|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
The Driven Dog
About this pro
Karin and her staff are AMAZING! I met her a few years ago and her quality of service only keeps getting better. I love that she is interactive, detailed, organized, and energetic. If you're looking for a trainer who will beat around the bushes and waste your time, don't go to The Driven Dog. If you want an honest and effective trainer who will change your dog's behavior, GO TO THE DRIVEN DOG! I have watched Karin take aggressive jerks and turn them into perfect pals, I have seen her take a shy puppy and turn him into a confident puppy, I have even seen her turn pups into award winning competition dogs! I can't stress it enough, her services are worth every penny. Last but not least, her facility is awesome! Clean, cool, and safe, with the perfect amount of posh. No matter what services you need, I strongly suggest investing in The Driven Dog... don't waste your money somewhere else.Jun 28, 2017
Karen came to our house to observe our dog and get to know our family. So helpful.Jun 27, 2017Verified
Photos and Videos
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I much prefer to be able to conduct an in home evaluation with the household and the dog(s) first. This gives me a much better understanding of the whole picture and can then discuss realistic goals and appropriate training programs and plans that will get to those goals effectively and efficiently.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Professional Member of IACP since 2011. AKC CGC Evaluator since 2011. Certified Canine Fitness Trainer through FitPaws and University of Tennessee since 2016. Various CE through seminars and labs, minimum once per year since 2010. White Paper Contest Winner and Guest Speaker at the IACP Conference 2016. Contributor to dog related articles on Chewy.com and DigitalTrends.com.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I went to UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) with the intent of going to vet school. When I decided that wasn't exactly the path I wanted to take, I started a dog walking business to support all the animal rescue I was involved with. From there, the experiences helped build a curiosity and passion towards a better understanding of dog behavior to help dogs stay in their current homes and to also help dogs increase their chance of finding new forever homes after some training.