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Chetan P.
Chetan P. | San Jose

Josh has been an incredible trainer and made a huge difference with our rescue dog. He has been patient, responsive with our questions, and easy to work with. It is clear he has a lot of knowledge and...

Jeff H. .
Jeff H. . | Santa Ana

My pup Pongo has been struggling with his reactivity on leash and manners in the home. After our first session it is like I have a different dog. I can't thank Josh enough and Barkbusters! I really ...

Michael C.
Michael C. | San Jose

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 ...

Brandon A.
Brandon A. |

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...

Jennifer Y.
Jennifer Y. | Fremont

When we got our puppy we knew that we wanted to get a trainer for him. My sister found Bark Busters and we scheduled our first appointment with Josh. Over the past 3 months we have learned so much ...

Shannon B.
Shannon B. | San Jose

I strongly recommend this business (Josh). We rescued a traumatized hound and Josh was able to help us improve our dogs anxiety before he left from our appointment. He covers everything from nutrition...

Gary C. .
Gary C. . | Milpitas

Josh at BarkBusters has done an amazing job helping me with my Pit Bull Storm . He is very patient and I have seen great results with he has taught and shown me to do so that my dog is more ...

Domingo P.
Domingo P. | San Jose

I had read the reviews about Josh and they all convinced me right away. But I was even more convinced after my first home visit! He is very knowledgeable and knows how to read and understand dogs ...

Jean G.
Jean G. | San Jose

Josh has been an amazing coach for me. My sheepadoodle is full of energy, jumps on visitors, tries to chase squirrels when walking, and loves to counter surf and eat anything. The strategies Josh has ...

Mark N.
Mark N. |

Josh has been great helping to train our Dachshund. Our main areas of focus have been separation anxiety and reactivity, and we've made great strides in just two sessions. We've had other trainers ...

Christine A.
Christine A. | Pacific Grove

We came upon Bark busters while searching for a trainer that could help us with our rescue dog Kody. After a few weeks he began to display aggression towards people and other animals. He barked at ...

Sophia P.
Sophia P. | Manhattan

One week in and so far we're pretty impressed with Josh and the Bark Buster program! Josh is a great educational speaker and took the time to make his training guidance as engaging as possible ...

Wendy F.
Wendy F. | Sunnyvale

Josh was amazing with advice for our 2 dogs with various issues. Many have now resolved and we are still working on some. Having him in our home was so much better so he could see them in their ...

Martin I.
Martin I. | Santa Clara

Josh is an absolute wizard with dogs. We adopted a chihuahua that was giving us a headache with territorial behavior, growling, barking, and not listening to our commands. After working with Josh, we ...

Nancie D.
Nancie D. | San Jose

What can I say? Josh is amazing!!! I have used 2 other trainers that just didn't work for us. I was never comfortable with the other trainers so I kept searching and came across Bark Busters. My ...

Erica M.
Erica M. | Santa Clara, Santa Clara

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 ...

Lori O.
Lori O. | San jose

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 ...

Maya A.
Maya A. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Lydia G.
Lydia G. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Kira L.
Kira L. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Sonia B.
Sonia B. | Santa Clara

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...

Linda L.
Linda L. | Santa Clara

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...

Diana P.
Diana P. | Santa Clara

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!...

Lydia O.
Lydia O. | San Jose

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. ...

Rosina H.
Rosina H. | Santa Clara

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...

Lauren H.
Lauren H. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Andre A.
Andre A. | San Jose

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 ...

Sheyla U.
Sheyla U. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Lynn A.
Lynn A. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Hannah K.
Hannah K. | Santa Clara

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...

Maria S.
Maria S. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Nitesh D.
Nitesh D. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Brandon A.
Brandon A. | Santa Clara

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...

John and Jill L.
John and Jill L. | San Jose

We had a very patient training session with calmness and clear instructions...

Madalyn and Anthony M.
Madalyn and Anthony M. | Hayward

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 ...

Ellen V.
Ellen V. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Matt S.
Matt S. | San Jose

The session and instruction was intentional, clear, and we saw progress nearly immediately. The path to improvement was clear and we could see light at the end of the tunnel. Everything was clearly ...

Alicia T.
Alicia T. | Sunnyvale

The training we received was phenomenal! The system is easy to learn and gave us a great sense of control. The training on nutrition was also inspirational. Josh did a great job in rolling the whole ...

Abigail B.
Abigail B. | San Jose

Our dogs showed immediate positive changes following a few basic training commands. Josh was extremely attentive to both our needs as a trainer in addition to our dogs needs. A wonderful experience ...

Robert B.
Robert B. | Santa Clara

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!...

Nick Y.
Nick Y. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Mikayla Y.
Mikayla Y. | San Jose

We got many good suggestions and received helpful information on how to feed and train our dog. We will try those suggestions and hopefully Mercury can get better and better....

Neeta K.
Neeta K. | Saratoga

Josh was very clear and straightforward from the getgo. He mad the instructions easy to understand. It was a great delight to see our dog respond to the technique he was showing us....

Vanessa S.
Vanessa S. | Saratoga

Got a lot of great information and then worked on behavior practice with doors, recall, leashes, and other dogs. Very excited to see improvement!...

Dianne J.
Dianne J. | Palo Alto

Clear communicator, Professional, Good Results....

Eva S.
Eva S. | San Jose

Very helpful in learning techniques to handle issues. Also saw effectiveness of techniques during the day. Spent time patiently walking us through the steps to teach Turing ourselves. Thanks for also ...

Emily W.
Emily W. | Sunnyvale

Very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Josh answered all our questions and gave us extra information that we didn't even know we needed. Loved that he addressed nutrition for dogs as well!...

Emma M.
Emma M. | Mountain View

Our training session was above and beyond our highest expectations! Joshua's friendly and professional as could possibly be and explained everything clearly and in a way that left us optimistic as ...

James K.
James K. | Cupertino

Josh was absolutely amazing. He was professional, kind, and friendly. My puppy was immediately able to follow instructions after Josh worked with him. Thank you, Josh...

Katrina and Bryan A.
Katrina and Bryan A. | Santa Clara

Josh was super thorough in making sure that we understood the mentality behind everything. We were successful in executing, and that Thor completed each exercise multiple times. We greatly appreciate ...

Veena K.
Veena K. | Cupertino

We were very impressed by Josh teaching us how to communicate with canines using voice/gestures. He was patient and understanding of the needs....

Juli D.
Juli D. | San Jose

Clear, consistent, and easy to learn. Very good, personable and awesome...

Linda and Tony G.
Linda and Tony G. | Mountain View

We had issues with barking. Right away, our dogs were very responsive and their behavior changed for the better...

Kristine C.
Kristine C. | San Jose

We saw immediate results in our most problematic dog. Within a few hours our household has already dramatically improved for the better....

Hannah & Jake C.
Hannah & Jake C. | Sunnyvale

Taught us very helpful tips and great info about body language and "Speaking Dog." Gave us great training exercises to practice on our own. Our dog is showing signs of improvement...

Jonathan E.
Jonathan E. | San Jose

Josh did an amazing job with Roxy! I feel confident on the new journey Roxy and I are on and looking forward to more lessons Josh has for us....

Diorelle A.
Diorelle A. | San Jose

We were searching for dog trainers for months and after being told by one trainer that our dog Bailey "isn't the right fit for us" and that we should "re-home" her - I almost gave up searching for a ...

Diana W.
Diana W. | Sunnyvale

Josh made me feel like it was a one-time attack that my dog Greta performed. He assured me she is really a sweet sweet girl and I will continue to watch her body language and recall if needed....

Sharon and Jeff G.
Sharon and Jeff G. | Sunnyvale

Josh was very patient and answered all our questions completely. The exercises he showed us returned immediate dividends! We know we have a lot of work to do and are fully invested and excited to take...

Isabella M.
Isabella M. | Santa Clara

Today we saw the light at the end of the tunnel with our dog. Shanzee Has had behavior issues with little to no change and we were losing hope. Josh really helped us find tools and resources to help ...

Andrea B.
Andrea B. | Saratoga

Our 2 dogs made great improvements in our short session this afternoon! Josh showed us how to work with the dogs on barking, walking nicely on the leash, and how to come in through doors. We are very ...

Samantha G.
Samantha G. | Santa Clara

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 ...

Julia and Phil R.
Julia and Phil R. | Sunnyvale

Really great service; payed attention to details about our dog. Really engaged & we saw some improvement in Rio on the first day!...

Marisa L.
Marisa L. | Sunnyvale

We learned great exercises on how to keep our dogs from barking at people walking. Got great references on what to include in our dogs' diet....

Sam G.
Sam G. | Palo Alto

I love that Josh addressed her nutrition, her psychology, her overall behavior, etc....

Rob and Maya A.
Rob and Maya A. | Palo Alto

We were not sure we'd see results for our dog so quickly, but we were wrong! Our training session taught us about dog psychology and helped us fix some unwanted behavior. Can't recommend highly ...

Shawna O.
Shawna O. | Santa Clara

Josh was very knowledgeable about dog behavior and nutrition. One training session and Shiloh was not pulling on the leash around the whole block....

Davina K.
Davina K. | Sunnyvale

Josh helped me understand my dog's essential needs and what it takes to establish leadership. My dog is a timid rescue and needs time to come out of his shell but, did great in terms of the initial ...

Mike F.
Mike F. | Sunnyvale

Made noticeable progress and confidence in further progress. Well presented exercises, feeling good altogether!...

Emily S.
Emily S. | San Jose

A really great start to fixing the level of respect and training in the house!...

Leonardo G.
Leonardo G. | Sunnyvale

Very experienced and knows the techniques to lead us in the right direction to get to our goal...

Tara P.
Tara P. | San Jose

My 2 dogs immediately did great! Thanks very much. 5+ Stars or 10/10...

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.

Does your dog bark constantly when it’s not appropriate?

Does your dog get stressed when you leave?

Does your dog chew and dig out of boredom or otherwise?

Toilet training your puppy should start as soon as the puppy is home with you.

Does your dog continuously repeat certain behaviors more than normal?

Is your dog aggressive toward humans or other dogs?.

Does your dog pull on his leash during a walk and try to walk you?

Areas

We Service

Alviso, Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Stanford, Sunnyvale

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.