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For all classes -
Please bring proof of vaccinations
including Bordatella and Fecal test.

Upcoming Classes:

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Agility - BeginnerAgility - NEW!! Wed. Oct. 28, @ 6:00 pm
  (TDAA) Teacup - openings available! Thu. @ 8:30 pm
  (TDAA) Teacup - openings available! Fri. @ 10:30 am
  Novice - openings available Tue. @ 5:30 pm
  Novice/Int. - openings available Tue. @ 6:45 pm
  Novice - openings available Tue. @ 8:00 pm
  Novice - openings available Wed. @ 8:15 pm
  Novice - openings available Sat. @ 8:00 am
     
Click Your Heels - Focus and Fun! (Flier) Sat. Nov. 7, 3:00 pm
    Mon. Oct. 5, 8:30 pm
     
Heal! Heel! Ring Ready Obedience (Flier) Watch for new date!
     
Family Dog Basic obedience for the family dog Thu. Nov. 12, 7:00 pm
 
Puppy 1 Pups less than 16 weeks old (flier) Sun. Oct 4, 2:15 pm
    Mon Oct 26, 7:15 pm
Puppy 2 Puppy 1 (or equivalent) grads Sun. Oct 4, 1:00pm
    Mon Oct 26, 6:00 pm
Older Puppy Basics NEW !
 
4 month thru 7 months
Ongoing enrollment!
Sundays at 3:30 pm
 
     
TRICK your DOG into TRAINING! - (Flier) NEW!
Tricks class! What fun! Sat. Oct. 3, 4:30pm
     
Rally - (Flier) Beginner/Novice Mon. Sep. 28th, 10:30am
  Beginner/Novice Fri. Oct. 9, 5:30 pm
  Advanced & Excellent Rally: Theseclasses fine tune your rally and obedience skills, as well as teach you what you’ll need to compete at the top levels.

Mon. Sep. 28th, 11:45am
Fri. Oct. 16th, 6:45pm

Fri. Oct. 16th, 8:00pm

 

  Drop-in - call before...limit 6! Mondays at 1

Drop-in and ongoing classes

Puppy Social Hour

Puppies - 15 lbs or less
Thursdays - 3:00 - 3:45
Puppies - 15 lbs or More
Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm


Puppy Social is for puppies 4 months old or younger. We believe in the importance of socializing puppies that we do not charge a fee for puppy social!
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Next test date is Nov 15, 5:00 pm. Cost for test is $25. Please call to register!


Class Descriptions

Agility Classes:

Beginner:
For dogs and handlers with no experience on agility equipment. We cover all of the obstacles used in most agility venues. Jumps and contact obstacles are performed at a low height while the dog and the handler learns correct performance for each obstacle. Basic handling skills and concepts are introduced toward the end of the session.

Novice:
We focus on both dog and handler gaining experience with all obstacles. We still keep the contact equipment and jump heights lowered. We work on consistency of the dog's and handlers performance by continuing work on basic handling skills, distance, and gaining an understanding of obstacle and handler focus.

Intermediate
Teams in this class are working to enter, or are currently competing at novice-level classes in trials. Students will continue growing in handling skills as well as helping develop confidence in both dog and handler
. Work continues on obstacle vs. handler focus.

Advanced
For dogs/handlers competing at the Open-level or above. We continue working on refining handling skills, and course analysis.

Obedience/Family Dog/Puppy

Puppy Social:
This is a wonderful way to give your puppy a chance to play and socialize with other puppies that are 8 - 16 weeks old. Owners will need to stay the class.

Puppy 1:
You and your 8 - 16 week old puppy will learn sit, down, come, stay and walk on a leash. Topics such as housebreaking, jumping up, chewing,and how to introduce your puppy to people and other dogs will be covered.

Puppy 2:
Continuation of Puppy 1, expanding and refining sits, downs, stay and walking on loose leash. Will introduce heel, stand, and clicker training using games and tricks to increase puppy's learning. This class is for graduates of Puppy 1.

Family Dog
Family dog class will help your dog become a good family member in your house. We cover essential behaviors like sit, down, come, stay and walking nicely on a leash, as well as things like teaching your dog to not jump when greeting people, mouthing, etc.

Obedience Classes…..Happy Heels!!
Heel, Sit, Stay, Come when Called, plus a whole lot more.  All the basics of formal obedience training are taught by using only totally positive training methods.  We offer beginning which teaches proper heel position along with fronts, finishes and recalls….. advanced classes teach freestyle moves along with pre-rally…..and ring-ready classes teach you how to put it all together to compete in the obedience classes of: Companion Dog,  Companion Dog Excellent, and Utility Dog.  You’d be amazed at what your dog is capable of learning and doing!

RALLY
If you want a stress-free way to train obedience skills, RALLY is the perfect solution! Rally is an obedience sport that has numbered courses with different exercises for you and your dog to perform.  The courses are different each time and may be something as simple as SIT or CIRCLE RIGHT.  Advanced work would include exercises such as HEELING BACKWARDS!  And what’s best about RALLY is that dogs of any age, purebred or mixed, are encouraged to compete…….from puppies to veterans.  AND disabled dogs or handlers are able to modify the exercises to enable them to play RALLY. It’s WIN-WIN dog training!

Click Your Heels !
FOCUS, OBEDIENCE, GAMES, FREESTYLE, TRICKS….all packed into one of the most fun and unusual classes you will ever take in dog training.  While we learn how to teach our dog tricks, we gain experience in shaping and using a clicker. We play games that increase your dog’s focus, improve obedience skills, and strengthen your relationship.  You’ll learn to train your dog how to “tune out” their environment and ultimately choose you. From beginning to end, it’s all about getting your dog In Focus!

CGC Drop In:
This class is designed to help handlers and dogs master the skills necessary to earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen award. Each week we will work on loose leash walking, come when called, and other socialization and obedience concepts necessary for passing the CGC test. This class is open to all dogs (including mixed breeds) who are at least 6 months old.

It is recommended that dogs have previous exposure to classroom obedience training, and understand sit, down, stay, come when called and loose leash walking prior to class.

Students may participate in an AKC CGC Evaluation test given once a quarter, in November, February, May, and August. Dogs who successfully meet evaluation criteria will receive the distinctive Canine Good Citizen Award from the American Kennel Club.

The ten steps that must be passed to earn  a CGC certificate are

1.  Accepting a friendly stranger

2.  Sitting politely for petting

3.  Appearance and grooming

4.  Out for a walk (walking on a loose leash)

5. Walking through a crowd

6.  Sit and down on command/staying in place

7.  Coming when called

8.  Reaction to another dog

9.  Reaction to distractions

10.  Supervised separation

All of these exercises are explained on the AKC website at www.akc.org.  Type in Canine Good Citizenship in the SEARCH box and look around in that section. Fee for this drop-in class is 10.00

Tricks for Clicks:
Want to do something else fun with your dog? Try this class which will introduce and/or hone your skills as a clicker trainer while we work on tricks to entertain yourself, your dog, your family and friends! A great way to enrich the relationship between you and your best friend!
Class pre-requisite of Family Dog or Puppy 2 class, and dogs should know sit, down, and basic stay.

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We serve the following Chicago Illinois area cities and towns. Addison, Aurora, Bartlett, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Chicago, Carol Stream, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Medinah, Naperville, New Lenox, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Palatine, Plainfield, Roselle, Schaumburg, Mt. Prospect, Villa Park, Warrenville, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, Woodridge, DuPage County, Oak Park IL, LaGrange, Villa Park, Palatine, River Forest, Lemont, Roselle, Yorkville, Dupage, Will, Kane, Cook, McHenry, St. Charles, Batavia, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Arlington Heights, Winfield, Elgin, Huntley and surrounding communities.

Services Include

Dog training, puppy training, agility training, competitive obedience, and rally obedience, pet manners classes, clicker training classes, tricks classes, private dog training, puppy socialization, in-home training, CGC training & CGC testing, group dog training classes, kennel training, day training, board and train.

Customized behavior modification programs for all dog behavior problems including house training, house soiling, dog aggression, human aggression, nuisance barking, children & dogs, destructiveness, chewing,  digging, jumping on people, multi-dog households, leash pulling, separation anxiety, shyness, socialization, door bolting, running away, hyeractive dogs, dog fighting, biting, growling, anxiety and just about everything else!

We use proven modern techniques incorporating positive reinforcement!

Better Than Boot Camp!