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Dog training in Toronto West & Etobicoke

Jack Donovan

Behaviour Therapist and Trainer
Servicing Areas:
Toronto Etobicoke Bloor West Village Roncesvalles Village Parkdale Liberty Village Forest Hill Lawrence Park South The Annex Seaton Village

Call free: 866.418.4584

As a point of information, I am Covid-19 vaccinated and boosted having received my booster on Jan 2, 2022.

If you wish your dog could settle into the family, I’ve been there…

If you can’t get your dog to stop barking at the mailman in the morning, I’ve seen it first-hand.

Trying to take your dog on a walk just before your first Zoom call of the day, and they’re pulling on the leash anxiously…

I know the feeling of frustration when you share so much love with your dogs, but the challenges in managing them get on top. Disrupting your sleep, affecting your relationships and even scaring off potential guests to your home.

Bark Busters focuses on rebuilding that relationship between you and your dog.

After I saw the impact Bark Busters had on our dogs, I knew I wanted to do the same for every other dog lover in the west side of Toronto - because I know how hard it is when your dog stops listening to you.

I focus on rebuilding your dog’s trust in you - very often, obedience issues - such as pulling on the leash or aggressive barking - all stem from dogs losing faith in their owners.

This is why I want to help by providing the best dog training in the west side of Toronto and Etobicoke. Every dog and its owner have their own unique relationship, so every approach I take as a dog trainer is tailored to each individual.

I don’t want to change the things you love most about your dog; instead, I want to nurture its best qualities and give you the tools to effectively communicate with your dog in every situation.

Every time I have implemented the custom Bark Busters dog training system, it has been like night and day for the dog and the owner.

This is because the training system is based on years of studies in canine behaviour - carefully refined to ensure no punishment or force is ever required to train your dog.

My role in the whole process is tailoring the system to meet your dog’s specific needs.

In fact, I am so confident in our system that I offer a Bark Busters Lifetime Guarantee, so if any issues ever arise after our training is complete, I will guide you through it free of charge.

I would love to jump on a call with anyone who is facing challenges with their dog - so please do not hesitate to fill out the form below or to call the number directly!


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

Pinto - Potcake

Bark Busters helped with: Aggression

"We've been working with Jack for a few weeks now, and are already seeing results with our dog who is an adorable but fearful fellah. We have committed ourselves to the lessons and are working every day to ensure Jack's lessons are solidified. We had a trainer a few years ago who worked solely on treats/bribery, so we're unlearning those habits and working on really getting to the root of the behaviour. Thank you, Jack and Bark Busters for the lifelong lessons that will support our ability to take leadership so our dog is more comfortable and confident."

Mel Y - Toronto, Ontario


Charlie - Australian Shepherd

Bark Busters helped with: Pulling, Puppy management, Other

"Jack is the new bark buster trainer in Toronto and he is so wonderful to work with!! He is super committed to Charley my dog. He has been super responsive and gone out of his way to make sure Charley gets the training he needs! Charley is a special case he is reactive towards humans and resource guards so he requires lots of special training! Luckily Jack is equipped, knowledgeable and able to train Charley despite his challenges! I’m very happy with Jack and I’m really excited to continue working with him!! The fact that Jack wants me to keep him updated on how Charley is doing shows how much he cares! I’m so happy to have a trainer that is committed and cares about my dog!"

Asnhley S - Toronto, Ontario


"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"

Tom G - Toronto, Ontario


Contact us now!

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.