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UK firm set to become biggest dog services operation

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UK firm set to become biggest dog services operation


British company Bark & Birchl has expanded its dog services into several new territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.


The company will also incrtease its European presence to include France and Germany this year.


The move strengthens the brand’s global reach across the world and follows the official launch of Bark & Birch in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in December 2021.


CEO Nick Rijniers said: “2022 was always going to be a huge year for Bark & Birch. Expanding into Australia, New Zealand and Asia is huge for us, and we have already started recruiting for staff and dog trainers in these areas.


“We have always had the goal of becoming the biggest dog services company across the world and we are thrilled to be expanding into these territories.”


Nick is only 28 and has managed to lead the company to global success in two short years, turning over $8 million dollars in the second year of business. The company is predicted to be valued at $100 million in 2022 after a further investment round.


He started his career in the Dutch Special Forces, training German and Belgian Shepherds before launching Bark & Birch in 2019 in the UK with only two members of staff. It now has over 100 staff members globally and trains over 1,000 dogs a month. The ethos of the company is to give both dogs and their owners a better life together.


The team of highly experienced dog behaviourists and ex-police/army dog handlers rehabilitate and teach basic and advanced obedience, either as part of a residential ‘Board and Train’ event or through a series of private one to one sessions.


During the Bark & Birch ‘Board and Train’ events, dogs will be boarded at the homes of their trainers, enjoying home comforts for the duration of their stay alongside their training. The company provides daily video and photo updates, as well as progress reports for owners.


The company will always strive to build customised programs around each dog, knowing that every dog is unique and different.

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