About Dogtopia

Training & support

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Are you an independent person who wants to have significant control over the success of your business, while also leveraging the power of a proven model, a profitable track record, and a recognized brand? Consider a Dogtopia franchise. On average, franchises are much more likely to succeed than independent small businesses. Of all the franchises opened in Canada within the last 5 years, 86% are under the same ownership and 97% are still in business.


With a Dogtopia franchise, you’ll never feel like you’re in it alone. We provide our franchise owners with unwavering support through initial and ongoing training as you grow.Our culture is treat the relationship of franchisee to franchisor as a CEO: CEO style of partnership; we own the brand, and you own your business.

Our leadership team has had direct experience with some of the top franchise brands like Century 21, Gloria Jeans Coffee, Brinker International, Burger King, Massage Envy, KinderCare, Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s Pizza. In fact, the combined franchise experience of our team is more than 150 years. So don’t worry, you’re in good hands!

Dogtopia is focused on making those early days in operation easier for franchisees. We set you up for success by providing support and systems to vet the right location and facilitating 30 days of comprehensive training. A faster return on initial investment means an opportunity to open more locations and experience financial freedom in the future. A series of marketing and in-store initiatives have increased the first-year sales ramp to deliver on a three-year ROI.

Our team of dedicated professionals will guide you through our training process, which includes:

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  • 1-week initial training program at Dogtopia University & MBA
  • 2-week classroom, 2-week in-store training
  • 10 days of opening support (6 days before, 4 days after opening)
  • Marketing and sales training
  • Real estate and facility construction support
  • Ongoing field visits
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Website development
  • Monthly webinars, seminars, calls
  • Quarterly regional workshops
  • Access to our network of franchisees – shared best practices
  • Annual Dogtopia Conference