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 Andy

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Best Dog Training inWashington, DC & Maryland!

Welcome. My name is Andy Pascoe, and I am a certified dog behavioral therapist and dog trainer with Bark Busters Washington DC.

If you've been struggling with training and communicating with your dog, well, I've been in your shoes. I picked up my dog Bento when he was a puppy. I knew at the time I was no expert, but I was confident that I was completely prepared. I spent my days and nights dedicating myself to reading books and researching online how to raise a puppy. I quickly learned that I was in way over my head.

I struggled in nearly every aspect of raising a puppy. I grew frustrated, tired, and nearly half of my DC apartment had been destroyed! I began to seek help, and through a mutual friend I was introduced to Bark Busters.

Since applying the Bark Busters principals, Bento and I have been able to communicate and build an incredible relationship, well beyond what I thought was possible. I was amazed and wanted to learn more, and ultimately decided to dedicate myself to helping others overcome the struggles I encountered first hand.

I became a Bark Busters trainer not only for my love of dogs, but for my love of people and helping them solve their problems. I left my successful career in Information Technology to help you and your furry companion! I now conduct in-home, private, behavioral and obedience dog training customized for you and your dog.

My training is done in your home - where your dog is most relaxed, there are less distractions, and most problems occur.

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What Makes Bark Busters Washington DC 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 Washington DC, 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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Washington DC Client Reviews

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I LOVE Andy! He was able to show me so many valuable tools as a new dog owner. I have already implemented them into my daily routine with my pup and can tell it will work with patience and care. Thank you Bark Busters for this amazing service! And thank you to Andy for all he provides. He. Is. Worth. The. Money.
I was referred to Bark Busters by a good friend that specifically recommended Andy.
This experience has been not only wonderful but life-saving for me. I am a first-time dog owner and was completely clueless on how to properly train a puppy.
Andy was amazing. He created a plan, showed me exactly what to do and even shared his contact information for me to continue to update him on progress and to ask further questions. He still supports me and my pup on his continuous growth. I would highly recommend Bark Busters and I assure you it is well worth the investment!
Andy has been everything you could hope for in a dog trainer. Knowledgeable, attentive, generous with his time, and results-driven while articulating techniques in a way that both you and your dog can understand. He understands the psychology behind why a dog behaves in a certain way and is able to train you as the leader on how to overcome those issues. My dog is a rescue that has anxiety related to interacting with other dogs. Andy's guidance has provided measured improvement when I didn't think that was possible after my previous underwhelming training experiences. I have already referred Andy to my family. They had a completely different set of challenges with their puppy, but have now experienced similar success after working with him. For any issues you may be having with your dog - young or old, aggression or house-training - I can't recommend Andy's services highly enough!
We absolutely loved Andy and truly saw same day results. Not only did we learn training tactics but the reasons behind them and how dogs communicate. It was also great to have it done in the home because he saw our dog's everyday environment. He addressed our main concerns, gave us a plan to work through and we are definitely seeing progress. We are looking forward to seeing more results! I highly recommend Andy and this training overall!
I was truly impressed with my interaction with BARK BUSTERS! Andy was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I must admit that I was expecting some rough looking HERCULES dude ?; but instead I got the "boy next door." So in my mind, I was like how in the world is this guy going to be able to control my pitbull if she so happens to get loose; but Andy had it all figured out! Initially my dog was not receptive to him at all. She was barking and growling. It was obvious that she didn't want him in "our" house. So he tried to win her trust by giving her treats, which she gladly took; but once he stopped, the growling began again! ? So at that point he asked that we place her in a different room while we discussed her behavioral history, as well as the current behavior he observed through her body language. After our discussion, we did some role playing and used a few of the techniques he gave us, and low and behold, it actually worked!!! I could NOT believe my eyes! Once we brought her up from the basement and did what he told us to do, it was if we were dealing with a completely different dog!! I honestly did NOT think that his techniques would work on the first try!! We were all pleasantly pleased!! Then the BIG TEST came when I took her for a walk, as he followed closely behind. To my surprise, for the FIRST TIME in 4 years, I was actually WALKING HER, and not the other way around! ? The few times that she slightly edged in front of me, I did what Andy told me to do, and she listened to my command and waited for ME to take the lead!!! O M G!! It literally felt so surreal because her behavior had drastically changed in less that 3hrs!! Although I know that I'm going to have to continue to implement these new techniques and boundaries, it still boggles my mind how she was able to adjust so quickly. I was thinking that it was going to at least take a month or so for us to get her to this point; but clearly I was wrong! So I would highly recommend BARK BUSTERS to anyone that wants to learn how to communicate with their dogs effectively, and not have to stress and/or panic over their destructive behaviors ever again! KUDOS TO YOU ANDY FOR DOING SUCH A PHENOMENAL JOB! I l look forward to our next session!! THANKS A MILLION!!!
Andy was very thorough and professional; we were able to see the value of the advice he offered to us to build an enduring and positive relationship with our puppy by following the homework for us that he left. He is a great trainer for both our puppy and us, and he accomplished a lot in the first visit.
Andy was great! In our first session, he was able to teach us so much about communicating with our exuberant 6 mo.-old puppy. She took to responding in the first session & we see a roadmap to her becoming the best girl she can be!
We had a great experience with Bark Busters and highly recommend them. Really wish we would have contacted them on day 1 of getting our rescue dog Sven. Night and day with this dog after just our first session.
Andy was awesome for our first training session! We went over so much in the three hours and I’m already seeing a difference in my 12 week old pup after implementing his techniques all day long after. He gives specific instruction on how to achieve your goals. I can’t wait to get my pup’s training off to a stronger start than I could have ever on my own!
Cannot recommend Bark Busters training enough! Our dog was a terrible leash puller. We tried multiple training methods / YouTube tutorials and could not get him to stop. However, we saw results within the first hour of working with Andy. Andy gave us a new way of thinking about training and adapted to our dog’s specific needs & motivations. Absolutely worth the investment!
Andy was truly AMAZING. I learned so much in our first session and saw an immediate change in my 6month mini goldendoodle! It's day 2 since our session and my pup is sleeping (without a fight) in his crate, not jumping when greeting and not begging for food. I know it will be journey, but Andy helped me set the foundation!!
Andy at Bark Busters DC was great. We had an incredibly productive first session and we've already seen great results. It's also great that he can be accessed via text between sessions should any little questions arise.
Changed both mine and my dog's lives. My dog has seen amazing improvements in just one session, and on top of that, she looks happier too. Andy helped with aggression towards other dogs and separation anxiety. The results were so impressive that it genuinely felt like I was with a different dog. Highly, highly recommend.
My puppy is only 4 lbs, she is a lot of work. Since we got her during COVID, I tried training her myself. I was not seeing any consistency in her behavior. That's when I turned to Bark Busters. The staff is professional and Andy did a terrific job showing us how to get our pup's attention and communicate with her. I saw an immediate change in her behavior. I highly recommend Bark Busters and Andy.
We hired Andy to help us improve our 4 yo dog’s door manners, control her barking and leash pulling. He educated with essential needs of every dogs and of the theory behind the training tools he provided. He showed us how to train her for our exact needs and made us do it and gave us constructive comments so we can do it right or better. Our first walk during the training, our dog stopped pulling immediately and seemed like a different dog! He was very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. Our dog loved him right away and our dog usually do not like other people!
Andy was very communicative and informative. I have seen a definite change in my dogs attitude and behavior. I'm very grateful.
Bark Busters team is the best.They are helpful,friendly and professional.I called them asking to help us to train our little dachshund boy and they set up the training right a way. Andy was so helpful and we were surprised how he could train Cooper in the first session. Cooper was barking at the door whenever our neighbors passed by and he didn’t stop, and now after 2 weeks of training he is an adorable,calm doggie.I was so frustrated since I had to entertain him the whole day,playing with him or taking him out to distract him from barking at us, and I was so behind of my other duties.Andy helped us to find the problem and taught us how to lead Cooper.I’m so happy and grateful to have this training plan.Thank you Andy!
Just had my training session on yesterday. Andy was great! I saw instant results with my puppy. It was well worth the investment. This session gave me hope that as a first-time pet owner that I can do this. I was doubtful beforehand, but I'm hopeful now. It is going to take work, consistency and commitment on my part, but the immediate results from yesterday has motivated me to stick with the plan that Andy laid out for me to follow. I highly recommend him as a trainer.
Andy saved me and my pup! I have trained 4 dogs, big and small, in my lifetime and none of the techniques I had used in the past worked with Mobi. She was bitting me so much, (not in a playful or teething way) that my arms were scratched and scabbed. Not to mention having to deal with the other usual puppy issues. I was hesitant to spend the money for Bark Busters because I am self-employed and the pandemic has hit me hard financially. But I was starting to think I had made a mistake adopting my puppy! It broke my heart to think I might have to give her back. Andy came to my home and spent over 3 hours with me and Mobi. She hasn't bitten once since that day!!! Andy showed me several techniques to use to make Mobi understand that I am the leader and she needs to follow my commands. We are working on her leash walking skills and it's amazing to see her looking to me for direction. I believe Mobi is a happier dog since we are communicating so much better with each other. I am finally having fun with my puppy! It's been 4 weeks since Andy's first visit and Mobi and I are truly a bonded pair now. I know this would not have been possible if I hadn't called Andy. Thank you Andy and Bark Busters!
Andy was professional and easy to get along with during the initial session. He communicated information clearly and backed his knowledge up with useful demonstrations and guidance. The expectations moving forward as training progresses were straightforward and organized. Thumbs up. Keep rocking it.
We had our first session with Andy, and we were wowed by our Penny's progress in only a couple of hours! The experience was fun, informative, and Andy always made sure to give attention to Penny's specific needs. We're looking forward to continuing the program and training our puppy in a fun, positive way. Thanks BarkBusters!
I haven't had a pet/puppy in our home in over thirty years, but since I retired I thought I would like the company. I wanted a puppy but each time I thought about it I became overwhelmed with the process. I went online to find a dog training, I was told with the COVID-19 no one was willing to come out until I found Bark Busters, I spoke with Andy over the phone and I must admit I was still a little skeptical! Now, I say all of that to say, I now have a new family member and I also have a first rate trainer! Thank you Andy, Bentley and I are so appreciate for your experience, he and I are glad to have you in our life.
Andy is Top notch. We have an anxious rescue dog who pulled extremely hard on her leash, but after Andy’s training and guidance, she has already made enormous progress. The indoor and outdoor training techniques Andy taught and guided us through have been easy to replicate day after day, and have proved to be game changers for us and our dog. Andy is very responsive, and was quick to respond with additional help and guidance. I can’t recommend Andy enough!
Andy was very professional and knowledgeable. He taught me how to communicate with my dog, and the results became apparent almost immediately. My dog would become aggressive/excited at the mere sight of a dog on our walks. After our training session we went out on a walk to test his training, and he was totally calm. Andy teaches you how to train your dog without treats or physical punishment so the training is applicable in all environments. I would highly recommend Bark Busters since their training can be used with any unwanted behavior, and if you ever need any help they offer lifetime support
Andy was very knowledgeable, patient and thorough with us and our puppy. We would highly recommend him!
Andy is a top notch trainer and dog whisperer! We had our first 3hr session yesterday and it was fun, informative, and we have noticed immediate results. Andy changed the way I communicate with Rogue and I learned so much on how to be a better leader for my dog and create a stress-free environment for him both in the house and on our walks. Andy and Bark Buster's philosophy is unlike any I've seen, and I love it. We've already told several friends at the park and in our rescue group to go check him out! We can't wait for our next session.

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