Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pet Franchises

Sit Means Sit Launches New Franchise Opportunity Program

Pet-Related Industry is Fastest Growing Franchise Opportunity
LAS VEGAS, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hassen's Sit Means Sit, the largest U.S.-based dog training company, has launched a new franchise business program in the fastest growing franchise sector, the pet-related industry. For proof that the best business franchise opportunities are in the pet industry, you only need to look at all the retail pet franchises, pet hotel franchises, boarding and kennel franchises, pet waste removal franchises, gourmet dog food franchises, spa and pet grooming franchises and more popping up in your neighborhood shopping center.

Sit Means Sit has four passionate corporate owners and world-class dog trainers who have been with the company since the beginning including Dave Skoletsky, Alfredo Rivera, Fred Hassen and Lianne Hassen. This team is well known among top dog enthusiasts and has built many successful dog training business owners who have had no prior dog training experience.

"You can start a Sit Means Sit franchise out of your home," said Rivera. "Home-based businesses have the opportunity to grow into substantially larger companies. These businesses are cost effective for anyone who has a place to live, a car, a phone and a computer. We offer a great opportunity for entrepreneurs who love and have a passion for dogs."

The pet products and services industry has exploded in recent years. More than 60% of U.S. households own pets, and Americans will spend a projected $40 billion on pet-related products and services this year alone. Pet owners treat their dogs, cats and birds like their first-born children these days.

Being a dog trainer in a home-based business, you'll be helping families and dogs find a way to live together in harmony. Americans now spend over $30 billion a year on their pets. The demand for Sit Means Sits' services is at its highest ever. Thanks in part to a successful viral video campaign featuring daily YouTube videos (http://www.sitmeanssit.com/dog-training-videos) of the Sit Means Sit owners and their extremely entertaining dogs, people can see what it means to have their pet's behaviour problems solved with the help of a professional.

"We not only provide an intensive three-week training program for franchisees at our corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, we offer extensive on-going support," said Lianne Hassen. "Our franchisees receive all the training protocols, business support and knowledge developed over years of success. We also provide branding, advertising and marketing help, sales training, add on products and more. In addition, Sit Means Sit hosts five regional seminars, one national seminar and many other educational seminars each year for its franchisees only and also posts several podcasts for their franchisees only every year."



According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association:


There are approximately 68 million owned dogs in the United States.


Two Fifths of U.S. households own at least one dog.


More than one-third of dog owners own more than one dog.







Sit Means Sit franchise owners come from many different backgrounds. What they all have in common is wanting to live a lifestyle that includes owning a profitable business and that still allows time to relax, vacation and enjoy what we all want. Some fun in life! For more information about franchise opportunities with Sit Means Sit, visit franchise.sitmeanssit.com or call 702-877-4581 or toll free at 866-Sit-M-Sit (748-6748).

Established in 2006, Sit Means Sit is the largest U.S.-based dog training company. With its first location and corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sit Means Sit has truly revolutionized dog training. The company started franchising about a year ago, and there are now 65 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia, 39 of which are franchises. Sit Means Sit has been featured on several media outlets including Animal Planet, the Outdoor Channel and ESPN. For more information, call (702) 877-4581, toll free at (866) Sit-M-Sit (748-6748) or visit www.sitmeanssit.com.


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