Business Overview

This business is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Commission and the State of Georgia to offer dog trainer certification programs. The academy’s certification is honored throughout the United States as well as internationally. The company teaches students how to become dog behaviorists with a structured program of dog training in order to start their own business or work for an established dog training company. Canine Good Citizen, board/training, teaching private and group lessons, Search and Rescue and personal protection among others. Both online and hands-on classes are available to students.

A core portion of clients (approximately 80%) are Veterans who bring their service dogs for balance training and training for PTSD. Their tuition is paid by the Veterans Administration through programs including Chapter 33, the GI Bill – Post 9-11, Chapter 31, Chapter 35, and Montgomery. The academy has been approved by the VA since 1998.

Key company highlights:
• Full Service Programs – Students receive Professional, Advanced and Master Dog Educator/Trainer Certification
• Clients are part time students, full time students, and online students
• Certified Vocational School – Train the trainer vocational school since 1996
• Growth Opportunity – There exists opportunity for growth by establishing a structured marketing program. The business currently has no marketing plan.
• Location – business is not location based and a potential buyer can easily move the business. The business can be operated from a 900 square foot facility with classroom space. Typical class size is 12 students.

Trainers/Instructors are 1099.

Financial

  • Asking Price: $495,000
  • Cash Flow: $238,000
  • Gross Revenue: $497,000
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  • Established: 1996

Detailed Information

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Purpose For Selling:

Retire

Additional Info

The company was started in 1996, making the business 26 years old.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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