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This Food Service Employee Is Em-BARK-ing on A New Journey!

Posted on Jun 21st 2022


This Food Service Employee Is Em-BARK-ing on A New Journey!

Dan Lutchko of Northwest Michigan is the newest Franchise Owner in the Dog Training Elite world! Like many Franchise Owners before him, Dan is a career switcher. A career switcher is an individual who started their career (or careers) in an industry completely outside of entrepreneurship and pet care. Dan started out training employees in the food service and manufacturing industries.

Dog Training Elite and our clients are excited to welcome Dan to our franchise!

“My professional background is in training humans,” Dan told us in an interview, “I’ve spent twenty years training employees in the retail food service and food manufacturing industries.”

This is Dan’s first venture into the world of business. Dan first heard about Dog Training Elite when he started planning his transition from food service to pet care Franchise Owner. Specifically, Dan found Dog Training Elite while searching for animal-based franchises. Dan is a big fan of dogs and noted that Dog Training Elite was a good fit for him because “It gives me the opportunity to help people while doing something I love.” Just as well, Dan noted that after a decade in hot, sweaty food manufacturing facilities, he was ready to move on and pursue his dream.

Dan was also enamored with Dog Training Elite’s business model, something that tends to pull in potential Franchise Owners even without any background in business. Dog Training Elite is designed to have low overhead and great profit margins– making it the ideal business choice for individuals who would prefer franchising over starting a risky business from scratch.

But what really got Dan onboard was his Approval Day. Dog Training Elite Franchise Owners are encouraged to attend a Dog Training Elite Approval Day (previously known as a Discovery Day) to gain a better sense of what goes on behind the scenes for Dog Training Elite Franchise Owners on a daily basis. During this one-day session, they will shadow an experienced Franchise Owner at a Dog Training Elite site. Approval Days provide prospective Franchise Owners a sneak peek at what their new franchise would offer future consumers. Dan spent a day in a Dog Training Elite facility with the Dog Training Elite corporate team and other Franchise Owners. While there, he noted that he enjoyed the friendliness of everyone involved. But it wasn't until he started to learn more about the finances involved in launching a Dog Training Elite franchise location that he was sold on becoming part of the family.

“Once I got the financial possibilities mixed with what I would be doing, I realized it was for real!” said Dan.

Dan has four children, and his fiance Samantha and he plan to be married in the summer of 2023. Dan’s hobbies include fishing, hiking, biking, exploring, and spending time with his lovely family. He’s also noted that dogs and pets are a big part of his life and just as important as the rest of his family.

Dan - like Dog Training Elite - prioritizes family and pets.

When we asked Dan what would make him successful as a business owner, he said that a strong work ethic and drive to succeed to help other people and pets were big factors. We certainly believe that! We can’t wait to see where Dan takes his Dog Training Elite franchise location, and how his business will grow in Northwestern Michigan. Good luck, Dan! We believe in you!

Launch Your Own Dog Training Elite Franchise Location

Whether you have experience with entrepreneurship or are a career-switcher from a totally different industry like Dan, Dog Training Elite could be the perfect choice for your entrepreneurial goals!

Dog Training Elite is a great, affordable franchising opportunity.

Dog Training Elite is one of the fastest-growing dog training and pet care franchises in the United States. You also don't have to play the role of dog trainer. Franchise Owners can manage the business semi-absentee and maintain their existing employment if they have a lead trainer in place. Dog Training Elite, on the other hand, is a fantastic franchise opportunity for people looking to make a total career change.

Dog Training Elite franchises like the independence and flexibility that are personalized to their needs. Work is scheduled around you, not the other way around! All that is necessary to cover the region is an additional franchise fee, marketing, and a trainer.

Dog Training Elite is also an excellent choice for individuals who do not want to deal with expensive training facilities or brick-and-mortar businesses. Our Franchise Owners and trainers bring the training sessions directly to client homes, where everyone (including the pups in question) is much more comfortable. With no excessive space needed, Franchise Owners can save a lot in terms of property rent. You could get your Dog Training Elite location set up in as little as a month. Our corporate team can help you get started today!

Do you want to launch your own doggie daycare? Contact the Dog Training Elite executive team today to start your journey toward business ownership!

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