Boarding & Daycare for Reactive or Aggressive Dogs
K9U Chicago is one of the oldest and largest dog care facilities in Chicago. We offer over 29,000 feet of indoor and outdoor play area. We work with aggressive dogs, AKA reactive dogs, and have separate parks and play areas based on the temperament of the pets we care for. Our staff is highly trained and has extensive experience managing pet daycare facilities and animal hospitals.
Our Approach – We Welcome all Dogs
At K9U, all dogs are welcome. We offer fun, interactive high-touch experiences for dogs of all sizes, breeds, and temperaments. We provide services, one-on-one personalized care, and activities that encourage socialization, playtime, and fun.
Why K9U Chicago is the Right Choice for Your Dog
The size of our facility sets us apart from other daycare centers. We offer 20,000 square feet of outdoor space and 14,000 square feet of indoor space. This includes a designated 11,000 square foot outdoor grassy yard and 7,000 square feet of indoor space where dogs can engage in a variety of activities.
We offer several one-on-one activities for your dog to enjoy. These include treadmill, fetching, tugging frisbee and agility courses.
Coming soon, we will also have a separate entrance and exit for aggressive dogs ensuring pets and their owners can experience optimal safety.
An Experienced and Caring Team
K9U is staffed with a caring and experienced team that understands and gets your dog. We aim to provide a safe, fun environment for your pet with a focus on advanced socializing. We offer structured activities that take place under the supervision of our staff members. This means each dog is being kept under a watchful eye as he or she engages in fun sessions with other members.
Evaluation of Dog Behavior, Temperament and Needs
At K9U, we understand that every dog is different. We take notes on their behavior, temperament needs and behavior. We may recommend that your pup spend a day with a trainer. This may be done while they are in our care, or we may set aside a couple of hours for a special evaluation.
Once we determine what makes them tick, we can come up with a plan that is best suited to their needs.
Specific Individualized Activities for Reactive Dogs
Although we care for all dogs, we also specialize in reactive dogs. We understand they often act out because they are scared, unsocialized or protective. We provide a comfortable atmosphere for them to get used to people and other dogs.
We commonly refer to reactive dogs as “indos”. This is because we start them off with individual activities as opposed to group activities. They are provided with structure, physical activity and personalized care which is beneficial in helping them adjust. It gives them a safe space to play and engage with other dogs in a respectful manner.
There are several activities that can be included in individualized training for aggressive or reactive dogs. These include:
- Agility exercises using A-frames, tunnels, and hurdles
- Fetching with a frisbee or tennis ball
- Treadmill exercise
- Rope toy tugging
- Using Fit Paws equipment
Your dogs are your babies. Don’t trust their care to just anyone. K9U will focus on their special needs and provide them with a fun atmosphere to socialize, train and learn.
Prices for Boarding & Daycare Additional Services for Reactive Dogs
Please check our Prices below for:
What Do We Need to Get Started with Daycare
The followings are the required Vaccinations for any K9U service: Distemper, Parvo, Rabies, Bordatella, H3N2, Lepto. We recommend fecal test done every few months. Please be sure to fax or email us current record of these for our files.
>> CLICK TO DOWNLOAD K9U CHICAGO WAIVER FORMPlease review the Waiver Form here. You will sign the form electronically when you register online.
- Be sure we have a profile for you and your pouch in our system by registering online.
- Upload vaccination records to your online profile.
Ready to Play?
Chicago dogs love fun days in our Indoor-Outdoor Dog Park
Indoor & Outdoor Dog Oasis With Owner Peace of Mind
Personalized Attention for Your Dog
At K9U, we understand that each client dog is unique. No one size fits all here. We offer personalized exercise and play conditioning. We have the expertise and amenities to accommodate each dog’s individual needs regardless of age, size, temperament, or special circumstances. Please talk with us about your pet’s needs and let us customize a program for them. Here are a few the things we topically specialize:
Live worry free and book your dogs into their home away from home
Responsible pet ownership in Chicago has never been easier. You no longer have to worry about your dog being home alone while you are out. The K9 University offers dog daycare and boarding facilities. From puppy daycare to transportation and sleepovers in extra-large “K9 condo kennels” if you are going to be out all night, we are your pets’ home away from home.
Whether your dog needs to have safe, clean, climate controlled day-care, a temporary ‘home away from home’ or an open play area, we are Chicago’s best. We make it easy drop off and pick up with our K9U Shuttle Service.