Claire Laster Dog Trainer Chicago

Claire Laster, CPDT-KA

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Claire Laster, CPDT-KA - Dog Trainer at Tucker Pup's
Claire Laster, CPDT-KA
Dog Trainer

I provide private lessons and group classes at Tucker Pup's.

My passion for dogs started at an early age, when I became the neighborhood pet sitter and dog walker. As began to work with hundreds of dogs in the different daycares around the city, I realized how vital and beneficial having a solid and compassionate understanding with your pet is. I hope to work with owners and their pups to strengthen that bond, and to help create the ideal loving relationship we all strive to have with our dogs!

Work Experience

Before my current role, I taught Dropoff Training and puppy socials, and trained dogs here for Stay and Train.

Prior to Tucker Pup's, I was a receptionist at several large dog businesses in Chicago. I also worked as a dog handler and dog walker. These experiences have given me a strong foundation in customer service and dog behavior.


  • I earned my CPDT-KA certification from the Certification Council from Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).

  • I am Fear-Free Certified
  • Fear Free Certified

  • I have also taken courses with Karen Pryor Academy, a leading national academy for dog trainers.
  • Karen Pryor Academy

My Dog

I currently live in Wicker Park with my amazing, goofy, and slightly crazy mutt, Olivia. She always keeps me on my toes and challenges me to always be thinking in new ways.


We loved our Puppy Manners training class and Claire was a great instructor! Each week checkins felt personalized so that our pup could make the best progress he could and Claire offered custom solutions for any specific issues Franklin was having.

- Kelly Lomas

Claire was great, she explained thing very well and Gracie really liked working with her. Would for sure use her again for Gracie's next training sessions.

- Brian Haggie

Claire was awesome! She did a great job at personalizing the curriculum per dog to achieve the best success possible for each of us. We appreciate all the help!

- John Schultz

Claire's Upcoming Training Events

Upcoming Classes:

Adult Manners
Starting Sat, Oct 7, 2023
11:45 am
Companion Animal Hospital - River North

Tricks Class
Starting Wed, Oct 18, 2023
7:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop

Puppy Manners
Starting Sat, Oct 28, 2023
10:30 am
Companion Animal Hospital - River North

Adult Manners
Starting Thu, Nov 2, 2023
6:45 pm
Tucker Pup's Training Center

Tricks Class
Starting Wed, Nov 15, 2023
7:15 pm
Tucker Pup's - West Loop

Tricks Class
Starting Sat, Nov 18, 2023
11:45 am
Companion Animal Hospital - River North

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