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Can I Own A Pet Training Franchise & Still Keep My Day Job?

Posted on Sep 22nd 2021


Can I Own A Pet Training Franchise & Still Keep My Day Job?

Many people think that becoming a Franchise Owner means they need to give up their present business or career. After all, setting up a new business takes so much time and effort, it’s just not possible to do both. Or is it?

It’s perfectly PAW-ssible to run your dog training franchise and keep your day job at the same time. With Dog Training Elite’s semi-absentee franchise model, you can build a business that makes a difference in pets’ and people’s lives while keeping the career you love.

What’s A Semi-Absentee Model?

As a semi-absentee owner, you won’t take care of dog training yourself. Instead, you take on more operational or administrative roles. You’ll be in charge of growing the business and building a team of trainers to handle training for you.

It’s a perfect solution for Franchise Owners with a lot of business experience, who need more time to spend with family or in their careers, and who are keen to use their skills to expand in the future.

Benefits Of The Semi-Absentee Model:

Take On As Many Tasks As You Want

A DTE franchise gives you the flexibility to pick which tasks you want to focus on. Many Franchise Owners train dogs themselves and handle most of the operations. This is called the ‘owner-operator model'.

Others prefer to work behind the scenes, focusing on their strong suits, like marketing, sales, or accounting. But you can have an even more hands-off approach if you want to.

This tailored approach lets you use your strengths, experience, and interests to grow your business. It also keeps you motivated!

Dog Training Elite's dog holding a ball.

Work-Life Balance

Despite the hard work it takes, for many, setting up a new business is a chance to improve their work-life balance. Instead of being forced to take on too much work, you get the flexibility of deciding to work on the business part-time.

Very few businesses allow you this amount of flexibility to set up your own schedule from the very beginning!

Develop Your Leadership Skills

Many Franchise Owners come from a managerial background — from serial entrepreneurs to ministers. What they have in common is their passion for leading and inspiring people working with them.

As a leader, you’ll build a strong, reliable team of dog trainers, salespeople, marketing, and operations. Under your leadership, they’ll come together to make a difference in dogs’ lives.

But you won’t just get the chance to lead your team. Through this work, you can become a leader in your community and advocate for responsible pet ownership and pet welfare.

Make A Difference

Dog training is not the only way you can make dogs’ lives better. By leading a compassionate, enthusiastic group of people who follow DTE’s proven training methods, you can reach out to more families looking to build stronger bonds with their pets.

Also, you can get involved in pet activities in your community. Another alternative is to work with DTE’s non-profit, the Malinois Foundation. Since its foundation in 2013, it’s helped place over 50 service dogs for veterans, children with disabilities, women survivors, and first responders.

Oversee Multiple Territories At The Same Time

With a semi-absentee model, you’re not tied to one location. As your business grows, you can expand to multiple territories, bringing DTE’s training methods to more families in other locations.

DTE’s proven, balance-positive methods work so well they apply to several kinds of training. Offering a broad range of programs has several benefits. For example, it keeps you and your team motivated and provides you with multiple income streams.

You can offer these types of training with a DTE franchise:

  • Obedience Training
  • Puppy Services
  • Service Dog Training
  • Personal Protection Training
  • Anxiety and Aggression Training
  • Service dogs for Military/Retired Veterans
  • Therapy Animal Training

Dog Training Elite owners with dogs.

Get Support From The Experts From Day One

No matter how involved you are in the everyday operations of your franchise, the DTE team is there for you every step of the way to make your business a success.

We’ll work with you to set up and launch an unforgettable Grand Opening, and stay close to you during the first months of your business. You’ll get one on-site visit during the first six months of operations. Also, we connect you to the best marketing experts in the country and help you sign up for the events that’ll get you noticed in your community.

With expert support from the start, you’ll spend less time guessing and more time implementing.

No Dog Training Experience Needed

You don’t need to have a background in dog training or animal behavior to become a Franchise Owner. We’ll teach you all you need to know during the intensive classroom and on-the-job training at our dedicated training facility in Utah.

All you need is a love for dogs, a passion for working with people, and some basic sales or marketing skills — but we can help with that, too!

Owning a Dog Training Elite franchise gives you the freedom to build a profitable business in a recession-proof industry and keep the career you love! This makes business ownership an attractive option for anyone who wants flexibility, additional income streams, and the fulfillment of empowering families to build a solid foundation for communication with their pets.

In its 40+ years in the pet care industry and its proven, balance-positive methods, Dog Training Elite has helped thousands of dogs and their owners in the comfort of their homes. Now, Founder John Mestas is bringing his proprietary method to cities all over the U.S. with low-overhead franchise opportunities for dog lovers. To find out more about this exciting new business opportunity, visit our website.

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