K9 Training Strengthens Your Bond
Dog training is strongly recommended by many veterinarians. At K9U Chicago we believe training is necessary for the safety of your pet and those around you in a busy city like Chicago. We provide K9 training classes at every level of ability.
Our classes include Puppy Training, Basic Obedience Training along with a fun Dog Agility Training that helps teach focus. After your dog masters the basics, our intermediate classes provide additional emphasis on distance, duration, and distractions. We also offer a K9 Nose Work class to provide you with tools to keep your dog occupied at home when you are away during the day. And we offer Dog Boarding and Training and Day Camp – Dog Day Training Academy that provides immersive one-on-one extended stay training at our facility.
Our expert trainers will work with you to help your dog reach their full potential either in a group setting or private lessons. They work with dogs of all ages (puppies and adults) and tailor the training and group classes to the dog’s individual needs and age. Our spacious, padded and climate-controlled 8,000 sf indoor facility provides plenty of room for dogs at every level of ability.
We also can work with you to train your dog in the comfort of your own home.
Meet our Clicker Certified and Head Dog Trainer: Judy Louis, KPA CTP
Judy is a Karen Pryor Certified Clicker Trainer with extensive experience in group classes, one-on-one private training at our facility or in-home.
Clicker training is a science-based system of teaching behaviors with positive reinforcement and a marker signal. It depends on a little plastic toy that makes a clicking sound. The dog learns that whenever he hears that sound a treat is coming immediately after. The training sequence is to get the behavior, mark the behavior (with a click), and reward the behavior. The more that the behavior is repeated and rewarded the stronger that behavior becomes. The clicker is only used for teaching new behavior. Once the dog starts performing the desired behavior reliably, the clicker and treats are used intermittently and ultimately discontinued.
Judy’s goal with each group class or private session is for you and the dog to have a fun and successful experience as she teaches basic obedience or addresses any particular challenges you may be experiencing with your dog of any age.
Meet our Dog Trainer & Behavior Expert : Sarah Koppel
Please call us to enroll in our next K9 Training session and select the class that works best for your needs.
We offer supervised indoor and outdoor play with special areas for large and small dogs. You can come to us or our transportation vans will pick-up and drop-off your dog from your home each weekday.
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Our climate-controlled boarding is monitored 24‑hours by onsite staff and provides your dog with supervised socialized play several hours each day during the stay.
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