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 2012 & 2013
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 (404) 496-5731.
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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Max came to our rescue when we were having issues with our 2-year-old goldendoodle's leash aggression. It had gotten to the point where we would go out of our way to walk her where we knew we... wouldn't run into other dogs (which is very difficult in our neighborhood!). Max assessed the issue and was able to give us tips that had her walking like a pro by the end of the visit. Dog training visits aren't a magical cure - you have to be disciplined and maintain the techniques with your dog for the long run, which has been tough, but well worth the effort. We would definitely recommend the Barkbusters team to others.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
We already had a 5 yr old Bischon when we adopted a 5 yr old greyhound that was having some issues with over-excitement and some aggression. With a baby on the way I was nervous about being able to... safely control him around our baby girl. Most of the issues were part of our in house schedule so I was excited when a friend told me about Bob & Judy. They worked with us in our house to set up routines and taught us how to use corrections that mimic dog pack behavior. It took some getting used to, but we saw huge improvements with both pups. Our greyhound is so much calmer and so wonderful to be around, I can't believe the changes! It does take work and consistency, but it is well worth it! I highly recommend them and the Bark Busters program.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
My Westie had a terrible barking problem. I've had other dogs (one Westie) and had never dealt with this before. He was anxious and always on "high alert". After just 3 hours with Max, Jake is totally different. He isn't barking at all, is relaxed and so am I. We also did some lease training which has made our walks so much more enjoyable. I highly recommend Max and Bark Busters.
Max came to our rescue when we were having issues with our 2-year-old goldendoodle's leash aggression. It had gotten to the point where we would go out of our way to walk her where we knew we wouldn't run into other dogs (which is very difficult in our neighborhood!). Max assessed the issue and was able to give us tips that had her walking like a pro by the end of the visit. Dog training visits aren't a magical cure - you have to be disciplined and maintain the techniques with your dog for the long run, which has been tough, but well worth the effort. We would definitely recommend the Barkbusters team to others.
We already had a 5 yr old Bischon when we adopted a 5 yr old greyhound that was having some issues with over-excitement and some aggression. With a baby on the way I was nervous about being able to safely control him around our baby girl. Most of the issues were part of our in house schedule so I was excited when a friend told me about Bob & Judy. They worked with us in our house to set up routines and taught us how to use corrections that mimic dog pack behavior. It took some getting used to, but we saw huge improvements with both pups. Our greyhound is so much calmer and so wonderful to be around, I can't believe the changes! It does take work and consistency, but it is well worth it! I highly recommend them and the Bark Busters program.
Before Bob and Judy Padgett came to help us, our boxer mix Puck was a mess! She had social issues, barking issues, aggression issues, etc. But within the first meeting, Bob and Judy taught us so much about what we needed to do, we could tell an immediate improvement! We can even walk her, which was not even a remote possibility before. My husband was very skeptical, but he was a believer soon. For the money, I don't think you'd be able to find anything better! I'm so thankful for these two!
Tom Zebrowitz has been working with me and my one year old King Charles Cavelier, Pippa, to devert her destructive ways. A real turning point came when he brought a huge bag of toys for her to chew on and play with. Now she entertains herself without chewing on the wrong thing. Tom has helped with many behavioral issues which have resolved under his guidance. He uderstands a dog's mind. Thanks Tom.
While our corgi was by no means a bad dog before Max came, there were a few issues we needed a trainer to assist with! Max Alligood was very friendly, professional, and instruction oriented. He shared with us a great deal of knowledge and perspective that helped teach us how to be good dog owners, and we practiced exercises with our dog to bring about better behavior. By the end of the lesson our corgi was staying at our side on walks with no distraction, and could sit on command. Max welcomed questions and was very thorough. We are loving the results! Highly recommend his dog training program.
Cheryl came to our house and immediately had our dogs full attention! I was stunned when she told me that I was going to get our dog to sit, stay then come to us in the first ten minutes...and he did! It is still a work in progress as we have had some major life changes and have had a hard time getting all our training in. For the effort we have put in, our dogs behavior has significantly improved. Please note, this is more person training than it is dog training. You will have to work regularly with your dog to make improvements. I value this service as the trainer, Cheryl, was very concerned with making us feel at ease, gaining respect of our dog, and being flexible with scheduling. It has been worth every penny.
We really enjoyed our experience with Bark Busters. We received a very personalized and professional format that worked well for our new puppy. I would definitely recommend this service!
I can't say enough about Tom Zebrowitz and Bark Busters. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Tom, and the results have been amazing. We saw a difference in our rescue Chihuahua after the first visit. With Tom's guidance, we continue to see improvement after each session. Tom has turned a frightened, one-person dog in to the loving family dog I always knew she could be. We couldn't have done it without him!
Max Alligood from Bark Busters is indeed a terrific trainer – both of dogs and of people. We had three pretty unruly dogs a little over a year ago, and he had them on very good behavior in remarkably short order. One used to pull terribly on the leash and go berserk when we passed other dogs in the neighborhood, and with Max’s instruction, I was able to walk past another unruly dog, and mine never paid any attention. The neighbor even called out, “What a well-behaved dog you have!” He is also very creative with training techniques, adjusting for special situations like children in the house, making use of natural barriers, and the different temperaments of a multiple-dog pack. I have had dogs all of my life, but my husband never did until we met, and Max related very well with both of us. Max is very patient and generous with his time and with his instruction, and I highly recommend him to you. He has multli-level pricing and will work with you on a program that addresses your specific needs.
When we adopted our lab mix from the animal shelter, it was love at first hug, but we didn't know anything about her. When problems started to emerge including aggression with other dogs and barking at baby strollers we knew we needed help. Enter Max Alligood "dog trainer extraordinaire". Max was able to give us the tools we needed to get started on training our dog and he put us on the path to having a dog we could love even more. Since his initial visit Max has returned to reinforce what we learned and give us new insights. We appreciate the support he has provided with phone calls and e-mails. Thank you Max!
We had tried many different things with our large dog's aggression issues but were still very stuck until we met Max Alleygood. Having strangers/contractors come round to the house was always stressful as we never knew if our dog would lash out at them, and this created a vicious cycle. Max very quickly was able to hone in on where we were going wrong. His techniques for improving things were so simple that I was unconvinced they would work. What amazed me was not only that they did, but how quickly. I have nothing but positive praise for Max and the Barkbuster methodology and would recommend him whole heartedly.
Highly recommend Bob and Judy. They helped with our puppy's behavior just after one visit. So grateful.
Bob and Judy Padgett have been great! We have an Aussie that has been aggressive over food and toys to other dogs, and within just a few short visits to our home, they taught us how to manage and control this issue to where it is now non-existant. We also got a few other training tips that has made our Aussie more enjoyable! We highly recommend them!
OMG Bob and Judy Padgett did an awesome job. I had a barking Shih tzu and I was afraid to walk him any more as he would get crazy bark at people and dogs. These qualified dog trainers spent the adequate time with his explaining why, how and what. It is the 2nd day of practicing our training and I am proud to say this morning on our walk, he sat and watched the german shepherd walk by without a bark!! I was so excited and we will continue our routine as practice makes perfect. This was so worth the time and limited cost, I wish I had done this year's ago. Thank you Judy and Bob Padgett, for your professionalism and proven techniques. It is totally awesome.. Thanks again.
I am so very impressed with Ryan McPherson and Bark Busters! We have a pit mix and while he's the most lovable and harmless dog, his bark sounds otherwise. We really wanted to work on controlling his barking and a few other small behaviors (doorbell/answer the door behaviors, stair behavior, and proper leash behavior). After my first conversation on the phone, Ryan and I had set up an appointment for the following week. He arrived promptly and the training started the minute he walked in the door. He talked with us about the basics of dog behavior and how we needed to communicate with out dog. We spent the second half of the lesson actually practicing everything we had just talked about. In just that short of a time our dog was eagerly listening and responding to our commands. It's been a few days since our initial lesson with Ryan and our dog is already showing HUGE improvements! He watches us to see how he needs to respond and he's listening and responding to what we're telling him. I'm so thankful to Ryan and Bark Busters for helping us get a good handle on how we needed to communicate with our dog to be able to train him properly.