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Fit Dog Training

Phoenix, Maricoopa

(24)
18 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
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Fit Dog Training

Phoenix, Maricoopa

(24)
18 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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I am a balanced dog trainer which means I help owners train good behaviors/obedience along with correcting unwanted behaviors. Dogs like people have different personalities. My approach is to efficiently get the most out of your dog, maximizing reliability without sacrificing your dog's spirit!

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Ashlee E.

21 September 2019

Elisa was great with my dogs! I contacted her to help with potty training, my dog barking at the TV and leash pulling and she was able to help me with all of those issues. My dog stopped barking at the TV after her first visit! That alone was worth the money. We followed her recommendations for potty training and have been accident free (yay!). She's a firm trainer and knows her stuff. I had tried a lot of other forms of training and nothing had worked so I was really happy to find Elisa. I highly recommend her! More...

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Halle Michelle

1 September 2019

Elisa was so great with our puppy! We had a pretty specific problem (separation anxiety), so I wanted to go with a private trainer over some of the group classes offered elsewhere. When I started looking for dog trainers in the PHX area, I was mind blown that some were up to $300 per session. I'm SO glad that I found Elisa - she is an experienced, knowledgeable and awesome trainer who I believe charges a very fare rate, especially considering she comes to your home for the training! She called me upon my inquiry and told me she would only need 1 lesson to fix a lot of the issues. I liked that she asked a lot of questions upfront and let me know what to expect if we worked together. She was so good we decided to do 3 lessons instead. She will only tell you what you need - not try to sell you on higher packages like some of the other dog trainers I inquired with. I'd recommend her 1000%! More...

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Halle M.

1 September 2019

Elisa was so great with our puppy! We had a pretty specific problem (separation anxiety), so I wanted to go with a private trainer over some of the group classes offered elsewhere. When I started looking for dog trainers in the PHX area, I was mind blown that some were up to $300 per session. I'm SO glad that I found Elisa - she is an experienced, knowledgeable and awesome trainer who I believe charges a very fare rate, especially considering she comes to your home for the training!She called me upon my inquiry and told me she would only need 1 lesson to fix a lot of the issues. I liked that she asked a lot of questions upfront and let me know what to expect if we worked together. She was so good we decided to do 3 lessons instead. She will only tell you what you need - not try to sell you on higher packages like some of the other dog trainers I inquired with. I'd recommend her 1000%! More...

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Katie V.

22 March 2019

Excellent job helping me train my dog Kira!! Reliable, patient, and friendly! She was able to come in and help me with EXACTLY what I needed! She was able to teach both my dog and myself how to fix the behaviors I was struggling with (specifically bolting out the door and walking on the leash) the best part is she came to my house and worked with my schedule! I would 100% recommended Fit Dig Training!! More...

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Brandy V.

7 February 2019

My female husky mix was bullying my submissive male chow and the husky mix was starting to rule the house in a unsavory way.  Elisa came to our home and immediately trained me and the Alfa-female husky. My husky mix is now more calmer in the house.  She's still alfa but her aggression is gone. My husky now sits quickly on command, she understand "place" (going to a spot and staying), and the biggest part- the husky mix no longer attacks my male chow. I learned dogs don't always need to cuddle and love each other but they can learn to live together without attacking each other.She also trained me on how to walk all 3 of my dogs without pulling.  Now this is heaven sent!! I walk my 3yr old female husky mix (92lbs), my 13yr old female pit mix (60lbs) and my 7yr old male chow (65lbs) ALL TOGETHER and no one pulls on the leash. Life is great. They are all calmer and happier on our daily walks.Elisa was very supportive to work with.  I did the 5 pack appointment option- and life is good. I highly recommend her- dogs need guidance and without it- they can become aggressive and disobedient and that can lead to unhappy households.  Having a pet- it is your responsibility to teach them (like children) don't surrender the dog to the pound, don't beat them- train them. Thank you Elisa for bringing (happy) order to our home! More...

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Joel

15 January 2019

Elisa is very pleasant to work with and explains why something is being done. I would highly recommend her services and you must be prepared to reinforce the dog training when she is not there. If you follow her advice, spend sufficient time instilling the training she teaches, you will have an obedient dog. More...

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Julie Armstrong

5 December 2018

Reassuring an enjoyable, we learned a lot and our puppy has been transformed, she is now such a joy to be with. Thank you Elisa!

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Taylor G.

10 August 2018

I can not say enough great things about Elisa! The first time I called her, she answered the phone right away and we talked about my concerns and goals with two crazy puppies in the house. She was understanding and knowledgeable. I could tell right away that she was passionate about dog training. I did five sessions with her, where we worked on several different commands that create a well-rounded companion. She really personalized our training sessions, which was awesome for me and my pup. My puppy responded so well to her techniques and we are continuing to master our new commands! She has been an absolute pleasure to work with. I wouldn't use anyone else to train my dogs. Even if you're just considering dog training, give her a call--you won't be disappointed! More...

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Taylor Gibbs

10 August 2018

I can not say enough great things about Elisa! The first time I called her, she answered the phone right away and we talked about my concerns and goals with two crazy puppies in the house. She was understanding and knowledgeable. I could tell right away that she was passionate about dog training. More...

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Tina L.

26 July 2018

Elisa has been helping me with my two new Shih Tzu rescues. I reached out to several trainers on Yelp and she was the first to get back to me, very professional to deal with, and reasonably priced. We had our first appointment within a couple of days of my initial call. My dogs took to Elisa right away and she had a lot of good ideas. Training doesn't happen overnight and there are no quick fixes for anything. I'm looking forward to working on Elisa's training techniques. More...

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Amanda Arnier

23 July 2018

Elisa is the best! She really helped Carrera learn to calm down and taught her who was "in charge" when on the leash. The implementation of the prong collar has changed the whole walking experience for Carrera and I. She is so much better in public places, on the trail, and just anywhere I need her to behave. I would highly recommend Elisa for your training and doggy daycare needs! More...

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Karole Biebl

23 July 2018

Elisa was calm with my aggressive dog. She taught me how to properly handle my little Chiweenie Olaf. Professional to say the least, knowledgeable about my dog, personable and very positive. She really wants me to succeed. She has kept in touch as to how things are going... and I am following her training for Olaf and it is great. He appreciates being calm and able to blend in with others. I love my Olaf... before and more now. Thanx Elisa More...

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Helen Paulis

23 July 2018

Elisa is amazing! She makes training fun and has made such a difference in our lives. We highly recommend her!

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Barbara Darwin Deering

23 July 2018

Elisa was wonderful to work with. She helped us with our pup Gunner. Always on time, communicated with us, was flexible when needed and was a pleasure to meet. Will will use her services again if we get another pup! More...

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Catherine Akins

23 July 2018

Approachable and Confident! Elisa asked me questions about what I wanted to get out of training which meant that she was interested and cared about my goals. My 5 mo old rescue had separation anxiety and some bad behavior like biting hands and getting into my plants. After our first phone conversation I became more confident in my ability to know what’s best for my dog and confident in my decision in hiring her. We did a 3 lesson package which we discussed would be a good start and she wasn’t pushy about adding more training days. Day 1 was mostly on bad behavior and how to help with crate training and general concerns. Day 2 was come and call which was fun and successful! Day 3 was Place command which we are currently working on and excited because I take my dog to work and would like him to rest while I have meetings. Elisa did assure me that if I wanted to add on more training sessions that she would be available! I am looking forward to reconnecting with her for some check-ins and an update on my pup who seems more balanced and happy and listens. More...

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Debbie Hemmens Kendall

23 July 2018

Elisa is the best dog trainer we've ever had. She makes training fun for your dog and you! She always encourages me to text or call with any problems or concerns with my dogs progress. If you want the best, call Elisa!

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Jenna Rae

23 July 2018

Elisa was amazing. She taught me how to train my mini goldendoodle so well! I even get comments on how well behaved he is. She taught me many commands and worked so well with me on exactly how I wanted him trained. I highly recommend her!! More...

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Daniel Hartley

23 July 2018

Elisa was absolutely amazing in every area. She worked with our busy schedule, she came to us, and most importantly she taught our 8 y/o adopted dog everything she needed. She was an aggressively frightened doggo when we got her ; now she walks amazing on and off the leash, plays well with other dogs, uses the dog door, lets us brush and wash her with out incident.

Never let anyone tell you that you cant teach and old dog new tricks!

Our puppy is a part of the family now because of Elisa. We couldn't be more thankful.
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Jeannie

14 July 2018

Elisa has been great. Always on time and worked with our hectic schedule. She has really helped us as first-time dog owners. We have learned how to effectively communicate with our dog. Her techniques really work! More...

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Allyssa P.

6 April 2018

Elisa was absolutely amazing in every area. She worked with my husband's and mine busy schedule, she came to us, and most importantly she taught our 8 y/o adopted dog everything she needed. She was an aggressively frightened doggo when we got her ; now she walks amazing on and off the leash, plays well with other dogs, uses the dog door, lets us brush and wash her with out incident. Never let anyone tell you that you cant teach and old dog new tricks! My puppy is a part of the family now because of Elisa. We couldn't be more thankful. More...

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Daniel Hartley

6 April 2018

Elisa was absolutely amazing in every area. She worked with our busy schedule, she came to us, and most importantly she taught our 8 y/o adopted dog everything she needed. She was an aggressively frightened doggo when we got her ; now she walks amazing on and off the leash, plays well with other dogs, uses the dog door, lets us brush and wash her with out incident. More...

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A S.

20 March 2018

Highly recommended!Elisa is amazing! We hired her to train my Golden Retriever puppy. He was jumping up on us and not listening ......along with other naughty behaviors. After just a few lessons he's learned so much and he has such nice manners now. Her directions for our puppy and for us are very easy to follow and straight forward. Elisa is also very accommodating to busy schedules and that's just another reason why I would highly recommend her. More...

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Ariel C.

1 December 2017

Awesome experience! She is passionate, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. She's helped us train our husky puppy who is 5 months old. The training has curbed leash pulling and has taught our puppy several commands. Worth every penny! More...

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Joe R.

9 October 2017

I researched multiple trainers in the hopes of finding the best fit for my dog. I have an American Mastiff  that is now 8 months old. I chose Elisa and she started working with Luca at 5 months. I did not want an unruly. misbehaving dog let alone one that when full grown will near 200 lbs. I knew rather quickly that we had chosen the correct trainer. She is professional, personable, accommodating and on time. She listened intently to our hopes and wishes and then handled Luca like he was her only client. Her fees are well deserved, her approach and follow through are exceptional. I am very pleased with our training experience. More...

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I truly enjoy working with dogs and their owners. I have a passion for helping owners communicate with their dogs to have a well trained companion. It's very rewarding to help people enjoy their dogs more once they understand how to teach their dogs obedience. I enjoy working with dogs and people so being a dog trainer allows me to love what I do

When I got my first puppy of my own as a young adult, I hired a dog trainer. From that first day of attending the training lesson, I had a passion to be a dog trainer. I started working with that trainer and became her apprentice. Since that day, I have never stopped training dogs and it led me to start my own business!

Clients should choose me because I am very professional! I am a great, clear communicator and that is imperative when working with a dog trainer. 85% percent of dog training is the trainer teaching the owner how to train their dog! I am a people person and a dog person, which makes me the perfect mix of being a successful trainer. Not only do I help my clients achieve great results, but I make it fun during the process. Dog training is a huge relationship builder for the owner and dog, and having fun while doing it only increases the results of reliable training!