Dog-Friendly, Dog Training That Works

A better way to a better dog

Bark Busters NZWelcome to Bark Busters New Zealand, part of the international dog training company founded over 29 years ago. Bark Busters founders Sylvia and Danny Wilson have refined a method of dog obedience training that makes dog training easy and accessible to all. With Bark Busters, you work directly with a dog trainer in your own home using a method that takes into account the unique challenges you're facing and then fosters a positive relationship between you and your dog. This method enables you to build a lasting, emotional bond based on trust and respect, which in turn aids in overcoming past challenges with your pet. Bark Busters dog trainers focus heavily on training people, as much or more as training dogs, so that once you learn to communicate effectively with your dog, you will have the necessary tools to be an effective dog trainer and "leader of his/her pack."

Bark Busters do not use shock, electronic, choker or pronged collars

Natural approach to dog training

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

Once you’ve assumed your role as pack leader, all you will need is consistency and the natural techniques taught by Bark Busters to reinforce and strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Bark Busters dog trainers can show you how to transform a "problem dog" into a happy lifelong buddy...

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Natural approach to dog training

The best start in life puppy training

Puppy Programs

Puppies need guidance in the form of puppy obedience training in order to learn good manners and develop a pleasant, obedient nature. While it’s true that puppies receive much of their socialisation from their mothers and litter mates in the first 12 weeks of life, as your puppy’s pack leader...

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Puppy Training Programs

Lifetime Support Guarantee

Unique Lifetime Support Guarantee

The Bark Busters worldwide home dog training support guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog's behaviour and obedience problems and to provide customers with the satisfaction of ongoing support and peace of mind from their Bark Busters trainer.

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Our Lifetime Support Guarantee

Free Dog Training tips and advice

Free Dog Advice and Tips

At the request of our many dog-loving friends owners and partners across the nation, we'd like to share the following information, addressing a wide variety of dog care, training tips, safety topics and much more! Here you will find full color public information handouts ready for printing or adding to an email.

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Free dog training tips

Become a dog trainer

Consider becoming a dog trainer

Bark Busters are looking for special individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners. Running your own dog training business is a dream come true for many people. 29 years of proven success and 350+ trainers worldwide makes Bark Busters the ideal dog training career.

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Workplace Health & Safety

Workplace Health amp; Safety

The most effective system for preventing canine bites, our safety programmes deliver on-site, in-person training. Developed for service and delivery organisations, meter readers, council workers, schools, home care or any person entering premises where dogs are located, this unique programme is a way for employers to keep their people safe.

How to protect your people

Barking Solutions®

Free Dog Advice and Tips

A barking dog in the neighbourhood can be a source of real frustration and a potential for dispute. It may be your neighbour is unaware of the problem.

Before taking any action, take a look at our Barking Solutions® pack which lays out a clear process to aid resolution of a barking dog problem.

View and download the free pack (pdf 745kB)

Dally Says dog safety for kids

Dog safety for kids

Dally the Dalmatian is famous for advice on how to stop dog bites before they happen. Dally's job is to help children and adults to learn how to treat all dogs with care, consideration, and respect, as well as to stay safe by making the right choices around all dogs, not just the family pet.

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Ask the Expert - Question of the Week

Ask our dog training experts a question about a dog behavioural issue, dog training problems or dogs in general. We'll give you dog training tips and dog training advice in your quest for a well-behaved dog!

Christina asks...

This question is about: Aggression to a dog or other animal or where the dog is aggressive to the owner or a stranger Barking at people, dogs, animals, birds or where the dog barks for attention or at the slightest noise

Hello!rn We just adopted Zuess last month, he's very sweet. A few issues we have atm is how he is with other dogs. He barks and lunges, his previous owners said he was good around other dogs. He was brought up with two bigger and older dogs. When my auntie brought her little dog, Zuess lunged at him giving a growling, it looked like he was gonna attack the poor thing. I had to pull him away. There was a moment were he sniffed the dog, but he went back at it again. Im really worried as before we had another dog who was really aggressive with other dogs and people, this lead to him biting one of my family. (He was put down) Zuess is totally fine with other people however, he's always excited to see new people. But when he sees a new dog he barks/lunges. What can I do to fix this? We live in the country so we cannot take him to any local dog parks.

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Featured articles

The Right Lead To Walk Your Dog

If you want your dog to walk correctly by your side, you need to make sure you have the right equipment. Please do not use a retractable lead as this can cause injury to both yourself and the dog in the following ways: Read more…

Fear Aggression In Dogs

Fear Aggression In Dogs

A dog who shows aggression to other dogs, or even people can be very difficult to handle. It’s not surprising then that one of the main reasons for dogs being surrendered to shelters is aggression. Sadly, the prospects for a surrendered dog flagged as aggressive are not bright.  Read more…

Three Important Rules of Pet Communication

Three Important Rules of Pet Communication

Your dog doesn’t speak English, and you don’t speak dog, but you can still communicate effectively with your pet. Your vocal tones and body language communicates volumes to your pet, but you should know that there are some things you shouldn’t do when communicating with your pet. Here are three important rules of pet communication everyone should follow. Read more…

Enforcing House Rules for Your Dog with Visitors

Enforcing House Rules for Your Dog with Visitors

Dogs are a lot like children--they can get very excited when visitors come to your house--and it can be common for the ‘house rules’ to go right out the window in the excitement. Don’t let your visitors encourage your dogs to behave badly. Here are some tips to help make sure that your pet follows the same rules when guests are visiting as they would any other time. Read more…

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