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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Service Dog Training
Personal Protection Training
Anxiety and Aggression Training
Service dogs for Military/Retired Veterans
Therapy Animal Training
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Our Elite Economics
Investment From $76,300
Average Gross Revenue $408,087*
Top Performer's Gross Revenue $507,351*
*Numbers obtained from our 2020 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."
Franchise Owner - San Antonio, TXMeet 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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Over 100 hours of intensive classroom and on-the-job training at our dedicated training facility in Utah
From support with your Grand Opening to ongoing assistance over the phone and in person, we're here when you need us!
7 days of Grand Opening assistance, an in-person territory visit during your first 6 months in business, and supplemental corporate support as needed - you won’t have to go it alone!
Our Franchise Owners receive some of the best SEO and local marketing experts in the country, cutting-edge digital marketing assistance, and guidance on booking the right events to get noticed in their local markets.
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.
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.