Elite, Award Winning Dog Training in Fort Wayne, IN

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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.

Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne offers expert in-home dog training near you in Fort Wayne.
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)!

Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne offers professional group dog training programs near you in Fort Wayne.
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Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne wants to recognize heroes in our communities that exemplify what it is to be a hometown hero. Dog Training Elite, in partnership with the Motoa Project, is awarding* one Hometown Hero in the Indiana region with a 7-day stay at a 5-star resort(a $10,000-$15,000 vacation giveaway).

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Fort Wayne, IN Metro Area


Welcome to Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne! We are a professional, family owned Fort Wayne, IN-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 Fort Wayne, IN 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 of Fort Wayne 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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Clint Frank

Owner & Lead Trainer

Cassie Frank

Co-Owner & Marketing/Communications Director

Nathan

Trainer

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.

Dog Training Services in Fort Wayne, IN

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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.

Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne?

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.

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!

I would recommend Dog Training Elite of Ft Wayne to anyone that wants their dog to be awesome. In just the 2 months of private lessons, my husband and i have seen an improvement in our dog. And I want to give a huge shout out to Clint and Zandra to help me train Athena
— Erica McNutt
Posted May 29th 2024
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I got a golden retriever puppy September 2023. This pup was scared to get in a car & did not like walks. I hired Elite to help me with training. They were awesome!! Clint, Nathan & Zandra were all part of his training. He just turned 1 on 5/25/2024 & he is the best behaved dog I have ever had. He loves his walks and has no problem getting in the car. I recommend them highly!
— Pamela Fike
Posted May 26th 2024
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Bella was a pretty good dog, but with the help of Nathan and Clint, she is more well mannered and is ready to continue her journey as a therapy pup! Very thankful for Nathan and Clint at Dog Training Elite! Highly Recommend!!
— Jenny Nott
Posted May 17th 2024
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It's been an amazing experience training with my boy Khan. Clint's approach to dog training is highly effective. Looking forward to the group classes next.
— Jeremy Potts
Posted May 14th 2024
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We have recently wrapped up our 1 on 1 training sessions with Nathan from Elite. What a huge difference he has made in our young German Shepherd! When first contacting Elite, our pup was a bit out of control and had anxiety issues. With Nathan's help she is now well behaved and enjoys going out to meet the public. She has surprised us all with her progress. I can't wait to start our park group trips with her! A big THANK YOU to Nathan and Elite!!!
— Lori Myers
Posted May 7th 2024
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Clint, Nathan, and Janella were wonderful in training our GSD, Betty. They trained in our home and neighborhood, which was great for observing Betty in her natural environment. We regularly receive compliments on Betty’s manners and impulse control. For our previous dog, we used another local trainer for a 5 day boot camp at their facility. We found Dog Training Elite to be much more effective and have seen better results. We would definitely recommend them.
— Kurt Beuchel
Posted April 28th 2024
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Dog Training Elite is phenomenal. Clint and Nathan provided in home dog training for our 5 month old pups, Sami & Sofi. They were professional yet genuine in their training and methods. They made it an environment that was fun yet structured. As pet owner’s for years - we learned so much from them (as did our pups). This was one of the best investments we could have ever made, not only for our pups, but for us. The change has been truly amazing!
— Jodi & Don Rowlands
Posted April 26th 2024
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Clint is awesome. He listens as well as ensures your understanding of the method and why. Follow his training and you will have a dog that is adjusted and able to in public. No embarrassment from your fur buddy. You will not regret the call, unless you don't make it today. It's never to late or early to start training your dog.
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Posted March 15th 2024
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We started training with another trainer and it just wasn't working. Our girl wasn't catching on and she wasn't happy. We met a very happy Dog Training Elite customer and after their glowing review we immediately signed up. In just a few weeks Clint helped us take our girl from 'not so trained' to walking in a heel OFF leash! Her behaviors went from "meh" to 'what a well behaved dog!". She is happier and more confident. We couldn't be more pleased. Clint came and worked with our girl and taught us how to do the same. We put in the work between sessions and now we have a great dog! We highly recommend Dog Training Elite!
— Alicia Scott
Posted April 24th 2024
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I love Fort Wayne DogTraining Elite! Clint is very thorough and clear when it comes to communication! He gives excellent examples to learn from! We also had Nathan and Janella work with our dog and did an excellent job! I love learning from each of them and happy to be on the team! 😊
— Zandra Kemp
Posted April 22nd 2024
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BEST TRAINERS EVER!!!! Thank you to Hope and Clint making her an ELITE dog through your program!!
— Janella Benitez
Posted April 20th 2024
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Clint helped to train our two dogs and wow… they have never behaved so well! We will be going to dog training elite for every dog we own!! More than worth it!
— Chase Twibell
Posted April 20th 2024
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I highly recommend Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne if you're looking for a well behaved friend. Our dog's change in behavior was very noticeable during the first session. He listened, paid attention, and was responding to instructions very well. Cooper has become more confident and well behaved. We can take him anywhere without worrying about him. Clint is the best!
— Gary
Posted April 19th 2024
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I cannot begin to say enough good things about Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne. From day one of training, we noticed a huge improvement in our Rottweiler\blue heeler puppy. Our puppy’s trainer, Nathan, is so helpful, knowledgeable, and a fantastic trainer. Our puppy looks forward to seeing Nathan each week. We are so pleased with the results we have had so far and look forward to our puppy’s journey on his way to becoming an Elite Dog. We owe it all to Nathan and Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne. I highly recommend them if you are looking to train your puppy or your dog. Truly amazing!!!
— chris rimmel
Posted April 19th 2024
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DTE is a wonderful family owned/veteran owned dog training company that exceeded our expectations. The in-home training started when our puppy was 5 1/2 months old. We are so thankful we started her young Clint has a real gift with animals training and customer service. Our puppy went from Jumping on everyone, play biting, face licking and chasing grandkids to being very well behaved. At Seven months old the grandkids can walk/give her commands, she helps round up the chickens without chasing them or barking at them. She goes to work with me and sits in “place” for an hour at a time when told to go to place. We are working so Hope will become a therapy dog and possibly dual purpose service dog for me for a medical condition. We cannot say enough good things about Clint and his company. We highly recommend them for any type of training.
— Stacy Lyn Boggs
Posted April 18th 2024
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Dog Training Elite Fort Wayne is phenomenal. Nathan is fantastic. Our puppy Beefy looks forward to seeing Nathan each week.
— Nicole Freeman Procise
Posted April 18th 2024
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Nathan is an excellent trainer. Our dog Dolly is extremely shy and normally hides if someone she doesn't know comes to our home. After 2 visits, Dolly would welcome Nathan. Her training has helped us immensely. She's even starting to trust some strangers. Would highly recommend Dog Training Elite for anyone who wants their dog to be more obedient and easier to handle
— Larry Bergman
Posted April 9th 2024
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Nathan is absolutely wonderful. He is very calm mannered and informative. My dog Leo looked forward to working with Nathan each week, it showed in Leo's excitement when Nathan arrived at our home. The training was educational and fun for Leo every session.
— Stacy phillips
Posted April 5th 2024
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Clint and Nathan are amazing! They are so patient. Jake, my dog, learned from them with ease. I would recommend their program to everyone. Thanks guys for all your hard work! You are appreciated.
— Tori Franklin
Posted April 3rd 2024
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They were amazing. My dog did awesome and loved the trainer. Every time he came over she was so excited to see him. Very friendly and loved the fact they come to your house to train in home with you.
— Heather Franks
Posted February 10th 2024
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