Welcome To Bark Busters!

Joshua Furchess, Certified Dog Trainer & Dog Behavioral Therapist

Live a Happier Life Together with Your Dog!

If you are struggling with dog behavior issues, looking for advice with your new puppy or rescue, or just wanting a strong foundation for your relationship with your dog or dogs, I can help.

Any Breed. Any Age. Any Issue. Contact me today to learn more!

Emily T.
Emily T. | Mission Viejo CA

Very thorough and caring. I feel confident that we have the tools to take care of Bogey. ...

Paul F.
Paul F. | Mission Viejo

Trainer (Josh) was very clear, concise, and directed us how to train our dogs directly. He teaches us how to train which is critical. He addressed all of our challenges and gave us homework and ...

Raquel B.
Raquel B. | Lake Forest

Josh did a wonderful job training Trixi. She responded very well. He was very thorough plus patient. He is a miracle worker! ...

Sandy B.
Sandy B. | Coto de Caza

Dogs did better than I did today! ...

Michael O.
Michael O. | Laguna Beach

Josh took the time to understand the particular issues we were challenged with specifically pulling on the leash, barking at passersby, and respecting personal space. We implemented corrections that ...

Kirvin S.
Kirvin S. | Laguna Beach

Unbelievable progress on the first day of training! Highly recommend Joshua as a highly competant and companionate trainer. ...

Medora Z.
Medora Z. | Laguna Niguel

Josh was able to teach me how better to teach her! She may have some bad experiences w/ me that puts her on guard, but Josh helped a lot with recognizing the behavior and the methods how to fix this ...

Chris N.
Chris N. | Dana Point

Noticed results right away! ...

Michael P.
Michael P. | Newport Coast

Joshua is very professional and to the point, detailed, plus came prepared. Lucy was very receptive to him. We learned so much to make our lives plus lucy's life easier + with more joy! The ...

Chenal A.
Chenal A. | Irvine

We were provided great philosophy plus lessons on how to train and understand our dog. Lucky learned a lot today! ...

Adriana H.
Adriana H. | Mission Viejo

Josh helped Ammo learn how to stop pulling and help stop him from eating rocks. He also showed us "place" where the dog stays in his bed will not get off unless he has permission. He is also learning ...

Heather G.
Heather G. | Laguna Niguel

Sheeba responded to the commands, and I see where she will continue to respond with consistent behaviors from me. I think were on the road to a well-behaved dog. ...

Shruti P.
Shruti P. | Irvine

Tips/ tricks were simple yet effective. Could see significant improvement within seconds (Over a couple attempts)! Extremely happy with how he explained why he has certain behaviors and how to correct...

Kelly C.
Kelly C. | Laguna Hills

Josh explained and that helped us with the exercises given to train Winston to listen. Setting boundaries is important and something we did not do when he was a puppy. We understand that we will need ...

Priscilla R.
Priscilla R. | Trabuco Canyon

I saw an immediate improvement in Luna after my first training session. She responded well to the methods Josh taught us! ...

Laura C.
Laura C. | Mission Viejo

The verbal rules Joshua gave me to make my dogs respond changed their behavior! ...

Anthony P.
Anthony P. | Aliso Viejo

Great session! We learned a lot and saw lots of improvement! ...

Patricia C.
Patricia C. | San Clemente

Effective training! Our dog is doing a lot better already. Immediate results for our pup! ...

Laurie L.
Laurie L. | Mission Viejo

Our training was awesome! Thorough and to the point of the problems. We are excited to see our Izzy be the best dog she can be. ...

Mike H.
Mike H. | San Juan Capistrano

Joshua spent as much time as necessary to provide us with the skills we need for Murphy. We were given time and techniques to be successful. ...

Jenna H.
Jenna H. | Irvine

Today's session was incredibly helpful! We've already seen notable improvement in Harley's behavior. Josh was amazing with her and gave us lots of tips/ homework before our next session. ...

Debra W.
Debra W. | San Clemente

Very effective! Surprising how much progress we made in one session. ...

Cindy M.
Cindy M. | Dana Point

Today gave me confidence to help Bodie plus to be our best!...

Sarah B.
Sarah B. | Dana Point

Clear communication. Awesome to have great instructions! Joshua explains dog psychology with simple terms, his reaching reaches all learning types! ...

Alan S.
Alan S. | Laguna Niguel

A great education on the dog's mentality! Amazing how quickly they understood. ...

Terry I.
Terry I. | San Clemente

Very impressed with the knowledge and experience. Joshua clearly knows what he is doing. He is truly an expert. ...

Natalia A.
Natalia A. | Lake Forest

Josh was very helpful in guiding me to make the appropriate corrections with my dog's behavior. Xena made tremendous improvement during the visit and I'm sure will continue to do so with the tools and...

Kurt B.
Kurt B. | Trabuco Canyon

Very positive. Helpful to walk and practice loose leash walking! Talked about ways to communicate effectively with our dog! ...

Sandi L.
Sandi L. | Lake Forest

I saw immediate difference in Jamesons behavior within 30 mins! I feel well equipped to handle pretty much every concern + heed Jamesons behavior. ...

Cindy V.
Cindy V. | Mission Viejo

Very productive and immediate results!...

Clay W.
Clay W. | Dana Point

Josh was extremely knowledgeable, directly communicated, plus was patient with all our questions. He helped us understand why he was teaching us the things he was teaching....

Jeff W.
Jeff W. | Mission Viejo

Josh is very knowledgeable; we noticed a difference right AWAY! Great training program! ...

Rachel S.
Rachel S. | Irvine

Concise, informative. Overall great service, no fluff. ...

Jack G.
Jack G. | Mission Viejo

We noticed changes almost instantly after reinforcing the corrective behaviors. We were very satisfied! ...

Heidi C.
Heidi C. | Mission Viejo

Joshua was very thorough and professional during this first training session. We noticed an improvement immediately. ...

Brian M.
Brian M. | Dana Point

Great training! Felt we got a lot of good tools for training our puppy! ...

Lauren B.
Lauren B. | Coto de Caza

Kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, amazing! I would recommend Josh to anyone. He explained everything and was patient with us....

Bridget B.
Bridget B. | Newport Beach

Josh made his instructions very clear and demonstrated exactly what he wanted. He took the time to know us and Enzo which helped foster a great learning environment. ...

Iciar A.
Iciar A. | Irvine

The training weas very useful and a great introduction to the right steps to address any issue. Very clear explanations, steps to take, and very informative. ...

Juli W.
Juli W. | Aliso Viejo

Very helpful and informative. I think we will be successful. Learned better ways to handle our dogs! ...

Julie G.
Julie G. | San Clemente

Josh was fantastic with Peter and there was a marked difference in his behavior in a matter of 2 hours. ...

Dimyana S.
Dimyana S. | Irvine

Very informative and instructive. Hands on! ...

Malorie G.
Malorie G. | Newport Beach

Our first session with Joshua was a complete success. Within minutes our 7-month-old Golden was listening and honoring our space / listening and responding on the leash, we can't wait to see what ...

Kurt C.
Kurt C. | Mission Viejo

Awesome! Informative! Helpful! ...

Jennifer H.
Jennifer H. | Trabuco Canyon

It was a pleasure. Louie showed immediate improvement! The direction given to me provided me with the confidence to learn to grow with my dog! ...

Homaira S.
Homaira S. | Mission Viejo

Learned to communicate with my dogs properly with strong leadership. Hope all of us will enjoy each other safely in and out of the home. Thank you! ...

Mackenzie M.
Mackenzie M. | Newport Beach

In one session there was already a noticeable difference. Would recommend to anyone who needs help with training! ...

Karen P.
Karen P. | Coto De Caza

Tremendous improvement on the ability to walk the dogs and being able to enter the home with out dogs jumping and running out! ...

Valerie H.
Valerie H. | Coto de Caza

Josh spent a lot of time giving us detailed information on how to train our dog and what we should do to improve her behavior. We are very excited to use his recommendations. ...

Amber E.
Amber E. | Laguna Beach

Fantastic training! Josh showed me how my body language and cues are influencing my dog's behavior. He provided simple actionable steps I can incorporate into daily life. ...

Marc M.
Marc M. | Laguna Niguel

Josh was great with all 3 dogs! Wonderful training tools! ...

Tiffany V.
Tiffany V. | Irvine

The training session was great! We learned a lot already and seen a difference in our pup! Josh took the time to answer all our questions and the extra time to make sure we got a good handle on the ...

Haylee V.
Haylee V. | San Clemente

I feel very hopeful for the future, Kaia is already showing a lot of improvement+ I'm excited to keep going! ...

Cory J.
Cory J. | Mission Viejo

Very informative and helpful to work with our dog. We are excited to continue to work with our dog and be consistent....

Beth M.
Beth M. | Laguna Niguel

Unbelievable! Our first three-hour session and all our dogs stopped barking at noises! ...

Stacey B.
Stacey B. | Rancho Santa Margarita

Very knowledgeable, friendly plus patient! Easy to learn and easy to follow instructions! ...

Gen D.
Gen D. | Aliso Viejo

Josh did an excellent job being professional in our home. He knew exactly how to target our dog's behavior. He was very personable and taught us a lot of reduction strategies. He took the time to ...

Renee A.
Renee A. | San Juan Capistrano

We noticed a big difference with our dogs so far! We are excited to see progression. ...

Henry L.
Henry L. | San Clemente

In person, in home instruction is key! He was very patient with us + our questions. Clear foundational training with corrections + praise! Excellent! ...

Amber R.
Amber R. | Irvine

I wasn't sure what I was doing was working to stop my puppy from barking, so I contacted Bark Busters. After the session, I saw what I was doing absolutely wasn't working! Now I know what to do and I ...

James H.
James H. | San Juan Capistrano

We got immediate improvement as soon as the trainer arrived. We are feeling very confident in the training we have been taught. ...

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G. | Laguna Niguel

A great experience with Joshua helping with Maya! She really responded to his cues, and we learned many tips to work on moving forward. ...

Danette B.
Danette B. |

Great experience! We addressed barking and rushing to the door. Josh was patient and very clear. I would highly recommend. ...

Vanessa B.
Vanessa B. | Irvine

I am appreciative of the training session toady! Not only did my dogs behavior improve, my skills improved also! ...

Staci A.
Staci A. | Rancho Santa Margarita

It was great to learn the tools to help Nash + Valentine become better trained pups! I look forward to using these tools for the future. ...

 Gracie K.
Gracie K. | Laguna Beach

Joshua did an amazing job teaching us how to guide + correct Freya! ...

Sophie K.
Sophie K. | Aliso Viejo

It was fantastic! I loved the way Joshua worked with my puppies. For the first time I can see the change in my puppy's behavior. Thank you! ...

Amal F.
Amal F. | Laguna Beach

Joshua worked with us to understand Junies issues and areas for improvement and was able to quickly make immediate changes. He was super clear and made the whole process so easy, we are excited to ...

Saralyn C.
Saralyn C. | Coto de Caza

Understand parenting our dogs. The necessity for dogs' to be protected and also how to discipline. ...

Gabe F.
Gabe F. | Laguna Niguel

Training went very well, very surprised how well Callie picked up on the training. Very Happy with the results we got in just 1 day. Josh training sessions are not only effective but also enjoyable. ...

April L.
April L. | Mission Viejo

We are pleased with Tuckers progress today; he is able to lose leash walk and not charge the door. We have a great expectation for success. ...

Blake D.
Blake D. | Dana Point

I noticeably saw an improvement with our dog after practicing place, hold, and sit. I learned more about my dog's behaviors than I wouldn't have noticed before. I felt safe and comfortable during...

Jeff T.
Jeff T. | Laguna Niguel

I was surprised by how quickly Josey adapted to our training session. Josh is a lifesaver and now I have hope that my dog can learn correct behavior. Now I have to stay consistent and do my homework. ...

Christina N.
Christina N. | Mission Viejo

Great information and hands on experience with our dog. I'm looking forward to implementing these techniques with Yoshi and having a better relationship with him and all our family members. ...

Marylyn W.
Marylyn W. | San Clemente

Josh is excellent! Clearly, explained all training procedures and made a comprehensive training plan. ...

Kate V.
Kate V. | Coto De Caza

Incredibly clear and helpful. Good explanation of the why and practical application. Almost immediate impact, and clear action plan going forward. Addressed all issues and we feel like a great start. ...

Janell M.
Janell M. | Laguna Hills

I was very stressed and anxious concerning my dog Sadie's separation anxiety. I was getting complaints from neighbors and found Bark Busters online. Josh made a HUGE difference in my dogs at the first...

Ryan B.
Ryan B. | Laguna Hills

Josh was great. This service provides some great tips moving forward with any training....

Nicole C.
Nicole C. | Rancho Santa Margarita

Excellent training - addressed all issues we are struggling with - potty training, biting, and place. Also gave food recommendations etc. Very excited to continue the training journey. ...

Tricia R.
Tricia R. | Dana Point

Very positive. Saw results immediately. Thorough and professional. ...

Julianne W.
Julianne W. | San Clemente

Joshua had assessed our needs and prioritized and focused on the skills to correct behavior. Amazing results, very effective, and wore our dogs out! Looking forward to practicing and getting ...

Rachel Q.
Rachel Q. | Mission Viejo

Extremely educational and helpful in how to manage both bad and good behavior in our puppy! We better understand our pup's behavior due to her unique breed, and what she needs to be successful! ...

Dan N.
Dan N. | Newport Coast

Training was very helpful! opened my eyes to what my dog responded too! My response from my dog was good! ...

Roxanne G.
Roxanne G. | Mission Viejo

Josh was very helpful in immediately improving Auggie's issues. We appreciate his guidance and patience in show us how to manage situations. ...

Andrew M.
Andrew M. | Rancho Santa Margarita

Josh was great! Very informative and i learned a lot in a short period of time! ...

Adam R.
Adam R. | Dana Point

Josh arrived and reassured us immediately that he would address our concerns. He took us seriously and provided several tools and drills. Were excited to implement our learnings and see results! ...

Yvette B.
Yvette B. | Newport Beach

On our very first session our dog was AWARE of our commands and walking without pulling within 10 minutes! Immediate results! Josh was incredibly helpful and friendly! ...

Erene A.
Erene A. | Newport Beach

Such a great experience. Immediately saw changes in our dogs! Can't wait to see them [progress! ...

Cynthia M.
Cynthia M. | Lake Forest

Very useful providing clear understanding of dog behavior and mentality as well as effective application of training! ...

George G.
George G. | Rancho Santa Margarita

Today's session was very informative. Piper is already showing us what a good girl she is and how well she will do with structure. We appreciate your help!! ...

Peter S.
Peter S. | Mission Viejo

WE went over the basics of corrections, establishing patterns, and management. It was super helpful and approachable. ...

Debra S.
Debra S. | San Clemente

We cannot believe after just one session our dog; Martin has improved already! Our dog was very reactive and protective. Josh was able to shake my hand multiple times and sit next to me! This could ...

Courtney B.
Courtney B. | Laguna Hills

Our trainer, Joshua Furchess was incredible. He quickly helped us understand how to communicate better with our dog so she can make good choices. ...

Neda Farbod G.
Neda Farbod G. | Laguna Hills

Great explanation and description, to provide understanding. He was knowledgeable in working with dogs and provided immediate differences in Wilbur. Clear with what we as dog parents need to do ...

Michelle S.
Michelle S. | Laguna Niguel

Josh was amazing. He trained me and my dogs. I did not expect these results this quickly....

Shaun L.
Shaun L. | Laguna Niguel

We have already seen a big improvement and we are very excited to see what comes. Josh is very knowledgeable and a great communicator. ...

Emily L.
Emily L. | Laguna Niguel

Josh is a very informative trainer to work with. He solved our dog's leash pulling issues in a matter of a couple of minutes. Feel very confident knowing he has our backs through this process. ...

JoAnn F.
JoAnn F. | Lake Forest

Joshua taught us several valuable techniques to address the behaviors exhibited by Kona. She has severe separation anxiety, and he has directed us techniques to work on. ...

Lucy D.
Lucy D. | Irvine

Joshua is very patient and experienced trainer. I am so glad to see the results from this 1st training session. Thank you! ...

Dhiraj R.
Dhiraj R. | Irvine

Excellent instructions and explanations as well as understanding the root of dog's behavior + mine. Very effective training methods that showed immediate results! ...

COMMON BEHAVIOR

IN DOGS

Most behavioral issues are learned based on both experiences and environment. That’s why in home dog training is so effective because this is where most behavioral issues occur and it’s where your dog feels the safest. Because your dog can’t speak English and you can’t “speak dog” many miscommunications occur. At Bark Busters, we can teach you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands.

Areas

We Service

Aliso Viejo, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, East Irvine, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Silverado, Trabuco Canyon, and all communities in Southern Orange County.

The GameChanger® is the revolutionary new dog toy that will keep your dog busy for hours. Simply open up (easy for humans - hard for dogs) the GameChanger® and fill with his favorite treats. He will be happily occupied working out how to make the GameChanger® spill out its treats.

Make pulling on the lead a thing of the past. This one-of-a-kind harness is easy to use and needs little effort to get your dog walking by your side using it's patented, revolutionary communication system.