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 Stephanie

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Welcome! I’m Stephanie Curtis, your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in the San Fernando Valley.

As a certified dog behavioral therapist and dog trainer, I conduct in-home, private, one-on-one dog behavioral training. I partner with you to resolve the most challenging dog behavior issues, and teach basic dog obedience and puppy training. I conduct my dog and puppy training in your home, where you and your canine companion is most comfortable, will learn the quickest and most effectively, and where most problems occur. My goal is to solve the communication barrier between you and your dog! By teaching and guiding you to use dogs' natural communication methods including voice tones and body language. My methods are humane - no shock collars or prong collars. I also don't believe in unnecessary "treat-training". Simply, I teach you how to better communicate with your dog.

With nearly a decade of experience in the holistic healing space, Stephanie has dedicated herself to helping people live better lives. As a dog behaviorist, she combines that experience with her love for animals.

Her passion for dogs began in early childhood, where she grew up in upstate New York. Stephanie would constantly beg her father for a dog. After countless times hearing no, she finally learned that her father had a dog growing up that he loved dearly. When his pup passed away, he struggled severely with that loss. After her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it was his best friend’s dog, Bear, who would always bring him the most joy. Stephanie witnessed first-hand the energy shift a dog could bring in someone’s life, even when faced with such difficult health challenges.

Stephanie has lived in California on and off for the last 8 years. Her focus is working with pups and their families in southern California, focusing on the San Fernando Valley. Building a connection between owners and their dogs is something Stephanie especially prides herself on. Her goal is to create open communication and harmony between the owner and dog, specific to each client’s needs. She found Bark Busters methods to be the only truly holistic, yet powerful and effective training option available to dogs and their owners. With each training lesson, Stephanie aims to improve the bond and relationship between humans and their pets.

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What Makes Bark Busters San Fernando Valley 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 San Fernando Valley, 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


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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See what our clients have to say

Stephanie is great! As first time dog parents we needed some guidance. So thankful we found Stephanie who provided us with some wonderful information and tools to help us with our new fur baby!
So thankful for Stephanie and her guidance, I was a little skeptical but after I saw the way my dog responded within our first lesson I was pleased to say the least. Benji was very receptive to her and I now have the tools to train him on my own. Thanks Stephanie!
She is a great dog trainer. She made sure we got it. I highly recommend her
She is friendly with us as well as our puppy. Im looking forward to her next visit
Stephanie is the best!! I’ve run through so many different and “well credentialed” trainers and the bark busters method helped my pup improve almost night and day within one session! She’s also very sweet and you can tell really loves the dogs she works with. It’s been such a pleasure working with her and bonding with my pup more. Book her now!
Walter my 8 year old mini poodle had a lot of challenges with leash manners and anxiety around bigger dogs. Stephanie's single session made remarkable, lasting improvements. The customized daily exercises she's created for us has been really helpful. Highly recommended!
Stephanie worked wonders with our Beagle, Zoe! While Zoe was generally good, controlling her when she got overexcited was challenging. Stephanie crafted a 5-week schedule for daily practice, and we saw a noticeable change within the first week. We're really pleased with the results and appreciate Stephanie's effective training approach!
My pit bull Sophie had some bad habits, mainly barking and separation anxiety. A friend recommended Bark Busters. After two lessons, her behavior is literally night and day. Stephanie taught us how to communicate better and show leadership so Sophie wouldn't try and take on the role of pack leader. She is much less stressed out. I can leave the house without her crying, and she doesn't bark at the door anymore. I'm staying on top of the training. Highly recommend!
Stephanie has done wonders training our Poodle, Bella. Before, Bella used to be super active at the front door, reacting to anyone passing by. Thanks to Stephanie, Bella has become so much calmer and doesn't charge the door anymore. I'm incredibly grateful for Stephanie!
Without Stephanie, I'm not sure we could have kept our dog Pete. He was very aggressive -- on leash, to visitors, and other dogs and I was afraid he might bite someone. Particularly men -- my husband included. I did not know that many of these behaviors stem from fear, and once I assumed the role as leader of the pack, Pete's trust and respect for me would immediately change his behaviors. And I mean immediately -- within the first 3 hours of our lesson. Stephanie gave us the tools we need to overcome his bad behaviors and really taught me how to communicate with Pete. I wish I had called her sooner and not let it go on so long.
I have two crazy dogs named Lucy and Leo that LOVE to bark their faces off. :) We have a big family with people in and out of the house a lot, so it can get loud quickly. The Bark Busters method is almost instantaneous. Stephanie was an amazing trainer. She was extremely kind and very knowledgeable. They do not use treats since it can affect your dog's respect level, which was news to me. Everything was communication based. My pug Leo has had issues with potty training in the past, and tearing up the furniture. We worked on managing the situation even when I'm gone. And my pit Lucy responded immediately to the leadership exercises with her barking. They also both used to pull on the leash, but now they walk behind me calmly. Bark Busters is like magic! The change we saw in just one training gave me hope for these little guys. I would 100% recommend Stephanie to anyone with dog behavior issues!
Bark Busters is amazing! Stephanie has been such an angel! Just one session and the change in my pups is astonishing! I HIGHLY recommend everyone to allow these wonderful group of people to guide you in forming a better relationship with your pup(s). I can’t say enough how grateful I am to have met them.

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