COVID-19
UPDATE

Our training programs follow social distancing guidelines.

Award winning dog training in Mesa

Welcome to Dog Training Elite Mesa! We are a professional, family owned Mesa-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 Mesa 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 Mesa 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!

dog training Mesa

Call 480-277-6659 or view our training programs

Empowering Owners

We work with dogs of any breed, size or age - and we empower owners with lifelong skills to continue successes, no matter the problem behavior.

  • 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

Pricing

Success Stories

Puppy Training

Our Mesa, Apache Junction dog trainers begin working with puppies as young as 8 weeks old. We will even help you select a puppy from a litter that possesses a desirable and teachable temperament.

See Training Packages

Service Dog Training

Dog Training Elite Mesa has a variety of service dog training packages, all of which are highly personalized to the individual seeking assistance.

Service Dog Training

Personal Protection

Dog Training Elite Mesa'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.

Personal Protection

Anxiety & Aggression Training

One of the most difficult, necessary and rewarding behaviors to correct in a dog is anxiety and aggression. Our Mesa, Apache Junction dog trainers specialize in proper dog training techniques that help correct a dog's anxiety and aggressive behaviors.

Anxiety / Aggression Training

Military / Retired Veterans

Dog Training Elite Mesa 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.

Learn More

Therapy Animal Training

A Dog Training Elite Mesa trained therapy dog is highly adept at creating a positive impact on the health and well being of both individuals and community health.

Therapy Animal Program

Reopening In-home & Group Training

Dog Training Elite Mesa has been approved to reopen and resume offering our in-home and group dog training classes in Mesa. We have reorganized our training programs to fit social distancing and heightened sanitation measures.

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 dog training classes in Mesa are designed to place you 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!

In order to keep you and our training staff safe and healthy, we ask for your assistance on the following protocols:

In-Home & Office Guidelines

  • If you or anyone in your household becomes sick, please inform us immediately. We can cancel and reschedule training sessions at no extra cost.
  • Please follow general hygiene guidelines before and after your session, including hand washing.
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all training tools before and after the session.
  • If possible, most of the training session will take place outside - in your backyard or at a nearby park.

Group Class Guidelines

  • We are limiting the size of group training sessions, so you must sign up online first. In order to ensure everyone has equal access to training sessions, please do not sign up more often than once every other week.
  • Only one person is permitted per sign up. Multiple dogs are ok, but if they need more handlers you must sign up for each person individually.
  • If you or anyone in your household becomes sick, you must reschedule.

Dog Training Classes Mesa

Reopening In-home & Group Training

Sign up for group classes Schedule

Dog Training Elite Mesa is the last dog trainer you’ll ever need!

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
AKC Community Canine
Professional Retriever Trainers Association
International Association of Canine Professionals
AKC Member
The Malinois Foundation

Read Real Stories

Questions? Give us a call 480-277-6659 or send us message

Dave was our dog trainer for 5 private lessons. He started out asking us what issues we wanted to begin working on. I listed several thinking we would not be able to resolve any of them in five lessons. To my surprise, we have a very well behaved dog now, thanks to Dave.He was our private dog whisperer and an excellen...
— Sally Miniel, Posted January 25th 2021 on google
Jenny at DTE made raising a puppy a breeze. I always wanted the kind of trained dog that other people would notice was well mannered and very loved. She is incredibly efficient, taught and solidified “heel” in about an hour to our pup. Her knowledge base is incredible. The e collar made me nervous but now I have co...
— Mckenzie Momberger, Posted January 25th 2021 on google
Whitley with Dog Training Elite San Antonio has been simply amazing! We have a very strong willed, confident and hyper Cane Corso. At only 5 months old, Whitley has helped us teach our big boy so much. A 5 month old pup sitting on the 50 yard line of a football field while I walk away all the way to the side walk by m...
— Roger Caballero Jr., Posted January 21st 2021 on facebook
We are so impressed how well our dog is behaving after only one day of bootcamp. He’s a totally different dog. It’s amazing!
— Brittnie Uhlendorf, Posted January 18th 2021 on facebook
My dog Schatzi had initial training as a puppy and she would listen maybe sometimes. We engaged DTE San Antonio for their complete program and are more than happy with the results. The program involves you and the dog working the commands together. David, our trainer, would demonstrate something new every week and I ...
— Bill E, Posted January 4th 2021 on google
My service dog Schatzi went through this training program, and what a great experience. David, our trainer, took a initially-trained dog and made her better.

DTE program involves the dog and the owner directly in every session. The dog learns all the new commands and performs them with you.

We have receiv...
— Bill E., Posted January 4th 2021 on yelp
Great service. Fast training. Amazing how fast my puppy responded and learned the commands. With elderly parents in the home it was critical that my new puppy behaved and responded to commands. Highly recommend!
— Timothy Helmstetter, Posted December 31st 2020 on google
The trainers are knowledgeable and experienced. They give you all the tools for you and your partner to work as a team. DTE SA Whitley and Dave are awesome. They are responsive and able to tailor training to your needs and or to assist with your disabilities. Great to work with!
— Austin Sweet, Posted December 12th 2020 on google
Update; we had someone come do a refresher course and trainer helped reinforce commands. Hell be back in two weeks to see his progress. Thank you Trevor and dog elite training crew for taking your time to respond and help!
— Melissa Barffuson, Posted October 17th 2020 on google
Everyone has been super nice with helping me understand what will be best for my dogs issues.
— Ruth Jones, Posted August 26th 2020 on google
Neil and especially Ilara (Gavin and Lexi too) have been phenomenal. Never knew I could be so happy with our Belgian Malinois as much as I am. We were warned about how hard it is with Malis, but DTE has trained us and Kona and we are grateful. Excited and can't wait for the next level. EVERY K9 NEEDS THIS.
— Larry Earl, Posted August 24th 2020 on google
I contacted this group because my German shepherd was impossible. I had decided to rehome her. But with the help of my wonderful trainer, the dog was transformed! She comes when called, heels, waits at doorways, and many other things. Wonderful! And the dog is happier and enjoys working with me.
— Cynthia Brettschneider, Posted August 21st 2020 on google
I cannot recommend them more. They will work above and beyond with you to get you and your dog where you need to be and are always available for help in between sessions. They also come to you for one-on-one lessons and follow COVID guidelines so it couldn't be more convenient! If you want the best for your dog, this i...
— Maggie Henstorf, Posted August 14th 2020 on facebook
Dog Training Elite is a great business whom are very professional, reliable, and friendly. They’ve done an awesome job training our German Shepard to be a service dog. Myself and my GSD love attending the group classes with other dogs. Would recommend to anyone from basic training to more advanced training.
— olivia tirado, Posted August 11th 2020 on google
DTE are absolutely amazing!! You will not regret working with them. They genuinely care for your pets, and really help you understand what you need to do in order to improve your pets life and yours. Everyone wins!! You get INSTANT results. I love them!!
— Patricia Slack, Posted July 15th 2020 on google
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 google
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 google
I highly recommend Dog Training Elite. I am a dog lover and have owned 5 rescue dogs, none of which I have ever been able to properly train. Each one was unique, with its own fears, aggressions, insecurities or otherwise. I have now used Neal and DTE (and Gavin and Lexi) to train 4 different dogs. Each was once hyp...
— Sharon Smith, Posted June 6th 2020 on facebook
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 google
Neal, Gavin, Iara, Anysia & Lexie have been fantastic. They've been helping train both myself and my Belgian malinois, Jax. I am so thankful to have found them and can't imagine this training process without them.
— Kerri Damian, Posted May 24th 2020 on facebook

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 15 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.

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 Mesa, we provide professional dog training services in the following areas and more!

  • Mesa
  • Apache Junction
  • Gold Canyon
  • Youngberg
  • San Tan Valley
  • South Tempe

Free In-Home Evaluation Group Classes / Park Schedule

Mesa in home dog training

Call 480-277-6659 or view our training programs