Welcome to Bark Tutor!

Bark Tutor is a Bradley Phifer Dog Training facility located in Broad Ripple. Our program is designed for companion dogs to learn basic obedience commands and life skills. We use positive reinforcement techniques to train the family dog. 

Bark Tutor instructors provide your dog a solid foundation of training commands and life skills. You and your family will learn how to implement the training at home during your weekly lessons.  

We believe dogs learn best in a clean, peaceful environment, so we strive to keep our facility clean and keep a low dog-to-trainer ratio, allowing your dog to receive proper attention and training.

Our program is not designed to help dogs who exhibit fears, phobias, aggressive behavior, or reactivity towards people or other animals work through a behavior modification plan. Contact Bark Tutor prior to registration if you are unsure if your dog will be well served through the Bark Tutor program. 

Sincerely, 
Bradley Phifer CBCC-KA CCPDT-KSA

Bradley Phifer

Owner

Bradley is a dog trainer and behavior consultant who has helped countless dog owners improve relationships with their dogs. With 17 years of experience, he has successfully trained dogs of all breed types and temperaments.

In addition to his experience, Bradley is certified as a trainer by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the leading credentialing organization for the dog training profession, where he serves as Executive Director. He is also a member of the Ibizan Hound Club of the United States, the Affenpinscher Club of America, and the Basenji Club of America.

Bradley’s passion is to provide dog owners with long-lasting solutions to dog-related challenges. He and his team focus on providing owners with training that features winning techniques and tested animal behavior science to foster healthy dog-and-owner relationships and result in well-mannered dogs.

Taylor Summitt

Kayla Ansted

Taylor Summitt

Certified Trainer

Taylor has worked with dogs in one capacity or another for over five years. She was inspired by a trainer she worked under to pursue training full time and earned her certification as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). She is passionate about creating an inclusive training environment for all owners, regardless of background or experience level, and using balanced training methods to assess each dog and meet their individual needs. She is an Evaluator for Canine Good Citizen and loves teaching tricks as well as obedience.

Kayla Ansted

Certified Trainer

Kayla has spent her life caring for animals. As with most people, her first connection can be traced back to her childhood dog. From there she shared her love of animals and animal education at the Toledo and Indianapolis Zoos for 16 years. Now that she has traded the sloths for puppies, her goal is to cultivate a happy home and encourage connections between owners and their canine companions.

Credentials

Each trainer at Bark Tutor works under Bradley’s expertise and is either certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) or is working toward their certification.