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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.

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Meet Our Trainers

Chiara Rice

Chiara Rice

Dog Trainer and Customer Relations

Chiara Rice

Chiara is a graduate of the Animal behavior college as a certified dog trainer. She has worked with dogs for 8 years and has an absolute passion not only for caring for animals but also for teaching them the tools they
need to succeed to become the star pup they were bred to be.

Chiara is a firm believer in positive reinforcement training methods. All of her training classes, private lessons, and board and trains will be based on a training program of positive reinforcement. So grab your treats
and positive markers we got so training to do.

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.

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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.