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  • 45 years in business
  • 354 hires on Thumbtack
  • Walworth, WI 53184


Miss Susie was very knowledgeable and genuinely caring about both the puppy and the family. She offered a variety of hands on techniques that we are able to use from the very start. I would highly recommend her services and we will use her again as a resource for dog training.

  • 18 years in business
  • 350 hires on Thumbtack
  • Naperville, IL 60565


Scott was great. I was having trouble with walking my dog. We went for a long walk and he was not only training my dog but me as well. He gave me a lot of great advice and I am certainly going to work my best to get my dog to walk by my side. Thanks, Scott.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60657


Prior to getting our dog, I saw Jesse walking down Michigan Avenue with 4 dogs (3 off leash, 1 on leash). In total amazement we stared as these four dogs followed his every move—when Jesse stopped at a cross walk they all stopped and sat, when he walked, they walked. I joked that we had just spotted the “Chicago dog whisper!” Months later we got Keenan, a 12 week-old Irish Retriever (1/2 Irish setter-1/2 Golden Retriever). I had grown up with English Setters and had even had one as an adult, so I was familiar with the challenges of training this; high energy, stubborn, prey driven, and oddly sensitive breed. I immediately started training Keenan off leash so he could explore, hunt and run—at a time when he could still easily be caught. By the time Keenan was nine months old, people frequently stopped me in Chicago and commented on “how well trained” he was. However, despite every attempt we could not squash Keenan’s propensity to pull, zigzag and dart forward while he was on a leash. Over a six month period we worked diligently to address that behavior through; collars, treats, abrupt turns, gentle leaders, harness, clickers, whistles, high value treats, pulling back, stopping, I read several books on dog training, watched countless YouTube videos, and even went to a seminar where a different Chicago dog trainer discussed “Loose Leash Walking”—nothing had a lasting effect. To intensify our frustration Keenan started to go through his second “fear stage”. During this time our once sweet, shy puppy, changed into unpredictable and reactive dog—barking, growling and snapping at random dogs (sometimes in response and other times for no apparent reason). I knew it was time to call a professional when I no longer trusted or knew how Keenan would react in particular settings. We met with Jesse (Canine Perspective) in late November 2014, we were immediately impressed with his insight into Keenan’s personality as well as his philosophy and plan for addressing it. I am so thankful we invested our time and money into hiring Jesse. Everyday new situations arise; some I know how to address because of Jesse, and others I still need his help with. Life is stressful enough, I want my time with my dog to be fun & relaxing—Jesse has taught us how it can be!

  • 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)

  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


Having a new puppy in the house is hard work. Learning their behaviors and teaching you puppy new things will strengthen the bond between your family and the puppy. With Wild'e Tomcat and Pooch Center you will learn the basics plus much more. As a certified dog trainer I can help you will all your training needs.

  • 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).

  • Grayslake, IL 60030


Dog training can be a fun and bonding experience! I offer private in-home lessons in obedience training and behavior modification. I work one-on-one to determine the best training methods for your situation. I do not believe that one training method will work for every dog.

  • Streamwood, IL 60107


Trudi Schoening is the owner of Golden Companion Dog Training and a certified dog trainer. She is passionate in helping dog owners understand the importance of having a well-trained dog. Trudi specializes in family pet dog training. She will show you how a trained dog is the foundation for having good behavior. You will learn good daily habits to make your life much easier and happier with your dog. We offer a positive way to train. We believe that everyone should have a long and wonderful life with their pets.


NSDTC is the oldest AKC (American Kennel Club) member-obedience club in the United States. Staffed entirely by volunteers, NSDTC holds training classes, open to the public, for all levels of experience, from beginner to the highest levels of obedience competition. For more information, please visit our website!

  • 9 years in business
  • Mount Prospect, IL 60056


If you want fabulous, professional images that make you and yours look your best – Jane's Photography is right for you. Whether you need executive head-shots, personality photos, model portfolio images, performance images, or family portraits, we will work closely with you to find out exactly how you want to be portrayed and produce the best possible results. Plus, you'll have a good time doing it! I am a photographer with a love for storytelling. My pricing is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget. My clients include the Mayor of San Francisco, numerous members of the city council, and many private clients including the corporate photos for Cisco's corporate suite.

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“Need a Dog Training Service”

Milwaukee, WI

Dog training type
Behavioral Modification
Dog age(s)
1-2 years
Dog size(s)
Small (1-15 lbs)
she is a good dog but has not done well with potty training
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