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.

About Sonja

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Best Dog Training in Raleigh!

Welcome. I am Sonja Warner, your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in Raleigh. I'll work with you to overcome the challenges you are experiencing with your dog. Before becoming a trainer I worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician for 16 years in over five states at small local clinics, large progressive clinics and emergency centers. This extensive experience allowed me to see first-hand the range of behavioral challenges many dog owners face. Since becoming a Bark Busters dog trainer and therapist I've seen the dramatic changes our methods produce for modifying undesirable behavior, while also establishing basic obedience. 

Humane, Non-physical Training Methods. By teaching you a system of communication that your dog already knows based on canine communication and pack behavior, you will learn how to use your body language and vocal communication to obtain your dog's focus and respect, without pain or treats. You can then educate your dog on what behaviors are acceptable and which are not. Our methods are designed to enhance the human-dog relationship by developing a balance of trust, respect, and bond.

Efficient In-home Pet Training. At a time convenient for your household, I will come to your home where experience has shown dogs learn more quickly, suffer less stress, and pay attention. After an assessment of your personal situation I will tailor the dog obedience training to address the issues most important to you, based upon the temperament and needs of your dog.

Guaranteed Lifetime Support. Bark Busters believes in its methods so strongly that we offer Guaranteed Lifetime Support. Bark Busters will return, free of charge, to work with you if any new behavioral issues arise or you need a refresher course, for the lifetime of the dog. As a lifelong dog lover, I am excited to share my passion and commitment to improving dog's welfare using Bark Buster's proven and humane methods and I look forward to discussing how I can improve the relationship with your dog.

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What Makes Bark Busters Raleigh 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 Raleigh, 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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Raleigh Client Reviews

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We have only had two days of training at this point but we’re already seeing improvement! Follow up is scheduled, Sonja was amazing, everything was explained well and thoroughly, and the dogs took to it immediately. I love the philosophy behind the training and I love how simple it is for us to implement. Now I just can’t wait for it to get even better!
Sonja was friendly, organized and helped us with our personal concerns. Our dog responded well to her techniques. The printed session summary is helpful to us in remembering what to work on before our next visit.
Excellent first lesson
Excellent suggestions and encouragement. Sonja is obviously a pet lover and had our dogs obeying within moments.
Sonja was very professional and our dogs responded well to her. My husband and I appreciated her input as well as her patience with both us and the dogs.
It was a great first session we are trying to applied all we learned.
Wonderful trainer who is very knowledgeable and bonded instantly with Porter. He and Liz are already working together much better, and he is a much more calm and serene dog than before- Thank you!
Great first session!! It was through and so helpful and we are already starting to apply what we learned. Can’t wait for the next one!
Sonja was great! She was very personable and made us feel at ease right away as my wife and I had been on edge taking care of a puppy for two weeks, and not knowing if we were doing everything correctly. Sonja went over everything with us. Showed us ways to help Willow behave that we’re not negative or cruel and the best thing of all, she explained the “why” of every action that we would take with Willow. (My wife and I are very analytical so I appreciate knowing the reasons behind actions.) Sonja assured us that we were on the right track and that was solidified even more when we started doing our homework with Willow. Once Willow get a little older, we will be calling Sonja back to work on the next steps of young canine learning and development. Absolutely LOVE that we have a lifetime guarantee of sessions as we know that with Sonja and Bark Busters help, Willow will grow into a very smart, talented, and well-behaved dog. Thank you so much! What a wonderful experience!
We just had our first training session with Sonja and learned so much! She was so patient and kind with our little Louie. He started out the session barking incessantly and by the time it was over he was calm and playful. We are looking forward to continuing our training and working with Sonja.
Sonia was great and we learned a lot. She was no nonsense and knew what we needed to help with our particular situation.
Very informative session. We started working with Gracie right after the session was over. Marked improvement with the barking and jumping up.
Sonja was very in teaching us to speak dog. Ox is an older puppy and was heeling and waiting by the end of the lesson. Smudge, who is 10 and stubborn, also was waiting and heeling pretty well by the end of the session. I feel like my dogs will improve over time with the pointers she gave us. Very happy with the session and training.
Sonja was great. She addressed the main issues we were hoping to get looked at and gave us a plan for how to work on things until our next visit.
Sonja was very helpful. You can tell she really enjoys dogs and her job. She helped to reinforce where help was needed and helped to validate issues that needed correcting. She not only told me what needed to be done but took a dog by the leash and showed me how it should be done. Loved the video with the mom dog with the litter of puppies too; you understand how birth moms are assertive and pups respond. Door training and walking were extremely helpful. Thank you
Sonja was excellent - we feel we made so much progress during the initial appointment and felt that we could manage continued training/practice going forward.
Sonja went through the concepts and gave me training solutions for all of my major issues. My 3 dogs responded very well and were eager to please. I will have fun with them implementing the techniques I learned!
We just started with training, but within those 3 hrs of just watching and learning, I was beyond impressed. We were walking with loose leashes for a moment. Again just the first lesson, but my baby was never so behaved. I saw their response and I'm so happy to have met a great trainer to guide us.
Sonja worked well with both dogs, addressing their individual and collective needs. She took time to explain in detail and demonstrate.
I love Sonja. She was super nice and very knowledgeable. The training was amazing and my dogs were transformed in one day. I took them out for a walk tonight and the stayed right by my side, didn’t pull ahead and did fabulous. It’s amazing.
Sonja was great with Scruffy…he responded to her every move! She was very clear with her instructions to us for what he needs and the brochure is an excellent guide. We are very happy with Sonja as our helper…just a matter of following her instructions!
Sonja was fantastic! The techniques she told our family immediately worked with our dog. We never believed that with the proper guidance our dog could respond IMMEDIATELY. He went from pulling us down the street to walking at our sides in less than 5 minutes. With the techniques Sonja is teaching us, we can now effectively communicate with our dog!
We liked Sonja right away. Within two minutes of meeting the dogs she surprised us how she had the jumping under control.
We are so happy with the immediate impact the training has had on Hudson so far! I know we still have work to do but are so happy toes continued results the more we practice. Sonja is wonderful and we can't wait to keep working with her to get the very best out of Hudson.

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