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: Alviso, Campbell, Cupertino, Fremont, Hayward, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Newark, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Stanford, Sunnyvale, Union City

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 Josh

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Best Dog Training in Santa Clara County!

Your dog can have good manners! With our personalized one-on-one dog training, we help you understand the way dogs communicate. We believe in empowering dog owners with simple, effective, time-efficient, and cruelty-free techniques that will work alongside dogs’ natural instincts. No harmful methods. No unnecessary treats.

Welcome. I am Josh Rombro your Bark Busters Dog Trainer and Dog Behavioral Therapist in Santa Clara County. I have been a dog lover since childhood. I grew up with two dogs of my own, Smeagol and Wookiee. They were both Bichon Frise, a breed notorious for needing lots of care and maintenance, but those little furballs were my best friends. Whether I was coming home to my own dogs, or visiting some friends with their own furry buddies, I was always the first on the floor to introduce myself by letting him know I was there to play. Now, it's me and my rescue - a white Labrador named Bruce, who is a perfect gentleman.

In his past life, Bruce was a stud for a breeder. He was mostly left outdoors and experienced little-to-no socialization, attention, exercise, training, or care. He was largely a business asset, and not much more. He didn’t know his name and he wasn’t used to the love and security of having anyone stable upon which to rely. After being rescued early in the pandemic and stuck inside with me for more than a year, he developed a very strong case of separation anxiety, and a lingering weight issue.

After months and months of trying to "wing it" with internet research, I had made no substantive progress with my own dog training. I knew I needed professional guidance. I wanted someone who stood by their service and I really needed results. I called Bark Busters and was especially impressed by their Life of Dog Support Guarantee.

My Bark Busters trainers taught me how to "Speak Dog" - to communicate more effectively and put my dog on a path to a long and healthy life. If it hadn’t made so much sense, I would have called it magic. But it wasn’t magic - it was highly intuitive and incredibly effective. Bruce is a happier, calmer, and more independent-than-ever dog. He has also lost nearly 25 pounds, has more energy, and fewer allergies. Bark Busters was truly a life changing experience for our family.

At my core, I am a life-long educator. Ever since I was a student myself, I have been engaged in roles where I was sharing what I knew with others. I have been a private tutor, a wrestling coach, a test-preparation instructor, a special-needs teacher/mentor, and a high school math teacher.

Once I learn something, I feel a need to share it with others who can benefit from the knowledge. This truth is exactly what led to me join Bark Busters and take the rigorous classroom and hands-on training program and become a Bark Busters master dog trainer and dog behavioral therapist myself. After experiencing first-hand what Bark Busters did for me and my dog, Bruce, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share that blessing with others. I made the leap, and I’ve been taught and mentored by some of the very best in the world.

Using the Bark Busters method, l can teach you the difference between dog obedience and good behavior, and help identify the root of the problems you are experiencing with your dog's behavior so that you can live a happier life together with your dog. If you've recently added a puppy to your family, start puppy training with me now and build a strong bond with a foundation of leadership, trust, and respect in your home between you and your new canine companion. 

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What Makes Bark Busters Santa Clara 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 Santa Clara 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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Santa Clara County Client Reviews

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Josh was super amazing with my (almost) 10 month old Mini Australian Shepherd. You can tell that he is very invested in the success of the dogs and humans alike. While he is very knowledgeable of dog mannerisms and behaviors he empowers the owners to trust their gut about their dog's behaviors and mannerisms. Just in short span of time, Josh was able to help me lead my puppy and help him understand acceptable vs unacceptable behavior! In addition to his amazing training techniques Josh is a certified nutrionist and was able to give helpful tips and resources on leading a healthier lifestyle for my pup!
Josh is a wonderful trainer to work with. My family has a Red Fox Labrador and German Shepard-Labrador mix, both of whom are in need of training. With just one lesson we are already seeing changes in their behavior and we have ideas for further improvements. We look forward to continual consultations and visits and have confidence that his guidance will give our dogs the growth we need from them.
We recently started working with Josh for both our dogs: a 10-year-old dog, Paisley, and a 12-year-old dog, Bailey.

Bailey struggled with aggression issues, which have worsened over time. With two young toddlers at home, this was terrifying. Paisley has had problems with anxiousness and separation anxiety. She also started having accidents inside the house, which was becoming a real issue for us.

Josh helped us meet both dogs' core needs, such as the right type of food, leadership, and interactions. He was patient and understanding, taking the time to answer all of our questions and teach us techniques to use at home. His background as a former teacher was incredibly helpful. He made concepts stick in our minds by relating them to simple, memorable classroom examples.

We were really impressed with Josh's approach to working with Bailey's aggression. He didn't use any harsh methods. He immediately helped us correct Bailey's behavior, where he kept barking and jumping up to steal our toddlers' food. Thanks to Josh's guidance, Bailey's behavior has improved significantly...instantly...almost magically.

We HIGHLY recommend Josh as a dog trainer. He is knowledgeable, patient, and genuinely cares about the well-being of the dogs he works with. We are grateful for the progress we've made with both Bailey and Paisley, and we look forward to continuing our work with Josh in the future.
Josh is an incredible teacher and our two dogs responded to him immediately. Very happy we chose Josh to work with us, my husband and I learned a number of techniques that we have applied with immediate results. Looking forward to working with Josh and highly recommend him to anyone interested in the right way to train and enjoy your dogs. A real pro and a great trainer!
Josh did a fantastic job in just one session with our Bernedoodle Winston. He's a sweet dog that just was too riled up with guests and things outdoors, and Josh helped us understand how to better communicate with Winston. The results were basically instantaneous and he's been so much better already. We are thrilled we decided to do Bark Busters and are so pleased with his progress.
Josh was an amazing trainer and brings so much knowledge to the table. We have a new puppy named Bruin with unlimited amounts of energy and curiosity. In one session Josh was able to teach both us and the dog more than could ever be expected. Our puppy is now well behaved and asks for permission instead of running around like a wild beast. In addition, it was brilliant to be able to talk to Josh about dog nutrition as he is a certified dog nutritionist. Dog food on the market can be a maze of choices, and Josh was helpful in providing the needed information to make a smart and informed decision. Between training and food, our new expertise will insure we have many happy years with our pup!
Josh is an amazing dog trainer. He is super knowledgeable and explains things to us in a way we can easily understand. We recently started training with Josh and he has been super attentive and always responds back quickly if we have any questions or concerns. His method of training has been great for our dog as he understands what our pup needs and instills in us as the owners what we have to do in order for our dog to be a more relaxed and happier pup.
Josh did such a great job teaching us some leadership skills for our Raleigh Roo. She used to rush the front door to greet visitors and now she waits to come greet people until she has settled down. We practice every day and we have a well mannered puppy now! We're so thankful for Josh and the Bark Busters method. I highly recommend this service!
Josh is excellent!! Our 2 dogs had issues with barking and when one session their barking is under control. Josh is knowledgeable and is a great teacher
I was skeptical about this appt, but after Josh's visit, I feel comfortable that I did the right choice for my dog. Josh is very calm and confident which is good bc my dog has scared her past trainers and he was cautious but firm with my dog.
Communicative and passionate, Josh is a dog whisperer. After relocating, I was having some success with the basic training of my pup, Julius. But after six months, I had reached peak frustration with the growing pains that haunts most pup parents. However, after connecting and working with Josh, he left a tremendous impact on Julius’s behavioral learning, and helped me find clear and effective communication techniques to ensure I was a better dog dad - and Julius, a happier pooch. Thank you Josh!
I only had one training session so far. Since the beginning, I have noticed some changes in my dog, due to adjustments we have done. Josh provides us with a lot of information about dog health and training. We have to follow the exercises prescribed and train consistently with the dog.
Josh is an awesome trainer who has some amazing training techniques as well as lots of advice regarding dog nutrition/health! Almost immediately after our first training session, I noticed a difference in my pup's behavior (i.e. no more begging at the table, listening to commands without needing to use treats, and coming when called)! He is very quick to respond to any and all questions I have and has been very accommodating when scheduling training sessions! I definitely recommend Josh to train your pup!
Josh was absolutely wonderful. Explain training in detail. Brought training supplies and listened to our needs. We have two shepherd puppies, one was rescued and the other came from a breeder, which means they both have different needs. I highly recommend this program and Josh
Beyond 5 stars! Josh is the greatest trainer! Happy to have found a go-to person to help with my pup. Josh really resonated with my dog’s learning style, he gave lots of positive reinforcement and helped me gain control of his leash pulling. Before today’s lesson, my dog took me for walks but now he knows I’m the leader. Thank you! Will definitely recommend it to anyone in need of a dog trainer, 10 times over.
So far I have had one session with Josh and have already noticed changes in my dog's behavior. Duncan is a large dog who is new to my home and has been having issues guarding "his territory", which is unfortunately my home office. Josh's training techniques and instructions were clear and easy to implement. He was also extremely knowledgeable about dog nutrition and overall health. I look forward to continuing our training with Josh and spending time with my better-behaved pup.
Josh is an incredibly knowledgeable, smart, and caring individual. In just one session, we've seen huge improvements with our Frankie! Looking forward to our next session - thank you, Josh!
Josh's passion for what he does comes through immediately when working with him. He helped us train our 3-month-old puppy. His knowledge is vast, in a few hours he covered everything we needed to know to be good pet parents including basic obedience, nutrition, socialization, how to control bad habits like biting and barking, and more. He can also provide all the tools you need (proper leash, collar, etc.) and useful handouts to help you remember everything you learned after he leaves. I would highly recommend Josh for all your dog training needs.
Josh is great, really learned a lot from him that helped our dog and mostly gave us key tactics that we could apply immediately. Highly recommend!
Amazing session with Josh! The minute he walked in, we started working on his barking and I saw an immediate difference. I have a better relationship with my own dog and my partner now and I feel that I can be a better parent to my baby now
Josh and the Bark Busters system helped us keep our dog! We came to him after an incident of our dog being reactive to an extended family member. Now she's more confident, obedient, and happier, and our lives have improved. Thank you, Josh, for helping us and (maybe literally) saving our dog's life!
Josh is very knowledgeable and has an intuitive understanding of both dogs and humans. My dog Mosley is deaf and extremely aggressive, and he used to lunge at dogs across the street when i first got him, which really stressed me out. We went with josh to a local dog park where my dog could interact with other dogs through a fence so there would be no danger, and Josh was able to identify that I was so scared of my dog biting another that my body language had changed, which was making the problem worse. He took the leash from me, and it was amazing how calm my dog was. He clearly explained what I was doing wrong and how my dog was interpreting my incorrect body language, and when I took the leash back Mosley did much better!

A few months later, Mosley is doing great! We can now walk within 5-8 feet of other dogs with no issue

Josh is also highly responsive via phone for any questions i had during the training process. Great company!
Josh is phenomenal and incredibly knowledgeable!

We've had our pup Woodson for almost two weeks and we knew we wanted to get him some training. After 4 days we're seeing an incredible improvement in our little guy. He's been really good on the leash and with recall. With the tools that Josh gave us, we know he'll only get better.

Not only has Josh helped our pup, but he's made us better pet owners and parents. He answered any and every question we had. He provided so much knowledge and information on how to give our pup the best life possible. Josh is incredible and this training is worth every penny.
Josh was super amazing with my (almost) 10-month-old Mini Australian Shepherd. You can tell that he is very invested in the success of the dogs and humans alike. While he is very knowledgeable of dog mannerisms and behaviors he empowers the owners to trust their gut about their dog's behaviors and mannerisms. Just in a short span of time, Josh was able to help me lead my puppy and help him understand acceptable vs unacceptable behavior! In addition to his amazing training techniques, Josh is a certified nutritionist and was able to give helpful tips and resources on leading a healthier lifestyle for my pup!
We had a very patient training session with calmness and clear instructions
Information was clear and effective. We feel confident with the homework and look forward to implementing the tools we learned. We also appreciate having access to our trainer as we go through this process.

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