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Chicago Service Dog Training Programs

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Scott The Dog Guy
4.9
from 177 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 352 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Viren P.
Verified review

Scott is a true professional. He is extremely knowledgable when it comes to puppy and dog training. Helping me create a training plan for my puppy. He encouraged me to keep in contact with him, giving him updates on how the training was going and any questions or concerns I may have. I would recommend him to anyone looking for help in training their puppy or dog.

Top Pro
  • 34 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patrick W.
Verified review

Sherry has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it came to training my dog as well as teaching me to help train my dog. She is very gentle with her doggy clients yet firm. The classes are honestly fun, informative and practical can't get any better than that.

YBFDH
4.6
from 47 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Bianca O.
Verified review

Diana took our rescue dog for the board and train program while we were on vacation for two weeks. Before the training program, our dog was seemingly aggressive towards other dogs and was a terrible puller on the leash. After working with Diana, she is more socialized with other dogs and walks very well with minimal pulling. Diana also sent us pictures and videos while we were gone to show us how our lovely dog was doing. YBFDH has a wonderful day-care area and Diana takes the board and train dogs to her house, which has a huge backyard area in which the dogs get to roam around. If you want your dog to have a fun time and learn some manners - this is a good program!

Who Let the Dogs Out
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie F.
Verified review

Belinda provided excellent care for our dog. Our dog, being a rescue dog, required specialized care in which she delivered; this included having patience, providing lots of attention, and staying overnight. All of which she did all eagerly. Belinda came to our house on a couple different occasions so our dog could become familiar with her. She even brought our Pebbles a new toy and treats! She maintained communication with us while we were away, providing updates and sending pictures. While it was difficult to leave our dog (specially being new to this state) I did find comfort knowing she and our house were being well cared for. Belinda is truly a sweet and caring person to owners and their pets as well as honest and responsible. We will definitely be using her services again:)! Thank you Belinda! We greatly appreciate all you have done for us!

Worthee
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah F.
Verified review

Worthee is nothing short of amazing. Under the helm of Leah Bindig's leadership, their dog care service is courteous, responsible, amiable, and dedicated. Since I found Worthee on Thumbtack a few weeks ago, we have been more than satisfied and, in fact, quite impressed. Leah's team (we've worked with Ceri and Michelle, both of whom are great) arrive on time, communicate efficiently and readily by text and email, lavish love on our dog, and send adorable photos of their walks and overnight visits. I could not ask for better care.

Pets N Me
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly T.
Verified review

Nancy and Angelica are a perfect match for our pups! My dogs are wild and Nancy has committed to keep training with them on their walks and work on basics commands. Nancy always follows up walks with fun photos and I love that part. She is extremely reliable and flexible with times and days, and I appreciate that with a busy schedule. We are sold!!! We appreciate you Nancy.

Takacs Dog Training LLC
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Tim B.
Verified review

Chris is absolutely amazing. He is incredibly knowledgeable about what makes canines tick and focuses his core training program around your dog’s personality and your goals. Not only is he great at what he does, he’s a pleasure to hang out with and learn from. Highly recommended.

The Educated Canine
4.5
from 15 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
David S.
Verified review

Myself and my family have had quite few dogs over the years. Almost all large protective breeds which inherently require high levels of training. Over the years we've met many trainers some were nice but underqualified and others not so nice. Leslie came from a very reputable and well established training center. Over the years (many at this point) and through several different dogs she has brought a wealth of knowledge from all aspects of canine behaviour, psychologically, and physiology. She has a very level headed and balanced approach to training that generally defaults to firm obedience and discipline but never overly corrective or through anger. She is also a great guide in picking a dog that's right for you and your particular lifestyle, which is extremly important to do first. She's a pretty straight-up, no nonsense type but is really easy to work with and the value for her services is beyond fair. She can definitely deliver any kind of assessment, training program, or dog type you may want or put you in contact with some of the best out there but you must be willing to takeover after and work the program consistently for the results to last.

BFF Dog Academy
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa C.
Verified review

Leslie put me at ease the moment she walked through my front door! She is so easy to talk to about any issues concerning my dog and takes the time and care to personalize training to that dogs needs. Her training method allows for the puppy parent to both see Leslie herself do it and then for me to do it myself, since us humans needs training too! It's very crucial that the puppy parents takes and use her guidance as it will pay off immensely! My puppy, Rhett,was constantly love biting for attention and bothering us during non play time, like dinner. Thanks to her training (me and Rhett that is, lol), he is not nipping and knows when we go to eat, it's not play time. He's also much improved with greetings,has better focus, and is well in his way to be an excellent Canine Citizen! We love, Leslie! 2 paws up! !

Five Star K9
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ted N.
Verified review

I made contact with 5 star canine to train my dog. Jason arrived at my house on time, explained his services and went to work immediately training my dog. My dog now listens to my commands. Unbelievable. I was extremely impressed with his knowledge, expertise, and value. If you need your dog (s) trained, I would highly recommend contacting five star K9. I am glad I did .

PET PLANET INTERNATIONAL
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Damisola O.
Verified review

Jay is extremely attentive to details. He takes time to study your personality and lifestyle and pairs you up with the dog that can fit into that personality and lifestyle. He is always available to help answer all my questions about the health of my dog and even other dog owners he has no relationship with. I have learned that when it comes to dogs, Jay is always right. My dog got missing one day due to my negligence, and he gave me steps on how I can make sure my dog finds her way home, and before and hour, my dog was barking in front of my door. Jay is an exceptional and professional dog whisperer and I would always recommend him.

Dog Training Now!
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Paul M.
Verified review

I am happy we found Dog Training Now. We had a private lesson with Judy and she helped us right away with Bella on the leash. We signed up for a Stay and Learn Program. I feel comfortable know Bella will be staying in a trainer's home instead of a kennel.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Mike N.
Verified review

Stephanie’s knowledge of my dogs aggressive behavior alone was so impressive that I immediately knew she was the right trainer to handle My dogs fear and aggression issues. I’d never heard of day training and couldn’t believe that My dogs aggression could be fixed in such a short time, but her knowledge was impressive. I’m both amazed and so grateful for the work she did with my dog. The only downside was that it was a pricier than some of the other companies I talked to, but totally worth the investment in the end! I would and have recommend her to anyone looking for a trainer!! Thank you Stephanie!

  • 41 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
Verified review

Wild Paws is a wonderful service, providing training, boarding, and daycare and Joanne (Jo) is clearly a special trainer. Jo has been our sheltie-cockapoo-pumi mix trainer for several months and the two of them hit it off from the very beginning. Indeed, I have witnessed this for every dog I have seen interact with her. The emphasis of the training program is always on the well-being of the dog: protecting the dog from running away or eating something dangerous; keeping the dog mentally stimulated, and fostering a healthy relationship between the owners and the dog, especially for families with young children. The daycare is heavily supervised and highly secured. If you are not known, you are not getting in, and you are definitely not removing a dog. However, if you are known, you are welcomed with open arms. The facility is always clean and new dogs are added carefully to the existing mix to ensure that play is always satisfying (and exhausting!) for the dogs. Pictures of the dogs are shared every day. Dietary restrictions are enforced strictly. Treats are plentiful and varied. Puppies tend to leave learning new tricks. I have also used the boarding service. Pictures of the dogs playing are also shared every day. Boarded dogs spend significant portions of the day outside of their cage, unless they are stressed. The service emphasizes the well-being and happiness of the dog as well. There is a human being with the dogs 24/7. If you have a sensitivity to smoke scent, you will want to wash your dog afterward, but this is at most a minor inconvenience. Knowing that the dogs are safe, stimulated, and learning is what matters.

The Dog Life Center
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Al S.
Verified review

After an in home session, my family chose to implement the Board and Train program. Just got our dog home this weekend and we could not be happier with the results. Easy to understand, uses treats, gave our dog repetitions, and our in home lesson involved the whole family. The place was nice and we were happy there were other puppies for her to interact with while away.

At your SERVICE INC.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Daria K.
Verified review

Great extra service added by YBFDH!! This place was really great with working out our dogs aggression, and then when we were ready they helped us get him certified as an emotional support dog. I noticed a review on here or their other page stating that a dog had been in a fight. I am the owner of the second dog in this " fight". The story in the review below is inaccurate. The owner of YBFDH acted as any business owner would in the situation that was presented. I think it is malicious and frankly disgusting to post such a review. YBFDH/AT YOUR SERVICE has been a god send for our family! If you're not satisfied with your experience I will reimburse you for your training costs!

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I handle dog training in McHenry and Chicago based on customer satisfaction. Try before you buy. Make your canine a Smart K9.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide one-on-one training for six weeks. I work with you until you feel happy with the results. Follow-ups are free.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a Certified Dog Obedience Trainer and a lot of my training education inclued watching canine behavior. Yes, I provide pet services, but I am ALWAYS watching their behavior while I am caring for them and training them.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer doggy nanny 911 services, as follows: training/communication, pet sitting, dog walking, boarding and grooming. I provide customized pet care that fits in your budget

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We offer basic to advanced obedience training for puppies and dogs of all ages. We also offer agility training, doggy daycare and behavioral rehabilitation. We offer personal protection training as well.

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