Puppy Training

Give Your Puppy a Great Start!

Bark Busters Puppy Training Group of Puppies of all Breeds

Puppies need guidance to learn good manners and develop a pleasant nature – after all, they are very similar to infants and toddlers. That’s where you come in! While it’s true that puppies receive much of their socialization from their mothers and litter-mates in the first 12 weeks of life, you will pick up where the mother left off in teaching and reinforcing proper behavior.

Puppy Fundamentals

Bark Busters trainers offer puppy training in your home. We help build a basic foundation of trust and respect in a safe and nurturing environment, including crate training, potty training, and leash training your puppy.

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Bark Busters’ Puppy Management and Training Program gives you everything you need to successfully train your puppy at home, including how best to deal with the many common problems that occur in the first six months. It can be started a few days after your puppy has settled into their new home, but please note: puppies can get tired very quickly, so some training may only be able to be explained and not demonstrated on the day of your training session.

Bark Busters Puppy Training Can Include:

  • Effective house-breaking
  • Successful crate training
  • Diet and good food manners
  • Recall (coming when called)
  • Gate and door control
  • Basic command training (sit, stay, down)
  • Proper leash control and leash manners
  • Distance control (staying with you when there are other distractions)
  • Puppy socialization skills
  • Grooming and vet visit preparation
  • Bad behavior management and prevention (jumping, mouthing, biting, chewing)

Puppy Training Tips & Advice

Bark Busters Puppy Training

Choosing Your Breed

As dog trainers, we receive all sorts of inquiries from future pet parents about the best breed for them and their families. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer – a lot depends on your desires, needs, and lifestyle.

Know Poisons

Protect Your Pup

Dogs are naturally curious creatures. But their inquisitive nature can sometimes lead to trouble: common items inside and outside of the home can be life-threatening if ingested. Avoid unwanted trouble and keep your inquisitive pooch safe with this handy list of potential poisons.

Toilet Training Puppy

Toilet Training Basics

There’s no way around it: toilet training is vital for pet owners and dogs. Establishing a toilet training routine with puppies (usually at around three months old) requires time, effort, and consistency to yield results, but the benefits are well worth it.

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Here's what our clients' have to say!

  • 4.97 Average Rating Average rating 4.97 out of 5 based on 15686 reviews.
  • 99.6% 4 or 5 stars 99.6% rate their experience with Bark Busters as 4 or 5 out of 5 stars.
  • 99.8% Would Recommend 99.8% would recommend Bark Busters to their friends and neighbors.
  • 99.8% Dog Responded 99.8% think that their dog responded to the training.

Hear from our Clients about Puppy Training with Bark Busters

Don't walk, run to work with Bark Busters. Please read my review if you relate to any crate-anxiety issues.

Here's my story: I have a puppy GSD who's shockingly lazy, but his shepherdation (separation) anxiety was really out of control to the point where he could break out of his crate AND open my front door.

I would describe myself as highly dog knowledgable so I am VERY particular about the methods used by trainers. To each their own, but e-collars, prongs, etc are band-aids (or worseners) for most problems since most dog-owners don't really understand the timing/utility of these tools enough to ween off of them at any point. If your dog is a 100/10 lunatic, then I guess I get it :|

Anywho, I was honestly shocked to learn they don't even rely on clickers or treats, just straight up dog behavior and psychology, yet have the reviews they have.

Here's my summary. I am only 2 days post training, have received a comprehensive training plan with new crate recs, have gotten 5-7 minutes of a CALM dog in his crate once I've left (a miracle), and did nothing but learn to amend MY body languages and sounds.

Bonus that Anthony was an absolute delight to work with.

Hire them - you're welcome in advance ;)
A life-changing experience. John provided the most thorough, extensive lesson and training which had immediate effects on our puppy. John's patience, expertise and professionalism made the session productive and positive while training our dog. We are very grateful for John's help and understanding in helping us properly train Milton.
When we met Amber we were very impressed with her knowledge and with her enthusiasm we had just acquired a 10-month-old German Shepherd puppy and we needed to be able to not only integrate her into our family but she had a very bad habit of jumping on us and as a very large puppy, It was something we needed to address quickly .She gave us the tools and the steps we would need to not only accomplish this , but to also address some of the issues with our other dogs. We see this training as ongoing as the need arises. The total support that we get from this organization is ongoing for the life of our dogs and that was very impressive to us. We see this as a investment into our future and the future of our dogs and we know Amber will be there with us all the way.
It was a pleasure meeting Jeri for our first training. I learned so much on how to relate to Reiff. I was so happy to see a improvement only with the first lesson and it made me very hopeful and excited to know that Reiff will be able to be the best obedient and happy puppy that he deserves to be. Jeri was down to earth but very professional and you could see she loves and cares deeply of all pets.
Thank you so much and I’m looking forward to the future with Reiff.

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