Elite, Award Winning Dog Training in Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM

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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.

  • 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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We strongly believe that the key to sustained obedience and training is to empower owners to be an integral part of the training experience.

Dog Training Elite New Mexico offers expert in-home dog training near you in Albuquerque / Santa Fe.
In-Home Training

Dog obedience classes are held on a consistent basis and are included in most packages. Our dog obedience training classes are designed to place yourself and your dog in public places (surrounded by other dogs, people, smells, and sounds)!

Dog Training Elite New Mexico offers professional group dog training programs near you in Albuquerque / Santa Fe.
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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM Metro Area

Welcome to Dog Training Elite New Mexico! We are a professional, family owned Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM-based 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 Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM 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 New Mexico also trains service animals and dogs ready to volunteer in the community as therapy dogs and companions to those with special needs. We also offer a fun and challenging personal protection program as well!

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Meet Our Trainers

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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 20 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.

Dog Training Services in Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM

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We are often at home shows in your area! Our passion for dogs and service sets us apart. All of our local dog trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do. We want to build a community for our clients that love their dogs just as much as we do and once you begin the training process with us, you become a part of the Dog Training Elite family.

Dog Training Elite New Mexico has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite New Mexico?

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!

Just there when you need them. They'll answer all your questions and help you through the tough times.
— Cecelia Jacka
Posted July 17th 2024
I have a 6 year old Doberman (Hope) with major dog reactivity issues. We have been working with John for 6 weeks now. And just successfully completed a group class. John is nothing short of amazing in helping to get Hope’s reactivity under control. We can now take our daily walks without issue. John is very patient, always on time. And obviously well seasoned in training dogs. We have also worked on obedience, training and she is a changed dog. I cannot thank John enough for helping to change our lives! I cannot stress enough if you have a reactive dog, or just need basic training. Call dog training elite.
— Debbie Sims
Posted July 13th 2024
Awesome work with dogs
— Geneva 'Anderson
Posted June 27th 2024
Overall great experience with John. My dog has come such a long way and I’m a lot more confident with him too. Package was on the pricey side but this was necessary for my situation and my dogs aggression and reactiveness.
— Leslie Salinas
Posted June 23rd 2024
I did service dog training with my labradoodle. Everyone on the team was amazing. They come to your home do the training there. John the dog trainer was always on time. Alway tried to find answers to my questions.
— Sherry Sanchez
Posted June 19th 2024
John was so patient and kind. He is very knowledgable and always worked with me to find what would work best for our dog and our family. Our Dachshund puppy was so stubborn and difficult but thanks to John she listens to commands, doesn't pee and poop out of revenge, is fully crate trained and more. This company actually cares about clients. John and team went out of their way to check in on us and even offer us additional support when our lessons were over. HIGHLY recommend Dog Training Elite for quality, service and support.
— Alex Sanchez
Posted June 7th 2024
Stephanie was awesome and did great with our two dogs! Justin was easy to communicate with for scheduling! Now we will get to take Alba and Tula to group classes for 6 months, which will be really beneficial.
— Jared Salas
Posted May 31st 2024
No amount of words can express how much we value Dog Training Elite. They have done an awesome job with our German Shepherd who is almost a year now. Our Trainer John is nothing less than the best. He is very patient and encouraging every step of the way. We recommend him 1000% and will always be thankful to know we have the best of the best. Please consider taking on Dog Training Elite they will not let you down!!
— kaytlyn vigil
Posted May 23rd 2024
We have been working with John for 2 months now with training our Lab puppy to become a service dog. We are completely amazed at how much our puppy has transformed over these past two months. John has been so wonderful to work with each week. He gives us and our puppy confidence in training and learning. His instructions are clear, and he is willing to answer all of the questions we have for him each week. I 100% would recommend everyone who wants an obedient dog to utilize Dog Training Elite. Thanks John!
— Sherry Stamper
Posted May 22nd 2024
Dog training elite has been working with my dog since he was 6 months old and he has now 15 months old. My dog had reached the service dog level and we continue to work on those skills everyday. The trainer is timely with their visits to my home and Training is thorough and fun for the dog nd the owner.. Their staff is compassionate and caring and well trained in training dogs. It is obvious that they enjoy their job and they love the dogs and the owners become friends with the trainer. I am a firm believer that if you're going to own a dog, training is the best way to make sure you have a dog as a great member of the family and the community. Training is an investment in your animal . A trained dog works well within the family and the family is happier because the dog is obedient. I highly recommend DOG TAINING ELITE!
— Cynthia Dunnington
Posted May 18th 2024
I wish I could share Dog Training Elite with every dog owner in New Mexico! They have been my saving grace! My current service dog is getting older, and training a new puppy while working full time can be a task to juggle on the best day! Dog Training Elite has been able to work around my schedule, come to my home and work in 'real world' scenarios to prepare my new puppy to enable my current service dog to retire and play in the back yard in her golden years. John, our trainer, has been so patient and has come up with amazing ways to teach this seasoned dog owner a new thing or two! If you are on the fence about a trainer, DONT WAIT! Dog Training Elite is worth your time and will help you train your dog for life! I feel so much more secure that my Gungi will be a focused, predictable and contributing team mate for me when I am in public and a well behaved pet during his off time. Thank you Dog Training Elite New Mexico and John! Here is a photo of Gungi during his first restaurant outing last week, his is doing 'under' , placement under a chair to make himself tiny and out of the way of everyone in an eating area.
— Stacey G
Posted April 8th 2024
I am very impressed with John’s Knowledge and expertise. Our first session together with my dog was spectacular. In fact, using the techniques that John suggested, it was almost Like having a remote control for my dog. We are very pleased with the results so far And are very excited to see where this training will lead us.
— Brent Poindexter
Posted April 5th 2024
We just signed our dog up for the therapy training program. After one week of training under John's guidance, we feel like we have a different dog! You think you have a well-trained dog until you actually see the difference that professional help can make. John is patient, kind, and incredibly knowledgable. We have followed his advice and tips and will continue to do so because it is working. We can't wait to see the final results!
— Dina Knouse
Posted April 5th 2024
my experience with the Dog Training Elite team has been amazing. With my current service dog getting up in age, and needing to retire I needed a training program that could tailor around my work schedule for my new puppy. I cannot tell you what a savior Dog Training Elite has been. I'm very impressed with their methods and could not have asked for a more patient and empowering trainer than John!
— Stacey Gunthorpe
Posted March 31st 2024
We absolutely recommend dog training elite! The personal approach was just what our rescue dog needed and the instructions gave us, the dog parents many tools for our tool box. We are well on our way to having a well behaved pooch!!!
— Deb Dorn
Posted December 29th 2023
Susan was great. We gained the tools and confidence to keep our dog safe, and safe for others. She told us what to expect every step of the way, and just like she said would be the case, we learned as much as our dog did. Worth every penny, as we know this is just a foundation on which we can now continue to build.
— Cristian Gabriel Cruz
Posted December 5th 2023
This team is awesome, everyone is super friendly and welcoming. Susan was our trainer and she was very knowledgeable and really easy to work. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
— Raymond Caldwell
Posted November 3rd 2023

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