Dog Training Elite

Dog Training Elite is America's #1 dog training franchise, with 40+ years of theory development and business management experience setting a solid foundation behind everything we do. Because we have proven processes and systems in place, our Franchise Owners are ready to begin their business after only a few months of legal setup and on-site training!

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Dog Training Elite


Dog Training Elite Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Dog Training Elite is America's #1 dog training franchise, with 40+ years of theory development and business management experience setting a solid foundation behind everything we do. Because we have proven processes and systems in place, our Franchise Owners are ready to begin their business after only a few months of legal setup and on-site training! With the massive market available in the dog training industry, high ROI, top of the line backend management systems, and our cutting-edge marketing techniques, our Owners are primed for long-term stability and success. Unlike many other dog training programs, we provide personal, in-home training to dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages, allowing dogs to be a real part of the process, which in-turn provides more fulfillment to both our clients and Franchise Owners. Dog Training Elite's services are designed to make dog training fit into any lifestyle. We offer customized dog training program s in our clients' homes and work around their busy schedules. Our methods have been developed with a focus on improving the quality of life for both the family and their dog. Our willingness to involve the family in the training and to take their individual concerns into account when developing a training plan truly set us apart from any competition out there. Another benefit to offering our training in-home is that we have no brick and mortar facility and little staff, cutting overhead costs significantly and making this a business that is extremely easy to scale.

Dog Training Elite Owners are given a large degree of freedom in setting their own schedule that works best for them and their clients. As they begin to scale their business, they can hire Trainers to be out in the field so they can focus their time and energy growing the business and enjoy a healthy work-life balance. This is a special business opportunity for Franchise Owners, because they have the chance to make long impacting changes and do something meaningful each day. Our Owners create meaningful relationships with their clients as they improve their lives and family dynamic. At Dog Training Elite, we understand that dogs are an integral part of any family!

Company Details

Established: 2011
First Unit Franchised: 2014
Franchised Territories: 346
Company Owned Territories: 0
States Registered In: All except HI, ND, NY, SD, WA

Deferral States: IL, MD, MN

Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Dog Training Elite

Initial training is held at our Corporate Training Center in Utah and is split between classroom training (87-115 hours) and on-the-job training (129-218 hours). The length and depth of the training depend on the services the Franchise Owner wishes to provide. Training includes management, dog training techniques, marketing and sales, dog and human Psychology, effective management of customers and dog's response to training, managing group dog training classes, accounting, customer service, scheduling, and reporting.

We assist new Owners with Grand Opening marketing and execution, as well as conduct a first-year check-in. We also provide phone and technical support by administrative and training staff as needed.

Dog Training Elite provides 7 days of opening assistance during Grand Opening for no additional fee. We will also visit the territory 3-5 days during the first 6 months and additionally as needed by the Owner.

We have a Marketing Fund Fee of 1% of Gross Sales paid weekly that is used to help grow the brand both nationally and regionally. Our third-party company manages Google Adwords and monitors SEO. We assist new Owners with setting up their social media pages and provide a detailed posting guide. Our wrapped vehicle is a moving billboard and we require that Franchise Owners attend a minimum of six large and six small marketing events such as farmers' markets, home shows, RV shows, and other similar events each year.  

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Dog Training Elite Franchise.

What does a Dog Training Elite Franchise Cost?

Dog Training Elite franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $120,000

Total Investment: $159,050 - $185,750

Minimum Net Worth: $200,000

Franchise Fee (We require a 3-pack minimum): $110,000

Royalty: 8% weekly

Ad: 1% of Gross Sales paid weekly

Average Number of Employees: 1-3

Item 19: Yes

Visa Candidates: Yes

Passive Ownership: Yes, but Owners will have to have a General Manager/ Lead trainer in place before starting the education process

Home Based: Yes

B2B: No

Veteran Discount: Yes, 10%

Is Dog Training Elite a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Dog Training Elite is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Dog Training Elite a Home Based franchise?

Yes. Dog Training Elite is a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Dog Training Elite Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Dog Training Elite franchisees make. Dog Training Elite offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Dog Training Elite a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Dog Training Elite is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Dog Training Elite Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Dog Training Elite franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Dog Training Elite Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Dog Training Elite franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Dog Training Elite Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Dog Training Elite franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Dog Training Elite Looking for International franchisees?

No. Dog Training Elite franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Dog Training Elite's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Pet Related, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$50,000 - $100,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Dog Training Elite Franchises for Sale

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