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For over ten years, I have been committed to the dogs and dog owners in our local community. As the proud owner and training director of Elite Training Centers, LLC, I am thrilled to share our story of passion, dedication, and excellence in the realm of canine education.

At Elite Training Centers, my team of certified dog trainers and I have been fortunate to work with dogs of all breeds and ages. The experience we have gained over the years has honed our skills and allowed us to stay ahead in an ever-evolving industry.

What sets Elite Training Centers apart is our comprehensive range of services. We offer intensive boarding sessions, private lessons,  day training, group classes, and in-home sessions, all tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients and their dogs. Whether you have a playful puppy or a mature dog, we can ensure that each training program is crafted to suit the individual temperament and requirements of your four-legged companion.

Transparency and professionalism are at the core of our operations. As fully licensed and insured dog trainers, my clients know that their pets receive the highest standard of care. The safety and well-being of the dogs we train are paramount, and I am committed to upholding ethical conduct in all aspects of our business.

In a unique collaboration, Elite Training Centers has partnered with Free Range Doggie Daycare to provide a holistic blend of services. This strategic alliance facilitates one-stop-shopping for dog owners.

I am grateful for the local support that has propelled Elite Training Centers to where it is today. Our longevity in the industry is a testament to our shared passion for nurturing relationships based on trust and cooperation. Our mission
extends beyond basic obedience: it’s about enriching the bond between humans and their cherished pets.

As Elite Training Centers continues to play a vital role in shaping the local canine community, my unwavering dedication to excellence ensures that every dog passing through our programs leaves not just well-trained but also with a strengthened connection to their human companions. For those seeking a reputable and experienced partner in their dog’s training journey, Elite Training Centers stands as a beacon of trust, skill, and compassion.”​

-Ivan Rios Owner & Training Director

I have done both training and boarding. I can’t express how happy I’ve been. I have used Ivan for my last 2 chow chows. Ivan is always very energetic. Both dogs responded very quickly to his teaching style. Ivan is also very patient, showing me how to reinforce the lessons at home. I have no fear leaving my fur-baby in his care.

Mary Beth S

Great experience with Ivan at Elite Dog Trainers. We had almost immediate success with our new puppy and he continues to improve in his behavior. I would recommend Elite Training Center to anyone!

Cullen N

I met Ivan in May 2022. He was matched with my 4 month old puppy Zuko for training. I had the best experience not only with Ivan, but Zuko with Ivan. He came back to me after 2 weeks a more independent, trained puppy! I have since booked boarding with Ivan several times for when I go out of town, and have and always will, recommend him to others. I know Zuko is well cared for and having the time of his life with other dogs. Ivan stays in touch, he’s accomodating, and Zuko loves him! I’m very happy we found him and Elite Training!

Melissa K.

We needed a dog trainer for our 8 month old Great Pyrenees/ Newfoundland mix who proved way too stubborn for us to train (with our very limited knowledge). So thankful I picked Ivan to work with us and our stubborn boy. Each training session we had made us feel not only confident but left our pup in much better shape. We saw improvements immediately after each session. Ivan took his time with us to answer all questions we had and even answered our phone calls and spent time talking to us outside of training sessions when we needed some guidance. My fiancé and I have always said that with Ivan it feels like a friend coming to the house. He is easy to talk to and a miracle worker with some incredible knowledge about all things dogs. It’s a no brainer to pick Ivan. He provides us with homework sheets and report cards so training once he leaves is a breeze.

Ashlee F.

I have had the best experience with Elite training center. They work very well with your fur baby and will adjust training for your particular needs . My dog Fenway is always excited when it is time to learn something new.

Amanda M

Ivan did a fantastic job with Tank & Tank came home so clean, happy & loved!!

Denise V.

Both Jason & Jeremy are such experts at dog training! They are very professional and helpful in the process – I would highly recommend them for any training one may need for their dog and know you will get very valuable results – an absolutely amazing experience!!!

Corrine J.

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278 Oakwood Drive 
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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