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Top 10 dog trainers in Chicago, IL

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Chato Personal Dog Training

Chato Personal Dog Training

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I am a Professional Dog Trainer with 17 years experience. I have trained dogs in Indiana, Georgia and Tennessee as well as here in Illinois. I am experienced in training Service Dogs, Comfort Dogs and showing parents the proper and safest way to teach their children how to interact with their dogs. I train dogs utilizing "Positive Reinforcement, which means no punishment or discipline, corrections yes. I provide Puppy Training including Housebreaking, (usually accomplished within 2 weeks). Basic Obedience-teaching commands such as Sit, Stand, Down, Come, Stay, Leave It, Off, etc. This also includes Controlled Leash Walking so the dog walks at
Wind Dancer Referrals LLC

Wind Dancer Referrals LLC

4.9Exceptional(51)
48 hires on HomeGuide
46+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
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
All Solutions

All Solutions

5.0Exceptional(5)
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Beth L. says, "Keirsten is incredible. Her approach is atypical and adaptable!!! She doesn't "train".. she modifys your dogs behavior as well as your own; which I learned is MORE IMPORTANT! She explains in great detail what needs to be done and WHY. Shes overflowing with knowledge. Harry, who was what I thought.. my "aggressive" pit mix.. and our family can not thank her enough. I thought my only option was euthanasia.. she is now my number one go to! I would not trust my dog with anyone else!" Read more
Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

Purrrrfessional Woof Whisperer

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, 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 ...
🐝 BEE AMAZED DOG TRAINING

🐝 BEE AMAZED DOG TRAINING

New on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Mitch the dog trainer who has been working in dog training throughout the Chicagoland area since 2004 Mitch has attended numerous seminars with some of the best trainers in the country he is certified as a good citizen evaluated for the American kennel club grown-up Mitch always had a special connection with and passion for dogs in a really great bond with them his passion is coaching clients about the nature and science of working with man's best friend he is committed to providing the most effective in convenient solutions for all pet parents his training classes include understanding the science and natural instinct of dogs how dogs learn ...
The Positive Pup

The Positive Pup

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
The Positive Pup is committed to providing compassionate, fun and effective training solutions for dogs and their humans. Founder, Rachel LaMere is a CPDT, certified Fear Free® trainer, AKC CGC evaluator, Animal Behavior College alumni, and certified in pet first aid and CPR. Whether you just added a new pup to your family and you don't know where to begin, or your best friend has the worst manners, I'm here to help! After 17 years of training and caring for NYC's most discerning pooches, I've moved my practice to Chicago!...
Chato Personal Dog Training

Chato Personal Dog Training

New on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
I have owned, care for and raised dogs all my life. As a professional trainer I have been training dogs for at least 16 years. I have trained dogs here in Illinois, Indiana, Georgia and Tennessee. Through my company Chato Personal Dog Training, we train dogs with kindness and compassion using "Positive Reinforcement" which means Award based non-discipline or punishment, but with correctin, yes. I strongly believe that my job as a Professional dog Trainer is not simply to train dogs, but to also be an educator to the dog's family. I enjoy working with all kinds of animals. I have raised and cared for dogs since I was a child. I believe as a p...
Tim Davis - Canine Massage

Tim Davis - Canine Massage

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Chicago, 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.
DoGone Fun

DoGone Fun

New on HomeGuide
Serves Chicago, IL
Our boarding includes 8-1/2 hours of daycare play. In the summer dogs are outside with playground equipment and wading pools as weather permits. We conduct temperament assessments on all dogs that will be in daycare/boarding to ensure the safety of all dogs in our care. We are careful to hire individuals who are passionate about dogs. Owners can see the dogs on the playlots on our webcams. We've owned our business since 1990 and are passionate about what we do. I grew up on a farm and have always loved and valued and respected animals for what joy they can bring to our lives.
Elite Frenchies

Elite Frenchies

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
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

Your Dog Training questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much are dog training prices near me?

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.

What do professional dog trainers do?

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.

What is the best age to train a dog?

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.

Can you train an old dog?

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.

Is paying for private dog training worth it?

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.

Which dog breeds are easy to train?

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.

Which dog breeds are hard to train?

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 LLC
Todd C.
My Mastiff/Shepard rescue had so much aggression towards other dogs. I'd have to tackle him to stop the charging at dogs on our walks. Completely out of hand. Because of Keirsten I take him everywhere! I am now able to talk him everywhere I go. He trusts me to keep him safe and knows I've got him! He's not going back to the rescue! We've been in similar situations then before and his first move is to look to me for guidance. Could never have gotten there without Keirsten!! Thank you sooo much!!!
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