The Best Dog Training in Chicago
Talk to us! Our trainers are happy to have a free, 20-30 minute telephone consultation with you - no obligations or strings attached. You've got nothing to lose!
The call is designed to discuss your goals, talk about our program, and help you decide if it is a good fit. Want to have that conversation in person? Not a problem - you are welcome to come to our offices.
It helps you communicate better with each other, creating the foundation for a happy relationship.
Many people wait too long, or don't train their dog at all. This can lead to behavioral challenges that are much harder to correct later on, and can make your life unnecessarily stressful.
Are You Settling for Unwanted Behaviors?Don't just accept unwanted behavior! Many people believe that "dogs are dogs and there's nothing I can do." This is not necessarily true - most dogs respond well to effective training. We have helped thousands of dogs overcome their challenges, and we can help yours, too.
Our training program takes a comprehensive approach towards improving your dog's skills and behavior. We can help correct and prevent unwanted behaviors, plus instill good habits in both you and your dog that will last a lifetime.
The Anti-Cruelty Society is the oldest and largest animal welfare organization in Chicago. They are located in River North, only a few minutes from Tucker Pup's. They rescue and adopt out more than 4,000 dogs per year.
We are very proud that The Anti-Cruelty Society has selected Tucker Pup's as their official training partner. We provide classes, private lessons, socials, certification tests, and more at their facility, plus private lessons and turnkey training at peoples' homes. Our goal is to help people train their adopted dogs so they can reach their potential, live happy lives, and avoid being surrendered to a shelter.
The room is very large, and parking is free in their garage, located at Grand and Wells.
Didn't adopt your dog from the Anti-Cruelty Society? No problem - you can still use our training services at their facility.
Think You Don't Have the Time?
It Only Takes 30 Minutes per Day
Are you pressed for time? Not sure about training because it will take too long?
Our training program is designed with you in mind. We give you homework exercises in between sessions that should take 30 minutes per day. Can't spend the time on a particular day? That's OK. Just keep working on the other days.
We show you how to complete the exercises while in class or in private lessons. Our trainer has hand-selected them based on their simplicity and effectiveness. They get progressively more challenging throughout the program, which helps your dog learn them really well.
The best part is that you can incorporate these exercises into your daily routine. You can easily practice them when you go to feed your dog, take it on a walk, go down the elevator, go to sleep at night, and so forth.
Within a short period of time, your dog should be showing remarkable improvement, as long as you have put this time in and followed the trainer's advice.
Watch our free webinar about how the Tucker Pup's training program can transform your dog.
We do not use dominance methods, including shock collars, physical force, or raised voices. These methods create an environment based on fear, and the learning typically does not last very long. In addition, these methods don't create as loving of a relationship with your dog over its life, and can create great frustration for dog and owner alike.
In a positive reinforcement environment that is properly implemented, dogs actually want to make the right decisions, the learning is lifelong, and dog and owner are much happier.
We have been using positive reinforcement with great success for many years. Our techniques have been proven to work effectively, not only by us, but also by leading trainers across the world. These methods work well on all breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs.
We are raising the standard of care in dog training.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Positive reinforcement methods only - no dominance methods
- We offer private lessons at your home, group classes, and seminars
- We address a wide range of challenges, from obedience to behavioral issues such as leash reactivity
- Pre-paid private lesson packages at a discount
- Trainers who are professional and highly experienced
We enjoyed the training with David. He was always patient and positive and unstood our wiredhair fox terriers stubbornness.Tamara Hirsch
David is a great trainer! I emailed him a few times with questions and he was very responsive. The techniques he uses produce results. I would highly recommend him and Tucker Pups for training.Elissa White
David was very professional and extremely patient with our puppy. His tips were helpful and we are continuing with our at home training. I would highly recommend Tucker Pup's to all our friends!Steve and Lisa Pascua
Classes were great, we learned a lot of training tips and tools that we will be able to use outside of class. David is a great teacher and is very knowledgeable.Joe Wilush an Alex O'Connor