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Bark Busters is the largest dog training company in the world.

Bark Busters Behaviour Therapists and Trainers are among the top dog behaviour professionals in Canada. All Bark Busters trainers are personally trained by Barb Cooke, Bark Busters Canada’s Director of Training. This is a rigorous and intensive program involving classroom study, observation, advanced dog handling, practical advanced behaviour problem solving, and written, oral, and practical testing. This is all done face to face (unlike many training schools that are correspondence, video, or webinar based). Bark Busters holds themselves to a very high standard, and only when their students have met their standards are they permitted to operate as a Bark Busters Behaviour Therapist and Trainer. Their training is continually upgraded and their performance monitored by head office.

In the situation where trainers run into a particularly challenging case, they have at their disposal the knowledge base of head office, the other 35 trainers in Bark Busters Canada, and the 350 Bark Busters trainers around the world. This immense resource means Bark Busters will always do our best to find a solution for even the most difficult cases.

Bark Busters Toronto Dog Trainers
MonicaSimpson Monica Simpson
Behaviour Therapist & Master Trainer
Providing dog training in Toronto East, East York, Leaside, The Beaches, Don Mills, Willowdale, Forest Hill and North York
LisaMarshall Lisa Marshall
Behaviour Therapist & Trainer
Providing dog training in Bloor West Village, High Park, Roncesvalles Village, Parkdale, Liberty Village, Forest Hill, Lawrence Park South, The Annex, Seaton Village ‎and more!
KrystalAndBradHarper Krystal Harper
Behaviour Therapist and Trainer
Providing dog training in Scarborough, South Markham
TaraDracup Tara Dracup
Behaviour Therapist and Master Trainer
Providing dog training in York Region including Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Markham, Thornhill, Aurora, King City and Vaughan


Based on years of studying how dogs interact with each other and years of practical experience solving behaviour problems, Bark Busters founder Sylvia Wilson developed a proprietary technique called Motivational Communication Training (MCT) in Australia over 20 years ago. She identified two keys to effectively solve behaviour problems:

  1. Communicate with a dog in a language that the dog understands; and,
  2. Provide trustworthy leadership.

Used exclusively by Bark Busters, this technique uses praise as the positive reinforcement and primary motivator. The focus is on clear communication that is dog-friendly and easy to implement. Nothing motivates a dog like its’ desire to please. By tapping into that innate desire, trainers are able to see results in as little as three hours.

Written Lifetime Guarantee

Bark Busters believes wholeheartedly in their methods which is why they back them up with a Written Lifetime Guarantee. As long as you are following the prescribed plan, their behaviour therapists will return free of charge at any point in your dog’s life if problems reoccur and even if new ones emerge.

Juvenile/Adult In Home Behaviour Modification Program

This program is designed to help with more difficult behaviour issues like human and dog aggression, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviours, and other severe problems.Bark Busters has developed and refined industry-leading techniques over the past 20 years to effectively deal with the most difficult of cases. With these highly effective techniques, they have been able to save countless dogs who others had determined were beyond rehabilitation.

Adult/Juvenile In Home Dog Training Program

This program is designed for the common behaviour problems and general obedience issues like leash training, stopping barking, jumping on people, coming when called and potty training.The program is completely customized for each client based what you want from your dog. They know that one approach will not work with all dogs, so they develop a unique program for your dog based on his or her temperament and what best motivates him or her. Trainers also take into consideration the home environment and lifestyle of the dog owner.It is a very effective program that is easy for your dog to understand and easy for you to implement. The vast majority of clients see significant improvement in the first couple of hours.

In Home Puppy Training

Many of the most frustrating puppy behaviours clients face happen in and around the home. Things like potty training, teachings pups not to eat the furniture, staying out of certain rooms, and crate training all happen in your home. By conducting puppy training in your home trainers are able to deal with these issues right where they are happening. Your pup will make the connection and progress at a much quicker rate compared to offsite classes.In the first session, trainers can also answer all your questions like where he should sleep, what’s the best way to potty train, is crate training a good idea for us, and is my dog’s nipping a sign of aggression or normal?  There are many questions you may have and trainers are a great resource for consistent and effective information. This is particularly valuable if you are a first time dog owner. Bark Busters is also unique in that, for a one time fee you essentially have a dog trainer for life to help you as your pup develops. They recognize that the things your pup will learn when it is very young are going to be different to the types of things you want to teach him or her later in life.  So we build a program designed to achieve the results you want. Every dog is different; but in typical cases they see puppy clients soon after they first bring their puppy home, again when they are 6-8 months old, and once again when they are 12-16 months old. If your need Bark Busters more, they come to see you more. If problems emerge later in life, they will still come out to help you at no extra charge. It is a great way to develop a great dog. The investment you make early will give you years with a dog that is a joy to spend time with.

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