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.

Servicing: Ashland, Aylett, Beaverdam, Chester, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Crozier, Doswell, Glen Allen, Hanover, Henrico, Maidens, Manakin Sabot, Manquin, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Montpelier, Moseley, New Kent, Oilville, Powhatan, Quinton, Richmond, Rockville, Ruther Glen, Sandston, State Farm

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


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About Kyle

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Best Dog Training in Richmond, Virginia!

Are you struggling with basic puppy training (chewing, crate training, nipping, potty training)? Does your dog take you for walks around your neighborhood or become reactive to other dogs or people when on a leash? Long stretches of time at home has led many dogs to suffer from separation anxiety - we can help!

Welcome, I am Kyle Milwit, your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in Richmond. Becoming a trainer with Bark Busters was the best professional move I ever made. l love working with people, and having spent years as an account manager in corporate America, I have always valued the relationships with my clients.

I have always been a dog lover. Growing up, I had a golden retriever and a golden lab. 'Sherlock' and 'Muggsy' were a huge part of my youth and although they have been gone for about 30 years, I still dream about them to this day. I currently have a Beagle Lab that brings unconditional love, joy, and laughter to my wife, kids, and I.

Blending my love for dogs and people is the perfect match, and I am passionate about working with you and your dog(s). I first learned about Bark Busters from my cousin, Scott Schwab, who has been a Bark Busters trainer for nearly 20 years. He loves his career more than anyone I know, and I am grateful to follow in his footsteps. Making a positive difference in the lives of others has always driven me.  The fact that I get to do that for people and their dogs is something that I value tremendously.

For more than 30 years, Bark Busters has worked with dog owners and their canine companions to resolve severe dog behavior issues, teach dog obedience, and train puppies - with the goal of helping families live happier lives together with their dogs.

I train dog owners and dogs. I teach pet parents the same natural communication methods that dogs understand by instinct. Miscommunication is often the cause of many problems, and this holds true with dog owners and their dogs. I help clear up the miscommunication, which is often at the root of many of your dog's behavioral issues, by teaching everyone in the house to speak the same language - dog!

In home dog training. Dogs learn best in a safe and familiar environment without distractions and/or disruptions. So, I come to your home, where most of your dog behavior issues either occur or begin, in order to build a foundation for better dog behavior. This means faster, longer-lasting solutions for you and your dog.

Dog-friendly training methods. I empower dog owners with effective, simple, time-efficient, and cruelty-free dog training techniques. No harmful methods. No unnecessary treats. When you learn to "speak dog," you'll see results in your dog's bad behavior, and nurture a positive relationship with your dog based on trust and mutual respect.

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What Makes Bark Busters Richmond 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 Richmond, 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


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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Richmond Client Reviews

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We couldn't be happier with our training experience with Bark Busters! We've worked with several different good trainers and kinds of programs over the years with various pets. By far, this is the best. Kyle was fantastic—knowledgeable, personable, great with our dog AND us. He took the time to really listen and get to know us and our dog, and then he prioritized and customized a practical plan that’s just right for us. It’s only been a few days and we already see such progress! Knowing he will continue to be available for concerns or questions as they come up is priceless. Having access to Kyle's expert guidance has given us the confidence to relax and enjoy our pup as we learn the best ways to communicate with him.
It was such a pleasure having Kyle come over to our house and help us with our new puppy. He went over the issues we were having trouble training with our dog, gave us tips on how to correct those behaviors, we did demonstrations together, and even gave us physical tools like a training collar/squirt bottle etc. He was very professional and fun to be around. I highly suggest Kyle!
We’re very excited about what we learned from Kyle yesterday!
Kyle did an outstanding job teaching us the system and did so in a way that was very natural combining immediate attention to Oakie’s issues and the flow of the presentation.
I highly recommend Kyle! It was a wonderful experience!
Kyle has been amazing with training our puppy (or actually training us) to understand and interact with Buie so that we understand each other. We are much slower learners than our dog but the changes have been significant. Puppy nipping has reduced considerably and his walking on leash, waiting, and behavior with others is great for a 5 month old. Kyle’s suggestions and demonstrations have made a difference. He has also adapted some training tips so that we are more able to implement them. His willingness to answer calls and emails has helped in between visits. Having him come to our home and work with us in our environment was a great decision and well worth the investment.
Excellent method with almost immediate results. Kyle was great!
It is always hard when you're a new puppy mama. I got my puppy at 3 months old and I needed all the help I could get! Kyle was a God send.

First of all, I kept feeling guilty about all the things I felt I was NOT doing for my puppy. Kyle listened and always told me to stop feeling guilty and he does not judge! And believe me when I say he definitely does not judge!

Kyle has helped strengthen my relationship with my dog by really watching and listening to our interactions. The training is for both mama and dog. He gets to know the dog and the human before helping and giving advice. He caters to us, and that's important to me.

I love working with Kyle and am blessed he's in our life! It means alot to me that he genuinely cares for my baby!
Kyle gave me some great information on how to train Jockamo and “speak dog” to him so he can know he’s in a safe and secure home. I’m so excited to see my pup’s progress over the next few weeks and help him live a great doggy life.
Great session. Learned a lot and very pleased with the techniques used and Murphy's response. Kyle is very personable and very knowledgeable. He obviously loves dogs and loves what he does!
Wonderful first encounter with Kyle - We learned a lot and had positive results on our first lesson! We will continue with what we have learned but already have a calmer, more relaxed member of our pack. Best method of effective communication I have ever experienced! Thank you Kyle & Bark Busters!
Kyle has been absolutely wonderful with reassuring me & retraining me to be assertive as the pack leader. I have a reactive dog that can growl or lunge with dogs or people on walks (out of fear). Before calling bark busters I did not know what to do other than avoid everything and everyone. My dog is now making great strides in not only her reactiveness but also in listening to me, not pulling my arm off to get outside for a walk and barking at outside noise.
Kyle is very positive, personable, efficient and gives clear directions. He teaches you how to read your dogs body language and how to communicate in a way your dog will understand. More to that, how your actions can be directly tied to their behavior- it’s training for you and your dog... It really is mind opening seeing your relationship from a different perspective. Kyle has a wealth of knowledge and it truly has made all the difference for me. It is a real struggle having a dog that cuddles you but is scared of strangers and other dogs. You and your dog can be happier and more confident. It seems like an impossible ask but help is out there! If you have a similar dog, I cannot recommend Kyle & his training style enough. You can become the leader your dog needs. 10/10 stars! My schnauzer is able to walk alongside a family members dog now and enjoy herself. Baby steps, but a month ago I’d never have thought this was possible.
Kyle was on time, professional, personable and very helpful. He did a great job of explaining the why behind the approach, talking through our current challenges with Oreo and discussed the psychology behind it. He trained us and gave us tools we look forward to using!
Kyle helped us to manage Bleu’s exiting in and out of the home and crate. This has trickled over into Bleu’a ability to stop behaviors such as counter surfing as well as waiting until his food is being giving to him before getting/jumping up.
We had the pleasure of working with Kyle, who came to our house to help us train our two dogs. From the moment he arrived, it was clear that he was not only a professional, but also a pleasant person to work with. Kyle was punctual, and had a positive attitude that made the training experience enjoyable for both our dogs and us.

During the training sessions, Kyle was extremely helpful in educating us on how to be the leaders of our pack. He took the time to explain the rationale behind the Barkbuster training techniques, and provided us with valuable tips on how to reinforce good behavior in our dogs (without treats, or any kind of punishment!). His approach was patient, yet firm, and he was always available to answer any questions that we had. He even did additional research for our dog's unique issues between sessions, which shows his passion for what he does. You can tell that he truly cares about you and your dogs.

One thing that truly impressed us about Kyle was his ability to tailor his training techniques to fit the unique personalities of our dogs and our situation. He took time to understand our personal goals for the dogs, and taught us how to motivate them to improve their behavior. The results were noticeable, and we were amazed at how quickly our dogs responded to this training.

Our dogs are a 100+lb shepard mastiff mix, and an energetic corgi. They used to be SO disruptive, loud and STUBBORN. We are so pleased with the progress they have made with Kyle's help. They no longer charge at the door, jump on guests, and they ACTUALLY listen to us most of the time. Before meeting Kyle, we were considering rehoming the corgi due to food-related aggression issues, and I will forever be thankful that he enabled us with the tools needed to safely keep our dog in the family.

Overall, I would highly recommend Kyle to anyone who is looking for a dog behaviorologist. He is professional, positive, and extremely knowledgeable about dog behavior. He is also a great teacher who is dedicated to helping owners set the stage for the relationship they want with their pups. Working with Kyle was a fantastic experience, and we are grateful for the positive impact he had on our dogs and our family.
Kyle is fantastic! I hired him to help with a barking / doorbell problem our Cavalier King Charles developed during the pandemic. Kyle's passion for dogs (and humans) is obvious. He is extremely patient and intuitive in terms of diagnosing problem areas and explaining possible solutions. I had honestly gotten to the point where I didn't think this problem could be fixed, but after our first session my dog was already showing incredible positive changes in behavior.

I would highly recommend Kyle to anyone looking for help with any dog issues, and especially "pandemic puppy problems"!
Kyle was fantastic—knowledgeable, personable, great with our dog AND us. He took the time to listen and get to know us and our dog and then prioritized and customized a practical plan that’s just right for us. It’s only been a few days and we already see such progress!
Kyle was amazing! After contacting several training companies we went with Bark Busters solely because of how much time they took with us on the phone during the initial phone call explaining their services and answering our questions. Kyle was prompt, friendly, immediately affectionate with our dog, and understanding of our many questions. After quite some time of us explaining our issues and our dog’s issues ….and Kyle explaining his services, Kyle closed his book, put his pen down, and advised us to do what was best for the dog at this point. Our new rescue has some newly diagnosed medical issues that seem to coincide with some of his behavioral issues. Kyle, being aware of animal behaviors, advised us to not go any further with his program, and first deal with our sweet dog’s medical issues. It was his suggestion to put our training on hold, and concentrate on assuring our dog’s health. We were very impressed by this caring act, and we are looking forward to soon being able to contact Kyle to continue the Bark Buster’s training. This was a true demonstration of Kyle’s (and Bark Busters) ultimate goals…what is best for all.
I hired Kyle after hearing about his services from a good friend and I am super grateful that I did.

Kyle's passion for dog training was immediately apparent, and his methods were very effective.

My family was already in a pretty good place with our awesome Golden Retriever, but we wanted to address several specific issues/improvements. Kyle knocked it out the park! He helped us get there and I would highly recommend him to anyone in search of a fantastic dog trainer!!!
Our entire experience with Kyle was wonderful!! He took the time to get to know Oreo and the other members of our family and getting to know what we each wanted to achieve through training. We got Oreo from a shelter and thought he would be much smaller but he's almost 8 months and 70 lbs, we were all overwhelmed. Kyle took the time to to explain everything from how Oreo thinks to the training process and the end goal to the many things we discussed. I feel like when he left we were all very confident in our steps to apply his teachings immediately. Within days we started to see Oreo's responses and behavior change for the better. I was able to bake all weekend, which may not seem like a big deal, but I haven't been able to do that without putting him away since we brought him home!! The kids are able to play with him without fear of him getting too mouthy and are confident in how they handle him when they do. Walks are already more pleasant and Oreo seems so happy when he responds correctly. The household has seemed to find a new calmer energy now and that is directly related to the training techniques we were taught. I don't even have the words to properly express how pleased we are. I am so thankful we found Bark Busters and Kyle. Thank you!
Kyle was great. I showed him what she does and he gave me a lesson on how to get her to stop. She listens but does not all the time but it will. I have claw marks and bites on my arms and legs I will use the training over and over.
Kyle is great! He patiently listened to all my concerns with an open mind. He connected how Bark Busters philosophy and methodology aides in helping me get Luna on track for a happy life. Kyle is the bridge we needed to develop healthy skills to combat unhealthy behaviors that were starting to unsettle our home. Subtle changes have been noticeable after just a day of practice, and I cannot wait to see the future improvements as Luna and I continue to work with Kyle!
Kyle was an absolute nice guy! He listened intently to all of the challenges I had been having with my sweet dog Maggie. Kyle helped me to understand what was driving Maggie’s behavior and how to demonstrate effective leadership.

Kyle is committed to his profession and he has made a huge positive difference. Thank you so much!
Upon meeting Kyle, it was apparent that I made a wise choice having him as our trainer. He was very personable, and a consummate professional. It only took a few minutes of conferring with Kyle, that his passion for his job was apparent. He was so patient with me, and my dog, who has a barking issue. He took his time explaining the information to me. I observed his interaction with my dog, Ace, and I could see that it was genuine. He taught me various techniques to use with Ace, and low and behold he responded in a positive manner. I do not expect a miracle, but I believe that if Kyle continues to work with us, the old adage “ you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” may be laid to rest!! If you are seeking a knowledgeable trainer who produces positive results, then Kyle is your man.
Kyle was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. He guided me (and my roommate) throughout the entire training. Kyle would demonstrate the skill and then provide constructive feedback. He is very engaged and genuinely wants the best for you and your pet. Kyle spent the time to review all training and created a personal homework plan for Izzy. Bark Busters also do NOT use shock collars, punishment, treats, etc. for training. It is all based on getting to understand your dog and their instincts. Bark Busters training is also guaranteed for the lifetime of your pet, which is comforting to know as a pet owner. I highly recommend!
Kyle is a dog training master! My dogs were a mess and really putting stress on my family. They were rushing the front door, barking, jumping on guests and even showing signs of aggression. My veterinarian recommended I call Kyle with Bark Busters and I scheduled a lesson. I don't believe in magic but this was way beyond anything I was expecting. It turns out I was really causing most of the problems. Kyle showed me how to become the leader by communicating with my dogs in a completely different way. No harsh punishment, or treats! It was life changing. My dogs are doing so much better, even after a single lesson. I'm very pleased with this program and I would recommend Kyle to anyone who needs help with dog training. Thanks Kyle!
Rio was showing some aggressive behaviors towards other dogs, particularly when we were on walks. He would also bark and jump all over guests when they came over. In just one lesson, and I do mean one lesson, I saw a major difference in Rio's behavior. I tried so many different training programs and this one is different. It works consistently, it isn’t treat based and doesn’t require much more than your voice and your body, and really is so simple.Thank you Kyle for helping Rio and I!!!

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