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Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in Chicago

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.

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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)!

{fran_location_name} offers professional group dog training programs near you in Chicago.
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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Chicago Metro Area


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Welcome to {fran_location_name}! We are a professional, family owned Chicago-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 Chicago 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. {fran_location_name} 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 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.
{fran_location_name} has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

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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.

Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At {fran_location_name}, 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, {fran_location_name} 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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{fran_location_name} - AKC STar Puppy Instructor
{fran_location_name} - Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
{fran_location_name} - AKC Community Canine
{fran_location_name} - PRTA Pro
{fran_location_name} - IACP Member
{fran_location_name} - 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!

Great Trainers! It was amazing to watch them take two dogs and give them confidence, reduce anxiety, and teach them world class obedience! Improving the quality of life with dogs and owners is priceless and these trainers deliver!
— Ryan Roudebush
Posted August 11th 2022
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Tim and Katie are fantastic! Our dog would always bark and jump on our guests as they would enter our home. It was so stressful to have friends over. Now our dog is trained to sit quietly and allow our guests to enter! I would highly recommend them!
— j S
Posted August 9th 2022
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Wow! DTE Western Chicago! Give them a call! Don't wait! Katie and Tim will teach you skills that are invaluable! In only 5 weeks my once reactive dog is no longer growling, lunging, and showing teeth. Instead, he's much calmer and listening to my commands. It's life-changing!
— Alisa Kellington-Welsh
Posted August 5th 2022
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Katie and Tim and fantastic people. They are community focused and truly care about delivering high quality results to improve your relationship with your furry friend! They are also compassionate about giving back to the community through service dog training with the Malinois Foundation. You can expect a high level of professionalism but also very personable. Highly recommend!
— Kyle Christie
Posted July 21st 2022
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DTE’s trainer Laren L. is a true gift. She has helped me with my 20 month old 100 pound puppy to become a rock star. He can walk calmly next to me in the heel position on leash and off which was one of our main goals. He is responsive to my commands and has learned to look to me for direction. He was very ambitious in every way causing me to have many serious falls and broken bones I was seriously considering rehoming him for personal safety reasons. Karen literally saved me from the potential of more serious injuries. Then we found the answer. Karen has such a gift, the knowledge, patience and abilities to communicate effectively with me to teach me how to train my puppy. I now trust my puppy and have the confidence in myself to be a better dog mom so he can continue to be successful in all his accomplishments. The investment in this program is an investment/end result in a calm, obedient puppy. We are still a work in progress with Karen’s guidance and direction. Thank you Karen L. for literally saving both of us. we owe you so much. 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾
— Deborah Peterson-Bandy
Posted July 20th 2022
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Dog Training Elite has done a tremendous job training my service dog. Their entire team is outstanding with their knowledge, dedication, and getting results to help you and your dog. In addition to helping train your dog, they train you to properly handle the dog and re-enforce the lessons in a humane and loving structure.
— Richard Corbin
Posted June 29th 2022
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