Dog Trainers in Arlington Heights

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Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured dog walkers, sitters, and trainers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Cambrey WArlington Heights, IL

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“I will love ur dog even if they pull on the leash”

HI! I’m Cambrey, I am from Texas and grew up on a ranch helping my dad train Labradors to retrieve. Although my family had big dogs, I love dogs of all shapes and sizes! Including my dachshund, Charlie Murphy :) I can’t wait to meet your pooch!!!

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Rachel LArlington Heights, IL

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Certified fear free service dog trainer. I train service dogs for veterans with PTSD. I have been working professionally with dogs for the last 15 years. I am very comfortable working with shy, reactive or rambunctious dogs.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Bruce HArlington Heights, IL

4.9

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“Dogs are among the greatest things on earth.”

Hello! My name's Bruce. I'm coming up on my 6th year as a volunteer dog walker at DuPage County Animal Services, and have completed the shelters S.T.A.R. classroom and hands on training program. (Structured Training and Reinforcement). I’m also certified in CPR and first aid for pets. I welcome the opportunity to give your dog the love and care it deserves.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Krista JArlington Heights, IL

4.9

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“Have a Waggy day!”

Hey there Wagsters! I'm Krista, a zoology student and part time personal trainer, looking to assist in the daily care of your family pup(s)!! I have just over 5 years of experience as a dog walker, completed dog training and obedience courses, and I'm Pet First Aid/CPR certified via Red Cross! I absolutely adore fur family members, and physical exercise, so please feel free to request a good run for your pup! Thanks for taking the time to read my bio, I look forward to assisting your family!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Dorothy OArlington Heights, IL

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“Dog Mom Extraordinaire!”

Hello! I’m Dorothy! I am a musical theatre actor with a big personality and three high-energy husky pups to match: Chloe, Charla, and Chester. They are my best friends and constant companions. Since they have been training me for a while, I am an expert pack walker. If you are looking for someone to wear out your pup on an outside adventure, I’m your gal! I can’t wait to meet you and your pup(s)!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Caleb HArlington Heights, IL

4.9

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“Little borks, big woofs, all loved!!”

Hey pup parents! I’m Caleb and I’m an energetic, active distance runner that would love to take your furry friends for a jog about town! I’m comfortable working with the whole rainbow of pup personalities and cannot wait to get to know your dogs. Whether it’s a one time walk or twice a day for a year, I’m ready to get those canines moving and bring you some peace for the home!

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Kela JArlington Heights, IL

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Hi, my name is Kela! I've been working with dogs professionally for a few years now. I'm also currently enrolled in online courses about animal behavior, handling, and training. I have so much love and passion for working with dogs and I can't wait to meet yours!

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Alexa RArlington Heights, IL

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Hi! I grew up in the Chicago area with three dogs but gained most of my dog care experience as a Volunteer Dog Trainer and Raiser at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. As a volunteer, I fostered service dogs-in-training (SDITs) for three years! Over the course of those three years I got to bond with 8 amazing dogs while training, socializing, and caring for them. I get excited to meet any dog, big or small, cranky or sweet! Outside of dog care, I majored in biology and have a year experience handling wildlife, including amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals.

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Rebecca CArlington Heights, IL

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I have always been a dog lover! I have 4 dogs of my own and work as a dog trainer as well as a veterinary technician. Im excited to be walking and spending more time with animals!

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Syd CArlington Heights, IL

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“I'm masked & staying safe so you can stay home! <3”

Hi! I'm Syd and I'm so excited to meet your pup! I've had dogs all my life and have 10 years of dog-sitting/dog-walking experience. I would draw and post up flyers offering dog services in my neighborhood back when I was just a kid! Now I work managing and fundraising for an environmental nonprofit. I adore my job and am lucky enough to have free time, so I want to continue to help my community by making sure your best friends get the exercise they need, without disrupting your busy schedule!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

About Dog Training in Arlington Heights, IL

Training Fun Fact #1:

Does your dog sit pretty within seconds of being asked? If they aren’t quite there yet, don’t despair. Practice a few minutes every day and have them sit before exciting events like a brisk walk and mealtime. Once they’ve got it down pat, your furry buddy will even sit with a simple hand signal.


Training Fun Fact #2:

Is your dog timid and shy? Help them come out of their shell by setting up playdates with like-minded dogs. Interacting with pooches that are quiet and non-threatening will give your pooch the confidence to branch out into bigger and more boisterous groups at the dog park. A well-rounded pup gets plenty of socialization, started when very young.


Training Fun Fact #3:

Is your furry BFF a busy digger? Channel that terrific energy into activities for dogs who like to dig. Don’t worry if the weather isn’t cooperating for an outside digging session. Creating an indoor space to expend the energy is simple to do. Pillows and fluffy blankets make for just as much fun.


Average Cost of Dog Training in Arlington Heights, IL

Where is your dog most content—in a crowd or in a calm environment? No matter which one they prefer, they’ll need the chance to get to know other dogs so they have the skills to interact at the dog park. Teaching your pupster how to mingle is as easy as taking them to obedience training!


If you think a session of one on one dog training is your woofer’s cup of tea, consider private in-home dog training. In Arlington Heights, prices vary between $100 and $200 for a one-hour session. If your dog has personality issues, you may need a series of lessons to help them improve. The trainer may ask for a consultation with you and your pupster so they can assess what is needed.


Group classes will tick all the boxes if your pooch loves to be amid boisterous barking and excitement. Ideal for socialization and mental stimulation, the group class environment will keep your dog on their toes! For a 4 to 5 week course, expect to pay around $175. Call ahead to observe a class so you can see the instructor’s techniques.


Private in-home training is a preference with many pet parents because it’s easily booked according to your hectic schedule! Look to a dog trainer with Wag! for lessons at your convenience and tailored to your pal’s needs. Pet Caregivers using Wag! set their own rates, so pricing may vary by region.You can check for each private in-home dog trainers’ rates at the bottom of the screen, when you book a session on the app!


Going Off-Leash in Arlington Heights, IL

Arlington Heights has small-town charm and offers a big-hearted welcome to all its doggo citizens. This community has a lot of history and green spaces to boot, making it an interesting place to go for a long and winding promenade. Tree-lined streets await the energetic pooch!


Get an annual pass to Beck Lake Dog Park at Cook County Forest Preserve in nearby Des Plaines. This huge park just may become your dog’s favorite destination! With a pond and 9 miles of on-leash trail adventure, it’s a doggo’s paradise.


Palatine is home to another big space for pups, called Palatine Dog Park at Plum Grove Reservoir. What could be more fun than a pooch-approved fenced space surrounded by a fishing pier and walking trails? This park is the perfect place to spend the day, so be sure to bring a picnic!


When back on home turf in Arlington Heights, practice getting your dog to quickly obey voice command. Then you can take them to big parks like these and not worry about catching them when it is time to head for home! Does your furry four-legger run the other way when called? Rely on a local dog trainer to help you solve the problem. They are ready to help!


Dog Training in Arlington Heights, IL

Whether your favorite place to hang out is local parks in Arlington or neighboring areas with expansive spaces, you’ll see lots of “furiendly” dogs out and about. 


What types of dogs proudly wear dog licenses and ID tags on colorful collars? Other than the medium-sized Beagle, dogs who tip the scales on the heavier side are popular in Arlington Heights.


Among the list of favorites are the sturdy American Pit Bull Terrier and the always smiling Golden Retriever. The Pit Bull often has a reputation as a tough character, but with the proper upbringing and affection, has proven to be a great companion. The Golden is an all-around loyal and sometimes goofy pooch always eager to be a part of the crowd.


The German Shepherd makes an appearance, of course, as they are beloved all over the country! A new kid on the block in some areas of the United States is the spunky Golden Doodle. But they are well-loved and the number one dog in this part of Illinois. Ready for a stroll at a moment’s notice and just happy to be by your side, this pooch is “pawfectly” adorable.


Are you excited to get your pooch park-ready? Connect with a dog trainer on the Wag! app to get started right away!