A Better Way To A Better Dog!

  • Outdoors & In Home
  • Puppy & Adult Dog Training
  • Separation Anxiety 
  • Aggression
  • Socialization
  • Listening / Obey
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Housebreaking
  • Basic Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Behavior Modification
  • Stop:  Pulling
    Stubbornness
    Selective Listening
    Lunging
    Fighting 
    Fearfulness
    Barking
    Chewing
    Destruction
    Attention Demanding
    Jumping up
    Protective issues
    Guarding Food, Bowl, toys
    Cat Chasing
    Nervousness
    Stealing
    Counter Surfing
    Digging
    Nipping
    Biting
    Pulling
    Car Chasing
    Eating rocks & mulch 
  • Help for : Focus
  • Walking to Heel
  • House Training
  • Crate Training
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen
  • Come when called /Recall
  • Cage Free Training
  • Potty pad or outside
  • Puppy Classes
  • Commands:
  • "Come" "Drop-it"  "Leave it"
  • "Down" "Sit" "Stay" "Heel"... & more!

Call now to take the first step towards
your best relationship with your dog!

Hours of Operation: 
 By Appointment-Flexible

Click your nearest city below to contact us:
 20009  Adams Morgan

20762

Andrews Air Force Base

20705

Beltsville

20715

Bowie

20716

Bowie

20720

Bowie

20721

Bowie

20613

Brandywine

20011

Brightwood , Crestwood & Pentworth

20616

Bryans Road

20617

Bryantown

20003

Capital Hill & Southeast

20623

Cheltenham

20735

Clinton

20012

Colonial Village & Takoma

20010

Columbia Heights & Pleasant Plains

20036

Conneticut Ave

20747

District Heights

20755

Fort George G Meade

21054

Gambrills

20769

Glenn Dale

20785

Hyattsville

20706

Lanham

20707

Laurel

20708

Laurel

20724

Laurel

20658

Marbury

21113

Odenton

21144

Severn

20024

Southwest

20746

Suitland

20912

Takoma Park

20748

Temple Hills

20772

Upper Marlboro

20774

Upper Marlboro

20601

Waldorf

20602

Waldorf

20603

Waldorf

20037

West End

20695

White Plains

Sharon Kondash Bark Busters Dog Behavior Therapist & Master Trainer services the cities listed above in PG (Prince Georges) County, Anne Arundel County, & DC.                             

This is our local website. If you live in Crofton Maryland or in an area not listed above, please visit www.BarkBusters.com to find a local Bark Busters trainer near you. 

World class private training!

Natural Communication:
Many of our clients call us their local "Dog Whisperer."  Our methods have been optimized over 25 years & have been proven to be effective on over  750,000 dogs of all ages & breeds.

 

Convenient: 
Your home, yard & neighborhood is where your dog issues occur.  Private, in-home dog training allows us to set the scenes which relate to the behaviors you want to change (such as jumping up on visitors, barking at the door, pulling on walks, fussing in the crate,  housebreaking, getting into the trash, chewing on furniture obedience w/ other pets, or kids etc.)  It's faster because private, In-home dog training allows your dog to focus w/ less distractions. Once your dog learns, real world distractions are gradually added.   

AnyBreed      

Purebred or Mix:  Boxer, Bull Dog, Poodle, Pug, American Staffordshire Terrier, Pitt Bull, Mastiff,  Doberman Pincer, Lab or Labrador Retriever /Golden Retriever, Rottweiler, Pomeranian, All Terriers, Maltese, Spaniels, Chihuahua, German Shepherd, Australian, Cattle Dog, Beagle, Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, Husky  Labradoodle, Golden Doodle, Collie,  Akita, Yorkie, Shih Tzu, Great Dane, Schnauzer , Hound Dogs, American / English Bulldog,  Shetland Sheepdog, Wire Haired, Short Haired, Long Hair, Pointer & all other breeds.

 
This is our local site. 

Click here to visit our national site!  
 Call to talk about dog obedience / dog training with your local, professional dog trainer in Maryland.

Prevent or reverse: aggression, barking fighting, anxiety, fear, jumping up nervousness, biting, chewing, mouthing, nipping snapping, barking, pulling, stealing.

Bark Busters™In-Home Dog Training is rated the top dog training company by dog professionals, veterinary clinics & dog rescues. Sharon Kondash services Bark Buster clients in: Odenton, Bowie, Gambrills, Clinton, Glenn Dale, Fort Meade (Ft. Meade) , Waldorf, Lanham,  Largo, Laurel, Mitchellville, Severn, Upper Marlboro, Brandywine, Landover, Glenarden, Cheverly, Temple Hills, Camp Springs, Accokeek, Andrews Air Force Base, Hyattsville Woodmore and areas surrounding Crofton, MD.

Bark Busters USA BBB® Accredited Business Seal

 

Serving Maryland

 Including:    

20762

Andrews Air Force Base

20705

Beltsville

20715

Bowie

20716

Bowie

20720

Bowie

20721

Bowie

20613

Brandywine

20011

Brightwood , Crestwood & Pentworth

20616

Bryans Road

20617

Bryantown

20003

Capital Hill & Southeast

20623

Cheltenham

20735

Clinton

20012

Colonial Village & Takoma

20010

Columbia Heights & Pleasant Plains

20036

Conneticut Ave

20747

District Heights

20755

Fort George G Meade

21054

Gambrills

20769

Glenn Dale

20785

Hyattsville

20706

Lanham

20707

Laurel

20708

Laurel

20724

Laurel

20658

Marbury

21113

Odenton

21144

Severn

20024

Southwest

20746

Suitland

20912

Takoma Park

20748

Temple Hills

20772

Upper Marlboro

20774

Upper Marlboro

20601

Waldorf

20602

Waldorf

20603

Waldorf

20037

West End

20695

White Plains


Hours of
Operation: 
Weekdays,
Weekends, & 
Evenings
By Appointment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dog obedience and training from our professional dog trainer in Gambrills, Bowie, Odenton & Ft Meade & Crofton area Maryland. 

Dog-Friendly
Dog Training
That Works 

We Come To you

Puppies & Dogs Learn Best
at Home!

Reverse Stubborn, Bad Behaviors 

It's Never Too Late

Trust Your Dog
Out Of The Crate 

Call Now
 410-721-5431


  • Same Day Improvement
  • Any Behavior, Age or Breed
  • Customized to Your Dog
  • In Real Settings
  • No Punishment or Bribes
  • Weekend, Evening, Daytime
  • Socialization Included 


 

Schedule Your Free,
In-Home Consultation
&
 Dog Behavior Assessment
Call: 410-721-5431 

Our  dog training is Recommended by Local Veterinarians more than any other company!


Compared to Other Dog Training, Bark Busters: 

  •  Is Safer & Less Stressful than group classes 
  •  Address Root Causes of Behavior Issues
  •  Results in Better Trust, Bond & Focus 
  •  Relies on Teaching vs Treats or Punishment
  •  Teaches you "The Language of the Dog"
  •  Results in Happy, Well-Balanced, Obedient Dogs  vs. Nervous, Fearful Dogs 


Dog Obedience, Dog Training, Dog Trainer, Professional Dog Trainer, Bowie, MD, Maryland

Planning to hire Bark Busters? Bark Busters in Gabmrills, MD is backed by the SuperGuarantee® Program from Superpages, a free consumer protection program. Using a business backed by the Super Gurantee Program means you'll get the job done right. If you're not satisfied with the work. Superpages will help resolve the issue or pay up to $500.* details on Sperpages web site.


Dog Obedience, Dog Training, Dog Trainer, Professional Dog Trainer, Bowie, MD, Maryland

Our Life-Of-The-Dog Guarantee means unlimited help. This guarantee stays with your dog even if you move!

Bark Busters is the ONLY dog training company with National Support & Unlimited Training. This guarantee is automatically transferred. It stays with your dog even if you move or if your dog is temporarily or permanently re-housed! We'll return as many times as you need free of charge after the first private lesson with our Life-Of-The-Dog Guarantee. But don't be surprised if you get noticeable results on our first visit!


Private & Convenient

Better than near or close by. We come to you! Why waste time driving to a group dog training class?  Bark Busters comes to you. Dogs learn best at home, so you'll get faster results. We offer lifetime support & teach you to get immediate improvement in your dog's behavior using friendly, proven methods.  

Our easy to afford, private, dog training lessons are preferred over group classes and are safer for all dogs & puppies.

Dog Obedience, Dog Training, Dog Trainer, Professional Dog Trainer, Bowie, MD, Maryland

  • We are best equipped to diagnose & treat the real cause of dog behavior problems so you'll have a happy, relaxed, well behaved dog who can be socialized easily.
  • Flexible training you schedule as needed.
  • Positive, non-physical, friendly, effective, training methods
  • A must for first time dog owners! Extremely Educational.
  • Any age, It's never too late!
  • Your dog can listen and feel better!
  • Prevent your puppy from developing unwanted behaviors which tend to develop with age. 
  • From simple obedience training to avoiding & resolving complex issues like: marking, aggression near new dogs or near strangers, over protective with food toys or you,, dominance, nervousness, fear, separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, destructive behavior & more.
  • Recommended by veterinarians in Bowie, Gambrills, Odenton, Severn, Fort Meade, Laurel, Michellville, Lanham, Lothian, Upper Marlboro, Crofton, Clinton, Hyattsville, Suitland, Adams Morgan, DC
  • We'll help w/ socialization by introducing other dogs once your dog is ready. No extra charge!
  • Unlimited help after your 1st visit, even for new issues!
  • Payment plans available.
  • Dogs learn faster at home with 1-on-1 coaching vs. in group obedience class or puppy school. Then obedience outside and with other distraction can be maintained w/out treats or stress.

Learn to be your dog's own "Dog Whisperer!"
Call now 410-507-7326  
Or e-mail by clicking any listed on the left.


Dog Obedience, Dog Training, Dog Trainer, Professional Dog Trainer, Bowie, MD, Maryland

When Choosing a Trainer:

1) Ask what results you can expect so you don't waste time & money. Why pay for time if what you want are results? Don't get stuck paying more for training advice that yeild little help or slow results. Bark Busters offers unlimited dog training lessons because you should get ALL the help you need at an affordable, upfront cost. Bark Busters trainers give unlimited help for any dog behavior because we know how to address the root of the issues the first time. Included with in-home lessons is phone & e-mail support for quick answers when you need them.  Your local Bark Busters certified dog trainer / behaviorist is there for you!

2) What do you teach? Our training advice & drills are all tailored to your dog and your specific objectives, not the objectives of a class instructor or others in a group setting. We help with any dog behavior. We include careful, controlled off-site socialization w/ other dogs when needed. This is important so your puppy doesn't become fearful by socializing in the wrong (overwhelming) way or if your dog was not properly socialized as a puppy! We can help if your dog had become aggressive with dogs or people (even if it's due to fear.)

3) How long does it take?
  No one can tell you with certainty, but our clients are consistently amazed at how quickly their dogs learn ...and we don't bribe with treats! If you are thinking it will take months, think weeks or days! And there's no financial gamble with Bark Busters, because you get unlimited help. Dog training always happens faster when you start at home where dogs are most comfortable. Training at home is a must because dogs need to learn the rules of the house, how to greet people, and what interactions are allowed with family & visitors, what not to chew, where to potty, focus at the onset of a walk, boundaries, etc.  This all is accomplished much faster when you teach it where it happens. Once dogs listen and behave at home, we include personal coaching off site and around other dogs. 

4) Ask about the training methodology.
  Positive Only? Your dog needs lots of guidance and praise for good behavior. However, praising the good behaviors doesn't always teach dogs what NOT to do.  Many dog trainers rely on treats alone and don't ever communicate which behaviors are to be discouraged. Never hit or physically threaten your dog! Don't rub his nose in a mess! Instead, learn to communicate simple disapproval w/ out becoming physical or threatening. Dogs naturally respect clear signs of their pack leader's disapproval. You don't have to yell at your dog! Bark Busters teaches how to effectively & quickly discourage unwanted behaviors using body language, sound & timing which all dogs already understand. Communicate, don't punish! We also teach canine leadership which dogs crave. Our drills always leave your dog feeling confident and happy that he / she has chosen the right path while improving the dog / owner bond!

Too Harsh? Some training companies employ harsh or confusing methods which may result in the reduction of certain behaviors but most of those methods stress dogs and diminish your bond and your dog's trust. This can lead to other unwanted behaviors such as nervousness & not coming when called, even aggression.  Domination is not the answer! Trusted leadership is. There is no need for your dog to fear you. Dogs naturally focus on owners who know how to show true canine leadership. Let Bark Busters teach you canine leadership & communication so your puppy or dog will behave & still trust you. Collars (like shock collars, bark collars) don't resolve the root cause of the issues and often result in more problems even when they seem to "work" in the moment.

5) Consider whether the training methods address the root cause of the issues
or whether it just distracts or covers up the underlying cause of the behavior. Dogs do what they think is best or needed in the moment. Learn from us how to teach your dog that what his trusted leader knows best. Bark Busters trainers are certified  behavioral therapists who can identify the root causes of dog obedience or behavior issues.  Repetitive conditioning alone only covers up problems and won't hold up when you need it most. We'll teach you to communicate using clear canine body language dogs already naturally understand. You'll also get the knowledge needed for future success w/ countless behaviors from simple obedience to housebreaking,  socialization,  walking, stopping annoying chewing or stealing, to resolving the most complex dog behaviors like avoiding separation anxiety, aggression, fighting w/ other pets & more


 

 

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