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"Not knowing what this dog went through before I homed him I wanted to make sure we got some good training. I have worked with him for months and decided it was" time to try him at CGC. My other dog and I are certified pet therapy team so I knew about this training already. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable about the breeds and dog handling. They encourage positive training which this dog responds well to. Very happy.

-Deidra P.

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"I have 2 small dogs that bark at the door when the bell is , bark and lunge at dogs while walking on the leash and jump up on people when" they're excited. I called at BarkBusters after my Queen Vet Clinic referred me to him. came out one week later and was absolutely brilliant in his assessment of what my two dogs (one is 7 yrs. old and the other is 11) required, but mainly on what behavior I needed to modify to get the results I was looking for in training these two little "older ". He came to my house for 3 hours and was able to make an instant improvement in the three of us. He instructed what I needed to do at home in my training before we left the house and went for a walk. He was right, they were responsive and all of the training required using the of my voice and no touching or food. As it turned out - you can teach an old dog a new trick -- I am living proof (49 yrs. old). Just after implementing his training two days later, they are as well. If you have a dog or dogs, no matter their age, I would highly recommend 's services. I am completely satisfied that the money I spent was more than worth it.

-PATTI B.

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I had a very aggressive German as my first dog. A large part of the problem was that she started protecting me when she was 3 months old and I didn't know what to do. After spending hard earned money at several local and not so local "training" places, I learned nothing and my dog became older and even more assertive. ...More It was great when at 5 months old she leaped out of the car window in front of me when a guy was coming over to fight over a parking space in Queens, but only because my sister caught hold of her as her jaws snapped shut (a few inches shy of the guy's arm). I had to literally scan the sidewalk ahead of me for anything that might potentially set her off. Drunk people coming my way, need not apply and I didn't worry about going down into the Van Wyck subway stop to meet my sister, but I couldn't be sure if the average person on the street near me would be safe. I had some initial help finally (when she was 5 years old), from an ex-Marine, and then I found . I didn't put in a dollar amount for his services and the date is approximate (counting ~5 years old for ) since I met him when he was the training director of a Schutzhund club. spent the next few years with and me, teaching me to understand my dog. and I earned a Sch B together (a "real life" obedience title, with everything from other dogs, people biking, to walking inside a circle of people "milling around.") Heeling and recalls off leash and of course, a very long down stay (with me out of sight) under USA Judge West. We passed! and actually had some fun! Judge West's comment I remember most was that "it was clear" that my dog and I were truly friends. And we could be friends because we trained fairly, not compulsively. Everyone who was there applauded our accomplishment and I contribute our success to ability to read my dog and to teach me.

My current German has had and rescue training, is a Certified Therapy Dog, and we have just started sheep herding. Although does not certify therapy dogs or teach shepherding, I can still say with all honesty that the lessons I learned from him in other areas of training, still apply to whatever my new adventure is. I remember lessons about "no tension on the leash," how to pick up nonverbal cues and to anticipate what might occur BEFORE it occurs so that I can change the behavior or let it happen, depending on the situation. And to praise your dog for all things good. These invaluable lessons are the key for a healthy and happy relationship with your dog.

has remained my friend for more than 20 years and he is always there for advice or to just say hi. He has earned numerous high level awards in Schutzhund/IPO, and has trained and worked bomb detection dogs. He is able to train all levels of people and their dogs, from basic good manners to top level competition. is trustworthy, fair and will give you his honest opinion. gets an A+ in my book.

You can't go wrong at !
- Mary K.
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Every person here has been SUPER! Not only do the dogs enjoy themselves, the humans do as well. Very patient, positive, friendly, experienced and funny (they really enjoy their work)instructors. Two paws up!!
- NANCY B.
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I have 9 dogs including 2 German Shepherds. My son passed away recently and I needed to take a trip away from home. I couldn't take all the dogs with me and I had to board some of them. I was in a desperate situation. The 2 Shepherds were aggressive to anyone other than family and I needed to leave them at the kennel. ...More came out twice and performed miracles! The first day he just spent some time with them in the yard. He wasn't afraid of them at all and he understood their behavior and what to do about it. The next day he came and picked them up to take them around other dogs and people. They even went to the dog park. I couldn't believe it. He is the best and is one of the few trainers who can help aggressive dogs. He made such a difference, more than I imagined. They did fine at the kennel, I couldn't have hoped for any better outcome. He stops by to check on them now that I'm back home and I'm going to hire him again to train some of the nuisance behavior problems with my small dogs. I just can't say enough about how good is at what he does. Please give him a call, no matter the age of the dog or the problem they're having, he can help. I know a lot animals wouldn't end up at the shelter if people would at least try his training first. Worth every penny!
- Bonnie W.
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Sybol and her team from have been working with my dogs now for 3 years and I can't say enough good things about her and the service provided! She cares for your pets like you do!! She and her staff are reliable (NEVER had a cancellation) and also accommodate me when I have had last minute changes ...More or additions to my usual schedule. A couple years back my husband and I actually had an issue getting back from vacation and one call to and she put on her Super Girl doggie cape and swooped in to get my puppy and kept her with her until we were able to get home. I always know my pets are safe and well cared for! I highly recommend these services for dog walks, pet sitting and even training! All I have to do is discuss some of the issues I may be having and works out a plan to assist with correcting behavior. You also get pictures and text messages when services are provided which is always nice to see/know especially if you are away on vacation. :)
- Joan M.
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It's great. He gets to see a familiar face and burn off some energy on these AM walks. Since is a retriever and loves to play ball, after 20 minutes they return and play ball in our back yard. It's the best of both for him.

is very knowledgeable and caring. She has a great ...More personality for humans and canines, and genuinely loves the work she does. I am so glad I "found" her, and would gladly recommend her to anyone who needs dog walking services.
- Elizabeth C.
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It went very well! This is my 3rd dog and we decided to formally train this dog so we could do more activities with him outside of the home. The class was every Saturday for 6 weeks for 90 minutes. is the trainer and I could tell that he was very experienced and knowledgeable. There was a lot of information to cover and I am ...More still using his book to continue my training with my puppy. If my continued training doesn't produce the result I want, I will definitely sign up for his novice class in January. You definitely have to do your homework and I will admit I didn't do enough of it during the training period. That is all on me. I would highly recommend this class if you have a puppy.
- ELINORE B.
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I was anxious to start training my rescue dog soon after he arrived, as I didn't want to establish any bad habits. I got a referral to from someone at a breed rescue group, so figured it would be a good match. At the first session, after the initial interview and evaluation, handed me an agreement ...More for the "Foundation Work Program", consisting of 8 private lessons. I signed and paid her in advance.
cancelled the next two training sessions, then arrived over 25 minutes late for the next . When she failed to show up, without any notice or explanation, for the next session, it was clear I was not getting the service I had paid for, and was concerned about the lack of consistency for my dog. I sent the trainer an email expressing my disappointed and detailing the poor record of service, asking for a refund for the balance of the training sessions. I've heard nothing from her since!
I really can't evaluate her capability as a trainer, as she didn't show up enough to know! The lack of professionalism, however, is a clear warning to avoid this provider.
- Barbara M.
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has been nothing but helpful. He's been fantastic not only with relaying information to us but with commanding attention and results from our puppy. we've seen a big difference from day one to now with our puppy since starting training. makes you feel comfortable to ask any questions and answers ...More in a timely manner. His job isn't done when he leaves you either ! He asks for open communication and updates on progress which allows you to run ideas by him. Not only does he achieve results but he's cost effective too. And he caters to what you want to get out of training not just the basics (sit, down, come). Overall, would recommend him to friends and family and especially use him in the future myself.
- Gia R.

Animal Trainers in Richmond, IL

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A&J handyman services

2032 s ingleside
Chicago

Accelerated K9

11307 dean st
Huntley

Alden's Kennels Inc

6810 Barnard Mill Rd
Ringwood

Alfie's Poochie Playlot LLC

19635 97th Ave
Mokena

All Fur One Grooming & Training

8374 Archer Ave
Willow Springs

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

Autumn Green Animal Hospital

39 W 124 Keslinger Rd
Geneva

Bark Avenue Daycamp

1540 Hecht Rd
Bartlett

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

220 Thompson Blvd
Buffalo Grove

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

22947 Weinhold Dr
Plainfield

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

39W117 Bartelt Rd
Geneva

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

351 Ripley Ct
Naperville

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

608 Burdick St
Libertyville

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

9935 Constitution Ct
Orland Park

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

970 Woodhill Dr
Carol Stream

Bark N Town

27607 W Brandenburg Rd
Ingleside

BarkRight

Des Plaines

Beach For Dogs

214 E Geneva Rd

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

Boulevard Veterinary

2740 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago

Bow Wow Playground

400 W. St. Charles Road
Lombard

bow wow playgrounds

400 W Saint Charles Rd
Villa Park

Broadview Animal Hospital

2128 S 17th Ave
Broadview

Camp Bow Wow - McHenry

3107 W IL Route 120
Mchenry

Cavalier Corral

midland Ave

Central Bark Doggy Daycare

3358 N Pulaski
Chicago

COLLINS CANINE

Please see Service Area information
Chicago

Country Comfort Boarding and Grooming

3215 Cannonball Trail
Yorkville

DANADA VETERINARY HOSPITAL

10 West Loop Road
Wheaton

Debbie's Customized Staffing Inc

4117 W 47th St
Chicago

Dog Play Day Care

301 West Central Road
Mount Prospect

DOGGIE DEPOT INC

635 ROGERS ST
Downers Grove

Doggie Playhouse

1960 N Rand Rd
Palatine

doggyhairnets

18w145buckingham ln
Villa Park

DOWNER GROVE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

635 N OGDEN AVE
Downers Grove

Found Chicago Boarding and Training Center

4108 N. Rockwell Street
Chicago

Fuzzy Dog

3927 N Elston Ave
Chicago

FYDOLAND

11221 Dundee Road
Huntley

Gorham Home Repair Inc

6815 Foxworth Ln
Gurnee

Happy Pet Place

841 E Nerge Rd

HEARTLAND ANIMAL SHELTER

2975 MILWAUKEE AVE
Northbrook

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

Jimminy Clippers

1850 N. Rand Rd
Palatine

Kim's Dog Coaching Ltd

5943 N Broadway St
Chicago

Kite dog training

Located In the comfort of your home
Chicago

Lincoln Park Dog & Cat Clinic Inc.

2665 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago

Long Grove Farms

21446 E Cuba Rd
Kildeer

LostPetFinder

3560 princess ln

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

Paw Palace

http://www.manta.com/c/mx48vk6/paw-palace

Paws In Paradise

5108 Thatcher Rd
Downers Grove

PAWSITIVELY HEAVEN PET RESORT

10051 KITTY AVE
Chicago Ridge

Pet Care Bed & Breakfast

5487 McKenzie Dr
Lake In The Hills

Petco Animal Supplies Inc

60 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg

Pets Made Happy

Burr 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 Store - Mokena

21430 Wolf Rd
Mokena

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

Prospect Periodontal & Implant Center

601 West Central
Mount Prospect

QUALITY CANINE'S BY KIM

P.O.Box 115
Crystal Lake

Rex's Place

2120 Ashland Ave
Evanston

ROBIN'S DOG STARS

202 CIRCUIT CT
Lake Villa

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

Seizuredog.com

P.O. Box 7

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 Crystal Lake

103 Christopher Way
Fox Lake

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 Catnip Times

440 W. Colfax Ave
Palatine

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

Velocity Software LLC.

1919 Highland Ave.
Lombard

WHEATON ANIMAL HOSPITAL

266 ROOSEVELT RD
Glen Ellyn

WIGGLY TAILS

1915 HOLSTE RD
Northbrook

Your Dog Tutor

8538 Pearson Dr.
Darien

Your Guardian Angel Pet Sitting

2720 n pine st
Waukegan

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