Fusion Trainer Independent Business Operator (IBO) Program

Earn $80K-$200K per year or more. Work as a K9 trainer with Open Range Academy.

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What is the Fusion IBO Dog Trainer program?

In a nutshell the Fusion IBO program is like a franchise. ORA provides all the necessary training and business components for you to operate the license agreement. The main difference between a traditional franchise and the Fusion IBO is that we don't require hefty upfront fees. As soon as you complete your training, ORA will begin sending you clients.

Fusion IBO applicant evaluation

All applicants must enroll in at least one introductory orientation course. There are two-course options and each will help you determine if ORA is the right business partner for you. ORA provides all necessary training, 14 trainer certification levels, and prep modules for additional 3rd party canine certification courses (i.e. CPDT). Training tuition is not required to be paid unless you work and earn with ORA.

Limited seats!

As ORA continues to fill seats for our nationwide program spots will become restricted.

Earn income as few as 2 weeks! No previous experience necessary!

All trainer experiences welcome.

Quick Certification

Get ORA Fusion Dog Trainer Certified in under 90 days. New trainers can get their Paw Pass certification in under 8 weeks.

Business Growth

ORA concentrates on building your local Fusion Trainer Business so that you can focus on taking care of your clients.

Minimum Paperwork

ORA helps you with everything from client contracts to income reporting.

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No hassles, no guesswork.

As a Fusion Dog Trainer IBO you have a team of experienced K9 professionals, business experts, and marketing gurus to help you launch your K9 Training career. All you have to do is concentrate on becoming a valued trainer for your community.

How it works

7 Steps For Career Launch:


Apply online NOW.

Single page no-hassle Fusion IBO application.


Pay your applicable enrollment fees.

2 starter program options.


Evaluate your options.

After enrolling in one of the orientation programs, your business coach will help you evaluate options going forward as a Fusion K9 trainer and make sure that it is the right fit for you.


Start your certificate training.

If you choose to enroll in the IBO Starter package then you can begin training for your first certificate.


Work with a Business Manager.

If you believe that the Fusion program offers a path for you to earn financial freedom and enjoy what you are doing, then it is time to start working with a Business Manager. Your Business Manager will help you evaluate all of the income opportunities available to you.


Enroll as a Fusion Apprentice.

If you believe that ORA is the right partner, and you are ready to begin a career as a Fusion K9 trainer, then you will need to enroll as a Fusion Apprentice.


Getting Clients

After enrolling as a Fusion Apprentice, and completing your first certificate, your Fusion Business Manager will begin assisting you with new clients.

Income Opportunities

ORA Fusion Trainers are provided with a suite of income opportunities after becoming certified. You may be able to offer client training packages that are online-only or offer board-and-train programs that pay up to $27,000 per year and many options in between.

Non-Boarding Service Income Opportunities

Non-boarding service income opportunities include the ORA online platform - Paw Pass - as well as the ORA workshop programs as follows:

Train In-Home Workshops (travel to the clients’ residence to train)

All K9 Programs

Earn up to $270 per session

Program runs average a minimum of 3 hours. Program requires a 1 hour free consultation. Travel to clients home is required.


Train One-on-One Workshops (at a fixed or online location)

All K9 Programs

Earn up to $100 per hour

Program runs average a minimum of 1 hours. Program may be distance - app or zoom call - or it may require in-person.


Train Class Workshops (put on group classes up to 10 people)

All K9 Programs

Earn up to $2,000 per class

Program runs average a minimum of 1 hour per week (most classes are 4 week classes). Up to 10 students per class ($200 per student).


Paw Pass Trainer (online client training programs)

Family K9 Programs

Earn up to $200 per client

Program runs a minimum of 16 weeks. Average of 15min per day per client. Time spent with client dwindles after the first month.


Service K9 Programs

Earn up to $1,200 per client

Program runs a minimum of 16 weeks. Average of 15min per day per client.


Behavior K9 Programs​

Earn up to $1,200 per client

Program runs a minimum of 16 weeks. Average of 30min per day per client.


Boarding Service Income Opportunities

Boarding program income opportunities, including service K9 programs, require a separate evaluation and enrollment fee.

Board and Train (BaT) Services (you will board and train the K9)

All K9 Programs

Earn up to $540 per week per K9

Program runs average a minimum of 4 weeks. Spend an average of 1-1.5 hours per day per K9.


Offer Ready For Home (RFH) Services (a puppy will be provided and you will train the pup to be Ready for Home – Family and Service K9s)

Family K9 Programs

Earn up to $2,160 per month per K9

Program runs average a minimum of 2 months. Spend an average of 1-1.5 hours per day per K9.


Service K9 Programs

Earn up to $27,000 per client

Program runs a minimum of 16 weeks and up to 18 months. Earn up to $2,200 per month. Average of 1-1.5 hours per day per K9.


Non-Certificate Income Opportunities

ORA provides additional income opportunities to help drive Fusion Trainer total income potential.

Ambassador Programs: No Certification Required

All Referral Programs

Up to $2,000+ per month

5%-10% Commission on referred clients (that you do not train).
5%-20% Commission on shop product items sold through referral links.
20% Recurring Commission on nutrition programs.
2%-10% Lifetime Commission on referred B2B clients (breeders, veterinarians, etc).


Not answered above?

Ask our program administrator for additional details.

Commission Tiers

Commission are calculated based on the Fusion Trainers lifetime income as a Fusion IBO. Example: after you have completed $150k or more in contracts or services through ORA you will earn a Tier 3 Commission Rate.

Fusion IBO Lifetime Earnings

Tier 1


Tier 2


Tier 3


Tier 4


Commission Percentage (Paw Pass ONLY Programs)

Fusion IBO partners are offered competitive commission on fulfilled contracts. Paw Pass commissions are lower due to the overwhelming burden on ORA web platform overhead.

Fusion IBO Commission %

ORA Referred Clients (lifetime): Clients have come directly from ORA advertising or marketing outreach.


Direct Referral @ Tier 1


Direct Referral @ Tier 2


Direct Referral @ Tier 3


Direct Referral @ Tier 4


Commission Percentage All Other Programs

Fusion IBO partners are offered competitive commission, up to 90%, on fulfilled contracts.

Fusion IBO Commission %

ORA Referred Clients (lifetime): Clients have come directly from ORA advertising or marketing outreach.


Direct Referral @ Tier 1


Direct Referral @ Tier 2


Direct Referral @ Tier 3


Direct Referral @ Tier 4


Enrollment Trainer Packages

The following programs are available to all new enrollees. These programs are available immediately following your application.

IBO Self Paced Program

$3,000 - custom payment plans - $1,000 minimum deposit - financing for full-package or deposit available - deposit grants available for low income households.

This package includes all courses presented by Open Range Academy, plus 3 Family Canine Certificate evaluations.


IBO Apprentice Program

$12,000 - custom payment plans - $3,000 minimum deposit - financing for full-package or deposit available.

Are you serious about making K9 training a full-time career? Are you ready to work with a preferred partner in the K9 industry? The IBO Apprentice enrollment fee provides you access to the ORA Fusion training platform beginning with your Family K9 Trainer Certificate, training support from your Fusion Mentor, and access to your personal Fusion Business Manager. Applicants who complete certificates through the Apprentice Program are eligible to offer services through ORA.


IBO Fees

ALL ORA IBO fees are deferred and paid back only if you earn income with ORA. Common IBO Fees include:

Workshop License Fee

$5,000 - paid as work-credit​

License fees cover the cost of setting up and establishing your ORA Fusion Trainer program in your local area. A list of standard features is provided below. Your license fee is paid through work-credit. There is no obligation to pay if you don't earn income and/or you quit the IBO program.


Boarding Service License Fee

$5,000 - paid as work-credit

Do you plan to board-and-train K9s for ORA program contracts? Then you will be required to complete an independent home evaluation FIRST to qualify. BaT license fees is paid through our work-credit programs - pay nothing up-front.


RFH License Fee

$15,000 - 10% deposit required - balance paid as work credit

Do you plan to raise puppies or service dogs for ORA? Then you will be required to complete an independent home evaluation FIRST to qualify. RFH license fees require a $1,5000 deposit to get started, the remaining balance may be paid through work credit.


Fusion Ambassador Annual Account Fee

$150 annual + $49 monthly

You will be required to pay a yearly and monthly maintenance fee for your IBO account. This fee is deducted from your weekly/monthly earnings.


Optional Fusion IBO Costs

Common IBO Costs (all of which can be financed):

Nutrition Startup Package


ORA uses Paw Tree food and nutrition products. We recommend you enroll with your own account. You can earn lifetime 20% commission on dog/cat food sold to clients. It adds up. Make sure to ask the ORA admin for more details.


Print & Apparel Startup Package


Everything you need for your startup Fusion IBO; business cards, shirts, client freebies, flyers and more. Additionally, receive up to 25% discount on all ORA Fusion training apparel, BombProof gear, and additional print materials.


Computer or Laptop

Up to $2,000

Do you need a new work computer or tablet for sales presentations? ORA can assist you with financing your operating costs.


Travel Expenses


If you require travel for yourself or a K9, add it to your startup totals.


ORA defers most major program costs until you are earning income with the ORA platform.

Not answered above?

Ask our finance expert for additional assistance.

Fusion IBO Membership Features

Enterprise business features included with your Fusion IBO membership:

Trainer Webpage(s):

You will have an SEO optimized training webpage(s). This will include your location, services, and trainer bio. You will be able to include your training specialties, booking calendar, and social media links.

Landing Page(s)

You will have client landing pages for scheduling and meeting new clients. Your new leads will go directly to you so that you may follow up ASAP. The client scheduler will link to your professional ORA calendar and sync with your ORA Gmail account.

Service Booking Form(s)

Your booking calendar is set by you. You can include your working hours and dates. Any ORA service offered will be available on your booking form.

Local Google Business Listing

ORA will work diligently to get your Fusion Trainer location listed in top search results for local businesses in search engine results. Keywords include dog training, dog training in my area, professional dog training services and more.

ORA Social App

You will be able to communicate with your clients via MY ORA. This service is available through any desktop or mobile web browser, however, an Apple and Android app are coming soon as well.

Client Profile(s) Tracking

Keep track of your clients profiles easily using ORA Profile tools. Keep notes and update your clients information as they progress.

Client Profile(s) Study Plan(s)

Build new study plans and customize course outlines for your clients needs and training criteria.

Custom Client Intake Forms

Quick access to all ORA Client Intake Forms. Move your leads along quickly with the ORA client workflows available to you. ORA can customize intake forms for any custom services you offer* (requires admin approval).

AI Driven Marketing

From the first time a potential client lands on an ORA website, our AI driven software tracks their interests all the way to first contact, through the sale, and into the future. The ORA AI also delivers customized follow up emails, on page website content specifically for the client, and re-markets to the potential client across web and social media platforms. Creepy, we know.

Additionally, our software and service programs allow us to find new clients who best match our goals at ORA. We can create new add campaigns in your market using proven algorithms that target the proper target audience who will be most likely to generate a sale.

Digital Sales Tools

ORA makes it easy to present clients with appropriate training plans ranging from the smallest to largest potential goals, offer finance packages, products, add-on services, and much more.

5 Minute Client Financing

ORA client finance options can turn a $1,500 training program in to a $50 p/m payment. The client gets the best available service for their K9 at an affordable price. Training is a high quality investment and finance packages can spread out the financial burden over 3-5 years. You will be able to offer financing on all packages even if it's only $150. Programs over $1,000 can be approved in 5 minutes and funded in 1-3 days. You have the power to help your client make a sound financial decision and you get paid up-front for the contract service provided.

Digital Contract Forms

ORA makes it easy to set-up and sign contracts digitally, protecting both you and the client. ORA admin also provides training for contract creation and legal protections for the client.

Social Media Accounts

ORA will provide you custom social media accounts for Facebook (business page and group page), and Instagram. ORA will also integrate with your Tiktok and Twitter accounts soon.

Social Media Content

ORA will post content daily to your social media accounts. ORA utilizes professional social media services to publish engaging content that will drive interactions.

Local Search Ranking Content

ORA will publish and boost posts monthly, promoting your Fusion Trainer business in your area. This will help your ORA business page get listed in Google Local Business rankings and Google Search Engine Rankings for your area.

Customized Blog Content

ORA will publish and boost posts monthly, promoting your Fusion Trainer business featuring articles about common K9 training topics. This will help drive local and national clients through MY ORA, social media, and flow to your intake forms.

Fusion IBO Business Plan

Your ORA administrator will conduct a regional analysis to determine total market availability. Upon completion the administrator will put together a comprehensive business plan and marketing goal for the region that meets your goals and objectives.

Custom Business Contact

ORA will provide you with a business email and with a custom business phone number provided by Zoom. You will be able to call, chat, or video conference with unlimited data from any smart phone. Phone numbers are separate from your personal number.

Custom Print Material

You will be able to order all of your business cards, print materials, car magnets/stickers, right from the ORA shop. Your business materials will be provided at competitive prices. Additionally, you can purchase ORA apparel and print credits to receive a 25% discount on all shop promotional items.

Lifetime Referral Tracking

Your ORA links are tracked with a lifetime referral cookie. The client always has the option to choose any trainer they wish, however, you will always get referral revenue for each client.

Client Training

ORA will focus 70% of your efforts on client interactions and sales. This includes sales processes, client interactions, scheduling, etc.

Lifetime Mentorship

ORA administrative and training staff are always here to support you. Every client interaction, every possible sale, every possible discrepancy, ORA is here to help you build confidence in every aspect of your Fusion training business, and complete every transaction with a complete professional experience.

Open Range Alliance 501c3

ORA has nearly 45,000 monthly visitors for service K9's. Unfortunately we are not able to service all candidates. That is why we are currently pursuing a 501c3 partner program. The main arm of this program achieves 2 goals: #1 help clients achieve financing via grants and tax deductible donations; #2 keep trainers employed providing a higher quality service all year long.

Most non-profit K9 training entities put their funding into high overhead buildings, beautiful infrastructure, and staff. The industry standard cost of a 501c3 K9 to the client exceeds $24,000, with an average of only 25% coming from grants or raised funds. This means the client is still paying an for 75% of the cost.

ORA aims to make fund raising easier for 501c3 eligible clients and instead of investing funds into high overhead operations and asking trainers to volunteer, we will be paying the trainer (standard commission rates) instead.

The Open Range Alliance will be a separate entity. You will be able to provide contract work for services rendered. The client will be managed through the standard ORA platform and have the full suite of ORA tools available to them. You will have to be a Fusion IBO to be qualified and you must be certified for the appropriate task to be eligible for participation.

This project will be active by June 2021.


Common Fusion IBO Questions:

Earnings Potential

How much money can I earn working as a Fusion IBO?

Your income is dependent on your work ethic, willingness to learn, and your ability to connect with clients. It is possible to earn over $200k+ yearly working as a Fusion IBO*.


Earning Potential

Does ORA send me new clients?

Yes. There are two ways ORA drives new clients to your ORA website: #1 through direct ORA paid ads; and #2 through organic search results. If clients come through ORA websites and they are looking for training in your geographical are than ORA will refer you as a trainer. It is up to you to make yourself available and offer assistance ASAP to meet the clients needs.


Training Experience

Do I need previous experience?

No! You will not require previous experience in business or as a K9 trainer. ORA provides all necessary training.


Time Required For Training

How long will it take to complete certificates?

That is completely up to you. If you have zero prior experience it may take 2-4 months to achieve your first certificate.



What services can I offer?

You may offer any services you choose. You will work with your Fusion Business Manager to determine the best service model that fits your lifestyle and income goals.


Boarding Services

Do I have to board dogs?

No. The services you offer are up to you.


Service Dogs

Can I train service dogs?

Yes, once you have successfully completed the appropriate certificates.



Do I have to live in a big city?

No. Many services are not reliant on location; however, if you live nearer to big cities you may have more income opportunities.


Not answered above?

Ask our finance expert for additional assistance.

Fusion IBO Income Calculator

*For illustration purposes only, actual commission earnings and service time requirements may vary.

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