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Behavioral Training in Dogs in Shreveport / Bossier City

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Dog Training Elite can help with behavioral training in dogs in Shreveport / Bossier City.

Behavioral Training in Dogs in Shreveport / Bossier City

Is your dog chewing things? Peeing indoors? Does your dog reactively bark and have a hard time calming down? If you said yes to any of these questions, your dog needs behavior training, and Dog Training Elite Shreveport is here to help. Request a free in–home evaluation and get started today!

The professionals at Dog Training Elite have years of experience with correcting unwanted behaviors in dogs and are well–equipped to handle any problems your dog might be causing at home. We can address and correct things like:

  • Biting
  • Digging up the yard
  • Not coming when called
  • Peeing indoors
  • Chewing household items
  • Leash pulling
  • Barking
  • Jumping
  • Anxiety and Aggression

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.


Dog Training Elite Shreveport is the top company near you that uses professional positive dog training methods.
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.

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Types of Dog Training Programs


There are many types of dog training programs used to create different outcomes. Some of the dog training programs you’ll find at Dog Training Elite include:

  • Obedience Training: This teaches your dog new verbal commands and skills like sit, stay, heel, come, and more. While obedience training is most commonly taught to puppies, dogs of any age can benefit from obedience training.
  • Behavior Training: This addresses and corrects specific problems a dog has. This training can be for anything from housetraining problems to anxiety and aggression.
  • Service Training: This training helps dogs learn to perform tasks and become companions for individuals with special needs or a disability. Service training requires a highly intelligent and obedient dog.
  • Therapy Training: Therapy dogs provide comfort and calmness in people’s lives. Outside of the home, they are utilized in hospitals, nursing homes, and even schools.
  • Personal Protection Training: This teaches a dog to protect its owner and to attack on command. You can train your dog to protect your family in many situations.

Understanding what type of training program you and your dog need will allow the professional dog trainers at Dog Training Elite Shreveport to help you and your dog in the best way possible.

Behavior Correcting Techniques


There are many techniques for behavior training. Here at Dog Training Elite, we employ positive reinforcement. With a positive training method, we focus on only giving positive feedback through treats or praise when your dog performs a correct behavior or task. We never use shock collars, negative feedback or other forms of punishment when training. Here are a few more techniques we use in addition to positive reinforcement.

  • Clicker training: When your dog performs the desired task or behavior, we use a device to make a small click sound, signaling your dog that it did the right thing. They are also then rewarded with a treat.
  • E–collar: At Dog Training Elite, we often use electronic collars, which are very different from shock collars. A shock collar sends an uncomfortable shock to your dog when they are behaving incorrectly and is used as a punishment. An E–collar sends a gentle vibration to get your dog's attention and refocus them on the task. It is never used as a punishment and does not hurt the dog.
  • Model training: This training involves using a model dog within a group. The trainer will work with the model dog to show the other dogs the correct behavior. The model dog will get praise and rewarded for performing. Since dogs often learn by observation, your dog will see this and attempt the correct behavior.
  • Relationship–based training: This technique strengthens the bond between dog and owner. A strong and deep connection with your furry friend will encourage obedience and help training happen more smoothly and faster.

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Professionals for Behavioral Problems

Addressing unwanted behaviors and behavior problems with your dog can be challenging to do by yourself. When your dog acts out and shows unwanted behaviors, it usually stems from anxiety or fear that they are experiencing. Getting to the root of that fear is hard to do on your own.

Having a professional dog trainer from Dog Training Elite by your side will make getting to the root of your dog's problems and helping correct them much easier. They have the skills and experience you and your dog need. With our specialized in–home training programs, we’ll help address your dog’s behavioral problems away from other distractions. In–home training is particularly useful when the issues have to do with your home too!

If you're looking for help with behavioral training in dogs in Shreveport / Bossier City, look no further! Find a Dog Training Elite Shreveport trainer in Shreveport / Bossier City and get the help you need today!

This cute beagle loves their behavioral training with Dog Training Elite.

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!

I reached out to Jen and Matti when my Doberman puppy was 6 months old, and they were amazing from the get-go. The first time I talked with them on the phone they asked great questions about my puppy and made me feel like they were on my team already. I felt immediately at ease and confident that these ladies would help me learn how to train my puppy and create a better relationship with her. At first I was mainly seeking help with my puppy’s intense and incessant biting problem. I was feeling overwhelmed and hopeless about the situation. After visiting my home to assess the situation, Jen told me that the biting problem would be the first issue to go! I’ll admit I didn’t think that was possible at the time. But she was right!! Within the first training session, Jen addressed the biting problem and my puppy has stopped nipping and biting entirely. It was a huge relief to see such quick progress and it has only gotten better from that point on! My now 9 month puppy has accomplished commands (off-leash and on-leash heel, running in heel position, 100% recall, speak, load-up, quiet, place, & even property boundaries) that I thought would take YEARS to teach her. I could not be happier with the training I have received and if you’re considering someone else in town, don’t even bother. Matti and Jen truly love and understand animals, plus they are so respectful and empathetic when it comes to people! I NEVER felt like I was being bossed around or shamed for not understanding something. They are patient with both pets and people, and I have no doubt they will get you and your pet where you want to be!!
— Laura
Posted September 8th 2022
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I have seen the effectiveness of DTE Shreveport's training methods and the positive transformation in the behavior of the dogs they train. Jenn and Matti are driven to develop the best possible relationship between each owner and their dog so that they can experience all the fun activities and joy that dogs bring to our lives. If you would like to make your dog a bigger part of your lifestyle, I encourage you to contact the dynamic duo at DTE Shreveport.
— Vince Conrad
Posted July 28th 2022
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Great place!
— John Clark
Posted July 7th 2022
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Jen and Matti are fantastic trainers. They are dedicated and truly passionate about improving the bond between dogs and their owners. I highly recommend using them for all training needs!
— craig fizer
Posted June 14th 2022
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Jen and Matti are driven women who have hearts of gold. Their dogs Tink and Mabel have progressed tremendously going through the Dog Training Elite training program and I have no doubt these ladies will be helping many dogs in the Shreveport area.
— George Rehbein
Posted June 1st 2022
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Matti and Jen are such amazing women and they love their dogs so much. Mabel and Tink are such awesome dogs. These ladies work so hard and their animals are all the better for it!
— Valerie de Armas
Posted May 24th 2022
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Jen and Matti are amazing dogs trainers and their love of dogs is so obvious in all that they do!
— Kelley Rosequist
Posted May 24th 2022
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