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Top 10 dog trainers in Chicago, IL

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Wind Dancer Referrals

Wind Dancer Referrals

4.9Exceptional(51)
47 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Walworth, WI
Kenneth H. says, "Suzi not only knows the proper methods for training my dog but also understands what is in my dog’s head. She knows “dog psychology”. This also helped me to correct the errors I was making in trying to train her. I highly recommend Suzi with no reservations." Read more
Elite Frenchies

Elite Frenchies

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
Exotic Frenchies for Sale If you have been looking for Exotic Frenchies for Sale, look no further. Elite Frenchies has you covered in every way. We have been raising and taking care of the best French Bull Dogs in Chicago for over 10 years now. Here we offer Top Quality Frenchies for every person. Nowadays is difficult to get a nice French Bull Dog, at Elite Frenchies you can rest assured your puppy will be top quality, AKC bloodlines and AKC registered. So what are you waiting for? We are your #1 option in French Bull Dogs for Sale. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at: 708-637-0511 or through our website: https://ef
Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

New on HomeGuide
Serves Stickney, IL
Experience: I worked as a dog walker for an agency in Oak Park IL. for 7 years. I also worked 2 years at Pet Vets Animal Hospital in Oak Park IL. as well. I have years of experience of animal care and love for your pup! I also know how to administer medications and insulin and other basic injections if your dog needs special treatments in this regard. About this sitter: I have 15 years of animal care experience. I have had every type of critter you can imagine. Dogs, Cats, Ducks. Chickens, Roosters, Horses, Hamsters, Rabbits, Fish, Ferrets, Birds, Snakes, Iguanas, Turtles, Frogs, etc. I also have worked for a dog walking agency for 7 ...
Tim Davis - Canine Massage

Tim Davis - Canine Massage

New on HomeGuide
Serves Westchester, IL
I treat every client like family members. I look for the best massage treatment option for every pet whether it be for relaxation or for an injury. I'm a very compassionate person that has a great connection with animals. Rest assured that your pet will have a great experience. I love working with animals. There have been many instances of a normally shy pet feeling very comfortable with me.
Alina's Care

Alina's Care

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
About us: Hi there! I understand it can be daunting finding someone you trust to care for your pet, so I definitely understand the responsibility. My boyfriend and I are experienced dog owners and have been boarding for a few years now. We have owned a Lab-Chow mix and a Cockapoo mix in the past. We have alternate work schedules so someone will always be home with your precious pooch. We have no children so they will always have our full attention. We currently have a Toy Poodle named Juno who would love to make new friends. Juno is pretty laid back and well trained. He tends to get along with any new doggy friend. What we offer: Your po...

Your Dog Training questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

Professional dog training costs $30 to $50 per group class and $45 to $120 per private session. Dog obedience training schools cost $200 to $600 per week, and boot camp kennel training costs $500 to $1,250 per week. Get exact prices by contacting affordable dog trainers near you.

Local dog trainers teach dogs basic obedience, behavioral modification, agility, personal protection or guarding, emotional support, therapy or service dog training, show dog handling, puppy training, trick training, hunting training, police dog or K9 training, and other types.

Certified dog trainers offer group classes, private lessons, or come to your home for one-on-one training. The best in-home dog trainers also teach the owner how to train commands, use body language, and offer proper reinforcement guidance. Many dog trainers use positive reinforcement, which uses a reward (treats, praise, toys) for desired behaviors.

Puppies 7 to 8 weeks of age begin to learn basic obedience commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “stand,” and “down.” Professional dog training traditionally starts at 6 months old. By delaying training, behavioral patterns learned during puppyhood likely take longer to change.

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Dogs can learn and be trained at any age. Older dogs have more self-control and are easier to train than young puppies. Continuing to train your dog as it matures is also important to help keep their mind sharp.

Private dog training helps correct your dog’s behavior, aggression, anxiety, socialization skills, and teaches them a commands list in a timely and cost-effective manner. Common commands dogs learn quickly are to stay, heel, and roll over.

Professional dog training is valuable because it teaches your dog not to jump or bite, to stop barking, to stay in the yard off-leash, potty training, to use a dog door, not to pull on a leash, hand signals, and much more.

The easiest dog breeds to train are an Australian Shepherd, Corgi, Bearded or Border Collie, Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Labrador, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and a Doberman Pinscher. Female canines of all breeds are also easier to train and housebreak.

The hardest dogs breeds to train are a Husky, Mastiff, Pug, Beagle, Bulldog, Weimaraner, Afghan Hound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Fox and Kerry Blue Terrier, Irish Setter, Pekingese, Pit Bull Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, and a Rottweiler.

Reviews for Chicago dog trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Dave J.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value We found Susie through HomeGuide and are so happy that we did. She is absolutely amazing. We have a 5 year old rescue bulldog/beagle and we were having trouble with her pulling hard on the leash and being very reactive to movement be it a squirrel, rabbit, a leaf blowing, etc. both on her walks, in our yard, and in the house. She would go into a frenzy at times yelping very loud and sounding like she was hurt. Susie came over and within an hours time was able to get our dog to sit, go down, wait, leave it, to look at you, and to not pull on the leash. She spent over three hours here working with our dog, going over nutrition, and giving us the advice and the tools we need to continue working with our dog. Our dog is much improved and it is a work in progress, but if we spend the time training her and being consistent we know that everything Susie showed us will work. Susie also followed up within 48 hours and we know that we can always call her and have her come for another visit. We are very glad that we did this and would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her to anyone. - Dave and Teresa Jackson
Wind Dancer Referrals
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