Unleash Your Pup's Potential!
With over 200 5-star reviews, our customers have made us one of the Top-Rated Dog Training & Grooming Schools in Downers Grove, IL.
Your pups will find a warm welcome with Chuck & Sara and our 20 person staff at Downers Grove Dog Training & Grooming
What makes us different?
We deliver science-backed dog training services for both you and your beloved canine companion!
Is your dog displaying unwelcome behaviors such as jumping on everyone, leash-pulling, fear or aggression, excessive energy, separation anxiety, destructive chewing, nipping, overly intense play with other dogs, excessive barking, or attempting to run away?
Our training programs are led by expert trainers with a collective 70 years of experience, all of whom have completed various dog training programs and continue their education through training seminars. We employ a unique approach rooted in Relationship-Based Behavioral Science to train your furry friend. Our trainers are adept at deciphering your dog’s emotions by observing their body language, enabling us to create a tailored training regimen.
Rest assured, these behaviors and more can be entirely resolved with our training programs. Our proficient team of dog trainers is prepared to address all your training needs.
Around 4-5 months of age is the ideal time to initiate puppy training, which is when your dog’s memory begins to develop, presenting the optimal window for training. During this critical period, we will guide your pup through 30 full-day sessions over 3-4 months, taking advantage of their maturing brain to reinforce positive behaviors.
Remember, a well-trained dog is a gift that keeps on giving!
Begin your training for as little as $76 for a full day of schooling.
Enjoy Alumni Day Care starting at $27.90 per day.
Take advantage of our no-credit check, zero-interest financing options available for all our training programs.
We Speak Dog
Share your goals with us, and we will craft a dog training program tailored to achieve them.
Discovering the art of effective communication with your dog, regardless of their age, is essential for their safety and the promotion of good manners. Training extends beyond basic commands like “come,” “sit,” and “stay.” Through positive, rewards-based training, you’ll learn how to guide inappropriate behaviors into more desirable actions while rewarding positive conduct. Training is the solution to addressing numerous undesirable behaviors. Proper socialization is among the crucial elements for ensuring your family’s happiness with your furry family members.
Proper socialization is a fundamental component of your dog’s growth. It involves introducing them to other dogs and people while teaching them essential skills. Think of it as a kind of preschool for your furry companion. Our primary focus is to provide your dog with suitable outlets for their energy and to establish avenues for appropriate expression. This program places significant emphasis on proper socialization because many future behavior issues can be attributed to inadequate socialization.
During this part of the program, we’ll also address common issues such as nipping, jumping, and leash pulling. The ultimate goal is to equip your dog with the ability to learn effectively. By doing so, we lay the foundation for their future success in mastering any new skills or behaviors they wish to work on.
This program encompasses all aspects of puppy and adult dog development, including the essential introduction to commands like “Sit”, “Down”, “Place”, and “Leave it”. This segment of the program is tailored for owners who integrate their lives with or around their dogs.
Your dog’s schedule mirrors that of a full-day kindergarten. Drop-off is between 7-9 am, and pick-up is from 3-5:30 pm, offering flexibility as we only count the days your furry friend attends. Your dog will engage in active playgroup training and receive private training sessions daily from the moment they arrive until you collect them. Expect your dog to return home each day, not only better behaved but also pleasantly tired.
Each program includes private Parent-Teacher Conferences for you and your entire family.
While your dog undergoes training, you will also receive instruction. Each household is expected to participate in four 30-45 minute parent-teacher conferences. During these sessions, we will explain the principles of canine behavioral science to you. We will educate you on understanding “WHAT” your dog is thinking, comprehending the “WHY” behind their thoughts, and equipping you with the knowledge of “HOW” to address various situations that may arise.
These sessions are dedicated to teaching you what your dog has learned. At our school, we educate your dog on proper interactions with other dogs and people, teaching them to read signals effectively. In essence, we educate your dog on effective communication with both other dogs and people.
Our training methods encompass a range of techniques, including treats, toys, positive reinforcement, clicker training, and both classical and operant conditioning. Our primary focus is on fostering your dog’s emotional stability through exposure to various stimuli.
It’s not uncommon for dogs to grapple with anxiety, and our full-day training is a valuable resource to alleviate this. We teach your dog how to function independently of their owners, effectively managing their anxiety. This approach ensures that, regardless of the circumstances, your dog will place their trust in you and others, gaining the confidence to navigate everyday life. Upon completing our program, both you and your dog will have undergone significant training, fostering a strong and harmonious relationship.
Many dogs suffer from anxiety. By coming to us for all day training this will help curb this anxiety. We will teach your dog how to function without their owners.
We are treat, toy, positive reinforcement, clicker, repetitive classical and operant conditions trainers.
You bring your dog from 7-9am and pick up your dog from 3-5:30pm, just like full day kindergarten. Your dog will come 10 full days a month for 3 Months or a total of 30 school days. (this is a flexible schedule and we only count the days your fur baby shows up).
Your dog will be in active playgroup training and receive private training sessions every day. They are training from the minute they walk in the door until you pick them up. Your dog will come home better behaved and tired each day.
At our school we will teach your dog how to meet dogs and people appropriately and READ THERE SIGNS.
Required every program are Four private Parent Teacher Conferences for you and your whole family. This is where we teach you what your dog is learning.
When you are done with our program both you and your dog will be trained.
Comfort & safety for your pet.
With over 150 5-star reviews our customers have ranked us as one of the top dog trainers in Illinois
And much more. You tell us your goals and we design your dog’s program to meet them.
Give me a call at 630-724-7039 to schedule your dog’s Free evaluation
2151 63rd Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60516 United States