Elite, Award Winning Dog Training in Hendersonville / Mt. Juliet, TN

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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 Greater Nashville offers expert in-home dog training near you in Hendersonville / Mt. Juliet.
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 Greater Nashville offers professional group dog training programs near you in Hendersonville / Mt. Juliet.
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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Hendersonville / Mt. Juliet, TN Metro Area

Welcome to Dog Training Elite Greater Nashville! We are a professional, family owned Hendersonville / Mt. Juliet, TN-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 Hendersonville / Mt. Juliet, TN 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 Greater Nashville 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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Brad Okeson

Owner & Lead Dog Trainer

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 Services in Hendersonville / Mt. Juliet, TN

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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.

Dog Training Elite Greater Nashville has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite Greater Nashville?

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.

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!

Malancy (our trainer) is fantastic. We have gone from a wild boxer puppy (10 months), named Kash, to an easily controllable one year old in a few short weeks, with her help. The progress on a weekly basis is unbelievable. I come away from each session completely shocked at what our puppy is learning and the control that Malancy is teaching my wife and I to have with him. An added bonus is it really seems like Kash is enjoying being trained. I highly recommend this program to anyone who has a four legged friend that needs help with manners. The difference is night and day and we certainly have not regretted this decision.
— Brandon Clemmons
Posted August 24th 2023
Malancy with Dog Training Elite has been my savior! Before working with her my schnoodle Luna was extremely stubborn and even though she knew basic commands, she refused to listen. I specifically chose DTE for behavioral training, and I am so happy I did. Not only does Luna LOVE malancy, I finally feel like she loves me too! This training program has made our relationship so much better. She’s learned discernment around other dogs, walks and heels perfect on a leash, listens to all basic commands and it has even helped her stay calmer alone when I leave her to go to work. I can’t thank DTE and Malancy enough. Now that she’s fully training I feel comfortable getting her a playmate and I will once again work with Malancy when puppy comes home. :)
— Krys Nicole
Posted August 17th 2023
Malancy was an amazing trainer, her energy and passion was infectious! Tess loved every minute of her training and I couldn’t be happier with the results! Thank you to Dog Training Elite.
— Craig Anderson
Posted June 27th 2023
We are so pleased we chose your company for training. Malancy is so good at her job that we were fortunate to get her. We’ve come to love her and what isn’t to love. Our puppy has learned from the best of the best. We’re gonna miss her. This is the best training in this area.
— Tom Gaumer
Posted June 7th 2023
These guys deliver! After a few sessions, I was able to take my dog on a walk without fearing she’d be aggressive to others. Malancy and Brad are super!
— Cathi Phillips
Posted May 30th 2023
We were assigned Melancy to help train our pup. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend her and Dog Training Elite!!
— Lynne Gaumer
Posted May 27th 2023
My dog is so much better! I have a husky mix with a huge running away problem but after the in home sessions in our package his recall is amazing. He’s improved so much! Our trainer Malancy is so knowledgeable about dogs and how their minds work, somehow she was able to conquer his stubbornness and showed me how to make this a forever change! Love Dog training elite and Malancy!
— Angel Durrani
Posted May 25th 2023
I am totally satisfied and happy with the results. My dog “Jackson” was very difficult to deal with. He was always dragging me or pulling, he was combative with other dogs and just uncontrollable . However, after a few lessons we got him to sit, finally! Then lie down, then go to your place. We got him use to walking near other dogs. Now I look forward to walking him in the park, I can take him to dog park he has learned to play rather than be aggressive. Brad was very patient and did a good job teaching me how to teach Jackson.
— James Knott
Posted May 27th 2023
With an in-home demonstration and a full breakdown of what they offer and what you can expect from the training sessions, you can't go wrong when starting work with Dog Training Elite. Malancy has been laser-focused and firm with our dog, completely methodical as a trainer, and the progress we have seen in six weeks has been incredible. We not only have a much better-behaved dog but also a road map on how to work with him going forward. If you have a dog who's out of control or simply requires a bit of direction, Dog Training Elite's services are exactly what you need.
— Mack Elder
Posted May 27th 2023
My wife and I own a nine-month-old Vizsla male who is an energy machine. We needed obedience and off-leash training and after working with a couple of other trainers went to Dog Training Elite Nashville for help. Out trainer, Malancy, had him under control within a few sessions and running off leash in open fields within 5 weeks. Using a verity of training methods, Malancy had our Vizsla’s attention and respect, and she was able to convey those techniques to us. Our dog still has the same energy and enthusiasm but is now under control. We highly recommend this trainer.
— Kevin Raleigh
Posted May 24th 2023
Our trainer was Malancy. My wife and I found her to be extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Our dog Dan loved her also, and she made a positive difference in him from day one. Dog training comes very natural to her. Thanks Malancy for everything.
— Dave Ten
Posted May 23rd 2023
Brad from Dog Training Elite was great! My territorial dog has become much more calm! We were able to get another dog and have since added goats. We would have never been able to do that prior to training!
— Alicia Hoyle
Posted May 5th 2023
I started my dog with the basic gold package to work on obedience. Malancey has been my trainer and she has been wonderful! She has helped me learn to watch my dog for cues on his behavior and has helped my dog learn to listen and obey while still having fun. Malancey came to my home for the training (I’m unable to do group training due to my work schedule) and it has been so helpful to have training done in my home setting so that I can continue that same work during the week. She has also offered different tips and tricks, outside of basic commands that have been so helpful! I’m closing in on the end of this golds package training and I really look forward to continuing on to therapy training next. I highly recommend Dog Training Elite of Greater Nashville because I am learning so much, but also I am seeing my dog become even more of a sweet, smart, and Obedient puppy! Thank you so much Dog Training Elite!
— Abbie Tingle
Posted May 3rd 2023
Elite dog training is simply the best ! Our golden retriever Nala is so smart and well behaved now. Malancy is a wonderful, respectful, and talented dog trainer who is always welcomed in our home. Her love and passion for training dogs is evident !
— Denise Durham
Posted April 26th 2023
I am currently going through the training with Malancy as the trainer. My family and I have been working with her to establish the baseline for our dog Luna. She has been phenomenal in working with our dog. Teaching her the basic fundamentals of what is required to eventually become a service dog. Everyone praises how well behaved and trained Luna is. Malancy was very thoughtful, and thorough in explaining the whys and don'ts of this process. I would highly recommend and encourage anyone seeking training services to move forward with Dog Training Elite Greater Nashville!!
— Larry d
Posted April 4th 2023
I interviewed multiple dog trainers. This company does what they promise. They come to you for a demonstration for free!— they stand behind their work. No gimmicks. They know what they’re doing; they’re effective. The training is straight-forward, easy and sustainable.
— Amy Brashear
Posted April 4th 2023
They transformed our chaotically energetic dog into the most attentive, calm and focused boy! Our trainer was so friendly and thorough and I would recommend them 100% to anyone! Their services totally transformed our dog and family. Thank you!
— Jennifer Gragg
Posted March 24th 2023
8 weeks ago my wife and I were at a crossroad. Our 1 1/2 year old lab was destroying everything in and outside of our house and he would overwhelm guests by jumping/peeing on them. It had gotten to the point we had to keep him in our garage when we were expecting visitors. He was and is the sweetest thing, but no matter the amount of dog training books or videos, the situation we were in was only getting worse. We were at a point when we thought he wasn't going to work out with our family, so it was decided that we needed some help from the professionals. We reached out and talked with Brad at Dog Training Elite Greater Nashville. He was empathetic with us and the situation we were in. He reassured that whatever behaviors our dog was expressing, could be easily remedied. Malancy at Dog Training Elite Greater Nashville was the professional trainer we worked with throughout the entire process and she was amazing! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly! We just finished our last in home training visit and we couldn't be happier. With their guidance and expertise, our dog is not only well-behaved, but truly feels like he's part of our family. Thank you again to Malancy and the team at Dog Training Elite for helping mold our puppy into the best dog we've ever had.
— Nick Gragg
Posted March 17th 2023
Absolutely amazing, they’re 100% respectful and extremely knowledgeable at what they do. Can’t thank them enough for helping us with our dog!
— Dylan L
Posted January 26th 2023
I'm not gonna lie. My french bulldog is a hot mess. She's adorable but has high anxiety, dog reactivity, and acts out by eating all of the wood in our house (stairs, windows, furniture...anything expensive, obviously). At our meet and greet I just said, "good luck." We have just finished the in home training portion and are about to go to group trainings. Let me tell you. They are miracle workers. We even had a neighbor ask his dog why it couldn't act more like ours! I never thought I'd see the day. And they did it while we had a 12 year old senile french bulldog wandering around trying to sabotage all the classes. But they were patient and friendly always. And they have been able to accommodate my work and travel schedule. The holiday didn't even mess things up, which really surprised me. If you think your dog is untrainable, definitely call Dog Training Elite Greater Nashville. You won't be disappointed.
— Lisa Thayne
Posted January 21st 2023

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