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Dog training in York Region and Markham

Samantha Mabee & Josh Horton

Behaviour Therapists and Trainers
Servicing Areas:
York Region including Newmarket Richmond Hill Markham Thornhill Aurora King City Vaughan.

Call free: 866.418.4584


Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we have implemented an individualized video conference dog training program. With this program I will be able to help you and your dog make progress on the most frustrating training or behaviour problems. It is also great for getting a puppy's training headed in the right direction in a timely manner. Contact me if you'd like to learn more about how this works.

Congratulations for taking this big step for your dog. Lets get you the help you need!

We are Samantha Mabee and Josh Horton, your Bark Busters Dog Trainers in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, and all of York Region. We enrich people's lives by teaching them to have calm, well behaved dogs who listen.

We both have a deep passion for helping people and dogs. That is what drew us to Bark Busters. After an intensive training program in Squamish BC, we set out to help people in our community better understand and educate their dogs and live better lives together.

We have the privilege to work with each family one-on-one in their own home. This allows us to understand and empathize with their unique situation, struggles, and frustrations. We will take the time to figure out the root cause of the negative behaviours and explain it to you. Then we come up with the most effective, individualized training plan for your situation and your dog. Our greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the relief on clients faces once they realize how simple it can be to have a calm, relaxed dog who listens. For most people, they see a transformation in the very first lesson!

Bark Busters is a better way to train your dog. Our natural methods do not use punishment or force. No dog needs to feel pain to learn. We focus on solving the root cause of through clear communication and education. For example, if your dog is barking too much, pulling on the leash too much, or has anxiety or fear, we want to first find out why and then solve the underlying problem. Our program is designed to help your dog understand what you want them to do and what you don't---in a way that they clearly understand. Once we do that, the negative behaviours, which are typically just symptoms of the real problem, are much easier to deal with.

We believe in our ability so much that Bark Busters offers a Written Lifetime Guarantee. This means that, as long as you are doing your part and following the plan we provide, we will come out again free of charge if problems come back or new ones emerge at ANY point in your dog's life. Even with difficult problems like dog aggression and separation anxiety, I will work with you to find the solution you need. There are over 300 Bark Busters trainers in 6 countries around the world. We are a group of professionals who share knowledge and experience to help each of us get the best for our clients.

When behaviour problems get solved, the dogs are less stressed and the humans are less stressed. That is the foundation for a much stronger dog-human bond. Seeing our human and dog clients live better lives together is our greatest source of satisfaction.

It's time for action! You are so close to seeing frustrating and stressful behaviours go away. Call us or fill out the contact form below and we can talk to you about your situation and discuss how we can help. If you feel it is right for you, we can set up an appointment and start making progress.

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

"I cant begin to explain how absolutely pleased we are with Tara and her level of knowledge, her sense of love for what she does, and her ability to help us in a way that showed immediate results!!!! From the first 5 minutes tara entered our home, our pack responded (and we have a true pack of 7 dogs). Obviously some things will take time to break old habits but those who come to our home often have been here and are AMAZED at the 180 degree turn in behavior! My barking howling and jumping pack was now silent, obedient and much nicer to greet! I cant espress enough how pleased we are. This is such a non-invasive, loving but leader of the pack type training. All hands off and basically your voice with the aid of a few non harmful tools help gain the results we want. Thank you so much Tara!!!! We will be recommending you and bark busters to everyone we know!!!! It was a pleasurable experience for both us and our pack!!!"

Marianne W - Brooklin, 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.