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

I’m Tara Dracup. I first heard of Bark Busters dog training through a co-worker who had Bark Busters help correct her dog’s bad behaviors.   The following day she was raving about how quickly her dog had improved.  With three dogs of my own, I was in desperate need of some help. They were quite a handful. I called right away to sign up for a lesson.

I was so amazed by the results and ease of Bark Busters’ unique approach, that I knew I had to be part of this organization. During my lesson, Tracy (my Bark Buster) explained how dogs communicate with one another and how they behave in packs.  It soon became clear to me why the many dog training methods I had tried in the past had failed.  In our first lesson, I quickly learned how to communicate with all 3 dogs and I got instant results.  Using Bark Busters dog training techniques, I was even able to teach my 13-year-old dog how to walk without pulling on the lead and it only took 1 trip around the block!

Dogs have always been a part of my life; they bring me great joy and companionship.  For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to work with dogs.  While growing up, I said I would be a veterinarian or an animal trainer one day.  Then, like many people, I ended up doing something completely different than I expected and became part of the corporate world. Nine years later, I found Bark Busters and now I’m finally doing what I really love to do!

I’ve been a trainer with Bark Busters for 10 years now.  I’ve achieved Master Trainer status having trained more than 1000 dogs.

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work for a company that not only strives to improve the lives of owners and their dogs, but one that is also dedicated to reducing the possibility of maltreatment, abandonment or euthanasia of companion dogs.

I’m committed to helping people communicate with their dogs.  The end result is truly a wonderful experience for both dog and owner.

 I offer dog training and puppy training throughout York Region including Vaughan, Newmarket, Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Stouffville, Woodbridge, Georgina and Keswick.

Call today to get more information or to book a lesson.  Your dog will thank you for it!

Administrative office: (Remember, you don't come to us; we come to you.)
610 Lydia St.
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 1M3

Case Studies

More Case Studies from Tara Dracup
Bentley the Rotti
Owner: Cindy R. - Thornhill, ON
Dog Name: Bentley
Problem Description: When a visitor came onto Cindy's property, Bentley would jump and throw himself at the door while barking and growling.  When guests came in the home, it was necessary to...
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Owner: Lucy B. - Woodbridge, ON
Dog Name: Griffin
Problem Description: When I first met Lucy and her family, if they didn't pay attention to Griffin, he would demand attention by jumping, mouthing, stealing and destroying the furniture. The family was tired and...
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Puppy Training
Owner: Ava N. - Woodbridge, ON
Dog Name: Daisy
Problem Description: Potty training, crying in the crate, recall, jumping, nipping, barking on walks
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Owner: Anne W. - King City, ON
Dog Name: Deco
Problem Description: Dog aggression, People Aggression   Deco was adopted from the Toronto Humane Society at the age of 3 by Anne.  Deco was mistreated by humans in the past and therefore had little trust for...
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More Reviews from Tara Dracup
Owner: Vanessa
Review: Tara provided excellent expertise in puppy training. She was able to get our puppy to listen within a couple of minutes. The experience with Bark Busters has helped our puppy's behavioural issues and we would love to work with Tara in the future. 
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Owner: Charlie and Jenna
Review: In a little under a month, there have been major improvements in Coco's attitude and behaviour at home and amongst strangers. He's become more relaxed and pays less attention to distractions as well as become tolerant of strangers and strange dogs to the point where he shared a bed with a...
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Owner: Brenette
Review: I instantly liked Tara the moment we met. Her calm manner and the way she went about helping me train Nico put me completely at ease. Nico was a disaster, constantly Barking and jumping on people and pulling on the leash or just lying flat on the ground when we went for walks. I like that she...
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Owner: Peter May
Review: Tara has been so good at providing the tools and details we needed to get "Cooper' under control.  It is amazing how in  just a couple of hours with Tara, Cooper became a changed dog. He no longer charges to the front door when the bell rings. He walks pretty well at my side now...
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Owner: Nadia
Review: Me and my family are extremely pleased with the level of service and knowledge that Tara has shown us.  We have only had two lessons so far and our puppy has shown a great deal of improvement.  I honestly did not think anyone could help us with his behavioral issues until I met Tara....
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