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Puppy Training

Give your puppy the very best start in life. Lay the foundation for a trusting bond and well behaved dog with our individual puppy education programmes

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Dog Obedience Training

Turn your good dog into a great dog. Our approach is about education to get rid of those frustrating and annoying habits, for a well behaved dog

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Behaviour Problems

Feeling stressed? Have you desperately been trying everything and seeing no improvement? We we have the solution to your dog's behaviour problems

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Home Dog Training

An international company founded over 34 years ago. Bark Busters trainers work directly with you in your own home to resolve behaviour problems and help with your general training needs. Of course, where problem behaviours happen outside your home, we work with you to resolve problems such as pulling, lunging, chasing and more severe problems such as aggression to other dogs, animals, or people.

Our training programmes take into account the unique challenges you're facing, fostering a positive relationship between you and your dog. Our method enables you to build a lasting, emotional bond based on trust and respect, which in turn aids in overcoming past challenges with your dog. Bark Busters Home Dog Training behaviour therapists focus on dog owners too, so that once you learn to communicate effectively with your dog, you will have the necessary tools to overcome your dog's behaviour problems. Our techniques work with any breed of any age with any behaviour problem. You and your dog get one-to-one attention, a tailored training plan for both you and your dog, and our support guarantee gives you the piece of mind that your trainer is here to help and support you for the life of your dog.



What our customers are saying


"Lee’s approach to our concerns with Alfie was amazing - he communicated well both with my husband and I and with our dog. He was patient and completely non judgemental - the time he spent with us was so enlightening and at the end of our lesson I couldn’t believe how much I had learned about how best to communicate with our dog. His feed back was sent promptly and was concise, easy to follow and very practical. After just one session, and following Lee’s advice and instructions, we have seen a marked improvement in how Alfie responds to us - I would definitely recommend Bark Busters, and Lee in particular, to anyone who is struggling to communicate with their dog!"

Trainer: Lee Hardy

"My first session with Lynne was very informative and everything made sense as to where I was going wrong. I have seen immediate improvement in my puppies behaviour."

Trainer: Lynn Prentice

"1 week after our first session and it’s like we have different dogs! Tim was patient, non-judgemental and kind. The behaviours have improved so much in a short space of time. I feel like I have a closer bond with my dogs, and I am beginning to enjoy walking them, when it was very stressful before! Our very barky dogs have been transformed!"

Trainer: Tim

"Our dog is an anxious Romanian rescue dog who has developed inappropriate boundary barking and who can be unpredictable with other dogs. Alex worked with us to give us the tools to correct and reward her in a clear but calm and caring way. Alex shared his experience and evidence based knowledge in a clear and factual way (with a bit of humour thrown in !) He engaged in problem solving for our own set of circumstances, coming up with practical and workable solutions. He left us feeling empowered and very positive about the changes we can make in reducing Dahlia’s anxiety."

Trainer: Alex Fraser

"I have a reactive dog and I was unable to walk her or get her to behave inside the house. I tried treats, clickers etc... nothing seemed to work. Once we decide to have Emma meet my dog instantly my dog was behaving in the house and Emma helped me become a better owner for my dog. Eventually we merged outside where my dog can now go face to face with a family members dog and not react! We're slowly progressing to walk in the streets and at the moment we need to walk on the opposite side of the road to a dog. But this is major progress where as before my dog couldn't even be in site of another dog! I highly recommend as Emma did not judge me for adopting a reactive dog from dogs trust at a young age and unexperienced. Emma made me and my partner feel like we can change my dogs life for the better and take control."

Trainer: Emma Barrett

"I could not be happier with our first session with Emma. We have recently adopted two very nervous and very stressful pups from a Romanian rescue centre. They are extremely reactive to any noise or situation they are not used to either with barking or chewing of furniture and we are currently unable to take them outside the house because of this. Emma was able to identify all their needs from picking the right diet to demonstrating passive leadership and exploring exercise options. I understand we have a long way to go to help our pups but the techniques and advice we received and have implemented so far has shown results in the right direction. Emma was even able to sit in the same room with them while instructing myself on how to act and respond. We have not had guests in the house in the 3 months since adoption. I am now very hopeful that we may eventually reach a stress free time for our dogs and for them not to be so nervous all the time. I am very appreciative of the help and advice given thus far and look forward to working more with Emma in the near future."

Trainer: Emma Barrett

"Excellent first session with Sharon who was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable about dogs and their behaviours. We have been using the training methods shown to us by her, and have noticed an improvement already in our young labrador. Wish we had used Bark Busters when Jessie was a young puppy! It was great to have one to one guidance and advice from Sharon, and for her to show us practically with our dog how to achieve this. We still have a few behavioural issues to sort out with Jessie but have every confidence that Sharon will over time help us achieve this. Would highly recommend Bark Busters and Sharon to any dog owner."

Trainer: Sharon Chapman

"Excellent session, really happy with the care and time taken by Kirsty. Would highly recommend. Buddy is on the right track now!"

Trainer: Kirsty Dudfield

"Gavin was great! Clear instructions & information given, he went through everything with us and we feel much more confident now going forward"

Trainer: Gavin Chambers

"Absolutely amazing Absolutely amazing! This is your dog trainer! If I hadn't seen it for my self I wouldn't have believed the change in our 2 nightmare Rottweilers. Thankyou sooo much 🐕🐕🐕"

Trainer: Kirsty Dudfield

Dog Training Services

Lifetime Support Guarantee

Our worldwide support guarantee is unique. It is designed to help dog owners resolve their dog's behaviour problems and to provide customers with ongoing support and peace of mind...

Free Behaviour Assessment

Find out how your dog's behaviour rates. Try our free behaviour assessment. Results are emailed along with the contact details of your local trainer for expert help if needed...

Free Dog Training Tips and Advice

At the request of our many dog-loving friends, dog owners, and partners across the UK, we'd like to share the following information, addressing a wide variety of dog care, training...

Become a Dog Trainer

Bark Busters are looking for special individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners. Running your own dog training business is a dream come true fo...

Dog Training Tips

Heatstroke in dogs - know the signs and what to do...

Knowing what to do if your dog suffers from heatstroke could save your dog's life. Knowing the signs of heatstroke and acting fast is vital to ensure that your dog fully recovers. Recognising the signs of heatstroke When a dog gets too hot and is unable to cool itself by panting, heatstroke can set in. The warning signs to look for are: Heavy panting an...

Preventing Separation Anxiety When Returning To Work...

All across the UK and in many other countries, animal shelters have been reporting exceptionally high numbers of adoptions since the COVID 19 pandemic has started. Some shelters, like the Riverside County Animal Shelter in California, USA even ended upcompletely empty. It seems that many people have decided that the lockdown is the perfect time to welcome...

Managing your time at home with your dog...

Recent events of Coronavirus have led to a sudden rise in time at home for all family members - including the four-legged ones! Moving work, school and other responsibilities into our homes means navigating new distractions and tackling unique challenges for our dogs and humans too. Luckily, we've learned a thing or two over our 31 years of training and...

Top 10 Indoor Games for your Dog...

Dogs love to play outside, no matter what the weather or situation. When circumstances won’t allow it, dog owners can get creative at home to entertain our furry friends! Here is a list of indoor games to stimulate your dog's brain and to keep your dog happy, healthy and to enhance the bond you share. Where’s the Treat? What You Need: 3-4 empty...

Working from home with your dog...

Do you now find yourself working from home? Some dogs ease into this scenario and can be with their owners throughout the day without exhibiting behaviour problems. However, for others there are a number of problems that develop, such as dogs demanding attention by barking or whining and often at the worst possible times. Why do dogs act up in the home offi...


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