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 Doug

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Best Dog Training in Louisville, KY!

Struggling with your dog's bad behavior? Barking, jumping, digging, pulling on leash? Puppy training has you exhausted and frustrated? potty training, nipping, chewing? Severe dog behavior has you stressed and scared? aggression, separation anxiety, sibling rivalry?

I'm here to help you! 

My name is Doug Rountree, your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in East Louisville and assure you that you do not need to struggle with your dog's behavior alone. We can get to the root of the issue and resolve all your dog behavior issues efficiently, effectively, and kindly.

Since 2006, I have had the pleasure of successfully training thousands of dogs throughout the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas. Bark Busters methods will help you overcome virtually any dog behavior issue and help to restore peace in your household.

Reaching your goals, solving your dog's behavior problems, and delivering excellent client service is what my home dog training business is all about. Don't just take my word for it, read my client reviews below.

Home dog training and immediate results. I provide in home dog training because this is where your dog can best focus, and where most of your dog's behavior problems occur. Importantly, I partner with you to train your dog. This means more efficient, effective, and longer-lasting outcomes for you and your dog. In fact, you will see results and improved dog behavior after our first lesson.

Together we develop a custom dog training plan to overcome your dog’s specific behavior problems. My dog training primarily involves teaching you how to properly communicate with your dog, how to lead your dog to make better decisions, and allow your canine companion to feel safe and happy in your home.

Dog-friendly methods. I do not believe dog training requires treats, but that treats should be just a treat! Also, I do not use any physical punishment or tools that cause pain. I use positive, humane dog training methods - no shock collars or clicker training.

Our dog training methods work when other methods have failed. Learn how to "speak dog" and start to better communicate with your pup!

We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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What Makes Bark Busters East Louisville 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 East Louisville, 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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East Louisville Client Reviews

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We started our first session with anxiety & intense worry over socializing our older grumpy Frenchie with our 11 week old puppy. I can report that after one session, we have renewed hope, tools and support to achieving a harmonious household. Doug was so calm and patient with us as we learned how to communicate expectations to our Frenchie. We appreciated his thorough review of our goals with training and his confidence in our ability to attain said goals.
I would 100% recommend Bark Busters for training & support. Our entire household is going to be happier & healthier with their guidance!!
We adopted Bullet this past May. While he is basically a very sweet and gentle dog he did have some behaviors that I just wasn't having any luck with. He would pull on the leash when out for a walk as well as lunging after passing cars and other dogs. He would jump up on people and bolt out the open door which was very scary. He also would not respond or come when called. I contacted Bark Busters and after the initial 2hr visit my husband and I learned a variety of very effective techniques and corrections that have been amazing for Bullet. He's walking on lead like a gentleman, comes when called, and no longer tries to bolt out the door or lunge at cars. Doug, the trainer came to our house and was very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend Bark Busters if you're looking for effective, competent training for your fur baby.
"I want to let you know my experience with this company and trainer. At the beginning, I was very skeptical as they advertise that I will see improvements on the first day. I have a large breed Dogo Argentino, a strong dangerous dog designed to kill Puma and Wild Boar. I took him to puppy classes and socializing lessons but when he turned 11-13 month old, he became out of control -- very aggressive to strangers and even people or animals he knew before. So I decided to try Bark Busters. When trainer "Doug" came to my house, he told me a few things I must do before he met with Max. Magic works! It was the first time he let a stranger walk into the house. Don't be scared when you hear the price at the beginning, it is worth every penny. Plus, you get lifetime support for your dog and all the accessories required for training. I wish I went with Bark Busters when my dog was 15 weeks old and had not spent all that money for nothing. Most important, they don't use e-collars and other punishing stuff for training, only dog language. Such a happy, good experience!"
Enjoyed working with Doug. he is very kind and knowledgeable
Doug was a great listener and very informative! Our dogs were much better behaved. He taught us how to properly and effectively set expectations with our dogs so they know how to act.
Doug is the dog whisperer. He trains the dog but educates the owner how to allow the dog to treat people. His instruction and manner are gentle and respectful and he quickly assesses the dog and situation. We have a 9 month black lab puppy that has lots of energy and loves people. Doug taught us to set boundaries and safely allow Joey to be around children and small dogs. 5 out 5 stars! Thanks Doug for your help.
Doug has been wonderful with our two puppies! He has helped us manage them in a way we didn't think was possible. He was able to give us insight to control them together and individually. Thank you Doug!
Doug provided easy to understand training techniques and tools. Penny responded well and we saw positive behavior changes quickly. Doug addressed our questions and provided great behavioral suggestions. Doug was extremely friendly, encouraging, and professional; an awesome representative of Bark Busters!
The best way i can describe Doug and this training is AMAZING. My husband was so skeptical and somewhat angry with me for paying the training fee for two hours of training. When he got home from work the day of the training hw was amazed. He went to work the next day and told the guys about it. It totally changed the dogs' lives and our lives in the best way. We couldn't be more pleased.
Doug was great. We learned so much! So pleased with the outcome. We learned to be better pet parents and help our boy with separation anxiety
Training got off to a good start. My dog Fritz liked Doug and understood what behaviors he was going to have to change. I also understood what I needed to do in the coming days to reinforce these changes. I see success in our future.
Mr. Roundtree was very professional and confident. He explained the concepts behind the training strategies concisely and clear. To the point. He was very patient and informative with my questions. I was quite skeptical when he anticipated the results we would see in my dog Charlee in a matter of 15 minutes. We tried the strategy for getting Charlee to stay in the kitchen when the door bell rang and remaining there as Doug and I talked. First time through the process, Charlee, a very aggressive dog (she will attack a strange person or dog) stayed in the kitchen. I was amazed and very hopeful my very loving and affectionate dog with me might one day not get so agitated and aggressive around strangers. I'm very impressed with our first day and am looking forward to learning even more.
Doug has helped us better communicate with our dogs and helped us understand that dogs think differently than we do. After day one, we already saw a significant improvement. He was very effective at explaining techniques and they certainly made a difference in behavior. We are so thankful for the support and knowledge Doug has provided us with. We are now more confident dog owners.
Very satisfied with the results. Liked that Doug came to me. I also liked the fact that I can call if a problem arises
I have a very young chocolate lab puppy, he was just under 11 weeks when I had my first session with Doug. My primary issues at this young age were his incessant biting and whining/crying in his crate. The difference in his biting after just one visit was amazing. I couldn't believe how well my Monty responded to the Bark Busters techniques. But as the dog owner, you must follow the techniques for this to work. Doug is helping assert that I am the pack leader and my puppy is responding.
Doug was very professional, pleasant, and positive. He was full of good ideas. I was able to call him when I ran into problems. He is a good support system and gave me confidence to continue and not give in.
Panther has responded extremely well to training. We can tell it suits his personality to know are in charge and have things under control. He is already much calmer in social situations.He did a great job at the lake even with lots os strangers visiting. Thanks so much for your reassurance and help.
I am very impressed and pleased with Doug's training techniques. I was at my wits end and needed help with my 4 month old puppy, Sasha. Doug observed my interactions with her and immediately saw how to fix the issues. I couldn't believe how easy he made everything. I was skeptical and though that Sasha would revert back to her old behavior but she hasn't. We noticed a difference the first day. Sasha has made tremendous improvements with her aggressive nipping, jumping, following commands, and even potty training. My daughter came home from college and couldn't believe it was the same dog! I highly recommend Doug and Bark Busters!
Dug is fantastic! He walks me through step by step how to handle various situations with my puppy. I have seen so much growth and improvement in such a short time. I also appreciate that he gives advice beyond training and has helped with grooming, food choices, sick puppy and more!
One visit and Sunshine's barking decreased immediately. Couldn't believe it was so easy! And no hurting of my sweet dog. No hitting, no shock or pronged collars, and no yelling. Just amazing!
Since we started Bark Busters training, my dog has improved significantly! She stops almost immediately when barking/doing something she shouldn't. We weren't able to focus much on the barking during the training session, but using the verbal correction for both the barking and jumping is working well.
Doug was very thorough and touched base with us two weeks after our first lesson to verify our progress and address any problems or concerns. He encouraged us to reach out to him at any time with questions via e-mail, phone, or text. I have highly recommended Bark Busters based on the positive interaction with Bark Busters.
Doug was excellent. We were surprised and very happy with the results. we saw significant change at the very first lesson and it wasn't difficult to continue executing on our part. Great program and trainer!
Doug was very helpful in helping us improve communication with Charlie and is helping us "speak dog". We saw results right away and have continued to se progress. Doug is just what we needed to provide Charlie with a long happy life not filled with anxiety or stress.
Doug is so great at what he does! He listens, explains, and answers all questions thoroughly. I am so happy I hired Bark Busters!
I have been very pleased with Doug's service. I had tried two other trainers and didn't like their techniques; too inhumane. However, the Bark Busters harness and verbal correction helped tremendously. I am so glad I heard your radio ad on WGTK 970 AM.

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