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Bringing Out the Best in Your Dog

Do you want to bring out the best in your dog? Then dog day training is for you.  With dog day training, you can make the most out of the time your pup gets to spend at K9 University in Chicago with the major benefit of being able to take him or her home the same day.  Instead of booking your dog in for dog boarding, you can get a comprehensive day of training that can teach your dog everything from basic obedience to interesting tricks.

In this personalized training, through socialization and private one-on-one, we can also help you address any particular behavioral challenges you want to address and provide you daily communication, pictures, and video for you to view the dog’s progress.  We’ll give you pointers to successfully continue to reinforce the behaviors taught in Day camp at home for long term success.  Your dog comes home happy, well behaved, and with new tricks.

Dog Day Camp (Daycare & Train) Prices

Day Camp PackagesDaysCost
Daycare & Train10 days$1,040
Daycare & Train with Transportation10 days$1,100

Puppy Day Training

Our dog day training is ideal for adult dogs as well as puppies. Many people prefer the dog day training option as it provides an economical solution to getting the right coaching for you and your pup. As a multi-faceted dog training facility, K9 University has incorporated all the important lessons taught in our puppy training and obedience lessons into our dog day training.

If you are the owner of a puppy, for example, our trainers will train your pup according to the principles that have been known to help puppies 10 weeks to 5 months old with basic obedience, manners, and socialization. These classes will ensure that these very young DOG DAY CAMP students become happy, healthy, polite, and housebroken pets that you can be proud of.

For older dogs, our basic obedience dog training techniques are used to teach the basic skills such as sit, down, stay, come, watch, touch, and leave it. Depending on your unique needs, we can incorporate training from learning manners (for example proper leash behavior and barking) to managing distractions.

In Day Camp, as well as in all our training programs, we use positive behavioral training techniques to build your puppy or adult dog manners and confidence.

What Do We Need to Get Started with Training

The followings are the required Vaccinations for any K9U service: Distemper, Parvo, Rabies, Bordatella, H3N2. Please be sure to fax or email us current record of these for our files.
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Please review the Waiver Form here. You will sign the form electronically when you register online.

Be sure to review our Training FAQs for helpful information for you and your dog.

  1. Be sure we have a profile for you and your pouch in our system by registering online.
  2. Upload vaccination records to your online profile.
After that you will be able to place your reservation online. This will also give us the information we need to expedite the intake process.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
House training a dog in 7 days is possible if you remember a few things. First, use treats as a reward for going outside. Second, save playtime for after your dog goes outside. Lastly, especially overnight, be boring when you go out, so they don’t want to play.
For dogs, training is a lot like play. You can get moments of training in throughout the day. You don’t need to stop everything you’re doing to train your dog each day. Instead use times like going potty outside, eating time and leash time to train your dog.
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Meet Our Trainers

Grace Huffman

Grace Huffman

Dog Trainer

Grace Huffman

Grace has been around dogs throughout her life. In many ways her life is centered around dogs. From training dogs, to relying on Medical Alert Service Dogs for daily tasks, to competing in National Agility competitions, dogs have been teammates, companions and life partners.

Grace’s home pack currently consists of four dogs each with their own special skills and gifts. She trains and competes in agility with her two Miniature Schnauzers Gus and Bernie, who qualified for nationals in his first year of competing! As well as her Standard Poodle, Rafiki, and her Sheltie, Bella, who is a NADAC Champion. Rafiki is also a working Medical Alert Dog and training for Water Fowl retrieval in her spare time.

At K9U Chicago Grace will teach all levels of Agility Training from puppies to competition and will be teaching group obedience training classes. Grace uses only positive training methods and believes in having fun while learning new skills that enhance the bond between dogs and their owners.

When not at K9U Chicago Grace volunteers with shelters and rescue groups in Naperville to help the disabled connect and train service dogs. She also founded Beard & Golden a hand-made custom clothing company providing dog gear and accessories.

Jessica Morales

Jessica Morales

Dog Trainer

Jessica Morales

Jessica is a native of Aurora, Illinois, and has a big love for dogs, especially large active breeds!
She has two dogs of her own that she trains in high energy sports such as Dock Diving and PSA, a protection sport. Her Cane Corso, Kovu, is a service dog and her German Shepherd, Akuma, is currently training in Schutzhund (IGP) a protective bite sport.

Her focus as a trainer at K9 University Chicago will be with our Day Trains, Board & Trains and Private Lesson programs. She has significant experience with many of the larger breeds that can be a bit more challenging to train, but of course she welcomes all breeds and can’t resist a puppy!

As a certified NAVC Canine Nutrition Coach, Jessica is happy to share her knowledge and expertise to help you optimize specific fitness and nutritional goals for your dog so they can live their best possible life, healthy and happy!

Ryan Kamm

Ryan Kamm

Dog Trainer

Ryan Kamm

Ryan, a native Chicagoan and dog trainer since 2012, has a passion to understand dogs with special needs and a commitment to help their families provide them with the best care and life possible.

As a trainer at K9 University Chicago Ryan focuses on rehabilitating dogs that are reactive and have specific aggressions or triggers. His work allows these dogs to become more confident and comfortable around other dogs and people.

This work is highly specialized and rewarding but also critically important in a city that has so many dogs living together in close proximity with distractions that can easily become reactivity triggers for dogs that may have been abused or not socialized.

Ryan runs our Social Rehabilitation Group for dogs that need to play away from the main daycare groups. He often brings his own dogs, all rescues; Zedah, a Dogo Argentino, Maya, an American Staffordshire Terrier, and Spyro, an American Bully, to help teach the other dogs how to successfully play and cohabitate in a group setting.

Ryan also works with clients offering Board & Train packages and private training sessions.

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Dog day training is a great alternative to boarding school training for dogs. Especially if your dog needs more in-depth training than what can be provided in group classes.

If you are interested in building your dog’s confidence, improving dog/owner communication, and ensuring good manners and control between you and your dog, then our dog day training is for you! Please complete the contact form below for one of our trainers to answer your questions and schedule your Free evaluation. We’ll show you which training program and approach is best to properly socialize your dog and build mental strength.

Why Our Clients Love Us

K9 University is great. We’ve been going there for 7 and a half years. We’ve done training, we’ve done agility, we’ve done boarding and we’ve done daycare. The only thing we haven’t done is a drop off and pick up. My dog is kind of a nut and they deal with her well.

Debbie W.

I was referred by a previous customer. I had never used a daycare before and my experience has been wonderful since day ONE! The staff is friendly, welcoming and attentive to my dog (and me…LOL)…She loves going there.

Tracee A.

My dog has experienced everything at K9U: daycare, classes and boarding. When he is either picked up by the K9U van or dropped off his tail is wagging like crazy. When I pick him up he is happy to see me, goes outside to relieve himself and then pulls to go back in.

Jane F.

I’ve been a customer for 15 years and counting. K9 helped us raise our puppies and cherish our old girls. I can think of no other place I would trust more with my furry family.

Jonathan A.

This is really awesome dog place. We had a basic obedience training here, and our dog is changed! She listens now, and behaving well, our trainer is really good - she is like a dog whisperer. Love and recommend this place for all dog parents out there.

Yessie S.

K9U is great. They offer classes as well as day camp /sitting services. The size of the location is pretty impressive, as they have a large indoor and outdoor areas for dogs to play. (They even pick up and drop off your dog.). The staff and trainers are very friendly and extremely effective.

James J.

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Please complete the contact form below for one of our trainers to answer your questions and schedule your Free evaluation. We’ll show you which training program and approach is best to properly socialize your dog and build mental strength.

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    Request Free Training Evaluation

    Please complete the contact form below for one of our trainers to answer your questions and schedule your Free evaluation. We’ll show you which training program and approach is best to properly socialize your dog and build mental strength.

      Neutered/Spayed

      Dog Gender

      Day CampPrivate Session at K9UPrivate In-HomeGroup Classes10 Day Board & Train2 Week Board & Train3 Week Board & Train4 Week Board & TrainUNDECIDED