I’m Tara Dracup your local therapist for Bark Busters Home Dog Training York.
I first heard of Bark Busters through a co-worker who had the local trainer help correct her dog’s bad behaviours. 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 11 years now. I’ve achieved Master Trainer status having trained more than 2000 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, Bolton, Caledon, Georgina, and Keswick.
Call today to get more information or to book a lesson. Your dog will thank you for it!
It was amazing to see the difference in Raven's behaviour so quickly. The biggest change was how she walks on a leash. My arm is no longer sore from pulling all the time :) - March 2010
Rachel H. - Newmarket, ON
My family was shocked the instant progress with our dog who was suffering with separation anxiety. Tara is a wonderful trainer, she is very easy to reach when we have questions and sends helpful articles often us to read. In four sessions we have a better dog. I think we would have has to give the puppy back to the breeder if Bark busters hadn't worked.
Initially our puppy would howl, cry and bark the entire time she was in the crate, all the while biting and chewing, we would come home and the puppy would be siskin wet under her mouth and paws from panting with anxiety. We were so happy our vet recommended Bark Busters.
Deborah Gillis - Aurora, ON
...I was incredibly impressed with Bark Busters and will recommend it to everyone I know. Even though we need more practice, there have been great improvements. We were almost ready to give up on Cookie and were desperate. We tried Treat Based training but found that it wasn't getting us the results quickly enough. Cookie barked all the time, would bite my shoes and was just out of control. We didn't have any trouble training our other 2 dogs (who are now in dog-heaven), so we were really having a hard time. We are Cookie's 3rd home and she's only turning 1 this month, and we really didn't want to give up on her like the other families did. I could not believe the difference after just a few hours with Tara. Bark Busters has saved our sanity and we have a much better behaved dog. - May 2009
Pam S. - Woodbridge, ON