Live a Happier Life Together With Your Dog

Are you experiencing behavioral issues with your dog? Our dog-friendly training methods can help you overcome these issues quickly. We train in your home where you and your dog are most comfortable. With our efficient, results-oriented training program, you can achieve the communication and leadership you want with your dog.

Servicing: Aliso Viejo, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, 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

Dog Training Services

Common Dog Behavioral Issues We Address:

  • Aggression
  • Barking
  • Biting
  • Change in Address
  • Chewing
  • Destruction
  • Digging
  • Focus & Listening
  • Housebreaking
  • Improving Confidence
  • Jumping
  • Leash Pulling
  • Marking
  • New Baby Preparation
  • Obsessiveness
  • Respecting Other Pets
  • Running Away
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sibling Rivalry – in House Tensions/ Fights


Not sure where your dog could use improvement? Take our free behavioral quiz today.

About Joshua

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Best Dog Training in South Orange County!

I have been working with dogs since I was 6 years old. My family bred Boxer’s for AKC and Show. Over the time we were breeding we began spending more time training for show! This is where I got my first start, walking dogs and teaching the basics. My mother spent a lot of time teaching me how to show and pose a dog. By the time I was 9 years old I had my first Boxer, Diamond, ready for show! He did place in the top 5 and his bloodline was considered finished!

I continued working with dogs up into my early teens and twenties. I have 3 dogs - Nala, Caine, and Pongo. All three of our rescue dogs have been saved from multiple different shelters. Caine was considered aggressive and was to be an "only-dog". I worked with him over the first couple months of having him and helped transform him to the fun, dog loving Pitbull he is today. Nala is my Yellow Lab-mix, and Pongo a Beagle Pointer mix.

I have now trained hundreds of dogs, and in 2022 I received the award for top single-owner Bark Busters business operator. I have also received awards for receiving the most reviews in a year - a testament to my clients and our relationship. 

With hundreds of dogs trained that means I have also taught hundreds of clients how to train and communicate with their dogs, and ultimately to live a much happier life together. I truly love what I do and enjoy teaching and working with people! I hope to have the opportunity to work with and help you!

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What Makes Bark Busters South Orange County Unique

Bark Busters is the worldwide leader of in-home dog training, helping over 1 million families and their dogs around the globe since 1989. We wholeheartedly believe in our methods and 30+ years of results. At Bark Busters South Orange County, we clear up the miscommunication between dogs and humans at the root of many behavioral issues by teaching everyone to speak the same language – dog!

Our nurturing, dog-friendly approach teaches you, the pet parent, the same natural communication methods that dogs understand instinctively. Our efficient, results-oriented, training program prioritizes clear communication and leadership while addressing issues in the locations they occur.

This means faster, longer-lasting solutions for you and your dog.

Dogs learn best in a familiar, safe environment, free of outside distractions and disruptions. That’s why we come directly to your home, on your schedule to build an effective foundation for better behavior. We work first to build an effective foundation for better behavior. We teach you how to communicate with your dog. Dogs naturally live in families and look their family leaders for guidance, safety, and love. Most people don't know how to appeal to a dog's natural sense of leadership or communication. We teach you how to use friendly, canine leadership and to "speak dog" using your body language, voice tones, and timing so you and your dog communicate better! You will see results. You want to see a change in your dog’s behavior, preferably sooner rather than later.

Any Breed. Any Age. Any Issue. Get Started Today!

We customize our training sessions to achieve your specific goals and meet your dog’s unique needs. When you Learn to Speak Dog the Bark Busters Way, you get real results – and nurture positive relationships and lasting emotional bonds with your canine family member.

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Home Dog Training

Our Services

Bark Buster trainers conduct the one-on-one training in your home, without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for dog obedience training at a kennel. After learning in your home, our behavioral therapist and trainer will work with you as needed outside and around real distractions, once you and your dog are ready.

Life of Dog Support Guarantee

Life of Dog Support Guarantee

Bark Busters Home Dog Training provides a Life of Dog Support Guarantee that is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog's behavior and obedience problems and to provide customers with the satisfaction of ongoing support and peace of mind.

Behavior Issues


We're here to help. From general dog training tips, to puppy toilet training best practices, to learning about various dog breeds we've worked with, Bark Busters offers our free tips and advice on common dog behavior problems and more.

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South Orange County Client Reviews

See what our clients have to say

We had our first session 4 days ago and I think I learned more than my pup!! I have a miniature bull terrier (Jorgie) and we are trying to get him to be less reactive to dogs and other sounds. Just in the past 4 days doing the daily homework of just 15-30 mins that Joshua gave us I have already seen a huge improvement. We have already seen his confidence improve to push past some mental barriers Jorgie has at since he broke his leg. But the biggest thing that we can't thank Joshua enough for is his ability to focus on us during walks and not react as much when he sees other dogs.

I definitely recommend Bark Busters to anyone looking to help their dog live a more stress-free, anxiety-free, and all-around happier life. They make it so easy to understand dog psychology and give you exercises that help you start seeing results immediately. Also, they give you a lifetime guarantee for your dog's life, so even if in the future you need help with anything you know that they are there for you!

Thank you so much Josh for all your help, we are excited for you to see how much improvement Jorgie has made in his next session!!
Josh from Bark Busters was great!
He observed my 2 dogs, Cooper 10 years and Micah 9 months for a few minutes when he arrived. He got to see them in full action😬 Then we talked about what was happening with them.
I had a contractor over at the same time and he was amazed that in 10 minutes Cooper and Micah were different dogs!
We have a very active home with lots of people in and out and each person that has seen them have all said the same thing, ”Who are these pups and what did you do with Cooper and Micah”?
Now the key is to use the tools I have been given consistently. It will be a much calmer household for sure.
I highly recommend Bar Busters!
Thank you Joshua!!
I rescued a Miniature Pinscher and German Shepherd mix that had developed some reactivity and aggression with other family dogs and strangers. I also really wanted to get him some help with managing those behaviors and building confidence with him. After hearing from a different company who wanted to use negative reinforcements such as prong and shock collars for my dog, I was able to find BarkBusters and work one on one with Joshua, shock collars, prongs, or anything to inflict more fear were even advised against. I immediately saw a boost in confidence with my dog after our first session and since then our daily exercises have been mostly stress- free for the both of us, and my dog can continue to enjoy the outdoors. There is still a lot more work to be done, but Joshua does great and I have no doubt he will help us reach those goals.
Maui was a star student today and learned quicky! I am really looking forward to his progress.
Techniques are right on! The quick changes are life changing. Ruling the home already feels secure, conquering the home together!
Knowledgeable, patient, available
Josh was very patient and, he addressed all the issues I had with Royal and Kianga. My daughter, and I saw results right away and with the instruction and lessons my dogs with continue to improve. THANK YOU!
Josh was informative and explained the program thoroughly. He helped us to understand our dog better.
Joshua taught us excellent tools for claiming our space around guests. He taught us how to be the leader and let River know that we are in charge. River seems calmer now!
Josh was very knowledgeable about dog's behaviors plus demonstrated ways to help Miko be less anxious and less reactive.
Joshua was awesome with our dog Buckley. We were notably able to see a difference in his behavior by me and of the training. Buckley was way more confident in settings that he was normally in skittish!
We were very pleased with the results!
Great session today! We worked on cutting the cord, PLAC, and boundaries!
Professional approach to training our puppy! Immediate, positive results within the training session. Lots of handouts to help daily training!
I was given very helpful tips and insight on areas where I needed to improve to help Jagger. Everything was explained in a way that gave me a better understanding on how to train Jagger and had immediate results with the first few hours.
Our first session was really amazing. I've never seen Lulu more focused on me and the idea of control was very effective. Joshua was clear and extremely effective. He is very knowledgeable and provides clear guidance on how to train Lulu and what type of dog she is.
Incredible! Josh was amazing and gave us so many tangible training exercises, and advice. We were at our wits end and we saw instantaneous results. Highly recommend!
The session was very well laid out, and there was a definite improvement in Finlay's behavior. Also, the information provided in the handout is very organized.
Josh was a breath of fresh air guiding us not to be on house arrest from our puppy. We saw improvements right away.
I wish he was here every day! My trainer was extremely confident, and he even helped me to identify my dog's breed.
Very helpful right away. Taught me how to correctly train my dog in a short time.
Awesome experience, very great handler!
I appreciated the method of discissions, examples, and application of practice. Also practicing each exercise utilized in training.
My dog was struggling with leash pulling and jumping on guests. We were able to immediately practice the exercise to correct this behavior. The differences I noticed were night and day!
We saw Immediate Improvement in Boot's even within the first hour. We've learned so much about what we need to do to improve our training and Boots learned so much too. We're excited to see how he improves more during this process.
Great session! Joshua has been a great help. I'm having high hopes with my dog after this session.
Amazing! Never thought Avery would tolerate a vacuum. Johsua was very patent and helpful. I am so excited to see my dog for and Avery progress.

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