My Dog Rehab
My Dog Rehab

My Dog Rehab

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Introduction: Training Locations: Illinois Chicagoland / Florida Miami My name is Gerard and I have mastered the techniques to training dogs used by a brilliant man that has inspired me. His tv show is proven that he is a dog whisper. I understands how to teach new behaviors through luring, shaping, capturing or molding and have mastered the behavioral principles of operant conditioning. I have studied positive reinforcement dog training techniques as their primary training tool, which allows your dog to learn the desired behaviors while keeping that unique spark that makes your dog so special to you. Most of my customers require 2-3 training sessions because my methods are easy for dogs to understand and learn quickly. Most trainers will tell you that you need 1-2 weeks just to drain your pocket. I don’t do group lessons because they aren’t as effective. 10 dogs in a class is extremely distracting for your dog, especially puppy’s! Puppies can’t stay focused for more that 1 second. I don’t do this for the money, I do it for the results and the smiles I enjoy seeing on my clients face. Please take a moment to look over my reviews, all my clients have been very satisfied with my services. My private lesson is hands on training to bridge that language barrier gap between you and your close companion. My partner Peekaboo (Patterdale Terrier Mix in my photos) work as a team to rehabilitate other dogs and change their old way of thinking. From anxiety, aggression, to insecurities. I want to share with you an amazing experience of a lifetime. Give us a call or text us! If I missed your call I am in a private lesson and will return your call as soon as possible after that lesson or leave me your number and I’ll call you ASAP. Thank you for your time and looking forward to hearing from you.
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Hired 129 times

Serves University Park, IL

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7 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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

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Deanna J.
Aug 24, 2021
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We are so thankful to have found My Dog Rehab. Gerard came and helped us with our dog’s terrible separation anxiety. We were shown how to be a leader and how to help our dog become the best family companion. We actually have hope to be able to help our little dog. In such a short amount of time our super anxious little dog was able to relax himself to a calm state while alone and not bark continuously, or scratch the wall trim up. It was truly amazing. We have the guide to continue train our dog the proper way. Thank you so much! We highly recommend My Dog Rehab.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • Crate training • My home, venue, etc.

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Ronald M.
Aug 16, 2021
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We hired Gerald to help us with our 1 year old Rat Terrier, Kasie. She has several issues like constant barking, leash controllability, jumping up on people… you get the picture!! Right away when Gerald arrived he took charge and within a few minutes Kasie succumbed to his techniques. He really is a “dog whisperer”!! He taught us so much within that hour. We even took Kasie and his cute little dog, Peek-A-Boo for a walk around our neighborhood without Kasie struggling with us the entire time!! We will be practicing what Gerald has taught us and will be adding another session in the very near future. Gerald is a great person to work with and is a terrific trainer. Well worth every single penny!!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • Digging • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Emma L.
Aug 9, 2021
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Gerard taught us some great tricks training our 11 month old puppy. He taught us how dogs communicate, so we’ve been using the technique to train our stubborn dog. It’s been weeks and we can see some improvements! He also showed us how to make sure our pup doesn’t pull on leash, and ever since then, walking our dog is much easier!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Barking • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

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Fatima E.
Jul 30, 2021
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Gerard was simply amazing. His technique is extra effective to the point where you see results in the first hour that he works with your dog. The patience and dedication he gives are remarkable. I am so happy I invested into training with him to help reduce my dogs anxiety, among other things.

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • House training • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Allie V.
Jul 14, 2021
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My husband and I did not expect our first session to go as well as it did!! We are so pleased! Our 2 yr old Boxer mix has an extremely difficult time when “stranger” come to our house. She also has a difficult time walking on a leash. She is extremely reactive when on a leash toward other dogs and humans. After our first session we were able to learn how and when to provide a correction and praise. This was definitely an “owner” issue and not a dog issue. Although it will take some work we feel confident going forward with training!!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • Barking • Biting • My home, venue, etc.

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Gerard Dolinski

FAQs

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    After watching the show called the dog whisperer. I was absolutely amazed the way he would train other dogs. At first I was very skeptical. But once I used the techniques with my dog and saw the results and I was truly amazed! I just had to start my own business to educate people and dogs and create that special bond between us humans and our pets. I wanted to close that language barrier we have between our pets to understand one another what our needs and wants are to be happy together.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    From puppy training to extremely aggressive dog training. I’ve worked with all kinds of dogs with all sorts of problems. No dog is too much for me to handle.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    If you go to a big store like PetSmart to train your dog. They will be looking at the clock and have to stop at exactly when the lesson ends. I work for myself, and make sure I finish the training I’m in the middle of doing and go over time at no extra charge to my clients. I put my heart and sole into it and train them with love and care.

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