Starting a Dog Treat Business
If you have a bit of time at home each week, and a well organised kitchen, you could build a lucrative business making and selling homemade dog treats. Most dog owners want the best for their dogs – and homemade dog treats, made by someone who honestly loves dogs has to be preferable than mass produced treats containing dubious ingredients and sold for profit only. I know who I would rather buy from!
This is a rare dog business where you don’t actually have that much contact with the dogs themselves but mainly their owners. It’s a great one if you enjoy getting out to different dog shows and events, chatting to people while you sell your homemade dog treats (nicely branded and presented always helps!) and being nice to their dogs with lots of free samples!
How do I get started in a dog treat business?
I could talk at length, but I recently discovered an absolutely brilliant resource for this, and they explain it all so much better than I could. In fact I am seriously thinking of starting out myself as it really does look good.
It’s a book called Bake-A-Dog-A-Bone written by Chris Trombley and Doug Bertram, who both have pretty impressive credentials in the pet industry, and it covers not only homemade dog treats recipes for healthy, nutritious dog treats which dogs will love, it also looks at things like
- Identifying a profitable niche within the industry
- Tips on how and where to sell your dog treats
- Building and testing a marketing plan
- The best types of treats to make and sell
- The ‘golden rule’ of customer care in any dog treat business
They even go into finding a good name for your business!
Yes it is American, but the only section not relevant to the British market is the section on regulatory agencies, so if starting a homemade dog treat business is really something you are thinking about, click here to find out more (this doesn’t commit you to buying anything by the way, but you might want to!) They even offer a 100% money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!
Have a look at some more ideas to start a dog business here.