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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

 
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)​

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No discounts apply for this class.​



3/5 to 4/16

No class 3/26

Monday 6:30 — 7:30pm Nancy Paolucci
It’s All Fun & Games

Are you looking for the next kind of training and bonding experience for you and your dog in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Class activities range from samples of agility to nosework to innovative games and learning tricks. Prerequisites: Pooches must have completed some basic training, be at least 6 months and are happy to see other dogs! Any questions – call our friendly office staff.

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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.)



3/5 to 4/16

No class 3/26

Monday 7:45 — 8:45pm Nancy Paolucci
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 4/17

No class 3/27

Tuesday 6:30 — 7:30pm Paulette Solinski
Therapy Dog Prep

Do you have an interest in sharing the beauty of the dog-human relationship with others that can benefit from it? This class will help answer your questions about
animal assisted therapy and will help prepare your dog (and you!) for the elements of different therapy dog tests.  Not every dog is meant for therapy, but this class will give you a clear idea of whether it is right for you.

This class is for dogs who know basic behaviors, do not bark or lunge on leash, or have a recommendation from an AnimalSense trainer.

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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 4/17

No class 3/27

Tuesday 7:45 — 8:45pm Paulette Solinski
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.)​



3/7 to 4/18

No class 3/28

Wednesday 1:00 — 2:00pm Nancy Paolucci
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

no class 2/28

Wednesday 6:30 — 7:30pm Nancy Paolucci
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.)​



3/7 to 4/18

No class 3/28

Wednesday 7:45 — 8:45pm Nancy Paolucci
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.)​



4/5 to 5/10 Thursday 6:30 — 7:30pm Nancy Paolucci
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.)​



4/5 to 5/10 Thursday 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.)​



3/5 to 4/16

No class 3/26

Monday 6:30 — 7:30pm Greg Raub
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.)​



3/5 to 4/16

No class 3/26

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

no class 2/27, 3/27

Tuesday 6:30 — 7:30pm Sarah Martin
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.)​



4/3 to 5/8 Tuesday 7:45 — 8:45pm Sarah Martin
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.)​



4/5 to 5/10 Thursday 6:30 — 7:30pm Greg Raub
Shy Dogs

Is your dog a little more timid than most? Spooked by common things? Unsure about new people or new dogs? We can help! This class is designed to increase your dog’s confidence levels with games, activities, relaxation techniques and more. All ages welcome and a necessary class if you are the parent of a shy dog.

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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.)​



4/5 to 5/10 Thursday 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

no class 2/24, 3/31

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.)​



3/3 to 4/14

No class 3/31

Saturday 9:45 — 10:45am Katie Moody
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 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.)​



3/3 to 4/14

No class 3/31

Saturday 11:00 — 12:00pm Katie Moody
 

 

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

 
Recall & Leash Manners

Recall and 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.)​



4/2 to 5/7 Monday 7:00 — 8:00pm Allison Kao
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)​

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No discounts apply for this class.​



4/2 to 5/7 Monday 8:15 — 9:15pm Allison Kao
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 4/17

No class 3/27

Tuesday 7:00 — 8:00pm Ellie Hakimi
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 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.)​



3/6 to 4/17

No Class 3/27

Tuesday 8:15 — 9:15pm Ellie Hakimi
 

 

Chicago, West Loop: Pooch Hotel     |     1214 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60607     |     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 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.)​



4/5 to 5/10 Thursday 7:00 — 8:00pm Nate Herman
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.)



4/5 to 5/10 Thursday 8:15 — 9:15pm Nate Herman
 

 

Chicago, South Loop: Pooch Club    |     1000 S Clark St., Chicago, IL, 60605     |     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 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.)​



4/7 to 5/12 Saturday 9:00 — 10:00am Nate Herman
High Rise Manners

Big City living can be challenging for dogs, and high rise apartments have their own unique situations. This class focuses on teaching them what polite behaviors we’d like them to practice in and around the busy building and neighborhood. We will work on Polite Greetings (and calmly walking past other dogs), Coming when called, and developing a Sit so reliable that you won’t even have to ask for one in the elevator! Note: Your dog should be friendly or tolerant to other dogs while on leash in order to attend this class. Structured for dogs aged 6 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.)



4/7 to 5/12 Saturday 10:15 — 11:15am Nate Herman
 

 

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.


We would now go anywhere in the greater Chicagoland area (we’d probably stop at state lines) to take these classes.

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