Training Services

The Best Training Programs in Chicago

Training Camp- Boarding School for Dogs
All-Inclusive. There are 4 board and trains to choose from. Immersion works the best for learning. We offer high-level programs that will educate and transform your dog!

1 .Bootcamp Lite
Imagine a dog who walks well on the leash, has a better attention span, enjoys learning, and doesn’t jump or lunge when excited. This package gets your dog started in good habits, and teaches you how to continue seeing great progress.

Includes:

  • 10 days with the trainer
  • Group play with boarding
  • Socialization
  • 6 commands, on-leash: heel, sit, down, stay, come, place
  • Manners: no pulling, no barking, no jumping on people, improved focus
  • Training equipment: 15-20’ longline, training collar (nylon martingale, Starmark, or Herm Sprenger prong collar)
  • Go-home lesson (additional pvt lessons are an add-on)
  • Exit bath and nail trim
    Requirements: 10 weeks and up, age-appropriate vaccines
    Fee: $1600

2. Essentials Program (puppy or adult)
Benefits: Fast progress to a calmer, happy, well-behaved dog. Take your dog on walks and to new places with good leash-manners and better behavior at home.
Includes:

  • 15-18 days stay at training camp (with the trainer)
  • 6 commands: heel, sit, down, stay, come, place. Distraction work, and off-leash work
  • Housebreaking help (if applicable)
  • Exercise, socialization, and play breaks
  • Training equipment: gentle remote collar (a $200 value), or other training collar
  • 1.5 hour go-home demo and lesson
  • 1 follow-up private lesson
  • Exit bath & nail trim
  • Special client rate for future private lessons
  • Special client rate on future boarding

Requirements: Ages 16 weeks and up. No serious behavior or aggression issues in 15 day program. Mild-moderate behavior issues ok. Includes remote collar training system.
Fee: $2295

3. Advanced Freedom Program ***most popular program***

Communicate with your dog from any distance and around any distraction. Address common behavioral issues: dog-reactivity, fear, anxiety, barking, or other bad habits.
Includes:

  • 3 week stay at training camp (with the trainer), or 4 weeks depending on what the goals and issues are
  • Address common behavioral issues: dog-reactivity, fear, anxiety, bad habits
  • 6-8 commands: heel, sit, down, stay, come, place, leave-it. Heavy distraction work. Off-leash work
  • Training equipment: gentle remote collar (a $200 value), or other training collar
  • Go-home demo and lesson 1.5hrs
  • 1 follow-up private lesson
  • Exit bath & nail trim
  • Special client rate for future private lessons
  • Special client rate on future boarding

Requirements: Ages 5 months and up. Behavior issues, if applicable, will be addressed
3 weeks: $3295
4 weeks: $3795

4. Pro-Dog Program

Advanced training plus lifetime support

  • 6 weeks with the trainer (can be split separately into 3 weeks and 3 weeks)
  • Unlimited commands (to be decided prior to training)
  • 1-2 visitation lessons included
  • 2 hour go-home lesson
  • 1 house-call lesson
  • Includes all training equipment
  • Unlimited lifetime support on anything covered in the board and train
    Requirements: 6 months and up. Behavior issues, if applicable, will be addressed
    Fee: $5200

Day Training Programs and Puppy Daycare + Training

Puppies welcome! Ages 10 weeks and up.
Covers all obedience, housebreaking, socializing, as well as any particulars for your individual dog.

Drop-off Monday through Thursday (4 days a week) NO DAYCARE FRIDAY OR WEEKENDS
Hours: drop-off between 8am-10am, pick up between 4pm-6:45pm

5 weeks (4 days a week): 20 days total, includes training collar and 1 private lesson during week 5: $1900
6 weeks (4 days a week): 24 days total, includes training collar and 1 private lesson during week 6: $2240
Additional private lessons: $85/lesson

All Tuesdays: Day training and daycare available by-appointment for any dog who has done a previous program! Tuesday-only training daycare is $85/day. See the hours above.

Private Lessons
House calls or other location (1-hour) : $120+travel fee
House call or other location (90 minutes): $150+travel fee

House call 2-hours: $220 +travel fee
Private lessons at my training studio (1-hour): $85-95
Private lesson 5 training sessions over 5-6 weeks: $425
Private lessons at Rockwell St. park in Logan Square: $90

Other Services:
Full-service Grooming: $40-120 depending on coat condition and size
Nail trim or Dremel filing: $15

Play 2 hours + groom (approx. 4-6 hrs total): add +$25
Daycare + Train: $95/day
Late pick-up (after 7pm): $20
Boarding: $48/night for previous training clients
Pick up & drop off  (for grooming, boarding, etc.) $25 each way (plus travel fee depending on distance/time)
Group sessions: $30

Phone consultation: This is meant for dog owners or dog trainers who live far away, or are seeking an opinion, or input on various training issues or behavior problems. You are welcome to send me video of the dogs behavior or obedience to discuss in our appointment. 1 hour phone appt, plus follow-up email $85

Behavioral Consultations and Problem Solving
We do behavior consults and private lessons by appointment. We also offer in-home consultations if you need a behaviorist. Many of our clients have worked with other trainers in the past, to no avail. We are experienced in dog psychology, and we have dealt with the full spectrum of canine behavior. We have effective solutions garnered from our years of education and experience.

Animal Actors and Talent
We supply animal talent for print, film, tv shows, commercials, and feature films.  We have a wide variety of dogs of all shapes, sizes, breeds, and who perform different tasks and tricks.  Our animal wranglers have experience on film sets and will provide for your production needs. Contact us for a quote.

Trained Dog Sales & Service Dog Training
Family and home protection K-9s, professionally trained dog sales, and dog selection services. We also train service dogs for multiple disabilities.

Nutritional Advice
Along with exercise, nutrition is part of the holistic view of your dog, and getting a proper diet is essential. We are educated on commercial pet foods, raw diets, and supplements to help you make the best choice in feeding your pet. We often recommend Orijen and Acana.

Seminars and Workshops
Our certified trainers offer seminars to dog owners, rescue groups, and other professional trainers. Some of the topics we teach on: Advanced obedience, trick dog training, behavior problems in dogs, demos for schools and children. We have been hired to consult with industry professionals, including doggie daycares and training schools.