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 Deb

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Best Dog Training Lincoln, Omaha, Bellevue NE areas!

AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator American Red Cross Cat & Dog First Aid


Welcome. I am Deb Merritt, your Bark Busters dog behavioral therapist and master trainer. I work with you to solve the issues you are experiencing with your dog. We can train any dog, any age, any problem - even yours! I have been with Bark Busters for over 5 years and have trained hundreds of dogs in the Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa area.

Are you irritated, frustrated, angry, or even desperate when dealing with your dog's inappropriate embarrassing or even destructive behaviors? Don't worry any longer; you have come to the right place: Bark Busters. Dog behavioral problems like excessive barking, jumping up, aggression to people and other dogs, digging, marking, chewing, sibling rivalry and separation anxiety are only a few of the behavioral issues, as a dog trainer and behavioral therapist, can help you begin to conquer in the first few hours of us working together.

Dog-friendly training methods. Bark Busters' training methods are pain-free, and are designed to address your dog's temperament and your goals for training. Each one of our lesson plans are designed with your participation and objectives in mind. No "one size fits all" here! Our individualized approach is the best system for re-training "problem" dogs or for starting your puppy out on the right track. We will teach you a method of communication that your dog already understands, based on canine communication, body language, and the relationship dynamics within your household. You will learn how to use your body language and vocal communication to get your dog to focus on you and respond to your direction based on a relationship of mutual trust and respect. You will learn how to educate your dog on what behaviors are acceptable and which are not. Our methods are designed to enhance the emotional humane canine relationship developing a healthy balance of mutual trust, respect, and that loving connection we are all looking for with our canine companions.

In-home dog training. We come to your home at a time convenient for everyone in your household. Dogs learn more quickly, suffer less stress and are less distracted in their home environment. In the first lesson, you will begin to see improvements in your dog's behavior. The effectiveness and efficiency of Bark Busters of Southeast Denver and the easy to learn methods will become evident as you begin to change and eliminate unwanted behaviors.

Customized behavioral dog training. We assess your personal situation and will custom tailor our dog obedience training to allow you to become the authority in your relationship with your dog. Your dog's perception of you as the authority in your household will earn you the respect and trust to allow you to modify your dog's behaviors in a manner that suits you.

Guaranteed Lifetime Support. Bark Busters believes so strongly in its methods that we offer Guaranteed Lifetime Support. If you choose our most popular "Life of the Dog" service plan which has helped over 1 million worldwide, we will return free of charge to work with you if any new behavioral issues arise or you just need a refresher course. Our commitment to your success gives you the peace of mind of knowing you will have the help you need to resolve the issues in your dog's behavior that are causing you stress.

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What Makes Bark Busters Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Nebraska 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 Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Nebraska, 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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Omaha Client Reviews

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I adopted a 14-month old Chihuahua (Chloe) from the Humane Society that was very scared and timid and was not housebroken. I was her third owner in a year, and she had some behavior issues. I hired a trainer and worked with Chloe but wasn't too happy with the results. When I found Bark Busters, I was very skeptical about how they would help train my dog because they said they would do so WITHOUT using any treats (or punishment). I hired them anyway because I didn't want to use a shock collar on her as some trainers do, especially not on a Chihuahua that was very timid. I usually think of training being for large dogs, so I didn't know if Chloe would respond to training, especially because I've been told that Chihuahuas are difficult to train and to housebreak. I would not have believed these methods would work if I hadn't seen it for myself. Since she was already over a year old, she proved to be very difficult to housebreak, but Deb did the impossible! With Deb's advice, we found something that worked, and she is now 100% perfect, has NO accidents, and even tells me when she has to go out!! I cannot believe it! Chloe was also aggressive toward my husband and Deb was quickly able to stop that behavior. Chloe used to bark a lot when people would come to the door, she barked aggressively at the neighbor's dogs, she would run out of the house if the door was opened, she would attack my cats, etc. Deb taught me how to stop those behaviors as well, and her methods work incredibly well! I paid a fixed price and Deb came to my house for personal training as many times as I needed until Chloe was trained. It was so worth it. I would recommend Deb and Bark Busters very, very highly to anyone who has a dog in need of training. And I would especially recommend those with small dogs (who tend to get spoiled) to get training for their dogs. You won't believe the difference it can make!
I adopted my furbaby in January from the shelter and desperately needing help with just about everything. I was able to get Nora through basic training which taught her basic commands but we needed help refining those skills on top of other more serious issues. Deb has helped me as a first time dog owner become more confident not only as a dog owner but as a leader to my dog.
I LOVE Deb. She is a true miracle worker! She saved me from having to give my puppy to a shelter. I got my puppy from a rough farm she was the last one and they wanted her gone. Lyla had HORRIBLE food aggression. She’s bit me more than a handful of times it was to the point where you didn’t even walk by her food bowl without getting snipped or bit at! I called Deb after Lyla but me really bad leaving my FULL of bruises. Deb came to my rescue within a week of notice. She had observed Lylas aggression ASAP. Mind you she was only 8 weeks old and uncontrollable. She gave me homework to work on and within a few months of training over and over some worked for a while and the. She had aggression again, once we went through everything I can now do anything with her while eating I can rub all over her face without any issues. She’s a total different dog. Lyla is now in the process of working on training to steps to get her ready for the canine good citizen test, to further her into becoming a Therapy Dog ?. I am truly beyond thankful for Deb whenever I need help or extra training she gets me in that week if not the next!
We have been very impressed with Deb and the Bark Busters approach to training. She has been spot on with how to get Maggie's attention, but mostly in training me to become the "leader of the pack". What I love the most is that she is training us and I believe that is the key. A person can send a dog off to be trained but when they get home and a person doesn't have a clue how to follow through, its of no use. With the very first visit, Deb established that Maggie was not in charge. Maggie was developing very bad habits and with Deb's help we were able to start controlling her right away. I would highly recommend Deb to train you and your dog to develop a wonderful relationship.
We have been very impressed with Deb and the Bark Busters approach to training. She has been spot on with how to get Maggie's attention, but mostly in training me to become the "leader of the pack". What I love the most is that she is training us and I believe that is the key. A person can send a dog off to be trained but when they get home and a person doesn't have a clue how to follow through, its of no use. With the very first visit, Deb established that Maggie was not in charge. Maggie was developing very bad habits and with Deb's help we were able to start controlling her right away. I would highly recommend Deb to train you and your dog to develop a wonderful relationship.
We have been very impressed with Deb and the Bark Busters approach to training. She has been spot on with how to get Maggie's attention, but mostly in training me to become the "leader of the pack". What I love the most is that she is training us and I believe that is the key. A person can send a dog off to be trained but when they get home and a person doesn't have a clue how to follow through, its of no use. With the very first visit, Deb established that Maggie was not in charge. Maggie was developing very bad habits and with Deb's help we were able to start controlling her right away. I would highly recommend Deb to train you and your dog to develop a wonderful relationship.
I LOVE Deb. She is a true miracle worker! She saved me from having to give my puppy to a shelter. I got my puppy from a rough farm she was the last one and they wanted her gone. Lyla had HORRIBLE food aggression. She’s bit me more than a handful of times it was to the point where you didn’t even walk by her food bowl without getting snipped or bit at! I called Deb after Lyla but me really bad leaving my FULL of bruises. Deb came to my rescue within a week of notice. She had observed Lylas aggression ASAP. Mind you she was only 8 weeks old and uncontrollable. She gave me homework to work on and within a few months of training over and over some worked for a while and the. She had aggression again, once we went through everything I can now do anything with her while eating I can rub all over her face without any issues. She’s a total different dog. Lyla is now in the process of working on training to steps to get her ready for the canine good citizen test, to further her into becoming a Therapy Dog ?. I am truly beyond thankful for Deb whenever I need help or extra training she gets me in that week if not the next!
Deb was a wonderful teacher/trainer for the whole family. She is patient, understanding and kind. She gives clear directions. She is good at working with dogs - and helping children and parents.

Best of all, in just one training time, her hints and training methods got results. We did have to keep practicing. Her training and problem solving for our dog worked almost immediately. And over time, she helped us with lesser 'issues' with our dog as well. Deb is a delight to work with. We recommend her highly.
I have a new understanding of the interdependence between my dog and me. Deb gave me a new way to think about having a happy dog. I particularly liked Deb's ability to "read" my dog and help me understand how she thinks. The one-on-one training made the most of our time together. Sadie is gaining confidence every day.
I felt like Deb really cared about my dog, Joe's behavior. She took her time and was very patient. I would not use Bark Busters if they didn't use gentle training. I really like your approach. I saw immediate results and I absolutely recommend Bark Busters to my friends and neighbors. It is fun to learn and work with Deb.
When we brought our dog home, he was already 4 months old and a little past prime initial training age. We have an extremely dominant large breed dog, and needed to integrate him with a very small and cranky older dog and 3 rambunctious kids. When we first considered the price point involved, my husband was extremely skeptical-"that much money, and they aren't training my dog for me?" But over time, he's come to see the real value in this method. The authorities in our dog's life are my husband and I, and Deb has shown us how to fill that role more effectively. Whatever issues we encounter, our dog looks to us for guidance. We are now the very proud owners of a 100+ pound beast of a dog who allows our 7-year-old to use him as a pillow and our 5-year-old to take food away from him. Deb's support and encouragement in getting us to this point have been invaluable. We still have a smart and challenging (and very large) dog, and so we find ourselves with new training opportunities on a regular basis, but with the education we've received from Deb, we feel extremely confident in facing these new training opportunities. Our dog may not yet know how to behave in every situation, but he knows who to look to for guidance, and Deb has given us the confidence to fill that role.
What a difference 24 hours has made with my dog's behavior. I am amazed how much progress he has made with a few simple tools given to me in just the first training session; 'bahh' has become my favorite word!! I feel like I have received more than half my money's worth already!! We still have plenty of work to do Deb, but you have relieved me of my uncertainty that this little guy would ever become a nice pet because it was obvious he had the control, not me. ---I look forward to more training.

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