|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.|
About this pro
8 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
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
I have been training with The Driven Dog for over a year and a half now and me and my dog have both come a very long way since we started. Karin always helps me find new, different and fun ways of working with my dog. She is always there to answer any questions I have and help me through whatever I am having trouble working on. My dog was very hard to handle and deal with when I started training but now the bond and trust I have with him through training with Karin is night and day. I would highly highly recommend The Driven Dog training to anyone!Jun 27, 2017
I have been using The Driven Dog for two years now. Karin helped me find the perfect dog for me and has been there every step of the way. She was very professional and offered a lot of options that fit my busy work schedule. She answered all the questions I have even if it was at random hours. The board and train was wonderful. My dog learned basic obedience and came back to me so much better. Beyond that she has offered many classes to further our growth as a team. It's always a good feeling to walk around my with dog and have people compliment how good she is even at her young puppy age. I'd highly recommend her to everyone and will continue using her.Jun 24, 2017
Before Karin, I had a dog and human aggressive German Shepherd Husky mix. Layla would react to every single dog that we saw when we were on walks which made it very difficult to walk her. As for people, when someone got to close she'd snap and lunge at them. We did a 3 week board and train program with Karin and was probably the best decision I made. We had gone through a couple of trainers and finally found the right one. Layla now walks and ignores any dog we pass and people can come up to us and talk without her reacting. Not only does Karin help you with your dog but she also explains what you, as the handler, need to work on. Even after the board and train, advance group class is available to continue working with your dog around a controlled environment. Needless to say, we're happy we found her. Definitely a well knowledge and amazing trainer.Jun 26, 2017
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- 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.