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Training a dog to perform service responsibilities must start from day one. Only certain breeds are suited to service work and breeders put a lot of time into raising puppies to be service animals. Once you have purchased a service puppy, additional training is needed to prepare your puppy for life as a service dog. This is a complicated process that involves various steps. Dog Training Elite makes finding a service animal easier with our service puppy training program.
Our talented trainers select puppies prepared for a life of service from well-respected breeders. These puppies are fully obedience trained by the age of six months and carefully monitored for appropriate behavior and temperament. Once we adopt these puppies, they undergo extensive socialization and additional training to ensure they are well-suited for service and therapy needs. When we place the puppies with families or individuals, specialized service training will take place alongside the new handler.
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.
A learning process that occurs when two stimuli are repeatedly paired; a response that is at first elicited by the second stimulus and is eventually elicited by the first stimulus alone.
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.