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Jackie
Jackie | Naugatuck, New Haven

I was very impressed with how fast Dixie was catching on to the command with a single correction word...speaking dog. I wish I knew about Bark Busters when we first got Dixie instead of paying for ...

M
M | East Haven, New Haven

Before we brought our puppy home we met with Richard and Vicki to help prepare us and our home for our new bundle of joy. The advice they gave us made a smooth transition from our puppy's ...

Amy
Amy | Meriden, New Haven

Richard was flying solo today, I like to be able to just talk, discuss what's been going on with Massi and from that we build on what needs to be addressed and it's usually me. Massi listens well as ...

Anne
Anne | Wallingford, New Haven

Richard and Vicki were wonderfully encouraging, supportive, and affirming. The assertive yet gentle techniques they taught me helped my dog to relax before my eyes! She is making steady progress as we...

Joe
Joe | Bethany

Richard and Vicki are excellent trainers and Milo has made great progress after 3 sessions...

Anthony
Anthony | Milford

Richard and Vicki have been a great help with training my new golden retriever puppy. Very responsive to emails. Easy scheduling. Always on time. Would highly recommend to others....

Jen
Jen | North Haven

The training has been fantastic ! The dogs have shown incredible improvement in a short period of time....

Arlene
Arlene | Milford

The session was so helpful in explaining to me how to become the alpha over my dog! The instructions are very easy to follow and I like that the training does not include food reinforcement....

Patty
Patty | MILFORD

Richard and Vicki are very knowledgeable. We enjoy our lessons and feel we are on the right path to our goal....

Candida
Candida | Southbury

Richard has helped me with all the basics needed with a new puppy. Winnie and I have learned a lot about Sit, Stay, Come, etc. as well as some great tips for preventing her from jumping up, rushing ...

Holly
Holly | Naugatuck

We are very pleased with the training. There is a noticeable difference and I love that the training is specific to our needs as a family. Richard models and teaches me how to train and is very ...

Joan
Joan | Milford

This training is very informative and easy to learn. Practice is the key the instruction is written out and demonstrated....

Jerilyn
Jerilyn | Milford

Barkbusters has changed our lives! Our dog showed improvements I didn't think possible within hours of the first lesson! Highly reccomended....

Samantha
Samantha | Beacon Falls

Richard and Vicki were very helpful and knowledgeable. I especially like that they don't handle your dog during sessions so that you can learn how to train them and build a better relationship with ...

Norm
Norm | Seymour

Love the commitment to ensuring dog's owners are properly trained. Definitely a better training program than the one we did at the local pet store....

Laurie
Laurie | Milford

My 8 month old golden retriever Oliver & I love Richard & Vicky. Although I have had a dog before, I have never had a puppy and needed lots of guidance to help Oliver become a well mannered pup. They ...

Molly
Molly | New Haven

We recently moved to CT and our 1 year old dog, Kimbo very quickly developed severe anxiety inside and outside of the house. It got to the point where we were unable to take him on walks without his ...

Bill
Bill | Orange

Vicki and Richard Horowitz are absolutely amazing. They are incredibly knowledgeable on all things about dogs. They are always available via phone call, email, and skype. We purchased the gold ...

Amy
Amy | Woodbridge

We had, and continue to have an incredible relationship with Vicki & Richard/Bark Busters. We signed on with them to help with our new puppy, Charlie. We wanted to start training Charlie from the ...

Malachi
Malachi | New Haven

Richard and Vicki are amazing dog trainers and people! They helped me put in place a system that allows me to still love my dog entirely, completely and always, but also to be in charge!...

sean
sean | bethany

Richard and Vicki have greatly helped me in training my dog. Their no treat no physical training is great in many ways. The training is going good and we have established a training method that me and...

Adam
Adam | Milford

Richard & Vicki have been extremely attentive to the stressors of both Rosie and ourselves, tailoring a training program unique to those needs. Their recall of previous sessions helps us maximize our...

Scott
Scott | Cheshire

Great experience !...

Jane
Jane | Milford

December 1, 2017 Richard accomplished so much in the 2 hours that he was with me and I continue to reinforce what I learned. He was so patient with me and explained everything so well. Vicki called ...

Dana
Dana | Woodbridge

The training is wonderful! I love that I am taught how to act and Marley responds to me....

Tom
Tom | North Haven

Our rescue dog Peaches is very skitish and has been a constant barker when she would come in contact with people. We have used various training methods for her in order to break her habit, but to no ...

Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen | Bristol

The training was very helpful. I had not owned a dog before and through this training, I was able to understand the importance of commands, helping my dog by keeping things simple without a lot of ...

Marsha
Marsha | Bethany

We have had Richard and Vicky now for 6 months and our dog, Jimmy, has improvement on a daily basis. Jimmy was a rescue dog and had little training. Actually, it was my husband and me that needed the...

Douglas
Douglas | North Haven

First of all, Richard and Vicki of Bark Busters are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Our situation was unique in that we always considered our dog to be extremely well behaved, but ...

Debbie
Debbie | Cheshire

Richard is accommodating with my schedule, and thorough with our sessions. He answers all of my questions, and continues to assist my dog Maggie, and I with strategies and recommendations....

Samantha
Samantha | Cheshire

Overall, the training has been a huge help. I have noticed a positive change in Luna from the beginning....

Diane
Diane | Orange

Percy never had training before we adopted him, and he had some slight behavioral difficulties that we wanted to address, but mainly we were interested in learning how to communicate with him ...

Bill
Bill | Waterbury

We were impressed with the technics used to shape our dog Willy's behaviors and the therapists' professionalism....

Katrina and Joseph
Katrina and Joseph | Hamden

This is our second time working with Richard and Vicki. We are just as satisfied the second time around. It's clear their training is tailored to the individual dog's needs as they have introduced ...

Christian
Christian | Derby

Incredible! We were having issues adjusting Remy with our newborn son. Vicki and Richard solved our issues in the first session. Remy is a more obedient, but also a happier dog! They are very thorough...

Joy
Joy | Beacon Falls

1st lessons potty training, Jumping, barking/growling 2nd lesson 7/10/17 Started pool safety on our on, doing well. Sit, stay & free needs improvement. Trouble w/her eating mulch & eating poop. ...

Lynne
Lynne | Hamden

Pleasant experience. Richard was gentle yet firm with Sammy. Sammy responded well. He couldn't quite figure out what was going on. He caught on pretty fast. I'm sure with consistency this will work ...

Paul
Paul | West Haven

The training that I have gotten has been great. I am very glad with the service that I have gotten. Rich is very good and is very helpful. Fiona is doing very well with the training....

Frank
Frank | Wallingford

Training has gone really well so far. Rich and Vicki are great to work with. The techniques are really well explained and it is really nice to have them come to our house. They offer great training ...

Armand
Armand | Madison

We are pleased with the results with Weston. Bark Busters integrity and ethics makes it very pleasurable to have them work with my dog Great job Richard and Vicki...

cathy
cathy | west haven

we like the idea of training with out scaring the dog. Jax seems to be responding very well to the commands. Tim and I were very impressed by the presentation. we look forward to working with you ...

joseph
joseph | Wolcott

Rich and Vicky did a excellent job Well prepared, patient and excellent feedback...

Diana
Diana | Hamden

The training has been a positive and successful experience in helping us learn how to better manage Malbec. We are looking forward to continued growth, for both us and Malbec!...

Tara
Tara | Milford

Richard and Vicki helped us prepare our two rescues for a baby! They gave us very specific homework that absolutely paid off. Our dogs are adjusting extremely well to the baby thanks to Richard & ...

Amrik
Amrik | New Haven

They were very thorough and concrete about her training. They knew immediately what to do to correct our dog's behavioral issues and helped a lot. They were great!...

Joy
Joy | Beacon Falls

Richard & Vicki were very professional and completely expletive with detailed information on what needs required in training Sunshine. I would highly recommend this company to those who need help in ...

Stacy
Stacy | Milford

Training was very helpful. The trainer, Richard, was attentive. He listened to what we were interested in and showed us ways to deal with certain problems....

Lee
Lee | Milford

I would recommend Bark Busters to anyone who is getting a new puppy or dog. They are great about calling you back if you have a question. Also, follow your trainer's advice. Go back to your reference ...

Laurie
Laurie | Beacon Falls

Richard and Vicki were excellent! They explained and helped me understand why Samny was behaving the way he was. By the time they left, I saw a remarkable change in both how I was handling Sammy and ...

Katie
Katie | Hamden

We sought behavioral dog training after bringing home our first son. Our dogs had behavioral issues like separation anxiety that became even more prominent once we had a baby. We were really desperate...

Brianna
Brianna | Hamden

We absolutely love Richard and Vicki! From the first day we began training with them, we saw improvements in our dog. And with each training session, we see more and more improvements we never thought...

Angela
Angela | Oakville

The trainer is polite and friendly. He is always on time and very accommodating. He works well with my dog I, and has a lot patience. He is easy to understand and learn with, and is very helpful....

Anna
Anna | Cheshire

Our dog Al came from a tough background! After fostering him, we decided to adopt him. We had taken him to multiple trainers in NY but no one seemed to be able to help. They merely said that was just ...

Karen
Karen | Cheshire

We adopted Zoe at the age of 5 months. She came to us very timid and fearful. We contacted Bark Busters for help and do not regret our decision. Although it is hard work and time consuming, we have ...

Jennifer
Jennifer | Thomaston

Richard was excellent and very patient with us! Both dogs are male Yorkies and can be very stubborn. It probably took us longer with each training item (some we are still working on) but we have ...

joann
joann | milford

We found it very interesting and also easy to understand,for us and Lilly.We are working with her and she does respond when we ask her to .We look forward to our next lesson, and I do mean OURS.Thank ...

Tracy
Tracy | Hamden

The training with Rich has been great so far. I noticed a big difference in the dogs right away. They have helped us with getting the dogs to settle down quicker when people come over and not to jump...

Sherri
Sherri | Milford

Richard and Vicky have done such a great job! We have seen such huge differences in Macy already!...

Melissa
Melissa | Cheshire

I'm amazed at how quickly my dog learned the new behaviors. Wish I started a year earlier....

Ted
Ted | Prospect

Rich Horowitz did a great job educating us and training Zee. Patience and persistence is our assignment for the next two weeks. Zee will only do good if we follow through....

Grant
Grant | New Haven

Richard is an excellent trainer and very informative with regards to getting a better understanding of how you pet thinks. Training has gone very well and I look forward to learning more and having a ...

Heather
Heather | Wallingford

We have learned a lot in regards to different strategies to help Thor understand and trust us more. We have definitely seen an improvement in his behavior since the beginning of the training. We ...

CHRIS
CHRIS | WATERBURY

Richard was wonderful to work with. My dog responded to him immediately and my husband and I were able to follow his instructions and why we need to do the exercises the way he explained them. I'm ...

Scott
Scott | Derby

Everything was very well explained and the exercises were demonstrated well so we can continue the training before the first revisit....

Justin
Justin | North Haven

I was very pleased w/what I learned. Even more impressed what I learned as a homeowner/alpha. My mother who saw Opie last weekend said even she noticed a great improvement in Opie....

Kerriann
Kerriann | Wallingford

Vicki and Richard are very knowledgeable and patient. They are an excellent team. We appreciate all their help and guidance in our journey to nurture and train our puppy. I am confident we will ...

Bernadette
Bernadette | East Haven

Richard has been very patient and offers great tips that actually work. Also, Cody loves Richard!!...

leslie
leslie | north haven

Logical, helpful, low key approach to working with dogs. Very informative and effective....

Gila
Gila | Woodbridge

Amazing results after the first lesson - even on that first evening! Now it's been almost a week, and I can hardly believe how much better my dogs are behaving. Barking is almost gone, aggression at ...

gary, bonnie
gary, bonnie | bethlehem

been great so far! Bentley is a different dog!...

Dawn
Dawn | Milford

Geno has responded nicely to The training techniques that Bark Busters uses and recommends. We have noticed a big improvement...

Gritt
Gritt | Wallingford

We worked with Richard and he could help us with some issues we have with Lua. If we had a problem Barkbusters were always reachable and arranged a visit to go through the issue again. We really liked...

Doug
Doug | Branford

Training has been thorough, organized, and effective....

anthony
anthony | Northford

Very impressive!...

Gina
Gina | Woodbridge

Richard and Vicki were and are extremely helpful with helping to train myself and my son with our fur baby Ginger!! The tools are friendly and easy to follow - we as pet owners just have to follow ...

Lorri
Lorri | Bethany

Richard was excellent! During our first session, I saw Aggie responding in a way I didn't think she could. I already feel much less anxiety knowing that we have a plan and an end goal. Richard is ...

Ray
Ray | New Haven

Wonderful. I did not think that Lady would adhere. She has done remarkably well in a short time. She can be stubborn, but the trainers tell us to be patient for such a young dog. However, she has ...

Lori
Lori | Branford

I have been using Richard and Vicki for my dog Roxy since 2007. When ever I have a problem I will call them and they respond immediately. They are always there for me and my dogs. There training ...

Jaime
Jaime | West Haven

From lesson #1 we've been extremely grateful for Richard and Vicki's expertise. They've equipped us with many tools and resources to train our dog and it's been very effective. They are also very ...

Bette and Dominc
Bette and Dominc | Orange

Richard and Vicki are terrific! Their services have truly transformed our dog into a family member....

Ted
Ted | Cheshire

Great Job, very helpful....

Kate
Kate | Guilford

This training is very helpful. I like that it really focuses from a dogs perspective, and there are no treats....

Tom
Tom | Prospect

We saw immediate positive changes in Auggie....

Jennifer
Jennifer | Prospect

Richard was absolutely amazing to work with! My husband and I wanted our dog not to feel so anxious around having to protect our home all the time and with just the first session we already see a huge...

Jennifer
Jennifer | Prospect

Richard was absolutely amazing to work with! My husband and I wanted our dog not to feel so anxious around having to protect our home all the time and with just the first session we already see a huge...

Courtney and John
Courtney and John | Milford

Richard and Vicki are so helpful and make the training easy to understand. With time and training our dog will be the perfect pet. Even from the first training session, we noticed an immediate ...

Michelle
Michelle | Oakville

Vicki and Richard are amazing. Very happy with the results. They are patient and very helpful. Noticed changes in Molly from the beginning....

Maggie and George
Maggie and George | East Haven

Saw improvements with Jax. He is becoming a happy companion pet....

Danielle
Danielle | Naugatuck

Our new puppy Harley has been with us for 3 weeks now, we have been trying to train her on our own and it was a little frustrating because she seems like she wasn't listening to us. Vicki and Richard...

Jackie
Jackie | Beacon Falls

Great training. Dogs are calmer and living together peacefully now....

Roxann
Roxann | Orange

Many thanks to Vicky and Richard. Your instrutions today were clearly described and you demonstrated how to handle many behaviors to assist us in managing a very active and highly anxious puppy. The...

Mary
Mary | West Haven

The training so far has been fantastic. Max is a 5 year old large retriever that we knew when we adopted him with his size we needed help to stop the jumping up. It wasn't safe for us, Max or our ...

Vanessa
Vanessa | Milford

Richard and Vicki have been very helpful. Our first session was informative with ample time to practice so we were able to follow instructions to ensure success for "wait", mouthing, come... The ...

Rachel
Rachel | Woodbridge

Richard did a wonderful job helping us understand how to communicate with our puppy, Winston. Winston is a very large, friendly pup who doesn't understand his size. Our major issue was jumping up on...

Dawn
Dawn | Oakville

We really had a nice experience working with Richard and Vicki. They were very knowledgeable and explained the training techniques in a easy to understand and use manner. We can already see a change...

Dawn
Dawn | Oakville

We really had a nice experience working with Richard and Vicki. They were very knowledgeable and explained the training techniques in a easy to understand and use manner. We can already see a change...

Andrea
Andrea | S

Training a dog is not an easy thing to do. You need lots of time to spend for them to actually get them to understand. I try my best to spend time with Tabasco, but that is easier said then done. ...

Sarah
Sarah | New Haven

Richard and Vicki have been amazing - we couldn't be happier with Bark Busters!!...

Brian
Brian | Southington

Richard & Vicki are amazing to work with! My wife and I used them to help get our dog ready for the arrival of our first child. We have an amazing black lab but quickly realized, with the help of Bark...

Heather & Ricky
Heather & Ricky | Naugatuck

Richard and Vicki have been such a huge help with giving us the training techniques and guidance we so needed for our two year old dog Cooper. Cooper was beginning to show more aggressive tendencies ...

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Most behavioral issues are learned based on both experiences and environment. That’s why in home dog training is so effective because this is where most behavioral issues occur and it’s where your dog feels the safest. Because your dog can’t speak English and you can’t “speak dog” many miscommunications occur. At Bark Busters, we can teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands.

Does your dog bark constantly when it’s not appropriate?

Does your dog get stressed when you leave?

Does your dog chew and dig out of boredom or otherwise?

Toilet training your puppy should start as soon as the puppy is home with you.

Does your dog continuously repeat certain behaviors more than normal?

Is your dog aggressive toward humans or other dogs?.

Does your dog pull on his leash during a walk and try to walk you?

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Bark Busters, the world's largest in-home dog training company, is proud to introduce a new product called the WaggTagg™ dog tag for pets which helps dog owners to locate their lost dog using QR code technology. The WaggTagg™ is FREE to every new Bark Busters client.

The GameChanger® is the revolutionary new dog toy that will keep your dog busy for hours. Simply open up (easy for humans - hard for dogs) the GameChanger® and fill with his favorite treats. He will be happily occupied working out how to make the GameChanger® spill out its treats.

Make pulling on the lead a thing of the past. This one-of-a-kind harness is easy to use and needs little effort to get your dog walking by your side using it's patented, revolutionary communication system.