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Stress Free Puppy

Stress Free Puppy is an intensive program using relatable everyday situations designed to help your puppy, or young dog, accept new experiences without feeling anxious, nervous or stressful.  Our goal is to give you to the knowledge and tools to confidently guide your puppy, or young dog, into a happy well adjusted life. This is especially important in a busy city like Chicago.

Many puppies and young dogs feel uncomfortable with new or unfamiliar situations.

  • Does your pet seem fearful at the vet?
  • Is your dog afraid of going to the groomer?
  • Do you have to struggle to trim nails, use a brush or dryer after a bath?
  • Do unfamiliar people or situations cause stress and anxiety?

It doesn’t have to be this way. You’ll learn the skills to make these encounters a fun activity that your puppy accepts and even enjoys.

This class is all about making meeting new people, having new experiences and making the unknown a fun adventure. During this 5-week course your puppy or young dog will learn the skills needed to accept unfamiliar situations and handling without fear or stress!

Skills and Behaviors Covered in the Stress Free Puppy Class

Skills Learned

  • Nail trimming & brushing
  • Oral medication giving
  • Body exam & vaccinations
  • Weighing and table standing
  • Lying on side
  • Wearing muzzle

Behaviors Trained

  • Chin rest hold
  • Offering feet
  • Standing on cue with duration
  • Place on mat for scales and tables
  • Targeting
  • Side lying

Stress Free Puppy Class Schedule

Start Date#of WeeksDayTimeCostDescription
May 8, 20215Saturday9:00 am - 10:30 am$200Session duration is 1.5 hours. Up to 6 dogs per class.

Stress Free Puppy Class Price

Stress Free Puppy @ K9u Chicago#Of WeeksCost
One Dog and Handler5$200.00

K9U Chicago offers a variety of personalized or group training programs for dogs.

What Do We Need to Get Started with Training

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.
Don’t feed you dog his/her regular feeding prior to class or feed a very reduced amount. Don’t burn them out with an excessively long walk/run or play session.
Flat Collar, buckle or martingale style or a working harness. No head halters, choke chains or prong collars during the runs, OK to use to and from the work area if needed. Leash, 6 feet or longer, lightweight leather or nylon. No chains or retractable. Treats/Toys, whatever your dog finds as HIGH value. Avoid crumbly type treats. Treat bag, to hold the treats, no plastic baggies. We have treat bags if needed.
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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.
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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.

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K9U Chicago Waiver

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Sharpen your Pooch’s Smell and Hunt Instincts and Boost their Confidence

K9 nose work is a fun way to use yourdog’s amazing sense of smell and natural desire to hunt and boost his or her confidence because it is mentally and physically stimulating and rewarding.

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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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