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

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.

  • Certification as a 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


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 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

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
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