Note: Pet Educate is reader supported. If you make a purchase through a link on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission - at no extra cost to you. This includes links to Amazon.

18 Astounding Dog Training Industry Statistics

The Dog Training Services industry is one that continues to grow, even despite some unstable market conditions.

It primarily serves three audiences: behavioral improvement, obedience issue rectification, and for the purpose of task, or job (assistance/guide dogs).

As a consequence, the performance of the dog training industry is heavily reliant on a combination of ownership, the economic climate, consumer confidence, and government investment.

Important Dog Training Industry Statistics

#1: The Global Dog Training Services Market is estimated to reach $41 billion in worth by 2025.

#2: The US dog training services market is expected to reach over USD 820 million by 2026.

#3: The CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of the Global Dog Training Services Market is currently at 9.6%.

#4: The Asian Dog Training market is currently the fastest-growing globally, expanding at a rate of 11.8% CAGR per annum.

#5: The U.S. pet training services market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of approx. 6% during the period 2020-2026.

#6: Middle-aged women with a household income of between $30,000 -$100,000 are the most likely to have purchased dog training services and are willing to pay higher prices for private lessons or group classes.

#7: Owners spent the second-lowest amount on dog training in the United States as of 2020, per category. Owners pay more annum on kenneling/daycare, clothing, accessories, pet insurance, gifts, supplies, grooming, veterinary care, and food.

#8: Over 50% of vendors in Northeast and South US offer training dogs and cats training services. PetSmart, Petco, Camp Bow Wow, and Best Friends Pet Care are the major vendors.

#9: PetSmart and Petco together account for 50% of the U.S. pet training services market share due to their wide presence in all the regions. 

#10: Dog training services are some of the most lucrative sectors and account for 10% of the pet care service industry.

#11: Dog trainers and businesses each earn $373,000, on average, annually.

#12: The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCDPT), is the only independent organization that certifies dog trainers.

#13: The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) has seen its annual conference grow from just 250 participants a few years ago to 1,500 participants

#14: The U.S. Dept of Labor estimates that the employment of animal trainers is projected to continue growing from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all other occupations.

#15: Sales of dog treats (the most commonly used training aid) in the United States increased from approximately 2.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 to around 2.94 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.

#16: In a 2021 survey of 1000 global respondents (with the majority in the UK and US) 94% reported that they do at least some form of training at home. Only 49% of the same group reported they had been to a formal and organized dog training class.

#17: The average time an owner commits to training their dog, at home or in a class setting is between 1-3 hours per week.

#18: Of taught commands, sit is the most widely taught and retained by dogs. Stay, Recall and Lie Down are the other three most known.

Like this? Looking for other dog statistics? Then check out my following guides below:

Sources Referenced:

  • Accurize Market Research – Dog Training Services Market Global Scenario, Market Size, Market Volume, Outlook, Trend and Forecast, 2016 – 2028
  • Research And Markets U.S. Pet Training Services Market – Industry Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026
  • Statistica