Conor - South Kerry
Best decision of my working life, leaving a well paid job in renewable energy to do something that I wanted to do for years. At first, it felt scary, it was hard work, but after taking all the advice, and following the system, I became very busy, very quickly. I expanded with a sub franchise a year after starting. I have also recently started an employee to take the business to the next level, thanks to all the advice and information available from Dave with expansion, and also the other guys that are employing. Its a fantastic business model, that can be built to whatever size of business you wish, and I would seriously recommend it to anyone who seriously love dogs, and want to work with them. My only regret is that I didnt do it ten years ago! See more here from Conor You Tube Video
Morag - Newry and The Mournes
After working many years in the care industry, and contemplating many times to become a dog groomer, but not really going for it, I finally took the plunge in 2018. I brought an existing business that was well established in Newcastle Co Down, and its been the best decision of my life. The support from Dave and Diane, and also my neighbouring franchisees as been absolutely amazing, they are always there for me if I need anything. Many in Dial A Dog Wash say similar, but I can only reitterate, that I wish I had taken the plunge years ago. I am the most independent and secure that I have ever been in all my working life. I absolutely love it. See more from Morag here on You Tube
Emma - Wicklow
I brought the sub franchise area in Wicklow, working alongside the already successful guy in the area, and joined during the pandemic in late 2020. I went to meet Dave Caddy and Jean in Dublin, and they explained everything to me. Because of the success of the guy already in there, it took off straight away. Everyone around me said I was mad joining during the starnge times of covid and to wait until better times, but going against what folks were saying to me including family, I went for it, and Im so happy that I did. Ive been earning 5 times more than I was earning in my old job, and Ive recently employed someone. Life couldn't be better. See More You tube feedback from franchisees Here:
Dermot - Co Roscommon
I brought a resale from the previous owner Gerald, who had been with the franchise for the previous 10 years. Im 59 years old and a similar age to when Gerald first started, so I knew it was possible for me to carry on the business the same into retirement, with this secure investment. Ive always earned great money so that was also another concern leaving a well paid job. At first I was a bit scared of taking over from a well established, and well liked guy, but the training I received in Dublin was fantastic, and the help from the franchise ensured a smooth takeover, and I am happy to say that I have met some wonderful dogs and their owners, and earn much more than I ever earned in my old job.
Jean - Dun Laoghaire
I started in August 2013 and I haven't looked back. Every hurdle I came across, Master franchisee Dave Caddy, was always on hand to put things right, nothings too much trouble for him, I know I can call on him at anytime for virtually anything, from advice with the equipment to general business advice, he even came down and helped me out with hands on grooming that I haven't been sure about, actually came to my area to help me, at a moments notice. When they say that you have help every step of the way, they do mean it - they really want you to succeed as much as you do. I have followed everything that I have been trained to do from all the marketing, right through from aquiring to retaining customers, there is so much that you would never think of doing on your own, but I followed it and I built up a regular database of customers right away, I got regular repeat business. I expanded in 2014, its that mad - to think I used to be a school teacher, and also a volunteer in a rescue centre to actually going out, and now getting paid to work with these lovely animals - Its mad!!! Quick update, since 2018 I have now been trained to train all new folks, starting out in Ireland with their hands on grooming out on the road. Its the dream for me, teaching others to operate this business out on the road, and to help in their success is just so rewarding.
Stephanie - Co Meath
I Brought an existing area in Meath and cavan, and I havent looked back! Within 2 years of starting out, I now have 3 vans, with my daughter, son and retired husband joining me in the business. I have never been so happy in my work, and it was the best career change I could have made.
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Joe - South Down
Ive been with Dial a Dog Wash since 2011, I started in Manchester in my Mothers business, before moving to Northern Ireland in 2015 with my young family, where I started this business. I can't thank Dave and Diane enough for this opportunity, I have made some wonderful friends, and met a lot of lovely dogs. It was a big decision to come here for myself and my family, but I can honestly say that, we have flourished here.
Niall - Co Galway
I used to work in the hospitality industry before joining. Everything I was told by Dave Caddy at the initial meeting as happened, and I mean everything! He told me that I would earn good money from day 1, that within months, my business would be stacked out with work, and also that I would be earning more money, than I had ever earned before - everything as become reality. He also told me that I would have less stress than any of the the jobs that I have had before - all very true, and Ive been doing this since 2019 - The support and back up for me as been outstanding from all of the Head Office team. See more on You Tube from Niall
Sarah - South Dublin
I joined in early 2022, and Ive had an incredible start, so want to give this testimonial to the franchise. Im from a horse related background, so I'm very used to working with animals, but I wasnt expecting anything like this. Yes its hard work, and you have to commit to the system of Dial A Dog Wash, but I cant believe after just 6 weeks I'm earning over €1700 per week. Everything that the franchise says is possible is true, and they really know how to make it happen in quick time, from the moment that you set off. Earnings are really unlimited, and in a short space of time. I'm really pleased and happy now I chose the franchise route into dog grooming, theres no way I could be making this kind of money so quickly if I had tried alone.
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Majella - Waterford
Best career move Ive ever made, and choosing to go with dial a dog wash was the best desision for me. I fit my hours in between school hours with having a little one to look after too. The training was incredibly quick and I was out on the road right after doing it, literally the day after, but the support to make your business work after the training is incredible too. Ive had quite a few hurdles to get over, but the support from my trainer Jean, and the rest of the team as been far more than I could ever have expected.
Ken - Cork
I wanted the quickest route into this industry, and didn't really consider anywhere apart from joining dial a dog wash. Ive been in business before for myself before the recession of 2009, and I know first hand how hard it is to set a business up from scratch and to make it work. You can see for yourself just by looking through the websites that its nearly impossible to fail in this franchise, and with the support from everyone involved it was the only choice for me, and the best bit for me is that I earned great money from the start.
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Cherilyn - Newtownards and Bangor Northern Ireland
I was an employee working for the area owner since 2014, and enjoyed and loved the job so much, so I brought this area from them in 2018 when the existing owner retired. I have 2 employees working in the business and it just keeps getting busier all the time. My neighbouring franchisees are so supportive, and we are all there for one another. Its just one big happy family of doggy lovers.
David - North Kerry
I joined as a sub franchise partner to my brother Conor in early 2020, taking over the Northern part of Kerry and some of Co Limerick. I saw how well he was doing and I was not enjoying my own job as a coffee shop proprieter, so after a long talk with Conor about getting involved in my own business in the area, then going to meet Dave and Jean in Dublin, I knew it was going to be a great decision to join the franchise. Ive been so busy right from the off. The training with Jean was absolutely amazing, very professional, and the support from Dave Caddy whenever needed is great too, he always gets straight back to you at anytime to help where and when needed. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the dial a dog wash franchise opportunity, especially if you want to be earning good money from the minute you start out.
Charlotte - North Belfast
I brought an existing business after working as an employee for around 3 years, it was a big move for me, but I'm so glad I did it. I now have 3 vans of my own with employees working them. Its been hard work, but well worth it, and having the freedom to start a family and manage my business as been the most satisfying for me over the last two years. The best advice I can give you is if you want the support, and you want to thrive in this industry, this is the best opportunity out there. Im the proof!