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America's Leading Dog Training Franchise

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How Much Can I Make?


Due to our low overhead costs and high potential for returns, thanks to the highly specialized nature and increasing demand for dog training services, starting a dog training business will continue to experience significant year-over-year growth. In 2019 our average unit volume was $408,087, with our top performers earning $507,351 in revenue for the year, with year-over-year sales growth of an astounding 33%!

  • Average Investment: $162,250*
  • Average Revenue: $408,087*
  • Year-Over-Year Growth: 33%

*numbers obtained from our 2020 FDD

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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 more.

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-Founder

You know your dog is amazing. Now's your chance to show the world! When you're a Trainer, your dog becomes the star of your one-person show, as a model for proper training techniques as well as a major influencer for new sales.

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Low Investment with Impressive Margins

Dog Training Elite is a home-based dog training business, which means there is no need for a brick and mortar facility, keeping our initial investment extremely low. This, plus the limited staffing requirements, makes for incredibly impressive margins and increased profitability.

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Multiple Revenue Streams

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

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Personal Fulfilment

Working with dogs and their owners to build a solid foundation for communication and strengthen the bond between them is a highly rewarding experience.

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Community Involvement

Our Dog Training Franchise Owners strive to make a difference in the lives of dogs and their families. In addition to giving back to the communities we serve, we have created our own non-profit organization, the Malinois Foundation, which promotes healing through canine assistance.

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Lifestyle-Friendly Business

The Dog Training Elite opportunity is ideal for people who seek a career that offers them a little more time to spend with family, or to concentrate on growing their business.

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

Whitley Cheatham

San Antonio, TX

Investment Breakdown

The initial investment range for starting a dog training business with Dog Training Elite franchise ranges between $75,650 - $248,850, which is considerably lower than the average pet franchise investment.


Type of Expenditure

Low

High

Initial franchise fee

$40,000

$130,000

Veteran Discount

$0

$4,000

Travel, lodging, food and other expenses while Training

$2,500

$12,500

Specialty training (optional)

$3,500

$15,750

Travel and living expenses during the specialty training (optional)

$2,500

$13,000

Specialty training equipment (optional)

$500

$10,000

Real estate and Improvements

$0

$10,000

Start-up packet

$900

$1,100

Additional equipment and mobile device

$500

$3,000

Vehicle wrap

$3,500

$5,000

Banners and signs

$750

$15,000

Misc. opening costs

$1,500

$4,500

Marketing – 3 months

$2,000

$6,000

Initial operating capital - 3 months

$21,500

$23,000

*TOTAL

$75,650

$248,850

*Does not include royalties or marketing fees.

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