Dog Trainers in Blue Island

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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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Megan HBlue Island, IL

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Hi my name is Megan! I grew up with a wide array of different breeds and sizes of dogs, currently my best friend is a 1 year old Siberian Husky named Renly! I have been a veterinary technician at an emergency hospital for 2 years and I love my job and helping all our furry friends!

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Joseph RBlue Island, IL

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Growing up, my home had six rescue animals which consisted of dogs, cats, and a rabbit. My initial love for fur balls began when my family picked up my oldest dog, a Jack Russell Terrier who is currently sixteen. After classes, I look forward to reuniting with my boxer mix who was the first canine i self-trained.

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

Hannah BBlue Island, IL

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My name is Hannah and I am a violinist. I have 4 years of dog walking/sitting experience. I grew up with dogs, but since moving away from home I've realized how important it is for me to have dogs in my life! I love to take walks and use it as my main way to exercise, but I prefer to do it with a canine companion! I can't wait to give some belly rubs to your furry friends!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Brendan SBlue Island, IL

4.9

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“Belly rubs, butt wiggles, zoomies and love!”

Lifelong dog lover and owner. From puppies to when the grey hair kicks in. Volunteer, trainer (of my own pups), professional spoiler and always brave the elements so my lab can go do lab things in the rain or snow. My lab is diabetic, and has an amazing, stress free life. So I have endless amounts of experience caring for/providing specialty care. Whether it’s a quick walk, trip to the park, some company or anything else, the only thing that matters is there’s nothing better than a happy dog!

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

Ariuana PBlue Island, IL

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My name is Ariuana, I will be servicing the Chicago area. I’ve always had a passion for animals, from being a volunteer at my local shelter, being a vet assistant, and currently a dog groomer and owner!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kaitlyn CBlue Island, IL

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“College Student: Service Dog Training Experience”

Hi I’m Kaitlyn and I currently live in the Beverly/Morgan Park area. A little bit of my history: I currently work at Urban Leash as a dog walker and cat sitter, owned 2 cats of my own and have taken a course where I trained a service dog for a semester at my college. My service dog training class has helped me recognize typical and abnormal behaviors in dogs. I owned my tuxedo cat for about 14 years and my tabby for 2 years. I also have beginner language skills in French and Thai.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

David TBlue Island, IL

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“Your dog is family too”

I am an animal lover at heart who used to run a dog training company. Had to sell it at one point as it was challenging to manage work, girlfriend, and running a company. I still desire to work with animals and jumped on this platform.

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

About Dog Training in Blue Island, IL

Training Fun Fact #1:

Most dogs are known for chewing on shoes. But some woofers prefer gnawing on clothes instead! Why do some dogs chew on clothes? Sometimes, the habit of suckling left over from puppyhood causes dogs to eat clothes. Another reason is a condition called “pica”, which causes a craving for non-edible items. This condition is also present in humans and other animals. Train your dog not to eat clothes by setting a sneaky trap. Leave a clothing item out and supervise your pup from a distance. When they go to chew, tell them “no” firmly and then give the “leave it” command.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Is your mutt a master at sitting, staying, and rolling over? Teach them something new and train your dog to do the Army crawl. This fun trick builds on the “down” command. With your dog in the “down” position, give the “crawl” cue and lure your dog with a treat. Start slow, moving the treat just a few inches away and gradually increasing the distance. Your woofer might not get the hang of it right away, but keep practicing and they’ll be Army crawling in no time!

Training Fun Fact #3:

Did you know dogs can sniff out everything from narcolepsy to cancer? Their powerful sniffers can detect a drop in blood glucose levels and an oncoming migraine before symptoms even manifest! Some service dogs are even trained to detect allergens like gluten and peanuts. Allergen detection dogs are trained to alert when they smell the release of histamine, the chemical compound released in response to an allergic reaction. Some allergen detection dogs cost as much as $13,000!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Blue Island, IL

In-home training is an excellent solution for mischievous pups. This option modifies bad behavior right where it happens: your home! 

Thinking about booking an in-home training session through a Blue Island, IL dog training facility? You can expect to pay $160 per hour for in-home training. Hosting your sessions at the facility is more cost-effective at $120 per hour. Consultation fees of up to $75.

A great way to socialize your puppy or young dog is group obedience classes. Puppy training classes start at $160 for a 6-week course. Five weeks of basic obedience could set you back as much as $500.

Busy pet parents might prefer to explore their options before committing to a course. Blue Island dog training professionals on the Wag! app provide a versatile training solution. Link up with a local dog trainer near you and start creating a training lesson plan that suits your pupper’s personality.

When you create an account on the app, you’ll unlock access to a list of trainers near you. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about their experience as pet caregivers, read reviews from satisfied pet parents, and more. And for just $60 per hour-long training session, it’s a great way to stash some cash to spend spoiling your woofer!

Going Off-Leash in Blue Island, IL

An off-leash dog park is a great place to determine how much training progress your pup’s made. Not only do they get to zoom around and sniff out some canine compadres, but you also get to befriend fellow pet parents! At the very least, your dog should have socialization, off-leash, and recall skills down before their first visit.

Although the Chicago metro area is home to some terrific dog parks, you’ll also find a wonderful off-leash dog park in Blue Island, IL. An exclusive, members-only park, Blue Island Bark Park comes with all the bells and whistles Winnie needs for a fun frolic. Aside from standard amenities like water and waste baggies, your pooch can go dog wild on the activity equipment.

Before you go, you should know that you’ll need proof of core and non-core vaccinations to obtain membership. All dogs must be registered and licensed with the city. If you’re not keen on getting a membership, venture north into Chi-Town to find dozens more off-leash dog parks.

Dog Training in Blue Island, IL

Blue Island dog trainers work with all sorts of fur-babies throughout greater Chicago. From behavior modification and obedience basics to challenging agility tricks, they’ve got the skills to handle a range of training needs. Pet parents can put their dogs’ newly acquired skills into practice at Chicago’s many dog-friendly eateries and events.

The most popular dog breed in Blue Island is also the most popular dog breed in all of America: the Labrador Retriever. Lovable, loyal, and gentle, this breed is synonymous with good behavior, trainability, and friendliness. They’re popular choices for therapy dog training.

The Beagle, on the other paw, is also a popular choice among pet parents living in Blue Island. These dogs are sharp as a tack, but sometimes, their intelligence gets them into trouble. (As does their strong sense of smell.) Obedience training is essential to keep these little escape artists from tearing off after an appealing scent.

Dogs of all breeds, ages, shapes, and sizes need a consistent training routine. But training requires some basic knowledge of canine psychology. (Not to mention lots of time, patience, and treats.) Blue Island dog trainers on the Wag! platform help you fit your dog’s training around your busy life. And for a fraction of the cost of other training options at that!