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


We brought out puppy Belle for the puppy program. She learned some manners for living along side us in the house. They worked on her jumping- housebreaking and other puppy issues. Belle did the two week puppy quick start program. We highly recommend them for dog training! Thanks!

  • 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!

  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60646


Ed trained our dog Sayre and did a fantastic job. Sayre is well behaved and very gentle. She can even do a high five. We're very impressed!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Naperville, IL 60565


Rachel is an amazing dog trainer!!! Rachel pays close attention to subtle behaviors which enables her to have great results with challenging training issues. Rachel is patient, positive, and upbeat!!! Rachel has a passion for dogs and dog training!!! Marc Findlay, owner and handler of Salem the Doberman

  • 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


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 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60647


Owner/Trainer, Kevin Stangler, of Mannered Mutts Dog Training has such a wonderfully infectious passion for sharing his craft of communicating with dogs. His explanations and demonstrations are very clear and professional. Kevin is ready to answer any and all questions throughout the process. I've never felt rushed or that I was doing something incorrectly during a lesson. Kevin always has a positive approach toward guiding me and my 4 mo. old German Shepherd puppy. Many of the "puppy issues" I had concern about (jumping on people, stealing items from other dogs' mouths, heeling, recall, and bolting to play with other dogs) have been addressed during lessons with Kevin. The results after three lessons are fantastic. Puppy obedience progress now includes recall off leash, stays off people, won't try to bolt and play across the street, doesn't steal from other dogs (puppy is understanding boundaries), and heeling is improving with daily exercises. Kevin's goal to help me and my pup work and play as one unit has strengthened our human/canine bond. Kevin always helps us feel comfortable and confident in our learning and success toward dog obedience, safety and companionship. Because I live a 3 hr drive away, Kevin even does video sessions with me. Thanks, Mannered Mutts! -Rob E.

  • 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.

  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bolingbrook, IL 60490


I'm new to Thumbtack and excited to utilize my ABCDT Professional Dog Training Certification in this forum to guide families with training and properly communicating with their dog. I'm also celebrating 10 years in business and love my job! Customized "In Your Home" Training - Every home and dog is different and has specific needs and concerns, that's why I'm such a strong believer in teaching in your home foundational principals and techniques to have a well balanced dog. 1 - Training Session - Fundamental Essentials - Puppy or Dog * It is preferred that all family members are present. - This training session can also be used for a problem behavior with an older dog, rescue or whatever the case may be. Call to discuss specific situation. One session covers all problem behaviors and also focuses on: * Potty training * Jumping * Nipping * Chewing * Barking * Naming toys (a re-directing method) * Grooming * Food & Nutrition, * Time alone and ways to avoid separation anxiety * and all your specific concerns. Plus Essential Commands; ~ Learning Theory & Introduction Basic Cues Using Hand Signals ~ * Sit * Down * Stay * Wait * Come * Leave It * Drop it * Turnaround * Gotcha * Paw * along with Release Cues. ~ We will go through how to apply commands for everyday purposes. ~ We will teach the family the importance of socialization, nutrition, grooming, safety, and proper handling. This training session allows you to get your puppy off to a good start and foundation. It is much harder to undo unwanted behaviors than to prevent them. ~ A questionnaire will be e-mailed to you to copy & paste back to me before training. ~ With any training package a complimentary toxic list will be e-mailed to you to post on your fridge and share with family members and friends too! *Session lasts 2 hours - Cost $80 * We can determine follow up sessions and if they are needed after our first training session. * Other training packages available, please view website. Testimonial "Tammy is awesome! Her approach as a dog trainer is to get the whole family involved in the process. Tammy basically trained us to train the dog, including walking, obedience, feeding, and establishing a reward system. Our dog had issues and Tammy solved them, one by one. She has had an amazing effect on raising our pup! Thanks Tammy! You could not find a warmer or better person to work with your pet and family." best, Aron Tammy Thomas - ABCDT Certified Dog Trainer/ Animal Behavior College, Inc. PetTech - CPR, First Aid & Care for your Pets Pet Nutrition and Diet Course - Certification March 2015 - Nutrition Matters! Established 2004/Brandons Park Place Insured with Travelers Insurance

  • Plainfield, IL 60544


I offer my home for dog boarding and training (sometimes called "doggy boot camp") at 2-3 week sessions. Your dog will live in my home, with me 24-7 the entire stay. He will be in a very structured, very routine environment, and I will work with him multiple times daily, 7 days a week. Board and train cover all basic obedience, the staple of all behavior issues. Having your dog in my home also provides me the opportunity to work on any home issues you may be having, rather than your dog staying in a kennel environment. Example: dashing out the door, counter-surfing, chewing the furniture, marking, etc... I also do one-on-one in your home sessions, where we work individually throughout a 6-week course which covers basic obedience, along with any individual issues you may be having in the home. I am available for individual in-home sessions as well. Have your pet experience a vacation boarding in my home. Don't send your pet to a kennel! They can stay with us in a home as part of our pack! Dogs - $25 per day Cat/Bird/Small Animal - $15 per day

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60601


I went to the National K-9 School for dog trainers and graduated first in my class in May 2013 with my professional dog trainer certification. I am certified in basic and advanced obedience, behavior modification, utility, puppy development, tracking, scent detection, personal protection, police K-9, retrieval and assistance dog training. I will travel to you, and we will discuss what you hope to accomplish through training. I want to help you create the dog you've always envisioned, and we will work together to make that happen. I have been training for all breeds and ages! The types of training include basic and advanced obedience, puppy socialization, behavior modification and advanced specialty training.

  • 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).

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Des Plaines, IL 60016


I have always been fascinated by dogs and how they help people. Growing up in India, where there are many street dogs, I often treated them like my own pets. I have always had a strong connection with dogs, and I wanted to help them. I founded BarkRight in 2011 because I wanted to focus on teaching people how to communicate and train their dogs, instead of looking for quick results by using tools like e-collars or choke chains. I believe dog training is about communication, not domination. My goal is to help as many dogs, and owners, as possible to live a happy and balanced life. I am a member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and recently, I have partnered with local store Wags on Willow to offer my basic obedience training classes. Please visit their website for more information. -Krunal Patel

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Dog age(s)
Puppy - 0-6 months
Dog size(s)
Medium (16-45 lbs)
Dog training type
Obedience, Sports Training
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