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.
Servicing: Bridgeport, Cos Cob, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greens Farms, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Newtown, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Redding, Redding Center, Redding Ridge, Ridgefield, Riverside, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Southport, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton
Dog Training Services
Common Dog Behavioral Issues We Address:
- Change in Address
- Focus & Listening
- Improving Confidence
- Leash Pulling
- New Baby Preparation
- 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.
Best Dog Training in Stamford & Greater Fairfield County!
Welcome. I'm Michael Konstantaras, 2021 Dog Trainer & Behavioral Therapist of the Year.
For the past 15 years, I have helped my clients become "the leader of their pack" using dog-friendly, non-food based techniques. My experience working with literally thousands of dogs of all breeds will help me get you and your dog on the same page and live the happy, peaceful life together that both/all of you want.
I will help you build a loving, respectful relationship with your dog, and address any behavioral issues without using physical force or doing anything harmful ever to your dog. This will also be achieved without treats. No shock/prong collars or harmful techniques are ever used by me. My goal is for your dog to love and respect you, not fear you.
I will work with you addressing dog behavior issues such as housebreaking, separation anxiety, aggression, jumping up, puppy nipping, walking on leash/leash reactivity, and much more. It's never too early or too late to start training with me. From puppies 8-weeks-old to any behavioral issue with adult dogs of any age or breed, I can help you.
You'll be amazed at what your dog will be able to do once you learn to "speak dog".
In-Home Training. I come to you! Your home, yard, and neighborhood are where most dog's issues occur. This is why it's best to start in these locations. I also do off-site lessons at the local dog park or teaching client's how to calmly walk their dogs through town on a busy weekend afternoon! I will effectively address any issue you may have including: aggression, housebreaking, jumping on visitors, nuisance barking, getting into the garbage can, demanding attention or bothering family members and guests, fighting between dogs in the same home, separation anxiety, walking on leash, and much more. I start in the home but all outdoor training is included too!
Being in a familiar environment where there's nothing competing for your dog's attention enables us to address the dog obedience issues very quickly. In fact, it's very common for clients to see results with dog behavioral issues in the first 20 minutes! Expensive "boot camps" or sleep away training are not effective in my opinion because your dog needs to respect and listen to you in your home, not a trainer at some facility. Besides, wouldn't you rather be a part of shaping your dog's behavior to the way you want it to be?
Personalized Dog Training Programs. No "one size fits all" group dog training or puppy training classes. I develop a personalized one-on-one program for you based on your dog's particular personality, perspective and your goals. You'll learn how to read your dog's reactions and adjust your communication as needed depending on how your dog is responding.
Positive Dog Training. No shock collars, choke collars, pinning, intimidation or clickers. Unlike some trainers, I never use harsh techniques or bribe with food to extort good behavior. Our dog training focuses on using dogs' natural instincts to work toward a win -win situation for you and your dog. Trust, clear communication and understanding produces longer lasting results than treat training or force.
Effective dog training. You will learn more in our first training lesson and get better results than in group classes that last several weeks. You'll be amazed at what your dog will be able to do once you learn to "speak dog".
Speak Dog. Dogs don't understand English any better than Italian. It's no wonder they can't immediately understand your verbal commands.. You should learn your dog's language not the other way around. This is especially true if your dog is stressed or seems resistant to what you have already tried. I will teach you to communicate using the language your dog already understands. You will learn how to use your body language and voice tones to get your dog to focus on you and respond to your directions. It's really amazing for both you and your dog when you can finally understand what each other wants!
New Adoption. Adoption is at an all time high which is great! I have helped countless families welcome their newly adopted puppy or adult dog to their home. Not all dogs (unfortunately) have had the best experiences before you adopt them. I will help your new furry family member adjust to your home and establish that calm, balanced environment that you both desire.
Have Michael come speak at your office, school, or next event:
I routinely speak at Vet Offices, Children or Adult Schools, Animal Shelters, Town or City Meetings, and various other forums on such topics as General Dog Behavior, Aggression, Dog Safety in the Workplace, Puppy Behavior, Adoption, or any dog related topic of your choice.
Hello, I am Cassidy Lewis, your Bark Busters trainer in Stamford & Greater Fairfield County, Connecticut.
I’ve always had a love for animals and have found they would also gravitate to me. If you're reading my bio, then you'll probably agree there's nothing like the companionship of a dog. We also know that when these companions have behavioral issues, it can really upset the entire home. Having official Bark Busters certification, and having worked with Michael the last five years, I have learned the skills and techniques to help you address any behavioral issue, with any breed, at any age. From new puppies, to dogs well over 10 years old, it's never too early or too late to start. I will work by your side, in your home, and in your community to get your pup to view you as your family's leader. Once you learn how to communicate with your dog in a way your dog understands, you will both live a more happy and peaceful life together. All of this will be achieved without unnecessary treats or doing anything harmful to your dog (No shock/prong collars/being physical ever).
When your dog trusts you and can communicate clearly with you, your bond will grow even more! Every day I'm thankful that I have the opportunity to help so many people build the relationship with their dog of which they have always dreamed.
Watch Michael in action on the Today Show.
Training Tips for Pandemic Pups
Over 23 million households adopted a new pet over the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch Michael Konstantaras from Bark Busters give tips to help your dogs adjust to the end of work-from-home.
What Makes Bark Busters Stamford & Greater Fairfield 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 Stamford & Greater Fairfield 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.
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
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.
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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