Englewood, Colo. — With the 11th Annual "Take Your Dog to Work Day" approaching (Friday, June 26), Bark Busters, the world's largest and most trusted dog training company, offers helpful tips for the 43+ million U.S. dog owners on how to prepare and manage their dogs for the workplace experience.
"We celebrate this day in support of its creator, Pet Sitters International, and its 2009 sponsors, PetFinders.com and Dog Fancy magazine," says Liam Crowe, CEO and master dog behavioral therapist of Bark Busters USA. "This event educates the public on the benefits of responsible pet ownership, raises the awareness of the importance of the human-animal bond, and supports the efforts of our local animal shelters, rescues and humane societies. At Bark Busters, every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day."
According to Crowe, the tips Bark Busters dog behavioral therapists provide their clients are not only based on good common sense, but also have been well tested during the company's 20 years of experience in training more than 500,000 dogs worldwide.
"When it comes to taking your dog to the office," said Crowe, "the key to a safe and successful experience is to prepare yourself and your dog in advance and to recognize potential problem situations before they can happen."
Crowe offers these pointers for dog owners who plan to bring their canine companions to work:
According to Crowe, preparing for a safe and successful "Take Your Dog to Work Day" includes making sure that your dog accepts you as his leader.
"Most dog owners simply accept the bad behavior of their pets because they don't know how to change it," Crowe said. "Learning how to communicate effectively with your dog in a language he understands, through voice control and body language, is the key to providing the leadership needed to have authority over your dog at all times."
Bark Busters dog behavioral therapists, such as Liam Crowe, are renowned authorities in correcting and managing dog behavior. Bark Busters' natural training system can successfully train any dog, even a puppy, by leveraging the same communications methods—body language and voice control—that dogs follow as part of their instinctual pack mentality. Many of our clients require only one home visit from a Bark Busters-certified dog behavioral therapist if owners continue with follow-up exercises just 10 to15 minutes a day for several weeks. All training takes place right in the home where the problems generally occur. In every market where Bark Busters is established, a majority of veterinarians familiar with the technique recommend the company's services.
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 approximately 250 franchised offices in 40 states and more than 400 offices in 10 countries, Bark Busters is continuing 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 has received such a distinction.