Group Dog Training Class Schedule

Please Note: Group Classes are for Dog Training Elite Clients Only

Dog Training Elite offers small dog training classes after obedience training is completed and only once a dog is fully immunized. Dog obedience classes in Pittsburgh 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), so that you can train your dog to obey you... regardless of the many distractions screaming for their attention!

Boot Camp for New and Experienced Dog Owners - $150

Dog Training Elite Pittsburgh, in collaboration with Allegheny County Parks and Recreation Department, is pleased to offer a “Boot Camp” for new and experienced dog parents. Classes will be held on January 8 and January 15, 2023 from 1:30-3:30 in the Home Economics Building at South Park. Registration is available here.

This “Boot Camp” is designed to help you develop a more fulfilling and healthier relationship with your dog. The course begins with guidelines for selecting a dog that meets your lifestyle and objectives, provides advice to make your first days together more compatible, and discusses socialization and enrichment that is critical for development of positive temperament and behavior. Healthcare topics cover home healthcare and health awareness as well as veterinary care. Communication and training tips are included to help you recognize and address obedience and behavior issues.

The $150 cost for the four hour course includes $25-$50 coupons for select Dog Training Elite Pittsburgh training services. Profits from this course will be donated to The Malinois Foundation, a non-profit with the mission of providing service dogs to veterans, first responders, women survivors and children with special needs.

Course Outline

  • Why do you want a dog?
  • What type of dog will match my lifestyle?
  • What type of dog matches my needs?
  • How much do I need to budget for a dog?
  • Should I adopt or purchase from a breeder?
  • Puppy, adult, or senior dog?
  • Your first days together
  • Dog proofing your home
  • Essential supplies
  • Flat collar or harness?
  • Protecting your dog from being lost or stolen
  • Housebreaking
  • Crate training
  • Socialization and enrichment
  • Traveling with your dog
  • Food and treats
  • Dangerous foods, plants, and household items
  • Grooming
  • Learning your dog’s language
  • Choosing an appropriate veterinary practice
  • Should I spay/neuter my dog?
  • Common canine diseases
  • Vaccination schedule
  • Pet insurance - Is it work the cost?
  • Protecting your dog from hot and cold temperatures
  • Training schedule
  • Correcting undesired behaviors
  • Three D’s of dog training
  • Popular training methods
  • Types of training


Dog Training Elite offers professional group dog obedience training classes for all clients in Pittsburgh.

Why Are Group Dog Training Classes Important?

  • Provide Socialization
  • Training Practice in Distracting Situations
  • Fun and Friendly Community Building
  • Small and Highly Personable
  • For all Breeds and Sizes
  • Included in Most Packages
  • Basic Obedience Training Required
  • Only for Fully Immunized Dogs

Classes are a mix of all dog breeds and sizes, and our classes provide necessary socialization skills and practice around high levels of distraction. We like to make our group classes exciting for both dogs and handlers, we have created fun training games and an environment that feels less like a class and more like a social outing. We are building a community and our dog training groups tend to feel like a family and less like a dog training group. Friends are made, bonds are formed, and both dogs and dog owners look forward to their once a week group training sessions.

Pricing Free Demo

Se habla español!

Not all training packages may be available at our Dog Training Elite Pittsburgh location, please reference our pricing page for complete information on services offered.

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!

Vince was amazing! We were really impressed with the progress our dog made! We would highly recommend Vince
— Dana Collins
Posted March 29th 2023
Vince is not only a wonderful trainer, but an amazing human being. I notice a changed in my dog after our first private session. His knowledge of dog psychology and behavior has really helped my dog work towards becoming an ESA. Vince also is so flexible and considerate when it comes to schedules, he will go above and beyond to make sure his customers feel important and accommodated. I highly recommend his services.
— Shelby C
Posted February 20th 2023
Vince is not only a wonderful trainer, but an amazing human being. I notice a changed in my dog after our first private session. His knowledge of dog psychology and behavior has really helped my dog work towards becoming an ESA. Vince also is so flexible and considerate when it comes to schedules, he will go above and beyond to make sure his customers feel important and accommodated. I highly recommend his services.

Posted February 20th 2023
Vince is a compassionate and knowledgeable trainer, and I'd recommend Dog Training Elite to anyone!
— Aidan Rosequist
Posted November 28th 2022
(Translated by Google) My son was diagnosed with autism and I began to look for information about the help that he could have for his social development and his verbal problem and I discovered that service dogs are a very important help. Thank God they gave my son a beautiful dog but he needed his training. From so many searches I found Dog Training Elite Tampa and the best speak Spanish and have been a blessing to my son and his great friend. I never thought of having a dog in my house, but the training received has made it part of the family and I think with more education and more respect. Thank you, thank you very much because with your help my son has shown changes, he has a friend to play with, he no longer plays alone and I am calmer because my son has a friend who will watch over his safety. (Original) Mi hijo fue diagnosticado con autismo y me puse a buscar información sobre las ayudas que el podía tener para su desarrollo social y su problema verbal y descubrí que los perros de servicio son una ayuda muy importante. Gracias a Dios le regalaron a mi hijo a un hermoso perro pero necesitaba su entrenamiento. De tantas búsquedas encontré a Dog Training Elite Tampa y lo mejor hablan español y han sido una bendición para mi hijo y su gran amigo. Jamás pensé tener un perro dentro de mi casa, pero el entrenamiento recibido lo ha hecho ser parte de la familia y creo que con más educación y más respeto. Gracias, mil gracias porque con su ayuda mi hijo ha demostrado cambios, tiene un amigo con quien jugar ya no juega solo y yo estoy más tranquila porque mi hijo tiene un amigo que velará por su seguridad.
— Kamirelis Ramirez Ortiz
Posted November 17th 2022
Vince is great! He always brings a sense of calm confidence during his training sessions.
— Cassandra Ramos
Posted November 10th 2022
Vince has a great demeanor for training dogs! Highly recommended!
— Jessica Cunningham
Posted November 10th 2022
Vince is a great dog trainer and super great to work with!
— Emily Wheeler
Posted November 7th 2022
Great training classes and my daughter really enjoys the bonding time with her puppy. Vince has been great with helping her to train her puppy and has given her the fundamentals to continue to keep training throughout each week. I highly recommend the training.

Posted September 25th 2022
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
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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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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