Bark and Birch, which operates in the UK, Ireland, Portugal and the United States, launched its first ever training academy to â€œpromote local dog training talentâ€.
The academies are run by a selection of the group’s head coaches who have been described as “some of the best talent in dog training in the country”.
At the start of the academies, the head coaches from Bark and Birch coach and train a number of candidates as part of a two-day program. Key competencies were imparted with support, training, advice and practical learning units.
Steve Lunn, Head Coach at Bark and Birch, said, â€œPromoting local dog trainers is incredibly important to us at Bark & â€‹â€‹Birch as we continue to expand rapidly around the world.
â€œAt Bark & â€‹â€‹Birch, all of our trainers are supported by industry-leading professionals and some of the best ex-police / ex-military dog â€‹â€‹trainers in the country. Our exciting new training academies work with the goal of delivering excellence and consistency around dog training and interactions with dogs and their owners. “
He added, “We want to share our best process and practices, and most importantly, get the owners, trainers and dogs where we want them to be!”
Additional Bark and Birch Dog Training Academies will be held in the UK and Ireland later this month to recruit trainers after graduating from the academy and earning their qualifications.