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 28 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. 28 years of proven success and 350+ trainers worldwide makes Bark Busters the ideal dog training career.

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Become a Bark Buster

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!

Tammin asks...

This question is about: Digging Separation Anxiety Other

Ollie escapes from our yard, he jumped and then we fix that by extending our fence but now he has ripped into another fence and broke it. We fix it up everyday but he still manages to get it down. Then he digs in all the gardens. We exercise him in the morning and afternoon we also leave toys and boredom breakers. He also has another dog with him during the day but still tries to escape. We dont know what to do. We think he may have separation anxiety and if so how would i fix that. We would really hate to have to get rid of him. He even tries to escape when we are home and he is just eating outside.

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Featured articles

Keeping Your Dog Safe During Christmas

Keeping Your Dog Safe During Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching again, so we would like to remind you of some important things to consider when preparing for the Festive Season with your dog. Read more…

How To Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer Heat

How To Keep Your Dog Cool in the Summer Heat

As summertime is here and as the warm temperatures linger throughout the day and night, it's important to keep yourself and your dog well hydrated and cool. Both cats and dogs are particularly susceptible to heatstroke - a potentially life-threatening condition. Here are some helpful tips to make your pet's summer cooler and more enjoyable. Read more…

Helping Your Pup Overcome His Fear of Water

Helping Your Pup Overcome His Fear of Water

Contrary to popular belief, not all dogs like water. Many are afraid of water and its vast uncertainties, and if your pup gets scared at the sight of even a kiddie pool filled with the wet stuff, there are some things you can do about it. Here’s how to help your pup overcome his fear of water. Read more…

The Festive Season

The Festive Season

It’s that time of year again! Christmas is fast approaching, and the season for after-work drinks, get-togethers and parties is about to begin. Obviously, we all want to enjoy this time of year; but do spare a thought for your four-legged friends as they don’t understand the changes that may occur in your routine and your behaviour. We’ve put together some advice for you to ensure that you keep your dog safe, comfortable and happy during your seasonal celebrations. Read more…

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