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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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte location, please reference our pricing page for complete information on services offered.


Positive Training Methods


At Dog Training Elite Charlotte, 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 Charlotte, 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 Charlotte

Searching for a professional dog trainer is stressful. Thankfully, Dog Training Elite Charlotte 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 Charlotte, 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 Charlotte area.

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

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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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte offers the best in-home dog training in Charlotte 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 Charlotte, 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 Charlotte provides professional and personalized in-home dog training programs in near you Charlotte.


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


Silver

$1,625

Designed for a well trained dog that needs a tuneup on a few basics for a nice calm and relaxing walk.

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 2 Sessions
  • Come
  • 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

$2,475

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar (utilized after 14 weeks of age)

  • In-Home One-on-One Obedience Training Sessions (Starts after 14 weeks of age) 5 Sessions
  • Group Training Sessions (invited after one-on-one sessions) 12 Sessions
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, no more 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 in the car
  • Train Owners Leadership Skills
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • Build Confidence & Calm Anxiety
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Puppy Biting & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Running Away & Bolting Through Doors
  • STOP Chasing Animals, Cars & Bikes
  • STOP Reactivity (Dog & Human)

Platinum

$3,425

Have the peace of mind with lifetime training support.

Training Equipment Included: Flexi Leash, E-Collar (utilized after 14 weeks of age)

  • In-Home & Community One-on-One Obedience Training Sessions (Starts after 14 weeks of age) 7 Sessions
  • Group Training Sessions (invited after one-on-one sessions) 20 Sessions
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Sit (next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Place (go to bed & advanced)
  • Quiet (stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off (furniture when desired)
  • Down (lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load up in the car
  • Advance Obedience Certificate
  • AKC Canine Good Citizens Certificate
  • Train Owners Leadership Skills
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • Build Confidence & Calm Anxiety
  • Control Aggression (dog & human)
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Puppy Biting & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Running Away & Bolting Through Doors
  • STOP Chasing Animals, Cars & Bikes
  • STOP Reactivity (dog & human)

Not all training packages may be available at our Dog Training Elite Charlotte 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!

We found Dog Training Elite Charlotte to be an excellent team to train our daughter’s dog to become a service dog. Our daughter has some learning disabilities and needed a therapy dog to help her cope with some of the challenges she faces. Shawn began our process with an introduction to the program and explained how things would proceed. He conducted the first session and then Angela took over the program. She developed an excellent relationship with our daughter and earned the trust and confidence of our daughter and her dog. Obedience training went very well and prepared Lilly for the next steps of group training and public access training. Any time we had questions, all we had to do was call or send a text and got a response almost immediately. Sharon worked with us on our scheduling of classes and the overall coordination of the program throughout the timeframe to keep things moving smoothly. We could not have asked for them to do anything better. Communications, quality of the program, expertise of the staff, customer service, and focus on success of our daughter’s dog were superb.
— Steve Froneberger
Posted February 21st 2024
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We found Dog Training Elite Charlotte to be an excellent team to train our daughter’s dog to become a service dog. Our daughter has some learning disabilities and needed a therapy dog to help her cope with some of the challenges she faces. Shawn began our process with an introduction to the program and explained how things would proceed. He conducted the first session and then Angela took over the program. She developed an excellent relationship with our daughter and earned the trust and confidence of our daughter and her dog. Obedience training went very well and prepared Lilly for the next steps of group training and public access training. Any time we had questions, all we had to do was call or send a text and got a response almost immediately. Sharon worked with us on our scheduling of classes and the overall coordination of the program throughout the timeframe to keep things moving smoothly. We could not have asked for them to do anything better. Communications, quality of the program, expertise of the staff, customer service, focus on success of our daughter’s dog were all superb.
— Steve Froneberger
Posted February 21st 2024
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I have a 4 year old dog who used to be reactive, pulled on the leash, barked a lot, and was very hesitant towards new people. After day 1 of working with Shawn and DTE her behavior completely shifted. She is now so well behaved, more confident, and more relaxed walking around. DTE has been amazing to work with - they are extremely kind, patient, organized, and very knowledgeable about dog training and what each unique dog need to thrive. I am so thankful for DTE and recommend them to anyone who is looking to better their dogs behavior and their relationship. Thank you DTE!
— Karenna Heighton
Posted February 11th 2024
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I have a 4 year old dog who used to be reactive, pulled on the leash, barked a lot, and was very hesitant towards new people. After day 1 of working with Shawn and DTE her behavior completely shifted. She is now so well behaved, more confident, and more relaxed walking around. DTE has been amazing to work with - they are extremely kind, patient, organized, and very knowledgeable about dog training and what each unique dog need to thrive. I am so thankful for DTE and recommend them to anyone who is looking to better their dogs behavior and their relationship. Thank you DTE!
— Karenna Heighton
Posted February 11th 2024
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5 stars just isn’t enough. I have a 10 year old mini Australian shepherd who through the course of her life has picked up horrible habits and aggression through lack of knowledge on my part. After finding out I was pregnant I sought for help and with Shawn and Sharon my prayers were TRULY answered. The professionalism, knowledge and skill set they provided me with has instilled confidence and security in my dog with my family. The gratitude I have for DTE can’t be expressed in words or stars. From the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU ❤️- Julia, Justin, Henry, & Jamie 🐾
— Julia Thompson
Posted February 10th 2024
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DTE provides excellent training for pup and human! We are very pleased with our progress. We were having significant problems with him pulling during walks and other manners issues, but in a short time they have helped us take control of his issues. DTE folks are professional, courteous, extremely responsive and always on time! We are looking forward to continuing our group training with them! Highly recommend!!
— Candra Symonds
Posted February 9th 2024
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I wish I went with you from the start! Absolutely worth the money!
— Nikita Fenko
Posted January 26th 2024
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So grateful to DTE- they helped us with obedience training for our corgi puppy, and even completed Service dog training for our adult corgi. I’d highly recommend them ten times over! They’re very knowledgeable & it’s apparent they are passionate.
— monica patel
Posted January 20th 2024
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We inherited a high energy, free spirited Australian Shepherd, that one trainer had suggested they needed to be put down because the dog wasn’t trainable. The dog was very loving, but she went crazy around other dogs and other people and couldn’t be walked on a leash. We knew professional dog training was the only answer, So we searched the reviews online. We stopped at Dog training, elite. The reviews were almost unbelievable. They painted this picture of Shaun being some kind of mystical dog guru. So we hired Shawn to train Darcy. He is not a mystical dog guru. He is a highly competent, professional dog trainer that knows his subject and knows his dogs. Darcy completed the course. And now we have a calm dog that is enjoying not being anxious all the time, going for walks with her family, not freaking out when there are other dogs and other people around. She’s a joy to be with. We have nothing but high praise for Shawn and have already referred him to several Dog owners in our neighborhood. If you need your dog trained, look no further than Dog Training Elite!
— Jim Solka
Posted January 15th 2024
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Could not recommend DTE enough. We adopted our 80lb dog (Rider) at around two years old and he was extremely reactive on leash. After one session with DTE we saw a complete 180. They gave us the tools, knowledge and confidence that we needed to correct this behavior and after 5 sessions our boy goes off leash on hikes and is no longer reactive on walks! They are also incredible accessible. They answer any and all questions as we have them and genuinely have made us feel so supported as we learn with Rider! They will help you communicate with your dog effectively and make your bond that much stronger. Endless thanks to the wonderful DTE Charlotte team!!!
— Ariana Gianacopoulos
Posted January 13th 2024
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Love DTE. We have a crazy 6mo mini bernedoodle who loves people and animals. After our initial in-home training, today we started outdoor group sessions. Amazing the difference just after one session. Can’t wait to do more!
— Sue Rowley
Posted January 13th 2024
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Shawn and his team completely transformed my out of control golden retriever into a calm puppy who follows my commands. I have 2 small children and when I called Shawn my dog was out of control, it was not a good situation for them. She ran through my house like a tornado. After completing training with Shawn, I feel so in control of my dog finally. I am so thankful for his help. Now we can truly enjoy having our puppy. Shawn never gave up and tailored our training to best fit our dog and family. I highly recommend dog training elite!
— Katie Lucas
Posted January 11th 2024
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I cannot recommend Shawn, Angela and Sharon enough! We’ve had dogs for over 10 years and have gone through at least 15 different trainers before we found them. Hands down they are the absolute best team to help train your dog and it has been a life changing decision! All of our dogs have gone through their program and it has created such a better life for us and our dogs. Not to mention being able to ask questions and attend group classes after the initial classes are over is so valuable!!! You’re never alone and the support they provide is unmatched!!! Truly truly the best decision we made and couldn’t say enough good things about them!!
— AJ K
Posted January 10th 2024
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Enrolled puppy at 11 weeks to this training program. The instructor was super informative and still is very helpful to us. Puppy learned commands, luckily has not had anymore potty accidents. I would highly recommend.
— Andrea C
Posted January 6th 2024
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Shawn did a great job working with us to train our therapy dog Petey! The individual sessions were very informative and the group sessions were great. We feel confident having him serve at Gastonia Freedom School.
— Crystal Farmer
Posted December 31st 2023
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By far best decision we ever made. We rescued our first dog and he had a lot of anxiety and would not reply to come ever. Thank god for Shawn. Saved his and our life. Now he rocks the place and listens and can walk off leash w easy recall. We also love everything about the group classes and we love the entire family so grateful for them. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Just hired him for our second rescue
— Kristin Jordan
Posted December 30th 2023
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After bringing home our newborn baby we realized we needed to start setting boundaries with our first (fur) baby. Within just the first one on one session we saw a huge improvement with our 1.5 year old sheepadoodle. After five sessions, we saw a complete difference. She is still her goofy and sweet self but now she listens when we need her to. I’m so happy we made the choice to have Dog Elite Training help us teach our pup good manners with the obedience training. The only regret we have is that we didn’t do it sooner!
— Michelle Kern
Posted December 21st 2023
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Very good experience, they did an amazing job with my dog and would recommend this to any dog owner.
— slenderman 4558
Posted November 6th 2023
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Absolutely loved Shawn and so glad we chose Dog Training Elite. Loved that he was able to come to our house for the training. He was very professional, knowledgeable and patient, but most importantly cared about the dogs and making sure we also had the skills to train them. We saw an immediate difference in their behavior after just 1 lesson. Would highly recommend.
— Jafet R Nunez
Posted November 29th 2023
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DTE is a great place to have your dog trained professionally and effectively. I am so happy with Shawn and Angela’s work with my therapy dog. I don’t hesitate to recommend anyone to them for dog training.
— Lorena Gonzalez
Posted November 18th 2023
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