Our Positive Dog Training Method
At Dog Training Elite Mesa, our dog training method is different. We focus on positive reinforcement paired with a personalized, in-home approach. This will empower you as the owner to be an integral part of the process for sustained dog obedience training in Mesa.
Our approach is based on positive reinforcement. We help you and your dog achieve sustained, deep-rooted obedience.
We do not use punishments or shock collars. We pair positive reinforcement training with an electronic collar for superior results. An electronic collar is not a shock collar and does not harm the dog but is used to gain the dog's attention, just as you would with the tug of a leash. It is never used as a punishment for bad behavior.
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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 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 20 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.
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.
Why Dog Training Elite Mesa?
We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
We pride ourselves on being able to offer our professional services at prices that are budget friendly.
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.
Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Mesa, AZ Metro Area
Welcome to Dog Training Elite Mesa! We are a professional, family owned Mesa, AZ-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, AZ 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!
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Meet Our Team
Owner & Trainer - DTE Arizona
Owner & Trainer - DTE Arizona
Neal has been training dogs his entire life, participating in his first competition at the age of 9. With a lifetime of dog training experience, he can read dog body language with ease. Neal is a patient trainer, his approach to teaching and training is enhanced by his passion for what he does, whether it be basic or advanced training, he loves it! He specializes in just about everything, from basic and advanced obedience, reactivity and aggression control, calming anxious or fearful dogs, protection work, temperament testing, and service dog training. Neal has two Belgian Malinois’ of his own, a 13 year old retired demo dog named Bailey, and Chewbacca, or “Chewie”. According to Megan, “Neal is ok ".
Coming from a family of dog trainers, Aspen is no stranger to the behaviors and psychology of dogs. Before becoming a dog trainer, she went to school to become a teacher, providing her with a compassionate and consistent approach to working with humans AND dogs. She builds on the foundation of knowledge the dog and/or person already has. She specializes in obedience, service and therapy training, puppies, temperment testing, and calming anxious and fearful dogs. Aspen has a Labrador / Poodle puppy named Daisy that she is currently training.
Azure was introduced to dog training by their mother who trained service dogs herself. They’ve been training dogs for over 5 years, and has recently joined our Arizona DTE family. As our lead service dog trainer, Azure is focused, determined, relationship-oriented, with a heavy focus on body language training. Azure specializes in obedience training, Canine Good Citizen testing, American Kennel Club Trick Dog testing, service training, and group park class management. Azure also has experience training disabled animals such as deaf and three-legged furry friends. Azure has a 14 year old Border Collie / Blue Heeler mix named Dash who has earned a novice trick dog title, and a Red Heeler puppy named Adrenaline, who Azure is currently training.
Ashley comes from a family with couch-potato Labrador Retriever pets, where dogs with jobs was a thing unbeknownst to her. The Arizona DTE family educated her on all things training, from basic obedience to advanced protection work. Once a doubter of dog trainers, now works for a company she believes in and trusts her own dog in the hands of. Ashley has two cats, Persephone and Athena, and a Corgi / Shiba Inu rescue mutt named Ares, who is in the process of being trained by DTE’s very own.
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Office - Photo Coming Soon!
Allysia is part time receptionist, part time small business owner, and part time decoy. Outside of DTE, she participates in PSA (Protection Sport Association ) as a handler and PSA Decoy. Inside DTE, she runs things behind the scenes, scheduling evaluations and appointments, ensuring trainers have what they need and can get from here to there in a timely fashion. Allysia has been part of the Dog Training Elite family for years as a client-turned-employee. She has four dogs of her own, a Standard Poodle, Shepherd Mix, Giant Schnauzer, and a Belgian Malinois.
Megan makes the Arizona DTE company go ‘round. As our operations manager, Megan handles all things Dog Training Elite, from making sure our clients have what they need when they need it, filling in for trainers and office staff on sick days, handling the chaos of business, to making her employees laugh. Her introduction to DTE as a client in 2016 quickly transformed into employment, where she jumped around from state to state for the business. Megan currently resides in Arizona with her two dogs, Mazie the Belgian Malinois who does protection work, and Blue the super-mutt who is service trained. According to Neal “She’s pretty good”.
Personalized Dog Training
Most dog training programs train the dog at their own facilities. They require minimal involvement from the owner and once the dog returns home the problem behaviors return as well. With our Mesa in-home dog trainers, we personalize the training to you and your dog for long-lasting success.
The entire family can, and should, be involved as obedience can be undone as soon as training is disrupted by any one individual. Our comprehensive approach will be customized to you and your family to prevent loss of obedience.
Environment Specific Training
Because your dog's behaviors are specific to his or her surroundings, our trainers work with you and your dog in the environment that behavior occurs. Our in-home dog trainers in Mesa provide a balanced and comprehensive approach working alongside dog owners to create strong bonds and sustained obedience.
Training takes time, commitment, and balance. Dog Training Elite will be there every step of the way, to help you and your dog achieve sustained, deep-rooted obedience.
Not all training packages may be available at our Dog Training Elite Mesa location, please reference our pricing page for complete information on services offered.
Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation
At Dog Training Elite Mesa, 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 Mesa works with the Malinois Foundation to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.