Award Winning Services
In Dog Training Elite has won Best in State (in Utah) for our innovative and highly successful dog training programs
We are also, extremely proud to be partnered with The Malinois Foundation, donating our time and passion to train service dogs for veterans.
Our dog trainers begin working with puppies as young as 8 weeks old, we will even help you select a puppy from a litter that possess a desirable and teachable temperament.
Service Dog Training
Dog Training Elite has a variety of service dog training packages, all of which are highly personalized to the individual seeking assistance.
Dog Training Elite’s personal protection dog training process will ensure that a dog’s loving and social temperaments are retained as the protection skills are properly developed.
Anxiety & Aggression Training
One of the most difficult, necessary and rewarding behaviors to correct in a dog is anxiety and aggression. Our dog trainers specializes in proper dog training techniques that help correct a dog's anxiety and aggressive behaviors.
Military / Retired Veterans
Dog Training Elite believes strongly in the healing power of service dogs for retired military veterans, and we donate our time and passion to training service dogs for the foundation. We also offer a 10% discount to active and retired service members.
Therapy Animal Training
A Dog Training Elite facility therapy dog is highly trained to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of both individuals and community health.
Group Classes offered once basic commands are in place
Once you and your dog have basic commands in place (meaning your dog will successfully come, sit, stay and obey other basic commands), they are invited to join us for additional training that is highly valuable in further building upon already learned techniques. Our group classes are designed to place yourself and your dog in public places (surrounded by other dogs, people, smells and sounds), so that you can train your dog to obey you... regardless of the many distractions screaming for their attention!
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Succesful Dog Training
Dog Training Elite is part of a national dog training company founded by John Mestas. John is a passionate dog lover/trainer who used his 40+ years of dog training experience to create a positive dog training model that stands apart from other programs. What began as a small movement in the dog training world has gained momentum and grown as we have attracted clients and trainers with our unique, successful in-home training model.
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The Elite DOG TRAINING FRANCHISE
Become a DTE Certified Dog Trainer in a franchise primed for success.
With today's demand for capable, experienced and balanced dog training options (combined with powerful franchise support and marketing systems) -- Dog Training Elite owners are primed for long term stability and success!
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- No Local Competition or Restrictions
- No real estate footprint
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Dog Training Elite - Proud of Our Accomplishments
Positive Dog Training Method
We use a balanced positive dog training method paired with an electronic collar, this is not a shock collar. Unlike a shock collar, an electronic collar does not hurt or harm the dog. This collar is used only to get a dog's attention in a distracting situation and feels like a simple tap. With the collar, a dog will quickly become conditioned to redirect attention in distracting situations. Keeping a dog’s attention is the basis of successful training sessions. Once a dog is conditioned to focus, praise and positive reinforcement can be used effectively to create a positive training environment. This method is becoming more and more popular as dog trainers and dog owners realize that if a dog is trained to positively correlate behaving well and listening, behaviors are much easier to control. The difference becomes clear when comparing a dog that is trained out of fear and intimidation vs a dog who truly desires to please from the inside out.
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 OwnersWe empower owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
PersonalizedWe deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
Environment SpecificWe train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
SupportiveWe support owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
InvolvedWe work with all members of the household.
Simplified & CustomizedWe plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.
Continued TrainingAdditional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
Lifetime InvestmentWe follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
Satisfaction RatingsOur high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
clas·si·cal con·di·tion·ing PSYCHOLOGY noun
A learning process that occurs when two stimuli are repeatedly paired; a response that is at first elicited by the second stimulus and is eventually elicited by the first stimulus alone.
Dog Training Elite Training Process
One of our trainers will come to your home to meet with you and your dog, asses any issues and strengths and help you select a personalized program that will best suit you both. We will then demonstrate one of our trained dogs to help you better understand our techniques and the results they produce.
Our Specialties Include:
A Dog Training Elite graduate will behave both at home and in distracting environments due to our multi-environmental approach and the results will be lasting if the owner remains a key player in the training process. A dog signed up for one our programs is a part of the Dog Training Elite family for life. Our trainers are known for the ongoing exceptional support given to owners, we believe in what we do and want to instill confidence in both owners and their dogs.
Wondering if we have dog training services near you?
Our processes allow for us to easily complete our training services at your home or within the environment where behaviors manifest—such as in the park or around other dogs while you walk through the neighborhood! At Dog Training Elite, we provide professional dog training services in the following areas and more!