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"We picked up a sad 2-year old dog from the shelter and introduced him to our small pack at home. He had been a stray and was exhibiting dominant actions against" our other dogs and picking a few fights. We called
at
to come out to our house and work with us and him. We are about an hour north of
, but she had no qualms about driving out to our house. She explained her techniques and what she wanted to attain, while also explaining why our new dog was doing the things he was doing. Within the span of an hour she had him dramatically calmer and more responsive to our requests. She also did a wonderful job of correcting some of our bad habits which served only to confuse or exacerbate the issues. Three months later, we have elected to send Ranger to "camp" at the
facility. He will spend a couple of weeks there, working directly with
to learn voice and hand commands and, hopefully, how to interact nicely with strange dogs. We have checked in on him a few times and are highly pleased with his progress.
's training is
to the work performed by
and other natural approaches. She doesn't use treats or violence to obtain results and we love this about her!

-Jon T.

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"
is top notch. He loves dogs, he understands dogs, he can read dogs, and he can read the owners! What you get out of your dog is so much about" what you put into them. The more you put into them, the happier you and they are, and your relationship can be one of the best you ever have. His training style is reward and consequences, similar to what a good parent would be. Your pup does something good = reward. They don't....a small tug on the training collar. They want to please....they need to learn what you want them to do to please you, and you need to learn how to show them what you need. A happy dog is a dog that understands that they are NOT the alpha. A happy owner is one that knows how to be the alpha. If you can find this spot, you can have a dog that is well adjusted and lives a happy content life while bringing you tons of joy. He is not for everyone. He requires you use a training (prong) collar. I appreciate that not everyone believes in them, but if you know how to use them they are very effective.....and if you use them correctly, they do not hurt the dog. I have used them on 4 of my GSDs, and once you settle in, it is very similar to a harness on a horse. They let the dog know which direction you are going, and what you want them to do. He is a strong trainer with the people. He has no patience for handlers that say "my dog won't do it". The reason he is this way is people that get dogs that are not willing to put the time into training them tend to give them up because they are a "bad dog". They are not....they have a bad handler. It kills him that 11.5 million dogs are euthanized every year. 50% of dogs that are adopted, are euthanized. 3 milllion dogs a year that are under 1 year old have their owners give up on them. If you get a dog, you are responsible for training them....and it takes time and commitment. No excuses. If you can handle this truth, he will teach you how to have a well adjusted dog. I have not one, but two GSDS pups that are 6 months old. I can take them anywhere......and people always comment on how well behaved they are. I am very proud of our work so far....and can't wait to see how far
and I can take them!

-Paula E.

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is great! I love her style. She focuses on positive behavior training. She worked with my dogs on commands like, sit, stay, bed, off, come, find it, etc. We also worked on walking them.
My puppy was very young but still learned a lot. I plan on having her work with them again soon. She was very affordable ( we bought a package deal). Also she was very informative and provided some great information (such as where to buy harness and how to get a discount on my puppy's Spay).
- JEFFREY J.
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was amazing. I CANNOT RECOMMEND HER ENOUGH!
I contacted her regarding our dog who had slowly become what seemed shy and/or aggressive after we moved. She asked a ton of questions to get to know my dog and myself prior to making any suggestions. She gave me a few tips over the phone and then suggested the free evaluation. From there we decided to do a few 1:1 sessions to help train US on how to handle what was not aggression, but actually anxiety!
We loved working with
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so much, we signed up for the Basic Obedience class. All went phenomenal as expected and we plan on signing up for the intermediate class in the Spring. She is kind, intuitive, professional, experienced, extremely knowledgeable, and sincerely cares about you and your pup.
- Mollie E.
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I contacted the provider about socialization and training classes for my 14 week old puppy. The provider's website indicates that the puppy classes are for dogs up to 5 months and that classes are limited to no more than 8 dogs. The provider was responsive during our email exchange and I decided to enroll in a class. I was under the impression this was a puppy class with socialization opportunities since this is the service that I contacted this provider for. The first class was an orientation session with no dogs and we completed paperwork. The second class was the first session with dogs and that is when I realized that the class size was more than 8 dogs and was a mixed class with adult dogs and adolescent dogs under 1 year old. All dogs in the class were also medium and large size breed dogs. Since there was a significant age/size difference between my 4 pound puppy and the other dogs, it resulted in my puppy and I having to be isolated in a gated off area. We were isolated in this area and my puppy had no other dogs with her to socialize with and I could neither hear what the provider was saying nor benefit from the training that was going on between the provider and the other dogs in the group. From my perspective, I paid money for my puppy and I to be isolated in a gate area by ourselves for an hour and we didn't learn anything. I feel very mislead as what I received is not the service I believed I was signing up for. I signed up for a puppy class but instead this turned out to be a mixed class with adult and adolescent dogs and no dogs that were age/size appropriate for my puppy. I signed up for what I thought was a small class limited to no more than 8 dogs but there were more than 8 dogs in the class. Finally, the logistics and circumstances result in no active learning on my part or my puppies part. I expressed my disappointment to the provider in person and a few days later followed up with an email further expressing my dissatisfaction with the situation. I asked for a refund but the provider refused. I am willing to pay the provider for the two sessions attended but requesting a prorated refund as the service provided is not as advertised to me. I haven't heard back from the provider regarding the prorated refund.
- Jennifer U.
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The salesperson was very professional, the installer was very good at his job, the owner missed a couple of appointments to train my dog, but we had nice conversations anyway..
- Elizabeth B.
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He returned our first call after 4 days and told us he would be out later that wee to meet the dog. When he never came our called us to schedule. we have called him 3 times without a return call. This has been a 3 weeks process.
- Beau and Julie J.
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I started taking classes because my dog would. Not. Listen. That has evolved into taking multiple classes because I actually LIKE my dog and she likes me. We want to do things together and there are many types of classes to take. Basic pet classes and puppy classes all the way through competition. I've had classes with all of the instructors at one point or another and like them all. Theyre all competent and are good teachers. Unlike other trainers, they don't train your dog FOR you. They teach you how to do it and the dog learns to listen to you. You play games with the dog so they think you (and learning) are fun. I recently got a new puppy and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. If I moved out of state I would still travel here for classes if it was possible. No complaints at ALL! The trainers are always reachable if you have questions or need advice. Your relationship with the instructor doesn't end when class ends.
- Pat Z.
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came out on time, was very nice and professional and even stayed for an additional 30 minutes. Would definitely use their service. It does seem the method he was using at the time has caused my dog to stop jumping but additional work may be needed in the future.
- Marie L.
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The BEST!!!

The training session was well organized, fast paced, interesting, and fun for both dogs and handlers. In addition each dog and handler team received individualized instruction. The best instruction and training that I or my dogs have ever received has been out at
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- Mary B.

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A CLOSER BOND DOG TRAINING SCHOOL

842 W NORTHWEST HWY
Palatine

A&J handyman services

2032 s ingleside
Chicago

Alden's Kennels Inc

6810 Barnard Mill Rd
Ringwood

Alex Brooks Canine Center

216 Graceland Ave Ste E
Des Plaines

All Fur One Grooming & Training

8374 Archer Ave
Willow Springs

ALL4K9 Cuts and COlors

212 W. Main
Cary

ALL4K9 Cuts and Colors

212 W. Main st.
Cary

American Virtual Associates

304 Whitelaw Avenue
East Alton

angel dog's dog walking services

25610 w.arcade dr, north

Animal Affinity

Rogers Park
Chicago

ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF STREAMWOOD

904 E IRVING PARK RD
Streamwood

ANTI-CRUELTY SOCIETY

157 W GRAND AVE
Chicago

Arabian Knights Farms

6526 Clarendon Hills Rd
Clarendon Hills

Arlington Dog House

213 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights

Arlington Park Veterinary Hospital

2105 Hicks Rd
Rolling Meadows

Bark Avenue Daycamp

1540 Hecht Rd
Bartlett

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

7519 N Bell Ave
Chicago

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

220 Thompson Blvd
Buffalo Grove

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

212 Kenilworth Dr
Bolingbrook

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

39W117 Bartelt Rd
Geneva

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

22947 Weinhold Dr
Plainfield

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

351 Ripley Ct
Naperville

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

9935 Constitution Ct
Orland Park

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

970 Woodhill Dr
Carol Stream

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

608 Burdick St
Libertyville

Bark N Town

27607 W Brandenburg Rd
Ingleside

Baxter and Beasley

313 W Colfax
Palatine

Bed and Bones Dog Sitting

1009 Bayhill Avenue
Naperville

BIG SKY DOG TRAINING

9011 KILDARE AVE
Skokie

BLAIR CANINE CARE

2414 W POLK ST
Chicago

Bow Wow Playground

400 W. St. Charles Road
Lombard

Broadview Animal Hospital

2128 S 17TH AVE
Broadview

Central Bark Doggy Daycare

3358 N Pulaski
Chicago

COLLINS CANINE

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Chicago

Comfy K9's

24794 W Nippersink Rd
Round Lake

Country Comfort Boarding and Grooming

3215 Cannonball Trail
Yorkville

Debbie's Customized Staffing Inc

4117 W 47th St
Chicago

DePAW University, Canine Campus

100 S Glengarry Dr.
Geneva

Dog Play Day Care

301 West Central Road
Mount Prospect

Dog Training Now

317 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg

DOGGIE DEPOT INC

635 ROGERS ST
Downers Grove

Doggie Playhouse

1960 N Rand Rd
Palatine

DOWNER GROVE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

635 N OGDEN AVE
Downers Grove

Dynamic Dogs Training & Behavior, Inc.

2343 N. Elston Av.
Chicago

For Your K9, Inc.

1975 Cornell Ave
Melrose Park

Fuzzy Dog

3927 N Elston Ave
Chicago

FYDOLAND

11221 Dundee Road
Huntley

Gorham Home Repair, INC.

6815 Foxworth Ln
Gurnee

Happy Tails Ranch Inc

4319 Roberts Road
Island Lake

Haus Von Brader

908 W Jackson Ave
Naperville

Hendon Group Inc

165 Robincrest Ln
Lindenhurst

Hinsdale Humane Society

22 N Elm St
Hinsdale

IL Cane Dolce now DeAngelo's Doggies

4108 N Southport
Chicago

Invisible Fence of Northwest Illinois

4410 Route 176
Crystal Lake

J.W Smart Shop

209 E. 90 th st
Chicago

Kim's Dog Coaching Ltd

5943 N Broadway St
Chicago

King's Kennels

238 Saunders Road
Riverwoods

Kite dog training

Located In the comfort of your home
Chicago

KnowPlace Pets - Stay & Play, Inc.

8601 A Pyott Road
Lake In The Hills

Lincoln Park Dog & Cat Clinic Inc.

2665 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago

Oakview Pet Resort

27645 W Case Rd
Wauconda

Paradise 4 Paws - Chicago Midway

5262 S Kolmar Ave
Chicago

Paradise 4 Paws - Chicago O'Hare

10516 United Pkwy
Schiller Park

Paws In Paradise

5108 Thatcher Rd
Downers Grove

PAWSITIVELY HEAVEN PET RESORT

10051 KITTY AVE
Chicago Ridge

PetSmart

500 Broadview Village Sqr
Broadview

PetSmart

2221 Oakton Ave
Evanston

PetSmart - Crystal Lake

4465 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake

PetSmart - Schaumburg

140 N Barrington Rd
Schaumburg

PetSmart Gurnee

6405 Grand Ave
Gurnee

PetSmart Lincoln Park Illinois

2665 N Elston Ave
Chicago

PetSmart Orland Hills

9277 W 159th St
Tinley Park

PetSmart Store Geneva

1512 S Randall Rd
Geneva

PetSmart Store Support Group Inc

2775 Plainfield Rd
Joliet

PLAYFUL PAWS

680 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Prospect Heights

Rex's Place

2120 Ashland Ave
Evanston

ROBIN'S DOG STARS

202 CIRCUIT CT
Lake Villa

Root Dog Training

122 Washington Ave
Highwood

Roselle Animal Hospital

25W571 Lake St
Roselle

Sanzone School of Dog Training

813 W. Cermak
Chicago

Scales -n- Tails

972 West Ct.
Naperville

SEE SPOT RUN

2756 W FULTON
Chicago

SHAG BARK PET RETREAT & SPA

21685 W GRASS LAKE RD
Antioch

SHEAR PARADISE PET SALON & SPA

400 N Seymour Ave
Mundelein

Shorewood Retrievers

30507 S Klemme Rd
Beecher

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

3266 n Elstoen
Chicago

SOGGY PAWS

1148 W LELAND AVE
Chicago

Soggy Paws Inc

2526 W Armitage Ave
Chicago

SOUTHPAW PET GROOMING

1011 Lunt Ave
Schaumburg

Springbrook Animal Care Center

2759 Forgue Drive
Naperville

Starbarks Dog

220 N Main St
Algonquin

Stone City Kennel Club

PO Box 381
New Lenox

Tail Gate

830 N Addison Ave
Elmhurst

THE DOG SPOT

909 OGDEN AVE
Downers Grove

The Dogwaggin

1400 S Main St
Algonquin

The Enchanted Cat

PO Box 636
Richmond

TOP NOTCH KENNELS

2175 COLLINS RD
Oswego

TRACY'S DOGGONE FARM

39680 KILBOURNE RD
Wadsworth

Urban Pooch Inc

4501 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago

WHEATON ANIMAL HOSPITAL

266 ROOSEVELT RD
Glen Ellyn

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