Leigh Ann Falconer

Hello, my name is Leigh Ann Falconer and I have been a Bark Busters trainer since 2007. Growing up, my family always had dogs (mainly Dachshunds and Labrador Retrievers), but I never dreamed I would someday have the privilege of training dogs and their owners for a living. My first dog of my own was a white German Shepherd named Belle. Belle was aggressive to other dogs on and off leash, and it was very difficult to walk her in my neighborhood. I took Belle to training with me in Denver when she was eleven years old and I was amazed at how effective and kind the Bark Busters techniques were. Bark Busters taught me how to be the leader that Belle needed me to be. Within a couple of weeks, Belle was actually playing with other dogs, something I’d never thought possible! When we came home we were able to add several other dogs to our ‘pack’ and Belle lived her last three years as a much happier dog. I am very involved in the rescue community in South Georgia and North Florida and currently have six rescues of my own: Grace (Doberman Pinscher), Milo (Pit Bull Terrier), Ginger (Mix), Henry (Dachshund Mix), Mia (Chihuahua Mix) and Foozie (Chihuahua). I live in Thomasville with my husband and two teenagers. In addition to our dogs, we also have two horses. I have a B.A. from Trinity University and a Masters in Public Administration from Texas A&M University. I am a Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.  I am also an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a Therapy Dog International Evaluator and recently completed Michael Shikashio’s Aggression in Dogs Master Course.   I am so fortunate to have been taught the best method of dog training and canine communication in the world. It is based on how dogs view us, each other and the world around them and how they interact with all of those things. I teach owners how to effectively communicate with their dogs to improve behavioral problems. But, whether your dog has behavior problems or just needs to learn basic obedience, I can help!


Behavior Therapy

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


Puppy Training

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


Obedience Training

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

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

Attapulgus, Barwick, Berlin, Boston, Cairo, Calvary, Coolidge, Cotton, Crawfordville, Dixie, Hartsfield, Havana, Meigs, Midway, Monticello, Moultrie, Ochlocknee, Pavo, Pelham, Quitman, Tallahassee, Thomasville, Whigham.