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meet your local trainer Steven Schaffel

Behavioral Therapist and Master Trainer, St Paul East Metro

Steven  Schaffel, your local dog trainer

Best Dog Training in St. Paul

World's Largest Dog Training Company
Bark Busters was founded in 1989 in Australia. Bark Busters has more than 190 offices in the United States and more than 400 in 8 countries. Bark Busters has trained more than 750,000 dogs. We have the experience and skills to train any dog.

In-Home Training
Here's how we work. We come to your home and teach you how to correct misbehavior in the environment in which the behavior is occurring in. No travel, no distractions, fast results! In as little as two hours (versus weeks or months by other methods), the Bark Busters natural training approach can help you establish control over your dog -- all without treats or punishment. Most customers are amazed by the immediate behavior changes they see in their dog. Practicing just 10-15 minutes a day over a 5-week period will help to produce a companion relationship with your dog that until now you only dreamed was possible.

Communication, Not Pain
We will teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language it understands, so you can give it the education it's missing and provide the guidance it's craving. We do not use physical force, shocks, choke, or prong collars! We will teach you how to change your dog's behavior in a holistic, humane, non-physical manner. Bark Busters teaches you how to exhibit pack leadership through voice control and body language.

A Lifetime Guarantee
Bark Busters is the only worldwide dog training company to offer a written lifetime guarantee. That means that Bark Busters will return free of charge to provide further training if problems recur at any point in a dog's life - even if new problems develop. Bark Busters partners with you for the life of your dog and that provides peace of mind!

About me
I work with dog owners to overcome their pet's behavior problems resulting in a happier home environment.

I bring a wealth of unique canine training experience to the Twin-Cities' dog-loving community. My background is in biological sciences, research and development, and management. I have placed retired racing greyhounds in their forever homes since 1993. I have trained these dogs to acclimate and integrate into their new pack. Bark Busters natural method is great for these dogs and for all breeds. I currently serve as Treasurer of the Northern Lights Greyhound Association, a metro-area nonprofit.

Click here to read an article about Steven in the Stillwater Gazette.

Click Here to read Steven's article in the St. Croix Valley Press, Life with a 45 MPH couch potato

Happy Dogs=Happy Families

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

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

List of areas covered by Bark Busters Saint Paul East Metro:

Afton, Baldwin, Bayport, Chisago City, Cottage Grove, Hammond, Houlton, Hudson, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Lindstrom, Marine On Saint Croix, New Richmond, Newport, North Branch, Prescott, River Falls, Roberts, Saint Paul, Saint Paul Park, Scandia, Somerset, Star Prairie, Stillwater, Willernie.

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