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I'm Jean Atwood

Best Dog Training In Minneapolis, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka

Welcome to the Bark Busters Minneapolis West website and thank you for taking the time to check out our unique and effective training methods.  As a Master Behavior Therapist and Trainer with Bark Busters for more than 18 years, I have worked with over 3,000 dogs and their owners to help them solve their obedience and behavior issues and live in peace and harmony with their four-legged family members!  I service the Bloomington, Chanhassen, Delano, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Hamel, Hanover, Maple Plaine, Minnetonka, Mound, Richfield, Prior Lake, Plymouth, Savage, Shakopee, South Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Waconia, Plymouth, Wayzata areas.

One of the most important things I have learned in my nearly 20 years as a Bark Buster trainer is that we should never underestimate the intelligence of dogs, the speed with which they can learn, and their eagerness to please if we understand their psychology and learn to communicate with them effectively.  I will work with any dog, any age, any issue-even yours!

Bark Busters – A Unique Training Method
In-Home Training

At Bark Busters, we believe that the best place for your dog to learn is in your own home, without the distractions of other dogs and unfamiliar surroundings.  It is also more convenient for busy people.
The initial training session is about 2-3 hours and is tailored to you and your dog (it’s not a one size fits all).  Most people can see a difference in their dog’s behavior after just the first lesson.

I can assist in areas of:

  • Dog aggression
  • Dog barking
  • Dog biting
  • Dog mouthing/nipping
  • Dog jumping
  • Dog toileting issues
  • Dog separation anxiety
  • Dog destructiveness
  • Puppy training
  • Baby/child safety
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • And any other issue you are having with your dog

What Our Natural Dog Training Methods Can Do For You

We all want our dog’s to be well behaved and the purpose of the Bark Busters in Home Dog Training is to help you achieve this.  Using dog-friendly techniques, I am committed to helping all dog owners establish better relationships with their dogs based on love, trust and respect.  I do not use shock, prong, or choke collars or coercive techniques. Our dog behavior training method is based on what dogs already know: canine communication and pack law.  I will teach you to understand the way your dog sees the world and how and what your dog is communicating to you. Because you will be “Speaking Dog” you will see your dog finally understand what you are trying to say to them.  Most dogs respond much more quickly to Bark Busters’ techniques than to other training methods.  It’s not only humane and effective; it’s fun for you and your dog! I believe I can help any dog at any age, with any problem (even pit bulls, rottweilers, and rescue dogs).

A Great Start for Puppies

Help your puppy get started on the right paw!  I can help you guide your puppy in the right direction, avoiding many problems that may otherwise develop.  All dogs mature at different rated, and Bark Busters puppy training is customized to teach your dog as he/she develops.

Guaranteed Lifetime Support

Our guaranteed lifetime support gives you peace of mind, knowing that we will be your “dog training partner” for the life of your dog.  We will happily return if any new issues arise, free of charge.

About Your Minneapolis Bark Busters Dog Trainer

I am totally committed to and love helping my clients live in peace and harmony with their dogs.  The only downside is that I want to take all the dogs’ home with me!   Many people have come to me after other methods of training have failed.  Please don’t give up on your dog before you talk to me!  Our motto is

Bark Busters:  A Better Way to a Better Dog


Bark Busters

Training Types

Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

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

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

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

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

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

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Lifetime Support Guarantee

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

Belle Plaine, Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, Cologne, Crystal Bay, Delano, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Green Isle, Hamburg, Hamel, Hanover, Hopkins, Jordan, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Mayer, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Navarre, New Prague, Norwood, Norwood Young America, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Rockford, Saint Bonifacius, Saint Paul, Savage, Shakopee, Spring Park, Victoria, Waconia, Wayzata, Young America

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