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If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, or any other mental disorder, an emotional support animal can make all the difference in the world. Used in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy and medication or simply as a companion pet, an emotional support animal (ESA) can play a major role in alleviating the symptoms of mental disorders. Not just any old dog can be an ESA, however. In order to be a certified ESA, your dog needs to undergo ESA training by a professional dog trainer. If you are looking for “emotional support dog training near me,” Dog Training Elite has you covered.
The professional dog trainers of Dog Training Elite are experienced with training various types of therapy animals. Our trainers will work with your dog’s natural temperament to ensure a strong, loving bond between you and your service pet. We will personalize your dog’s training program to fit the needs of your disorder (anxiety or depression) and physical needs (wheelchair or other handicaps). Dog Training Elite can also train your ESA to calm anxiety associated with flying, making them the perfect travel companion.
Benefits of an Emotional Support Animal
An ESA can be extremely beneficial for those suffering from mental distress. Companionship is the most important thing an ESA provides as many with mental disorders suffer from a sense of loneliness. Not only is an ESA a loving and loyal companion, they can also provide:
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Deescalation of panic attacks
- Increased physical activity
- Improved physical health
- Enhanced socialization
- A sense of purpose
At Dog Training Elite, we understand that while dog is always man’s best friend, some people need that friendship more than others. For all professional ESA and therapy dog training, you can count on Dog Training Elite. Our trainers will work directly with you and your dog to help you build a loving, supportive bond. We train your dog to follow basic commands, respond to your emotions, and deescalate anxiety provoking situations. Contact us today to learn more about our therapy and specialty dog training programs.
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 OwnersWe empower owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
PersonalizedWe deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
Environment SpecificWe train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
SupportiveWe support owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
InvolvedWe work with all members of the household.
Simplified & CustomizedWe plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.
Continued TrainingAdditional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
Lifetime InvestmentWe follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
Satisfaction RatingsOur high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
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Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation
At Dog Training Elite, 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 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.