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Elite, Award Winning Dog Training in Orlando, FL

All Breeds. All Sizes. All Ages.

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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 in Orlando offers expert in-home dog training near you in Orlando.
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 in Orlando offers professional group dog training programs near you in Orlando.
Socialized Group Training

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Dog Training Elite in Orlando wants to recognize heroes in our communities that exemplify what it is to be a hometown hero. Dog Training Elite, in partnership with the Motoa Project, is awarding* one Hometown Hero in the Florida region with a 7-day stay at a 5-star resort(a $10,000-$15,000 vacation giveaway).

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  2. Be sure to include if the hero is in need of The Malinois Foundation to find and/or train a service dog to travel with the hero.
  3. Upon submission, our team will review your nominee.
  4. We will reach out directly to you to alert you if your nominee is selected.

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Orlando, FL Metro Area


Welcome to Dog Training Elite in Orlando! We are a professional, family owned Orlando, FL-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 Orlando, FL 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 in Orlando 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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Meet Our Trainers

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Cheyenne Emery

Owner & Trainer

Chelsea Emery

Owner & Trainer

Maria Montalvo

Trainer
Speaks Spanish & Portuguese

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 in Orlando has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite in Orlando?

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.

Come Meet Us!

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 in Orlando, 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 in Orlando works 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!

We researched quite a few training programs and since choosing Dog training Elite Orlando they have been amazing! Maria has been our at home trainer and she is very kind, informative, patient and funny at times. We just went to our first group training and it was very interactive and you get to see other dogs on all levels of training. Sarge is learning a lot and is becoming a very well behaved boy.
— Valerie Fife
Posted May 20th 2024
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Wonderful experience Craig very professional & our 14 month Uma , aWoodle responded well to the commands & I was quite pleased!
— Diane Warren
Posted May 14th 2024
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We had Maria for our in home trainer and she is a gem! She is able train the handler as well as the doggy. Her calm, assertive, and at times funny delivery is amazing. The use of the E-collar to communicate (not punish) is a great tool. Our group lessons with Chelsea, Cheyenne, & Maria are informative and fun. Our Great Dane- Nebula is really becoming the dog we knew she could be without losing her personality.
— Jason Diana
Posted May 8th 2024
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If I could give 10 stars for Dog Training Elite, I would! I was so nervous about my baby Bella going thru this and our trainer, Maria, was the perfect fit for our family. She truly has a gift from God for these dogs. She made the training fun for our family. My Bella loved Maria! She is no longer jumping on people when they come in the door. We finally can have our life back and start having people over again. She isn't pulling on the leash anymore so our walks are so much more enjoyable and safe. I am so thrilled with our experience with Dog Training Elite!
— Jill Davis
Posted May 3rd 2024
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Dog Training Elite Orlando is truly a life saver. I have a 10 month old Rottweiler pitbull mix, who was very reactive. He used to have explosive barking and lunging fits at dogs, people, kids, skateboards, bikes, and motorcycles. The two week boarding program is the best money I’ve ever spent. I can finally enjoy the best parts of having a dog with out worrying about someone getting injured. He has an arsenal of commands now and is able to walk off leash even with all of his previous triggers visible to him, at the same time. To be honest and give fair warning, I got lucky I signed him up when he was young and he’s a very smart dog. So my advice would be to take action as soon as possible but to keep your expectations reasonable because every dog is different. But if you’re in need of help, like I was, this is the place to go to. I was helped by Cheyenne but I’m sure everyone apart of this organization is professional and experienced in dog training.
— Ryan McGuiness
Posted April 18th 2024
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I can’t say enough great things about the programs offered from Dog Training Elite! I rescued Kai, my boxer/pit mix, and right from the start DTE was so supportive in starting his training and working towards giving him the best life possible. I am amazed with how quickly Kai is progressing, and even after the first few weeks he is tremendously better behaved. All the trainers are excellent, and Maria did a fantastic job working with Kai and myself directly, teaching both of us how to properly train! I’m excited to continue working with Kai and all the trainers with DTE on his training journey. Highly recommend!
— Anthony Leary
Posted April 9th 2024
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I recently had the pleasure of working with Dog Training Elite North Orlando for my new puppy, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Craig came directly to my house, which was incredibly convenient and made the training process feel very personalized. Craig was knowledgeable, patient, and clearly passionate about helping both my puppy and me. He taught me a variety of tips and tricks for house training that have been absolutely invaluable. I highly recommend his services to any new dog owners out there looking for effective, compassionate training assistance."
— Sarah Ragland
Posted April 6th 2024
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Roscoe is 9 years old and still learning we have been working with Craig excellent trainer We are able to walk with very little reaction now and also meet up with other dogs. Always training Mini Australian Shepard very smart.
— Sharon Hallman
Posted March 26th 2024
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I have never been so impressed by a dog training company before these guys. When I first started thinking about a service dog, I had no idea what it would be like. As I met staff (Chelsea, Cheyanne, Maria, and the rest of the crew) they listened to my needs and gave their hearts beyond my expectations. All my hopes were fulfilled and then some., Dog Training Elite Orlando has been nothing but by my side this whole year during the training process with my now Service dog, Raven”. I can say that I have been truly blessed ❤️ Thank you all! You are the best in my book, 😊👍
— Sean Meskimen
Posted March 17th 2024
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Chelsea, Cheyenne and Maria are fantastic! They shared effective strategies to train our energetic dog. Marley's anxiety and whining were uncontrollable. For private dog training sessions they were very flexible and made themselves available to accommodate our limited availability. Our dog's behavior has significantly changed for the best after we enrolled him in the Dog Training Elite Orlando. We are extremely grateful. Highly recommend.
— Michele Munoz
Posted September 22nd 2023
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After more than six months looking for a school for my fur baby, Peaches, which I needed to be my Service Dog due to my conditions, I thank God for letting me find this amazing place with 3 exceptional trainers. From the beginning Chelsea (owner) was so helpful and diligent with me and my worries that I was excited waiting for my appointment. The moment I got to know Cheyenne (owner) and my assigned trainer, Maria, I told my husband, “Honey, I am hook with Dog Training Elite Orlando”. I have to say these Ladies know their business and after making my research the amount charge is so reasonable compared to so many out there, that for me, it was a win, win deal. I can not recommend enough these amazing women. Maria was Peaches direct trainer and she is the sweetest, understanding and in addition loves her work. I am so grateful for them and their understanding during a difficult period in my life and making possible for me to have my loving Peaches with me helping me coupe with my situations. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! UPDATE I am so happy, because I was able to take Peaches with me to Magic Kingdom for the first time and it was a great experience. She behave awesome even with all the distractions. Thank you so much Dog Training Elite Orlando, does ladies are out of this world!
— Magda Rodriguez
Posted December 16th 2023
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Obi and I have had an incredible experience with the Dog Training Elite Orlando program. Chelsea, Maria and Cheyenne are very knowledgeable, patient, and really helped us understand how to communicate effectively with our furry friend. Obi has made significant progress in his behavior and obedience, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I highly recommend this training program to anyone looking to strengthen their bond with their dog and see positive changes in their behavior. Thank you for all your help!
— Jenaro Pagan
Posted March 8th 2024
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The program that Dog Training Elite is amazing. We wanted to have some training so that our dogs would be well behaved and listen in the house with our 2 girls. We also have the thought to have them certified as therapy dogs so if we want to volunteer at different facilities to bring the dogs we would be able to do so. They break down the training into easy sessions that are easy to understand (both for the dog and for us as owners). I feel like I am prepared to continue with training even after the program with the skills they have given me. We have only done our 1 on 1 in home sessions and have some group classes that we plan to attend over the summer to help further the training we have completed already. They are super easy to schedule and work with as well as great communicators!
— Aimee Brun
Posted March 8th 2024
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Chelsea, Cheyenne & Maria are amazing. My 7 month old Golden Retriever is thriving & I owe it to them. She is a service dog in training & the team has made sure we are taking care of in every single way. I am extremely grateful.
— Yassairah González
Posted March 8th 2024
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We contacted DTE shortly after my wife rescued a Senior special needs dog. The owner Craig responded to our inquiry right away and wanted to assure us they were there to help. Our sweet spaniel Jax was completely blind and mostly deaf. We discovered quickly he had never walked on a leash before and was understandably very anxious trying to get familiar with his new surroundings. I can’t say enough about how pleased we are with the training and positive results that was accomplished given Jaxs’ limitations. Craig has a very calming demeanor that dogs instinctively respond to and their humans do too! He was able to modify the usual training techniques to accommodate Jax given his circumstances. We can now enjoy walking in our neighborhood on a leash as well as sit/stay using a touch cue. I’ll also add that Jax is always happy to see Craig when he comes for “class” which I’ve shown in this picture!! I can wholeheartedly recommend DTE for any dog training needs.
— Harrison Walker
Posted February 21st 2024
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María has been our trainer with Johnny for the past 10wks and I cannot believe how much Johnny has changed for the better. I’m a better pet owner for it as well. The e collar has been a great tool in this journey. We made a huge breakthrough with Johnny today and I am so grateful for Maria and Dog Training Elite. Thanks yall!!!
— tuffuhknee
Posted February 6th 2024
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Craig and Miriam are wonderful. They care about what they do and will go out of their way to make sure you always feel they are there to assist. Truly life changing work with these pups, I’m forever grateful.
— Ian P
Posted January 25th 2024
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I continue to have an outstanding experience with our trainer, Maria. Her training methods are effective, and the results speak for themselves. Communication throughout the process with Dog Training Elite is excellent. What truly sets them apart is the personal touch – my dog, Daisy, and I felt not just trained but genuinely cared for. I highly recommend this skilled and compassionate training school!
— Lisa Mercurio
Posted January 22nd 2024
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I cannot express my gratitude enough to Chelsea, Cheyenne, and Maria! They not only help you train your pup, but they ensure you understand the training & training tools as well. When I take my Roo on walks, she walks next to me and when she see people and/or other dogs are approaching, she no longer gets crazy excited (barking/whining/jumping). If I have company coming over & entering the house, she doesn’t bark instead sits in her “place” until everyone is inside and she hears her release word. These are just a couple examples of how training with Chelsea, Cheyenne, and Maria have help me and my Roo. If you are looking for a trainer, I’d HIGHLY recommend Dog Training Elite Orlando.
— nicole buchert
Posted January 19th 2024
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Highly recommended Dog Training Elite! They gave me the tools to turn my 4 legged “frat boy” into a little gentleman! Chelsea, Cheyenne and Maria made me feel comfortable learning the techniques and the confidence to carry them over after they left!
— Lori Branch
Posted January 18th 2024
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