Dog Training Elite Central Kentucky

Training Packages


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Our Training Packages Include:

In-Home Training

For puppies & adult dogs

Puppy Training

For younger puppies

Therapy Dog

Giving back to the community

Service Dog

Under Title II and III of the ADA

Facility Training

Dog is trained at our location

Personal Protection

Pets first, protectors second

Lifestyle

Adventure/Wedding specialty training

Training Packages and Pricing Details


Dog Training Elite Central Kentucky offers a variety of customized training packages to meet the specific needs of you and your dog.

We care more about your total satisfaction than anything else, and we provide the highest-quality dog training services in Louisville at the greatest value.

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In-Home Training Packages

Silver

$1,495

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 3 Sessions
  • Come
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)

Gold

$2,195

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5 Sessions
  • Group Training Classes 12 Classes
  • Come
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Down(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Listening & Manners
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Off Leash Obedience
  • Load into Car or Kennel
  • STOP Running Away
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Chewing & Puppy Biting
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • STOP Digging

Platinum

$3,195

OUR MOST POPULAR PACKAGE!

LIFETIME SUPPORT
Our Platinum package offers you training sessions throughout your dog's lifetime!

*Follow-up sessions to be scheduled once per quarter as needed, after initial program is completed.

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 8 Sessions + Unlimited *see above description
  • Group Training Classes Unlimited *see above description
  • Canine Good Citizen Certificate
  • Come
  • Heel(walk with you without pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture if desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Down(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Listening & Manners
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Off Leash Obedience
  • Load into Car or Kennel
  • STOP Running Away
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Chewing & Puppy Biting
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • STOP Digging
  • Choose One Tailored Skill Below: *Specialized training options based upon your dog's abilities. - Control Anxiety & Aggression (dog & human) - Ride on a Golf Cart, Skateboard, or Wagon
    - Stay with You on Jog, Hike, or Bike Ride
    - Other Custom Command Approved by Trainer

May require purchase of additional training equipment.
*Choose one of the specialized training options based upon your dog's abilities.
Kentucky state sales tax for services may be added to advertised prices.

Puppy Packages

Puppy Essentials Webinar

70 Minute Webinar

$45

Our trusted puppy class is now available "on-demand" from the comfort of your home! This webinar video is designed for owners of puppies age 8-16 weeks old, and will be accessible to you via Eventbrite.com (easy to use website!) Select today's or tomorrow's date to get immediate access to the video!

  • Introducing a new puppy to your home
  • Health & well-being
  • Nurturing a good temperament
  • Veterinary care & vaccines
  • Scruffing & calming signals (dog yoga)
  • Basic Treat Obedience Including: Come, sit, loose-leash walking, and down
  • Puppy Corrections (Stop biting, digging, jumping, etc.)
  • Crate Training / House Breaking
  • Socialization Tips
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Caring for Your Puppy

Cub

For clients in search of a puppy.

$300/hour

  • Assistance with breed selection based on client's lifestyle
  • Puppy evaluation and recommendation for training packages
  • Beginners education of the critical foundation of puppy training
  • Option puppy selection assistance including Volhard Testing

Puppy Gold

Designed for puppies 8 - 16 weeks of age

$2,590

Included with Package: E-collar, DTE Puppy Webinar access

  • Introduction In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 3, 30 minute sessions
  • Advanced In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5, 60 minute sessions
  • Obedience Group Training Classes 12 Sessions
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, loose leash no pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors & Running Away
  • STOP Chasing Animals, Cars & Bikes
  • STOP Reactivity (dog & human)

*E-collar is not utilized for puppies under 16 weeks.

Puppy Platinum

Designed for puppies 8 - 16 weeks of age

$3,690

LIFETIME SUPPORT
*Follow-up sessions to be scheduled once per quarter as needed, after initial program is completed.

Included with Package: E-collar, DTE Puppy Webinar access

  • Introduction In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 4, 30 minute sessions
  • Advanced In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 8, 60 minute sessions
  • Obedience Group Training Classes Unlimited
  • Come
  • Heel (walk with you, loose leash no pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors & Running Away
  • STOP Chasing Animals, Cars & Bikes
  • STOP Reactivity (dog & human)
  • *Stay With You on a Jog or Bike Ride (off-leash)
  • *Emotional Support Dog Training(ESA)
  • *Control Aggression(dog & human)
  • *Calm Extreme Anxiety(behavioral modification)

*E-collar is not utilized for puppies under 16 weeks.

Designed for puppies age 8-16 weeks of age.
Prepares your young puppy for formal training.
All puppies must have had their second round of vaccinations (DHPP) for at least two weeks before attending group puppy class, for the safety of all pups.
Kentucky state sales tax for services may be added to advertised prices.

Therapy Dog

Therapy Dog

Therapy dog training is based on your dog's abilities.

$4,195

Includes Obedience Training

A therapy dog volunteers alongside you, where permitted, and provides comfort to others. Examples include cheering people up at nursing homes or hospitals.

A good therapy dog is naturally friendly with strangers, able to work around a high level of distraction (with training), and able to understand personal boundaries, such as not jumping up, licking, mouthing, etc (with training).

LIFETIME SUPPORT
Our Therapy package offers you training sessions throughout your dog's lifetime!

*Follow-up sessions to be scheduled once per quarter as needed, after initial program is completed.

  • Private, one-on-one training sessions 12 Sessions + Unlimited *see above description
  • Group dog training in the community Unlimited *see above description
  • Therapy bandana, certification and ID Cards
  • An exclusive directory of therapy events and locations for you to donate your time
  • Certification/Testing
  • Come
  • Walk with you (no more pulling)
  • Sit (next to you)
  • Sit (off leash, at a distance)
  • Down (next to you)
  • Down (off leash, at a distance)
  • Wait
  • Quiet (stop barking and whining)
  • Load up in the car or kennel
  • Place
  • Heel
  • No Jumping up (on people)
  • Make a friend
  • One personalized greeting (high five, shake, hug, etc.)

Kentucky state sales tax for services may be added to advertised prices.

Facility Packages

Kentucky state sales tax for services may be added to advertised prices.

Service Training Packages

We offer free consultations to assess your dog's ability and temperament as a good candidate for any of our service dog training programs or we can provide one litter visit for puppy selection. Call us today to schedule a free in-home service dog training assessment! All service dog training packages include:

  • One-on-One Service Dog Training in your home and in the community
  • 16 Group Classes
  • AKC Testing
  • Service vest, ID cards, registration, and certificates

Psychiatric / PTSD Support Dog

$4,695

Includes Obedience Training

A Psychiatric/PTSD service dog will be able to go anywhere with their handler and assist them in times of high stress and provide a sense of security. A service dog will provide emotional support, reintegration into society, reduce depression, help cope with anxiety, reduce the frequency and severity of flashbacks, anchor handler to the present, and reduce suicidal ideation. Psychiatric service dogs will learn basic obedience and advanced tasks that are customizable, such as:

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 12 Sessions
  • Group Training Classes Unlimited
  • Grounding
  • Deep Pressure Therapy
  • Panic Response
  • Create a Physical Buffer
  • Interrupt Repetitive Behaviors
  • Watch rear blindspot
  • Additional tasks as needed, must be approved by trainer

Mobility Support Dog Training

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A mobility support dog can increase an individual's independence and quality of life by assisting with tasks that are difficult or impossible to complete on their own. A brace and mobility support dog can be taken anywhere and are trained to their handlers specific mobility and ambulatory needs. Mobility service dog tasks are customizable, but examples include:

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 18 Sessions
  • Forward Momentum Pull
  • Counterbalance
  • Item Retrieval
  • Open Doors
  • Turn Lights On/Off
  • Alarm Alert
  • Press Handicapped Buttons to Open Doors

Personalized Autism Canines

Call for Details

Personalized autism canines provide an emotional anchor for children with autism and a sense of security to family members. The autism world is widely accepting of service dogs, as overwhelming results show psychological benefits for the child in addition to the entire family. Autism support service dogs will learn basic obedience and advanced tasks that are customizable, such as:

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 18 Sessions
  • Deep Pressure Therapy
  • Anchor a Child Who Wanders
  • Sensory Assistance
  • Find Help
  • Redirect Repetitive Behaviors
  • Tactile Stimulation

Kentucky state sales tax for services may be added to advertised prices.

Personal Protection Packages

Dogs trained through 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.

Personal Protection - Level One

A dog that is trained to intimidate but not engage.

$4,195

Includes Obedience Training

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
  • Beginner Protection Group Classes 24 Sessions
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold

Bite on Command - Level Two

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

$5,195

Includes Obedience Training

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 14 Sessions
  • Beginner & Intermediate Protection Group Classes 24 Sessions
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command

Passive Protect - Level Three

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

$6,195

Includes Obedience Training

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 16 Sessions
  • Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Protection Group Classes 52 Sessions
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command
  • Reverse Heel
  • Passive Protection

Independently - Level Four

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

$7,195

Includes Obedience Training

The ultimate training for protection work includes everything in the previous levels and more. The intensity of Level Four includes house searches, property protection and all targeting training. Training Specifically includes:

  • In-Home sessions One-on-one & personalized 18 Sessions
  • Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Protection Group Classes 52 Sessions
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command
  • Reverse Heel
  • Passive Protection

*Prices and package details are Non-transferable to other DTE locations or new management.

Why Dog Training Elite Central Kentucky?

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.

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.

Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Louisville, KY Metro Area


Welcome to Dog Training Elite Central Kentucky! We are a professional, family owned Louisville, KY-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 Louisville, KY 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 Central Kentucky 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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We got our family's first dog, a Cavapoo puppy named Poppy. We decided we would benefit from some puppy training as much as the puppy, so we searched the internet and found Dog Training Elite in Louisville. Tom is amazing. He taught Poppy to come in her very first session. In the second session, she learned sit, down, and up. Also, we were struggling to find treats she would like so he showed up with a pocket full of them to help us determine the best treat to get the job done. Tom has an amazing temperament, with both animals and people. He is very helpful and answers any questions we have. I recommend not only training your puppy, but using Dog Training Elite to do it. If we decide to go beyond puppy training into further obedience, we will definitely go with Tom.
— Khara Aud
Posted March 30th 2024
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Tom has been great with my anxious rescue dog. He’s patient and kind; she responds well to his quiet nature. Definitely a good investment!
— Danielle wilson
Posted March 28th 2024
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We just finished our last training with Tom from Dog Training Elite. It was an excellent experience. Tom did an amazing job interacting with our dog Toby (11 months) and with my 11 year old son. He was calm, listened really well to our needs and concerns, and spent a full hour training with us each session. Our dog went from being hard to manage on walks, stubborn, and unmanageable in public to knowing how to heel, listening to us, staying in his place, and being able to play off leash with our son. We are still practicing but he’s come so far! I’d definitely recommend DTE…it’s worth the investment!
— Amy Sees
Posted March 25th 2024
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We have enjoyed the progress our dog has made in a short time. The training is in depth and doable. If you want results this is a great training service.
— Nate Davison
Posted March 16th 2024
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I have had dogs for 40 years and have never been able to train them as fast or as easily as my trainer. I spent a week trying to train lay down with no success and he did it in 30 seconds. I am only 5 sessions in but the progress is remarkable
— Frederick Wright
Posted February 26th 2024
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I’m a little late to this review but Tom did an amazing job with our puppy. We started training the week after we got our puppy and he immediately knew commands. Our dog turns two this month and goes a lot of places with us, especially soccer games and we get so many compliments on how well behaved he is. Even off leash with many people around and distractions, our dog listens and has a great recall. I was a little nervous about using an e collar but Tom made me feel comfortable with its proper use and we still use it to this day. I have recommended him to many people and will continue to do so. It’s also so convenient as a mother to three boys (one of which has autism) that he comes to our house for training. We are hoping to eventually have our dog trained as a service animal for our youngest. This training is absolutely worth the money. We also don’t have a fence and I feel 100% confident letting our dog outside by himself to go to the bathroom since we set up safe boundaries for him during our training.
— Taylor DiPalma
Posted January 11th 2024
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Most excellent assistance in training my new pup. Tom the Trainer is gentle, a wonderful coach and guide. My pup showed signs of being anxious around anything new. With this training she is easy to walk, shows more confidence and is better behaved. Tom's course is well worth the investment.
— beemer rose
Posted November 12th 2023
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Wemby really enjoyed his experience and the class was helpful. WEMBYS teacher was so patient with the teacher and got along well with him. Wemby is like a new dog. He learned so much and had fun. This is a great and trustworthy company. Always on time and goes above and beyond. I would recommend them over anyone else.
— Derek Smith
Posted October 26th 2023
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It was so difficult to walk our dog before meeting Tom at Dog Training Elite. Our dog would chase everything and had severe anxiety. It’s been a complete 180 and now I look forward to walks with my dog. I couldn’t recommend him enough. Thank you Tom.
— Eric Joergens
Posted September 25th 2023
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Tom is a great trainer, I have been working with him for couple months now.
— Brandon Sebastian
Posted September 23rd 2023
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Tom is amazing! We are working towards training our pup to be a medical service dog for our son. He has learned so much in just a few short weeks. Tom is very patient and calm. He’s extremely knowledgeable and has various ways to help our dog accomplish our goals! I would recommend Tom to anyone wanting to train their dog!
— Katie Jones
Posted July 18th 2023
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We have loved this training! From the very beginning we were encouraged by Tom and given excellent advice in training our dog. Our goal has been to train our dog to be a therapy dog and while we are not finished, we have seen amazing progress in her abilities and behavior. I highly recommend Tom for training!
— Jenny Davison
Posted July 8th 2023
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He s extremely patient and knowledgeable. Yes they use E collars but he takes the time to teach you how to use it properly without hurting your dog. I have never felt so welcomed by a dog trainer.
— Rachel Stanger
Posted April 8th 2023
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Tom has been a wealth of knowledge and incredibly patient with our Cane Corso puppy. We were about at our wits end until we found him, and so thankful we did!
— Kristen Lonberger
Posted March 31st 2023
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Tom was an amazing trainer to me and my wild Australian Shepard puppy 8 months old. Tom taught me how to be more patient and confident, which in turn helped my dog Baxter become confident as well. I’m looking forward to the group sessions. I can’t express my gratitude enough. Thank you again Tom!
— Leslee Parrish
Posted February 11th 2023
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Tom did a really good job with my dog in the individual sessions. Friendly and professional service. My dog learned more than I expected. Would recommend to any one looking to train their dog.
— Andrew Case
Posted October 25th 2022
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Can.t say enough good things about my trainer Tom. He is very professional and great with my dog. Very knowledgable about my breed and what we needed to do to get Willow so we know how to handle her in every situation. Having a pitbull mix rescue is not easy , but we feel very comfortable around other people and other dogs. If you need your dog trained you won't regret using Dog Elite of Central Ky. Thanks Tom
— Gary White
Posted October 23rd 2022
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We have had a wonderful experience with training our dog, Moose - he has done so incredibly well, and is ready for training as a service dog! We will be continuing our training with Dog Training Elite and can’t wait until Moose is a fully trained service dog!
— Stephanie Taylor
Posted October 12th 2022
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Rusty was people aggressive and dog aggressive but with the consistency and care from Dog Training Elite we are able to walk him and not have our own anxiety. He is much more calm and obedient.
— Samantha Pierce
Posted October 7th 2022
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I would highly recommend dog training elite to anyone needing help with their pup or dog! Tom worked with my 16 month old, 100 lb chocolate lab, Kole, and after just ONE one-on-one session he stopped jumping on people. We just finished our 5th and final one-on-one session and he’s a completely different dog! Tom was super patient and gentle with him and Kole was always excited to see him. I’m eager to continue with group classes and see how much more Kole learns.
— Allie Roberts
Posted May 14th 2022
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