Why private training?
In a class, your dog may be perfect, but your home and neighborhood are where training counts. That is where training should happen. If your dog becomes anxious, excited, fearful or aggressive near other dogs and people, a class setting will only serve to get your dog used to seeing specific dogs on a weekly basis. Training in your dog’s normal surroundings allows for real-life training, each time. Not to mention that even the most dedicated guardian finds themselves missing a class or having a demanding week and not getting through their homework. Personalized sessions in familiar environments provide quicker results.
How it works
Sessions are typically an hour and are available weekdays, weeknights and weekends.
We often start in the home to assure Foundation Skills, but sessions may also include taking a walk with you or meeting at a park or other location of your choice. All our sessions are working sessions so provide as many details as possible about your goals and issues in your first session form so your trainer can come to your home with exercises specific to your dog’s needs. Since our exercises are taught in your dog’s usual environment, they are easily incorporated into normal routines—both yours AND your dog’s. This technique allows minimum disruption to your schedule with rapid and fun learning for your dog. For recommended packages specific to behavioral issues and training goals, please click here.
Evenings and weekend lessons are very popular and often have to be booked 2-3 weeks in advance.
We offer private in-home dog training and puppy training to the following Chicago Neighborhoods: Albany Park, Uptown, Rogers Park, Lincoln Square, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Bucktown, Logan Square, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Old Town, Mag Mile, the Loop and surrounding areas.
We also offer training in the North Shore and Near North Suburbs: Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Northfield, Evanston, Glenview, Morton Grove and Skokie.