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In Orlando, we have 2 locations. The following location(s) currently offer and participate in the Medical Response Dog Training program. Please feel free to contact any locations listed below for details about this program.

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Epilepsy is a common disorder, affecting approximately 3.4 million Americans. Living with epilepsy can be difficult for many individuals. Due to fear of falling or other consequences related to seizures, many epileptic individuals will avoid going out in public. This greatly reduces quality of life and independence. Fortunately, service dogs can be trained to assist those with epilepsy. A Medical Response Dog is able to alert their caretaker and anyone nearby of an imminent seizure and protect their caretaker from injury or falling. The Americans with Disabilities Act allows individuals with disabilities, such as epilepsy, to bring service dogs anywhere with them in public spaces. The assistance of a Medical Response Dog can empower those with epilepsy and increase their quality of life.

Dogs have the ability to detect changes in an individual’s smell right before an epileptic attack, which allows them to effectively warn their caretakers. Almost any dog can be trained to act as a Medical Response Dog if they have the right temperament. If you or a loved one suffer from epilepsy, a Medical Response Dog training program can be life changing. Dog Training Elite offers a specialized Medical Response Dog training program in Orlando.

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The Medical Response Dog Training Program in Orlando


For specialized training, it is best to start with puppies. Our Medical Response Dog training program is intensive and prepares your dog for a life of service. Service dogs must have a calm temperament and they must be first trained in obedience. Dogs that have aggressive, shy, or disobedient characteristics cannot be service dogs. After completing obedience programs, service dogs must undergo specialized skill training. An expert assessment will determine whether or not the dog is suited for medical alert services at this point. If so, they dog will be trained to detect oncoming seizures and warn the epileptic individual. Medical Response Dogs warn their caretakers in various ways, including: barking, close eye contact, pawing or licking, and or circling. Additional behaviors can be taught to protect the caretaker, such as breaking a fall by standing behind the individual, turning on lights or opening doors, and alerting others to the situation.

If you are looking for a Medical Response Dog training program in Orlando to assist an individual with epilepsy, Dog Training Elite is here to help. Our expert trainers are experienced with various types of service dog training programs. Medical Response service dogs can bring independence, increased quality of love, and companionship.

Dog Training Elite has expert trainers experienced in providing medical alert dog training services near you in Orlando.

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Dog Training Elite offers free in-home assessments to assess if a current family dog can be trained to become a Medical Response Dog or can help you select a service puppy or dog for training. We offer a unique in-home dog training method that involves owners in the training process, ensuring that training is never undone and both owners and their dogs are bonding and empowered.

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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.

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 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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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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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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