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.

About Jef

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Best Dog Training in Tampa, FL!

Since 1989, Bark Busters has trained over one million dogs worldwide. This has only been possible because our methods work, often very quickly, and with a little consistent practice you can have the canine companion you envisioned.

Welcome. I am Jef Evans, your certified Bark Busters dog trainer and behavioral therapist from Tampa to Spring Hill. Growing up in Florida, my siblings and I had all the pets - dogs, cats, gerbils, fish, and even newts. As an adult, I have cared for some amazing rescues, from Great Danes to Shi Tzus. I look forward to helping you learn how to communicate with your awesome dog. Let me help you live a happier life together with your dog! 

We teach our clients how to train their dogs. Every dog is an individual and there is not a one size fits all course of action. Before starting on a program with our clients we spend time getting to know them, their dog(s), the situation, and their goals. Your thoughts, feelings and ideas are crucial to the process as is your commitment to practice daily the exercises that we will teach you.

Clear communication with your dog is a vital part of teaching your dog how to live happily in your home with your family. We will help you understand not only how your dog communicates with you, but also how to communicate in a way that is easy for your dog to understand. As with any relationship, clear communication is a key element.

Communicate with your dog. Puppies learn from their mothers and siblings how to live with dogs. They don’t teach puppies how to live with people. That’s up to us when we bring them home to live with us. We love helping people with their puppies and seeing them grow into great dogs.

Older dogs can have issues which can concern their families. We regularly help with issues of aggression, separation anxiety, or just teaching the basics of walking without pulling, or how to greet without jumping up. No matter what issues your dog(s) might have, Bark Busters can help. You can teach an old dog new tricks! 

Dog-friendly methods. Great relationships are built a upon a bond which includes respect, trust, and safety. We never use any harsh, or physical methods or equipment, and never would use or recommend pinch, shock, prong or choke collars. We never use force or make dogs do anything. We also don't bribe dogs and we won’t turn you into a treat dispenser (treats are great, as a treat!) We work with all breeds of dogs and all ages, and we are experts at helping families with multiple dogs.

Immediate results. Our efficient and effective methods allow you to be well on your way to having an improved relationship with your dog in two-to-three hours! And, if you purchase our gold package, we'll be your dog trainer for the life of your dog at no additional cost. With our Life of Dog Support Guarantee, if new issues arise or bad habits return, we're your partner for the life of your dog. 

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What Makes Bark Busters Tampa 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 Tampa, 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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Tampa Client Reviews

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Jef has been great with my dog, Otis! We cover so much in each training session, and the techniques are simple enough that I'm able to easily practice on my own. Otis was a stray and had multiple behavior issues that I couldn't work through on my own (chewing, barking, separation anxiety, jumping, etc). Jef tailored everything to what Otis needs, and everyone I know says they've seen a dramatic change in his behavior even in the short time that we've been working together. I highly recommend Jef and Bark Busters!
Amazing! I was in fear of being served a 7-day move out notice and was rescued by Jef and Bark Buster’s unique program. He is literally teaching an old dog lots of new tricks…. I’m the dog! He opened up his schedule for a quick appointment, he is professional, well spoken and very caring. My babies are much better behaved and all of our stress levels have gone way down in just one week! We work right inside my apartment with NO treats, NO clickers, NO waiting for a class opening. Jeff is a super hero!
Jef was an excellent trainer. He was very professional , and also made it fun to try and train our little Luna . Thank you Jef for training US , so that we know how to train our golden retriever. I can already see where I need to work on some things and also I can see a difference in Luna .
Jef knows his dogs. With one session I see a difference with my wild child doodle puppy. I’m looking forward to our next session. Thanks, Jef.
Jef is the best! Love working with him
If you have not considered using Bark Busters for your fur baby, I strongly suggest that you do. Jef took the time to understand our training goals as well as specific issues we were having with our dog prior to even walking in the door. After the first visit we felt better equipped to start the journey to achieve lasting results with our puppy. Jef is both knowledgeable and personable. That is a winning combination. I highly recommend him.
Very informative and helpful. Learned great skills. My dog is already responding
Like many I adopted a COVID-19 baby. I am a firm believer in professional training. Due to the pandemic it was hard to find in person training. I opted for an online program which helped with some basics. But not overall obedience. I contacted Barkbusters to help progress Wally, now 18 months old to the next step. His separation anxiety and ease of excitement is off putting to some in my family and with the holidays approaching I needed a solution. Jef was incredibly responsive. He offered two different packages. I selected the Gold as it promotes long term success. It is also important to note I chose Barkbusters because of the method. No shock or choke collars. No treats. My first experience with dog training many years ago centered on using a choke collar to get the dog to comply. I found it to be mean and so did my dog. I have also used the sleep away camp training and although effective, it took longer for my dog to respond to me. Barkbusters teaches verbal cues and the use of body language. You have to rewire your own brain because you may have to move your vocal range from low to high quickly. But it works! After just one session I am amazed at the results. Daily behaviors I had a hard time controlling are in control. Wally responds immediately to my cue. Another note Jef trained me not Wally. You have to be willing to put in the work and then consistently reinforce the training. We are done yet. But I look forward to our next session! *Highly recommend **
I really enjoyed our first training session. Jef is knowledgeable, informarive, and giving me the confidence I need to help our puppy through her extreme puppy fears. I am hopeful, after just three hours. Exhausted after our workout!
Jeff was absolutely amazing with Barkbusters! I have two red heelers and a mini aussie all from rescue that needed some help. I love how the training is set for the owners like myself to become a better pack leader for the dogs. A day after our first session and I am already seeing a difference in how to better communicate and have more relaxed, calm environment. Jeff was very informative and was absolutely great with my dogs as well. Especially Nezuko who is afraid of strangers she responded to him almost immediately. I would recommend Barkbusters any day!
Jef gave us the tools we needed in order to have stress free and peaceful walks around our neighborhood, whereas before, Star had pulled us down and even gotten away running after flying ducks. He helped us understand what Star's behavior means in human language, and he taught us how to speak in "dog's" language. This has worked splendidly. I wholeheartedly recommend Jef to anyone experiencing challenges with his/her fur baby. Jef is very friendly and professional. He can easily be reached and is always there to answer any questions that arise while implementing the techniques he teaches. He has great knowledge about dog behavior. I can't say enough good things about Jef and his training. I recommend him very highly.
Great job Jef.
Took the dogs out this afternoon outback.
Annie is learning faster the Susie.
Jeff Evans with Bark Busters is amazing!! He trains with kindness and such great training exercises which he follows up with in writing to help train us humans as well. Couldn't recommend Bark Busters any more highly.
I am very happy that I chose Bark Busters. My dog, Rocket, is 8 years old, and I was a bit skeptical about him being trained. Firstly, and most important to me is a humane, non-shock training program.

Rocket has anxiety leaving the house: he doesn't want to walk far from the house; putting on his brakes usually, one house away. He's also anxious riding in the car.
Bark Busters' approach to training was different from what I expected - their six week program for Rocket is not only geared towards changing those behaviors, but to also help relieve him of some of his responsibilities (you'll understand if you reach out to them). We're teaching Rocket (and myself!) about boundaries, appropriate behavior and reactions.
Jef is very knowledgeable in this approach and I am definitely seeing results and am looking forward to our continued sessions and improvement!
Jef was excellent! It was our first meeting with him yesterday. Very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He explained our dogs psychology and why they are acting the way they are and how to correct their behavior. We are just on step 1 at this point but are looking forward to continue working with Jef.
Jef has been great at helping our dogs Brody and Shadow behave better! Brody and Shadow both grew up in single dog homes, and when Andy and I moved in together our dogs moved in together too. At first they tolerated each other though would both express signs of dominance at times. After about 1 year it grew into some more aggressive behavior towards each other. Since working with Jef, we have learned to better communicate with Brody and Shadow which has tremendously improved their aggression and overall behavior! We couldn’t thank Jef and Bark Busters enough!
Jef spent hours with us the first visit and he was patient and a great trainer. There was significant improvement after one visit. We look forward to working with him to help us on our way to pack order. Thank you Jef.
We've been working with Jef for a few weeks and I'm so glad we found him; we had two dogs and recently rescued a 3rd. We needed help with the new addition - general socialization, manners, sibling rivalry, etc. I love that this training is not treat based - the things Jef has taught us have been easy to work into our every day lives which makes 'practicing' easy, and with 3 dogs, that's really important! The dogs showed immediate improvement in some big areas - like door control - which just tells me with more consistent training and work, we'll successfully tackle the other things where we'd like to see improvement (like recall). Looking forward to continuing to work with Jef!
Jef is wonderful at training us!! Oh, and our dog Daisy. Prior to Working with Jef we called our dog “Crazy Daisy”. Now after only a few weeks/lessons Daisy is doing much better. Jef taught us how to interact with her. Daisy is only 9 months old and prior to Jef’s training she thought she was the boss. Now she actually listens. We highly recommend Jef and Bark Busters for training.
Thank you Jeff. After just one session we have hope for Benjamin where we had lost almost all hope. We know we have a long road, but with the tools you gave us I know that along with Benjamin and your help we will get there.
Our trainer Jef is amazing and so knowledgable about all dogs. The tactics he showed us worked immediately! It was amazing to see. I even got a few approving licks from my pups afterward. They seemed to be happy to finally be understood!
Enjoyed Jeff’s impute and instructions. He was very informative and positive. As an owner I am learning things that are very helpful. Good training session. ? …
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My dog Luna was a mess. In fact, I thought about rehoming her until my lesson with Jef. He is like a dog whisperer, because Luna and I had been to group classes before and it didn't stick. The method Jef taught me makes sense because it is based on the way dogs naturally communicate. I like it because it doesn't involve shock or prong collars. Or treats. Most importantly, I saw immediate results. It does take consistency on your part, but that's easy. It helped with Luna's incessant barking, leash reactivity and horrible door manners. I would recommend Jef to anyone.

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