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Darien Dog Trainers

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  • 34 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
  • Homewood, IL 60430


Sherry is a great lady. She is kind, encouraging, and very knowledgeable. She taught us a lot of great techniques and was a joy to work with. Would highly recommend her to help with any dog training needs --Denise S




  • 7 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Highland Park, IL 60035


We picked up our dog Mandi about 10 days ago. She was having some anxiety issues, and was very timid around other dogs. We heard about YBFDH from our neighbor and thought we should give them a call. We live in Colorado, and didn't want to send Mandi alone on the plane, so the owner of the company flew out and picked up Mandi and flew back with her. She updated daily with photos and videos of Mandis progress. We flew into Chicago for the weekend when it was time for Mandi to come home. Once home we noticed her behavior was much different. She seems so much calmer and not as timid when other dogs are around. She even plays with the neighbors dog now instead of running away! We give 5 stars and would recommend them to anyone else interested in truly loving dog training!

  • 25 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Justice, IL 60458


Gayle has helped us to make amazing progress with our family dog, Grover. Grover is now housebroken - which at one point in time we were certain would never happen! Gayle helped teach us simple techniques, and when consistently applied, the results were incredible. She has also helped us with mouthing issues (him biting or mouthing your hand), jumping issues, and confidence issues he had as a result of being a shelter dog. Thanks to Gayle, our dog Grover is still a happy member of our family. We were tearing our hair out I know that if I have any other issues, we can contact her and she can quickly put us on the right track again. Thanks so much for your dedication and passion to the dog training industry Gayle!

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Schaumburg, IL 60193


She always gives wonderful feedback on my puppies, including pictures! I was very impressed by the amount of dog training experience she has. I am so glad to have found a reliable and trustworthy dog walker!

  • Downers Grove, IL 60516


It was love at first sight when I first met Beau, a four year old American Staffordshire, Being a long time Cesar Millan fan, and never an alpha dog owner before, I knew that the breed can be determined , even though Beau first appears to be too submissive, and needs an assertive pack leader. I deliberately searched for a trainer who could help me be the kind of leader Beau needed, who had the same beliefs which I held, that dogs need exercise, discipline and a job as an important part of being a happy member of our pack. From the moment I met Ian, I knew Beau and I were in the right hands. Beau and I both are so excited to learn new behaviors, skills and new jobs that we have also been able to be examples of a happy pack with our friends and their dogs when we visit them, even calming their dogs just by going on a pack walk and letting Beau and me lead. Beau and I have also been able to change a couple of prejudiced minds about his breed, just by practicing our new skills confidently. Being a strong believer that nothing happens by chance, I am so grateful that Smart Dog Training was available to us. We re both are better beings because each other and Ian. (And Elizabeth and Kristy too)

  • 13 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Schaumburg, IL 60193


Judy and Marcus were great with my dog Bella. You can tell they really care about dogs. My dog Bella listens a lot better now. The training she received was very good. She also needed to lose weight and lost a couple pounds while training. I know now how to train her the way they showed me. I would recommend Dog Training now they really do a great job training your dog.

  • Chicago, IL 60645


More than obedience training, we offer real-life training services. We believe that dog training should be fun and relevant for you and your dog.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • La Grange Park, IL 60526


A ''dogosophical'' attitude is one of calm and composure amidst the presence of behavioral issues, troubles or annoyances. Is your dog training you? Let me help you: - Get your dog to pay attention - Come when called - Walk easily on a leash - Stop jumping, stealing food, and non-stop barking Thinking about getting a dog? I can guide you though how to: - Find the right breed, breeder, dog or rescue for your family! - Introduce a new dog into your home - Build a relationship with your new dog to ensure a "dogosophical" life with your new "best friend". As an ABC-certified dog trainer and ADPT member, I use positive reinforcement training based on the knowledge and principles of how your dog thinks. Private and group obedience training classes, family and breed consulting, behavior consulting, and modification training are offered (rates vary based on services needed).

  • Plainfield, IL 60585


We have been providing family-friendly pet dog training for puppies and dogs for over 20 years. Our methods utilize positive reinforcement and build a relationship between you and your dog. We also offer continuing classes, private sessions, behavior consultations, agility, scent work, rally and more.

Midway Dog Academy

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  • Lockport, IL 60441


Midway Dog Academy offers customized dog training to fit you and your dog's individual needs. We offer board and train programs, private lessons, as well group classes. We also specialize in training puppies that need help with potty training, behavior problem solving, as well as all obedience trainings! We provide the best dog training in Chicago.

  • Bolingbrook, IL 60440


We come out to your home, where the dog is most comfortable for the learning experience. We have been in business for 22 years and have trained over half a million dogs. We do not use any harsh methods or use any equipment that would hurt your dog. There are no shock collars, prong collars, etc. We have been endorsed 2 years in a row by the SPCA because of our natural, holistic methods. Be sure to ask other trainers if they employ any equipment that may cause your dog discomfort.

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“Need Dog Training Services”

Saint Charles, IL

Dog age(s)
3+ years
Dog size(s)
Medium (16-45 lbs)
Dog training type
Behavioral Modification
Hi, We have a 3 year old female lab/terrier mix ..more lab. She seems to have problems with jealousy, guarding toys or areas or the house. She has been a little skiddish ever since thunder struck over our head when we were out side.
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“Need a Dog Trainer”

Racine, WI

Dog age(s)
1-2 years
Dog size(s)
Small (1-15 lbs)
Dog training type
Behavioral Modification
About 2 1/2 weeks ago we adopted a great dog. She is about 2 years old, a Shihtzu mix. She was a stray but someone definitely trained her. She goes to the bathroom outside and hasn't had one accident. She walks pretty well and listens to some commands. She has a problem, however, with cowering. She will look up like she is afraid, shake, and just stop and sit. Any ideas on how to make her trust us more?
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