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


My name is Andrew Gawur and I’m the Bark Buster for Etobicoke and the west side of Toronto. I’ve been making dogs and people’s lives better through Bark Busters now for over 12 years. I’ve visited over 1000 families and am an expert in helping alleviate your dog’s separation anxiety, aggression, jumping up, rushing to the door, nipping/chewing pulling on the lead and, of course, barking!

I have worked with hundreds of different breeds and sizes ranging from tea-cup Yorkies to Neapolitan Mastiffs. I currently have 4 dogs. April and Nigel are terriers , Scout is a Catahoula Leopard hound and Hannah is a Boxer.

I work with puppies as early as 8 weeks old and help lay the foundation for a good relationship for you and the new addition to your family. I also teach obedience, housetraining and work with socializing the younger dogs with other dogs in and outdoors. 

I have also been an advocate for dog’s rights many times. I have assisted clients with situations that have arisen with their condo management/landlords and in many cases, the City of Toronto.

Our methods are non-physical and non-treat based, effective and easy to use. I will help you open a line of communication with your dog that will last their lifetime and make your relationship so much more rewarding and fulfilling.

I look forward to working with you!


Case Studies

More Case Studies from Andrew Gawur
Owner: Chelsea M.
Dog Name: Ben
Problem Description: Barking (in and outdoors), pulling on lead, fear aggression Situation:   Ben was lunging at the door and barking at guests. He was also lunging and barking at people while on walks, with...
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Owner: Julie S.
Dog Name: Riley
Problem Description: Aggression and recall Situation:   Riley acted very aggressively to his new owners when they handled him physically. Unfortunately, he was forced to submit (usually unsuccessfully)...
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Owner: Steven D.
Dog Name: Taylor
Problem Description: Excessive barking, jumping up, pulling on lead Situation:   Taylor barked non-stop when visitors came over and actually shrieked while Steven was on the phone, making conversations virtually...
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Owner: Lisa J.
Dog Name: Oscar
Problem Description: Jumping up, barking (in and outdoors), pulling on lead Situation:  Oscar was rushing to the door and barking when guests arrived. He also barked in the yard at neighbours and on walks at...
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More Reviews from Andrew Gawur
Owner: Johanna R.
Review: Hi Andrew,That was a truly enlightening experience... Rudy is already doing so very well. We are practicing every day, and he is responding very well. Zach's folks came over yesterday and noted a big difference in entering the house... We'll let you know if we need any help or questions...
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Owner: Robyn M.
Review: I owe you a huge thank you! I am seeing big improvements in Piper's behaviour, and she is even starting to relax when she is out in public. I am really proud of her and it is taking a really big stress off my shoulders. Many thanks once again.
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Owner: Sandra
Review: Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to come over and meet us. Clyde has made real progress with us at home and visitors. For example, the other day, I had my sisters and family over for a birthday celebration. Clyde barked initially, but he then sat quietly and observed us. We are trying...
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Owner: Kathy K.
Review: Andrew: Thanks. We learned a lot from you and the stuff is working really well. Reg lets Mike put the leash on him - whether I'm in the house or not – and he’ll even come to him! In other disciplinary matters we're using the growling and snapping technique (and the praising, of...
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Owner: Doreen W.
Review: Hi Andrew. It was great working with you. Buddy has been wonderful. He has hardly barked at all, even when he is outside alone. We all have noticed a big change. He is a new dog! He has even been walking on the leash calmly and only needs to be reminded a few times per walk not to pull. My daughter...
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