Bark Busters Home Dog Training

At a Glance

Products & Services: In-home dog training

Number of Locations: 340

Total Investment: $50.6K - $97.1K

Founded: 1989

Began Franchising: 1994

About Bark Busters Home Dog Training

Sylvia Wilson, a former manager of an animal shelter, and her husband, Danny, founded Bark Busters in Australia in 1989. Wilson's aim was to create a program that would help owners better deal with their dog's behavior problems.

The Wilsons began franchising their in-home obedience training service in Sydney, Australia in 1994, eventually expanding the system into New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2012 218 33 87 2
2011 227 33 87 5
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $50,600 - $97,100
Franchise Fee: $20,000 - $37,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 8%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 13% off franchise fee, $2,500 credit toward startup marketing
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000 - $150,000
Liquid Cash Available: $10,000 - $39,000
Franchise can be run from home. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: minimum 120 hours.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media,
Other marketing support: PR support