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Bark Busters, the largest, most trusted, in-home dog training company in the world. Bark Busters has been the leader of the pack in solving behaviour issues, dog obedience and puppy training since 1989.
Imagine being taught the secrets to dog behaviour and training – and learning how to effectively share this information with dog owners in only two to three hours… how satisfying it is to completely change a dog’s behaviour and transform a previously stressed household into a happy home, that through your expertise can now experience the joy and companionship of an obedient pet! Read on about this exciting franchise opportunity!
Bark Busters helps people achieve their dream of having the flexibility and freedom to control their lives through business ownership. We invite you to learn more about the Bark Busters opportunity, our comprehensive franchise training and our commitment to on-going support of your business.
‘Who Ya Gonna Call Bark Busters?’ are the pioneers of dog training in the home. We discovered and continue to streamline and perfect a unique method of behaviour modification that works easily, consistently and without the use of any harsh training methods.
Our continuing success as specialists in dog training and behavioural psychology has resulted in Bark Busters expanding to a current total of 31 offices covering most states and territories in Australia, both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Japan, Taiwan and Israel. We will also have offices in France and Belgium by the end of 2007. Currently with over 409 franchisees worldwide, Bark Busters therapists have trained more than 350,000 dogs.
Bark Busters are also the leaders in puppy education, staging over 100 puppy school classes on a regular basis, and conduct group lessons in basic obedience for adolescent and older dogs.
Bark Busters’ vision is to establish a global network of Master Franchisees and individual Franchises run by successful dog behavioural therapists and trainers to enhance enjoyable and responsible dog ownership and reduce the possibility of maltreatment, abandonment and euthanasia of companion dogs.
Bark Busters’ mission is to promote clear and open communication between owners and their dogs world wide, using simple and effective training methods developed by Bark Busters in Australia, that appeal to the canine psyche and further the human-canine bond.
Our Ambitions for the Company
Our ambitions are to establish the company in at least 20 countries. We want to be established in Europe and throughout the rest of Asia. With eight countries already established and flourishing, and France, Germany and Spain on the horizon (which will make 11), we don’t see that this is too difficult a task. We are already number one in our industry and the market leader, but we don’t intend to rest on our laurels. We are very positive thinking people and know that we can achieve anything we set out to do.
We’re There for Our Franchisees
Franchising is the best thing any company can do, but anyone establishing a franchise network must always behave in an ethical, genuine and honest manner to ensure true success. They must always take their franchisees into account and care for their welfare, as franchisees can make or break the company. If your franchisees are happy and content in the knowledge that you’re always there for them when they need you, and are willing to listen to their problems, then your business cannot fail to succeed and you will deserve your success. That is the Bark Busters philosophy in our association with our franchisees.
What We Do
Bark Busters home dog obedience training therapists put owners back in control using non-physical, quick and easy methods that their pooches and puppies need.
Bark Busters home dog obedience training therapists go to the clients home where their dog is more relaxed and open to learning. We teach the owners how to train their dog through effective use of their voice tones and body language. Not only is this more convenient for the dog owner than attending a dog obedience school, but it’s a much more effective way to solve the animal’s problems. Dogs are more relaxed in their own environment and they are not distracted by other dogs, so they are able to focus and learn. Results appear more quickly.
A traditional obedience school is an artificial environment. Most misbehaviours happen in an owner’s home. Doesn’t it make sense to solve them there as well?
We customise the solution to an owner’s situation, their dog’s needs, and their dog’s temperament. There is not a “one size fits all” solution. Each dog and family is unique. Our “in your home” training means clients get a personal program that will work best for them.
We promote clear and open communication between owners and their dogs using simple and effective training methods that appeal to the canine psyche. We help owners to understand their dog and to communicate with it so it understands them. Our innovative, dog friendly training methods are based on the way dogs communicate with each other.
Doesn’t it make sense that a dog will understand an owner better when they speak its language?
Our methods make it easier for the dog to learn and less frustrating for the humans to teach, so results develop faster. All dogs will chew, run, nip, bark and enthusiastically jump all over their owner, but with Bark Buster training, the dog will learn to modify its behaviour so it does what their owner wants it to do. This is how we create happier families and happier dogs.
Our fully trained Bark Busters home dog obedience training therapists use techniques to encourage the dog to use its brain and, at the same time, to satisfy the dog’s need for pack leadership. In the wild, dogs have a pecking order determined by the dog’s dominance within the group. Problem or disobedient dogs are the result of dogs perceiving themselves to be higher up the pecking order.
Bark Busters therapists in Australia and worldwide wish to help families enjoy their pets by providing dog behavioural therapy and dog obedience training using natural, holistic and humane techniques in the dog’s home.
The Bark Busters method does not include the use of big sticks, rolled newspapers or threats of any kind. We do not use shock collars, spray collars or pronged collars. We teach owners to use just their VOICE to control their dog . . . both on and off leash, at home, at the park . . . anywhere.
We can help when:
- A dogs’ misbehaviour is putting a strain on an owner’s relationship with their dog;
- An owner has been embarrassed by their dogs’ behaviour;
- An owner has felt frustrated or angry because their dog doesn’t seem to pay attention to them;
- An owner has tried everything to solve a difficult or sensitive issue and nothing seems to be working.
- We deliver unique dog training techniques and achieve remarkable results in less than three hours. So confident are we of our product that Bark Busters provides a Written Lifetime Guarantee.
We believe in our methods and we back it up.
Our lifetime guarantee provides that our behaviour therapists will return free of charge at any stage in a dog’s life if problems recur or even if new ones emerge. This gives an owner peace of mind that not only will Bark Busters fix problems quickly, but they will stay fixed.
Our local Dog Behaviour Therapists and Trainers are all experts in puppy training as well as adult dog training and Bark Busters provides them with the training to meet the unique, world renowned standards developed by the company.
We also offer Group and Advanced Group Training classes for people who enjoy a social and fun atmosphere and want to teach their dog a few more tricks. Topics covered include sit/stay, drop/stay, come when called, as well as gaining voice control, socialisation of their dog, lead control and advanced obedience techniques.
New puppy? No problem! A Bark Busters Puppy School is ideal for socialising young puppies (16 weeks or younger) with other dogs and people. Puppy School is best if combined with In-Home Training if you really want a well behaved adult dog.
We offer Workplace Dog Safety Lectures which are ideal for people working for Councils or in the Pet Care and Service Industries who come into contact with dogs in the course of their duties. Topics covered include dog handling and capture techniques, preventing dog attacks, dog psychology, surrender/impoundment and much more.
We work with any breed of dog, any age of dog, and will handle any problem. If an owner doesn’t give up on their dog, neither do we!
These are some of the reasons why we’ve become the largest and most trusted dog training company in the world.
Both media and clients rave about the successful techniques employed by Bark Busters. It’s a great story! It’s a great business!
Bark Busters enjoys strong support from various animal shelters, pounds and other pet-related businesses throughout the world. In fact, we are most often the behaviorists and trainers the veterinarians prefer.
Franchise Business Review found out that 94% of franchisees rated Bark Busters as an “above-average” business opportunity. In addition, 75% of Bark Busters joined the company because they were seeking more control over their finances and their future.
Franchise Business Review, the leading validation service company in the franchise industry, compiles its Franchise 50 by conducting thousands of interviews with franchisees from hundreds of different franchise systems.
You can be part of it too.
We are confident that through your dedication and determination, owning a Bark Busters business will be one of the most rewarding ventures of your life.
The pet industry is rapidly growing, with dog ownership and pet expenditure on the rise throughout the world. The economy does not appear to affect our industry. There was a downturn in the franchise industry just recently in the USA where some industries were not selling any new franchises (which is now on the rise again).
Through this downturn Bark Busters continued to attract and sell franchises.
Americans alone spend an astonishing $41 billion a year on their furry friends. That’s double the amount shelled out on pets a decade ago, with annual spending expected to hit $52 billion in the next two years, according to a Business Week Article published in August, 2007.
As a Bark Busters franchise owner, you can tap into the large and growing pet market. The pet industry is the 7th largest retail industry in the U.S.
The market for Bark Busters is enormous worldwide. Experience has shown that once a franchise is established in a local area, the word spreads quickly about the effectiveness of the services.
Are you passionate about business and dogs and desire an entrepreneurial lifestyle? Have you got great people and communication skills? Are you self-motivated, enthusiastic and yet have the patience for training? Would you be able to collaborate and work with Head Office on marketing and operations? Do you possess strong sales skills?
Make the move to take control of your life today by learning more about becoming a Bark Busters Master Franchisee owner or Franchise owner!
We offer Master Franchises for whole countries, which are then divided into large protected franchise territories. You’ll receive comprehensive training, and on-going support and encouragement.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility of making your own work schedule as you build your successful and satisfying business.
Running your own business and doing what you love is a dream many never achieve. Is this your passion, too?
If you are a dog lover, then it makes sense to learn more about owning a Bark Busters franchise. This may be just what you need to achieve the job satisfaction and financial success that you’ve always dreamed about.
As a Bark Busters Master Franchisee or Franchise owner, you not only have the benefit of an entrepreneurial lifestyle in running your own business, but also the pleasure of improving dog behavior and creating “Happy Dogs and Happy Families”.
Formal experience of working with dogs is not necessary. We will provide technical and business training, and support you as you grow your Bark Busters business.
For more details about this extroadinary business opportunity, complete the Franchise Information Request form or contact us directly by email.
Good Service, Good Relationships and a Compliant System
Bark Busters ensure the quality control of the company and of our people via regular audits, conferences and upgrades to training. We were the first dog training company in the world to be ISO9000-endorsed.
Bark Busters are accredited with Lloyds of London. This ensures that we provide a quality controlled service that takes care of the customers’ needs and ensures that no matter where they are in the world, that they will all get the same quality service when they call Bark Busters.
Our relationship with our franchisees is first one of friendship. We have franchisees that have been with the company for 14 years and we have forged longstanding friendships. They are part of the Bark Busters family.
Bark Busters explains to our franchisees about what buying a franchise really means. That might sound silly but many people who buy a franchise think they are buying a job, they don’t realise that they are buying a business and a lifestyle where they have business mentors on tap with a tried and true business model. There is less chance of them failing.
Award Winning Company
People who join Bark Busters become part of an award winning company. Our achievements and international recognition stretch over many years and countries. Some of our achievements are listed below and a lot more of our broad acceptance internationally is demonstrated in our Awards and Achievements link.
- 1998 Telstra Small Business Awards – Winner . Telstra Small Business Awards Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year (NSW) – Winner and National Finalist. Sylvia Wilson Telstra Small Business Awards Ansett Business Owner Award – Winner
- 1999 Integral Energy Small Business Awards – Winner of Commercial Services Category. Sylvia Wilson inducted into Business Women’s Hall of Fame
- 2000 Integral Energy Small Business Awards – Finalist for Innovation Category.
- 2002 Australia Post Small Business Awards- Small Business of the Year Winner. Integral Energy Illawarra Small Business Awards – Winner of Oz Industry, Export & Small Business Categories.
- 2004 Illawarra Business Awards – Winner of Exporter of the Year category.
- 2005 Illawarra Business Awards – Winner of the Wollongong City Council Innovation category.
- 2006 Sylvia Wilson (co-founder) recognised in BRW’s Top 10 Australian Women Entrepreneurs List.
- 2007 Bark Busters named Australia’s 5th fastest growing franchise in BRW’s Hot Franchises List.
There is nothing in the world like Bark Busters. We reached our third year sales quota in the second year. The potential for future growth is outstanding… -Bob and Jeanne Williams, TX
Bark Busters has not only met our expectations, but has exceeded them. We were looking for a business that helped people, gave us scheduling and lifestyle freedom, and allowed us to be our own bosses. This is a great business profession… – Al and Lisa Holzer, OR
Population of Europe
Considering a Bark Busters Master Franchise in Europe? Below is a population breakdown, including the area, population and density.
|Countries/Dependencies by population density in inhabitants/km|
(1st July 2002 est.)
|Isle of Man (UK)||129||572||73,873|
|Republic of Macedonia||81||25,333||2,054,800|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||78||51,129||3,964,388|
|Republic of Ireland||60||70,280||4,234,925|
|Faroe Islands (Denm.)||33||1,399||46,011|