Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in San Antonio

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

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the San Antonio Metro Area


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Welcome to Dog Training Elite San Antonio! We are a professional, family owned San Antonio-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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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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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 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 the owner's success long-term.
  • Satisfaction Ratings
    Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
Dog Training Elite San Antonio has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite San Antonio?

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.

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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.

Dog Training Elite San Antonio - The Malinois Foundation

Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite San Antonio, 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 San Antonio 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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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!

Already seeing improvements in my dog after just a few sessions. :) Thank you DTE. Looking forward to working with you for the remainder of the service dog program
— Casey Lane
Posted September 3rd 2021
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We have been working with Dave to train our bull terrier mix who has reactivity and aggression issues. Dave has been very helpful and always available in case we have any issues. Our dog has come a long way from when we first began training. We attend dog classes on the weekends to get her used to being around other dogs and even inside our home she has shown a lot of improvement. I highly recommend training with Dog Training Elite as we felt hopeless just a couple months ago!
— Helen
Posted July 25th 2021
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I was looking for someone to help train my dog to become my service dog and I made the right choice. Professional, great communication, and they truly care about the dog and the handler. Highly recommend for any level of training needed.
— Alicia Hollister
Posted July 20th 2021
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My wife and I are being stationed Belgium and I was afraid one of our pups wouldn’t be able to go due to his aggression and nervousness, until I found DTE and started working with David, he is a great trainer. So many trainers tell you there’s just no hope but not these guys. Our dog has really made a turn around and the more we work with him the better it gets and gives us more and more hope for our pup coming with us!! They are quick to get back to you with any questions or concerns you may have and scheduling is such a breeze, the group classes alone are beyond helpful.
— Tiffany Leggett
Posted June 11th 2021
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I am doing the service dog training with my Xoloitzcuintli and the staff has been very responsive and educational in helping me and my dog learn how to work together!
— Olivia KaChenChai
Posted April 29th 2021
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DTESATX, is so responsive, efficient, professional and reasonably priced. Administratively, Maggie is the best. I wish more businesses had people like her working for them! She always extremely pleasant and responds very quickly to texts and is super efficient getting us signed up for our sessions and group classes. Our trainer, Dave, is very professional and no-nonsense, yet also very understanding of the challenges our daughter faces and how it affects her and her service dog in training. The support and guidance we get from him between training sessions shows that he is always available to his clients, around the clock. He is definitely passionate about what he does! We are extremely happy with our experience thus far and would highly recommend them to anyone.
— Gillis Gomi
Posted April 26th 2021
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DTESATX, is so responsive, efficient, professional and reasonably priced. Administratively, Maggie is the best. I wish more businesses had people like her working for them! She always extremely pleasant and responds very quickly to texts and is super efficient getting us signed up for our sessions and group classes. Our trainer, Dave, is very professional and no-nonsense, yet also very understanding of the challenges our daughter faces and how it affects her and her service dog in training. The support and guidance we get from him between training sessions shows that he is always available to his clients, around the clock. He is definitely passionate about what he does! We are extremely happy with our experience thus far and would highly recommend them to anyone.
— Moka Latte
Posted April 26th 2021
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Great info and training was just. What Krystal needed.Trainer was wonderful.
— William Kaberle
Posted March 8th 2021
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I had a previous trainer that didn't seam to know how to train dogs. So when I found Whitney and explained my past experience. She reassured me that it wouldn't happen this time. I love the consistency, well explained rules, flexibility, and most importantly the continued support even when you dog completes the program. If I could give you more than 5 stars I would.
— Tammy Dean
Posted March 3rd 2021
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Dave was our dog trainer for 5 private lessons. He started out asking us what issues we wanted to begin working on. I listed several thinking we would not be able to resolve any of them in five lessons. To my surprise, we have a very well behaved dog now, thanks to Dave.He was our private dog whisperer and an excellent one at that. Our 11-month-old Rhodesian Razorback now sits, catches and releases, doesn’t jump up on people, stays in place, and greets us with hot coffee every morning – ha ha !! Training a dog takes lots of consistent and repetitive work. We spend at least one hour daily “in school” with our pet.I can’t recommend Dog Training elite enough. Thank you Dave
— Sally Miniel
Posted January 25th 2021
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Whitley with Dog Training Elite San Antonio has been simply amazing! We have a very strong willed, confident and hyper Cane Corso. At only 5 months old, Whitley has helped us teach our big boy so much. A 5 month old pup sitting on the 50 yard line of a football field while I walk away all the way to the side walk by my car all the while he is watching me while football players are getting ready to start practicing...and not moving until I break him! AMAZING! I simply can’t say enough about Whitley, except that she has been GREAT! Thank you so much and looking forward to continue working with you in the future!
— Roger Caballero Jr.
Posted January 21st 2021
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My dog Schatzi had initial training as a puppy and she would listen maybe sometimes. We engaged DTE San Antonio for their complete program and are more than happy with the results. The program involves you and the dog working the commands together. David, our trainer, would demonstrate something new every week and I worked with your Schatzi in the interim to reinforce that training. I cannot say enough good things about David and DTE. He took a good dog and made her great. We continue to receive compliments on how well behaved she is with crowds and other dogs. Many thanks to David and DTE!
— Bill E
Posted January 4th 2021
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Great service. Fast training. Amazing how fast my puppy responded and learned the commands. With elderly parents in the home it was critical that my new puppy behaved and responded to commands. Highly recommend!
— Timothy Helmstetter
Posted December 31st 2020
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The trainers are knowledgeable and experienced. They give you all the tools for you and your partner to work as a team. DTE SA Whitley and Dave are awesome. They are responsive and able to tailor training to your needs and or to assist with your disabilities. Great to work with!
— Austin Sweet
Posted December 12th 2020
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I contacted this group because my German shepherd was impossible. I had decided to rehome her. But with the help of my wonderful trainer, the dog was transformed! She comes when called, heels, waits at doorways, and many other things. Wonderful! And the dog is happier and enjoys working with me.
— Cynthia Brettschneider
Posted August 21st 2020
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Dog Training Elite is a great business whom are very professional, reliable, and friendly. They’ve done an awesome job training our German Shepard to be a service dog. Myself and my GSD love attending the group classes with other dogs. Would recommend to anyone from basic training to more advanced training.
— olivia tirado
Posted August 11th 2020
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We decided to put our dog through their service training program and it’s the best decision we’ve ever made and I wish we would have done it sooner. They are super hands on and not only train your dog, they teach YOU how too. Which is something I realize a lot of people need. They have given us the tools to succeed and taught us how to communicate with our dog and how to be proactive dog parents. Us and our dog live much happier lives now that he is trained. They offer 1 on 1 training and weekly group classes which is our favorite because you get to hang around other dog parents and other dogs too! I always loved my dog more than anything and thought I could never love him more, but now with training and him learning, he is so much more involved in our lives and we are so thankful. If we ever get another dog we will 100% put them into dog training elites program right away. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!!!
— Cassidy
Posted June 25th 2020
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I went to Dog Training Elite at the end of my rope with my German Shepherd who's highly reactive to new dogs and strangers. After working with her in their training program, she can now walk alongside new dogs without reacting to them at all. Whenever we went on walks and encountered another dog, I used to have to stop and make her wait on the side of the sidewalk until they passed because she got too excited and wanted to lunge at them. Now, we can walk calmly past them with no issues. As for strangers, she still barks at first when a new person comes to the house, but she listens to me and quiets down when I tell her it's okay rather than barking uncontrollably like before. She's still very much my playful, lovable girl, but thanks to Dog Training Elite, she doesn't overreact to new dogs and strangers anymore! Their training is a bit pricey, but worth every penny!
— Samantha Puckett
Posted June 25th 2020
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So thankful that I found Dave and Whitley. My previous trainer seemed to not know how to train my pup or get his attention which was frustrating. I sought to find a trainer that could not only train him but be understanding of his hip dysplasia since he is still young (8 months old). Whitley has experience with young dogs with hip dysplasia which is why I ultimately chose her training program. Whitley and Dave had him for only TWO days at their boot camp and he had already learned and behaved so much more than he had in THREE MONTHS with the other trainer. They told me that Tucker is very intelligent and learned quickly which meant a lot to me, considering the other trainer had made me feel the complete opposite. I was hesitant about the e-collar at first but tried it on my hand and on my neck at the levels they had it on for him and I didn’t feel a thing! Not only that, Tucker loved Dave so much that when Dave went back into his car (after dropping him off), Tucker wanted to go with him! They are so professional, very thorough and I cannot sing their praises enough. Thank you Dave and Whitley!
— Stephanie K
Posted May 15th 2020
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So thankful that I found Dave and Whitley. My previous trainer seemed to not know how to train my pup or get his attention which was frustrating. I sought to find a trainer that could not only train him but be understanding of his hip dysplasia since he is still young (8 months old). Whitley has experience with young dogs with hip dysplasia which is why I ultimately chose her training program. Whitley and Dave had him for only TWO days at their boot camp and he had already learned and behaved so much more than he had in THREE MONTHS with the other trainer. They told me that Tucker is very intelligent and learned quickly which meant a lot to me, considering the other trainer had made me feel the complete opposite. I was hesitant about the e-collar at first but tried it on my hand and on my neck at the levels they had it on for him and I didn’t feel a thing! Not only that, Tucker loved Dave so much that when Dave went back into his car (after dropping him off), Tucker wanted to go with him! They are so professional, very thorough and I cannot sing their praises enough. Thank you Dave and Whitley!
— Stephanie Kennedy
Posted April 22nd 2020
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