A better way to a better dog

Sharing your life with a dog is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have. Unfortunately, the challenges of training your best friend can sometimes be overwhelming. That's where Bark Busters can help. Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training offers customized, one-on-one, in your home training for your pooch. Our techniques are dog-friendly, results-oriented and guaranteed for life. Bark Busters has helped over ONE MILLION DOGS become better friends with their guardians. Now, let us help you.

Range of behaviours Bark Busters can help with:
  • Puppy training
  • Leash training
  • Barking
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive dog behaviour
  • Jumping
  • General obedience training
  • And more

Brenda Ray - Local expert for Bark Busters Home Dog Training Barrie.

“Informed dog owners have happier dogs!”

 Brenda has been working with Bark Busters Home Dog Training since 2006 and has helped over a thousand dogs and families share happier lives. Her success lies in training owners to train their dog. That’s the only way to ensure issues stay resolved and everyone stays happy for the long-term.  She active in volunteering time to the OSPCA and local shelters. She regularly contributes articles to community newspapers and was a guest speaker at All About Pets 2010 and Dogfest 2010.

 As a child, Brenda loved animals and dogs in particular.  Her first success as a teenager was with her standard poodle, Peppy, who cleaned up at local performance shows. Growing up. After being married, Chester, a happy little terrier cross, was soon welcomed into her young family. Growing up with pets has instilled affection for four-footed critters in both her children who, now grown, love having dogs of their own.

 It’s fitting that this dog-loving family oriented woman is now working closely with both in an important way.  “No one’s happy when a dog is misbehaving or disobedient—not the pet and certainly not that pet’s family. Much like kids, dogs require knowledgeable guidance to feel secure.  In the wild, dogs know their place in the pack and feel safely protected there.”

With a degree in Computer Science, Brenda chose work in a related field while raising her family and providing a loving home for the wonderful pets that have been part of her life. “But now I’ve found a way to work with dogs every day in a purely positive way and at the same time, help families have happier, more fulfilling relationships with their dogs. It’s a win-win!”

 “Bark Busters philosophy is an excellent fit for me,” Brenda goes on.  “Through our exceptional methodology, we’ve created a specialized program that amazingly, within minutes, transforms pets from seemingly incorrigible to cooperative and content. Whoever thinks you can’t teach an old dog new tricks hasn’t tried the Bark Busters way.”

 The furry friend who is part of your life deserves Bark Busters capable care and gentle behaviour modification.  “Pets enrich our lives, are good for our health, give us another reason to get up in the morning and love us unconditionally.  Improving their well-being is a sound investment.”


Every dog has its day—let your dog’s begin with Bark Busters and The Rays!

Case Studies

More Case Studies from Brenda Ray
Owner: Michelle & Steve S.
Dog Name: Balto
Problem Description: Continually chasing chickens, horses and a pet goat on the farm. He had killed multiple chickens and the owners were very concerned about keeping him Balto was a teenager looking for a good time....
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Owner: Cassandra J.
Dog Name: Lizzie
Problem Description: Extremely fearful of people including her owner, toileting in the house, barking constantly at everything Lizzy spent 10 years in a puppy mill before being rescued 4 years ago. During her entire 14...
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Owner: Brian F.
Dog Name: Bosco
Problem Description: Dog aggression, Stranger aggression Bosco was extremely anxious about other dogs and people outside of his family. He would lunge and bark and everyone the encountered on walks. He had to be closed...
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More Reviews from Brenda Ray
Owner: Michelle M.
Review: Bark Busters has helped me gain a much stronger relationship with my dog. He trusts me completely and is always looking to me for direction. I was amazed at how quickly the training had an effect on my dog. Within two weeks I felt confident enough to handle my dog aggressive dog on the walk and...
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Owner: Tara M.
Review: I appreciated the quick response to my request for help and the distance the trainer had to travel to my home. I was pleased how quickly my dog responded to the commands and am grateful that I found a service to change my dog's behaviour.
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Owner: Linda N.
Review: I'm very pleased so far with the results. I spent an equal amount of money on obedience classes that did not result in changed behaviour at home. This system works. The change was immediate and so far is lasting. Clover is in general much more relaxed and is receiving much more positive...
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Owner: Rita D.
Review: I cannot believe how settled Lucy has become in just one week. It's unbelievable to me how well she responds to us now. Walking is an absolute pleasure. She hasn't barked at the window or the door bell yet (well maybe once or twice). I am fascinated with this approach and it makes complete...
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Owner: Kim and Hugh
Review: Whenever we feel like we are at the end of our rope with Lola's behaviour, an email or call to Brenda and Andy quickly gets us back on track. We are so impressed with how quickly they get to the heart of the problem and teach us (or remind us) how to correct it. I love how they don't make...
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