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.

Dog Training Services

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.

Meet Karen, Your Local Professional Dog Trainer

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Home Dog Training in Olympia, WA!

Welcome! My name is Karen Briggs, dog trainer and dog behavioral therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training in Greater Olympia.

I live in Olympia with my husband and our well-loved black lab, Pebbles. I was raised in Edmonds, WA and am a proud WSU graduate. Before joining Bark Busters, I had a financial planning firm for 30 years. During this time, I developed the teaching skills to communicate complex information to my clients in plain English -  making concepts clear and understandable. I made sure that my clients always felt comfortable asking any question and I hope I conveyed to them how much I cared about them and their families, always putting their interests first. I have always had a dog. I absolutely love dogs!

I discovered Bark Busters during a conversation with a friend, who marveled at how successful her Bark Busters training results had been for nearly 20 years, and with dogs for whom countless other training methods had all failed. She experienced personal success with dogs who had bitten other dogs and/or people, barked incessantly, pulled nonstop on the leash, jumped on everyone at the front door, and many other issues. After meeting her Bark Busters dog trainer and seeing the results for myself, I became very excited about being able to help Olympia dogs and their human families achieve similar same results!

I promise to provide you with valuable training that will enhance your relationship with your dog(s) and teach you how to be a strong, capable, compassionate leader for them. And to show you how to communicate effectively with your dog in natural dog language, so that not only will your dog then understand the rules of the house and what is expected of them, but will also dramatically increase the pace of their learning, while building a strong bond of trust. Your dog will respect you - and as a result, will very happily look to you for direction and praise. Dogs should be a source of joy, never a cause of frustration or stress. I can help!

Your dog's job is to be loved, cuddled, and cared for, but also to follow your families rules and be a well-mannered dog. A well-behaved dog can bring limitless love and happiness to you and your family, and I want to help you achieve this dynamic and will be there for you every step of the way.

Dog-friendly methods. Bark Busters uses positive, dog-friendly communication techniques that dogs instinctively understand.

We want your dog to trust you, never to fear you. Knowing how to communicate with your dog in dog language means no need for harsh or physical methods. No collars that pinch, shock or choke. No forcing a dog to do anything. No treats. Instead, we help you train your dog’s brain so that your dog thinks, and then makes good choices. This makes for long-lasting results and a trusting and respectful relationship with your dog and it typically speeds up the education process. Training exercises are quick, easy, and fun.

In-home training. Dogs learn best in a familiar, comfortable environment, free of outside distractions and disruptions. Training is one-on-one and is provided in the comfort of your home, where dogs are less stressed. This means that we can focus on the issues and they learn very quickly.

It's also important for you to know how to control your dog in "real life" situations. When you and your dog are ready we may also do training outside, and/or in higher-distraction environments (such as a busy sidewalk or a park with foot traffic).

Any age, any breed, any problem. Because all dogs speak the same language, our dog training system works for any breed, any age, any issue. In fact, Bark Busters was initially founded to help people whose dogs behavioral problems had them in danger of being abandoned or euthanized.

We customize your training to achieve your specific goals and meet your dog’s unique needs. You get real results and lasting emotional bonds with your canine family member. The training method is so effective that immediate positive results are often seen within the first 2-3 hours of training.

If you are experiencing behavioral issues with your dog, I can help! Contact me today to see immediate changes in your dog’s behavior.

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See what Bark Busters Clients have to say about our services

  • 4.97 Average Rating Average rating 4.97 out of 5 based on 15964 reviews.
  • 99.6% 4 or 5 stars 99.6% rate their experience with Bark Busters as 4 or 5 out of 5 stars.
  • 99.8% Would Recommend 99.8% would recommend Bark Busters to their friends and neighbors.
  • 99.7% Dog Responded 99.7% think that their dog responded to the training.

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What Makes Bark Busters Olympia 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 Olympia, 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 is 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 to 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

Tips & Advice

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.

Professional Dog Training Near You!

Servicing: Camp Murray, Dupont, Graham, Lacey, Lakewood, McChord AFB, Mckenna, Olympia, Orting, Puyallup, Rainier, Roy, Spanaway, Tacoma, Tenino, Tumwater, University Place, Yelm

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