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Puppy Training

Positive Training for Special Pooches!

Puppies, just like very young children, need special attention and we at K9 University are aware of the special needs of our puppies. Our Puppy classes therefore are specifically designed for puppies 10 weeks to 5 months old and ensure that these very young students become happy, healthy, polite and housebroken pets you’ll be proud of.

Throughout this positive puppy training course, we use Clicker reward-based methods to build foundation skills and channel energy into rewarding tasks. You will develop a strong bond with your new puppy through learning and conducting specialized puppy training. Our Puppy Class includes Free Puppy Play to help ‘socialize’ your dog. We then lay a foundation for good behavior by focusing on three key areas

  1. Basic obedience
  2. Manners
  3. Socialization

Puppy Training Class Schedule

Start Date#of WeeksDayTimeCostDesc
July 31, 2021 - SPANISH SPEAKING ONLY5Saturday9:00 am - 10:00 am$2256 months and younger
August 17, 2021 5Tuesday6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$2256 months and younger
October 9 , 2021 5Saturday9:00 am - 10:00 am$2256 months and younger

Please ask to be placed on a waiting list if the Puppy Training class is full.  We may be able to add another class offering based on demand.

Puppy Classes Price

Puppy Training Class @ K9U Chicago#of WeeksCost
One Dog and Handler5$225

 

Puppy Training Provides a Solid Foundation, Confidence, and Trust

Puppy Training is a matter of equipping your young dog with the skills he or she needs to be successful in your life requires and building trust and positive communication. Dogs will repeat behaviors they are rewarded for consistently.  We shape basic desired behaviors at the start for a happy, well mannered, and healthy dog, including:

  • Teaching overly enthusiastic dogs how to be calm & relax
  • Paying attention to the handler
  • Teaching duration behavior
  • Walking in position of a leash
  • Socialization
  • Managing attention getting behaviors such as jumping, barking, etc.
  • Teaching your house rules

Puppy Training Syllabus

Basic Obedience

  • Name recognition
  • Watch
  • Come
  • Sit and down
  • Walking on leash (loose leash training)
  • Come/recall
  • Leave it

Learning Manners

  • Mouthing
  • Barking
  • House-breaking
  • Crate training
  • Jumping

Socialization

  • Proper play

Primary Method:   Clicker Training & Positive Reinforcement

Puppy Training Syllabus

What Do We Need to Get Started with Training

First round of Booster Vaccines.
Please bring your doggy's favorite treats to give them during training and leash. Treats should be softer and have a smell/high reward.
No, your doggy can only get individual training or you might be interested in Dog Group Social Activity.
>> CLICK TO DOWNLOAD K9U CHICAGO WAIVER FORM
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.
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Meet Our Trainers

Cheyenne Two-Axe

Cheyenne Two-Axe - Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer

Cheyenne Two-Axe

Cheyenne brings over five years experience as a Canine Good Citizen evaluator, an intuitive dog trainer and skilled interpreter of canine body language. Her work includes all dog breeds and temperaments with a speciality in training service and therapy dogs.

This hands-on approach provides her clients with a tailored set of personal communication skills that help to create a deeper bond with each dog. Cheyenne client’s gain a richer understanding of the lifestyle triggers that lead to unwanted behaviors such as dog-on-dog aggression, leash reactivity and separation anxiety.

At K9 University Chicago, Cheyenne will be training a variety of Obedience Group Classes ranging from Puppy Training to Advanced Intermediate Obedience Training. She will also be offering Canine Good Citizen Training, Private Sessions and Board & Train camps for all dog breeds and ages over 6-months.

Prentice Kidd

Prentice Kidd - Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer

Pablo Maldonad

Pablo Maldonado- Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer

Pablo Maldonad

Pablo is an established trainer and business founder of multiple dog care companies with specialties in training, boarding and canine nutrition.

As a participant in several highly regarded training seminars, Pablo enjoys working with all dog breeds including high energy dogs where he uses soft sports, such as Agility Training, to provide these active dogs with a positive way to focus their energy and modify unwanted behaviors. Along with his customized approach to training based on each dog’s individual needs, Pablo creates a unique comprehensive training environment for every client.

Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Pablo offers Private Training and all levels of Group Obedience Training in Spanish. He is also very active with Board and Train camps providing Spanish commands for dogs as needed for those clients who prefer to speak Spanish at home.

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.

Watch Puppy Training Videos

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K9U Chicago Waiver

K9U Chicago Waiver

Get Ready for Puppy Training, Chicago!

When you bring your puppy to K9 University Chicago, we ‘take the lead’ to help you with puppy training, and equip you with useful advice every new puppy owner can use at home.

We will show you how to always be positive, patient and under control. Never using harsh words or hitting the pup. Building these foundations will give lasting results. Once you and your pup have mastered the basics, we’ll have you ready for success with more advanced dog training.

Why Our Clients Love Us

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.
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.
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.
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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

    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