Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in Austin

All Breeds. All Sizes. All Ages.

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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 Austin offers expert in-home dog training near you in Austin.
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 Austin offers professional group dog training programs near you in Austin.
Socialized Group Training

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Austin Metro Area


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Welcome to Dog Training Elite Austin! We are a professional, family owned Austin-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 Austin 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 Austin 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 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.
Dog Training Elite Austin has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite Austin?

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.

Come Meet Us!

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 Austin - The Malinois Foundation

Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite Austin, 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 Austin 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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Dog Training Elite Austin - IACP Member
Dog Training Elite Austin - AKC Member

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!

We love Dog Training Elite (DTE)! Jenny and Donny are great trainers and handlers. We enrolled Abbey, our 2 year old willful Old English Sheepdog and their methods have worked wonders. After 5 weekly in-home, in person training sessions with Jenny, and 15-20 minute owner/dog practice sessions the rest of the week, she learned to Come, Off, Place (great for when company comes or the doorbell rings), Quiet (so nice!), Heel (no more pulling!), Sit and Down. The group sessions are great because the dogs learn to socialize and behave/have manners with other dogs, owners and trainers. We've done various dog training over the years with our other dogs, but honestly, the at-home training is the best. They show you how to accomplish each command and then hand the leash off to you to do it yourself, so you can practice before the next session. Now, we are seriously considering taking the next step so she can be a therapy dog. You have to be committed to doing the work, but it's a lot of fun. It helps you to bond with your dog and makes walks and public outings so much better. Jenny and Donny are both a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend DTE if you are serious about training your dog.
— Nancy George
Posted November 13th 2021
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Dog training elite is the best and only training service I’d use, they helped me so much with my service dog in training and my dog is happy, well rounded, and calm because of their training! I especially recommend training with either Jenny or Donny. They’re always on time, helpful, and they’re both amazing trainers!
— Maddy Winer
Posted October 30th 2021
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We had Jenny work with our COVID puppy, Wrigley. He was very anxious and disobedient before training. We were concerned that he might bite someone and get us in trouble. We couldn’t even take him on a walk and a few trainers had told us that they couldn’t work with him. Jenny did a fantastic job of training Wrigley. He is now full of confidence and walks beside me calmly on our regular neighborhood walks. I highly recommend DTE Austin as we have a great little dog now thanks to them.
— Nick Meadows
Posted October 22nd 2021
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Jenny and DTE were awesome to work with and now our new puppy 🐶 is enjoyable to be around. She obeys commands and listens! I can’t recommend DTE enough. Jersey is now enjoying group classes to continue her learning!
— Michele Arseneau
Posted October 21st 2021
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I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Donny on Callie’s obedience training. When we adopted Callie, she had pretty significant anxiety, but with Donny’s support, she has found her confidence and learned many new skills. Donny is patient, and his love for his furry friends is evident in his overall demeanor and approach. Training is based on positive reinforcement and consistency. If you’re willing to put in the work, this program is worth every penny!
— K. Leigh Forell
Posted October 20th 2021
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We could not recommend Dog Training Elite Austin enough! Our experience with their obedience training program for our Goldendoodle puppy was a 10/10. Donny and Jenny are incredibly knowledgeable, patient, reliable, and professional. Our training was done specifically with Donny, and he went above and beyond to ensure our puppy learned and mastered commands. He spent extra time with us answering questions, sharing additional tips, and talking through strategies to better support our puppy’s training. We learned so much from him and felt very equipped to raise a well-behaved, happy dog after our training. We are blown away by the progress our puppy made throughout the training program, and we are deeply grateful for the phenomenal experience Dog Training Elite Austin provided for our family!
— Morgan Menichini
Posted October 16th 2021
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10/10 experience with Jenny and Donny at DTE Austin! They’re both extremely responsive, professional and really take the time to understand your dog so they can tailor their program to fit you and your family’s needs. After bringing home my first puppy ever (and a stubborn German Shepherd at that!), Jenny was a lifesaver. She helped my puppy control her prey drive in order to coexist with the chickens, stop the crazy puppy nibbling, act confident/respectful in public, and develop the best relationship possible with my dog. The in-home sessions help you gain confidence in working/training your dog to build a successful foundation and group class really drives it all home. Thank you so much Jenny and Donny for always going out of your way to answer questions and setting us up for success!
— Lauren Porto
Posted October 4th 2021
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We cannot say enough great things about dog training elite! They come to your home, offer group training, and can get your pupper ready for service dog and therapy dog testing! Our Daisy girl is a 21 week old golden puppy who was super bitty and just very hyper. After just 1 training she knew how to “off”. Now she has the ability to sit, down, heal, off, and place. She is also being trained as a therapy dog and we were so impressed with her new skills! Well worth the investment.
— Tiffany Bombach
Posted October 3rd 2021
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Our 6 month old puppy just graduated from her 1-1 dog training sessions today and I could not be more pleased with her success. Donny immediately recognized her potential, identified her strengths and weaknesses, and tailored his approach to them perfectly. He instilled patience and understanding in us as owners and left us with valuable tools for continued obedience from our pup. Worth all the time and money we've invested in this! Thank you to Donny and Jenny for their love and dedication to this business!
— Kaylee Harris
Posted September 8th 2021
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I can not say enough good things about Jenny and Donny! Session 1 they had my anxious, fearful of anything new, pup walking with them like it was nothing! They REALLY listen to your concerns and pain points, and make sure YOU understand, just as well as the dog, what it takes to have a relaxing, fun, confident relationship with your animal!!
— Stacy Bricker
Posted September 6th 2021
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They just simply care! Worth every penny
— chelsea spracklen-ramirez
Posted August 11th 2021
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I’ve only ever had Good experience with them, If I ever had any type of question they always answered quick and even showed me how to do better. Ever since we started the program I’ve had had such a good response from my dog, they has been so helpful with training my dog who is hopefully soon is going to be a service dog.
— ashley betancourth
Posted July 31st 2021
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I cant say enough good things about Jenny and Donny. They go above and beyond to ensure both myself and my pup are confident and comfortable! They helped my dog through his obedience training and through service dog training, and continue to be a support for any questions and concerns that come up.
— Devin Cummings
Posted July 26th 2021
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Dog Training Elite has allowed me to fullfil my goal of training my dog to be a certified therapy dog. Their training and expertise has been amazing. We enjoyed the training so much we signed our younger puppy up for regular obedience training. I recommend them to all my friends with dogs. Such valuable experience for any dog owner. Highly recommend DTE!
— Lauren
Posted July 25th 2021
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I completely stand by this program and the trainers. My dog was hyper, unmanageable and stressful when I first got him. It was starting to seem impossible to teach him manners, but within the first session he started to be more obedient and started understanding what was asked of him. Don and Jenny are so good at what they do and they care so much about dogs. It is obvious they have found their calling with DTE. Any question I have had has been answered that same day (if not same hour) and any part of training I was struggling with they were able to give me new techniques to ensure my pup's success. They are so eager to help that the process never felt daunting once I signed with DTE. I love this program because it empowers the handler and their dog to learn together in the comfort of their own home/park and then increases skill level and retention once you start group classes. I feel confident in both our training now wherever I take my dog and I still have 3 months of group classes left!
— Caitlyn Mignini
Posted July 25th 2021
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I want to share my great experience with Jenny at Dog Training Elite Austin for the past five weeks to assist my wife and I in making our sweet but very hyper ChiPin Mix doggies obey commands. Ziggy is an 8 year old male and his sister is a 3 year old named Zara. We are super pleased to have them no longer nuisance barking across the fence with neighbor dogs. They do not wander under foot during meals but dependably sit in their beds and have even been trained to go to one chosen section of our backyard for potty. Having dogs not jump on and bark at house quests and to actually follow the quiet command is very nice. We have more for them to master but are very pleased and send a big Thank You in this review!
— Dexter Brown
Posted July 25th 2021
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We’ve been training with DTE Austin for about a month and it’s been going great!!! They are extremely professional. Getting started was easy, they did an at home visit first to see if my dog was a good candidate for training. Then signing up was a breeze. They were extremely flexible with my unconventional work schedule and every session so far has been very informative. They’ve also been east to reach whenever I have questions between classes. Looking forward to group work in a couple weeks!
— Maria Katayama
Posted July 25th 2021
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Dog Training Elite Austin has proven to be an awesome place to have our Service Dog “Holly “! Holly has learned to be a great service animal. Sharing the amazing training from Dog Training Elite Austin is highly recommended!
— Renee Smith
Posted July 24th 2021
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After numerous obedience classes with other groups, we were looking for a solution to stop our 55 pound pitbull from pulling and lunging on leash. After one hour session with Donny we were astonished. After session two, we were able to take Peanut Butter to the beach and trust him off leash to recall and sit at a distance. We've continued training at home and have enjoyed weekend group classes to engrain these principles further. Without a doubt, we recommend Donny, Jenny, Daisy, and Duke to anyone looking for any type of help with their pet, whether they're jumping, lunging, showing aggression, and more. This team is dedicated to find solutions for their handlers so that they can continue life together happier and more confidently than before.
— Genevieve Moran
Posted July 24th 2021
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I have a 90 lb bernedoodle, who I have to admit, was pretty well behaved from the day I got him. He learned sit and shake quickly and didn't bark too much. But I have severe anxiety and it only got worse during/after the pandemic. I needed Ollie to be more well behaved than he already was so I could bring him with me to work and other public areas. And he wasn't responding to my attempt at training. On a whim, I reached out to DTE Austin to see what it would take to get my dog certified as a service animal and if it was even possible since he wasn't a puppy anymore. Jenny called me within 24 hours (probably sooner) and we chatted about my needs, expectations, Ollie, and next steps. We set up a free consultation for that week and I was sold. She was so observant and thoughtful in that first meeting and Ollie responded to her instruction immediately. Fast forward a few months -- Ollie has graduated from obedience training, public access training, group class, and passed his public access test to be an official service dog! His behavior and confidence has improved so much. I've recommended Jenny and Donny at DTE Austin to everyone I know who has a dog! I am also getting married in March and Jenny is helping me incorporate Ollie into the ceremony. I encourage anyone with a dog (even if s/he is very well behaved) to reach out to DTE and improve your pup's behavior and temperament even more! Group classes are also so fun and a great way for Ollie to socialize with other dogs, get exercise, and keep his brain stimulated with little "challenges."
— Egan Frawley
Posted July 21st 2021
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