Do you Need a Dog Training Business License to Be a Trainer?
If you love dogs and working with dogs sounds like a dream come true, becoming a dog trainer seems like the right move. The good news is, you don’t need a dog training business license to become a dog trainer! While it is possible to get officially certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), there are no state or federal requirements for a dog training business license, so anyone can qualify.
Don’t quit your day job just yet, though. Here are a few more things to consider before becoming a dog trainer:
Be Aware of the Work Involved
Yes, working with dogs can be the best. It’s also hard work, and can be difficult depending on the dog or dogs you work with. Often, people don’t call on dog trainers until they have a serious problem with their dog, like aggression or separation anxiety. Even though we believe all dogs are good dogs, these kinds of situations can be challenging and it’s important to be prepared.
You Need People Skills Too
Maybe you prefer friends of the four-legged variety. Which is great! However, a lot of dog training involves dog owners as well. At Dog Training Elite, we always work closely with dog owners to make sure they feel confident and capable of continuing training on their own. The enjoyment you feel spending time with your own dog will make it easy to find common ground with other dog owners and give you a simple starting point for building the trust and respect needed to build a strong rapport with clients who are putting their precious pets into your hands.
If you feel confident about the work and your people skills, but you’re worried about a lack of experience – don’t! You don’t need a dog training business license or any experience to be a successful Dog Training Elite Owner.
"I was working for an international company. I was just another number to them. I thought, 'I don't want to go back to work for somebody.' I decided I wanted to train dogs professionally."
Learn how Dog Training Elite Founder John Mestas turned his 40-year passion for training dogs into a successful business.Hear Our Founder's Story
Become a Franchise Owner
When you become a Franchise Owner with Dog Training Elite, you receive all the support you need. We’ll not only provide you with 100 hours of training in the classroom and on the job to familiarize you with our unique training methods and the ins and outs of the business — we give you access to some of the best SEO and local marketing experts in the country to help you promote your business. Becoming part of a franchise means you become part of a business that has already proven successful. Dog Training Elite is already well-known and trusted within the dog training industry, so you don’t have to try and build a customer base from scratch. And you know the business model works.
You already know you don’t need a dog training business license to start your new career as a dog trainer. When you join Dog Training Elite, you also get to skip the work of building a brand and creating a sales and marketing package, and you’ll be able to take advantage of multiple streams of revenue already in place through the seven different training services Dog Training Elite offers:
- 1. Obedience Training
- 2. Puppy Services
- 3. Service Dog Training
- 4. Personal Protection Training
- 5. Anxiety and Aggression Training
- 6. Service Dogs for Military/Retired Veterans
- 7. Therapy Animal Training
In addition to allowing you to hit the ground running – you can open in just four to six weeks! Franchising with Dog Training Elite allows you to become part of the thriving petcare industry. People view their dogs as family members, so investing in pet care is always a priority, even during tough economic times. Because of this quality, the pet care industry is growing at a rate of 7.8% annually and it’s anticipated that it will reach $283 billion by 2023.
Why Dog Training Elite?
If you love dogs and feel confident that being a dog trainer is what you want to do, why wait years to build a business from the ground up, making mistakes along the way as you learn? With Dog Training Elite, you’re not just becoming a successful business owner — you’re becoming a successful dog trainer.
The Dog Training Elite training method has been perfected with over 40 years of experience. Our modern training methods focus on positive reinforcement and strengthening the bond between dog and owner. We never punish dogs for bad behavior, instead focusing on nurturing a dog’s naturally loving and obedient nature.
The combination of our training method and our business model, which emphasizes one-on-one training services with individuals and their dogs, has a high rate of success and sets Dog Training Elite apart from any other dog training or pet care business.