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: Apple Valley, Bay City, Beldenville, Burnsville, Byron, Cannon Falls, Castle Rock, Cottage Grove, Dennison, Dundas, Elko New Market, Ellendale, Ellsworth, Faribault, Farmington, Goodhue, Hager City, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Kenyon, Lakeville, Lonsdale, Medford, Mendota, Nerstrand, Newport, Northfield, Oronoco, Owatonna, Pine Island, Randolph, Red Wing, River Falls, Rochester, Rosemount, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park, South Saint Paul, Vermillion, Wanamingo, Waseca, Webster, Welch, Zumbrota

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.

Best Dog Training in the Twin Cities!

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About Ryanne Rubio

I was given an opportunity to transition career paths into behavioral dog training full-time with Bark Busters. I can honestly say I love what I do! Dogs have always been a central part of my life, from family dogs while growing up, to having dogs of my own! I have continued in the family business and am now a trainer along with my father and partner Omar and enjoying what each new day brings!

One of my favorite things about my role helping families communicate better with their dogs is the simplicity of it. Once you better understand what your dog is telling you – and how they are perceiving your actions, you can together improve communication! Most behavioral issues occur because of improper communication or lost in translation. We teach you to speak dog and the results are instant! We build communication, trust and respect – we teach you how to live a better life with your dog!

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About Omar Rubio

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I come from a successful career in sales and customer service. I enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals. Most of my success can be attributed to my attentiveness towards my clients. I am a bilingual speaker, fluent in both English and Spanish.

I developed a passion for dogs at a very young age. I have grown up with family dogs and took on my first rescue dog at the age of 20. I have a passion for working with dogs and believe that all dog breeds are beautiful and unique! I have now transitioned full-time with Bark Busters as a Professional Dog Behavioral Therapist and am excited to see where this new path leads!

What Makes Bark Busters Twin Cities 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 Twin Cities, 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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Twin Cities Client Reviews

See what our clients have to say

We adopted an adorable 5 month old puppy, Kevin, in late December. We have raised dogs before, but a puppy was a first for us. It was clear to us early on that we needed an expert’s help with training. I use crutches, so we thought it would be best to find someone who could come to us and help us learn in our home environment. Bark Busters sounded perfect. I was impressed with the level of detail we covered while making the first appointment, and the first visit happened quickly. Ryanne Jasmin spent time getting to know us and Kevin, and listened to our biggest challenges. She worked with us to create a plan and checked in to ensure that training was going in the right direction. Ryanne continues to be available for questions and is always very responsive and helpful. We’ve been impressed with the support we have received and also with the flexibility of the Bark Busters program - they understand that each situation is unique and adapt to make it work for you. Kevin is thriving thanks to Ryanne’s guidance!
Our labs Ziva (2 yrs) and Zoe (18 mo), have been running wild, not responding to commands and even getting aggressive with each other and other dogs. We reached out to Ryanne at Bark Busters for help. We have only been at it for 3 weeks and the results are amazing. Ryanne taught us that dogs are looking for a leader and how to be that leader for them. She showed us how they feel safe and secure when the know they don't have to be the alpha. Ryanne taught us the skills needed to make them feel taken care of, and ready to follow commands. Ryanne also schedules follow up visits, that are included in the one time fee, and continues to help our progress along. In addition, when we had questions we were able to reach out to her for advice. The picture below shows are girls waiting calmly outside the kitchen while I prepare their dinner. Before Ryanne and Bark Busters we had to use a baby gate to keep them out. This service is amazing and our pups are so much more happy and calm.
Bark Busters is an excellent service for training your dog. After just four visits with a trainer our two dogs are night and day different than they were before they were trained. We have a 5-year-old Lab/Pit Bull mix and a one and a half year old American Staffordshire Terrier. I highly recommend you use Bark Busters for dog training.
We would highly recommend Bark Busters! They have exceeded our expectations. Ryanne has given us the training and the tools to be better dog owners. Our dogs have not only improved their problematic behaviors but they are now secure and confident in their environment. Ryanne has helped us work through dog to dog aggression, resource guarding, jumping, mouthing, passive manipulation and introducing a new puppy to the home and resident dog. Ryanne is very knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with. Her follow up and follow through is top notch! Excellent value and we are so happy with the results.
Our dog Henry is a great dog (yellow lab, 5 years old) and he listened so well when we first got him (1 1/2 year old) Over time he started ignoring us more. Or did things on his time, when he wanted too. He was definitely running our home! (he was alfa!)
Soon he became more and more aggressive!
To the point we all (dog included) didn’t trust each other anymore!
We love our dog so much, We ignored all the signs! (frankly, we just didn’t know what our next steps should be or how he would react if we continued this way!)
We made the decision to write to Bark Busters!
They were very attentive, answer back quickly, very friendly and understanding!!
They treat every family/dog in their home (where it’s comfortable!) even in unique situations! (like ours!)
Ryanne (who came to our home) has set us in the right direction to building back our trust with our dog!
It was awkward at first but we trusted and followed the process!!
AND after 6 weeks we have seen such amazing progress! (dog and us included!)
Sometimes having a loving, healthy relationship with your dog looks a little different then what we expect. (or from our previous dogs)
We are learning our dog needs a little more attention BUT in the right direction by his trusted owners!
We are learning to trust him and for him to trust us back!
This was a change made for the better!!
We highly recommend!!
We would do this all over again!!
We are all happier because of Ryanne and Bark Busters!! ?
Ryanne has been a such a gift to me and my 2 year old adopted Shitzu, Ollie. Until we met, Ollie was not housebroken, jumped on me and everyone he met, nipped like crazy, pulled and ran all over when on leash, escaped through the front door, and although being a very affectionate dog, was a terror. I was exhausted and questioning what I was thinking by adopting a dog! I tried other, less expensive, forms of training and nothing was working. Then I found Ryanne and Bark Busters. Her training has been worth every penny, and more. In 5 weeks my dog is now housebroken, walks beside me beautifully, doesn’t nip, jump, run through doors, sits, stays, and is a very well behaved little dog!! Ryanne has taught me the tools to correct my dog when needed and I couldn’t be happier! Ryanne is a real pleasure to work with, is responsive, somehow knows what Ollie is thinking, and our favorite Alpha!! Thank you, Ryanne!!!
The change over three sessions has been incredible. Ryanne has been a joy to work with. Still more work to do...mostly on changing the humans.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to give more than 5 stars but Google seems pretty particular. Suffice it to say Bark Busters, and Omar in particular, are MIRACLE WORKERS. 3 year old CUJO dog that is now calm cool and collected. After TWO MEETINGS. We were skeptical as it sounds too good to be true but our dog is living furry proof.
I highly recommend training with Bark Busters. Ryanne has helped us tremendously with our two year old dog. He was definitely acting as “leader of the pack” around our house. The methods Ryanne is teaching us to improve our dog’s behavior is so effective you won’t believe it until you try it.
Ryanne and Omar have 100% changed my life! Before Bark Busters I was told that I would have to put my dog down or give him away because of his aggression. Now he’s happy and everyone else in my family is happy!
We have a large (50+ lbs.) 7-month-old German Shephard. Big dog but he is still a puppy (Teddy). After an initial consultation with Ryanne to discuss the behavioral issues that we were having, she was quickly able to help us establish ourselves as leaders for Teddy. After we learned to speak dog, Teddy began to respond immediately during the first session. We are continuing to practice with him and progress is moving along just fine. We would have never thought of a way to communicate with Teddy without using treats and discipline.
After just one session I noticed a huge change in my dogs behavior and felt like I had a variety of tools to support my dog. Ryanne is knowledgeable and friendly. She makes herself available for support between sessions and it’s clear she is truly passionate about what she does. I would highly recommend Ryanne and the Bark Busters model to anyone who wants support in having a happy and healthy dog.
I cannot say enough good things about Ryanne and Bark Busters! The training, support and guidance that Ryanne has provided for us and our dog Coco has truly changed our family! Our rescue dog Coco was struggling with her behavior when guests came over and encounters with other dogs, from the first session we saw immediate changes with Coco. We have a truly happier dog and everyone is beyond impressed with the changes. Ryanne is always willing to help and goes above and beyond - we cannot recommend Bark Busters enough!
We enlisted Bark Busters to help with our 4 year old lab mix who was getting a bit too territorial about the yard. Ryanne and Omar were great in helping us recognize the signs of escalating behaviors and taught us how to stop them before they got started, keeping our dog in the Green Zone. Our dog’s behavior has modified greatly, and he seems less anxious and happier. Ryanne was great about keeping in touch and checking in on our progress. We like Bark Busters philosophy and are very happy we enlisted them!
We rescued our dog, Rutabaga, when she was about 1 year old, and she's now 7.5. We've always had issues with barking, and now that we are expecting a baby, we decided we needed to do more than just correcting/treats. Omar came out for our first appointment, and we learned about the psychology behind a lot of her behavior. It has been 4 days, and we've already noticed a difference. Obviously we still have plenty of work to do, but we can't get over the changes we've already seen! We love that these results aren't based on any kind of physical punishment, and Rutabaga genuinely seems calmer. We're so excited to continue working with her, and are just thrilled with the progress so far.
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I hv a puppy growing to b a big big dog. His behaviors from being a rescue pup needed to be changed asap as he would be around babies & toddlers. (For our experience, After just 1 session with Omar, he showed us & brought out the sweetheart of the dog we actually have.) I've had dogs for 50 years, but one lesson with Omar not only changed my puppy's behavior but mine & my whole family-including our other dog we had no concern with. No gimmicks, no hving to carry treats around, nothing punitive. . Omar in one visit changed our viewpoint & put the power back into our hands that I didn't realize I was missing. I can now stop majority of my dogs "bad" behaviors saying 1 word w/o getting out of my chair & I can do it from the next room. Omar has an immediate presence when he enters the house & u can tell my dogs notice as well. Omar demeanor is positive, calm, control of the situation. He assessed our family-dog dynamic down to the detail & aligned our sessions w that in mind. In-between sessions, we can call,text, email as often as we need to & Omar will respond same day. He loves dogs & sees the best in my dogs including their individual specialpersonalities. I would text Omar about a success moment & he was thrilled as we were. If there was a regress moment or an unexpected/new behavior popped up- I texted Omar & very quickly got in touch w me on how to handle & correct the behavior. We don't hv anymore anxiety if something pops up that is going to take more', Omar is 1 text away. Thank you so much Omar!
We were at 6 months with our new puppy and she was as lawless as could be (jumping on people, barking at every little noise, counter surfing, pulling on the leash). We tried treats for training and she learned a few commands but wouldn’t do them on command without the treats. Enter Bark Busters. Within the first 2 hours we had the respect of our dogs and a way to uphold the laws of the household. We feel in control and equipped with the tools to keep it that way. No shock collars, no treats, only respect. IMMENSE Thanks to Omar and the BarkBusters techniques!
Absolutely life changing!! Being able to understand why are dogs were barking so much and behaving they way they did, and then be able to communicate in an effective manner to them was incredible. We didn’t realize how stressed our dogs were until Ryanne, and the BarkBusters curriculum, showed us that happy dogs are mellow and submissive… not barking and jumping. It’s like we have completely different animals. We were at the point of shock collars and locking them away, which was not effective in anyway in stopping the behavior it just gave us a break from it, and now we see a whole new side of our dogs and love them even more!! Knowing we have the Barkbuster team for our dogs whole life is so reassuring for the well being of my animals and family.
I'm so glad we chose Bark Busters! After taking my now 1 yr old GSD to basic training at 4 months at 7 months he started not following commands any more etc! Plus barking at every one.
We love working with Ryanne & having her teach us in our own home how to teach a dog how they should act & us being the pack leader. It's been roughly 3 weeks & our GSD is making so much progress! Still working on his separation anxiety, but I know we'll get there! Here's Charlee after some long lead excerizes today. :)
If there's anything I can say is chose Bark Busters before anything else, they're life savers!
Amazing! We have a beagle who has some severe anxiety. We tried as many routes as we could before barkbusters to no avail. I was starting to wonder if I was just an unfit pet mom. In a few sessions and staying consistent with training, my dog is much calmer and even more playful. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone.
The results we got in just the first lesson are amazing. Our barky , scared and aggressive terrier seems like a different dog. Very easy to implement and couldn’t be more impressed with Omar and the techniques he taught us to use. Highly recommend Bark Busters.
We adopted a 5-month Dachshund mix rescue a month ago and our little Kylo would go from being insanely cute & sweet, to a terrible terrier...especially after a walk. And those baby teeth are sharp! But then Omar showed up at our door yesterday and spent about 2 hours training us to train our new puppy. And it seemed like magic! Kylo immediately listened and obeyed his commands and taught us how to do the same. It was amazing to see the instant difference it made to our dog. I'm sure it'll take many months of constant reminders of who really is the leader of the pack in our home (we are, not the dog!), but now we are very excited to help Kylo be the best dog he can be and be a good little doggy (most of the time).
Ryanne is an amazing dog trainer! She has an incredible ability to connect with dogs and teach them new behaviors. She is patient, kind, and always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that both the dog and the owner are comfortable and happy. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog trainer. She's simply the best!
Working with Ryanne has been life changing! We rescued our second dog and we having significant trouble adjusting to life with her. Some days truly felt unmanageable. We have seen such an improvement in behavior from the first session. More importantly, I feel armed with the tools to continue working with both of our dogs moving forward. A great investment in a happier life for all of us.
We are only 3 weeks in with our training, and have already seen a world of difference. I would recommend Bark Busters Dog Training to anyone, in fact, we have already recommended the brand to someone from another state. Our trainer is knowledgeable and helpful, and with our girls and ourselves very patient. I can not rave enough about the program! We have a million issues with our girls, ranging from simple little issues to some pretty big almost scary issues. In the short time we have been working with Ryanna Jasmin we now have the dogs starting to look to us and listen to the leaders. We are getting fence aggression under control, learning to walk beside us with trust on a leash, calmness at doorways and kennels, claiming our space in different rooms or just on furniture. A lot of work still to do, but we can see hope and potential now with the guidance from Ryanne!
Very pleased with the initial session with Omar. Immediate results and proven to be effective so far. Lots of work ahead for us, but I am optimistic and confident we will be able to train our dog and speak his language. It’s an exciting and eye opening process. Thanks Omar and team, keep up the great work. Look forward to follow up sessions.

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