Franchising: Retirement’s Hidden Gem

Retiring with the Best Franchise Investments

The word “retirement” brings to mind grandma or grandpa working on their hobbies, spending time with grandchildren, or maybe even relaxing on a beach somewhere. However, this is no longer reflective of reality.

Modern–day retirees often face boredom and don’t know what to do with themselves. More often, the cost of living prevents them from being able to retire fully. Whatever the situation, franchising is the perfect solution, and we believe Dog Training Elite is one of the best franchise investments you can make.

"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.

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The Semi–Absentee Model

Sadly, many Americans do not have sufficient retirement savings—some don’t have any retirement savings at all. But the dream of relaxing and spending time on hobbies or with family doesn’t have to disappear. Models like Dog Training Elite offer a semi–absentee option, which means you can continue to earn income without being involved in day–to–day work—you just have to hire a team you trust.

The semi–absentee model is great to invest in because it gives you the freedom to pursue the things you’re passionate about while earning income almost passively. This low–obligation model only requires about 10 to 15 hours a week on your part as a Dog Training Elite Owner, with plenty of built–in flexibility for when you want to take that Norwegian cruise you’ve talked about for years. For people whose health has declined in their later years, this is also a great option to continue to work as you are able.

You don’t need experience with dog training, or any training experience to run a Dog Training Elite franchise, so even if you feel like it’s a little late in life to start a new career, don’t worry! We will provide you with all the training necessary to run the business, and your lead dog trainer will take care of the rest!

This man leaning against his Dog Training Elite car knows that joining Dog Training Elite is one of the best franchise investments.

A Smart Financial Move

Starting a new business can be difficult and financially risky. But a good model allows you to join a business that has already done all the hard work to become a well–known brand. Instead of coming up with a business plan of your own, you get to take advantage of an already tried–and–true business model. You get to tap into a well–established customer base, and most franchises, including Dog Training Elite, will even provide you with marketing materials!

And the support doesn’t stop there. From getting your business running, to your grand opening and beyond, you’ll have access to corporate support any time you need it. In short, opening a franchise instead of starting a new business means way less stress for you—and more time to enjoy your retirement (or semi–retirement!).

Dog Training Elite is one of the best franchise investments because of the support it offers to owners - like this woman getting business support from our corporate team.

So, why Dog Training Elite? Even if you don’t consider yourself an animal lover, the booming pet care industry is one of the top industries to franchise. The pet care industry is estimated to be worth $100 billion, and is projected to be significantly higher by 2023. More people than ever before own pets, and the majority of them consider their pets to be family, making pet care a necessary industry.

This past year, Dog Training Elite Franchise Owners had an average net profit of $113,629*. We offer one of the lowest initial investments for a franchise, as well as financial plans so you don’t have to dip into your nest egg to invest. With the semi–absentee model, you have the opportunity to increase your profitability even more by expanding your business to multiple locations if you so choose. With no need to rent and staff a physical location, there’s nothing to get in your way.

Make a Difference in Your Community


The final piece of the puzzle for why you should join Dog Training Elite in your golden years is it gives you an opportunity to give back to the community you’ve lived and worked in for so long. By opening a Dog Training Elite franchise, you provide dog owners an opportunity to strengthen their bond with their dog. This benefits not only the dog and dog owner, but the entire community as well–trained dogs help keep a community safe.

Beyond obedience training, Dog Training Elite serves an important need by offering training programs for service and therapy dogs, which further benefit your community. You can also work in tandem with local animal shelters to host adoption events, bringing more dogs to loving homes, and educating people about the importance of obedience training.

One of Dog Training Elite's trainers working with a dog to help the family and community.

Finally, becoming part of Dog Training Elite means you’ll support our own nonprofit organization, the Malinois Foundation. We provide service dogs to veterans who have PTSD, physical disabilities, or other needs. In over seven years of operating, we’ve placed service dogs with 35 veterans in need.

Switching Careers or Retiring from Your Day Job?

Anyone has the potential to be a great franchise owner or dog trainer! If you are looking to switch jobs from one of these fields, learn how your skill set may make you the perfect candidate for a Dog Training Elite franchise.

Transitioning out of the police force for retirement can pose its own set of challenges and questions. Even when you know it’s the right time to exit a career as a police officer, it can be scary to face all the possible next steps and answer for yourself: what happens now?

Working within the system of a franchise can help your business-owning dreams come true while taking out much of the guesswork and solitude of such an endeavor. Becoming a Franchise Owner leverages important skills from a police career such as teamwork, applying training, and working within a tried and true structure. One of the best franchise types as jobs for a retired police officer is a dog training franchise. Learn more about becoming a Franchise Owner with Dog Training Elite!

As rewarding as the career of a paramedic can be, for many it can also come with significant burnout. Handling urgent health situations may feel emotionally draining, or the physical requirements of the career may become too challenging over time. If you’re wondering what other jobs can paramedics do, opportunities like opening a dog training franchise may be a perfect fit.

Have you been searching for good jobs for ex-nurses? Look no further, Dog Training Elite is the perfect option! Many of the skills developed by your time as a nurse will transfer readily to becoming a business owner. Learn more about our franchise and how your skills will make you a great Franchise Owner.

Working with a team, serving your community... these are things you excelled at as a firefighter and can still do as a Dog Training Elite Franchise Owner. You don’t need experience as a dog trainer, and you don’t necessarily have to even like dogs. And, with our semi–absentee franchise model, you can have all the time you need to enjoy being retired—spend time on hobbies, with family, and so on.

This happy dog is trained for emergency personel - by former emergency personel!

Get Started Today with One of the Best Franchising Investments

Whether you’re looking for something to do or to continue earning money in retirement, or you want a way to make a positive impact on your community—Dog Training Elite is the best franchise investment that will allow you to do it all.

So, what are you waiting for? Request information today to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you.

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