Are you thinking about starting a dog bakery? And wonder, if dog bakeries are even profitable? When I started my dog treat bakery I was easily making over $1,000 a week and eventually left my corporate job and opened a retail store.
🐾 How I Made my Dog Bakery Profitable
I did my homework, I paid attention to what my customers were buying. That is extremely important. No matter what "you" think is a great product might not be a good product in your own local marketplace. What sells in another area of the country might not sell well in your area. For example, if your customers are sports lovers, they might not purchase hearts and flowers. If they love palm trees, don't try to sell them snow shovels. While this sounds like an easy thing to do, a lot of people hold on to products that do not sell and wonder why no one buys their products. The best way to figure out what you should sell? Experiment with small quantities before buying or baking larger amounts of products... and keep track on what sells and what does not.
🐾 How Much Does a Dog Bakery Make?
Have you ever heard of the saying "The more you put into something, the more you will get out of it?" This needs to be your motto when you start a pet bakery business. In order to be successful you need to be willing to put in the work. This starts at the beginning, setting up your dog treat business correctly will save you money and time. Which will leave you able to make profits more quickly. By setting yourself up for success from the beginning, you will be able to reach your financial goals. Be sure do a business plan and write down all the expenses you will need to cover in order to reach your final goal.
Once you reach your end goal you can start marketing and selling your products to potential customers so you can start making a profit. Dog bakeries make money if you set them up correctly and sell products that people want to buy. Every couple of months Pastries 4 Pets hosts a FREE 3 day training where you can learn how to set up your own pet treat business to maximize your earnings.
In order to make at least a $1,000 a week you will want to sign up to do as many Farmers Markets and/or events as possible. During the week you can fill custom orders from people you meet at the markets you do. Offering retail locations your dog treats at a wholesale price can be extremely profitable.
🐾 What are the Start up Cost for a Dog Bakery?
The start up cost for dog bakeries vary depending on what baking equipment you already own and where you would like to sell your treats. To start you will need the following bakery items:
🐾 Rolling Pin
🐾 Mixing Bowls
🐾 Cookie Cutters
🐾 Flours, Eggs, etc...
🐾 Stand Mixer
🐾 Measuring Cups & Spoons
🐾 Cookie Sheets
In the future you might want to also purchase:
🐾 Blank Labels
🐾 Tent for Outside Events
🐾 1-3 Folding Tables
🐾 Table Clothes
🐾 Display Baskets or Shelves
🐾 Banner with your Name on it
You will also want to contact your Department of Agriculture to register you treats, there are annual fees normally under $100 associated with their fees.
Are there Classes I Can Take to Start my Business Today?
For step by step, in-depth, personalized classes on "How to Make Money Baking and Selling Custom, Healthy Dog Treats From your Own Home or Storefront" check out our course offerings here: Online Courses and Workshops We offer e-courses for Beginners, for people with pet treat businesses looking to attract more customers and for people who want to make more money selling online.
For FREE Training you can join us during our LIVE programs that we offer every 2-3 months.