In-Home Training Packages

Silver

$1,195

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 3 Sessions
  • Come
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)

Gold

$1,895

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 5 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 12 Sessions
  • Come
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Biting & Nipping
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors, Running Away & Chasing Animals
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Chewing & Digging

Platinum

$2,395

Platinum offers advanced obedience/behavioral modification with a goal of off-leash control. Includes additional training options and offers more one-on-one and group sessions than Gold.

  • In-Home Training SessionsOne-on-one & personalized 8 Sessions
  • Group Park Training Sessions 16 Sessions
  • Come
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit(next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Off(furniture when desired)
  • Quiet(stop excessive barking & whining)
  • Place(go to bed)
  • Heel(walk with you, no more pulling)
  • Down(lay next to you & off leash at a distance)
  • Load Up (go into kennel, car, or dog house)
  • Calm Anxiety & Build Confidence
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Manners, Safety & Boundaries
  • STOP Jumping on People
  • STOP Biting & Nipping
  • STOP Bolting Through Doors, Running Away & Chasing Animals
  • STOP Begging & Stealing Food
  • STOP Chewing & Digging
  • *STOP Reactivity (dog & human)
  • *Stay With You on a Jog, Hike, or Bike Ride
  • *Emotional Support Dog Training(ESA)
  • *Control Agression
  • *Calm Extreme Anxiety(behavior modification)

Purchase of an electronic collar is required and is an additional cost.
*For a Platinum package, please select one of the following: Off-leash OR ESA OR Control Aggression OR Calm Extreme Anxiety.
Dogs must be assessed prior to being accepted into specialized training programs.*

Puppy Packages

Puppy Primer Package

Designed for puppies 8 - 16 weeks of age

$495

Exactly what you need to get started with your young puppy (about 8-16 weeks old) with 3 personalized sessions in your home. Offers valuable information that you will use for the life of your dog; personalized training to get your puppy started on the best paw; and options for ongoing training.

  • 3 One-on-One personalized & in-home sessions: 45 minutes each
  • Obedience primer using treat training Includes: Come, Sit, Loose-leash Walking, and Down
  • Puppy Corrections Includes: Stop Biting/Chewing, Stop Digging, Stop Jumping, etc.
  • Crate Training and House Breaking
  • Socializing Tips
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Caring for Your Puppy

Puppy Essentials Webinar

70 Minute Webinar

$45

Our trusted puppy class is now available "on-demand" from the comfort of your home! Plus you will also get a personal call with one of our experienced dog trainers for a tailored experience. This webinar video is designed for owners of puppies age 8-16 weeks old, and will be accessible to you for a 3-day period via Eventbrite.com (easy to use website!) Select today's or tomorrow's date to get immediate access to the video! You can also add a $45 Puppy Kit during checkout to have essential puppy tools delivered right to your door!

  • Introducing a new puppy to your home
  • Health & well-being
  • Nurturing a good temperament
  • Veterinary care & vaccines
  • Scruffing & calming signals (dog yoga)
  • Basic Treat Obedience Including: Come, sit, loose-leash walking, and down
  • Puppy Corrections (Stop biting, digging, jumping, etc.)
  • Crate Training / House Breaking
  • Socialization Tips
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Puppy Enrichment
  • Caring for Your Puppy

Designed for puppies age 8-16 weeks of age.
Prepares your young puppy for formal training.

Therapy Dog

Therapy Dog

Therapy dog training is based on your dog's abilities. Purchase of additional equipment may be required.

$2,595

A therapy dog volunteers alongside you, where permitted, and provides comfort to others. Examples include cheering people up at nursing homes or hospitals.

A good therapy dog is naturally friendly with strangers, able to work around a high level of distraction (with training), and able to understand personal boundaries, such as not jumping up, licking, mouthing, etc (with training).

  • Puppy Selection advice
  • Private, one-on-one training sessions in your home and the community 9 Sessions
  • Group Training Classes 32 sessions
  • AKC Training
  • Therapy bandana, ID Card, and Certificate of Training
  • An exclusive directory of therapy events and locations for you to donate your time
  • Come
  • Sit, Down
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Quiet
  • Off, Wait
  • Leash Manners
  • People Manners
  • Load up in the car / kennel
  • Make a friend
  • Choose one personalized greeting (high five, shake, hug, etc.)
  • Top-notch off leash obedience
  • Distraction Training

Facility Packages

Electronic training collar included with purchase of Elite Training Camp & Service Training Camp
*Specialized training options are based upon your dog's abilities and may require purchase of additional training equipment.

Service Training Packages

We offer free consultations to assess your dog's ability and temperament as a good candidate for any of our service dog training programs or we can provide one litter visit for puppy selection. Call us today to schedule a free in-home service dog training assessment! All service dog training packages include:

  • One-on-One Service Dog Training in your home and in the community
  • AKC Testing
  • Service vest, ID cards, registration, and certificates

Psychiatric / PTSD Support Dog

$3,595

A Psychiatric/PTSD service dog will be able to go anywhere with their handler and assist them in times of high stress and provide a sense of security. A service dog will provide emotional support, reintegration into society, reduce depression, help cope with anxiety, reduce the frequency and severity of flashbacks, anchor handler to the present, and reduce suicidal ideation. Psychiatric service dogs will learn basic obedience and advanced tasks that are customizable, such as:

  • One-on-One Training 12 Sessions
  • Grounding
  • Deep Pressure Therapy
  • Panic Response
  • Create a Physical Buffer
  • Interrupt Repetitive Behaviors

Mobility Support Dog Training

Call for Details

A mobility support dog can increase an individual's independence and quality of life by assisting with tasks that are difficult or impossible to complete on their own. A brace and mobility support dog can be taken anywhere and are trained to their handlers specific mobility and ambulatory needs. Mobility service dog tasks are customizable, but examples include:

  • One-on-One Training 16 Sessions
  • Forward Momentum Pull
  • Counterbalance
  • Open Doors with Adaptive Equipment
  • Turn Lights On/Off
  • Item Retrieval

Personalized Autism Canines

Call for Details

Personalized autism canines provide an emotional anchor for children with autism and a sense of security to family members. The autism world is widely accepting of service dogs, as overwhelming results show psychological benefits for the child in addition to the entire family. Autism support service dogs will learn basic obedience and advanced tasks that are customizable, such as:

  • One-on-One Training 14 Sessions
  • Deep Pressure Therapy
  • Anchor a Child Who Wanders
  • Sensory Assistance
  • Find Help
  • Redirect Repetitive Behaviors

Medical Alert Service Dog

24 One-on-One Sessions

Call for Details

Living a balanced life with a medical condition isn't always easy. With the support of a medical alert dog, that balance becomes a possibility. Alert dogs for diabetics provide the stability, safety and support that allows for increased activity and peace of mind. Medical alert service dogs will learn basic obedience and advanced tasks that are customizable, such as:

  • One-on-One Training 24 Sessions
  • Alert to Blood Sugar Highs/Lows
  • Find Others in the Home
  • Medical Response

Fully Trained Service Dogs

Call for Details

We offer fully trained service dogs that have been thoroughly trained in advanced obedience, socialization, potty training, crate training, community training, and advanced service training.

A fully trained service dog will be able to go anywhere you go, assisting you in any venue, allowing you to regain your independence. Contact Dog Training Elite of the NC Triangle for more information!

Lifestyle Training Packages

Wedding Day Extras

Puppy's First Dance: Dance with the Bride/Groom/Couple
$600 - Up to 4 Hours Practice Private Session
$150 - Per Hour Thereafter

Wedding Day Professional Trainer: DTE Trainer will care for and handle your dog on your special day. Handler will be dressed professionally in a collared DTE shirt and slacks. Or a suit/dress/tuxedo upon request at dog owners' expense.
$1,200 - For the Day

Flower Dog / Ring Bearer

$2,795

Your dog is an important part of your family. Don't forget to include them in your big day, and develop their skills to become a great companion ever after.

  • Private, one-on-one training sessions 9 Sessions
  • Wedding Rehearsal 1 Session
  • Group dog training sessions 16 Sessions
  • Come
  • Sit, Down
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Quiet
  • Off, Wait
  • Set Boundaries
  • People Manners
  • Leash Manners
  • Build Confidence & Calm Anxiety
  • Control Destructive Behavior
  • Control Reactivity (dog & human)
  • Potty Training
  • Get in Car/Kennel
  • + Specialty Skills* Below:
  • *Walk down the aisle alone
  • *Deliver Ring/Flowers to the happy couple
  • *Sit or Place during the ceremony
  • *Sit & pose for photos

*You must purchase a wedding package to add on wedding dog package extras

Dog of Honor / Best Dog

$2,495

Your dog is an important part of your family. Don't forget to include them in your big day, and develop their skills to become a great companion ever after.

  • Private, one-on-one training sessions 7 Sessions
  • Wedding Rehearsal 1 Session
  • Group dog training sessions 16 Sessions
  • Come
  • Sit, Down
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Quiet
  • Off, Wait
  • Set Boundaries
  • People Manners
  • Leash Manners
  • Build Confidence & Calm Anxiety
  • Control Destructive Behavior
  • Control Reactivity (dog & human)
  • Potty Training
  • Get in Car/Kennel
  • + Specialty Skills* Below:
  • *Walk you, your Maid of Honor, or Best Man down the aisle
  • *Sit or Place during the ceremony
  • *Sit & pose for photos

*You must purchase a wedding package to add on wedding dog package extras

Adventure Dog

$2,795

With Adventure Dog training you and your dog can enjoy all of the fun activities that the great outdoors has to offer. Take your dog with you on life's great adventures!

  • Private, one-on-one training sessions 7 Sessions
  • In Field training sessions 3 Sessions
  • Group dog training sessions 16 Sessions
  • Come
  • Sit, Down
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Quiet
  • Off, Wait
  • Set Boundaries
  • People Manners
  • Leash Manners
  • Build Confidence & Calm Anxiety
  • Control Destructive Behavior
  • Control Reactivity (dog & human)
  • Potty Training
  • Get in Car/Kennel
  • + Specialty Skills* Below:
  • *Off leash obedience
  • *Ride on a paddle board
  • *Ride in a kayak, canoe, or boat
  • *Swimming and water safety
  • *Ride on a golf cart or ATV
  • *Ride on a sled or skateboard
  • *Heel & run next to you on a bike
  • *Heel & run next to you on a scooter
  • *Heel & run next to you on a jog or hike
  • *Keep a 20ft. radius in camp

*Specialty skills & extras are based upon your dogs ability, and must be approved by a DTE trainer.
Purchase of E-Collar and other training and safety equipment may be required.

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.

Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Raleigh / Cary, NC Metro Area


Welcome to Dog Training Elite of the NC Triangle! We are a professional, family owned Raleigh / Cary, NC-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 Raleigh / Cary, NC 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 of the NC Triangle 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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Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite of the NC Triangle, 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 of the NC Triangle 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!

We’ve had our dog with DTE for the past 6 months and seen huge improvements as he is a poodle puppy and we needed him to be a service dog. Alex is the all-star team member and the trainer you’d want to prepare your family. Alex makes herself available for questions we have outside our sessions, is on time, friendly and goes the extra mile during Saturday classes at the park where our dog learns from other dogs/handlers.
— Taylor Gustafson
Posted November 16th 2023
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This training saved our poor dog! Virginia was always so anxious. We tried everything we could think of including local dog training where you go to their facility. It wasn’t until Alexx came to our home that the light bulb went off for us as owners. She needed to be taught what she was supposed to do. Once Alexx started training Virginia, everything clicked. Now she is so happy to lucky and rarely shows signs of anxiety. She goes to her designated “place,” she doesn’t bark, she walks on a leash without pulling, and is very well behaved. In home dog training is the way to go and we highly recommend Dog Training Elite!
— Darren Pierce
Posted August 25th 2023
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Cindy and Alexx are very responsive and helpful! Our “pandemic puppy” had become a terror and was extremely reactive around other people and dogs. When our teen wanted to get a service dog, we knew we needed help with our current pup before we could even consider bringing another dog into the household. Once our family started working with Alexx, we noticed a difference right away. Our pup started responding to commands and visitors to our home noticed how much calmer she had become. Our pup is still a work in progress but Alexx always has helpful suggestions to help us work through every issue. Cindy helped us find a reputable breeder for our daughter’s service dog in training and we will be working with Alexx again to train the new pup! I am so thankful that we found them!
— Carolyn Allen
Posted July 14th 2023
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