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What makes a dog a service dog? Who can have a service dog, and why? We answer all these questions and more, as well as explain what sets Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth apart from any other dog training service.

Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth offers top rated service dog training near you in Frisco.

Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth is proud to have professional service dog trainers near you in Frisco.

Service Dog Training FAQs


Service dogs are dogs that have been specially trained to assist their handler or owner with specific tasks. Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth trains dogs to assist people with epilepsy, diabetes, PTSD, autism, and various mental illnesses.

Service dogs are for any individual dealing with a disability that lowers their quality of life. For example, someone who suffers from epilepsy may avoid going out in public due to a fear of falling or other consequences related to seizures. This may inhibit their independence and sense of well-being.

In addition to improving the lives of individuals, service dogs can bring a sense of security to families, such as families with autistic children. Children with autism can often feel isolated and a service dog becomes a 24/7 companion to share experiences with, connect with and love. They can also help children reintegrate into society and connect with others.

Families who have children with autism experience a decrease in stress as they are more able to engage socially in public settings and experience less anxiety at home. A service dog increases safety and has a calming presence that can minimize emotional outbursts, allowing the family to feel more secure and a child with autism to better participate in family activities.

Service dogs are for all individuals or families that are experiencing a decrease in quality of life due to disability.

Service dog training begins with puppies. Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth’s service puppy training program works with breeders to adopt puppies that are fully obedience trained by six months and are ready to undergo extensive socialization and additional training to ensure they are well-suited for service and therapy needs.

Then, Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth places puppies with families or individuals. Further specialized service training takes place alongside the new handler. It generally takes 1-2 years for a service dog to become fully trained.

Service dog training focuses on two main areas: public access behaviors, and how to “do work or perform tasks” that assist with a disability.

Public access behaviors refer to how a service dog acts in public - well-trained service dogs remain calm in public situations and in turn help their handlers to stay calm, and are attuned to any other handler needs.

As for “do work or perform tasks,” the ADA requires that service dogs be trained to take a specific action when needed to assist the person with a disability.

For example, to assist handlers with PTSD, Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth trains dogs to de-escalate anxiety, wake handlers experiencing night terrors, and so on.

The ADA does not require special certification for service animals. State and local government agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations may not require documentation, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained or licensed as a service animal, as a condition for entry. Mandatory registration of service animals in the city of residence is also not permissible under the ADA.

However, service animals are not exempt from local animal control or public health requirements, such as vaccinations, or local dog licensing and registration requirements.

Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth sets itself apart from other dog training methods by focusing on positive reinforcement with a personalized, in-home approach. This method empowers owners and handlers to be an integral part of the process for sustained dog obedience and service training. For service dogs especially, it is important that handlers be present and involved every step of the way.

The positive reinforcement approach, also referred to as “Classical Conditioning” or the “Pavlovian” model has shown to be more effective with longer lasting results than any other training method.

Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth does not use punishments or shock collars to break bad habits. Instead, Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth pairs positive reinforcement training with a vibration electronic collar. An electronic collar is not a shock collar and does not harm the dog. It is used to gain the dog’s attention, similar to a tug on a leash. It is never used as a punishment for bad behavior.

Another unique aspect of training with Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth is that while most dog training programs train dogs at their own facilities, Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth specializes in in-home training, customizing training to the dog, its owners and its environment for long-lasting success.

Positive Reinforcement Training


Training takes time, commitment and balance and Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth is there every step of the way. With Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth, dogs will learn the highest level of obedience, even in the face of the toughest level of distractions. The positive-reinforcement method focuses on encouraging good behavior through ongoing praise, creating a dog that wants to please from the inside out and creating deep-rooted, sustained obedience as well as a strong bond between dog and owner.

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.


Dog Training Elite Dallas—Fort Worth is the top company near you that uses professional positive dog training methods.
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 15 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.

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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 have been more then pleased with Dog training elite Jordan has been the best as well as Tray and Kyler. I got a 7.5 month old Belgium malinois from a rehome, and within in a matter of the 1st 2 visits he has made beyond expected progress. Now on 5th session the progress nothing i have seen on any dog i have owned to this point.

Posted February 7th 2023
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I am so grateful for Dog Training Elite! We started with in home puppy training and now we have moved to Obedience training. We are currently working with Luke. He cares so much about the dogs. He is very very knowledgeable. Our dog is very comfortable with him. Huge progress in just one week. I cannot wait to continue working with Luke and the company!
— Lo Barner
Posted January 14th 2023
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We have learned so much from Kyler and the crew at Dog Training Elite Frisco! Our experience has been amazing. Our Belgian Mal has become such an awesome, well trained dog! She loves making us proud while learning from Kyler. We did the inhome one on one training and I highly recommend this! She has such great recall now and follows commands so great!! She even learned some awesome Malinois tricks! It was so valuable and worth every dime! Thank you Dog Training Elite! We will be at the group trainings with Nyx!

Posted January 9th 2023
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I’ve been having the best experience through trainings with DTE. With the help of Cat, I’ve seen so much improvement in my puppy’s (Honey) obedience, without taking away her sassy personality. It’s almost unbelievable how much progress she’s made by the end of each session. Cat has been a tremendous blessing in reigning in this crazy girl by taking the time to understand how Honey acts and reacts. So glad to have gone with Dallas Training Elite!

Posted January 9th 2023
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I am so very happy I found Dog Training Elite. Jordan is very professional and dedicated to helping my family train our dog. Everyone who we have met or spoken to has been so helpful and courteous. They provide the training and tools necessary for our dog and us to learn.
— Jacey Sloat
Posted December 16th 2022
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We have met every trainer in the facility and I have to say - top notch passionate trainers are what build Dog Training Elite. From that start with the in-home evaluation Tra was able to help us better understand our dogs. From how they think and why they do what they do to explaining how we will go about correcting their issues while building their confidence. Tra, Jordan, Felicity, and Kyler have all helped us with our Doberman-Lab mix and American Bulldog mix. Both dogs have completely different attitudes and issues but the four of them where able to empower us so that they could handle more than just a trick but could hold commands like it is their jobs, no matter if there is a cat in the bushes or another dog. Huge shoutout to the trainers canines as well, they bring them along to help with distractions but you cannot help but admire how well trained they are for their job!
— Tessa Parker
Posted December 13th 2022
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Winston has done so well with Dog Training Elite Frisco! From the initial evaluation, we could tell the trainers are proficient and genuinely love their jobs. The training has been personable and professional. We have enjoyed every minute of it. Winston has never had trouble with commands when he is not distracted; however, when distracted, he has a hard time focusing. Felicity has helped us so much and Winston is doing great! We look forward each week to our training time. The training is engaging and fun for both of us…and Winston sleeps good after training. We are very thankful and grateful to the good people at Dog Training Elite. If you’re looking for a trainer we feel you can’t go wrong with Dog Training Elite Frisco.

Posted December 8th 2022
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Super friendly staff! I highly recommend coming here for the best dog training experience!
— zizi dulce
Posted October 20th 2022
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Love dog training elite! Our neighbors noticed a difference in our pup after one session! She’s learning things we always wanted and tried to teach her but just didn’t know how. They do a great job empowering us to teach her. Each session they send a different trainer so she learns to listen to whoever is working with her. Their trainers also go above and beyond for our pup. We are so proud of our pup, and so thankful for Dog Training Elite Frisco!

Posted June 3rd 2022
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I have had the most wonderful time working with this company. They’re reliable, always respond, always on time and never make you spend money on things you don’t need. Definitely the first trainer I’ve had out of three that actually cares about where you and your dog end up. They’re willing to take extra time to keep working with you and set you and your dog up for success.
— Brooke Mitchell
Posted March 20th 2022
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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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