Meet your trainer

Jim Landers

Meet your trainer

Why I am a Bark Busters Trainer:

I love dogs and people, and I particularly love people who love their dogs. They are the best!

I have had dogs all of my life and have come to realize that despite our love for our dogs and our best intentions, oftentimes we can all use some help in making our dogs and the relationships we have with them the best that they can be.

I love to teach, solve problems and share Bark Buster insights into canine psychology, motivation and communication.

Family Tranquility:

Canine behavior problems can become family problems and I love to help restore family tranquility.

“Jim’s advice and training techniques have proved to be invaluable. My home life with my dogs is much more peaceful and they are happier dogs. Before Bark Busters, all three dogs were constantly competing for attention which led to chaos and fighting. I will continue to practice the techniques, making me a better dog owner and pack leader.”   Paulette B.

Our Methods:

The methods we use are positive and are based on the canine point of view and canine communication which we call ‘Speaking Dog’. As such they are completely natural for your dog. They do not rely on strength, force, pain or discomfort. For example, we would never use prong collars or shock collars to shape a dog’s behavior. In fact, I challenge my clients to be extremely gentle in the handling of their precious canine companions.

The training is relationship based and strives for a relationship incorporating love, trust and respect. By providing the leadership your dog craves you will provide a sense of safety and security which is truly a gift!

“Improvement seen in all three dogs after 3 days.” Dawn T.

Where Do We Train?

We train in the home where the dog is most comfortable and distractions can be managed. It is personal, private and customized. We set the scene for success.

Results and Knowledge:

When you engage me as your Bark Buster trainer you will be assisted in achieving specific training and behavioral modification goals. You will be given tools, techniques and exercises but you will also be given a knowledge base and framework for the understanding of canines that can serve you for years to come. It’s fun and interesting. You will be surprised by some of the things that you will learn!

We address virtually all behaviors including:

  • Aggression (Dogs, Strangers, Owners)
  • Attention demanding
  • Barking
  • Begging
  • Biting/mouthing
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Housebreaking
  • Jumping
  • Leash pulling
  • Marking
  • Puppy training (Getting the relationship right)
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sibling Rivalry-tension/fights with other dogs in the household
  • Respecting cats or other pets
  • Focus and listening
  • Improving confidence
  • Not rushing the door, visitors or kids
  • Preparing for a new baby or change of address
  • And much more!!!

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Training Types

Behavior Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Jumping up, pulling on the lead, biting, mouthing, nipping, inappropriate toileting, aggression towards dogs, food aggression.

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Our customised puppy management program includes fast track housebreaking and toilet training, general obedience, walking to heel, sit / stay.

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Full obedience training for dogs of all ages and breeds; sit, down, stay, loose lead walking, attentiveness, distance control and recall training.

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Lifetime Support Guarantee

Lifetime Support Guarantee

The Bark Busters worldwide dog behaviour training support guarantee is unique in the industry. It is designed to help owners resolve their dog behaviour issues and dog obedience issues and to provide our customers with ongoing peace of mind. It provides for the following:

  • Written: Clients receive a written, signed copy of the dog training guarantee on their Bark Busters receipt which is an official Bark Busters Australia document and outlines all the training methods which must be adopted to resolve your dog’s behaviour problems.
  • Backed Up: The Bark Busters guarantee is backed up by the world’s largest dog training company. Copies of all guarantee receipts are retained at Bark Busters’ Australia & New Zealand Head Office.
  • Service Guarantee: The Bark Busters guarantee simply states that if the owner continues to carry out all of the training instructions provided by the therapist at the training lessons, the Bark Busters therapist will continue to work with the owner, to achieve the desired results, for either one year, or the life of the dog (depending on the service obtained) at no additional charge. Most clients prefer the lifetime support guarantee because they receive peace of mind for very little additional cost.
  • All Problems Covered: The guarantee provides for ongoing, free assistance no matter if the same problems recur, or if new problems arise. There is never an additional charge when your trainer returns, except for transportation costs if agreed in advance in certain areas falling outside the geographical area covered by your trainer.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Dog: If for any reason the dog needs to be re-homed, the remaining term of the guarantee passes to the new owner for a nominal fee. In the case of the lifetime support guarantee, the new owner will be trained and will receive the benefits of the guarantee for the life of the dog. The one-year guarantee applies if the re-housing is done within the first year. Clients can upgrade to the lifetime support guarantee for an additional charge.
  • Guarantee Moves With The Owner: If the owner moves to another location, the guarantee continues to be valid, either for the life of the dog, or one year from the date of the first lesson, depending on the service. If there is a Bark Busters therapist reasonably close by, services will be provided at no charge. If a trainer is not close by, Bark Busters will provide assistance by phone and email. People who move to parts of the world where Bark Busters has offices, ongoing assistance is also covered at no additional charge.
  • Limitations of Cover: The guarantee may not be transferred to another dog. The guarantee is not a money back guarantee. If the dog is euthanised or the dog dies the guarantee is rendered null and void. All training advice must be adopted by the owner in order for the guarantee to remain valid. If the owner adopts an alternative form of training without prior discussion with their therapist this will render the guarantee null and void.
  • Over 27 Years of History: Bark Busters has grown to be the largest dog training company in the world, with over 1 million dogs trained. The guarantee has been part of the company since 1989 when company founders, Danny and Sylvia Wilson, decided that it would help to significantly reduce the number of dogs that were being euthanised and provide customers peace of mind for many years. The company is expanding rapidly internationally and can be counted upon to fully honour its guarantee.


We Service

Albuquerque, Algodones, Belen, Bernalillo, Bosque Farms, Cedar Crest, Cerrillos, Cochiti Lake, Cochiti Pueblo, Corrales, Edgewood, Jemez Pueblo, Jemez Springs, Kirtland AFB, Lamy, Los Alamos, Pena Blanca, Peralta, Placitas, Ponderosa, Rio Rancho, San Ysidro, Sandia Park, Santa Fe, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Stanley, Tijeras