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: American Canyon, Belvedere Tiburon, Bolinas, Corte Madera, Crockett, Daly City, Dillon Beach, El Sobrante, Fairfax, Forest Knolls, Greenbrae, Inverness, Kentfield, Lagunitas, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Napa, Nicasio, Novato, Olema, Petaluma, Pinole, Point Reyes Station, Port Costa, Richmond, Ross, San Anselmo, San Francisco, San Geronimo, San Pablo, San Quentin, San Rafael, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, Tomales, Vallejo, Woodacre
Dog Training Services
Common Dog Behavioral Issues We Address:
- Change in Address
- Focus & Listening
- Improving Confidence
- Leash Pulling
- New Baby Preparation
- 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 Karen & Adam
Home Dog Training in San Francisco & Marin County!
Welcome! Our mission is to help our clients become "the leader of their pack" using dog-friendly, non-food based techniques (no shock collars or harsh methods ever!). We want your dog to love and respect you, not fear you. We will work with you to address issues such as anxiety, aggression, barking, biting, leash walking, puppy nipping, and much, much more.
We can help you with all breeds, all ages, all issues! From puppy nipping to full adult aggression or any behavioral issue with any breed, we have your back. You'll be amazed at what your dog will be able to do once you learn to "speak dog."
About Karen Gaines
Adam and I have approximately 16 years of experience between us as Master Trainers in San Francisco & Marin as Bark Busters Home Dog Trainers.
We continue to attend advanced classes and learn from our large network of more than 200 Bark Busters trainers here in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. We always knew that dogs were a part of our lives and wanted to help make a difference. We have both individually rescued, fostered, and adopted several dogs through our lives so we know first-hand what issues come up and what it takes. Happy dogs and happy families!
I moved here from Massachusetts in 1987 and have since owned and operated three other small successful businesses in Marin. I have worked for a logistics company and had four exciting years in the music industry, but after I rescued my dog Jake, I found my calling. That was in 2006.
I originally rescued Jake in 2002, who was a fun-loving dog but reacted anytime a bird flew close, a bike or skateboarder went by, or I left him alone. His separation anxiety got the best of him and he chewed everything while I was at work, including most of my furniture. He even chewed a hole in my front door and one wall. I loved Jake very much but I knew I had to do something to help him and myself with his dog behavior problems. I read books, took classes, watched videos, and even took him to "boot camp" for four weeks. I spent a lot of money and nothing worked.
Then in 2006, I found Bark Busters - the perfect business opportunity for me and a great solution for Jake. Jake thrived in this program, he began to relax, listen, and life became so much easier and fun. He didn’t need to protect me anymore, and he didn’t need to be afraid. He just got to be a happy dog.
About Adam Kravetz
Adam joined Bark Busters approximately seven years ago while working his way through college at San Francisco State. Adam assisted, lived, and observed the dramatic results with our clients and personally with Jake, which in turn gave him the confidence to rescue his dog Django.
Django is now a 6-year-old Drever/lab and was a handful at the age of 2. Talk about flight risk. Yikes. Nightmare! Not to mention stranger-danger and possession aggression. Through Adam's hard work and determination, he is a great dog Dad and has become a successful dog trainer. Django is a changed dog and we can honestly say, he is a sweetheart.
When appropriate, Adam and I bring our dogs Kayla, Django, and Bodi as often as possible on lessons as they are a safe and huge asset. They help us help you and your dogs with socialization, dog aggression, off leash training, leash aggression, and puppy lessons.
We do believe in giving our dogs treats, but don’t believe in becoming a “treat dispenser,” and who always has treats in their pocket? We train the brain, not the belly. We teach you to think canine, and to top it all off, we give you a “Life of the Dog Guarantee.” That’s great peace of mind. We believe that for your dog, your calm, safe, and loving home, and your love and affection should be the treat! Dog training does not alter your dog’s personality for the worse, it improves it.
We are Recommended By:
Blue Cross Pet Hospital, San Francisco Larkspur Landing Veterinary Hospital, Larkspur Marina Pet Hospital, San Francisco Park Animal Hospital, San Francisco Presideo Way Veterinary Hospital, San Francisco San Anselmo Animal Hospital, San Anselmo San Francisco Pet Hospital, San Francisco Sunset Veterinary Hospital, San Francisco VCA Animal Wellness Center of Marin, San Rafael
What Makes Bark Busters San Francisco and Marin County 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 Francisco and Marin County, 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.
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
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.
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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