The Best Dog Training in Chicago
When you own a dog, training is the single most important action you can take.
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.
What we can help you resolve?
Not sure if training will work for your dog? Wondering how you would fit training into your schedule?
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 facility.
Tucker Pup's offers a proprietary online system, called TrainTrack™ that revolutionizes the way dogs are trained. The trainer will show you the exercises in person, then you can access TrainTrack to see the homework, plus watch videos whenever you need a refresher about what they covered. This is incredibly helpful because there is a lot of information to take in, and it can be hard to remember everything they demonstrated. Need to see the exercise again? Just rewatch each video until you can duplicate the trainer's methods with ease. You will not need to interpret handouts or wonder what you're missing.
In addition, you can log your progress on TrainTrack as you are working on your home exercises. This can be invaluable for ensuring that you spend enough time, in various settings, for your dog to learn the methods thoroughly.
TrainTrack works on any Internet-connected device, so you can use it on your mobile phone, even when you're on a walk or working outdoors.
TrainTrack is available for all courses starting January 1, 2020 or after.
If you have a puppy, we can't stress enough the importance of signing up for training, plus puppy socials, right away. It's far better to start your puppy on the right foot, rather than trying to fix problems later on. While puppies are cute and cuddly, these problems can become worse and worse, causing you great frustration. For example, as puppies get older, they can pull on leash, not listen, not come to you, jump on people, and become reactive on leash. Some become so exasperated that end up sending their dog to a shelter. All of this is highly avoidable, if you commit to training in the beginning.
We recommend puppy classes and puppy socials as a starting point. If you can't fit these into your schedule, we recommend private lessons.
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 5,000 dogs per year.
We are very proud that The Anti-Cruelty Society has selected Tucker Pup's as their official training partner. We provide training at their facility, plus private lessons and turnkey training at peoples' homes. Our goal is to help people train their 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.
We have three training locations in total: The Anti-Cruelty Society, Tucker Pup's, and Companion Animal Hospital.
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 trainers have 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 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