Dog Trainers in Hometown

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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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Bruce HHometown, 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 JHometown, IL

4.9

(840)

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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

Brendan SHometown, 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, certified trainer of goofball pups (focus on anxiety), and my condo doubles as an amazing doggy vacation destination! As seen in my pictures, my lab Marv loves to cuddle and share with everyone! He’s also diabetic, so I have advanced experience caring for/providing specialty care/medication. And there isn’t any jealousy when another pup sleeps in bed or lays on the couch! Can’t wait to meet your special buddy!

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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Hannah BHometown, IL

4.9

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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, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Dorothy OHometown, IL

4.9

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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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Training Exam Complete

Socially Distanced Pet Care

Specialties

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

Zaklina KHometown, IL

4.9

(325)

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“Compassionate, caring, certified and experienced!!”

​My name is Zaklina and I have been in the pet industry for over 5 years. I am experienced, cpr and first aid certified as well as insured. Compassion and care is at my upmost importance. I am a dog walker, I board pups, do check ins and have been training dogs for a few years now! I have 3 dogs of my own so I know the importance of caring for your fur babies. All breeds are welcome!! I am an animal lover since birth and I will never disappoint. Looking forward to meeting you and your fur baby!!

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Specialties

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

Kela JHometown, IL

4.9

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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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Ariuana PHometown, IL

4.9

(101)

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“Walking to keep their tail wagging!”

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, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Claire BHometown, IL

4.9

(97)

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“From giant breeds to kitties, I love them all!”

I volunteered at the Humane Society of Aurora since for 3 years. There I learned a great deal about safety, animal behavior, and proper socialization skills. In the past, I worked at a doggie day care until settling into dog-walking and pet sitting since 2018. I’m a Biology(Pre-Vet) major with an interest in Animal Behavior. From Chihuahua to Great Dane, I love all breeds and am willing to work with any specific needs your pup may have.

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Training Exam Complete

Specialties

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

David THometown, IL

4.8

(317)

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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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Training Exam Complete

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

About Dog Training in Hometown, IL

Training Fun Fact #1:

If you have a strong-willed pup with lots of energy, you might find yourself getting dragged along while on walkies. Many products on the market can stop your pooch from pulling, but many of these will inflict discomfort or pain on your canine compadre. By training your dog with a Gentle Leader (™), you can take the hassle out of walking your doggo. Adjust the collar's strap around your dog's face and neck to make sure it's not too tight, attach your leash, and get ready for a relaxing stroll with Fido!

Training Fun Fact #2:

Sick of having to pick up after your dog while out and about? You can save yourself an unpleasant job by teaching your dog to use a litter box! This trick only works with smaller dogs and can take a couple of months to master. Your pup will usually have to go potty in the morning and after meals, so take them to the litter box routinely. Reward them with treats and praise if they go successfully, and be persistent with your training. After a while, your pup will start using the litter box on their own, saving you from cleaning up after your canine.

Training Fun Fact #3:

An adorable trick you can teach your furry friend is to say please. You can train your dog to be a polite pooch within 6 weeks by getting them to offer a paw or sit when they want something. As your dog already knows to give paw or sit at this point, it can be tricky to get them to associate these actions with manners rather than commands. By using the verbal command “say please” and pausing before giving your dog a treat, your hound will soon be able to tell the difference. Make sure you provide plenty of praise and treats when done correctly, and you'll have a well-mannered mutt in no time!

Average Cost of Dog Training in Hometown, IL

There are lots of dog trainers to choose from in and around Hometown, meaning you'll probably have to dig around a bit to find the right one for you and your pooch. Make sure you book your chosen trainer well in advance, as trainers tend to stay pretty busy in Hometown. You'll also want to make sure your pupper is vaccinated, as many classes require proof of vaccinations before allowing you to join. 

Some pet parents opt for private dog training classes if their pup is shy or requires some extra attention. One-on-one classes are much more expensive than group courses and will set you back $75 to $90 per hour-long session. Usually, you'll only have to sign up for one class at a time, which gives flexibility to any pet parent with a busy schedule. 

Group classes tend to be more popular than private ones, as they're much more affordable and help Tucker make some new friends. Puppy training and obedience classes in Hometown cost $120 to $175 for a 6-week course. Many courses require non-refundable deposits, so ensure you can attend all the classes, or it may end up costing you. 

Finding the right trainer in Hometown could leave your head spinning. If you're looking for an easy way to sift through a range of trainers with different qualifications, look for a trainer on the Wag! app. Hometown dog trainers on the Wag! platform offer customizable lessons so your pupper gets the most out of each session. Prices start at just $60, which means you’ll save some cash to spend on toys and treats!

Going Off-Leash in Hometown, IL

Looking for an off-leash park in Hometown where you can practice classic tricks, such as sit and stay, with your doggo? While there aren't any off-leash parks in Hometown, you can find some great parks in neighboring cities like Orland Park and Blue Island.

Before heading to an off-leash park near Hometown, be sure to check out the park's rules. Some parks have strict rules of vaccinations and neutering, which could stop you and your canine compadre from enjoying an outdoor adventure.

The Blue Island Bark Park is ideal for testing out your pup's newly learned skills. This off-leash dog run is located in a busy suburban area, so make sure your pup can handle lots of noise. Your mutt will have lots of fun trying out a range of agility equipment, including tunnels and balance beams. You'll need to sign up and pay a fee before entering, as Blue Island Park Park requires a membership.

Another popular members-only dog park near Hometown is the Dogout Dog Park in Orland Park. This baseball-themed dog park is one of the best in Chicago. The park has a twin-gate entry system so your pooch can't run off and two separate off-leash areas for large and small dogs. The park also hosts festive events, such as Easter egg hunts, to test your pup's training in a range of fun scenarios. 

Dog Training in Hometown, IL

Hometown dog trainers on the Wag! platform boast an array of great qualities that will help your pupper flourish. Each trainer has a star rating, so you can check out what other pet parents think before booking a trainer. South Chicago is home to many five-star pet caregivers, so you shouldn't have a hard time finding the right trainer for your canine.

Dog trainers with Wag! have experience working with all sorts of dog breeds, from Border Collies to Pugs. German Shepherds are one of the most popular breeds in Hometown. These fearless fur-babies make great family pets and service dogs. Alsatians are also highly intelligent and require plenty of stimulation. There are many activities you can try with your German Shepherd, including barn hunts and IPO training, that are sure to keep your pup entertained. 

Whatever your dog's personality, you and your mutt are sure to love training together. Get on the Wag! app today and pick a dog trainer that will help your pup reach their full potential.