Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in Milwaukee

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Empowering Owners

We work with dogs of any breed, size or age - and we empower owners with lifelong skills to continue successes.


  • 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

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We strongly believe that the key to sustained obedience and training is to empower owners to be an integral part of the training experience.

Dog Training Elite Milwaukee offers expert in-home dog training near you in Milwaukee.
In-Home Training

Dog obedience classes are held on a consistent basis and are included in most packages. Our dog obedience training classes are designed to place yourself and your dog in public places (surrounded by other dogs, people, smells, and sounds)!

Dog Training Elite Milwaukee offers professional group dog training programs near you in Milwaukee.
Socialized Group Training

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Milwaukee Metro Area


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Welcome to Dog Training Elite Milwaukee! We are a professional, family owned Milwaukee-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 Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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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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.
Dog Training Elite Milwaukee has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite Milwaukee?

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.

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We are often at home shows in your area! Our passion for dogs and service sets us apart. All of our local dog trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do. We want to build a community for our clients that love their dogs just as much as we do and once you begin the training process with us, you become a part of the Dog Training Elite family.

Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite Milwaukee, 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 Milwaukee 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!

Not only is she a knowledgeable and effective trainer but she makes the training fun and enjoyable. She is kind sincere and fun to be around and once dogs have the basics she has a variety of fun activities and games to play to keep dog training engaging and interesting for all.... Most of her jokes are pretty good also.
— Christopher Roth
Posted July 29th 2022
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Mary was great to work with and genuinely cares about the dogs she works with! Made a huge difference training with my puppy Allie. Allie is going to have a fun happy life as a result! Highly recommend!
— amber420kay
Posted July 11th 2022
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Started my puppy with DTEM at around 8 months old. Before starting training he would pull on walks, playfully bite, jump on anyone passing by and had a hard time listening (normal puppy behavior). Now, four months later we go on off-leash walks everyday! He never jumps or bites and has started following commands out of habit (without having to be told and without the use of e-collar). Mary is very knowledgeable about e-collar training and worked SO well with my pup! My only complaint is that I wish I would’ve started sooner!!
— genna
Posted July 11th 2022
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I'd like to take a moment to talk about my experience with "Milwaukee Dog Training", Mary, the trainer, to be exact. I was at a cross road in life and was advised to get a puppy/pal for the next chapter of my life. Due to the fact I was in the middle of several life changing operations and would be rehabbing them for 2 yrs, the timing was right. I picked the breed that fit my needs and finally found my puppy/pal and drove to get him.... in Maine. A handsome American Staffordshire Terrier, brindle in color. Now, I needed a LEGITIMATE/certified trainer to teach me how to be a responsible owner, even more so because of the breed. Due to my physical limitations, I qualified to have the puppy trained as a Service Animal. Mary instantly made me feel at ease with her presence and guidance, as she began to teach ME how to train and bond with my puppy, Tiberius. During the process, there were several times I needed "real time" advice on " what to do" at that moment and she always made me NOT feel silly for any questions or concerns I had and ALWAYS gave me sound advice. I even sent her pics of the 1st baby tooth I found! I can't count how many people have complimented Tiberius and how well behaved/trained he is!!! I'm very proud of him and couldn't have gotten him there without Mary's no- nonsense, spot on, solid techniques, and advice. She's still working on MY training and consistency, lol. Dog. Tony Workman
— John A Workman (Tony)
Posted July 6th 2022
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We signed up with Dog Training Elite for Bailey, our 2-year-old Labrador mix who was extremely reactive to other dogs while on leash. Mary taught her and us the basics and then tailored our sessions to Bailey’s particular needs and how best to address her reactivity issues. Mary is knowledgeable and creative in her approach. Mary’s love for dogs and commitment to improve their lives are evident. Bailey’s progress in six weeks has been tremendous, and Mary has provided us with useful strategies going forward. Bailey is much calmer on walks and is able to enjoy herself. We highly recommend Dog Training Elite. Mary has changed the life of our dog, Bailey for the better.
— Jean Zanoni
Posted June 30th 2022
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Mary at Dog training elite Milwaukee helped us get on the right track with our doodle. In just 6 short home sessions George learned the basic commands, and-is a much better listener. Our goals were to be able to walk George on a leash without pulling, enjoy our dog and play in the backyard without fear that he’d see something and bolt or accidentally run from us ( which happened) All of our goals were met. We are enjoying our dog outside, playing ball and running in the yard every day. What we learned from Mary was invaluable and it has made a huge difference. George loves to please us and we have a happy fun- loving dog! We couldn’t be happier!
— Cathy Brisk
Posted June 27th 2022
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We really enjoyed working with Mary in our home. We have a schnauzer who knew some commands but needed further training, especially barking when people come to our home. She is an excellent teacher, her methods are firm but friendly. I would definitely recommend her.
— Martin Duchow
Posted June 7th 2022
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Our dog was really having issues with reactivity, pulling on the leash, and jumping on people. After one session with Mary, there was significant progress and after six sessions, our dog is much better behaved! Our dog really enjoyed learning new commands and working with Mary. She was very experienced and professional and I would highly recommend dog training elite to anyone looking to improve their dog's behavior.
— Alicia Jackowiak
Posted June 6th 2022
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Mary is a pleasant, positive person who looks for the best in dogs. She has an understanding of the differences in each breed and how to bring out the best in each dog. She is punctual, and teaches skills both the dog and owner can learn and continue to use. I would highly recommend her as your dog trainer.
— Rosmary Holtsclaw
Posted June 6th 2022
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We have a very high spirited doodle. Mary was helpful in giving us confidence in training our pup. After six in home visits and a few group sessions so far, we have seen a major transformation in our girl. Her spirit was never broken but she listens much better than before. We have gotten many compliments on how well behaved our dog is. Best decision ever to have Mary help train us!
— Denice Bernstein
Posted May 25th 2022
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Mary did a great job of evaluating needs and suggesting realistic options for our puppy. We have been very happy with her knowledge, suggestions and expertise as we continue to trust the process.
— Deb Kapp
Posted May 25th 2022
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DTE and Mary have been great from the start! No pressure to sign up and a convenient in home consultation to explain the programs she has to offer. Our pup would be a total mess without her program, I'm so glad we started him right away at 15 weeks! We are completing basic and advanced obedience and then heading for our Service Dog Certification. Our favorite part are the in home sessions which are convenient and help you get a jump start before heading into a group setting with distractions.
— Shauna Tisdall
Posted May 24th 2022
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Mary is so much fun to work with and she is an exceptional dog trainer!
— Kelley Rosequist
Posted May 18th 2022
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Mary was absolutely wonderful to work with, she was very personable yet professional and focused on the task at hand. She is extremely friendly and truly cares about getting quality results. She's an active community member and is changing lives for dogs and their owners in the Milwaukee area. I wish I could give her 10 stars, highly recommend!
— Kyle Christie
Posted May 17th 2022
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Mary has been very helpful in training our puppy, Tucker. Before working with Mary, we didn’t trust Tucker fully outside to stay in our yard. After at home training sessions & group training sessions with other puppies in the park, Tucker knows to stay in the yard and to come to us when called. One call of “come” and Tucker comes back to us, even if he’s distracted in the yard. We can even let Tucker off of his leash to roam other areas, knowing that he will listen to our commands & come back when called. The group sessions have also been helpful because we trust that even when Tucker is socializing with other dogs or people, he will still keep his listening ears open to us and respond to us on the first call.
— d ziet
Posted December 5th 2021
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Overall the experience was fantastic! My dog Pippin (almost 4 yr old border collie mix) struggled with jumping on people, staying in one spot when told, and he had a bad habit of running away and not coming back when called. After going through his training with Dog Training Elite he has improved a lot and gets better with every session!
— Erik Charney
Posted October 30th 2021
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Mary was great to work with! When we started sessions with Dog Training Elite (DTE) Milwaukee, my puppy (Briar, a four-month-old Lab) could not sit/stay in one spot for longer than a few seconds and absolutely hated going for walks. She would spend more time rolling in the grass, barking, or pulling on the leash to go back home than actually walking. At the end of our in-home training sessions, Briar could come the first time I called her, sit and place with implied stay while I left the room (and still be sitting there when I returned!) and now walks on a leash (heel) without spending the majority of our walk laying down or pulling. We just started group training sessions and Mary has given great advice to help me and Briar work through distractions, so she listens to me in all settings and not just at home. Mary took the time to modify or break the commands into steps my puppy could understand. Not only did she work with Briar, but she also taught me how to work with my puppy and train through her avoidance behavior. After working with Mary, I am confident to continue training my dog by myself and Briar is on her way to mastering all the commands in DTE’s training program!
— Emily Zietlow
Posted October 27th 2021
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My dog, Rosie, a 2 year-old hound mix, was a chronic puller on walks and seldom listened to my commands. After a SINGLE DTE training session, no more pulling! I had been trying to eradicate this behavior for over a year, and it took DTE all of 45 minutes to correct. Absolutely wild. We're 4 training sessions in and Rosie is a completely different animal. She listens when I speak to her and has mastered really useful commands like "heel" and "place". We've even started walking off leash in the park at times. A dog that used to feverishly chase after any and every squirrel, bunny, or other dog now walks by my side and listens to my every word. In addition to Rosie being way better behaved, DTE has me, as a dog owner, feeling way better equipped to continue training on my own. I used to think I knew what I was doing but have since learned the numerous errors of my ways. Thank you, Mary and DTE Milwaukee!
— Dan Pettay
Posted October 11th 2021
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