Psychiatric

Service Dog Training


Psychiatric Service Dog Trainers in Minneapolis / St. Paul

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At Dog Training Elite Twin Cities, we offer a large assortment of service dog training packages. Combine that with our highly personalized approach and our in-home trainers we ensure that you as the owner and your dog create a strong bond along with sustained obedience. Service dogs are highly valued in the mental health, health care and disability community and are protected under the ADA laws which allow owners to take their service dog with them everywhere they go.

Psychiatric service dog training in Minneapolis / St. Paul is one of these training packages we provide at Dog Training Elite. These dogs are trained to assist their owners with a wide variety of psychiatric or mental disabilities including PTSD, high anxiety, stress, depression and can help to reduce suicidal ideation. A fully trained service dog will be able to go anywhere you go, assisting you in any venue, allowing you to regain your independence.

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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

About Psychiatric Service Dog Training


At Dog Training Elite Twin Cities, we provide full psychiatric service dog training for residents in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. We will ensure that, along with the specialized service training, we will provide advanced obedience, socialization, potty training, crate training and community training. Our process allows us to easily complete our psychiatric service dog training at your home or within the environment where behaviors manifest whether that be in a park or around other dogs. We also work closely with foundations, mental health and medical communities to create the most successful psychiatric service dog training program.

Dog Training Elite provides full psychiatric service dog training programs near you in Minneapolis / St. Paul.

Dog Training Elite Twin Cities Offers Free Evalutions


Dog Training Elite offers free in-home evaluations to assess if a current family dog can be trained to become a psychiatric service dog or can help you select a service puppy or dog for training. We offer a unique in-home dog training method that involves owners in the training process, ensuring that training is never undone and both owners and their dogs are bonding and empowered.

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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.

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!

George was really great to work with for the past 9 weeks! We have an Australian cattle dog with bad aggression, and I never thought we would see the change in him that we do! It’s still a work in progress but George was always so helpful and patient with him and very knowledgeable! We would recommend DTE to anyone we know! We have Far more confidence going into situations with our dog now than we did before!
— Lexi Kingsley
Posted September 10th 2022
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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
Posted August 8th 2022
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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!
— Kelley Rosequist
Posted May 24th 2022
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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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