Doggy Day Care – Clients bring you their pet in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon. You’re simply a babysitter for the dog. You can offer a Day-In-Train Program where you actually do the training for the customer while their dog is with you. This can be very profitable and of course every dog needs training!
Group Obedience Classes – If you don’t have a facility this is a great way to enter the dog training field. Classes meet generally once a week for 6-8 weeks. Depending on the number of students in the class, you can make a nice income.
Conduct classes in different locations. You can train in the park, in your veterinarian’s parking lot or at the local independent pet store (not the big box stores). You can set your own hours and make well over $100.00 an hour.
In Home Obedience and Behavior Training – Instead of group classes, you work one-on-one with your client and their dog in their home. This generally costs more than group classes. Of course you can schedule your own hours whether that is full or part-time. You become a “Dr. Phil” to the dog world; helping dog owners understand why the dog behaves the way it does and help them correct the situation.
Board and Train Programs – The ultimate in dog obedience. You actually keep the dog at your facility or home throughout the training process and give the customer back a trained dog, Guaranteed! This program is great for people who don’t have time or desire to train their own dog. It is usually a 4-5 week program. Costs vary, but an average range from $1000 – $2500 per program depending on what part of the country you are in.