Chicago Puppy Training

Puppy Manners / Obedience Training Classes


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Our Puppy Manners training class is very important for ensuring that your puppy develops crucial skills, listening, and self-control. You will thank yourself later, because when a puppy develops a strong foundation, it can make all the difference in your relationship for many years to come.

The course includes:
  • Training skills.  The course teaches skills such as

    • Walking without pulling
    • Focusing on you
    • Coming directly to you
    • Waiting patiently before a command is given
    • Not jumping on people
    • Leaving items alone
    • Dropping an item
    • Handling feet and ears
    • And more

  • Off-leash socialization.  Each class also includes play time, where the puppies get to run and play with the others off leash. This is important for building their socialization and confidence. The trainer will give you advice about what to allow and watch for during play, and how to correct your puppy's behavior in an effective manner. If you do not feel comfortable with off-leash play, it is fine to temporarily wait outside the room during this time.

  • Class discussion. A full discussion of important training topics such as:

    • How and why dogs learn
    • The importance and use of positive reinforcement
    • Each component of the reward process
    • Games and exercises you can start to work on with your dog
    • How to successfully use your voice, posture, body language, and more
    • Training equipment and rewards that we recommend
    • And more

  • Access to TrainTrack™. Our proprietary online tool for supplementing your training instruction, that includes:
    • Videos of all the exercises taught in class
    • Written descriptions of all the exercises taught in class
    • The homework for each session
    • Ability to log your exercises and keep track of what you need to work on next
    • Bonus materials

  • Equipment. To help ensure you are as successful as possible:
    • Treat pouch
    • Optional clicker

You will be amazed at what your puppy can accomplish in only six weeks!

Manners Class Graduation Day (2:21)

We completed a few puppy training courses with our first dog Dreidel back in 2007, and were very happy with what we (and Dre) learned. Flash forward to our new puppy Basil in 2019, new trainer (David), and same great results. Basil was having a tough time with "down" and David worked with her and gave us some great tips to help her master the skill at home. We will definitely be back for the next level!

- Jennifer Stuart

Number of classes: 6

Time duration: 1 hour per class

Prerequisites: None

Ages: 11 weeks to 6 months old when the course starts

Requirements: Click here

Schedule and prices:  Click here

Have questions? Call us at 312-829-8787, 365 days per year between 7am and 7pm

Not sure? You can have a free consultation with one of our experts to help decide if this is the right class for you

Don't delay - we take enrollment 365 days per year, and answer calls from 7am to 7pm each day. Any request submitted after 7pm will be processed the next morning. Classes fill up quickly.

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