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Dog trainer in Ottawa

Jon Wells

Behaviour Therapist and Trainer
Servicing Areas:
Ottawa and Gatineau

Call free: 866.418.4584

COVID-19: Your safety is my priority! Now providing remote and flexible onsite individualized dog training programs!

There’s nothing more exciting than bringing home a new puppy or rescue dog. That bundle of fur is going to be your best friend for life and you want nothing more than to give the best of everything.

But then reality sits in. Your cute little pup has sharp teeth and they’re chewing and biting everything! Your rescue dog isn’t used to a loving home environment, and they’ve brought with them some bad habits. Walking’s a challenge because they’re lunging at everyone you meet, and they just don’t respect your leadership.

Let’s be honest. A dog’s a huge responsibility and if you don’t have good communication skills with your four-legged friend, what should be a dream becomes a nightmare.

Does this sound familiar?

  • You got a dog during the pandemic, but now it’s older and acting out because you’re leaving them alone to go back to work.
  • Your adorable new puppy is turning into a little monster, and you don’t know how to get back the dog you fell in love with.
  • When you go for walks, your dog is always pulling on the leash and rushing at other dogs. Embarrassing, isn’t it?

Your dog looks to you for leadership and if you don’t know how to guide your dog effectively, it’ll decide it’s in charge, causing all sorts of problems.

You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Fortunately, no matter what the age or breed of your dog, there is a solution. I’m Jon and I’m a Bark Busters behaviourist and dog trainer.

I first discovered the Bark Busters method almost 15 years ago when I was learning how to train my own dog. I was so impressed by the impact it had that I decided to develop my skills so I could help friends and family who also had problem dogs.

I love seeing the delight and shock on people’s faces when they show their dog to me and after just one session it’s no longer barking at the door! The Bark Busters approach is so effective that I’ve been inundated with compliments from friends, vets, groomers – even my mother-in-law and she’s really hard to please!

Why Bark Busters?

Every dog is different. Every owner’s situation is unique. That’s why being a Bark Busters dog trainer is so great because I can tailor the program to suit each case to give your dog the greatest chance of success. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got a boisterous puppy who doesn’t know a sit from a stay or an older dog who’s developed some bad habits like barking at the door or severe separation anxiety. You can work with your dog to transform its behaviour.

The Bark Busters dog training system is founded on a deep understanding of canine behaviour. I’ll teach you the most effective way to communicate with your dog so you’re heard clearly, which builds a bond of trust and confidence. Some clients find that problems are greatly diminished in the very first session.

Our praise-based positive reinforcement system means you never punish or force your dog. Instead, you teach your dog to understand exactly what you want, setting it up for success. Being clear in your communication and supporting your dog to overcome its behaviour challenges really is the kindest thing you can do for your dog.

Seeing my clients’ stress melt away after training is such a highlight for me – and I know I can help you the same way too!

Our Written Lifetime Guarantee…

Bark Buster’s Written Lifetime Guarantee means you have the security of knowing that if any issues return or new ones develop, I’ll be there to help you deal with them, totally free of charge, for the life of your dog.

So, if you’re in Ottawa or Gatineau and need dog training, call me (1-866-418-4584) or use the form below to get in touch so we can discuss how I can help you and your help.

You and your dog deserve a long and happy life together. Get in touch now and let’s talk about how I can help you love being a dog owner.


Leash training Barking Puppy Training Separation anxiety Aggression Jumping General obedience training And more...

Salem - Miniature Schnauzer

Bark Busters helped with: Barking

"Jon came because I was looking for assistance with one of my dogs (of 3, sometimes 4) who would bark at any little thing. (And it is a high-pitched bark.) Anyway, we arranged for a visit and Jon came and ended up working not just with us and our one dog, but worked with us and all 4 of the dogs. The knowledge, understanding and training we have received so far has made a HUGE difference for us and our home. We have a few more things to work on, it's as much us being trained as the dogs being trained, but the 2 hours (only so far!) we spent with Jon have already done wonders!"

Tami G - Ottawa, Ontario

Nola/Cali - Boxer-Poodle/Leonberger

Bark Busters helped with: Barking, Jumping, Puppy management, Other

"Jon was great at explaining the behaviours our dogs were exhibiting and how to correct them. Made total sense. Simple concept, with a clear plan to make things better. We are making progress with our dogs. Still some work to do, but we saw improvements immediately. Anyone looking for some help in changing some not-so-great behaviours should contact Jon. Get the whole pack involved and bring some calm/order into the home!"

Michelle R - Nepean, Ontario

Gunnar - German Shepherd

Bark Busters helped with: Barking, Pulling, Puppy management

"Amazing company. Super friendly. I have a German Shepard puppy who’s a handful to say the least and Jon comes to my house when I need him or feel something we tried isn’t working. He spends time with myself and my puppy to see what’s maybe not working and we revisit our schedule together to set a new training plan that will adapt to the new circumstances. 10/10 would recommend!"

Brayden M - Thurso, Québec

Clifford - Pitbull

Bark Busters helped with: Puppy management

"Wonderful experience with Jon! We could tell from the first moment that he had a lot of experience in canine training and was eager to share his experience and knowledge with us. He really cared about the well-being of our dog and his personalized approach focus on positive reinforcement. In our first appointment with our 3 months old puppy, we saw some results after only 15 minutes of practice which is amazing! He is always available to answer our questions and really dedicated in mentoring us in order that we train and give the best care that we can to our dog! I highly recommend Jon to anyone who is looking for a customized training services in the comfort of your home:)"

Anne B - Beloeil, Québec

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We'd love to hear about your dog and discuss how we can help.
Call: 1 866-418-4584 or Email using the form below.