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 Rachel & Betty Lou

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Best Dog Training in Mobile & Baldwin County!

We speak dog! Bark Busters is the worldwide leader of in-home dog training.

We believe in empowering dog owners with simple, effective, time-efficient, and cruelty-free techniques that will work alongside dogs’ natural instincts. Because Bark Busters methods are generally based on how dogs naturally communicate, your dog already understands these methods.

About Betty Lou Prickett

As a professional working for over 25 years at a major medical organization, I was looking for a new career. As a lifelong dog owner and lover, I have always treated my dogs as part of the family. And with my family of a husband and two sons, it has been important that our dogs are healthy, happy, and live in harmony with us. So, the Bark Busters philosophy and methodology was a perfect fit. Now my family has the perfect pup. And I get to share these methods with others to have happier lives with their dogs.

About Rachel Rodgers

After experiencing first-hand Bark Busters dog training methods, I knew I wanted to become a dog trainer and dog behavioral therapist. With 25 years of experience teaching and coaching leadership skills in the world of financial services, I am thrilled to be able to continue to help people establish themselves as leaders, The Bark Busters Way! I am happy to be able to help the residents of Mobile and Baldwin Counties live a happier life with their canine companions.

Over the past 30 years, Bark Busters has trained more than 1 million dogs and their pet parents using our natural communication techniques. We apply the same communication methods - body language and voice control - that dogs instinctively follow. No harmful methods. No unnecessary treats. Here's what you can expect from the Bark Busters method:

  • We address behavioral issues such as : aggression, barking, destruction, digging, jumping, leash pulling, separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, territory marking, whining and more!
  • We also teach basic dog obedience and puppy training.
  • We do this all in the comfort of your home or yard, where you and your dog are most comfortable and will learn fastest and most effectively.
  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training offers a life of dog support guarantee to our gold service clients, giving you peace of mind, and a dog training partner for the life of your dog.

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What Makes Bark Busters Mobile and Baldwin County 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 Mobile and Baldwin County, 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

Resources

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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Mobile & Baldwin County Client Reviews

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We have a standard poodle named Beauregard. We got him at 8 weeks and by his first birthday, he was totally out of control! I researched and found Bark Busters Home Dog Training. After 2 classes, Beau is a different dog!! Finally we found the correct method of training and Beau is responding to commands followed by praise! No shock collar or pockets full of treats! Betty Lou and Rachel do an outstanding job teaching us how to communicate with Beau. After trying other methods, we have found the best in Bark Busters!!
I have 3 rescue dogs. Here's a brief rundown: One of them has severe anxiety and fairly bad behavior when it comes to seeing other dogs (sometimes people) while out and about. He also feels like he needs to protect the home from every noise. I have another pup that hasn't interacted with many people outside of the home since we got her as a puppy this summer and we just relocated here and don't know anyone. Then a third dog that is a newer addition and is still learning everything.

I didn't know what to expect from this training but figured a home based training would be best for my crew. This isn't a type of training where you sit back and let them do the work. This is more so training you on how to train your dogs.

They have given me practical & simple tools to utilize to get these pups under control. For me having 3 dogs to work with (all around 60+ pounds) is no easy task. We have had 2 sessions with Rachel and Betty Lou and I have daily homework. It can be exhausting some days but I fully committed to this. If you have 1 dog I'm sure it would be much less time consuming and exhausting for you.

It's been about a month and I've already seen varied levels of improvement within the household. The more severe behavioral pup is the most resistant to change but he's beginning to relent with consistency and with seeing the others progress.

I think the biggest compliment I can give the trainers is that they have reduced my stress and anxiety and helped to build my confidence in leading my crew. I hadn't realized how much the dogs bad behaviors were influencing my mood until they've started to fade and get under control. We still have a ways to go but I'm thankful for the kindness, knowledge, and training they have provided to me. They are helping us all to improve and thrive together.
Google Review: "Rachel and Betty Lou are absolutely amazing! They helped my boy who was aggressive towards other dogs out of fear become much more well mannered and confident. They were very patient in showing me and thoroughly explaining different exercises to help with recall, leash training, distance control, and “place”. I could already tell a difference after just one short lesson and would recommend them to anyone who’s pup may need a little extra help."
Google Review: "Rachel and Betty Lou were a big help with our two mini Australian shepherds! We were having issues with them greeting people as well as going on walks. Their leadership exercises as well as other techniques are definitely different from the norm but seem to be working! There’s a lot less barking at our front door when people come over now!"
Google Review: "The trainers know what they are doing and do it very well. They understand dogs. After a couple of weeks I see a difference in my pups, though it’s still early days. Looking forward to working with them more in the future."
Google Review: "Mrs. Betty and Mrs. Rachel, have been awesome and helped our crazy Malinois puppy become a well minded dog. I would recommend them for any of your issues you might be having with your dogs behavior or even if you just need your new puppy in the house trained for proper dog etiquette."
the lovely ladies with bark busters have been absolute life-savers for us. we contacted them when we started having issues with nuisance barking, territorial issues, and basic lack of control over our little loves. betty lou and rachel came to our home, and we expected they would train our dogs. nope. they actually trained us! we learned so many useful techniques that we were able to utilize with our dogs on a daily basis. they came for another visit, and we started seeing amazing progress with our dogs. betty lou and rachel are geniuses. the best part is that you get a sort of “lifetime guarantee” with their service. betty lou and rachel have been available for us any time (a lot of times 😆) when we experienced new problems, had specific questions, or decided to adopt our third dog. this training really helps you give yourself and your dogs a more positive, more structured environment. i still cannot believe the progress they’ve helped us make! their training is worth every penny. i cannot recommend them enough.
Google Review: "I used Bark Busters for training a Standard Poodle an I had two ladies who was so knowledgeable and patient and I can't say enough good things about them. I can report my Poodle has learned obedient and I have learned how to control the barking. My trainers were Rachel Rodgers and Betty Lou Prickett and they went above and beyond for my Poodle. Thank you Rachel and Betty. I will recommend them to friends and everyone."
Rachel and Betty Lou are awesome! Their training methods are spot on. My Golden Retriever had become territorial and aggressive. When I tried to walk her she would pull me down, lung, growl and bark at other dogs. Walking her was miserable. With Rachel and Betty Lou's help she has returned to being my gentle angel dog. We can enjoy walks again. Thank you Rachel and Betty Lou!
Client Google Review: "My pup and I have a better life thanks to Rachel and Betty Lou. They explain everything so well. It's simple and intuitive. It helps me understand and implement the training easily and with confidence. My 5-month old puppy has taken to the training exceptionally well and they have been so patient with me as we go through the training. Highly recommended!"
Words cannot describe how different my life is after the training with Betty and Rachel! I never realized how much my dog dictated my life. My dog used to bark at every little thing, jump up on everyone, be reactive to people, pulled on leash, growled at children and was very frantic during storms. After going through the Bark Buster program, my dog is so much more obedient and pleasant to be around. He is still the loving and silly boy he always was but now I'm not embarrassed to have people over because he actually has manners! During storms he is not shaking and is way calmer after I reassure him. It was such a relief to find natural training that did not rely on treats or shocking! I don't know why I waited so long to get this training but I'm super grateful for it.
Google Review: "Fantastic duo that have helped us and our pup so much! We really enjoy working with Rachel and Betty Lou! We have been working for about a month so far and already have had a great improvement with our fearful/stranger danger baby girl! I love that they make it easy to learn and train."
Google Review: "We had our first training today with our two dogs (chihuahua and chiweenie). Our chiweenie is aggressive and already his behavior is changing. Definitely has exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend."
Google Review: "Betty Lou and Rachel are amazing! They truly care about happy pets and happy owners! Our male Rottweiler puppy and his older pack are doing amazing with their help! "
Google Review: "Bark Busters has been so amazing with helping us with our one year old Lab mix. She loved jumping on our guests when they got to our house, loved being under foot wherever we went and does not do well on a leash at all. But in just the two visits with Bark Busters she has done so much better! Absolutely love that they come to my house too!"
Google Review: "Today we enjoyed out 2nd home training that included Rachel and Mary Lou watching how our "teenager" German Shephard responded to what we learned in the 1st session. Having them in our home and yard with our 22-month old, sometimes crazy, dog is a great thing. They critiqued what we have accomplished, demo'ed things to do next, and left us with those activities and ideas to work on. We are very encouraged as we can see the progress. And, we need progress!!!"
Google Review : "We were so pleased with the Bark Busters!
Within less than 2 hours our Bear and Daisy were doing the commands Betty Lou had taught them! I was so surprised how quick they learned! I totally recommend the Bark Busters dog training. Our babies loved her!"
Google Review: "Betty Lou and Rachel are amazing! I would recommend them to anyone who are struggling to keep their head above water with their fur babies. I have noticed such an amazing and unbelievable change in my dogs. They respond very well to the behavior techniques they taught us to implement! Please don’t hesitate! It will change your life and it is very much worth it! I am a happy, optimistic dog mama."
Google Review "Rachel and Betty Lou are life savers. Within one session Ziggy was responding to me: coming when I called her; staying away from the front door and the UPS driver; and letting me call the shots. Ziggy is a little different than most dogs. Since we live out in the country, she does not walk on a leash, but she walks beside me now and minds my commands. The lesson and the videos were a huge help. Thank you!"
For anyone having dog issues I highly recommend Barkbusters. The Mobile branch trainers are two nice ladies that have been best friends since they were 14. Ruby is doing awesome now that I am learning how to communicate with her better. It wasn’t cheap but very worth the money. Plus, I have piece of mind knowing that they will come back out at no extra cost if we haves issues years down the road. I Also love that it is praise based instead of treat based.
Gail Defnall's Google Review "We have a standard poodle named Beauregard. We got him at 8 weeks and by his first birthday, he was totally out of control! I researched and found Bark Busters Home Dog Training. After 2 classes, Beau is a different dog!! Finally we found the correct method of training and Beau is responding to commands followed by praise! No shock collar or pockets full of treats! Betty Lou and Rachel do an outstanding job teaching us how to communicate with Beau. After trying other methods, we have found the best in Bark Busters!!"
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Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant
5 reviews
3 weeks agoNEW
Firstly let me thank these ladies for coming to me and making experience enjoyable for me and ollie. They were on time, professional yet personable. They explained everything i needed to know and gave me real tip and not just rubric. Their …More
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Response from the owner3 weeks ago
Andrew, it was a pleasure working with you and Ollie. He's a great boy and will continue to improve as you display leadership with him. Great job. Thanks. Rachel & Betty Lou
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Roxanna Tisdale
Roxanna Tisdale
23 reviews·24 photos
3 weeks agoNEW
This type of training is amazing as it speaks volumes to the dogs. They respond quickly and it’s so very simple. Who would have thought! Berry Lou and Rachel are so nice and explain everything so well. Highly recommend them as our dogs have never behaved this well!
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Response from the owner3 weeks ago
Roxanna, we are so pleased that your doggies are doing great. You jumped right in and took the reins as their leader. Keep up the great work!!! Rachel & Betty Lou
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Thomitha Rush
Thomitha Rush
5 reviews
a month ago
After the first session I could see improvement with my puppy. The ladies teach you how to confidently lead your dog without harsh methods. The ladies were also very kind and personable and work to tailor your training to suit your individual needs. Money well spent.
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Response from the ownera month ago
Thomitha, you did great with the training and we're so happy to hear how well your sweet puppy is responding to your leadership. Keep up the great work. Sincerely, Rachel & Betty Lou
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Missy Del Castillo
Missy Del Castillo
1 review·2 photos
2 months ago
Rachel & Betty Lou are FANTASTIC to work with. We have an 8 month mini Aussiedoodle (Lily Blu) and were having issues with her reacting to walkers, bikers, dogs, golf carts, squirrels, etc. (pretty much anything that moved). She would bark, pull on the leash, and act crazy. I was getting so frustrated and embarrassed…I didn’t want to take her anywhere. I did lots of research and it was very important to me to have a trainer come to our home for training in our natural environment. Luckily, we found Bark Busters and they were awesome to work with from the first point of contact.

Rachel & Betty Lou helped me learn how to communicate more effectively with Lily Blu and I noticed immediate improvement in our first session.

I’ve had a few questions since our first meeting and they have been SUPER responsive and helped talk me through my questions. Homework is key in creating consistency in the training process. It WORKS and we couldn’t be happier.

I took Lily Blu to the boardwalk at the beach today to do some walking with lots of distractions (people, birds, dogs, bikes). She did GREAT and I am feeling much more confident in my ability to be an effective leader.

Thank you, Rachel & Betty Lou!! Looking forward to continuing to work with you both!"
Thomitha Rush's Google Review "After the first session I could see improvement with my puppy. The ladies teach you how to confidently lead your dog without harsh methods. The ladies were also very kind and personable and work to tailor your training to suit your individual needs. Money well spent."
Roxanna Tisdale's Google Review "This type of training is amazing as it speaks volumes to the dogs. They respond quickly and it’s so very simple. Who would have thought! Berry Lou and Rachel are so nice and explain everything so well. Highly recommend them as our dogs have never behaved this well!"
Andrew Grant's Google Review "Firstly let me thank these ladies for coming to me and making experience enjoyable for me and ollie. They were on time, professional yet personable. They explained everything I needed to know and gave me real tip and not just rubric. Their recommendations were spot on and I appreciate it a lot. My high jumper is already having 4 paws firmly planted. 10/10 so recommended."
Rachel and Betty Lou are godsends. I was really worried that we’d never get a handle on Geena’s pack leader mentality, but these ladies trained us how to let Geena know we are the Alphas and she doesn’t have to protect us 24/7. She’s already more relaxed and she’s responding very well to us now that we are learning to speak dog!! Here she is, tired out from our training session?

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