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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.
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  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

Tori

Trainer

Sergio

Trainer

Megan

Trainer

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.

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.

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.

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!

3 months ago my fiancè and I came across dog training elite on the internet. We were having obedience issues with our at the time 8 month old golden retriever cooper. We were definitely blown away from the initial consultation, and we ended up getting trining for our year and a half old Shiba Inu Nala as well! We were blessed with Maria as our babies instructor, and let me tell you she was the most professional person when it came down to what the training involved, and held us extremely accountable which in end made all of the difference for our kids. I would recommend Dog Training Elite to any and everybody, especially if you’re seeking overall guidance in your current, and future obedience training. 👍🏽
— Matthew Marques
Posted June 26th 2024
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Craig is a definite must as a trainer if you need help with your dog. I HIGHLY recommend his company, Craig is professional, patient, kind and courteous with not only your beloved dog, but also you the owner. My stubborn Yorkie has made so much improvement so far in the four weeks of working with Craig. More to come.
— Sandy Nicol
Posted June 20th 2024
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I cannot say enough about Dog Training Elite. We knew we had the potential of a great dog in our Ozzie but we needed help in reassuring him that we had things under control so that he could relax and not be so reactive and Maria with her home visits and Chelsea and Cheyenne with the groups classes helped us do just that. I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s been a complete lifestyle change for us. He’s great on walks, can be around other dogs without reacting, and we can take him with us to the park and kids activities on the weekends. This program is worth every penny and has allowed Ozzie to live out his full potential. I highly recommend!
— Megan Hoyer
Posted June 18th 2024
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Chelsea, Cheyenne, and Maria are absolutely incredible. We had tried other local trainers but still had a puppy whose behavior was frustrating and unmanageable. After working with DTE it is like I have a brand new dog! This crew is extremely knowledgeable and takes a personalized approach when it comes to your dog. Their communication skills are top-notch and their dog training services are even better. I highly recommend Dog Training Elite Orlando and look forward to using then again when we add another pup to our family!
— Emily Marosi
Posted June 18th 2024
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Love Dog Training Elite! Our dog, Fiddler, began being unpredictable with other dogs and pulled on the leash like crazy, so it was difficult to take her anywhere. Now, thanks to Dog Training Elite, we can take Fiddler on all of our adventures without any worry! Fiddler loves it!
— Stephanie Murphy
Posted June 18th 2024
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Cheyenne,Chelsea and Maria are all AMAZING!!! They really have helped our puppy Lucy learn the basics for training and safety!!! We are looking forward to booking the next level at some point 🩷
— teach326
Posted June 18th 2024
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Chelsea, Cheyenne, and Maria are excellent dog trainers. Upon meeting them you instantly know working with dogs is their passion. My little puggle, Maggie, is adorable but was a “hot mess” when it came to behavior. Maria worked with us in home and within a few lessens she was much better behaved. She loves people and didn’t understand that not everyone loves her, her jumping on people has stopped. The group walks in Winter Garden and obedience training in Phelps has helped further improve her listening and behavior. She’s learned how to behave around other dogs and people. I’m considering taking her training to the next level with their therapy dog training. I highly recommend this team for your dog training needs.
— Milissa Burger
Posted June 18th 2024
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Dog training Elite was top Kotch. We loved working one on one with Maria! She was calm and friendly. Gave us all her expertise with training our little mini Goldendoodle Kopper. He has a lot of energy so all her techniques have been so helpful. We look forward to group classes. Looking for a trainer look no further hire them!
— Dominique Aro - Zebrowski
Posted June 18th 2024
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Update 6/18/24: I am incredibly grateful for Dog Training Elite Orlando. The progress has been remarkable, and their support is outstanding. Whenever I have a question, they are always available to help Ella (my dog) and me navigate through it. Ella is now 11 months. Chelsea, Cheyenne, and Maria are amazing. My 5-month-old Golden Retriever is thriving, and it's all thanks to them. As a service dog in training, she is receiving the best care and guidance from this team. I am extremely appreciative of their dedication and expertise.
— Yassairah Gonzalez
Posted December 11th 2023
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Chelsea and Cheyenne from Dog Training Elite were incredible. I have a dog, Bama, that I was nervous to even sign up for training due to his fear-based aggression, especially with strangers. Long story short he is a rescue that was abused most of his younger life. He only likes 5 people. His life is very limited because of this. Chelsea put all my worries at ease. She came well equipped with different tools so that we could move past the aggression and actually focus on training. She wasn't even phased by his behavior and was incredibly professional and helpful. After a few sessions, Chelsea even brought her own dog so we could work on Bama’s reactivity. She literally thought of everything and made it so seamless and 100% worthwhile. I have gone through many different training companies- the whole board and train, a dog “therapist,” I’ve even tried medication. You name it I’ve tried it. I’ve spent so much money looking for help for him. And this is the first time I felt I actually got it! I am so thankful for the work they did with him, all the ways they taught me how to continue to train with him, and the breakthroughs we have continued to experience even after the 1 on 1 training ended. I feel like his life is slowly starting to open up and he’s going to be able to actually live a worthwhile life thanks to them and their help. I really can’t say enough good things about their team and recommend them to everyone I know!
— Jaymee Comer
Posted June 4th 2024
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We reached out to this lovely group of trainers to assist us with basic training for our two pups, we also learned from them about advanced training for one of our pups to better assist me (the hubby) with my PTSD, anxiety and a couple other issues from my deployments since one of our pups were naturally already alerting in her own way to me when I was having issues. We didn’t realize that we had reached out to an amazing team that has helped us step by step even on bad days get to where we are today with certain things, they have grown on us so much there like family and will furever be in the pack guiding us even further down the line. Mrs Maria was are main in home trainer and with her help and time we learned simple things to make lives challenges easier, don’t get me wrong the Bosses are amazing too and seeing them at group helped us out in other ways that made training fun and easy not like some job. All I know is without this amazing team we wouldn’t be doing some of the things I struggle with and making it a little easier at night. I highly recommend this team to any veteran out there wishing to have assist from the ease of there home with there best friend at home to make life’s challenges easier for you. Aaron S.
— Jennifer Stapleton
Posted June 3rd 2024
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My dog is a rescue puppy and had every issue in the book. Dog Training elite implemented structure and obedience into my hazel and she’s never been better. Cannot recommended enough to friends and family.
— Zachary Underwood
Posted May 24th 2024
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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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