Dog breeding and training business
For the real hustlers in the house, the idea of starting a dog breeding and training business
in Zimbabwe will sound like a heaven-sent gift. First, the business does not have seasonal
fluctuations.Secondly, if you‘re really passionate about it you can even start with NO monetary capital.
Thirdly, no formal training is required which means you can start as soon as you‘re ready to get
going. And the returns? Well, keep reading to find out.
Step 1: Get Dog Trainers Training
Dog trainers training is offered on an apprentice basis and NO FORMAL TRAINING is
required. Past experience in a dog training facility and the disciplined service e.g. S.P.C.A or
local security companies can be a big boost.
Step 2: Do This Simple Market Survey
The reality of the market is that you need to go where the demand is high. Population
density and dog-ownership percentages go hand-in-hand. A related consideration is that the
demand for dog training services is high in urban areas than rural areas with harare , Bulawayo Bindura topping the list.
Step 3: Identify a Market Gap
It‘s very easy to see if your market has a gap to be filled. If you notice most trainers in the
area are usually busy for weeks or even months ahead, it means demand for services currently
exceeds supply and hence you can join in. Remember, even if there is no gap in a market, you can
still join in by adding a differentiating factor to your services. For instance, door-to-door services,
boarding facilities or even free blog tips on dog care can significantly make you stand out.
Step 4: Start With Few Puppies
If you want to become a breeder cum trainer, it goes without saying you‘ll need to keep a
few dogs. You can talk to other local breeders so that you can book puppies with them. Good dog breeds include:
2. Great Dane
3. Labrador Retriever
5. German Shepherd
6. Golden Retriever
8. Japanese Spitz
Step 5: Build Kennels
As you wait for the puppies to be delivered, build a few kennels. For instance, you can
start with 5 boarding kennels and 1 warm maternity kennel.
Step 6: Get the Word Out
Print out a few brochures and drop a few batches at busy shops and agro-vets in your
target area. Put your contacts up in one of the many free classified ads websites. Place a cheap
classified ad with the local daily newspaper and then do a bit of social media sensitization.
A Quick Note
Some of the services you can offer include:
1. Dog training services – obedience and aggressive training, potty training, guard
2. Dog breeding services – breed puppies and sell them after training
3. Dog boarding services – when dog owners want to travel they can leave their dogs
Enjoying this Idea ?
And the returns? Well, keep reading to find out more on this Agribusiness Idea.
How Much To Invest
If you‘re short of starting capital, you can start off as purely a freelance dog trainer and in
that case you will not require any monetary capital, just sweat capital and a hustler‘s attitude. You
can however consider widening your opportunities by venturing into the more lucrative dog
1. Kennels –
2. Puppies – (Pure breed)
3. Dog food –
4. Marketing –
5. City Council Dog License –
6. Miscellaneous –
7. Ideal Budget –
How Much To Expect ?
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Dog Behaviour & Training Handbook
If that idea has been at the back of your mind, it’s time to unleash it. We’ve grouped several pieces of information which can skyrocket a breeding business to the top – marketing tips, dog breeds, FAQs, and much more!