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We have developed training programs that follow social distancing practices.

Award winning dog training in Colorado Springs

Welcome to Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs! We are a professional, family owned Colorado Springs-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 Colorado Springs 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. Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs also trains service animals and dogs ready to volunteer in the community as therapy dogs and companions to those with special needs.

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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, no matter the problem behavior.

  • 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

Pricing

Success Stories

Puppy Training

Our Colorado SpringsEl Paso County, Monument, Palmer Lake dog trainers begin working with puppies as young as 8 weeks old. We will even help you select a puppy from a litter that possesses a desirable and teachable temperament.

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Service Dog Training

Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs has a variety of service dog training packages, all of which are highly personalized to the individual seeking assistance.

Service Dog Training

Teachers & Educators

As former educators, we understand the important role that teachers and educators play in our communities. Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs offers a 10% discount to members of the education community.

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Anxiety & Aggression Training

One of the most difficult, necessary and rewarding behaviors to correct in a dog is anxiety and aggression. Our Colorado SpringsEl Paso County, Monument, Palmer Lake dog trainers specialize in proper dog training techniques that help correct a dog's anxiety and aggressive behaviors.

Anxiety / Aggression Training

Military / Retired Veterans

Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs believes strongly in the healing power of service dogs for retired military veterans, and we donate our time and passion to training service dogs for the Malinois Foundation. We also offer a 10% discount to active and retired service members.

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Therapy Animal Training

A Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs facility therapy dog is highly trained to have a positive impact on the health and well being of both individuals and community health.

Therapy Animal Program

Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs has been approved to reopen and resume offering our in-home and group dog training classes in Colorado Springs. We have reorganized our training programs to fit social distancing and heightened sanitation measures.

Once you and your dog have basic commands in place (meaning your dog will successfully come, sit, stay and obey other basic commands), they are invited to join us for additional training that is highly valuable in further building upon already learned techniques. Our dog training classes in Colorado Springs are designed to place you and your dog in public places (surrounded by other dogs, people, smells, and sounds), so that you can train your dog to obey you, regardless of the many distractions screaming for their attention!

In order to keep you and our training staff safe and healthy, we ask for your assistance on the following protocols:

In-Home & Office Guidelines

  • If you or anyone in your household becomes sick, please inform us immediately. We can cancel and reschedule training sessions at no extra cost.
  • Please follow general hygiene guidelines before and after your session, including hand washing.
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all training tools before and after the session.
  • If possible, most of the training session will take place outside - in your backyard or at a nearby park.

Group Class Guidelines

  • We are limiting the size of group training sessions, so you must sign up online first. In order to ensure everyone has equal access to training sessions, please do not sign up more often than once every other week.
  • Only one person is permitted per sign up. Multiple dogs are ok, but if they need more handlers you must sign up for each person individually.
  • If you or anyone in your household becomes sick, you must reschedule.

Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs is the last dog trainer you’ll ever need!

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
AKC Community Canine
Professional Retriever Trainers Association
International Association of Canine Professionals
AKC Member
The Malinois Foundation
Top Gun Dog Training

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Bert Ballard

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Sarah Ballard

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Adria Ballard

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Carlos Montelongo

Carlos Montelongo

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Seems like we have met the whole team and I cannot speak highly enough of the time and patience they bring to us each week in helping us learn to effectively train our puppy. Highly recommend them and will use them for future dogs whom we want to train as well.
— K. R.B., Posted September 26th 2020 on google
In the midst of the Covid 19 quarantine our family had the opportunity to adopt a young mini schnauzer. There were some issues that we wanted to be addressed but didn't know what to do. Simple walks were difficult and general obedience was not always so easy. Trying to figure out our new dog was stressful at times. ...
— Michael Ludlam, Posted September 17th 2020 on google
These wonderful people transformed my two beautiful but Ornery dogs into well behaved beautiful ones. Before them I could not walk them together with out taking life or limb risk. They broke my ankle going after a Christmas reindeer ornament. Now we go everyday along with my daughters dog without any danger to them, o...
— Nanci Pinson, Posted September 17th 2020 on google
The quality of their program is so much better than we have experienced in the past with other places. Most programs only make your dog do something if you have a treat. This is an affordable solution to serious training needs.
— Rob Taylor, Posted August 14th 2020 on google
The Dog Training Elite Team were simply incredible. Came to our house (were very cautious with human to human contact, wore masks and carried disinfectant) they identified several key behavioural concerns with our dog and begun addressing them straight away. Within in one session I feel much more secure about training ...
— Linton Dowling, Posted August 12th 2020 on google
I was lucky enough to meet Sarah, Bert, and Adria at a training demonstration in the park, and they have already responded to my request for an initial evaluation at my home! Their prices are a lot more reasonable than I was expecting. Looking forward to getting some of these behaviors corrected in a healthy, positive ...
— Alana Willis, Posted August 12th 2020 on google
Amazing and Professional with impressive results!
— Kyle Christie, Posted August 12th 2020 on google
These guys are fantastic! If you have a bad dog like us give them a call. We love Dog Training Elite!
— Kurt Brown, Posted July 27th 2020 on google

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.

Our processes allow for us to easily complete our training services at your home or within the environment where behaviors manifest—such as in the park or around other dogs while you walk through the neighborhood! At Dog Training Elite Colorado Springs, we provide professional dog training services in the following areas and more!

  • Colorado Springs
  • El Paso County
  • Monument
  • Palmer Lake
  • Black Forest
  • Gleneagle
  • Woodmoor
  • Air Force Academy
  • Rockrimmon
  • Briargate
  • Wolf Ranch
  • Stetson Hills
  • Cimmaron Hills
  • Peterson Air Force Base
  • Broadmoor
  • Fort Carson
  • Security
  • Widefield
  • Fountain
  • Banning Lewis Ranch
  • Falcon

Free In-Home Evaluation Group Classes / Park Schedule

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