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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.

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No discounts apply for this class. 



10/23 to 12/4

no class 11/20

Monday 6:30 — 7:30pm 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.) 



10/23 to 12/4

no class 11/20

Monday 8:00 — 9:00pm Nancy Paolucci
Holiday Drop In

These hour long drop-in classes are designed to help dogs and pet parents who don’t have room in their schedule for a 6 week class, but still need to fine tune Fido’s manners before the busy holidays. Each class is customizable to what our clients need, and you can select the date to attend. This class is designed for dogs of all ages, though they must be tolerant of other dogs while on leash.  
 
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No discounts apply for this class. 



12/5, 12/12, 12/19 Tuesday 7:00 — 8:00pm Nancy Paolucci
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.) 



10/25 to 12/6

no class 11/22

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 11/22

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.) 



10/25 to 12/6

no class 11/22

Wednesday 7:45 — 8:45pm 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.) 



10/26 to 12/7

no class 11/23

Thursday 6:30 — 7:30pm Ellie Hakimi
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.) 



10/26 to 12/7

no class 11/23

Thursday 7:45 — 8:45pm Ellie Hakimi
 

 

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 teach your dog all the basic and intermediate 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.) 



10/2 to 11/6 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.)​



10/2 to 11/6 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 11/21

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.) 



10/24 to 12/5

no class 11/21

Tuesday 7:45 — 8:45pm Sarah Martin
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.) 



10/26 to 12/7

no class 11/23

Thursday 6:30 — 7:30pm Greg Raub
Shy Dogs: Confidence Building

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.) 



10/26 to 12/7

no class 11/23

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 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.) 



10/7 to 11/11 Saturday 9:45 — 10:45am 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.)



10/28 to 12/9

no class 11/25

Saturday 11:00 — 12:00pm Katie Moody
 

 

Chicago, Lincoln Park: Pooch Hotel     |     2228 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614     |     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 teach your dog all the basic and intermediate 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.) 



10/9 to 11/13 Monday 7:00 — 8:00pm Michelle Hoff
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.) 



10/9 to 11/13 Monday 8:15 — 9:15pm Michelle Hoff
 

 

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

 
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.) 



10/24 to 12/6

no class 11/21

Tuesday 7:00 — 8:00pm Nicolette Meyer
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.) 



10/24 to 12/6

no class 11/21

Tuesday 8:15 — 9:15pm Nicolette Meyer
 

 

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



10/28 to 12/9

no class 11/25

Saturday 10:00 — 11:00am Nicolette Meyer
Leash Walking in the City

Walking on leash can be either frustrating or bonding for dogs and pet parents.  This class takes up where an indoor leash walking class ends, addressing common issues such as pulling, lagging and dealing with squirrels and other city distractions. Most classes will be held outdoors. All ages welcome. Please note: if your dog barks, lunges or otherwise acts unruly on leash around other dogs, we recommend our Doggone Issues class instead.  

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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.) 



10/28 to 12/9

no class 11/25

Saturday 11:15 — 12:15pm Nicolette Meyer
 

 

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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