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  1. #1 Wind Dancer Referrals-Midwest Region

    (216 reviews)

    Julie T.

    Susie sets the bar for professional dog trainers. She is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent communicator both with humans, dog and I must add cats! We've made amazing progress with our two new pups in just 24 hours. Susie gives you the skills necessary to feel confident about creating the best home environment for you and your pets.

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  2. #2 Scott The Dog Guy

    (135 reviews)

    Kimberly P.

    Scott really knows his stuff. A very zen approach indeed. I can't believe how much I learned. Now, to just apply what I've learned.

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  3. #3 My Personal Dog Trainer

    (35 reviews)

    Mary L.

    Jaime is amazing!! I can't say enough good things about the experience. I had never done any training before and was at wits end with my dog and her bad behaviors. After 3 sessions over a few weeks with Jaime I have a completely new dog who I love having around now. Jaime was so flexible with scheduling and I never felt like my time was being rushed. Thank you Jaime !!!

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  4. #4 Black Dog K9 Training and Pet Services LLC

    (10 reviews)

    Brittany M.

    Marty was awesome! Lots of help with my Newfie puppy! We look forward to signing up for more classes!

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  5. #5 Pooch Control

    (11 reviews)

    Danielle C.

    She was very nice and knowledgeable. Always on time. Flexible with her schedule if I needed to change times. I would recommend to a friend.

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  6. #6 Canine Perspective, Inc.

    (8 reviews)

    Emily R.

    We rescued our pit bull, Joni, at around 5 months. She was a lovable snuggle bug half of the time, and the other half of the time she was hyper, anxious energy. Around 10-12 months, we noticed she was exhibiting some resource guarding behavior and enrolled her in your typical obedience training course recommended by the doggie day care we took her to at the time (positive reinforcement with treats, etc.) We worked on her behaviors using this method for a while, without seeing much improvement. Eventually, she was kicked out of her doggie day care because of her growing aggression toward other dogs. Shortly after this, she bit a friend and then a family member, and we finally realized we needed to do some serious training with her - something that would stick. We found Jess's information and contacted him immediately. After our free consultation with Jess, we knew right away that he knew what he was doing and would work hard to make sure we saw results with Joni. It only took the first session with Jess to see her behavior improve - it was almost a complete 180. Not only have her aggressive tendencies ceased, but she now walks leash-less and has 100% recall. Her hyperactivity and anxiety have subsided, and she is now such a happy and confident dog. We cannot recommend Jess's training services highly enough. He has taken the every day stress out of our relationship with Joni. We now feel 100% confident in her ability to listen and behave in any situation. Thank you, Jess!!!

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  7. #7 BFF Dog Academy

    (11 reviews)

    Brenda D.

    Leslie was wonderful. Very easy to work with & very detailed. Worked with our whole family. Scheduling was easy, & she always responded back to me very promptly. Will be using her services again & her puppy classes as well & would definitely recommend her.

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  8. #8 Tom Brien Animal Training

    (13 reviews)

    Kelly W.

    From the moment he stepped in the door, our 3 month old puppy fell in love with him. He was professional, patient and took the time to describe the training process with us, as first time dog parents. His explanations were informative and helpful in understanding not just what we would be doing, but why we would be doing them and how they would be viewed by our dog, Chloe. Within just one session, our dog was responding to clicker training and was learning basic commands. After a few sessions, we feel confident that we have the knowledge and skills to continue to work with our pup to further perfect and build upon the foundation that Tom provided and we couldn't be more thankful. Would absolutely recommend him to everyone, he's the best of the best and you will see a difference in your pup right away!

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  9. #9 Morgan's K-9 Bodyguards

    (2 reviews)

    Danny S.

    Feel very comfortable right away hanging over the leash to my dog, seems very thorough and educated with plenty of experience and is a great teacher to myself not only my dog I would recommend him 100 times over

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  10. #10 Edward Pet Guardian

    (18 reviews)

    Judy R.

    Edward came over to my place for consultation regarding my new adopted dog. He comes across as a caring, professional dog trainer. I definitely plan on scheduling appointments with Edwards in the near future to train my dog.

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Thumbtack Spotlight


(4 reviews)

Ami Moore of The Chicago Dog Coach was floundering in a male-dominated profession. She found her knights in shining armor in the mentors who helped her learn the nuances of the business.

Most of my clients are people who have large hearts and really love their dogs but find themselves overwhelmed by the behavior of their dog. The majority of my clients are women with children who desire the dog to be a part of their family but are having difficulty integrating the dogs and the children into a harmonious whole.

She decided to share her dog psychology expertise with others through her book, The Alphatude Attitude. She believes that listening to clients with an open mind and heart have brought her this far.

I can help take the bite out of bad dog relationships. It is my goal to make your bad dog good and your good dog GREAT!

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    Wind Dancer Referrals-Midwest Region

    (216 reviews)

    Wind Dancer Referrals is one of the reliable top dog training schools that will provide canine obedience training services. Find out their good feedback online. This firm is always available to help you.

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    (36 reviews)

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  • Local Dog Trainers

    Your Best Friends Dog House

    (33 reviews)

    Are you looking for one of the local dog training schools in Chicago that will provide efficient dog training programs? Choose this firm. They are also available to offer pet boarding services.

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    (27 reviews)

    Worthee started providing residential dog training services 3 years ago in Chicago. They have gained many rave dog aggression training reviews from customers.

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    It's a 'Paws'-itive Thing

    (19 reviews)

    It's a 'Paws'-itive Thing by Gayle offers quality dog and puppy training. She is a certified dog trainer and has experienced working with all breeds of dogs for over 15 years.

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  • Professional Dog Trainers

    Edward Pet Guardian

    (18 reviews)

    Trying to search for a dog obedience training school in your area? Consider Edward Pet Guardian. They have been offering effective puppy obedience training services for 4 years.

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  • Dog Training, Boarding, Lodging & Walking

    Smart Dogs Training and Lodging

    (10 reviews)

    Improve your relationship with your dog with pet dog training services from Smart Dogs Training and Lodging. They offer leadership-based training to make sure your dog respects you and your family.

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  • Dog Training


    (1 reviews)

    Kym Iffert offers professional dog training services using positive reinforcements. This certified trainer is available for private and group obedience training classes, breed consultations, and more.

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  • Dog Boarding & Training Services

    Arlington Dog House

    These professional dog behaviorists and trainers offer safe and cage-free services at competitive rates. Apart from pet training, they also perform dog boarding, grooming, and more.

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  • Adult Dog & Puppy Training Classes

    Chicago Canine Academy

    This canine academy handles adult dog and puppy classes among others. Let these pet trainers help you teach tricks, basic manners and more to your 4-legged family members.

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  • K9 Training

    Dog Play Day Care

    Dog Play Day Care has some of the best dog trainers who offer their services at a secure and private offsite location. They also provide dog boarding. Ask for a complimentary and no-obligation demo.

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  • Private Dog Training & More

    The Barker Shop

    Give The Barker Shop a try and get one of the best dog training classes for your furry friend. Their services also include pet photography, dog daycare and boarding, grooming, animal rescue and more.

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  • In-Home Dog Trainers

    Bark Busters In Home Dog Training

    Bark Busters In Home Dog Training has trained over half a million dogs in the 22 years they have been in business. They use natural, holistic canine training methods and do not use harsh equipment.

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  • Dog Training

    Sit Means Sit Dog Training

    Darrel Hagerhas been providing expert dog training services since 1996. He has trained different breeds of dogs using efficient and innovative methods. Darrel provides one hour of free in-home demo.

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  • Personal Dog Trainer


    Roger Lautt provides trick and regular dog obedience training as well as puppy socialization programs using a positive reinforcement approach. He also trains therapy dogs.

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  • Dog Behavior Training

    Unleashed Retreat

    Michael Toland has been performing dog training jobs for more than 5 years. He specializes in behavioral modification. He helps with your pet's fearful and aggressive behaviors, among others.

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  • Doggie Daycare & Boarding

    Bow Wow Playground

    Bow Wow Playground is a dog training school that offers effective services in a cage-free, safe and fun environment. They provide doggie daycare and boarding as well as training services.

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    North Shore Dog Training Club

    This dog training center is the oldest member of the American Kennel Club that provides public obedience classes for dogs for all levels ranging from beginner to advanced dog training.

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  • Dog Behavior Specialist & Private Dog Trainer

    The Dog Trainer Pro

    Choose Bruce Bowers if you need a canine behaviorist with a vast range of knowledge and experience training dogs. Whether you need help with a puppy or an adult dog, get guidance from this pro.

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“Need a Dog Trainer For a German Shepherd”

Joliet, IL

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1-2 years
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julie is going to be 2 yrs in march, she is a full blooded german shepard with aprox. 8 months of training already.
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