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What is a Therapy Dog?

A therapy dog is a dog that performs a service for other people. Typical therapy dog tasks are going to nursing homes or hospitals to cheer people up. For your dog to qualify, he/she must be friendly with strangers, and with training, be able to work around a high level of distraction and to understand personal boundaries, such as not jumping up, licking, mouthing, etc.

Research shows that therapy dogs can have a positive effect on a patient’s mood, stress, and pain levels during facility stays. Children, in particular, respond positively to therapy dogs. They are more motivated to participate in treatments, feel optimistic about the future, and experience an overall sense of calm when a certified therapy dog is present.

Therapy dogs can promote social interaction between individuals within communities that may not otherwise experience socialization typically. Therapy dogs offer unconditional love, non-judgmental interaction, reduce stress, anxiety, and loneliness and provide an overall positive distraction to ailments.

Goals for Your Therapy Companion


  • Socialization
  • Lower Pain Levels
  • Motivation
  • Provide Comfort
  • Decrease in Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
  • Promote Healing
  • Increase Overall Optimism
  • Ease Loneliness


For full package details (with disclaimers) please reference our pricing page.


Therapy Dog

Therapy dog training is based on your dog's abilities.

$4,000

A therapy dog volunteers alongside you, where permitted, and provides comfort to others. Examples include cheering people up at nursing homes or hospitals.

A good therapy dog is naturally friendly with strangers, able to work around a high level of distraction (with training), and able to understand personal boundaries, such as not jumping up, licking, mouthing, etc (with training).

  • LIFETIME SUPPORT!
  • Puppy Selection advice
  • Private, one-on-one training sessions in your home and the community 7 Sessions
  • Group park training 8 Months
  • AKC Training
  • Therapy bandana, ID Card, and Certificate of Training
  • An exclusive directory of therapy events and locations for you to donate your time
  • Come
  • Leash Manners (no more pulling)
  • Sit, Down
  • People Manners
  • Off, Wait
  • Quiet (stop barking and whining)
  • Load up in the car / kennel
  • Place
  • Make a friend
  • Choose a personalized greeting (high five, shake, hug, etc.)
  • Top-notch off leash obedience
  • Distraction Training

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.

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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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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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 October 7th 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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Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth, 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 Dallas—Fort Worth 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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