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“Dog trainer that will love and respect your dog!”

My name is Arelys and dogs are my life. I am a huge animal lover. I am very knowledgeable and have 17 years experience as a dog owner, dog trainer, dog handler, animal care specialist, and vet assistant. I've Worked at animal shelters, vet clinics, dog daycares, and dog training facilities. I have a very sweet & gentle Cane Corso that I rescued and she thinks she works for WAG! she helps me whenever I board dogs at my home. I will care for your baby and make sure they are happy puppers! :) woof!

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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, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training


Hello! My name's Bruce. I'm coming up on my 7th 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

About Dog Training in Evanston, IL

Training Fun Fact #1:

Clicker training is a popular and simple way of training your dog to perform tricks. If you're trying to teach your dog to perform "down" with a clicker, it'll take about a week. Hold a treat at the end of your dog's nose, and lower it to the ground. Your pupper will follow the treat and lie down. When they lie down, use your clicker and give them the treat, so they build an association between the two. 

Training Fun Fact #2:

One of the best games you can play with your pooch is fetch. To teach your mutt to fetch, you'll first want to get them to sit. Show your dog the ball, throw it, and yell "fetch". If your dog goes after the ball, use encouragement to show it's the right thing to do. You should also encourage your dog to bring the ball with an excited tone of voice. If your dog plays fetch correctly, consider giving them a treat to reinforce the behavior. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

Trying to potty train your new puppy? Teaching your woofer not to pee in the house can be tough and take as long as 6 months. The best way to housebreak your dog is by setting a routine. When you wake up and before you go to bed are some of the best times to take your dog outside to avoid any accidents during the night. Also, try to walk your dog at the same time every day, and let them out within 30 minutes of drinking lots of water. There may be some accidents along the way, but this is one of the best techniques for potty training Princess.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Evanston, IL

Evanston is a popular place for dog owners and trainers, with plenty of training options across the metropolitan area. Before booking Fido in for training sessions, there are a few things you'll need to consider.

Many dog trainers in Evanston have strict rules you'll need to follow before your pupper to begin training. For example, many trainers require you to bring proof of vaccinations to your first class, which will protect your dog from nasty diseases. You should also look at payment options, as some trainers require a down payment or deposit before attending. 

Once you've cut through the red tape, consider if your pooch would be best suited to private or group training. Group puppy training and obedience classes are ideal for canine socialites, but with so many distractions around, your pup may pick up new skills slower. Group training classes in Evanston range in price and can cost anywhere from $120 to $250 for a 6-week course.

Private classes are great for shy puppers who fare better at home than in a new environment. You can also guarantee that your doggo will quickly pick up new commands as they'll have their trainer's full attention. However, private classes can be pricey in Evanston and cost between $100 and $150 per session. 

Not keen on any of these training options? Consider booking an Evanston dog trainer on the Wag! platform. These trainers charge $60 for a session, meaning you'll save a few bucks on teaching Lucky some new tricks. Dog trainers through Wag! also offer bespoke training sessions, so woofer will only learn the commands you deem necessary. 

Going Off-Leash in Evanston, IL

Once your mutt is well-trained, you'll be itching to take them to an off-leash dog park to show off their new tricks. Before you swing by the local dog park, check the rules. As with trainers, some parks require proof of vaccinations before letting you in. You'll also notice that some dog parks in the area are private and require you to purchase a membership before entering.

Pooch Park is one of the best dog parks in the area and is the closest to Evanston. Located between Skokie and Evanston, this dog park provides puppers with three different enclosures. These off-leash areas are designated for either large, small, or boisterous fur-babies. There's also an agility course, so brush up on your dog's agility training so you can flaunt some tricks. This park requires you to buy a membership, so check with the city before attending. 

If you fancy getting out of Evanston for the day, consider taking Max to the Beck Lake Dog Park in Des Plaines. Situated at the Cook County Forest Preserve, this park features a huge off-leash area where you can play fetch and other games with your doggo. There's also a pond where your dog is welcome to go for a swim to cool off. Due to the excellent facilities at this park, there's an annual fee you must pay to visit. 

Dog Training in Evanston, IL

While searching for the perfect trainer on the Wag! app, you'll notice many trainers have experience volunteering at dog shelters, as well as other qualifications that help them stand out from the rest. Each trainer also has a star rating, making it easy to find the best dog trainers in Evanston.

Dog trainers through Wag! also have experience working with a range of dog breeds from Newfoundlands to Chihuahuas. For example, Beagles are one of the most popular dogs in Evanston. These former hunting dogs are a joy to be around thanks to their kind nature and humorous behavior. Beagles are also super smart and enjoy mental exercise. Beagles love scent trials due to their strong hunting instinct. Other activities they enjoy include memory recall games like "guess the hand".

There are loads of fun activities you can try with your hound, and dog training goes a long way to help keep your pupper's mind and body in top shape. Find a dog trainer on the Wag! app today who can help your woofer become the best canine they can be!

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