Train dogs in the best possible environment:
their home

No build-out costs mean a low initial investment for you.

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Home-Based Training Sessions


Dog Training Elite is a home-based business, which means that our Dog Training Franchise Owners/Trainers conduct sessions in the comfort of clients’ homes! We find that dogs and their owners are more likely to achieve successful results when they learn our exclusive training method in a familiar setting. Additionally, our clients are more likely to correctly and consistently utilize our techniques outside of training sessions when they have been effectively modeled in their homes.

Our clients love the convenience of having the trainer come to them, rather than having to find time to bring their dog to a dedicated dog training facility. Additionally, Dog Training Franchise Owners love the low overhead costs associated with not having to worry about construction, real estate, or additional build-out fees that come with other pet care franchises.

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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.

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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7 Revenue Streams, 1 Business

With 7 separate training programs, Dog Training Franchise Owners can rely on multiple revenue streams for clients with both basic and advanced training needs:

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

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