David Roos Dog Trainer Chicago

David Roos, CPDT-KA

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David Roos, CPDT-KA - Dog Trainer at Tucker Pup's
David Roos, CPDT-KA
Dog Trainer


David has been involved with training since 1999. He owned his own training business in San Francisco, as well as Palm Springs, for 18 years. In his business, he worked with dogs and customers on all issues ranging from basic obedience to aggression and everywhere in between. The business was voted "Best Dog Training and Doggy Daycare" by San Francisco Magazine.

David Discusses His Background (0:47)

He graduated from the very prestigious San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers. This academy provides comprehensive and leading edge education to dog trainers, behavior counselors and other companion dog professionals. It is considered by many to be the "Harvard for dog trainers." The academy is run by Jean Donaldson, one of the foremost trainers in the industry and the author of many leading books, including "The Culture Clash", "Dogs are from Neptune", "Fight", "Mine", "Oh Behave! Dogs From Pavlov to Premack to Pinker", and "Train Like a Pro". "The Culture Clash" was named the number one training and behavior book by The Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

He is a strong believer in positive reinforcement methods.

He has trained various dogs of all breeds, size, ages, and issues ranging from extremely shy to highly aggressive. He uses a balanced approach that has proven very successful with dogs of all sizes and drives.

He loves helping people succeed and achieve all of their goals they have set for themselves and their dogs.

  • Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT).
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  • Member of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
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  • Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).
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  • Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC).
  • Graduate of Special Topics in Advanced Counseling Program (STAC). STAC establishes diagnosis, prognosis, management and modification for on- and off-leash aggression, and dogs that are fearful of or aggressive towards unfamiliar people.
    • Dog – Dog Aggression Certified
    • Stranger Aggression & Social Fear Certified with Honors

Book David For:
  • Private Lessons
  • Group Classes
  • Stay and Train


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

- Mike Kaskel

I did the leash reactivity class and was very happy with the progress Scottie made. It was good to be in a class setting and see that other people struggle too even when we are all trying to follow instructions :)).

Scottie made so much progress in the class and our walks are a lot more pleasurable now. He is still reactive at times, but I now have so many more tools to help me either avoid, cut short or diffuse issues. His loose leash walking is amazing now! Just need to get through the winter with all the squirrels visible in the trees! David was an amazing trainer!!! He went above and beyond helping me do a dog park visit in his free time, so that I can be more confident socializing Scottie in that setting. This was one of my goals for this class.

Thank you David for all you have taught me and Scottie!!!

- Elisabeth Beerkens

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
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