This story first appeared in the September 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

All bark and no bite? Well, that's only half the battle in controlling canines, a battle that recent Australian import Bark Busters is helping dog owners win.

Using a method based on the way dogs naturally learn, franchisees provide in-home training to dogs and their owners, promoting non-aggressive behavior. "It's more than just a "sit," "stay," "come" type of training," explains the company's U.S. president and CEO Andrew Brooke. "We go from obedience to jumping, pulling on the leash, dealing with dog sibling rivalry and [curbing] aggression."

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