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!

Salina G.
Salina G. | Rancho Santa Margarita

I was surprised how fast Eearl and Ford responded to my newly taught command skills!...

Eloiza T.
Eloiza T. | Newport Coast

Taught several behavioral tips + immediately saw improvement in our puppy. Extremely satisfied with the experience. ...

Marianne A.
Marianne A. | Laguna Woods

Josh was a joy to learn from! ...

Kahley B.
Kahley B. | Rancho Santa Margarita

First time I've seen improvement in Luca's behavior. He is learning the proper behavior, and it has given us hope! ...

Cathy C.
Cathy C. | San Clemente

Very Very informative, Tad Brown changed his behavior in one day! ...

Margarita M.
Margarita M. | Irvine

Joshua listened to all our concerns we had with our dogs. He explained thoroughly the steps we'd take. He provided us with various resources to ensure our success. He provided with demos and then ...

Tyler W.
Tyler W. | Laguna Niguel

Josh sat with us to really understand our needs and our dogs before starting and really focused on the tough areas. He really understood our dogs personalities and customized the lesson to best suit ...

Ellen P.
Ellen P. | Ladara Ranch

Our session with Josh was incredibly informative. We learned many of the reasons for her behavior and strategies to correct them. We saw improvement very quickly. ...

Amy W.
Amy W. | Irvine

Josh listened to all of our concerns and addressed them. I have more confidence in training my Cavapoo! ...

Jim R.
Jim R. | Rancho

Excellent!! Joshua is very knowledgeable, great trainer! Luma's behavior instantly improved. Very impressive!! Thank you, Joshua! ...

Shelby R.
Shelby R. | Santa Margarita

Josh was able to address our concern with Kenai's separation anxiety and other behaviors our dog was having as well as explained why our dog was exhibiting these behaviors. We have seen improvement ...

Katie Q.
Katie Q. | Irvine

Significant improvement just in one session, I am completely happy with the training program, and felt even more confident moving forward. ...

Maxim J.
Maxim J. | Irvine

Mt session was very straight forward and easy to pick up. My dog showed great progress on our first session! ...

Nina D.
Nina D. | Rancho Santa Margarita

Explanations of each step, very thorough and easy to understand and repeat. Quick results with the tools used. Reinforcement is important, also learned how to deescalate stressful situations and to ...

Tori B.
Tori B. | Mission Viejo

Falling back to basics and reinforcing trust in our dogs. This is a program is simple and requires us to put in the effort to accomplish our goals. ...

Tracie M.
Tracie M. | Newport Beach

Very professional, asked questions, addressed issues. Great with Jessie outside with the trainer's dog Nala- Very easy to understand Josh's directions. Reexplained and reminded me when necessary. ...

Dina K.
Dina K. | Juan Capistrano

It was very productive. There was already a result with our dogs to stop barking, stop stealing food, also addressed leash pulling. ...

Scott Y.
Scott Y. | Aliso Viejo

Very knowledgeable. Great drills & training homework. ...

Nassim E.
Nassim E. | Newport Coast

Excellent! ...

Diana E.
Diana E. | Irvine

Joshua was attentive and thorough in addressing my concerns with Leila. He communicates very clearly and provides concreate tools. ...

Deborah H.
Deborah H. | Laguna Niguel

Lots of material! A great start. Appreciate the detail and reinforcement. ...

Jenelle B.
Jenelle B. | Ladera Ranch

Josh was awesome! My wife and I feel much more confident after today and are excited about training our puppy knowing that we have learned the right things to do! ...

Kerry S.
Kerry S. | Irvine

The guidance needed for my 14# rescue dog that has proven to be an alpha. The aggression shown by my dog has been minimized with today's three-hour session and wit the additional training I will be ...

Nathan V.
Nathan V. | Mission Viejo

Josh came by and immediately got to work. He focused on our needs and separation anxiety. The guidance was accurate and immediately implemented. ...

Paula W.
Paula W. | Aliso Viejo

Amazing how much progress was made in just one session today! Love all the information provided, so we can have it for later recall! ...

Brandi S.
Brandi S. | Ladera Ranch

Lots of great info and saw some immediate improvements. Both of us got a chance to try each exercise and work on commands and work through issues! ...

Julianne S.
Julianne S. | Aliso Viejo

We saw immediate progress and change in her behavior. Josh was direct, but super informative and supportive! ...

Robert A.
Robert A. | Lake Forest

Very professional, working with our trainer. Dogs seem to take to the training impressively quickly! Very happy with the outcome! ...

Elizabeth S.
Elizabeth S. | Trabuco Canyon

Very informative and impressive training! Happy with the depth of knowledge of the trainer! ...

Pete H.
Pete H. | Irvine

The trainer helped/trained me to solve my problems. ...

Tina S.
Tina S. | Lake Forest

Amazing! Joshua is incredible and patient. Very helpful and structed, and easy to follow! ...

Camille H.
Camille H. | Irvine

Wonderful! Life saver! Thank you, Josh, for helping us to know and be able to connect with Bunny! ...

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 ...

Emily T.
Emily T. | Mission Viejo CA

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

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! ...

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 ...

Sandy B.
Sandy B. | Coto de Caza

Dogs did better than I did today! ...

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! ...

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 ...

Chris N.
Chris N. | Dana Point

Noticed results right away! ...

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 ...

Kirvin S.
Kirvin S. | Laguna Beach

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

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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! ...

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. ...

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. ...

Patricia C.
Patricia C. | San Clemente

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

Anthony P.
Anthony P. | Aliso Viejo

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

Debra W.
Debra W. | San Clemente

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

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. ...

Cindy M.
Cindy M. | Dana Point

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

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. ...

Alan S.
Alan S. | Laguna Niguel

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

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! ...

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! ...

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...

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. ...

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....

Cindy V.
Cindy V. | Mission Viejo

Very productive and immediate results!...

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. ...

Heidi C.
Heidi C. | Mission Viejo

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

Jack G.
Jack G. | Mission Viejo

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

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....

Brian M.
Brian M. | Dana Point

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

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. ...

Dimyana S.
Dimyana S. | Irvine

Very informative and instructive. Hands on! ...

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. ...

Juli W.
Juli W. | Aliso Viejo

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

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. ...

Kurt C.
Kurt C. | Mission Viejo

Awesome! Informative! Helpful! ...

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 ...

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! ...

Mackenzie M.
Mackenzie M. | Newport Beach

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

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! ...

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. ...

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! ...

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. ...

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....

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! ...

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 ...

Marc M.
Marc M. | Laguna Niguel

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

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 ...

Stacey B.
Stacey B. | Rancho Santa Margarita

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

Beth M.
Beth M. | Laguna Niguel

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

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! ...

Renee A.
Renee A. | San Juan Capistrano

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

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. ...

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. ...

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 ...

Vanessa B.
Vanessa B. | Irvine

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

Danette B.
Danette B. |

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

 Gracie K.
Gracie K. | Laguna Beach

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

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. ...

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! ...

Saralyn C.
Saralyn C. | Coto de Caza

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

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.