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Dog Training Elite Ranked No. 521 on 2023 Inc. 5000 Amidst Major Growth Push

The dog training franchise was placed in the top 10% of companies Inc. recognized for achieving spectacular growth.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 4:16PM 08/16/23

Dog Training Elite, the dog training franchise that works to support owners in creating a strong, reliable relationship with their four-legged friends, has been following an impressive growth trajectory in recent years. With over 320 territories and growing, Dog Training Elite is catching the eyes of industry giants. Most recently, the franchise was ranked No. 521 on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list.

“Recognition on the Inc. 5000 ranking is incredibly meaningful,” said Mark Mestas, CEO. “We’ve worked hard to get to where we are, and we’re proud of the momentum we’ve built with this brand.”

The ranking only considers companies that are U.S. based, privately held, for profit and not a subsidiary or division of a larger parent company. To qualify for the 2023 ranking, companies must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2019 and generated at least $2 million in revenue in 2022.

Between 2019 and 2022, Dog Training Elite added 72 new territories to the system, driving revenue up by over 1160%. As it continues to grow, the demand for Dog Training Elite’s service is clear with dog owners across the country investing more in their pets and realizing the value of strong obedience training.

“The importance of quality dog training has become more clear to the average consumer in recent years,” added Mestas. “People want to train their dogs to be better behaved and able to accompany them to more places, address separation anxiety and poor socialization in COVID puppies and train their own service dogs as the astounding capabilities of service dogs continue to be uncovered.”

In addition to its Inc. 5000 ranking, Dog Training Elite was recognized on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 (No. 226), Fastest Growing Franchises (No. 12), and Best of the Best, Dog Training (No. 1) lists as it continues to shake up the industry, capturing the attention of franchisees and consumers alike.

As it expands, Dog Training Elite is excited to seek qualified franchisees in California to continue driving brand growth.

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With more than four decades of experience in dog training, Dog Training Elite is one of the country’s leading obedience and specialized training franchises. Offering a comprehensive suite of customizable training programs, Dog Training Elite works with dogs and owners to meet any and all training needs, including therapy dog training and advanced service dog training for PTSD support, psychiatric support, mobility support, autism support, diabetic alert training and an array of other services. In addition to the wide breadth of services offered, Dog Training Elite differentiates itself from competitors through a uniquely human-focused approach to dog training, which focuses on helping owners and their families learn to effectively and consistently support their dog’s training needs. To learn more about franchising with the Franchise 500 Dog Training Elite, visit

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