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We care more about your total satisfaction than anything else, and we provide the highest-quality dog training services in Traverse City at the greatest value.

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We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.

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All of our local dog trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do.

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We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.

Dog Training Elite of Northern Michigan is proud to provide the highest rated dog training services at an affordable cost near you in Traverse City.


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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!

Dog Training Elite has been absolutely wonderful from the start. ALL the trainers have been extremely knowledgeable and professional. Management is always available to make sure all questions are answered. My relationship with my baby Zeke has changed so much for the better. I look forward to our future group classes. They are so much fun!
— A Ram
Posted October 3rd 2022
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Shawn has been great working with me on my reactive dog. I've learned so much and feel so much more confident as a dog owner. And my dog has completely changed, in the best way possible! Highly recommended.
— Ashley Post
Posted September 30th 2022
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Everything about Dog Training Elite Charlotte was great. They were very responsive, easy to work with, professional, and kind. My husband and I are about to have our first child and needed some help getting our two dogs listening a better before the baby came. After just one session we saw a huge difference already. They are still doing great and we couldn’t be more appreciate of their help and support! Definitely worth every penny!
— Jessie G
Posted September 27th 2022
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I saw such a huge change in my Dobie's behavior and in myself as a handler. The trainers were incredibly helpful and happy to see her grow with me. She's still a pup, but I'm so proud of her and excited to get her working on tasks as she gets older because of the care and training results I've seen from the team so far. A lot has been going on for me and they've really helped me with the puppy stages TREMENDOUSLY and have set us up with a great foundation. Very professional, hands on, flexible, helpful organization and I would 100% go with them every time.
— Monae L.
Posted September 27th 2022
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I genuinely cannot recommend Dog Training Elite-Utah County enough--Evan (the owner) truly saved our beagle. Evan will be honest with you about your dog, so much so that it is obvious he isn't trying to just get money out of you--he wants you to have the best relationship with your dog. Our story is a prime example of that. Our beagle exhibited really aggressive behavior at only 2 months old. It got so bad that we all had several puncture wounds, torn skin, and constant bleeding issues. He was so aggressive that even the vet recommended returning him to the breeder--Evan agreed with them. Even though that would mean he would lose out on a client--he wanted us to be safe, and our dog to be safe, even more. He even offered to help us find a new dog if we ended up having to send our puppy back to the breeder. He took my calls all week as we took our puppy to the vet, did research and HE consulted a beagle professional on our behalf. Finally, he came over late on a Friday--and really sat with our dog for a long time--and it was clear that our dog WAS capable of better behavior because that dog was on his BEST behavior for Evan! This gave us all hope and Evan was confident that our dog could definitely be trained out of the aggression. HE. WAS. RIGHT. We had to wait till our dog was old enough for training and Evan checked in on us FREQUENTLY to make sure we were all still ok. He gave us tips and tricks, well outside of the one puppy training class Dog Training Elite promotes. After just ONE in home session--our beagle stopped ALL aggressive behavior--over night(!!!!!!) Since that first session, our beagle is a COMPLETELY different dog. Our children (10, 7, 5) who were genuinely afraid of our dog and avoided him--flock to him every minute of the day--and he is the first "good morning" and the first "good night" for each of them. Evan and Dog Training Elite gave us this wonderful gift of helping our dog be the sweet and loving beagle he is now (and no longer a land shark!) Evan helped us save our relationship with this little dog who we love SO much and can't imagine our lives without. THANK YOU EVAN AND DOG TRAINING ELITE!
— Tanika Rice
Posted September 26th 2022
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Very professional friendly
— Maggie Rogers
Posted September 25th 2022
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Evan is an amazing dog trainer. My nervous dog was fearful of tall men. Evan was able to turn him around immediately. He is no longer fearful and Evan really helped me to teach my dog better manners.
— Danielle Sanderson
Posted September 23rd 2022
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We have had a great experience so far! Shawn has been amazing at instructing us on how to succeed. Sharon and the communication has been great as well. We have recommended Dog Training Elite to all of our friends looking for dog training
— Katie ONeill
Posted September 23rd 2022
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Our trainer Erin was absolutely amazing the last two weeks. I felt so comfortable dropping my baby boy off with her every morning. You can tell she truly cares about these animals. Every evening upon pickup she gave me a detailed description of what Scooby learned that day and how to continue his training at home. So worth the money. Love this place. Love Erin. Thankful to have a dog I can be more confident in. Thank you guys.
— Mia Martinez
Posted September 23rd 2022
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We went through off leash k9 training Phoenix. We have a 70+ pounds male Sheepadoodle, Murphy, who needed help with jumping on people, a calm behavior around strangers and grandchildren and taking walks. Our trainer, Brienna Ewoldt, was excellent. She is a calm, consistent trainer who tackled all of Murphy’s issues with confidence and presented us with a new and improved Murphy. Brienna mixed training with play and even got Murphy to ignore cats. His most important skill for me was the “heel” command. Murphy went from pulling on the leash and “greeting” every dog/owner he came across during a walk to staying right by my side without tugging. I heartily recommend both Off Leash K9 training Phoenix and Brienna Ewoldt. Annette Bowers, Chandler, AZ.
— Annette Bowers
Posted September 16th 2022
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Everyone is so friendly and they have so much patience for all the dogs they work with. The way they make training seem like a fun game sometimes. Zero loves all his trainers and is always excited for group class or anytime we have a training session and he sees the trainers.
— spookywollip
Posted September 15th 2022
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Had my Service Dog trained over the last year with the team she was able to complete her testing in August. Had some hiccups with protection training but was resolved. Overall Neil the owner great to work with very personable and passionate about the dogs training. Megan has done great job communicating since stepping in to handle things.
— kenny j
Posted September 15th 2022
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When we started looking for service dog training, we didn’t even know where to start, so we did a lot of research on trainers in the charlotte area. We were so impressed with Dog Training Elite. Sharon spent so much time answering every question we had through phone and emails, and we had a lot! When Shawn came out for our initial training, he was so thorough and not only was it obvious that he knew exactly what he was doing, he was able to also explain in a way our children understood. The following trainings were done by Angela and she too is so experienced, patient and good with our daughters! We saw changes in our dog from the very first visit with Shawn and continued to see results with Angela. Our young dog was so responsive and is moving on to the next phase in training. We have been very impressed and grateful that we found Dog Training Elite! They are kind, patient, experienced, informative and show clients how to get results with their dog training. We highly recommend them if you are considering any kind of dog training!
— Kenneth Carr
Posted September 13th 2022
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Love this place! My puppy did very well under their instruction and we are happy dog owners! Highly recommend!
— Shelly Dahl
Posted September 12th 2022
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Very happy with our experience here. We did the two week in house package. The trainer Erin was amazing to work with and answered all of our questions. We completed the course two weeks ago and our dog continues to obey commands like a rock star.
— Darian Everett
Posted September 9th 2022
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I have looked for a while now to find a dog training facility that I could feel confident that both me and my dog would learn and get better together. DTE has done that for me and my pup. The experience has been nothing short of amazing! I am glad I called. Thanks for all of your hard work. Keep it up!
— Deidre Wilson
Posted September 9th 2022
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We've gone through the obedience training program on our way to training our pupper as a service animal for our daughter. Evan and Ryan have been absolutely wonderful to work with, and our dog has taken to the training and learning and grown so much. She's definitely happier for it, and we're excited to keep working with this team going forward! Highly recommended.
— AJ Larson
Posted September 7th 2022
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I can not say enough about how pleased I am with their service. Very kind, very professional in teaching me and my dog. My dog Goose is so calm now. I am not anxious as I walk with him. Our walks are relaxing for us both and this is huge. Over the top pleased with our training. Thank y'all so much! As I work in my front yard Goose is lying very calm without his leash even when a dog, runners go by, he is not distracted or run to meet them like before the traing. Elite is the best dog training, hands down.
— Colleen Weaver
Posted September 6th 2022
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My rescue pittie mix attended the 2 week obedience training. He's approximately 4 years old and has a mind of his own. Geneva was great with him. Now he listens better and responds appropriately. He will start weekend group training soon to expound on his skills.
— E. Mori Weston
Posted September 5th 2022
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Matt is extremely professional and personable and truly cares about driving high quality results. He is passionate about improving your relationship with your dog and provides an extremely high level of customer service. If you are looking for results and a great experience, look no further. Highly recommend!
— Kyle Christie
Posted September 1st 2022
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