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740 West College Street,
Springfield MO 65806

We care more about your total satisfaction than anything else, and we provide the highest-quality dog training services in Springfield at the greatest value.

Why Dog Training Elite Springfield?

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We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.

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We pride ourselves on being able to offer our professional services at prices that are budget friendly.

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All of our local dog trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do.

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

Dog Training Elite Springfield is proud to provide the highest rated dog training services at an affordable cost near you in Springfield.

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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 have enjoyed and love all we have learned at Elite. We have four dogs, but our Elite trained girl is the most well behaved.
— Meg Roetto
Posted May 20th 2024
We signed our one year old nonsocial, fearful rescue dog up for training. She is 80 lbs and extremely strong. She was always pulling and bolting due to fear. Each day when I picked her up the progress she made was amazing. After one week she had learned 5 commands and gained so much self confidence. They were so helpful to work with us to make sure we were comfortable handling our dog. The staff is incredible and they have exceeded my expectations.
— Christa Carr
Posted April 23rd 2024
I got a mini Aussie I didn’t want and got thrown on me but I became attached to him, and I took him in because I was worried he’d go to a pound. He never got properly socialized even before getting him as a puppy, he lacked confidence and was always over protective of me and constantly lunging out and being aggressive towards dogs and people he didn’t know. Desperate to not have him bite someone and put him down, I contacted DTE to break some of his herding habits, and they delivered! Within the first week he stopped growling and barking at people and dogs that walked by on our walks, and is more obedient and under control. I can take him to parks and play fetch with him without having to worry of him running up on people and showing aggression! I can’t thank Kristi and Nerissa enough for helping us, being able to work around scheduling, and leading Chewie into a more confident and happy lifestyle with lifelong care and attention!
— devin rice
Posted April 6th 2024
As a family, we didn't realize how much our little Maltese pups could accomplish in such a short time. Dog Training Elite provided expert guidance on how to use simple tools and proven techniques to ensure a healthy environment for our dogs to succeed. The training was fun and engaging making it something to look forward to every week. Once the initial training was complete not only did we acquire more confidence in our handling skills, but also gained a relationship with the trainers that would last a lifetime. Thank you for everything!
— danielchristman01
Posted March 16th 2024
Banjo (and I) started training with Nerissa about 5 weeks ago (he was 6 mos old) I was having major dog owners remorse UNTIL we met Nerissa! Banjo is a delight to be around now, he responds to my commands, no jumping, no biting, no running into me! I love how well behaved he has become Nerissa’s excitement about training (the owner) is contagious and it makes me want to train banjo to be the best he can! He really wants to learn now and the consistency with this training is great for both of us. Banjo will continue his training to become a support dog and scent dog. Thanks Nerissa and Dog Training Elite
— Patti Thornton
Posted March 14th 2024
I knew I wanted to train Dolly as a service dog to help my husband with some of the long term side effects from his cancer treatments. I also knew training a miniature daschund would be a BIG challenge. (Daschunds are know for their stubbornness and independent thinking.) I met with Kristi at DTE and we discussed our family's needs and what it would take to accomplish my goal of training Dolly to be a excellent helpmate to my husband. We got to work right away and the results continue to be AMAZING! From the first session Dolly went from being a cute, but out of control diva, to following commands quickly and calmly. Kristi and Nerissa have been wonderful in how they train both Dolly and I. Their positive approach, endless knowledge, structured and effective programming and continual support clearly demonstrates they love what they do and are excellent trainers. I HIGHLY recommend Dog Training Elite for anyone who is serious about their dog and wants effective, long term results.
— Amy Walker
Posted March 9th 2024
I was hesitant. My boxer is just 10 months old with zero respect for boundaries. I have had a boxer before, so I thought this is how Lovey would be for her first few years. I found DTE on line and made an appt for the free consultation. I originally planned to do the weekly classes, but after further consideration, I decided to go for it - and I am beyond THRILLED! Lovey is in the 2 week day camp classes - life is too short to wait - and I want to enjoy her to the fullest NOW! After just TWO DAYS, I struggle to find words to describe the difference in her! She comes to me on my 1st request. She sits, again, first request. She doesn't instantly jump up on everyone. My hope is brand new! I love this program and Kristi and Nerissa are THE BEST!!!! I look forward to updating my review when she graduates 🙂
— Lisa
Posted March 8th 2024
Kristi is awesome. Wonderful experience. We have 2 dogs that required 2 sessions and Kristi was a Jedi at understanding our dogs. What a great experience and life is so much better after the training. From walking, to bark discipline to distractions, our home and yard are much more enjoyable now.
— ryan macdonald
Posted February 29th 2024
We have a 11 month old Aussie/Great Pyrenees mix and she is hyper with a very short attention span. Once she is focused on something it's tough to get her attention. She would jump on people begging for attention. Barking at other dogs sometimes causing aggressive behavior from other dogs. Constantly pulling on the leash, at times almost causing my wife to fall. She would chase our cats creating havoc in our home. We started training her at 4 months with 2 other trainers whos training methods did not help her to stay focused on us or our commands and did not help to correct her behavior. We were about to give up, until we found Kristi at Dog Traing Elite. The very first day with the very first lesson Kristi put both us and our dog in the proper frame of mind in understanding this very unique and effective method. In one short hour we had our dog's attention and crystal clear communication that she understood keeping her focus on us and what we wanted her to do. That night we actually had peace in our home for the first time in 10 months! Using just what we learned from that first lesson made such incredible difference in the dynamics in our home and with our neighbors! Each lesson is bringing us closer in our relationship with our dog with an amazing bond of trust between us. The cats are no longer afraid to walk by her knowing she will not pounce on them trying to play! We love our dog and just how intelligent and sweet she realy is, utilizing the right crystal clear communications we've learned. We appreciate Kristi so very much for sharing her method, experience and skills in helping us to truly have shalom/peace not just in our home, but where ever we take this amazing, loving, and incredibly intellegent, dog of ours. If your struggling with training your hyper-active, uncontrollable dog, look no further and don't waste your time, money, or your dogs well-being with other methods, give Kristi or any of her amazing fellow trainers a call at Dog Training Elite. You'll be forever grateful you did and so will your dog! ; )
— Stephanie Neckermann
Posted February 23rd 2024
Bandi our almost 3 year old corgi started training in Nov. of 2023. She needed better social & behavior skills such as not barking non stop. Bandi's behaviors & obedience have been a complete 360 change. Friends & relatives ask what we have done to her. Our trainer, Nerissa, has been a joy to work with. She has been patient, professional & a joy working with Bandi & us during training. We recommend DTE 1000%. Thanks, Paul, Shari & Bandi Cape Fair Mo.
— Paul Winfrey, Sr.
Posted February 2nd 2024
We cant thank Kristi and Nerissa enough for helping us with our training, we had a baby coming in 6 weeks when we initially reached out to them and they were so accommodating to get us in and help us get our dog prepared for the arrival of our little one. He's a completely different dog. You ladies are amazing and we will be forever grateful for the training we've received!
— Katherine Pike
Posted January 27th 2024
Nerissa has trained our Vizsla Puppy, Ruby to do what we thought would be impossible. We are able to take Ruby into dog friendly retail establishments and Ruby will not lunge at customers or damage merchandise, Ruby walks calmly through a hotel lobby and is not afraid to ride in an elevator. That being said, Ruby is not perfect, and is still a work in progress, but with the help of group training classes, we feel Ruby will continue to make progress towards being a well behaved pet with whom we feel confident traveling with. Nerissa answered our numerous questions patiently and was extremely helpful with her advise.
— s clingan
Posted January 8th 2024
Dog Training Elite has brought peace to our home. We have a miniature Aussie who was reactive every time someone came to our door or every time we went out in public. She is so much more obedient now. We are also training a standard poodle to be a service dog for our son. Kristi and her team are SO good with the dogs and I feel that they can get us to where we need to be!
— Hornbuckle Capital
Posted January 6th 2024
My husband and I welcomed Finn (English Cream Golden) into our family last July and quickly realized that he was unlike any dog we had previously had. We have trained our previous dogs fairly easily but Finn was a bully and very contrary. Within 6 months I was ready to find him a home but was convinced he would become more manageable after the 14 month wait for neuter. I was wrong, after the neuter he was still wild, didn't listen and ate EVERYTHING! After being kicked out of two doggie day care centers in town, I was trying to contact a training center for a last ditch effort to keep him. That was how I got in touch with Kristie at dog training elite. I liked her immediately! She told me that she could provide an experience where I would love my dog. Honestly, I didn't see how but she was so genuine and positive that I would see a difference within our first training session that I had to try. We purchased the Platinum Plan, because between what we paid for Finn, and time invested it didn't make sense not to. I wanted Kristie to be there to demonstrate, show Finn, and then observe our training w Finn for hands on corrections. And ya know what.....I adore my dog. We are in week 5 training session....I can take a bath without him licking me, I can place him in the living room while I am cooking, I can have him come inside in a gentlemanly manner and he bullies no one. Gone are the days of shouting (embarrassing but true), frustration and disappointment on finding the 5th pair of glasses demolished. Kristie changed our lives and now I look forward to Finn time! Thank you!!! We are both much happier!! Money well spent, and if we ever do puppies again, we will start with this program. My family is very appreciative! Sincerely, Amy Williams
— Amy Williams
Posted January 5th 2024
My little 8 lb. dog loves taking walks, but her behavior was so bad I dreaded taking her. She would tug on the leash and lunge at all dogs and has a bark so loud and shrill she sounds like a smoke detector. Thanks to Kristi, after ONE lesson, we now take walks with a loose leash and Phoebe doesn't bark or even acknowledge other dogs! Kristi's dog-training skills are phenomenal, but combined with her passion to make every client a success story sets her apart from all other trainers. Kristi brings such enthusiasm and joy to each lesson that Phoebe and I can't wait to learn. Thank-you, Kristi, for making a well-mannered Phoebe even more lovable!!
— Mary
Posted December 27th 2023
Snow is a rescued, 11 yr old “velcro”terrier who is smart but stubborn. Kristi Anderson has proven that she can teach this old dog new tricks. I’m now looking forward to walking with Snow in high traffic places and having a calmer dog. Thank you, Kristi.
— Emmie Seaman
Posted December 6th 2023
WE LOVE KRISTI AND DOG TRAINING ELITE!!! What we thought we adopted: a 30lb Miniature Pinscher mix What we actually got: a 70lb bear hunter (Plott Hound)/military dog (Dutch Shepard) mix Short Description: We have 70lbs of pure muscle that felt zero pain and ran through life following whatever impulse she had no matter the dangers or repercussions. Now we have the best dog that brings joy to our lives every day without all of the destruction brought initially. She’s a whole new dog that kept all of her best qualities! Long Description: For a year we struggled with her eating our furniture and walls, wildly moving through life and so much more! She did not respond to any of our current training techniques we used with our previous dogs and we didn’t know what to do. Tiana was running through life with no control and was even getting injured from it. It had gotten to the point where I wasn’t even sure I wanted her to be in our home. It broke my heart and I felt like a failure of a dog mom!! Then we made the best choice and had Kristi come out to see what life in our home had become. Kristi was understanding and compassionate as we sat at my dining room table while I cried about fearing that I’ll never be bonded to Tiana and how awful that would be for us both. Kristi showed us how to encourage Tiana to make better choices and focus on what we want/need her to do. Tiana is still her silly happy self but is so much safer! She isn’t eating tons of inedible objects anymore! She isn’t annoying her brother dogs to a point where they feel they have to attack her! She understands her place in our family and is now adding even more joy than we thought she would! She’s in control, calm and so much safer than she was before! She still has her adorable goofiness with just enough sass to keep life interesting. We are so thankful to Kristi and proud of Tiana!
— Erin
Posted December 5th 2023
I had an unruly Yorkie. I actually had contemplated getting rid of him. My last ditch effort was to hire a trainer. I happened on Dog Training Elite and decided to give this one more try. I’m about halfway through the weekly sessions. What a difference they have made with my little guy! They take their time and have helped me to understand what I need to do as well to get the right response from my dog. I firmly believe you get out of the pet what you are willing to put into it and the dog really does want to please. This company is giving me the tools I need to make a wonderful pet. I highly recommend the investment in your fur baby’s future with this company.
— Connie Nichols
Posted November 27th 2023
Hank - our 6 month old Wire Fox Terrier drove his 11 year old sister crazy. After our first lesson (Off and Quiet), she was quickly able to tolerate him. Like even the same night!!! We are three lessons in and our lives and household is so much better. Hank will Sit and won't move even though his favorite toy is jumping around in front of him. We are so proud of him!!! We are glad that we made the investment to start training. Kristi has a real skill working with the puppies/dogs. You can't go wrong with Elite Dog Training.
— Stacey Frye
Posted November 6th 2023
Kristi is amazing. She explains every step as she trains and is so supportive. She truly wants you and your dogs to be successful. I was amazed at how fast my little dogs responded to and are learning good behavior. I highly recommend Dog Training Elite with Kristi.!!
— Cheryl Schuetze
Posted September 30th 2023

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