Dog training in Vancouver and Lower Mainland
Behaviour Therapist and Master Trainer
Servicing Areas:Vancouver North Vancouver Richmond Delta Surrey White Rock Ladner Tsawwassen New Westminster Burnaby Tri-Cities
Call free: 866.418.4584
Special update related to COVID-19: Because of COVID-19, you may feel uncomfortable with our typical in-home visit. I do understand your concern and want to do my part to keep us both safe and healthy. That is why we have implemented some variations in our training program. One option is to do all the training over video conference using Zoom. (So far results have been excellent. Watch this video to see what our recent clients say about our video training). Another option is to do the foundational lesson using Zoom and then do in person instruction outside the home where we have space to maintain the social distance recommended by our Provincial Health Officer. Lastly, we can do in home training if there is adequate space to remain at a safe distance and/or use the proper masks.
We are still offering the same lifetime service and lifetime guarantee regardless of which option you choose. If you have any questions at all, please contact us so we can talk it over.
I'm Rob Scheel your dog behaviour therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training Vancouver, Richmond and surrounding areas.
Does your dog embarrass you or make you crazy, frustrated, annoyed and possibly angry? I can help! Sharing your life with a dog is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have. Unfortunately, the challenges of training your best friend can also be overwhelming. This is where I can help.
Bark Busters has trained over 1 MILLION dogs Worldwide. Our trainers can proudly state it is the world’s largest home dog training company. The written Lifetime Support Guarantee of our ‘in home program’ is one way that sets us apart from other puppy or dog training methods.
Our guarantee means that Bark Busters will return FREE OF CHARGE for any reoccurring problems, or any new ones that may emerge and this written guarantee will last for the life of your dog. We come to your home where 99% of all behaviour or obedience challenges happen. This is the perfect solution for dog training and we back up our service with a guarantee.
Personally, I am in the top three of all trainers in Canada, I have won many awards and have studied canine behaviour therapy and qualify as a Master Trainer, which has given me the opportunity to work with nearly 4,000 dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and more importantly, of all ages with any problem. As a dog trainer and behaviourist, I am experienced in all situations.
Let’s get started! We all want to have a fun and loving relationship to treasure with our puppy and/or adult canine friend. Do you need help with any of the following items?
- puppy training and basic obedience (let’s get your puppy off to a good start)
- dog aggression
- people aggression
- separation anxiety
- house breaking / toilet training
- barking, whining
- front door manners
- command skills, recall, obedience training
- leash pulling
- lunging at dogs / people
- nipping, mouthing, biting, chewing
My techniques are dog friendly.
There is no pain.
No Physical force.
No treats or clickers.
No shock collars, choke chains or pinch collars, nor do I carry a pocket full of treats.
I firmly believe that inspiring and supporting the owner is the best way to start off a new puppy or address your dog’s behaviour problems.
Who benefits? Everyone in the family! Your dog will benefit if all members can be actively involved in the customized session prepared by me. The techniques and methods that Bark Buster trainers have studied has been tried and tested and I cannot tell you the number of cases where the dog owner has commented on how much calmer their dog is after working with Bark Busters. Many dog owners are amazed at how much their dog can change in just one session.
Who will be happy? Everyone including your neighbours! Happy stress free dogs = happy stress free owners!
My love and respect for animals goes back to my formative years on the family Saskatchewan farm with all kinds of animals. My father was a breeder of German Shepherds and many of those dogs became police dogs. In my adult years, I have been fortunate to share my life with four Springer spaniels and now have my Standard Schnauzer, Ella. She is my loyal four legged companion.
What do my client’s say? Read my testimonials on the web site to find out. Go to my Google Listing to see the reviews.
Many Veterinarians directly support us, and for some we are their dog trainer of choice
Risk Free Assessment: Ask about how I can provide you with an assessment in your home before you make any final decisions about who is the best trainer for you. There are so many trainers with so many options. Who do you choose? Let me explain exactly what I do before you commit, and then you can decide what is the best for you.
I look forward to your call and meeting your canine family member.
Thea - Golden Retriever/Malamute
Bark Busters helped with: Jumping, Separation anxiety
"Honestly I can’t believe the improvements in Thea. I’ve been able to leave my apartment for up to 4 & 1/2 hours where before if I left for even 5 minutes she would cry/bark the entire time. Even my friends and boy friend can’t get over the difference! She used to jump up as soon as anyone came in and then continue to demand attention. Both are no longer problems! Thank you so much, Ashley"
Ashley S - Vancouver, British Columbia
"The first session with Rob worked very well. I already saw my boy Seven got a big progress. I tried a few trainers in other company before, there was no progress at all. Definitely recommend Rob to any owners who are annoyed by dog babies's behaviour issues. You won't disappoint."
Carol S - Vancouver, British Columbia
"We contacted Rob with hopes to solve some behavioral issues regarding our 3-year-old pug/dachshund, and we noticed results right away in our very first session. Not only do you learn how to raise a better dog, but also learn how to be a better owner, which is just as important. It's been only a week or so since our first session and my dog is already so much more calm and well behaved. My only regret is I wished I had done this years ago!"
Brandon D - New Westminster, British Columbia
"In just one word, I would describe our experience as AMAZING. Before, when taking our little pug, Buddy, out for a walk, we never knew who would show up -- Jekyll or Hyde. He was amazing with people, but with other dogs it was either nothing or full on attack-mode. We had only adopted Buddy a year ago, so had no idea of his history or why he may behave like this. After our session with Rob, we saw a complete turn-around in his behavior. Walks are no longer stressful unknowns, and we don't have to give our old disclaimer to other dog walkers of "He can be a bit grumpy, but luckily he has no teeth" (he's older). Other issues, like food stealing, aggressive begging and general disrespect have also been sorted out. The best part? He is happier, too. Rob gave us all the tools and information we needed to get Buddy to this level. It was easy to understand and we saw immediate results. Be warned, if you aren't up to doing the work, this will not work for you. But if you do, you'll only see benefits."
Dana S - False Creek, British Columbia
"We highly recommend Rob he is so patient and teaches you the techniques that best suite your dog. We are so pleased we went with Bark busters to train our Ginger Thanks Rob"
Jyoti V - Burnaby, British Columbia
"We contacted Rob to provide us with tools to deal with our Dachshunds. Our issues were barking and newly displayed aggression. We've begun with the barking and though it is early days, after 48 hours, our 2 are different dogs. We are all discovering who the real pack leaders are and enjoying a much quieter home. We will consider ourselves a work in progress but very pleased. We just have to keep on top of it which I know we will. Thanks Rob. Looking forward to our next session. Henry, Patricia, Cleo & Layla (owner)"
Patricia R - Delta, British Columbia
"Had our first lesson with Rob today and it was pretty eye-opening. We learned a lot and everything he taught us made sense. The biggest thing, of course, was that we could see our dog Odin immediately responding to Rob's communication. We'll contnue to practice with Odin and hopefully he will stay on this path, which we're loving so far."
Scott W - Burnaby, British Columbia
"Adam Polinko 1 review · 1 photo in the last week- We had limited options when we called Rob. Rob spent quite a bit of time with us helping our dog with separation anxiety. We can now report that we no longer have separation anxiety issues with our dog and have plenty of tools to help her cope in the future. Thanks Rob!"
Adam P - Vancouver, British Columbia
"Rob came in to help us work with our dog, Luna. Luna is a 3-year-old Eskie, and we contacted Barkbusters to help us with her separation anxiety and aggression. After just ONE session, we saw marked improvement in Luna's behaviour. We had friends and family comment on how much calmer she was. We continue to implement the comprehensive training plan, and we continue to see improvements in her behaviour - no more barking at the door, an ability to ignore strangers, and a greater security when she is left alone. I love my dog, love the improvement, and highly recommend Rob and Barkbusters!"
Melinda D - Cloverdale, British Columbia
"Just after one session not only did we immediately noticed a change in MacGyver (our 3 year old toy poodle, whom we rescued) but we learned and now understand the way MacGyver behaves and we see things that Rob (our trainer) talked about in other dogs. The method even works with other dogs not belonging to me. Not only was there an immediate noticeable change but the amazing thing was what we worked on inside the home has an effect outside of the home as well. He walks beside me and rarely pulls anymore and without much training after the full length of the leash he returns to my side with a gentle tug. My children (ages 10 and 8) are able to walk him without worrying about him pulling. MacGyver isn't perfect but definitely better! Thanks Rob and Bark Busters!"
Irene Y - Burnaby, British Columbia