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 Jeri

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Best Dog Training in Collegeville, Royersford, Norristown, Harleysville, Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Phoenixville, Spring City & West Chester!

Welcome to the Bark Busters Home Dog Training! I am Jeri Wagner, a certified Bark Busters behavioral therapist and master trainer serving western Montgomery County, northern Chester County and parts of Berks County.

I am a certified Canine Good Citizens Evaluator for the American Kennel Club, an associate member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a supporting member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the Canine Behavioral Therapist and a Board of Directors member for To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc., and an Emergency Responder for the Montgomery County Animal Response Team (MCART).

I have been an avid dog lover and owner my entire life and wanted to share that passion with other people. When I was given the opportunity to work with dogs and their families I jumped at it. I'm happy I found a career in which I can help other people enjoy the dogs in their lives. Prior to joining Bark Busters I worked as an advertising and marketing manager for national and international corporations. I live in Montgomery County with my human family and my canine family which includes our 15 year old Pitbull mix, Zoey, and our newly adopted 11 year old Staffordshire Bull terrier, Diamond.

I help my clients become "the leader" using dog-friendly, non-food based techniques (no shock collars or harsh methods ever!). My goal is for your dog to love and respect you, not fear you. I will work with you to address issues such as housebreaking, separation anxiety, aggression, jumping, puppy manners, walking on leash, and much more. I can help any breed, any age, any issue! You'll be amazed at what your dog will be able to do once you learn to "speak dog". All this takes is a personal commitment of 20 minutes a day for 5 weeks. If you are consistent, the behavioral changes will be permanent.

My expertise:

  • Training all dogs, any age, any breed
  • Helping clients with dogs demonstrating aggression towards people and other dogs
  • Reducing sibling rivalry, separation anxiety and toilet problems
  • Manage pulling on the leash so your dog walks to heel
  • Teaching proper manners for your dog
  • Home puppy training with several lesson plans over the first few months to get your puppy off to the right start
  • Accommodating dogs or their owners with special needs
  • Presenting in-service workshops for veterinary clinics, groomers, kennels, and animal shelters
  • Providing educational programs for children in local schools Speaking to community groups on a variety of topics including choosing the right dog for your family, avoiding dog bites, dog park safety, and more.

In-Home Training: I come to your home, where most dogs’ issues occur. I start in the home but all outdoor training is included too. Being in a familiar environment where there is nothing competing for your dog's attention enables us to address the issues more directly. 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.

Personalized Dog Training Programs: I develop a personalized one-on-one program for you based on your dog's particular personality, perspective and your goals. You will 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 produce longer lasting results than treat training or force.

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 want!

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What Makes Bark Busters Collegeville, Pottstown and Norristown 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 Collegeville, Pottstown and Norristown, 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.

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Collegeville, Pottstown & Norristown Client Reviews

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Not only is Jeri extremely knowledgeable, she is extremely patient with the many questions we had during our first lesson and since then. After one lesson with her, where she carefully laid out a gameplan for us, we started to see changes with our two very stubborn pups. Now, six weeks out, we're still seeing changes, and have been able to get through things that we've been struggling with for years. To put it simply, Jeri is a miracle worker.
Our very first meeting with Jeri left us feeling like we finally will get the dog (ok.. human) training that we have been trying to get for the past 4 years. The Bark Buster approach is very unique and in our first meeting we could see our dog Becky begin to respond to us differently. Jeri was very thorough in her explanations and patient with our questions. I am looking forward to doing homework with our dog and sharing improvements with Jeri. I feel confident that we are not alone in this process and that we will end up with the well behaved dog that we have always wanted.
Our trainer, Jeri was thorough, efficient and effective. She gave my husband and me instructions to set us up for success even before she arrived, had a ‘lesson plan’ personalized to our particular needs, and spent as much time with us as we needed to become familiar with a brand new way to relate to our two dogs. We appreciate the written reference material she left with us, her suggested prioritization of behaviors to address, and the special accessories (patented to BarkBusters), provided to support success. It was worth the investment to have training within our home environment, with emphasis on providing consistent, firm but fair leadership. She set us up with a training schedule for us to complete, augmented by her continued support either via email or for additional visits. We highly recommend BarkBusters as a sound investment in a serenely happy home!
I was truly amazed at the training Jeri has provided to date. In a single 3+ hour session, I learned many tools with which to train Sadie — and myself, too. I’m looking forward to beginning our daily training activities and talking more dog 😊. I have every expectation that Sadie will be a super dog by the time we see Jeri again. Thanks, Jeri!
I was looking forward to getting instruction on the issues with Mickey and working with Jerri. She was a pleasure and very helpful.
My lesson with Jeri was wonderful and empowering. I feel more confident in my abilities to support my dog so that she feels more calm and relaxed. The tools and techniques used were explained in an accessible way and she individualized the treatment plan to exactly what Simone needs and what I wanted to work on. I saw some promising steps towards improvement and she responded just as well the day after our lesson. I am so grateful for Jeri’s help and so excited to see how Simone does moving forward
It was a pleasure meeting Jeri for our first training. I learned so much on how to relate to Reiff. I was so happy to see a improvement only with the first lesson and it made me very hopeful and excited to know that Reiff will be able to be the best obedient and happy puppy that he deserves to be. Jeri was down to earth but very professional and you could see she loves and cares deeply of all pets.
Thank you so much and I’m looking forward to the future with Reiff.
We had our first session with Jeri today. She was extremely informative and clearly loves what she does. Our puppy responded to the training in only one session! We look forward to working with Jeri for long term changes for all of us.
Last evening Jeri met with my husband & myself & instructed us on training not only our 10 month old Maltipoo, but also our 9 year old Labradoodle. Words can’t express how grateful we are with the techniques she has taught us on how to speak”dog”. I need the assistance of a cane to function safely & Jeri adjusted the techniques for me using the stairs & walking correctly with my Maltipoo puppy. He no longer pulls when we walk which was causing me to lose my balance. You can’t go wrong having Jeri at Bark Busters for your trainer to have your dog be the “best that he can be”. Thanks Jeri for your knowledge and training methods.
Jeri, from Collegeville, was our trainer. She came over and sat with us to talk through all the behaviors we wanted to address for our 8 yr old Puggle and 4 yr old Pitty. She came up with a training plan for us and spent time demonstrating all the different techniques to make sure we got a good handle on them. She’s been checking in via email with us since.
After 3 weeks of following the program, our guys have improved drastically. We couldn’t be happier. (Google, 11/6/2023)
Jeri was terrific! From the jump she was able to give pointers and suggestions in real time as she also kept us focused on the assessment. She taught us more about our dog in the first session then traditional group training over an 8 week course. We have noticed almost immediate differences now knowing how to best communicate. Highly recommend training with Jeri!
On her first visit 5 days ago, Jeri gave us a very detailed explanation of the BarkBuster training techniques and then watched and guided us as we practiced using those techniques on our dog, Tina. We are seeing progress each day as we work with Tina, and appreciate all the information Jeri left with us, and her help with all our questions.
Jeri Wagner impressed both my husband and my self with her extensive knowledge of training dogs of all ages as we have a 2 year old dog and 3 month old puppy. She was very patient with all our questions and we feel very confident and comfortable reaching out to her as needed. We would recommend her to everyone! Thanks Jeri! (Google, 9/3/2023)
Not only was Jeri extremely nice and patient with all my questions, I was shocked at how quickly some of the training started to work! My dogs and I were starting to get it during the training, then we kept practicing after she left and some of it took with my dogs immediately! I’m really optimistic about this training and it’s definitely worth the price to make my anxious shelter dogs happier and calmer. Miranda K., Royersford (Google , 8/20/2023)
We all met with Jeri today and we are already on our way with better days with our pup Beans. I can't believe I can now come through the door and not get clawed or jumped on by our fur baby Beans. Jeri left after hrs of educating us and working with us and even left valuable information with homework. We are ready to take the challenge and new life style!! We welcome this with open minds and open arms. We were doing literelly almost everything wrong!!!! yikes! After the informitive first visit with Jeri from Bark Busters, I must say, it was a game changer for all of us. If you don't try this company, well this will be your loss. We already have gained. Cheers to new challenges and to a better life with our loving fur baby. Best to all of you who decide to take the new life style change with their fur baby. Best regards, Colleen
Coco.. a German Shepherd mix puppy, was always taking me for a walk. Geri showed us how to take charge and now our walks are actual walks...not runs. Susan D, Harleysville, (Google, 6/12/2023)
We had Jeri out today for our first visit with Enzo. She was amazing. Very knowledgeable, and we quickly saw the positive behavior we were looking for from the training. We were quite impressed with how she "trained us" on correcting some walking on leash behaviors. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Jeri! (Yelp)
Jeri is fantastic! She really wanted to understand our challenges with each of our dogs (we have 3) and offered some great insight to their behavior. She was very clear that this training was about training us to be better at communicating with our dogs. I would never have guessed that we would have such immediate success! Almost immediately, the energy changed in our home and we’ve already seen significant improvement. For the first time since we added Maya to our family I feel like we will be able to achieve peace and harmony with our dogs. Thank you Jeri and Bark Busters!
My lesson with Jeri was great! Her method was clear, articulate and even fun. We are only in our first day of training and believe it or not I can already see dramatic improvement in Blizzard’s barking. I would absolutely recommend using Jeri to help with any behavior issues with your dog.
Virtual lessons with Jeri were both convenient and totally transformative for my dog. My dog, now 5 years old, has always been a wonderful pet and loves her people, but we had difficulty with her behavior when it came to other dogs and strangers. With the techniques I learned from Jeri, I have been able to correct her reactive behavior so she remains calm and focused on my commands in situations that would typically be stressful for her and cause her reactive behaviors. She now walks beautifully on a leash and has learned that I am the pack leader. We will continue to be consistent with the techniques Jeri taught us. I wish I would have done this years ago! Thank you, Jeri! Maria H Wilkes-Barre (Google 4/18/23)
We invited Jeri in to advise us on changing the behavior of our two golden doodles of 14 months. The education presented to my wife and I was amazing and after the session, the hands-on application of the principles yielded immediate results. Jeri's patience with us was very much appreciated. I would recommend
Jeri from Bark Busters was amazing in our first dog training session! She is knowledgeable, patient, and kind with our furry friend. The techniques she taught us are easy to follow and are already making a big difference in our dog's behavior. We highly recommend Jeri and Bark Busters for anyone looking to improve their relationship with their dog. Thank you, Jeri! John G (Google 2/5/23)
Jeri reviewed all of the training information that we had received in 2018 and shared the updated information as well. As she showed us videos of training exercises, she explained what was happening and why so that we could understand it. Jeri reassured us that if we followed our training schedule for the 4 basic lessons, Distance Control, Door programming, Claiming Front door, and Stay by my side, we would be off to a great start with our pups. We agreed that the original training left us feeling short, but we now feel confident that we will get our dogs on track with us and it will be better for everyone. Thank you, Jeri for sharing your knowledge and being patient and thorough with us. Robyn Z (Google 2/2/23)
Jeri's reputation preceded her. After identifying Molly's problems, she instructed us what had to be done to make her a part of our world. Jeri skillfully guided us through a program that will make Molly more respectful and obedient to our wishes, provided that we take the time to work with her on a daily basis. Molly trusted Jeri, and the first training session went very well. Jeri seized the opportunity to bond with Molly, and was never overbearing. She obviously enjoys her work, and we would recommend her to anyone who would ask.
Jeri was extremely knowledgeable and very personable and she answered all of our concerns with Molly. We look forward to working more with Jeri through the coming weeks to help us get Molly more relaxed and calm.
So glad we took the training. We learned so much and Jeri was an excellent trainer. Already seeing improvement.

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