Back to Basics Dog Training
Back to Basics Dog Training

Back to Basics Dog Training

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Introduction: Training Location : Wrigleyville/ West Lakeview (60613) My background and knowledge in animal behavior is key when working with pet parents to have better relationships with their pets. With a degree in animal science and psychology, more than 7 years training animals at the zoo, shelters and daycare, plus working in the veterinary and pet insurance field, I offer more than just basic dog training knowledge and experience. We use both positive reinforcement and leadership based techniques in our training as that is most effective to help dogs listen to you especially in difficult situations. Every pet is different with their needs and personalities, so we don’t use a cookie cutter approach - we customize a game plan for EACH lesson based on your pup’s progress and your goals. Dog Training is and should be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for everyone involved. It is an opportunity to create a very special relationship with our pets and help them be better versions of themselves. It has been a great privilege for me to help families feel happier with their pets through training and educating, and I'd love to do that with you and your pet as well. Please reach out to schedule an assessment call. Feel free to view our photos for more reviews, plus check out the pets we’ve helped!
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Carly B.
Feb 22, 2022
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My foster dog (1.5yo basset/pit mix) immediately showed signs of dog reactivity upon arrival. I reached out in need of help. Wen responded day of and got us in 3 days later for our first training! He made progress on walks and commands (heel, sit, stay). Wen allowed Ollie to train with the help of her dogs in his sight line. His reactivity still needs a lot of work, but we learned together what he would do best with home placement wise for his forever home! Wen was so so so gracious and loving towards Ollie and showed me how to be direct & watch for the perfect time to correct!!! He immediately trusted her. He’s still on his journey and we couldn’t thank Wen enough for all she provided us! My confidence went up and Ollie shows more and more signs of trusting me!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Angel A.
Oct 10, 2021
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Wen Zhe was an amazing dog trainer! We loved her and our pup Miso loved her even more. She was very attentive and asked so many questions. We felt like we were able to really target our concerns regarding Miso. She assigned homework assignments and kept in contact throughout the week which made us really feel like we were getting our values worth. We would send voice memos at 7 am with questions and she would get back asap. We said numerous times throughout the training that it felt like she was training us along with Miso and giving us the tools to teach Miso and feel more confident with him. Thank

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Tasha L.
Aug 8, 2021
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I was totally satisfied with the training my dog Pierre received from Back to Basics! Our trainer was very patien,and helpful. She even wrote a summary of our skills , and gave homework! Exceptional!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • At the pro’s location

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Steven f.
Aug 3, 2021
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I have been training with back to basics to improve and tweak my puppy's obedience. In the amount of time I have been with Back to basics I have learned so much and have gained confidence in my handling skills. They are always prepared for class and they have such positive energy training my dog,that you can't help but embrace their energy. Their knowledge and experience of dog behaviors and problem-solving is extensive and I am convinced that they can fix any and all behavior issues that a handler/owner is experiencing. I am extremely lucky to train with them.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Biting • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Sage M.
Jul 14, 2021
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Wen Tze was amazing with our 1 year old doggie! He loved her instantly. She has a special way of talking to your dog and we really saw a lot of progress over the 4 week period. She also showed us how to continue the training and practice at home and we are so happy with our choice of using Wen Tze to train our dog! We highly recommend her!!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • House training • Barking • Digging • Destructive behavior • At the pro’s location

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Basic Obedience and Puppy Training - $450 for 4 lessons. Behavior Modification - $500 for 4 lessons Virtual Training = $350

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    After the assessment call, we’d schedule the first lesson and discuss a game plan. Training sessions : 1 hour, 1 lesson a week. At the end of each lesson - ‘homework’ will be given to practice and maintain the training so we can move forward and make progress in the next lesson. After lessons are done, we can keep in touch for additional tips and advice whenever needed, I’d love to help long term. Virtual Training - 1 hour Video Call on Zoom, Once a Week. Available for calls and texts for updates and tips throughout the week.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    A degree in Animal Science and Psychology studying the behavior and needs of small and large animals. Trained under multiple dog training organizations and companies in the Midwest area, focusing both on positive reinforcement and leadership techniques. Worked in the animal industry since 2015 - zoo, pet boarding and daycare, dog training facilities, veterinary clinic, and pet insurance so I offer more than just basic dog training knowledge and experience.

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