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Dog Training Elite San Antonio

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2411 NE Interstate 410 Loop #126
San Antonio, TX 78217

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Dog Training Elite San Antonio

210-723-5288

2411 NE Interstate 410 Loop #126
San Antonio, TX 78217

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the San Antonio, TX Metro Area


Welcome to Dog Training Elite San Antonio! We are a professional, family owned San Antonio, TX-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, TX 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 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.

Meet Our Team


Whitley Cheatham

Owner - DTE Texas

Geneva Story

Lead Trainer

Adakias Saldivar

Assistant Trainer

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 have been working with the training team for 10 months. They have been training our service dog Ruger since he was 9 weeks old. He attended puppy camp with Geneva and he learned so fast. He went back for advanced obedience and his Service Dog training. We are so happy. There are a million positive things I could say but the thing I value most is they are always there for you. If you find things you need help with they always have a plan to support
— Renee Marble
Posted December 31st 2023
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"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 an 80-pound German Shepherd people tend to be nervous when you approach them- with training, Reign is my guardian AND a good dog! There are a lot of programs out there....all promising to bring about remarkable changes in your pet...but Whitley has proven their methods work and kept the company's promise to us- something you don't always find in today's marketplace. Words to describe Whitley and her training: Compassion/Kindness. Quality. Attention to detail. Responsive. Effective! I have, and will continue to recommend Whitley and Dog Training Elite to my friends and colleagues, as I recognize the quality of training we paid for and will not settle for less. Dr. Laurie Singel
— Laurie Singel
Posted February 9th 2018
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Our baby Doberman is already improving so much in temperament thanks to the direction and guidance of the trainer and staff. Would definitely suggest anyone looking to help train their dominant breed baby to go there for sure.
— Marie Hall
Posted December 12th 2023
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Great people, great training, great culture
— Gabriela Barba
Posted November 9th 2023
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I inquired about training my dogs specific issues, (potty training) and I received a thorough and insightful response on what is to be expected, the prices, and personal advice. I appreciate the prompt response and professionalism, I will hire them for any future dog training.
— Clariza Rizalado
Posted October 26th 2023
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Such a phenomenal experience that I’ve now had 3 of my pups trained with DTE. There’s truly something special about a well trained dog bonded with its owner and DTE makes this a main point in their work. Highly recommend for any basic obedience, service dog work, therapy dog, etc!
— Lea Hajjar
Posted October 24th 2023
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The trainers are always friendly and professional. My daughter's "Service Dog in Training" couldn't ask for a better Trainer. Terrance answers all my questions but also takes the time to show my daughter how to implement at home what the dog has learned.
— Christine Drain
Posted August 25th 2023
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The best place for dog training! The trainers are excellent as well as friendly and communicative to pet parents. They are available for parents ant time you need them So glad we entered our dog in their training program. Try them. You won’t be disappointed.
— Kathe Dobson
Posted August 24th 2023
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I brought My baby blue a (Belgian malinois” here for puppy training and soon to be service dog training. What can I say? The service and the Team are amazing. They love their job and they love dogs and care for your babies. I enjoy seeing my baby grow up and The training and guidance They provide is Amazing. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a dog training program
— Israel Deluna
Posted August 13th 2023
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The instructors at Dog Training Elite are not only knowledgeable and experienced but also kind, patient and fun. Our dog was driving our family crazy and we feel fortunate to have found DTE. Louie went from being a rebel to becoming a service dog in just 3 weeks. What an amazing transformation! He is a totally different dog, although mischievous at times, he now listens and follows commands. We continue training and working with DTE so that Louie can continue to improve. Thanks to all the instructors who have worked and helped train Louie :)
— Gabriela Barba
Posted August 13th 2023
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I have a dog that had some major anxiety issues. After training for a few weeks there was a big change in how my dog and all for the better.
— Lacey Kornicki
Posted August 12th 2023
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Love his first day photo
— Laura Brown
Posted August 8th 2023
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Great trainers, our puppy, a Rottweiler, been so obedient after theb1st day there. Geneva and Andrea they know what they doing , the facilities are wonderful too. We get videos and reports end of each day our puppy is there. Thank you all .
— Laura Howard
Posted July 30th 2023
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Just started and results are fantastic.
— J Chabon
Posted July 27th 2023
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Dog Training Elite San Antonio helped us go from a situation where we were looking at rehoming our newly adopted dog because of resource guarding. They trained the people and the dog well and now we are a happy dog family. The bonus is that we can go out in public and we always have the best behaved pooch around! Big thank you to our trainer Atakias.
— Amy
Posted June 20th 2023
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I highly recommend Dog Training Elite in San Antonio. We hired them for help socializing our rescue pooch and it was a fantastic experience for Bean and my son and me. We learned how to be better owners and handlers and Bean learned to be such a gentleman! We’ve taken him to zoos, beaches, restaurant patios, etc. and he follows commands. Our outings are so much more fun for all of us involved. This is us at the Sea Turtle rescue in South Padre Island. It was packed with people and other dogs.
— Amy Zink
Posted July 18th 2023
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Excellent dog training company. They’ve helped us work to improve Belle’s behavior and all of her issues. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating. We have been working with Geneva for the most part, she is a wealth of information and has lots of experience. There is no issue thus far that she couldn’t help us resolve. Nonetheless, their entire staff is very professional and friendly. We are very happy with their service.
— Wendy Ramos
Posted June 28th 2023
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We have been so happy with our experience with Dog Training Elite San Antonio. We showed up with a 4 month old German Shepherd puppy and with in the course of six months we had a well behaved diabetic alert dog. They helped us survive the puppy phase and help set the foundations for our dog to succeed. They provide support with home visits, group classes and service dog outings. They also helped our existing dog transition into having a new puppy in the home. Which we didn’t think was possible! We are also grateful for the community DTE provides.
— Nicole Kreis Kendall
Posted June 11th 2023
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Great People!!! Just after the day 1 you can see the difference, its like day and night, now I can enjoy my Puppy as much as I want
— David Cáceres
Posted May 26th 2023
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Whitley and her team are professional, intelligent, fun, honest, and kind. You won't go wrong trusting them with your pup! They are excellent teachers that really care. I firmly believe they're making the world a better place, one dog at a time!
— Denise Hall
Posted April 11th 2023
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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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