Canine Campus vs Central Bark Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Canine Campus vs Central Bark including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

Canine Campus Franchise
Central Bark Franchise
Investment $71,500 - $182,300$520,063 - $874,556
Franchise Fee $30,000$45,000
Royalty Fee -6%
Advertising Fee -2%
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Business Experience Requirements

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Financing Options

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Training & Support

Canine Campus Franchise
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Training We offer at least 3 weeks of hands-on training at both the Corporate Campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado and your location. The founders of Canine Campus opened their daycare in 1999 and still operate that campus today. Canine Campus Franchisees have unmatched guidance from Canine Campus founders and corporate trainers who have daily hands-on experience in the industry. Canine Campus founders are not just barking orders from behind a desk. Instead, they are on the ground with the dogs coming up with brand new and innovative ways to operate a successful doggie daycare. That knowledge is only shared with members of the Canine Campus Franchise Family.-
Support We offer ongoing training through email, phone, letter, and personal contact, including personal phone numbers of the founders and corporate trainers. Canine Campus Franchisees also have exclusive access to K-9 Connect, the animal services industry's ONLY internet based computer system, created by Canine Campus founders exclusively for Canine Campus operations. Our Canine Campus support system also includes: • Fresh, innovative marketing ideas and materials • Monthly activity packages complete with press release, and details on how to carry out the events. • Access to email your entire database with one click • More than 1,000 pages of trade-secrets in our Canine Campus • Operations Manual • On-line access to our Canine Campus Operations Manual • Technology support, including email, website, K-9 Connect and live web camera support • Monthly corporate newsletter • On-going education in areas including, but not limited to, pack behavior, breed recognition, canine safety and first-aid, and customer retention-
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Company Overviews

About Canine Campus

Canine Campus is a full-service dog boarding and daycare facility as well as offering dog training and grooming. With an outstanding customer review and response, Canine Campus is a company looking for franchisees with a love for the domestic canine. The Canine Campus founders have dedicated their lives to provide exceptional service to pet owners and their furry counterparts.
Canine Campus is a privately held company, offering franchisees with 7 days of training at the headquarters and 7 days training at the franchise location. Absentee ownership is not allowed.

Formerly known as Top Dog Daycare, started in 1999, Canine Campus was founded in 2003 by Tom Hilfers and Joelle Audette, after the tragic loss of their beloved canine companion to bone cancer. Headquartered in Colorado, Canine Campus is a Colorado Spring based facility with kennel locations in other areas of the state.

About Central Bark

Central Bark Doggy Day Care is focused on expanding our network of doggy day care franchise opportunities in communities across the nation. We believe that a focusing on markets we are currently in while opening in additional states and markets will allow us to continue providing a superior level of support to our existing franchisees while at the same time building and enhancing our brand.

Each new and existing market represents a tremendous opportunity. There is unlimited potential with a pool of over 83 million American dogs out there that have yet to have the opportunity to experience Central Bark.

As the only UnKennel™, Central Bark® has a unique advantage and point of differentiation from the clutter of traditional kennel, home sitting, dog walking and dog boarding concepts available to consumers. Our one day per week commitment helps to create the safest possible environment for a socially centered program, it also provides the revenue consistency that makes for a more predictable business model! Today’s pet owners are more savvy and demand the very best for their four legged companions.

Over the past 17 years, pet industry sales have grown from $23 billion in 1998 to an estimated $69 billion in 2015 and eventually rising to $75 billion by 2017. The pet industry is on track to continue to grow at least 4% each year through 2018.

There are three major factors that are contributing to the ongoing pet industry growth upswing:

 Increase in pet ownership A stable economy The ongoing trend of pet humanization

Our vision and focus on socialization, the dog and overall doggy wholeness, positions Central Bark as the leader in specialty pet services area. According to the IBSWorld Report, this segment will continue to grow as more pet owners consider their animals to be valued members of the family….and, that’s just how we like it at Central Bark.