I am responsible. Everything that happens at this daycare is my
responsibility and I take it very seriously. I care deeply about the
safety, happiness and well-being of the dogs in our care and I’m not
happy until I know you and your dog are happy. If you ever have any
questions or concerns of any kind, do not hesitate to contact me.
My name is Anthony Barnett and I have owned HSH since 2004 when I
bought it from the previous owner who started it in 2002. I run a
doggie daycare because I love dogs, I believe strongly in the special
nature of the human-canine bond and I enjoy greatly spending time with
dog packs and providing a place for dogs to be dogs. Home Sweet Home
has been a launching point for my career working with dogs, sharing
the human-canine bond, and working to increase public safety.
I have a business degree from Baker University and completed the
Triple Crown Dog Training Academy Distance Education Program.
I have been on the Lawrence Humane Society Board of Directors for 6
years, and am the outgoing Co-Chair and current Vice Chair.
I serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors for Kansas
City Pet Project and manage their partnership with my organizations
to do the Pit Bull EDU free community obedience classes at the
I am the founder of Game Dog Guardian, a non profit whose mission is
outreach with the human-canine bond and volunteering with human and
canine trauma survivors. We work primarily with dogs from animal
abuse cases in our rescue efforts and advocate for the benefits of
the human-canine bond and do therapy dog outreach with school kids
and volunteer extensively with veterans.
I have two registered therapy dogs who make weekly visits with me to
the PTSD building at the Topeka VA Hospital.
I do dog safety education classes for grade school age children with
my therapy dogs as well as regularly present at Baker University and
other schools on related issues.
I am on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Marching Cobras,
volunteer with them, and run a humane education and outreach program
bringing together the kids and my therapy dogs.
I have worked with law enforcement in multiple jurisdictions in
Kansas and 3 other states on large scale dog fighting busts
evaluating the dogs and advising on evidence.
I have been embedded with the KCMO SWAT 1910 Squad since April 2012
on a new program to assess aggressive dog threats, develop training
and tactics and reduce dog shootings by police in the field.
I am the founder and Executive Director of the Symbiotic Behavioral
Treatment Center, a new non-profit who seeks to build a center in
the area to treat PTSD and stress and anxiety disorders in people,
particularly the veteran community, through an evidence based
treatment program augmented with the application of the human-canine
bond by pairing with onsite dogs, some of which are also trauma
survivors and will be on their own program and path of recovery.
I have consulted with multiple cities in multiple states on their
dangerous dog laws and best practices in the field.