Bark Busters - A better way to a better dog

Welcome to Dog Training Appleton and Green Bay, Wisconsin

Ruth Marquardt

meet your specialist trainer Ruth Marquardt

Bark Busters Home Dog Training serving Green Bay, Appleton, Fond du Lac, and surrounding communities in Wisconsin

As a trainer since 2005 and a Master Dog Trainer since 2010, I have successfully trained over 1,200 dogs with Bark Busters Home Dog Training. Any dog can be trained at any age, for any problem! People tell me all the time that a veterinarian or friend told them their dogs couldn’t be fixed for some reason, and should be euthanized. This is simply not true! I’ve trained dogs as old as 13, some possibly even older than that, and as young as 8 weeks. Starting your dog off in the right direction as a puppy is certainly the best way to start. Many owners adopt an older dog with emotional baggage, and that type of dog can still turn out to be the best dog you’ve ever had. Bark Busters works to form a healthier, happier relationship between dogs and their owners. This improves behavior almost immediately.

Even after all these years and all the dogs I’ve trained, I still love seeing dogs transform into what their owners envision. My love for dogs blends well with my love of helping people. When the dog’s behavior changes for the better, everyone can enjoy the dog, especially the owner. Years of experience in Corporate America gave me the tools I needed to be able to read people and identify problems. Bark Busters gave me the tools I needed to read dogs, identify problems and create a plan for resolving those problems. Seeing things from the dog’s perspective and being able to “speak dog” is the key.

It took me years to develop my skills in reading and speaking dog. For most owners, it only takes a few hours to learn what is needed to change their own dog’s behavior. I continually hear how amazed people are at the quick change in their dogs’ behavior.

In home dog training: I come to your home to help you train your dog. Why? Because this is where the dog is most comfortable and where problems most often occur. It is much easier for a dog to learn in his own home, and it is impossible to set up scenes such as answering the door, counter surfing, and many other behaviors outside of the home effectively. Once you have good behavior at home, you can apply those techniques anywhere.

Personalized, effective training for your dog: Every dog is unique. Every dog learns differently, just as owners learn differently.   I will develop a plan with the owner and help implement that plan. Bark Busters does not use a cookie cutter approach. We recognize breed differences, personality differences, and temperament differences. You will learn how to read your own dog and recognize what you need to do to change unwanted behaviors.   We do not use shock collars, pain, intimidation or fear to train your dog. We also do not use food to bribe your dog into performing for you. Your bond with your dog, trust, and understanding are all you need to change your dog’s behaviors.

Bark Busters Home Dog Training is ideal for:

  • Aggression
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Nuisance Barking
  • Pulling on the leash
  • Jumping up
  • Toileting in the house
  • Not coming when called
  • Over-exuberance
  • Not responding to commands
  • Basic obedience
  • Chewing and destruction
  • Digging in the yard
  • Puppy training

And much more.

You will be surprised at how quickly your dog responds. With our Life of the Dog guarantee, I will come back as often as necessary at no additional cost to you after the first session. Because our system is so effective, it usually only takes a few sessions for owners to get the results they need. Going through repeated sessions is simply not necessary. Your dog will thank you for calling Bark Busters.

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Lifetime support guarantee

guarantee-smallThe Bark Busters worldwide dog behavior training support guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog behavior issues and dog obedience issues and to provide our customers with ongoing peace of mind.

I have been a vet tech for 15 years, had dogs my whole life, and have done a lot of structured obedience classes and shows. Even with lots of exposure to dogs, I learned more in 3 hours than I almost have in 35 years. It was great!
Terri C. Appleton, WI
Everything was incredibly easy to follow and comprehend. I love that this is non-physical! The moment Ruth entered the home and started the training, Suki's attitude completely shifted for the better.
Shannon W. Appleton

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For further information about how you can find help for your Appelton and Green Bay dog

Call Ruth at 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or e-mail Ruth directly