In-Home Training Packages

Silver

$1,995

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • Group Training Session 8 Sessions
  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 2 Sessions
  • Come
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking and whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)

Gold

$2,495

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • Group Training Sessions 12 Sessions
  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5 Sessions
  • Come
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Get Into Car
  • Go home(go into kennel or dog house)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Running Away & Bolting Through Doors
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • STOP Reactivity (Dog & Human)

Platinum

$3,495

Platinum offers advanced obedience/behavioral modification with a goal of off-leash control. Includes additional training options and offers more one-on-one and group sessions than Gold.

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • Group Training Sessions 16 Sessions
  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 8 Sessions
  • Come
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Get Into Car
  • Go home(go into kennel or dog house)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Running Away & Bolting Through Doors
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • STOP Reactivity (Dog & Human)
  • AKC Advanced CGC & Urban CGC Certification
  • Choose to Address 1 of the Following Advanced Concerns: *Control Aggression (dog & human) *Stay with You on Jog(off leash) *Emotional Support Training(ESA) *Therapy Dog Training
  • *Dogs must be evaluated prior to being accepted into specialized training programs.

* Choose one of the specialized training options based upon your dog's abilities.
May require purchase of additional training equipment.

Puppy Packages

Puppy Essentials - In Home

For puppies 10 - 20 weeks old (must start no later than 16 weeks)

$1,495

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 3 Sessions
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Quiet
  • Leash Training
  • Stop Nipping & Biting
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate & Kennel Training
  • Noise Desensitization Doorbell, vacuum, etc.
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification
  • 2 Rounds of Vaccinations Required (DHPP)

Puppy Essentials - Facility

For puppies 2 - 5 months old

$895

  • Group Training Sessions 6 Facility Group Sessions
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Off
  • Leash Training
  • Stop Nipping & Biting
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate & Kennel Training
  • Noise Desensitization Doorbell, vacuum, etc.
  • Puppy Playtime Vaccination records required
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification

Puppy Essentials Webinar

70 Minute Webinar

$45

Our trusted puppy class is now available "on-demand" from the comfort of your home! Plus you will also get a personal call with one of our experienced dog trainers for a tailored experience. This webinar video is designed for owners of puppies age 8-16 weeks old, and will be accessible to you for a 3-day period via Eventbrite.com (easy to use website!) Select today's or tomorrow's date to get immediate access to the video! You can also add a $45 Puppy Kit during checkout to have essential puppy tools delivered right to your door!

  • 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

Facility Packages

Puppy Essentials - Facility

For puppies 2 - 5 months old

$895

  • Group Training Sessions 6 Facility Group Sessions
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Off
  • Leash Training
  • Stop Nipping & Biting
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate & Kennel Training
  • Noise Desensitization Doorbell, vacuum, etc.
  • Puppy Playtime Vaccination records required
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification

Elite Training Camp

For dogs 4+ months old

$2,995

Leave your dog with us in the morning and get a well-trained dog in the evening!

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • Day-board & Train(M-F 8am - 6pm) 2 Weeks
  • One-On-One Facility Training Sessions 2 Sessions
  • Group Training Sessions 8 Park Groups
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Off
  • Leash Training
  • Stop Nipping & Biting
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate & Kennel Training
  • Noise Desensitization(doorbell, vacuum, etc.)
  • Puppy Playtime(vaccination records required)
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Sit-Stay at a Distance
  • Down-Stay at a Distance
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification

Service Training Camp

For service dogs in training

$3,995

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • Day-board and Train(M-F 7am-7pm) 3 Weeks
  • One-On-One Training SessionsAt our facilities 4 Sessions
  • Group Training SessionsAt our facilities 12 Sessions
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Off
  • Leash Training
  • Stop Nipping & Biting
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate & Kennel Training
  • Noise Desensitization(doorbell, vacuum, etc.)
  • Puppy Playtime(vaccination records required)
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certification
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Sit-Stay at a Distance
  • Down-Stay at a Distance
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification
  • Introduction to Task Training
  • Community Training
  • Public Access Practice Test
  • AKC Advanced CGC & AKC Urban CGC Certification


*Specialized training options are based upon your dog's abilities and may require purchase of additional training equipment.

Service Training Packages

We offer free consultations to evaluate 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 evaluation! All service dog training packages include:

  • All Service Dog Programs include one-on-one training sessions, 8 park group classes, basic & advanced obedience training, task training, AKC & IAADP testing, and 4 service dog public access group classes.
  • Specialized training evaluations need to be done at our facility. Service Dog Training is based on your dog’s abilities. Purchase of additional training equipment may be required. All Service animals are trained to help mitigate a disability for their handler. All dogs are to be evaluated prior to being accepted into Specialized Training.
  • AKC Testing
  • Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

Mobility Support Dog Training

20 One-on-One Sessions

$6,995

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:

  • Forward Momentum Pull
  • Counterbalance
  • Open Doors with Adaptive Equipment
  • Turn Lights On/Off
  • Item Retrieval

Personalized Autism Canines

16 One-on-One Sessions

$6,695

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 dog tasks are customizable, but examples include:

  • Deep Pressure Therapy
  • Anchor a Child Who Wanders
  • Sensory Assistance
  • Find Help
  • Redirect Repetitive Behaviors

Psychiatric / PTSD Support Dog

12 One-on-One Sessions

$3,995

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 dog tasks are customizable, but examples include:

  • Grounding
  • Deep Pressure Therapy
  • Panic Response
  • Create a Physical Buffer
  • Interrupt Repetitive Behaviors

Diabetic / Medical Alert Service Dog

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Living a balanced and independent life with chronic illness is not usually easy. Alert dogs for these individuals provide the stability, safety and support that allows for increased activity and peace of mind. Dog Training Elite offers free in-home evaluations to assess if a current family dog can be trained to become a medical alert service dog or can help you select a dog for training. Examples of medical alert dog tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Alerting to Blood Sugar Levels / Medical Episodes
  • Retrieving Medicine
  • Altering Others / Getting Help
  • Medical Response & Mitigation
  • Additional tasks as needed, must be approved by trainer

Service Puppies

$5,995 + Service Training Package

A fully obedience-trained service puppy (6 months and older) has been carefully selected, trained and has undergone extensive socialization by Dog Training Elite. Additional training will be required once the puppy is placed. This is ideal for individuals who want to be a part of a service dog's puppy and development years and training process.

Client will be required to purchase additional training to complete the specialized service dog training program.

Fully Trained Service Dogs

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We offer fully trained service dogs that have been thoroughly trained in advanced obedience, socialization, potty training, crate training, community training, and advanced service training.

A fully trained service dog will be able to go anywhere you go, assisting you in any venue, allowing you to regain your independence. Contact Dog Training Elite Mesa for more information!

Therapy / Emotional Support

Therapy Dog

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

$3,495

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).

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • Group Training Sessions 8 Sessions
  • Private Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 8 Sessions
  • Come
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Get into Car
  • Go home(go into kennel or dog house)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Mouthing & Nipping
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Running Away & Bolting Through Doors
  • STOP Chasing Animals
  • AKC Advanced CGC & Urban CGC Certification
  • Therapy Dog Training OR Emotional Support Training (ESA)
  • Make a friend
  • Choose one personalized greeting (high five, shake, hug, etc.)

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.

All Protection Programs include: E-Collar

Personal Protection - Level One

A dog that is trained to intimidate but not engage.

$3,995

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

Personal Protection - Level Two

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

$5,395

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

Personal Protection - Level Three

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

$6,995

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

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Whether you are on active duty in the military or a retired vet, we want to show our gratitude by offering a discount on any training package. Call to learn more!


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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 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 Mesa Metro Area


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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!

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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 work's with the Malinois Foundation to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.

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We help your dog become a valued companion and beloved member of the family. Read what our customers have to say and then give us a call!

Had my Service Dog trained over the last year with the team she was able to complete her testing in August. Had some hiccups with protection training but was resolved. Overall Neil the owner great to work with very personable and passionate about the dogs training. Megan has done great job communicating since stepping in to handle things.
— kenny j
Posted September 15th 2022
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We love training with Ashley. She takes the time to make sure we understand everything and personalizes the training to our dog and unique needs. Our dog has gone from pulling on a leash & jumping on people to healing and looking to us for direction. We are looking forward to completing the service dog training and are confident we will be able to do so with Ashley’s help.
— Jennifer Giannetta
Posted November 24th 2021
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I had Ashley as my trainer and she was the absolute best! She was very thorough with the training for my dog Rufus. I am pleased when taking him out and having people come up to me giving him and myself compliments of how well he behaves. I would recommend Ashley as she does not only work from my place but we did a session with walking around old town Scottsdale to make sure he still would work through with the distractions outside. I have not made it to group Class yet but I do look forward to working Rufus with other dogs and have a chance for him to win a prize in the class.
— Andrew Federico
Posted November 18th 2021
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We had a great experience with our trainers. Initially we hired them to help us with a rescue pitbull but it didn’t work out and we were forced to do something different for our family with young kids. The remaining balance of our pre-paid training was applied to our new puppy and the experience has been remarkable! I’ve had dogs my entire life and always considered myself well informed and able to manage my dogs. Dog Training Elite took what I knew to the next level… maybe a few levels. It’s been amazing to have a young puppy so well behaved. I would recommend these trainers to anyone looking for help with their dog.
— Howard Hansen
Posted October 18th 2021
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I was in desperate need of a service dog. I went to DTE after a lot of research and physically observing their dogs and trainers at one of their events. When I arrived at their Mesa location, I was greeted by the most amazing people. They were kind, took a lot of time and effort to understand my needs and my disabilities. They had payment plans that fit my needs and had equipment I would need for training on site. I was lucky to have trainer Lexi. She did absolute wonders with my dog. By day two, my dog was tasking for my disability. Over the course of 3 weeks, Lexi got my dog ready to pass the CGC, CGCU, CGCA, PA, and ALL of the service dog tasks I requested. We were tested by Alex, who made what could have been the most stressful day ever, instead fun, light, and very enjoyable. This was not all. After testing, I was invited to join Service Dog group classes. This was run by Priscilla and Ashley. I was beyond nervous to go to our first class, but Ashley assured me that it was going to be great. I can’t put into words how supportive the class was. Priscilla was so knowledgeable and helped make little corrections with my dog which greatly impacted his behavior. I gained the confidence I needed and my dogs skills skyrocketed. I can not recommend this company enough. If you want results, respect, encouragement, understanding, and a friendly environment, DTE is for you.
— Dina Ransom
Posted July 22nd 2021
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DTE’s professionals - Alex, Ashley and Aspen (Triple A) have provided their knowledge and tools to help our dog Astrid gain confidence and make good decisions. Through Triple A’s direction, Astrid has made considerable strides in being a good, respectful, obedient and fun Doberman. Thank you Alex, Ashley, and Aspen for your solid expertise, real problem solving skills and real life, practical training . Astrid .
— Al Interiano
Posted June 26th 2021
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Ashely has been great with my dog. I have seen a big improvement with his obedience especially with recall and reactivity towards other dogs.
— lorenajocelyne
Posted June 12th 2021
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I enjoyed the work they were able to do with both myself and my dog. Throughout the training I got to see many different trainers but received the same training for each specific course. They were capable to turn my life and my dogs around. They built up the confidence is both of us and showed the world that we are able to be in control. Each lesson was thought out and properly prepared to best teach both of us what we needed to be successful. I continue to look forward to our ongoing lessons and those who have helped us(Ashley, Neal,John,Aspen, Dani and their whole communication team)!
— Dallin Howell
Posted June 10th 2021
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Every one there, literally everyone is amazing. All of the trainers are awesome and super friendly. They show that they are genuinely interested in asking your dog a more well rounded pet. I just finished the 6 week puppy course and my pup is doing so great. I can't say enough about how amazing this group of trainers are. Ashley stood out as super energetic and super friendly. She came to do the evaluation on my dog and demonstrated what we could hope to expect with her dog. All at my home. And she was involved in every class. Aspen was awesome also. Everyone was great I just can't remember all of their names. But Ashley and Aspen stood out. Thank you guys so much for helping me train my pup. Can't wait to go on to the more advanced classes.
— Clarence Jimenez
Posted June 4th 2021
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People always ask who trained your dog and I always say dog training elite. They trained my dog to become a service animal . They helped me get a new normal with my service dog. I could never thank them enough for what they do . They have a great team and are always willing to help . Again thank you dog training elite.
— jose declusin
Posted May 29th 2021
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I am currently training my 3 dog's and they are doing so well. They follow all the commands with the e collar. All of my dogs know basic obedience in the house and we are currently doing group training and it is going really good. The staff at dog training elite is amazing and respond quickly to questions.
— Sarah Becker
Posted May 29th 2021
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We have been thrilled with Dog Training Elite, Ashley has been wonderful for our puppy! Would highly recommend!
— Vanessa Grothaus
Posted May 29th 2021
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We have had an excellent experience with Ashley at Dog Training Elite thus far! She had only 2 trainings with my 6 month only pup and it’s be night/day difference in those two session- but TBH even after 1 session it was successful. She’s assertive yet caring which considering my apprehension with the collar, she worked with me to feel amazingly comfortable. She also texts to come early if that works for your scheduling. I highly recommend Ashley and as I move through my 6-8 month commitment with Dog Training Elite, I’ll be sure to review further. I will say the only reason this isn’t 5 star is their administration needs work. Scheduling is not easy. Confirmations of your appointment day of are via text... but scheduling you have to psychically call. Why? Additionally, each trainer cannot schedule appointments other than their own schedule. Which is a PITA if that trainer’s schedule is full on the desired time/day and now you have to call the office. I’ve called at least 7-8 times since seeking out initial service and despite each staff telling me there is “always” at least one person answering phones (except for 1 hour for a meeting on Mondays), I ALWAYS have to leave a voicemail and await a return call up to 2 days later- or me calling back myself impatiently. The finance guy has also called to collect full payments a couple of times despite having talked to him prior and been on the 3 month payment plan. So administration needs work but training by Ashley and TBD others! makes it worth the patience!
— Jeff Frost
Posted May 25th 2021
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