Personal Protection

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Personal Protection Dog Trainer in Gilbert, AZ

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Dogs trained through Dog Training Elite Gilbert's Protection Training Programs are pets first, protectors second. Personal protection is both fun and provides added peace of mind. Our Personal Protection Training is command-based, meaning that our dogs are taught to have control and not be aggressive until asked to engage with a threat.

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Personal Protection - Level One

A dog that is trained to intimidate but not engage.

$3,995

This package helps start off a dog on their drive building, confidence building as well as to start becoming familiar with commands that pertain to protection. Dogs in Level One learn how to become confident barking and holding as well as lightly engaging with equipment. Training specifically includes:

  • In-Home sessions One-on-one & personalized 12 Sessions
  • 8 Beginner Protection Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold

Personal Protection - Level Two

A dog that will protect you and your family upon command.

$5,395

Level Two dogs get to being working closely with their handlers and a decoy and get to raise their confidence when engaging on bites. They are also worked with different stimulations and learn how to stand their ground. Training specifically includes:

  • In-Home sessions One-on-one & personalized 16 Sessions
  • 8 Beginner & Intermediate Protection Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command

Personal Protection - Level Three

A dog that will protect you and your family upon command.

$6,995

Building into a Level Three dog includes all previous trainings, as we as building a dog to come bite on command and learn when a situation requires the dog to engage. Level Three also includes being able to send a dog at a distance on command and a wide variety of targeting. Training specifically includes:

  • In-Home sessions One-on-one & personalized 20 Sessions
  • 8 Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Protection Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command
  • Reverse Heel
  • Passive Protection

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!

Thank you Dog Training Elite. We got our Belgian Malinois, Cain, when he was 12 weeks old and we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. He had crazy energy, no personal space and we couldn’t take him out of the house without him losing his mind. He would go crazy whining, pulling on the leash, and if someone would approach us, he would bark and snarl, causing a scene. On top of that, at home, he had no personal space and was the literal definition of a “fur missile”. No matter what we did or how long we would play, he would not sleep at night because we could not burn enough of his energy during the day. We took him to an 8 week puppy training course with another private trainer and it helped his basic obedience, but it really made no major change to his demeanor. At that point, we were considered rehoming him, even though we already fell in love with him. By luck, we met Neal and DTE!!! He was like the dog whisperer. After watching Neal completely tame our psychotic Malinois puppy within the first 90 seconds of meeting him, we were sold on DTE’s services. We immediately schedule an in-home demonstration of Neal’s Belgian, Bailey. Once he demonstrated her abilities and being shown that Cain had the same potential, we signed up that morning for the Level Two Obedience and Protection Training courses. After the first in-home obedience session, we were 110% reassured that we made the correct decision in hiring DTE. Cain was already a COMPLETELY different dog. (Honestly, I would have paid the money after the progress of the first session and would have been completely happy!) It was incredible to see the progression after each session and how well the DTE training methods worked. Cain was absolutely thriving on these sessions and loved every minute of it! After training with Neal and the DTE team for over a year, Cain has become an amazing dog. He goes everywhere with us, is incredibly well behaved, and we get compliments on him and his training EVERY time we go out. I can’t thank Neal and the DTE team enough for their amazing work with Cain. They are awesome people to work with and treat every client as family and every dog as if they are their own. HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING DTE FOR ANY DOG TRAINING.
— Michelle Riley
Posted May 15th 2021
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Great training for my pound puppy, Lucy. She has learned so much. She can now heel, sit, down , not jump on people, and so much more from going to Elite dog training.
— Patti Rose
Posted March 9th 2021
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