Our Values at Dog Training Elite


The founders of Dog Training Elite have been successfully training dogs, providing support to dog owners and working closely with charity organizations for over 40 years. Our passion for dogs and service has driven us to create an innovative training method that sets us apart and elevates our trainers to a higher standard of training. We have worked to build a team of trustworthy local dog trainers that reflect our values and possess the necessary skill and qualities that strengthen our mission and advance our unique training model.

We provide comprehensive, generous support to our clients and balanced, sustainable dog training to every dog we work with. We genuinely love what they do and aim to build a community for our clients that love their dogs just as much as we do. Once you begin the training process with us, you become a part of the Dog Training Elite family.

Our values are reflected in the work we do with The Malinois Foundation to provide service animals for those in need. We strongly believe in the healing power and helping benefits a service dog has for those with mental or physical disabilities/ disorders as well as the elevated love and joy that the companionship of a dog can bring into the lives of individuals and families in general.

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Empowering Owners

We work with dogs of any breed, size or age - and we empower owners with lifelong skills to continue successes, no matter the problem behavior.


  • Leash & potty training
  • Staying & coming
  • Destructive chewing & digging
  • Stealing food, clothing, or other objects
  • Barking, howling & whining
  • Food guarding & begging
  • Mouthing, nipping & playing rough
  • Anxiety & submissive urination
  • Jumping up & hyperactivity
  • Aggression & anxiety

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Dog Training Elite - The Malinois Foundation

Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundaiton

At Dog Training Elite, we believe that Service Dogs save lives. It is our mission to make these life-saving companions available to our Veterans, First Responders, Women Survivors, and Children with Medical Needs. Whether it be for PTSD, Mobility Support, or Special Needs, Dog Training Elite work's with the Malinois Foundation to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.

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Award Winning Dog Training Services


We are a professional, family owned dog training company with over 40 years of experience that specializes in strengthening the bond between your dog and your family, with a strong emphasis on teaching your dog the highest level of obedience, despite even the toughest level of distractions. Our dog training programs are certain to meet all of your training needs. Unlike a lot of other dog training companies, we understand that each client has different needs, so we tailor our dog training programs to accommodate your unique situation. Dog Training Elite also trains service animals and dogs ready to volunteer in the community as therapy dogs and companions to those with special needs.

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Our Balanced Theory

We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.


  • Empowering Owners
    We empower owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
  • Personalized
    We deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
  • Environment Specific
    We train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
  • Supportive
    We support owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
  • Involved
    We work with all members of the household.
  • Simplified & Customized
    We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.
  • Continued Training
    Additional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
  • Lifetime Investment
    We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
  • Satisfaction Ratings
    Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
Why Choose Dog Training Elite

Why Dog Training Elite?

Lifetime Investment

We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.

Value Priced

We pride ourselves on being able to offer our professional services at prices that are budget friendly.

Local Trainers

All of our local dog trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do.

Simplified & Customized

We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.

We help your dog become a valued companion and beloved member of the family. Read what our customers have to say and then give us a call!

I had a previous trainer that didn't seam to know how to train dogs. So when I found Whitney and explained my past experience. She reassured me that it wouldn't happen this time. I love the consistency, well explained rules, flexibility, and most importantly the continued support even when you dog completes the program. If I could give you more than 5 stars I would.
— Tammy Dean
Posted March 3rd 2021
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Well, because Trevor saved not only my life, but my 4 dogs lives, I really wanted to show how thankful I truly am to him! Today after getting my yard treated for bugs, the service technician left my gate wide open. I was thoughtless about the gate and let my 3 dogs out, along with a dog I am pet sitting. Of course the dog I am pet sitting bolts up the street and just wants to go home. As I am running up the street with no treats or leash, the dogs run across a busy intersection and thankfully Trevor was there with leashes and treats and his super well behaved doggo. Without the help and kindness of Trevor I don’t know what I would have done. If a stranger can be that kind and caring, I can’t even imagine the service he can provide to his clients and their pets. Thank you so much Trevor. I can’t wait to recommend you and your services to future adopters and friends.
— Sarah Scheffer-Billingsley
Posted March 3rd 2021
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Would highly recommend using Matt at dog training elite if you want fast and reliable results. My dog made significant progress within just one week of working with Matt and Tyler.
— Samir Mujdzic
Posted February 27th 2021
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Started my dog with Dog Training Elite when I moved to Arizona. He was 1 years old and knew basic commands but I felt like he could use a lot of work to be more focused. About 6 months later, and his basic commands are so much better! He listens to commands even when I’m not near him, he listens at the dog park, hes no longer hyper when he sees a new dog, and overall a more obedient dog. Pricilla helped me at home for our last session and made huge progress with the command “heel” and making him come right to my side. She was very strict and really wanted him to perform the command perfectly before moving on. I love that she challenged him, because in the end it really worked! I’ll continue going to their group classes just to fine tune his skills around distractions. Thanks Dog Training Elite!
— Tyanna Roy
Posted February 20th 2021
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We were at a loss on how to help our puppy develop to be a well mannered dog. We saw immediate positive results when we started this program.
— John Arredondo
Posted February 19th 2021
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An EASY choice. I had intended to interview 3-4 different dog training companies but after meeting JENNY for our in-home consultation, I knew I didn't need to look any further. She brought a sincerity about her work that made me feel like she would care about teaching and training our dog as if it was her own. RONNIE is our 10month old toy poodle... he only weighs 3.5lbs but Jenny has created a confident, smart, obedient little giant in our dog. We are training him to be a therapy dog, as in comforting those at the hospital or in therapy sessions. Jenny seems to know weekly just what Ronnie needs to progress. She isn't forceful but she's not a push over either...each week she builds on his skills by setting a standard for him to reach by the end of session. She has included our five kids (ages 16-6years) in Ronnies therapy and gives us responsibilities weekly to reinforce his training that is simple to follow thru with. It's so exciting to see the progress our dog makes every week.
— Cameron & Camille Kesler
Posted February 18th 2021
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I can not give enough praise to DTE AZ and all of their staff! Each trainer is skilled and knowledgeable. Not only has my dog accomplished basic and advanced obedience, but has now completed task and protection work.  Thoroughly pleased with the work Neal and his entire team has achieved.
— Robert N.
Posted February 11th 2021
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DTE has been amazing to work with! They’re attentive to not only my needs but my service dog in training Charli’s too. I love that they have made me feel welcome at ease anytime I have to leave Charli there. The staff there is SO INCREDIBLE! If you want trainers that love not only your dog but care about you too then this is the place! Jenny has gone above and beyond for me and my pup! Charli loves seeing Jenny and the other trainers! Anyone that knows my Charli girl knows she is sassy so it’s been great having her be with the best of the best!
— Kristin Smith
Posted February 8th 2021
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We started sessions with our dog Ellie two weeks ago and have already seen major improvements in her behavior! She is a very anxious doggo but has the sweetest personality and Evan has been the greatest help. He wants to see her improve as much as we do! We couldn't ask for a better trainer! Ellie is less stressed and and working on trusting people again. We can't wait for more sessions!
— Glenne Miller
Posted February 6th 2021
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We are amazed at the quickness and thoroughness of the obedience training from Elite. We can take our Golden unleashed on a walk, and she'll 'place' on a bench or a rock when people pass. They say, "Wow!! What good manners!" Thanks 100% to Evan, our trainer!! He's almost got us, the owners, trained too.
— Gail Howe
Posted February 5th 2021
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Matt is an excellent trainer! He gave me the confidence and the tools to teach my pup to be a well behaved pet. No more jumping up on people and excessive barking.
— Kathleen Kartye
Posted February 5th 2021
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We have done both private and group classes with Dog Training Elite for our German Shepard. The staff is great and provides excellent customer service. Ashley has really helped us better work with our dog on a leash and with some behavioral issues in the house.
— Beth Schallop Call
Posted February 4th 2021
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I just started with Dog Training Elite for my little pup Daisy, she is currently in in the Gold Package and will soon be starting Service Dog Training! So far the staff has been nothing short of wonderful! They are professional and quick to answer any and all questions I have. Jenny is my current trainer and she is amazing! I am so excited to be working with her each week!
— Roxane Coleman
Posted February 3rd 2021
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Had our first training session for our pup with Evan today and my wife and I are VERY impressed! The service that was provided was definitely 5-stars worthy. Evan explained everything so well, was patient with our questions and worked so well with us and our pup. Would love to keep having him as our pup’s trainer!
— Reuben Dass
Posted January 30th 2021
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Matt and his team were first rate in their approach to training for our new puppy. He worked with us on understanding the best way to start of puppy off on the right foot with the basics including potty training, crate training and general puppy behavior and commands. We have had many dogs over the years but it was very beneficial to bring them in for our new puppy!
— Lori Hartman
Posted January 28th 2021
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Jenny at Dog training elite was a miracle worker with our puppy. In just a short time she taught out Golden Retriever to sit, come, stop biting, and most importantly to stop chewing on unknown objects. They made sure to individualize the training to meet our needs. Thank you so much for teaching us and our dog, as well as getting me banned from talking about my "perfect puppy" while my coworkers complain about their misbehaving dogs.
— Bradley Hillyard
Posted January 27th 2021
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Dave was our dog trainer for 5 private lessons. He started out asking us what issues we wanted to begin working on. I listed several thinking we would not be able to resolve any of them in five lessons. To my surprise, we have a very well behaved dog now, thanks to Dave.He was our private dog whisperer and an excellent one at that. Our 11-month-old Rhodesian Razorback now sits, catches and releases, doesn’t jump up on people, stays in place, and greets us with hot coffee every morning – ha ha !! Training a dog takes lots of consistent and repetitive work. We spend at least one hour daily “in school” with our pet.I can’t recommend Dog Training elite enough. Thank you Dave
— Sally Miniel
Posted January 25th 2021
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Jenny at DTE made raising a puppy a breeze. I always wanted the kind of trained dog that other people would notice was well mannered and very loved. She is incredibly efficient, taught and solidified “heel” in about an hour to our pup. Her knowledge base is incredible. The e collar made me nervous but now I have complete faith in it now that I know how to use it to help communicate rather than punish (my previous expectation) I recommend her to everyone I know looking for excellent training.
— Mckenzie Momberger
Posted January 25th 2021
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Whitley with Dog Training Elite San Antonio has been simply amazing! We have a very strong willed, confident and hyper Cane Corso. At only 5 months old, Whitley has helped us teach our big boy so much. A 5 month old pup sitting on the 50 yard line of a football field while I walk away all the way to the side walk by my car all the while he is watching me while football players are getting ready to start practicing...and not moving until I break him! AMAZING! I simply can’t say enough about Whitley, except that she has been GREAT! Thank you so much and looking forward to continue working with you in the future!
— Roger Caballero Jr.
Posted January 21st 2021
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We are so impressed how well our dog is behaving after only one day of bootcamp. He’s a totally different dog. It’s amazing!
— Brittnie Uhlendorf
Posted January 18th 2021
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