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Our Values at Dog Training Elite in Orlando


The founders of Dog Training Elite in Orlando have been successfully training dogs, providing support to dog owners and working closely with charity organizations for over 40 years. Our passion for dogs and service has driven us to create an innovative training method that sets us apart and elevates our trainers to a higher standard of training. We have worked to build a team of trustworthy local dog trainers that reflect our values and possess the necessary skill and qualities that strengthen our mission and advance our unique training model.

We provide comprehensive, generous support to our clients and balanced, sustainable dog training in Orlando to every dog we work with. We genuinely love what they do and aim to build a community for our clients that love their dogs just as much as we do. Once you begin the training process with us, you become a part of the Dog Training Elite family.

Our values are reflected in the work we do with The Malinois Foundation to provide service animals for those in need. We strongly believe in the healing power and helping benefits a service dog has for those with mental or physical disabilities/ disorders as well as the elevated love and joy that the companionship of a dog can bring into the lives of individuals and families in general.

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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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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 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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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Orlando Metro Area


Welcome to Dog Training Elite in Orlando! We are a professional, family owned Orlando-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 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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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.

Meet Our Team


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.

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!

After researching multiple dog training facilities, we decided to go with Dog Training Elite. Our experience has been amazing, and we are confident we made the right choice. I love the in-home training, with the dogs being trained in their own environment. Craig is an excellent trainer and really patient with our dogs. He is also extremely flexible when it comes to my crazy work schedule, which was one of my concerns when finding a trainer. Our dogs listen so much better, and I can actually take them on walks without being pulled. One of them is already walking off-leash. Anyone who is looking for a dog trainer, I highly recommend DTE.
— Martina Harbold
Posted January 6th 2023
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I’ve had a very nice experience with Craig and Miriam. They’ve been helping me with my rambunctious Doberman Sasha. The trainers are patient and willing to adapt the training sessions to address any new concerns I may have regarding my dog’s behavior. Sasha’s confidence has grown and she’s less skittish.
— Susana M
Posted December 17th 2022
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Craig Fizer is an expert in all things dog training and DTE has been a very great company to work with.
— Shane Lealaitafea
Posted December 15th 2022
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We adopted a 1 1/2 yr old pit bull/boxer mix from a local no kill shelter after being rescued from the humane society. He was kept away from the other dogs because he couldn't be kept in a crate /pen due to his anxiety. His past was unknown, but obviously very traumatic. After adopting Jax, we found out he had dog aggression/ reactivity that would cause redirected aggression towards us. After using one trainer (without any success), we used Elite Dog Training. With the help of Craig and Miriam, Jax has made significant progress. It has been a long process and will continue to be ... but we have learned so much working with Elite. Jax is on his way to "tolerating" other dogs. Thank you Craig and Miriam!!
— Victoria Marie
Posted December 13th 2022
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My husband and I were new puppy parents to a very energetic breed and we didn't know where to turn. We called Craig and he chatted to us about DTE's training philosophy and how the whole process would work before coming out to do a free evaluation and demo with his dog. As soon as we saw how he interacted with our dog and his we were immediately sold. He is extremely professional and truly cares about you and your dog. His patience is unmatched! We are so happy with our dog's progress and highly recommend DTE North Orlando to everyone.
— Natalie Melville
Posted December 6th 2022
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They are absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable and scheduled around you. Give them a call it’s well worth it
— Prudy Miller
Posted November 15th 2022
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After the unexpected loss of my 10 year old son’s service dog, we were in desperate need of a trainer with not only experience, but compassion, patience and love of what they do fast. Craig and his team showed up and more than delivered. They were great working with my son in a way he was comfortable handling and training his puppy while respecting his medical and special needs boundaries. They identified the dogs natural instincts and used them to bolster his training. With each training session my son became more confident in his ability and the puppy conquered a new task/command. DTE made sure we had all the tools we needed to be successful between sessions and get the most out of our efforts. We have been so thrilled with DTE we decided to put our other dog through training with them as well. Will be recommending DTE to anyone we know who could also benefit from a trainer.
— SweetPea 52811
Posted November 11th 2022
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Chelsea and Cheyenne have really been an amazing help to my family and I. I'm having my Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cookie trained by them for my service dog. They have helped me so much on this journey. I really can't wait to post Cookie's graduation day!
— James Caban
Posted October 19th 2022
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My six month old puppy has made so much progress with just ONE HOUR of training so far!! We woke up this morning to a much more well-mannered dog, which has taken a huge load of stress off our shoulders. Thank you guys so much… We are so excited to continue our sessions!!! Update: We have the most well behaved dog living in our home. He is so much more confident, we have all kinds of freedom for him to roam around without question, and he is happier than ever. Chelsea and Cheyanne are absolutely amazing, they provide more than enough support and we are so grateful to have found them. I cannot recommend this team enough!!!
— Alexis Williams
Posted March 26th 2022
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Friendly environment and very patient with the doggy’s
— Madeline Rivera
Posted September 10th 2022
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As an animal lover myself, I understand the need for a safe and professional dog training environment in Central Florida. With his new franchise “Dog Training Elite”, Craig Fizer offers his Clients and their canine friends an opportunity to grow their connection and build their bonds. He recognizes that every Client and dog have various training goals and potential obstacles along the way, which allow Craig to implement his problem solving skills. If you are in need of a true elite experience as the company name says, I encourage you to contact Craig and his Team. You won’t be disappointed by their dedication to customer service and genuine canine care.
— The Marks Law Firm
Posted July 28th 2022
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I have seen the effectiveness of DTE Orlando's training methods and the positive transformation in the behavior of the dogs they train. Craig and his team genuinely want 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 Orlando.
— Vince Conrad
Posted July 28th 2022
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Warm-hearted professionals and trainers committed to assist dog owners in having the best relationship with their loved ones. Highly recommend!
— Dalila Homes
Posted July 21st 2022
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Super friendly and knowledgeable staff! You and your pet won’t regret it! Highly recommended.
— Jose Jimenez
Posted July 21st 2022
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My wife and I love our rescue dog "Annabelle". We needed a dog training company that would feel the same way. We were NOT disappointed in having Chelsea and Cheyenne as our trainers. They LOVE what they do and are passionate about it. We were extremely pleased with their knowledge, kindness, professionalism and love that they shared with each session they completed. Look NO further than Dog Training Elite for the BEST dog trainers in Orlando.
— Steve Davis
Posted July 21st 2022
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Craig is a knowledgeable trainer and I would highly recommend his dog training services.
— Carrie McIntyre
Posted July 14th 2022
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Craig is a fantastic trainer and his dog is amazing!
— Kelley Rosequist
Posted July 11th 2022
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Cheyenne and Chelsea are absolute angels! I am currently working to train my yellow lab into a service dog, and they have always been there to answer any questions, day or night (even the silly ones!). Their kindness and compassion shines through their experience! I truly believe that I could not have chosen a better team to take on this endeavor with. My pup and I will be forever grateful for everything we have learned with Dog Training Elite Orlando! Thank you!
— Hartley Villagra
Posted July 11th 2022
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The most professional, skillful, and caring dog trainers around! They truly have a ❤️ for dogs. Mine loved them and yours will too!
— Susan counts
Posted July 9th 2022
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Chelsea and Cheyenne are amazing and patient woman! Their love for dogs is so apparent and appreciated. Wouldn’t trust my fur children with anyone else!
— Amanda Barbieri
Posted July 9th 2022
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