Serving San Diego for over 10 years with 100% customized training for you and your four-legged friend

Behavioral Modification

Aggression, barking, anxiety issues, etc.? If your dog is acting up or acting out then I can help you. Together, we can achieve balance and harmony for you and your dog. 


Going away? Leave your dog in good hands! Your dog can stay with me or I can come to your dog. Contact me for more info on pet and house-sitting, and combo training + sitting offers.

“New Dog” training

Added a new four-legged member to your family? I can create a specialized training plan for you and your dog (potty training, socialization, separation, meeting the kids, etc.).  

Meet Cara Martin…

My name is Cara Martin, and I’m the owner and operator of Dog Busters. Since starting Dog Busters over 10 years ago, I’ve helped many dogs in the San Diego area. 

I am certified by K9 Companions, a reputable dog training school in Northern San Diego. I’ve participated in over 240 hours of classes, volunteered at numerous rescue organizations, and worked with dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes.

My philosophy is that there is no cookie-cutter way of training or helping a dog. Each dog is unique and deserves to be treated as such. With me, you and your dog will get the individualized attention that you both deserve. I can and want to help you and your dog.


The Bark About Town

Here’s what clients have to say about Dog Busters  

Facebook Reviews
Yelp Reviews

“Cara has literally changed our lives! My two rescue dogs had individual problems and together they were a nightmare. I couldn’t walk them anywhere without pulling, leash aggression, fear and anxiety and generally no fun to take anywhere! In three sessions we were a new pack! Not to mention my dogs adore her and its obvious that she loves what she does and was born to do it.”


“Absolutely outstanding! I can’t say enough. […]
We had our doubts but Cara was nothing short of spectacular. She quickly identified the problem areas and whipped up a plan of action. […]
With our training plan down we followed it to the letter and witnessed rather quick results.
Today our dog Holly is happy, perfectly behaved and completely house trained.”


“Cara is excellent at dog training and pet sitting. I went away on vacation and was completely confident that my dog would be taken care of. I was pleasantly surprised at the training that she was able to accomplish while I was gone for only a week. Cara is a wonderful person and I could not recommend her more highly.
She was also very helpful in working with my dogs off leash at a park.”


Sit. Stay. Come!

Ready to take the next step? Contact Dog Busters to setup an in-person meeting at any location you choose. Dog Busters works around your schedule!