The academies are run by a selection of head trainers from the group, who are described as “some of the best dog training talents in the country”.
The launch of the academies saw Bark and Birch head trainers coach and train a number of candidates as part of a two-day program. Key skills were taught with support, training, advice and practical learning sessions given.
Steve Lunn, head trainer at Bark and Birch said: “Nurturing home grown dog training talent is incredibly important for us at Bark & Birch as we continue to expand at a rapid rate globally.
“At Bark & Birch all of our trainers are supported by industry leading professionals and some of the best ex police/ ex-military dog trainers in the country. Our exciting new Training Academies operate with view to providing excellence and consistency around dog training and the interactions with dogs and their owners.”
He added: “We want to share our best process and best practice & most importantly, get the owners, the trainers and the dogs to where we want them to be!”
Further Bark and Birch Dog Training Academies will take place across the UK and Ireland later this month, with a view to recruiting trainers after completing the academy and gaining their qualifications.