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What is a Therapy Dog?

A therapy dog is a dog that performs a service for other people. Typical therapy dog tasks are going to nursing homes or hospitals to cheer people up. For your dog to qualify, he/she must be friendly with strangers, and with training, be able to work around a high level of distraction and to understand personal boundaries, such as not jumping up, licking, mouthing, etc.

Research shows that therapy dogs can have a positive effect on a patient’s mood, stress, and pain levels during facility stays. Children, in particular, respond positively to therapy dogs. They are more motivated to participate in treatments, feel optimistic about the future, and experience an overall sense of calm when a certified therapy dog is present.

Therapy dogs can promote social interaction between individuals within communities that may not otherwise experience socialization typically. Therapy dogs offer unconditional love, non-judgmental interaction, reduce stress, anxiety, and loneliness and provide an overall positive distraction to ailments.

Goals for Your Therapy Companion


  • Socialization
  • Lower Pain Levels
  • Motivation
  • Provide Comfort
  • Decrease in Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
  • Promote Healing
  • Increase Overall Optimism
  • Ease Loneliness

Therapy Dog

Therapy dog training is based on your dog's abilities

$2,195

For a dog that you can take anywhere, and who will comfort others in times of high anxiety, illness and stress. Benefits include: Highly obedient dog, emotional support to others, community service, working with your dog as a therapeutic team in hospitals, nursing homes, etc.

  • Private, one-on-one training sessions 7 Sessions
  • Group dog training in the community 8 Months
  • Therapy bandana, certification and ID Cards
  • An exclusive directory of therapy events and locations for you to donate your time
  • Practice testing for the Therapy Test, now or in the future
  • Come
  • Walk with you (no more pulling)
  • Sit (next to you)
  • Sit (off leash, at a distance)
  • Down (next to you)
  • Down (off leash, at a distance)
  • Wait
  • Quiet (stop barking and whining)
  • Load up in the car
  • Kennel
  • Place
  • Heel
  • No Jumping up (on people)
  • Make a friend
  • Offer personalized greetings (high five, shake, hug, etc.)

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.

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!

He is the Best Trainer I have ever met. He is so good with the dogs. He loves everyone as if they are his. He explains every detail on what he is doing and what you need to do very well. I will definitely use them again.
— Jamie Ulibarri
Posted April 19th 2021
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Hayden was our trainer. He came into our home and met with us, he gave us a lot of information and told us the plan. He met with our kids and pets and made the whole situation so much better. Hayden was able to bring my dog and daughter back to having a great relationship. I highly recommend Dog Training Elite. We are so satisfied and love going to the group classes. Our dog is doing so much better and listening so well. Thanks again Hayden we really are grateful for you!
— Dennis Velasquez
Posted April 13th 2021
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Hayden was our trainer. He came into our home and met with us, he gave us a lot of information and told us the plan. He met with our kids and pets and made the whole situation so much better. Hayden was able to bring my dog and daughter back to having a great relationship. I highly recommend Dog Training Elite. We are so satisfied and love going to the group classes. Our dog is doing so much better and listening so well. Thanks again Hayden we really are grateful for you!
— Becki Velasquez
Posted April 13th 2021
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Our 9-month old puppy, Mags, was like a cross between Cujo and the chest-burster from Alien. We were at our wits end, so we sent her off to an obedience school. I won’t go into details about her stay. Suffice it to say, Mags flunked out. At that point we didn’t think anyone could help us. But I wasn’t ready to give up. I Googled everything I could and eventually bumped into Dog Training Elite and called them up. Hayden came to our house to meet Mags the very same evening. He took one look at our little monster and said he could help—and he’s been good to his word. Hayden is wildly knowledgeable and the absolute best at what he does. Mags went from psycho puppy to warm, family dog after the first session. And she’s only gotten better from there. It’s not just Mags who has learned a lot either. My family has always had a mutt and Hayden has taught us more about dogs in the last three weeks than we’ve learned in the last 25 years. He lifted a tremendous amount of stress off our backs and we’ll forever be grateful. Thanks Hayden!
— Richard Shosted
Posted April 10th 2021
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A little over a year ago we rescued a black and white Pitbull named Buster. He was about 8 months old when he was found on the street. He had some serious anxiety and aggression towards other dogs. Hayden Baggs at Dog Training Elite was our trainer. He was very patient with Buster and also helping us learn how to train Buster. Today Buster is a totally different dog. He can be around other dogs without being aggressive and he will even play with other dogs. I would recommend Hayden to anyone who has a dog with issues. He did an amazing transformation with our dog.
— Margaret Hubner Zdunich
Posted April 8th 2021
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Our experience with Dog Training Elite has been Amazing! We love working with Hayden. When we started training we were at the end of our rope and were so frustrated, tired and stressed. We read several books and watched a ton of videos on YouTube but nothing really worked. From day 1 we saw major improvement and understood exactly what to do and when to do it. It’s very convenient that the trainer comes to our house to train. Our trainer involved everyone in the family and gave clear expectations and instructions on how to teach every command. We purchased the Gold package and the upgraded to add on service dog training. Our pup loves group classes and always comes home tired and ready for a Saturday morning nap. Hayden has been amazing! I am the kind of person who asks lots of questions and he was always available to answer questions or give advice for how to correct a behavior and give encouragement that we are doing things correctly. Our family highly recommends Dog Training Elite.
— Wesley Curtis
Posted March 18th 2021
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I had my service dog trained through this company and it has been a massive blessing! They truly take the time to get to know you and your animal. Exceptional training. Hayden was the best!
— Dante' Strom
Posted August 27th 2020
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Best service! Best people to work with!
— Hayden Manning
Posted August 19th 2020
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I loved working with Dog Training Elite!
— Sophie Schmalz
Posted August 19th 2020
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At Dog Training Elite Tooele Valley, 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 Tooele Valley 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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