Bark Busters Home Dog Training (Greater LA)
Bark Busters Home Dog Training (Greater LA)

Bark Busters Home Dog Training (Greater LA)

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Introduction: ~ We are a brother/sister team of master dog trainers, utilizing the most effective methods in the world, with no treats or punishment. ~ You can modify your dog's behavior by communicating in a language they understand. Significant change in as little as one session. ~ Specializing in barking, biting, jumping, separation anxiety, leash pulling, aggression, potty training, sibling rivalry, and overall manners NOTE: We train in your home ONLY and do not have a physical location or boarding option. ~ Check our 5-star reviews on every online platform and become the leader of your pack...
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Current Top Pro

Hired 52 times

Serves Pasadena, CA

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2 employees

7 years in business

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2023

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2022

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2021

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2020

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Great 4.8

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Liz B.
3 weeks ago
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Kevin showed up on time and we got right to the training.i wanted a trainer to help me learn how to walk my GSD. We got started right away. I have some homework for me and my dog to do before we meet again.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Aimee Z.
Sep 6, 2023
It is no exaggeration to say that Kevin from Bark Busters literally changed my and my dog's lives. I absolutely cannot recommend him enough. Holly has always been an anxious dog, but after the pandemic, this got even worse. She became very fearful and aggressive towards any people she didn't know. She is very cute and eye-catching, so people are always wanting to pet her. But when she starts barking, she's so loud and scares the heck out of people. She would bark at any person who approached her, anyone jogging, anyone carrying things -- and sometimes at random people who did nothing at all. She even started nipping at their heels, and tore someone's pant leg. She did the same thing to any new person who tried to enter the house, too. It got to the point where I couldn't take her anywhere without fear, and I couldn't have anyone come to my house unless I had her locked away. I was terrified that she was going to bite someone, and I felt awful that she was so anxious all the time. None of the training techniques I tried worked! I saw several trainers, and did research on my own as well. The problem is that Holly isn't very food motivated, and isn't toy motivated either. Positive reinforcement just wasn't working, but I didn't want to be cruel to my dog either. I was starting to think that I'd have to make her wear a muzzle or a shock collar. I found Bark Busters, and though I was hesitant to spend so much for training up front, it has paid off tenfold. Kevin is amazing. He really understands how a dog's brain works, and he taught me how to communicate with Holly in a way she can understand (but not in any BS "alpha dominance" kind of way). The training helped INSTANTLY. Within days of our first session, I was able to bring someone new into the house without her scaring them away. Now that she understands what I want from her, and that she can rely on me to handle any uncertain situations, she has become so much more relaxed. Walks are a breeze now, and I can let her off leash in the park with no trouble. I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone, but especially if you have a dog who doesn't respond to "traditional" training that's only reinforced with treats. I promise you will not regret it!
Bark Busters Home Dog Training (Greater LA)'s reply
So glad we can help you and Holly and we love hearing stories like this!
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Stacey H.
Apr 20, 2022
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We had our first training with Kevin and our overly enthusiastic Golden Retriever this week. Without question, it is the most important and encouraging step we’ve taken towards the health, safety and happiness of our dog and ultimately us. Kevin is remarkable in his knowledge, experience, teaching techniques, and patience, as well as being a really nice guy. Can’t recommend him enough. Our only regret is that we didn’t sign up sooner!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • Destructive behavior • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Dog Training
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Emilija C.
Oct 1, 2020
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Was an amazing training ... Kevin was observing Hana and he was very straight forward!! I have a mini Pomeranian and Pomeranians are super stubborn and bossy lol but Kevin help me and gave instructions how to say NO and how to body language with my puppy! Definitely recomendable Kevin is amazing and super chill ! Don’t expect your dog to fly or miracle to happen :) you really need to spend time with your dog and follow the instructions that Kevin gave you ! Also talk to Kevin about what food you choose to feed your dog ! Thank you Kevin for everything!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • Crate training • House training • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Felipe R.
Aug 8, 2020
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Kevin is an amazing trainer! Very knowledgeable and helped us train our two dogs. He went above and beyond! Must hire! Great pricing!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

Bark Busters Home Dog Training (Greater LA)'s reply
Thank you so much for the kind words, Felipe! You’re a great doggy owner. :)
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