How Do I Go About With Starting A Dog Training Business?

If you’re ready to jump on board with the recession resilient pet industry, dog training is a great niche to consider. More than 70% of US households own a pet and training is considered a top priority for families that want a healthy, loyal and obedient dog. Additionally, pet care is considered an essential service, giving strength to the pet industry in times of economic downturn.

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Here is what you need to know about starting a dog training business:

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Before you can begin earning profit from a dog training business, you must have enough finances to build your business. Estimating start-up costs can be tricky and will depend on how you structure your business. Large training facilities will cost more than a smaller, home based business.

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Training Niches

Although obedience training is the most common form of dog training, there are many different types of training that dog owners look for. Will you be able to create programs for aggression, anxiety or therapy dogs?

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Attracting Customers

Once you’ve decided which training programs to offer, you’ll have to find some business! Attracting customers means creating strong marketing programs and networking within your community.

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Building a Successful Business

Once you’ve got your dog training business opening and running, you’ll have to maintain sales and reputation if you want to stay in business. This requires a fine balance of organization, time management and customer service.

"We step into situations where disobedient dogs are causing real stress in the family. When we fix that, the thanks we get from the owners provides me with a sense of fulfillment I'd never experienced before owning this business."

Aiden Rosequist

Franchise Owner - Utah County

Meet The Owner

Make it Easier with a Dog Training Franchise

If the above steps seem complicated, there is an easier way for starting a dog training business. Joining an established franchise, like Dog Training Elite, gives you a head start. With nearly 4 decades of experience as a dog training professional, founder John Mestas knows his way around the pet industry. He created Dog Training Elite with the hopes of bringing his quality dog training program to pet owners around the nation.

When you invest in a franchise, you’re investing in success. Dog Training Elite has already worked out the necessary finances, training programs, marketing campaigns and more. As an investor, you’ll be starting a dog training business with an entire support team and a strong business model already set up.

How Much Does It Cost?

$82,800-104,750* Investment Range

$49,000* Franchise Fee

$50,000* Required Liquid Capital

*Numbers obtained from our 2021 FDD

Why Join Dog Training Elite?


In times of economic recession, it’s normal to consider a career change. While you may have been searching for a good business to start, there is unfortunately no industry that can be considered recession resilient. While economic downturn affects all industries, some industries have shown past resilience. The pet industry is one of them, primarily because many pet owners consider their companion animals as family members. Dog Training Elite is likely to do well in both economic downturn and economic boom.

Flexible Lifestyle

Our home-based dog training franchise allows for a flexible lifestyle. If you’re looking for a career that allows for more time spent with family (or pets), Dog Training Elite is a great choice.

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