“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO


Own Your Own Business Fur Real! This is Your Opportunity to Franchise with Dash DogWash

Owning a business is an empowering move in life. It gives you the advantage of being in charge of your own destiny; work the hours you choose and take control of your income and lifestyle. Dash DogWash offers a safe first business opportunity. We are an established franchised system with a proven track record for success.

According to IBISWorld Research, franchising is currently estimated to contribute $172 billion annually to the Australian economy. It includes 1,300+ Franchise businesses, with nearly 95,000 individual outlets, employing more than 565,000 Australians. Franchising is a thriving industry and the pet sector is booming with dog ownership vastly rising during the Pandemic.

Franchising + Pet Industry = the perfect match.

Join Dash DogWash as a mobile Dog Groomer. This is your entry into the $3.9 Billion Australian Pet Industry. Dog Ownership is 48% in Australia – that’s a dog in almost every second home. Not to mention the multiple ownership of dogs because 2 is always better than 1.

We’re not going to sugar coat our business, it’s still work, fur sure, but it’s your work, your income, your show to run. It’s a franchise system and there are some obligations required, but, overall, it’s a safer business strategy than going it alone.


We have learnt all there is to know about the Grooming industry with over 25 years of trade experience on the ground.

Training program is detailed, hands on and certified;

Our Brands are well recognised all over Australia;

The Big Yellow Kennel does the advertising for you while you work;

We teach you how to run a business not a service;

You will be supported along the way;

You join a National team of approx. 200 dog groomers Australia-wide.

“During your Onboarding: Before you groom a dog, you can’t quite imagine what working with one might be like; On the Road with Dash DogWash: you can’t imagine working any other way.”

Sadie Brown, Training and Support


Being in your own business is very different to being an employee. As an employee, every pay packet is the same, until you pluck up the courage or prove your worth for a salary increase. Life is very different when you own your business.

You will watch as your income steadily moves up, the faster you get at Grooming and the more customers you build, the more you will earn. You’ll not start with a full calendar, but if you follow the system your bookings will fill as your business progresses. You’ll be amazed how quickly this will happen.

Typically, our team can earn anywhere from between $1,200 per week to over $2,000 per week. This will largely depend on your work ethic & ability to:

  • Follow provided marketing plan
  • Build relationships with your clients (both 2 & 4 legged)
  • Manage your time well.
  • Book appointments
  • Book returning clients
We have Mums that run their business school hours only and others who work longer hours including some weekends. We have couples that share the business and families that run it together. There’s a variety of ways to run a Dash DogWash. It’s your choice.

“I still pinch myself, especially with everything that Lismore has gone through, that I am working in my dream career.”

Rachel, Dash DogWash Lismore

“When I first started with Dash Dogwash I never imagined that one year later I’d be knocking back work because my books are full.”

Melissa, Dash DogWash Wangaratta, Victoria

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Yep, fur real, you get to choose the business you want. Obviously, the more dogs you groom, the more money you earn. We have so many people with different perspectives on what a successful business look like.

For busy Mum, Steph, Dash DogWash, Rutherford, NSW, working the school hours suits her perfectly while over in Burleigh Heads, QLD, Darrin starts work earlier and works later – Sometimes through to 8pm during Summer. Both make even higher profits during certain times of the year like the lead up to Christmas. Our Groomers are taught how to strategically run a dog grooming businesses, not just running a service.

“Owning a Dash DogWash has given me the ability to find the perfect work life balance with working around my two young children’s day care hours. I am in full control of my diary and can schedule days when it suits me. The dog grooming industry is so busy, I can add extra days easily.”

Steph, Dash DogWash, Rutherford, NSW

Meet your Dash DogWash Team

At Dash DogWash you have a team of people that will always have your back.

Martin and Janie are the Franchisors and totally focussed on ensuring franchisee success. Col will take you through the sales process; Sadie and the support team will guide you through your training and processes to get you on the road; Janie and Serena will assist you with Marketing Our National Support team will be by your side as you head out on to the road to run your business.

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Leticia loves Nathan, (Ulladulla, NSW)

I have three dogs.. two spitz’s and one very anxious Moodle They all love Nathan and they smell and look so sweet.

Natty adores Paula, (Wallsend, NSW)

My Peppa girl is not keen on a bath but she loves Paula. Paula takes time to make Peppa feel safe and loved. Professional and…

Jim about Daniel,(Highfields, Queensland)

Excellent job of washing, de-shedding and trimming for our little Australian Shepherd guest. He looks good and he knows it…


Ok, you know when you want to dump your boss or your colleague is taking the credit for all your work; or you have just had a day listening to client complaints, just imagine what it would be like working with dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages, personalities. Sounds like a plan made in your happy place.

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."

Orhan Pamuk

Not all dogs are created equal and we will teach you how to manage the ones that play dead when it’s bath time. You know the dogs we mean – right? Half the fun is watching them change from ‘no way’ to ‘let me in’. We see this happen all the time with Dash DogWash. See dogs change their tune after just one groom. They will be your bestie in no time. But hey, you and Missy, the Moodle are not clicking – that’s cool. It happens. Talk to the pawrents and explain your swiping left. It’s your business, you choose your customers that make you happy. Let Missy find a different vibe with another groomer. We’re here to help you do that.

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Picture This. It’s your new reality:

  • Work Close to home – no more commutes;
  • Build your business – slow and steady as you increase your skills;
  • Advertise your business with the Dash DogWash Big Yellow Kennel;
  • Get your Leads directly into your own customer management system;
  • Earn Extra $’s with Dash DogWash All Aussie, Natural Treats;
  • Follow a proven and successful business system.
  • Be fully supported while growing your business.


Your Training

Your training is the absolute foundation of your business success. Without the skills and knowledge we teach you, you may struggle to succeed in the world of professional dog grooming.

Grooming Skills

We teach you grooming skills, of course, but it’s not just about zipping around the dog with a good pair of clippers. Grooming is a skill and there is much to be learnt and different dogs to groom to start building your confidence.

Dog Behaviour

As well as the important skill of grooming, we also advise you on dog behaviour and how to recognise any major issues with dogs (and indeed with their owners).

Business & Marketing training

Business and Marketing training is an equally important piece of the business puzzle. We empower you to be the best business owner possible – it’s very different from being a good employee.

Customer Relations Management

Our Customer Relations Management (CRM) system, aptly named MATE will help you run your business efficiently and professionally.

We have your back all the way, we won’t have you chasing or dragging your tail. We have all the experience in our tool box and we share everything with you but the bottom line stops with YOU, the small business owner. You’ll learn the skills and all the steps of a Dash DogWash business, but you have to put one foot in front of the other with gusto. Get up and get going on the road.

" Owning a Dash Dogwash has given me the freedom to work my own hours and for the first time in my life I don't feel trapped in the rat race. Growing my new business has given me an interest in working that I had never gotten working for an employer before"

Daniel, Dash DogWash Highfields, Qld

“ We received a huge amount of support when starting the business, but the ongoing support from fellow franchisees and head office is truly amazing. If we ever get stuck, we know that the team is only ever a phone call or an email away. We’re never alone we always have help if needed.

We’re 2 years in already and to say that we are busy is an understatement. Throughout summer we’re always booked out a month in advance. Even in Winter we’re looking at a 3 week wait for grooms. ”

Michelle & Steve, Dash DogWash Narangba

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“To stand still in business is to go backwards….quickly..”

Richard Branson

Start Up Costs

Are you ready to invest in your future?

Monthly fees $170 +Gst You work one morning to pay the bills and the rest of the week is yours to keep!

$18,490 +Gst

Dash Price Basic

Washing only package

$23,490 +Gst

Grooming package

Additional equipment & training

Next Steps:

Chat to our Business Development Team and organise an experience day out on the road with one of our Groomers.

  • 1Complete some initial paper work;
  • 2Arrange your experience day;
  • 3Do your Due Diligence, speak to our Groomers; speak to your business advisors;
  • 4Complete your Franchise Application;
  • 5Pay your deposit;
  • 6Book in your Training Dates;
  • 7Complete your Training Modules and head to Grooming School;
  • 8Have your support person on the road with you for a few days to help settle you in while you……
  • 9Get busy building your business and grooming dogs

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.."

Walt Disney

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