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Elite, Award Winning Dog Training in Philadelphia, PA

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

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Philadelphia, PA Metro Area

Welcome to Dog Training Elite Philadelphia! We are a professional, family owned Philadelphia, PA-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 Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia 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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Betsy Feaster

Owner / Lead Trainer

Taylor Newton

Owner / 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.

Dog Training Services in Philadelphia, PA

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

Why Dog Training Elite Philadelphia?

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 Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia 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!

This was my first experience with a dog trainer and I must say, Taylor was awesome! He was not only patient with my dog, but he took his time explaining training commands for me! Dawson was always happy to see him and by the end of each session, we both learned something new. I would definitely recommend Taylor to any dog parent!
— Jordan Slaughter
Posted July 10th 2024
Noticed a huge difference in my dog after I started working with them. They are really helpful and understanding and guide you for what’s best for your dog!
— Stacy Hanzl
Posted July 2nd 2024
Wonderful trainer, completely in tune with any and all dogs, totally connected to your dog and totally in tune with your dog's training needs - also the weekly followup sessions are tremendous. Hugh&Trish&HolleeCaswallen
— Hugh Del Villar
Posted June 22nd 2024
What can I say. Taylor has helped my dog, Peter Parker, become the obedient and calm dog, he would show glimpses of in the past. Taylor came, got to know Peter Parker, and talked to my family about our goals with Peter. Peter was a German shepherd that barked at almost every dog, pulled excessively, and was easily excited by every animal and person. Taylor taught us the right way to walk Peter and taught Peter manners. It's up to you, as the owner, to take the knowledge that Taylor gives you and build upon and reinforce it. Taylor's knowledge and expertise is well-worth the price. Peter was seen as the problem child in my house and is, now, the best behaved. His groomer, my relatives, and my friends have noticed the difference in Peter and has complimented his behavior. I wish I had sought Taylor's help long before I actually did.
— Brielle
Posted June 18th 2024
Taylor has been phenomenal with May, our 2year old energetic pittie mix. She has learned very quickly despite her stubbornness and has been able to follow commands more readily around other dogs. After poor experiences with other trainers, I am thrilled that she can be calmer on walks and with other people. Taylor also helped us to quiet her barking. I would highly recommend him!
— Kimberly Doyle
Posted June 9th 2024
We have been able to make good progress with our puppy under Taylor’s expert guidance. Not only did Dog Training Elite provide effective instruction and demonstration to help us and our dog succeed but the instruction may have saved our puppy’s life. He managed to slip out of his harness one day while my husband was walking him, and run toward the street. My husband issued the ‘come’ command, and the puppy immediately turned back around and ran to my husband. No outcome of dog training can surpass the joy and relief of a puppy saved from potential harm. This training was truly money well spent.
— Susan W
Posted June 7th 2024
Taylor has been wonderful. We have not yet gotten into the more advanced end of my dog’s journey to hopefully becoming a service dog, and Taylor has helped to completely change my dog’s behavior. Scooter is a beagle and prone to distraction and stubbornness, and with Taylor’s expert guidance and teaching I feel that I am more able to understand my dog and what HE NEEDS to be a great dog. I’ve been continuously surprised at his rapid progress (from a dog that used to have an absolute meltdown at the sight of a rabbit or be an absolute terror on Thanksgiving) and it’s all because of Taylor. I have every confidence that under Taylor’s guidance, Scooter will go on to make a wonderful service dog. Would recommend to anyone.
— Jason Traverse
Posted May 30th 2024
Taylor has been excellent in working with my overly friendly and hard to control lab retriever. You get to see the finished result with his very own dog that he trained, and I can't wait to get there! Taylor is polite, calm, very knowledgeable and obviously loves dogs. I'm about to finish the in home training sessions and move on to the group classes, which is a huge benefit to working with Dog Training Elite. Thank you Taylor!
— Kevin Browne
Posted May 29th 2024
Taylor did an amazing job helping us with our dog Odin. Odin is a 160lbs adopted Anatolian Shepard who started exhibiting some intense dog reactivity about 8 months ago. As you can imagine a giant reactive guardian breed isn’t exactly ideal. After traditional treat based training failed to make any improvement in this behavior, we turned to Dog Training Elite. Taylor made some suggestions during the consult that had an immediate impact and knew we’d come to the right place. Since we’ve been working with Taylor, Odin has demonstrated steady improvement and been able to return to allot of the social settings we enjoy bringing him along to. His mastery of the basic commands has also improved tremendously over just a few short weeks. I highly recommend Taylor and Dog Training Elite!
— Chris Palmer
Posted May 20th 2024
Taylor has been training Daisy Mae our Silver lab puppy. She is full of energy! Our problem before was getting her attention to learn commands. They are either short or next to impossible. Then comes Taylor to the rescue! His amazing expert teaching skills mixed with his gentle kind connections to Daisy helped her learn so quickly! All she wanted was to please him and receive his praise 😍She truly ADORES him! She’s very smart an enjoys learning her new skills. We both are enjoying our journey with Training Elite. Previously with our other pet dogs. Trainers were never as successful or praised by the animal as I have seen here. Daisy Mae and I HIGHLY recommend Taylor Trainings. They are well worth the money! HIGHLY recommend! Only wish I could give 10+ Stars 🌟
— C Nards
Posted May 14th 2024
Dog training elite changed our lives. Taylor not only helped Franklin become a better dog but he showed us how to be better owners. It wasn’t just Franklin that needed coaching it was us as parents that needed guidance. We will be forever grateful for his time and patience.
— Rachael Benjamin
Posted May 11th 2024
Dog training elite changed our lives. Taylor not only helped Franklin become a better dog but he showed us how to be better owners. It wasn’t just Franklin that needed coaching it was us as parents that needed guidance. We will be forever grateful for his time and patience.
— Chris Benjamin
Posted May 11th 2024
Our dog presented a unique challenge in that he is very small and (was) incredibly scared. He was aggressive and hard to manage. The trainers are very patient and obviously love animals. They instilled so much confidence in him that he is no longer the skittish, reactive dog he once was. They also made my family more confident dog owners. I would recommend them to anyone seeking assistance with their pet.
— Casey Caramanica
Posted May 9th 2024
I worked with Taylor and my 2 big dogs. Taylor is very calming and helped me not be nervous to make sure the boys were listening. He took his time to show me what I needed to do and say etc to help them be better dogs. He was reassuring and available if I had questions after he left. Now for me to continue the work and training. ☺️
— Kirsten Myers
Posted May 6th 2024
Searching for a dog trainer had me talking to multiple trainers. After my conversation with Taylor at Dog Training Elite, I felt we were on the same page. Everything I was hoping to correct, and every expectation in a well trained dog, was echoed by him. Taylor took the time to explain his methods and steps with me clearly and understandingly. He was also willing to have a second conversation with my girlfriend, who has her own expectations, which he easily calmed and managed. His patience and confidence in the task brought him to the top of our list. He also offers an initial in home consult, which is also where the training will take place, which is so convenient for us.
— Robert Staffa
Posted April 9th 2024
We rescued a very shy and timid puppy and we knew we needed to get her trained. We found Taylor and we couldn’t be more grateful we did. Our dog Bonnie has gained so much confidence during training. Taylor has been wonderful and so patient with Bonnie. He answers all of our questions. He is clearly very talented at his job. We couldn’t be happier with the progress Bonnie has made because of Taylor.
— Emma Cholish
Posted April 5th 2024
Taylor is awesome! We have a 5 month old lab puppy, Lando, who is very high energy and bitey. Taylor has provided us with the foundational training to help manage Lando as he continues to grow and learn! Taylor has been so patient with Lando’s occasional stubbornness and you can tell her really has a connection to the dogs. It was extremely helpful having Taylor come to the house for training so the dog was able to learn in an environment that he is used to and comfortable with!
— Kelly Greer
Posted March 28th 2024
Taylor was incredible. Not only is he extremely professional, courteous, and easy to work with, but he was instrumental in curbing some of my dog’s reactivity issues with other dogs in my neighborhood. I have already recommended him to a family that recently got a puppy. I cannot express enough how wonderful his program is.
— lehmanbr
Posted March 13th 2024
After just the first hour of training we had with Taylor, our Charlie stopped his barking. Taylor always arrives on time and has such a great demeanor that made Charlie trust him fairly quickly. We now have pleasurable walks with Charlie, no barking issues, and he is very obedient while still remaining part of the family. We have tried other trainers in the area but Dog Training Elite is worth every penny.
— David W
Posted February 10th 2024
After thinking about getting some professional dog training for several months, we finally hired Taylor. And it was one of the best decisions we’ve made for our pup, Quinn, who’d been struggling with reactivity for quite some time. Along with fine tuning some obedience training and learning some completely new commands, we’ve seen such a difference in Quinn’s reactivity. We still have some work to do, but thanks to the tools that Taylor provided, we finally feel confident again in ourselves and in our pup!
— Skylar O'Hanlon
Posted January 13th 2024

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