Being a trainer is competitive. Often it is hard to find a consistent profitable client base. Having a niche or specialty can make all the difference. There are a couple of ways you could approach.
Possibilities can include:
The business model we chose, was to work with a breeder and bring the puppies and mom to our facility when they are 7-10 days old, conduct research and sell the trained puppies.
Work in conjunction with a breeder(s), charging the breeder for your services. The breeder could then charge additional for the puppies which would cover your fees.
You can work with a rescue that has litters of puppies. You could adopt the litter and then rehome at rates that would cover your cost. This will be different as you won’t have the mom. Some items such as stair training will be slightly different.
Approaching a service organization that specializes in early development for puppies for assistance work.
Turning the program into age-appropriate private puppy lessons. We actually started our research this way. With this, we found we did not do your traditional 1 hour session once a week. We did 15-20 minute sessions four times a week, for basic, and with the socialization, it was an hour. Many new puppy owners think socializing a puppy is just simply letting every person pet the dog, and taking them new places. This is not the way a puppy under 16 weeks should be socialized. This is actually how many puppies become fearful, from an owner not socializing the proper way.
These are just a few ideas where our program can be taken to benefit your business. We would love to hear any other ideas that you would like to try the program with. We hope you will join us in changing the world one puppy at a time!