Dog Trainers in West Chicago

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What is Wag!?

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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Abbey OWest Chicago, IL

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“Reliable and experienced dog lover!”

Hi, I'm Abbey! I grew up in Iowa with all types of dogs ranging from small to large breeds and I own a mini poodle mix named Phoebe. I was a dog walker all throughout my undergrad years, I have been walking dogs on Wag while in grad school since 2018, and I’m also a Petco Certified Dog Trainer, so I have lots of personal and professional experience caring for dogs. :) I love walking and exploring new neighborhoods so I will be sure to take your pup on walks that will keep them happy and healthy!

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

Rachel LWest Chicago, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Clhoe MWest Chicago, IL

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“I just love dogs- young, old, big and small.”

I live in the Tri-cities area and am currently available for daytime and night time walks. I have two dogs of my own but have cared for up to four at a time. My friends all call me to watch their dogs when they are not available. I live in a community with 46 dogs, all of which I know and love. I am not afraid of any breeds and can spoil or follow the strictest rules. I believe each fur baby parent knows best how they want to have their babies cared for.

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

Amy BWest Chicago, IL

5.0

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Hi my name is Amy and I spent the past five years as an American Kennel Club certified dog trainer. I have trained well over 300 dogs during my time training, some from the time they were 8 weeks of age until they were 3 years old when they took their AKC Canine Good Citizen Test to become service dogs. I am happy to have been selected by Wag to participate in their training program and I look forward to building a meaningful relationship with you and your dog!

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High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Bruce HWest Chicago, IL

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

Rebecca CWest Chicago, 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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About Dog Training in West Chicago, IL

Training Fun Fact #1:

If you have a greedy pupper, they may try to steal food from your feline friend. Training your dog not to eat cat food can take about a month to master. Try luring your doggo by holding a treat firmly in your hand and using a stern command like "leave it". Once your dog realizes they can't get the treat out of your hand and gives up, give them praise and the treat. After your dog gets used to this command, introduce the cat food and tell them to "leave it". If they obey your command, give them a treat and praise. 

Training Fun Fact #2:

Struggling to get your stubborn Chihuahua to stay? You can teach your pint-sized pooch this command in around a month. Call your Chihuahua over and get them to sit. Give them the "stay" command, and if they try to get up, tell them to sit again. Once they've settled, try walking away slowly. If they stay put, give them a treat. Increase the amount you walk away over time and praise your Chihuahua if they improve on their previous time.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Getting your dog to take medication is never a walk in the dog park, and this goes double when your doggo needs eyedrops. Training your dog to take eyedrops can take a day or two. One proven method is to stand behind your dog and get them to sit and raise their head. Make sure you soothe your dog by stroking their chin, so they don't get nervous. Very carefully open your dog's eyelid so you can see the white of their eye, and apply the eyedrops. Once you're done, give your pups lots of praise and a reward for sitting pretty.

Average Cost of Dog Training in West Chicago, IL

West Chicago is the perfect place for dog owners, with plenty of parks and trainers dotted across the Chicago metro area. Whether you're looking for group classes or one-on-one sessions, you'll find several West Chicago dog training options. Before booking a class, there are a few things for you and Lucky to consider.

Make sure your woofer has all their vaccinations, as you'll be turned away by most instructors if you don't have records. You should also try to book a class at least a couple of weeks in advance so you don't miss out on a spot at the best classes in town. 

Once you've handled all the red tape, consider what type of class you want Scoob to attend. Group classes tend to be the cheaper of the two options, but your pup won't get the one-on-one time they need to pick up tricks and commands in a hurry. Group classes and puppy training courses in West Chicago vary in price, and can cost anywhere from $130 to $230 for a 6-week program.

If you'd prefer for your pupper to have their teacher's full attention, consider booking private lessons. Private classes are ideal for shy or easily distracted woofers as they usually take place at home. Private classes are much more expensive than group classes, and you'll be looking to pay around $100 for an hour-long session.

You may not find a dog trainer in West Chicago that suits your needs and budget. If so, check out some of the West Chicago dog trainers listed on the Wag! app. These trainers only charge $60 per session, giving you a bit of extra cash you spend on your woofer. Plus, you can customize your lessons to focus on your dog's specific needs.

Going Off-Leash in West Chicago, IL

You'll find a few great dog parks in and around West Chicago where Lassie can run free. Before heading out for walkies, make sure you check local park rules. Some dog parks won't let you in without proof of vaccinations and microchip. Also, ensure you have your leash handy, as some parks issue fines if your dog is outside the off-leash run without their leash on.

Keppler Park Dog Park is the perfect park for pet parents looking for a quick walk close to home. This peaceful dog park features a spacious off-leash dog run where your pooch can make new friends. The fence at this dog run is quite low, make sure your dog knows how to make an emergency stop in case they hop out of the enclosure.  

One great park outside of West Chicago is Glen Ellyn Dog Park in Glen Ellyn. Also known as the Spring Avenue Dog Park, this park features a grassy off-leash area and short walking trail in case you fancy going for a stroll on a sunny day. It's important to note this is a members-only dog park, so make sure you purchase a membership before visiting.

Dog Training in West Chicago, IL

West Chicago dog trainers with Wag! love dogs and have tons of experience working with our canine compadres, including volunteering at vet practices and dog shelters. Unsure who's the right trainer for you? Dog trainers through Wag! are given star ratings, so you can tell the best trainers without having to dig through tons of reviews. 

Dog trainers on the Wag! platform also have experience working with loads of breeds, including Chicago's favorite puppers, Labrador Retrievers. Loveable Labs are quick learners and super friendly, meaning they make excellent service dogs. They love an array of different activities, such as swimming, hiking, and tug-of-war.

All dogs could with some training to make sure they grow up to be a perfect part of the family. Hop on the Wag! app today and see if you can find a superstar West Chicago dog trainer to help your dog reach new heights!