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


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About Paul

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Best Dog Training in South Jersey!

Welcome! I'm Paul Pagano, your local dog trainer and behavioral therapist, serving areas from Toms River to Cape May and Cherry Hill to Atlantic City. If you are having trouble getting your dog to understand the rules of the house, I can help.

For nearly 20 years, I have been traveling to client's homes to help fix issues with their dogs, and I would be delighted to be your dog trainer. On a personal note, I am married with 4 children who love to ask about each and every dog that I see on a daily basis.  I know I can help your dog and look forward to speaking with you soon.

In Home Dog Training. Training in your own home has many advantages. Besides the convenience for you as the owner, your home is your dog's natural environment. By training at home, your dog acts his normal self, which allows me to observe and then formulate a dog training plan to help you and your beloved pup.

We Train You and Your Dog. Please think of the training as 50% dog training and 50% owner training. You will be actively engaged in every aspect of the training so you know how to reinforce the training in your day-to- day routine. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that your dog is happier with you making the rules so he can just hang out and relax.

I help clients in two main areas, establishing positive rules and obedience and eliminating unwanted and annoying behaviors. Clients always ask about our methods of dog training. Be assured, Bark Busters South Jersey uses no harmful methods, no shock collars and no man-handling. On the opposite extreme, we won't have to bribe your furry friend to get them to listen. The goal is a happy and well-mannered dog. You don't ever have to sacrifice the wonderful relationship you have with your pup.

All Breeds, All Ages, All Sizes. You might be surprised to know that about half of my client's dogs weigh less than 20 pounds. Little dogs can have great big personalities and they like to get their own way. Whether your dog fits in your palm or needs a twin mattress to lay upon, I am happy to help. If your dog isn't a puppy any longer, don't fear. Old dogs can learn new tricks.

Dog training isn't just for aggressive dogs. In fact, 4 out of 5 client's pups show no aggression at all. Most of my clients start a conversation by saying, "He is a really great dog and we love him, but..." There is no reason to allow unwanted habits to linger when solutions are available.

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What Makes Bark Busters South Jersey 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 South Jersey, 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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South Jersey Client Reviews

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Paul’s training has completely improved my dog’s behavior! Before training our dog (1.5 year old Pomsky mix (part husky/German shepherd/Pomeranian)) was jumping and barking at everyone and everything, did not get along with our cat, pulled on her leash when on walks and was just out of control. After the first session with Paul, our dog responded so well and has continued to respond very well to us doing the training commands in between training sessions. I’m so grateful that we decided to go with Bark Busters and Paul, without them our dog would still be completely out of control. Our dog no longer barks nonstop, she doesn’t jump, she doesn’t pull on her leash and her and our cat now sleep together! We never thought we’d see the day. Thank you so much Paul and Bark Busters! We will forever recommend this service. 10/10.
We love Paul Pagano! He responded very quickly to our initial email inquiry about training for our four month old lab mix puppy. He showed up on time the first day he came to our house for training. His training methods are amazing! The exercises he had us doing with our puppy made such an immediate difference in her behavior and how well she listened and responded to us. He has given us the tools to work with her and help her understand what behaviors are acceptable and what behaviors are not acceptable. He currently is coming every two weeks to work with us on any issues where we feel we need help and has been available when we have needed him when we had questions. We would highly recommend Paul Pagano a Bark Busters!
Paul has been an excellent trainer for our Maisy. Maisy responded very quickly to Paul/s training methods and has done very well. I would highly recommend him if you have a dog in need of training.
I was really hesitant about getting a trainer. Paul put me at ease and handled me very gently,
His instructions were well understood and we practiced the maneuvers until I and my dog got it. Paul was not only a very good instructor and a well informed trainer, but he was personable and respectful. He was recommended to me by NewKirk Vet and I was very glad that I followed through, Paul is number one in my book,
Paul is an excellent trainer. You can tell immediately that he is a dog lover and extremely knowledgeable on dog behavior. He explained to my husband and myself different techniques to train Ronald, my 58 lb pitbull in the behaviors we were trying to correct. Within the first half hour Ronald was responding. It’s now 3 weeks since the initial training session and Ronald is still doing great with some reminders of course.

If you are in need of a trainer give Paul a call. You won’t be sorry.
Had sudden behavior refusing to get in car sudden fear. Had training with Paul Pagano. One phone call answered phone right away told me what to do and worked right away.
Paul helped us tremendously with Eleanor's behavior. He explained how to deal with her. He made the training so easy, we are ready to adopt more puppies.
Paul literally saved my dogs life. My dog had really bad agression towards me (bit me twice) and my husband and I were really close to getting rid of him. I decided to call bark busters and Paul changed our lives. He helped mold my dog into the best dog he can be. I can finally feel comfortable in my own home again. I would definitely recommend bark busters! Worth every penny!!
It took only 3 visits and Rosko was behaving much better. Not only did he get Rosko trained he fully explained everything to me so I had a understanding what I needed to do to keep Rosko under control. Great trainer and a pleasure to work with him. Thank you Paul
Paul did a great job helping us get our 2 year old 100 lb husky/malamute mix under control. Timber was running the household and we were giving into his demands. He was jumping on us and demanding attention when we were trying to watch TV and he was always counter surfing when we were trying to prepare food.

From our very first session we learned how to be the leader of the pack and Timber responded so well to the training. Now he doesn't demand attention but we give him even more attention now that he is calmer. He is a much happier dog now and we have a much calmer household. We highly recommend Paul!
We've had great success in training our boxers Cooper and Harper through Bark Busters. Boxers are notorious for their hyperactivity and training difficulty. With Paul's training, our boxers are respectful of other people and dogs. Our family learned how to positively reinforce acceptable behaviors and how to reduce and eliminate poor behaviors through hands-on learning. We were provided with techniques and strategies to navigate every situation from housebreaking to recalling. Paul showed up on time for scheduled appointments and always returned phone calls when we were having a "puppy crisis." We highly recommend Bark Busters. Our boxers are friendly and loving family members.
Paul P. is outstanding! Our little mixed pup is about a year and a half and very energetic/stubborn. My husband and I honestly thought he was untrainable. Then we decided to try Paul and Bark Busters, and after only one day were amazed with the results! After a solid month and a half of working at the techniques taught to us, not only did our Maui learn to walk properly on a leash (i.e. no barking or pulling), but he also has learned to come to us when he is called and no longer jumps up at guests who come in through our front door. With a baby on the way, we greatly appreciated Paul's expertise and advice, as well as his willingness to make himself available to us whenever we needed. We especially liked that how obvious it was that Paul truly cared for our Maui and in no way had to bribe him with treats,nor use any means of physical punishment. I cannot recommend Paul highly enough, but if you feel as if you are at the end of your rope, I implore you to give Paul a call and see the amazing results for yourself:)
Paul was very helpful with solving behavioral issues with our 2 Shelties.
Paul was great when working with my pup Zack! Zack has some serious people issues, but after just one lesson I learned what I can do to gradually make his issues go away; he responded so well to the training methods.
This is the first time I ever needed a dog trainer and I am extremely pleased I picked Bark Busters and Paul Pagano. This past Easter I adopted an 8 year old wired hair terrier/beagle who had several issues once home. The biggest being separation anxiety. I chose Bark Busters after reviewing several companies and found them to be the only one that trained dogs at home.
Mr. Pagano came into my home assessed the situation and began training the first day. It’s been almost 2 months now and Blackie is a completely different dog. I am so happy with the changes in him and whole heartedly recommend Mr Pagano and Bark Busters to friends and acquaintances. Anyone in need of a dog trainer should not hesitate to call him.
Paul is by far the best trainer we have had for Thor. From the first session, there has been a change in Thor. Everything we work on during out sessions works and Thor continues to listen and become a better dog.
My husband and I have seen major changes after just one session with Paul. I have a 5 year old 110 lb Siberian Husky who basically ran our house before Paul came along. He is very excitable and stubborn and we had a hard time establishing the dominance that was needed to train our dog. Paul helped us out so much in 1 session and we are so pleased with his skills and ability to get through to our dog so quick. He gave us homework to do in between our sessions and we have been working hard to follow his plan. We are excited to have a very obedient pup and trained husky after all our training is done! Paul is very great at what he does and I have already been recommending him to friends and family!
Paul Pagano has been wonderful in training our labradoodle puppy. I have seen such a change in a short amount of time. The patience and time that Paul spends with us has been amazing in getting our puppy trained to be a well mannered dog. The step by step and thorough instructions from Paul for us to work with our dog between sessions is so helpful. I would highly recommend Paul Pagano. Thank you Paul!
Bark busters is a god send! Paul has been super helpful through the beginning stages of our training. Ozzie has already shown so much improvement and we are looking forward to seeing him become an even better pup. We were really worried he would never change his behavior but after day 1, we see changes and couldn’t be happier with our choice of trainers. Thank you Paul!
This is my second time using Paul Pagano. I used him several years ago for my very naughty 7 year old Border Collie and again now for my 5 month old hound mix for puppy training. Paul is prompt, friendly, and very prepared. He completely discusses your dog and family's needs and explains the program in great detail. Paul uses only body language and small training bags to get your dogs attention. He then teaches you how to do the same things with step by step instructions. Paul never raises his voice and yet the dog instantly knows what is expected of him/her. Paul comes to your house which is so much less stressful for your dog. I highly recommend Paul Pagano for your dog training needs.
Paul was awesome! We highly recommend him for dog training. Our dog started to develop aggression to strangers entering the house and Paul was able to teach us methods to manage this new behavior. Now, he is able to greet guests appropriately. Also, we tried different techniques for dog walking and he has been doing great since the session. We are very pleased with the outcome and saw noticeable differences just after the session. Our family highly recommends Paul.
We have tried a variety of trainers and training techniques with our 7-year-old Boxer mix, but never had any real luck in correcting the behaviors we needed her to stop. However, after just our initial session with Paul, we couldn’t believe how different she was already acting when using his techniques. One of the main issues we had with Laynee (our pup) was her reaction whenever someone came to the house. She barks, runs all over, goes crazy, and basically doesn’t allow the person in the house without trying to jump and run them over. Paul went over the main ways to help correct this habit and worked with us to practice it during the first session. By the end of his work with us that first day, she was already behaving much better when presented with the situation. In addition to this issue, Paul asked us for a wish list of things we needed her to fix or improve upon and started going through each one with us. He gave us helpful information and a training schedule to follow in practicing the methods on our own. Today is day one of us practicing alone and Laynee is already behaving so much better. We are amazed at how well his methods work and love that he does not use any treats or physical means (shock collar, etc) in how he works. We are excited and optimistic that with our continued work and having Paul’s assistance, we will finally be able to enjoy being with our girl all the time and not having to constantly worry about her behavior. My husband and I are thankful we found Paul and wish we had come across him sooner. We highly recommend him and his training methods!
Paul is an amazing person!! We adopted Sully when he was 1.5 and he had some terrible habits. When we got him home, we were very afraid of him and were actually considering the prospect of having to put him down, due to his aggressive behaviors (or so we believed). After ONE session with Paul, Sully was and continues to be a different dog. He is lovable and sweet. He follows commands and rules, as long as we are consistent. We originally got Sully to help my 6 year old son become more comfortable around dogs and come out of his shell a bit. Paul has made it possible for our family to have a wonderful dog, that we can all love!
I don't know what I would have done without the expert direction provided by Paul Pagano. My niece used Barkbusters for her pup and was very happy with the results, so when I got Ginger, she called Paul on my behalf. I picked Ginger up on August 12th when she was only 11 weeks old. I am recently retired and she is my first dog ever so you can imagine the difficulty of a new puppy with no dog experience. Ginger is now five months old and Paul continues to provide me with training as she grows. I would highly recommend for any dog training issues you may have.
Paul has been such a pleasure to work with, always providing several different options to work on during the training process. Our dog Smokey, a 70Ib puppy, responded extremely well to the different techniques. He was an A+ student when dealing with Paul.
If it wasn't for Paul my chestnut would have been in a new home. I had forgotten how hard a puppy would be to train as it had been 17 years since my last puppy. Paul was very patient with me and chestnut, and this week he is meeting us at the dog park. I can't wait. He needs more exercise then I can give him. Thanks just does not say enough, and we are not done yet.

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