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to train proactively

Montana Dog Trainer

Bark 4 Joy Dog Training strives to strengthen the bond between an owner & their dog, as well as build a sense of community with dog owners in Montana by utilizing reward-based, proactive training methods.

Montana Dog Trainer

Our Story

Helena Dog Trainer, Montana Dog Trainer

Bark 4 Joy was founded in 2018 as Madie's hobby while she was attending Carroll College. In graduate school, Madie realized that training and owning a business was exactly what she wanted to do. In 2021, Bark 4 Joy became an LLC. All together, the Bark 4 Joy team has 20+ years of experience.

Slowly, Madie has been growing the team to include additional trainers with incredible expertise in other areas of training. Each trainer at Bark 4 Joy has one goal in mind: Help the client achieve their training goals.

Our values



Above all else — Passion. Each of our trainers finds joy in their job, and their passion should shine through! We love what we do!

Just as any other professional, we hold ourselves to high professional standards. Every client should feel that they are cared for every step of the way.


Learning is never over, so each of our trainers continues to further their education through in-person and virtual training.

Continuous Learning.

Bark 4 Joy isn't able to serve every request, so we partner with a lot of other pet professionals to provide you with an all-inclusive experience!

Collaboration & Partnership.

Each person at Bark 4 Joy is committed to providing the best customer experience. We don't want to be cookie cutter, so we work with the person (and dog) in front of us.

Commitment to Customers

Meet The Team

Montana Dog Trainer

Madie Joy Brustkern

M.S. in Animal Science, B.A. in Anthrozoology

Certified Professional Dog Trainer — Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI)

AKC CGC Evaluator

Pet First Aid & CPR Certified

5 years of professional dog training experience

Ceo, Founder, lead trainer

Montana Dog Trainer

Paige Seitz

Force free certified trainer

Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (PCBC-A)

7 years of professional dog training experience

bark 4 joy Behaviorist

Helena Montana Dog Trainer

Sherman Brustkern

AKC Canine Good Citizen

1 year professional dog training experience

Bestest Boy & Helper


Delaney Lester

B.A. in Anthrozoology

Pet First Aid, Disaster Response, & CPR Certified

3 years of dog daycare/boarding experience

1 year of professional dog training experience

Chief Operating Officer

Dog Trainer

Kailey Passon

B.A. in Anthrozoology

AKC CGC Evaluator

Blaine County 4H Dog Instructor

Pet First Aid & CPR Certified

Owner of Hi-Line Canine

4 years professional dog training experience

Board & Train Trainer

Support Local!

At Bark 4 Joy, we are dedicated to supporting local. Help support these organizations & businesses that also support us! Click on each icon to learn more.

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