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Bark Busters trains your dog in your home. This is where most of a dog’s behavioral issues occur and is also where your dog is most comfortable. In his home environment your dog can focus and respond better to training.

Kristine

Mason did an amazing job with our two dogs, Rosey and Chewy! He taught our family dog training techniques and in a short time, we’re already seeing a difference in their behavior. We’re getting […]

Kristine | Houston
Eileen

Amazing training session with Mason. Specifically designed for My baby, Mango. Addressed all of the issues Mango and I were experiencing. I saw miraculous results in just 1 day. It takes work on our […]

Eileen | Houston
Caycee

I can't say enough how much this helped us speak dog! We had an immediate behavior change with Mason and how he guided us to work with Finneas. We continue to follow his instructions and even […]

Caycee | Houston
Anne

I was reserved weather or not out issues (barking and aggression) could be dealt with but already saw improvement on our dogs straight away. I feel confident our dogs and us will grow a stronger bond […]

Anne | Houston
Schlea

Mason was great! In just a few hours we saw a huge difference in our two dogs behaviors! We tried another training service before this and this has already been more impressive in a shorter time. […]

Schlea | Houston
Eileen

The experience was amazing! Mango and I learned so much. In one session I already see miraculous improvements. I highly recommend Bark Busters and Mason! […]

Eileen | Houston
Rebeca

Mason was great. He was super informative, patient and very professional. He has a calm style that makes it easy for owner and puppy to learn together! […]

Rebeca | Houston
Caryn

Very excited with the progress made in just a few hours. We feel confident with moving forward! […]

Caryn | Houston
Teresa

Immediate improvement. I didn't expect our dogs to be receptive but they warmed up to Mason and accepted the training. His guidance was very helpful in how to go forward. This will help foster those […]

Teresa | Houston
Surya

We now have a plan of action and know how to respond to the barking! Even in the first few hours you see a change in your dogs behavior! […]

Surya | Houston
Jose & David

Clear, concise and easy to follow! […]

Jose & David | Houston
Cassie

Our first lessons went great. I saw improvements in my dog's behavior within just a few hours! I'm very impressed with the knowledge, patients and friendliness of our trainer! […]

Cassie | Houston
Christine

Mason was great with mt dog. He picked up the commands Mason taught me very quickly. I would highly recommend. […]

Christine | Houston
Paloma

Mason was awesome! Lemon was receptive and we quickly saw results in the first session. Glad to have found Bark Busters. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to better understand their dogs […]

Paloma | Houston
Cynthia

Mason is as wonderful as he is handsome. Very easily understood. I saw a noticeable difference in Cupcake. I am very pleased with the results after one training session. I would recommend Bark Busters […]

Cynthia | Houston
Elizabeth & Joseph

The first session was extremely helpful for teaching us how to address both of our dogs issues. We saw noticeable improvement at the first session and very helpful to see how the dogs continue to […]

Elizabeth & Joseph | Houston
Lucila

Mr. Mason was very easy to work with. He was concise and taught me how to deal with the problems we were having. I would highly recommend him as a trainer! […]

Lucila | Bellaire
Hannah

Very impressed with my overall experience! Mason was so helpful and extremely knowledgeable on not only Cookie's behaviors, but other aspects like how to make sure her diet is proper and making sure […]

Hannah | Houston
Hannah

We LOVE Bark Busters!! We rescued a little rat terrier/chihuahua mix and had problems with her growling at our guests and strangers in public. She also went nuts when we would leave and would bark […]

Hannah | Houston
Phylicia

Boomer was able to pick up on corrective behaviors right away. My training session has been very informative and I felt confident working with Mason will be really great to getting Boomer and Prince […]

Phylicia | Houston
Megan

Mason was extremely helpful. He worked with me and my three teenagers so we understood the fundamentals of communicating with our dogs. He spent a lot of time understanding our concerns and provided a […]

Megan | Houston
Bianca

Mason was great! He answered all of our questions, listened to our concerns and gave us great exercises to practice where we could see results right away - HIGHLY RECOMMEND! […]

Bianca | Houston
Yanet

Mason is an amazing trainer and we were impressed with how out dogs behavior improved. He is so knowledgeable and he is very patient when he explains everything. Thank you so much, we are very happy […]

Yanet | HOUSTON
Kim

I am in utter disbelief. Mason came yesterday. Currently I am sitting on the couch with my dog watching fireworks and she is not going ballistic! Mason is an excellent trainer… and who knew my […]

Kim | Humble
Camila

I have 2 difficult dachshunds with aggression among other issues, and 1 frenchie puppy. I was tired and overwhelmed and decided to invest in training. I couldn’t be happier with Mason and the […]

Camila | Houston
Lakeisha

Bark Busters are the best our trainer Mason was very detailed with everything and we think Max will be okay with a little consistency ‼️ […]

Lakeisha | Houston
Lexi

I can’t recommend Mason enough! I have two dogs, a 4 year old and a 4 month old. I had so many questions and Mason answered them all, patiently and knowledgeably. He was both attentive and observant […]

Lexi | Houston
Lexi

I can’t recommend Mason enough! I have two dogs, a 4 year old and a 4 month old. I had so many questions and Mason answered them all, patiently and knowledgeably. He was both attentive and observant […]

Lexi | Houston
Enrique

Our Standard Schnauzer puppy was getting out of control. Biting, nipping, barking, jumping everywhere in the house. While walking, he used to pull the leash very strongly and get overly excited when […]

Enrique | Houston, Harris
Jennifer

I was shocked at how different my dogs behaved within the first hour! Just with the first correction we learned and they immediately calmed down and took to it. Thank you Mason! […]

Jennifer | Houston
Taryn

Mason was super attentive and gave us great tools to help us learn how to train Franklin. We are excited to see how he progresses! […]

Taryn | Houston
Kelsey

This training session was great and Mason is an awesome trainer! I saw notable improvement in my dogs' barking where he would bark at anything that moves. And I also saw an incredible improvement on […]

Kelsey | Houston
Stephen

Excellent session! Both dogs were very responsive. […]

Stephen | Houston
Diedra

The trainer was great! Very professional and provided feedback about how to train and work with all three dogs at the same time. Dogs seemed to feel comfortable and began to show improvement during […]

Diedra | Houston
Enrique

The lesson was extremely practical. Mason was spot on in addressing all our concerns. My whole family and I felt like we got a VIP training. After the first session we felt the relief of knowing Otto […]

Enrique | Houston
Linda

Mason Erwin corrected my puppy’s challenging behaviors quickly and patiently and provided a great experience for my pet and me. I highly recommend Bark Busters and Mason Irwin! […]

Linda | Houston
Irma

Mason was amazing!! My two chihuahuas were a little aggressive towards other dogs and would bark so much whenever someone would come to the door or when someone would get near me. He was able to help […]

Irma | Houston
Greta

I gained a decent level of confidence in my ability to help my dogs! […]

Greta | Houston
Rodolfo

Professionally done! Patient with you and well explained training! […]

Rodolfo | Houston
Aishling

Mason arrived on time and ready to help, with our 2 Boston terrier brothers. He spent 2 hours helping and observing and giving us feed back in the moment to help with behavioral issue. We have started […]

Aishling | Houston
Sophia

Bean struggles with understanding personal space and anxiety on walks. We loved Masons' training with his fake dog and how to reclaim our space while on the couch. I am looking forward to doing our […]

Sophia | Houston
Jordan

Mason was great! I already see some changes in her! I am excited to see her change with this training! […]

Jordan | Houston
Jason and Carol

Great training session!! Noticeable improvement on day one! […]

Jason and Carol | Houston
Gregory

Both dog and owner took away practices to use everyday in our initial lesson. Saw noticeable changes right away! […]

Gregory | Houston
Nicola

A fun session with lots of great information and tips!! […]

Nicola | Houston
Allison

Mason was able to train my dog very quickly. He is very friendly and answered all the questions I had. I will definitely recommend him to anyone needing a dog trainer! […]

Allison | Houston
Jason

Noticeable improvement in separation anxiety. Also big improvement in behavior and on the leash. […]

Jason | Houston
Andrea

Mason was very informative and made the lesson easy to understand and learn in a stress free way. Super excited to begin the homework and see the progress. […]

Andrea | Houston
John and Donna

A lot of helpful guidance and pointers for getting our dog to correct her behavior at the door and bringing down her aggression towards strangers in out home. WIll keep working on the exercises. Mason […]

John and Donna | Houston
Sloane

Mason did a great job helping my husband and me train our two year old Australian Shepard. He was thorough in his explanations and was able to help us in the moment. We loved that he took the time to […]

Sloane | Houston
Raj and Kavita

Extremely thorough services provided. Mason was very attentive to out concerns and helped coach us throigh details of managing our pet. […]

Raj and Kavita | Bellaire
Rene

We were impressed by the attention and information provided. After one session I am already feeling more confident in helping my dog live happily in a human world. […]

Rene | Houston
Nellie

Mason was great!! I felt much better after session because I have the tools to control my dogs. Mason was vert patient & understanding. […]

Nellie | Houston
Sherri

Mason listened to our dog issues and provided hands-on training for each issue. we saw immediate change on our dogs behaviors. […]

Sherri | Houston
Tammy

Mason was a miracle worker with my dog Sasha. Fearing I was stuck with an eternal puppy that would not listen and chewed everything in sight, Mason transformed my dog into the dog I always knew she […]

Tammy | Houston
Leticia

Mason Erwin with Barkbusters has done absolute wonders with my dog!! Literally after just two sessions she has turned her bad behaviors around and is now a wonderful, sweet and obedient dog. She went […]

Leticia | Houston
Malikah

Bandit was very receptive to the training. The information about how dogs think is very helpful and insightful. I look forward to seeing the full development of my fur baby from this training. […]

Malikah | Houston
Elizabeth

Mason was attentive and took time to listen to our concerns with Liesl. Training at home provided additional value. The exercises were well thought out and tailored for Liesl's behavior which was […]

Elizabeth | Houston
John

Mason is personable and patient, the instruction is simple and logical. He teaches effective communication which has resulted in a significant positive difference in my pup’s behavior after the […]

John | Houston
Larry

Mason arrived on time for our appointment. Our dog Tex was immediately at ease with him, and drawn to his friendly, yet commanding voice. His instruction for us was so simple, but so effective..... […]

Larry | Bellaire
Brett & Michelle

We are very happy with the exercises and style that Mason brought. He is very knowledgeable and both of our dogs immediately responded to the instructions and corrections. Definitely a good template […]

Brett & Michelle | houston
Karley

After learning a few of the training techniques, I could see 100% improvement in my dog already just after 2 short hours. I feel as if this training will definitely get the job done. […]

Karley | houston
Samantha

Noticed a difference in behavior just a few minutes after demonstration. We also received homework to do. Mason left a line of communication open and I look forward to seeing the improvement in our […]

Samantha | Stafford
Candy

The session was very informative, easy to follow with amazing results. We thank Marc for knowledgable results. We now have a dih that behaves and understands us. Thank you! […]

Candy | West Palm Beach
Meghan

I adopted a rescue dog from our local shelter with some really bad habits. I had another trainer who told me to "just live with it". I knew that was impossible. After just 3 hours with Donna, Lucy and […]

Meghan | Houston, Harris
Stephanie

My husband came home with a 9 week old puppy in January and boy were we in over our heads! After a lot a research and much consideration, we decided to go with Bark Busters for our puppy training & […]

Stephanie | Houston
William

Donna is an experienced, calm, patient teacher. She worked wonders for our yellow lab puppy. He went from a crazy dominant boy to an obedient, loving dog. Highly recommend […]

William | Houston, Harris
Lexi

Working with Donna has been great! I saw immediate results after the first session. She has been so helpful especially because I am a first time dog owner. I have really enjoyed working with her. […]

Lexi | Houston, Harris
JILL

Donna did some amazing work with my 1 year old pug, Ernie. I was very overwhelmed with him and Donna transformed everything for me! The biggest issues were his separation anxiety and just getting him […]

JILL | Houston
Sarah

Donna is a magician! I have 2 rescue shepherds and Donna is helping me to socialize and train them. My adult rescue ran upstairs and was too scared to come back down, even for food. Donna miraculously […]

Sarah | Houston, Harris
Sarah

We contacted Bark Busters after our three dogs had turned into a pack and we were struggling to get back control. Donna came out twice and the results have been incredible. We worked on leash walking, […]

Sarah | Houston
Linda

My husband and I recently adopted a rescue puppy. We needed help with basic household manners and commands. Cooper stays in the city during the week but goes with us to the country on weekends. The […]

Linda | Houston
Latoisha

Donna Smith was very helpful for the training and behavioral issues we were experiencing. Within 20 minutes of our first session, my dog was calm and receptive to the training methods she introduced. […]

Latoisha | Houston
Tom

Donna really helped us find how to meet Phoebe's (and our) needs. She is much less frightened and barks at neighbors less frequently. I recommend Donna for your training needs. […]

Tom | Houston
Colleen

The training and trainer, Donna Smith, were excellent. It was a real eye opener about really understanding my dogs and learning simple techniques that helped me to communicate with my dogs. I would […]

Colleen | Houston
Paige

Training by Donna of Bark Busters was excellent! Our dogs were already obedient to the commands we had taught them, but they struggled with anxiety, pacing, and excessive nudging for our attention. […]

Paige | Houston
Pamela

Donna is a miracle worker! We knew our rescue dog Max had the potential to be a good dog, but we had trouble learning how to get there until we met Donna. In a few short hours she taught us how to […]

Pamela | Houston
Ashley

Donna gives such great direction with my dog, Lizzie. Before getting dog training, I was frustrated and angry with Lizzie. I decided to use Bark Busters because I read their website and believe in the […]

Ashley | Houston
Dolores

I really was surprised as to how quick the training started to work. Donna Smith was so nice and easy to work with, I feel like I have a new friend and my dogs were very comfortable with her. […]

Dolores | Houston
Aimee

We contacted Bark Busters shortly after adopting our 2.5 year old, Mia. Although Mia is sweet, she needed to learn a lot of manners in and out of the house. Donna gave us tips to begin correcting her […]

Aimee | Houston
Lily

It's challenging to train 2 GSD-mix 4 month old puppies, but Donna gave me useful pointers in training these high energy pups. Each day with the pups brings new discoveries, challenges and joys. I'm […]

Lily | Pasadena
Mary

Donna is absolutely brilliant with dogs! We have 2 young Boxers who are lovable and friendly creatures, but they really need to learn better manners. Our concerns were mainly to stop them from jumping […]

Mary | Houston
Angela

Harry Potter was new to our home & had problems with resource guarding. Donna was great and worked with us to help us all adjust to people & activity in our home & neighborhood. […]

Angela | Houston
Ashley

Donna has been wonderful to work with. She's very patient with our dog (and us) and has given us so many helpful tips. It's great having her come to our house, so our dog is comfortable in her own […]

Ashley | Houston
Julia

Donna is so knowledgable about training dogs. Her kind demeanor and patience make her the perfect go to for any dog training or issues with your pet. I highly recommend her! […]

Julia | Houston
Brenan

Donna was a wonderful help with training our 6 month old puppy. We just need help with the basics of training and she helped us get him on the path to being a well trained puppy. […]

Brenan | Houston
Jessica

My dog, Atticus, is a pit bull so I knew I wanted and needed to get him trained. I went to a more aversive-based dog training prior to Bark Busters and found that it only negatively affected Atticus […]

Jessica | Houston
Shannon

Donna was fantastic with Bentley. She helped give me guidance on techniques to use with Bentley. They have worked very well since our training session! […]

Shannon | Spring
Kyle

Donna is the greatest!!! Bark Busters was recommended by my vet and I have not been disappointed. Donna has worked with my 3 dogs ages 2 years to 14 years. My focus for training was to teach them […]

Kyle | Houston
Marc

After talking with a few trainers we decided to try out Bark Busters. I didn't expect much but we had to keep our pups from jumping on people when they came over to visit. We are also first time dog […]

Marc | Houston
Tracie

Donna was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the behavior issues my dog was portraying. I was very impressed with her skill level and would highly recommend her. […]

Tracie | Baytown
Eva

Donna was an excellent trainer. Calm and patient with both Mosby and I. When we started Mosby's training I had puppy marks up and down my arms and legs. What I learned was that Mosby's behavior was […]

Eva | Houston
Jill

I am very impressed with the improvement my dogs have shown after one session with Donna. She really worked some magic. A large part was that we needed to establish who was in charge, which she showed […]

Jill | Houston
Angela

It has been a pleasure working with Donna to train my new rescue dog. First of all, she was very prompt in calling me to schedule appointments and explained the training process to me. She taught my […]

Angela | Houston
Stacie

Donna did wonders with our three pups! Before training my in-laws were literally afraid of our two larger dogs: when they would show up to feed/take care of them when my husband and I were on vacation […]

Stacie | Humble
Margaret

When I called Bark Busters, I wanted help in getting 2 young very hyper labradoodles to listen better and respect boundaries. Donna Smith made a huge difference, even after one visit, in training me […]

Margaret | Deer Park
JULIE

Donna is an excellent trainer. She has helped me with behavioral issues with an older dog, and now puppy training basics with a new puppy. She is patient, comprehensive, provides great tips and […]

JULIE | HOUSTON
T

Donna at Bark Busters did a fantastic job and we saw immediate improvement and responsiveness from our dog who is still well into the puppy stage! We worked on a number of things from the very start […]

T | Houston
Priscilla

We saw Donna today for our 12 wk old German Shepherd and 7 month old English Bulldog. She was great from the moment she walked in to our home. Our pups jumped all over her and she quickly corrected […]

Priscilla | Houston
Julia

I asked Donna to help me with my dog Roy. I have never had a dog before, and after getting a rescue who was generally well behaved, I still felt like I needed some guidance about how to walk with him […]

Julia | Houston