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Class Schedule

All 6-week classes are $225; the 4-week Puppy Head Start classes are $150, all 3-week classes are $125.
If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class!
Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some exceptions apply.)


PLEASE NOTE: ALL ONLINE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PAID FOR WITHIN 24 HOURS OR YOUR ENROLLMENT WILL BE CANCELED

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Glenview: Glenview Animal Hospital     |     2400 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 60025     |     Directions     |     Website

 
Middle School Manners

Have you noticed that your dog has picked up some interesting new behaviors? It’s a case of puppy puberty! Middle School Manners is here to help you navigate the sometimes difficult adolescent stage of canine development. This class addresses canine teenage challenges while working to help you take your dog’s basic manners to the next level. (For dogs 8 months to 2 years, pre-requisite: Puppy Grade School, Fido Foundation, It’s Never Too Late or instructor approval)

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/6 to 4/10 Monday 6:30 — 7:30pm Nancy Paolucci
Dog Gone Issues

Does your dog’s on-leash behavior with other dogs embarrass you? Do you feel like you are running low on patience and options on how to work through it? Don’t struggle with these difficult problems alone! For dogs and owners dealing with aggression towards other dogs or people while on walks. (4 dog max)

No discounts apply for this class.



3/6 to 4/10 Monday 7:45 — 8:45pm Nancy Paolucci
Recall & Leash Manners

Walking nicely on leash and coming when called are two of the most essential skills for dogs and their owners. This class offers intensive training in both skills and encourages your dog to pay attention despite distractions. This class is structured for dogs ages 8 months and up.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/28 to 5/2 Tuesday 6:30 — 7:30pm Michelle Hoff
Focus

Wouldn’t it be nice if your dog knew how to relax as well as they knew how to be wild? Believe it or not, that can be trained. In this class, you will practice your dog’s Down/Stay as well as crucial attention exercises and behaviors that teach impulse control, until focus and relaxation become real and on your cue. Over six weeks, increased distraction levels will help your dog apply relaxation to many environments. A dog that acts calm may actually become calm. Imagine that! This class is structured for dogs ages 8 months and up. 

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)



3/28 to 5/2 Tuesday 7:45 — 8:45pm Michelle Hoff
Puppy Head Start (Anytime Enrollment)

Getting your puppy’s training started off on the right paw is one of the most important things you can do to build a long-lasting relationship with your dog. This 4-week class will focus on socialization to people, places and things, puppy issues such as mouthing, crate and potty training, proper play, and starting good habits. Having a handle on these things is key to focusing on basic behavior training in the next class, Puppy Grade School. Puppies 8 weeks – 5 months old.

*Makeup classes are not available, class dates must be attended consecutively*

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



Ongoing Wednesday 6:30 — 7:30pm Ellie Hakimi
Puppy Grade School

Your puppy is getting bigger and some behaviors that used to be cute suddenly aren’t so cute anymore! It’s time to focus on basic manners, such as Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Beginning Walking and more that helps your pup know what you expect of him. We will also address owner concerns and questions about living harmoniously with a growing puppy. Puppies 5-8 months old.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/8 to 4/12 Wednesday 7:45 — 8:45pm Nancy Paolucci
 

 

Oak Park: Pet Vets Animal Hospital     |     340 W. Harrison Ave., Oak Park, IL 60304     |     Directions     |     Website

 
It’s Never Too Late

Is your dog new to your home or have you been putting off training for a while? Well, as the title states, it’s never too late to start. This class will help you teach your dog manners and help your dog understand what you expect of them. 8 months and up.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)



3/6 to 4/10 Monday 6:30 — 7:30pm Greg Raub
Focus!

Wouldn’t it be nice if your dog knew how to relax as well as they knew how to be wild? Believe it or not, that can be trained. In this class, you will practice your dog’s Down/Stay as well as crucial attention exercises and behaviors that teach impulse control, until focus and relaxation become real and on your cue. Over six weeks, increased distraction levels will help your dog apply relaxation to many environments. A dog that acts calm may actually become calm. Imagine that! This class is structured for dogs ages 8 months and up.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/6 to 4/10 Monday 7:45 — 8:45pm Greg Raub
Puppy Head Start (Anytime Enrollment)

Getting your puppy’s training started off on the right paw is one of the most important things you can do to build a long-lasting relationship with your dog. This 4-week class will focus on socialization to people, places and things, puppy issues such as mouthing, crate and potty training, proper play, and starting good habits. Having a handle on these things is key to focusing on basic behavior training in the next class, Puppy Grade School. Puppies 8 weeks – 5 months old.

*Makeup classes are not available, class dates must be attended consecutively*

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



Ongoing Tuesday 6:30 — 7:30pm Matt Downs
Puppy Grade School

Your puppy is getting bigger and some behaviors that used to be cute suddenly aren’t so cute anymore! It’s time to focus on basic manners, such as Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Beginning Walking and more that helps your pup know what you expect of him. We will also address owner concerns and questions about living harmoniously with a growing puppy. Puppies 5-8 months old.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/28 to 5/2 Tuesday 7:45 — 8:45pm Matt Downs
Middle School Manners

Have you noticed that your dog has picked up some interesting new behaviors? It’s a case of puppy puberty! Middle School Manners is here to help you navigate the sometimes difficult adolescent stage of canine development. This class addresses canine teenage challenges while working to help you take your dog’s basic manners to the next level. (For dogs 8 months to 2 years, pre-requisite: Puppy Grade School, Fido Foundation, It’s Never Too Late or instructor approval)

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/30 to 5/4 Thursday 6:30 — 7:30pm Michelle Hoff
It’s Never Too Late

Is your dog new to your home or have you been putting off training for a while? Well, as the title states, it’s never too late to start. This class will help you teach your dog manners and help your dog understand what you expect of them. 8 months and up.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/30 to 5/4 Thursday 7:45 — 8:45pm Michelle Hoff
Puppy Head Start (Anytime Enrollment)

Getting your puppy’s training started off on the right paw is one of the most important things you can do to build a long-lasting relationship with your dog. This 4-week class will focus on socialization to people, places and things, puppy issues such as mouthing, crate and potty training, proper play, and starting good habits. Having a handle on these things is key to focusing on basic behavior training in the next class, Puppy Grade School. Puppies 8 weeks – 5 months old.

*Makeup classes are not available, class dates must be attended consecutively*

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



Ongoing Saturday 8:30 — 9:30am Katie Moody
Puppy Grade School

Your puppy is getting bigger and some behaviors that used to be cute suddenly aren’t so cute anymore! It’s time to focus on basic manners, such as Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Beginning Walking and more that helps your pup know what you expect of him. We will also address owner concerns and questions about living harmoniously with a growing puppy. Puppies 5-8 months old.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/11 to 4/15 Saturday 9:45 — 10:45am Katie Moody
Middle School Manners

Have you noticed that your dog has picked up some interesting new behaviors? Not responding to you reliably? What’s going on? It’s a case of puppy puberty! Middle Management is a “survival course” to help you navigate the sometimes difficult adolescent stage of canine development – the period between eight months and two years of age. Polish your handling skills while strengthening basic cues and commands, enhancing leash walking skills and training through distractions.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 

 



3/11 to 4/15 Saturday 11:00 — 12:00pm Katie Moody
 

 

Chicago, Lincoln Park: Pooch Hotel     |     2228 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614     |     Directions     |     Website

 
All Puppy

This is the single most important class you will ever attend! Intensive socialization plus an introduction to basic cues such as attention, sit, and down will start you and your puppy off on the right paw. We will discuss housetraining, crate training, handling, mouthing, chewing, and more. Developed for all puppies 8 weeks old to 8 months old, this class also features polite leash walking and overall basic manners.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/6 to 4/10 Monday 7:00 — 8:00pm Nicolette Meyer
Mind Your Manners

Dogs aren’t always great decision makers and sometimes, we humans expect them to be just a little less “doggy” in our homes.  This class focuses on teaching them what polite behaviors you want them TO DO in order to prevent bad behaviors from repeating. We will practice Polite Greetings, Go to Place, Coming when called, and develop a Sit so reliable that you won’t even have to ask! Note: Your dog should be friendly or tolerant to other dogs while on leash in order to attend this class. Structured for dogs aged 8 months and up who already have a foundation of previous training.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)



3/6 to 4/10 Monday 8:15 — 9:15pm Nicolette Meyer
Doodle Delights

Wouldn’t it be fun to be in a room full of dogs who look, act and misbehave similarly? This class looks at what your dog was genetically built to do and approaches basic behavior building and problem solving with this insight in mind. The class is open to “Doodles” of all ages, but puppies between 7 and 16 weeks are encouraged to have taken or also be enrolled in an All Puppy class. Note: Your dog should be friendly or tolerant to other dogs while on leash in order to attend this class.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)



3/28 to 5/2 Tuesday 7:00 — 8:00pm Ellie Hakimi
It’s Never Too Late

Is your dog new to your home or have you been putting off training for a while?  Well, as the title states, it’s never too late to start.  This class will help you teach your dog manners and help your dog understand what you expect of them8 months and up.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)



3/28 to 5/2 Tuesday 8:15 — 9:15pm Ellie Hakimi
 

 

Chicago, West Loop: Pooch Hotel     |     1214 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60607     |     Directions     |     Website

 
Fido Foundations

Not sure where to begin? How about with the basics! This class focuses on 5 specific skills: SIT, DOWN, STAY, COME and GO TO PLACE. We’ll also address common issues such as jumping, “counter surfing” and polite greeting. This class is structured for dogs 6 months old and up who have never taken a training class or need a refresher on basic skills.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)



3/8 to 4/12 Wednesday 7:00 — 8:00pm Sarah Martin
Canine Good Citizen

Do you want your dog to have a positive impact on our community? The AKC Canine Good Citizen program is designed to recognize dogs for good manners. It’s also a great training step for people interested in animal-assisted therapy work. This class teaches the skills necessary to pass the test, which is offered by the AKC at various times and locations. All ages welcome; please contact us at train@animalsense.com if you have any questions about the readiness of your dog for this class.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/8 to 4/12 Wednesday 8:15 — 9:15pm Sarah Martin
All Puppy

This is the single most important class you will ever attend! Intensive socialization plus an introduction to basic cues such as attention, sit, and down will start you and your puppy off on the right paw. We will discuss housetraining, crate training, handling, mouthing, chewing, and more. Developed for all puppies up to 8 months old, this class also features polite leash walking and overall basic manners.

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)



3/30 to 5/4 Thursday 7:00 — 8:00pm Elizabeth Bylenga
Focus!

Wouldn’t it be nice if your dog knew how to relax as well as they knew how to be wild? Believe it or not, that can be trained. In this class, you will practice your dog’s Down/Stay as well as crucial attention exercises and behaviors that teach impulse control, until focus and relaxation become real and on your cue. Over six weeks, increased distraction levels will help your dog apply relaxation to many environments. A dog that acts calm may actually become calm. Imagine that! This class is structured for dogs ages 8 months and up. 

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If your dog came from a rescue or shelter, let us know and we’ll take $25 off your first class! Returning students can take $25 off for a consecutive class. (Some other exceptions apply.)

 



3/30 to 5/4 Thursday 8:15 — 9:15pm Elizabeth Bylenga
 

 

Downtown, Chicago: Northwestern Memorial Hospital     |     251 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611     |     Directions     |     Website

Class scheduling for Baby & Bowser is handled via Northwestern's website. Click here for details.


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