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Many dog owners express frustration when their dog returns from obedience school and has not learned one command successfully. While obedience school trainers teach your dog simple commands, effective training is best done at home with the owner. Each dog is unique, with its own temperament and behavioral issues. Full-scope training is not possible to achieve without an in-home dog training program.

During in-home sessions, trainers get to know the dog and its environment. There are often particular issues- chasing the mailman or barking at the neighbor’s cat - that are not observed in an out-of-home setting. Bringing a professional dog trainer into your home creates a personalized training experience, that addresses your dog’s particular issues.

In-home dog training is more successful than group classes because it minimizes distractions. Basic obedience and behavioral issues must first be addressed with one-on-one private training, and then these lessons can be tested in a more distracting environment. Dog Training Elite in Atlanta takes a comprehensive approach, pairing in-home training with group lessons to ensure your dog fully retains every command and can respond appropriately regardless of the environment.

In-home dog trainers can address a variety of issues, such as:


  • Housebreaking
  • Leash pulling
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety
  • Ignoring commands
  • Excessive barking
  • Jumping on people
  • Destructive behaviors


Not all training packages may be available at our Dog Training Elite in Atlanta location, please reference our pricing page for complete information on services offered.


Positive Training Methods


At Dog Training Elite in Atlanta, we understand that you want the best for your dog, and our goal is to ensure all training experiences are positive for you and your furry friend! Our team of trainers has learned that positive reinforcement and classical conditioning are the most effective training methods. We never use punishment - we love dogs and we want them to learn in a positive, safe environment! By rewarding dogs for good behavior rather than punishing negative behaviors, our trainers effectively teach your canine companion how to behave.

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In Home Dog Training Goals

While our professional dog trainers will be taking the lead, you, and any other family members who interact with your dog will be a part of the training process as well. In-home dog training empowers you and helps you build a positive relationship with your dog.

Benefits of Positive In-Home Training Techniques

Dogs enjoy training sessions if they take place with the person they love. Listening, learning, and acting on commands is a way for your dog to show you that he cares! The praise you bestow your pup (and the tasty treat you give) makes him happy, and this experience of learning is a great bonding activity.

Sending your dog off to obedience school removes you from the training process and prevents this special bonding from occurring. When you choose Dog Training Elite in Atlanta, we ensure you are part of the training process. All in-home training programs involve you and any other family members that care for your dog. Our trainers’ goal is to teach you how to train your dog.

Obedience commands are essential to any full-scope dog training program. These commands ensure the safety of your dog and prevent any undesired problems. Obedience is the core of successful training, and your dog must learn these commands before he can progress.

Our in-home training program focuses on ingrained obedience and our trainers ensure your dog learns essential commands, such as sit, place, come, stay, lay, off, drop it, and more. Once these key lessons are taught, our trainers will work with you and your pup on more advanced topics.

Does your dog jump up as a greeting, or charge the door anytime visitors announce their arrival with the doorbell? Or perhaps he begs from the table with wide, puppy eyes? These problem behaviors are easily corrected with the right training techniques.

Group classes or “puppy essentials” training programs cannot address most problem behaviors, as these issues are more likely to occur at home where your dog is most comfortable and confident. Bringing a trusted trainer into your home is the best way to address these behaviors!

In-Home Dog Trainers in Atlanta

Searching for a professional dog trainer is stressful. Thankfully, Dog Training Elite in Atlanta has various locations and experienced professional dog trainers ready to assist you and your pet. Besides basic obedience issues, our trainers are experienced in service dog training, therapy dog training, and any other specialized training your pup may need. If you are looking for in-home dog trainers in Atlanta, then look no further than Dog Training Elite.

We never use shock collars or punishments; our training method focuses on positive reinforcement, which has proven successful. We combine this positive reinforcement with an electronic vibration collar for optimal results. The vibration collar is not a shock collar nor does it cause pain - it is used to get your dog’s attention, like the tug of a leash. Our techniques have proven successful over the years, and we are proud to be a trusted provider of dog training services in the Atlanta area.

Dog Training Elite in Atlanta is proud to have the highest rated in-home dog trainers in Atlanta.

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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.


Dog Training Elite in Atlanta is the top company near you that uses professional positive dog training methods.
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.

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Why Choose a Professional?


Hiring a professional, in-home trainer will provide you and your dog with the personalized, distraction-free, supportive environment you both deserve. Your four-legged family member will be the star of your sessions, and you will learn how to communicate effectively with your dog to achieve the best results.

Why train at all? Training keeps your dog's mind active and strengthens the bond between you and your dog. Whether you're interested in agility training, learning some tricks or something else, a professional trainer will help you prioritize what is important to you and your dog.

In-home training allows you to make appointments around your busy schedule, eliminating the need to commit to group training sessions. Schedule sessions when you can be present to celebrate all the growth your dog accomplishes.

Dog Training Elite Atlanta offers the best in-home dog training in Atlanta because we understand every dog is different. Our professional trainers will tailor training to your dog's breed, their environment and any other needs they have. They can give suggestions and tips for bonding with your dog and help to translate your dog's behavior. Our trainers love watching the relationships between dogs and their owners grow through this approach.

No one expects you to be an expert. That's what the experts at Dog Training Elite are for! A professional trainer is committed to your growth and can take the time to break things down without rushing you through a session. Your dog will love this style of training, and we know you will too!

In-Home Dog Training FAQs


As your dog spends most of his time inside your home or around your property, this is where problem behaviors are more likely to occur. When you bring your dog to group classes, these behaviors are likely to go unaddressed. Bringing a trainer in your home allows for your dog to feel comfortable and gives the trainer a chance to catch and correct negative behaviors.
At Dog Training Elite, we create highly personalized programs because we know every dog is different. Our in-home dog training program focuses on basic obedience, housebreaking, and behavior correction. If your dog is a barker, a mailman chaser, or displays aggression, your personal trainer will focus on these unique behaviors.
Yes! Our professional trainers include you in the lessons and work hard to help you and your dog establish a bond of trust. When the dog owner is not included in the training process, it is extremely difficult to establish obedience in your dog. A dog dropped off at over-stimulating, distracting doggie daycare or group training sessions will have difficulty translating those lessons into his home environment.
At Dog Training Elite in Atlanta, we use positive reinforcement methods and a gentle vibration collar. We never abuse or use punishment tactics. A happy dog is an obedient dog, and we work with treats, praise and attention to help your dog establish healthy behaviors.

Dog Training Elite in Atlanta provides professional and personalized in-home dog training programs in near you Atlanta.


Not all training packages may be available at our Dog Training Elite in Atlanta location, please reference our pricing page for complete information on services offered.


Silver Program

$995

  • In-Home Training ClassesOne-on-one & personalized 3 Sessions (1 hour each)
  • Public Access Practice 1 Session (1 hour)

Gold Program

$1,945

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 6 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 12 Sessions
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, loose leash no pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors & Running Away
  • STOP Chasing Animals, Cars & Bikes
  • STOP Reactivity (dog & human)

Platinum Program

$2,645

Our most popular program offers advanced obedience and behavioral modification with a goal of off-leash control. It also provides Lifetime Support and Unlimited Group Classes so that you can have a well-mannered companion for life!

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 9+ Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions Unlimited
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, loose leash no pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors & Running Away
  • STOP Chasing Animals, Cars & Bikes
  • STOP Reactivity (dog & human)

Silver

$2,275

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 3 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 6 Sessions
  • Come
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)

Gold

$3,375

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 12 Sessions
  • Come
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Biting & Nipping
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors, Running Away & Chasing Animals
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Chewing & Digging

Platinum

$4,375

Platinum offers advanced obedience/behavioral modification with a goal of off-leash control. Includes additional training options and offers more one-on-one and group sessions than Gold.

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 8 Sessions & Lifetime Trainings (Max 2 per year)
  • Group Park Training Sessions Lifetime Group Sessions
  • Come
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Biting & Nipping
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors, Running Away & Chasing Animals
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • *STOP Aggression(dog & human)
  • *Stay With You on a Job, Hike, or Bike Ride
  • *Therapy Dog Training
  • *Emotional Support Dog Training(ESA)
  • *Other Custom Command Approved by Trainer

Silver

$950

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5 Sessions
  • Come
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Down(next to you & off leash at a distance)

Gold

$1,595

Our most popular package!

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5 Sessions
  • Group Park Classes 26 Sessions (6 Months)
  • Come
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Down(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Advance Obedience at our GROUP Classes:
  • Listening & Manners
  • Calm Anxiety
  • Build Confidence
  • Off-leash Obedience
  • STOP Running Away
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • Socialization
  • Distraction Training

Platinum

$2,195

Platinum offers advanced obedience/behavioral modification with a goal of off-leash control. Includes additional training options and offers more one-on-one and group sessions than Gold.

  • In-Home & Community Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 7 Sessions
  • Group Park Classes 35 Sessions (8 Months)
  • Lifetime Support
  • Come
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Down(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Listening & Manners
  • Calm Anxiety
  • Build Confidence
  • Off-leash Obedience
  • STOP Running Away
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • Socialization
  • Distraction Training
  • Choose One Tailored Skill Below: *Specialized training options based upon your dog's abilities. - Load into Car or Kennel - Control Aggression (Dog & Human)
    - Public Access
    - Emotional Support Dog Training
    - Ride on a Golf Cart, Skateboard, or Wagon
    - Stay with You on Jog, Hike, or Bike Ride
    - Other Custom Command Approved by Trainer

Not all training packages may be available at our Dog Training Elite in Atlanta location, please reference our pricing page for complete information on services offered.


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!

Our pup is almost 2 years old and very headstrong. We have had 2 trainers before without being able to get him to obey. Mike was great with him. He runs to his place, runs to me when I call and does a great heel. I highly recommend them to anyone trying to get a well behaved dog!
— Gail Walker
Posted June 22nd 2024
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I have been working with DTE for about 8 months now on training my mini goldendoodle, Maya. Gosia and Mike have been extremely informative, kind, generous, helpful and encouraging since day one, and it has not dwindled one bit in these 8 months. Gosia helped me day - 10 (10 days before getting a dog) pick a pup with a good temperament for my needs and has been beyond amazing and wonderful every day since. They provide helpful documents, info and reminders; encouragement and availability via phone; clear communication with scheduling and payments; and personalized training in my house, out in public, and at the Saturday group classes. This has been the best set up for dog training for me: affordable, Mike and Gosia come to me, and they continually give me vision and aid when training is challenging. Together, we are training Maya as a service dog, but I know any level of training through them is nothing less than personal, doable, and enjoyable! Thanks DTE!!!! You’re changing me and Mayas lives for the best!!!!
— Ellie Hamstra
Posted June 17th 2024
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Whit and his family are incredibly talented at making sure that obedience training is accessible to the dog owner and to the dog. Whit is always available to answer questions, and he always shows up if help is needed. My dog Duke used to be dog reactive and was horrible at obedience. Now, Duke is a service animal. Whit changed both of our lives for the better, and his knowledge and expertise has not stopped since Duke passed his training. He continues to be a support and continues to offer classes. The customer service experience became more familial over time, and we are so grateful as a family to have him and his team be a part of our lives.
— Ruth Lambert
Posted June 1st 2024
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Whit and his family are incredibly talented at making sure that obedience training is accessible to the dog owner and to the dog. Whit is always available to answer questions, and he always shows up if help is needed. My dog Duke used to be dog reactive and was horrible at obedience. Now, Duke is a service animal. Whit changed both of our lives for the better, and his knowledge and expertise has not stopped since Duke passed his training. He continues to be a support and continues to offer classes. The customer service experience became more familial over time, and we are so grateful as a family to have him and his team be a part of our lives.
— Ruthi Lambert
Posted June 1st 2024
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The training sessions were great. Very detailed and left a guideline after every session to get more practice in with our Wesley. He has learned so much and loves showing off his new abilities.
— Zach Edenfield
Posted May 30th 2024
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This company is AMAZING! They are super patient and most definitely know what they are doing! I would def refer them to people! Started off as trainers and ended as a forever relationship! My dog can’t sit still as soon as she sees Gosia (who was her trainer) she gets super excited and happy and starts whining it’s soooo cute!! Mike and Gosia thank you for everything !! 💙💝
— Ness Marie LLC
Posted May 22nd 2024
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BEST TRAINERS OUT THERE! My dog started out a couple months ago and his progress is unreal! Gosia and Mike are FANTASTIC!!
— jewelya nelson
Posted May 22nd 2024
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Dog Training Elite have been phenomenal. They’ve been so accommodating with the insanity of my schedule. Mike’s professionalism, thoroughness, knowledge, and passion shows through with every session. Luger (my pup) has truly blossomed under his/their tutelage. I highly recommend their employment for anyone seeking top tier canine training.
— Seth Jahn
Posted May 22nd 2024
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Whit is an amazing trainer , we have now trained 3 of our dogs and the change is amazing. One of our dogs went through 2 other trainers and we never had success until we met Whit and now she is doing great and listens to us impeccably
— nancy kilpatrick
Posted May 11th 2024
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We are so happy with Dog Training Elite. Our puppy, Oliver, loves Gosia and we’ve learned how to handle his excitement while he is interacting with other pups. Michael and Gosia really know their business! Their one-on-one training plus group lessons are just what our little man needs . We highly recommend this training program!!!
— patricia hubenthal
Posted April 30th 2024
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Walking my Great Pyrenees could be difficult because he would constantly pull as he wanted to explore all of the different smells. Furthermore, Great Pyrenees are known for their stubborn behavior, doing want they want, not always obeying their owners. With the training that Dog Training Elite offered us, our dog is more mellow, he listens, and he doesn’t pull when we go for walks. I wish I would have discovered their training sooner! I can’t believe the change in my dog’s behavior. I highly recommend Dog Training Elite!
— LaTease Drawdy
Posted April 29th 2024
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We did the alpha den puppy program for our rescue puppy and we couldn't be happier with our little guy's progress - highly recommend!
— Abigail Foster
Posted April 27th 2024
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We were looking for in home training as that is where our girl has the most troubles and they gave us the tools to be able to help her get through the scary stuff (doorbells, knocking, other dogs, school busses to name a few) So happy to have found them and that we are more confident and so is our dog. Big thank you to Mike for being our trainer. Very easy and accommodating to work around busy life schedules as well.
— Malynnda Witkauskis
Posted April 3rd 2024
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Klaus has been the most headstrong German Shepherd I've ever owned. Mike helped me develop Klaus into an obedient and confident dog. Using the skills Mike taught, I was able to spend a half hour a day to work on what Klaus learned during the weekly training sessions. The results were amazing. In addition to being obedient, he is less reactive to other dogs and very well behaved in busy public places. So here we are, a German Shepherd who was literally expelled from dog daycare, to a well mannered four legged friend. What a difference! I look forward to continuing with group training! If you have a crazy dog, you should give Dog Training Elite NE Atlanta a call. You will love the results!
— Aric Ellis
Posted March 28th 2024
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My husband and I and Zeus, our 9-month-old working line German Shepherd, have made strides with Dog Training Elite and Michael! Zeus's tenacity and strong will were initially a challenge, but Michael expertly harnessed his energy. And guess what? Zeus has even won over some fans, despite initially facing unfair judgment from some people due to breed stereotypes! Michael has always seen beyond the breed and recognized Zeus's unique personality. He can become overstimulated and reactive in the presence of other dogs, especially with dogs that challenge him, but Michael's expert guidance and patience have helped us make progress. With continued training and socialization in group sessions, led by Michael and his wife Gosia, we're confident that Zeus will learn to navigate these situations with ease. We're eager to explore new horizons and continue growing our bond. If you want a training team who can bring out the best in your dog, look no further than Dog Training Elite.
— Tina Cherry
Posted March 26th 2024
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We had Mike. He was awesome! Super patient with our crazy girl. He was always willing to answer any questions that we had even if it wasn’t a training question but just a general dog parent question!
— Sam Luftig
Posted March 15th 2024
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Wow, I feel so lucky that of all the dog trainers in my area I hit the jackpot with DOG TRAINING ELITE! I admit I was a bit out of my league trying to train my Pug puppy on my own. The trainers at Dog Training Elite come to YOUR home, it makes so much sense because issues can be addressed related to your needs and schedule. Gosia was my trainer for the Puppy Prep Classes, but they offer several options . They cover socializing, manners, leash walking and well you name it! Gosia was very encouraging, patient , sweet and so knowledgeable. I highly recommend DOG TRAINING ELITE, success beyond my expectations
— Rachelle Son
Posted March 14th 2024
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Wow, I feel so lucky that of all the dog trainers in my area I hit the jackpot with DOG TRAINING ELITE! I admit I was a bit out of my league trying to train my Pug puppy on my own. The trainers at Dog Training Elite come to YOUR home, it makes so much sense because issues can be addressed related to your needs and schedule. Gosia was my trainer for the Puppy Prep Classes, but they offer several options . They cover socializing, manners, leash walking and well you name it! Gosia was very encouraging, patient , sweet and so knowledgeable. I highly recommend DOG TRAINING ELITE, success beyond my expectations
— Rachelle Son
Posted March 7th 2024
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They were so knowledgable and helpful with training our puppy! Definitely recommend!
— Brittany Fagan
Posted March 4th 2024
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We highly recommend Dog Training Elite to anyone with a puppy or any age dog. They work amazingly beside you teaching both parent & dog/pup to become the best we can be. We have a beautiful & stubborn sweet Rottie we got as a puppy & have gone through the puppy classes & the platinum program. Goshia, our trainer is trustworthy, kind & has given us skills to help Piper be an obedient growing part of our family & society. Goshia has become part of our family and we continue training in their group classes. We are so thankful we found them. They’re the best! 💙🐶
— Sandy Wilson
Posted February 1st 2024
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