Ruth Marquardt

As a trainer since 2005 and a Master Dog Trainer since 2010, I have successfully trained over 2,000 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:

Separation Anxiety
Sibling Rivalry
Nuisance Barking
Pulling on the leash
Jumping up
Toileting in the house
Not coming when called
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, you will always have help when you need it following 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.


Behavior Therapy

Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.


Puppy Training

Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.


Obedience Training

Full obedience training for dogs of all ages and breeds; sit, down, stay, loose lead walking, attentiveness, distance control and recall training.

Lifetime Support Guarantee

The Bark Busters worldwide dog behaviour training support guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog behaviour issues and dog obedience issues and to provide our customers with ongoing peace of mind. It provides for the following:

  • Written: Clients receive a written, signed copy of the dog training guarantee on their Bark Busters receipt which is an official Bark Busters Australia document and outlines all the training methods which must be adopted to resolve your dog’s behaviour problems.
  • Backed Up: The Bark Busters guarantee is backed up by the world’s largest dog training company. Copies of all guarantee receipts are retained at Bark Busters’ Australia & New Zealand Head Office.
  • Service Guarantee: The Bark Busters guarantee simply states that if the owner continues to carry out all of the training instructions provided by the therapist at the training lessons, the Bark Busters therapist will continue to work with the owner, to achieve the desired results, for either one year, or the life of the dog (depending on the service obtained) at no additional charge. Most clients prefer the lifetime support guarantee because they receive peace of mind for very little additional cost.
  • All Problems Covered: The guarantee provides for ongoing, free assistance no matter if the same problems recur, or if new problems arise. There is never an additional charge when your trainer returns, except for transportation costs if agreed in advance in certain areas falling outside the geographical area covered by your trainer.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Dog: If for any reason the dog needs to be re-homed, the remaining term of the guarantee passes to the new owner for a nominal fee. In the case of the lifetime support guarantee, the new owner will be trained and will receive the benefits of the guarantee for the life of the dog. The one-year guarantee applies if the re-housing is done within the first year. Clients can upgrade to the lifetime support guarantee for an additional charge.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Owner: If the owner moves to another location, the guarantee continues to be valid, either for the life of the dog, or one year from the date of the first lesson, depending on the service. If there is a Bark Busters therapist reasonably close by, services will be provided at no charge. If a trainer is not close by, Bark Busters will provide assistance by phone and email. People who move to parts of the world where Bark Busters has offices, ongoing assistance is also covered at no additional charge.
  • Limitations of Cover: The guarantee may not be transferred to another dog. The guarantee is not a money back guarantee. If the dog is euthanised or the dog dies the guarantee is rendered null and void. All training advice must be adopted by the owner in order for the guarantee to remain valid. If the owner adopts an alternative form of training without prior discussion with their therapist this will render the guarantee null and void.
  • Over 27 Years of History: Bark Busters has grown to be the largest dog training company in the world, with over 1 million dogs trained. The guarantee has been part of the company since 1989 when company founders, Danny and Sylvia Wilson, decided that it would help to significantly reduce the number of dogs that were being euthanised and provide customers peace of mind for many years. The company is expanding rapidly internationally and can be counted upon to fully honour its guarantee.


We Service

Green Bay and south to Fond du Lac,west to Waupaca, east to Manitowoc/Sheboygan