Take $337,856* to the Bank with Your Own Dog Training Franchise

Ready to Impact Lives While Building a Profitable Business?

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Dog Training Business Franchise Owner

America’s Fastest Growing
Dog Training Franchise

For over 40 years, our Founder John Mestas has been working with dogs and perfecting our proven training techniques for standard obedience testing, behavior correction, and helping relationships between dogs and their owners!

With multiple revenue streams, outstanding economics, and an industry-leading home-based business concept that is convenient to both trainers and dog owners, Dog Training Elite is the ideal dog training franchise opportunity for dog lovers and savvy investors alike.

Why Own a Dog Training Elite?

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Your Dog is Your Co-Owner

Whether you choose to act as the Lead Trainer or oversee operations on a semi-absentee basis, Dog Training Elite is a dog lover's dream business! You and your dog will be the face of a local business that empowers dogs and their owners to work together.

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Low Investment with Impressive Margins

As a home-based dog training business, there is no need for a brick and mortar facility. This, plus the limited staffing requirements and low overhead costs, makes for incredibly impressive margins and increased profitability potential.

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Multiple Revenue Streams

Our 7 different training programs and group training options provide multiple revenue streams to our Franchise Owners for added security and the potential for higher ROI.

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Personal Fulfillment

Working with dogs and the dog owners to build a solid foundation for communication, not to mention training service dogs and therapy animals, is a highly rewarding experience.

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Community Involvement

Our Franchise Owners strive to make a difference in the lives of dogs and their families. We have created our own non-profit organization, the Malinois Foundation, which promotes healing through canine assistance.

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Lifestyle-Friendly Business

With a semi-absentee ownership option, the Dog Training Elite opportunity is ideal for people who seek a healthy work-life balance to spend more time with family or concentrate on growing their dog training business.

"I was working for an international company. I was just another number to them. I thought, 'I don't want to go back to work for somebody.' I decided I wanted to train dogs professionally."

Learn how Dog Training Elite Founder John Mestas turned his 40-year passion for training dogs into a successful business.

Hear Our Founder's Story

Ownership Options

Choose the Right One for You!


  • You are not training dogs - You have a team doing that for you!
  • Play a leadership role while building a strong, reliable training team that will scale your dog training business, including a Lead Trainer.
  • Be instrumental in helping dogs and their people, without actually training them yourself.
  • Manage marketing and community relations
  • Oversee multiple territories in a single day!


  • Work as the dog trainer and manage the operations side of the business- the best of both worlds!
  • Use our proven Dog Training Elite method to train dogs and educate their handlersz.
  • Spend every day working with dogs!

Elite Training Services
Create Multiple Revenue Streams!

Dog Training Elite offers a variety of training services for standard and advanced obedience training needs:

Obedience Training

Puppy Services

Service Dog Training

Personal Protection Training

Anxiety and Aggression Training

Service dogs for Military/Retired Veterans

Therapy Animal Training

Take a Look at
Our Elite Economics

Investment From $82,800*

Top Performer's Gross Profit $1,484,943*

Top Performer's Net Profit $801,110*

Average Gross Revenue $786,059*

Year Over Year Sales Growth 92.6%*

*Numbers obtained from our 2021 FDD

"The success of this business has surprised all my family and friends. But the best part is the fulfillment you get helping the people and dogs in your community."

Whitley Cheatham

Franchise Owner - San Antonio, TX

Meet the DTE Pack!

Receive Elite Franchise Support
From Day One

Dog Training Elite is dedicated to providing comprehensive training and support for all our Franchise Owners including:

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Ongoing Support

Field Support

Marketing Support

Got What it Takes
To Join our Pack?

We're looking for Dog Training Elite Franchise Owners who exhibit specific traits and characteristics.

Does this sound like you?

Background in Sales/Training

You may not necessarily have experience in the pet industry but you possess a strong sales/marketing or instruction background.

Strong Leadership Skills

You're coming to us with extensive business management experience and a strong leadership.

Dog Person

You've got a natural, lifelong love and respect for dogs, and go above and beyond in your everyday life to help preserve their welfare and happiness.


You're willing to go the extra mile for clients, and have experience managing customer service queries in a friendly, respectful manner.

Involved in Local Pet Community

You wish to further the education and advocacy of pet-related causes in their local community, and give back to pet-themed organizations in your area whenever possible.

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