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What Different Dog-Care Franchise Businesses Are There And What Things Should You Consider In Becoming A Franchisee?

by | 13 May, 2019 | Dog franchise information

Dog care franchises offer pet owners a number of different pet care services, which includes but are not limited to dog walking, grooming, doggy hotel, exercising, daycare centre and home visits. These franchises provide an affordable alternative to boarding pets at a kennel if the family has to go for a business tour or vacation.

Different Types of Dog-Care Franchises

A dog-care franchise is an ultimate opportunity for dog lovers to earn a decent amount of money per year from their love and passion for dogs. Such a franchise business venture is perfect for people who prefer low-stress levels at the workplace and pets are known to reduce stress levels. There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to picking a dog-care business, although you don’t need any experience to start a franchise some experience will give you an edge in the business. Some of the best dog-care franchise business include:

  1. Dog walking
  2. Dog day care services
  3. Dog Sitting
  4. Dog grooming
  5. Dog Hotels or kennels

Dog Walking Business Franchise

Dog walking is one of the simplest dog-care business to start. You don’t need to invest a hefty sum if you want to be part of a dog walking franchise. It offers you an opportunity to be a part of the growing pet care market in the UK. All you need is a lot of love and care for the dogs you’ll walk. You will need to have a schedule and base your rates on the number of minutes you spend walking and exercising the dog on average you will need to spend anywhere from 20-60 minutes in doggy walking. Services generally include:

  • Pick and drop services to the park
  • Freshwater during and after walks
  • Pick and drop from the residence
  • A quick towel down when needed

Doggy Day Care Franchise Business

Doggy daycare offers the perfect solution for working parents who don’t want to leave their pooches alone at home to deal with separation anxiety. Daycare services for dogs is a lucrative business opportunity if you’re willing to commit to the business. You will require open space and enough room to accommodate large dog breeds too. 

Dog Sitting Business Franchise

Dog care at the doggy’s own home is a good franchising option for those looking for a part-time earning or if you lack the property and facilities needed for a dog daycare centre. You will need to stay with your furry friend at his or her own residence. Services might include, bathing the dog, walking, feeding, and playing.

Doggy Groomer

Dog grooming services are on high demand as more and more people want their pet to get the best beauty treatment. Investing in a dog-grooming course will set you apart from your competition.

Dog Hotels

Pet parents never want to leave their doggy behind when they have to go on a family vacation or a business-related tour. To keep their pet from separation anxiety, pet hotels are a lucrative business idea as a franchise. You will need to invest a significant amount of money to arrange everything from food, water bowls, doggy beds, toys and first aid kits to use during emergencies.

What to Consider When Starting a Dog Care Business Franchise?

Love and lots of Care for Dogs

You need to be a dog lover to start a dog care franchise! It’s important to love your job and in this business, it holds significant importance. Although you don’t need any experience, some experience is recommended. You should read about animal behaviour to learn how the pet is feeling. You should be able to guess if the doggies are anxious, happy, hungry, or sleepy.  It’s essential to have knowledge of administering canine CPR and first aid. Having any previous experience or understanding related to dealing with dogs will come in handy if you want to start a dog care franchise.

Choose the Right Target Market

One of the most important decisions you will need to take as a dog care franchisee is to choose the right target market. You will need to conduct market research to find neighbourhoods with plenty of dogs. Most families in the UK have a dog so it shouldn’t be too hard. Do your research and find the top neighbourhoods for a considerably large doggy population. 

Pet owners will look for a reliable pet care service provider if they need to be away from home for a couple of days. This is your prospect to explore your target market. Think about conducting market research to determine if your business idea for dog care is feasible. 

Come up with a Relevant Pricing Strategy

Base your pricing strategy on the services you will offer to different types of dogs. Each dog breed has different temperaments, eating habits and exercise needs. Determine the total number of hours a dog has to spend with you on average.  Don’t forget to ask for vet release forms, and other paperwork because the last thing you want is a dog that has worms or any other contagious illnesses.

Pet parents never want to leave their doggy behind when they have to go on a family vacation or a business-related tour. To keep their pet from separation anxiety, pet hotels are a lucrative business idea as a franchise. You will need to invest a significant amount of money to arrange everything from food, water bowls, doggy beds, toys and first aid kits to use during emergencies.

Consider Legal Permits and Licences

You will need to follow various legal permits and licenses for your dog care business. A team of inspectors will visit your location to check if your facility complies with the regulations they have established. These regulations will ensure the safety of both you and your furry four-legged clients. Consult with an accounting expert to determine if you should start a limited liability or a sole proprietorship. If you plan to run a part-time dog walking franchise, you will be required to submit the paperwork necessary to start your franchise. Your business location must follow the guidelines and instructions related to pet boarding and grooming services. Your business location must have open space where the pets can run around in the sun and make the most of their stay with you.

Training and Development

A successful dog care business will only run effectively if you have highly experienced and fully trained employees and other staff.  In fact, pet care business requires highly trained personnel since they have to deal with different dogs of varied temperaments and sizes. You will need to invest in training your part-time and full-time employees in pet care and associated services. They must know the different food type best suited to each dog breed.

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