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 Elaina

Large Elaina Ehrhart

Best Dog Training in Greater Reno!

Welcome. I am Elaina Ehrhart, a certified dog behavioral therapist and dog trainer for this amazing international company founded more than thirty years ago in Australia.

I have grown up with dogs my whole life and have a passion for helping animals. I was born and raised in Northern Nevada where I attended the University and graduated with a degree in public health.

When I was given the opportunity to join the Bark Busters family, I couldn't resist, and I haven’t looked back. I am thrilled to continue my career so close to home and have the opportunity to expand my community and help you live in harmony with your dog.

Every family is different, as are the needs and goals for your happy life that includes your canine companion! I understand that you need a technique that fits your lifestyle and I am ready to help you gain a better relationship with your dog. I am passionate about teaching you to be the best leader to make your dog feel safe in its natural environment.

I conduct in-home, private, behavioral and obedience dog training customized to your goals, and your dogs issues and needs. Training is done in your home where your dog is more relaxed, there are less distractions, and where most problems occur. Our clients see results in the very first session!

I partner with my pet parents. I train dog owners, not just dogs! My goal is to solve the communication barrier between you and your dog! I work with you to help you become your dog's leader - teaching and guiding you to use dogs' natural communication methods including voice tones and body language.

I use dog-friendly methods. Bark Busters only uses positive and humane training techniques. Negative reinforcement such as shock collars, prong collars, or punishment often results in a more aggressive dog. We also don't believe in unnecessary treat training.  Simply, we teach you how to communicate with your dog using natural methods that both you and your dog can understand.

Any Breed. Any Age. Any Issue.  I work with all breeds, of all ages - from senior dogs to assisting with puppy training. In fact, Bark Busters is often called when other dog training methods have failed. Our method is tried and true and backed by our signature gold service's life of dog support guarantee.  In addition to helping with puppy training, general obedience training, I specialize in common dog behavioral issues.

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What Makes Bark Busters Reno 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 Reno, 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.

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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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Reno Client Reviews

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We were beyond stressed trying to manage the behaviors of our high energy, 7 month old Shih Tzu Mix (Pippy) and having a difficult time helping our 4 year old Jack Russell Mix (Trouble) adjust to having a puppy in his home. And oh the barking was just ridiculous. Elaina was very thorough, patient and understanding. We learned so much in the first lesson and made some big changes and are already seeing a huge difference. It was quiet today! So wild!! We are excited to continue the homework and develop their skills so they are the best versions of themselves they can be. And knowing Elaina is here to support us through the process is such a relief! She is amazing and if you need help with your dog, I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I contacted bark busters because my dog Lucy had awful separation anxiety and nothing I was doing was helping. Their team answered right away and made scheduling so easy. Elaina came out and worked with me and Lucy and I've had to check in with her a few times since then and she is so prompt at replying, I can tell she genuinely cares! Lucy is doing so well now and I cannot thank Elaina enough!!
Elaina was great! We learned a lot from her. She is very knowledgeable, and communicates well. We look forward to working with her in the future!
Elaina was such a big help with my puppy Jack. He was a rescue dog that I didn't have a background on. She helped me with crate training, walking on leash, biting, chewing, barking, jumping, everything! Jack respects me now all thanks to Elaina!
Elaina was very patient while coaching us to guide Bella on curbing her behaviors. We are working on her chewing, barking, boundaries, and separation anxiety. We just had our third lesson on December 4, 2021, and Bella was showing improvement with staying until released, checking in, and her separation anxiety. Bella likes Elaina, so the training goes easy, but is detailed to help us help Bella. Elaina has us check-in with her once a week, and she likewise checks in with us to stop any incorrect training and unwanted behaviors, by giving us tips to try with the lesson we are working on. Elaina has a great personality, is fun to work with, and is invested in meeting our and Bella's needs. I would recommend Elaina if you need assistance with your furry friend's behaviors.
One of our dogs got severe sibling rivalry issues and possessive of my wife. We thought we going to have give up one of our dog. We made an appointment with Randy hoping to keep our boys together. 4 training session later our pups have better manners, listen to directions, and now we can take them on walks with the confidence to socialize them. Barkbuster's training works very well and helped us communicate with our dog.
They handled every concern I had and Ginger loved them. I highly recommend!

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I am grateful I found Bark Busters. I feel confident knowing I have lifetime support, whenever I have questions or concerns I just give them a call or text. They have helped me so far with gaining control of the front door, jumping, barking, walking, and even off leash control. All without the use of shock collars or treats. I also love that they come to my house. I highly recommend if you need help with your dogs
Randy and Kayla are awesome trainers. I have had other trainers in the past but they used treats and E collars. Randy and Kayla do not use those methods. They came to my home to help with overall obedience. We wanted our dog in our wedding and they helped us become leaders so our dog could be in our wedding. All without shock collars or treats. I highly recommend them!
Our black lab was running our house. I finally looked for training because he would growl at me on my own bed and couch! I love that Kayla and Randy came to our home instead of us having to take our dog somewhere. They taught us how to be the leaders of the pack and with practice and consistency our lab now respects us. I also love that they do not use shock collars or treats to train. Their techniques are natural and based on communication and not pain or negative reinforcement. I only wish we called them sooner!
I contacted Bark Busters because my dog was becoming food aggressive towards our other dogs. Feeding time was always stressful because we had to separate all three dogs. Now our dogs understand that we are the pack leaders and they do not fight for food. They also respect us better overall. They come when we call them, they don't pull on leash, and no jumping. Thank you Kayla and Randy!
My dog had major separation anxiety leading to destruction. We had to repair many walls in my house. I am grateful I found Bark Busters because they came to my home and helped me better understand why she was anxious and how to help her. Now she is calm and relaxed while I am at work all day. I can't thank them enough.
Randy and Kayla have made my life so much easier. In one lesson, they have taught me how to use methods and strategies that I can use for a lifetime. It’s like attending frog training school but they came to my house to teach both my dog, my family , and me. With this COVID, I was concerned about safety of doing it now, but they wore masks, safe distanced, and sanitized. They are professional, personable, and knowledgeable. I am telling all my friends about Bark Busters.
Randy and Kayla were very knowledgeable and very professional! Their knowledge, skills, and tools have worked with my puppy with barking and chewing. I could already see a difference. I would highly recommend Randy and Kayla!!
Randy and Kayla did a great job working with Ruby and with me to bring her behavior under control. Ever grateful
Randy and Kayla were absolutely amazing...gentle, kind and very informative! I highly recommend them over any other dog trainers. I’ve used other trainers with my past dogs and the results were not as successful as Randy and Kayla!! I give them 10 stars!!!
Kayla and Randy did such an awesome job at educating us on how to communicate better with our pup. We saw a huge difference in just one session!
Great. Definitely gave use a start. Nikki is smart and needed to figure out who the boss was. She is learning.
I've only had 1 lesson so far but it was the best training experience i have had yet. I have been through a few different trainers local and national brands. within 30 minutes I was already seeing results, major results. Randall & Kayla have separate and similar training styles that worked for my 2 dogs that are completely opposite from one another. Highly recommend these 2 if you are in the Northern Nevada area.
Kayla and Randy were amazing! I thought I knew a lot regarding training but they opened a whole new world. Been to several obedience classes in the past and this is the best by far! Great job!!
Great trainers, very helpful and knowledgeable
We got results instantly. Within 2 hours a dog that was anxious, only obeyed when calm and would not go outside due to fear would do everything we ask and would go outside on his own. JUST AMAZING. It seems unconventional at first, but if use the tools sh give you the results are immediate and last.
We love Katherine from bark busters. She's very informative and knowledgeable when it comes to dog training. We have a chihuahua rescue that can't stand to be touched and barks non-stop. What a miracle he now knows we are pact leader and quickly let go of the job. Thank you Katherine job well done and money well spent.
Katherine really explained the training well. We are on the same page about the training. She's also fun. lj
Katherine has worked with us and our 16 month old chihuahuamin pin mix. After only two sessions, we are noticing very positive changes in our dog. The Bark Busters Program DOES involve the owners working with your dog daily and consistently, while reinforcing what the trainer teaches.
Katherine is an excellent trainer. She is knowledgeable and patient. She actually makes training fun. I would recommend her and this program to any dog owner who is looking for positive behavioral changes in their dog.
My pup is an 8 yr old Shepherd/Beagle mix (Lady Belle), and she has recently been very aggressive with other dogs. She was also jumping when I would come home, and basically had the run of the house. After the first lesson with Katherine, Belle was already showing improvement at home with her dominance. Belle has completely stopped jumping on me when I come home. She had been showing some mild aggression with my two cats, and that also stopped after following Katherine's training for about two weeks. Mind you, this was after a single lesson! By the second lesson, after working on leash control, Katherine's Bark Buster method was so effective, she was kind enough to let me know that we didn't need to continue our lessons as long as I was comfortable. I absolutely was/am and couldn't be happier with the results thus far. three weeks in, and I can already see a change in Belle's persistence and aggression toward other dogs from working on leash control for two days. I can't wait for my pup to have some dog friends at the dog park, and I will be forever indebted to Katherine for her help. I love that this training can be done without treats too! I highly recommend Bark Busters to anyone who needs help training their dog. You will not be disappointed!

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