My name is Andrew Gawur and I’m your local therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training Toronto West and Etobicoke. 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 began with Bark Busters as a client, many years ago. We called in the local trainer for our two little terrors (terriers). I was truly amazed at how fast the transformation was! Using our proprietary methods, I was able to stop one from barking in the middle of the night and other from pulling on the leash. I was relieved and proud of them at the same time
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, house-training 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 difficult situations that have arisen with their condo management/landlords and have testified before the Landlord /Tenant Board.
Our methods are non-physical and non-food based, effective and easy to use. Don’t waste your money on useless clicker or ineffective treat training. Group classes are fun but what happens when your dog misbehaves at home? Or on a walk? Or at the park? 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 and your dog!
I had high hopes for the training that was planned with my two dogs. I also tried to keep my expectations realistic, good things come with time, effort and hard work don't they? I nervously awaited my appointment with Andrew and when he arrived, my wife and I were excited to get started.
The initial presentation was good, provided some good information to set the stage. It's good to see the no-physical contact policy with the dogs, makes sense to me. When it came time to the training, Andrew was able to see our dogs worst behaviour right in front of his eyes, so I imagine that helped him zero in on what needed correction.
I kid you not, by the end of the session, my dogs were changed. My dogs don't race barking to the door any more, they don't try to nip heels, they don't jump on the furniture. To top it off, for the first time in 15 years my wife's dog slept on his doggie bed on the floor.
I'm still amazed, and happy...but I knew they were going to be good dogs!
Matthew N. - Toronto, ON
Andrew is either a magician or a miracle worker!!!
My 8-year-old female husky cross (Molly) developed dog aggression a few years ago and dealing with it sucked!!!! She's awesome with people but for some reason, she felt that she needed to lunge/attack at any other animal passing by. So you can imagine how much fun dogs walks were, as I'd always be on guard and scanning the area to make sure that there were no other dogs around, she even wore a mussel just in case, and I also had to schedule her walks to minimise contact with other dogs, ie walking her super early or late.
Andrew came to my house, we chatted for about an hour, he met Molly and I explained to him the problem I have with her, her history, what I tried, and so on. He asked me several questions and though I was a little sceptical at first (as I've been dealing with her aggression for years now with no big improvements), I was confident of Andrew's knowledge and experience to work with me to address her issues. He came by a week later, this time with his dog, and Andrew showed me how to deal with Molly's aggression. After 20 min, Molly didn't care that there was another dog 10 feet away. We walked around the neighbourhood together with our dogs without any problems, no pulling/lunging/nothing except a calm dog. Andrew gave me the tools and taught me the steps on how to correct Molly, what signs to look for, and the confidence to walk my dog.
I'm not sure if Andrew is a magician or a miracle worker because those two appointments changed everything! Walking my dog now is a pleasure, she doesn't pull/lunge at dogs, she doesn't need to wear a mussel anymore, and most importantly, I trust my dog again. I only regret that I didn't find Andrew three years earlier.
I 1000% recommend Andrew!
Tom G - Toronto, Ontario
I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the training methods worked. One session with Andrew made a difference immediately.
Lora N. - Toronto, ON