meet your specialist trainer Vito Margaritondo

Behavioral Therapist and Master Trainer, Bark Busters Dog Training for Clearwater, St Petersburg & Largo

Vito Margaritondo, your local dog trainer

Best Dog Training in Pinellas and West Pasco Counties, FL

"We are beyond thrilled with our dogs' results and its only been one session so far! What a huge transformation already! We're so excited to continue our training. We are extremely appreciative and have already recommended Bark Busters to our friends! Thank you so much!"
Tara R. , Palm Harbor, FL, July 31, 2013

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No matter what behavioral issue you are having with your dog or puppy, I can help! I have been a Master Dog Trainer with Bark Busters since 2004 and have successfully trained thousands of dogs throughout Pinellas County including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Dunedin and everywhere in between. I have had the privilege of improving the lives of many dog owners who just want great and loving relationships with their dogs in a way which is practical based on your time constraints or limitations. I will not tell you that you have to walk or work with your dog for hours per day. Fifteen minutes is all I require.

Why am I so confident I can train yours?

Bark Busters Home Dog Training has succeeded where other methods have failed. A “classroom” environment is NOT the best place to overcome behavioral issues. That may be fine for puppy training or basic obedience but it can't provide the specialized programs many dogs need to deal with serious problems. I routinely work with dogs which have been through other training programs or have been deemed beyond help and owners who have tried "everything" before contacting me.

Here’s What You Can Expect From Bark Busters Pinellas County, FL

Home Dog Training

I travel to your home which is where most of the bad behaviors occur and your dog is most comfortable learning. My training is personalized to comply with your opinion of how your dog should behave, not mine.

  • First, I develop a personalized dog behavior modification plan based on your goals and the dog’s unique personality and temperament.
  • I will address ANY behavioral issues your dog may display including aggression, anxiety, barking, chewing, digging, separation anxiety, sibling rivalry, toilet training, obedience, pulling, walking, jumping and more.
  • The first training session will last approximately 3 hours and follow up sessions will be scheduled to review progress and deal with additional behaviors. I will give you very detailed homework. If you practice the exercises for at least 15 minutes/day, you’ll be rewarded with a well-behaved dog!

Positive Reinforcement

Trust, clear communication and understanding will permanently change your dog’s behavior versus short-term treat training or force.

  • My methods are based on positive reinforcement – no shock, prong or choke collars.
  • I don’t use harsh techniques or bribe with treats to extort good behavior.

Effective Dog Training

You will learn more in our first lesson than in a “class” environment that may last six weeks! Don’t yell, bribe with treats, or put up with behavior issues, when you can learn to clearly communicate with your dog after one meeting with me.

  • Dogs don’t understand English any better than Greek! You don’t realize that as a dog owner, you often give them mixed signals and confusing commands. In order to effectively communicate with your dog, you have to learn your dog’s language versus the other way around.
  • Using body language and voice tones, I will teach you to communicate with your dog in a language the dog understands.
  • The result? The dog will learn to listen to you, trust you and behave the way you want it to!

Vet Recommended

Many of the veterinary clinics throughout Pinellas County recommend Bark Busters Home Dog Training, because they know our training methods are the most effective for their client’s dog's behavior issues.

Life of the Dog Support

Bark Busters Home Dog Training is unique in that it offers a life of the dog support program. You will not find it anywhere else with any other national dog training company! Moving? No problem. Our network of trainers are available in many locations to honor your support program.

Meet Your Pinellas County Dog Trainer – Vito Margaritondo

Dog owners come to me with a wide variety of bad behaviors that are affecting the well -being of the family. Believe it or not, your dog wants to please you – he just doesn’t know how. Together we will teach your dog to be a well-mannered, happy and obedient companion. Let me help yours!

If you see me walking my dog throughout Pinellas County or West Pasco, I’m the one whose dog is NOT leading the way.

Watch our Bark Busters Dog Training Video

Don't take my word for it! See what people all over America say about Bark Busters in home dog training. Whatever the problem, I can help - any dog, any age.

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

Call Vito at (727) 462-0044 or e-mail Vito directly

List of areas covered by Bark Busters Clearwater:

Aripeka, Bay Pines, Belleair Beach, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Crystal Beach, Dunedin, Elfers, Holiday, Hudson, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, New Port Richey, Ozona, Palm Harbor, Pinellas Park, Port Richey, Safety Harbor, Saint Petersburg, Seminole, Tarpon Springs.

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