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At Dog Training Elite Arizona, we train personal protection dogs and high-level security dogs. Our K9’s are well-balanced protectors, highly obedient, and socialized. We like to say, “pet first, protector second”. A Personal Protection dog is trained to warn and protect on command, from any threats to your family, home, property, or business. Our personal protection dog training in Phoenix is ideal for the person that wants a pet that is part of the family and knows how to defend you when needed.

Ready to get started? Call Dog Training Elite Arizona at 602-358-0198.

Dogs trained through Protection Training Programs are pets first, protectors second. Our Personal Protection Training is command-based, meaning that our dogs are taught to have control and not be aggressive until asked to engage with a threat.

Level One $3195


A dog that is trained to intimidate but not engage. Training includes:
  • 12 In-Home sessions
  • 52 Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold

Level Two $4695


A dog that will protect you and your family upon command. Training includes:
  • 16 In-Home sessions
  • 52 Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command

Level Three $5895


A dog that will protect you and your family upon command. Training includes:
  • 20 In-Home sessions
  • 78 Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command
  • Passive Protection

Level Four $6595


A dog that will protect you, your family, and your property upon command. Training includes:
  • 24 In-Home sessions
  • 78 Group Classes
  • Drive Building
  • Tug Work
  • On/Off Leash Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Bark & Hold
  • Bite on Command
  • Passive Protection
  • House Search
  • Property Search
  • Mock Break-Ins
  • Reverse Heel
  • Hidden Sleeve/Muzzle work
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Dog Training Elite Arizona is the last dog trainer you’ll ever need!

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
AKC Community Canine
Professional Retriever Trainers Association
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
International Association of Canine Professionals
AKC Member
The Malinois Foundation
They are absolutely amazing! They have trained 2 of our dogs, one of which they trained and tested as a service dog! They worked with me on payments we could afford. Everyone always comments on...
— Heather D., Posted January 16th 2020 on Yahoo! Local
They are absolutely amazing! They have trained 2 of our dogs, one of which they trained and tested as a service dog! They worked with me on payments we could afford. Everyone always comments on how well behaved my dogs are! I would and have recommend them to everyone!
— Heather D., Posted January 16th 2020 on Yelp
Neal is amazing! If you want your dog to be the best this company is the way to go! They have a lot of experience with Malinois and service dogs. 100% recommended
— Kelsey C., Posted March 5th 2019 on Yahoo! Local
Neal is amazing! If you want your dog to be the best this company is the way to go! They have a lot of experience with Malinois and service dogs. 100% recommended
— Kelsey C., Posted March 5th 2019 on Yelp
We have been working with Neil at Dog training Ellite for a few weeks now and have seen so much improvement with our puppy mowgli would highly recommend using their services!
— Taylor Palmer, Posted January 29th 2019 on Google
— Lauri Lane, Posted January 14th 2019 on Google
I rarely rate 5 stars, here is why Dog Training Elite deserves theirs. I homed screened 3 dog training companies in the greater phoenix area to help me with my 6 month-old Blue Nose Pitbull, my...
— Bill H., Posted December 7th 2018 on Yahoo! Local
I rarely rate 5 stars, here is why Dog Training Elite deserves theirs. I homed screened 3 dog training companies in the greater phoenix area to help me with my 6 month-old Blue Nose Pitbull, my family calls Blueberry. Not satisfied, I remembered I saw a dog trainer at the Home and Garden in Scottsdale, Dog Training Eli...
— Bill H., Posted December 7th 2018 on Yelp
Dog Training Elite has done a great job of training my service dog. The combination of one-on-one training, group classes and their training techniques have been invaluable! Highly, highly recommend them!
— Jeff D, Posted September 27th 2018 on Google
Hired them to train our dog and couldn't be more happy with the results. Neal and Chris were both wonderful to work with, listened to any concerns or questions we had, and never rushed through a lesson. Even at group classes, they paid as much attention to each dog and owner and their needs as if each person was the on...
— Becky Kasavan, Posted August 30th 2018 on Google
Neal and Bailey came to my house to meet my 6 month rescue lab mix Elle, and I was FLOORED with the level of obedience, love, companionship and a mutual respect there was. Neal gave commands in a calm normal inside talking voice and Bailey obeyed then from about 50ft + away!!! Elle and I are excited to start our trai...
— Jigar Patel, Posted February 7th 2018 on Facebook
The expertise and friendliness of the trainers is amazing! We love training with them and can highy recommend their excellent service!
— Simone De Keizer-Fink, Posted January 28th 2018 on Facebook
All due respect, i start a pup like a pup, the nature of the dog you get, and the breeds used have genetic predisposition and habitual behaivor comes easy. At a show advertising a product and how you use it in your training are two different topics, and certainly not grounds to bash these folks with pure nonsense. I ca...
— JT Franke, Posted November 4th 2017 on Facebook
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— Christine Kopp, Posted September 9th 2017 on Facebook
We first saw DTE working at The Phoenix Home Show. I was convinced at that moment, when I was ready for a dog, DTE was going to be my trainer.  I've had eight previous dogs but was never able to get the dogs trained properly.  I've tried group lessons, reading books etc., but working with Neal and Chris at DTE delive...
— John C., Posted August 13th 2017 on Yelp
Neal the owner of dog training elite has done a masterful job training our dogs.  My wife has seizures and needed a service dog to assist her.  He trained the perfect dog (a chocolate lab Ghiraradelli) for my wife and he has been a wonderful help for my wife. We have enjoyed having our dog go with us everywhere and o...
— Maynard J., Posted June 7th 2017 on Yelp
I have to give Neal and his crew much thanks. Rosy, my wife, and I started training with them at the first week of May pretty much as a last resort to get our dog trained on just basic obedience, before thinking about maybe having to take her back to the shelter which we were very hesitant on doing because of what coul...
— Juan Galvez, Posted May 26th 2017 on Facebook
— Mary Galvez, Posted May 25th 2017 on Facebook
Our 2 yr old yellow lab Kailani had been to a few trainers and still did not listen to us when there were "distractions" (which is often). She wanted to play with every thing that moved around her (bunnies, other dogs, people walking, kids playing). Neal came for our first session and we saw results immediately. The...
— Beth Correa, Posted March 11th 2017 on Facebook
Neal has taught our Aussie so much in a few sessions, we cannot believe the improvement! Of course, he has also taught us so much! AMAZING trainer! Highly recommend Dog Training Elite!
— Lisa Marie Denslow, Posted January 21st 2017 on Facebook
— Mary Profeta Lopez, Posted November 6th 2016 on Facebook
Could not be happier with Dog Training Elite. We have a 3 year old bloodhound that could not leave the house without pulling, howling and acting insane. He also couldn't be around crowds, because he would pull us everywhere. We saw them at the home show and hired a few months later. After only 2 weeks of training we we...
— Michael D., Posted August 22nd 2016 on Yelp

Our Arizona Protection Dog Training Process

A free in-home dog evaluation is needed to assess if a family dog has the correct temperament to be properly and safely trained in protection work. A dog that is nervous, stressed, and driven by fear may not possess the qualities to safely pursue bite work training without being a liability to the family. Dog Training Elite Arizona's family protection dog training process will ensure that a dog’s loving and social temperaments are retained as the protection skills are properly developed. A family pet that is properly trained to be a personal guard dog will see the following benefits:

  • A boost in confidence
  • Improved health and physical fitness
  • Improved communication, understanding, and bonding with handler
  • Decease in general anxieties, stress and nervousness
  • Increased obedience and overall happiness

We offer several Phoenix dog training options for your pet to be a personal or family protection dog. For an intro to personal protection, start with our advanced personalized package which includes a high level of obedience required for personal protection work and introductory bite work. If you do not currently have a dog that is suitable for the program, call us today to discuss our personal protection dog training programs or schedule a free in-home evaluation. 

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Our processes allow for us to easily complete our personal protection dog training services near you! At Dog Training Elite Arizona, we provide professional dog training services in the following areas and more!

  • All of Maricopa County (including Phoenix)
  • Peoria
  • Surprise
  • Avondale
  • Goodyear
  • Buckeye
  • Waddell
  • Youngtown
  • Sun City
  • El Mirage
  • Sun City West
  • Anthem
  • New River
  • Litchfield Park
  • Cave Creek
  • Tolleson