Dog grooming is heavily regulated. The practice requires specially licensed employees, which requires you to find and hire skilled professionals and pay them a competitive wage, which can increase operating costs.
Training requires skilled labor which results in a higher overall operating cost. More importantly, it’s not necessarily a built-in repeat business. There is only so far a dog can go through training classes and once they’ve achieved it all.
Dog walking is certainly a big business that keeps pets happy. However, it’s a hard business to regulate via franchising. Not only are you competing with local, word-of-mouth businesses, this service is quickly moving toward online “gig” platforms like Care.com and Rover.com.
Inventory-based pet franchises, requiring turning over of inventory to make the business work, will continue to compete with online providers like Amazon and Chewy.com.