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!

Carol
Carol | Newport beach

Joshua was very informative. He provided a lot of insight on canine behavior. Methods were very gentle and effective....

Donica
Donica | Laguna Niguel

The session was very informative, helpful, and resourceful. Through this, we got to learn more about our dog and ourselves. A great first step to a happy life with our puppy....

Lynn
Lynn | Corona Del Mar

Henry responded very well to the training. I am excited to use the training tips I have learned with Henry and watch his future progress....

Katherine
Katherine | Silverado

Excellent response from the dogs due to clear concise direction. Josh has given us hope that our dogs will be well trained shortly....

Patti
Patti | Misson Viejo

The training was very pleasant and personable. It focused specifically on our needs and the skills we needed. The encouragement given was excellent. We are excited to start the process and training....

Alice
Alice | San Clemente

Josh was very professional, informative, and patient. He asked questions to address and understand our dog's issue's and offered great feedback. We are pleased with the progress in just one session. ...

Ashley
Ashley | San Clemente

Positive and helpful experience. I have the proper guidance to get my dogs on the right path....

Deborah
Deborah | Carona del mar

Josh is intuitive with family and dog. We taught our dog Jack manners in the home. Everything made sense!...

Sophia
Sophia | Aliso Veijo

So much improvement with the first exercise. Very helpful and willing to help! Definitely recommend!...

Fina
Fina | Aliso Viejo

We had a great time with Josh today and our dog Faith. She responded great with Josh's direction. We are hopeful that she will be a happier dog!...

Jackie
Jackie | Irvine

Training instructions were simple and thorough. Josh was extremely helpful in identifying Raichu's problem areas....

Curt
Curt | Laguna Beach

Interactive, kept the puppy very engaged. Provided a lot of good incite to dog behavior., and easy effective methods to correct issues and reinforce good behavior....

Kathi
Kathi | Dana Point

Amazing! We knew we needed to take control of the situation at our home, and Josh demonstrated how to do it. He then observed us helped us with the steps and we already see progress and a change in ...

Cori
Cori | Laguna Niguel

Very friendly, and professional. Also very educational, I am looking forward to more training!...

Nancy
Nancy | Newport Beach

We have used different training programs since we first got our dog as a puppy, and none were successful until today's session. The lessons were clear and easy to understand, easy to implement + best ...

Kanthi
Kanthi | Lake Forest

Well knowledgeable about dog's behavior to direct me how to change their bad behaviors for Casper and Marley....

Brenda
Brenda | San Juan Capistrano

Very knowledgeable, patient and approachable. Was on time and worked well with the entire family (including teenagers)....

Christine
Christine | Mission Viejo

We were all impressed with the transformation in Vito in just one session. We as a family have learned an incredible amount about Vito's language. Looking forward to working together to do what is ...

Kayla
Kayla | Newport Beach

Today's first training session was great! I was given some hope about Milo. I was given great tools and exercises to start training him. I am excited to see where it goes....

Jill
Jill | Laguna Niguel

The fist exercise of door control took about 10-15 minutes, but after that it was amazing to see the response time. Rolls was able to follow the leader and respect the doorways by the end of the ...

Amanda
Amanda | Lake Forest

Very enlightening, I love learning + growing to be better for my pet and felt like I was given the tools to do so!...

Jamie
Jamie | Laguna Hills

Incredibly engaging and positive experience. Josh is patient and persistent in such a great way. Sage will benefit (as will I) from his guidance plus training....

Ann Marie
Ann Marie | Mission Viejo

Josh was great and showed us how to get control of our dogs. One of the dogs gets aggressive towards other dogs and he showed us how to manage it!...

Elizabeth
Elizabeth | San Clemente

We have never seen such a fast transformation in our dogs even after four previous trainers. This is by far the best and only training method for us....

Katy
Katy | Rancho Santa Margarita

Joshua was amazing with both dogs and catering to their individual needs. We were able to see a noticeable difference in the first session and gave us the tools to use at home every day....

Lauren
Lauren | Irvine

Great puppy initial training session, trying to setup a good foundation! Definitely would recommend....

Jenifer
Jenifer | Laguna Niguel

Josh transformed Tito and (us) into focused and understanding mentors, the light bulb is on!...

Crystal
Crystal | Laguna Hills

We had a wonderful time learning techniques with Josh. This program from just this first interaction we can already see improvement. Thank you so much for your help!...

Dorie
Dorie | Rancho Santa Margarita

It was an absolute great experience working with Joshua today. We saw major improvement in our pup and now have direction to train him. We are confident with applying all his techniques for a ...

Jamie
Jamie | Mission Viejo

Joshua was very informative and patient throughout our session. Our dog Bear showed a great improvement in his behavior after just the first session. We look forward to continuing his training and ...

Margaret
Margaret | San Clemente

No nonsense. Straight forward, I must be the leader and show and guide her in certain and consistent terms....

Stefanie
Stefanie | Mission Viejo

Professional and thorough. Thoughtful training with consideration for our puppies ages too + breed. Very satisfied....

David
David | Laguna woods

This experience was excellent, teaching me ways to improve Emilys behavior. Also teaching me my own behaviors and interactions with her....

Jamie
Jamie | Coto De Caza

Good techniques we learned, not treat reward based. Leo responded right away, so something we did not see with prior training,...

Julie
Julie | Aliso Viejo

Thoughtful, Kind, and Direct!...

Janis
Janis | San Juan Capistrano

Good training experience, valuable information. Trainer presented everything clearly and added helpful suggestions!!...

Erin
Erin | Aliso Viejo

Josh was awesome and everything we went over was easy to understand. I have a great game plan and am excited to see all the improvements....

Niousha
Niousha | Newport Beach

We are so happy with Coco's training. Josh was so good with her and taught us s well how to work with her. Se improved immediately and has been doing so well! We are very happy....

Judy
Judy | Irvine

It was really helpful! He gave us a lot of information and tips on how to better our dog's behavior....

CIndy
CIndy | Missions Viejo

So impressed with the way Bullet responded to Joshua. I couldn't Believe how well Bullet reacted to the guidance and how he is reacting to the boundaries that are being set. I'm looking forward to ...

Veronica
Veronica | Newport Beach

First training session was successful! Learned very helped passive leadership skills that I think will work for my pup! We practiced a few techniques that Enzo icked up on quickly. Thanks Josh!...

Joanne
Joanne | Laguna Niguel

Wonderful insight on our puppy behavior. Lots of good instructions and practice. Very impressed!...

Ananda
Ananda | San clemente

It was amazing to see my puppy's progress in just one training session with Joshua. Definitely satisfied with Bark Busters....

Yvonne
Yvonne | Lake Forest

Great experience, Bella responded quickly, and she responded to the training techniques really well....

Robert
Robert | Irvine

The experience was fantastic. Me and my partner had been struggling with our dog's behavior plus our trainer, Josh, gave us a professional and quick rundown of what we need to do! 10/10...

Joe
Joe | Mission Viejo

Focusing on behaviors and how to control them and refocus the dogs. A better understanding of techniques to help changing their behavior. IT was very helpful!...

Heather
Heather | Mission Viejo

Thorough training, basic steps to follow, Lilith responded right away. Positive training calm and practical for owners to learn. I'm excited to practice these techniques with Lilith....

Careena
Careena | Rancho Santa Margarita

Alot of excellent practices and real-life examples of exercises we can utilize. Very happy, friendly and respectful. Lots of patience and a very calming presence....

Cheryl / Ben
Cheryl / Ben | San Clemente

Joshua helped us to learn how to control different situations for better behavior with our dog. Our dog responded well and were confident that we can implement the techniques we have learned today....

Sydney
Sydney | Mission Viejo

Josh was great, after spending the evening with both our dogs we now know what needs to be worked on. We were left with multiple resources on how to properly work with and train our pups....

Heather / Chris
Heather / Chris | Laguna Hills

Josh was an amazing trainer! Our pup has issues with going outside on a leash, and we were able to go out on a walk successfully for the first time. Highly recommend!...

Cheree
Cheree | San clemente

Josh was clearly experienced and followed a plan yet infracted and was sensitive to our dog's issues. Great experience!...

Ally
Ally | Irvine

Today's session was very good! We saw improvements in the few hours we had. We are looking forward to our next session....

Cass
Cass | Laguna Woods

Training was awesome! The information was fantastic....

Maria / Kevin
Maria / Kevin | Irvine

So far were pleased with Obis receptiveness and reaction to the advice Josh provided. Thank you and looking forward to further progress....

Katie
Katie | Laguna Hills

Lenny made noticeable improvement with Joshua's help. He has already improved with barking and meeting big dogs. We learned a lot and we are excited to see Lenny's growth....

Christine
Christine | Irvine

I can see the improvement after the training. It's a professional service!...

Janelle
Janelle | Mission Viejo

Joshua gave great background knowledge into the mindset/ behavior of dogs. Was very clear at explaining what he was doing and why. Saw a great improvement and excited to implement all the strategies....

Angie
Angie | Lake Forest

We had an enjoyable and educational experience. Josh was very professional and great with our dog....

Amy
Amy | San Clemente

Total eye-opening session. So much was revealed on daily things we are doing to encourage negative behavior. SO excited to grow into a leader for our dogs!...

Christine
Christine | Foot Hill Ranch

We were pleasantly surprised by the immediate change we saw after the first session. We feel we now have the tools to effectively be the leader of our pack....

Karen
Karen | Newport Beach

I have a new understanding of being the Leader. Not my dogs!...

Setareh
Setareh | Irivne

We had a great time with our trainer. He was able to detect what area we lack in and created rules for us and our dogs. He gave clear instructions and training!...

Julie
Julie | Aliso Viejo

Joshua is a dog whisperer!!! Our sweet 16 month old boxer, Luca, seemed to have forgotten all manners. After researching, I knew Bark Busters was the place we wanted. Joshua showed up last week and ...

Eva /Merrill
Eva /Merrill | San Clemente

Very clear action focused and result oriented. Josh was very knowledgeable and patient. My Dogs all responded to him at the first session....

Tara
Tara | San Clemente

Great training session: saw that Finn's habits would be corrected with the proper structure. Will need to be consistent with the homework to see him continue to improve!...

Lily
Lily | Sam Clemente

Today we learned new techniques / practices for our puppy Zeke. We worked on potty training, walking on leash, recall and personal space. We already seeing a change in Zeke behavior after our first ...

Susan
Susan | San Juan Capistrano

Covered essential issues and I learned a lot about my pup and how to guide and work with him!...

Scott / Teresa
Scott / Teresa | Aliso Viejo

Clear directions and expectations on training!...

Britten
Britten | Mision Viejo

Responsive, professional, effective. Feel like we are off to a great start! The hope Josh created for us is noticeable, our dog is listening, calmer, and confident!...

Melissa
Melissa | Trabuco Canyon

Josh was very knowledgeable and addressed all of our concerns. He did a great job, and we appreciate all of his help! We will continue to work with Jackson and can't wait to be able to take him out ...

Darren
Darren | Irvine

My dog was struggling with separation anxiety, and Josh taught me a few exercises to help manage it. Freddie seemed very responsive to the exercises, and I look forward to the progress we make ...

Suzanne
Suzanne | Laguna Beach

We learned to be consistent and be a leader! Josh was very helpful and patient with us and Oliver. We are grateful for Josh and Bark Busters!...

Madilyn
Madilyn | Irvine

Coco's behavior was noticeably improved within the first few minutes....

Sally
Sally | Foothill Ranch

Josh spent almost 3 hours working with us and teaching us how to work with Charlie. We are seeing improvement immediately with only voice and easy consistent techniques. Charlie is 3 years old and ...

Julie
Julie | Aliso Viejo

The assertiveness and body language were great tips and amazing! We now know how important Luca needs our guidance! The session was very reassuring and a great experience! He also had us work through ...

Larry
Larry | Aliso Viejo

We now have a solid gameplan! I think if we are consistent, it will work! Our trainer, Josh was patient with us and with our dog!...

Nazila
Nazila | Laguna Hills

Really great first session! We learned great techniques to address our dogs' behaviors!...

Christina / Bob
Christina / Bob | NewPort beach

Josh gave us strategies that we can use to de-escalate before the bad behaviors happen!...

Hayley
Hayley | Mission Viejo

Learned how to be more assertive with our dog and guide him! We also learned some great leash techniques!...

Nicole
Nicole | San Juan Capistrano

Joshua is amazing! Best part is getting some confidence with training. The guidelines were clear and do able. It's encouraging to know our dog will be enjoyable!...

Madilyn
Madilyn | Irvine

i was SO happy at how quickly my dog learned and understood everything in the first session. it's crazy how much improvement i see already and it hasn't even been a day! 10/10 would recommend....

Bradley
Bradley | Mission Viejo

Our two rescues needed to have some behaviors addressed, and we feel more comfortable now after our 3-hour session with them and ourselves than during the four years we have had them. They were ...

Sandy
Sandy | Newport beach

It was great! She learned not to jump on me!...

Liz
Liz | Newport Beach

Our dog totally calmed down! Ivey walked without her usual behavioral issues! She responded quickly to the behavioral techniques employed!...

Sara
Sara | Laguna Beach

We were blown away with Joshua's knowledge and ability to explain the methodology behind the training techniques and how they've been developed with the way dogs think in mind. We saw immediate ...

Carol
Carol | Rancho Santa Margita

We saw a very positive improvement during our first session. Josh was focused and determined to work, effectively with our dogs to improve the issues we have with each dog!...

Janice
Janice | Coto De Caza

Joshua communicates very well. I felt comfortable on my initial call to Barkbusters when I spoke to his assistant. Today's training confirmed everything I was initially told. I was afraid I was going ...

Saeid
Saeid | Irivne

Joshua was wonderfully patient and precise with his directions and customized the tips and tricks to meet our needs. Thank you so much!...

James
James | Carona Del Mar

Josh is very friendly and understanding of dogs innate behavior. With very little time spent we can already see improvement!...

Jeff
Jeff | San Clemente

It is always hard to hear that you are the one that is being controlled but we were given the tools to take back control with very manageable tools we already have! Great Experience!...

Sally
Sally | Foothill Ranch

Great guidance in how to manage and control behavior, calm Charlie down and make sure he understands boundaries....

Jan
Jan | San Clemente

We were surprised at how quickly our dog responded to the training. Looking forward to seeing improvements as we work with her. Joshua was great to work with!...

Sianna
Sianna | Newport beach

I had a great first experience using Bark Busters. Our trainer, Joshua was a great trainer, he taught me and my dogs a lot of new tips! I have already noticed a difference in my dog's behavior on the ...

Starr
Starr | San Jaun Capistran

The training was so informative. I loved that Joshua showed me step by step how to teach my dogs that I'm in charge. Great information left with me to continue to have well behaved dogs! I am so ...

Shannelle
Shannelle | Lake Forest

We are all very pleased with our first session. We are definitely looking forward to our next session. We learned a lot of things, but we also learned things we would never have thought of! Our ...

Shalimar
Shalimar | Newport beach

Very noticeable improvement over the course of the first session. Clear training plan customized for our dogs. All concerns addressed with great detail....

Natalia
Natalia | Laguna Hills

We were given great and useful information to help our puppy succeed!...

Erica
Erica | Irvine

Josh was great to work with. He was patient and gave clear direction and support. Winston learned quickly and we look forward to his continued progress....

Rachel
Rachel | Newport Beach

Joshua addressed all the issues I was having and gave me several exercises to help resolve the issues....

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.

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