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 Stephen

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Best Dog Training Morristown NJ, Parsippany, West Orange!

Welcome. I am Stephen Borgfield, your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in Morristown. As far back as I can remember, I have always had a great affinity with animals of all kind. My childhood dogs were Heidi, a Dachshund and PeeWee, a Beagle they taught me so much about how loving and selfless animals can be.

I was at my happiest when I was around animals. I was a "city slicker" growing up in the mid-west but my fondest memories as a child is the time that I spent visiting friends who owned and operated a dairy farm. I just loved being around the animals, that was my passion. In the early 90's I started riding horses. After taking a riding class at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NJ I became obsessed with them. During the next 8 or so years I owned three horses, Winston, an Appendix Quarter horse that had raced at Rio Doso New Mexico, an American Saddlebred named Bradley, and a Morgan named Limerick. I showed locally at school shows and at regional shows in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, and almost always placed in the ribbons. But my real passion was for the training of horses, closely followed by dogs. I spent several years studying and applying horse training methods from classical dressage to "the cowboy way". I was particularly interested in the natural methods of training of John Lyons, Buck Brannaman, and my horse training hero, Pat Parelli. These trainers are the guys who put the phrase "Horse Whispering" on the map. "dog whisperers" and "cat whisperers" followed on their heels. The idea of using the unique psychology of the animal and communicating in a natural way that is intuitive to the animal rather than to the human was very appealing to me. So I began following these methods with my horses and as it turned out, I was very good at it. As one Irish-American mentor of mine (who has horse blood running in his veins!) put it, "Steve, you have what we call "it" with horses." "You are a natural with animals".

Because of my experience with horses and my love of dogs, it was only natural that I would seek out a similar approach to train my newly acquired Jack Russell puppy. My research led me to Bark Busters. The methods used by Bark Busters were very similar to those used by the horse guys, just tailored to the canine rather than equine mind. I was also searching at the time for a way to work with dogs full time, utilizing my unique talents with animals to help people with their unruly canines.

The Bark Busters method, developed in Australia some 40 years ago has the philosophy that was so in-tune with my own understanding about training animals, so I joined the company in 2003 as a behavioral therapist/trainer-since then I have trained hundreds of dogs and helped their owners to understand how to communicate with them in their own language. People say I'm the New Jersey Dog Whisperer but I think that I am more the 'canine communicator' able to help humans and dogs successfully communicate with each other. Many vets in recommend Bark Busters as they know we can get the results that dog owners need using our dog friendly, natural method and in the shortest possible time.

My achievements: High school and college years were taken up with music and education. Graduated with honors from high school. Graduated from University of North Texas with a bachelors and masters in Music.

My highlights with Bark Busters: 10 years-experience Achieved Master and Grand Master Trainer Status. Over 1000 dogs rehabilitated, trained and helped TV appearance on "The Pet Stop" with Brian Voynick. Feature article in the New Jersey Star Ledger focusing on a case of Separation Anxiety that I successfully rehabilitated and after 2 or 3 other Behaviorists had given up. Feature article in The Montclair Times. Ran a class for 2 years at a local shelter to teach volunteers to work with troubled dogs. Served as a training consultant for a New Jersey local shelter.

My current pets are: Wally, my Jack Russell, Jetti, a mini-poodle that I rescued and helped with aggression, and Cody, a Cavalier King Charles, they help me to help dogs every day.

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What Makes Bark Busters Essex and Morris 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 Essex and Morris, 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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Essex & Morris Client Reviews

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Steve is very patient and explains the reasoning behind the techniques used.
My husband and I rescued a 6 month old pit bull. He is great dog, but he is very strong and has a mind of his own. After looking into numerous trainers, we decided on Steve. I am thrilled with our choice. On our first visit Steve took the time to discuss the breed and showed us techniques that we could start to use that day. On another visit we went to the park so that Steve could watch the dog’s reaction when walking around bikes, people and other dogs. I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, patient, experienced trainer.
A few months ago we were looking for help for our young German Shepard who was suffering from separation anxiety.
We contacted Steve and Terri who were most knowledgeable and helpful. Our first meeting with Steve was amazing . His personable and friendly demeanor made us so comfortable. He assessed the situation with us and observed Koda’s behavior. He immediately had us working with Koda and we were so impressed with just one command -which will remain a secret- that resulted in immediate results.
To this date , we have had two sessions with Steve and Koda. We cannot express our appreciation to Steve enough as we continue to experience positive results in Koda’s behavior.
We would highly recommend Steve as he is a consummate professional and you wont be disappointed
Steve is great! He is wise, professional, honest, and great at what he does. It's only been a few days since our first session and have seen a huge improvement with our 2.5-year-old corgi, Herbie. His biggest problem behaviors (barking non-stop when we have guests and jumping up to steal food) have subsided and we're looking forward to seeing more improvements as we continue with training.
Steve is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and respectful. He sets you up to succeed and we appreciate all his help with our dog Ritter!
Terry and Steve are beyond words. Just want to say AMAZING. Thank God
Stephen knows what he is doing! It’s funny because we adopted a 3 year old dog, and based on Louie’s behavior and how we wanted to train him, I felt like us humans needed to be trained more to view the dog in a certain way rather than just training Louie. And Stephen was consistent in reminding us the behaviors we need to have to train our dog correctly and for him to respect & listen to us. Stephen explaining the way dogs communication & how they “listen” to body language helped tremendously. I would definitely recommend him! He also recommended a harness that CHANGED Louie’s behavior from the first moment we put it on him - that information alone was incredibly helpful!
I would definitely recommend Stephen Borgfield and Bark Busters. Our recently adopted three year old rescue shih tzu was acting aggressively, mostly towards my husband, by nipping, biting, and not allowing my husband to pick him up. Through Stephen's thorough knowledge and patience with not only Conner, but with us also, the problem has been solved. We now look forward to a happy life with Conner. Thank you Stephen.
Steve is the most patient trainer. He has answered all of our questions and has been an excellent source of information regarding our new dog, Cooper. We knew "we" needed training as well as our dog. Steve's personality is calm and therefore the entire training process goes very smoothly. Can't thank him enough!
We adopted Annie, a 2-year-old Jack Russel, from a rescue shelter where she'd been returned at least twice, for aggression. After one week with Annie, my husband and I were also considering returning her, because she got so mean and possessive of her toys and dog bed. Rather than become the third in a long line of people who brought Annie home only to bring her back to the shelter, we called Steve of Bark Busters, literally in tears. Now, two months later, Annie is a wonderful part of our family, and so is Steve! He's taught us how to teach Annie...who now exhibits no aggression, walks next to us on her lead in the "heel" position, sits and stays on command and politely waits for her food, sits quietly on the floor while we eat our dinner, and only jumps on the couch when invited! When I think about how we could have let her go back to the shelter, like so many others did, and how huge a part of our lives she is now, I realize that calling Bark Busters has changed the course of Annie's life, and of ours.
Steve was a terrific trainer. He is smart, experienced, and knows how to teach effective techniques to keep your dog obedient and eager to please. Since Steve helped me train my dog. I no longer need a leash or collar when walking her.
It was an incredible transformation. In a few hours our dog was listening to our commands. Stephen was absolutely incredible with how he helped get my children to understand why we have to all be consistent.
I see the change in Murphey in one day and would love for others to have that joy with their dog. It was nice to learn more from the dog's point of view and made us realize why some of his behaviors exist.
Within 5 minutes, it was as if someone swapped our dogs! We asked the trainer where he was hiding the pixie dust. We've now recommended Bark Busters to two other owners. We hope you can get through to their "monsters" like you did ours. We only wish we'd started with Bark Busters when they were young pups!
My husband and I would like to commend Bark Busters not only for dog training, but also people training! The techniques and tips from our rep proved invaluable; Kenobi, our 1-year-old Lab, was quite a little devil. Before seeking help, she would steal our things, throw temper tantrums, and misbehave on walks. Now through consistent practicing and training with Bark Busters methods, she is even more lovable and fun to be around. Bark Busters has truly helped Kenobi become part of our family pack!

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