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 Michelle & Connor

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Best Dog Training in Phoenix-Goodyear, AZ!

My name is Michelle Willey and I am a Master Trainer with Bark Busters Phoenix-Goodyear. I am thrilled to be joined in our business by my son, Connor. There are so many aspects of our job that we enjoy: helping people, meeting wonderful dogs, and most of all, we love opening a dog owner’s eyes to their dog’s true potential. We want you to live a happier life together with your dog!

As your Bark Busters dog trainers in Phoenix, Goodyear, and the West Valley, we want our clients to understand that the gift of leadership is what their dog needs most from them.  The kindest thing you can do for your dog is to provide for your pups core needs. When this goal is accomplished it makes for a balanced and well-adjusted dog that is void of many of the negative behavioral issues owners experience.

We never employ harsh methods - no shock collars or prong collars. We don’t use tools like constant treats or clickers.  Our dog-friendly methods rely on voice tones and body language to help you communicate with your dog and to help your dog to understand you! The bond you will create with your dog is sealed in loyalty, respect, and trust.

Most of our clients see results literally in the first training session. We provide instructions, feedback, homework, and plans for returning, if needed. We believe getting your dog on track is a team effort and it requires partnership from the dog owner, dog trainer, and your dog!  Many clients have come to us after other types of training methods have failed. Don’t give up on your dog without working with us first. Bark Busters Home Dog Training has saved many dogs that would have gone to shelters, been rehomed, or been euthanized because of behavioral issues.

Looking to have someone come speak at your office, school, or next event:

Michelle routinely speaks 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. Call us at (877) 500-2275 for more information.

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Bark Busters Trainer Interviewed by Arizona TV for Veterans Day

Rescued Dogs Training to Help Arizona Veterans

It’s a story of hope, resilience, and service, and Bark Busters is at the center. A German Shepherd was found on the side of a highway, guarding her three puppies inside a box. All four dogs survived, and they’re now supporting local veterans.

What Makes Bark Busters Phoenix-Goodyear 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 Phoenix-Goodyear, 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

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.

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Phoenix-Goodyear Client Reviews

See what our clients have to say

Michelle is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and uses a gentle approach. After two sessions, our Goldendoodle Clover, was listening better and had improved leash manners. We are excited to continue training with Bark Busters.
Michelle with Bark Busters was exactly what we needed and more to support our pup Honeybee. Her approach to understanding our dog, her behaviors, and why was so helpful to understand what we needed to change and implement to improve her behavior. In one session we learned invaluable information that we'll have for a lifetime. We noticed immediate changes and a happier more secure dog after one session. The lifetime support provided so much peace of mind that no matter what happens, we'll be able to support our dog to be the best she can be. It's made our lives more enjoyable (and quiet) and we're so thankful for this literal life changing training. You won't find a better person or trainer than Michelle and Bark Busters. If you want to train your dog right the first time-Bark Busters is your answer.
After only a day and a half Slash is a different dog befriend was able to visit without him jumping all over her..I can only imagine how much he will improve with time..he's seeming much calmer and happier..She took enclosed picture of him sitting like a good boy
Demitri has separation anxiety and barking issue. Michelle gave me great instructions on how to be able to handle my lovable dog.
I am so grateful I found this company. From day one Michelle listened to my concerns and was able to help me. I saw a change in my dog within the first session. I hated taking him on the leash because it was such a struggle and now we are well on our way to being able to have pleasant walks together. Michelle’s education about dogs and dog training is phenomenal. She is the real deal!!!
If you are looking for the best dog training, with a positive reinforcement (no punishment) training program, Michelle at Bark Busters is the best. Michelle is an utmost professional, with the warmth of a family friend, and a gentle demeanor that you instantly feel comfortable around. Within minutes our puppies were at ease and comfortable around her. You can see from the start that she genuinely cared about our concerns, our puppies well-being, and our relationship with our puppies. We were impressed by her thorough interview process and methodical training approach. She took her time to create a bond with our dogs and training came about organically. In a couple of hours our puppies learned food manners, stay, leave it, off, and down. It is so refreshing for us to be able to open the front door and have them not trying to escape. We look forward to our next training session. Thank you so much Michelle for changing our lives.
Michelle with Bark Busters was exactly what we needed and more to support our pup Honeybee. Her approach to understanding our dog, her behaviors, and why was so helpful to understand what we needed to change and implement to improve her behavior. In one session we learned invaluable information that we’ll have for a lifetime. We noticed immediate changes and a happier more secure dog after one session. The lifetime support provided so much peace of mind that no matter what happens, we’ll be able to support our dog to be the best she can be. It’s made our lives more enjoyable (and quiet) and we’re so thankful for this literal life changing training. You won’t find a better person or trainer than Michelle and Bark Busters. If you want to train your dog right the first time-Bark Busters is your answer.
Great first training! Our dog responded positively and is going well.
We could not be more pleased with the progress Izzy is making. Our second visit was just as insightful as the first. She has improved at least 75% with just two sessions. Michelle is definitely a 'Dog Whisperer'. She really knows how to communicate with dogs in a gentle and kind way and gains their respect at the same time. Couldn't be happier with the method and results.
Can't begin to express how impressed I am with Michelle's training techniques. She is brilliant. My 11-month-old pup responded to her immediately. In our first session, she addressed all of Isabella's unwanted behaviors in a way that makes so much sense. She took the time to explain to me how to communicate with a dog and why it works - incredible. Her training methods are kind, gentle and above all extremely effective.
Michelle the owner is truly a dog whisper. My collie was the neighborhood block watch and was constantly barking, even if a leaf blew across the yard it was a full on 5 Siren bark alert !
Michelle came to the house showed me how to command my leadership of the pack, placed boundaries on the dogs when guests come to the front door and established ME the LEADER. Michelle trains with positive praise and special techniques to get your dog the very best companion they can be. My neighbors and my husband has seen and HEARD the change!
Call bark Busters today .. set a new standard in your house today. 5 STARS
I don’t even know where to begin! Michelle has helped our family in so many ways. Her services extended far beyond what I was expecting. She addressed my dogs as a whole rather than one specific issue. She made me see how much everything is connected to my dogs behavior. I never thought she could help with my oldest dog. I thought she was old too help to change habits. She really helped get my dogs manageable and bring some peace and order into the home. I am forever grateful for Michelle and all she has taught my family. This is training I can carry through with confidence.
My dogs have been victims of the Pitbull Stigma for far too long. The odds have been stacked against them from day 1.Caerus was scheduled to be euthanized after 3 years on a chain, victimized by the dog catchers, and finally left behind he was labeled a bad dog, a vicious pit bull. Once we saved him, he came with much baggage; fear of men, insecurities, and the desire to escape when no one was home. Michelle helped us to understand Caerus' thought process and the canine mentality and break down the situation to that we could better understand the needs of our boy. She taught us the manipulative ways our dog tried to control us without us knowing. She helped us understand situations the way our dogs perceive them, not us, because often, we misinterpreted the message our dog was given. She gave us methods to help our dogs so that we could avoid a fight between the two of them and avoid aggression toward strangers. I am so grateful for this training it will change the PITBULL STIGMA and rewrite my dog's narrative. If dog mom/dad worry consumes your life, as it did me; then the first step is contacting Michelle. You can control your pups, and your peace of mind.
The training that Michelle provided for my puppy Charlie (and for me) was phenomenal. Brother Charles struggles with separation anxiety, wherein he continually barks if he is separated from me by a door. He also tends to jump up on me and others. I learned from Michelle how to "growl" and clap in order to correct these behaviors. I was in awe over seeing how responsive Charlie was to Michelle's first attempt to do this. Although we still have much more work to do, Charlie is now more calm and has a greater capacity to wait for me outside a closed door. It gives me much hope that Br. Charles has the capacity for obedience in him!
Michelle was professional & easy to work with. Lessons were easy to follow and replicate and showed immediate results.
Michelle is amazing. Our rescue dog was out of control. Michelle spent time training us and working with Willow. Fantastic results after the first session. Our dog is learning so much and we are too. It's a miracle.
We recently had our first training session with Michelle and we were so impressed with her knowledge and experience that the time flew by so fast. We initially contacted Bark Busters for our fur baby we recently rescued because she is very shy and timid and lacks confidence. But when Michelle came to our home she saw that our other baby was very nervous and barked a lot in the beginning. She showed us how we could work with her to calm her down and allow us to become the pack leaders of our home. Both puppies have shown improvement in such a short time. Our rescue has a long way to go but I know that with Michelles help and guidance she will become a confident pup! We are looking forward to our continued training with Michelle!
Michelle is incredible! She showed us fast and easy ways to get our 1yr old German Shepherd to listen to commands. She also got our very nippy smaller pup to stay away from ankles!
Such an amazing experience learning and feeling in control of my dogs.
Michelle is the "Dog Whisperer" I purposely waited a few days to write this review, as I wanted to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Angel & Bella improved 95% within 3 days of training. Their barking is almost nil. Our front door can be left open now without a peep from our girls. What an Amazing accomplishment. We're no longer on pins and needles; we are all much more relaxed. Thank you to our "Dog Whisperer" Michelle.
We’re amazed at how much we learned in just the first visit! Michelle is great & had Uso under her spell in minutes! We’re excited to watch him progress into a great dog!
We’re amazed at how much we learned in just the first visit! Michelle is great & had Uso under her spell in minutes! We’re excited to watch him progress into a great dog!
Michelle is amazing! This training is a game changer and I'm excited to bring my pack into balance and show everyone the amazing dogs they really are!
Michelle helped me immediately gain respect and understanding from my dogs! It 2 hours I went from being a really frustrated dog owner to be a very optimistic dog owner! I am very excited to explore the new relationship with my dogs with me as the leader!
Michelle was AMAZING and will help me help Duke be the dog of my dreams! Wow, that which she taught me during our first session was priceless! Because of my situation and not really training Duke and letting him know his place in the house, he took over and became the leader. I need to let him know through consistent training and practices that I am the leader. Within 3 days I have established his place near the front door. When the door bell rings, he knows where to sit and waits quietly until he is given the release word to come. When playing ball I am now able to put two fingers under his collar, tell him to stay, throw the ball, slowly take my fingers away and give him command to get the ball. He gets it, brings it back and drops it at my feet. I have also been able to stop him during a retrieval and have him come back to me. This is all outstanding! Duke also sits while his dinner is being served, we say grace and then I tell him to enjoy his meal. There was so much information that Michelle shared with me about Duke, which all made perfect sense, but I didn't know how to apply it. Michelle is giving me the tools and knowledge to use with Duke to help him be the best dog he can be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Michelle was awesome. The commands and techniques she taught us resulted in immediate changes in Lou's behavior. Highly recommend Michelle and Bark Busters

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