Frequently Asked Questions
- Why should I join The DogSmith Dog Training & Pet Care Franchise?
There are literally dozens of reasons to join The DogSmith Dog Training & Pet Care Franchise. For starters, opening your own DogSmith dog training and pet care franchise allows you to capitalize on the leading Dog Training & Pet Care business model in the United States. If you're looking for a national company providing a unique opportunity in a recession-resistant multi-billion dollar industry, then this is it. The DogSmith provides you with the perfect opportunity to abandon your cubicle and join other entrepreneurs doing what you love for a living. The DogSmith leadership team has over 40 years of business management experience committed to supporting you in pursuit of your goals.
With The DogSmith you will be part of a dynamic team of professionals where you will learn not only to be a dog trainer and canine behavior counselor but you will also learn how to operate a comprehensive pet care business. As a DogSmith you will have access to the most progressive training methods, curriculums, behavior analysis tool kits, franchise library knowledge base and our ongoing education and support systems. Our franchise system also provides you with a proprietary marketing system, DogSmith Brand Standards manual, proprietary marketing collateral and assistance with sales, training and financial management. One of the most valuable aspects of joining The DogSmith is you will have access to our registered marks, logos, and tag lines. You will be provided with proprietary operational and business systems, methods, software and programs at shared costs which greatly reduce your overhead expenses while giving you leading edge technical advantages over your competition.
Other key advantages to the DogSmith Franchise are that your franchise is scalable so you will never be limited to being just self-employed. By optimizing the opportunities for multiple income streams and leveraging the resources of your employees and contractors you become a true business owner.
Finally, by joining The DogSmith you hit the ground running avoiding the expensive and frustrating “trial and error” period that most individual new businesses go through. From our strategic and tactical marketing plan to our startup pack containing everything you need to begin marketing your business from the 'get go', you greatly minimize the cost and time between opening and profitability.
- How much capital do I need to invest into a DogSmith Franchise?
The initial and only cost is $38,000. This includes your Franchise fee, The DogSmith certification training and includes ongoing education and support via teleconferences, webinars & DogSmith webcasts. Furthermore we continue our support through our annual DogSmith conventions and onsite training workshops. The initial fee also includes your start-up pack which contains everything you need to get your business up and going. Your website pages, toll free number set up, email account and preferred vendor accounts are also included. Any additional investment depends on your personal situation and how you will be structuring your business. Many franchise systems will advertise their fee but you will soon discover that in addition to their initial fee you must also pay a training fee and other additional fees before you can launch your business.
- What background and experience do I need to be a successful DogSmith Franchise candidate?
The DogSmith selects candidates based on their natural talents. We then train for skill and manage and support for quality. We are looking for individuals who enjoy working with people and animals, are reliable, ethical and have a strong drive to succeed. The ideal candidate will also be self motivated, organized, professional, and punctual with a passion for customer service.
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