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Dog training in Kelowna

Kim Madsen

Behaviour Therapist and Trainer
Servicing Areas:
Kelowna Penticton Vernon Okanagan Valley

Call free: 866.418.4584

Special COVID-19 -19 Update: Our World is Changing and We are Evolving! … Now providing Remote and Flexible Onsite Individualized Training Programs!

Hello and thank you for taking your first step in helping you and your dog live your best life together. I know first hand the impact this new reality has caused on my own dogs and my clients dogs. It can be really tough on them and on us humans too. That is why I would really love the chance to help you and your dog through this. My name is Kim and I am privileged to be your Bark Busters Behaviour Therapist and Trainer providing dog training and puppy training in Kelowna, Penticton, and the South, Central and North Okanagan Areas. Here is what you can expect with my training programs.

In this new era of social distancing, we have modified our dog training offerings to keep everyone safe and healthy. I am excited to offer you the same expertise and results that Bark Buster’s clients have come to know over the last 30 years in three flexible formats:

  1. My Video Conference Foundations Program is a distance education and training program using video conference platform.
  2. Next, the Lifetime Program, which builds on the Foundations Program and is delivered remotely, onsite or in combination of the two methods – flexible to suit your household and our social distancing guidelines.
  3. The Foundational and Lifetime Puppy Training Program takes you and your puppy through all of his life stages, is delivered both remotely by video conference and with flexible onsite training options to suit your household and our social distancing guidelines.

If you are uncertain on the best path forward, give me a call and we can talk about the your situation and discuss what will suit you and your dog best.

I am here to help you and your dog build a foundational bond of trust so you can learn and grow together as best friends forever. If you would like to take another step forward, please give me a call to have a chat or use the form below to email me. You can also learn more about me and my dogs at my Facebook page: Bark Busters Okanagan I look very forward to meeting you and your pup!


Leash training Barking Puppy Training Separation anxiety Aggression Jumping General obedience training And more...

Murphy - Shih Tzu

Bark Busters helped with: Barking

"I love my little Shih Tzu dog, Murphy. He has been perfect in every way EXCEPT BARKING! I have tried every device I could buy to train him to stop barking. They worked for everyone else’s dog, but not mine. Eventually I gave up spending money and just thought I would put up with the barking. What a mistake that was. In desperation I checked out trainers in Kelowna to see if they thought they could train a 10 ½ year old dog. Kim was amazing. She didn’t promise miracles, but she did say she would give it her best try. Our first meeting was over zoom where Kim showed me how to simulate the mother’s growl to show my dog that I was the Alpha in the house. That worked wonders. A week later we started the doorbell training. After 2 weeks I have Murphy down to one bark and he no longer rushes to the door. He stays until after I have let the company in, greeted them, and then I call Murphy to join us. Practice makes perfect so I am continuing to train him with the doorbell. Our last lesson was on a leash to teach Murphy to walk with me. I had always walked Murphy on a 15’ leash so he could run ahead and stay back if he wanted to sniff. A short walk around the block with the correct leash and he walks right beside me now. Believe me, life is good again. Following are the results of this training: 1. Murphy can walk by people without barking 2. Murphy can hear barking dogs and not bark himself 3. He can walk by a dog and not bark and if the dogs want to meet, he is friendly, checks out the other dog and then walks on. 4. I can leave the sliding glass blind open and Murphy watches the people go down the pathway behind our house. He no longer barks. 5. He no longer runs to the door barking when he hears someone at the door, even if they ring the doorbell."

Karen N - Kelowna, British Columbia


"As a first time puppy owner Sarah has supported me from the beginning with my very high energy pup. She is extremely knowledgeable and patient. I had numerous concerns and she was accessible when I reached out. I highly recommend Sarah to anybody interested in training or obedience for their puppy or dog."

Lisa O - Okanagan, British Columbia


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We'd love to hear about your dog and discuss how we can help.
Call: 1 866-418-4584 or Email using the form below.