Advantages of Opening A Dog Walking Franchise

Pet ShopOpening a dog walking franchise can be an exciting, enjoyable and profitable business venture. It has many benefits and advantages. In the US, there are a number of  franchisors that have dog walking services as a main offering, and two that are very well known: Fetch Pet Care and Camp Bow Wow.

Perhaps the best aspect about opening a local franchise is that if you love dogs, you’ll get to be around them all day long. You’ll be able to pet them, hear them bark, see them happily wag their tails, and simply enjoy their daily company. You’ll be satisfying your passion for dogs in the context of a successfully branded franchise.

Branding is superb for customer visibility and trust. The franchise uses its financial power to market and position itself in the strongest light to building regular customers. This can be very helpful to a dog care franchisee. When customers move to a new area, they will instantly recognize the pet care company when they look for a new dog walker.

Another advantage is that you receive advertising and marketing materials from franchise headquarters. These products are essential to building up a loyal customer following and securing a more dedicated customer base for your dog walking business. You’ll also be helped with successful business plans and be taught which is the best proven approach to use for daily business strategy for operations excellence.

The next aspect is that you’ll be your own boss, but with the franchise’s support. For the most part, you’ll be able to set your own hours and your own rates. You’ll certainly make more money owning your own business than if you were a dog walker working for someone else.

When starting a new business, there is a lot to learn. How much food do you order, what types of crates and cages should be stocked, who would make the best employees, how much do you pay dog walkers and employees…etc. With the help of a franchise, many of your questions can be answered by the home office or other franchisees in other locations.

Opening a pet care franchise might make sense for you in lieu of opening a brand new business.

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