The Difference Between

Dog Behavior Modification & Dog Obedience Training

Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression, aggression towards family members, pack aggression, stranger aggression, fear aggression, inattentiveness (dogs that won’t listen), poor recall (dogs that won’t come back when called), destructive behaviors, chasing cats, horses and livestock, over exuberance, nuisance barking, crying, yelping, howling, separation anxiety, digging, escaping, chewing, hyperactivity, item obsession, phobias or general disobedience.

Whatever your dog training requirements are, rest assured that our Bark Busters dog trainers can deal with any problem. Any dog, any age, whatever the issue, do not despair – Bark Busters can help!

COMMON BEHAVIOR

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 because it’s where your dog feels the safest. Because your dog can’t speak English and you can’t “speak dog” many miscommunications occur. Bark Busters can teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands.

Aaron S.

After the 1st session with Erin and our first day going thru all of the exercises with our dogs, we have seen a big difference. We can not wait to see what the future holds for our family with these […]

Aaron S. |
Susan M.

Had a great experience in the lesson with Erin! Her training had amazing almost immediate effect on a poodle with bad habits. Highly recommend if you are struggling with disobedience. […]

Susan M. | Greand Rapids
Kid S.

Learned so much in just a few hours and already seeing improvement in behavior. Erin is definitely an expert in speaking “dog”. Looking forward to our next session. […]

Kid S. | Greand Rapids
Evan

Erin helped me so much with my pup! He pulled on the leash, barked at everything, and peed in the house. She gave me the knowledge and tools to fix it all. […]

Evan | Sparta
Adam G.

We had a very positive experience with Erin. Our problem is with aggression in a 2 year shepherd we adopted. She spent a lot of time with us on our first visit. Over and above what we expected. The […]

Adam G. | Grand Rapids
Adam G.

We had a very positive experience with Erin. Our problem is with aggression in a 2 year shepherd we adopted. She spent a lot of time with us on our first visit. Over and above what we expected. The […]

Adam G. | Grand Rapids
Caroline K.

I have never seen such a quick improvement in my dog! Erin has really helped us get our dog under control and manage his anxiety. Immediately after our first appointment, we saw a huge change in our […]

Caroline K. | Grand Rapids, Kent
Camerin M.

Erin was fantastic with my dog! From the moment she arrived we got to see what Bark Busters is all about. She gave me so much information and all the tips and tricks that make training my dog a […]

Camerin M. | Paris, Mecosta
Carson K.

Wow! I thought I had good dog knowledge from watching videos online and following dog accounts on social media but I was blown away by the advice and expertise of Erin. The session was customized to […]

Carson K. | Grand Rapids, Kent
Steve W.

Erin, was fantastic. Full of knowledge. And the tools that she gave us are just amazing how well they work. The difference of our German shepherd is like night and day. We are very, very grateful for […]

Steve W. | Lakeview, Montcalm
Debrah R.

Erin at Bark Busters has the experience and knowledge to help anyone with their everyday training problems. Like teaching your dog to safely wait to go out an open door or walk on a loose lead safely […]

Debrah R. | Grand Rapids, Kent
Tom O.

We had our first meeting with Erin and she covered a lot of things. She gave us at home exercises to do with our 15 month old female German Shepherd. 2 days into our at home training with Skye she is […]

Tom O. | Cedar Springs, Kent
Evan M.

Erin did an amazing job and presented herself confidently with my dog. She did a great job explaining how a dog thinks and why dogs do what they do and where their misbehavior stems from. She then got […]

Evan M. | Freeport, Barry
Marie H.

I highly recommend Bark Busters!!!! Their training was effective immediately. I have used other "trainers" and methods and this gave us the quickest change in behavior and understanding. My dogs bad […]

Marie H. | Freeport, Barry
Marie D.

Excellent!!!! Erin is highly trained, easy to work and understands dogs and dogs within family structures. The training is easy to understand and highly effective. We saw changes immediately and […]

Marie D. | Freeport, Barry
Debbie L.

So grateful for Erin Miller and Bark Busters. We love Sophie….but she can be a lot - especially being a big dog. She could make company uncomfortable because of her size and behavior. Erin took the […]

Debbie L. | Alto, Kent
Lauren C.

Erin was great to work with! We look forward to continuing our training with her! […]

Lauren C. | Cedar Springs, Kent
David B.

Chris is great!!!, I have a barking dog and although I love him....he needed some work, Chris came over, he did good but then I got a bit lazy and called Chris again for a refresher, she came over, we […]

David B. | Grand Rapids
CS P.

We have had a pack of 3 to 5 dogs on our farm for over 30 years and never thought we needed a dog trainer. Boy were we wrong. The recent death of one of our Jack Russells combined with the adoption of […]

CS P. | Grand Rapids, Kent
Tyler S.

Chris and the Bark Busters training method have been amazing! My girlfriend and I were having trouble with our dogs displaying a lot of sibling rivalry behavior. It got to the point where we had to […]

Tyler S. | Grand Rapids, Ottawa
Tyler S.

Chris and the Bark Busters training method have been amazing! My girlfriend and I were having trouble with our dogs displaying a lot of sibling rivalry behavior. It got to the point where we had to […]

Tyler S. | Grand Rapids, Ottawa
Maxwell B.

Worked like an absolute charm! So thankful to have had an expert helping! […]

Maxwell B. | Grand Rapids, Kent
Janet L.

My husband and I were impressed within 15-30 mins of Christnes visit. We are very happy with the complete change in the behavior of both our dogs. For the first time I was able to walk our dog at […]

Janet L. | Belmont
Brad V.

We just had our first training today with Chris. I won’t lie i was skeptical at first. But then I saw the results first hand. My dogs were aggressive, always barking, very hyper, horrible jumpers, […]

Brad V. | Walker
Ken B.

Christine knocked it out of the park with us and our Shiba Inu. Our dog has always dominated the house and has had difficulties with our newborn joining the fam. She painted a clear picture of how […]

Ken B. | Grand Rapids
Daniel H.

Chris was fantastic and her methods really worked! Within 20 minutes of her arrival our dogs were completely different. Both dogs listen better, don't bark when guests arrive and haven't been […]

Daniel H. | Grand Rapids
Shelley K.

The moment Chris came into our home the entire atmosphere changed. She took control of our puppy's inappropriate greeting behavioriors with one sound. We were shocked and amazed for the next three […]

Shelley K. | Greenville
Lori C.

Chris was amazing!!! I have a four year old stubborn bloodhound and he would go nuts with howling and crying if I had to put him in a room separately from me if someone came over until I could settle […]

Lori C. | Grand Rapids
Leeanna, Jeanette, Marv E.

Chris is a delightful gal! She first sat with us and explained the techniques to be used, thus equipping us before we even approached our new dog. To our amazement, the effective methods we had […]

Leeanna, Jeanette, Marv E. | Greenville
Leeanna, Jeanette, Marv E.

Chris is a delightful gal! She first sat with us and explained the techniques to be used, thus equipping us before we even approached our new dog. To our amazement, the effective methods we had […]

Leeanna, Jeanette, Marv E. | Greenville
Cary H.

My dog had MAJOR issues with aggression -- not only towards me but with other dogs. We had to walk at night when no one was around. Chris taught me how to get Shadow to walk by my side on leash. I no […]

Cary H. | Grand Rapids