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 format, 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 training to operations as you grow – it’s a team approach to success. Our team of dedicated professionals will guide you through our training process, which includes:

  • 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



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The Dogtopia Foundation enables dogs to positively change the world. To accomplish this, we currently are funding programs focused around three worthy causes: Service Dogs for Veterans, Youth Literacy Programs and Employment Initiatives for Adults with Autism.