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


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About Sharon

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Best Dog Training in St. Petersburg, Clearwater!

Welcome. I am Sharon Kondash, your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in St. Petersburg, Clearwater. Bark Busters is the worldwide leader of in-home dog training. We’ve trained more than 1 million dogs and their pet parents using natural communication techniques. Our expert dog trainers and therapists resolve the most challenging dog behavior issues as well as teach dog and puppy obedience, all in your home. Any breed, age, or issue, we help clients live happier lives together with their dogs.

I can train any dog, any age, any breed. This may seem like it is a bold claim but it is true. Bark Busters has trained more than 1 million dogs worldwide with a variety of breeds. Puppies, senior dogs, adult dogs, rescue dogs and pure breeds, we can handle it all. 

I train dog owners, not dogs. Your dog is not a bad dog. Dogs learn to communicate with each other as a member of the pack when they are born. Then you bring them home and start speaking English – they have no idea what you are saying! I will teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands that establishes yourself as the "Pack Leader”.

You will see immediate results. Chances are you have been frustrated by your dog’s behavior for a while, which is what brought you to my website. After the first lesson, you will see an amazing change in your dog’s behavior and a much happier relationship.

I am often called in when other training methods have failed. Not only are we vet recommended, but other trainers send us their toughest cases to tackle challenging issues such as aggression.

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What Makes Bark Busters Pinellas County and West Pasco 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 Pinellas County and West Pasco, 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 is 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 to 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

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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Pinellas County & West Pasco Client Reviews

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We really enjoyed our 3 hour session with Sharon! It is wild how much improvement we’re seen if our dog’s listening skills after just one session, and knowing we can book another one if needed and text Sharon our questions is a great feeling. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone
WOW! Sharon is amazing! My German Shepherd had become reactive and out of control when we moved from a house to a condo. Walks had become a fearfilled nightmare and barking was nonstop. After training with Sharon I have regained control of my beautiful dog and walks are a joy...everyone wants to pet her now!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sharon for your dog training needs!!! Thank you Sharon!
Sharon first came in April and helped me w new puppy. Being a senior citizen, I was a little unsure about caring for a lively Puppy. I learned so much on our first session!!! I called a few months later to discuss walking concerns and she gave me very helpful advice on the phone which resolved my concerns. Then she visited w me yesterday within hours of telling her I had a new problem w my dog's behavior. We walked in the pet store and practiced socialization for over an hour.
Sharon showed me what to do, she connected w my Blu and made me feel confident that my 9 month old puppy is a good dog.
I am grateful for her wisdom and patience, she cared.
It is reassuring to know that I have someone to call if I have worries about my pups behavior.
I like Bark Busters and Sharon Kondash
Our family highly recommends Sharon. Within 10 minutes of entering our home, our puppy was responding to her and following commands. She addressed myself, my husband and my daughter to find out what behaviors we were most concerned about and addressed each one of them. Her explanations about dog behavior made sense. After our first training, Faye stopped walking between our legs, left our cat alone, walked beside us instead of in front, and now plays with her toys instead of our shoes! Several weeks after, we had some questions, texted Sharon and she responded with helpful advice once again. She is a very caring professional and I would recommend her to anyone —- and already have!
I have two dobermans ages 3 1/2. I needed to learn how to be the leader of this pack. The skills Sharon taught me were/are very effective with my boys. In addition, we worked on their backyard behavior. In the first session she had my boys greeting the neighbors dog with out aggression. Sharon knows dogs and is very patient when teaching her clients. This was well worth the investment. I am so happy I made the appointment. I would definitely recommend her services. Thank you Sharon.
Sharon came to my home for Louie’s first dog training session and he literally fell in line with the training in the first 2 minutes! He did so well on this training, it brought me to tears watching it all unfold. I really had no idea how to communicate with my dog before this training session. It was nothing short of miraculous!! Sharon spent almost 4 hours with us.. training me on how to communicate with my sweet dog. I didn’t realize that Louie was always so “stressed” out and I truly didn’t realize he had the weight of the world on his shoulders.. he was trying to take care of me, my husband, the house.. he must have been SO tired!! I just thought he was a happy but “anxious” little poodle. A lot of people had been telling me that poodles are just like that and they have sensitive stomachs, hence runny poop, frantic barking, nervous in the car etc.. well, after his first lesson with Sharon he seemed so calm and better right away. After she left, he slept for a few hours and still was so calm.. I took him out for a walk and he was so different, he just seemed to enjoy himself more. The difference was he no longer had all the worries and anxiety!!!! His stomach has been fine, his poops are healthy and perfect! The money spent to have Sharon (aka) Bark Busters over to my house is SO worth it even if it was for that ONE visit it would have been worth it, but - astoundingly the fee I paid is good for a lifetime of training! I’m so impressed I cannot even convey my exact feelings about it!!! Sharon and Bark Busters is absolutely amazing and worth every penny!!!!! ML, Heather
Sharon is a true miracle worker. Gizmo was very leash aggressive prior to training, but after the first lesson, I could see a HUGE improvement. Sharon knows her stuff, and does everything possible to ensure that you and your pet(s) are cohabitating in a peaceful, loving home. After lesson #2 both Gizmo and his much smaller sibling understand basic commands, can stay with just a hand gesture (most of the time) and his barking has subsided. In addition, Gizmo and Charlie were both very anxious around strangers taking sometimes over an hour to warm up enough they would no longer bark or growl. VERY Happy to report that now- if someone they don't know enters my home I have tricks and tips to keep their anxiety down and within minute (NOT HOURS) they are sitting at my feet looking for further instruction. Can not believe I didn't make this choice sooner! Sharon- Thank you from the bottom of my human heart, and the depths of Gizmo and Charlie's hearts.. we are forever grateful and tell EVERYONE we know about Bark Busters and Sharon Kondash! ~Much admiration and respect, Lisa, Gizmo and Charlie! :)
I highly recommend Sharon Kondash & Bark Busters to train your dog! She came to my home and was able to teach my dog not to bark at the door & window. She taught us real dog psychology. My dog Dieogi is a 72 lb American Pitbull Terrier. We adopted Dieogi from the SPCA and it was love at first hug! We got her home and that loving baby need some behavior modification as she became fearful and protective. Most people and even another trainer was afraid to get near her at my front door. But Sharon knew how to disarm her. I was amazed! They got along great!

Sharon has been with Dieogi, my husband Bob and myself 3 times now. Dieogi had a little set back due to fear so I called Sharon back thinking "Sure the website says she is willing to come back". I expected her to say, something like I've already been there or I'm too busy.
With much delight Sharon was more then happy to come and help Dieogi again & again as things changed and we needed more help.
Sharon will do whatever she needs to to get the results we need. Some say the cost is too much. Please know we are a poor family. We used Income tax to pay for their awesome lifetime guarantee of service. They really stand by it! We knew training Dieogi was important enough to hire her. Do it and you will have no regrets!
I don’t believe there is enough room to write how impressed and delighted we are by Sharon’s ability, professionalism, kindness and patience. She is truly the best in the business.
Her kind and calm manner changed our dogs behavior instantly! We now get to enjoy having guests over without worrying about our dogs jumping and barking at them - and I am certain our guests will appreciate it as well.
Rather than simply correcting behavior, we now understand the psychology behind our actions and our dogs reactions.
We now have three dogs and two parents who understand each other and can show affection and play in a constructive way.
Thank you Sharon! You are the best!
Hire Sharon Kondash if you have any dog behavior issue.
I don’t believe there is enough room to write how impressed and delighted we are by Sharon’s ability, professionalism, kindness and patience. She is truly the best in the business.
Her kind and calm manner changed our dogs behavior instantly! We now get to enjoy having guests over without worrying about our dogs jumping and barking at them - and I am certain our guests will appreciate it as well.
Rather than simply correcting behavior, we now understand the psychology behind our actions and our dogs reactions.
We now have three dogs and two parents who understand each other and can show affection and play in a constructive way.
Thank you Sharon! You are the best!
Sharon did amazing with my 2 pups. Within the first week I was already seeing the difference. Their behaviors began to change within a few days of consistent practice. We had a successful park day with other dogs. She helped me to understand that I have to go about my day to day a bit slower so it calms their minds and they don’t feel rushed or panicked. They are less anxious and responding to me better and better. Sharon has helped me understand how the dogs minds work and they need to feel safety and stability in order to feel calm. She makes working with the pups easy and doable.
We are so glad we decided to call Bark Busters and happy that it was Sharon who came to train us. All of us! We adopted a mixed breed that we had been told was a Chihuahua mix and we expected to raise a small dog. At six weeks, he was 38 lbs. As older, but not too old, adults, we found we needed help. There are a number of reasons that BB and Sharon were an encouraging solution. Having a trainer come to the house is first. They get to see the behavior, environment and dynamic of the household. Now I know how important that is! With Sharon, we prioritized the behaviors we'd like to improve. For us, it was jumping on people, mouthing, walking on a leash, and barking to start. In a short 3 hours, we had a primer that was already fruitful! Mac's response was immediate. We have worked to be consistent and assert ourselves as the leaders in our pack. Good news, it's working! After about a week, we reached back out to Sharon for a booster lesson and some reminders. How great it was to be able to consult our trainer as some behaviors develop or as we forget what to do! Further, since Sharon was familiar with our home and circumstances, she was spot on. I imagine that we'll need to reach out as he grows, but feel assured we'll have the help we need with Sharon.
We have had a successful training session with Sharon at Bark Busters! Our puppy, Dolly, has been scared of her crate and with the tools and guidance given by Sharon, Dolly is now going into her crate and is able to make it through the night without major anxiety. We have used other tools such as leash training and appropriate play with success as well. What a huge difference Sharon’s training has made! We have more to do but feel confident about it .We highly recommend!
Very capable trainer. Clearly works well with dogs. Has great insight on my dog. She was kind toward me - teaching me how to better handle my dog to meet my expectations.
Sharon is wonderful! We noticed major improvements after (in!) our first session. It’s so helpful to have her come to us, where she can observe our puppy in her environment and with our other dog. Sharon took time to get to know us and both of our dogs (not just the one who needs training), taught us dozens of helpful tools, and gave many tips to help us start thinking from the canine mindset. She is highly responsive when we have quick questions via text, and has made herself available for consultation in whatever way is most convenient for us. We have never hired a trainer before, and have instead trained our dogs by doing our own research. Our new puppy challenged us in ways that our typical methods did not correct, and now I cannot overstate how critical professional training is to a healthy pup and home. We look forward to continuing to work with Sharon as our puppy grows.
I got my adorable malti-poo last week and wanted him to be trained. (First time dog owner) I did my research and I loved Sharon’s approach.
First of all she has the best personality and you can tell she loves her job.
She is patient and makes sure you are comfortable with what you are doing and understand the reason why it will work. She even provided a workbook to remind you on what to do.

Sharon doesn’t use treats or clickers, just old fashion love and respect. My dog loves and respects me not afraid (even though he is ruling the house with his cuteness)
I had one session and I see a big change in my dog already!!!!
Side note: I recommend you get the lifetime training for the different stages of your dog’s life. BEST MONEY I ever spent.
Sharon is super nice and effective. My dog Kristy responded very well to Sharon’s training each time we’ve had Sharon come to our home to help us with a host issues as Kristy’s behaviors evolved. Housebreaking, mouthing, jumping, barking, stealing, pulling and attention demanding.
I absolutely Love, Love, Love Sharon! She has been working with our two 19 month Rottweiler since they were 3 months old. My boyfriend and I chose the lifetime plan which was very reasonably priced for two pups. Sharon is very accommodating to our schedule and always shows up on time and explains in detail how we’re going to work through the problem at hand. Also before she leaves each session she leaves a breakdown on what you worked on that day and how to continue training until your next session. As much as I wish I could say that once you train a dog it’s done, Wrong! Dogs behaviors change as they get older... they go from a baby, to a toddler, to a big kid, teenager, before they hit adulthood. I love the fact that all I have to do is send Sharon a text, letting her know the problem or issues we’re having and she will schedule a time that works for us to help us work it through. She will also give you a call, text or even FaceTime for some quick tips to help before your session.

This has truly been one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had with a dog trainer for any of my 12 rotties my family and I have had over the last 23 years!
This was our first time using professional help and Sharon did an excellent job in helping us to understand dog behaviors while also showing solutions on how to make corrections. Sharon gave us her full attention and explained things in an “easy to understand” method. Sharon took her time to make sure we were not nervous after she left. Sharon has been a great help and it is comforting to know that we can reach out to her with any questions! Overall, a great experience!
Before working with our therapist, we were considering the heartbreaking decision to rehome one of our two German Shepherd Dogs puppies. Bark Busters was our last hope as other training classes we attended were not successful. We learned more and had amazing results after our very first session with Vito that we had working with any other trainer before. Now we are confident enough to manage our pups without worry of rehoming anyone. We are all living a much more peaceful life and can now truly enjoy our babies! Thank You, Bark Busters!
Sharon is an outstanding trainer! She's assisted me with so many training techniques for my grand dog. She showed me how to decrease his anxiety about being left alone as well as anxiety about meeting strangers in our home and in public places. She is so knowledgeable about behaviors of dogs and makes herself available at any time. She always returns calls and ready to share her expertise. My daughter and I have a better dog because of her.
Sharon is ABSOLUTELY the best! First, our family loves the idea the she comes to our home for training, and that she's is just a text or phone call away if we have any questions or concerns. Secondly, Sharon is a true professional who knows her stuff! She's passionate about being a trainer, her business, and her love of pets. She's upbeat and makes our sessions not only educational, but also fun for my wife, daughter, and me! Our family will have many questions for Sharon, and there hasn't been one that she hasn't satisfactorily answered. Our family just completed our 3rd lesson and we're continuing to see results with our pet. If you're in the market for a trainer for your pet, I highly recommend Sharon Kondash as your trainer!
Sharon is a fabulous trainer. She has given us tons of options for training our dog Harper and we've seen a lot of improvement only 3 sessions in (we even saw improvement after 1). We are so thankful we purchased an unlimited plan with Sharon because it's really invaluable to be able to have her come out and correct our errors. My shoulders are thanking me too. I would recommend Sharon (and have) to my friends who are looking to improve their dogs behavior and their interactions with their dog.
Sharon is great! She showed me what I was doing wrong & how to stop Sydney from jumping up on new people to say hello". We practiced at home then in public in different places to include pet stores. I could not have gotten my dog to listen & be more calm greeting new people if not for Sharon. Sydney gets to meet more people now that she knows how to greet them without jumping. It has been so rewarding for Sydney. She loves the attention she gets now that she's not barking and acting wild! I don't have to choose between being embarrassed by her (old) behavior & letting her meet people & other dogs. We go more places together have more fun & less stress. I'd recommend Sharon her for ANY dog issue."
Sharon is great! She coached the entire family about how to understand our dog Camille. Camille loves her and took to her immediately! Camille really tries to please Sharon and will be obedient even with all kinds of distractions. Sharon is also very patient teaching us / humans, which turns out to be very important. She even got Camille to calm down around our neighbors. Sharon is very flexible and reliable. She has helped us with Camille in many different venues and settings. I highly recommend her! Dogs love her!
The training techniques and tools are the best . Our dog had aggressive behavior. And to walk him was a chore and most times a pulling and dragging . Vito has helped us turn Henry into a joy to walk and find out what was causing his aggression . Henry is a happy, calmer dog. Thank you for all techniques and tools you provided us with .

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