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Bark Busters voted best dog trainer in Atlanta 2014 by Jezebel Magazine " Best Dog Trainer: Bark Busters
For more than 20 years, the pros at Bark Busters have been teaching pups to obey while considering the owner?s lifestyle and unique situation. Plus, they come to you!"
Best of Kudzu 2014,2013, & 2012
Bark Busters Atlanta was voted Atlanta Magazine TOP trainer 2010, 2009 & 2008.
When.. you call Bark Busters, a certified dog trainer will come to your home and perform customized training for you and your dog. Our holistic training approach can successfully train any dog. Bark Busters is the largest, most trusted, dog training company in the world.
How do we do it? Bark Busters training technique leverages the same communications methods - body language and voice control - that dogs follow as part of their instinctual pack mentality. All training takes place right in the home where the problems occur. Bark Busters training is the only service of its kind that is guaranteed for the life of the dog.
We do not use Electric Shock, prong collars, force, treats or clickers. All natural, humane, simple methods.
We serve all of the Atlanta area including, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Vinnings, Alpharetta, Norcross, Canton, Cumming, Douglasville, Peachtree City all areas in between and other outlying areas.
To find the certified trainer in your area go to our web site barkbusters.com or call (877)500-BARK(2275).
2012, 2013, 2014
Certified Dog Trainers, Jezebel Magazine Best Dog Trainer 2014, Voted Atlanta Magazine top trainer 2008 & 2009, Bark Busters Certified Dog Behavioral Therapist, AKC Good Citizen Evaluator, Member Association of Pet Dog Trainers APDT, Member International Association of Canine Professionals IACP,
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We can never express how much we appreciate Tom's knowledge and professionalism in every aspect of Hank's training, and ours. What a difference Tom made in our lives. That may seem overly... dramatic but it's not to us. We have never had a dog like Hank that was so hard to communicate what we wanted and expected from him. We were always in bad moods because he was biting, jumping and physically hurting us. Even though he was playing when he would bite it was still physically painful and very upsetting. We went through a lot of band-aids before finding Tom. No matter what we did or tried to do to communicate with him nothing worked. We felt Hank was a good sweet dog and we love him dearly but we were beginning to think that we could not handle him. Thank you for showing us how and for saving us and him from having to find him somewhere else to live. I don't think I could have ever forgiven myself for letting him go. Hank is a work in progress, but is showing so much improvement each day as we work through the training schedule Tom left us, now we know how to do the training on our own. I guess I should say we are all a work in progress, but now we are able to do it the correct way thanks to Tom. I find it comforting to know that if we need more help Tom will be there and he will be able to show us the way to go. Tom thanks so much again for everything. It brings tears to my eyes to think what might have happened if we had not found you.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
We have never cared for a dog or any pet for that matter. We called three vet offices in the area for a trainer referral, and all three (swear all three) recommended Tom Zebrowitz with Bark Busters. ... Tom was honest about expectations, options and costs. We had no idea what to do, but we knew we were desperate for help with our constantly barking, crying (screaming), biting, and jumping puppy. Tom came to our home, spent hours with us and made sure we were confident of what we had learned before he left. He didn't offer magic fixes or sell us long expensive plans. Tom actually talked me out of a longer plan and told me to give our training some time before committing. Extremely professional and excellent trainer. I would recommend Tom Zebrowitz without question. I can honestly say that I called the same vet offices to recommend Tom the very next day.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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We used Bob and Judy Padgett (404-245-9261) as our trainers. We thought it would take many sessions to train our new dog but he "got it" in the first session. Consistency is the key. We highly recommend the Padgetts and Bark Busters!
Our experience with Bark Busters has been nothing but excellent. We have a 9 month old boxer and saw results from the first visit with the techniques we were taught.
Bark Busters did an amazing job in just one session. The change in our dog's behavior and overall demeanor borders on the miraculous. They can quickly assess the dog's needs and issues and then help the owners learn how to communicate to the dog in a way she / he can understand. We are delighted with the results!
We have 3 big dogs and when my newest rescue became two, she began to throw her weight around. Being the biggest and strongest, she wanted to be the Alpha. We had the smallest dog to the vet twice and had to have her stapled from the attacks. I was terrified after the brutal attacks and was going to have the dog put to sleep to protect the other dogs, my grandsons and myself from this violent dog. After one visit and a few minor changes, we did not have the dog put down. After a few visits, ALL the dogs have made progress in the areas I was unable to make progress in. The pack is balanced now, and everyone is safe in our home with the dog that was one day away from the end of her life. I cannot thank Ryan enough for giving me my favorite dog back!
Ryan saved my sanity and our dog's life. We have three beautiful dogs, the largest an 85 pound boxer-lab mix. She was trying to kill the 45 pound boxer-beagle mix. We had half a dozen very aggressive fights in less than two weeks. When we came in to get the small dog stapled back together and discuss putting the big dog down, the vet recommended Bark Busters . After one visit from Ryan, the dogs became much more calm and well behaved. Now if they start to get uppity, we know what to do to immediately to stop it. The wife and I work with the dogs everyday for ten or fifteen minutes, per Ryan's direction and the difference is amazing. I love the way everything he shows us is based on science and research
I hired Bark Busters over 4 years ago to help me with my dog, Lucy. She was a rescue and needed a lot of training especially with separation anxiety. Lately she has been showing behavior issues around this issue again so I called Bark Busters and Ryan is now the dog trainer in my area. I was very impressed with how responsive he was to helping me immediately over the phone with some tips to start right away with Lucy. He followed up with a visit within the same week. Ryan spent about an hour with me reviewing the training techniques I learned over 4 years ago but didn't continue once Lucy started to show some improvement. I can see from my experience and time with Ryan that it is most important for me to stick to these commands and continue training with my dog each day. Ryan assures me that both myself and Lucy will be much happier when Lucy learns that I am her lead at all times. Thank you, Ryan for the refresher...I'm most grateful for your encouragement, patience and time well spent with Lucy and I. Susan
I reached out to Tom at the recommendation of our vet Dr. Toth who had used his services. I could not believe what we achieved in 4 hours time. Never thought it possible and yes we the leaders of the pack still have a lot of work to do, but Tom showed us the way to get control of the situation. What an awesome investment we've made in having well behaved pets. Nancy and Kevin Neal -
We highly recommend Bob & Judy Padgett with Bark Busters. They are very knowledgeable and truly care about helping you achieve the best results with your dog. They are always available to help in between visits as well, accessible via phone and/or email. They have been committed to helping us and our dog, Ollie, from the day we first met them. Their dedication and excellent service hasn't diminished in the slightest. They love what they do and it shows. I would recommend Bob & Judy to anyone needing a dog trainer!! It is worth every penny!! We also feel the level of training you receive from home training far outweighs what you might achieve in a public (multi-dog) class setting. Jason & Sheree Hyde Canton, GA
Ryan @ Bark Busters is THE best!! He was able to help train us and our new lab rescue pup, Sophie, in just a couple of visits. I highly recommend anyone considering working with Bark Busters to consider the full year plan. We had Ryan out for a refresher training session to reinforce some training commands - with fantastic results. Sophie now comes on command and holds her sit/stay for several minutes. Awesome job, Ryan!
I started working with Ryan McPherson of Bark Busters North Atlanta in January of this year. I have a three year old JRT mix who was struggling with seperation anxiety, fear of thunderstorms/fireworks and excessive barking inside the house (especially at the front door). Ryan came out and explained the Bark Busters method and that night we began training. I was shocked to see the immediate changes in my dog Gracie in just the first hour that Ryan spent working with us. She responded to his training methods (changing me into the alpha female of our house) so quickly and by the end of the first session I was shocked with what she was alreay able to do! I took her to a friend's house two days after our first training session and my friends were already commenting on how well Gracie was behaving (I hadn't even told them we were had hired Ryan to help). We continue to need more time and there are still things to work on but Ryan has been great about following up, coming back for follow-up visits and giving me and Gracie all the support we need to address our issues :)
Tom really helped us with our 8month old Golden Retriever puppy. She was extremely hyperactive and sometimes aggressive. Tom worked with her and us for about 3 hours and by the end of the training, Lily knew her place in our "pack" and respected us like I have never seen. Now only 2 days later, she is still respecting us so well and is a pure joy to be around! Thank you Tom and Bark Busters for the immediate results!!
Ryan showed up on time at our door to be joyfully welcomed by 3 90+ lb dogs. Immediately, the training began. Ryan explained every step carefully as he navigated his way thru the furry welcome committee. Finally we sat down and Ryan began a thorough introduction of what BarkBusters does, how they do things differently, and why they're the best. He spent hours training me AND my dogs. He showed me how the dogs should behave in any normal household scenario (doorbell, going up the steps, etc) and taught me the tools and techniques needed to turn my canine crew into the well behaved pack that they are now. Thanks Ryan!
Max is an awesome trainer. I'm so glad that I picked him. He did what other trainers could not do with my dog. My dog did everything right in the house but out in public he was an entirely different dog. He would break his neck trying to get at other dogs. Pull on the leash if he even saw another dog or squirrel. Max immediately gave me the tools that I could use to correct my dog. He even met me in the park to have my dog experience other dogs and how I needed to control him around others. Something other trainers would not help me do. All the techniques he gave me worked right away, it was pretty amazing to see! You will be extremely happy if you use Max to train your dog. Highly recommended! -- Janice, Atlanta, GA
I took in a larger size dog and realized I had no idea how to train her. Tom Zebrowitz was awesome. He gave me tips on potty training that I NEVER would have thought of myself. He really helped me understand how a dog thinks thus giving me a better ability to train her.I highly recommend him to anyone having issues with their dogs! Whether its jumping, digging, potty training, aggression. separation anxiety, or just basic commands I have complete faith he can take care of it!
We have four dogs and from time to time we all need to learn new things and refresh ourselves. Max explains how dogs think so we can think like them and lead the pack. Now going to walk is fun, we don't have chaos when the doorbell rings and they all come when we call them. Miracles all. Brought our family together!