Tuition and prices

Tuition of Boarding School Programs
Boarding and training program costs vary depending on 1) length of time, 2) goals of training, 3) amount of private lessons, follow-up classes, and equipment included. Prices in the industry also vary based on trainers level of experience and level of results.

10-day Puppy Special: $1575
15-day Manners & Obedience: $1875
3-wk Advanced Freedom Course: $2600 (most popular package)
4-week Advanced Freedom & Behavior: $3400
5-week Advanced Freedom & Rehab: $4200
6-week Pro Dog: $4750

All include boarding, care feeding, exercise, one-on-one training with our professional trainers, and follow-up lessons to transfer the training over you.

Payment Options
We accept all forms of payment, including credit card via PayPal. For board & train, you have the option of paying half upon drop-off, and half upon pick-up. We also may offer other payment arrangements. We barter for services as well, business-to-business.

Private Lessons & In-home lessons
Private lessons are $85 individually, or a package of 3 for $240, at our facility.
House calls for a private trainer are $150 per hour, plus travel fee.

Board & Refresher Training
For dogs that have gone through Boarding School, it’s an additional training course. Going out of town? Refresher training is $95/day, including all boarding amenities.

Pick up and Drop-off
Don’t drive? Busy schedule? We offer pick-up and drop-off.

Need a dog expert? We provide lectures and workshops on many topics, including obedience, dog behavior, bite prevention, and demos for children and adults.

Service Dog Training
We train certified disability assistance dogs for physical disabilities, multiple disabilities, and even psychiatric and autism therapy dogs. Training time and cost is based on the tasks involved. We do occasionally train dogs clients already own, but typically we prefer to select a specific dog for service animal work. A trained service animal starts at $6,000, depending on length of task training. All service animals pass a Public Access Test and are fully task-trained to mitigate disabilities.

Training for rescues (dogs for adoption in a shelter or rescue): We have special pricing for dogs belonging to a shelter, foster home, or non-profit rescue group. We have helped get many dogs adopted by giving them the skills they need to be good pets! Shelters typically fund-raise for this, or have sponsors. There should be at least one lesson for either the foster parent, or the adopter. 2-week shelter dog makeover: contact us for quote.

Gemeaux (right) and her littermates from D-litter

WHO DO WE SERVE?  Our trainers and behavior specialists work with many varieties of clients in Chicago and suburbs, including:

  • Busy folks who are frustrated with their dogs behavior
  • Veterinarians who recommend our training because they’re happy clients
  • People who have tried many other trainers! We are a cut above.
  • Families who want a well-trained pet that obeys off leash
  • VIP and high-profile clients who trust us to accommodate special needs
  • Those struggling with problematic behaviors
  • Families with newly adopted rescue dogs
  • Families with a new puppy from a breeder
  • Puppy owners who want to start training early