Investing in a Dog Franchise Can Change Your Life

Learn From Experts in the Dog Training Business

For those interested in finding a pet business for sale, there’s a lot you might learn from those who already own a dog franchise. Take John Mestas, for example. Founder of Dog Training Elite, he was a top producer at the company he worked for previously, but felt like just another number. He was tired of working for the big guy, so he decided to make a career change and pursue his passion for dog training. For nearly 45 years now, he has been living his dream and invites those interested in this line of work to take a closer look at what it’s like to step into the shoes of a Franchise Owner with Dog Training Elite. “All of our trainers,” John says, “would say this is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made.”

Dog Training Elite is proud to be a top dog franchise near you.

How Much Does It Cost?

$76,300 - $249,500 Investment Range

$40K Franchise Fee

$50K Required Liquid Capital

*Numbers obtained from our 2020 FDD


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Kelly Rosequist, CEO of Dog Training Elite, loves that this is a business that changes lives, impacts families and is profitable, yet meaningful, work. She loves forging lasting relationships between pet owners and their four-legged friends. According to her, the way these bonds improve lifestyles and fight off loneliness is what makes going to work each day so satisfying.

Franchise Owner, Whitley Cheatham says, “The risk of stepping out of a corporate job and doing this has definitely paid off. Everybody who was a naysayer to begin with has come back and apologized.” Neal Mestas says, “I don’t have a big storefront that I’ve got to pay for. My expenses go up when I’m busy. When I’m not, my expenses go down. Every year, I’ve grown by about 10-15%.”

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Ownership Options


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Owner Operator

You run the show and your own dog is second-in-command. You work directly with dog owners and their pets in their homes and teach group classes in open public areas. Training services include obedience training, puppy training, training service dogs or personal protection pets, therapy animals, etc.

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Semi-Absentee

You play a leadership role by building a strong reliable team of trainers who will scale your business for you. Enjoy helping dogs and their owners without having to do it yourself, enabling you to oversee multiple territories on any given day!

Who Would Make A Good Fit?

When it comes to finding the right pet business for sale, you’ll want to know what suits you best. At Dog Training Elite, we’re interested in finding the right people to share in our dog franchise. While each owner comes from various backgrounds, they tend to have a few things in common.

  • A background in sales and/or teaching
  • Leadership/managerial skills
  • A sincere love for dogs
  • Service-oriented
  • Community involvement

Maybe you can see yourself in this role. It only takes a credit score of 650+, liquid capital of $50K+ and a net worth of $150K+ to qualify. Do each of those prerequisites describe you? Reach out today to learn more. Dog training may be the career you’ve been waiting for!

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