Cincinnati’s Pet Nation Lodge Grows Business with Addition of The Dog Wizard

– National Franchise Gives Hope to Pet Owners with Unparalleled Training Program –


LOVELAND, Ohio, January 5, 2021 – Pet Nation Lodge owners Brian and Mary Clegg are grateful for their January 2020 decision to add the Cincinnati Dog Wizard™ franchise to their portfolio of pet services – the pre-pandemic business decision that ultimately navigated them through the crisis. Their thriving business, which includes pet boarding, Dock Dog Diving, daycare and grooming in addition to the new training service, was immediately altered when pet boarding came to a halt as stay-at-home orders began and people grew leery of travel.

“The addition of The Dog Wizard is what got us through the COVID-19 pandemic as business owners, and we’re thankful we added it when we did,” said Cincinnati Dog Wizard Owner Mary Clegg. “We were experienced in canine behavior and familiar with another Dog Wizard location in Dayton and that owner’s success.  Since we believe in the methodology of the program, it seemed like a natural addition to our pet services. And with the help of The Dog Wizard corporate, it has been a phenomenal addition to our business.”

Pet Nation Lodge experienced an 80 percent revenue loss in pet boarding during the worst two months of the pandemic. The Dog Wizard training more than made up for the lost revenue, with that service alone on track to generate nearly $1 million in income for the business in its first year. According to Clegg, Cincinnati Dog Wizard will likely surpass $1 million in year two – exceeding the total revenue Pet Nation Lodge has typically generated for all its services combined. The overwhelming success in Cincinnati is responsible for Clegg’s recent expansion into Sarasota, Fla., a region that lacked a franchise location for The Dog Wizard. Clegg jumped at the opportunity, and has since opened a facility for both training and doggy daycare.

The Dog Wizard is a nationwide mobile dog training and facility-based franchise that offers an alternative to traditional obedience training. Focused on the individual needs of both the dog and the dog owner, the company prides itself on an open-minded approach based on the unique learning style of each dog. Pet owners are immersed in the training experience in a “train the trainer” format, as a way to strengthen the bond with their dog for long-term success. For the Cincinnati Dog Wizard, the franchise location has become the go-to training option that owners turn to as a last chance for their beloved dog. Clegg’s team has worked with more than a dozen dogs who were deemed unmanageable by other trainers, but succeeded under The Dog Wizard’s unmatched behavior modification tactics to become trusted family companions.

“Trainers at The Dog Wizard are making a significant difference in the lives of pet owners and families,” said Clegg. “Changing a dog and owner’s life is a magical experience. It’s a tremendous service that we’re proud to offer at Pet Nation Lodge.”

Additional information about The Dog Wizard is available online, at Residents of the Cincinnati and Sarasota areas can inquire about local franchise services at

About The Dog Wizard
The Dog Wizard is a professional, mobile franchised dog training company offering a range of services to help dog owners and families create happy dog-human relationships. The Dog Wizard leads with proprietary train-the-trainer and train-the-customer programs with lifetime support for graduates and offers exciting franchise opportunities throughout the country. The company was named an Entrepreneur magazine “Franchise 500 Top New Franchise” in 2017. Learn more about The Dog Wizard online, at