Bark and Birch, a dog services company that operates in the UK, Ireland and Portugal has officially launched in LA, Houston, New York and Georgia, with plans to grow “rapidly” across the US.
The group has hired highly experienced trainers across numerous states, including New York, New Jersey, Texas, Philadelphia and California. It plans to rapidly develop across all of the remaining US states this year, with the recruitment of an additional 75 plus dog trainers as well as 25 support staff.
Nick Rijniers, CEO and founder of Bark and Birch said: “The decision to launch our services across the USA came quite naturally and was a logical step on our business growth strategy. We are very excited about this new market as we have already seen great success in LA and California.
“We’ve already welcomed many Board and Train dogs with fantastic results from our high quality trainers. We will continue to establish closer ties in the USA market while creating many jobs as part of our recruitment drive and will then expand into more countries globally.”
He added: “We already run residential training, day-care and grooming services and we are on a mission to become the largest provider of dog services globally, also developing new technology and digital methods to really grow Bark & Birch. Our goal hasn’t changed since we first started, help dogs and their owners lead happier lives together.”
The group has also announced it will expand into six news countries during 2021 and 2022.
Bark and Birch currently train over 700 dogs a month, using a team of dog behaviourists and ex-police/army dog handlers to rehabilitate and teach basic and advanced obedience, either as part of a residential ‘Board and Train’ Program or through a series of private one to one sessions.
Dogs are boarded at the homes of their trainers, and the company provides daily video and photo updates, as well as progress reports for owners.
The group said: “The company will always strive to build customised programs around each dog, knowing that every dog is unique and different.”