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If you are searching for a responsible dog trainer for your pitbull in Charlotte, you have come to the right place. Dog Training Elite is highly experienced with the strong, loyal breeds recognized as "pit bulls." Whether you have an American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier or another bull-type dog breed, we can help you harness the power of these incredible animals. Our puppy, obedience and personal protection programs are perfect for these breeds and can shape your beloved Pitbull into a loyal, well-behaved companion.

Though their history of bull-baiting and fighting is sad, the Pitbull we know today is a refreshing change from the ferocious breeds of the past. More than a century of responsible breeding since the outlawing of dog blood sports in England has developed bull-type breeds that are strong and stocky yet kind-hearted, loving and fiercely loyal. The American Staffordshire Terrier is one of America's most popular breeds and is well-known for his outgoing personality and energetic playfulness. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are known for their loving mood and tenderness with children. While Pitbull temperament has taken a turn for the better, these breeds do have a history of aggression and must be trained probably. Our dog trainers are highly experienced in harnessing the power of Pitbulls and helping owners build safe and loyal relationships with their dogs.

Dog Training Elite offers expert Pitbull dog training near you in Charlotte.

Silver

$895

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 4 Sessions
  • Come
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)

Gold

$1,795

Our most popular package!

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 26 Sessions
  • Come
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Down(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Get into Car or Kennel
  • STOP Running Away
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Puppy Biting
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • STOP Chewing
  • STOP Digging

Platinum

$3,195

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

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 12 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 34 Sessions
  • Come
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Down(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Build Confidence
  • Get into Car or Kennel
  • STOP Running Away
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Puppy Biting
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • STOP Chewing
  • STOP Digging
  • Choose to Address Advanced Concerns: - Calm Anxiety
    - Control Aggression(dog & human)
  • Or Choose One Tailored Skill Below: *Specialized training options based upon your dog's abilities. - Therapy dog training See Details - 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
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Our Pitbull Training Program in Charlotte


Tall, stocky, and muscular, Pitbulls are impressive dogs. Their hallmark look features a large head with big, sweet eyes and prominent jaws. With responsible training, Pitbulls make both excellent family companions and personal protection animals. Our talented dog trainers can help you harness the power of this breed into an intelligent and safe watchdog.

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Our Beagle training program will cover the following commands and training milestones:


  • Crate training and house breaking
  • Socialization, dog-play etiquette
  • Problem behavior correction
  • Aggression and temperament control
  • Heel and leash etiquette
  • Basic obedience commands like come, sit, stay, place and more

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.

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 was beyond satisfied with Dog Training Elite Charlotte. After weeks of calling and meeting with people my husband and I both were having doubts if we would find the perfect match for us. Shawn promptly got back to us, set a meeting that very day and we did not even have to think about it, we left our pup there for the day to begin the two week training class. That very same day we saw a major improvement in our adorable (yet stubborn) golden retriever. We were having issues with her attempting to be the alpha of the house, harassing the children, refusing commands and frankly causing chaos whenever she felt like it. Within days her overall personality calmed, not only was she doing the basic commands, she wanted to learn and do more. She overcame some of her own insecurities and by week two was riding down the street on a skate board. I will be using DTE for any further training we do for our dog and will certainly refer anyone I know to them. We put a lot of thought into getting our new addition, that same thought process should be done when picking a trainer, it is an investment that will stay with you for quite some time. It was very important to Shawn and Sharon that we understood the training tools, commands and expectations so we could implement them at home. They both were very responsive in any questions and concerns we had. Thank you again for all that you helped us with and will continue to help us with.
— Jennifer Gatto
Posted July 13th 2021
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DTE is the BEST!! We HIGHLY recommend them. We enrolled our puppy into the 2 week day camp. Shawn and his family went over and beyond for us and our 4 month old lab puppy, Jackson. Jackson was full of energy and very strong. He was a sweet and loving puppy, but Shawn and his family were able to help Jackson and us to put all of that energy into good use. After one day with their family, Jackson was a different puppy. He was still his normal fun loving self, but listened and became a productive member of our family. Originally, our kids (6 and 9) were starting to lose interest in him because of his hyperactivity and mouthing. After the first day they couldn’t wait to be part of the on going training with us and Jackson. They couldn’t wait to see what he learned each day. Shawn was so respectful, patient, compassionate to Jackson and us. He was never in a rush and always took as much time as we needed to understand the new skill taught. He also was just a text/phone call away. I can’t say enough about this company and family. The are so passionate about what they do and they are truly there for the dogs and the dog’s families. Having a puppy is hard and time consuming work, and we now have the tools to help our puppy navigate the world and our family. We cannot wait to continue Shawn and his family’s work with Jackson and hopefully certify him as a therapy dog. DTE has a customer for life. I can’t wait to see what is in store for Jackson in the future!! Thank you so much Shawn, Sharon, Angela, and Addison!!
— Nathan Murphy
Posted July 9th 2021
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Shawn helped tame my skittish and anxiously aggressive Rottweiler. He was gentle with her and with us but within just a few minutes the command was taught in our dog was responsive. If you’ve ever questioned spending money on training your dog I highly recommend it! It is worth every penny
— Jeniffer Gillette-Dionne
Posted July 7th 2021
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Shawn and Angela were amazing with helping me do some touch up training with my German shepherd, Bo Dime. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to have a well trained dog that you can take anywhere!!! Thank you!
— Jamie sellers
Posted July 3rd 2021
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My family got our very first dog, a lab/pit mix named Skye. She is a sweet dog, but the constant nipping, chewing, and disregard for basic commands like “come” were getting the best of us. I watched various tutorials and videos online, but we ultimately decided we’d benefit more by having Shawn from Dog Training Elite come out to the house. It turned out to be the best decision for Skye because after the very first session, we saw a big difference in her behavior. Shawn does a great job of not only training the animal, but the owner as well. He explained the psychology behind dog training to show us that certain actions we had been allowing were negatively impacting her behavior and making our expectations for her impossible. He was also great with our kids, and worked with them just as much as he worked with my wife and I. We saw more and more tangible progress after every session, and while Skye is still the same sweet dog, her behavior is like night and day. Now that her initial training is complete, we have the tools and knowledge to reinforce what we’ve learned. Huge thanks to Shawn and Dog Training Elite.
— Raymond Ballard
Posted July 3rd 2021
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DTE is AMAZING! So glad I reached out to them for the training of both of my goldendoodles. They were absolutely wild (full of energy) prior to training. And I never in a million years thought I would be walking my dogs off the leash!! My dogs used to almost pull me down walking (literally), now they do great with heel and all the commands that were taught! It feels great to be able to enjoy a nice walk and not have to worry about them. After week 1 I could already tell a huge difference. You will have a new dog after completing their training. Shawn and his team are great! Not only do they work with your dogs, but they also work with you to train them. You will have the dog they say you will after training. Definitely worth every penny. I’m amazed and recommend DTE 110%. Looking forward to group classes!
— Autumn Royal
Posted June 30th 2021
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I highly recommend Dog Training Elite Charlotte We needed a trainer to assist us with our high energy puppy that loved to nip and bite. After 1 day of training with Shawn and his family, our puppy’s demeanor and disposition changed 100% to the better. After 2 weeks of training, she was sitting, heeling, placing, laying down and understood the off command. She was also playing with other dogs, riding a skateboard, and completing a small obstacle course on command. Utterly amazing for a 3-4 month old puppy. I usually don’t take the time to write testimonials unless I am completely happy and satisfied with a service. Shawn and his team are accommodating, respectful, knowledgeable, and highly experienced in their trade. We plan to also use them for continuing training. Whatever challenge or goal you would like to achieve with your dog, call Dog Training Elite Charlotte and give them the opportunity to illustrate to you as they did with us!
— Steve T
Posted June 27th 2021
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Went on vacation and came home to a completely different dog! Shawn and the trainers transformed Reese (a stubborn little guy with small dog syndrome) into a very obedient pup! We highly recommend them and even have to a few neighbors with new puppies. Thank you to all the trainers again!
— David Hess
Posted June 23rd 2021
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I was at the end of my rope with my new puppy. She was getting more and more aggressive, potty training was a joke, jumping, biting. I called DTE on a Sunday and left a message. They called me back the next day. They could tell my family and I was frustrated. They were so busy that week but they fit my dog into their schedule anyway. My family and I are truly grateful! Our puppy seemed like a different dog once we picked her up! I was shocked! DTE gave us the tools to continue training at home with confidence. The foundation that DTE set for us is amazing!
— Lovealexla
Posted June 21st 2021
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Couldn’t be happier with the folks at DTE! Our puppy attended a puppy training camp before she came home to us. We received updates with pictures and videos every day! She came home and was potty trained and crate trained!! Thanks so much!!
— Kelly Collins
Posted June 7th 2021
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The staff at Dog Training Elite was amazing. They truly understand dogs and tailor training to your dog’s individual needs. Our puppy wouldn’t stop biting, no matter what we did and was quickly becoming more aggressive. After puppy camp at Dog Training Elite I can honestly say it’s not a problem any more. Now and then she will forget, but now we know how to correct her and she responds positively. She also got started with the basic commands of sit, down and come. I highly recommend Dog Training Elite. We look forward to Obedience Training which will start in about a month.
— Colleen Peleaux
Posted June 3rd 2021
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DTE is AMAZING! They picked my pup up and took great care of her. They kept me up to date with her training. Sent pics and video. I had know worries about how my pup was doing. They were there when I picked my pup up and gave me all the details and additional information to keep their good work going. It’s the first day with my puppy and I can tell it was worth every penny. She has been very well behaved. Going potty and going into her crate have been good. I would definitely recommend and consider sending my pup to additional classes. Thank you guys ☺️
— Melissa
Posted May 24th 2021
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Shawn and Angela have changed me and my Beagle’s lives! I have been nothing but impressed with how far my pup has came in such a short time. This has been the best thing I could have done for me and my dogs relationship/sanity. I only wish we started sooner!
— Amanda Deese
Posted May 22nd 2021
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We decided to do the 2 week bootcamp with our Mini Goldendoodle - she wasn’t terrible, but she would dig, eat our kids toys, take off out the door and pull walking on a leash. Millie went and day 1 she was a new puppy. The Gantkowski family was the best, Millie loved them and got so excited everyday. By day 3 she wasn’t digging or eating the kids toys. Now after 2 weeks - she is the best little dog ever. She listens, goes everywhere with us and is just the sweetest. Worth every single penny - I would recommend this family business over and over again! Thank you!
— Ashley Krasovic
Posted May 16th 2021
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Our training sessions with Shawn were great! He’s prompt, knowledgeable and attentive. Our puppy responded well to the training. Thanks again for your commitment, we enjoyed the experience.
— Mia Floyd
Posted May 13th 2021
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They are the best!! After our 1st training session we saw a difference. I would refer them 100 percent!! Thank you for helping our fur baby Mango ❤️💕❤️
— Maria Graham
Posted May 3rd 2021
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This company is amazing! And idk what I would have done without them. My breeder recommended me to them and it’s definitely worth every penny especially with a new puppy that wasn’t crate train. It’s amazing to see how much my puppy learn in one week and how he can sleep in his crate now peacefully. You can tell how much they love this job and how dedicated they are. I also love that even after the fact my puppy completed his puppy training if I have questions or concerns they are real quick to response and help. Definitely recommended!! You won’t regret it. Hands down best company out there.
— zuli Santana
Posted April 28th 2021
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I HIGHLY recommend this company if you are looking to get your dog trained. They take pride and care about every single dog they work with. Whether your dog is untrained or well trained they tailor there teaching methods to each individual dog. Not only do they train your dog they also work with the handler to ensure they are prepared to maintain the training after it has be completed. I will be bringing any/all future dogs here to be trained.
— Jessica Dana
Posted April 25th 2021
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I have to admit that I was skeptical at the beginning because my dogs were too hectic and full of energy. But, OMG.....after the first class with Shawn and Angela my dogs made a 360 degrees change!!!!! Now they make eye contact, respond to the come command and now We are able to walk with them without them pulling or being out of control. They do deliver what they say they will do. I am very please and amazed with the first class!!!!🥰 I can not imagine how my dogs will be after the complete the training🙏🏽. I will highly recommend Shawn 110%.
— Amalfi Pimentel
Posted April 24th 2021
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We have absolutely loved Shawn and Angela with our dogs!!! After our first session our dogs were SOO DIFFERENT!!!! We have tried many other trainers and tried to find someone that would fit with our lifestyle and Dog Training Elite was exactly what we needed. We are very content with this training. It truly is THE LAST DOG TRAINER WE WILL EVER NEED!!!!
— Ashley Pimentel
Posted April 24th 2021
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Dog Training Elite has expert dog trainers near you in Charlotte that are experienced in a variety of positive dog training methods for Pitbulls.

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Often misunderstood, Pitbulls represent a long line of loving, loyal breeds. Their fierce look and protective instincts make them a great choice for families or individuals that want a dog that offers both companionship and protection. These same traits also make pitbull ownership an incredible responsibility, however, and professional pitbull dog training is a must. Dog Training Elite is experienced with this breed and can help you foster a positive pet-owner relationship. Contact us today for more information.

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