Are you looking for a life-changing franchise opportunity?
Bark Busters In-Home Dog Training franchises are the perfect fit for individuals looking to run their own business, have a great work-life balance and make a real difference in the lives of dogs and the humans who love them.
With over 250 trainers in 6 countries and counting, Bark Busters is thriving. Our franchises have high-profit margins, a low cost of entry, and compete in a pandemic-proof, growth category.
Become the leader of your own pack with a personally and financially rewarding Bark Busters franchise.
Why Bark Busters?
For over 30 years, Bark Busters has led the dog training industry. From humble roots in Australia, Bark Busters has grown to the world’s largest franchised dog training company. We invest in our franchises and ensure that our people are set up for success.
Proprietary dog training methods
At the heart of our business, our competitive advantage is our proprietary training methods. We get results for our clients that others simply don’t. Our initial 21-day intensive onboarding program combines dog psychology theory, hands-on practice, and real-life client interaction.
Supportive team environment
Bark Busters fosters a culture of integrity, teamwork, and support. With an easily accessible team at our Head Office and an international network of over 250 franchise partners to call upon, we ensure that our people feel fully supported in their journey.
Brand recognition and marketing support
As the global leader of franchised dog training businesses, Bark Busters is a trusted entity. Our professional and results focussed marketing approach gives your new business instant credibility.
As a home-based business, the operations and infrastructure of a Bark Business franchise are fairly simple, making it ideal for a first time business owner. We know what works (and what doesn’t) and will guide your business planning on a proven path to success. Our web-based customer management and reporting tools are designed to help your business run as successfully and efficiently as possible.
A proven business model
A Bark Busters franchise is a home-based business with low-cost investments and high-profitability margins. Our franchise partners conduct lessons at their client’s home, so there is no facility required, keeping start-up costs and overhead low. They are typically one person operations so there is no need for hiring, firing, or managing employees and labour costs. Some franchise partners contract part-time admin staff to increase their own productivity.
Our reputation and highly-effective techniques have allowed us to offer a premium service, which means high margins.
|Start Up Expenses (average)||$7,000|
|National Marketing Fund||2%|
|*Lower fee for small market territories available|
Our category is rapidly expanding
The need for dog training has never been greater. Canadians spent almost $10 billion dollars on their pets in 2020. This is a growth of 41% since 2016.
The COVID pandemic has only accelerated that growth, with Canadians adding over 900,000 dogs to their households since the pandemic began. There are more first-time dog owners than ever before who need our guidance and people are now spending more time at home with their dogs than ever. In fact, Bark Busters Canada had our best year ever in 2021, exceeding revenues in pre-pandemic 2019 by 51%.
Household Expenditure in Canada ($millions)
Pets, pet food, veterinary and other pet services
Source: Statistics Canada.
Who we are looking for
While dogs are at the heart of our business, we start with a love of people and an entrepreneurial spirit.
A big part of the success of our training lies in our communication skills and ability to deliver great customer service. We understand that the key to solving a dog’s behaviour problems is actually teaching the humans. And this is not always easy!
Our most successful partners are also self-starters. From networking events and creative ways to advertise to thoughtful treats at the end of a visit, our partners are always looking for ways to grow their business.
Read about Bark Busters in the the cover story of Franchise Canada Magazine - May/June 2022 issue
We are expanding across Canada
Bark Busters franchises are available in the following exclusive territories:
- Vancouver & Lower Mainland
- Quebec City
- St. John
- St. John's
Next Step: Let’s Connect
We would love to have a conversation about the opportunity of a Bark Buster’s franchise in your region. Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you.