Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in Kansas City

All Breeds. All Sizes. All Ages.

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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 Kansas City offers expert in-home dog training near you in Kansas City.
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 Kansas City offers professional group dog training programs near you in Kansas City.
Socialized Group Training

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Nominate Your Own Hometown Hero to Win a 7-Day Resort Stay!

Dog Training Elite Kansas City wants to recognize heroes in our communities that exemplify what it is to be a hometown hero. Dog Training Elite, in partnership with the Motoa Project, is awarding* one Hometown Hero in the Missouri region with a 7-day stay at a 5-star resort(a $10,000-$15,000 vacation giveaway).

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  2. Be sure to include if the hero is in need of The Malinois Foundation to find and/or train a service dog to travel with the hero.
  3. Upon submission, our team will review your nominee.
  4. We will reach out directly to you to alert you if your nominee is selected.

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Kansas City Metro Area


Welcome to Dog Training Elite Kansas City! We are a professional, family owned Kansas City-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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City 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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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 Elite Kansas City has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite Kansas City?

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.

Come Meet Us!

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.

Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite Kansas City, 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 Kansas City 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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Dog Training Elite Kansas City - AKC STar Puppy Instructor
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Dog Training Elite Kansas City - IACP Member
Dog Training Elite Kansas City - AKC Member

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!

If you are still looking for a dog trainer, your search should end here. Chuck and his team at Dog Training Elite KC truly have a vested interest in supporting your dog and you as the owner; they take the time to get to know you and your sweet fur baby. Private lessons were a great way to ease my anxiety as a dog owner, the individualized support has been so helpful. I appreciate group classes for continued learning, activity and socialization for our dog. The saying is true, "people don't care how much you know until you they know how much you care," and Dog Training Elite KC cares.
— McKenna Elfrink
Posted January 31st 2023
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Wonderful people who know dogs. Took our 5 month old Standard Poodle from a great puppy to my licensed diabetic service dog in 6 months. Just do the homework. They continue to provide weekly learning activities. Great group. Highly recommend.
— Diane Gardner
Posted January 21st 2023
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Chuck and his team are unparalleled in the dog training world. If you’re looking for an excellent trainer, look no further. I wish I called them 3 years ago.
— Jim Tharp
Posted December 15th 2022
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I am so in love with this company! I have two older German Shepards and I thought you couldn't teach an old dog new tricks. Well I was wrong. Chuck was amazing with our dogs and it has changed our lives. Gave me freedom of not fearing taking my pups out. One of them has been aggressive and this training was worth every penny!!! Now...practice at home is vital but honestly I loved to do it. Only really 15 minutes a day per dog for me. Amazing!!!!!!! Now at home I have peace when someone new comes over and we get to go to the dog park! Also heeling and learning that correctly changed my life as one of my pups is a big...big boy!.
— The Ell Spot
Posted November 8th 2022
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The entire "Dog Training Elite Kansas City South" bunch is fantastic! Very professional and absolutely top-notch/excellent with dogs. We were pretty skeptical about what they would be able to do with our reactive boy that we dearly love, but it didn't take long to make believers out of us. Given what we have seen so far, I can't imagine that there is a dog they cannot work with. They really are an "elite" group of dog trainers and lovers!
— debbie hendrix
Posted November 8th 2022
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DTE is a very welcoming group of people. We have been using them for a year and our pup is a certified service animal. They treat us like family and they are good fun people. They train the dog as well as teach the owners how to handle/train the pup. Highly recommend

Posted October 5th 2022
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I am just amazed. My Sammy girl is 11 weeks old and we had our first training session last night with Cat. I have never seen her so calm and listening so well. I’m SO thankful and excited for this journey. I highly recommend DTE.

Posted September 30th 2022
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Chuck and his team do amazing work with not only standard dog training but with service dogs as well. They are professional, knowledgeable and take the time to get to know you and your dogs needs. I highly recommend Dog Training Elite KC.
— Bret Farrar
Posted September 14th 2022
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Dog Training Elite Kansas City South help me train my Service Dog Bandit! They do such a wonderful job of teaching the handler what to do so that the dog responses to them. I loved that they came to our home for the beginning of the training, which allowed my wife to be part of the process. They go above and beyond to help you train.
— T Vece
Posted September 14th 2022
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Cat is an exellent trainee. She has all pacient to explain and understand the way she will help with the dog. I am super satisfied with her services. Thank you for help me with Crush.
— Michele ukuma
Posted September 8th 2022
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Kat was an amazing trainer. For the cost I would recommend Dog Training Elite of Kansas City to any Veteran needing asssistance. What an amazing team!!!!
— Benjamin Roberts
Posted September 6th 2022
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Our training with Misha our boarder collie could not have been more worth it. She is a completely new dog, listens well which is a huge plus for her. Now we can take her out and play with her in our field without fear of her taking off. All of the trainers were awesome to work with and the group Saturday trainings are definitely a must do. All the dogs have so much fun that morning. They get to show off their skills.
— Lisa Autry
Posted September 5th 2022
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Great group of people, definate results, highly recommend
— Russell Corn
Posted August 31st 2022
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We had a great experience with this training style. My dog is a good listener, he knows what is expected for good behavior, and I get compliments all the time about him. Thanks to our trainer Kat, she is great at her job.
— Alethea Thomas
Posted August 31st 2022
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Piper is a much happier dog..she has confidence in me, knows I care enough to make her behave and keep her safe!
— Susan Shepherd
Posted August 31st 2022
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Our now 6 year old rescue dog only needed 6 months to graduate from the PTSD Program thanks to the miracle workers Chuck and Cat!!!!! There is no better training program… period!!!! Thank you!!!!!

Posted August 26th 2022
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The BEST!! Our 6 year old rescued at age 3 and previously abused dog just completed the PTSD service dog training successfully after only 6 months!!!! Chuck and Cat are miracle workers!!! THANK YOU 🙏🏻
— A Cobb
Posted August 26th 2022
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We have been of working with DTE for awhile now, and I can attest to their patience and skills! Our golden retriever was a bit difficult for the trainers, but they managed to help!
— Greg Davis
Posted August 25th 2022
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Working with the staff at Dog Training Elite was a wonderful experience from start to finish. I definitely recommend them to anyone in the area looking for professional, effective and compassionate dog training.
— Bethany Lindberg
Posted August 24th 2022
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We have a grand dog that was hard to deal with and it was very hard to go for a walk. She is so smart, a shepherd mix and would just drag us around. After the training with Hailey our grand dog is a joy to walk. Thank you Hailey and Dog Training Elite! We have a better minding grand dog than we ever expected.
— Craig Baltz
Posted August 24th 2022
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