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Dog Training in Charlotte, NC

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At Dog Training Elite Charlotte, we are also passionate dog lovers! Our program is designed from 40+ years of dog training experience gained by Dog Training Elite's CEO, John Mestas...who has created a positive dog training experience which stands apart from any other programs. What began as a small movement in the dog training world has gained incredible momentum. Dog Training Elite has attracted attention from both clients and trainers with our unique, successful in-home training model.

Dog Training Elite has developed a highly successful Charlotte dog training program that empowers dog owners and their canines to work together, creating strong bonds and sustained obedience.

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Our Services


Elite Training Camp - $2,495

We pick up your dog in the morning and drop off a well-trained dog in the evening!

Elite Training Camp

  • 2 weeks of day-boarding and training your dog, between the hours of 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday thru Friday
  • 2 private sessions in your home after training is complete
  • 2 months of small group classes to practice around distraction, socialization and to perfect off-leash commands

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!

Such an amazing group! Our 11 month puppy was jumping on counters and barking nonstop, and they had him doing world’s better after just one session. They really focus on training the dog and the owner while building the dog/human relationship. In addition, they always made sure we felt comfortable with the training during all new tricks. They were very responsive in between sessions if we had any questions or concerns, and you can tell they truly love dogs. We can’t recommend this group enough.
— Kristin Stockdale
Posted April 5th 2021
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We are 100% satisfied with the results of working with DTE Charlotte. Our dog has transformed completely in just 2 short weeks! He has become more confident, happier, and of course more obedient. DTE picked our dog up and worked with him throughout the day. When they dropped him off, they taught us how to continue the training at home. They don’t just train your dog to listen to them. They help your dog learn to trust you and to listen to you. We used to be scared to bring our dog around a stranger’s dog. Now we bring him to breweries and dog parks without hesitation, and he listens to us without thinking twice. We found this program to be the best bang for our buck in the area and we definitely made the best choice. We would absolutely recommend this company to a friend, and we cannot wait to see how our dog continues to progress during the rest of our in-home and group sessions!
— Mackenzie Bolduc
Posted March 21st 2021
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I must say, we were a little skeptical about training an 8 week puppy because we weren't sure if it was worth it. I was so glad our breeder recommend DTE Charlotte! They were absolutely amazing and loved the communication and the daily updates! It made the transition of bringing a brand new puppy home much easier. I would 1000% recommend them to friends and family.
— Benjamin Santos
Posted March 1st 2021
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Why have I not done this sooner? My dog is a jumper and stubborn, but Dog Training Elite Charlotte is doing great things.
— Kris Y
Posted February 8th 2021
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Noticed a huge difference in just the first two days great job and thanks would recommend to anyone
— Lee
Posted February 7th 2021
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I love the day camp! They came to pick up my dog before I went to work, and she got dropped off after work. Super convenient! I was definitely impressed, even on day one with how my pup came back a more confident and obedient dog. Money well spent!
— Jess W
Posted February 6th 2021
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