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 15865 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.
  • 99.7% Dog Responded 99.7% 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.
We struggled for several years with our 3 year old dog rescue dog. She had severe anxiety, barking, and unfocused energy. We had tried obedience training escalating to muzzles and shock collars but these did not work.. We learned about Bark Busters from a local advertisement and after some research found some positive reviews about this service. We reached out to our local Bark Busters for more information and were impressed with the initial conversations. The service came with a notable cost, but the results have been incredible.

Ryanne sat down and really got to know us, our pets, the environment, the issues we were having and connected with us helping us communicate more effectively with our four-legged family members. . She was very knowledgeable about dog behaviors and explained everything to us very clearly about why our dog(s) were acting the way they were. She took a very organized and methodical approach to help train the humans and then focus on the dogs. Using the information and techniques she provided, we saw some significant immediate results even after the first day!

Ryanne provided us a training schedule until the next session and got the next session scheduled right away. We really appreciate the personalized approach she provided, she is super friendly, knowledgeable, as well as approachable. The next session saw even more positive results and our dog’s behavior has really changed for the better from these training sessions, and our continued use of her techniques.

We are very impressed with Ryanne, Omar, and the Bark Busters team and would hands-down recommend this service!
John was excellent! Took his time in explaining techniques and addressing our issues. Very detailed in his explanations, calm and kind to our dog and the family. His knowledge base was extensive and the nutrition education was a benefit.
We are very excited to begin following all the training with our dogs that we were taught today. John was very helpful and explained everything.
John was wonderful. I saw a big difference in Zoey's behavior with all the techniques I learned today.
John addressed our concerns with a realistic game plan. We already see improvement with Arthur learning commands.
In just three hours, we saw a huge improvement in our dog. Prior to this training we were convinced that it would take months of training before we would see a difference. Very impressed with Bark Busters. We will definitely be recommending them to anyone asking.
Very knowledgeable, very useful, and very smart.
Very clear and straight to the point.
Lots of great info and saw some immediate improvements. Both of us got a chance to try each exercise and work on commands and work through issues!
Amazing how much progress was made in just one session today! Love all the information provided, so we can have it for later recall!
Marc really got to know us and connect with us. He explained everything so clearly. Very friendly. Super knowledgeable!
The session and Karen were knowledgeable, effective and truly enlightening for us to learn how to train our puppies.
Todd was patient with my ignorance, explained Everything in great detail. Todd really loves his job, my puppy ( Daytona ) took to him like I've never seen her do with anyone else, by the time my session was over Daytona was laying at his feet looking up at him like she fell in love with Todd, I think my puppy forgot I was her owner and would have left with him lol. Daytona is responding to the techniques Todd showed me, I thank Barkbusters for having Todd come to my home and help me. Thank you very much.
I was a little skeptical that this would be worth it but Finn is truly a new dog. I hated walking him and even walking into my own home because he was so obnoxious, but he is enjoyable now to walk and come home to. Still working on his opportunist personality but he is much much better. I very happy with our results and strongly encourage others to call Bark Busters, you'll be glad you did.
We saw immediate progress and change in her behavior. Josh was direct, but super informative and supportive!
Very clear and straight to the point.
Karen was very informative and took her time to explain and repeat directions when necessary.
I am impressed with same day changes. I am looking forward to continuing training & to see continuous improvements. I saw great changes with having someone new in my home. My dogs had no aggression.
We worked with Karen today. She helped us with some of Max's issues. We noticed a positive change in him while she was here.
Such a wonderful difference already! Thank you so much Todd! He was patient, understanding, empathetic and knowledgeable. He kept things simple and effective. We are seeing the techniques already work. Still have a ways to go but off to an amazing start. Thank you again Todd
I was amazed how quickly our puppy responded to the training techniques!
We saw great progress in our dog today!
Who you gonna call? Bark Busters! No seriously, you won’t regret it. Our little Sully was a scared shelter dog whose “bark” was bigger than his bite. After ONE session, James gave us 3 simple skills we needed to regain ownership. These simple skills are now applied in so many different settings - during walks, meeting new dogs, and encountering children. We are well on our way to become the best dog owner for Sully! Thank you!
We saw immediate results with Trouble. We are so excited to work with her and see her grow and improve. Very practical tools.

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