Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in Nashville, TN

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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 Central Nashville offers expert in-home dog training near you in Nashville.
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 Central Nashville offers professional group dog training programs near you in Nashville.
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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Nashville, TN Metro Area

Welcome to Dog Training Elite Central Nashville! We are a professional, family owned Nashville, TN-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 Nashville, TN 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 Central Nashville 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 Services in Nashville, TN

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Dog Training Elite Central Nashville has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite Central Nashville?

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 Central Nashville, 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 Central Nashville 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!

I have LOVED my experience with Eric and Dog Training Elite! The best investment I could've made for me and my dog. 10/10 I would recommend them!!!
— Katrina Seekamp
Posted September 23rd 2023
I love Dog Training Elite! We recently finished our 6 private lessons and have moved on to our 12 group lessons. I can't believe how well our 6-month-old golden retriever/lab mix listens and obeys. I LOVE that she listens because we've bonded through our training and not because I've bribed her with treats. Both Malancy and Brad have been amazing to work with and the training has been so consistent. We're new to group lessons, but it's already been great to take what we've learned at home and now apply it in a group setting with other dogs and dog parents going through the same program. DTE really wants you and your dog to bond and succeed. They're super professional, supportive, and non-judgmental. I also love how the training I've been doing with our dog is translating into her also respecting and obeying my husband and kids with the same commands and praise. At first, it sounded like a lot of money to me to pay for dog training, but I promise you it's worth every penny. I love knowing that by the time we fully graduate from training (if not sooner), we're going to be able to take Pepper anywhere dogs are allowed without having to worry about her or fight with her to get her to obey. If we decide to go the therapy dog route after completing our initial training, I'll definitely be sticking with DTE for that training as well.
— Lindsey Russell
Posted August 28th 2023
Worth every penny! We aren’t even halfway through with training and I’m just blown away. Jason is AMAZING. He’s so great with my dog, I couldn’t even believe how easily he captured her attention from day 1. He made training simple and easy to understand and was available anytime I had questions or concerns. My life with my dog has improved significantly and I’m very excited to see how much further we can go!
— Callie Shedd
Posted August 25th 2023
I had a dog I was certain I would have to re-home if I ever decided to travel…at least until I met Jason and his beautiful dog at the Lawn and Garden show. My beautiful little Sheltie has blossomed since training began last spring. We have a ways to go to become a bit more social, but the change in my dog and in her level of confidence is remarkable! Thanks to Jason and to Dog Training Elite. I would recommend you to anyone!
— Barbara Deberry
Posted August 21st 2023
These guys are absolutely awesome! They have taken our 1-year old Great Dane and have helped us transform her into the best, most well behaved dog I have ever owned. Eric, Jason, and Parker are pure professionals. Thanks to them the same out-of-control Great Dane is working to become the service dog that I need. Couldn’t thank you all enough for what you have done for me and Shada.
— Jonathan Breckel
Posted August 19th 2023
Could not have asked for a better experience! I had Parker literally meet me and my anxious kids the day after we brought our 8 week old puppy home to TN on an airplane. Parker got us set off on the right start and helped alleviate so much of our anxiety about training our first dog. Eric then helped us during dog training build the skills that we needed to be successful at home. I loved the in-home training so that we could focus on personalizing our training and getting our pup used to the daily routine of our busy home. Plus my kids could also get trained since they were the ones who needed to learn how to be consistent and clear with the commands. Here we are at 5 months old and our puppy is such a joy to have in our home - all thanks to Parker and Eric, our dog whisperers.
— Heather R
Posted July 25th 2023
Parker and Eric have worked wonders for my pup, Moose! I’m told all of the time that he’s so well-behaved for his age. I feel so much more confident as an owner and have no problems taking him out in public. One of my favorite things about Parker and Eric is their strong but fair approach. This training was so worth it! Highly recommend.
— Hannah Seegmiller
Posted July 23rd 2023
— gabe fillmore
Posted July 21st 2023
We have an Australian Shepherd, Duke, who loves everybody and just gets really excited in general over people and his frisbee. In his excited state it's tough to get him to listen to commands that he already knows. I felt like I had good treat training down but I needed help getting him to listen when I needed him to the most. Now my dog knows how to recall perfectly, he is so well behaved and I can communicate with him super effectively and reliably. We have a lot more fun together now because of our training. Parker is awesome! He is extremely patient and he listens to what your concerns are. What sticks out in addition to his ability to be a great dog trainer and to be so confident his work, is his ability to also communicate in a straightforward but encouraging way to us as the humans. It seems half of dog training is also human training. I can say with confidence that our time and financial investment into training has paid off tenfold!
— Don C
Posted July 11th 2023
Parker and the team are phenomenal! We really appreciated their help and support with Brody. Highly recommend.
— Sarah Loggins
Posted June 11th 2023
We are absolutely thrilled with the Training that our Eddie received from Parker and Jason - we started with him as a puppy and everyone is amazed at how well he's doing for such a young dog. I recommend them to all of my neighbors. Well worth the money for a well behaved puppy!
— Brenda Douglass
Posted June 8th 2023
Parker and Jason are phenomenal dog trainers. We have a Malinois and worked with Parker in the home for 8 sessions. By the end of those 8 sessions my dog, Malcolm, was able to stay in his place while company came to the house. We also have been able to take him in public just about anywhere without fear of negative behavior. We have now “graduated” to the group sessions with Jason. These are so much fun for us and the dog because he has always struggled being around other dogs. I am so glad I invested in this training. Ultimately it has made my dog more confident and our bond stronger.
— Taylor Netterville
Posted June 7th 2023
Dog Training Elite is an incredible business. Parker is so slay and nose what to do. He is practically a medium for dogs, like a mind reader. What a fabulous lad.
— Emme Haslam
Posted June 7th 2023
My German Shepherd was out of control. Brad taught me how to teach my dog and how to modify his behavior. At first he was aggressive towards other dogs and would pull so hard it would hurt my arm. Now he is a pleasure to take for a walk. He heels well, sits, lies down on command. Will stay in his safe space for hours. He is only 18 months old. He is a pleasure to have in the house. He now plays with other dogs at the dog park and has calmed down a lot. Thanks Brad for helping me learn how to teach my dog, I now enjoy my relationship with him.
— James Knott
Posted May 26th 2023
Jason has been absolutely fantastic to work with! When we began, my puppy was wild. Now here we are 6 weeks later and he is doing very well! I am excited to continue training and very excited to be able to take my dog out without worry whether or not I can control him. I highly recommend them!!
— Tiffany Robinson
Posted April 10th 2023
I had a good experience with Dog Training Elite. My dog listens and follows commands. I appreciate the time and expertise during the private and group lessons. Parker was able to work with my very stubborn dog.
— janet barnes
Posted April 7th 2023
Parker is an amazing trainer! He transformed my spoiled rotten 2 year old chocolate lab into an awesome dog! Just the first day (1 hour) of training she was a totally different dog. Now I can take her anywhere with or without a leash. She listens to my commands and doesn’t drag me where she wants to go, but right beside me the whole time. I used to watch dog training shows like Cesar Millan and think I can do that, but man I was wrong! I had no idea I was doing it all wrong and then Parker showed me in less than an hour what a great dog she can be! I am so happy with DTE and Parker!
— Dianne Anderson
Posted December 20th 2022
Parker and staff at Dog Training Elite are second none! Their knowledge and skills cannot be surpassed. Parker is not only a great trainer, he is also a great teacher. The lessons he has taught me about training my own dogs have been invaluable. If you are looking for dog training, look no further.
— Clint Frank
Posted March 28th 2023
I loved my experience with DTE. The in-home visits were easy to schedule and the trainer was very helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to get amazing help for their dogs to schedule with Dog Training Elite. Also shoutout to Jason, our trainer, for being so friendly and informative throughout the training process.
— Andie Haslam
Posted March 15th 2023
Parker and Jason are AMAZING they truly teach by communicating with the dog not intimidating them. Highly recommend!!
— Izabel Gray
Posted February 2nd 2023

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