Our team in Downers Grove consists of dog trainers Chuck, Sara, Morgan, Josh, Steve, Areli, Murphy, Mark, Danielle, Ahna, and the other dedicated members of our 20-person team.
Before embarking on this venture, Sara and Chuck enjoyed a track record of several successful businesses over the past three decades. However, none have proven as personally rewarding as their work in Downers Grove Dog Training & Grooming. Both are proud graduates of Northern Illinois University, with Sara excelling as a three-year letter winner in women’s gymnastics and Chuck as a four-year letter winner in wrestling at NIU.
Following their college years, they each pursued careers in coaching various sports teams for an extended period. Sara’s coaching included over two decades of women’s gymnastics at Downers South and Downers North, while Chuck took charge of boys’ wrestling and soccer teams. Their extensive coaching experience, combined with their genuine passion for dogs, seamlessly transitioned into a successful profession in dog training.
Their decision to embrace a career working with dogs was also greatly influenced by their three canine companions: Yoda, Marlee, and Chico, who played a significant role in shaping their career path.