The Canine Polarity-Akela K9 Services
The Canine Polarity-Akela K9 Services

The Canine Polarity-Akela K9 Services

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Introduction: The Canine Polarity is now partnering with Scott Sharfman at Akela K9 Services! We are operating at a property in Maple Park, IL on 17 acres. We service all of the Chicago suburbs and can transport Board & Train clients in and out of Chicago city proper. Tarra Wheeler and Mike Graham have 18+ years of combined experience in the dog training industry. They have both apprenticed under multiple experienced trainers and competitors of dog sports across the country. Mike has graduated from Animal Behavioral Institute as well as taken courses with the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers and similar. Tarra and Mike have worked with clients in 9 different states in the US and travel to continue their own education regularly.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 24 times

Serves Maple Park, IL

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3 employees

4 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

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Aileen v.
Oct 17, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

I absolutely loved the outcome of my dog maya from the canine polarity’s training. They are very knowledgeable on how to train my dog. I highly recommend their services. You will not be disappointed!! This was worth the investment and our life has improved drastically

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • I'm flexible • Aggressive behavior modification • House training • Destructive behavior • Crate training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Wendy P.
Mar 4, 2022
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Tarra and Mike are absolutely amazing trainers and people. They are professional, thoughtful, kind, results oriented and kept me posted on Pancake’s 4 week boarding/training with them regularly. Pancake was a new dog when he arrived home. It was such a transformation, I was in awe of their progress with him. They spent 2 hours with me when they brought him home training me on what they had taught him. I look forward to our continued training sessions. I cannot recommend them enough. You will never regret hiring them. They are simply magic! Thank you again and again Tarra and Mike! Signed, a very grateful and happy puppy mom, Wendy Parker aka Pancake’s mama

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Crate training • Barking • Chewing • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Kristine S.
Jan 31, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Canine polarity was super helpful with their help gaining an understanding and control on our dogs behavior with simple training skills to integrate in our families life. Consistency is everything.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Peggi W.
Jan 5, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I really liked the home training rather then in a business atmosphere. They are very caring and treat your dog as one of theirs. Would definitely use them again.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • House training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Laurie H.
Apr 2, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

I chose The Canine Polarity based on reviews I read on Thumbtack, and now I can share my own review. Tarra and Mike have been great trying to help train our "spunky" dachshund puppy Barkley. He's got a lot of energy and is quite stubborn, so it's been difficult to make progress. After numerous one on one sessions in my home, at their suggestion we've decided to go with their Board & Train option, as that will enable them to dedicate constant reinforcement of commands and routines. I believe they are very fairly priced and extremely flexible when it comes to scheduling. I would highly recommend The Canine Polarity! 🐾

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Chewing • My home, venue, etc.

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Tarra Mathews-Wheeler

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