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If you have been searching for a reliable trainer for your German Shepherd, you have come to the right place. Dog Training Elite is highly experienced with this loyal, intelligent breed. Our obedience and personal protection training programs are suitable for German Shepherds and can shape your beloved dog into a loving and watchful companion.
German Shepherds have been historically bred for herding and other work tasks. As a result, these impressive dogs are confident, attentive and strong. Their intelligence makes them easy to train and they quickly learn any command. With natural loyalty and protective instincts, German Shepherds make great family dogs. Extensive training and socialization are key to harnessing their unique abilities and diminishing any potential destructive behaviors. With assistance from the talented dog trainers of Dog Training Elite, you can train this impressive breed into an incredible companion.
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German Shepherds are also one of the best breeds to be trained as service dogs due to their high intelligence and natural herding abilities. They are well suited to assist disabled individuals and their loving, loyal personalities make them great candidates for emotional support dogs. At Dog Training Elite, we offer service dog training for German Shepherds as well. Programs we cover include: autism companion, diabetic alert, therapy dog, PTSD assistance and mobility assistance.
Our German Shepherd training programs cover the following commands and training milestones:
- Crate training and house breaking
- Harnessing of protective instincts
- Impulse control
- Heel and leash etiquette
- Basic obedience commands like come, sit, stay, place and more
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 OwnersWe empower owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
PersonalizedWe deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
Environment SpecificWe train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
SupportiveWe support owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
InvolvedWe work with all members of the household.
Simplified & CustomizedWe plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.
Continued TrainingAdditional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
Lifetime InvestmentWe follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
Satisfaction RatingsOur high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
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Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation
At Dog Training Elite, 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 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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Attractive, highly active and loyal, it's no surprise that German Shepherds are America's second most popular dog breed. This breed can put it's superstar abilities on display in the police academy or as service dogs. They also make loyal, loving companions for families. Great responsibility comes with such an impressive breed, however, and professional training is important to harness all the potential of a German Shepherd. Dog Training Elite is here to help train your beloved German Shepherd - both puppy and adult training sessions are available. Contact us today to learn more.