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About Dog Training Elite Utah

Dog Training Elite Utah has developed a highly successful and unique positive dog training program that empowers dog owners and their canines to work together, creating strong bonds, and sustained obedience. Training takes time, commitment, and balance. Dog Training Elite Utah is different from other training programs, we will be there every step of the way, to help you and your dog achieve sustained, deep-rooted obedience.

Our dog training services in Utah County, Lehi, Provo / Orem, Park City & Draper are personalized and are designed to teach owners how to train their dog alongside a professional dog trainer in their home environment as well as in small group settings. We strongly believe that the key to sustained obedience and training is to empower owners to be an integral part of the training experience. Most training programs require minimal to no involvement from owners and once the dog returns to their home environment, almost all progress is undone and owners feel just as helpless as they did before.

Our passion for dogs and service sets us apart. All of our local dog trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do. We want to build a community for our clients that love their dogs just as much as we do and once you begin the training process with us, you become a part of the Dog Training Elite Utah family.

Meet Our Trainers

Kelley Rosequist

Kelley Rosequist

Experience: 10 years

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Aidan Rosequist

Aidan Rosequist

Experience: 15 years

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John Mestas

John Mestas

Experience: 35+ years

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Emma

Emma

Experience:

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Dylan

Dylan

Experience:

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Trevor

Trevor

Experience:

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Award Winning Services

Best of State Dog Training Elite Utah

In 2013, Dog Training Elite won Best in State (in Utah) for our innovative and highly successful dog training programs

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Giving Back

The Malinois Foundation Dog Training Elite Utah

We are also, extremely proud to be partnered with The Malinois Foundation, donating our time and passion to train service dogs for veterans.

Dog Training Elite Utah - Proud of Our Accomplishments

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
AKC Community Canine
Professional Retriever Trainers Association
Association of Professional Dog Trainers
International Association of Canine Professionals
AKC Member
The Malinois Foundation

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A proven and positive dog training model

Dog Training Elite Utah is part of a national dog training company founded by John Mestas. John is a passionate dog lover/trainer who used his 40+ years of dog training experience to create a positive dog training model that stands apart from other programs. What began as a small movement in the dog training world has gained momentum and grown as we have attracted clients and trainers with our unique, successful in-home training model.

Our Values

Balanced Dog Training Method

We use a balanced positive dog training method paired with an electronic collar. This is not a shock collar. Unlike a shock collar, an electronic collar does not hurt or harm the dog. This collar is used only to get a dog's attention in a distracting situation and feels like a simple tap. With the collar, a dog will quickly become conditioned to redirect attention in distracting situations. Keeping a dog’s attention is the basis of successful training sessions. Once a dog is conditioned to focus, praise and positive reinforcement can be used effectively to create a positive training environment. This method is becoming more and more popular as dog trainers and dog owners realize that if a dog is trained to positively correlate behaving well and listening, behaviors are much easier to control. The difference becomes clear when comparing a dog that is trained out of fear and intimidation vs a dog who truly desires to please from the inside out.

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Our Balanced Theory

We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (aka "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In it's simplest form (after proper conditioning) -- when the owner says 'sit', dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter the 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 household.
  • Simplified & Customized

    We plan training around 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 owner's success long-term.
  • Satisfaction Ratings

    Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.

About Dog Training Elite Utah

Dog Training Elite Utah Training Process

One of our local dog trainers will come to your home to meet with you and your dog, assess any issues and strengths, and help you select a personalized program that will best suit you both. We will then demonstrate one of our trained dogs to help you better understand our techniques and the results they produce.

Our Specialties Include:

A Dog Training Elite Utah graduate will behave both at home and in distracting environments due to our multi-environmental approach and the results will be lasting if the owner remains a key player in the training process. A dog signed up for one of our programs is a part of the Dog Training Elite family for life. Our trainers are known for the ongoing exceptional support given to owners, because we believe in what we do and want to instill confidence in both owners and their dogs.

Get Your Free In-Home Evaluation!

Questions? Give us a call 801-266-4802 or send us a message.

Our processes allow for us to easily complete our training services at your home or within the environment where behaviors manifest— such as in the park or around other dogs while you walk through the neighborhood! At Dog Training Elite Utah, we provide professional dog training services in the following areas and more!

  • Utah County
  • Lehi
  • American Fork
  • Orem
  • Provo
  • Spanish Fork
  • Alpine
  • Highland
  • Wasatch County
  • Heber
  • Bluffdale
  • Eagle Mountain
  • Saratoga Springs

Free In-Home Evaluation Group Classes / Park Schedule

Utah County, Lehi, Provo / Orem, Park City & Draper Dog Trainer

Call 801-266-4802 or view our training programs.

I have been working with DTE for many months now and I am beyond grateful to have found them. You will not find better or more kind trainers around. They are always happy to help with questions, and have worked around a number of unforeseen health issues with my dog to ensure I have a trained service dog. If I could gi...
— Maggie Henstorf, Posted September 7th 2019 on Google
To begin with, they need to honor their word. Neal, "son of the founder" Mestas agreed to look into funding options for service dog training, the relevant charities specify communicating with training facility not client. DTE.AZ couldn't have changed their tune quicker!! ::Take heed:: Need beyond basic trai...
— Jill Budny, Posted July 23rd 2019 on Facebook
I thought I was ready for our pup! May not have continued to be a dog owner with Aidan and Dog Training Elite! They are the best!
— James Bagwell, Posted June 27th 2019 on Google
We took our time to review and interview with various dog training companies before deciding to go with Dog Elite. We have been so happy with this decision! We decided when we got our wonderful Samoyed puppy that she would be the best therapy dog for those who are going through rough times and need a smile, Dog Elite h...
— Jake Corsi, Posted June 17th 2019 on Facebook
Love them and especially love Trevor 🙌🏻 our little labradoodle is turning into a dream!
— Staci Stirland, Posted February 9th 2019 on Facebook
My Labrador was out of control for 2.5 years before we hired Elite. they saw something that could be trained, and so quickly! now he obeys all commands and come spend time inside with us out of the cold. SO glad we did this! he turns 3 in February. he's calmed down a lot. Thanks Trevor! your a miracle worker see you s...
— Rene Peterson, Posted January 4th 2019 on Facebook
I'm sure they are fantastic dog trainers! With that said, they advertise for registration under their service dog training program even though they know that there is no official registration for service dogs, there is no legally recognized registration for service dogs, it is illegal to ask for a service dog's registr...
— Josie Stoker, Posted September 13th 2018 on Facebook
They do an amazing job training your dog!
— Shelley Politis, Posted August 15th 2018 on Facebook
Very professional, and genuinely care about fixing your dogs behavior issues.
— Kaden Mattucci, Posted July 5th 2018 on Facebook
John and Aidan are excellent trainers! They were so patient with us and our dog. Our dog is so well behaved. He caught on quickly and we have so much more confidence in him. We are so happy with the results. Everyone we spoke with on the phone or texted were so helpful and kind, as well. We highly recommend Dog Trainin...
— Robyn Larkin, Posted May 10th 2018 on Google
Best money we have spent. Our dog has a very confident personality and was not willing to listen. Dog Training Elite, has taught us how to help him behave better as well as keep his confident personality. We love being able to take him places and know that he will listen to us and stay in control especially around o...
— Ginger Belnap, Posted February 20th 2018 on Google
Aiden was amazing in training our dog. He was patient and cared for our dog
— Brant Frank, Posted February 5th 2018 on Google
Training my service dog so wonderfully. Last trainer you'll need.
— Anthony Lewis, Posted January 20th 2018 on Google
I love this team, the people are top notch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
— Michael Bell, Posted September 19th 2017 on Facebook
We have been using Dog Training Elite for about 6 weeks. We have always loved our dog but he was getting to be too much to handle. One day when my wife came back from a run in tears because the dog was pulling so much, I knew something had to be done. If we could not get him to change his behavior, he was going to have...
— Bryan Griffith, Posted August 25th 2017 on Google
Helped train my Baby Blu become the service dog I need in my daily life. I know have the ability to lead a somewhat normal life after 20 years in the military.
— Randy F., Posted July 16th 2017 on Yelp