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Best Dog Obedience Schools In Chicago

July 11, 2014 7:00 AM

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Who’s a good dog? In the Chicago area, you and your pooch can take a number of training classes together that cover much more than “sit” and “stay,” with many organizations offering everything from basic obedience to agility training. Brush-up obedience training classes are also available, in case your dog needs an extra boost. To find the right obedience training class in Chicago for you and your dog, consider checking out the following five organizations.
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Anything Is Pawzible
1330 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 919-7297
www.anythingispawzible.com

Whether you have a puppy, an older dog you recently adopted or you want to prepare your pooch for dog therapy training, Anything is Pawzible has a class for your canine. With certified dog trainers and behavior specialists on staff, you and your family can become informed through the training classes. In-home training and private classes are also available, including a two-session course specifically geared for child and pet adaptation. The company is located in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood and has parking near its facility.
Dog Training Now
317 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(847) 836-2111
www.dogtrainingnow.com

If you’re in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, then consider checking out Dog Training Now for you and your dog. With certified trainers on staff, the organization can help your puppy learn the basics of training through its puppy preschool. Other programs include an all-day training program for dogs and private lessons at Dog Training Now’s studio. A free lifetime alumni program is available for your dog, too, so he can continue to take refresher courses on obedience. Dog Training Now is a member of several professional organizations, including the National K-9 Dog Trainers Association and the International Association of Canine Professionals.
(Photo Credit: DoGone Fun!'s Facebook)

(Photo Credit: DoGone Fun!’s Facebook)

DoGone Fun!
1717 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 765-9364
www.dogonefunchicago.com

Located in Chicago’s Near Southside neighborhood, DoGone Fun! offers an assortment of training classes by a certified dog trainer. The classes cover the fundamentals of training through either a puppy class or a back-to-basics class while also learning socialization skills. Other classes include learning how to walk on a leash while in a noisy environment, and a Nose Work program. And if you’ve ever wanted to teach your dog how to give a high five (because let’s be honest, that’s adorable), then you’re in luck: DoGone Fun’s Fun & Tricks class covers an assortment of tricks for your dog to learn.

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PAWS Chicago
1997 N. Clybourne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 475-3302
www.pawschicago.org

Whether your four-legged friend is a puppy or an older dog, you can check out the training courses available at PAWS Chicago’s facility in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, located just a quick walk away from the shelter’s adoption center. The no-kill shelter offers a basic obedience class for puppies, which covers everything from name recognition to dog etiquette and includes socialization with the other students. The class also covers house breaking. Other classes include a basic obedience class for older dogs, an agility class and a class focused on leash walking so you and your dog can navigate city streets with ease. The shelter’s classes are taught by certified trainers.
Urban Pooch
4501 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 942-6445
www.urbanpooch.com

Located in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood, Urban Pooch offers a variety of classes taught by certified instructors that can fit the needs of just about any dog and dog owner. Urban Pooch offers puppy training classes and intermediate obedience classes, as well as a puppy socialization class. It also offers a Nose Works class, an activity that focuses on scenting and searching, and a class focused on brain games. Morning and evening classes are available, but if your schedule is already crammed, you can opt for Urban Pooch’s private one-on-one training courses so you and your pooch can train on your own time. It also sells dog food and accessories, and offers a multitude of services for you and your dog, including dog daycare and boarding.

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