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Trying to teach disobedient dogs even the most basic commands can be extremely frustrating. Unless you have the patience, time and knowledge necessary, turning your pup into a loyal, obedient pet may seem nearly impossible. Frustration with your dog's disobedience can also hinder your relationship as it may cause you to yell at or become upset with your pet. So if you find yourself wondering how to teach your dog basic commands and desperately searching for professional dog training, Dog Training Elite has the program you need!

Dog Elite Training provides professional dog obedience training services. Our training technique method is based on positive reinforcement and classical training. Through a combination of commands and an electronic collar, your k9 will learn to follow your commands at once. The electronic collar is not a shock collar; it is a gentle electronic pulse, similar to the tug of a leash, used to get your dog’s attention. Other dog trainers use harsh static collars or spray collars which have been shown to be less effective. Dog Training Elite solely focuses on positive behavior reinforcement in order to nurture your dog’s natural obedient nature.

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Basic Obedience Training With Dog Training Elite

New dog owners may be surprised to learn that training should begin as soon as possible. The younger you start teaching your puppy, the faster he will learn. While puppies may not be able to comprehend complex commands, basic obedience taught early on transforms your dog into a well-behaved and loyal pet. At Dog Training Elite, we have a specialized dog obedience training course for both puppies and older dogs. While starting young is optimal, it is possible to teach an old dog new tricks!

Our professional dog trainers offer the best k9 training services. We understand that each and every dog is unique. When meeting with your k9, we will observe his breed, size, temperament, and any other factors that will influence training. By working directly with you and your dog within your home, our trainers can develop a personalized training plan for your k9. Through simple, in-home training sessions, your k9 will learn simple commands like: sit, stay, lay, come, heel, and place. Once your k9 has acquired these basic commands, we can introduce group classes for more in-depth training.

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Our obedience program covers the following basic commands:

  • Sit - The "sit" command is simple and sets the foundation for all other commands. Once your dog comprehends this command, others will follow easily.
  • Come - This command teaches puppies to listen to you and can ensure safety. A puppy that comes when called will stay close to home and out of trouble.
  • Stay - A lesson in self control, the "stay" command may be tricky for some overzealous puppies. With the assistance of a professional trainer from Dog Training Elite, however, your puppy will catch on quick.
  • Drop It - This command allows you to keep your pet safe from danger. Puppies are curious and tend to explore with their mouths - "drop it" ensures they don't swallow anything poisonous or chew anything of value.

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.

Why Is My Dog So Bad? - Common Behaviors of Untrained Dogs

Training a new dog takes a lot of time and effort but the payoff is well worth it. Every pet owner wants a dog that is loyal, friendly, and well behaved. Unfortunately, some dogs require more training than others. Due to breed type, past trauma, or just plain stubbornness, some dogs can be quite difficult to train. Don't let frustration get in the way of your training program. With the professional dog trainers of Dog Training Elite, you can have the loyal and obedient pet you dream of.

While each dog is unique and has its own obedience issues, there are a few behaviors that are typical of most poorly trained dogs:


Shoes, socks, furniture - anything your dog can get his paws on is likely to become his favorite chew toy. If you do catch your dog chewing, don't scold him. Just take away the object and replace it with an approved chew toy or bone.

Whining or Barking

The best way to eliminate whining / barking behavior is by ignoring it. Only engage your dog when he is quiet and composed and he will soon learn that barking or whining gets him nowhere.

Jumping for Greeting

Jumping up is a natural way to greet for dogs, but for humans it can be scary and unwanted. If your dog jumps up to greet you, turn away and ignore him. Only say hello or pet him when he has all four paws on the ground.

Begging for Food

Even the best trained dogs are susceptible to begging behavior. The best way to eliminate this behavior is to never feed your dog from the table.

With basic training principles, most of these typical behaviors can be quickly eliminated. If you have a dog that's stubborn, it will take more time and effort. If you don't have time to devote to training, it's best to hire a professional dog trainer. Dog Training Elite's most popular training program focuses on these specific obedience issues. For dog obedience training , we are the local professionals you can count on. We use classical conditioning and positive reinforcement for the best results. Even the "worst" dogs don't stand a chance against our training program.

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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!

This is an amazing group of people who are very professional, helpful, and caring. During the peak of COVID last year I took my pup to Olympus Cove Vet (NEVER take your pets there) and they didn't let me go inside during the appt. I'm not sure how they handled my pup, but she was different after the appt and became aggressive towards me. Trevor taught me so much about my pup and helped us stop my dogs aggressive behavior. She is back to being the sweet little girl she was before the vet experience and no longer bites, runs away from us, or snarls. Trevor not only taught us about anxiety/aggression in dogs, but he taught us basic dog training tools we will use for pups we get in the future. Thank you so much Trevor and Dog Elite!
— Amber DeDen
Posted September 15th 2021
We had a stubborn GSP that wanted to rule the roost and then some. We were basically a hot mess express trying to go it alone. Evan to the rescue! There is a night and day difference in our dude and we are so happy we found Dog Training Elite. We highly recommend them to anyone!
— Tori Crowell
Posted September 14th 2021
I was ready to rehome my aggressive pitbull. But through working with Salena I love my dog again and I am able to take her out for walks with out her trying to attack other dogs or people that frighten her. She is building confidence with each session. Thanks DTE for helping me keep my dog at home were she belongs.
— Michelle Alcas
Posted September 13th 2021
Already seeing improvements in my dog after just a few sessions. :) Thank you DTE. Looking forward to working with you for the remainder of the service dog program
— Casey Lane
Posted September 3rd 2021
Tyler was absolutely amazing! Our dog is wonderful and funny and amazing and pretty gosh darned smart, yet he still had bad habits and a lack of ability to understand some basic commands. Tyler turned all that around and is pretty much a miracle worker. We even asked for something off the menu in our last session and I’m not kidding, Tyler had him doing the off menu item within four minutes. ❤️🐶❤️ I wish I had those skills!
— Tammy Derrigan
Posted September 3rd 2021
They are very professional, communicate every step and expectation. They work with you every step of the way and ensure I understood every facet of training.
— Scott Higgins
Posted September 2nd 2021
We’ve learned so much and our dog has excelled with their help. Thank you for your training and support for our dog!
— Ian D.
Posted August 20th 2021
We went from having a puppy who nipped, bit, and and growled at me and my 8 yr old child for 5 weeks, even had the thought maybe we shouldn’t have a dog. Grandpa even called her Cujo. So happy that Evan with DTE walked into our lives, he has made our Athena girl our true Goddess. She makes everyone in my famliy feel so special by the way she minds & comforts us all. Thank you again, Whittaker’s
— Krazy Kitty
Posted August 20th 2021
Dog Training Elite Northern Utah are simply the best when it comes to in-home and public dog training. I have worked with other trainers and none have had the results even close to DTENU! I recommend them to anyone who owns a dog, from the biggest to the smallest. Thanks Dog Training Elite Northern Utah for helping my boy Carlos be the goodest of all good boys:)
— Weston Long
Posted August 11th 2021
I love Dog Training Elite, Salena has been awesome! Thanks to Salena Otis is an amazingly trained puppy
— S G
Posted August 5th 2021
Can’t put into words how incredible this program was for our dog Bean and our lives. Before we started classes we could barely go anywhere with our Dog and have people over because of his reactivity and jumping. After just one In hone session the jumping was eliminated and having people over was no longer something we had to worry about. Tyler was so helpful in personalizing the program for our needs, he even met us at a dog park to help with Bean’s reactivity around other dogs. Don’t waste your time with other trainers, try Dog Training Elite!
— Elvir Sarajlic
Posted August 5th 2021
Dog Training Elite is a fantastic group to work with! They tailored our training program to target the specific undesirable behaviors. Tyler and Matt are so knowledgeable about dog behavior and training tactics. We contacted DTE after our dog, Cooper, bit another dog. We didn't know what to do as he was becoming increasingly reactive to other dogs. Matt and Tyler reassured us that we weren't at a dead end and that dog reactivity is normal. They gave us the tools we needed to allow Cooper to succeed and with a lot of practice and consistency he has improved significantly! I would recommend DTE to anyone looking for quality dog training!
— Catherine Barr
Posted August 2nd 2021
Dog Training Elite is the best training program that I have done. My dog has learned so much and still going to learn through the training. While he has learned a lot, it has been a great training for me and my other family members. The trainers stress the importance of practice and I am telling you that practice is the key. Many people whether in the neighborhood or at my work are impressed by how well behaved my dog is is many situations. I would highly recommend this training to everyone who is looking for great training. It is well worth the money you pay.
— Ed Morris
Posted August 2nd 2021
Amazing!! They helped me so much!!!!
— Jessica Cash
Posted July 29th 2021
All of the trainers at Dog Training Elite are amazing but Tyler was definitely our favorite! He is very knowledgeable when it comes to dog behavior and training. We learned so much from him and he was always reassuring and encouraging, even when it wasn’t the easiest. I now have the training and confidence to take my dog on walks and to the park more often. The trainers at Dog Training Elite are very professional and if you’re thinking about hiring a trainer, they are worth the investment!
— Kristyn Head
Posted July 28th 2021
We have been working with Dave to train our bull terrier mix who has reactivity and aggression issues. Dave has been very helpful and always available in case we have any issues. Our dog has come a long way from when we first began training. We attend dog classes on the weekends to get her used to being around other dogs and even inside our home she has shown a lot of improvement. I highly recommend training with Dog Training Elite as we felt hopeless just a couple months ago!
— Helen
Posted July 25th 2021
The only dog training you’ll ever need! Matt and team are fantastic, super knowledge, professional and great teachers. They taught the lessons to us as owners as much as our dog, which helps to reinforce the right behaviors. I’ve had dogs my whole life and wish they all would have had this training. Our family is much better balanced as a result of these approaches, we’ve benefited from both obedience and ESA training. If you have a dog training need, Dog Training Elite and Matt are the place to go!
— Steve Havera
Posted July 23rd 2021
I was looking for someone to help train my dog to become my service dog and I made the right choice. Professional, great communication, and they truly care about the dog and the handler. Highly recommend for any level of training needed.
— Alicia Hollister
Posted July 20th 2021
We are so happy our friends referred us to dog training elite! We had previous training that wasn’t sticking with our dog so decided to try this. I wish we would have known about them beforehand because after just the first session we couldn’t believe how well he was doing! Our trainer, Tyler, was so awesome!! He was informative and patient with us, answered any questions we had throughout the process and very reliable. I never would have thought we could have our dog come to us and also be off leash in just a session or two, but he did!! So I can’t say thank you enough to Tyler because our life has changed because of this! At first we were hesitant, because of the price and because we weren’t sure if it would work but we knew something had to change. I would do it all over again for just how much our dog has learned over the 6 weeks, it’s crazy!! My advice to you would be, DO IT!!! You won’t regret it!! We just have so many good things to say about Tyler and the dog training elite company altogether and would recommend them to anyone we know.
— Hilary Bockewitz
Posted July 14th 2021
We had THE BEST experience at DTE -- Tanya specifically was magic with our Frenchie Louie. I highly recommend their boot camp -- Louie is a new dog! He is patient and quiet and so well behaved. The training provided the framework and structure for him to learn the basics and then some. Our lives have drastically improved! Love the staff and can't say enough about this program. I refer everyone I know -- worth every penny! Thanks so much to the team at DTE -- we will be lifelong friends! :) Tanya and Louie are the cutest of friends -- I love it so much!
— Stephanie Teeples
Posted July 12th 2021

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If you are searching for a dog obedience school near you, Dog Training Elite offers expert in-home obedience and group training programs.

In-Home Obedience Training Near You

Whether you've introduced a new puppy to the family or recently adopted an older dog, a mischievous pup can have you desperately searching for "obedience training near me." Unlike other dog training companies that teach puppies in large (distracting) classes with often poor results, our obedience training is an in-home program.

Highly personalized, our in-home training program offers a unique touch that other dog training companies can't match. In a large obedience class, your dog will be surrounded by other dogs, people, and outdoor sights and smells. All of these distractions spell major disaster for any training. Additionally, if your dog is learning only from a trainer and not you, it will be hard to form a strong bond with your pet and he may be inclined to disobey when the trainer is not around. To avoid these common pitfalls of traditional training classes, Dog Training Elite sticks to an in-home training obedience program.

During the training session, we will work directly with you and your dog. This allows your dog to understand that you are boss and will encourage him to obey you even after the trainer leaves. Our trainers will teach you tips and tricks so you can continue teaching your dog after the training session is completed. We empower owners to be a part of our dynamic training process. We will teach your dog basic obedience commands and address any unique issues (such as anxiety, aggression, fear, etc). For a solid obedience training program, you can count on Dog Training Elite.

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Dog Training Elite Dog Obedience School

Unlike cuteness, obedience is not an inherited trait. It can be taught, however! If you have been searching for a dog obedience school near you, you have come to the right place. Obedience commands are the foundation for every well trained dog. Dog Training Elite is a leader in dog obedience training. We have a two step obedience program to ensure a successful training regime. Beginning with an in-home observance of your dog and private training sessions, we ensure that your dog understands all basic obedience commands and that you are the one who is control. After completion of the in-home training sessions, your dog will participate in group classes which exposes him to training in a distracting environment. The Dog Training Elite dog obedience training program is comprehensive and will leave you with a pup that is loyal, loving, and 100% obedient!

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  • In-Home Dog Training
    This part of the obedience program is designed to address your dog's unique behavioral problems. Your dog is most comfortable in his home environment so this is where he exhibits problem behaviors (like terrorizing the cat or chasing the mailman). Dog obedience schools that only offer group classes miss the opportunity to correct these problems.
    At Dog Training Elite, we use private training to understand your dog’s unique personality. This is where most of the training takes place - your dog will learn commands like sit, stay, come, place, etc. The next stage is to test these commands in a distracting setting!
  • Group Classes
    A dog that eagerly listens in the quiet of your own home may be less likely to respond at the dog park where birds, squirrels, other dogs and people are present. That is why we include a group class session in our dog obedience training program. We will test all of the commands we taught your dog at home in the presence of his doggie friends and humans in the great outdoors!

FAQs of Our Dog Obedience Training Program

If you are interested in enrolling your dog for our obedience training program, but still have some questions, read the answers to our most commonly asked questions below!

Dog Training Elite trains dogs of “any breed, any size, any age!” Obedience training is best completed as soon as possible, and we happily take puppies into our classes. But don’t fret if you have an older dog that never received proper training, there is still hope! We can teach basic obedience commands no matter the breed, size, or age of your dog.

We will address any particular behavioral issues and teach your dog to respond to the following commands:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Lay
  • Place / Bed
  • Heel (no leash pulling)
  • Off (the couch, bed, etc.)

No, we never use pain or punishment in any form during our training programs. A combination of positive reinforcement and an electronic collar has proven to be 100% successful. The electronic collar produces a gentle “tug” to get your dog's attention. It is not a shock collar and does not harm or alarm your pet.

In-home training is necessary because it allows our trainers to focus on the particular issues of your dog (like terrorizing your pet cat or chasing the mailman). During the in-home training sessions we will also work side by side with you and any other family members so your dog understands who is in control.

If you still have questions about our dog obedience training program or would like to enquire about our pricing, contact us today.

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