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About us

Elite Pet University provides the best dog training and doggy daycare to Northwest Arkansas. All of our dog training methods are based on humane, scientific-based methods. We rely on scientists, psychologists, animal behaviorists, and other top  animal trainers in the industry to develop programs and curriculums that will yield the best results behaviorally and emotionally for your dog. We offer a variety of services to help you and your dog become an Elite team! From different group classes, to our Day Academy program, to private lessons we are here to help!


Contact us today and see how we can help you and your dog become part of the elite!


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Meet Your Trainer

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Melinda is a certified dog trainer through the Council of Pet Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA). She has her bachelor's Degree in animal science from Iowa State University. She is a Fenzi Dog Sports Foundation Trainer and a CATCH Canine Trainers Academy Mentor. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild. She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, an AKC Trick Dog evaluator, an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator and an AKC Temperament Test evaluator. She owns 3 Australian Shepherds and enjoys competing in conformation, rally, obedience, dock diving, stunt dog titles and earning trick titles with them. She is always learning new and positive techniques for dog training and trying to learn new ways to make training fun for the dog and the owner. 

Melinda Schiller, CPDT-KA

Melinda is very active in a variety of dog sports and activities with her dogs. If you are interested in working on dog sports with your dogs and would like to see titles earned on her dogs in terms of what titles were earned, the level they have been earned, as well as in what specific venues, you can click here.

Professional Organizations We Are Affiliated With

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What They Say About Us

"I've taken previous pets to classes at PetSmart and other such schools, and I've read some of the dog training books as well. None of them stack up to the hands-on training Melinda gives at Elite Pet Training to both me and my puppy. She has a sophisticated curriculum that builds on itself, and classes compliment and reinforce themselves as you progress. The Day Academy is excellent and also integrates with the rest of the curriculum. This is for anyone who wants a better behaved, more controllable, and happier dog in the family. I have been very pleased with the results so far."

-Brian M. & Jack (Australian Shepherd)

Still Not Convinced?

Check out Elite Pet University's Facebook page for even more testimonials, pictures and videos of all the Elites in your community! At Elite Pet University, we don't just get results, we thrive on providing you with an Elite dog!

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: By Appointment Only

Contact Info:


Email is best mode for getting in contact with us

Address: 2944 S. School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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