Below we have provided a table of some of the most relevant statistics when choosing a pet franchise. As you research other pet franchises, it’s also important to consider the following:
After reviewing the competition, only two questions should remain:
Note: Home-based and mobile pet franchises are not included on this chart, as they represent a completely different business model – one with generally lower initial costs and lower earning expectations.
That said, we should at least mention one home-based pet franchise, Bark Busters, as they are currently the most widespread in-home dog training franchise. Although you might expect your costs to be lower, since you’re operating out of your house, they charge a $37,500 franchise fee plus an additional $19,500 training fee and territory fee, for a total fee of $57,500 – that’s a higher franchise fee than any of the pet franchises listed here, and their royalty rate (8%) is the same. (We do not charge a training fee; once you become part of the Zoom Room family, we consider providing you with excellent training to be part of our job.)
With Bark Busters, when you find clients to train their dogs, you give them a Lifetime Guarantee – so if the owner fails to follow your instructions and the dog’s behavior problems continue, you are required to continue providing training without being paid. Sit Means Sit is another home-based dog training franchise that relies heavily on electronic collars. At the Zoom Room we practice only positive-reinforcement dog training.
Listed in increasing order of total cost