Dog training in Oakville, Burlington, Milton
Behaviour Therapist and Master Trainer
Servicing Areas:Acton Burlington Georgetown Halton Hills Milton Mississauga Oakville
Call free: 866.418.4584
Special Update related to COVID-19: WE’RE BACK!!! Thanks to all of you that have been following the guidelines and protocols put in place. YOU are the reason that guys like me can get back to doing what we LOVE!!! What a ride the last 2.5 months has been. Since being given the green, ok, bright amber light from the Province, we have been working diligently behind the scenes getting everything ready to meet Provincial guidelines to help you as quickly as possible, while keeping our mutual health and safety the priority. This pandemic has been a challenge for our 4 legged family members too. They feel and respond behaviourally to our stress and uncertainty. It’s now time to get back to giving you the tools you need to ease your dog’s stress and help them feel safe. Time to ease all of your stress. We’ve got you!!
As well, I’d also like to express my appreciation to those of you that have been rescheduling your appointment since March, patiently waiting for us to be able to re-open. Words cannot express our gratitude for your patience and loyalty. Thank you so very much! I’m looking forward to meeting and working with you all in the coming weeks. Stay safe guys! -Bill
I’m Bill, your local therapist of Bark Busters Home Dog Training Oakville. Thank you for considering me for your dog training, puppy training and dog obedience needs. As you research the various dog training options in your area you will likely find there are many ways to approach your dog training needs and many differences in service and experience of trainers. Let me help you understand the advantages of working with me and the Bark Busters system.
I have been a full time dog trainer and dog behavioural therapist for 12+ years and have had the pleasure of training 2200+ dogs and their owners. I received the honor of being classified as a Master Trainer in 2009. I currently service Acton, Burlington, Brampton, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville and surrounding areas. I am committed to a training approach that is trust based and uses no harsh physical devices or methods. Ours is a method that has been in use and constantly refined over the last 27 years.
Bark Busters’ research has found that dogs misbehave for two reasons: unclear communication (they don’t know what we want) and confusing pack structure (they’re not sure who their leader is). We have found that the key to solving behaviour problems is to communicate with dogs in a language they understand. Bark Busters’ proprietary Motivational Communication Training helps you do this. When you communicate in a way your dog understands, the results will come easily for both you and your dog.
Our research has found that In-Home Dog Training is more effective than other dog training methods because it minimizes the stress and distractions unfamiliar environments create for your dog. Once we have trained your dog in your home environment, then it is time to introduce distractions. This makes things easier for you and your dog. Simply put our system is based on getting results. Not only will I help you train your dog, more importantly I will teach you how to live and communicate effectively with them.
An added benefit to your membership is our Written Lifetime Guarantee. This states that I (or another Bark Busters Behaviour Therapist if you move) will return free of charge at any point in your dog’s life should problems reoccur, or a new one emerges. This guarantee is valid anywhere in the world where there is a Bark Buster nearby (we’re currently in 6 countries) or should your dog be re-homed (transfer fee may apply). The condition is that you need to do your homework, maintain the training and let us know if you are having difficulty. Simply put, if you are putting in the effort, then we will support you 100%.
I am available to help you with your dog training, puppy training and dog obedience training needs on weekdays and weekends, whenever is most convenient for you. Please call 1-866-418-4584 or use the convenient email template below to secure your dog training session. I look forward to helping you achieve the dog training results you desire!
Proud to provide effective dog training, puppy training and dog obedience training in Acton, Burlington, Brampton, Georgetown, Halton Hills, Milton, Misissauga, Oakville and surrounding areas.
"Bill is great to work with and extremely patient. My dog is a more stubborn breed, so she's taking a bit longer to "get with the program", but her overall behaviour has improved dramatically, as has our enjoyment of her. Bill's guidance and the Bark Busters program has been a real game changer for us."
Natalie G - Halton, Ontario
"when we first called bill about our dog onyx we were convinced that he was a lost cause because he would nip at strangers and try to attack other dogs but once bill taught us what we were doing wrong and what the proper way is to communicate with our dog we started to see real results in our dog behaviour. In the first hour bill got our dog to listen to us and look at us as the Pack leader . It was definitely magical. We would highly recommend bill to anyone looking to train their dog."
Teshaun W - Mississauga, Ontario
"Bill was so helpful! He taught us how to work with our dogs in their language. We have seen an improvement and have gotten compliments on how well our dogs have been behaving! We were lost without Bill!"
Laura S - Brampton, Ontario
"My husband and I recently adopted a hound rescue from Kentucky. Having just lost our beloved beagle earlier this year, I wasn't quite ready to accept a new dog so when Belladucky found her way into our lives I was surprised at how quickly I fell in love. Within the first 2 days of having her home she began to show some trust and dominance issues - such as door bolting, fearful look in her eyes when we would go to pet her, lack of listening, on-leash dog/people aggression and mouthing at us. We knew we owed it to her to give her the best start with us so we began looking into getting some behavior modification for her. I collected all of the trainer pamphlets from our vet clinic (where I worked for 12 years) and gave them to my husband. Since Belladucky is "his" dog, I wanted him to decide who we would go with. Full honesty - when he chose Bark Busters, I was worried. I felt anxious about the idea of spending a substantial amount of money for what I thought was just 1 in home visit. I really couldn't wrap my head around it. But I went along with the plan and can now say that I was SO WRONG in feeling that our money wouldn't be well spent. We met with Bill only 2 days ago and already we have a much improved relationship with our sweet girl. My views on Bark Busters methodology were completely transformed. Within the first few minutes of our meeting, I told Bill my feelings about typical "trainers" and how I may be the "toughest nut to crack" given my experience working at a veterinary clinic and how my brain was already programmed. Bill welcomed my honesty and treated me with nothing but respect. He made us feel comfortable and gave us the tools to feel confident as we begin our journey to a better relationship with our Belladucky. It was clear from the start that Bill was not providing us with a cookie-cutter type training plan and that he really did tailor it to our needs but most importantly to Belladucky's needs as well. Bill showed compassion and empathy as he worked with us. For me, the most important thing about Bark Busters is that none of the training tools are aggressive or mean towards the dog. They are practical, safe and become second nature once practiced. It is hard to express our gratitude to Bill and Bark Busters in just a short little review, however I am still shaking my head about how wrong my initial assumptions about Bark Busters were and am so thankful that my husband chose Bark Busters to help us become better leaders with our girl."
Samantha G - Oakville, Ontario