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.

Meet Ryan, Your Local Professional Dog Trainer

Large Ryan OConnor San Mateo

Home Dog Training in San Mateo County, CA!

At Bark Busters, we clear up the miscommunication between dogs and humans, which is at the root of many dog behavioral issues, by teaching everyone to speak the same language – dog!

Welcome. I am Ryan O'Connor your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in San Mateo County.

As an animal lover, and now a certified Bark Busters dog trainer and dog behavioral therapist, I can't wait to meet you and your pup. I can help you to live a happier life together with your dog using Bark Busters effective, humane, and efficient dog training methods.

I moved to San Francisco from North Carolina to join the Bark Busters Northern California team in 2023. I have 5 years of teaching experience, as well as training for the last 3.

I found my passion for dog training after I rescued a fantastic pit-dalmation mix from a local shelter, Ghost, who had a very unfortunate upbringing before I found him. The patience and dedication to his training, and the amazing gratification I got from bringing him back from a sad, abused puppy, to the loving happy dog he is today is what continues to drive me to help others find the same peace with their dogs.

Together we will work towards creating a lasting relationship between you and your dog that is mutually loving, respectful, and safe - training both you and your dog to understand each other. We will focus on learning to better communicate using dog's natural skills, and learning techniques to communicate your needs and boundaries. Once mastered at home, we'll work on behaviors that reflect outside the home. I look forward to working with you and your furry companions!

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What Makes Bark Busters San Mateo 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 Mateo 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.

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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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San Mateo County Client Reviews

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I love barkbusters! Ryan is a fantastic trainer and helped get a adopted pup to become more responsive, stop jumping, stop barking, and learn respect. What a difference Ryan makes! Ryan's results are impressive, and I can't recommend Ryan enough!
Ryan was awesome. We've had 1 session with him and have already seen improvement. For the first time EVER, we made it through dinner without our Cyrus begging. TOTALLY RECOMMEND and I can't wait to see what else we learn in the future! Thanks, Ryan =)
From our very first session with Ryan, it was evident that we had found a gem in the world of dog training. Ryan's patience was remarkable, providing a sense of calm that helped both us and our excitable pup feel at ease. His kindness was not just a professional courtesy, but a genuine attribute that resonated in all his interactions with us and our dog.

Ryan's knowledge about dog behavior and training techniques was truly impressive. He seemed to have an endless array of strategies and insights that were perfectly suited to our dog's distinct personality. As an educator, Ryan was exceptional, breaking down complex training methods into simple, digestible lessons. His teaching style was engaging and easy to follow, empowering us to be effective trainers in our own right.

One of the most refreshing aspects of working with Ryan was his non-pushy demeanor. He was completely respectful of our learning curve and was always understanding of our training goals. We never felt judged or discouraged; on the contrary, Ryan's encouragement and positive reinforcement made every training session a joy.
I can't recommend Ryan highly enough. The difference in my dog before and after our session was like night and day. Petie was having a hard time with aggression, both on leash and off. I was afraid I was going to have to give him up, because I had tried other trainers, but the behavior never trained. Treat training, shock collars, you name it. Then Ryan showed me that it was ME. The way I was not stepping up to the plate as the pack leader. Boy once I did, Petie no longer felt the need to take charge or dominate. Thanks so much Ryan -- your training was life changing.
Bark Busters has been a major help to us. We rescued 2 puppies and did not know where to begin training. As it turned out we needed to be trained first. The first thing I learned is dogs can pick up on your anxiety. I had to learn to speak calmly so I would not confuse the dogs.
The basic training for the dogs took about a week and now we are moving on to more advanced commands.
Impressed with the quick results that I saw on day one. I had my rescue dog Pixel for four months. He was extremely timid and would hide from everyone including me. He would also snap at my girlfriend when she would try to approach him. So we called Bark Busters and booked an appointment right away. It was very convenient to have a dog trainer come to my place of residence. The trainer explained the reasons behind his aggression and came up with a lesson plan tailored to his temperament and personality. After some patience and learning how to speak dog, he finally came out of his shell and learning how to be a dog again.
After trying numerous training programs and methods with varying degrees of success, we decided to invest in Bark Busters and could not be happier with the results. At our very first home visit, Dalila gave us tools and guidance to help stop of our puppy's bad behaviors and encourage positive ones. The results were immediate and we're on our way to happier, calmer pup -- and the ability to eat dinner without her begging for scraps! Thank you, Dalila. You've made such a difference in how we care for our dog!
I am very pleased with the training that Dalila provided. It was a fun learning experience for me and my dog. I learned how to better communicate with my dog using her own natural language. So impressed that my dog responded so well to me. Thank you Dalila!
My dog is very reactive and gets startled at any little noise in my house, especially with the mail man or anyone coming near the door. She also gets triggered by certain people and other dogs outside on walks. Dalila taught me so much about my dog, most importantly, how to read her body language and get her attention when she gets distracted. Training has definitely been a work in progress but I now feel a lot better handling her indoors and more equipped to deal with stressful situations outdoors. Thank you Dalila!!!
Dalila at Bark Busters has been such a a big help in understanding our dogs tendencies and bad behavior. We came to her in a time of need where one of our dogs was bullying and attacking our other dog and we couldn't find the cause of what was triggering our aggressive dog. After our first session with Dalila, we went through some exercises to establish ground rules in the house and both of our dogs responded right away. I highly recommend Dalila to any dog owner that needs help with dog on dog aggression, basic obedience and having an understanding of how to properly communicate with your dog.
I've had a few training sessions with Dalila and experienced so much progress under her direction. My pup has had a lot of trouble with fear and reactivity to outside stimulus. Dalila was able to work backwards from the identified issues and create bite sized instructions/ exercises that worked seamlessly into my day so I could train my pup consistently. My pup gets super anxious with humans she is not familiar with and just after 1 session with Dalila she already felt so comfortable with her. Dalila makes training fun and my pup was even sad to see her leave after our session; she really gave us the tools we needed to make life easier for both me and my dog.
Hi I just want to say that Delila Ortiz is amazing. I'm so thankful I found her. I recently adopted an incredible dog who unfortunately also exhibited some aggression under certain circumstances. I was scared that there wasn't a path forward with him. Within literally minutes of coming to my house, Delila pinpointed the issue (fear and insecurity) and had me run through some exercises. My dog transformed before my eyes, it was awesome. She is passionate about what she does and helping both dogs and humans live their best lives together. I absolutely recommend Bark Busters they are great!
I was so grateful that Dalila was able to come to my house and help me with managing my new puppy. I loved all her helpful tips and tricks to keep her happy, exercised and feeling safe. I can't wait to keep learning more and look forward to being able teach my baby how to be a well rounded pup.
I can't begin to say how much I recommend Bark Busters! Dalila was amazing, She came to my home and helped transform Leah my 2 yr old pug. My issues were constant barking and rushing at the front door when visitors would come over.
Dalila gave us exercises to start immediately and within the first week we saw a significant difference, by the end of week two our home has become peaceful and we can walk out the door without her rushing us.
We recently had guest come over and they commented on what a difference it was being in my house!
Dalila answered all my questions and was super sweet and professional. I highly recommend!!
Dalila is a gifted dog trainer. She has been working with my husband and me and our 4 year-old mini labradoodle for several months. We've seen improvement in our dogs demand barking and are starting to tackle some of the deeper separation anxiety issues our dog has had since being a puppy. Dalila is patient, kind, and great at communicating. She never seems rushed and checks in via text between visits, which we appreciate. Dalila is gentle yet firm with our dog and has helped us feel more comfortable dealing with our dogs challenges.
Dalila’s training is amazing. She truly cares about her clients and the overall success of the puppy training. We’ve had 3 consultations so far in the first 6 weeks and we can easily say the training advice and tips have been working for our puppy. Thank you, Dalila!
I recently adopted my 3 year old Labrador Mix, Dalia, and she was very reactive and pulled my leash so much! It was really embarassing and I needed some help. Dalila is such an amazing trainer! She not only talked me through the exercises and training but she also explained in detail Dalia's body language and why she was acting the way she was. It really helped me understand and build my relationship with Dalia. Additionally, Dalila is always there to help! I am able to text/call her if I am struggling with certain training exercises and she will come again to help me through it. Dalila makes me feel supported and relieved as Dalia and I work through our trainings together.
Very pleased with Bark busters training results in just one week. My dog Bear now looks to me for guidance when the door bells rings. He used to jump on everyone that came in the house, now that I know how to communicate properly with him he is responding with much better behavior. Thank you Dalila for showing me a different way of interacting with my best friend.
Our fur baby Precious had really bad door manners. Anytime visitors would come to the house, she would bark non stop and be very anxious. This made having anyone over such a production. Dalila came to our home and showed us how to claim our space and gave us a more effective way to communicate what we wanted to our pup. Very impressed with what we have achieved within the first week! No more incessant barking at visitors! Thank you Dalila for all your help and guidance.
I was very much impressed with the way Dalila's training Milla from the very first moment, treats free, with very soft voice and tone. Milla was happy to follow her instructions with tail wagging drastically and bud shaking. Amazing and funny! She has improved her behavior quite some after 2 classes, has been listening to my instructions got from Dalila.
Though Milla is a small puppy, with her breed's nature, she is very hyper, barking, jumping, very anxious with separation, these were the headaches I had been handling with no better solution. I sent her to a training center not far, was not satisfied with no improvement after several private classes but treats feeding nonstop each time. So, I started to search for a better training facility, glad I found Bark Busters, especially got Dalila.
Milla still has some way to go in getting her behavior under control, with lifetime warranty that Bark Busters offers and Dalila's training, I am very confident she will be a perfect loving girl. Thanks a lot Bark Busters and Dalila.
I would also highly recommend people who are searching for doggy behavior trainer, do consider Bark Busters.
I was blown away by the results Dalila taught me with my puppy. I had carefully researched all the companies around and Bark Busters was the only one that didn't use shock collars, treats or negative reinforcement of some kind. That checked my first box. Secondly they had great reviews. I had a dog that passed away and I thought I knew how to train a dog but this adorable puppy Jaz and I couldn't get on the same page. In fact, we couldn't even find the paper together! Dalila helped us on basic obedience, uncontrollable barking and jumping all over visitors when they came to the door. I can't wait to see how Jaz and I progress! Oh and the third box is their Lifetime Guarantee. They follow you for the life of your dog!
Very impressed after about an hour of our first training session with Dalila. What she was able to teach my puppy to do was incredible! Right before my eyes, my puppy was paying attention and doing everything I was asking of her. The training doesn't involve treats, harsh punishment, or gimmicks. It was just communicating in a way my pup understands. The purpose of the first session was to teach me how dogs communicate, learn, and act around humans and other animals. It was quite eye opening. Basically, teaching me how to communicate and why she responds SO WELL to it. Simply put, this training WORKS :) It is like no other training style I've heard of and the crazy thing is, it's natural. I'm on the first full day and the difference in my puppy is amazing! If I didn't see it happening, I wouldn't believe it.
Our trainer -- Dalila -- came into our home today for our first dog training lesson with Miller. To say the results were instantaneous would be no exaggeration. The techniques she teaches are simple, yet effective and both the dog and I were able to catch on immediately. Miller and I were able to enjoy each other's company again, when I had almost given up. Miller would bark uncontrollably at the door and would lunge and growl at other dogs on walks. I knew she needed exercise but she did not like being on leash. Dalila taught me how to take the leadership role so she would walk calmly by my side. Dalila is a miracle worker!
Bones was the perfect dog -- when he was sleeping! Otherwise, she would bark and jump at whoever came to the door. I could barely control him and it got to the point where I didn't want to have people over. I also had trouble controlling Bones on leash. He would pull me along and bark and growl at other dogs. I saw a major difference in just one lesson with Dalilah. She taught me a new way to interact with my dog so Bones listens. Now Bones and I practice everyday and both of us are doing great. Call Dalilah today -- she's a miracle worker.

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