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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

and The Following Surrounding Areas

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.

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.

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!

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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My husband and I recently worked with Taylor with Dog Training Elite and he was fantastic! We rescued our dog a year and a half ago and while she is amazing, she definitely had some issues. Particularly she was a bit whiney, did some naughty digging, rarely listened to us, and was leash reactive. Walking our dog was something that gave us anxiety. Taylor really took the time to get to know all of us and tailor the training to help us succeed. The house visits in my opinion were crucial in helping to identify what we could improve. She quickly learned commands like sit, place, down, come, and heel. Just in a remarkable two months, she now has corrected most of her undesirable behaviors. Walks are no longer anxiety producing! I would 10/10 recommend this program and I wish we had done it sooner. The group classes are also really great to test your skills and everyone is extremely supportive. You can tell all the dogs love Taylor and he has a natural instinct for dog training. There is no one else I would trust with my dog or any future dogs we rescue.
— Preethi Rajendran
Posted December 13th 2023
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This is Nala, she is a completely crazy high energy lab puppy we introduced into our family of two young kids, 6 and 1. We are experienced dog owners but we’re really struggling with biting, barking, destructive zoomies, eating the walls…you name it, she was doing it at Mach 10. After working with Taylor at Dog Training Elite, she is a completely different dog, walks are a pleasure, we can eat dinner in peace without constant barking and destruction. Restlessness has even started to be replaced by affection. She is still young and full of crazy but I feel she’s responding within weeks to a level of training that would have probably taken us years. I’m 100% confident if we continue the techniques we were shown that she will grow into the best dog we could wish for and a lifelong companion for our boys. Thank you so much Taylor!
— Stavros Sachinis
Posted December 13th 2023
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Working with Taylor was great. Our goal for our dog was to have a well behaved family dog that could go on outdoor adventures with me. We finished our 1 on 1 program with just that. We were able to build a great base that we were able to expand that base into other areas. We have a nice 20 foot radius that Cody stays within during our hikes and once it warms up I have confidence we will be able to canoe or kayak with the dog in the boat. All of our neighbors rave how well behaved Cody when he is over for gatherings. I don't think we could have gotten to this level without Taylor's help.
— Wrong Way
Posted December 5th 2023
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Very professional and attentive. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for help training a dog.
— Mark Furniss
Posted November 27th 2023
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Taylor has been excellent as our dog trainer. We have a rescue dog who is high energy and leash reactive. Taylor helped us learn eCollar training and worked with our dog to improve obedience skills and heel walking. We highly recommend his services and he even comes to your home to work with your personal training needs.
— Kate ONeill
Posted October 29th 2023
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I highly recommend Dog Training Elite! Toni &Betsy are very knowledgeable, patient and take the time to teach as well as answer all of my questions. I now have an amazing service dog, Sadie thanks to them! I get so many compliments on Sadie. I owe it to Toni & Betsy!
— Rachelle Lynch Storm
Posted October 15th 2023
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My dog wasn’t socialized and was very reactive to new people coming into our house. Our first session with Taylor didn’t go as planned but he came back and helped us get trained and taught me the best ways to help my dog succeed. I highly recommend using Taylor for trainings with reactive dogs. He’s very knowledgeable and patient and we have seen a huge improvement in our dog and continue to use the training techniques he taught us daily.
— Giancarlo Lopez
Posted September 27th 2023
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Taylor has been fantastic to work with! The care, patience, and passion he brings as a dog trainer is unparalleled and can’t recommend him enough! Thank you Taylor!
— Michael Mazza
Posted September 27th 2023
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