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Our Positive Dog Training Method
in Orlando

At Dog Training Elite in Orlando, our dog training method is different. We focus on positive reinforcement paired with a personalized, in-home approach. This will empower you as the owner to be an integral part of the process for sustained dog obedience training in Orlando.

Our approach is based on positive reinforcement. We help you and your dog achieve sustained, deep-rooted obedience.

We do not use punishments or shock collars. We pair positive reinforcement training with an electronic collar for superior results. An electronic collar is not a shock collar and does not harm the dog but is used to gain the dog's attention, just as you would with the tug of a leash. It is never used as a punishment for bad behavior.

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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 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.

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 Team


Cheyenne Emery

Owner & Trainer

Chelsea Emery

Owner & Trainer

Maria Montalvo

Trainer
Speaks Spanish & Portuguese

Personalized Dog Training


Most dog training programs train the dog at their own facilities. They require minimal involvement from the owner and once the dog returns home the problem behaviors return as well. With our Orlando in-home dog trainers, we personalize the training to you and your dog for long-lasting success.

The entire family can, and should, be involved as obedience can be undone as soon as training is disrupted by any one individual. Our comprehensive approach will be customized to you and your family to prevent loss of obedience.

Dog Training Elite has top in-home dog trainers in Orlando that can personalize a training program to fit your needs.

Dog Training Elite provides expert in-home dog training in Orlando that targets environment specific training needs.

Environment Specific Training


Because your dog's behaviors are specific to his or her surroundings, our trainers work with you and your dog in the environment that behavior occurs. Our in-home dog trainers in Orlando provide a balanced and comprehensive approach working alongside dog owners to create strong bonds and sustained obedience.

Training takes time, commitment, and balance. Dog Training Elite will be there every step of the way, to help you and your dog achieve sustained, deep-rooted obedience.

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Not all training packages may be available at our Dog Training Elite in Orlando location, please reference our pricing page for complete information on services offered.


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 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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Love love love these trainers. The time and care they’ve spent working with me and Kaia is unlike any other I’ve seen before. My golden retriever puppy went from a crazy 10 week old puppy to a 10 month old getting ready for her service test coming up soon. I’m so grateful to them and their work as it’s made such a huge impact on my life.
— Manuela Goncalves
Posted January 12th 2024
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I don't have enough good things to say about Chelsea, Cheyenne, and Maria. We have been training our Doberman mix to be a service dog and the expertise, care, and patience is why I love these ladies. They truly want the best for you and your dog. I will never hesitate to recommend them.
— Renee Becker
Posted January 12th 2024
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I truly cannot say enough good words about my experience with Dog Training Elite Orlando. As a first time German shepherd owner, I knew I needed trainers who were knowledgeable on the breed. I am truly grateful for my choice in trainers. They have been so supportive, understanding and so willing to help when it came to my Apollos reactivity. They truly never give up on their clients and are there for you if you have any questions or need help. Apollo has grown up into such wonderful boy and I truly believe it wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Chelsea, Cheyenne and Maria! It definitely is an investment both financially and time, but if you want a well behaved dog for the long run, I 100% recommend Dog Training Elite!
— Ainsley Chambers
Posted January 12th 2024
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I had a great experience with Dog Training Elite! They helped me learn the tools to train my puppy, and he is doing so well with the training!
— Lindsey Snyder
Posted January 11th 2024
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The trainers at DTE Orlando are FABULOUS! Not only are the trainers competent and know what they are doing, they care about you and your dogs. The trainers tailor the training program to your specific needs, and they make sure to hone skills. I have used DTE to train both of my dogs, and they are lifesavers! I wish I had found them sooner. DTE is wonderful!!
— C P
Posted December 18th 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!!!!
— Magda Rodriguez
Posted December 16th 2023
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I can’t say enough about the training my dog Carina received from Maria. She was absolutely AMAZING. I honestly didn’t expect the results I got in my crazy 1 and half year old golden retriever Carina. She is the most loving girl, but had all the “typical” bad behavior you could think of. We can now enjoy wonderful, long walks where she stays easily by my side. No pulling at all and sometimes I forget she’s on a leash. No more jumping on people when they come through the door either. Carina is working hard on her obedience and I couldn’t be more proud of my girl! Thank you so much Maria and Elite Dog Training of Orlando. I can’t wait to bring Carina to her first group class! If you are considering dog training, I highly recommend !! Just do it, you won’t regret it.
— Lisa Licata
Posted December 11th 2023
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Chelsea, Cheyenne & Maria are amazing. My 5 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 Gonzalez
Posted December 11th 2023
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I did extensive research for training for my German Shepherd Puppy. Originally, my goal was obedience and behaviors as she is a working dog. While I qualified for a service animal, I never thought it was possible for me to be a handler and financially able to afford it. From the beginning, Chelsea and Cheyenne at DTE Orlando set themselves apart from the other companies/trainers we interviewed. The main thing was how they explained that they train the dogs AND owners and support through out. I took a chance and was nervous, but after our first session with Maria as our trainer, a weight was lifted. Chelsea came to support and explain more while Maria took the time to build a bond with my then scared 10 week old puppy, Nala. I knew this was going to be a match. What I didn't realize is the full impact Chelsea, Cheyenne, and Maria would have on us. Nala passed obedience and we went on to advanced obedience, service training, training camp, and scent training. While the training is affordable and effective, this team brings so much more to the table that you don't find with other trainers and companies. I can never thank the three of them enough for their time, support, encouragement, patience, challenges, new adventure, and welcoming into a training "pack". The individual classes are catered to you and your pups individual needs, but the group classes are helpful with socializing, fine tuning skills, and working with others in the DTE "pack". Chelsea, Cheyenne, and Maria are there to support when you are struggling, but will also be the first ones to celebrate you. Nala and I have grown each individually and as a team together. We look forward to each class and session and pack walks. They make training fun and not overwhelming. We have been able to accomplish things that I never thought would be possible. (Nala met Mickey!) Having a service dog has positively impacted and changed my life for the better and none of that would have been possible without them. I am so thankful I chose DTE Orlando and this team and will never be able to thank them enough.
— Erin Russell
Posted December 2nd 2023
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Chelsea and Cheyenne have been amazing with my golden retriever, Finn. He took to them immediately. They are patient with him and with me. They worked with my children as well to get them comfortable in helping to train Finn. They have gone above and beyond for us and I recommend them 1000%.
— Talia Jager
Posted November 23rd 2023
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Cheyenne, Chelsea and Maria are amazing trainers. They helped train my insecure dog into a Service Dog that helps me day to day. I recommend them 100%.
— Joseline Ferrer
Posted November 20th 2023
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We recently adopted a mixed breed dog from a local shelter who is heart-worm positive. Introducing him to our existing dog without causing him too much stress is proving to be harder than we thought it would be. Craig has been amazing by listening to the background story and offering practical & realistic advise for getting through this tough time. I absolutely recommend him!!
— Annette W
Posted November 11th 2023
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We love Dog Training Elite. We have a puppy who was a real handful. She was pulling on the leash, jumping on everyone and running around the house like a nut. Maria came to our home and everything changed for the better. Our puppy is now a year old and she is a joy. We cannot thank Maria and Chelsea enough. They were very professional we are all so much happier.
— Greg Orleman
Posted October 11th 2023
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Craig, from Dog Training Elite North is a gentle and caring individual who has a genuine rapport with dogs. He has a loving nature which they can sense. In the beginning my dog and I were not effectively communicating. With Craig's training and guidance both of us have come a long way. My Lucy has learned her boundaries (thanks to Craig) and now we are able to enjoy our time together. Craig has taught me, too ,that the values of patience and consistency are necessary to being a "fur baby Mommy". I highly recommend Dog Training Elite North for "Paws-i-tive" results
— Christine Darrow
Posted October 8th 2023
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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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