The Pros and Cons of Starting a Dog Training Business

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All pet owners want their pets to be calm, well-behaved and healthy. Some dogs require a little more training than others to achieve this.

If you love dogs and have extensive experience with dog training and animal behavioral issues, a small business as a dog trainer might be a great business idea for you.

The Pros of Starting a Dog Training Business

Some of the reasons you may want to start a dog training business include:

  • Startup costs are minimal.
  • You can make it a part-time or full-time business.
  • You can inexpensively rent or lease training space, or even go mobile.
  • You can expand from basic obedience training to other services, such as training for special skills like tracking.
  • It can be very lucrative once your business is established.
  • It's personally rewarding to rehabilitate and train troubled animals.

The Cons of Starting a Dog Training Business

Potential challenges that may come with starting a dog training business include:

  • You need extensive expertise in dog training.
  • You have to have an understanding of the animal mind.
  • You need to be patient with both the dogs and their owners.
  • You need to be able to educate so dog owners can continue your training.
  • It can be difficult to manage pet owners who don't follow through on training.
  • You may have to work evenings and weekends to accommodate clients.

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