs. I am very very happy with the work these guys put in. They are always available to call when I have questions and I feel like I have a lot more control over my dogs behavior when they act up.
Our puppy was not listening to anything we were saying whatsoever... we did all the reading and tried it all but we ultimately found out that the general tactics did not work. After a session with Derek, he was responding right away. We learned how to be better ourselves rather than expect unrealistic results from our young pup. With Derek, you learn how to address situations and to implement better behavior for the future - not just for your dog - but for you. We have a long ways to go, but definitely on the right track!!

Derek is amazing.
I'm so very grateful for all he has done to help me and my Babies..
highly recommend him to help anyone with any issues with there dog..
his way of going about it really works..he is very patient..
always and forever grateful.
yayy we love Derek ! Jinx's our pup loves him too! We recently started training with bark busters and we already learned so much. Training always goes well and not only for our pup but us as we learn something new every training session. Highly recommend bark busters for all your training needs :)
Very helpful with the psychology behind dog communication, we have been able to raise a very well rounded dog
We just started and so far we see some
Progress with our stubborn cane corso puppy. Derek has been easy to reach and super flexible when coordinating appointments for him to come over .
There are not enough words in the English dictionary to express how amazing everyone at Bark Busters is.

My dogs have some obedience and behavioral issues that needed to be addressed.

I started my search for a dog trainer 24 hours ago. I'd known for at least a month that I wanted to get a trainer for my girls, but I really only started looking yesterday. I found Bark Busters through a Google search.

* Scheduling:
Tracy and Jason (who provided me information and set the whole thing up) are some of the kindest, most supportive and understanding people I've ever met in The Valley. Tracy was so patient and walked me through the process. I expressed that I was entertaining other offers and she was not pushy at all and understood we wanted what was best for our dogs.

Jason followed up after my call with Tracy and was so kind and empathetic towards our situation. I'm a full-time college student, working my first full-time job in my degree field. I also own my own home, so to say money is a little tight is an understatement. Jason was able to figure out a way to do a payment plan that worked FOR ME. There was no shady interest hidden in the fine print and he kept reiterating that they're not there for my money but for my dogs. They care that the animals in The Valley are safe and happy. Money comes later. We figured out what worked for my timeline and what I could make work. This is honestly a big reason I went with Bark Busters. Working with humans and not money hungry vultures made this decision 10x easier. Jason, you are amazing and I'm so thankful!

Jason also was able to get the trainers to my house THE DAY OF. That's right. I was able to call, figure out everything, and get Lissette to our home five hours later.

* Training:
Derek is amazing. I have yet to meet him in person, but he called me to introduce himself and talk more about himself and his mission through training. He answered every question and gave me so much confidence in getting what I needed from this new relationship. I can't wait to meet Derek in person. He's a very kind human being.

I can't say enough about Lissette. She is a miracle worker. Their methods WORK people. Like actually work. Lissette was in our home for, hmmm 10 minutes? And our huksy was attentive and listening to Lissette with ease. Lissette is phenomenal-- a true gem. She sat with us initially gaining insight into our lives and what we want out of this. She wasn't judgey and empathized with us the entire time. Not once did she make us feel incompetent or dumb. She demonstrated everything and had us try, too. She never over corrected and helped us if we did something incorrectly. She ALSO gave us a tailored training program, diet advice and guidance, and truly helped build confidence we never thought we'd have.

They do not use punishment or harmful training methods at all. I am very protective over my pups and I baby them to no end. I'm very picky about how they are disciplined and was so happy to see that none of their methods are cruel or scary.

Lissette gave us SO many resources. One usually thinks this process is stressful, but this was the first time in a long time I trusted my girls together. I am SO happy. I can't wait to keep learning from and working with Lissette.

If you need a dog trainer, nutritionist, or advisor: THESE ARE YOUR PEOPLE. So so glad we found them!
After moving to a new place, my outdoor dogs were having a hard time adjusting to being indoors and having my full attention. It led to a lot of territorial issues and jealousy over my attention so there was a LOT of fighting. We got desperate and found this place.
I love how trainers come to your home to properly train your dogs (and the owners :p) in the place where they would need it. Derek was amazing! He was the perfect mix of intimidating and friendly which worked for obedience with our dogs, though i'm a little stubborn.
My dogs no longer fight! There are occasional jealousy but it never gets too serious.
Derek wanted to make sure the dogs were ready for the holidays and they were so good during Christmas when my whole family visited us! It's all thanks to Derek!!

Bark busters is awesome. They have been working with our English bulldog since he was only a few months old. Not only have they helped us train him but have also given us advice on the proper food, leashes, and any other product you could imagine. All of their recommendations are amazing and have solved our dogs problems whether it be throwing up or dandruff. They also are ALWAYS available to answer questions, I always get a text back instantly when I have a question. They also are great at re-enacting real life situations in order to do hands-on training. For example, we were having a problem with our dog when we took him to Target, so they met us at Target for our training session and helped us on the spot! We are so thankful for them and would highly recommend their services to anyone!
Lissette and Derrick have been THE reason our pup has made improvements in behavior, nutrition and sleep. As brand new dog owners, we had no clue what we were doing. At the first visit we developed a plan of what we wanted to work on and learned skills that se day. Not only do they make the time to come to our home when needed, they are available for (sometimes) daily texting of questions, updates or clarifications and actually encourage the communication. One of the most important things they taught us in the process is that progress is 100% based on our commitment to doing the work. When we don't do our homework or are not consistent, it shows in his behavior. Then they come back and get us back on the right path again. This definitely an investment in our pup and it isn't cheap. Sometimes you get what you pay for, in the case of Bark Busters, you get so much more. They are worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY. Your dog will thank you!
Derek and Lissette are amazing trainers. They have so much patience, they care so much. I have had other trainers in the past, they were not able to communicate to me the way I am able to communicate with my dogs now. They have the biggest hearts and so much knowledge about how a dog thinks and reacts.
Derek has been incredibly helpful in training my dog Harley. He has been super patient and understanding when dealing with Harley, as well as dealing with my family and I, as we have a hard time understanding Harley's behavior at times. My girl Harley is a 1yr old German shepherd, so as you can imagine she's a bit rambunctious at times and she can be stubborn. Harley started learning how to listen and obey me more, just a day or two after her first training session with Derek. Having patience and consistency when training your dog is the most important thing and it is without a doubt that the Bark Busters training method has been the best thing for Harley. They use no harmful methods, which was extremely important to me. Definitely recommend this business!
We got our puppy months back and couldn't be happier. After a month or so she started to just completely take over. She had zero respect for my wife and didn't listen to either of us at all. So I looked on yelp and contact Bark Busters. What can I say except Lissette with Bark Busters is amazing! Within minutes of her coming over the our baby was changed. It was like a night and day difference after that first visit. Wrigley was a different dog. Don't get me wrong she is not perfect (yet) but they will give you the tools to succeed in training the perfect dog. If you need help for any dog, any size, any age or pretty much anything at all you need to contact them immediately. You will not be disappointed!
Derek has taught me so much about dogs and their behavior. Not to mention how to take better care of my sweet girl so she lives a better life! I'm happy we found someone we can trust and who is extremely knowledgeable. Derek is more than just a dog trainer. He is always there for me to help and answer my questions or concerns. He is helping me to understand Allie and she is becoming the dog I have always wanted!
I'm eager to continue training and learn more!
my sweet puppy was struggling with resource guarding. we couldn’t have guests over because he would have so much anxiety, would lunge at them, bark, air bite. Derek and Lissette came in and helped us, not even an hour later my roommate had a friend over and he was so chill and calm about it! we’ve been having people over with no problems since. thank you so much bark busters!! ❤️
Beyond thankful for Lisette for helping our dog transform her behavior and become more comfortable. All of her help and support is greatly appreciated. Our dog would not be the same without her expertise and her willingness to always help us with whatever we need. SO glad we have her help!
Bark Busters is the best! We are so happy with the results from day 1. Lissette was so amazing. She has shown us techniques that has solved so many issues. Their training techniques work with no treats & no force. She fixed 5 issues in the first session. She is very knowledgable & professional. We highly recommend them. You will be amazed. I would give them 10 stars if I could!
Short version: highly recommend Derek! Has helped my dogs through basic training and more severe problems like resource guarding, trauma incidents and just always getting back to me very quickly when I msg him with random questions. Very much appreciated! Read on for detailed review :p

I have been a client of Barkbusters for a little over a year now and trainer has been Derek-who is the best trainer I could’ve asked for really! I highly recommend him to every dog owner!! I have labradoodles and when I first hired Derek they had zero training and were wild! He helped me get them potty trained within a week. Then, taught me lots of the basics and then other things I wanted them to do that were to my standards of training (I like them a little wild and fun still lol!) recall, staying away from front door, not running out open door, not begging for food in my face, walking without pulling, stopping resource guarding (list goes on and on) it definitely takes time and consistency but the many things he’s taught me has worked. Also-he is so knowledgeable about everything dog related like nutritional stuff too which absolutely has an effect on dogs health and behavior! He taught me about what to feed and how much (got me to watch a great documentary about dog food that changed my life too lol) how much exercise my dogs need exactly and all these things really made a difference for us. I can now take my dogs everywhere I go as service animals due to his training! Literally just took one of them to Disneyland with my toddler and he had a blast too. Lol.

The best thing I love about him and Barkbusters is that they will train your dog for the rest of their life if you should need it (you won’t lol!) but-things have occasionally popped up where I freak out and need dog advice whether it be nutritional advice or behavioral and I send him a text and he always remembers who I am and gets back to me within an hr or 2, and sometimes even quicker. Always gives me answers and really helps me get my situation under control.

One of my dogs was giving me lots of problems with sudden and pretty severe resource guarding when he was like 10-12 months old maybe..he was able to help me through it and now my dog is 2 and hasn’t had any issues whatsoever around our other dogs or any other dogs he’s around. :)

Recently, I accidentally slammed my cars door on my dogs tail and my dog started acting different around me at times, and refused to get in my car again. I msgd Derek and he listened to me talk a lot and gave me advice on how to use positive reinforcement to get him back into my car and explained and gave tips and I followed exactly what he said and in 1-2 weeks he was hopping back in my car on his own and totally forgot the trauma response he had built.

Today, I had a random dog question and even though I don’t need training these days, I texted him (late at night) and he was kind enough to get back to me shortly after that even though it was late! So honestly, he’s not just great at training but I feel he is genuinely a good person who cares about all dogs, and truly cares about his clients too. He’s never tried to upsell other services or products I don’t need and just gives good advice and info which as a lifelong dog owner I’m always going to need lol.

Also, his wife is a trainer too at Barkbusters! Her name is lisette! I only had her come out once or twice when my dogs were puppies and I was sooooo impressed by her too!!! My crazy puppies got in line instantly just having her in their presence!! I was shocked!!! Lol

Overall, I have been very happy with Barkbusters and I can’t speak for all their trainers but I can definitely recommend Derek. He really cares about every dog! Thanks for always being there for me and my pups! <3
I can’t recommend Bark Busters enough. My girlfriend and I have two medium to large sized dogs (a pitbull mix and a Belgian Malinois). When we tried to introduce them on our own they did not get along at all—were very aggressive and tried to attack each other through the fence constantly . We were moving in together and needed the dogs to get along in the new house. We called Bark Busters and Derek showed us different training techniques and put us on a 5 week regimen. We stuck to the regimen and techniques and we were able to move in with the dogs loving each other. Derek was available for questions throughout the process and continually checked up on us because he genuinely cared about our dogs. Bark Busters was a life saver
Lisette and Derek knows everything you need to know about your dogs. They help the owners to understand the dog behaviors, foods, health… everything! They Always response promptly whenever you and your furry friends need them. As first time dog owners we feel so lucky to have them around , we really appreciate their kindness and professional service in the past years. Bark Buster can make your life easier and happier for sure! 🐕‍ ❤️❤️❤️🐕‍
Lisette and Derek are great trainers and truly understand how to speak dog. They care deeply about my precious 8-year old Samson the Pittmaraner, and because of this his behavior improved within days, with reinforcement throughout the month.

He went from restless to calm, reactive with the leash to respectful with it, destroying toys in seconds to respecting it/leaving it alone when asked, and more!

I love that they teach me to understand my dog so I can develop a stronger relationship with him.

Will definitely recommend Bark Busters to anyone with any dog of ANY age (even older dogs).
Derek has worked with muffin for a year now and we’re extremely thankful for his knowledge & expertise. We have a 2 year old mini goldendoodle with never ending energy and saw fantastic results just after one visit. if you want to “speak” dog or actually teach them how do the things you want them to do, i couldn’t recommend them enough!
We call this a work in progress because Bode is an 8 month old cockapoo. So some of the things have been working out wonderful. He still has problems in some areas but he IS a puppy! If we have any questions, Derek answers us immediately. I think Derek‘s gonna be stuck with us for a long time!😂
My family has had a great experience with Bark Busters. We have two dogs, an 11 month old shepherd mix (Lady) and a 7.5 month old French Bulldog (Meatloaf). Lady has a lot of anxiety and is high energy and wants to be a pack leader. Lissette came to our home back in September and worked with us and our dogs. We were able to drastically change their behavior in a couple of weeks. After about 2 months Lady started to act out and change her behavior while walking. I messaged Lissette and she scheduled an appointment for another training session right away. Kevin came out to our house and was able to teach us some additional skills to help with Lady's new behaviors as well as reinforce what we learned back in September. We really are getting our money's worth for this training because we are able to get help as new issues arise. We would recommend Bark Busters to anyone.
Derrick was very persistent and did his best to address our needs. Very much appreciated the passion

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