Bark Busters - A better way to a better dog



South Portland - Al & Lisa Holzer

We are certified dog behavioral therapists and master trainers with Bark Busters, an international in-home dog training company. With a combined 20+ years of dog training experience, we have worked with over 2,000 dogs and their owners. It's both an honor and a privilege to be invited into clients' homes to help them with general obedience and a variety of dog behavioral issues. We approach each session with an open mind, understanding that every dog, every owner, and every situation is different.

We adjust our training approach to each client and their dog(s). Our methods are humane and non-physical. We are really training owners on how to gain pack leadership and focus from their dogs, so they can have well-behaved and responsive companion pets. It's incredibly rewarding to get to the root causes of behavior problems and then present a solution that can ease owner's frustrations and anxiety!

We work with any dog, any age, and any issue. One lesson may involve bad front door manners, another bad leash manners, while another may be a case of separation anxiety. Or in many cases, dogs may exhibit a variety of behaviors and many owners are at their “wits end,” and are ready to give up.

By applying natural, canine communication techniques, we can usually solve many problems very quickly.

All owners have different expectations and needs. We tailor our training to YOU. We help you gain compliance from your dogs and deal with all behavioral issues including nuisance barking, aggression, jumping up, pulling on the leash and walking to heel, nipping/chewing/mouthing, potty training, digging in the yard, separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, puppy training and more. We also teach basic obedience (sit, stay, come).

Bark Busters shows you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands so you can give him the education he's missing and provide the dog obedience tips he is craving. We teach owners how to “Speak Dog the Bark Busters way.” The result - Happy Owners, Happy Families, and Happy, less stressed dogs!

If your relationship with your dog is causing you concern, stress, frustration, or anxiety, then please DON'T WAIT! Get in touch with us and be prepared to stop worrying about your dog's behavior and find out what it's like to LOVE your dog all over again!

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List of areas covered by Bark Busters South Portland:
Beaverton, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Marylhurst, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Portland, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville.

I saw tremendous improvement with all four dogs after the first lesson! They all quit crowding the front door which has always been a problem for me. I have two reactive females and with lots of work, their reactivity has reduced by about 60%. I am hoping and expecting they will get to a point where we can be relaxed passing other dogs on leash. I have already recommended Bark Busters to friends and neighbors.
Madeline R, Wilsonville, Oregon
I'm amazed at the results already! I only wish we had started our older dog Zoe earlier. I was very pleased with the natural training methods. I love the respectful way I'm now working with my dogs. Lisa is wonderful to work with! I appreciate how she adjusts my technique so tactfully, that I often don't realize she's done it. She really listens to my needs and concerns and makes a plan to work with me accordingly!
Tiffany A, Tualatin

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Call us at 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or enter your zipcode

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