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.

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This was a great resource given me by my vet's office. Rick was great, too - very understanding and professional! He also is very knowledgeable about training techniques! Highly recommend. […]

Erika | West Dundee

We were very pleased with Rick and his instructions for our new puppy. What he taught us in the first lesson we were able to use and apply right away with immediate results. Rick was very patient […]

Brian | Arlington Heights

Rick was amazing in teaching us the basics of puppy training. Our dog is so much more well behaved now […]

Michelle | Barrington, Lake

BarkBusters really made a noticeable difference in our dog’s behavior. Progress is slow, but Rick was reassuring. We noticed how well-trained Penny is becoming, especially when we hang out with our […]

Victoria | Hoffman Estates, Cook

Rick was a huge help. He showed me techniques I could easily follow. He was patient, kind and firm with my dog. He was great and I'm very happy that I can contact him anytime in the future if I need […]

Soteria | Elmhurst, DuPage

Rick was an amazing trainer who used his patience, experience, and wisdom to train a fearful Rottweiler and her owner! As Rick taught me the skills to be a leader to my dog, her attitude and behavior […]

Sharon | Barrington

Rick was oitstanding. He trained me to communicate with my dogs to have them listen to me. I enjoy my dogs now rather than stress and yell. I am so relieved that Rick was able to teach me and I am […]

KIMBERLY | Roselle

We were amazed at the dramatic changes in our dog after the first session. We have so much more peace at home thanks to the techniques we learned that resulted in a change in behaviors. It's great […]

Kristin | Fox River Grove

Rick was great. We started seeing immediate results with Truman. Definitely worth the money so far and we hope Truman continues to improve. Rick was very helpful in helping us understand everything […]


Rick was very thorough and extremely helpful during our four hour training session. He covered all the things we wanted him to in order to help us with our main concerns. He was patient with us and […]

Lauren | Palatine

Rick was extremely attentive to our concerns and did a great job explaining the training process to us. He answered all our questions and went above and beyond to ensure we understood exactly how to […]

Joanne | Algonquin

Training was excellent. Rick was extremely professional, and provided helpful information about dogs in general. The actual dog training was extremely helpful as I was guided through each exercise […]

Kathleen | hoffman estates

Zoe's barking has improved. Training and tips were helpful. […]

Betty | Palatine

Rick gave us the missing pieces we needed to correct our dogs behavior. […]

Matthew | Arlington Heights

We can't thank Rick enough for the training tools he taught us. Before training Bindi ran the show in our house. Now she listens to us, obeys the commands and will take walks without trying to go […]

Rebecca | Arlington Heights

Rick is fantastic!! We wish we had found Bark Busters 4+ years ago. The training is logical, doable, and most importantly effective. Even after our first visit, there were immediate, lasting […]

TJ | Rolling Meadows

Rick is a true professional at his craft. He was clear in his explanations of what he was doing and why it was being done for Quigley. We saw immediate results with Quigley. I would recommend Rick to […]

Luis | Palatine

We love Rick & the techniques he taught us. There was a difference overnight in our dog -- literally! We will be able to apply these skills for the rest of our dog-owning lives. Thank you! […]

Cherie | Rolling Meadows
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