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Elite Pet University is the best dog training solution for you and your dog. Using science-based techniques, we provide solutions for all of your needs from puppy training to basic manners to competition skills to behavior modification to doggy daycare. Our instructors and trainers take the stress out of training and provide a fun and enriching experience for you and your dog.
Notice: Currently on maternity leave; no in-person services offered at this time. Check out our online courses!
Wish you could train in your pajamas? Now you can! With online classes, you can train with your dog on your own time, at your own pace, and focus on what YOU want to focus on! These classes keep the same fun and excitement of our other classes, but you get to work in the comfort of your own home and can take the training with you on the go!
What Does It Mean to Make Your Pet Elite?
At Elite Pet University, we believe in making the difference in having an average dog or difficult dog to having the dog of your dreams. Our dog training methods are meant to give you all of the tools you need to have a dog that you can communicate with effectively and train to do anything you want your dog to do. We teach you and your dog how to work as a team. Contact us today and see how you can take your dog from an average dog to an Elite dog!
What is science-based dog training?
Science-based dog training is force-free dog training using predominately positive reinforcement methods to train dogs. We rely on modern, updated scientific research to create curriclum and protocols to train dogs and their handlers, rather than anecdotal, usually false, assumptions of how dogs should be trained. We use modern data backed by accredited research, behaviorists, psychologists, credible dog trainers, and scientists. We do NOT use choke collars, prong collars, electronic (shock) collars, or other forms of aversives to manipulate and force dogs to do what we want. We do NOT rely on "dominance theory" to train dogs as it scientifically is not validated and has shown to be a complete misrepresentation of how dogs learn and does more harm than good. We build relationships with our dogs and teach them cues to perform behaviors we want and encourage dogs to do what we want because they want to, not because they are scared of what will happen if they don't. Our dog trainers use methods backed by scientific research and are constantly expanding their repertoire of knowledge.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) states:
"Research shows that dogs do not need to be physically punished to learn how to behave, and there are significant risks associated with using punishment (such as inhibiting learning, increasing fear, and/or stimulating aggressive events). Therefore, trainers who routinely use choke chain collars, pinch collars, shock collars, and other methods of physical punishment as a primary training method should be avoided."