In-Home Training Packages

Silver

$1,495

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 3 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 6 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)

Gold

$1,995

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 6 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 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)

Platinum

$2,995

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

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 9 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 18 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)
  • *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)

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

Puppy Packages

Cub

For clients in search of a puppy.

$150/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

Beta

Designed for puppies 8 - 16 weeks of age

$545

Included with Package: DTE Puppy Webinar access and Puppy Box

  • In-Home, One-on-One Training Sessions 4, 30 minute sessions
  • Group Training Classes 4 classes
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Down
  • Stop Biting
  • Stop Chewing
  • Stop Digging
  • Stop Jumping
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Socialization Tips
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Caring for Your Puppy

Alpha

Designed for puppies 8 - 20 weeks of age

$745

Included with Package: DTE Puppy Webinar access, Puppy Box and access to Vimeo videos on Stand, Perch, Touch, Spot, Paw, Calming Stops

  • In-Home, One-on-One Training Sessions 6, 30 minute sessions
  • Group Training Classes Unlimited classes until puppy is 24 weeks of age
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Down
  • Stop Biting
  • Stop Chewing
  • Stop Digging
  • Stop Jumping
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Socialization Tips
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Caring for Your Puppy
  • Calming Stops

Puppy Pack Package

Designed for puppies 8 - 16 weeks of age

$395

Included with Package: DTE Puppy Webinar access and Puppy Box

  • Group Training Classes 4, 45 minute classes
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Down
  • Stop Biting
  • Stop Chewing
  • Stop Digging
  • Stop Jumping
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Socialization Tips
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Caring for Your Puppy

Whole Den Puppy Pet Package

Designed for puppies 8 - 10 weeks of age

Call for Details

Included with Package: DTE Puppy Webinar access, Puppy Box and access to Vimeo videos on Stand, Perch, Touch, Spot, Paw, Calming Stops

  • Day-board & Train Elite Training Camp(Monday through Friday) 1 Week
  • In-Home, One-on-One Training Sessions 6, 30 minute sessions
  • Group Training Classes Unlimited classes until puppy is 24 weeks of age
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Down
  • Stop Biting
  • Stop Chewing
  • Stop Digging
  • Stop Jumping
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Socialization Tips
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Caring for Your Puppy

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

Designed for puppies age 8-20 weeks of age.
Prepares your young puppy for formal training.

Therapy Dog

Therapy Dog

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

$3,245

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).

  • Puppy Selection advice
  • Private, one-on-one training sessions in your home and the community 9 Sessions
  • Group Training Classes 20 sessions
  • AKC Training
  • Therapy bandana, ID Card, and Certificate of Training
  • An exclusive directory of therapy events and locations for you to donate your time
  • Come
  • Sit, Down
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Quiet
  • Off, Wait
  • Leash Manners
  • People Manners
  • Load up in the car / kennel
  • Make a friend
  • Choose one personalized greeting (high five, shake, hug, etc.)
  • Top-notch off leash obedience
  • Distraction Training

Facility Packages

Whole Den Puppy Pet Package

Designed for puppies 8 - 10 weeks of age

Call for Details

Included with Package: DTE Puppy Webinar access, Puppy Box and access to Vimeo videos on Stand, Perch, Touch, Spot, Paw, Calming Stops

  • Day-board & Train Elite Training Camp(Monday through Friday) 1 Week
  • In-Home, One-on-One Training Sessions 6, 30 minute sessions
  • Group Training Classes Unlimited classes until puppy is 24 weeks of age
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Down
  • Stop Biting
  • Stop Chewing
  • Stop Digging
  • Stop Jumping
  • Housebreaking & Potty Training
  • Crate Training
  • Socialization Tips
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Caring for Your Puppy

Electronic training collar included with purchase of Elite Training Camp & Service Training Camp
*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:

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

Mobility Support Dog Training

16 One-on-One Sessions

Call for Details

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

14 One-on-One Sessions

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 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 Alert Dog Training

24 One-on-One Sessions

Call for Details

Living a balanced life with Type 1 diabetes isn't always easy. With the support of a diabetic alert dog, that balance becomes a possibility. Alert dogs for diabetics provide the stability, safety and support that allows for increased activity and peace of mind. Diabetic alert service dog tasks are customizable, but examples include:

  • Alert to Highs & Lows
  • Alert Others in the Home
  • Medical Response

Lifestyle Training Packages

Adventure Dog

$2,995

With Adventure Dog training you and your dog can enjoy all of the fun activities that the great outdoors has to offer. Take your dog with you on life's great adventures!

Training Equipment Included: E-Collar

  • Private, one-on-one training sessions 6 Sessions
  • In Field training sessions 3 Sessions
  • Group dog training sessions 18 Sessions
  • Come
  • Sit, Down
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Quiet
  • Off, Wait
  • Set Boundaries
  • People Manners
  • Leash Manners
  • Build Confidence & Calm Anxiety
  • Control Destructive Behavior
  • Control Reactivity (dog & human)
  • Potty Training
  • Get in Car/Kennel
  • + Specialty Skills* Below:
  • *Off leash obedience
  • *Ride on a paddle board
  • *Ride in a kayak, canoe, or boat
  • *Swimming and water safety
  • *Ride on a golf cart or ATV
  • *Ride on a sled or skateboard
  • *Heel & run next to you on a bike
  • *Heel & run next to you on a scooter
  • *Heel & run next to you on a jog or hike
  • *Keep a 20ft. radius in camp

*Specialty skills & extras are based upon your dogs ability, and must be approved by a DTE trainer.
Purchase of additional training & safety equipment may be required.

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 Minneapolis / St. Paul Metro Area


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Welcome to Dog Training Elite Twin Cities! We are a professional, family owned Minneapolis / St. Paul-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 Minneapolis / St. Paul 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 Twin Cities 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 Twin Cities, 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 Twin Cities 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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George's knowledge and guidance has had an invaluable impact on my reactive dog and our family, I highly recommend Dog Training Elite to anyone struggling to manage their dog's reactive behavior. Thanks to George, we have training tools and tricks that WORK to keep my dog calm and responsive to my commands. I'm so proud of the progress my dog has made with George's excellent training. I've learned so much and I'm so grateful that I found a trainer who is patient, understanding, and sees the best in my dog.
— Kayleigh Halter
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I have seen the effectiveness of DTE Twin Cities training methods and the positive transformation in the behavior of the dogs they train. George genuinely wants each owner to have the best possible relationship with their dog so that they can experience all the fun activities and joy that dogs bring to our lives. If you would like to make your dog a bigger part of your lifestyle, I encourage you to contact DTE Twin Cities.
— Vince Conrad
Posted July 28th 2022
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George is a fantastic trainer. He's dedicated and truly passionate about improving the bond between dogs and their owners. I highly recommend him for all of your training needs!
— craig fizer
Posted June 14th 2022
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George is awesome and Karma is the sweetest, most well-behaved Rottweiler ever. The level of training she has is amazing!
— Valerie de Armas
Posted May 24th 2022
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George is such an amazing dog trainer and so passionate about giving back to his community!
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