Dog Training Elite Founder John Mestas has been a dog lover for as long as he can remember! From an early age, John knew that he wanted to pursue a career that allowed him to interact with dogs and help them live their best lives. With over 40 years of experience as a professional dog trainer and Competitive Training Director, John and his team of experts were able to develop a successful, proven dog training method that incorporates a balance of positive reinforcement tactics with gentle redirection to teach dogs- and their owners- how to effectively communicate with one another.
Dog Training Elite offers convenient private and small group classes to our clients in the comfort of their homes and local parks, in communities across America. In addition to our original obedience training and behavioral modification services, we now offer specialized services such as Therapy Dog, Service Dog, and Personal Protection Training. As the needs and demands of our clients change, we continue to add new, innovative services and approaches. Thanks to the unique, successful in-home training model perfected by John and his team, what began as a small movement among dog training companies has grown exponentially.
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The Dog Training Elite Story
Founder John Mestas opens Arrow Kennels, named after his first obedience trial dog, a golden retriever named Arrow.
John becomes a Competitive Training Director and professional dog trainer, and private training services at Arrow Kennels become the facility's most popular client offering.
Arrow Kennels opens its dog training services to the general public, and they quickly become the most lucrative and in-demand aspect of the business. John sees the skyrocketing demand for dog training services, and realizes the superior economics of dog training versus dog boarding.
Arrow Kennels officially becomes Dog Training Elite, an innovative dog training business with a singular focus on providing effective training techniques to dogs and their owners. John and his team of dog training experts develop the proven proprietary model that is still in use by our trainers today.
Dog Training Elite offers convenient private and small group classes to our clients in the comfort of their homes and local parks, in communities all over America.
"I own a very nervous protective adopted dog. We had been through several group training classes, and individual personal trainers before finding Dog Training Elite. Since we adopted our dog after she was a couple years old, she was set in her ways. However, Dog Training Elite has helped obtain control of our dog.
The trainers are friendly, and great to work with. After having some individual dog training classes at our home, we started attending group training classes. This made me nervous, because our dog was dog-aggressive. We've since worked through these issues, and I feel so much better about being able to take my dog with me when we go places."
Mike A., South Jordan, UT
7 Elite Training Services, 1 Unique Dog Training Franchise Opportunity
Dog Training Elite offers a variety of training services for standard and advanced obedience training needs:
- Obedience Training
- Puppy Services
- Service Dog Training
- Personal Protection Training
- Anxiety & Aggression Training
- Service Dogs for Military/Retired Veterans
- Therapy Animal Training
Multiple advanced training programs mean multiple revenue streams for our Franchise Owners!
The Dog Training Elite Method
Our proven training method emphasizes a balance of positive reinforcement with gentle redirection, empowering dogs- and their owners- to communicate and work together more effectively in even the most distracting environments. Dog Training Franchise Owners are trained to utilize the method in all sessions in order to provide the best, most successful results for clients and their dogs.
In addition to our original obedience training and behavioral modification services, we now offer specialized Therapy Dog, Service Dog, and Personal Protection Training programs as well. As the needs and demands of our clients change, we continue to add new, innovative services and approaches.