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Unfortunately, dog training is an unregulated industry. Meaning that anyone can advertise themselves as a dog trainer, regardless of whether or not they have the skills for high quality training. When it comes to your beloved pet, developing a strong bond is important. As training is the best way to develop this bond, it's imperative that you find a well qualified trainer.

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Some things to look out for when searching for a dog trainer in your local area include:

  • Techniques Used - There are various training methods out there, but the safest one for your pet is positive reinforcement. According to the American Kennel Service, positive reinforcement techniques " are based on the science of animal learning and have the bonus of strengthening the dog-owner bond." At Dog Training Elite, all of our programs are based on the positive-reinforcement technique.
  • Credentials - Because dog training is an unregulated industry, it's important to ask for credentials. At Dog Training Elite, all of our dog trainers have undergone rigorous training and are experienced with dogs of various breeds, sizes and age.
  • What Is Covered? - While obedience training is important, just focusing on the basics is not enough. Your training sessions should be adaptable to your dog's particular issues and personality. At Dog Training Elite, we perform private in-home sessions in order to test your dog in his environment and better understand problem areas.
  • Personality - A dog trainer is a human trainer too! During sessions, the trainer will also be teaching you how to interact with your dog in order to deepen your bond and reinforce training lessons. You’ll want to hire a trainer that is professional, friendly and patient. If you’re searching for a dog trainer like this in your local area, contact your local Dog Training Elite today.

If you're hiring a professional dog trainer, you want to make sure you get your money's worth. Developing a strong bond with your pet and ensuring you don't deal with obedience problems are the main benefits of professional dog training. At Dog Training Elite, our program is focused on helping our clients build strong relationships with their pets.

Don't waste anymore time searching for "professional dog trainers in your local area" - just contact us today to enquire about our programs.

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We decided to put our dog through their service training program and it’s the best decision we’ve ever made and I wish we would have done it sooner. They are super hands on and not only train your dog, they teach YOU how too. Which is something I realize a lot of people need. They have given us the tools to succeed...
— Cassidy, Posted June 25th 2020 on maps.google.com
I went to Dog Training Elite at the end of my rope with my German Shepherd who's highly reactive to new dogs and strangers. After working with her in their training program, she can now walk alongside new dogs without reacting to them at all. Whenever we went on walks and encountered another dog, I used to have to stop...
— Samantha Puckett, Posted June 25th 2020 on maps.google.com
I sought out Neal and DTE to help a friend with her two unruly, large dogs. I personally attended the training sessions and saw Neal, Gavin and Lexi expertly and lovingly handle and train them. I was so impressed, I bought the gold package for my own two rescue dogs, ages 7 and 5. Neal and his trainers clearly LOVE d...
— Sharon Sexton, Posted June 5th 2020 on maps.google.com
So thankful that I found Dave and Whitley. My previous trainer seemed to not know how to train my pup or get his attention which was frustrating. I sought to find a trainer that could not only train him but be understanding of his hip dysplasia since he is still young (8 months old). Whitley has experience with young d...
— Stephanie K, Posted May 15th 2020 on maps.google.com
A year ago I had training sessions with Dog Training Elite that changed our lives. My dog is an 8 lb poodle mix and had become a “runner” and had also developed some fears of other dogs. Their training drastically changed the relationship I have with my dog. In just a few sessions she learned so many commands an...
— Emily Crane, Posted May 14th 2020 on maps.google.com
Trevor far exceded expectations with our boxer. We did a board and train session where Brody spent 4 days with at Trevor’s house. He came back a new dog. Trevor has also reached out a few times after to make sure Brody is doing well. Thanks Trevor, Emma and DTE!!
— Ethan Robertshaw, Posted April 11th 2020 on maps.google.com
Dog Training Elite San Antonio, Whitley and her team, are fabulous!!!! We needed a service dog for my daughter. I knew nothing about how to go about that. I contacted Dog Training Elite and they walked me through their process and gave us recommendations for breed and age. We went with their breeder recommendation a...
— Dr. Perry, Posted January 18th 2020 on maps.google.com
They are absolutely amazing! They have trained 2 of our dogs, one of which they trained and tested as a service dog! They worked with me on payments we could afford. Everyone always comments on how well behaved my dogs are! I would and have recommend them to everyone!
— Heather D., Posted January 16th 2020 on yelp.com
We are working with Dog Training Elite to train a service dog for our 10 year old son. They have been professional, knowledgeable, and have supported us every step of the way. They have exceeded our expectations by far and we highly recommend them to any family looking to train a service dog.
— Charlie Vargas, Posted December 4th 2019 on maps.google.com
People were super nice and answered my questions
— Melony Salguero, Posted October 13th 2019 on maps.google.com
The BEST dog training EVER!!! I tried other dog trainers, before I tried Whitley and Dave and none of the other trainers worked. In fact, my dog's behavior was getting worst. Within the first week of working with Whitley and Dave, I could see improvements! It's now been seven months, and my dog is now my Servic...
— Kimberly C., Posted September 28th 2019 on yelp.com
I have been working with DTE for many months now and I am beyond grateful to have found them. You will not find better or more kind trainers around. They are always happy to help with questions, and have worked around a number of unforeseen health issues with my dog to ensure I have a trained service dog. If I could gi...
— Maggie Henstorf, Posted September 7th 2019 on maps.google.com
Very knowledgeable and kind yet firm with our stubborn fur baby
— C Ellish, Posted July 19th 2019 on maps.google.com
I thought I was ready for our pup! May not have continued to be a dog owner with Aidan and Dog Training Elite! They are the best!
— James Bagwell, Posted June 27th 2019 on maps.google.com
Dog Training Elite saved two of my dogs from getting put down. My first Belgian Malinois was human and dog aggressive. He wouldn't show any warning signs, he would just go and attack. I had Neal come out for the free in-home evaluation as a last resort (I either had to find a trainer that would be able to help him or w...
— Anysia Jaramillo, Posted May 7th 2019 on maps.google.com
Neal is amazing! If you want your dog to be the best this company is the way to go! They have a lot of experience with Malinois and service dogs. 100% recommended
— Kelsey C., Posted March 5th 2019 on yelp.com
Today my dog, Little Ann, graduated from service dog training. She has come so far in this program and she has really helped me. Whitley and Melanie are amazing people who are amazing with dogs. The training that Whitley and Melanie do at Dog Training Elite is spectacular! And now my dog is fully trained and has good m...
— Maya Gaffney, Posted February 20th 2019 on maps.google.com
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— Dr. Drew, Posted January 5th 2019 on maps.google.com
I rarely rate 5 stars, here is why Dog Training Elite deserves theirs. I homed screened 3 dog training companies in the greater phoenix area to help me with my 6 month-old Blue Nose Pitbull, my family calls Blueberry. Not satisfied, I remembered I saw a dog trainer at the Home and Garden in Scottsdale, Dog Training Eli...
— Bill Heller, Posted December 8th 2018 on maps.google.com
I rarely rate 5 stars, here is why Dog Training Elite deserves theirs. I homed screened 3 dog training companies in the greater phoenix area to help me with my 6 month-old Blue Nose Pitbull, my family calls Blueberry. Not satisfied, I remembered I saw a dog trainer at the Home and Garden in Scottsdale, Dog Training Eli...
— Bill H., Posted December 7th 2018 on yelp.com

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Once basic obedience commands are covered, we offer a variety of other specialized k9 training programs for you and your k9’s unique needs:

  • Obedience training
  • Anxiety / Aggression Training
  • PTSD Training
  • Service Dog Training
  • Puppy Training
  • Personal Protection Training
  • Military / Retired Vet Training

When you choose a trusted dog training program , you are choosing the best for your k9. Our training programs are personalized to you and your pet, specialized for your needs and based on your schedule. We believe the relationship between a dog and his owner is a special one and we work hard to keep it positive. Unlike other programs, we never use punishment or pain during training. Encouragement and positive reinforcement are our methods and they allow for a happy, obedient k9 who is willing to please. Give us a call today to schedule your in-home dog obedience training consultation; your k9 will thank you!