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Awesome experience for us and most importantly, our puppy Simba. We have a great toolkit moving forward and we can't wait to see how he grows up with everything he's learned.

Thank you!

- Emily Wickham
David Roos is a jewel. Give the man a raise. I've had dogs all my life and none of them had training. I guess I did not want them tainted. I never had rules either. Just relied on their good nature. I'm not proud of how I screeched and pulled and went crazy. I thought I loved my dog. David is so so positive and a good man. And our dog Rebe thanks him for turning a free-to-do-what-dogs-do dog and her owner into responsible beings.

- Catherine Gill
David Roos is a great trainer.

- Brent Linsky
Angela was wonderful, passionate, and energetic! We have a whole toolbox of commands and training to keep doing with our dog forever so that we can all live happily ever after!

Highly recommend.

- Kristin Osborn
We loved Angela and so did our puppy. We had a really positive experience at group puppy training and at our private sessions with her.

- Cassandra Abboud
Angela was a wonderful trainer.

- Cindy Lu
Angela was great! She not only taught us puppy manner training techniques, but has also become a great resource for other puppy questions we have! Beau has become a much better loose leash walker, and knows his commands very well.

Thank you!

- Ariella Gelb
Angela was a terrific trainer who really cared about the pups and was great to learn from!! Highly recommend her service :)

- Heather Turnbull
Angela was our trainer and she has kept her word. She begins and ends each class on time. Equally important, she is careful to explain and demonstrate how each lesson works. Finally, she was extremely helpful in adjusting our training schedule when we had difficulty attending.

- James Wooten
Rachel had very specific helpful tips. She was caring and instilled confidence. My dog loved her (and so did we).

- Linda Cohn
Brian did such an amazing job with Ellie! He gave her an excellent training foundation, and taught me how to continue with her training. He was wonderful with Ellie - she really bonded with him. I have recommended Tucker Pup's (and specifically Brian) to several friends.

- Erin Firman
Great 6 weeks! David really knows his stuff! We are beyond excited for the next training class.

- Alexis Covarrubias
Angela was fantastic! She is very knowledgeable and our dog improved almost immediately.

- Paige Levitt
Great Training. My puppy Iggy was provided with the building blocks for better behavior.

- Jason Johnson
David was incredibly helpful! We learned so much and have seen dramatic changes in our pup’s behavior.

Thank you!

- Alexandra Effrein
David Roos not only made us comfortable, my dog Katie was very receptive to him! His ability to adjust his style to each dog and parent, makes his class even more valuable as he helps us navigate through our challenges easier. I’m looking forward to taking another class with him.

- Kamilah Brewton
Love Angela! She made it fun for everyone (dogs and owners) while teaching us and correcting our techniques for better results. We had tried other training classes and this was by far the best. She had answers and corrections for everyone. We are interested about even using her for one-on-one training if possible. She is amazing and really made our training a great experience for Domino as well.

- Lauren Little
We enjoyed the class. David was a good instructor and our dog came to enjoy him. He did a good job managing the different levels of dogs in the class.

- Micol Werner
David is excellent. He is obviously a pro at this. I loved that he was very sweet and understanding my girl (Fugee) but could handle and love the big dogs as well. I think he has a good sense of humor and really ran the class well. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a training class.

Brian was a great support too. He has worked with Fugee privately and does a fantastic job.

Both are dynamite.

- Karen Larimer
David's Puppy Manners training gave us the tools we needed to make the most out of the puppy stage! It provided a positive and fun environment for us and our new puppy to bond and learn.

- Hannah Bevis
The training class we took with Angela was outstanding. Thank you!!

- Rachel Esser
Angela was very nice to our dog and explained everything that we needed to do in order to improve any behavior issues. Additionally, she also brought her own dogs to see how they interact with ours and to provide an assessment on how to proceed with introducing our dog with others in the future.

- Robert North
Angela was very professional and excellent with our dogs. She always demonstrated using one of dogs in class which let you clearly see that the dog could perform the task. She always handed out written homework with clear steps outlined. She was very accommodating when we had scheduling conflicts and simply was a pleasure to deal with.

- James Wooten
We really enjoyed David and his willingness to give specific instructions per dog, and work with us as owners to know how to be better at training. Kim at the front desk is excellent. Great experience all around.

- Julie and Carlos Munoz
Rachel was awesome!

She was so nice and patient with our puppy, explained things extremely well, was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a lot of helpful pointers, and took the time to help answer any additional questions we've had.

I'm going to enroll our dog in another class that Rachel teaches as soon as I find one. I also just recommended her to one of our neighbors who is going to enroll their dog.

I'd highly recommend her to anybody.

- Gregg Salkovitch
Brian was fantastic! Even when our dog Lenny struggled and got distracted, he kept us positive and was extremely patient. In addition to great training lessons, he also gave us tips on things going on at home. I’d highly recommend this class to any new dog owner.

- Gabriela Herr
Rachel is amazing!

- Amanda Bjornson
Brian was very friendly and supportive. The learning process was well structured.

- Ivan Femia
The training through Tucker Pup's was very good. I liked how there were different ways of training from working directly with your pup 1:1 to having them do things in groups. I thought it was a great way to prepare them for real life outside the classroom. I've seen a positive change in my pup at home as well and look forward to continuing to work on what we learned in class! I would definitely recommend!

- Jennifer Mathis
Angela was fantastic and I know Oakley will miss the Tuesday night classes now that they are finished! Now we just have to keep up all the training that we learned!

- Haley Haracz
The puppy manners class with Brian was great! Brian was extremely patient and knowledgeable throughout the class, we learned a lot from him. We and our puppy enjoyed the classes very much and would recommend this facility to others.

- Jasna Jackson
We loved bringing Albi in to train with Brian! He was fantastic and always so helpful. We are looking forward to continuing to train with Tucker Pup's!

- Alexis Davito
Rachel was awesome! Really good trainer and also accessible whenever questions came up which helped me a ton when I was having some minor issues at home.

- Patrick Cagney
Brian was fantastic. Really enjoyed the class, learned a lot and wish he taught more classes there!

- Katie Homa
The Adult Manners 6 week class really helped us bond with our dog and learn her strengths and weaknesses. Even though it was a group class, David made sure to speak to everyone individually about their specific concerns with their dog. Our dog is much more focused now and I feel like training her is actually possible!

- Prith Gadhia
We are so happy we worked with David. He makes training fun for the dogs and his methods are effective.

- Christina and Doug Mackin
The staff at Tucker Pup's was very helpful with registering. David was very accommodating when we had to miss a class. He really watches how we are training, our motions, our speed, and gives very good feedback on how to improve. He makes the class very enjoyable and gives very easy step-by-step instructions.

- Robert Gallagher
I was enrolled in the Puppy Manners class with Angela, and she was absolutely Awesome... I hope to do follow up classes with her. Amazing personality, extremely knowledgeable, patient, and kind.

- Garrick Thurmond
I've been a customer of Tucker Pup's for 4+ years with my 3 dogs and always had the best experience due to the high level of expertise their daycare, boarding and grooming staff hold and the exceptional communication they employ; however, I only recently used their dog training services. No surprise, I was completely impressed with my experience here as well.

The real goal of going to dog training is for the owner to acquire the skills to train their dog, a process that continues out of the classroom, not just to train your dog throughout a 6 week class period. David, was an **incredible** instructor. He immediately corrected all of things I couldn't see that I was doing which were inhibiting me from successfully training my dog. Moreover, he checked in with us every week to see make sure we were making the progress we needed to and made himself available by email and his personal cell phone when we were not. I emailed David about a couple of issues I was having between classes and he came back with clear, concise steps to resolve each of them.

I cannot recommend David and the Tucker Pups training class enough. My dog saw immediate results and I have acquired the skills to continue making progress with his training going forward. I will be enrolling my 2nd dog in class shortly!

- Jennifer O'Rourke
David was a great trainer. He paid attention to the dogs all as individuals and gave personalized coaching within the bigger group. As someone who has owned dogs my whole life, I was excited to learn new and effective walking and leash techniques. We’ve seen a great improvement in Bisou’s leash reactivity and feel like we are equipped to continue working on her skills post-class.

- Sarah Podella
It was great to be able to (and even now after the training) to be able to contact trainer David Roos if we had any questions, concerns or issues in the weeks between training.

- Ana and Nayslan Criollo
David was so helpful and wonderful!

- Katherine Harper
Our puppy manners class with David was excellent! We plan on signing up for the next intermediate class with him to continue our puppy's training.

David was very attentive to all puppies and owners during the class making sure each got their turn to practice and watching each owner and making any corrections as needed. He was always available for questions whenever we had them and even gave us some great tips on how to correct behaviors specific to our puppy we were seeing at home! He was always very friendly and extremely fun and made the class such a wonderful experience! He had so much knowledge on training dogs and brought so much excitement to the class. We could not have asked for a better trainer.

- Hailey Vraney
Your staff is excellent and very experienced. I have a leash reactive dog and it is nerve racking for us. We did turn key training with Rachel and Brian. We couldn't be more pleased. They were very knowledgeable and patient. We then began day care and stay and train. Again we cannot be more pleased. From the moment we arrive with Paulie to the moment we leave there has never been any problems. The staff is aware of Paulie's leash reactivity and accommodates us when we arrive. Paulie also seems to be well behaved around staff. This indicates to me the professionalism of the staff and ability to work well with difficult dogs.

Thanks again!

- Megan M.
I really enjoyed the way we we're able to get corrective feedback on our training technique. I also liked how we were taught a few minor tricks in puppy class.

- Ryan Sabherwal
Clear directions, Angela was inclusive and encouraging to all members of the class. Upbeat instructor, ready to answer all questions and make you feel so good about your dog’s progress! I will be back when the time is right for more training.

- Audrey Perrott
First, our dog Franny was one of Tucker Pup’s early customers. She attended manners class, agility class and boarded multiple times over the past 12 years. We trusted Tucker Pup’s with Franny and your team never let us down. Thank you for taking such good care of her.

We now have a new dog and our first thought was get her to Tucker Pup’s. Millie is an 8 month old puppy/dog from PAWS. She came to us with bad manners, difficulties socializing, and, is nothing like Franny! We were very hesitant to bring her to a group class and so we had your trainers come to the house. Rachel and Brian met with us, explained the training plan and immediately went into action. They kept us posted and engaged throughout the process. After each session, Rachel provided a progress report and gave us homework. She used videos, text messaging and face to face meetings to help us reinforce the training plan. Rachel always made herself available to for questions or comments. Within a couple of sessions, we saw significant improvement in Millie’s manners. By the end of training, we knew what do and how to handle Millie. We had a new dog!

Just as important as being expert trainers and communicators, Rachel and Brian care, and are willing to go out of their way to address an issue. For example, Millie is slow warming up to other dogs and gets nervous when several dogs approach her. To make her feel more comfortable, your trainers took Millie to a dog park and then to Tucker Pup's one Thursday to meet other dogs. Rachel even suggested we have Millie attend day care to help her get ready for a boarding stay. Rachel worked with Tucker Pup's staff to make this happen. When we dropped Millie off for boarding last week, Rachel was there to help Millie settle in and get acclimated. Brian and Rachel even checked in on her throughout the week. Millie is still working on becoming more social but she is much better thanks to Rachel and Brian.

We trusted Tucker Pup's with Franny and were never disappointed. This is why we turned to Tucker Pup's with Millie. Rachel and Brian reaffirmed our trust in Tucker Pup’s.

- Maggie Crulcich
Rachel was such a great trainer with knowledge, kindness and patience. She gave us a lot of tips to train our puppy. We were very happy with our classes with her and will surely take intermediate course with her when our puppy turns 6 months old in May.

- Cee Reyes
Lily loved Angela! And she learned lots. We’re looking forward to signing her up for agility.

- Kim Griffin
I had a 20 minute+ consultation with Rachel Lewis about our 6 year old female labradoodle whom we just adopted on Saturday. Our dog Isla is extremely timid and frightened because most of her 6 years were lived in a kennel as a puppy mill breeder. Rachel gave us very good advice about helping Isla feel comfortable. Rachel also introduced us to Happy Howie's beef treats which is the ONLY treat that Isla seems to like, and I should say love. She goes crazy for it and it has helped Isla come out of her shell tremendously.

- Lisa Gilchrist
When we started your class, Zoey didn't even know how to sit! Rachel was a wonderful trainer and now Zoey can sit, stay, lay down, wait, etc.! Thank you!!

- Zachary Zelisko
Rachel was great, and we learned a lot! I hope she posts the photos from our final class because all the pups looked so cute in their graduation cap! :)

- Alexander Bandukwala
The trainer did a nice job addressing individual needs for each dog. She did a great job! We definitely would like to try another training program at Tucker Pup's!

- Lauren Coval
Rachel was an excellent trainer.

- Tia Ung
When I made the decision that I wanted a cane corso I knew I would need excellent training. Late April, Tucker Pup's was referred to me as a possible training source. Angela Love, Tucker Pup's trainer, entered our lives in May. She is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and results-oriented. Our corso, Saber, loves her and it has been a wonderful experience! Prior to the training I was concerned about walking my six (6) month-old corso, his pulling, his jumping, my shoulder, etc. Today, I can confidently walk him just holding the leash as he walks in almost perfect heel position; and immediately sits when I stop. We are excited about our next phase of training.

Thank you Angela!

Thank you Tucker Pup’s!

- Melodie Kern
Angela was awesome. Bentley loved her. She did a great job of training him, and so far we feel very fortunate.

- John McDermott
We really enjoyed training with Angela. Our dog made huge strides during the class in becoming more well mannered. Angela offered great training tips and lots of one on one instruction if needed.

- Anthony Tonelli
Angela was great! She helped us make significant progress on several issues we were facing with our dog, Zeus. She gave us enough context / explanation to understand why the behaviors were happening and how best to address them. We would definitely recommend the training to others. Having the 1:1 attention in our home made a huge difference and was well worth the expense.

- Aris Theologis
Rachel and Brian were excellent - very easy to work with, obviously love dogs and their jobs, always communicated excellently. Could not recommend them more!

- Carolyn Langham
Angela was a great personal trainer for myself and Scottie. She had an amazing connection with Scottie from the second they met. She helped me deal with his leash aggression and improve his leash walking. He is not "cured,” but has improved a lot and I feel much better walking him now with the strategies she taught me.

- Elisabeth Beerkens
Rachel and Brian were a GREAT team. They're clear, consistent, patient, flexible, enthusiastic, and have lots of love for the dogs. I feel confident after finishing our last session today that Teka will pass the test with flying colors!

- Barb Miles
The trainer was very patient and knowledgeable. My dog Louie loves her and my mother and I enjoyed this experience. My mother can be frugal but she commented this was the best money you ever spent.

- Tony Rokita
Angela was great. Very interested in coming back for more training classes with her.

- Nicholas Liacone
My dog, Brady, did the stay and train while we were away on vacation. Brian spoke with me multiple times before he worked with Brady so he knew exactly what we wanted to work on. He also kept us updated with a video and sent us what all he had learned. When I went to pick up Brady on Wednesday, I got to speak with both Brian and Rachel regarding continuing training for Brady. Both were very helpful.

- Rachael Brucks
Angela is a wonderful trainer. You can tell she is passionate about what she does and she makes class fun. I am so happy I chose Tucker Pup's.

- Dara Richards
Tucker Pup's is excellent for our puppy. Friendly, professional, and caring staff take great care to make each visit positive. We always feel confident leaving our 4 pound puppy toy poodle in their care. We just completed turnkey training for Benito. The trainers, Rachel and Brian, were great, and really cared about Benito and his training. I highly recommend Tucker Pup's for your pup!

- Kymn Harp
David knows his stuff! Everything that was applied from class worked on changing our dog’s behavior.

- Mike Kaskel
Brian and Rachel together did an amazing job with Zella! Rachel was always available to help with questions on behavior issues. Zella loves them and has greatly improved in all areas since we did the turn key training. I definitely recommend it!

- Jyothi Tirumalasetty
Rachel is an excellent trainer and has great recommendations. My little guy has made huge strides and is now learning all the tricks.

- Andrew Rizzuto
David Roos was an excellent trainer and class leader. He listened to and addressed individual concerns, instilled confidence, and taught with clarity and joy. I learned a lot. My puppy did too. Highly recommend.

- Liz Olson
Angela was very diligent and nice. The classes helped to reinforce what we were doing right, and what we were doing wrong, and show us additional things to work on. The experience was great.

- Norma Campos and Scott Sundquist
My partner and I just concluded the 6-week Puppy Manners with Rachel for our almost 5-month mini goldendoodle (Penny). Some of the new dog owners reading this may feel the same way we did six weeks ago - is Tucker Pup's training worth the premium price compared to a Petsmart/Petco? Without a doubt. Over the course of 6 weeks, Rachel did an exceptional job teaching the dogs (and more importantly, the owners) various skills and training exercises that have made our puppy experience at home so much more enjoyable and manageable. (Note: the exercises are meant to be practiced twice daily, for 15 minutes; you will only get out of the class what you put in). Rachel was particularly good at paying close attention to our puppy, while managing the needs of all the other dogs. I believe that every other owner in the class felt the same way. The facilities are always clean, and as soon as you step into the lobby and are greeted by friendly and professional staff, you realize that signing up for this class was well worth it. We'll be back for Intermediate!

- Minji Kang
Previously, we had taken a puppy training class through another service and were overall dissatisfied. We decided to take another stab at it through Tucker Pup's and are so glad we did!

The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and the small class size allowed our trainer to both work with the group as a whole and make time to help us individually. The commands we learned are useful in every day situations and the other tips and tricks provided have been helpful as we continue training on our own.

- Courtney Wilson
We had a great experience at Tuckers with Rachel and Brian. They were very attentive to each dog even though there were 4 others in the class. We saw great improvements with our pup Bauer and we are excited to see him continue to improve. We highly recommend this class and are even thinking of enrolling in the agility class this summer.

Thank you again!

- Stacy Widerman
David Roos was unreal. I was so impressed with his training and his strategy. Our dog was a piece of work, haha and David's patience and stern attitude really helped him become a better trained dog. I loved this training and LOVED David. He was exactly what we needed.

- Catherine Orf
We used Tucker Pups for Puppy 101 Training. David Roos is a fantastic trainer. He works well with the puppies and the owners, often correcting or tweaking little behaviors throughout the class. He is encouraging without being demeaning, like some trainers can be with stubborn dog owners. He ultimately wants the puppies to grow and adapt to be beneficial to the owners' lifestyle, and if something doesn't fit, he provides guidance on changing the command or behavior to something that does fit. I'd recommend David for any new puppy or owners.

- Stacey Randolph
We absolutely loved David's Puppy Basic Obedience class. We have all learned so much in the last 6 weeks and Gus has really improved with everything we were taught in the class. David worked with us on his jumping (both on people and tables/counters) and it has greatly improved. I feel like he gave us the tools we needed to raise a happy pup. We had taken another training class at a pet store and we would leave class stressed and frustrated. I never had this with David's class; we always had fun and felt like we had accomplished something. I would highly recommend training courses at Tucker Pup's.

- Kate and Dan Ahasay
I loved the structure of Puppy 101. The ability to answer questions at the beginning of class while our puppies burned off some energy is what sets Puppy 101 apart from other training options. David introduced new commands at the right frequency, it was amazing watching Floof master new commands week by week. I look forward to continuing Floof's formal education with the upcoming intermediate course.

- Allison Fox
The outdoor leash class was very productive, and my dog is walking with out pulling, and also listening more.

- Jackie Fegan
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
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 Pup's for training.

- Elissa White
David and the puppy training class was great! My entire family looked forward to the class all week. We learned how to train our dog easily through this class, including even our 8 and 10 year olds. We even learned tricks we didn’t know that we needed to know - like touch! After completing the puppy class our dog can sit, stay, lay down, and come when called. Very satisfied with the small class size and David clearly knows what he’s talking about. He was able to get any dog to do the task at hand easily!

- Jordan Robson
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 and Alex O'Connor
I just wanted to thank everyone at Tucker Pup's for doing a phenomenal job in every aspect of your services. We have been taking our dog Joey to daycare for the past 9 months and we have enjoyed the experience through its entirety. Joey loved going to daycare and the staff has been nothing but professional through our experience. We also had to board Joey a few times while we went out of town and they took excellent care of him while we were gone. In addition to this, we also went through puppy training at Tucker Pup's and that was an excellent experience as well.

We unfortunately had to move due to being relocated for work and we will surely miss Tucker Pup's. Thank you for everything and I just wanted to let you know how great of a job you and your staff are doing.

- Eric Recker
We just completed Good Manners One. I could not have been more impressed. Instructor trained us to train the dog. I especially liked that we did not bring our dog to the first class.This method made understanding how a dog learns that much clearer. We adopted an 8 month old Collie that had spent 6 months of his life in a cage. He had absolutely no training. At the end of the program he could sit, down, stay, walk on a leash, wave, leave food on command and was learing to roll over and play dead. Instructor was always on time, actually if we arrived early she was there and would happily answer any questions. We are planning on enrolling for Good Manners Two.

- Joyce Durante
I loved the course and instructor! I\'d recommend it to friends definitely! I learned a lot, and so did my dog. It was a lot of fun.

- Sara Baillie
My little wapoo (chihuahua/poodle mix) , Tank, was only 2 months old when he started going to Tucker Pups and he LOVES it! Everyone there takes such great care of him and he is always so happy to go play when I take him in.

He is now 4 months and still loving it! The grooming services are fantastic and the Polite Puppy training classes are really working!

Thanks to Tucker Pup\'s I have a well socialized happy puppy!
I was really impressed with the class and especially the instructor. Theo is doing great and we've been working on things using the excellent training materials binder. We are happy customers and definitely found value for the price.

- Danah Fisher
I just wanted to send a quick repsonse back over to you about the puppy course.

Everything did meet our expectations and the trainer was wonderful, knowledgeable and patient with is something I get a bit nervous about when Oscar tended to act up in certain situations. I would definitely recommend to a friend based on the success and progress we've seen with Oscar over the past 6 weeks. I felt it was time and money well spent and have noticed a significant increase in obedience and maturity since starting the course. With the methods covered in class I am confident we have a much better understanding of the tools we need to use in the future to continue to move forward in a positive and trusting relationship with Oscar.
My fiancee and I will be discussing the Good Manners 2 course over the next several days and will likely be back in touch.


- Jeff Eisel and Megan Moser
The course did meet expectations and I would recommend the trainer and Tucker Pup's without reservation. The trainer was patient and gave clear instructions with good feedback. Since starting this class, Franny is more controlled and easier to handle. She is more responsive to us now that we know how to better manage her behaviors. She still gets distracted and will run away. That's why I asked about registering her for Manners 2.

- Maggie and Joe Crulcich
We greatly enjoyed the training course and will be enrolling in polite puppy II. The skills that our dog has learned is helping us to manage his lifestyle better.

- Jay and Noelle DiPrizio
The training was very helpful and fun. The trainer was very good to work with and spent time with each dog in the class to make sure each was benefiting from instruction. The direction of what to work on at home were also beneficial.

We would certainly recommend Tucker Pup's to friends and family.

- Gina Jacobsen
We enjoyed Good Manners 1 and will probably take the 2nd class down the road. Charger did really well, so I think it would be beneficial for him to continue.

- Jennifer Dietz
The class went well! Quinnie definitely learned some new obedience prompts and we use them in our day-to-day life.

- Sara Clary
Since moving to the West Loop and using Tucker Pup's services, I have been very pleased. My dog, Scout, has been groomed at Tucker Pup's, and we recently finished the "Good Manners 1" course. Scout tied in first place as class valedictorian (or valiDOGtorian, as I call her). Whenever I take Scout in to Tucker Pup's, the staff are very friendly and kind to me and my dog. After grooming, Scout is clean as a whistle, and always in high spirits.

I chose Tucker Pup's because I had heard many good things about the organization, and because the website was so friendly and easy to navigate.

I have a dog walker from another local business, but would have hired Tucker Pup's as walkers if they offered that service.

I plan on taking more discipline classes when my schedule allows.

-Rebecca Fons
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