3 Tips For Starting A Successful Dog Training Business (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start A Dog Training Business

Want to start your own dog training business? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a dog training business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a dog training business?
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-> Pros and cons of a dog training business

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-> Other dog training business success stories
-> Examples of established dog training business
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We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a dog training business:

#1: Mary Thompson, founder of Happy Hound University:

We chatted with with Mary, founder of Happy Hound University ($8K/month). In our interview, Mary says:

I wasted a lot of time early on comparing myself and trying to keep up with other trainers when what I needed to do was respect my journey and just put in the work.


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#2: Margie Wiesman, founder of Island Dog:

We chatted with with Margie, founder of Island Dog ($/month). In our interview, Margie says:

Learn how to listen to the dogs, how to read body language, and what to do to help the dog understand what you want.


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#3: Donald Hutcherson, founder of Fraternity K9:

We chatted with with Donald, founder of Fraternity K9 ($5K/month). In our interview, Donald says:

Everybody always says do what you love, but what if that thing you love makes no money?


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