Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in Pittsburgh

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

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Nominate Your Own Hometown Hero to Win a 7-Day Resort Stay!

Dog Training Elite Pittsburgh wants to recognize heroes in our communities that exemplify what it is to be a hometown hero. Dog Training Elite, in partnership with the Motoa Project, is awarding* one Hometown Hero in the Pennsylvania region with a 7-day stay at a 5-star resort(a $10,000-$15,000 vacation giveaway).

*Airfare, taxes and additional fees not included.

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  1. Fill out your information and your Hometown Hero's information here.
  2. Be sure to include if the hero is in need of The Malinois Foundation to find and/or train a service dog to travel with the hero.
  3. Upon submission, our team will review your nominee.
  4. We will reach out directly to you to alert you if your nominee is selected.

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We are proud to parter with the Malinois Foundation

Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Pittsburgh Metro Area


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Welcome to Dog Training Elite Pittsburgh! We are a professional, family owned Pittsburgh-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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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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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 Pittsburgh has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite Pittsburgh?

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 Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh work's 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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Dog Training Elite Pittsburgh - IACP Member
Dog Training Elite Pittsburgh - AKC Member

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!

Tanya and Luis are great to work with! They will go above and beyond to help you. They have the ability to change your dog's behavior for the better.
— Danielle Sanderson
Posted September 23rd 2022
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Ryan & Kim are Patience Saints! Their love for animals is incredibly heartwarming, and with inclusive family values, their driven dedication to training truly sets them apart.
— Misty Wilson
Posted September 19th 2022
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