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I'm Keith Axsom

Over the past 12 years I’ve trained over 3,000 dogs using our natural, humane methods. Typically you can expect 80-90% improvement on the very first session!

Lucy V.
Lucy V. | Trenton

Keith is an excellent dog trainer with a very calming presence. Our dog, Juno, was having issues with fearfulness, going on walks, as well as barking at passersby and when we took out the trash. He ...

Jonathon
Jonathon | Bridgewater

It was amazingly simple and effective to use the totally humane corrections we were taught (it's more owner training than dog training, but it's painless and effective). One walk in the park and the ...

Julia C.
Julia C. | Florence

Keith is an excellent dog trainer and I highly recommend him! When I was debating hiring someone I was reading through these reviews and everyone said their dog was 90% better after the first training...

Cindy R.
Cindy R. | Milltown

Keith brought peace of mind to me and our family. After our Norwegian Elkhound passed, we waited three years to get a new dog. We chose a French Bulldog, Lyra, and for just over a year we were loving ...

Jennifer C.
Jennifer C. | East Brunswick, Middlesex

We were searching for a trainer for our dog, Doc (almost 3 years), who we adopted from a rescue when he was about 2 months old. Doc was always anxious and hyper, which we attributed to him being a ...

Sanjay J.
Sanjay J. | Franklin Park, Somerset

Needed help with our 2 yr old German Shepherd rescue who was exhibiting signs of dominance with us. Keith’s initial visit to the house lasted several hours. He assessed us as dog owners, reviewed ...

Linda C.
Linda C. | Somerset

Let me tell you about my sweet schnoodle, Greta. At 2 1/2, Greta was the terror of my townhome development. She barked at everyone - dogs, squirrels, birds, people - if it moved, she barked at it. ...

Deb A.
Deb A. | Cranbury, Middlesex

We reached out to BarkBusters for help training our 8 month old golden doodle. By the end of the first visit we were already seeing a difference in how she responded to commands. After a couple of ...

Ross R.
Ross R. | East Brunswick

10 stars! We adopted a 3rd dog. Now we have 3 husky females and a sibling rivalry going on. The first few weeks were chaotic and our family was losing it. Keith came and we saw an immediate ...

Liat K.
Liat K. | Bordentown

We got in touch with Keith within a few days of our arrival in the USA with our 3 year old English Cocker Spaniel. Being in a new country and a new environment, we entrusted Keith to help her adapt, ...

Diane C.
Diane C. | East Brunswick, Middlesex

My rescue pup had cataract surgery a few months ago and I am delighted to say that he can now see. With that came some changes to his personality. He would now bark at things he didn’t necessarily ...

Meredith K.
Meredith K. | East Windsor

Update: Proof that time and diligence utilizing Keith's training techniques works!! Our dog is living happily and peacefully with our kitties! She has evolved into such a happy, confident pup, and she...

Liz F.
Liz F. | Edison

Keith of bark busters is awasome. He really knows dogs. I really like that they come to the house and teach you how to train the dog in the dogs regular environment. And the service is impeccable I've...

Colleen C.
Colleen C. | Westfield

We recently had our first baby and were very anxious how our lovable but stubborn bulldog, Bruce, would interact and handle all the new sights and sounds. We definitely needed some help on how to ...

Danielle S.
Danielle S. | Old Bridge

I’ve had my Maltese since he was a puppy and he is currently 9 years old. I’ve taken him to training before and it was a horrible experience he ended up worse than before, biting and barking. I ...

Sally F.
Sally F. | North Brunswick

In short: If there is any textbook case of a literal crazy dog being educated to understand my behavioral expectations of him, Keith from Bark Busters helped me achieve that. My dog is a very ...

Rob and Patty R.
Rob and Patty R. | North Brunswick

We made the decision to seek out professional help when our otherwise gentle 20-month old Janey started to show signs of aggression towards dogs and people with whom she was not familiar. We noticed ...

Angela G.
Angela G. | East Brunswick

We had trained my dog Wendell as a 1 year old rescued puppy through Pet Smart, but that was not enough. I contacted Keith when Wendel was 3.5 and showed aggression towards certain people. We went for ...

Colleen B.
Colleen B. | Scotch Plains

We recently had our first baby and were very anxious how our lovable but stubborn bulldog, Bruce, would interact and handle all the new sights and sounds. We definitely needed some help on how to ...

Alyssa D.
Alyssa D. | Robbinsville

In December 2021, my family adopted a dog that really needed a home - the shelter did not know much about him as he was dumped by the owners before they drove away, but he was terrified and cowering ...

Daniel S.
Daniel S. | Scotch Plains

Keith from Bark Busters has done an incredible job with our two female cane corsos. The dogs had many problems that stemmed from their upbringing in a different household before we got them so it was ...

Maria S.
Maria S. | New Providence

SOOO happy we won't have to give up our dog! Maddie had developed guarding issues and was quite ferocious when in that state. We had tried other trainers and at first we were happy that we learned ...

Nancy A R.
Nancy A R. | Basking Ridge

The biggest issue we had with Gizmo was barking, he was go into a frenzy when people, cars, dogs, etc.. would walk by, sometimes just hearing something he would go crazy, we could not hear if we were...

Patricia D.
Patricia D. | Mt Laurel

My trainers name is Keith Axsom and he was and continues to be AMAZING! I thought my chocolate lab, Jake, was untrainable, but I was shown what I needed to do to get my dog to follow directions. After...

Kim D.
Kim D. | Milltown

After one session, we have already seen a change in our 2 yr old Pitt mix. She is a rescue that has many fears and anxieties. With a young child in the house, it was imperative to seek outside ...

Leah C.
Leah C. | Clark

If you are at your wits end, like I was, this is your answer. I had worked with 3 trainers prior and done soooo many hours of research, but nothing worked until my first session with Keith. Milo, my ...

Margaret G.
Margaret G. | Bridgewater

We inherited a very large dog that is loving & sweet except towards other dogs. Becomes very aggressive just seeing any dog. His behavior really improved after just his first session with Keith, was ...

Grittney T.
Grittney T. | Somerset

We just got our dog, Ace, last week from a rescue. We did not realize that he was not leash trained until after we brought him home. He showed immediate improvement after our initial training session....

Tim M.
Tim M. | Flemington

I was a doubter. I had done other training with our 3 year old pitbull/lab mix. The training never stuck or fixed the problems. We called Keith because we were desperate, because we couldn’t bring ...

Jerry & Joanna C.
Jerry & Joanna C. | Matawan, Monmouth

Our 2 year old Yorkie Shih Tzu mix was terrible with strangers coming into the home and had bitten before. Anytime we needed a plumber, or a friend would come over that the dog never met the anxiety ...

Nicole S.
Nicole S. | Raritan

Let me just tell you...this was literally our last ditch effort for our 6 year old golden retriever/shepherd mix. Our family was telling us we needed to get rid of our dog because of his behavior ...

Natalie P.
Natalie P. | Old Bridge

Words can’t describe how grateful we are to Keith!! We got an eight week old chocolate lab puppy and the first few weeks at home were the most overwhelming weeks of my life ? fortunately, we found ...

Charlie H.
Charlie H. | Rahway, Union

We had a great experience with Keith! We have an 8 month old Goldendoodle (Howie) who is amazing, but very high energy. We were starting to notice how strong he was becoming on walks, and more often ...

Linda R.
Linda R. | South River

Working with Keith was enlightening! I never thought my new rescue would be so responsive! Within a few hours Jackson was showing remarkable progress! You can't believe it till you see it. Vey happy ...

Ruth W.
Ruth W. | Perrineville

I must admit, I was very skeptical that Lyla would become an obedient, well behaved puppy. Much to my amazement when Keith arrived at our home, Lyla was behind a gate and barked for a while and I was...

Jennifer M.
Jennifer M. | Princeton

Recently, we adopted a 4 year German shepherd mix (Brady) who is very sweet, but, became extremely attached to me within a day or two of being in our home. I was unable to leave the house for any ...

Sophia B.
Sophia B. | Old Bridge

We thought we had an aggressive dog, but after our first session with Keith, we realized we just had a dog who thought he was in charge. In our first 2 hours with Keith, we dealt with barking at ...

Matthew S.
Matthew S. | Plainsboro, Middlesex

Keith was an absolute pleasure to work with. We saw an immediate change in our new puppie's behavior by the end of the first lesson. It was worth every penny....

Kelly F.
Kelly F. | Magnolia

My husband and I adopted a sweet, goofy, 2 year old German Shepherd. Chloe was previously food and crate trained, she adjusted wonderfully! However, we soon found out she had difficulty with leading ...

Mat F.
Mat F. | East Brunswick

It's been about 24 hours since our first session with Keith, and the results are well beyond my expectations. It's like our dog, Grace, knew the rules this whole time, and just realized that they ...

Bea C.
Bea C. | Mountainside

My family had an excellent experience with Keith when we worked with him a few weeks ago. One of our two 9 month old pointer rescue puppies began displaying possessive aggression behaviors against his...

Claire D.
Claire D. | Monroe

We have two 13 1/2 month old coonhound/lab mix brothers. They wouldn't stop barking and lunging at people, cars etc. they are actually good natured dogs once they get to know you, but the barking ...

Meredith K.
Meredith K. | East Windsor

Keith is an amazing trainer! We had Keith help us with our new rescue that we adopted from a pretty rough shelter. Focus and acclimating her with our family cats were our main goals. Well, less than ...

Maria T.
Maria T. | Metuchen, Middlesex

A BIG thank-you to Keith! I was at my wit's end. My adopted dog would mouth and jump at me, or anything else he could find around the house in order to get my attention. It was impossible for me to do...

Rainelle H.
Rainelle H. | Monroe Township, Middlesex

Henry was the terror of the neighborhood. People walking with or without a dog tried to stay away from us as I did with them. Henry would bark and carry on like a rabid dog. We had quite the ...

Casey C.
Casey C. | Millstone

Keith is a true professional. I never thought that our dog would transform as drastically as she did with the initial training program. I was skeptical. After Keith left, I had to leave for work ...

Jaina B.
Jaina B. | Burlington

Keith is an amazing trainer! We have a 1-2 year old Cane Corso, that we rescued from a shelter. He is around 100 pounds, and would get very mouthy, pull on the lease, jump when excited, and grab food ...

Alice R.
Alice R. | Monroe

I initially contacted bark busters after seeing their amazing reviews on yelp. I have a very over protective dog who barks aggressively at anyone or any dogs. It was not controllable. She also bites ...

Katie W.
Katie W. | Mount Holly

If you are at your wit's end and think there is no hope left for whatever your dog's issues are, PLEASE contact Keith at Barkbusters. My partner and I were in way over our heads trying to integrate ...

Diane B.
Diane B. | Cranbury

Keith has been a lifesaver! We first had Keith come to our home last year when Molly was just a few months old. He was phenomenal in helping to stop her puppy aggression and hyperactivity! After ...

Raphael M.
Raphael M. | East Windsor

I have used Bark Busters (trainer Keith) with both of my dogs and the results are amazing after the first visit alone. My dog never listened when I gave her treats now with the techniques learned from...

Emily M.
Emily M. | Monroe Township, Middlesex

Keith was very helpful and patient explaining the method and showing me how to do it right. I was very impressed with how quickly Scout responded. She continues to improve and looks to me for ...

Mike S.
Mike S. | Mount Laurel, Burlington

Keith was a complete blessing to our lives because my wife and I had already fallen in love with our dog, but he was starting to show some troubling tendencies and we were starting to worry about ...

Alexa B.
Alexa B. | Metuchen

Keith is amazing! We adopted our dog a little over a year ago and have tried other training classes in the past but never experienced a noticeable difference-no matter how diligently we stuck to a ...

Terry S.
Terry S. | Fords

Keith, thanks sooooo much..your amazing and we couldnt be more thankful !!! I feel like it was a Christmas miracle that Sasha had such a dramatic breakthrough within minutes. We can thank you enough!...

Taryn B.
Taryn B. | Plainsboro

Just 2 hours of in-home training with Keith and we had a more obedient and relaxed dog. I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it myself. Keith taught us how to communicate with our dog which ...

Nick S.
Nick S. | Old Bridge

Keith is amazing. Our dog Ollie was hyper and would jump on everyone who walked in but Keith showed us techniques on how to stop this behavior. I recommend keith and bark busters to anyone who needs ...

Asiya F.
Asiya F. | New Brunswick

Keith is a life saver!!! I reached out to Keith specifically to work on my dog's separation anxiety and barking when he was home, he was constantly barking and crying when I left. I have seen a 95% ...

Sarah W.
Sarah W. | Bordentown

Highly recommend Keith and Barkbusters! The training made a world of difference helping us communicate with our pup! It's given us the ability to put in the necessary boundaries in preparation for our...

Kimberly V.
Kimberly V. | Somerset

Keith is so great! Our dog is a very hyper-active and nervous pup which led to some frustrating behavioral problems. After day 1 with Keith, he was a completely different dog! He was so well behaved ...

Jeanne W.
Jeanne W. | Princeton

Today is our one week anniversary since Keith came to our home. It was an amazing experience. When he left several hours later, we were better educated dog owners and our two dogs were 95% obedient ...

Jane P.
Jane P. | Clark, Union

Keith was very patient. We had him come in for our first session and then weren't able to call him back for a little while but he jumped right back in. He helped us understand how to work with our ...

Chuck and Katie Z.
Chuck and Katie Z. | Burlington

Keith of Bark Busters was awesome with our dog! It was a true pleasure to have him train our dog. He was very professional, kind, and patient with our rescue dog and our questions. His guidance and ...

Jessica and Ross M.
Jessica and Ross M. | Princeton

We adopted Mason a few months ago and we were afraid that we were going to have to surrender him. He was growing increasingly aggressive and was starting to bite people. When he got off the leash and ...

Barbara R.
Barbara R. | Scotch Plains

I think Keith is a miracle worker. My 18 month old Boston Terrier jumped on everyone she saw. She also barked ferociously at every dog who walked by our fence. Keith came the first time and worked ...

Donna C.
Donna C. | Somerset

Max is my rescue dog who is 65 lbs. and part AmStaff. I had had him for 5 months and was beside myself because he would chew things up, would constantly take our things and run, was wild around ...

Caitlyn F.
Caitlyn F. | Cartaret

Keith is a life saver! My dog, Drake, is a 60 lb hound mix who had quite a few problems before meeting Keith. When I adopted him, he had already been returned twice for being too hyper. Keith helped ...

Riky U.
Riky U. | East Brunswick

I have 2 large dogs Milo & Dukie, an American Bulldog and an Italian Mastiff. Both dogs were rescued as adults with issues. After trying the first trainer on recommendation and finding her to be a ...

Rachel C.
Rachel C. | Highland Park

My chihuahua Betty was a darling when alone with me, but the moment anybody else entered my apartment, she was a nightmare. She would be fixed in fits of incessant barking. I felt powerless, and was ...

Lynnette N.
Lynnette N. | Clark

Keith was a great help with my 3-year-old mixed beagle who was exhibiting some aggression. I couldn't take him on walks without wearing gloves to hold the leash, since he would bark, growl and lunge ...

Denise B.
Denise B. | Westfield

I can't say enough about Keith! He has literally changed our lives. Before Keith, we got a puppy 6 months ago and we have been struggling with her behavior. She just seemed out of control. She jumped ...

Laurie S.
Laurie S. | Warren

Incredible! Keith showed us how to speak "dog" and our two dogs were better behaved in a very short time! Our one dog is 11, which is proof that yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Our whole ...

Larissa W.
Larissa W. | Bridgewater

With 2 out of control dogs, my house was full of chaos and noise. There was constant barking, whining, begging for attention, it was difficult to think straight. We would need to chase them to get ...

Pam L.
Pam L. | Spotswood

Working with Keith was an enjoyable and enlightening experience. He got 3 very skeptical adults to get on-board the BAAAA Bus! By the end of our first session we saw a remarkable change in Tito, ...

Sue B.
Sue B. | Matawan

I am simply amazed!!! Wilfred is a different dog after Keith's first visit. It feels like he was switched him with another dog while we weren't looking. His separation anxiety is completely gone!! ...

James H.
James H. | Raritan

Mr. Axsom, Keith, immediately taught me techniques to better understand and communicate with my 7 yr. old pit mix, Nessa. She has always been a good dog, but had just a few behavioral issues. By the...

Jay M.
Jay M. | East Windsor

Keith is amazing! We have three dogs - 9,10 and 11 years old and recently lost our oldest at 13. we just rescued a 1.5 year old goldendoodle and knew it would be very difficult to integrate into the ...

Luz M.
Luz M. | Roselle Park

Keith was amazing with our lambo, literally that same night we saw changes. The best for us was being able to take our pup to our sons soccer game the next day, and he listened to our commands. Kids ...

Jon L.
Jon L. | Basking Ridge

Keith was incredible and our dog Cooper was transformed immediately. It was an amazing process and I recommend it highly....

Melanie M.
Melanie M. | Garwood

We absolutely loved our trainer Keith. He made the techniques look so easy, and helped us to learn how to do them ourselves. He corrected our puppy's concerning behaviors (especially darting out open ...

Gisela C.
Gisela C. | Colonia

I wish I could give it more emphasis. Keith was AWESOME!!! One day, after three hours, my dogs were totally in control. We have now an exchange student living with us and she can move around!!!! I can...

Lou K.
Lou K. | Robbinsville

Keith was great, Immediate results, much to our surprise....Our dog transformed within minutes of the actual training beginning. The second lesson was perfect timing to re engage our puppy and ...

Lisa S.
Lisa S. | Westfield

Keith was wonderful with our dog Cardamom!!! We adopted Cardamom a few months earlier and needed some help with walking on the leash and jumping on people at the door. Keith came over and right away ...

Sean C.
Sean C. | Fords

Just had my check up visit and I have to say I am very happy with the results. I have a 9 month old Boston terrier beagle mix who was unruly and headstrong. After our first visit with Keith that was ...

Pat M.
Pat M. | Old Bridge

Keith was a pleasure to work with. He was kind and gentle with our dog, Buster. He explained the Barkbusters approach to dog training in detail. The he demonstrated each step. Buster responded ...

Pat M.
Pat M. | Old Bridge

Keith was a pleasure to work with. He was kind and gentle with our dog, Buster. He explained the Bark Busters approach to dog training in detail. Then he demonstrated each step. Buster responded ...

Ginny P.
Ginny P. | Hamilton

Keith was great at training us. We now know how to lead our dog to positive behavior. The aggression with other dogs is now gone. Overall obedience has been changed since our first lesson. We never ...

Jaye M.
Jaye M. | Piscataway

Keith was AMAZING!!!! He showed me the Pack Leadership skills necessary to get our 9 month old Giant Rat Terrier to see me as his "Leader" and to become a better behaved pup. The techniques used ...

Darren V.
Darren V. | Hopewell

Copper is a 2 year old Shih Tzu with major barking, aggressive tendancy and seperation anxiety....as it turns out, we were the ones with the bigger problems! Keith came in and easily explained to us ...

carol r.
carol r. | matawan

I have a different dog!!!! one lesson and Sergio was soooo much more attentive, responsive and looking to me for the answer!!! We even saw a dog and he didn't even flinch; no more pulling and a ...

Douglas D.
Douglas D. | Plainsboro

Keith was great! In 2 sessions we solved all most all of Stella's issues. Truthfully, any regression is on us as we need to be consistent with Keith's methods. Highly recommended....

Michael E.
Michael E. | Hamilton

Recently I worked with Keith. He was great with our dog Zoe. He showed us techniques that were effective and worked. I would highly recommend using Keith. He definitely delivered on what was ...

Mike and Susan L.
Mike and Susan L. | MONROE TOWNSHIP

Simply stated - Keith Aksom is masterful. We have had dogs for the past 40 plus years. This dog, however,has proven to put us to the test. We were seriously considering returning him to the rescue ...

Mike and Susan L.
Mike and Susan L. | MONROE TOWNSHIP

We have had dogs and cats for the past 40 plus years. We rescued Louie this past July (2016) and settled into training this terrier mix puppy as we have done in the past... However, we soon realized ...

john r.
john r. | hamilton

keith was very mellow and confident in explaining the way he goes about handling dogs. our dog barks a lot, and I want him to watch the house and bark at strangers but when someone we know comes in ...

Gwen P.
Gwen P. | Cranford

Keith was really great. He listened to our problems with Rookie and was able to address each one. He said at the beginning that we would see a new dog right away, and we did....

Hailey M.
Hailey M. | East Windsor

My expectations were blown out of the water after just 1 training session with Keith. He was very upfront and thorough on the training process and knowledgeable on the ins and outs of dog behavior. He...

Susan and Paul P.
Susan and Paul P. | Flemington

Keith is a miracle worker!! We have a very aggressive male Husky who started fearsome dog fights with our male Golden. Both dogs would end up injured as a result of these fights; (my husband was ...

judi f.
judi f. | princeton

After 2 years of making excuses for our Eskie, Sheleg, finally realized his out-of-control barking would not improve and we needed outside help. Keith is a miracle worker -- calm, friendly, ...

Gabriella V.
Gabriella V. | Westfield

We have a 5 month old labradoodle who has lots of energy and was always chewing, biting and jumping. We couldn't get her to sit still or even take her for a walk because she was so unfocused. Keith ...

COMMON BEHAVIOR

IN DOGS

Most behavioral issues are learned based on both experiences and environment. That’s why in home dog training is so effective because this is where most behavioral issues occur and it’s where your dog feels the safest. Because your dog can’t speak English and you can’t “speak dog” many miscommunications occur. At Bark Busters, we can teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands.

Areas

We Service

Bordentown, Burlington, Columbus, Cranbury, Dayton, East Brunswick, East Windsor, Edison, Florence, Franklin Park, Hamilton, Hamilton Square, Helmetta, Highland Park, Hightstown, Hillsborough, Hopewell, Jobstown, Kendall Park, Kingston, Metuchen, Millstone Township, Mercerville, Milltown, Monmouth Junction, Monroe Township, Mount Holly, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Parlin, Perth Amboy, Plainsboro, Princeton, Princeton Junction, Ringoes, Rocky Hill, Robbinsville, Roebling, Sayreville, Skillman, Somerset, South Amboy, South River, Spotswood, Trenton, Woodbridge, Wrightstown

The GameChanger® is the revolutionary new dog toy that will keep your dog busy for hours. Simply open up (easy for humans - hard for dogs) the GameChanger® and fill with his favorite treats. He will be happily occupied working out how to make the GameChanger® spill out its treats.

Make pulling on the lead a thing of the past. This one-of-a-kind harness is easy to use and needs little effort to get your dog walking by your side using it's patented, revolutionary communication system.