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Megan HHometown, 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 RHometown, 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

Griselda IHometown, IL

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Professional Dog Trainer. Lover of all animals, especially horses and big dogs. Owns a gorgeous white GSD named Luna. Born and raised in Chicago. Bilingual (Spanish and English). Attended Northside College Prep and completed bachelors degree in Psychology/Neuroscience with a Sociology minor from Albion College (Michigan). Excited to meet new dogs!

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Hannah BHometown, 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 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, 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

Kela JHometown, 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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Dorothy OHometown, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Ariuana PHometown, IL

4.9

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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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Kaitlyn CHometown, IL

4.9

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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 THometown, IL

4.8

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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 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.