May 01, 2009 // Franchising.com // Englewood, Colo.——To kick-start National Pet Week May 3 - 9, 2009, Bark Busters, the world's largest dog training company, announced the first-of-its-kind National Naughty Dog Contest to find the naughtiest dog in America. Bark Busters invites members of the public to submit videos of their naughty dogs to BarkBusters.com via YouTube May 4 - July 13. The contest winner will be selected by a panel of experts at Bark Busters USA and will win free dog training—which includes Bark Busters' guaranteed lifetime support—to transform the "winning" dog from naughty to nice.
"So many dog owners get a dog hoping he will be an ideal member of the family, only to discover the dog rules their household instead," said Liam Crowe, CEO and master dog behavioral therapist, Bark Busters USA. "We want to help owners realize they can address these unwanted behaviors and build a stronger relationship with their canine companions, and we want to showcase this fact by training America's naughtiest dog and having a bit of fun along the way."
Bark Busters, the world leader in natural home dog training, kicks off its National Naughty Dog Contest on May 4. Any dog can enter – any breed and any age. Bark Busters will accept video entries via BarkBusters.com through July 13. Entries must include a personal video of the dog at his or her naughtiest. The winner will be announced and posted online at BarkBusters.com the week of July 15. The participant whose dog is chosen as the Naughtiest Dog in America will receive free in-home training from a Bark Busters that includes lifetime support.
"With more than 65 million dogs in the US, we are sure to find some naughty ones," added Crowe. "This is an opportunity for us to help America understand that any dog can be trained – even the nation's naughtiest dog."
Bark Busters, the world's largest, most trusted dog training company, started in Australia in 1989 and came to the United States in 2000. Since inception, over 500,000 dogs have been trained worldwide using its dog-friendly, natural methods. With 250+ franchised offices in 41 states and more than 400 offices in 10 countries, Bark Busters continues its mission to build a global network of dog behavioral therapists to enhance responsible dog ownership and reduce the possibility of maltreatment, abandonment and euthanasia of companion dogs. Bark Busters is the only international dog training company that offers guaranteed lifetime support. SPCA International selected Bark Busters dog behavioral training services as the "Best of the Best" in its category. No other training company or dog trainer received such a distinction. To fetch a trainer in your area, call 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or visit www.BarkBusters.com, where dog owners can complete a Dog Behavioral Quiz to rate their dogs' behavior.