Bark Pouch™ was developed by three dog professionals who have spent almost 20 years training, walking and caring for the hearts of our canines. We wanted to provide amazingly delicious, healthy treats that dogs will gobble up even when they turn up a wet nose to other concoctions, such as when: excited, aroused, stressed and even fearful.
Brandi Barker is the founder and director of Barker Behavior; she has spent her days helping Chicago’s dogs learn better behavior since 2003 and launched her business in 2006. While helping some of the 1,000s of people she’s coached to better understand their dogs over the years; she’s seen many pups become so stressed in highly distracting environments that they refuse treats. She sought to create a solution that makes dogs drool without being cumbersome to the humans who love them.
Kaitlin Bishop serves as the Executive Director of The Big Hearts Fund, a Chicago-based non-profit organization raising funds and awareness around the country for dogs and cats suffering from heart disease. As the owner of numerous, amazing, yet highly sensitive Argentine Dogos, Kaitlin has first-hand experience and appreciation for that one special treat that can help a dog deal with and overcome fear and aggression, improving the quality of life for both dog and guardian.
Lauren Pietrocarlo owns Chicago’s premier pet care company, Dogs Deserve It™. Dogs Deserve It™ specializes in providing accountable, reliable and professional pet care service. Lauren brings her dedication to dogs and experience with different breeds and temperaments to Bark Pouch™. She flexes her tenacity, strategic mind and high-level energy every day so Bark Pouch™ can provide you with the best-tasting treats.