Browse our resource center for information about starting a Dog Care Franchise

Our resource center contains information about how to start up your own pet care business.  Learn about what a franchise is, what you should look for and why you should choose the pet industry.

The Dog Business

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Why choose the pet industry

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Do you love animals?

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Types of dog businesses

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Key Dog Statistics (UK)

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Key doggy statistics

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Whats in it for me?

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It's not all a walk in the park

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Are you fit to play?

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Whats in it for me?

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It’s not all a walk in the park

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Are you fit to play?

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The legal and regulatory landscape

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Dog-care licensing

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Licensing and professional guidelines

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Professional guidelines for dog walking (UK)

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Guidelines for Home Boarding and Day-Care (England)

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Guidelines for commercial day-care (England)

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Guidelines for Home Boarding (Scotland)

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Guidelines for Commerical Day-Care (Scotland)

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Planning permission

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Professional guidance

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Franchise partners – who we’re looking for

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Preparing your business plan

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Starting a dog business

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When can I go live with my dog business?

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What next?


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What is a franchise?

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What should I look for?

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Franchise support

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Franchising advantages


Franchising disadvantages

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Types of business franchise arrangements

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Evaluating a franchise

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Franchise costs and returns

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Final reality checks

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Market Research

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Enterprise Finance Guarantee from Natwest


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60 seconds introduction: Starting your own dog business, partnering with MyWaggyTails

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Alfie says ‘we need your help’

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Behind the scenes – home boarding for dogs with MyWaggyTails

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Why do businesses (and dog businesses) fail and what you learn?

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Setting up your dog business in 28 days

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Tips on starting your own dog walking business

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Thinking about starting your own dog business? Why it’s difficult to quit your job.

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MyWaggyTails – the Director’s Bloopers

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An introduction to a MyWaggyTails home boarding franchise

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A lesson I learnt from Sir Richard Branson


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