Dogs are family for all of us at Instinct Dog Behavior & Training®. It’s that simple principle that guides us as we help dogs and owners happily co-exist every day. Now, we’re looking for franchise partners to help us bring our vision of A Kinder World through Dog Training™ to thousands more dogs and owners in urban markets across the country.
The pet industry is recession-resistant and is projected to reach almost $100 billion by the end of the decade.
An Instinct Dog Behavior & Training® franchise is a brick-and-mortar dog training facility offering our signature positive reinforcement board & train camps, private lessons, behavior consulting, and alumni boarding services, all with 24/7 on-site supervision.
The Instinct® model works best in dense urban markets, but can be applied anywhere dogs and families live.
We can help with match-making!
If you are interested in opening an Instinct Dog Behavior & Training facility with a partner – someone who has skills and knowledge complementary to your own, we can help connect you with others in your market who are interested in a similar arrangement.
The investment to open an Instinct Dog Behavior & Training facility varies by the total square footage of your site, design finishes and optional equipment selection, and geographic area.
Investment Range: $326,065 – $578,267, plus $40,000 franchise fee (any additional fees are included in Item 7 of the Franchise Disclosure Document)
Financing: We have a financing partner who can help with pre-approval for an SBA loan under our Instinct Franchise System.
Royalty Fee: Higher of 8% of gross revenue or a flat fee per payment period.
Complete our “Information Request Form”
The first step is completing our Information Request Form. After submitting the form, we will be in touch within 72 hours.
Introductory Qualifying Call
During this initial phone call, we’ll provide you with additional details about the Instinct Dog Behavior & Training franchise opportunity, and also learn more about your motivations, experience, and city/territory of interest.
Financial Qualification & Loan Approval
If all goes well during the introductory phone call, you’ll undergo the required financial qualification and loan approvals. Approval is based on your current financial circumstances.
Receive Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
The Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) contains all of the legal responsibilities involved in owner an Instinct franchise and defines the relationship between Franchisor (Instinct Dog Training, Inc.) and Franchisee (you). The FDD is the document you will eventually sign in order to become a Franchisee.
After receiving and reviewing your FDD, we will schedule time to go over any questions you have about the document.
You will come visit us at our flagship Instinct East Harlem facility to spend the day with our Co-CEOs observing daily operations, interacting with some of our Training & Canine Care team members, and reviewing our proprietary technology systems.
Sign the Agreement
If we feel that you are an incredible Franchisee candidate, we will send you a formal written offer that includes your assigned territory.
Disclaimer: This website and the franchise sales information on this site to not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.