meet your specialist trainer Jean Atwood

Behavioral Therapist and Master Trainer, Minneapolis West

Jean Atwood, your local dog trainer

Best Dog Training in Minneapolis, Eden Prairie and Edina!

Welcome to the Minneapolis West Bark Busters website and thank you for taking the time to check out our unique training methods. As a Master Behavior Therapist and Trainer with Bark Busters, I have worked with over 1300 dogs and their owners to help them live in peace and harmony! I service the South Minneapolis, Edina, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Richfield, Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Excelsior, Chaska, Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, Victoria, Waconia, Jordan, New Prague, Cologne, Belle Plaine, Green Isle, Hamburg, and Norwood/Young America areas.

One of the most important things I have learned in my 8+ 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!

About Bark Busters

Bark Busters is the world’s largest, most trusted dog training company and was founded in Australia in 1989. Sylvia and Danny Wilson developed a simple yet very effective method of training dogs and our trainers have helped over 750,000 dogs in 8 countries.

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 chewing
  • Dog digging
  • Dog jumping
  • Dog housebreaking
  • Dog separation anxiety
  • Dog destructiveness
  • Puppy training
  • Baby/child safety
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • And any other issue you are having with your dog

Bark Busters Training Techniques

Our dog behavior training method is based on what dogs already know:canine communication and pack law. We help you to understand where your dog is coming from so you can communicate with them in a “Canine way” rather than a “Human way”. Because of this, most dogs respond much more quickly to Bark Busters obedience techniques than to other training methods. It’s not only humane and effective; it’s fun for you and your dog! We believe we can help any dog at any age, with any problem (even pit bulls, rottweilers, and rescue dogs).

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 me

I have felt a kinship with dogs my whole life. They have enriched my life beyond measure, and I have always wanted to work with them in some capacity. While living in Colorado, I read an article on Bark Busters in the Denver Post and I knew this is what I had been searching for. Long story short, I moved back to my home state of Minnesota to pursue my dream of helping people live in peace and harmony with their dogs. Minneapolis West Bark Busters was born! 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

Happy Dogs = Happy Families



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For further information about how you can find help for your dog

Call Jean at 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or e-mail Jean directly

List of areas covered by Bark Busters Minneapolis West:

Belle Plaine, Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska, Cologne, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Green Isle, Hamburg, Hopkins, Jordan, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, New Prague, Norwood, Norwood Young America, Prior Lake, Saint Paul, Savage, Shakopee, Victoria, Waconia, Young America.

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