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 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 »
I had a lot of doubt before Tom visited us to work with our two Labradors, including a 7-month-old extremely hyper puppy. I did not think it would be possible to calm the dogs down and get them to... act civilized. But in less than 3 hours he had both dogs behaving in ways we never imagined would be possible. The style is very unique but it works and that is all that matters. Looks like we will be able to regain control of our home once again. Thanks Tom!!! Eddie and Teri CapparucciVIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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.
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.
Recently I had a bad encounter with one of their employees. But once we got in contact with the company everything was taken care of. Max came out to our house and he was great. Nice, to the point and just what I was hoping to expect. Given at first I judged the company on a bad employee. Now I can relax knowing they will take care of any problems that arise.
We just got our first dog, ever. He's an Australian Shepherd and at 8 weeks old, we decided to get some training, both for us and him. After reading everything we could find about this breed and getting many conflicting opinions we decided to find a real trainer. We found Tom Zebrowitz with Bark Busters. After our first session with Tom our new puppy was taking direction and actually listening. Actually, I think we were listening and maybe that was the point. We give Tom and Barkbusters Two Thumbs Up. Well worth the cost and highly entertaining as well.
In just 2 sessions I have learned so much from the Padgett's to help me with handling my Great Dane puppy. The training in very hands on & at your own pace. They give you the information in a concise, easy to understand manner and give you a written handout of what you discuss each session. Throughout the session they are passing on great information to help you with training your dog. I so wish I had used them earlier, I have seen such a difference already with my dog. If you need to you can e-mail, call, or text them between sessions if problems arise. Great service, can't say enough good things about the Padgett's & the program.
Max was absolutely fantastic to work with. Not only did my dog learn a lot but I did as well. He was very professional, punctual and personable. I would without a doubt recommend him and his services to anyone looking for the best dog training services available!
There are no words to describe the difference in our 3 dogs other than absolutely miraculous! Even our 12 year old Chihuahua made dramatic improvements even though I initially engaged with Tom to help with our younger dogs. There are truly no words to adequately describe the difference. Highest possible recommendation!!!
Max was great with me & my dog, Bob (almost 4 yr. old golden). I was never made to feel judged or like a "crazy dog owner." Max is very easy to feel comfortable learning from in a 1-on-1 setting. Bob also took to the lessons very quickly. I noticed a difference after the first session, and I felt more confident and in control. The methodology is natural and easy. Max clearly tries to work with what is best for the specific dog and owner based on living and social environment. It was not a one-size fits all but a methodology that can be tailored to the dog based on the overall theories. I highly recommend Bark Busters.
We started with two cats and a 7 year old shepherd husky mix. We added a rescue German Shepherd who was mostly but had some serious aggressive issues. We did not feel safe bringing people to our home because we did not know how he would react or if his barking would turn into a bite! Tom Zebrowitz was stellar. He was kind, patient, and an excellent teacher. Within one hour, our Shepherd was a new dog. He was relaxed, well behaved and our guest was not in the least bit concerned that he would be "eaten." The tools are simple and effective. The value is outstanding and the results speak for themselves. I will refer anyone I know with dog training needs to Bark Busters. Thanks for helping our family!
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!