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Owner and Office Manager - Dog Training Elite Utah
Experience: 10 years
Kelley has been working with dogs for over 10 years. Kelley enjoys working with owners and their dogs to help them better communicate with each other. Kelley works closely with The Malinois Foundation to provide service animals for those in need.
Owner and Operator - Dog Training Elite Utah
Experience: 15 years
Aidan began his career at Petsmart over 15 years ago, working with the trainers there. He then met John Mestas in 2007, who introduced him to new training techniques and advanced obedience. Since that point, he has helped train hundreds of dogs to high levels of obedience, as well as personal protection, service, agility, and hunting work.
He is recognized by the American Kennel Club as a certified instructor for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, and Community Canine testing.
Aidan donates his time to a nonprofit organization called The Malinois Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project, training service animals for those in need.
Owner / Trainer
Experience: 35+ years
Dog Training Elite was founded by John Mestas, who has over 35 years of dog training experience. Arrow Kennels and Dog Training Elite was named after John's first obedience trial dog, a golden retriever named Arrow.
John Mestas is a professional and experienced dog seminar instructor. He is the Owner and Training Director of Dog Training Elite dog training facility in Utah. He has served on the boards of Utah Valley Kennel Club, Great Salt Lake Retriever Club and Northern Utah Retriever Club. He has also worked with guide dog puppies, for the blind, in San Rafael, California.
He has trained with excellent trainers such as Bill Totten, President, Professional Retriever Trainers Association.
He has worked with and coached members of the Utah Task Force 1 Search and Rescue Team and coached various police department canine. He has coached and trained many dogs and their owners to Junior, Senior and Master Hunter titles. John also trained dogs and their owners in Companion Dog Excellence and Utility Dog titles, including seven high in trial.
John has donated his time to those with special needs in training their service dogs.
John has judged American Kennel Club (AKC) field trial events in the open, amateur, qualifying and derby. He has donated his time to train dogs for special needs children and offers free seminars for boys and girls at Juvenile Detention centers.
Officer Manager/Assistant Trainer