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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!

Life changing! Donny was amazing from the start and within 5 short weeks our one year old Lab became a whole new dog. We just started taking advantage of the group classes and couldn’t be more impressed. This program is worth every penny! We would recommend Donny to anyone bringing a dog into their family.
— Stephanie Fields Brown
Posted July 9th 2022
Donny and Jenny are truly amazing!! They are the sweetest people and super responsive to any questions I had. They went above & beyond in helping me select the right puppy for service dog work and even collaborated with our breeder to ensure the best puppy selection and a smooth transition. They helped my puppy (Chloe) immensely throughout training and gave me the confidence to be a good service dog handler after a tough puppyhood period. I HIGHLY recommend Dog Training Elite! They are the best!
— Carley Blumenthal
Posted June 15th 2022
Dog Training Elite Austin is awesome! They were so great with my little Peanut. He loved his trainer, Jenny—and even though it was not easy, he paid very close attention to learning commands. His life and mine are even more enriched, as he understands better about expectations and I can ensure his safety more seamlessly.
— Toni Barcellona
Posted June 12th 2022
We adopted an Australian shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix that needed to be re-homed. He clearly had little training and was scared when he was taken from his home to live with us. Almost immediately he became extremely territorial and protective over us and his new surroundings. He barked constantly at every small distraction, all people and didn’t want anyone else in our home. So, after much research and another recommendation, we contacted Dog Training Elite. Donnie, one of the owners and behaviorist/trainers came over to meet Boomer and perform an evaluation. He agreed to take Boomer on as a client and we hired him for in-home training. After ONE, repeat, ONE session, Boomer was a different dog. His anxiety over everything was getting under control and he no longer barked at every little thing. Needless to say, we were thrilled and so were our neighbors!!! After subsequent sessions, we, along with Boomer are a team where he is under control and clearly happier and not so anxious. We can now take him to someone else’s home and remains in his place, he doesn’t growl or bark at doorbells or other people, won’t lunge after bicyclists, heels, comes and just is a dream addition to our family. We work with him every day to ensure he continues to make good decisions. It’s a continuous process that is worth the effort. He’s a sweet boy and we are glad we refused to give up on him and found Donnie. Just cannot say enough positive things about his training of Boomer (and us). Truly thankful to have found him.
— Lisa Campbell
Posted June 5th 2022
I am delighted to say that Summit graduated today. Jenny’s insight and patience is invaluable throughout this process. Remember success is part training, part dog and ALL owner/handler. Be prepared to put in the work for the result. We look forward to group classes very soon!
— Lisa Blanda
Posted May 18th 2022
Dog Training Elite has been amazing. Before I started the training program, I did not have a connection with my then, 3-4 month old German Shepard puppy. After my 5 private lessons, I can walk my now 5 month, 55 pound German Shepard puppy without him pulling. He looks to me for direction/commands. Donny was great to work with, he shows you what to do to train your dog, then gives you direction as you train your dog yourself, to continue the training on your own. Going for even a short walk used to be very stressful before Dog Training Elite. Now I have the tools I need to have an obedient dog and continue training as he grows.He was even a good boy at the Vet! I can’t say how much this program changed my relationship with my dog, thank you Donny!!
— Sarah Montesanto
Posted April 11th 2022
My dog and I are just starting our training journey with Jenny and already I'm seeing impressive improvements. Because of my dog's breed, she is an excessive puller and highly prey motivated. So on most walks, I’d end up with a throbbing shoulder from her pulling and crying because I’m so discouraged. I’ve watched hours of youtube videos teaching you how to get your dog to stop pulling, and we would practice over and over with minimal improvements. But, after just one training session to learn how to heel, we were able to go on a 2-mile walk with minimal corrections. I can’t even begin to tell y’all how grateful I am that I can take my dog on walks with me. Training with Jenny and learning how to utilize the e-collar has been instrumental in my communication with my dog. I can’t tell you how excited I am for the rest of our training sessions.
— Emma Drueke
Posted April 11th 2022
Widget is our 2 yr old Maltipoo Covid baby and I apologize that this is going to be a long review Due to Covid, Widget was not able to be socialized with people/dogs and this caused him to have very high levels of anxiety. As well, we also discovered that he is a Resource Guarder. He would resource guard food, toys, the couch and especially my husband and he had snapped and bit at both my husband and myself. We went through two trainers who were able to help us semi-manage his resource guarding but not help him like he needed. He would bark insistently out the window at squirrels, people, vehicles or even leaves! He was always on high alert and I was never sure if he would react badly if you tried to take something away from him. In fact, I was becoming scared of my own dog and it finally got to the point where if we couldn’t find a way to help him, he was going to have to be rehomed to someone who could. And along came Dog Training Elite Austin. We were at the home show and stopped at their booth. I have to be honest and say that I was VERY resistant to the thought of using an E-Collar. All I could think of was it was like the shock collars of the past and nothing my husband could say could change my mind. We talked to them for at least an hour and my husband convinced me to set up an appointment for an evaluation. Jenny came out and explained how it all worked and I agreed to the training. Let me tell you, we have a totally different dog. If Jenny had told me at that first meeting that he would be like this after only 4 lessons, I wouldn’t have believed her. He’s more relaxed, he’s obedient both inside and out and he’s learning to self-correct himself. He can look out the window without going crazy and me having to close all the blinds so he can’t see. On walks he’s able to walk by dogs that previously he would have barked and growled at. And he’s on his way to becoming a certified Trick dog! I highly recommend them!!
— Lori Filiatrault
Posted April 5th 2022
Jenny and Donny have been absolutely amazing!!! We got Dez to be an autism service dog for our youngest. Our house is always busy with 3 boys. We started at 16 weeks with our excitable and high drive Bernese Aussie. The first day of training was amazing. Even though we had trained him with treats and had him always on a leash he needed more. That first weekend was a big breath of fresh air! He was able to be off leash in the house and knew what he couldn’t get. We work throughout the week with him on homework and they come weekly for his obedience. He just graduated a week early and now has started group and public access training. The first part is always hard but by the end he has learned his new task and we are able to focus on that one skill. It has been awesome and I would recommend that anyone who needs any training go through them. They are absolutely amazing!!!
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Posted March 7th 2022
Donny is awesome, and we are so glad that we chose Dog Training Elite. The home evaluation process was flawless, and Donny did a great job at listening to our needs, and providing feedback. Zeus has progressed in so many ways over the past couple of months, and so have we. Donny is patient, informative, detailed, and his passion for training shows each time he is at our home. I cant say enough great things about Dog Training Elite. Our experience has been beyond our expectations, and we look forward to working with them more in the future.
— Jacqueline Davis
Posted February 15th 2022
my name is colton/alli and i have an amazing dalmatian ptsd and anxiety service dog named bubbles, dte austin has done nothing but help her and we look forward to every class we have with them. since training with dte ive had confidence to go places i wouldnt go usually like stores, restaurants, etc.. because i have bubbles to help me with my anxiety :). not only has dte been super fun and super helpful for bubbles but it also gave her a chance to socialize and be around other service dogs, jenny and donny have been a blessing for us and we're excited for our following sessions with them!
— colton long
Posted February 12th 2022
We have been so fortunate to have had our son find Donny and his services for our sweet rescue, Moira! At only eight months, she had been thru three homes and shelters! When we were debating whether to adopt her or not, Donny came out and reassured us that she is a GOOD DOG! Mind you, she was one step away from becoming Cujo! Just know if you want the best, Donny and Jen are what you want and are very knowledgeable and PATIENT! Moira has graduated from individual training and now is onto group classes!
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Posted February 11th 2022
We worked with Jen and she totally exceeded my expectations. I’m in my sixties and have always had dogs and gone through a myriad of dog training courses. With a German and Australian shepherd we had our hands full. I wanted to have these dogs so well trained that people would comment on their behavior particularly the German Shepherd. So many folks are afraid of them and I wanted to put them at ease. We could tell the difference in our dogs’ demeanor after one class. It was so far superior to anything I’ve tried. If you want great results and lifetime learning you’ve found the place.
— Michele Robison
Posted February 8th 2022
Jenny and Donny have been so incredible helping me work on my dog Princess’s confidence. Jenny especially is the trainer we have been working with the last month and a half; I can’t say enough good things about how she is so encouraging, transparent about realistic goals, friendly, and so well versed in her training methods. I didn’t think Princess would ever be able to be out in public without shaking like a leaf, but even in the last couple of weeks with group classes, Princess has blossomed & doesn’t shake for very long before realizing she is a confident, strong dog! I wouldn’t be able to have all this progress with Princess without Jenny & Donny. I highly, highly recommend them!!
— Justine Jovel
Posted January 30th 2022
A very well deserved 5- star rating! Donny and Jenny are VERY good at their craft - with dogs and their humans. They offer several options for classes/programs. Their long standing relationship with their clients through one on one classes and group training is what sets this company apart from the rest! I 110% recommend this lovely company! Also Duke - their dog - is an outstanding example of how well their program works! Such a sweetheart!
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Posted January 29th 2022
A very well deserved 5- star rating! Donny and Jenny are VERY good at their craft - with dogs and their humans. They offer several options for classes/programs. Their long standing relationship with their clients through one on one classes and group training is what sets this company apart from the rest! I 110% recommend this lovely company! Also Duke - their dog - is an outstanding example of how well their program works! Such a sweetheart!
— Lori Kumar
Posted January 29th 2022
Jenny and Donny who own DTE Austin are top notch! Like starting anything new I was nervous to pick the right trainers for my dog. We had a “failed” board and train with someone else and I held off simply because it’s an investment and I was nervous to pull the trigger on any trainer again. I can say with no hesitation it was the greatest decision we’ve made for our dog. We have the happiest, most obedient pup now thanks to working with Jenny. They hold your hand, they are only a text a way with questions and provide amazing group classes as well. Overall, a great choice! If you’re considering working with them, reach out for their free evaluation, that is what really made us comfortable and sold us on working with them!
— Kelsey M
Posted January 23rd 2022
Donny and Jen are one of the best dog trainers I know. They have truly helped me in my pooch get stronger and trust each other.
— Chandice Meadows
Posted January 7th 2022
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
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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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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