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: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Oakland, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo
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 Greater Oakland & Alameda County!
Welcome, I am Gusty Minyard, your local Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Behavioral Therapist. I have been a dog lover for as long as I can remember. I grew up with two dogs in my house, Sundog and Rory, raising them both as puppies. Sundog, a golden retriever, and Rory, a miniature pinscher, were completely opposite in temperament. One was loving and playful and the other was standoffish and at times aggressive. You can guess which one was which, but I loved them equally and grew up with a deep admiration and respect for these wonderful creatures. Today, it’s me and my rescue – a Chihuahua mix named Carley Simon.
I adopted Carley when she was roughly 5 years old, and while she was incredibly loving she had a severe case of separation anxiety. She was aggressively protective over me, didn’t know how to play with other dogs, and pulled every time we walked to the point of her choking. I had witnessed friends training their dogs with harsh methods I didn’t agree with or by using treats to the point that the dog saw their human as a treat dispenser. The dogs wouldn’t behave unless there was a tasty reward. I knew these methods would not be effective and long lasting and after trying different methods without success, I found Bark Busters. By learning to speak dog and utilizing the tools given to me by Bark Busters, I can happily say that Carley is now relaxed, enjoys meeting new dogs, and never pulls on our walks. We have mutual trust, love, and respect thanks to the tools of Bark Busters.
I have always wanted to make helping animals my profession, and in my 3 years as a veterinary technician, I was able to work with hundreds of dogs and owners and gain a deeper insight into how dogs relate to their humans and the world in general. I take that experience, plus my experience as a dog sitter and dog walker, into my training to help you gain a happy and harmonious home with your fur buddies. I believe misbehaving dogs aren’t bad dogs, they are acting out of instinct. With proper training and a relationship based on trust and respect, we can eliminate the reasons behind the unwanted behavior.
I can teach you how to speak dog using body language and vocal cues to ensure that they understand what you are asking, and you both can have a happy home.
Your dog can have good manners! With my one-on-one dog training, I will help you understand how dogs communicate. I empower dog owners with simple, effective, time-efficient, and cruelty-free methods that work alongside dogs’ natural instincts. No harmful methods. No unnecessary treats.
Dogs learn best in a familiar, safe environment, free of outside distractions and disruptions. That’s why I come to you, at your home and on your schedule, to help you build an effective foundation for better dog behavior. Here, I can customize our training sessions to achieve your specific goals and meet your dog’s unique needs.
Whether teaching good habits to your new puppy, introducing obedience training, or resolving behavioral issues, I will partner with you to tackle all your dog training needs and issues - large and small!
What Makes Bark Busters Oakland & Alameda 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 Oakland & Alameda 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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