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Providing expert dog behavioral therapy and training services in your home for the greater Capital Region, including:

  • Albany
  • Schenectady
  • Troy
  • Guilderland
  • Clifton Park
  • Latham
  • Delmar
  • Glenmont
  • Loudonville
  • Niskayuna
  • Menands
  • Cohoes
  • Voorheesville
  • Malta
  • Ballston Spa
  • Ballston Lake
  • Halfmoon
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Stillwater
  • Scotia
  • Glenville
  • Slingerlands
  • Altamont
  • Rotterdam
  • East Greenbush
  • Burnt Hills

Your Trainer for:

Pre-pet counseling - Assistance with choosing
the right dog for your family.

Welcome puppy - Instruction on crate training,
housebreaking, obedience and problem prevention.

Behavior consultation - Any dog, any age, any problem. ______________________________________________________

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"Beautiful presentation - really listened and took the time to understand our concern and situation. Thank you for usch clear directions. The explanation was delivered in a way that was easy to understand. Rachel was wonderful, very professional and made us all very comfortable right away. I wish I did this sooner! I am looking forward to practicing with my dog and getting more education and help on our next visit." --Alecia, Albany

"Easy rapport with Rachel and it all seems so logical! Tucker was very tuned in. I'm used to using treats, treats and more treats! There are times when I just may not have a pocket full -- I like this way of communicating my wishes better. I like that Rachel had useful products to recommend but was in no way pushy about my purchasing them." --Marsha, Galway

"We had a very good visit with Rachel. She was very informative and I learned several things to help Juliette. She was excellent!" ---Ivy, Rotterdam

"I am amazed at the difference in Henry after one session. I can't thank you enough!" ---Karen, Selkirk

"Rachel was very patient explaining the techniques. I was amazed to see my 3 year old Lab finally walking with a loose leash! I have wanted to have my dog walk without a prong collar, and the voice command that Rachel taught me worked! My trainer put me at ease even when I was anxious about this new experience." ---Lorie, Averill Park

"Rachel did an excellent job with training techniques and visual displays. Casey responded very well to commands by the end of the session. I should have used Bark Busters a long time ago." ---Jane, Clifton Park

"I was really impressed with Rachel and the Bark Busters techniques, and was amazed at the difference in just one lesson." ---Mona, Latham

"Everything flowed from beginning to end. Peanut went from nervous to relaxed and happy by the end of the visit. Other trainers wanted me to pin my 5 lb Chihuahua when he was aggressive! This technique works 1000 times better and isn't mean or invasive. We learned a ton of useful information. Many of our neighbors pets could use it!" ---Amanda, Watervliet 

Bark Busters training is ideal for: aggressive behavior, basic obedience, chewing, digging, jumping up, nuisance barking, pulling on the leash, puppy training, separation anxiety, toileting in the house, and much more!

Welcome to Bark Busters of Upstate New York!

Training Dogs the Aussie Way!

Developed in Australia, our dog-friendly training techniques leverage the same communications methods - body language and voice control. All training takes place in the home. Our all-natural methods are effective with any dog, any age - including puppies. Learn more!

RACHEL BAUM, CPDT-KA is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She has trained over 3,000 dogs, and is recommended by local veterinarians and rescue groups, including Forever Home Greyhounds, Hearts Herd, and the Capital District Humane Association. Using dog-friendly techniques, Rachel can help you establish a relationship with your dog based on love, trust and guidance. She can find solutions to potentially embarrassing problems like jumping up on people, nuisance barking, and pulling on the leash. Call her for help with aggression, separation anxiety, housebreaking, and destructive behavior like chewing and digging, no matter what age or breed your dog is. Clients (or dogs) with special needs are a specialty. Call Rachel at 518-248-1781 or send an email to upstateny@barkbusters.com.

                       Click below to read my Times Union blog...

Bark: Confessions of a Dog Trainer

What we love about dogs, and how we can help them become even better.

Bark: Confessions of a Dog Trainer

· November 10, 2014 - Thumb-less

· November 2, 2014 - The Dog in the Mirror

· September 21, 2014 - The sum of all dogs

· September 17, 2014 - My dog eats cat _(fill in the blank)__

· June 12, 2014 - Tis the season for…moving

· April 20, 2014 - Hair: the last frontier

· March 31, 2014 - Admit it, you do this too

· March 24, 2014 - Reading between the (tail) lines

· March 14, 2014 - Observation: Dogs rise to the occasion

· March 13, 2014 - Observation: Dogs are opportunistic


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