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Compare ORA vs Canine Training Organizations

The Open Range Academy Champion Trainer Program supports you in getting to work ASAP (as little as 2 weeks). We focus on productivity and hands on learning.

Training companies cost on average $1,500 – $5,000 for online based training platforms and as high as $24,000 for in person training programs.

Training organizations do NOT support job placement or income generating activities.

Compare ORA vs Dog Training Franchises

The Open Range Academy costs $150 p/m to cover administrative, training and mentorship costs. ORA helps you launch your own independent ORA dog training business while providing all of the administrative and business building tools that you need to succeed without additional up-front costs. 

Minimum franchise fees start at $40k and range up to $75k. This does not include facility acquisitions, start-up costs, high monthly overhead, increased liability and low long-term net margins.

Complete Dog Trainer Career Training and Independent Business Opportunities!

Features & Benefits of ORA's Champion Trainer Program

ORA Champion Trainer Program Key Features

3 Key features that drive the ORA Champion Trainer Program

The Open Range Academy Champion Trainer Program is simple: First, we teach you; second, we empower you with the tools to become financially stable and successful working as an independent business owner for the Open Range Academy.

The Open Range Academy provides complete dog trainer certifications. Additionally, ORA provides each individual with hands on training mentorship that puts you to work ASAP.

The ORA Champion Program focuses on client first activities. Training dogs and humans is a dynamic and often complex task. Each training team (handler-dog-family) is unique. ORA encourages our Trainers to get that hands on experience ASAP. ORA helps you get in front of clients all while having the support of your mentor working with you behind the scenes. Your mentor will help you build your confidence to work with a more diverse customer base.

ORA empowers you to be your own boss without the need for expensive franchise fees. ORA takes care of all the essential business operations and empowers you to focus on what you love doing, training. The ORA Champion Trainer program combines the features of trainer school and trainer franchises into a simple, cost effective business program. We take care of all the tedious work that normal small businesses need. We help you promote your independent ORA business and support you for long term success.

Mentorship

Demonstration improves comprehension and learner adaptability.

The ORA Champion Program begins with your Trainer Mentorship which focuses on doing. Our Mentorship program focuses on diversity and repetition of real life examples. The more times you see a behavior and associated technique the more confidence and better performance you will be able to achieve.

Success

Doing what you love and getting paid for it, that’s the goal.

The national average salary for a “dog trainer” $15-$16 per/hour. Don’t start at the bottom. Work with ORA and get paid like a boss starting in as little as two weeks. ORA empowers our Trainers with proven and effective income generating clients and programs. Stop putting money in the pockets of a facility owner, it’s time to be the boss.

Maybe you don’t want to be in business for yourself, but there is a better way, the ORA Champion Ambassador Program.

ORA is introducing a smarter way to blend trainer success and independent business. Our ORA Champion Ambassador Program encourages you to be independent with the full backing of a national business support system. The ORA Champion Franchise allows us, ORA, to concentrate on business and you get to concentrate on doing what you love, training.

ORA will empower you to earn as much or more as a national franchise owner without having to pay a franchise fee.

Yep, we do that

ORA Champion Trainer Program

“How to become a dog trainer” companies focus on teaching. They encourage outdated methods and career paths. They focus on theory and the science of why a dog may or may not behave a certain way. 

“Dog training franchises” focus on high overhead, high workload, facility based operations with low net margins and high risk.

The ORA Champion Trainer Program focuses on recurring, high-end clientele, home-based and distance training programs, along with high valued Ready For Home (RFH) training packages. Our programs average 70%-90% net margins with almost zero overhead and zero relative risk.

Career Unlimited

ORA Champion Trainer Program

You may be confused with what we actually do, so let’s summarize:

  1. We train you. It does not matter if you have zero experience or a few years of training under your belt.
  2. You will become a certified trainer through the ORA Academy curriculum. 
  3. We can provide you with clients through ORA or co-promote a local region for you.
  4. We will help you gain additional recurring local clients from breeders and/or non-profit organizations.
  5. You will earn a shared revenue on every client. Commissions start at 25% and up-to 90% from clients that are acquired by you.
  6. ORA will assist you in building a sustainable and pro-active Total Income Profile (TIP).

Sliding Revenue Scale

Trainer Champion Level 1: Less than >$50k in total Client Product (CP).

Trainer Champion Level 2: Greater than $50k and less than >$100k in total Client Product (CP).

Trainer Champion Level 3: Greater than $100k and less than >$150k in total Client Product (CP).

*Client Product is the total of current and past billed client receipts. Clients acquired through ORA advertising and assigned to you are still counted as your personal CP (you are the one taking care of the client).

*Trainer Champion Level (TCL)

Commission for Home Training Programs (Premier Paw and Paw Pass Products):

Premier Paw and Paw Pass Products range from $84 – $2,999

Lifetime: 25% commission from clients acquired via ORA direct advertising.

The following commissions assume that you have acquired the client directly through local promotion, co-promotion, direct referral, local social media, etc.

TCL 1: 50% commission

TCL 2: 60% commission

TCL 3: 70% commission

Commission for Workshop Programs (One-on-One Workshop and Group Workshop):

One-on-One Workshop Programs range from $85 – $149 per/hour. Group Workshops range from $160 – $1,499 per/person

Lifetime: 60% commission from clients acquired via ORA direct advertising.

The following commissions assume that you have acquired the client directly through local promotion, co-promotion, direct referral, local social media, etc.

TCL 1: 70% commission

TCL 2: 80% commission

TCL 3: 90% commission

Commission for Home Board-to-Train Programs:

Board-to-Train Programs start at $640 per/week and go up-to $10,480 for a 16 week BTT Program.

Lifetime: 60% commission from clients acquired via ORA direct advertising.

The following commissions assume that you have acquired the client directly through local promotion, co-promotion, direct referral, local social media, etc.

TCL 1: 70% commission

TCL 2: 80% commission

TCL 3: 90% commission

Important Note: we do not offer daily boarding services and we do not work with trainers who offer home boarding services. The dangers and risks of bringing in new random dogs presents a danger to client dogs who are on long-term training programs.

Commission for Ready-for-Home Programs:

Ready-for-Home Programs start at $4,999 (8 weeks) for RFH Family Programs and go up-to $32,480 (12-18 months) for RFH Service Dog Programs.

Lifetime: 60% commission from clients acquired via ORA direct advertising.

The following commissions assume that you have acquired the client directly through local promotion, co-promotion, direct referral, local social media, etc.

TCL 1: 70% commission

TCL 2: 80% commission

TCL 3: 90% commission

Total Income Profile

Jason and Dawn have been in business for over 12 years and have owned 3 different types of companies (un-related to dogs). Over the years we have found our “niche” of business, high net income, low risk, low investment. We have always found that it is smart to balance your sources of income to provide long term income stability and recession protection. Together, training just 8 dogs per year, we can earn net income exceeding $220k. Not everyone will be able to achieve the same performance, due to client limitations, but we will help you mimic our path to success.

*This following is an example

For home BTT and RFH products, attempt to calculate maximum home dog capacity.

Example: You might be able to house up-to a maximum of 6 dogs per trainer. We would only ever house 4 adult dogs maximum per trainer. We have multiple acres of property and two trainers who live in the home. We try to balance 2-4 puppies with 2-4 adult dogs per trainer. Puppies require substantially less time and attention than adult dogs. Average active training time spent per-dog in-home is around 30 minutes per day for puppies (under 4 months), 1 hour per day most dogs, and up-to 2 hours per day for advanced stage service dogs. This does not include maintenance (feeding, bathing, etc) or basic activities (play time, walks, etc).

Manage 2-4 RFH Programs:

Minimum potential income (2 dogs on 1 week BTT Program) = $1,200 gross per/week multiply by your TCL%. Level 1 TCL (70%) = $840 per/week working approx. 2 hours per day.

Maximum potential income (4 dogs on 12 month RFH Programs) = $11,300 gross per/month multiply by your TCL%. Level 1 TCL (70%) = $2,825 per/week working approx. 4 hours per day.

*This is an example and we usually try to keep a rotation of short term BTT puppies with long term RFH service dogs.

For Workshops, try to average minimum of 1-3 workshops per week with 5-10 participants per workshop.

Workshops can be fulfilled at local parks or rec-centers. If a city center has a dense population of ORA trainers, we will add a corporate facility for trainer use and rentals.

Manage minimum 1-3 Workshops:

Minimum potential income (5 handlers on 6 week Puppy Obedience Course) = $100 gross per/week multiply by your TCL%. *Level 1 TCL (70%) = $70 per/week working approx. 1-2 hours per session.

Maximum potential income (10 handlers on 8 week Service Dog Course) = $1,875 gross per/week multiply by your TCL%. Level 1 TCL (70%) = $1,312 per/week working approx. 2-3 hours per session.

*This is an example and you could have many more or far fewer weekly workshops.

For Premier Paw and Paw Pass home training Programs you could be working with up to 100 clients per month.

Home training programs consist mostly of Q&A on the fly. Clients ask questions in the moment when they need help. If you are working with a client who has paid for Premier Paw Instructor you may have 1-2 weekly live sessions (no more than 30 minutes each). ORA uses home training programs as a tool to introduce you into the world of dog training. Our home training products are a great way to meet clients and eventually get them into in-person training programs (one-on-one or group workshops). It gives you the opportunity to nurture local clients into long term local referrals and relationships.

Home Training commissions should only be seen as a gateway to more involved training programs. 

Minimum potential income = $30-100 gross per/week multiply by your TCL%. *Level 1 TCL (50%) = $15-$50 per/week. This is for those just starting out in their first few months working and training in mentorship a few hours per day/night.

Maximum potential income (30 Premier Paw Service Dog Clients on 2 year lifetime access plan) = $1,875 gross per/week multiply by your TCL%. Level 1 TCL (50%) = $937 per/week working approx. 2-3 hours per day. Service Dog programs start with heavy support and require less-and-less of your time as the client matures. The client, however, pays for 12-24 months of service, meaning you get paid consistently over the course of the program even as your workload lessons.

*This is an example and you could have many more or far fewer home training clients..

Total Income Profile: Summary

You can see that the ORA Champion Trainer Program offers many income possibilities. 

ORA offers flexible at-home coaching programs (Premier Paw and Paw Pass), meaning you can make money when you are available to work. This is a great way to work and learn. If a client asks you a question you don’t know the answer to, ask your mentor first, and you will be able to learn and reply with confidence and knowledge.

If your goal is to work 8 hours per/day training, you can clearly see there are many ways to fill your time. It is all about consistency and building your personal reputation online in the ORA community and as a trainer in your local area. Of course ORA will coach you on how to do both for greatest impact.

Additional Income Sources

ORA empowers you further with these income opportunities.

Lifetime referral commission on products. Once a client is referred you receive a commission for the life of the customer from gear, apparel, or nutrition items the client purchases: 5%-10%

Lifetime B2B referral commissions. If you refer a breeder, business or non-profit to ORA you will receive a commission anytime they refer a client to ORA (even if you are not the trainer for that client): 5%-10%

Nutrition Programs. ORA works with select nutrition programs that offer commissions paying out upwards of 20%. You are awarded a lifetime customer commission for any client that you refer.

How does ORA stack up?

ORA Champion Trainer Program

The ORA Champion Trainer Program goes far and above the competition in all regards. Why? Because we understand modern business, rewarding independent entrepreneurs and we put these principles to practice everyday with our program. 

Modern Business: ORA incorporates advanced modern technology that empowers trainers and students. We try to adapt technology that improves your ability to provide better service all while offering the client a higher quality and more customized service experience.

Entrepreneurial Mindset: ORA was started by two experienced entrepreneurs who understand the sacrifice it takes to become successful. Business owners work incredibly long hours and put great financial risk at stake when they choose to go out on their own. Even if you work with a local training company you are still very much an independent contractor in this industry, you should be compensated equally and fairly for your time. ORA has set out to empower you with a simple start-up plan that is cost effective and pays you like a boss as you grow your independent enterprise.

vs. Training Companies

vs. Franchise Companies

vs. Working for the "Man"

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