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Part funding available
£18,000 (plus VAT)
£70,000-plus per annum
About Bark Busters Dog Training
Bark Busters was founded in 1989 by renowned behaviour therapists Sylvia and Danny Wilson in Wollongong, Australia. Their aim was to save as many dogs as possible from being surrendered to shelters or euthanized because of their seemingly incurable behaviour problems.
From its humble beginnings, this pet care franchise has grown to be the world’s largest home dog training company. Currently, its franchise network comprises over 250 franchisees in seven countries. Bark Busters training has helped over one million dogs worldwide to overcome their behaviour problems and live better lives.
Bark Busters launched its franchise operation in the United Kingdom in 1999 and today the company is one of the leading dog training and behaviour companies in the UK.
As Bark Busters enters 32 years of trading, it has a proven track record and its franchise package, training and support for franchisees is second to none.
Bark Busters’ dog training and dog behaviour approach gets results in hours rather than months and significantly improves the lives of dogs.
The company is so confident in resolving a pet owner’s problems that it offers ‘Life of the Dog’ support, giving clients the peace of mind that they can call on their Bark Busters trainer for further help and support at no additional charge.
As the dog population reaches 12 million and continues to grow and many households throughout the United Kingdom are welcoming dogs and puppies into their homes, there has never been a better time to become a franchisee and utilise Bark Busters’ training methods.
How does the Bark Busters franchise opportunity work?
One of a number of low cost franchises operating in the UK, Bark Busters franchisees put dog owners back in control.
The company coaches dog owners using fast, effective and easy to follow techniques that dogs respond to as part of their natural instinct.
This means that dogs understand what their owners want from them and process information much more quickly, which makes the learning process much easier to understand for dogs, while providing faster results for their owners.
Bark Busters’ home training has proven to be very effective, as this is where dogs spend 90 per cent of their time and are more relaxed and open to learning.
They coach dog owners on how to effectively communicate with their dogs and provide a tailored plan of action for the behaviour problems they are experiencing.
Where dog owners are experiencing problems outside the home, franchisees set up controlled lessons in gardens, parks and open spaces.
The dog population in the United Kingdom continues to grow - even more so in the last couple of years.
With an estimated 12 million dogs, demand for dog and puppy training, behaviour training and ongoing support has never been greater.
Bark Busters’ many thousands of five-star testimonials and reviews show its approach and business model provide dog owners with the very best for their pet - a pet that is part of their family.
The company’s unique Support Guarantee provides dog owners with the peace of mind that Bark Busters is on hand to help and support them throughout their dog’s life.
No other dog trainer or training company can offer the worldwide benefits of the Bark Busters Support Guarantee.
What type of franchisee is Bark Busters looking to recruit?
Bark Busters franchise owners come from a variety of backgrounds, but what they all have in common is a passion to help dogs and a desire to help owners who love their dogs.
Not many people can say they truly love the work they do, but Bark Busters franchisees are the exception. The company’s dog loving business owners really do love the fulfilling work they do.
Bark Busters is looking for enthusiastic pet lovers who can communicate effectively with people and build relationships with dog owners, colleagues, other related businesses and potential referrers.
They must also be committed to building successful full-time pet businesses, want to be part of a working team and have the ambition to build on the exceptional reputation of Bark Busters.
What initial and ongoing training and support is provided to the franchise owner?
The unique and customised method which Bark Busters teaches its franchisees gets them well on their way to being a successful business owner.
Your career as a Bark Busters business owner starts with a four-week residential comprehensive training programme. This is not correspondence or internet-based learning, this is a face-to-face, one-to-one training session to ensure Bark Busters gives you the best possible advantage to start your new career in the franchise industry.
Your initial training involves dog studying behaviour theory, hands-on practical dog handling skills, observing and participating in lessons, plus training on running your own business and building your customer base. Combined, it gives you a significant competitive advantage.
Your success and Bark Busters’ reputation depends on the quality of training the company provides, so it places great importance on the training delivered to you, while ensuring your skills meet the brand’s high standards. This is why Bark Busters’ average franchise retention rate is over 10 years, with its longest serving UK franchisee now in their 22nd year.
On an ongoing basis, Bark Busters organises international forums to answer questions and share knowledge and holds an annual conference to support franchise owners and share knowledge and experience. In addition, head office is only a phone call away to ensure you stay on track with your business plan.
Bark Busters franchise cost
Bark Busters is a low-cost franchise opportunity. The initial investment to start your Bark Busters franchise is £15,000 (excluding VAT). This includes full training.
In addition, you will need further start-up funds of £3,000 (excluding VAT) for accommodation and other expenses.
The company charges no further franchise fees.
What’s the earnings potential of a Bark Busters franchise business?
Typically, franchisees start to earn an income from their first day of trading, after they have finished their training, and they’re able to fully recoup their investment within 12 months of trading.
What locations or territories is Bark Busters looking to operate in?
Bark Busters has franchises for sale in key territories in the north, Midlands and south of the United Kingdom, which all have sizeable dog populations.
London and surrounding counties are of particular interest for Bark Busters to find the right franchisees.
What are the franchise terms of agreement and renewal?
The initial Bark Busters franchise agreement lasts for five years, with an option to renew for a further five years in each agreement.
There is no renewal fee when renewing your agreement.
Why is the Bark Busters franchise a good investment?
It has never been a better time to invest in a Bark Busters franchise.
The UK dog population continues to grow year on year. With many households welcoming puppies and dogs through the COVID-19 pandemic, they need help and support throughout their dog’s lives.
The pandemic has seen a massive increase in the number of dogs and estimates now place the dog population well in excess of 12 million, with pet owners spending over £8 billion per annum on their pets.
This, coupled with legislation requirements for dog owners to correctly control their dogs in public, means the sector in which Bark Busters operates continues to experience a higher demand year on year.
How do I start setting up my own Bark Busters franchise?
To find out more about this dog training franchise or to request further information about franchise opportunities with Bark Busters, complete the form below and click on the ‘Request Free Information’ button now.
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