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


I am delighted to write a review for Sherry from Love, Honor and Obey. I have a 9 month old- very large Great Dane. I was having trouble walking him (he knocked me down twice), he needed to learn commands, and I needed him to learn to obey. I found the price to be very reasonable- I was surprised at how affordable one-on-one training in my house was ( I was not confident enough to take my dog out to a group training as I didn't feel it was safe-he was too strong for me to control). First visit, Sherry requested that all family members were present and she asked each one of us what our training goals were (even the kids)-this was very helpful. I learned how to properly walk this dog at our first session, and by the end of the 2nd session, I could walk him confidently by myself. Sherry has a tremendous amount of experience in dog training and that is evident from the start. I am someone who has had dogs all my life, and I have learned so much- from nutrition to proper collars/harness, to appropriate toys. Sherry gave me a nice instruction manual with LOADS of good information. Sherry has made herself available by phone for any issues/questions that arise between training sessions. We have completed 4 lessons and I am amazed at how well we are all doing. It is nice to see Sherry in action, to see how well she can control a dog that is twice her size-using only positive reinforcement.




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


Diana was very open and communicative with us while our dog was in training. Rollo, our dog, has some anxiety issues and Dianna worked well with him getting him socialized with other dogs and calming his anxiety. I feel confident that if anyone works with her and follows her training, you will see a noticeable difference in your dog. I really like how Dianna keeps in contact after training, caring for Rollo as if he was her own. Thanks!

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


I hired Gale, to help train my puppy. She had him sitting, down and staying within two sessions! She uses positive training, so my dog listened and responded quickly. Everyone that meets my dog is SHOCKED, by how well trained and behaved he is. Gale is flexible and has no problem helping with situations, as they come up. I can call her anytime and she will help fix any problems, that I'm having. I had used other trainers, before Gale and I was not pleased with any of them! A lot of trainers don't connect with the dog, use prong collars and don't make training fun or exciting. Not only will your dog enjoy working with her, so will you!

  • 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


January 23, 2012 Our family was recently invited to go on a family vacation with all of the relatives...there was only one BIG problem keeping us from accepting the invitation. The problem was what to do with the newest member of our family, Toby. He was a golden retriever puppy and only 14 weeks old at the time of the scheduled vacation. Our usual boarding kennel could not accept him without his shots and vaccinations being completed. Luckily, we had learned of Smart Dogs. I called Kristy and she agreed to accept Toby to board and train while we were gone for six days and nights. Of course, I was a little tentative to leave my baby! We were so PLEASED and IMPRESSED with the results of Toby's training when we returned from our trip. He had learned to walk, sit, stay, and obey in a very short time. Ian and Kristy also gave him exercise on the treadmill. When Ian returned two weeks later for a follow-up visit, we could see how much Toby liked him and respected him. We have learned so much from Smart Dog training. I am not sure if they trained the dog or us, but probably both! I would highly recommend Smart Dogs training to anyone with puppies or dogs. They are wonderful and truly care for the dogs beyond boarding. Jayne

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


Had Judy and the crew train my dogs for two weeks. My wife and I went on a honeymoon and the dogs stay with them. They did an awesome job with my boys. I have a 1 1/2 year old Cane Corso which was a fairly good dog and listen, but they improved him especially on the heeling. What impressed me the most was with my 9 year old Min Pin that never had a day of training in its life and thought we would never be able to get him to behave, especially on walks and with his manners. Needless to say that now my wife can walk both of the dogs without any problems by herself. They can stay in their "Place" in another room without moving while I prepare their food in the kitchen. They did wonders for my boys and they offer a lifetime alumni class which you don't get from other places. Thanks a bunch Dog Training Now!

  • 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.

  • 41 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60639


Looking for an EXCELLENT dog trainer? Ms. Jo is the one you’re looking for! She’s beyond the ordinary doggie trainer. She shapes and molds the minds of dogs to conform to their parent(s) while efficiently teaching parents the do’s and don’ts to having a good dog. Got a new puppy and don’t know what to do? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Is your dog biting your fingers? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT within 1 session! Potty training not going well? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Your dog has behavior issues? Ms. Jo can diagnosis and FIX THAT! Need to get away and no dog sitter? Ms. Jo can FIX THAT! Ms. Jo is…  Extremely knowledgeable about every breed and their behaviors.  Effectively teaches parent(s) how to bond with their dog.  Incredibly patient with parent and dog.  Economically reasonable.  Exceptionally clean and secure facility. There are a plenty of how to videos and books on the market, but Ms. Jo gives you a personal touch in a group setting. Her classes are not just informative, but FUN. Best of all, your dog will LOVE HER.

  • 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).

  • Kenosha, WI 53144


Brittany's Canine Academy offers private in-home training programs. Our services include: Dog Selection Service This service is for people who want to get the ideal dog for their lifestyle. An in-home interview will be performed to determine your lifestyle and needs. We will then recommend the breed for you, and we will test the dog of your choice for temperament and specific personality traits. Puppy Kindergarten This important program consists of 4 one-hour lessons, and it is for puppies up to one-year-old. This period is the most critical time during the life of your dog! You’ll have an obedient and happy dog in the future if proper training and socialization occur now. The program is customized to your needs, and it will include alphabetizing, socialization, basic obedience, housebreaking, and stopping unwanted behaviors such as nipping, chewing, and jumping up. Obedience Training Basic (on-leash) and advanced (off-leash) obedience lessons are available. The two programs consist of 6 one-hour lessons scheduled at your convenience. Your dog will learn to walk on a leash without pulling, down, heel, sit, wait, stay and come on command. Problem behaviours, such as jumping, chewing, barking, etc. will be corrected. Our program is designed to your dog’s specific breed and needs. Doggie Tune-Ups This service is designed for dogs that have had obedience training before, but have gotten a little rusty! We’llevaluate you and your dog together and provide specific advice for whatever problem you may be encountering with your dog, or just touch up basic obedience commands. Clicker Training This program consists of 5 one-hour lessons and is for any level of training and any age of dogs! We will be teaching how dogs learn and obedience commands such as sit, come, down, walk with a loose leash, place, etc., using positive training. AKC S.T.A.R Puppy The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, an exciting new program designed to get the puppies and dog owners off to a good start. We offer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program; this is an incentive program for affectionate dog owners who have taken the time to let their puppies go through a basic training class. Canine Good Citizen This important program consists of 6 one-hour lessons. Training for CGC test is useful, fun, and will help you and your dog establish a closer bond. The American Kennel Club recommends all dog owners to join in this program, thereby assuring your beloved dogs will be a welcomed and respected in the community. Training by the Trainers This program is for owners who wants their dog trained by Brittany or Bryan. This is a good program for people who would want their dog trained but do not have the time to participate in lessons and practice with their dog. Brittany or Bryan will train your dog at your home or Brittany’s home, and when the training is complete, they will provide follow-up lessons so that you are aware how to work with your trained dog. A Week with our Pack! This program consists of 1 week spent rehabilitating your canine family member to become a socially well-behaved member of society. Your dog would learn how to be a social pack member, basic obedience, alphabetizing and any other behavioral problems can be corrected. During the stay with the BCA your canine will visit the dog parks and pet stores. The BCA pack is looking forward to meet you and your canine family member!

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