Award winning dog training in San Antonio, TX

Welcome to Dog Training Elite Texas! We are a professional San Antonio 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 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 Texas also trains service animals and personal protection K9's, and has donated their time to those with special needs in training personalized service dogs.

dog training San Antonio

Call 210-723-5288 or view our training programs.

Empowering Owners

We work with dogs of any breed, size or age - and we empower owners with lifelong skills to continue successes, no matter the problem behavior.

  • 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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Puppy Training

Our San Antonio & Bexar County dog trainers begin working with puppies as young as 8 weeks old, we will even help you select a puppy from a litter that possess a desirable and teachable temperament.

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Service Dog Training

Dog Training Elite Texas has a variety of service dog training packages, all of which are highly personalized to the individual seeking assistance.

Service Dog Training

Personal Protection

Dog Training Elite Texas’s personal protection dog training process will ensure that a dog’s loving and social temperaments are retained as the protection skills are properly developed.

Personal Protection Program

Anxiety & Aggression Training

One of the most difficult, necessary and rewarding behaviors to correct in a dog is anxiety and aggression. Our San Antonio & Bexar County dog trainers specialize in proper dog training techniques that help correct a dog's anxiety and aggressive behaviors.

Anxiety / Aggression Training

Military / Retired Veterans

Dog Training Elite Texas believes strongly in the healing power of service dogs for retired military veterans, and we donate our time and passion to training service dogs for the foundation. We also offer a 10% discount to active service members.

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Therapy Animal Training

A Dog Training Elite Texas facility therapy dog is highly trained to have a positive impact on the health and well being of both individuals and community health.

Therapy Animal Program

Once you and your dog have basic commands in place (meaning your dog will successfully come, sit, stay and obey other basic commands), they are invited to join us for additional training that is highly valuable in further building upon already learned techniques. Our dog training classes in San Antonio 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!

Dog Training Elite Texas 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

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Whitley Cheatham

Experience: 10 years

Whitley's passion for being with, and training dogs began at the young age of three when she trailed after, and later assisted her grandfather with his hunting kennel. She served as a paramedic in and around Bexar County for over 8 years, where her commitment to patients ensured that she delivered the highest level of care. Whitley purchased her first German Shepherd many years ago and rediscovered her passion for owning, and helping others to own a well trained pet. She has worked with many breeds over the years, but continues to have a special bond with the working breed. Whitley has worked with Dog Training Elite (DTE) for over two years and has apprenticed with Seth Payeur during that time to ensure that she brings DTE's exceptional, personalized training to Texas!

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Whitley Cheatham

Questions? Give us a call 210-723-5288 or send us message.

Whitley was so great with muffin. When we started I though muffin might be a lost cause because of her breed, but with Whitley's help she has come along way. We are very happy with how well behaved muffin has become. Thank you Whitley!
— Angela Stevens, Posted October 16th 2018 on Google Local
Whitley is the dog whisperer! She does an amazing job with all of her dogs. She trained my Havanese to be the ultimate service dog by teaching her to put her puppy energy to good use and to be more confident. Marceline graduated today at the San Antonio Airport and am so happy with her progress. Without the help of Dog...
— Melanie Sierra, Posted August 1st 2018 on Google Local
I really appreciated how tailored everything was to each individual type of dog. The training worked extremely well with my dog and he responded incredibly. I also appreciated how flexible everything was with scheduling and rescheduling as needed. I have already recommended to people who ask me how I had my dog trained...
— Joe R, Jr., Posted June 25th 2018 on Google Local
Just want to let everyone know how pleased I am to have had whitley work with my dog Rambo 6month old gsd. Whitley was able to teach me how to train him and not get frustrated. Rambo nearly 60lbs can get pretty stubborn sometimes. But whitley encouraged me that he would learn all of his commands and he did. She also h...
— Melissa Davila, Posted May 25th 2018 on Facebook
My dog Rambo 6 month old gsd went through obedience classes with whitley. I had a very positive experience, he learned very quickly. It was great working with her. Whitley was very professional always on time. Very accommodating if I needed to reschedule a appointment. She was able to teach me how to train my dog. I ha...
— Melissa Davila, Posted May 25th 2018 on Google Local
Lets start with how Suds came into our lives, he was literally dump out of a vehicle at a club, we brought him home, just to foster, (yeah right), after 6 months trying to just teach him manners, frustration sets in, we needed help, first trainer, (not going to mention names), looked at other training, and found dog tr...
— Scott Morgan, Posted April 29th 2018 on Google Local
I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful Whitley is with Suds, and how he has responded to her. Suds was our foster dog that we ended up adopting, he is full of nerves energy and the energy was not good. We took Suds to another trainer here in New Braunfels and she recommended that we leave him there for training,...
— Ellen Morgan, Posted April 28th 2018 on Facebook
I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful Whitley is with Suds, and how he has responded to her. Suds was our foster dog that we ended up adopting, he is full of nerves energy and the energy was not good. We took Suds to another trainer here in New Braunfels and she recommended that we leave him there for training,...
— Ellen Morgan, Posted April 28th 2018 on Google Local
I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful Whitley is with Suds, and how he has responded to her. Suds was our foster dog that we ended up adopting, he is full of nerves energy and the energy...
— Ellen M., Posted April 28th 2018 on Yahoo! Local
I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful Whitley is with Suds, and how he has responded to her. Suds was our foster dog that we ended up adopting, he is full of nerves energy and the energy was not good. We took Suds to another trainer here in New Braunfels and she recommended that we leave him there for training, ...
— Ellen M., Posted April 28th 2018 on Yelp
Whitley is doing a great job helping us with our rescue dog Nyx! We have completed our 5th training session and Nyx is a completely different dog from when we started with Whitley. Group classes here we come. Thank you for helping us with our new family member!
— John Poe, Posted February 18th 2018 on Facebook
In a matter of only two sessions, I can tell a huge difference in my dogs attitude and behavior. He’s a great dog, but Whitley has managed to help him perform even better and helped me to be a better pet-loving human. Thanks so much!
— Pamela Brown Venable, Posted February 15th 2018 on Facebook
"Reign" is my 3rd pure bred AKC German Shepherd and I "knew" how to train puppies....or at least I thought I knew. This time it didn't work. Whitley and Dog Training Elite have helped my husband and I to train our dog so we now have a well-mannered, happy, pet that I can count on to listen and behave. When you have ...
— Laurie Singel, Posted February 9th 2018 on Google Local
I have a 2 1/2 year old border collie mix; she showed extreme aggression towards men and children. Whitley was able to show us techniques and redirection for my dog’s behavior. It went from biting my boyfriends hand and drawing blood then 2 weeks later cuddling between the 2 of them. They are 2 peas in a pod. They ha...
— Kendra Graham, Posted December 29th 2017 on Google Local
Came to Whitley with a dog that had serious problems with being around guys. Whitley has worked miracles with Ollie as well as showing us the best way to handle situations.
— Kyle Hudgins, Posted December 29th 2017 on Google Local
Whitley is awesome and very easy to work with!! She is very affective with all of her training techniques! I would highly recommend her and Dog Training Elite to anyone!
— Dieter Karkut, Posted December 14th 2017 on Google Local
Whitley is the best and has performed magic. What she has managed to accomplish with her dog Flirt over such a short amount of time is unbelievable. Our dog Molly has came along way, she used to rush the front door as soon as the door bell rang and she would pull and aggressively bark at all dogs, children, and people ...
— Barbie J Kennedy, Posted December 7th 2017 on Facebook
I absolutely LOVE Dog Training Elite! I started training my puppy with them when she was about 4 months old and I see a huge transformation in my dog. She’s very obedient and listens to me and she’s doing very well in her personal protection class too! I’m very grateful to have our trainer, Whitley, guide me and ...
— Kayla Gonzalez, Posted December 2nd 2017 on Google Local
Just only after the first training session with our 6 month old Corgi puppy, Sir Charles; it has been a tremendous difference on his behavior. Whitley is an outstanding trainer and I can’t wait until our Sir Charles learns more and more. I recommend Whitley to all my colleagues who is looking for an honest and patien...
— Jonathan Reyes, Posted October 15th 2017 on Facebook
— Linda Cooter Allred, Posted August 28th 2017 on Facebook
I highly recommend Whitley to train your dog. We have a Malinois and she has done an amazing job with him. She has so much patience and you can tell she truly loves her job. She has done an awesome job with training her own dogs.
— Tammi Hobbs Barnett, Posted August 17th 2017 on Facebook
— Venessa M Dennis Ferguson, Posted July 14th 2017 on Facebook
— Paul Bragg, Posted July 10th 2017 on Facebook

Our Balanced Theory

We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (aka "Pavlovian"or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In it's simplest form (after proper conditioning) -- when owner says 'sit', dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter the behavior we encounter.

  • Empowering Owners

    We empower owners to train so 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 household.
  • Simplified & Customized

    We plan training around owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.
  • Continued Training

    Additional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
  • Lifetime Investment

    We follow-up & are invested in owner's success long-term.
  • Satisfaction Ratings

    Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.

Our processes allow for us to easily complete our training services at your home or within the environment where behaviors manifest— such as in the park or around other dogs while you walk through the neighborhood! At Dog Training Elite Texas, we provide professional dog training services in the following areas and more!

  • Bexar County
  • San Antonio
  • Alamo Heights
  • Lackland AFB
  • China Grove
  • Leon Valley
  • Boerne
  • Kirby
  • Converse
  • Schertz
  • Selma
  • Castle Hills
  • Balcones Heights
  • Shavano Park
  • Garden Ridge
  • Universal City
  • Live Oak
  • Helotes
  • Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Hollywood Park

Free In-Home Evaluation Group Classes / Park Schedule

San Antonio in home dog training

Call 210-723-5288 or view our training programs.

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