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Elite, Award Winning Dog Training Services in Tampa, FL

All Breeds. All Sizes. All Ages.

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

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Tampa, FL Metro Area

Welcome to Dog Training Elite in Tampa! We are a professional, family owned Tampa, FL-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 Tampa, FL 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 in Tampa 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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Meet Our Trainers

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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.
Dog Training Elite in Tampa has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite in Tampa?

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.

Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite in Tampa, 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 in Tampa 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!

Elite Training has helped us tremendously with our dog. She was always a good dog but she is so much more obedient now then she was before we started with them. We have had several people compliment on how well-behaved our dog is. Thank you so much for helping us get her to the point she is now.
— Deborah Williamson
Posted September 21st 2023
Working with you was an incredible experience. Working on a 6 year old dog, I thought was impossible, I was wrong. Now Kooper is amazing and he is my service dog. Kooper learned many new things and lost bad old habits. I can do anything with him, even without a leash. For whatever needs you have with your dog, I recommend Tonya ad Luis, they are amazing.
— Francesca Ciancio
Posted September 15th 2023
Very knowledgeable and extraordinarily patient with dog and client. Tailored the training to our specific needs. Always on time with organized lesson plans. Truly a dog-changing experience. Thank you Tonya.
— Ed Mandel
Posted September 14th 2023
These words are not enough to thank Tonya for what she did with our beloved Sheepadoodle Teddy! She started teaching him the basics (sit, off, stay, place, heel, down) and being so smart that helped us to teach him a few extra commands like "paw", "watch". "high five". Teddy is a lovable puppy but has TONS of energy which gives him frequent "zoomies" or burst of enthusiastic desire to play, run, and jump over us and being big and heavy, by accident tends to push or pulls us really hard. Tonya has been able to teach him (and us!) to manage these bursts of energy and he is way calmer than before (and at the moment I'm writing this he is still a 8-month old BIG and HEAVY puppy (a bit over 60 lbs). THANKS TONYA for your continuous help, for being so caring and dedicated for your job. She is a natural animal lover so she does her job with that in mind: LOVE. THANK YOU!!
— Steven Padin-Aquino, P.E.
Posted September 1st 2023
Took Isla all the way to a fully qualified service animal. All I get is comments on how well behaved she is.
— Kevin E
Posted August 25th 2023
I could not recommend the Dog Training Elite Suncoast team more! Kim, Ryan, and Aaron are so attentive to your needs and your dog’s needs. They go above and beyond to make you feel confident in yourself, which translates to confidence when working with your dog! They all bring such a positive outlook to the training sessions that I constantly found myself looking forward to the next one and they always treat you like their family. You will absolutely be making the right decision if you decide to work with them!
— Grace Steinhauser
Posted August 24th 2023
Ryan and Kim offer the best in dog obedience training! Our little Boston Terrier Rue was suffering from intense separation anxiety and was assessed by Ryan and Kim as perhaps the most stubborn girl they had ever met. She was about one and half years old when we got started with the process and we definitely made progress. About two months into the training she began to be very reactive to other dogs and became a little aggressive. Dog Training Elite's entire staff shifted the strategy and went above and beyond with a personal commitment to success. Rue is now a much calmer, happier dog we are very satisfied with the way she has developed.
— Gordon Wilder
Posted August 23rd 2023
Dog training elite has been key to Nala’s training journey. It helped me to connect and understand her behaviors and how to properly train her for the long run. Ryan and Kim have been very professional in answering all of our questions and even providing recommendations. I’ve been witness of how they’re like this with everyone one else in the group. I feel that we hit the jackpot with Dog Training Elite Tampa.
— Aurora Torres
Posted August 17th 2023
I am more than pleased with Dog training Elite trainers Ivette and Raul, they are more than happy to work with your dog and will instruct and give you the right information to work with your dog, Maia started when she was 6 months and she’s a working progress with flying colors. Absolutely amazing how fast she learns all it takes is consistency. Will recommend this training program to anyone.
— Michelle Pons Santiago
Posted August 14th 2023
thank you so much for your training my wild dog Nala is improving so much for starting your training
— Yareni Rivas
Posted August 8th 2023
Kim, Ryan, and Aaron are the best dog trainers. They are very patient both with my Frenchie and me! If you need a specific area that needs work, they are there for you and your dog. People continually comment on how well behaved my little Frenchie is, especially for his age; he is now 1 1/2 years old and began his training when he was 9 months old. Jackson is now a certified service dog and it's all thanks to Dog Training Elite Suncoast.
— Deb Barrett
Posted July 5th 2023
Tanya is excellent and has done a great job with Princeton.
— Dee Coop
Posted July 5th 2023
Thanks little better
— Stella Jimenez
Posted July 1st 2023
Kim and Ryan were amazing with our Pitbull who was protective of me even at the expense of my wife, kids and visitors. Within a couple of sessions our dog was sitting, heeling, laying down, placing and obey our commands. It has brought us all much relief and enjoyment with our dog Radley! Thank you Kim and Ryan.
— Cleary Calendar
Posted June 30th 2023
Kim has been amazing. In the first week of training Athena was 75% more behaved. She’s patient with Athena. We look forward to training days. Can’t wait to see how much Athena grows with the rest of the training. If you’ve been looking for someone to train your baby. Don’t look any further! They are amazing
— Kristy Grosse
Posted June 18th 2023
We have had a great experience with Dog Training Elite Suncoast. They are helping us train our stubborn Great Pyrenees to become less reactive and down a path to a happier home life for everyone. We have had no issues and continue to go to trainings as much as possible. Each member of the team is knowledgeable and patient with every dog.
— Nick Mclachlan
Posted May 22nd 2023
This Training has been such a positive experience for both myself, and my 4yo Newfoundland Cole. The trainers are positive in all their direction,and also take the time to laugh at some of Cole's silly antics. They are also great at communication such as answering any questions when "not" in training class. Cole has made great progress with their program. I priced and met with other trainers prior to selecting Elite, and they were the most professional and give you the most 'bang for your buck '. I would not hesitate to recommend Elite to anyone.
— D Kay
Posted May 19th 2023
Wow I found this trainer by luck. Now I say it was destiny. There was no mistake. I wanted to get a dog I didn’t own yet trained but I had certain criteria that had to be met. I wanted a service dog for PTSD but the trainer had to be a female. Kim had no hesitation for my request. After about 5 sessions kim asked if she could bring her son as Queso did t want to heal. I have to say I trust Aaron as much as Kim. If you need your dog trained this is the company to go with. A+ service.
— Susan Hetherton
Posted May 13th 2023
very caring and professional.they really care about your dog and you having excellent experiences together.trained my dog to be great .highly recommend kim,ryan and arron are awesome
— alan jordan
Posted May 6th 2023
Raul and Yvette are the best! They're kind, professional, honest, and trustworthy. You won't find a better team to train your pups. I can't recommend DTE enough!
— Denise Hall
Posted April 11th 2023

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