Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in Fort Wayne

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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.
Socialized Group Training

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Fort Wayne Metro Area


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

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 Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne, 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, Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne 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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Dog Training Elite of Fort Wayne - 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!

When it comes dogs you just don’t know what you don’t know. Felicity has been nothing short of amazing! Great w the puppers and done tremendous job training us. Very informative and knowledgeable. Our sincerest thanks!
— Michael Connors
Posted May 27th 2022
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Yuni and the DTE Team in DFW are absolutely fantastic! They have a passion for building relationships with your dog and if you are looking for quality results, DTE is your answer! Yuni is very personable and passionate about giving back to the community through dog training. I wish I could give 10 starts, highly recommend!
— Kyle Christie
Posted May 12th 2022
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As an owner of two Doberman puppies, we knew we needed a trainer that is extremely strong, knowledgeable and consistent to work with us and our dogs. We unfortunately attempted a board and train that was not successful, with a different company. We needed someone that would meet not only our dogs needs but our needs, in the home. Yuni came in for the evaluation and she heard all of our wants and needs. We knew immediately we wanted to work with this team because of her professionalism, knowledge, and understanding. Kyler then showed up and changed our lives. He was able to work with our dogs, teach us so much about how to properly train them, and showed so much strength and patience throughout the process. Kyler has become such an important person in our lives. We truly love how Dog Training Elite has been so available to us to answer any and all questions and to be of constant support. We continue to grow and learn in group training classes and enjoy meeting other well trained dogs and parents. We have the most amazing behavior because of the hard work and guidance. Thank so much Kyler!!!
— Laura Iglesias
Posted April 13th 2022
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Would first say that I highly recommend these guys. At first I had a very hard time getting in touch with anybody by phone which was very frustrating as I would have liked to actually speak with someone but somebody did eventually reach out via text to get everything set up. We were looking to get assistance training a service dog for my daughter. We had done a lot of work but needed help to progress. We were working with a company already but not getting the results we needed. We worked with Kyler exclusively because my daughter felt comfortable with him and trusted him which is very important in her situation. So that was a request from us that he be the only trainer. Kyler is an amazing trainer and an amazing human. He was very sensitive to and respectful of my daughter's struggles. Which, as a mother, I cannot thank you enough. Our dog is excellent, consistent and reliable and we could not have done it without the assistance of this company. On a personal note, Kyler you have truly changed my daughter's life for the better and we are so so grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
— Jennifer Smith
Posted April 13th 2022
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Within our first couple of weeks we saw a big difference. We still have a long way to go for our two boys that fight, but everyone has been great to work with. Tra and Yuni are the best! They work well with our boys and are very clear with the training. It's a lot of work, but it pays off.
— Dawn Skinner
Posted January 25th 2022
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We got a rescue dog that was just over a year old and was never trained. She would bolt out of the back gate given ANY chance. After the first personal training session she never did it again. I can leave the gate wide open and she never looks at it. I can now have her in the front yard with me and she listens to everything I tell her to do. All the trainers are very knowledgeable and can help you and your dog work through any problems you are having. You do have homework though. 15-30.minutes a day of training with your puppy/dog. The training WILL NOT work as well if you don't do the homework.
— Chad Householder
Posted November 26th 2021
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I have tried other trainers in the DFW area— they do not compare to this company. When Tra told me that koda (Shetland sheepdog) would be off leash in 2 weeks… I did not believe him at all. Koda used to bark at squirrels, other dogs, pull on his leash a bit, but now he is a different dog. He used to be so nervous around scary noises, flag poles, dumpsters, and just about anything new. DTE really helped him grow his confidence and be the dog I knew he had the potential to be. As the owner you definitely have work to put in, but it is all worth it once you see the progress. I’m so thankful to Yuni and Tra. I cannot recommend them enough. They are great at responding, very transparent about what you need to do, and explain things really well.
— Carson Gonzalez
Posted October 7th 2021
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