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At Dog Training Elite Denver, we train personal protection dogs and high-level security dogs. Our K9’s are well-balanced protectors, highly obedient, and socialized. We like to say, “pet first, protector second”. A Personal Protection dog is trained to warn and protect on command, from any threats to your family, home, property, or business. Our personal protection dog training in Denver is ideal for the person that wants a pet that is part of the family and knows how to defend you when needed.

Ready to get started? Call Dog Training Elite Denver at 720-826-4364.

Dogs trained through Protection Training Programs are pets first, protectors second. Our Personal Protection Training is command-based, meaning that our dogs are taught to have control and not be aggressive until asked to engage with a threat.

Level One $3195

A dog that is trained to intimidate but not engage. Training includes:
  • 12 In-Home sessions
  • 52 Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold

Level Two $4695

A dog that will protect you and your family upon command. Training includes:
  • 16 In-Home sessions
  • 52 Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command

Level Three $5895

A dog that will protect you and your family upon command. Training includes:
  • 20 In-Home sessions
  • 78 Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command
  • Passive Protection

Level Four $6595

A dog that will protect you, your family, and your property upon command. Training includes:
  • 24 In-Home sessions
  • 78 Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command
  • Passive Protection
  • House Search
  • Property Search
  • Mock Break-Ins
  • Reverse Heel
  • Hidden Sleeve/Muzzle work
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Dog Training Elite Denver is the last dog trainer you’ll ever need!

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AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
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Professional Retriever Trainers Association
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Dog Training Elite is a great business whom are very professional, reliable, and friendly. They’ve done an awesome job training our German Shepard to be a service dog. Myself and my GSD love attending the group classes with other dogs. Would recommend to anyone from basic training to more advanced training.
— olivia tirado, Posted August 11th 2020 on
DTE are absolutely amazing!! You will not regret working with them. They genuinely care for your pets, and really help you understand what you need to do in order to improve your pets life and yours. Everyone wins!! You get INSTANT results. I love them!!
— Patricia Slack, Posted July 15th 2020 on
We decided to put our dog through their service training program and it’s the best decision we’ve ever made and I wish we would have done it sooner. They are super hands on and not only train your dog, they teach YOU how too. Which is something I realize a lot of people need. They have given us the tools to succeed...
— Cassidy, Posted June 25th 2020 on
I went to Dog Training Elite at the end of my rope with my German Shepherd who's highly reactive to new dogs and strangers. After working with her in their training program, she can now walk alongside new dogs without reacting to them at all. Whenever we went on walks and encountered another dog, I used to have to stop...
— Samantha Puckett, Posted June 25th 2020 on
I sought out Neal and DTE to help a friend with her two unruly, large dogs. I personally attended the training sessions and saw Neal, Gavin and Lexi expertly and lovingly handle and train them. I was so impressed, I bought the gold package for my own two rescue dogs, ages 7 and 5. Neal and his trainers clearly LOVE d...
— Sharon Sexton, Posted June 5th 2020 on
So thankful that I found Dave and Whitley. My previous trainer seemed to not know how to train my pup or get his attention which was frustrating. I sought to find a trainer that could not only train him but be understanding of his hip dysplasia since he is still young (8 months old). Whitley has experience with young d...
— Stephanie K, Posted May 15th 2020 on
A year ago I had training sessions with Dog Training Elite that changed our lives. My dog is an 8 lb poodle mix and had become a “runner” and had also developed some fears of other dogs. Their training drastically changed the relationship I have with my dog. In just a few sessions she learned so many commands an...
— Emily Crane, Posted May 14th 2020 on
Trevor far exceded expectations with our boxer. We did a board and train session where Brody spent 4 days with at Trevor’s house. He came back a new dog. Trevor has also reached out a few times after to make sure Brody is doing well. Thanks Trevor, Emma and DTE!!
— Ethan Robertshaw, Posted April 11th 2020 on
Dog Training Elite San Antonio, Whitley and her team, are fabulous!!!! We needed a service dog for my daughter. I knew nothing about how to go about that. I contacted Dog Training Elite and they walked me through their process and gave us recommendations for breed and age. We went with their breeder recommendation a...
— Dr. Perry, Posted January 18th 2020 on
They are absolutely amazing! They have trained 2 of our dogs, one of which they trained and tested as a service dog! They worked with me on payments we could afford. Everyone always comments on how well behaved my dogs are! I would and have recommend them to everyone!
— Heather D., Posted January 16th 2020 on
We are working with Dog Training Elite to train a service dog for our 10 year old son. They have been professional, knowledgeable, and have supported us every step of the way. They have exceeded our expectations by far and we highly recommend them to any family looking to train a service dog.
— Charlie Vargas, Posted December 4th 2019 on
People were super nice and answered my questions
— Melony Salguero, Posted October 13th 2019 on
The BEST dog training EVER!!! I tried other dog trainers, before I tried Whitley and Dave and none of the other trainers worked. In fact, my dog's behavior was getting worst. Within the first week of working with Whitley and Dave, I could see improvements! It's now been seven months, and my dog is now my Servic...
— Kimberly C., Posted September 28th 2019 on
I have been working with DTE for many months now and I am beyond grateful to have found them. You will not find better or more kind trainers around. They are always happy to help with questions, and have worked around a number of unforeseen health issues with my dog to ensure I have a trained service dog. If I could gi...
— Maggie Henstorf, Posted September 7th 2019 on
Very knowledgeable and kind yet firm with our stubborn fur baby
— C Ellish, Posted July 19th 2019 on
I thought I was ready for our pup! May not have continued to be a dog owner with Aidan and Dog Training Elite! They are the best!
— James Bagwell, Posted June 27th 2019 on
Dog Training Elite saved two of my dogs from getting put down. My first Belgian Malinois was human and dog aggressive. He wouldn't show any warning signs, he would just go and attack. I had Neal come out for the free in-home evaluation as a last resort (I either had to find a trainer that would be able to help him or w...
— Anysia Jaramillo, Posted May 7th 2019 on
Neal is amazing! If you want your dog to be the best this company is the way to go! They have a lot of experience with Malinois and service dogs. 100% recommended
— Kelsey C., Posted March 5th 2019 on
Today my dog, Little Ann, graduated from service dog training. She has come so far in this program and she has really helped me. Whitley and Melanie are amazing people who are amazing with dogs. The training that Whitley and Melanie do at Dog Training Elite is spectacular! And now my dog is fully trained and has good m...
— Maya Gaffney, Posted February 20th 2019 on
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Our Colorado Protection Dog Training Process

A free in-home dog evaluation is needed to assess if a family dog has the correct temperament to be properly and safely trained in protection work. A dog that is nervous, stressed, and driven by fear may not possess the qualities to safely pursue bite work training without being a liability to the family. Dog Training Elite Denver's family protection dog training process will ensure that a dog’s loving and social temperaments are retained as the protection skills are properly developed. A family pet that is properly trained to be a personal guard dog will see the following benefits:

  • A boost in confidence
  • Improved health and physical fitness
  • Improved communication, understanding, and bonding with handler
  • Decease in general anxieties, stress and nervousness
  • Increased obedience and overall happiness

We offer several Denver dog training options for your pet to be a personal or family protection dog. For an intro to personal protection, start with our advanced personalized package which includes a high level of obedience required for personal protection work and introductory bite work. If you do not currently have a dog that is suitable for the program, call us today to discuss our personal protection dog training programs or schedule a free in-home evaluation. 

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Our processes allow for us to easily complete our personal protection dog training services near you! At Dog Training Elite Denver, we provide professional dog training services in the following areas and more!

  • Arvada
  • Aurora
  • Broomfield
  • Centennial
  • Cherry Creek
  • Commerce City
  • Douglas County
  • Englewood
  • Golden
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Greenwood Village
  • Highlands Ranch
  • Jefferson County
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Lone Tree
  • Thornton
  • Westminster